BIG NEWS: Strata building by-laws short-stay letting, declared ‘invalid’ by Fair Trading NSW

Fair Trading NSW announced in a recent statement that all by-laws restricting Airbnb and other short-stay letting in apartment blocks are invalid.

“Section 139 (2) of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 states that no by-law can prohibit or restrict the devolution of a lot or a transfer, lease, mortgage or other dealing relating to a lot,” according to Fair Trading NSW.

Off the Beaten Track - Exploring Sydney

Sydney is full of sights to see and deeds to do, and not just the ones you see in tourist brochures! The next time you find yourself in Sydney with an afternoon free be sure to swing by some of these hidden gems:


Moving to Australia? Taste the Aussie life with L’Abode!

Considering a change of scenery? Could the phrase ‘moving to Australia’ be found in your recent search history? Why wouldn’t you want to move here – Australia is fantastic!

The Best of Brisbane: According to Locals

Recently named Australia’s “hippest city” by Lonely Planet, Brisbane brings the entertainment, sights, sounds and tastes to travellers who wander its warm streets. With pleasant weather gracing the city for the majority of the year, you can pick any old time to visit the beautiful city of Brisbane! Every season is a good season for city exploration, and there’s no end to the outdoor marvels available for you to explore!


Fitness​ ​fans:​ ​what’s​ ​good​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Gold​ ​Coast

Who says you can’t keep up your active lifestyle while on vacation? Australia’s Gold Coast is up early in the morning and ready for action: it’s the perfect spot for all things sporty.

The Top 10 Things to Do in Sydney

Experience fine dining, opera, coastal walks and history on this Top 10 list of things to do in Sydney (Original article by

Christmas in Australia: what is it and where can I get one?

Traditions can be cozy, cute and somewhat sentimental...but do you ever long for a little change of scenery? Wouldn’t it be nice to escape the tired old compulsory Christmas lunch with your extended relatives? Put the ‘holiday’ back in your holiday season this year by treating yourself and your family to a luxurious Australian getaway!

We do Christmas a little differently over here

‘Different’ can be delightful, and we’re sure you’ll find yourself drenched in fun when you fly away for the holidays to Australia!

Dreaming of a white (sandy) Christmas: get festive in Australia

Did you look at the calendar today and scream internally when you noticed that we’re already halfway through November? You know what that means, don’t you...Christmas is coming. 

What if there was another way? A Christmas that didn’t involve being surrounded by awkward interaction with extended relatives, overly-excited children that don’t belong to you, and all that blasted ice and snow? While the majority of the world shivers its merry way through their classic ‘white Christmas’, you could be soaking up sunny rays in any of Australia’s sandy bays! 

7 Rooftop Bars in Brisbane to Ascend to this Summer

Join every office worker ever in rejoicing for the fast-approaching summer. We don’t care which country you come from: Australia is looking sunny for these Christmas holidays, and what better way to celebrate a full-on year than with the most luxurious bar hopping you’ve ever done in your life. We are talking about the famous rooftop bars of Brisbane, and here are a few of the best:

Soleil Pool Bar

4 misconceptions about vacation rentals (Part 1)

It’s time for a good old-fashioned debunking session! We each have entitlement to our own opinions, but if someone is warding you away from your opportunity to indulge in a luxurious holiday rental – you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life!

Sure, not all rentals were created equal. Occasionally you’ll hear the odd drama here and there, but at L’Abode we pride ourselves on avoiding drama and ensuring your holiday goes even better than you’d planned it! You’ve come to Australia to escape the drama, not experience more!