Twenty Charming Beach Houses You Can Book Between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast
Find a lavish waterfront mansion, a quaint beachside cabin or an eco-friendly floating houseboat to complete your next beachside holiday.
If you're looking for a weekend of relaxation, heading to the coast and zoning out by the beach is up there with the best options around. Throw in Queensland's sunny tropical weather and you have a recipe for a perfect summer vacay.
Whether you're looking for a lavish waterfront mansion, a quaint beachside cabin or an eco-friendly floating houseboat, there's a spot for everyone around southern coastlines of Queensland. Check out these twenty charming spots — then check your calendar and book in your next getaway.
THE RIVER HOUSE, NOOSA HEADS
It doesn't get much more summery than this waterfront house. Step out your front door to palm trees, white sand and a private jetty or enjoy a drink and the dusk breeze from the expansive al fresco area.
How much? $500 a night, sleeps six.
QUIRKY BLACK SHACK, BURNETT HEADS
If you're looking to be consumed by the sounds and sights of the ocean, this unique three-bedroom beach house will set you up nicely with panoramic views of the beach from the laid-back front porch.
How much? $345 a night, sleeps six.
THE LAKE SHACK, WEYBA DOWNS
As the name suggests, this lush natural haven closer to a lake house than a beach house, sitting on the banks of Lake Weyba. It's still only a short drive from multiple white-sand beaches, and the renovated fisherman's cottage comes decked out with a pool, outdoor bathtub and fire pit.
How much? $400 a night, sleeps two.
EH FRAME, SUNSHINE BEACH
The Eh Frame is billed as a mid-century Canadian home packed into an A frame. The inventive stay is located within the Noosa National Park, meaning there will be plenty of chances for wildlife sitings and afternoon swims, with Sunshine Beach a short drive away.
How much? $271 a night, sleeps four.
PACIFIC AVENUE, SUNSHINE BEACH
Catch sightings of dolphins from the ocean view deck at this Sunshine Beach house. Perfect for large group getaways or family stays, the house sleeps ten and has the living space to accommodate.
How much? $460 a night, sleeps ten.
SOPHISTICATED COASTAL SANCTUM, NOOSA HEADS
You'll find views of the Noosa river system, Mount Coory and Mount Timbeerwah from this expansive three-storey house. You'll never run out of new reading spots here, with multiple expansive living areas both inside and out.
How much? $421 a night, sleeps eight.
FLOATING OASIS, NOOSA HEADS
This dreamy part-house boat, part-eco-friendly tiny house promises morning views and tranquil relaxation like no other.
How much? $463 a night, sleeps two.
BICENTENNIAL OASIS, AGNES WATER
You can find this quiet stay resting among the trees, just one kilometre from a dog-friendly beach and less than three kilometres from Agnes Water's main beach. Sit around the fire pit and enjoy watching the local kangaroos that wander the property.
How much? $88 a night, sleeps eight.
THE GALLERY, SEVENTEEN SEVENTY
The Gallery is situated right on the Seventeen Seventy esplanade overlooking Bustard Bay. The two-storey house features ample living space and parking, native greenery and a prime location just a short walk to cafes, beaches and the local pub.
How much? $400 a night, sleeps ten.
TUSCANY ON GRACE, PELICAN WATERS
Be transported to Italy without leaving Queensland at this five-bedroom waterfront stay. The house is designed around Tuscan living and aesthetics, while large floor-to-ceiling back windows flood the house with light.
How much? $657 a night, sleeps 12.
ARKANA VIEWS, NOOSA HEADS
With a seven-metre pool, air hockey table and smart TV, this Noosa Heads house is a perfect family getaway. The sleek architectural style, abundance of light and picturesque views will have you slipping into complete holiday mode on arrival.
How much? $440 a night, sleeps eight.
THE OCEAN TREEHOUSE, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND
Hidden among the trees while overlooking the ocean, this unorthodox treehouse stay is the best of both worlds when it comes to making the most of the sea and the rainforest.
How much? $174 a night, sleeps two.
THE POOL HOUSE, MOOLOOLABA
This luxury retreat is as sleek and modern as it comes, fitted with a coffee machine, hairdryer and black out blinds ready for your holiday naps. As you sip cocktails and relax by the Mykonos-inspired pool space, it'll be easy to forget the beach lies less than a kilometre away.
How much? $236 a night, sleeps two.
MANGO LODGE, RIVER HEADS
If you're looking for a relaxing home base before jetting off on day trips, try this bushland property. The wheelchair accessible house is located just three minutes from the Fraser Island ferry and a short drive from Hervey Bay.
How much? $198 a night, sleeps four.
WATERFRONT RESORT, BANKSIA BEACH
This five-bedroom waterfront house sits on the banks of a pontoon and comes fitted with a home theatre, pool, kayaks and outdoor barbecue.
How much? $565 a night, sleeps 14.
DECKED OUT HOLIDAY HOME, WOORIM
Park yourself in this sleepy beachside town and enjoy a relaxation-filled stay at this leafy coastal house with shaded front and back decks.
How much? $294 a night, sleeps six.
PARADISE AT PELICAN, PELICAN WATERS
Slip into holiday mode at this luxe resort-style stay. Located just by Golden Beach below the sunshine coast, the multi-storey house backs onto a private pontoon and is fitted with a heated infinity pool and palm tress.
How much? $850 a night, sleeps ten.
ECLECTIC OASIS, DOONAN
An abundance of trees overrun this sunny coastal stay. The two-bedroom space comes with everything you need for a wholesome, nature-filled holiday including hammocks, board games and stars aplenty once night rolls around night.
How much? $185 a night, sleeps four.
PALM BUNGALOW, SUNRISE BEACH
Hidden among the trees, walking distance from the beach and fitted with all the modern luxuries necessary for a relaxing holiday, this Sunrise Beach bungalow has all the trademarks of a cruisy Queensland beach house.
How much? $179 a night, sleeps two.
GLASS ON GLASSHOUSE, GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS
While this glass-walled house is less beachy than other stays on this list, it makes up for what it lacks in direct access to the surf with a picturesque location on Glass House Mountains. Plus, it's still less than 30 minutes to multiple bodies of water, including Golden Beach and the Bribie Island waterways.
How much? $437 a night, sleeps three.
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Published on February 15, 2021 by Ben Hansen