Local Escapes

10 Cabins & Cottages For A Romantic Winter Getaway

By Claire Plush
23rd Apr 2018

winter cabins

You lot went a bit bonkers for our round up of the best accommodation on the Sunshine Coast, so we’re at it again.

Except this time, we’ve trawled the coast for our fave Sunshine Coast cabins and cottages, perfect for a romantic winter getaway. They’re cosy, private, and can be found surrounded by lush forests or sitting on a lake’s shore.

So, grab your lover, pack up the car, and get your staycation on at these cute-as-a-button digs.

Glass on Glasshouse | Glass House Mountains

Love the idea of a cottage, but the reality of staying in a poky, timber-filled space is torture to the “designer” in you? Glass on Glasshouse is your cottage soul mate. These three super luxe pavilions with floor-to-ceiling glass windows are contemporary masterpieces set to a backdrop of the rocky Glasshouse Mountains. Freestanding double spa bath—check! Fireplace—check! Wildlife in abundance (outside, of course)—check! You’ll be left wanting absolutely zilch.


Eco-Friendly Cabana | Eerwah Vale

Because some of us see the romance in a cosy, ramshackle cabin. This teeny tiny Eerwah Vale gem is for couples who want to experience nature and each other (oh la la) in total, creekside privacy. Featuring a heated outdoor shower, compost toilet (!), loft bed, no electricity… basically this no-frills cabana is a step up from camping, but we’re loving it!

Spicers Tamarind & Spicers Clovelly | Maleny & Montville 

If you’re looking for a Sunshine Coast cabin with all the trimmings that also happens to be set in a stunning rainforest surroundings in Maleny, with an incredible onsite restaurant and day spa, then you really needn’t look beyond Spicers Tamarind. Maybe you're a fan of French Provincial instead? Well then, you're in luck. Sister property Spicers Clovelly has a darling little French cottage and it's luxe to say the least. It's three bedrooms and the perfect home-away-from-home in the hinterland. The best part about staying at Spicers Clovelly is the fact that you're walking distance from the fabulous and celebrated The Long Apron. Their degustation menu is a must-try of all guests. But let's be honest, anything associated with Spicers is going to be good, but these two places just happen to be spectacular.

The Pines | Doonan

Rustic and packed with them homey-vibes, if you’re lookin’ to connect with your lover, the smaller the space the better, we say! And that’s where The Pines studio comes in. This little A-frame cabin is perched on top of an old barn and is surrounded by acres of lush countryside, perfect for capturing those getaway couple selfies you’ve totally mapped out in your head. Not fussed on cooking dinner? No worries! Take your pick between Eumundi or Noosa, both a short drive away.


Kin Kin Hideaway | Kin Kin

Tucked in the Noosa Hinterland you’ll find this eco cabin, complete with a king-size bed and super fast wifi—things we rate both high on the “importance” list. Sprawl on the open deck for an epic view of the sunrise over the valley below, or hang by the outdoor fire at night and look up to more stars than you could ever be bothered to try and count.

Narrows Escape | Montville

If a friend has come back from Montville raving about a cottage getaway they experienced, chances are they’re talking about Narrows Escape. Why? Because everyone who stays there, only says great things. Curl up in the hammock and read a book, tramp through the rainforest, or feast on all the goods crammed into the specially-made gourmet hampers. Relaxation will hit an all-time high here, so don’t come with a to-do list.

Whistle Stop Cabin | Lake Baroon

Part of the renowned Secrets On The Lake property which covers about 40 acres, this heritage-listed cabin used to be a local train station before it was transported to its new location. Quaint, eclectic, and super cosy, you’ll find a log fire, couple’s love swing, and freshly-baked scones on arrival. Could this be the ultimate winter getaway? Possibly!


Seek Pavilion | Maleny

So technically it’s more of a treehouse than a cabin or a cottage, but we’re not ones for labels. And if you’re wanting to make an impression on a special someone, then this could be the place. Towering over stunning bush land, Seek Pavilion is super private, spacious, and modern. Expect your days to drift by slowly to a soundtrack of chirping birds and crackles from the fire.

Deluxe Treetops Cottage | Weyba Downs

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who’s never heard of Weyba Downs. But after a stay at Eumarella Shores, you’ll know exactly where it is on a map. Tucked on the shores of Lake Weyba, behind Peregian Beach, Treetops is a deluxe cottage styled in a French Provincial theme. You’ll get a snuggly bathrobe and slippers, perfect to take you from the free-standing bath to the log-fire to lounging on the deck overlooking the water.

The Love Shack | Diddillibah

A romantic stays list doesn’t really exist without featuring a place aptly named The Love Shack, does it? Lucky for us, this list is now totally legit thanks to a little cabin in Diddillibah. Handmade with love, naturally, this sub-tropical one-bedroom retreat is somewhere we’d totally like to recharge and unwind.

Want more staycation inspiration? Check out our list of the best Airbnbs on the Sunshine Coast. We've also rounded up the 17 Best Things To Do In The Noosa Hinterland here for you to try. 

Image Credit: The Pines and Spicers Estates

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