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Best Places To Stay In Sydney: Sydney Holiday Guide

     Welcome to the No.1 website for renting luxury 5 Star Villas in Sydney, Australia. A holiday to Sydney is on every person's bucket list, wherever they are in the world. If you've finally landed your ticket, here's all you need to know about Sydney, one of the most sought-after destinations in the world.


      From its structures to its blend of spectacular landscapes, Sydney can't help but impress. White sand beaches, unrivalled ancient history and a buzzing world-class cityscape make it a breathtaking experience.

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Why choose Sydney?

     Positioned on Australia's east coast, Sydney is the biggest city in Australia and a hub of activity which fuels the South Pacific. This is the site where Europeans first settled when they arrived back in 1788.

      Yet, despite its significant place in modern Australian history, Sydney is a city that doesn't take itself too seriously. That down to earth nature, relaxed attitude and joie de vivre is reflected in the experiences on offer when you visit Sydney.

     It's easy to walk around the city and find something interesting on every corner. You'll find yourself wandering from place to place, always with the harbour just around the corner and great food in sight. For beaches, Sydney's beautiful coastline includes iconic Bondi Beach as well as other gems, each suited to a different type of traveller.

     World-famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, are all within walking distance and you'll find a wide range of museums, galleries, parks and entertainment to keep you busy whilst constantly learning something new.

     This is a city that's always doing something so you can look forward to a buzzing nightlife where rooftop bars are understandably extremely popular. There is also a mind-blowing foodie scene and every type of entertainment, day or night, to ensure you can keep going as long as you choose. The range of luxury villas on offer here is staggering, always with breathtaking views.

      Whatever your group size or makeup, there's plenty to keep everyone fully enthralled all holiday.

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Best things to do in Sydney, Australia

      A 24/7 lifestyle paired with an impressive collection of landmarks and beautiful beaches mean there's so much to do in Sydney. Here's our picks of the best things to do and see in Sydney.

Best things to do in Sydney:

Best local attractions:

     Bondi Beach is possibly the most famous beach in the world and guaranteed to be at the top of your list of must-sees. The brilliant thing is, Bondi doesn't disappoint. Its glorious white sands are the place to be seen and you'll love everything from the fantastic surf to the gorgeous cafes filled with instagrammable treats, reefs made for snorkelling and designer boutiques.

Icebergs ocean pool

     If you're a swimmer, make sure to take a dip in the Icebergs ocean pool and if you can catch a sunrise here, it will truly be a moment.

Bondi Beach

     If you're staying in Bondi Beach for a couple of days, you'll also want to take an enlightening Aboriginal walking tour along the coast to see everything from ancient rock carvings to a didgeridoo in action. Next chill out at Centennial Parklands, a beautiful lakeside retreat where you can take a horse ride, cycle, traverse the walking trails, visit the dazzling new Ian Potter Children's Play Garden or just relax.

Bronte Beach

     For a quiet retreat during your stay head to Bronte Beach or Palm Beach, both beautiful scenic stretches of sand where you can unwind away from the crowds and drink in the views.

Sydney Opera House

     Back in Sydney, the Sydney Opera House is of course, an obvious first stop. If you fancy seeing the magnificent structure from a new angle, take the quirky "House After Dark Tour'. Arriving when the performers have shut up shop, you'll get to uncover the unseen parts of the Opera House, including hidden passageways which normally remain behind closed doors.

The Rocks

     For another interesting angle on the city, head to the Rocks where you'll find historic colonial architecture in the form of houses, churches and other structures, including Australia's first pubs! Built in the final decades of the 1700s, these period buildings are now sought after homes and businesses.

Royal Botanic Gardens

      The Royal Botanic Gardens is another wonderful place to while away the hours in resplendent surroundings. Idyllic in its location by the harbour, the Botanic Gardens are also a great place to get remarkable views of lots of Sydney's top sights, including the Sydney Opera House.

      Packed with thousands of flowers and fauna, an Aboriginal Heritage Tour and more, free entry means you'll stop at the Botanic Gardens more than once during your stay.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

     If you do heights, at 134m high, the Sydney Harbour Bridge delivers unrivalled views over the harbour - if you dare to walk across. Built in the early 1930s, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the biggest steel arch bridge in the world and one of the longest.

The Blue Mountains

     For a change of scenery, take a trip out to the Blue Mountains, a staggering landscape filled with jagged peaks and ancient rainforest. The area is a World Heritage site where the vapour from dense eucalypt forests causes a blue haze to gather over the mountains.

     Whether the infamous Three Sisters rock formation, the world's steepest railway, awesome waterfalls, cable car rides over a dramatic gorge, abseiling, 3-day hikes or the 340 million year old Jenolan Caves, everything in the Blue Mountains is big, bold and impressive.

Sydney's events calendar

     Sydney's events calendar is packed solid so it's always worth checking ahead to see what's on. From music events to legendary markets, beachside competitions, exhibitions and festivals, there's always something exciting to look forward to. Notable events include: FlickerFest, Opera on Sydney Harbour, Sydney Solstice, Mardi Gras and Vivid Sydney.

Best restaurants in Sydney, Australia

      Sydney's foodie scene is all about the joy. It's a fun, playful fusion which brings together an enormous range of cultures in the most accessible way. Eating out is routine here so food is available everywhere, served up in imaginative ways.

      Japanese-Italian anyone? Shouldn't work but it does and to great acclaim. Head to LuMi Bar and Dining to try it for yourself. For the best views over Bondi Beach whilst you dine on Italian fare, Icebergs Dining Room is the place to go.

      Revered for its delicious Mediterranean food and homely aesthetic book a place at Fred's in case you have a longing for home. For the best of Australian cuisine, Sean's Panaroma is an institution. If you want it served up in the finest way book a seat at Quay.

Best places to stay in Sydney, Australia

     Whether your dream location is luxury accommodation by the beach, overlooking the harbour, up in the hills or right in the centre of the action, discover a superb choice of stunning luxury villas, perfect for couples, families and groups of all sizes.

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Sydney, Australia Holidays: Why go?

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Best airport for travel to Sydney:

      The best airport for Sydney is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport.

When is the best time to visit Sydney?

     The best times to visit Sydney if you want to avoid the school holidays and hottest weather are between October and November and March and April. However, if you don't mind packed beaches and want to catch some of Sydney's many festivals, January and early February will suit you. In fact, if you decide on late February, you'll still get the hotter weather but skip the school holidays. For surfing, you'll need to visit between December and February for the best swells.

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By 2008, after the successful development of 3 resorts, JP had well and truly fallen into the world of villa rentals. With a portfolio of 6 villas and a desire to explore new places, he decided it was time to take the villa rental business outside of Turkey. He wanted to give his clients access to beautiful holiday rentals in destinations across the globe.

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