At one point or another, you’ve probably dreamed of escaping to your own little cottage getaway. The good news is that it’s not an impossible dream. Australia, with its diverse landscapes and charming countryside, offers an array of cottage-style rentals to make your dream a reality.

If you’re ready to experience the ultimate in peaceful living with a cosy cottage-style rental in Australia, nestled in the heart of natural beauty, read on.

Where are good spots to look for a cottage-style rental?

Looking for a cottage home in Australia? You’ll be spoiled for choice with stunning locations ranging from the rolling hills of Tasmania to the picturesque coastal regions of New South Wales.

What features should I look for?

When searching for a cottage-style rental in Australia, there are several key features to consider that can enhance your living experience.

First and foremost, the architecture and design of the cottage should reflect its cosy and rustic charm.

Look for properties with traditional elements such as pitched roofs, timber frames, and a cottage garden brimming with colourful flowers and shrubs.

Size and layout matter! Cottage living is all about cosiness and warmth, so make sure your space feels intimate and compact.

Look for rentals with cosy living areas, modern kitchens, and spacious bedrooms for all your storage needs. And if you want to enjoy the great outdoors, look for a cottage-style rental with a private verandah or patio.

26-28 Gunn Parade, Low Head, TAS

Indulge in a seafront escape at this refurbished Low Head cottage. With easy access to Lagoon Beach and East Beach, this spacious cottage also has a gardener to maintain the surroundings. Check out other rentals in Low Head, TAS, or try surrounding suburbs like George Town, Clarence Point or Kelso.

35 Sunset Drive, Garden Island Creek, TAS

Escape to a little slice of paradise with this charming private cottage between Randalls Bay and Charlotte Cove. You can make this home your own with stunning coastal views and a flexible layout. Enjoy a cosy woodfire, entertain guests in the lovely outdoor eating area, or climb the ship-style ladder to the second-storey lookout for panoramic beach views. See what else is available in Garden Island Creek, TAS.

67 Berry Avenue, Edithvale, VIC

This stunning weatherboard home has been meticulously renovated to offer the perfect blend of modern luxury and classic charm. Located in a highly sought-after bayside locale, this property is just moments away from popular amenities, chic village shopping, delightful cafes, and the sparkling waters of Edithvale Beach. Want more? Check out the best of Edithvale on Rent.com.au, or see what else is happening nearby in Bonbeach, Chelsea Heights and Chelsea.

35A Tarlington Road, Lower Beechmont, QLD

This charming, fully furnished cottage in Lower Beechmont offers tranquil living with stunning views of Hinze Dam and Springbrook National Park. Perfect for small families or professionals, the cottage features a modern kitchen with top-of-the-range appliances, stone bench tops, a large pantry, and a dishwasher. See what else you can find in Lower Beechmont, QLD, or try its surrounding suburb Clagiraba.

3 Liverpool Street, Fitzroy North, VIC

A stunning 4-bedroom cottage with a modern living area, bright white walls, timber floors, a sparkling kitchen with a dishwasher, plenty of cupboard space and a Caesar stone bench top. The main bathroom has a shower, and four bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house. See other rentals going in Fitzroy North, VIC or try surrounding areas like Clifton Hill, Southbank or Collingwood.

12 Freyer Street, Williamstown, VIC

Enjoy perfect family living in this elegant Edwardian home across from Williamstown North Primary School and a three-minute walk from North Williamstown Railway Station. Enter the immaculately maintained central hallway with Baltic pine floorboards, fretwork, and soaring 11.5ft ceilings. Williamstown, VIC has other rentals worth checking out – or try your luck in Williamstown North, Altona or Port Melbourne.

41 Grey Street, East Melbourne, VIC

Discover the elegance and space of ‘The Gingerbread House’, a rare Victorian residence. This three-bedroom home features light-filled spaces with exquisite period proportions over two levels. Located in the heart of East Melbourne, opposite Powlett Reserve, you’re only a short walk from the MCG, Paris-end of Collins St, Collingwood and Fitzroy. East Melbourne, VIC has plenty of available rentals – or try out Southbank, Melbourne or Windsor.

21 Victoria Avenue, Woollahra, NSW

Check out this charming sandstone cottage with two levels of formal and informal living spaces, high ceilings, timber floors, a gas fireplace, air conditioning, and modern ensuite bathrooms. Features a sunroom, dining room, well-appointed kitchen, and sundrenched courtyard. Check out other rentals in Woollahra, NSW, or try surrounding suburbs like Bondi, Sydney or Potts Point.

34 Catherine Street, Leichhardt, NSW

Upon entering this charming, free-standing home, you’ll be greeted by a low-maintenance front garden and white picket fence. The house boasts three spacious, well-lit bedrooms, two of which have built-in wardrobes. Check out the best of Leichhardt, NSW, or see what else is happening nearby in Lilyfield, Hurlstone Park or Pyrmont.

86 Redern Street, Subiaco, WA

The Fireman’s Cottage is a stunning piece of history built in 1907 and located in Subiaco. The house has beautiful character finishes, high ceilings, and spacious rooms, and is the perfect place to call home. Features include a front patio with lead lighting, an ensuite shared with a secondary room featuring a character antique vanity, an ornamental fireplace, a main bathroom featuring a stunning claw foot bathtub, lead lighting, and a well-appointed country-style kitchen. Have a look at what else is available in Subiaco, WA – or try out Daglish, Shenton Park or West Perth.

374 Fire Tower Road, Koonya, TAS

This unique two-bedroom property sits atop Fire Tower Road, with a forest as your backyard. The anticipation builds upon entering the forested driveway past manferns and curious wildlife, leading up to the home and your private sanctuary. The kitchen and dining area are spacious, and the front lounge offers a majestic view of Norfolk Bay, looking towards Murdunna and Dunalley. Have a look at what else is going on in Koonya, TAS or try Port Arthur, Premaydena or Nubeena.

16 Lewis Street, North Hobart, TAS

“Autumn Cottage” is a charming two-bedroom house in the popular North Hobart area, within walking distance of the restaurant strip, specialty shops, and the city centre. The living area has an efficient reverse-cycle air conditioner, and the kitchen contains an upright stove and a fridge/freezer. See what else is happening in North Hobart and check out the surrounding suburbs of Hobart, Mount Stuart and West Hobart.

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  1. Thank you for the inspiration! We are planning to do something this weekend and looking for a house to rent. Hope, our kids will love the idea 🙂

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