8 unique Airbnbs in Western Australia
AUSTRALIA is an undeniably cool place. Its coffee culture alone is a worthy reason to visit if you’re caffeine-inclined, that is.
The “Land Down Under” also boasts fascinating ancient history, as well as a more recent one involving migrants and colonizers. Then, there’s the stunning beaches and awesome surf, not to mention the vibrant nightlife.
For the adventurers, Australia offers a diverse landscape, from Victoria’s 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road to Western Australia’s Wave Rock.
From the varying sceneries to the urban cultures, each unique characteristic makes Australia the spellbinding place it is. It’s no wonder 9.1 million international visitors have already landed on the shores of this giant country in 2018, with many more to come.
Luckily for these millions of visitors, Airbnb has over 150,000 listings across its six states to accommodate every traveler’s desires. From luxury Bondi Beach villas to quaint townhouses and treetop lodges to chic chalets in the vineyards of Adelaide.
But it’s Western Australia (WA) which takes the crown when it comes to Airbnbs. Not only is it Australia’s largest and sunniest state, WA is also home to the most diverse landscapes. So, whether you want to fall asleep listening to waves lapping at the shore or wake up to the call of a kookaburra in the wilderness, Airbnb will likely have a listing to suit you.
Here are some off WA’s quirkiest Airbnbs, which also happen to be totally Instagrammable.
This central Perth property has a chic industrial design theme with exposed beams and red bricks, concrete kitchen counters and upcycled furniture.
The space is flooded with natural light by day and provides a great view of the bright Perth cityscape by night.
Price: US$92 per night.
It’s the kind of property you visit and say, “That’s the house I want.” Unfortunately, Treehouse Broome isn’t up for auction but Superhost Trish is more than happy for you to come and stay.
The property has been beautifully designed to feel cozy while being open plan and the outdoor, standalone bath is just one of the quirky amenities on offer here.
Price: US$176 per night.
This 70s-inspired studio apartment in Mount Lawley doesn’t scream luxury, but it does yell quirk.
The interior is wall-to-wall in birch plywood with concrete floors covered in cozy rugs. The minimalist design makes this small space feel huge and the balcony offers great views across to Perth’s city center.
Price: US$59 per night.
Ever wanted to stay in a property where the world’s biggest music stars would likely choose to shoot their videos? Well, Isabella villa in Yallingup is a property just like that.
The modern four-bedroom, four-bathroom villa has a show cooking kitchen, alfresco dining area, and plenty of entertaining rooms. It’s situated in the bush with panoramic views of forest and wildlife, yet the sandy Injidup beach is just two kilometers away.
Price: US$401 per night.
In the heart of one of Western Australia’s first cities, Fremantle, is this spacious warehouse apartment designed to feel like you’re stepping into an Urban Outfitters catalog.
The layered interior stretches across three floors and is completely open plan so there are no separate bedrooms, making it perfect for a romantic getaway.
Price: US$59 per night.
Described as a “rustic cabin,” with “beautiful views, a perfect balance of lush pasture and natural forest,” this one is for the nature lovers who want to have an authentic Australian outback experience.
Although the cabin is titchy, it has every amenity a modern traveler would need, alongside cutesy features such as an original gingham-covered kitchen table and shabby chic couches.
It’s cute, rural, and incredibly peaceful.
Price: US$84 per night.
Do you ever look at something and think, “How the heck did that get there?” Well, that’s the case for the Tiny House up in the Perth Hills.
This uniquely designed house features two floors with a funky upstairs mezzanine, a coffee machine, and all the other mod cons.
By night, guests can stare out of the upstairs window and into the starry sky.
Price: US$66 per night.
This early 19th-century property oozes with character and charm.
The entire four-bedroom house is available to guests, along with the one-acre of lush land it’s set on which includes a delicate stream in the garden.
The period property offers a glimpse of quieter times in Australia and would make an excellent place for a family get together.
Price: US$94 per night.