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10 Modern Holiday Rentals In Australia

Posted: 09/07/2012 7:00 am

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

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  • Luxe Riverfront in Noosa Heads

    Located in <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rentals/australia/noosa-heads/r36891" target="_hplink">Queensland's exclusive Noosa Heads</a> area, this four-bedroom <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p405094136" target="_hplink">waterfront holiday home</a> boasts not one but two balconies overlooking the Noosa River, an infinity pool, and stunning pitched ceilings. Starts at AU$5,500 per week.

  • Sleek Holiday Home in Lorne

    This exquisitely designed home features bold, minimalistic lines and an open, airy feel. Located in <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rentals/australia/lorne/r36762" target="_hplink">Lorne</a>, just off of Australia's famed Great Ocean Road, this <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p997099" target="_hplink">holiday home</a> is an ideal jumping-off point for exploring the region nearby.

  • Mosman Home with a View

    Located in the quiet, leafy <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rentals/australia/mosman/r36848" target="_hplink">beachside suburb of Mosman</a>, this home nevertheless features expansive views of downtown Sydney and Sydney Harbour. This inviting <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p925465" target="_hplink">five-bedroom home</a> starts at AU$11,500 per week.

  • Posh Villa in Palm Beach

    This <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p953682" target="_hplink">Palm Beach property's</a> extensive use of rich, warm woods creates a vibrant and naturalistic feel in harmony with its surroundings. <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rentals/australia/palm-beach/r36928" target="_hplink">Located in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park</a>, this villa is a perfect spot to relax and recharge.

  • Serene St. Andrews Beach Home

    With three excellent courses within 3 kilometers of <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p919868" target="_hplink">this property</a>, this home, located just off <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rentals/australia/st-andrews-beach/r37095" target="_hplink">St. Andrews Beach</a>, is ideal for golf fans. Extensive outdoor decking and a 25-meter lap pool invite outdoor lounging.

  • Mod Holiday House in Manly

    This brand-new home, starting at AU$4,500 per week, is located near <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rentals/australia/manly/r36777" target="_hplink">NSW's renowned Manly Beach</a>. With open, inviting living areas and a cinema room, <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p973665" target="_hplink">this property</a> is perfect for families on holiday.

  • Perfect Pool Home in Portsea

    Starting at AU$6,000 per week, <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p401229310" target="_hplink">this Portsea home</a> features a visually striking gas-heated swimming pool, a grass tennis court, and a spacious, open floor plan. Golfers can test their skills at the famously challenging <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rentals/australia/portsea/r36981" target="_hplink">Portsea </a>Golf Course.

  • Sorrento Stunner

    With a 12-seat theater, a 20-meter fully tiled swimming pool, and three expansive living areas, this <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p403856229" target="_hplink">Sorrento holiday home</a> is bound to impress. An array of excellent shopping options is just a <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rentals/australia/sorrento/r37082" target="_hplink">short walk away</a>.

  • Water Sports Haven on Hamilton Island

    This lavishly appointed <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p404390177" target="_hplink">Hamilton Island home</a> is the ideal spot to base a luxury holiday. Sail, snorkel, and go diving, then return to lounge on the deck and take in commanding, 180-degree views of <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rentals/australia/hamilton-island/r36653" target="_hplink">the Whitsundays</a>.

  • Byron Bay Hideaway

    Situated on over 200 lush acres near <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rentals/australia/byron-bay/r36432" target="_hplink">Byron Bay</a>, this <a href="http://www.homeaway.com.au/holiday-rental/p404861769" target="_hplink">holiday house</a> boasts amenities including a 25-meter lap pool, a wood-fired pizza oven, and a driving range. Starts at AU$10,500 per week.

 

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