Check out these 10 short-term rentals in Brisbane with a unique twist.
While an influx of new and innovative hotels has overtaken Brisbane’s city skyline, sometimes it’s nice to have it feel different from a hotel and instead, get into the groove of the city with a stay in someone’s home.
That’s where a getaway to an Airbnb Brisbane or Stayz Brisbane property comes in.
From beach shacks to eco-pods and even a converted church, we’re voting these the best of the river city’s private rentals.
1. The Old Church, Brisbane City
You’ll be hard-pressed to get Hozier out of your head when you step through the ornate breezeways of this heritage-listed church Airbnb in Brisbane City.
Built in the late 1800s, the entire home has been renovated in keeping with the tradition of the church that it once was.
You’ll love the attention to detail – the high ceilings, stained-glass windows, and appropriately themed furnishings blend in beautifully with a modern makeover, including all of the creature comforts that you’d expect from luxury accommodations.
With four beautiful bedrooms and two bathrooms, The Old Church is the ideal place to stay for a Brisbane family holiday. Within walking distance to Suncorp Stadium, South Bank, and the city, this holy abode is for those who want to stay close to the action.
Unique feature: A renovated old church
Price: Three nights minimum at $355 per night
This well-preserved heritage church is perfect for a luxury getaway.
2. Dolphins at Sunset, North Stradbroke Island
Whatever your previous notions of the Cast Away life might have been, scrap them, because this Amity Point beach house on North Stradbroke Island is about to change everything.
Sure, days spent to and fro-ing from the salty seas is enough of a reason to book a chunk of time at this luxury holiday home, but throw in sunset dolphin visits at your own private fishing jetty? Now that’s island living.
Boasting three spacious bedrooms sleeping up to six guests, it’s a home for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring wooden framed sliding windows throughout, along with a great kitchen that leads to an outdoor entertaining area, Dolphins at Sunset brings the outside, inside.
Unique feature: Resident dolphins splash at your backdoor
Price: Two nights minimum at $1020 per night
Catch sweeping sea views right outside your windows.
3. Inner City Haven Eco-pod, Spring Hill
An incredible example of enviro-luxury, this architectural masterpiece is one of the greenest homes in Brisbane and is located smack bang in the beating heart of the city.
Decked out with all things eco-friendly and sustainable, you’ll find patterned solar screens, organic oils in the bathrooms, and open-air light rooms. This is your chance to live the life of luxury, and to see how sustainability looks and feels.
The eco-pod is designed to be intimate and romantic – don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of your partner in the shower while you’re lazing around in the comfortable king-sized bed. You’re invited to embrace and revel in this openness.
There’s also an eco-plunge pool; superb on those steamy Brisbane summer nights.
Unique feature: Demonstrates the principles of sustainable housing
Price: Two nights minimum at $272 per night.
Experience sustainable living at Inner City Haven Eco-pod.
4. River House, Norman Park
Located just 4km from the CBD, this tropical Queenslander riverfront house has a beautiful lawn and deck entertaining areas right on the river with amazing city views and stunning sunsets.
With six bedrooms and three living sections, there is plenty of space without feeling like you’re on top of anyone. Add this house to your list if you have a group get-together coming up.
Unique feature: Tropical Queenslander with riverfront views
Price: Three nights minimum at $1200 per night
Live your beach Boho fantasy at the River House, Norman Park.
5. Homey, Restored Queenslander Cottage, Auchenflower
If it’s a dose of history you’re looking for, kick back on the verandah of this 110-year-old heritage-listed Queenslander’s working cottage with stunning bird’s-eye city views and modern perks.
Boasting beautifully detailed features like paneling, ornate ceilings, and antique furniture abound, mixed in with bright, woven rugs on stripped wood floors, together they complete the vintage look. This charming, restored Queenslander is a wonderful option for friends and families.
Unique feature: A 110-year-old heritage-listed Queenslander
Price: 1 night minimum at $250 per night
A quintessential country cottage that conveys rustic comfort.
6. The Boho Hut Anstead Tiny House, Anstead
Set on three acres of bushland, gardens, and lawn, the Boho Hut is a unique timber slab hut that will encourage you to reconnect with nature.
With just one bedroom, an indoor log fireplace, and elegant decking with luxury and vintage pieces to furnish, it’s a cosy retreat for couples.
Wallabies graze on the grass most early mornings and king parrots, owls and kookaburras will be your visitors.
Unique feature: Timber slab hunt furnished with luxury pieces
Price: One night minimum at $175 per night
A tiny rustic home in the middle of the forest.
7. Brookfield Retreat, Brookfield
This large 60’s inspired sanctuary is a huge resort-style home designed for entertaining and having fun on 2.5 acres, down a quiet lane.
You’ll find a log-burning fireplace and a wonderfully large retro Games Room equipped with a tournament-size billiard table (12ft) and a connecting cinema room.
Equipped with a bar, indoor heated spa, pool, outside entertainment area, and seven bedrooms, this space is best suited to corporate groups, friends, and families wanting to relax whilst surrounded by nature in a tranquil location.
Unique feature: A large 60’s inspired sanctuary surrounded by nature
Price: Five nights minimum at $1281 per night
Loung by the side of the pool at Brookfield Retreat.
8. Iconic pad with infinity pool overlooking city, Fortitude Valley
For a taste of luxury, head to this five-star resort in one of Brisbane city’s most iconic buildings, FV by Pepper.
The stylish and conveniently positioned apartment (moments from Brisbane’s best nightlife) comfortably accommodates up to four people and has access to the heated pool overlooking the city.
With fabulous restaurants and cafes on your doorstep, this city escape is a dreamy option for couples.
Unique feature: Set in a five-star resort right on the edge of the city,
Price: Three nights minimum at $159 per night
Escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.
9. Sea Cottage, Beachmere
Situated in the coastal village of Beachmere on the peaceful waters of Moreton Bay, the interior decoration of Sea Cottage is inspired by sea shells, driftwood, and the wandering beachcomber, designed to bring inside the surrounding white sandy beach and sea views.
With five bedrooms including a large sea-facing veranda and a ten-seater table, the house is cosy for one family but just as good for two families or friends.
Guests are encouraged to swim, kayak, windsurf, boat, paddleboard, fish, take a relaxing stroll, or sun-bake on the white sandy beach. This is a pet-friendly Airbnb in Brisbane.
Unique feature: Seaside theme, next to the beach.
Price: Three nights minimum at $195 per night
Beachfront dining overlooking the gorgeous seascape.
10. African Escape, South Bank
If you’re looking for an Airbnb in South Bank Brisbane, check out this luxury home in the clouds filled with African charm.
With breathtaking views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge from the 38th level, floor-to-ceiling glass which opens onto the balcony, and a convenient location near all the local attractions – this is the city accommodation jackpot.
The African decor is truly unique, adding a fun and interesting vibe. It’s the perfect romantic city break.
Unique feature: Luxury home on level 38 with African charm.
Price: One night minimum at $371 per night
Catch stunning views of the city from your cosy bedroom.