The Most Idyllic Getaways You Can Book on the Central Coast
Escape the city for an idyllic beach getaway, without the long-haul flight.
We could all use a nice, long holiday right about now. But, with international travel set to be off the cards for a while, it's time to turn our attention to the many idyllic getaway destinations located right here in Australia. Fancy a stylish beachside escape where you can unwind with the help of salty air and stunning views? A trip to NSW's stunning Central Coast will tick all those boxes, no long-haul flight required. Located just over an hour north of Sydney, the region is peppered with designer beachfront abodes and charming coastal bungalows promising holiday vibes on tap.
We've done the hard work for you and pulled together 20 of the most blissful Airbnb stays located on the Central Coast. Book your spot, pack a bag and get set for an indulgent weekend by the water.
THE PENTHOUSE VILLA, BOOKER BAY
This modern architectural beauty offers a true taste of the high-life, with its sleek interiors overlooking the tranquil waters of Booker Bay.
How much? From $868 a night, sleeps eight.
LE BOOKER BEACHFRONT, BOOKER BAY
With private gardens, a heated plunge pool and serene waterfront views, this designer open-plan villa is a year-round holiday winner.
How much? From $878 a night, sleeps six.
THE GREENHOUSE RETREAT, PEARL BEACH
A contemporary beach cottage rocking a bright and elegant coastal style. Expect luxe linens, primo outdoor entertaining and a gorgeous pool to yourself.
How much? From $1035 a night, sleeps six.
HAMPTONS SHACK, DANGAR ISLAND
A splash of Hamptons chic in the heart of the Central Coast, this new boathouse sits right on the shores of Dangar Island.
How much? From $315 a night, sleeps four.
NOONAMEENA, PEARL BEACH
Switch off in style at this secluded retreat, nestled among the trees and perched just a quick hop from Pearl Beach.
How much? From $450 a night, sleeps six.
PRETTY BEACH WATERFRONT RETREAT, WAGSTAFFE
You'll be living the dream with a stay at this waterfront beauty, complete with hot tub overlooking Pretty Beach.
How much? From $857 a night, sleeps six.
TREETOPS BUSH RETREAT, WAGSTAFFE
A stylish slice of tranquility, located among the treetops of Bouddi National Park. Here, you can enjoy a crackling fireplace and nature-filled views from every room.
How much? From $410 a night, sleeps six.
THE NEST, KILLCARE
This lofty, light-filled beach retreat features stacks of outdoor living space and boasts ocean views throughout. An idyllic escape from big city life.
How much? From $1142 a night, sleeps eight.
A bright, breezy coastal gem with 180-degree water views. And a sprawling indoor-outdoor living space from which to soak it all up.
How much? From $1211 a night, sleeps 8.
SEABREEZE, PEARL BEACH
This luxurious two-level apartment offers the true oceanfront living experience. You'll enjoy a secluded setting, while waking to breathtaking panoramic views.
How much? From $385 a night, sleeps four.
OCEAN VIEW APARTMENT, UMINA BEACH
A dreamy, light-filled apartment set just metres from the sand, this is the kind of couples' retreat you'll never want to check out of.
How much? From $235 a night, sleeps two.
SALT DECK, AVOCA BEACH
This grand Hamptons-style home is a study in coastal holiday luxury. Live the life sipping cocktails on the wraparound verandahs, relaxing in the infinity pool and soaking up the panoramic ocean views.
How much? From $1722 a night, sleeps ten.
AVOCA BEACH BUNGALOW, AVOCA BEACH
With direct beach access and an uninterrupted ocean outlook, this renovated bungalow is a true holiday gem for anyone escaping the big smoke.
How much? From $1210 a night, sleeps six.
AVOCA BEACH PENTHOUSE, AVOCA BEACH
Check out of reality and into this primo penthouse, kitted out in style by Coco Republic. A sun-filled, open-plan space, located metres from the sand.
How much? From $1053 a night, sleeps six.
THE COPA CABANA, COPACABANA
Set high among bushland, this couples' bungalow features a sunny deck with inset pool and uninterrupted ocean views. And its own onsite sauna.
How much? From $585 a night, sleeps two.
LUXURY BEACH HOUSE, COPACABANA
A generous 13-person retreat overlooking the ocean at Copacabana. Kick back by the indoor fireplace, or enjoy some coastal breezes from the deck.
How much? From $1300 a night, sleeps 13.
MACMASTERS COASTAL RETREAT, MACMASTERS BEACH
Private lap pool, an abundance of outdoor entertaining and epic views from every window — this spacious beach house ticks all the right boxes.
How much? From $1285 a night, sleeps ten.
AMBASSADOR'S RETREAT, MACMASTERS BEACH
This luxurious beach house makes for a dream retreat, flanked by national parkland and with two expansive decks overlooking the ocean.
How much? From $1085 a night, sleeps six.
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Published on January 18, 2021 by Libby Curran