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Staycation time? Say hello to 7 of Queanbeyan’s highest rated Airbnbs

Staycation time? Say hello to 7 of Queanbeyan’s highest rated Airbnbs

Here at Q! News we’ve often wondered – does Queanbeyan actually have any Airbnbs on offer? And if so, what are they like? So we’ve pulled together a list of the region’s highest rated experiences – from Googong and Wamboin to Queanbeyan West and Carwoola. Definitely time to take a staycation!

1. Showground/CBD garden flat

2 guests: 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
Cost: $765/week
What we love: You’re allowed to access seasonal produce from the garden! Total ‘Queanbeyan Nonna’ vibes.


Description: Directly adjacent to the showground, our private, spacious, uncluttered, stylish and functional flat has two private courtyards in which to follow the sun/shade and cook a BBQ.
What the reviews say:Absolutely fabulous – I only apologise to others for having the place unavailable to you all for so long due to the fact I’ve extended my stay multiple times!”

2. Stargazing in Wamboin 

2 guests: 1 bedroom, 1 bath
Cost: $496/week
What we love: The relaxing bush retreat vibes.

Description: Hideaway in Wamboin. Close to wineries. Comfortable studio unit with queen bed, a kitchen and a bathroom. Use of the pool in summer. Stargazing on clear nights, peace and quiet.
What the reviews say: “This place is beautiful. The large windows opening onto the paddock were great, and I loved being able to see stars from my bed.”


3. Ridgeway (tiny house) retreat

2 guests: 1 bedroom-1 bed-1 bath
Cost: $1093/week
What we love: Pets are allowed! Easy access to fire trails and the option to roast marshmallows over the outdoor fire pit.

Description: Nestled on 5 acres of unspoilt high country, Ridgeway Retreat features views of the Brindabella Mountains on one side and private walking trails down to the magnificent Molonglo Gorge on the other.
What the reviews say: “New tiny house tucked away in a bush retreat, under illuminated gum trees. Would have liked to have stayed longer and enjoyed the local walks.”

4. The House@33 Oaks Estate

8 guests: 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1.5 baths
Cost: $2601/week
What we love: The House@33 uses profits generated to invest in sustainable improvements to the home. After its first year as an Airbnb, the profits were spent on solar.

Description: The house is a beautiful 1960s Canberra double brick. It is a fully equipped family home with a huge backyard with lots of large trees. It has a modern feel as well as many retro features including the original bathroom with its lovely big bath.
What the reviews say: “A comfortable spacious house, well-equipped with a pleasant garden and a steady supply of eggs.”

5. Carwoola Kookaburra Cottage

2 guests: 1 bed, 1 bath
Cost: $1204/week
What we love: The king bed looks glorious and the views from that patio – chef’s kiss.

Description: Kookaburra Cottage is fully self-contained and separate from the main house. The cottage has everything you need for a getaway – a spacious bedroom with king-sized bed, a kitchen and a comfortable living area with a smart TV and wifi.
What the reviews say: “We really enjoyed our stay at Kookaburra Cottage. It was very clean and well appointed. A comfy bed and nice pillows which was an added bonus.”

6. Guest suite in Googong

4 guests: 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
Cost: $903/week
What we love:
Private entrance and mountain views.

Description: This nice self-contained one bedroom unit has a large bedroom with built-in robe, a spacious living area with an open kitchen. It has a sofa bed in the living room.
What the reviews say:Perfect, quiet, peaceful as expected. The house is brand new, neat and clean and cheap from a price point of view. I will surely visit again if I have to go to Canberra.”

7. Boho chic in Queanbeyan West

5 guests: 1 bedroom, 5 beds, 1 bath
Cost: $678/week
What we love: Hair dryer, block-out blinds and boho chic decor. There’s a private driveway 3.3m wide or a parking spot designated for a person with disabilities with clear signage.

Description: Fully self-contained kitchen. Netflix and many other forms of wifi streaming to TV. Everything has a new fresh feel. Laundry access to the washing machine and clothes line. Car washing area available.
What the reviews say:Very clean and comfortable stay.”

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About the Author: Holly Winchester

Part Jennifer Coolidge, part Jennifer Garner (gaudy and geeky), Holly idolises Dolly Parton and Princess Di and loves NRL. When she's not creating killer content, you’ll find Holly at the Maccas drive thru getting her chai latte fix or buying 1990s memorabilia for the walls of her Googong home. Specialist subject: the Woolies carpark.