09/07/2012 07:22 am ET | Updated Nov 07, 2012

10 Modern Holiday Rentals In Australia

In the Northern Hemisphere, we may be waving a tearful goodbye to summer, but Down Under, they're greeting the beach season in all its sunny glory. What better way to enjoy the endless summer than in a vacation home near one of Australia's stunning beaches and close to a million fun things to do? And if all you want to do is swim in one of these amazing swimming pools, no one would blame you.

These Aussie beach homes bring drop-dead gorgeous design, luxury and the minimalistic serenity that promises a relaxing and wonderful vacation - er "holiday" as they say.

Whether your thing is scuba diving or shopping, you'll find your dream Aussie holiday rental right here.

--Tom and Kiley

Chic Aussie Beach Houses