Sawtell is a village located on the northeastern coast of New South Wales. The village boasts unique geography with beaches to the east, a mountain range to the west and creeks than run along its northern and southern borders. Sawtell Beach remains a hot spot for surfers, while families with small children can swim in the shallow rock pools near Sawtell Bay at the southern end of the beach. At Bongil Bongil National Park, you can walk or cycle through nature trails and see koala bears climbing eucalyptus trees. If you want to enjoy both the ocean waters and scenic parks, consider booking a holiday rental in Sawtell.

Where to book Sawtell holiday accommodation

Sawtell provides many holiday homes, apartments and cabins throughout the town that will help visitors unwind and leave their everyday stresses behind. The rental you pick largely depends on where you want to stay and what your holiday goals are. Certain accommodation even allows you to bring your pets with you.

Sawtell cabin accommodation

You’ll find holiday rentals close to most Sawtell places of interest. Couples can book a 1-bedroom cabin near Sawtell Beach and go for a romantic evening stroll. You can take a short walk from your accommodation to First Avenue, the village’s main street that's lined with fig trees and includes numerous boutique shops, cafes and restaurants for you to visit. While certain cabins might appear rugged, they have modern amenities like microwaves, air conditioning and large, soft beds to make your stay comfortable.

Pet-friendly accommodation in Sawtell

Because many people treat their pets like family, they might want to bring them on holiday. You’ll find numerous rentals with fenced yards to keep your dog from wandering away. You can also check out holiday homes to rent near Boambee Beach, where you can walk your dog off the leash. While certain properties allow pets, keep in mind that the owners might require that your furry friends are well-trained and stay off the furniture and beds.

Sawtell beachfront holiday rentals

Travellers can stay at many attractive holiday rentals on the beach. Many apartment rentals have ovens and barbecue grills for you to cook meals, or you can easily walk to nearby restaurants for tasty dinners. If your accommodation is on Bongil Beach, you can drive your 4-wheeler onto the beach provided you have a permit. This 4-bedroom property makes good use of natural light in its rooms, and vaulted ceilings add elegance to the house. You’ll like the ocean view while you eat outside in the covered dining area.

Creek-side accommodation in Sawtell

You’ll find numerous holiday houses near Bonville Creek, where you can kayak or fish for mullet. Because the creek flows through Bongil Bongil National Park, it also makes an ideal spot for bird-watching, and you might spot ospreys and little terns. You can book a villa that offers beautiful views of the estuary from both the balconies and the rear deck. Several creek-side apartments offer continental breakfast so you can savour a cup of coffee before you participate in water activities.

Other holiday destinations near Sawtell

While Sawtell delivers excellent accommodation, you might find that other popular locales fit your needs better. For example, Coffs Harbour and Bellingen feature exciting attractions and events as well as a variety of holiday houses to satisfy visitors.

Coffs Harbour holiday homes

Coffs Harbour lies approximately 10 kilometres north of Sawtell. The town showcases many family-friendly attractions, including The Big Banana Fun Park, where you can go down giant slides, play laser tag and ice skate. You can book a 3-bedroom townhouse near Park Beach and Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, where children will love petting dolphins and feeding the penguins. Several beachfront holiday rentals on Jetty Beach feature a subtropical garden in the back and a private walkway to the shore.

Accommodation in Bellingen

Bellingen is located about 30 kilometres south of Sawtell in the heart of the Bellingen Valley. The Bellinger Valley Historical Society Museum gives more information about the region’s early years through artefacts and photographs. You can stay at a cosy 2-bedroom cottage close to the Bellingen River, where you can canoe on whitewater rapids or swim in a lagoon in the Urunga area. For a romantic retreat that bolsters tranquillity, couples can rent a wooden chalet surrounded by lush rainforest.