11 of the Best Gold Coast Beach Houses for a Summer Stay

With some of the most iconic beaches on our doorstep and waterfront villas available at all times, life is tough here on the sunny Gold Coast. Of course, a visit to the beach is nice. But a beach vacation is where you truly enjoy the magic of blue skies, year-round ocean swims, and on-demand central relaxation. It’s no secret that locals and visitors enjoy the shimmering beauty of our golden coastline.

So it only makes sense to extend your days at the beach into a vacation in its own right. Think, you and the besties downing some foam right by the sea. But also with shade, clean feet and a real fridge. Make your next getaway or vacation a relaxing one at these stunning Gold Coast Airbnb beach homes in 2022.

The Coconut Crib

Burleigh Heads | 5 beds

Bring the outdoors to this tropical oasis, in the heart of Burleigh Heads. With a palm tree print all over and dimly lit by the warm glow of pink neon, you’ll be forgiven for being wrong The Coconut Crib for a coastal getaway in Malibu. Sporting mint and dusty pink styles in two bedrooms, two bathrooms and even the living areas, this charming apartment is just a short walk from Justin Lane, Rosellas and Rick Shores. No doubt by doing best beach house on the Gold Coast Airbnb for gourmet holidays on foot. Book here.

Wave Kirra

kira | 7 beds

Great sea breezes rustling your hair from the third floor give this Gold Coast Airbnb beach house additional charm. Well, that and the ability to sit mesmerized in front of the deck fireplace. Toys for the kids and floor-to-ceiling folding doors that effortlessly open to a bird’s eye view of Kirra Beach, this place is hard to beat. Wave Kirra features your own personal wine fridge, coffee maker, and tub with optional spa jets, so settle in and soak up the cozy ambience of one or both of the three bedrooms covered balconies while you’re there. Book here.

Pacific Crystal

Palm Beach | 4 beds

We’re spoiled for choice here on the Gold Coast, so you can afford to be a little greedy. Like the pool, the ocean, and a seven-minute walk to Tallebudgera Creek, a little gluttonous. Freshly refurbished, this chic coastal spot is nestled right next to some of the Gold Coast’s bustling cafes like Espresso motorcycle and Canteen with pastry cream. Soak up the rays on your hanging daybed or relax on the couch between swims. Hands down our go to Gold Coast Airbnb for the best of both worlds. Book here.

The Tugun Break

tugun | 5 beds

Bathed in natural light with a front row seat for coastal breezes, The Tugun Break is exactly what the doctor ordered. Designed by a reputable local wedding officiant, this hideaway’s satisfying neutral interiors are everything your Instagram dreams are made of. Home to a cactus-lined magnesium pool, deep soaking tub and even an A-frame playhouse for the little ones, take a 500-meter stroll and you’ll be barefoot on Tugun Beach. Named after the pause of a few seconds in conversation when a plane lands, this is one of the best Airbnbs on the Gold Coast for relaxing with family, friends, and even furry friends. Book here.

Houston Beach Apartment

currumbin | 3 beds

Looking for a remodeled classic 1950s mid-century beach house on the Gold Coast? A little specific, but good. Drive to paradise, park out front and say “Welcome home we” to your very own waterfront Airbnb, Houston Beach Apartment. Whether your stay is for a weekend or for a week, this is one of the best beach houses the Gold Coast has to offer for sunny lunches on the terrace, boozy arvos by the beach and visits to Elephant Rock. With a king bed, room for a small tacker, chic coastal furnishings, and a cozy patio, it’s the leopard-print tiled staircase for us. Book here.

Mermaid’s Quarters

Mermaid Beach | 5 beds

Spoiler alert: Mermaid’s Quarters features a private heated pool and is located just steps from the ocean shore. Adorned in stunning aqua and turquoise tones, this idyllic space is hands down one of the Gold Coast’s best beach houses for a Mermaid Beach getaway. Think of a house by the sea with a huge cubic house. The 1960s-style abode has bunk beds for the kids while the adults drink and dine on the terrace. A simple walk Bam Bam BakeryThe Mermaid Quarters is nothing short of a seaside paradise. Book here.

Coastal luxury

Broadbeach Waters | 9 beds

When it comes to accommodation, location is everything – and that Broadbeach House he has got everything. A quick stroll to hours of shopping at Pacific Fair, a show at The Star or catching some rays on the beach. So you’ll want to stay a few nights to really take advantage of your guaranteed parking. Enjoy al fresco dining in the garden and channel your inner Hamptons alter ego. Where simple furnishings balance perfectly with sophisticated design, giving guests a taste of the high life. The best piece? You can even bring your dog. Book here.


Kingscliff | 8 beds

Nothing says I dream of a beach house and I mean business quite like booking at Paralian. Just be sure to call dibs on the master bedroom to snag the jacuzzi tub, waterfront views, walk-in closet and bathroom. This expansive space has been tastefully decorated with wood paneling, greenery and surfer-chic details. A few laps in the infinity pool while overlooking the wildlife before a short walk to the beach really can’t be beat. Just a hop and a hop across the border, feel worlds apart from one of the Gold Coast’s best backyard Airbnbs. Book here.

Coen by the sea

Casuarina | 10 beds

I hate to say it, but Coen by the sea has a serious fall. Your home will look like a garbage bag after staying here. Treat yourself to a luxurious getaway by the sea in this refined residence with tropical accents. We’re talking about: five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, huge private pool, high ceilings, folding glass doors open to the backyard and steps to the beach. Escape to the community-rich coastal neighbor of the Gold Coast, dotted with top-notch local cafes. Book here.

Holiday house on the seafront

Bilingual | 6 beds

Do you have a spark of $10,000 in the kitty and want to invest it in a vacation or beach getaway with all the trimmings? This absolute vacation home by the sea is just the place. Its minimalist coastal interiors are hard to ignore, with high ceilings, white walls and three sunny living areas. That is, if you can take your eyes off the waves that are literally rolling at your doorstep. The upstairs living room and two bedrooms with a self contained granny flat below, invite tenants, grandpas or even someone you can only manage in small doses, thanks later. Abyss blue armchairs, coral cushions and scaly backsplashes. It gives boujee Arial. Book here.

Tropical minimalist architecture villa

Palm Beach | 4 beds

Escape to a gorgeous beachfront retreat with help from this tropical villa. The space has its own private pool, rain shower and adorable breakfast nook, all the essentials for a dreamy weekend. The open-plan living space allows for easy and airy coastal living, guaranteed to ease your worries. Book here.

Looking for more Airbnbs on the Gold Coast that aren’t on the main beachfront? Discover our Top 10 Gold Coast Airbnbsranging from the hinterland to the ocean.

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