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Holiday homes in Noosa

Sun, sand and surf is what Noosa is all about. Make it your second home by securing a stay in a holiday house via these top sites.

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A 90-minute drive north of Brisbane and a half-hour out from the Sunshine Coast, Noosa is a destination that calls to the surfers, the sunbakers and the adventure seekers. In other words, there's something for every holidaymaker on its blissful shores. Including holiday houses that make you feel as though it's your local.

From beachfront mansions to low-rise apartments that spy ocean views right down to suburban cottages, you have an endless amount of choice for holiday houses in Noosa. Where should you start? We've picked out the best sites to book your stay, based on your preference.

Where to book holiday homes in Noosa

Stayz: Best for large properties
Noosa is best explored with mates or the family. If this sounds like you then Stayz should be your first port of call. It features 250+ homes kitted with two or more bedrooms, many of which surround Noosa Heads Main Beach.
  • 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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Homestay: Best for budgets
What Homestay lacks in variety is more than made up for in price. Snap up a room through Homestay and you can expect to pay bottom dollar. For example, a room 10km from the CBD can start from $36 a night.
  • 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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Booking.com: Best for hotel luxuries
Want a homestay but don't want to have to clean up after yourself? Booking.com offers aparthotels that feel like your own, but offer a few services such as room service. Because who wants to mop up after a day on the beach?
  • 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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HotelsCombined: Best for holiday parks
Whether you're working with a tight budget or are taking the ultimate coastal road trip, HotelsCombined has you sorted for cheap stays. It compares prices across various websites on caravan parks, so you pay the very best price.
  • 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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Airbnb: Best for luxury
Choose from 300+ exceptional properties scattered throughout Noosa that will make your trip an unforgettable one. Expect everything from luxury apartments on Noosa Hill to tree top eco retreats in Sunrise Beach.
  • 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 waterfront views
Key 'Noosa' into your Flipkey search and you'll notice most of the properties are waterfront. From apartments overlooking Noosa River to mansions over Sunshine and Sunrise Beaches, you're sure to find a view that suits you.
  • 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 Noosa stays?

Our editorial team selected these Noosa 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 Noosa to make recommendations.

Where should I stay in Noosa?

  • For beaches: The main Noosa Beaches for sunbaking, gentle waves and cafe lifestyle are Noosa Heads Main Beach, Sunshine Beach and Tea Tree Bay.
  • For surfing: Popular beginner surfing spots in Noosa include Noosa Heads Main Beach, Little Cove Beach and Castaways Beach. More seasoned surfers can hit up Noosa Heads and Double Island Point, further north.
  • For families: For beachy fun, stay as close to Hastings Street and Noosa Heads Main Beach as possible to make it an easy trek to the sands. For families running a tighter ship, stay anywhere along Sunshine Beach which offers 15km of sun and sand. Those who are more into outdoor adventure can stay in Noosa National Park which offers stacks of walking trails.
  • For romance: Couples can steal away into any number of private abodes along Sunshine Beach. For an exceptional treat, we recommend heading closer to Sunshine Coast into the Hinterland where luxurious tree houses abound.

Where to stay in Noosa for cheap

There are cheap stays all across Noosa, including near the beachfront. What makes them cheaper is how far away they are and how much privacy you'll have.

For example, for under $100 per night, you can score entire apartments a few blocks away.

Cheaper still, you can bring your stay closer to $65 a night if you're willing to forgo having an entire home or apartment to yourself. You'll still have a private room but you might be sharing the home with your host. The city centre of Noosa Heads is a hotbed for cheap stays like this and is only a five minute drive to Noosa Heads Main Beach.

Where to stay in Noosa for luxury

To be the envy of all your friends with Instagram photos to match, focus your lens on a waterfront property near Noosa Heads Main Beach. On offer are exquisite 3-5 bedroom homesteads with jettys where the water is your backyard.

To wake up to beach views, make your stay one near the northern end of Sunshine Beach. The treasures are often a little larger than those at Noosa Heads Main Beach, running up to six bedrooms in size, and have private pools and ceiling-to-floor glass windows.

Where to stay in Noosa for pet-friendly accommodation

Dog-friendly parks and beaches can be found at all the popular spots. Around Noosa Heads Main Beach, dogs are welcome at Noosa Spit Recreation Reserve and its adjoining beach, and at the northern end of Sunshine Beach is a dog recreation area.

Being such a family friendly destination, many holiday homes in Noosa are pet-friendly. You can easily find these by checking the "allows pets" filter when searching for your stay.

Depending on your pet, it's a good idea to see if they offer specific extras for them such as water bowls and door flaps.

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Frequently asked questions

What do I need to bring to a holiday home in Noosa?

Unlike your traditional hotel, holiday homes don't usually come with beach towels, slippers and toiletries. It's a good idea to pack these, particularly if you're heading to the beach.

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

The weather in Noosa can be quite humid, particularly over summer. If you're visiting at this time, it's worth considering that the home is properly equipped with central air conditioning to save you from a sticky and uncomfortable home.

Hitting the surf? You might like to see if the house has space for your board, a line for your suit and an outdoor shower so you're not bringing in salt and sand.

How do I get to my holiday home?

The closest airport to Noosa is Sunshine Coast/Maroochydore Airport. This is a 30-minute drive away.

There are rental car services at the airport and taxis are more than willing to drive you up, however the cost runs close to $75 each way. So if you're planning on exploring the area it may be worth comparing the price of rental cars.

A booked shuttle service (Con-X-ion) runs between the airport and Noosa Heads.

Latest Noosa holiday home deals


Up to 30% off local family getaways

Expires 31 Jul 2022
Available on select dates in 2022 and on select properties across Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Available for travel on select dates to Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Newcastle, Noosa Heads, Cairns, NSW and more.

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Available on stays within the next 14 days. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.

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Expires 31 Dec 2022
Available on select travel dates in 2022. Plus get free cancellation on select properties.

Extra $5 off Australia family holidays with code

Available on select travel dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Destinations include Gold Coast, Whitsundays, Perth, Noosa, Blue Mountains and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 60% off Australia getaways

Available on select stay dates with Express Deals. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Byron Bay, Thredbo Village, Sunshine Coast, Jindabyne, Perth, the Gold Coast and more.

Noosa stays from $75 per night

Available on select stay dates. Sample stay is in Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast. T&Cs apply.

Sunshine Coast stays from $72 per night

Available on select stay dates. Sample stay is in Palmview. Destinations include Sunshine Beach, Hinterland, Waterfront, Noosa and more. T&Cs apply.

Noosa Heads stays from $95/night

Available on select stay dates. Sample rate is for a stay at Nomads Noosa Backpackers Hostel.

Extra 10% off Australia stays

Available on all dates when you use the code. Destinations include Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Adelaide. T&Cs apply.

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