Discover a selection of 286 vacation rentals in Arcadia, QLD, AU that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $109 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Arcadia. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Arcadia
Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Arcadia

The beaches and wildlife create a pretty picture of Arcadia. Travelers appreciate the bars in this welcoming city. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Arcadia

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Arcadia a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Strand Waterpark (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Riverway Lagoon (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Billabong Sanctuary (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Massage on Magnetic (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Magnetic Island Golf Course (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Townsville Sports Reserve (8 mi / 12.8 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Arcadia

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, January, December, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Arcadia

Travelers enjoy Arcadia for its beaches and island views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Arcadia is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Magnetic Island National Park (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Horseshoe Bay Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Strand Rockpool (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • The Strand Beach (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Strand Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Castle Hill (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Arcadia

Fly into Townsville, QLD (TSV), the closest airport, located 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Arcadia?

Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat for you and your honey or a sprawling house to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Arcadia. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Around 1 mile from the center of Arcadia, you'll love staying at "Deb's Shed, Magnetic Island". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a hair dryer and a dishwasher.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Alma Bay Holiday Unit 1". Around 1 mile from the heart of Arcadia, it has 1 bedroom and comes with a stovetop and air conditioning.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Arcadia vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Arcadia?

Nothing beats squeezing in a short break to get you feeling alive again. Pack your carry-on bag and take a breather at one of these sought-after weekend getaways in and around Arcadia:

  • Located 1 mile to the southeast of central Arcadia, "Kooyong Apartment 4, Arcadia" is a great fit for nature lovers and adventurous types. Make your way to nearby outdoor attractions, such as Rocky Bay and Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park. Then, try some activities like snorkeling or fishing.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a slower pace of life at "Kooyong Apartment 5, Arcaida". Approximately 1 mile southeast of Arcadia, activities around here include fishing and snorkeling. More interested in sightseeing? Don't miss Bolger Bay Conservation Park and ReefHQ Aquarium.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Arcadia?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish option, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days exploring your new surroundings and your nights kicking back in your cozy hideaway. These properties in or near Arcadia are guaranteed to please:

  • Escape on your own or take a few buddies along to "Alma Bay Holiday Unit 1". You'll have plenty of amenities to take advantage of, including an oven and off-street parking options.
  • Alternatively, use "Kooyong Apartment 5, Arcaida" as a base to explore the top attractions around you. This cozy stay comes with an iron and ironing board, a pool and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Arcadia?

Whether you're after a chic apartment or a house to fit the whole family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Enjoy some downtime at one of these retreats in or near Arcadia:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Kooyong Apartment 7, Arcadia" is a great choice. It's not too far from the center of Arcadia, so you'll be within easy reach of lots of attractions.
  • Alternatively, book a few nights at "Kooyong Apartment 2, Arcadia". This conveniently located property makes exploring the sights easy.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Arcadia?

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Arcadia where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • A nice range of amenities including a swimming pool and a kitchen make "Dacha On Maggie No#1 Opulent And Luxurious" a favorite with groups. This generous getaway has 7 bedrooms and accommodates up to 18 guests. From central Arcadia, it's around 1 mile away to the southwest.
  • Invite up to 12 of your best friends to "Magnetic Daze, Picnic Bay" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This option has 6 bedrooms and is around 2 miles to the southwest of central Arcadia. It's packed with features to keep a large group occupied, such as a garden and a nearby waterfront.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Arcadia?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most coveted. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Arcadia and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to take your flamingo floatie: Arcadia has a tropical savanna climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 75 ºF and 85 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Arcadia vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

  • Round up your gang and enjoy an unforgettable stay at "Pallarenda - Beautiful Beach House | Walk To Beach". There's plenty to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as a fridge and towels.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing around or just kicking back by the water at "Brand New Spacious 4 Bedroom House". This vacation rental is another favorite and offers a kitchen, a microwave oven and more.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Arcadia?

You adore your family, but that doesn't mean you all have to squish together like sardines on vacation. Take no chances and go for a large family vacation rental in or around Arcadia where you can spread out and relax:

  • Located about 1 mile to the south of Arcadia, "Best At Bright Point 4 Bedroom - Sleeps Up To 8 - Absolute Waterfront Apartment" sleeps up to 8 people over 5 bedrooms. As well as more than enough space to sprawl out, amenities include a living room and a nearby bay.
  • "Dacha On Maggie No#1 Opulent And Luxurious" is another top pick with 7 bedrooms accommodating up to 18 guests. Offering a host of conveniences like a kitchen island and a kitchenette, you'll find this property 1 mile southwest of Arcadia.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Arcadia?

Often located in sought-after positions due to their smaller footprint, a one-bedroom vacation rental is a perfect solution if it's just the two of you. Check out our range in or near Arcadia:

  • Book "Alma Bay Holiday Unit 1" for a couple of days. This one-bedroom property features a nearby beach and an oven and is not far from downtown.
  • Or perhaps "Kooyong Apartment 5, Arcaida" matches your style better. Another centrally located one-bedroom option, this place has a garden, a swimming pool and more.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Arcadia?

At Vrbo, we've got great getaways in or near Arcadia to suit the most choosey of guests. Here are some top two-bedroom options to consider:

  • Heading up our list is "Kooyong Apartment 4, Arcadia". This two-bedroom stay offers amenities like a garden and a swimming pool. You can easily visit Arcadia's awesome attractions from this comfortable pad.
  • "Kooyong Apartment 2, Arcadia" is another comfy two-bedroom escape. It provides a swimming pool, a garden and more.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Arcadia?

You could fit a small crowd into the three-bedroom beauties available on Vrbo. If you're vacationing with a group of friends, consider these options in or near Arcadia:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your entire gang's nod of approval at "Deb's Shed, Magnetic Island". This stay comes with amenities including a garden and a balcony.
  • "Woodville Beach Townhouse 6" is another top option that has three bedrooms. A swimming pool and off-street parking options are just some of the things that will help make your time here even more comfortable.