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Top 10 Airbnb Accommodation Near Gabbinbar Homestead

From bespoke boutique cottages to Hamptons inspired retreats we've put together a list of our favourite Airbnb's to stay in.

Whether you are visiting Toowoomba to take part in a fabulous wedding weekend, attending the yearly carnival of flowers festival (which sees the cities gardens burst with thousands of blooms) or simply taking a trip up the escarpment to see and taste the regions delights, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing where you’d like to retreat to and rest your head at the end of the day.

From bespoke boutique cottages to Hamptons inspired retreats, welcoming you with a bottle of wine and the invitation to put your feet up and relax, we've put together a list of our favorite Airbnb accommodation near Gabbinbar Homestead.

Wisteria Cottage

'Wisteria', as it is affectionately known, is an exquisitely renovated 4 bedroom cottage styled to give you all the elegance of modern Hamptons living. The beautifully appointed cottage is only 70 meters from the front gates of Gabbinbar Homestead, and has all the features to make it a luxurious home away from home for couples and wedding guests. You'll even be greeted with a bottle of white and red wine upon arrival and little extras like Nespresso coffee and english breakfast and earl grey tea!

Boasting luxurious touches such as an inviting dining and cooking space, spacious outdoor entertaining areas, gorgeous hardwood floors and designer bathrooms you'll feel right at home. Best of all, you’ll be able to relax and sleep in comfort with hotel quality bed linen throughout.

No matter what the weather brings during your stay, you’ll be comfortable due to reverse cycle air conditioning and an inviting gas fireplace in the main living room. Dramatic high ceilings and a fully equipped kitchen make Wisteria perfect for entertaining and you’ll love the marble benchtops and ILVE stove.

A large covered outdoor entertaining area flows on from the main living which features an outdoor dining setting, bar stools, and bench seating overlooking the fully fenced, dog friendly landscaped yard. Each of the spacious bedrooms has been lovingly styled and include a smart TV and a comfortable queen bed that's fitted with hotel quality and commercially cleaned linen - ensuring the perfect night's sleep.

The family-sized Hamptons-style bathroom features a bath and large shower with custom vanity and marble accents. The master bedroom has built-in cupboards with a separate dressing room that adjoins the stunning ensuite. The spacious fourth bedroom doubles as an extra lounging area with a queen bed but also a daybed which transforms into two additional singles (perfect for families).

Rating and number of stays hosted: 4.95 star / 261 Reviews Maximum number of guests: 10 Minimum night stay: 2 nights Pet friendly: Yes, welcome in the fully fenced yard and on the undercover deck and porch

Review: 'The best Airbnb stay in Toowoomba! A beautiful home, super comfy beds, really clean and well maintained. The house has everything you need, including special luxury items and a lovely welcome gift. Great outdoor area! The host, Anje, is really responsive and helpful. And did I mention dog-friendly! We loved our stay at Wisteria and we will definitely be back again.’ Tanya

Modern Luxury next to Gabbinbar Homestead

The closest accommodation to Gabbinbar Homestead in Toowoomba, this modern and luxe apartment is a stone's throw away (less than 10m) to the welcoming front gates of the homestead. With a focus on clean lines and glamorous touches, this stylish yet practically appointed 3-bedroom apartment features hotel quality linen, 2 spacious bathrooms, full-sized kitchen, bar nook with glassware, a smart TV in each bedroom, fully equipped laundry and a gorgeous furnished courtyard.

This conveniently located apartment provides the perfect accommodation option for enjoying the festivities at Gabbinbar Homestead with its location and family-friendly layout. A complimentary bottle of red and white wine upon arrival will also help you celebrate the start of your stay.

Rating and number of stays hosted: 4.95 star / 273 Reviews Maximum number of guests: 8 Minimum night stay: 2 nights Pet friendly: Yes, welcome in the fully-fenced yard and courtyard

Review: 'Wow, you can expect the absolute best!!! Exactly like the photos. So new and so clean, which was a major consideration for me with 2 small babies. Angela was incredible and made so much effort for us. She left us a beautiful welcome note, and we couldn't have felt more welcome. Access was so easy and safe. We just loved, loved, loved it. If you are getting married at Gabbinbar, it's simply a must to stay here.' Lauren

Norwood Roses

A welcome newcomer, 'Norwood Roses' is boutique Airbnb that is in a class of its own. This historic cottage, built in 1895, has been lovingly and faithfully restored and is filled with natural light, art, a carefully curated selection of antiques and offers an award-winning cottage garden.

Enjoy a soak in the clawfoot bathtub and then fall asleep in the antique wrought-iron beds with 1000 thread-count sheets and feather and duck-down pillows. Best of all this delightful Airbnb has all the modern touches including high-speed internet, Netflix and reverse cycle air conditioning - you'll want to bunker down for good. You're also in the heart of everything Toowoomba has on offer as this bespoke cottage is in easy walking distance from the city centre and all the restaurants, cafe's, pubs and cocktail bars we recommend.

Rating and number of stays hosted: 4.99 star / 161 Reviews Maximum number of guests: 4 Minimum night stay: 1 nights Pet friendly: No

Review: 'Caitlyn's cottage was an absolute dream! The garden was extraordinary, and it was so lovely to start our day there with a cup of coffee, very peaceful! The house itself is so beautifully decorated, I found myself just walking around looking at all of the gorgeous things. The beds were comfy, there were plenty of recommendations for locals places to visit, and we had delicious fresh bread, cheeses and a beautiful bunch of roses waiting for us when we arrived. I recommend it for anyone visiting Toowoomba. Caitlyn was great at communicating and very friendly.' Chloe

Keeler Cottage

This newly renovated 1920s cottage is all about location, location, location. Only a few minutes walk from Queens Park, CBD, St Vincent's Hospital and Toowoomba Grammar School. The owners are self-confessed foodies who have provided a fully equipped kitchen for your enjoyment during your stay. Ducted, reverse cycle air conditioning will keep you cool in summer and cosy in winter. With its thoughtful styling touches and infusion of colourful art, this home is well worth adding to your itinerary for a stay in Toowoomba.

Rating and number of stays hosted: 5 star / 98 Reviews Maximum number of guests: 7 guests Minimum night stay: 2 nights Pet friendly: No

Review: Keeler Cottage is in a great location, within walking distance to Queen’s Park and many local cafes. It was beautifully presented, welcoming and extremely clean. Attention to detail and thoughtful extra touches made it feel like we were staying in a friends home.Communication with Megan was excellent. We will be very happy to return. Philip

The Teahouse

Located in the leafy suburb of East Toowoomba, 'The Tea House' exudes charm and character. Newly renovated, this spacious home features crisp white walls which partner beautifully with high ceilings, wooden floors and feature tiling throughout.

The hero of the home is the large spacious living and dining area, which flows seamlessly into the entertaining outdoor area which overlooks the backyard - and of course, the pool. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, entertainers kitchen with a servery opening onto the deck (equipped with a BBQ for your use) this family-friendly home exudes warmth and is a short stroll to Queens Park.

Rating and number of stays hosted: 4.99 star / 78 Reviews Maximum number of guests: 6 Minimum night stay: 2 nights Pet friendly: No

Review: The Teahouse was a wonderful AirBnB experience. Beautiful house, extremely well appointed with every little detail thought out and provided. We had a fantastic stay there and couldn't recommend highly enough. Kathy

Hedge House

Hedge House is a spacious and beautifully renovated 1960s home in one of Toowoomba's most exclusive suburbs. The morning sun drenches the living and dining area with a beautiful northern aspect, while the enclosed terrace is perfect for enjoying complimentary tea and coffee. Close to parks with stunning escarpment views or pop down to the nearby coffee shops for great coffee and pastries.

Rating and number of stays hosted: 4.98 star / 42 Reviews Maximum number of guests: 8 guests Minimum night stay: 2 nights Pet friendly: No

Review: *'Our stay at the Hedge House, exceeded our expectations. It was such a stunning home equipped with so many wonderful extras. Megan is a fantastic host, she communicates very quickly and helps in any way she can. Our stay was sensational.' Caela

Nell's Place

Opposite historic Clifford House and Gip's restaurant this newly renovated property is effortlessly styled with luxurious furnishings, plantations shutters throughout and carefully curated finishing touches. An inviting and welcoming space, 'Nell's Place' fuses heritage character with modern appeal.

With multiple living spaces, reverse cycle air conditioning in all the main areas and bedrooms, and off-street parking this inner-city retreat puts you only moments away from the cinema, Grand Central shopping centre and downtown cafes and restaurants.

Rating and number of stays hosted: 5 star / 73 Reviews Maximum number of guests: 8 guests Minimum night stay: 2 nights Pet friendly: No

Review: 'Nell's Place is one of the most lovely places my wife and I have stayed at. It is not only stylish but well-appointed, comfortable and with all of the facilities and provisions you would need. Our stay was truly memorable!' Steven

Elegant & Spacious Art Deco Home in East Toowoomba

With three separate living spaces to retreat to, this spacious and well-appointed home opposite the Queens Park Botanical Gardens is ideally located for enjoying the sights of Toowoomba. If staying over a weekend, make sure to pop down to the local farmers market on a Saturday morning for fresh coffee and some delicious Darling Downs produce.

'The Cubby', as it is known, is also an entertainer's delight with an indoor/outdoor room that opens and flows off the modern kitchen into the leafy backyard creating one expansive, inviting space. High-ceilings and light-filled nooks to relax in are found throughout the home, while the main bedroom offers ample storage. Fresh, vibrant pops of colour in the styling choices contrast nicely with the white walls and wooden floors, and for the cooler Toowoomba evenings, the gas fireplace is conveniently located in the main living area.

Rating and number of stays hosted: 4.96 star / 160 Reviews Maximum number of guests: 8 guests Minimum night stay: 2 nights Pet friendly: No

Review: 'Fantastic location if you are keen to check out Queen's Park. Beautifully furnished with everything you need. Lots of lovely spaces within the home to relax and enjoy spending time with friends or family. Gill is a friendly and welcoming host who replied quickly to any queries. Loved staying at The Cubby.' Nicola

The Keeper's House

The 'The Keeper's House' offers spacious living with a northern-facing living area that looks over the generously sized backyard allowing you to capitalise on the morning sun. Sleeping up to 6 guests the newly renovated properties is in walking distance to 'Wendland's Cafe' where you can source your morning provisions (think delicious pastries, breads and deli goods) and coffee. The main bedroom is equipped with a large queen bed, generous ensuite, walk-in robe and all the little comforts that make this a wonderful home-away-from home.

Rating and number of stays hosted: 4.99 star / 75 Review Maximum number of guests: 6 guests Minimum night stay: 2 nights Pet friendly: No

Review: 'This place is divine. So much space, very comfortable and clean and we felt right at home. Great house for a family or group. We loved the main room that looked out to the back garden and the lovely big dining table which was great for family dinners. We had a bbq outside in the back garden one night which was great too. Very relaxing. Beautiful house in a beautiful area of Toowoomba. Megan was very lovely to deal with. Don’t think twice about this place!' Jodie

Gabbinbar 7 bedroom family home

Close to Gabbinbar Homestead and great for bigger groups, this seven-bedroom home is modern and well-equipped. With a family-friendly layout with an open-plan kitchen, dining, family and patio area, it boasts all the modern conveniences needed for a comfortable getaway.

Rating and number of stays hosted: 4.86 star / 166 Review Maximum number of guests: 10 guests Minimum night stay: 2 nights Pet friendly: No

Review: 'Nice modern home with some big adult bedrooms, and plenty of room for kids. Well kept and very conveniently close to Gabbinbar Homestead for weddings (2 min drive, 10-15 walk). Matt was a great host, good communication.' Lachlan


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