Holiday homes in Port Macquarie

From pet-friendly accommodation to luxury houses, this is your guide to booking a holiday home in Port Macquarie.

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Heading to Port Macquarie? Discover exactly where you can book your next holiday home for cost-efficiency, oceanfront views and lived-in homes.

Where to book holiday homes in Port Macquarie

Stayz: Best for ocean views
Want to be within walking distance of the beach? With a wide range of holiday homes within five to ten minutes of the water, Stayz has you sorted with where the action is.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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HomeAway: Best for city centre stays
Choose from your choice of stylish apartments, lived-in homes or studio spaces right in the heart of Port Macquarie's town centre with HomeAway.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
Book now Best for the whole package
Sort out your entire Port Macquarie getaway with accommodation, flights, car rentals, airport transfers and attractions when you go through
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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HomeExchange: Best for cheap stays
Forget breaking the bank when you book your next escape with HomeExchange. Swap homes with your host to save or pay via GuestPoints.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You'll need to become a HomeExchange member which gives you unlimited stays for a year
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Airbnb: Best for seaside homes
Enjoy the encapsulating views of Port Macquarie's coastlines with Airbnb. Take your pick from apartments, guest suites, townhouses, villas and cottages.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees aren’t always included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay upon booking
FlipKey: Best for lived-in homes
Don't want to feel like you're staying in a hotel? That's where FlipKey comes in with a plethora of family homes available across Port Macquarie.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees aren’t always included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host

How did we pick these Port Macquarie stays?

Our editorial team selected these Port Macquarie stays on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences in Port Macquarie to make recommendations.

Our top picks for holiday homes in Port Macquarie

Grand Horizon apartment balcony view via Airbnb

Grand Horizon

Catch the sunrise every morning from your private hillside retreat.

Make the most of the picture-perfect scenery with the Grand Horizon. Accurately named, this apartment offers multiple areas where you and your loved ones can take in the water views.

  • Best for: Oceanfront views
  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Outdoor deck, entertainment areas, two queen bedrooms, Wi-Fi, BBQ, garden and free parking

Swimming pool in a family house for rent via Airbnb.

Family Funhouse at the Lighthouse

This one is sure to put a smile on everyone's face.

With a large pool and trampoline in the backyard, the little ones won't know what to do first. Keep a close eye out the kids from the balcony as you fire up the BBQ after a long day of adventure.

  • Best for: Families
  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Outdoor pool, outdoor entertainment area, trampoline and large indoor spaces

living and dining room of a beach front house

Happy Days Beach Shack

No need for a car when the beach is right across the street (literally).

There's nothing quite like having the beach merely a stone's throw away. It really is happy days at this stay, with a pet-friendly policy and space for up to 10 guests.

  • Best for: Beach proximity
  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Comfortable living and dining spaces, small balcony, backyard and queen bedrooms
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Luxury Waterfront Apartment

Luxury Waterfront Apartment

Say hello to the Hasting River every day with this waterfront gem.

Spoil yourself on your next escape with 5-star luxury. With spacious open living and the river right on your doorstep, you can't go wrong with this stay.

  • Best for: Luxury
  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Swimming pool, parking, full kitchen, BBQ, dining areas, deck and balcony
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Where should I stay in Port Macquarie?

Not sure which areas are best suited to you? Fear not because we've got you covered with our favourite spots to stay when in Port Macquarie.

  • For family-friendly activities. Alongside beaches, Port Macquarie also hosts a Koala Hospital and the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, which offer tours. To be in close proximity to these attractions, book accommodation near Lord Street or Kennedy Drive.
  • For beaches. Waterfront views are best when you book a holiday home on Pacific Drive. At any point around this area, you'll have either Oxley, Rocky, Flynns, Nobbys or Shelly Beach within walking distance.
  • For walking trails. The Kooloonbung Nature Creek Reserve and Macquarie Nature Reserve are the closest walking trails to visit. Staying in the town centre will have you just moments away from either.

Where to stay in Port Macquarie for cheap

The cheapest stays in Port Macquarie can be found in and around Lord Street. Although they aren't beachfront, you'll still be relatively close to the water. We've benchmarked a cheap stay at under $100 per night, with an average price sitting around $178 according to Airbnb. Budget-friendly stays are likely to hold less space and won't feature a private pool or spa.

Where to stay in Port Macquarie for luxury

The majority of Port Macquarie's luxury stays sit near Pacific Drive towards Shelly Beach. Stays start from $300 a night and can go upwards of $500. These stays typically host waterfront views, close proximity to the beach, stylish spaces, a private pool, an outdoor entertainment area and have multiple bedrooms.

Where to stay in Port Macquarie for pet-friendly accommodation

Pet-friendly homes are found opposite Flynns Beach (near the Koala Hospital) or near Pacific Drive (towards Shelly Beach). They range in price from $70 to $400 a night depending on the proximity to the water. We suggest looking for properties that are houses rather than apartments so your dogs have a backyard to keep active in. Since these areas are quite suburban, be sure to book a stay with adequate fences to ensure the safety of your furry friend.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it legal to stay at a holiday home in Port Macquarie?

Yes, you are legally allowed to stay in a Port Macquarie holiday home.

What do I need to bring to a holiday home in Port Macquarie?

If you're planning on heading to Port Macquarie, consider the following when you pack your bags:

  • Beach towels. Most accommodation options don't offer beach towels, so bringing a couple along will save you from having to purchase them.
  • Walking shoes. Port Macquarie has a few walking trails in and around the area, so be sure to pack a comfortable pair of boots/sneakers if you plan to visit the national parks.

What should I consider when I'm staying in a holiday home in Port Macquarie?

To ensure your stay is as comfortable as it can be, we recommend looking out for the following when you book your accommodation:

  • Air conditioning. Chances are that you're travelling during the warmer months, so to avoid a humid stay, make sure your accommodation comes fully equipped with air conditioning.
  • Private parking spot. If you plan to drive to Port Macquarie, check that you have a secure private parking spot. This will save you from having to leave your car on the street.
  • Proximity to the beach. As Port Macquarie is a beach destination, make the most of your holiday by situating yourself within walking distance of the coast. The good news is that most stays are within 10 minutes on foot.
  • Laundry facilities. We recommend having a washing machine for beach towels and swimsuits. Most stays will have an outdoor drying area so a dryer isn't a complete necessity.

How do I get to my holiday home?

Port Macquarie has an airport just over a five-minute drive away from the town centre. You have the option of taking a bus into the city, which takes around half an hour. This can be followed by a taxi or a walk to the stay.

However, we recommend taking a taxi straight from the airport as this is not only faster but also takes you straight to your accommodation.

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