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The Best Caloundra Accommodation For A Weekend Getaway

By Caity Hockins

Summer is just around the corner and here at Urban List we’re all about embracing a summer getaway. If you’re looking for something a little quieter than the hustle and bustle of Noosa, Caloundra is a loveable Sunshine Coast/Gubbi Gubbi Country seaside town that has picture-perfect beaches every which way you turn. So, yes, it's a prime Sunshine Coast summer holiday spot.

The decision to take some time off and head to Caloundra is an easy one, it’s finding the ideal accommodation that requires some work. That’s why we did it for you. Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a weekend adventure you’re planning with friends, we’ve uncovered the best Calounda accommodation in 2023.

Motel Caloundra

Caloundra | Sleeps 4

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Motel Caloundra took a rundown spot and lovingly reimagined it into something the Coast can be very proud of. This gorgeous boutique motel is the Sunshine Coast's first net-zero energy accommodation and a stay you cannot miss. The rooms are stylishly designed and are equipped with organic toiletries and organic cotton sheets.

As centrally located as you can get, Motel Caloundra is directly across from The Events Centre and a short stroll into town and Bulcock Beach. Perfectly designed to make it a very special (and sustainable) stay. Book here.

Pumicestone Blue


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When you book your Caloundra stay at Pumicestone Blue Caloundra, you’ll gain access to the 12th-level rooftop sun terrace boasting 360-degree views of beauty, from Pumicestone Passage to the Glasshouse Mountains. 

Although this resort is positioned right in the centre of town, you won’t want to leave when you dip your toes in the breathtaking rooftop pool that’s set at 26 degrees. Book a one, two or three-bedroom apartment with either ocean or garden views—secure your stay here.

BreakFree Grand Pacific


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Laze around the lagoon pool (while the kids make a splash) or kick back and take in the picture-perfect waterfront view from your balcony at BreakFree Grand Pacific. There are one, two and three-bedroom apartments but book the rooftop waterfront space to treat yourself to spectacular water views from your private rooftop jacuzzi.

Located a stone's throw away you'll find Caloundra’s best shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, all overlooking the beautiful Pumicestone Passage. It’s no wonder this Caloundra hotel has a 4.3-star rating. Book here.

Moffs Beach Abode Airbnb

Moffat Beach | Sleeps 4

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In the heart of trendy Moffat Beach, this immaculate and elegant Airbnb is styled to impress. The modern apartment is designed for those looking for a well-deserved break or a romantic getaway. Located one street back from the esplanade, it offers privacy while still being a short walk from the beach, the headland and plenty of dining options.

Relax in the sunlit lounge or take in the views on the deck, either way, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and recovered. We can definitely see why this Airbnb has a 4.99-star rating. Book here.

Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort


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Get excited—Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort has been ranked amongst the top 10 family resorts in Australia and we can understand why. Unwind in the beautiful tropical surroundings or explore all the features the resort has to offer. From a fully-equipped waterpark to a putt-putt golf course and a giant Kangaroo Jumper, the kids are covered.

Oaks didn’t forget that parents though, while your kids play, you can relax at the resort pool or enjoy a few cocktails at the Reflections Restaurant. Book here.

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Currimundi Lakefront Ocean Penthouse Airbnb

Currimundi | Sleeps 8

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Live in absolute luxury when you stay in this raved-about Caloundra penthouse, perched in a prime position overlooking Currimundi Lake and the beach. Gather your friends and feel like a celebrity while soaking up the sun on the rooftop terrace and private spa. 

Located opposite Currimundi Lake, you won’t have to go far from this peaceful space to experience the joys the area has to offer. It has everything to make your holiday a memorable one. Book here.

Kings Beach Beauty Airbnb

Kings Beach | Sleeps 4

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Experience pure bliss the minute you step foot into this Kings Beach Airbnb. The bright and beautifully decorated space is just a two-minute walk from the beach and the main street of town. Rest and unwind in the comfort of the newly renovated accommodation or head to a local favourite, the Kings Beach Tavern, to relax with a drink in hand.

This ideal spot has the kids covered too with surfboards they can borrow and a playground and water fountain nearby. It’s no wonder that this Airbnb has seriously glowing reviews. Book here.

Monaco Caloundra


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Magical water views, heated pool, alfresco BBQ area and sauna—did we get your attention? If so, you won’t want to miss a stay at Monaco Caloundra. This opulent Caloundra resort is situated in the centre of town and boasts views of Bribie Island, Pumicestone Passage and the Glass House Mountains.

Apartment offerings from a one-bedroom with water views to a three-bedroom penthouse; Monaco Caloundra caters to all groups and occasions. Book here.

Rumba Beach Resort 


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Position yourself directly across from Bulcock Beach at Rumba Beach Resort. This beachfront Caloundra hotel is a family favourite that still provides a touch of elegance with all suites coming complete with modern coastal furnishing and in-room two-person spas. 

If you’ve booked your stay for a romantic escape, be sure to head to the elevated pool deck; it boasts a stylish car with local and imported beers alongside one of Caloundra’s best selection of curated cocktails. Book here.

Pumicestone Cottage Airbnb

Golden Beach | Sleeps 3

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If you’re looking for a unique cottage near the seaside then Pumicestone Cottage is for you. This charming cottage Airbnb features an iconic white picket fence, leadlight windows, polished timber floors and hand-crafted furniture.

With a two-minute walk into the Golden Beach town centre, you can grab a coffee from a Caloundra cafe and take in the views of the Pumicestone Passage. It’s clear to see why the Luxury Pumicestone Cottage is a very special choice. Book here.

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