13 August 2018

Canberra’s most wished for Airbnbs are centrally located and feature pools

| Glynis Quinlan
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The rooftop terrace at Canberra’s most wished for Airbnb. All photos supplied by Airbnb.

Canberra’s most ‘wished for’ Airbnbs are all centrally located and have access to a pool according to the latest data provided by the home-sharing site.

A one-bedroom apartment across the road from Civic pool which sleeps up to four guests comes in at top place, while a two-bedroom apartment with a sunny balcony in the heart of Belconnen comes in second.

Third place is held by a one-bedroom ‘garden retreat’ in Griffith, while in fourth spot is a stylish lakefront apartment on Kingston Island.

To celebrate the popular properties located in our own backyard, Airbnb recently released Australia’s most wish-listed Airbnbs – showcasing the listings travellers from near and far have picked as their dream places to stay.

In essence, the ‘wish list’ tool provides a way for guests to find and save potential Airbnbs that they want to stay in some day.

Interestingly, in a break-down of the top Canberra Airbnbs, it was convenience, locality and value-for-money which seem to have attracted people rather than the exotic or different.

Airbnb Australia’s Country Manager, Sam McDonagh, said that Australia’s most sought-after Airbnbs include a mix and diversity of properties.

“It’s evident that travellers have a fascination with Australia’s great outdoors with hinterland villas and forest treehouses topping the list; however, they’re also wanting to indulge in Australia’s more urban lifestyle, with luxury New York-styled apartments and rooftop terraces coming out on top as some of the country’s most popular listings,” Mr McDonagh said.

City ‘gem’ tops the list

The kitchen in the Civic Airbnb.

Topping the ACT ‘wish-list’ provided by Airbnb to The RiotACT was a ‘Canberra city gem’ in the Forum building, located near cafes and restaurants, as well as being only 200 metres from the Convention Centre.

For $129 per night, the apartment includes a queen bed in the main bedroom, a sofa bed in the living room, free Wi-Fi, undercover parking, use of a gym and a rooftop terrace, and close proximity to Civic pool and Lake Burley Griffin.

“Well-appointed throughout and boasting high-end inclusions like stone bench tops and Bosch Stainless steel appliances, this spacious one-bedroom apartment feels luxurious and is a pleasure to come home to,” says the promotional blurb. Click here for full details.

Two-bedroom Belconnen apartment

The swimming pool accessible for guests of the Belconnen Airbnb.

A two-bedroom apartment in the Oracle building in Belconnen comes in second on Canberra’s Airbnb wish list.

The fully-furnished apartment costs $148 a night, sleeps up to four guests, and is close to government offices, Westfield shopping mall, Belconnen fresh food market, and the bus interchange.

Features of the apartment include undercover car parking, a plasma TV, a HiFi entertainment centre, and access to barbecues, a gym, sauna and swimming pool. Click here for full details.

One of the bedrooms in the Belconnen apartment.

Garden Retreat in Griffith

The garden of the Griffith studio.

Third on the Canberra Airbnb wishlist is a self-contained studio in Griffith for two guests for $128 per night.

There is private access to the studio as well as to the leafy back garden and pool. It is 700 metres from the Manuka shopping precinct, 600 metres from the Griffith shops and ‘within easy striking distance’ of the Kingston shops, restaurants and foreshore. Click here for full details.

The Griffith studio’s bedroom.

On the Lakefront – Kingston

The infinity-edge heated pool overlooking Lake Burley Griffin.

Fourth on the list of Canberra’s most sought-after Airbnbs is a two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment suitable for four guests in the Lakefront building on Kingston Island.

The apartment has the full range of facilities, undercover parking for two cars, and includes the use of a gym and an infinity-edge heated pool overlooking Lake Burley Griffin.

This Airbnb boasts a central location with views of Lake Burley Griffin, Mr Ainslie and Parliament House. Click here for full details.

The lounge-room of the Kingston Island apartment.

What do you look for in an Airbnb? Let us know in the comments below.

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