Cosiest holiday homes for the long weekend

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Just about anyone I talk to these days mentions they’re seriously in need of a holiday. The cold rainy weather in many parts of the country and the constant busy-ness of day to day life can be quite wearing. Luckily, the Queen’s birthday long weekend offers up an opportunity for a short break away. Whether you like a rustic cottage, or a modern high-rise apartment, Gumtree has the cosiest holiday homes for the long weekend.

Kangaroo Island, SA – From $170 pn
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What could be cosier than a claw foot tub and a wood fire on a cold night? This charming old fisherman’s cottage even has it’s own herb garden, BBQ area and sandpit for the kids.

Inner-city Melbourne, VIC – From $129 pn
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Delight in the large balcony overlooking the Yarra in this beautiful 2-bedroom apartment in inner city Melbourne. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city, or stay in and enjoy the pool and sauna.

Culburra Beach, NSW – From $210 per night
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Enjoy your morning coffee while the waves break on the sand. When the sun comes up, walk along the beach and you might be lucky to spy some dolphins playing in the water.

Holloways Beach, QLD – From $195 per night
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Relax and unwind at this welcoming villa with a private, fully stocked billabong. Wake up to the sounds of the birds and let all your cares melt away in this natural paradise just a short distance from Cairns.

St Kilda, VIC – From $995 pw
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On a quiet little tree lined street, this Edwardian home offers a picture perfect getaway. It has great access to the CBD and modern amenities. There’s even a cosy fireplace to take away the chill of the nights.

Broadbeach, QLD – From $295 pn
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This generously sized, waterfront home is perfect for a large family or a gathering of friends. Walk to the beach, casinos, and an array of eateries.

Whale Beach, NSW – From $990 pw
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Imagine staying in your very own treehouse – with views over the Pittwater, wraparound entertaining decks, and a warm wood fire.

Albany, WA – From $170 pn
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Enjoy whale watching, cliff-top walks, and regional food during the day, and at night cosy up in this sweet little cottage in the historic district.

Tennyson, SA – From $110 pn
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Just a short distance from the beach and with lovely lake views, this unit is less than one hour to the Barossa wine region.


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