From Pelican Waters in the south right up to Tewantin in the north, the Sunshine Coast personifies some of the most beautiful scenery Queensland and eastern Australia have to offer.

With pristine beaches, rolling picturesque landscapes, and a bounty of attractions, the Sunshine Coast welcomes thousands of visitors every year.

With so much to see and do, finding the right place to stay may seem like a bit of a challenge, but with a long list of fantastic Sunshine Coast Airbnbs available, it has never been easier! Read on to discover the best Airbnbs along the Sunshine Coast.

1. Best Noosa/Noosa Heads & Sunshine Beach Airbnbs

The shire of Noosa is an area that has all that is loveable about the Sunshine Coast. With stunning beaches, picturesque lakes and the beautiful Noosa National Park, there are plenty of natural wonders to occupy your time here.

Noosa is also home to some of the best water sporting spots, such as surfing and paddle-boarding along Sunshine Beach, or kayaking through the Noosa Everglades.

Here are some places and activities not to be missed when staying in Noosa area:

  • Swim with humpback whales from July to October.
  • Visit the Australia Zoo, set up by Steve ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin.
  • Explore the vibrant food scene in Noosa.

Let’s take a look at some of the best places to stay when searching for an Airbnb in Noosa and an Airbnb in Noosa Heads.

Hale Douglas

Hale Douglas Tiny House Airbnb Noosa

Hale Douglas’ tagline is ‘experience the charm of tiny house living’, and this is exactly what you get here.

Located in the Sunshine Beach area of Noosa, Hale Douglas blends the styles and decor of a Hawaiian island with a compact and unique design, making it a fantastic example of holiday accommodation on the Sunshine Coast.

The exposed beams and loft design will give you and your roommate that cozy and comfortable feel. Hale Douglas also features floor-to-ceiling louvered windows and an outside deck surrounded by a tropical garden.

Being a fan of dogs will come in handy here at Hale Douglas, as the host’s two dogs love to make an appearance, only adding to its friendly charm.   

  • Location: Sunshine Beach
  • Price from: from A$143/night
  • Sleeps: 2 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? This Airbnb is a tiny Hawaiian-themed house all encapsulated in one area, offering a unique cozy atmosphere.

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A Shore Thing

A Shore Thing Noosa Airbnb

This contemporary home is located one minute from Sunrise Beach and balances the art of sun and shade perfectly.

The modern villa comes equipped with all the space and amenities you could wish for when staying along the Sunshine Coast. Relax in the house pool, fire up the BBQ, play one of the complementary guitars, or simply relax in the shaded patio.

Staying here feels like a 5-star hotel luxury, all with the added benefits of having your own private space to have the holiday you wish. One of the grander Sunshine Coast Airbnbs, ‘A Shore Thing’ is perfect for large families or a group of friends looking to indulge in their very own modern villa.

  • Location: Sunrise Beach
  • Price from: from A$700/night
  • Sleeps: 6 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? Spacious villa with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, TV streaming, guitars and two baths.

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Noosa Boutique Loft

Noosa Boutique Loft

This boutique loft house invites you into a spacious yet warm and welcoming home, teamed with beautiful furnishings that are both fashionable and of a cooling white color.

Accommodating two guests, the home comes equipped with two bicycles for your convenient exploration of the local area. Once you return from your bicycle ride, why not cool off in the home’s pool or relax in the basket chairs in your own private garden patio.

Only a stone’s throw from the beach, Noosa Boutique Loft is an ideal destination for exploring both beach and the National Park.

  • Location: Noosaville
  • Price from: from A$161/night
  • Sleeps: 2 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? The unique interior design of this Airbnb sets it apart from others.

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Get Out of Dodge

Get Out of Dodge Sunshine Coast Airbnb

Get Out of Dodge is an ideal home for those looking for an Airbnb in Coolum and is located only ten minutes from Coolum Beach and the beach at Stumers Creek.

This beautiful three-bedroom home offers that laid-back feeling that you may come to expect from holiday houses on the Sunshine Coast. Palm trees, garden hammocks, and a huge swimming pool will have you relaxing after a long day of sightseeing.

The sheer size makes the Get Out of Dodge home a great choice for families or large groups. Multiple bedrooms and bathrooms provide ample space for everyone and large outdoor decking, and the common area is a great place to wind down in the evenings.

  • Location: Coolum
  • Price from: from A$281/night
  • Sleeps: 6 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? The home is built on stilts, creating a beach house vibe.

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2. Best Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headland Airbnbs

The area of Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headlands make up some of the most built-up suburbs along the Sunshine Coast.

Part of the town of Maroochydore, these two suburbs are often known as the beating heart of the Sunshine Coast. Venture a little further south for Airbnbs in Caloundra, another of the Sunshine Coast's famous and popular suburbs for a getaway.

Home to breathtaking beaches, a booming nightlife and restaurant scene, and a natural beauty that is worth a visit alone.

The following are must-do activities when in the Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headland area:

  • Spend a day along the Maroochydore beach, one of the Sunshine Coast’s best.
  • Enjoy a stand-up paddle-board adventure along the Maroochy River or in Cotton Tree's calm waters.
  • Sample the restaurant scene and booming nightlife along Ocean Street.

Searching for holiday rentals on the Sunshine Coast? Take a look at these fantastic Airbnbs in Mooloolaba and the Alexandra Headlands.

The Palm House

The Palm Holiday houses Sunshine Coast

This stylish boutique cottage encapsulates all that is appealing about a coastal home.

With European Oak herringbone floors and French doors that open onto an idyllic poolside backyard, you will have everything you need to enjoy a relaxed, yet refined, break along the coast.

Decorated with items from Morocco, Indonesia, and India, the Palm House has a vibrant feel that is perfect for both couples and groups. Whether you want to catch some sun rays by the pool, fire up the BBQ, or try some home cooking in the wide-open kitchen and dining spaces, there is something for everyone.

The Palm House blends in with the local residential area, creating a feeling of genuine homeliness as you enjoy some of the best accommodation on the Sunshine Coast.       

  • Location: Mooloolaba
  • Price from: from A$271/night
  • Sleeps: 4 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? The unique interior design of the Palm House and secure gated parking for two vehicles sets it apart from the rest.

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Tribal Sunshine Coast Airbnb

This apartment is in the heart of the Alexandra Headland area and looks directly out onto the beach – what more you could you ask for from a coastal getaway?!

Well, with deep earth tones and contemporary fixtures, Tribal offers style and substance. An open living area gives the feeling of a huge space, and your own private balcony is perfect for breathing in that sea air or listening to the waves crashing as you sip a cold one.

With two bedrooms, Tribal can accommodate a maximum of four people, ideal for a family or even a couples getaway.

Free parking is also provided at the front of the property – an added luxury to an already luxurious space.

  • Location: Alexandra Headland
  • Price from: from A$215/night
  • Sleeps: 4 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? The exceptional sea and beach views offered by this Airbnb is unmatched.

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The Pool House

The Pool House Holiday Accommodation Sunshine Coast
The Pool House Airbnb

Featured twice in Time Out Magazine, it is easy to see why this New York loft-style accommodation has won hearts time and time again and why Sunshine Coast Airbnbs are some of the best.

Complete with a huge pool and fire pit, spending both your summer and winter evenings there is no issue.

The loft is furnished with delightful decor, taking inspiration from across the globe. Oak paneled flooring and Carrara marble also add to the luxury furnished feel.

The balance of luxury and comfort give Pool House its signature atmosphere, and you will see why it has the title of one of the top Airbnbs in the Maroochydore area.   

  • Location: Mooloolaba
  • Price from: from A$238/night
  • Sleeps: 2 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? The Pool House has the luxury of a private pool and the closed-off privacy of a residential area.

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Designer Private Apartment

Designer Private Airbnb Apartment

With fantastic ocean views, this one-bedroom private apartment is idyllically placed in the coastal region of Alexander Headlands.

Elegantly furnished, you will have the feeling of living like a local in your very own private apartment.

Complete with sea views, a kitchenette and seclusion that offers calm and relaxing evenings, this apartment is perfect for those seeking a quiet retreat along the Sunshine Coast.

  • Location: Alexander Headlands
  • Price from: from A$142/night
  • Sleeps: 2 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? The views from this apartment to Alexander Headlands Beach are unmatched anywhere else.

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Mudjimba Beach Accommodation

Mudjimba Beach Accommodation

Nestled along the Mudjimba beach road, this two-bedroom accommodation is perfect for exploring the very heart of the Sunshine Coast.

This privately placed accommodation is surrounded by stylish decking, perfect for sitting out and enjoying the famous local sunshine.

This pet-friendly accommodation is complete with a kennel and a dog bed, making it a great place to take the family pet and with the beach only a stone’s throw away, they are sure to have as much fun here as you!

The walk-in shower and spa bath are also another lovely added touch and with a surprisingly low price, this Mudjimba beach accommodation is not to be missed before it books out!

  • Location: Mudjimba Beach
  • Price from: from A$93/night
  • Sleeps: 3 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? The surprisingly low price for this area makes this property unique.

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3. Best Maleny & Sunshine Coast Hinterland Airbnbs

A few kilometers inland from the Sunshine Coast coastline lies the town of Maleny. Maleny and the surrounding hinterland provide visitors with a taste of Queensland's countryside and rolling fields used by dairy farms.

This countryside is interspersed with breathtaking rainforests and beautiful scenic spots rivaling anywhere else in Australia. 

Here are some unmissable activities when in and around Maleny and the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

  • Take a tour around one of the many dairy farms.
  • Hike and swim to the picturesque Gardners Falls.
  • Educate yourselves about the local rainforest at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Rainforest Discovery Centre.

Why not get away from the built-up towns and find yourself one of these perfect Airbnbs in Maleny and the Hinterland.

Little Red Barn in the Noosa Hinterland

Little Red Barn Noosa Airbnb
Little Red Barn Noosa Airbnb

The Little Red Barn is surrounded by the beautiful Noosa Hinterland and comprises of three bedrooms and a soaring vaulted wooden ceiling.

Spending your time amongst the renovated red barn walls and the picturesque countryside is a fantastic way to add some rural charm to your stay.

Venture outside, and you will be greeted by a heated concrete water tank swimming pool, perfect for warming up or cooling off depending on the time of year.

The Red Barn is also perfect for those travelling with four-legged friends and is one of the best pet-friendly accommodations along the Sunshine Coast.

  • Location: Doonan
  • Price from: from A$295/night
  • Sleeps: 7 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? This Airbnb is constructed in the style and shape of a countryside barn.

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The Bower

The Bower Maleny Airbnb
The Bower Airbnb Sunshine Coast

This couple’s cabin is located within the rainforest retreat known as the Bower. Surrounding by the idyllic sounds and sights of nature, this is a stay like nowhere else.

Get warm next to the log-burning fire as you enjoy the celestial views of the night sky. Enjoy the abundant wildlife from your own private deck or relax in an antique claw bath.

All these romantic touches make the Bower the perfect retreat for couples and spending your time in cabins on the Sunshine Coast is a memory you will not soon forget. 

  • Location: Wootha
  • Price from: from A$145/night
  • Sleeps: 2 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? This unique Airbnb is a cabin located within the rainforest.

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Glamping in a Beachfront Airstream

Glamping Beachfront Airstream Airbnb

For a truly unique experience, why not spend your time in a campervan RV-cum-Airbnb on Sunshine Beach. This campervan is adapted with all the amenities and facilities you could dream of.

Sleeping two people in a double bed, you can wake to the golden sands and crashing waves only seconds from your door. Lavished in an art-deco style, the campervan is both hospitable and stylish.

Spending your holiday evenings in a beachside campervan is a rare experience and will truly add something special to your stay along the Sunshine Coast. 

  • Location: Sunshine Beach
  • Price from: from A$207/night
  • Sleeps: 2 people
  • What makes this Airbnb unique? This Airbnb offers the unique experience of spending your nights sleeping in a campervan on the sands of Sunshine Beach.

Wherever you decide to spend your time along the great Sunshine Coast there is an Airbnb to fit your needs.

From the busy suburbs, the pristine beaches, the rolling countryside and everything in between, Sunshine Coast Airbnbs provides much more than a hotel experience ever could.

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Best Sunshine Coast Airbnbs – Frequently Asked Questions

❓ Why stay in an Airbnb on the Sunshine Coast instead of a hotel?

Choosing to stay in an Airbnb over a hotel is a fantastic way to experience the Sunshine Coast in a more personal and cost-effective way. You'll not only save money but also gain insights from local hosts and enjoy the convenience of a kitchen and a lot more space than a hotel room.

The most popular areas to rent an Airbnb on the Sunshine Coast are typically Noosa, Mooloolaba, and Caloundra due to their stunning beaches, lot of dining options, and range of activities. Maleny and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland are also a great choice if you're looking for a more peaceful stay close to nature.

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