Australia beach rentals are by far the most popular form of accommodation along the country's thousands of miles of coastline. While the beaches of the Gold Coast and the northern suburbs of Sydney may resemble the Miami, Florida shoreline with their high-rise luxury hotels, the oceanfront buildings in these areas are almost all beach condo rentals in Australia and high-rise apartments. You will also find an Australia beach house or cottage along the shorelines of these two cities, as well as in the more remote areas like Kangaroo Island off the coast of Adelaide in the south.
Some Australia beach rentals bill themselves as resorts because they boast many of the facilities that beach resorts normally offer, from private marinas for sailing guests who arrive on their own yachts to swimming pools, full-service spas, and gourmet dining in world-class restaurants. You can find an Australia beach house, on lovely Kangaroo Island that will share facilities with some of the luxury hotels in the bustling little community of Penneshaw.
Perhaps the most luxurious beach condo rentals in Australia will be found at the exclusive Palazzo Versace in Gold Coast. Elegant two- and three-bedroom suites with complete kitchens feature private plunge pools, private rooftop terraces and spas, and your own private slip in the marina. In addition to the marina, there is a full-service day spa, communal swimming pools, and renowned dining venues. These beach condo rentals in Australia are also available for purchase outright and as time shares.
With a little research, you will be able to find an Australia beach house in the little communities of Exmouth and Coral Bay near Ningaloo Reef. These are generally the homes of residents who rent them out seasonally, and vary from little apartments to four-bedroom homes. In these types of places, you generally need your own transportation in the form a vehicle you drive all the way from Perth or Broome (location of Cable Beach) or rent once you arrive. From these places, you have easy access to the region's most unusual and famous activity: scuba diving with the world's largest fish, the huge and gentle whale shark.
There are also some modest motel type properties that offer Australia beach rentals around Cable Beach and most every other center of tourism. They are especially abundant around the country's surfing capital along the Sunshine Coast. Here you have a very large selection of condos, apartments, motels, and beach cottages to meet the needs of every budget and taste. All draw on two of the qualities for which our cousins from Down Under are known—self reliance and a casual lifestyle. They all have full kitchens, and are self-catering. In Australia, this usually means that there is no daily housekeeping unless you pay an extra fee. Many come with their own laundry facilities, and most are located near shopping areas, stores, restaurants, and nightlife. While those of us from the United States may think of real estate companies as businesses that just sell us property, many of the coastal agents manage full resorts that include all the facilities you normally expect of world-class properties.