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Melissa Wood

Member since: 2009
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Absolutely Fabulous Dual-Level (Penthouse) Apartment, 5000 sq ft, Private Spa

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Kings Beach holiday apartment

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bathrooms (sleeps 6) with spectacular views & multiple decks

Welcome to our stunning penthouse apartment, where you will be able to relax & unwind by taking in the magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the Pumicestone Passage. Situated only 200 metres from Kings Beach, this unique home on 2 levels provides lots of collective and private space, a roof-top spa, large, open living, kitchen & dining areas, private BBQ, & a communal pool/spa area.

The apartment comes with an underground secure car park for one vehicle, and is at the heart of all the Sunshine Coast has to offer. For more details on this home, please visit our website:

PLEASE NOTE, this home is perfect for small, special get-togethers, but IS NOT A 'PARTY' HOUSE and no bookings will be accepted for groups where we understand it will be used as such. Minimum renters' age is 25, and no 'Schoolies' bookings accepted.

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Melissa Wood (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Melissa Wood

Michael & I have been coming to the Sunshine Coast for the past 15 years, when my parents first retired here. We fell in love with the relaxed way of life - the typical Ozzie way - and decided it would be a great location for a holiday home. We initially bought a small 2 bedroom unit in 2001, and upgraded to this amazing apartment in 2008. For 6 years we have kept it to ourselves, but recently made the choice to share it with others. It's a home that needs to be lived in; to sit and watch the world go by on the amazing decks; to use the fabulous private amenities (outdoor living areas, roof-top spa, adirondacks etc.)., and we welcome you to this great space.

We currently live in New York City, and also own and take vacation rentals for our home in Colorado (HA Listing 258968), and our home in the Cayman Islands (HA Listing 3959413). With our personal travel experience (we've lived and worked in 8 countries on 3 continents), we feel we know what other discerning travelers are looking for in a vacation rental and we have now re-designed this house with those points in mind.

Melissa Wood purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Melissa Wood chose Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is an amazing area to explore. Everything is within easy reach, and we like it's simplicity. It's a very typical 'Ozzie' beach destination, and this property is truly amazing, as you'll see from the photos and when you visit personally.

What makes this apartment unique

This home is unique, and you won't find another apartment like it in Kings Beach. We've decorated it with 'collections' from our years of living overseas, and there is a minor Asian influence. The views are simply stunning, and the private & collective spaces within this incredibly large apartment are both unusual and plentiful. Watching the sunrises & sunsets never gets old, and the sun shines year-round ... it certainly lives up to it's name of the Sunshine Coast!

Guestbook comments from the manager

“This home is a happiness machine. Period.”
Sep 2016
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based on 8 traveller reviews

Absolutely Fabulous Dual-Level (Penthouse) Apartment, 5000 sq ft, Private Spa
average rating of 4.75 based on 10 reviews

Pictures don't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

Melissa is an incredible host and was very communicative and quick to respond to any questions I had prior to arrival. Everything in the apartment was just as I expected and there were very detailed instructions for all appliances and equipment. What you can't tell from the description and the pictures in the listing is how impressive the views are. The multiple outside decks simply can't be beat. There is not a better location on Kings Beach. Tons of restaurants and shops within a short walk of the apartment and you can be on the beach in less than 5 minutes. Also, the available surfboards/boogie boards and beach towels were a great addition. Will definitely stay here again when I make it back to Australia!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lee, very happy you and your friends enjoyed the apartment so much - you're right, those views are hard to capture. My hubby is pleased his surf and boogie boards are getting good use, no point in having them just lie around! We'd love to welcome you back anytime, thanks for being great guests. Melissa
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More than one room with a view

  • 4 of 5

The property is ideally located within Kings Beach, just a very short stroll down the hill and you are on the beach. The advantage of the property being on the hill is the fantastic views it offers across the bay.

Kings Beach is an outstanding resort, having visited several of the other local resorts during our stay Kings Beach was by far the best with several shops and cafés. A breakfast at Coffee Cat is highly recommended. The local town of Coloundra is within easy walking distance, the best route being along the sea front. Among many small shops there are also two supermarkets. The coastal path in both directions is amazing, you to walk miles along the coast line, with a constant supply of BBQ/picnic areas, children’s play grounds and even fitness area if you fancy a work out. The beach is exceptionally clean and well managed and monitored by lifeguards. The waves are exhilarating,however, if you want to escape the waves there is an outstanding salt water swimming pool which will be enjoyed by both the enthusiastic swimmer or children paddling.

The apartment is very spacious, has an excellent floor plan and is furnished in a contemporary way with an artistic theme. Both floors have a large expanse of glass giving the property plenty of natural light and stunning views, especially from the master bedroom. Every morning the curtains were drawn wide open to enjoy the amazing sunrises and you are close enough to have sound of crashing waves, the views and sounds of dreams from your bedroom. If you are really keen you could enjoy the sunrise from the spa.

Melissa’s communication from initial inquiry, through booking and throughout your stay was faultless. She always fast to reply, offers advice and keeps you up to date with anything she feels may affect your stay, it has been a pleasure.

Our stay at Kings beach was to celebrate both a 50th birthday and 25th wedding anniversary so I was looking for something special, I am so pleased I found 21 Salt on Kings, it was certainly very special compared to the many other apartments in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul, it was a pleasure helping you and your family celebrate your special occasions and we look forward to having you back!
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Amazing views!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed here for just over a month, it was absolutely perfect. Excellent location, extremely clean, excellent internet through out the apartment, very spacious layout and its within walking distance to everything (if you don't mind a few hills). We had a great time and would definitely come back again. They recently put up window treatments in all the bedrooms, but we loved having all the windows and curtains open to allow the light to shine in, but one can enjoy additional privacy with the new window treatments. we highly recommend this penthouse.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Klemens & Rebekah, it was a pleasure working with you from the start of the booking process & throughout your visit. I thank you for your patience while we 'adjusted' the window treatments. Am so glad you enjoyed your month long stay and we'd love to welcome you back again, delightful & courteous guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels! Melissa
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Penthouse Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I was specifically looking for some accommodation that had a wow factor that offered a comfortable homey feel at an affordable rate. I got my wish list ticked off here and more with Melissa's help.

This stunning penthouse is perfectly located just a moments walk to the beach in a lovely quiet part of town. On entering the apartment you will immediately feel like home as the presentation of the place is gorgeous with unique paintings and ornaments dotted around this modern well kept apartment.

A wonderfully large kitchen area to enjoy company whilst you prep food, cook or simply top up your glass, plus a lovely laid out lounge dining and balcony area on the first floor.

Prepare yourself for upstairs as it is divine and the couple that calls 'shotgun' will win hands down. An incredible amount of space to enjoy and a view to match with all the essentials for a wonderfully relaxing weekend.

My experience arranging the accommodation with Melissa was so easy and and effortless, in fact a total pleasure, the only downside was that I couldn't get to enjoy a glass of bubbles on her amazing balcony with her.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kez, am so glad you enjoyed your stay and we'll definitely make a plan to get together for those bubbles on the balcony next time I'm back home! Thanks for the private feedback on how to make things even better for future guests, always greatly appreciated. Cheers, Mel
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was accurate with location, amenities and layout. We were extremely happy with the amount of space that was available to us within the apartment. It is close to the local beach, the shops, restaurants and the pub. The main bedroom was quite unique with two entries, a large wardrobe, double shower and bath with an extensive view. Step out of the main bedroom and there is a vast balcony with various outdoor settings, a spa and a firepit. The views on the balcony are truly spectacular!

The apartment was clean and well-maintained. There was plenty of cutlery, crockery and kitchen needs/appliances to assist you with food preparation and a large BBQ on the downstairs balcony. I especially liked the artwork and décor of the apartment, giving it a ‘cultural’ feel. There is a huge collection of travel books to browse through and an assortment of DVDs to watch for those lazy days or nights.

Melissa provided excellent customer service by answering questions and assisting promptly if there were any issues. I would highly recommend this apartment to family and friends as we definitely did not want to leave this piece of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shandell, thanks for the lovely comments here, as well private feedback, which always helps us improve for future guests! Would love to welcome you back, thanks for being such great guests. Melissa
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Our stay at Salt

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Melissa's apartment for two weeks in February of 2016. I have to say that the place was everything Melissa said it was and more. We loved our stay. We look forward to staying her again, hopefully for much longer.

The apartment is extremely spacious, filled with light and air, up above the streets of Caloundra with amazing views on three sides. We invited family and friends to visit us while we were there and the layout of the place, with the living areas and two bedrooms downstrairs and with the master site above was perfect for us; more than enough room to have privacy and 'away' time when needed.

The apartment, it's detailing and furnishings are exemplary but we essentially lived on the terraces. Enjoying the spa each night...watching the stars while listening to the surf became a favorite and treasured past time.

Anna and I have stayed in many places in many parts of the world, Melissa's place is absolutely one of the best. If you get the opportunity to stay at Salt on Kings, take it and know that you are lucky.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John! Look forward to having you back - next time when the weather is a little better and there are no painters working around the building and apartment!!
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Maroochydore Airport (MCY)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Kings Beach Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Caloundra Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Coffee Cat
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Kings Beach
Car: recommended

The Sunshine Coast is a centre for tourism, attracting more than 3.2 million visitors a year. There are significant attractions, such as Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo, UnderWater World marine park, Aussie World with the Ettamogah Pub, The Buderim Ginger Factory, The Big Pineapple and the Majestic Theatre at Pomona.

The Sunshine Coast region is also home to more individual national parks than any other region in Queensland. The natural biodiversity of the area has been protected by five separate parks in both coastal and inland regions, including Mapleton Falls National Park, Kondalilla National Park, The Glass House Mountains National Park, Noosa National Park, and the Great Sandy National Park, which includes sections on Fraser Island and in Cooloola near Rainbow Beach.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Kings Beach, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Season
4 Oct 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Shoulder
10 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Main
18 Dec 2016 - 13 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas Shoulder
14 Jan 2017 - 22 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
Regular Season
23 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
April School Holidays
1 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
Regular Season
18 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
June/July School Holidays
24 Jun 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
Regular Season
10 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
September School Holidays
16 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
Regular Season
3 Oct 2017 - 9 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
10 Dec 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Service A$270
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,012

Payment is accepted by credit card (3.5% fee charged to guest); bank transfer to AU$ account in Australia, or PayPal (in US$).
3/4 night long weekend bookings may be accepted, please check with owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Kings Beach, Australia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Open plan bathroom, no doors (except for separate toilet)
    Guest bathroom (entry level) - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Shared bathroom with Third Bedroom
    Half Bath - toilet , On entry level, for use by guests in living/dining room area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Master is upstairs on top floor, about 20 stairs to climb
    Second Bedroom (on entry level) - 1 large double bed
    Third Bedroom - 2 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Your choice, do as much or as little as you like in this beautiful home and the surrounding area.