Destination guide

Mascot: your home-away-from-home in Sydney

Conveniently located just over 5 miles south of Sydney's glittering core, Mascot is an ideal base from which to explore Australia's most iconic metropolis. There's a wide array of Mascot vacation rentals to peruse, from cozy modern apartments, perfect for an action-packed weekend break, to lavish family homes, complete with glimmering swimming pools and immaculately landscaped gardens. This thriving suburb also boasts an abundance of handy amenities, from sleek shopping malls to friendly, family-run restaurants. You'll be just a stone's throw away from lush green golf courses and blissful golden beaches.

Things to do

Iconic landmarks and gorgeous gardens

You'll find many of Australia's most iconic attractions practically on the doorstep of your Mascot vacation rental. Just a 15-minute drive away resides the Sydney Opera House, that instantly recognizable masterpiece of modern expressionist architecture. You might want to swing by for the obligatory selfie, but for a truly unforgettable experience, stick around for a spectacular musical performance or stage show. If the weather's fine, as it so often is, a leisurely day in the Royal Botanic Garden is hard to beat. Established in 1816, it's a sprawling paradise of shimmering lakes, glittering glass houses, and multi-colored flower beds. For culture vultures, the Museum of Sydney tells stories of the city and its people in thrillingly immersive fashion.

Activities

Blissful beaches right on your doorstep

The Lakes Golf Club is close to Mascot and home to one of the country's most prestigious and naturally spectacular championship courses, and has hosted the Australian Open on numerous occasions. No trip to Australia is complete without a healthy stint of beach time, and most Mascot vacation rentals are within easy reach of Sydney's finest. Iconic Bondi beach, just 25 minutes by car from Mascot, is a must for first-timers, and a haven for surfers, swimmers, skaters, and strollers alike. The seafront is also lined with hip outdoor bars and cafes, where you can people-watch to your heart's content while catching a few rays.

Weather

Seasonal escapades in Mascot

One of the great pleasures of a visit to Mascot is its dependably wonderful weather. The summer months of December to February are hot but rarely humid, with blissful sea breezes to keep things fresh. This is Sydney's peak visitor season, so you may prefer to plan a trip for spring, which runs from September to November, or fall, between March and May. Temperatures during these periods tend to be pleasantly warm, and crowds a little thinner, ensuring optimum conditions for sightseeing. Even in the depths of winter, it tends to stay mild and sunny, and rainfall is dispersed fairly evenly throughout the year.

Natural features

Majestic mountains and coastal cliffs

With the deep blue Pacific Ocean to the east, and the rugged magnificence of the majestic Blue Mountains to the west, you'll find a wealth of natural spectacle close to Mascot vacation rentals. There are dozens of harbor and ocean beaches in the Sydney urban area, you're bound to find your own personal favorite. Meanwhile, the region's fragrant eucalypt forests simply beg to be explored at a leisurely pace. If jaw-dropping coastal scenery is more your thing, the clifftop walk between Bondi and Coogee beaches is a must. If you're visiting between May and November, you may also be treated to the breathtaking sight of humpback and southern right whales in migration.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Mascot

The nearest airport is in Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from the city center.

You can see more of Mascot by jumping on the metro at Domestic Airport Station, Mascot Station or International Airport Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Mascot?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,320 vacation rentals near Mascot. From 878 Houses to 2,208 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mascot for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Mascot?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Mascot:

  • Sydney CBD: 2,471 vacation rentals
  • Balmoral: 148 vacation rentals
  • Chatswood CBD: 66 vacation rentals
  • Kings Cross: 335 vacation rentals
  • Hyde Park: 465 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mascot?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mascot. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • George Hanna Memorial Museum: 4,066 vacation rentals
  • Mascot Station: 4,051 vacation rentals
  • Domestic Airport Station: 3,895 vacation rentals
  • Shep's Mound: 4,048 vacation rentals
  • Ice Zoo Sydney: 4,086 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mascot listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mascot?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 878 Houses in Mascot. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mascot include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,208 rentals available
  • Villas: 19 rentals available
  • Cabins: 29 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mascot?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 757 vacation rentals with pool available in Mascot. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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