Australia’s Best Holiday Homes for 2022

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If you're like every other Australian coming to the end of a long and challenging year, chances are you're dreaming about your next holiday. 

As exciting as it is planning your next getaway, let's be honest, choosing the right accommodation can make or break a holiday, particularly if you're trying to please multiple different personalities on one holiday. This is where a decent rental home can be your saving grace. Creature comforts are close at hand in a decent holiday home, and sometimes you don't even have to hop on a plane to enjoy your home away from home.

Picking the crème de la crème of Australia's holiday homes comes easy with the Stayz annual Holiday Home of the Year awards. You're in luck because they've just released their Top 10 Best Holiday Homes in Australia for 2022 - happy holidays!

Australia’s Best Holiday Homes for 2022 

The Stayz annual Holiday Home of the Year Awards is back for its 11th year to bring Aussie holidaymakers the top 10 best holiday homes in Australia for 2022. Ranking the best holiday properties in Australia comes down to star ratings and stellar guest reviews, with the top three homes receiving Gold, Silver and Bronze badges, followed by seven finalists, also with impressive guest reviews.

Without further ado, here are Australia's Best Holiday Homes for 2022!

1. Gold Holiday Home of the Year - 'Attunga KV', Kangaroo Valley

Gold Holiday Home of the Year 2022
The incredible views from Attunga KV in Kangaroo Valley.

Attunga KV in NSW's Kangaroo Valley was awarded the Gold badge for this year's Australia's Best Holiday Homes. 

The stunning property is a multi-dwelling country homestead on 150 acres of lush rainforest in the Kangaroo Valley. The Gold-badged Attunga KV property can accommodate large families, group holidays, and weddings with its seven bedrooms, large pool, expansive open areas, large garden, and entertainment shed. 

2. Silver Holiday Home of the Year - Buderim Rainforest Retreat, Sunshine Coast

Buderim Rainforest Retreat
The pool and cabana at Buderim Rainforest Retreat.

If you're looking for a beach retreat amidst tropical surroundings, you'd better book Buderim Rainforest Retreat quickly, as this property gets snapped up fast!

Buderim Rainforest Retreat is the Silver Holiday Home of the Year for 2022, thanks to its pristine accommodations, which have awarded it multiple five-star ratings. 

Buderim Rainforest Retreat offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an outdoor pool, and a tropical cabana entertaining area.

3. Bronze Holiday Home of the Year - Bookmakers Cottage, Birregurra

Bookmakers Cottage Bookmakers Cottage Birregurra
The outdoor tub at The Bookmakers Cottage in Victoria.

Rounding off the top three Holiday Homes of the Year for 2022, the Bookmakers Cottage in Victoria's Birregurra has been awarded the Bronze badge. 

Nestled in the foothills of Victoria's incredible Otways Ranges, the Bookmakers Cottage is the ideal getaway for those looking for a quaint rural escape. The Heritage-listed property has been lovingly restored over the years and provides a modern yet rustic ambience for those seeking a cosy home away from home. The Bookmakers Cottage is also popular for weddings. 

Holiday Home Finalists for 2022

Hamptons Hill Sunshine Coast
Hamptons Hill on the Sunshine Coast.

These seven properties didn't quite make the top three but are still finalists for Australia’s Best Holiday Homes of 2022:

Flynns Hill, Kyneton
Flynn's Hill, Kyneton

4. Flynn's Hill in Kyneton, Vic - sleeps 10 with four bedrooms and six bathrooms.

5. Hamptons Hill on the Sunshine Coast - sleeps 10 with five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

6. The New Yorker in Mount Gambier, SA - sleeps six with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Maison Du Lac Margaret River
Maison Du Lac, Margaret River

7. Maison Du Lac in Margaret River, WA - sleeps eight with three bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Australia's Best Holiday Homes 2022
The Greenhouse Retreat, Pearl Beach

8. The Greenhouse Retreat in Pearl Beach, NSW - sleeps eight with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The Shed Gerroa
The Shed, Gerroa

9. The Shed in Gerroa, NSW - sleeps eight with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Tranquility by the Lake Port Douglas
Tranquillity by the Lake in Port Douglas.

10. Tranquility by the Lake in Port Douglas, Qld - sleeps eight with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

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