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Vacation rentals in Sandy Bay

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Top-rated holiday rentals in Sandy Bay

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Tiny home in Sandy Bay
'The Hideout' Private Bungalow in Sandy Bay
FUNKY AND PRIVATE BUNGALOW - The Hideout is a modern & private space just a stones throw away from the Hobart CBD in a quiet street in Sandy Bay. It's quality and luxury combined and ready to be enjoyed by either solo travellers or a group of 2. The bungalow features a separate bedroom area and ensuite, kitchenette and lounge space. There is also an undercover outdoor lounge area which can be fully enclosed and sunny courtyard for guests to enjoy. Internet is included and parking is on-street.
Townhouse in Sandy Bay
Warm, Inviting & Luxurious The Barn
Beautifully renovated one bedroom self contained studio is a Tasmanian Heritage listed property. Spacious warm and comfortable, the Barn is located in a quiet secluded no thru road. Easy walking to Battery Point, Salamanca, Hobart waterfront and city centre. The perfect retreat to explore Hobart and beyond, minutes walk away from public transport, including the Airporter Shuttle Bus. Surrounded by supermarkets, cafes, bakeries, quality restaurants, Wrest Point Casino, beaches & lovely parks.
Guesthouse in Sandy Bay
Waimea Tasmania | Sandy Bay #waimeatasmania
Especially designed for our Airbnb guests, this neutral toned, 1 bedroom (King bed) Guesthouse is a mere 5 minute drive from Hobart's CBD. With Tasmanian features throughout (including brochures of local interests), beautiful quality linen, parking at the front door...this is the perfect accommodation for your "Tassie getaway experience". Georgie & Stu are experienced Airbnb (Super) hosts and very much look forward to sharing their Sandy Bay Guesthouse with you one day soon.

Stay near Sandy Bay's top sights

Wrest Point22 locals recommend
University of Tasmania12 locals recommend
Coles Sandy Bay55 locals recommend
McDonald's Sandy Bay3 locals recommend
Long Beach25 locals recommend
Solo Pasta and Pizza48 locals recommend

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Hobart's Finest, 3 bedroom, Central, Free Parking.
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Enchanting Views with relaxing SPA and Sauna.

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Sandy Bay

Total rentals

260 properties

Wi-Fi availability

240 properties include access to Wi-Fi

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

100 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

20 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

150 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

20K reviews

Your guide to Sandy Bay

All About Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay is a suburb south of the Tasmanian capital Hobart known for its small, swim-friendly beaches along the Derwent River. The area has a lively vibe thanks to the large population of students at the University of Tasmania, and is in close proximity to Hobart’s central business district and its many shops and restaurants.

Sandy Bay’s night markets are a huge draw in the summer, while Hobart hosts the Salamanca Market, one of Tasmania’s biggest attractions, every Saturday throughout the year. Close neighbourhoods like Battery Point offer a chance to take self-guided history walks where you’ll see sandstone homes from the 1800s, and you can make a stop in the Narryna Heritage Museum. Further inland, take a trek up Mount Nelson for a panoramic peak of Sandy Bay and views of the mountains behind the river.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Sandy Bay

Sandy Bay’s weather is mild throughout the year. No matter the season, it’s a good idea to bring a rain jacket and expect occasional light rains. Winter is the rainiest and coldest season, but the annual Festival of Voices in August brings a boost of cheer with live music. In spring, the botanical gardens are in full bloom, and you can expect warm weather during the day and cooler weather at night. On Friday evenings in the summer, check out Sandy Bay’s night market, where you’ll find small live music stages alongside craft and food booths. In autumn, the statewide cultural festival known as Ten Days on the Island brings visitors from all over Australia to explore the art, music, and traditions of this area.

Top things to do in Sandy Bay

Local Beaches

Explore Sandy Bay’s small, accessible coastline that stretches from Long Beach to Lords Beach. The beaches are small, but the river is calm, and there are plenty of paved walks, picnic areas, barbecues, and changing facilities. On your walk, you will also pass by Nutgrove Beach, Red Chapel Beach, local beachfront cafes, sailing clubs, shops, and parks with inviting green space.

Battery Point Sculpture Trail

Follow the two-kilometre Battery Point Sculpture Trail for a unique way to learn about the history of Sandy Bay and Hobart. You will pass nine different sculptures depicting different dates, measurements, or times that are strategically placed in front of historic buildings, parks, and old cottages. These sculptures help tell the story of the landmarks, but make sure to download the map from the Hobart City Council’s website to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

This 14-hectare space was founded in the early 1800s and is one of the oldest botanical gardens in all of Australia. Thanks to the cooler climate, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is home to some of the most unique plant life in the area with a Japanese garden, subantarctic plant house, orchid greenhouse, sculptures, water features, and more. You can spend a whole day here, refuel at the cafe, and then hit the gift shop on your way out.

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