There’s a slew of impeccably styled Airbnbs to choose from in the Kangaroo Valley, whatever your party size, price range and design preferences.
Whether you’re after all-out luxury on a sprawling estate, a riverside bolthole that’s ideal for families, or a hidden, eco-friendly cabin that was tailor-made for two, these five Kangaroo Valley Airbnbs deliver. Soak up the valley’s leafy and green serenity from your chosen pad, mosey around the village, hit one of the many local bushwalks and dine at one of Kangaroo Valley’s best restaurants for a perfect weekend away.
1. The Lair
This immaculately styled three-bedder is unforgettable. In fact, we defy you not to let out a little “wow” when you step foot inside the four walls of this luxurious A-frame property, sitting pretty on 14 acres of bushland and featuring floor-to-ceiling glass in almost every direction.
There’s a minimalist, Scandi-chic aesthetic to The Lair, which has polished concrete floors with underfloor heating, birch ply walls, a freestanding cast iron fireplace in the open-plan lounge, and six-metre-high ceilings.
But beyond the charming interior, it’s the commanding, uninterrupted 180-degree views down into the valley below that really make this Airbnb sing.
The Lair features a minimalist, Scandi-chic aesthetic.
Fan of the tiny home movement? This beautiful Kangaroo Valley Airbnb could be right up your street. And with no wi-fi available, it’s also just the place for a digital detox. Instead of Twitter, start your day with the sound of birdsong echoing among the scribbly gum trees, and rather than playing Animal Crossing, guests at Azaltie can visit the property’s sheep and chooks, or go on a ramble of the 11-acre estate to look for kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and goannas.
This petite, eco-friendly cabin features a mezzanine with a queen size bed, a sofa bed on the ground floor, plus a kitchenette, hot showers, a waterless compost toilet, and an outdoor deck where you can soak it all in.
This petite, eco-friendly cabin is perfect for a digital detox.
3. The River House
With its simple, modern design and thoughtful touches, you’ll feel right at home at The River House. Situated on a bend of the Kangaroo River, this light-drenched four-bedroom, two-bathroom Airbnb promises elevated, serenity-inducing river views from almost every corner of the house, not to mention the sizable deck, perfect for an al fresco barbecue dinner, or idling away a warm spring day with a good book. In summer, more mobile guests can even scramble down to the river and take a cooling dip.
Families are particularly well-catered to at this KV Airbnb, with a high chair, cot, toys and books all provided. Kids will also love running amok in the enclosed front garden, where you can also pluck fresh herbs for dinner. And conveniently, you’re only a 10-minute walk from town too.
This light-drenched Airbnb promises serenity-inducing river views.
4. The Cottage
Creative types with a penchant for great design will fall in love with this whitewashed cottage, owned and curated by Australian artist and stylist Lisa Madigan.
Built in the 1880s, and once the home of local newspaper The Kangaroo Valley Times, the cottage showcases a perfect fusion of old and new, from the original brick fireplace to the ultra modern bathroom with white subway tiles and matte black fixtures. The Cottage is doused with a riot of textures too, from raw wood finishes to concrete, marble and soft linens.
With just one master bedroom, it’s the ideal spot for a romantic couple’s weekend away in the valley, but the owners can accommodate two additional guests on request, by providing day beds. It’s just a short stroll into the village from this Airbnb, but there’s also a gorgeous little backyard patio to enjoy.
The Cottage showcases a perfect fusion of old and new.
5. Willow at Barranca
Travelling en masse, but seeking something a little luxurious? Willow at Barranca might just fit the bill. There’s plenty of attention to detail at this four-bedroom, two-bathroom villa, with vegan and cruelty-free toiletries from Australian brand Leif, a Nespresso coffee machine, kitchen provisions (think bread, eggs, milk and more), an indoor fireplace, an outdoor fire pit, an outdoor shower, and even an on-site caretaker on-hand should you need anything during your stay.
But arguably, the piece de resistance here is the setting. The living/dining area and two of the bedrooms face what could be described as a watercolour painting of towering sandstone escarpments, framed by lush greenery. Willow at Barranca is in fact set on a whopping 1,000 acres, with access to bushwalking trails right on your doorstep; and just a 15-minute walk from the villa will land you at a creek, where you can wallow in the natural rock pools. Or pootle along to the estate stockyards in the morning, where you can feed the resident buffalos, donkeys, cows, pigs and horses.
Marvel at views of towering sandstone escarpments, framed by lush greenery.