Best for... Foodies
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In upmarket yet cool harbourside Woolloomooloo, this recently renovated three bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom terrace features a stunning kitchen with huge island bench, opening to an al fresco area to enjoy the fruits of your labour. If you must go out, strap on your walking shoes and you’re in striking distance of the harbour (five minutes), Circular Quay and the Opera House.
Best for... the quirky traveller
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It doesn't get much cooler than Marrickville in Sydney’s inner-west, and it doesn’t get much quirkier than this huge loft apartment in a converted 1895 bakery. Sleeping three (with one bathroom), it features reclaimed furniture, a turntable and record collection, a working artists’ studio below and chickens in the backyard.
Best for... the luxe traveller
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Luxe out at this one-bedroom, one bathroom Bondi penthouse – a sun-filled studio apartment just four minutes’ walk to the famous beach. There’s a leafy deck with daybed and powered sun awning, designer furniture (including a leather Corbusier sofa and egg chair) and all of Bondi’s attractions just an elevator ride away.
Best for... beach lovers
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At a brilliant location perched right on Sydney’s beach holiday axis, this top-floor apartment is within easy walking distance of Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte beaches. The two-bedroom, one bathroom apartment has ocean views from the north-facing balcony, while Marks Park at the end of the street is great for whale watching.
Best for... swimming pool
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A huge swimming pool is the jewel in the crown of this luxurious renovated terrace in the historic, upmarket inner-eastern suburb of Paddington. You’ll also find three bedrooms (the master with spa ensuite), a barbecue entertaining terrace, gourmet kitchen with two ovens and two dishwashers, and formal dining for 10 people.
Best for... pet-friendly travellers
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Why should humans have all the fun? Your Fido (or feline) is welcome to share the delights of this character-filled two-bedroom, two-bathroom renovated terrace house, right in the heart of Paddington’s vibrant mix of trendy pubs, cafés and restaurants and just a couple of minutes’ walk from Oxford Street.
Best for... families
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It’s not hard to enjoy Sydney’s Paddo as a family in this classic two-bedroom balcony terrace decked out with oodles of style. Extra family members can be accommodated on a foldout bed in the second bedroom, and there’s a secure paved courtyard out back plus a playground just across the road.
Best for... water views
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Boasting Tamarama’s best views, this charming three-bedroom, one-bathroom home has an unbeatable absolute-beachfront panorama from the huge second-floor balcony. Relax in the Art Deco surroundings among gorgeous objects d’art, or take a walk to Bondi along the ruggedly beautiful coastal trail immediately below.
Best for... city slickers
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Right on the doorstep of Sydney’s CBD, vibrant and eclectic Surry Hills is the location par excellence with some of the city’s hottest restaurants and nightlife hotspots. A spacious two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment just off Oxford Street, it’s only a short stroll to Hyde Park and the city.