Discover a selection of 4,000 vacation rentals in Sydney (and vicinity), 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $139 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Sydney (and vicinity). Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Sydney (and vicinity)
Destination guide

See Sydney and all it has to offer in the land down under

Set along the east coast of Australia, Sydney pulsates with energy, both on water and land. The city's harbor buzzes with activity, as ships sail under massive bridges and weekend adventurers turn the waterway into a personal playground. Book a Sydney vacation rental and spend your days and nights exploring a lively downtown, where countless restaurants, bars, and shops sit alongside skyscrapers. Parks, aquariums, and zoos help you connect with nature in the heart of this major metropolis, while sandy beaches give you the chance to work on your tan.

Things to do

From the arts to aquariums, Sydney provides all kinds of fun

Dominating the city's skyline, the iconic Sydney Opera House is an arts center that stages operas, plays, music and dance, as well as offers guided tours. If you're looking for a big thrill, walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge or climb its enormous arch. If you're staying in a Sydney vacation rental with kids, they'll love the Royal Botanic Garden, which features rose gardens and a dinosaur-themed children's garden. The Taronga Zoo, home to 340 animals, and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, where more than 13,000 fish and sea creatures swim, are also nearby.


Surfing and shopping the day away in Sydney

Take just 1 step from your Sydney vacation rental and you'll discover a host of activities. Featuring white sand shores, Australia's beloved Bondi Beach offers excellent conditions for sunbathing and surfing the waves. It's also home to a waterfront public pool. Back on land, walkers and joggers can explore cliffside trails that offer sweeping panoramas of the landscape. Darling Harbour is Sydney's popular waterfront district, home to shopping centers, restaurants, bars, and casinos. The area also hosts farmers' markets, festivals, and concerts throughout the year.


Surf, sand, and sunshine… but not as much as you think!

Despite its reputation as a beach city with year-round sunshine, Sydney receives a lot of rain, averaging close to 50 inches each year. If you're visiting Sydney in February or April, the city's wettest months, make sure you bring an umbrella and galoshes. Winter (June through August) and fall (March through May) feature mild daytime temperatures in the 60s. Things warm up into the low 70s in the spring, which is September through November. By summer, December through February, the city nears the 80s and becomes very humid.

Natural features

Hopping with excitement—kangaroos in nature

Water plays a big role in Sydney's landscape. Not only is the city surrounded by the world's largest natural harbor, the Sydney Harbor, but the Tasmanian Sea lies just to east. If you have time, book a boat ride in the harbor, and take in the sweeping views of the city's skyline. Blue Mountains National Park, 2.5-hours west of the city, is home to rugged mountains, towering waterfalls, narrow canyons, and craggy rocks. The mountains and foothills are also home to some of Australia's most famous residents—kangaroos, koalas, and dingoes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Sydney

Fly into Sydney Airport (SYD), the closest airport, located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Shellharbour, NSW (WOL), which is 53.5 mi (86.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Sydney Circular Quay Station, Exhibition Centre Station and Sydney Central Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around Sydney by jumping on the metro at Martin Place Station, Wynyard Station or St. James Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Sydney?

Whether you're in search of a cozy escape for you and your special someone or somewhere roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Sydney. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • "Woodbine Cottage - ' The Perfect Weekender" is a favorite with guests. Around 60 miles from Sydney, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of handy amenities, including a barbecue grill and heating.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Barakee Creek - The Old Shack". Located around 25 miles from the heart of Sydney, it has 1 bedroom and features off-street parking options and a hair dryer.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Sydney?

You need only take a look inside Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Sydney to figure out that great things really do come in tiny packages. Smartly designed to maximize space, these pint-sized pads deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Take a couple of days off to clear your mind at "Chapel Cove - A Private Waterfront Tiny House Retreat". Located in Hawkesbury Valley, heating and a kitchen are just two of the amenities offered here.
  • "Tiny Escape Tiny House: Eco - Friendly And Off" offers conveniences such as a fridge and coffee and tea making facilities. Located in Wollombi, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed property.

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

Take a rain check on those household chores, because weekends were made for fun. Make your way to one of these weekend getaways in and around Sydney and experience all the awesome things to do close by:

  • Located 25 miles to the north of the center of Sydney, "Pawtopia - Beachside Luxury At Umina Beach" is a favorite among nature buffs and adventurous types. Get out and see nearby outdoor attractions, including James Watkinson Reserve and Flannel Flower Beach. If you're up for more, try surfing and boogie boarding or fishing.
  • "Ocean Stays Beach House" is another great property where you can escape the everyday. Around 25 miles north of Sydney, use it as a base to do a little fishing or surfing and boogie boarding. Little Head Reserve and Tingara Beach should also be on your must-do list while you're here.

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

Studio apartments may be small, but they sure do pack a punch when it comes to convenience and location. Put your bags down at one of these welcoming studio apartments in and around Sydney:

  • After a fun-filled day of outdoor exploration, kick back and relax at "Barakee Creek - The Old Shack". Air conditioning and coffee and tea making facilities are among the amenities you'll find here.
  • Another top choice is "Waterfront On Manly Harbour". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this comfy apartment is loaded with convenient amenities like beach towels, WiFi and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Sydney?

Whether you're chasing a cozy cabin or a house with room enough for the whole family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these favorite picks in or near Sydney:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, it's hard to go past "Cherry Cottage - 3bedroom Home In South Leura". It's near the center of Sydney, along with loads of things to see and do.
  • "The Toukley Boathouse Absolute Waterfront" is also well located. Settle in here and find out why many guests rate this property as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Sydney?

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Sydney that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Put on some soft tunes and chill together at "Barakee Creek - The Old Shack". Around 25 miles from Sydney, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including a fireplace and beach sun loungers.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break enjoying each other's company at "Seabreeze' A Unique Waterfront", around 25 miles from Sydney. A resort and a nearby bay will help set the mood.

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

Share your trip and have even more fun. Whether you're planning an active escape with buddies or a family reunion, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and near Sydney:

  • Offering comfort, space and privacy, you'll get everyone's stamp of approval at "Jet Flamingo: Luxe Bondi Villa". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and a garden. You'll discover it around 4 miles to the east of Sydney.
  • Invite as many as 16 of your favorite people to "Jet Flamingo: The Beach House Bondi Villa" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This top option has 6 bedrooms and is around 4 miles to the east of Sydney. It's packed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, including a kitchen and an oven.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Sydney?

From time to time you just want to get away from it all … with, say, 30 or so of your favorite people. Whether you're after someplace to stay with the extended fam or you're organizing a big bash, we have large vacation rentals in and around Sydney that'll fit your whole party:

  • "Kalinya Estate, Homestead, Lodge And Barn": With 15 bedrooms housing up to 34 people, there's enough space for everybody. You and your group will have access to amenities including a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • "Razorback Holiday House With Incredible Views": This impressive retreat is also suitable for big groups and features a swimming pool and a firepit. It contains 10 bedrooms and caters for up to 40 people.

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

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Sydney and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Ocean Stays Beach House", where your top priority will be pool time. Amenities including outdoor furniture and a porch help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend laid-back days splashing around or simply unwinding beside the water at "Tree Tops Beach House Killcare". This vacation home is also a firm favorite and comes with nearby whale-watching activities, a separate dining area and more.

Don't know how to pack your bags for your Sydney getaway? This impressive destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 80 ºF. Browse our range of Sydney vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

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

Comfort, privacy and space are all key ingredients for a great family getaway, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Sydney offer the ideal solution. Check out these to get you started:

  • About 25 miles north of Sydney, "Pawtopia - Beachside Luxury At Umina Beach" sleeps up to 8 guests over 4 bedrooms. As well as tons of space to sprawl out, amenities include free toiletries and a TV.
  • "Ocean Stays Beach House" is another family favorite with 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 9 guests. Offering lots of conveniences like free toiletries and a smart TV, you'll find this great escape 25 miles north of Sydney.