Queensland

Noosa holiday rentals: comfortable retreats for sun-soaked beach days

If you're after a Queensland coastal escape that blends hotel luxury with the space and comforts of home, a Noosa holiday rental ticks all the boxes.

You’ll be close to exotic beaches fringed by the sparkling cerulean sea and quirky boutiques bursting with bespoke designs. Spend an evening sampling the delicious offerings from restaurants and cafés right on your doorstep, or have a night in creating culinary magic in your private kitchen.

A riverside retreat encircled by Noosaville’s natural beauty is an ideal spot to recharge your batteries. If you want to stay in the heart of the action, opt for a private abode with a Jacuzzi on lively Hastings Street. Alternatively, a secluded lakeside apartment on seven acres of tropical gardens could be more your style. Whatever your choice, a holiday rental in Noosa makes an ideal home base for boat trips out onto the bay, sun-soaked beach days and laidback nights in cool cocktail bars.

Noosa holiday apartments close to all the main attractions

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Noosa Place is thoughtfully located for you to enjoy the many highlights of this seaside region. This four-star resort is encircled by tropical gardens, ideal for a relaxing morning meander through gently swaying palms.

Energetic travellers can thrash out a game or two on the tennis court before freshening up in the gleaming bathroom of a two-bedroom apartment. Prepare a picnic in your generous kitchen, then take a 10-minute drive to Sunshine Beach for some fun on the sandy shore.

After dipping your toes in the sparkling Coral Sea, fire up your competitive spirit with a sandcastle competition. Hit Hastings Street on your way back to the hotel and bag some sausages for later, then migrate to your apartment’s balcony for a chilled afternoon. When stomachs start to rumble, head down to the hotel’s entertainment area and throw your snags on the barbie for a chargrilled outdoor feast.

Noosa Place

Noosa, 6.5 km to Noosa Main Beach
8.7 Excellent (768 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.1 / 10
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Spacious holiday apartment for a laidback break in Noosa

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Escape to Rimini Holiday Apartments for village vibes close to the Noosa River. Located in laidback Noosaville, these apartments are equipped with luxuries such as plush linens and a fully equipped private kitchen. There’s even a flatscreen TV with Foxtel channels, so you can flick between the morning news and your favourite movie while feasting on a homemade brekkie of sizzling bacon and eggs.

Days here can be as action-packed as you like. Hire jet-skis or cycle through verdant Quota Park among fragrant flowers. You might jump aboard an eco-cruise to mingle with the local marine life before settling in at Grind Café for a relaxed lunch of grilled halloumi salad.

Let the hotel’s bubbling spa tub ease you into a calming afternoon, then kick back on your apartment’s private balcony and sip an ice-cold beer as evening descends.

Rimini Holiday Apartments

Top rated
Noosa, 6.6 km to Noosa Main Beach
9.1 Excellent (1105 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.4 / 10
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Blissfully tranquil getaway near the Noosa River

Venture west from Hastings Street and you’ll stumble across low-rise Noosa gem At The Sound. This four-star aparthotel comprises a handful of bright studios with breezy balconies and light-filled rooms.

Drift into the day with steaming hot coffee from your generous kitchenette, then slap on sunblock and stretch your legs with a leisurely 10-minute meander to the Noosa River. When the glistening water beckons you in for a closer look, hire a stand-up paddleboard, kayak or jet-ski, or go all out and rent a pontoon BBQ boat.

For a colour-filled day hunting for creative treasures and bespoke trinkets, head to Eumundi Markets. These kaleidoscopic artisan markets, just a 20-minute drive southwest, are a haven of funky art, one-of-a-kind jewellery and handcrafted furniture.

When you (and your purchases) return to the hotel, cool off in the sparkling swimming pool before freshening up in your cool aqua, yellow and white bathroom. Walk 13 minutes into Noosaville and welcome in the evening on Gympie Terrace at Zachary’s with platters of antipasto and decadent French martinis.

At the Sound

Top rated
Noosa, 6.2 km to Noosa Main Beach
8.9 Excellent (2097 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.2 / 10
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Relaxing riverside retreat for a comfortable Noosa escape

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Noosa River Retreat is everything its name suggests. This restful apartment complex in peaceful Noosaville feels far removed from the region’s hustle and bustle but is only a five-minute drive from the action of Noosa Heads or Hastings Street.

A one-bedroom classic apartment promises breezy breakfasts on a tree-lined patio before a full day of exploration. Hire bikes at reception to facilitate your adventures, whether you’re after an easy ride along the riverbank or a challenging cycle around the vast Noosa National Park.

Following an action-packed day, the bubbling hot tub in your apartment awaits to soothe any sore muscles. After a long soak, make the seven-minute walk over to Nisa Thai and satiate your appetite with platters of stir-fried seafood and coconut rice. As the day draws to a close, float down to the hotel’s poolside BBQ area for some drinks and socialising in the tropical gardens.

Noosa River Retreat

Top rated
Noosa, 6.1 km to Noosa Main Beach
8.9 Excellent (693 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.2 / 10
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Luxury Noosa holiday rental nestled in nature

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At Verano Resort Noosa, you’ll relax in elegantly appointed apartments just moments from the gently flowing Noosa River. Enjoy easy mornings in your serviced two-bedroom abode, sipping hot tea on the private balcony before drifting down to the heated pool for a dip. Communal BBQ facilities and an alfresco dining area suggest a sausage sizzle in the sun for lunch. Suitably fuelled, rally your troupe for an energetic 45-minute walk, or a seven-minute drive, to Little Cove Beach.

Beach-time fun should always be followed by cooling scoops of gelato at Massimo’s Gelateria before exploring the indie outlets of Hastings Street. Pick up some sushi for later as you wind your way along Noosa Parade back to the hotel. Slip briefly into the outdoor spa for a soak before settling into your apartment’s comfortable lounge to devour your fresh California rolls and nigiri.

Verano Resort Noosa

Top rated
Noosa, 6.5 km to Noosa Main Beach
9.0 Excellent (972 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.1 / 10
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Charming lakeside resort for aquatic chills and thrills in Noosa

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On the sun-soaked shore of Lake Doonella, Noosa Lakes Resort is a luxurious apartment complex with tropical holiday vibes. Amidst the resort’s seven landscaped acres you’ll find three massive lagoon pools and gardens peppered with pretty palms.

Bounce out of your comfortable queen bed and wake up with a splash in your choice of swim spot. When you’ve worked up a morning appetite, walk 7 minutes to Noosa Marina and devour fruit-topped buttermilk pancakes at Cafe VinCino.

From the marina, you might hop aboard the Noosa Ocean Rider for a thrilling dolphin safari. Catch the perfect snapshot of a cresting pod, then meander 17 minutes to Wallace Park for an impromptu picnic.

Duck into the adjacent arts and crafts centre to seek out souvenirs, then wander back to your apartment to laze on the generous lake-view balcony. As evening approaches, toast the sunset with crisp glasses of chardonnay perfectly chilled by the fridge in your open-plan kitchen.

Noosa Lakes Resort

Noosa, 8.3 km to Noosa Main Beach
8.0 Very good (2453 reviews)
Very good Cleanliness 8.4 / 10
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A Noosa holiday spot brimming with serenity and spa time

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You might just think you’ve found paradise at Noosa International Resort. You’ll be on carefree holiday time as you unwind amidst two acres of tropical grounds, palm trees and sun-drenched lagoon pools.

When you’re up for a little more action, a 15-minute walk will deliver you to the beachside buzz of Hastings Street, where you can explore bustling boutiques, bars and restaurants before retreating back to your serene hilltop.

Begin your mornings with a session in the on-site gym, followed by a six-minute stroll to Noosa Bakery & Patisserie for giant breakfast pastries. Drive an hour south to iconic Australia Zoo and spend time among the crocs and rhinos.

After catching the lively otter show, return to Noosa for an afternoon in the resort’s sauna. Slip into one of three bubbling spas to round off your relaxation, then indulge with a sunset aperitif on your apartment’s private balcony. Grab a takeaway Mooloolaba prawn pizza from Bombetta, a 3-minute walk away, and curl up on the comfy sofa for a holiday movie marathon.

Noosa International Resort

Noosa Heads, 0.4 km to Noosa National Park
7.8 Good (1852 reviews)
Very good Location 8.4 / 10
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Noosa holiday rental in the heart of Hastings Street

Kick-off your shoes and soak up the style of Noosa’s Hastings Street at The Sebel Noosa. Nestled among private palm-lined gardens, this property is steps away from Noosa’s Main Beach. Accommodation is apartment-style, offering plenty of room for families and groups as well as indulgent space for couples seeking a secluded getaway.

Bathed in the golden twinkle of the rising sun, you can prepare an early morning breakfast in your fully equipped kitchen. Head to one of the two shimmering outdoor pools for a dip, then tug on your hiking boots and venture to Noosa National Park, a relaxed 18-minute beachside stroll away. After a day trekking, balmy bush tracks hit Cafe Le Monde for a satiating feast of chilli-tinged crispy squid and Frangelico-laced tiramisu. A 4-minute walk will have you back at your apartment where the sumptuous spa bath awaits. Once you’re done soaking, settle on your private balcony as the setting sun paints the sky in hues of pink and orange.

The Sebel Noosa

Top rated
Noosa, 6.7 km to Noosa Main Beach
8.7 Excellent (2885 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
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