Canberra's most sought after Airbnb is actually in ... Higgins?!

Canberra's most sought after Airbnb is actually in ... Higgins?!

When people come to Canberra for the weekend, what are they looking for in an Airbnb? Privacy? Proximity to Floriade? Views of Parliament House? New data from Airbnb shows that what they’re actually looking for is … room for their pooch to come too.

A list of Canberra’s ‘most wished for’ properties on Airbnb shows Sarah and Matt’s abode in Higgins is right at the top of the list: and it’s aptly named ‘Paw-fect pad’.

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The one-bedroom, one-bathroom granny flat is described as “light, airy and modern, with plenty of creature comforts (for you and your four-legged friend)”. The backyard is fully fenced, with the option of not one but four parks and the local shops for when you want to take your fur baby for a walk.

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Just below the Paw-fect Pad on the list is this ‘Stunning Guest Suite’ in Duffy. Guests rave about it: ‘This was an incredibly comfortable space’ and ‘Jeanie’s place was truly delightful.

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Such thoughtfulness in providing chargers for all types of devices.’ But what they love most is the fact it comes with a heated pool. (We’re also assuming that its proximity to Stromlo means it hosts an endless stream of mountain-biking couples from interstate.)

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According to Airbnb, its services contribute $187 million to Gross State Product in the ACT and supported almost 1,200 jobs in the year to March 2023.

“Our hosts in Canberra contribute powerful economic ripple effects to the region,” says Susan Wheeldon, Country Manager for Airbnb, Australia and New Zealand.

“We’re supporting businesses such as retailers, restaurants, bars and cafes — which are often the foundation for life in local communities.”

The most sought after properties in Canberra also include:

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom studio in Chisholm.

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This new self-contained flat is fully furnished with a full kitchen and “all the nice things you need to have a relaxing stay”. The Monaro highway provides quick access to the city or the snow fields.

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Angela’s peaceful and private apartment in Belconnen.

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Being 22 floors up is not for everyone, but the views are undeniable. Located in Geocon’s ‘Nightfall’, the established ground-floor public plaza has a Woolworths Metro as well as cafes and restaurants. (Photos of this apartment by Jack Mohr).

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Anthony’s stylish lakeside apartment at the foreshore.

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Located in the newly constructed Element building, this Airbnb is surrounded by trendy restaurants, cafes and a bar. Lakeside living at its finest.

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This cosy Braddon apartment with free parking.

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Located in the brand new ‘Sol’ development, this apartment faces Canberra Centre and has views of the city.

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