ON ARRIVAL

 

Manager’s phone

+61 (0) 429 535 833

Maps

We’ve created maps of the immediate area and the region to make your planning easier.

Internet 

Passcode to the network will be on the welcome card/letter inside the house when you arrive.

Audiovisuals

Remote controls are usually stored in the lounge area – sometimes in a drawer/cupboard. If you have difficulty working  equipment please do not interfere with the connections.  Contact the manager for assistance. Guests have altered connections in the past which inconveniences the following guests and we have to spend a lot of time fixing the setup.

Arcade games (House B)

Hundreds of old-school video games for you to enjoy. Turn off after use or you may permanently damage the screen.

Bikes (House B)

Please use the helmets and lock provided. Do not take the bikes on the sand. Please keep the tires pumped and ready for the next guest. Repair items (and usually a spare inner tube) can be found in the garage cupboard. Also please don’t lean the bikes (or anything else) against walls – we provide racks for the bikes to be parked in.

Pantry space

House A has a pantry cupboard. House B has two large draws below, and to left, of the microwave for use as a pantry.

BBQ

Please use wipes provided to clean the plate after each use. Wipe when slightly warm, but not hot. The wipes are non-toxic and it is safe to eat off the BBQ without washing it. Turn the gas bottle off after every use!

Rubbish

Please ensure there is a bin liner in each wheelie bin before placing rubbish in. These are in the cupboard under the sink, but ask if you cannot find them. Ensure general waste is wrapped i.e. in bags before placing it in the green top wheelie bin. Rinse recyclables before placing them in the yellow top bin. Collection can happen any time on Fridays. The green top bin is for tree cuttings, leaves, grass cuttings only. Please place bins curbside, handles closest to the house on Thursday evening.

Towels and makeup

Please use dark face washers to remove makeup rather than white towels. We’ll really appreciate you helping us with this as it can take a lot of effort to remove makeup stains.

Books, magazines, DVDs, games

We provide magazines and DVDs in each house. House B also has a small section of books to borrow. Please leave  items so future guests can enjoy them.

Fauna

Birds: If a family of magpies hangs around, don’t be alarmed – they are friendly! Do not feel obliged to feed them, but if you want to, high protein foods (egg, meat or cheese) are best, but really they like eating insects, so its great if they stay around and keep the grasshopper population low.

Frogs: You are adjacent to a nature reserve. It’s a beautiful, healthy habitat for native frogs. If a frog gets inside, please do not hurt it. Simply put it in the garden, or call the manager for help.

Check the Fauna folder on the bookshelf for info about native birds and animals you may find in the area.

Gas

Occasionally, the hot water system or the BBQ will run out of gas, as it is supplied in bottles. Please call the manager and they will help you switch to the reserve bottle. They need to be made aware so they can reorder.

Please find further information

Equipment folder – instruction manuals for appliances in the house. If you need assistance, or find anything needs attention, please do not hesitate to contact the site manager.

Edible plants (House B)

You are welcome to use some of the edible plants, such as herbs in the garden. Please consider future guests also want to enjoy them so do not uproot or strip plants bare. Ensure you are knowledgeable about plants before consuming them. We cannot be responsible if guests ingest plants not suitable for human consumption.

Fridge/freezer

The fridge/freezer is on optimal settings for maintaining food safety. Please do not change the settings or turn buttons on or off. Do not turn on the ice making machine in House B - it is not connected and will only make noise.

Shops within walking distance

Supermarket • Butcher  • Baker • Pharmacy • Doctor • Bottle shop • Cafe, takeaways • Hairdresser

Hire service

Linen, prams, wheelchairs, beach umbrellas and other items holidayhiring.com.au 

Relax and enjoy!

THINGS TO DO

 

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Adventure activities

Xperiences at Twin Waters offers a bunch of activities including segway and night vision eco tours and for those very brave there is a high ropes course.

Aqua parks

There are a two great aqua parks within 15 mins of the house at Coolum and Bli Bli They are a great fun, active day out with big floating bouncy castles, slides and swings.

Aquarium

Sea life Aquarium at Mooloolaba offers tank shark dives, seal shows and touch tanks. If you can’t, or don’t want to, get out in the real ocean then this will give you a taste of the real thing.

Basketball

There is a basketball half court in Haliad Drive Mount Coolum, 10 minutes walk  from the beach house.

Beach bumming 

That’s why you’re here isn’t it? Go joyfully and often. Long walks along the beach at dusk can be better than medicine. It’s a 200 metre walk to the 10km stretch of pristine beach via a beach track. The beach is patrolled during Summer months straight out the front of the house, year round at Marcoola surf lifesaving club and various other locations.

Bike/walk tracks 

The network of paths is perfect to cycle, push a pram or wheelchair along. Access is via the boardwalk directly opposite SANDS beach house. We’ve provided two single speed bikes in the house for you to borrow and explore with.

Botanic gardens and reserves

Buderim Rainforest Park is a small reserve 15 minutes drive from the house where you can take walks (ranging 15-60 minutes), check out the waterfall and enjoy a picnic. Lindsay Rd, Buderim.

Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden is 82 hectares of bushland with picnic facilities. Palm Creek Road, Tanawha

Maleny Botanic Garden, a private garden and aviary, Maleny Stanley River Rd, Maleny.

Diving 

Ex-HMAS Brisbane is a great dive site just of the coast from SANDS BEACH HOUSE. You can also snorkel or dive at Mudjimba Island (Old Woman Island) one kilometre off the coast.

Food trails

Create your own food trail and chase down unique farm and providor experiences. You can plan your route online with this handy food trail planner.

Fishing

Do some surf fishing straight out the front of the house, or charter a boat to go deep sea from either Mooloolaba or Noosa.

Golf

Mount Coolum Golf Course – The 18 hole course features beautiful scenery with the majestic Mount Coolum backdrop for social players and affiliate members. Lumeah Drive, Mt Coolum.

Palmer Resort Golf Course – Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, this 18 hole course challenges even the best golfers while still providing plenty of enjoyment for the novice. Warran Rd, Mount Coolum.

Twin Waters Golf Course – This 18 hole, par 72 championship course designed by Peter Thomson and  Mike Wolveridge. Ocean Drive, Twin Waters.

Maleny and Montville 

Lovely little towns in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Great for escaping the heat when it’s too hot down on the coast.

Markets

Marcoola Markets – Food stalls, Friday nights, Lorraine Ave, Marcoola.

Noosa farmers markets – Food glorious food on Sunday mornings, Weyba Road, Noosaville.

Eumundi markets – Wednesday and Saturday, Memorial Drive, Eumundi.

Mountain biking

Parklands Regional Park has a series of purpose-built mountain bike trails through eucalypt forest and rainforest, past rocky platforms, steep gorges and trickling creeks ranging from intermediate to difficult terrain.

National Parks

Mount Coolum National Park climb is the closest national park – the view from the top extends from Noosa National Park to Caloundra. You can walk there from SANDS BEACH HOUSE. The climb starts at the corner of Tanah Street West and Jarnahill Drive. The walk takes half to one hour. You need at least medium fitness and a clean bill of health to  climb. Mount Coolum is an isolated volcanic dome, 208 m in height, roughly circular in outline, covering an area of approximately 1 square km. Ecologically it is one of the most important square km in Australia. There are only 1400 plant species in all of Great Britain, whereas the square km covered by Mount Coolum is home to over 700 plant types, including 590 flowering plants and 49 ferns.

Other national parks are also worth a look if you have time to work your way through them. These include Noosa National Park, at the end of Park Rd, Noosa Heads - a fabulous place to walk or swim in the ocean.

Ping pong

There's an outdoor ping pong table in Glen Retreat Park, Merchants Parade, a five minute walk from the beach house.

Posh picnics

DIY or don't lift a finger. There are plenty of perfect spots around the coast to pick from. Set one up on the beach straight in front of the house, in the garden or get ideas and/or order the whole lot from Noosa Picnics.

Sea kayaking

Get your adventure on and take off into the great blue yonder. Sunshine Coast Kayaking can you help you out with kayaks, gear and guides. The closest adventure is the one kilometre paddle to Mudjimba island.

Spa

Hoping for a day a the spa? We quite like one at Doonan, about 20 minutes drive from the house.

Standup Paddle Boarding

If you're good in the surf then you can take your board out straight in front of the house. If you're not keen on the swell, every so often the beach in front of the house is flat or take the short trip to Cotton tree near the mouth of the Maroochy River You can hire gear from Ocean Addicts in Cotton Tree or from main beach Noosa.

Strawberry picking

June to October you can visit a local farm and pick your own basket of fresh ripe strawberries. They also make their own strawberry ice cream here. Fresh and local McMartin's farm.

Sunset

One of our favourite things to do is to take a glass of wine for a walk along the boardwalk out to the beach and sit watching the waves, dolphins, whales and the sun go down over Mount Coolum.

Surfing 

There are a couple of boogie boards available in the house for your use. Have a go on your own, with a friend or check out one of the local surf schools if you want to do the stand up kind of surfing.

Water skiing

You can ski behind a boat or wake board at the local cable ski park. Both are only about 10 mins drive from SANDS BEACH HOUSE.

Whale watching

We’re on the migration trail for humpback whales. Every year they make their way from Antarctica up the Queensland coast to have their babies then return back down the coast to the colder waters before summer hits. Various tour operators offer boat trips, but you will usually spot whales from the beach if you are here at the right time!

Zoos

Australia Zoo is one of the great attractions of the sunshine coast and home of the crocodile hunter.

Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah.

Wildlife HQ is a small zoo set up to save a population of animals that were being abandoned from another zoo that was being closed after the land it was on was sold. You can book special in enclosure experiences here that are wonderful for any animal lover.

Visit Sunshine Coast

For more great ideas and lists of the latest events check out Visit Sunshine Coast.

EAT NEAR

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Cafes and takeaways

Curly’s on the boardwalk – bar, cafe Breeze Resort, Boardwalk Boulevard, Mount Coolum

Bulli Cafe and Little Boat Espresso – Cafes serving decent breakfast, lunch and coffee side by side in Lorraine Avenue, Marcoola

Daily Dose – cafe Cnr Suncoast Beach Drive and David Low Way, Mt Coolum

Om’s (Thai) Kitchen – No ambience, so don’t plan on eating in, but decent quality takeaway, 1467 David Low Way, Yaroomba

Waiting for Huey – casual cafe, 25 Seaside Boulevard, Mount Coolum

Bao down – Draws on a mix of Asian influences, Cnr Suncoast Beach Drive and David Low Way, Mt Coolum

Belt & Reel – Counter meals at the local, fully licensed surf club. Marcoola surf club, 64 Marcoola Esplanade, Marcoola Beach

Presto - In the local shopping Centre, basic pizza and pasta, Cnr Suncoast Beach Drive and David Low Way, Mt Coolum

Things are very casual here. These local establishments tend on the cheap and cheerful side. They mostly serve good honest food, but if you want a romantic or fine dining experience then take a look at the ‘Eat far’ suggestions. Dinner restaurants sometimes close early – it can be hard to eat out after 8pm. Adapting to the local lifestyle will make your stay enjoyable. Early to bed then early to surf the next morning!

EAT FAR

 

Cafes

Cock and Hen - 9km from SANDS BEACH HOUSE at Ocean Drive, Twin Waters

Guru life – 522 Petrie Creek Rd, Rosemount

High Tide Cafe – 23 The Esplanade Mudjimba

The Caf – Birtwell Street, Coolum Beach

Raw Energy – 1776 The Esplanade, Coolum Beach

Baked Poetry cafe – Shop 3/4 218, David Lowe Way, Peregian Beach

Restaurants

Note you mostly have to book these - some weeks in advance

The Loose Goose - Ocean Drive, Twin Waters

Sum Yung Guys - Sunshine Beach

Spirit House – 20 Ninderry Rd, Yandina

Sails, SeasonBistro C – Hastings Street, Noosa Heads

Wasabi –  2 Quamby Place, Noosa Sound

 

EXIT CHECKLIST

We hope you had a relaxing stay.

Departure is 11am, unless we’ve agreed otherwise. Before you leave please ensure the beach house is neat

  •  Remove food and drinks from fridge and freezer

  •  Wrap/bag rubbish and place in the large wheelie bins outside

  •  Leave crockery and utensils either clean and placed away, or rinsed and in the dishwasher

  • Turn off:

    • Oven

    • Gas cook top knobs

    • BBQ gas bottle

    • Games machine

  • Hang wet towels on rails or hooks so they won’t stay wet

  • Check the house for belongings

  • Check inside the dryer and washing machine

  • Check the yard for toys, balls etc.

  • Close all windows

  • Lock all doors

  • Return keys to the Manager please

We welcome feedback you have, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. We take pride in keeping the house in great shape and appreciate it when you let us know something needs attention.

Thank you for staying. We hope you have a safe journey home and visit us again.

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