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Sydney vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Sydney

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Rental unit in Newtown
Boutique King St Studio apartment Newtown
Freshly furnished studio apartment on King St. Clean, convenient and private. This self contained unit has everything you need for a weekend visit or extended stay. Well connected to the City Center, Inner West and Eastern Beaches you can experience so much of what Sydney has to offer. Long term stays available. Extensive communal/shared spaces to help you relax, work and meet like minded travelers. Enjoy a stylish experience at this centrally located place.
$101 per night
Private room in Zetland
Leafy Views Private Room ensuite & Private Balcony
This queen-sized suite is perfect for a couple or solo traveler coming to the city for the weekend, or a work trip. Across the road from ** East Village Shopping *( supermarket, restaurants, cafes, bottle shop, pharmacy, medical center), frequent buses into the city are at the doorstep. 15 min Uber to Sydney airport, walking distance to the SCG, Allianz Stadium, Entertainment Quarter, Centennial Parklands, Surry Hills, and Randwick Races.
$82 per night
Private room in Zetland
Spacious single room 5mins to Green Square station
Spacious single room with shared bathroom in a share house, Great location five minute walk to train station, Woolworths and Local Eateries Our house have a Private front yard and back yard, with 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom. 5 mins to Green square station, 5 mins to woolies, 10 mins to Coles or ALDI, 1 minute to bus station.
$63 per night

Stay near Sydney's top sights

Sydney Harbour Bridge984 locals recommend
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney986 locals recommend
Taronga Zoo Sydney613 locals recommend
Top Ryde City Shopping Centre78 locals recommend
ICC Sydney48 locals recommend
Art Gallery of New South Wales891 locals recommend

Sydney home rentals

Private room in Surry Hills
Private Double Bed in Sydney CBD Near Train - 27T
$59 per night
Private room in Alexandria
En-suite in Redfern 8 mins to station share house
$81 per night
Private room in Kingsford
Large Private Bedroom & Bathroom
$55 per night
Private room in Alexandria
Ensuit private room in Zetland close to station
$81 per night
Home in King's Cross
Studio #6 in Darlinghurst
$99 per night
Private room in Randwick
Light airy queen room in older house
$42 per night
Home in Chinatown
KozyGuru | Sydney CBD | Best Location Studio
$129 per night
Private room in Zetland
Master room ensuit Green Square Great location
$81 per night
Private room in Annandale
Sydney City Escape*Moments Away
$43 per night
Private room in Stanmore
Single guestroom - Classic Sydney Terrace
$65 per night
Private room in Forest Lodge
Best location: space, luxury & charm in Sydney
$71 per night
Private room in Burwood
Luxury studio with own private bathroom in burwood
$64 per night

Your guide to Sydney

Welcome to Sydney

Booming Sydney, the biggest and oldest city in Australia, is a stunning, sprawling metropolis. The global city is a buzzing economic, cultural, and culinary hub with architecture mixing classical, Gothic, and modern styles. Visitors to this storied port are welcomed visually by two iconic landmarks: the grand Sydney Opera House, with its high-flying sails that jut into the sky, set against the dramatic arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Beyond its urban appeal, Sydney is networked with expansive parks, gardens, and hiking trails. Pack a beach bag and follow the crowds to beautiful Bondi Beach, where Sydneysiders (as locals are called) stroll on the sand and surf the deep blue waters year round. This is a place where urban sophistication and casual fun coexist naturally: You may even find yourself at a five-star restaurant with a bit of beach sand on your heel.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sydney

Thanks to Sydney’s waterfront locale, it experiences fairly mild temperatures year round. Summers (December through February) are sunny and warm. Expect crowds during this time, especially on the beaches. Summer is also high time for festivals. The Sydney Festival, a citywide arts celebration, takes place in January. New Year’s Eve’s epic fireworks celebration above the Sydney Opera House draws throngs of onlookers, and is followed by the city’s premier music event, Field Day Music Festival, the next day. Temperatures and crowds dip in fall, and winter brings the city’s coolest temperatures and rain. Spring may be the perfect shoulder month to book an apartment for rent, as the temperatures rise while humidity remains low.

Top things to do in Sydney

Royal Botanic Garden

Established in 1816, this waterfront park is home to native and global flora. Wander the Australian Rainforest Garden to see rare palm trees, ferns, and orchids or explore the Calyx, a grand glass complex with a massive living wall. The garden is also home to the city’s largest colony of flying foxes — large, googly-eyed bats who fly around the park dining on fruit.

Art Gallery of NSW

One of Australia’s finest art collections is housed in a 19th-century building designed to resemble a classical temple of art. There are rich assemblages of Aboriginal and contemporary art alongside paintings by European masters. The gallery hosts exciting traveling exhibitions throughout the year, as well as talks and performances. Best of all, admission to the gallery and most of its exhibitions is free.

Cockatoo Island

Explore Australia’s complicated history as a penal colony at this UNESCO World Heritage site, accessible via a short ferry ride. Those sentenced endured harsh conditions on the island, which began operating as a prison in 1839. Later, it was an important naval and shipping dock. Today Cockatoo Island is a historical site that’s also been reimagined as an arts destination, with three distinct events venues; it hosted the Biennale of Sydney in 2020.

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