The switch has flicked from UGG-weather to spring, which means it’s pretty much summer, which means the festive season of booze, feasts, friends, and long, sweltering days at the beach are upon us.
(We won’t talk about the sunburn or the mozzies or the iceblocks that are half melted before you’ve even popped the sucker in your mouth. Gah! Summer, you might have little quirks, but we love you all the same.)
What better way to soak up the Coast’s summery vibes than booking an epic beach pad for the ultimate stay-cation. Call your mates to fill up the spare rooms, comb the farmers’ market so you’re prepped for platter o’clock, and bask in the good times.
You keen? Here’s 10 Sunshine Coast holiday houses and apartments, you’ll want to bookmark.
Oceanfront Luxury | Sunshine Beach
Gah! You’ve got to at least look at this baby. Even if you can’t afford to book it, just imagine the epic thrown-together dinner party you could have around that dining table, followed by a late-night dip in that pool, of course! We don’t even know where to start with this Sunshine Beach house—it’s got it all! Ocean views, gorgeous interior, massive decks; if you’re trying to convince the besties to move to the Sunshine Coast, a couple of nights here should do the trick!
What to do nearby? Get the blood pumping with a hike from the northern end of Sunshine Beach, up the staircase to heaven, and over to Alexandria Bay. Want more? Tackle the A-Bay to First Point mish. It’s easily one of the best hikes on the Sunshine Coast.
Modernist Beach House | Marcus Beach
Show your out-of-town guests where the regular Sunshine Coasters live (as if we could afford Hastings Street) and book this sweet pad in Marcus Beach. This modernist-inspired beach house is an enclave from the crazy busy tourist meccas across the Coast. Decked out with furniture you’re probably going to want to take photos of and then hunt down on Ebay, this quiet getaway is also pet-friendly. Srsly. Oh, and it comes with a pool—hey, there’s nothing like a game of Marco Polo to bring back those childhood memories of summer.
What to do nearby? Stroll south (or drive) to Peregian Beach, and don’t stop ‘til you’re scoffing back breakfast and coffee at Hand of Fatima’s.
Shanti | Peregian Beach
Because who doesn’t want to pretend they live in a beachfront property with an infinity pool? This Peregian Beach house is a big mama, sprawling over two levels and sleeping eight people. Only a few minutes’ walk from the village, flitting between the beach and your pad and a beer at PBH, will be more than enough to fill those summer days.
What to do nearby? For that end of vacay dinner, book a table at the casually elegant Pitchfork.
Malibu | Yaroomba
If you’re a lawn-down-to-the-beach kinda person, then this beachfront abode is going to knock your pluggers off. Open-plan with irresistible ocean views, we’re pretty sure that lazing on the grass with a mojito in hand is mandatory if you choose to stay in this Yaroomba pad.
What to do nearby? Drive north and check out all the places to eat, drink, and be merry in Coolum Beach.
Mitti Duplex | Little Cove
This Little Cove gem is the Noosa holiday house you wanna book if you’re bringing along your tribe for the whole double-date-holiday thingy with your best mate and her brood. Make sense? Basically, this place can sleep nine, spread across two adult rooms AKA big beds, and then a third room with bunks for the little tykes. It’s really pretty, too! And comes complete with a plunge pool AND a super private roof top terrace, perfect for those sunset drinks.
What to do nearby? Tackle this list of 30 things to do in Noosa. The kids won’t know what hit ‘em.
La Mer Penthouse | Noosa Heads
Chuck out those car keys (but not really, just leave them somewhere safe, okay?), because you won’t be needin’ those jangly things around here. La Mer Penthouse sits on Hastings Street and is all about la la la la luxury. With Sheridan towels at the ready, a beachfront posi, two lounge areas, and a stunning rooftop entertaining area (eye-spy a vertical garden!), it might cost you a mint, but if you fill every bed it’ll totes be worth it!
What to do nearby? Work your way through the best restaurants in Noosa. It ain’t hard to do, trust us!
Oceanfront Beach House | Wurtulla
Got a surfer on your team? Book this mammoth beach house. Sitting close to one of the best beach breaks on the Coast, you’d better get ready to collect those brownie points, ‘cause they’ll be flying at you. Floor to ceiling glass windows, lap pool, wanna-hang-there-all-day outdoor area—leaving this place is going to feel like a difficult break-up. There may even be tears.
What to do nearby? Prove you’re the breakfast boss you say you are by conquering the best breakfasts in Caloundra.
Aloha | Sunshine Beach
We’re sticklers for a classic, old, beach shack. The no-frills kind that brings back memories of family getaways, sheets dusted with sand, and frosty fruits on the front steps. Feel the same? If you’re keen for a stay-cay by the sea without dishing out the big bucks, Aloha is the one for you. It’s basic, but it’s pretty darn charming, too!
What to do nearby? You’ve saved some dosh on the accom, so go make your stomach happy with top notch yum cha at Embassy XO.
The Riverside Retreat | Noosa Heads
Whisk your lover away to this waterfront apartment for a weekend away, and you’ll pretty much have the whole of Noosa at your fingertips. Lounge on your balcony, hire a SUP and launch off the beach out front, or wander a short 10 minutes to either Hastings Street or Noosaville where you’ll be totally spoiled with restaurants, bars, and boutiques.
What to do nearby? Booked in to stay on a Sunday night? Get the ultimate Noosa sunset experience by nabbing a ticket on the boat with the mostest, Catalina.
Park Crescent Pad | Sunshine Beach
Lashings of white paint, breezy as, and incredible ocean views, this Sunshine Beach pad is the result of beach-style done right. Timber floors, balconies kitted out with bench seats and a super long dining table—perfect for those long lunches that turn into drinks that turn into dinner—you’ll feel relaxed as soon as you pull up out front of this beach house. Promise!
What to do nearby? After five days in a row of beach, sand, and sun, mix it up and explore the “other hinterland”. We’ve found 17 Noosa Hinterland places you can’t miss.
Craving more stay-cation inspiration? Check out these next-level Airbnbs on and around the Sunshine Coast.