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Award-winning, private and spacious, minutes to beach, National Park, & village

Bedrooms 1
Space 40 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Suits a couple, architecturally renovated, natural setting close to amenities

Award winning, spacious one bedroom apartment with ensuite, walk-in robe and living/kitchen area. Two separate deck areas set in a garden overlooking a local park allow you to enjoy breakfast amongst the birds, or a peaceful afternoon BBQ. Perfect for watching the full moon rise. Fall asleep on a luxurious Sealy Posturepedic mattress to the sound of the surf and rustling palm fronds, wake energised by the fresh sea air.

Step outside to a choice of activities: patrolled surf beach a 5 minute stroll, Noosa National Park, offering wildlife and a variety of hiking/running trails, and Sunshine Village are both 5 minutes walk away. Here you're close to the action but can escape the crowds when you've had enough.

The village features a range of quality restaurants, cafe's and take-aways, as well as deli, bottle shops, small supermarket and the popular Surf Club with its spectacular ocean views. Suitable accommodation for wedding guests attending SB wedding venues.

Surfing fanatics can choose from one of Noosa's world famous point breaks or an uncrowded beach break from Sunshine to Peregian.

Nature lovers are in for a treat with plant, animal, fish and bird species in abundance, as well as humpback whales passing by twice a year. Our garden features indigenous plants, a frog pond, herbs, veggies, and a well-frequented bird bath.

Public transport available within walking distance.

Located half an hour's drive from Sunshine Coast airport and 2 hours from Brisbane airport.

Please note that there is a flight of garden stairs down to the front door (see photos), and short areas of path where suitcase wheels are not effective.

Minimum 2 -5 nights.

The self catering apartment can be supplied with fresh cotton bed linen and bath towels as an optional extra. Beach towels and beach tent available also.

Popular Attractions-

World famous Noosa Main Beach and Hastings St, renowned for shopping and fine dining, is 10 minutes by car.

Noosa Junction is 5 minutes drive - or 30 minutes walk along the edge of the National Park - and offers facilities, cafes, bars, shops and five screen cinema.

Noosaville also features shops, award-winning restaurants and bars, as well as picturesque parkland with BBQ facilities, walking tracks and exercise stations along the peaceful Noosa River.

Noosa is a great place for athletes to train, boasting a range of facilities and jogging tracks in nature. The apartment is well sited - 5 mins from both the Noosa NP tracks and the Noosa Aquatic Centre.

7 days, many ways to enjoy your stay!

Stroll down for a refreshing swim between the flags on laidback Sunshine Beach, followed by a freshly roasted coffee from renowned Costa Noosa.

Stimulate your appetite with an early morning walk, wallaby and koala spotting, though the National Park. After breakfasting along Hastings St, take a different trail home.

Explore the Eumundi Markets, famous for local cuisine, produce and crafts, on Wednesdays or Saturdays.

Experience a day cruise across Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba to The Everglades, surrounded by stunning reflections on the upper reaches of the Noosa River

Take a day trip to World Heritage K'gari - Fraser Island - and marvel at rain forest growing on a sand island

Paddle around the rocky headland of the scenic Noosa National Park in a hired kayak, maybe spot a whale breaching or blowing.

Saunter along Hastings St to shop, or just to window gaze, and sample delicious fare from a restaurant overlooking magnificent Laguna Bay.

Choose a different dining locality each day, with Sunshine Beach, Noosa Heads, Noosaville and Tewantin, all close by.

Hire a bike and cycle to Peregian Beach for a gastronomic brunch in the cute town centre.

Spend a day exploring the Noosa Hinterland- discover local galleries, stop for tea and scones, or meander through lush rainforest.

Hike a section of a Great Walk with the new Cooloola trail or the established Conondale Ranges trail to choose from, as well as the Cooloola Wilderness trail.

More Details

Jean Tulloch
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Jean Tulloch

I'm a gardener, bird watcher and nature lover, also into health and cooking. My husband Pete, an architect, designed this property as a home and office for our family, along with a granny flat for my mother, who lived with us for many years. She was a gardener too! Pete is into surfing, painting and drawing. We both love bushwalking, travel and reading.

Now that our children have left home we enjoy sharing our location with guests. Their appreciation reminds us to keep noticing what a lovely environment we live in.

Jean Tulloch purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Jean Tulloch chose Sunshine Beach

We love living 5 minutes walk away from the Noosa National Park, where we do a brisk exercise circuit most days. This property is elevated enough to catch summer sea breezes so it's much cooler than other parts of the town. And adjoining a local park enlarges our garden backdrop without adding to our workload! Pete likes having lots of different beaches around Noosa - that way, there's usually somewhere to catch a wave, no matter which direction the wind blows from.

We also enjoy the stimulation of living in Noosa, which hosts a wide range of sporting, community and cultural events for its size.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment was designed as a home, rather than a vacation property, so it's spacious and well equipped. Set a couple of streets back from the beachfront allows us and our guests to retreat from the holiday crowds into more serene, residential surroundings, while retaining an easily walkable distance to the ocean and the coffee shops, cafes and restaurants of Sunshine Beach village.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • This is a self-catering property
  • Please respect our quiet neighbourhood. No excessive noise, especially after 10pm
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • modern ensuite
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed
  • Queen bed with luxurious Sealy Posturepaedic mattress. Ceiling fan above bed enables you to sleep without air conditioning for most of the year.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Your own home in Noosa - very quiet and private. Ideal for romantic weekends or just getting away from it all, soaking up the restorative power of nature. Organic veggie and herb garden, busy birdbath, frog pond. Location ideal for athletes training and for nature lovers: Noosa National park offering walking/running tracks is 5 minutes walk, 5 mins to Sunshine patrolled beach for ocean swimming and beach walking, and the Noosa Aquatic centre with gym, cafe and several pools is 5 minutes drive. Walking distance to Sunshine Beach cafes and restaurants, wedding venues. Noosa river nearby for kayaking, sailing, fishing, BBQ's, picnics, exercise stations, walking, exploring... Noosa surrounds and hinterland a haven for hikers and cyclists - lots of different trails to choose from.


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Award-winning, private and spacious, minutes to beach, National Park, & village
average rating of 4.805195 based on 77 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nice and comfortable apartment. Very quiet and bed was very comfortable. Facilities were good. Jean and Peter were perfect hosts. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 19/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a revitalising 2 nights stay at the Sunshine Beach Garden Retreat. Jean is a fantastic host, very friendly and helpful; she even gave us some fresh vegetables and herbs from her lush garden. The apartment is perfect for a couple and it is very comfortable, private and peaceful. We really enjoyed having breakfast on the deck overlooking the park, surrounded by the beautiful trees and bird life. We came here to have a break from work and unwind, and we had a lovely relaxing time. Thank you Jean!

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our second visit at this property, and it lived up to all of our expectations from our first trip. Jean is a wonderful host and the unit is beautifully presented and well maintained. An absolute delight to unwind and relax at this property. Ian & Cally

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very comfortable week.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for us. Clean, quiet and private with an excellent bed. We would have spent more time on the deck outside, which overlooked a park, had the weather been better! The owners, Jean and Pete, were very friendly and

helpful. It was an easy walk to the local shops, restaurants and the lovely beach. We would recommend Mooshka for excellent, reasonably priced food and friendly service. Also Gusto on the riverside. We enjoyed being in a residential area away from the large resort type accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this informative review and restaurant tips, Barrie and Sue. Enjoyed our gardening chats!
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Cozy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Sunshine Beach Garden Retreat has a perfect location! Truly minutes ( walking) from restaurants, the beach, and the Noosa National park walking trails ....without all the hustle bustle of Noosa beach and the surrounding areas. The apartment was very private, comfortable and had everything we needed. It was clean with ample space to unpack and really relax. We spent 6 nights and could have stayed for much longer. The beach was beautiful. We enjoyed waking to all the bird sounds in the area. A true gem!

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Mark and I had really relaxing time staying at Sunshine Beach Garden Retreat. I agree with the other reviewers that Jean (the owner) was extremely helpful during our stay. Jean is really friendly and happy to answer any questions. Our short stay was revitalising and great for body and soul. I really loved the apartment amongst nature but with nothing lacking in facilities. Loved the deck and garden area and the veggie patch so productive and healthy and this all looked out across the park. I would recommend to anyone wanting a different experience from hotels. Thank you Mark and Manjit Sanghera 5****

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast airport (or Brisbane airport)
Nearest Barpub
375 Kilometres
Mooshka restaurant, Marble Bar
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Kilometres
Hastings St, Noosa Heads
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Tewantin or Coolum
Nearest Train
29 Kilometres
Nambour Station
Nearest Motorway
8.5 Kilometres
Sunshine Coast motorway
Nearest Restaurant
375 Kilometres
Fratellini's, or Sum Yung Guys or Mooshka
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Sunshine Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Beach, National Park, eateries

Noosa National Park

Access to walking trails close by: either via beach headland or nearby Park Edge Road. Many species of birds, wallabies, koalas (especially around Tee Tree Bay), dolphins, turtles, whales in season, plus variety of ecosystems from rainforest to sclerphyll forest and wallum heathland.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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