Stayz reveals Australia’s Best Holiday Homes of 2024

Stayz has just revealed the best holiday homes in Australia for 2024 and it includes some spectacular properties.

The online booking site is in its 13th year of highlighting some of the most impressive private homes in Australia — and also popular destinations and price points.

The top 10 homes in the Stayz Holiday Homes of the Year list features beach front properties, wine region stays and ski and countryside escapes in destinations including Hamilton Island, Mount Buller, Margaret River and Kangaroo Valley.

“What stands out to me is the variety in this year’s Holiday Homes of the Year – from outdoor baths and saunas to wine cellars and alfresco outdoor dining facilities, at nightly rates ranging from $290 to $2900,” Sarah King, Travel Expert, Stayz said.

“This list exemplifies the calibre of private holiday homes across Stayz.”

The homes are selected from more than 50,000 properties on Stayz, based on criteria including having a 4.5 or higher star rating, positive guest reviews and standout amenities and spaces.

Across the board, the homes offer six pools, three of which are infinity pools, five firepits, three outdoor spas, one playground and tennis court, alfresco kitchen and pizza oven and of course, a wine cellar.

“The hosts of this year’s Holiday Homes of the Year go above and beyond to offer exceptional, reliable and relaxing guest experiences and are key to making a traveller’s holiday

seamless,” Tim Rosolio, VP of Partner Success, Vacation Rentals, said. “We have incredible partners on our platform and this list of properties really raises the bar and sends a clear and compelling trust signal to travellers about where to find the best, and consistent experiences on Stayz.”

Robinsons Run – Kangaroo Valley, NSW

“Robinsons Run” is a three-storey property nestled on 70 acres adjacent to Morton National Park. It has been described as an “exceptional” luxury country home, perfect for large groups of up to 12. Walking trails, landscaped gardens, and a bike track are on the grounds. It boasts some stunning views from each room and has multiple outdoor entertainment areas, including an infinity edge swimming pool, spa, fire pit, outdoor bathtub, and media room with video arcade.

Luxury Waterside Home – Sydney, NSW

“Luxury Waterside Home” showcases 360-degree water and district views, soaring ceilings, and an abundance of natural light, located in Kyle Bay. It spans four levels, has four bedroom and boasts a “seamless open-plan living and dining areas”, a premium gas fireplace, heated infinity pool, rumpus room, and even a lift.

Casa Scenic – MacMasters Beach, NSW

This property is just a 10 minute stroll from MacMasters Beach. It boasts six bedrooms spread over two levels on a sprawling 1.6-acre private estate boarded by Bouddi National Park. The “Hampton-style” pet-friendly home provides the “ultimate place to relax and unwind in nature,” according to Stayz. It has both indoor and outdoor entertaining options, fire-pit, magnesium therapy pool and kids’ playground.

The Easton at Maleny – Maleny, QLD

“The Easton at Maleny” is another “Hampton’s style” countryside retreat that sleeps up to eight guests. It’s located only a minutes’ drive from the famous Maleny township and boasts a tranquil setting with acres of privacy and surrounded by stunning views of rolling hills, according to Stayz. The sprawling indoor living area flows seamlessly to a large outdoor deck

overlooking the pool, harvestable and manicured gardens with space for lawn sports. There’s also an open plan chef’s kitchen, wine cellar, magnesium salt pool, sauna, fire pit, and large deck area with daybeds.

Lotus House – Hamilton Island, QLD

“Lotus House” houses up to eight guests in what Stayz has described as an “extraordinary four-bedroom residence”. It’s located on the northern tip of the island offering incredible views of Fitzalan Passage with private and direct water access. It offers a spacious living

area inside seamlessly connected through bi-fold doors to an extensive outside entertaining space. It’s also complete with two golf buggies and a sleek wet-edge pool.

River Hamptons – Berri, SA

The moment you pull into this property you can’t help but be in awe of its tree-lined driveway. The property is situated on a vast estate in the heart of Riverland. There’s enough room to sleep eight people with the home offering “luxury” living spaces inside, an outside pool area with whirlpool spa, tennis court with basketball hoop and sprawling garden oasis.

Sunrise Tranquillity – Yallingup, WA

This four-bedroom rural stay overlooks Yallingup Hills with lush green landscaped gardens and tranquil water features. According to Stayz, the home offers many great ways to entertain including a spacious indoor dining area with views or cosy outdoor kitchen complete with a fridge, stove, pizza oven and plenty of seating. There’s also a six-seater heated spa and lounges by the alfresco Ethanol burner.

Inji Dreaming – Yallingup, WA

“Inji Dreaming” is a “luxurious secluded holiday home” surrounded by native bushland in Injidup. It’s perched on more than two acres with space to sleep 10 people. It’s great for large group seeking relaxation with alfresco dining and a designer kitchen. Located just moments from renowned beaches, wineries and galleries.

Mount Edgecumbe House – Rowella, TAS

The grand luxury three-bedroom home on Pointe Rapide Estate is nestled on 37-acres with botanical gardens, a vineyard and historical significance. It overlooks the Tamar

Valley, with the restored heritage home, built in 1835, one of the first homesteads established

in Tasmania. It sleeps eight guests, boasts a fireplace and modern kitchen with a patio that offers impressive views.

Wild Fauna – Mount Buller, VIC

Stayz describes this property as a “luxury eco-friendly getaway” surrounded by an

abundance of Australian wildlife. It said guests have reported sightings of kangaroos, deer, and birds along with the occasional wombat and emu.

It sleeps up to 10, has an expansive living, patio dining and kitchen area. It also offers a ski storage room which is perfect considering its proximity to popular nearby Alpine ski resorts.

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