About This Listing
We are flexible & sensitive to your needs. If you want a private stay in our home, that is what you will experience, if you want our interaction, we are here. We relax & enjoy & hope you relax & enjoy also.
If arriving by bus, let us know your arrival time when booking so we can organize to collect you!.
Welcome to our home!
We are your Hosts John & Annie on-site.
We are World Travelers too!
We cater for 2 people at a time,
or a family of 4
or for 4 guests who are travelling together.
WHAT TO EXPECT -
ROOM 1 - 1 double bed ($79 per couple)
OR - 2 single bunk beds ($79)
(Request your preference before booking)
Aussie Light breakfast.
Under cover car spaces.
Welcome & hospitality.
BOOK YOUR FRASER ISLAND TOUR EARLY!
Pick-up Rainbow Shores Resort.
PLEASE REQUEST THESE WHEN BOOKING -
Light breakfast (juice, fruit, yoghurt, toast, tea, coffee)
Use of outside Barbecue.
Kitchen, lounge, TV. Balconies, Pool.
We respect your privacy.
We are flexible. We want you to enjoy your stay.
We want you to have fun.
We have a great lap pool/kids pool for your enjoyment in the hot weather, although some Europeans think it is warm enough in Winter!
WHERE ARE WE?
A long way from anywhere else in the world.
3 hours from Brisbane airport.
30 minutes from Fraser Island.
Tour Pick-up 5 minutes walk (request pick-up at Rainbow Shores Resort).
1.2 klms from the village of Rainbow Beach.
400 metres from the Pacific Ocean.
Rainbow Shores - Surrounded by National Parks.
GETTING HERE -
You can arrive by car or by Greyhound coaches from either north or south. We can collect you from the bus depot or direct you to our home.
RAINBOW BEACH -
In Rainbow Beach there are 2 small supermarkets, a few good restaurants, massage therapy, hair salon, surf club, sports club, 4 cafes,1 butcher, 2 bakeries, 1 pharmacy,1 post office,1 hotel, 3 sports stores, 4 tourist info, 5 clothing shops, ice cream, fish & chips, fuel, Indian & Pizza. I think I forgot some!
We are small but will cater for your needs.
ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY - SAFE
Our population is around 1,000 people, but during school holidays the population can increase to over 5000.
Our home is situated 400 metres from the Pacific Ocean (a 5 minute walk) in a quiet beautiful leafy residential area.
You can hear the surf pounding as you drop off to sleep.
But the birds may wake you in the morning.
MORE INFO -
Most people come here to enjoy the beach, waterways, walking tracks, feeding the dolphins, Carlo Sand Blow, the great outdoors and as a stopover to visit Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world (World Heritage listed).
Book early your tours, especially during school holiday seasons.
Here there are bush walking, long / short hikes through National Park, surf lessons, kayaking, dolphin watching, dolphin feeding, fishing, boating, sky diving, hang gliding and four wheel car driving on the beaches & horse rides on our beaches. (book for these in advance).
Our human neighbours, bush turkeys, birds & goannas are friendly. They'll all want to meet you!
See you when you get here!
(website hidden): Rainbow Beach Qld Aust ( images).
(website hidden): Fraser Island Qld Aust (images).
If you want city or resort living, this isn't the place for you!
Rainbow Beach is a small village situated on the Pacific Ocean approximately 250 klms north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (see map).
This is a place to take a break. Chill.
Refrigerator, barbecue, pool, lounge, TV, decks.
You are in our home. Anywhere, just make yourselves at home.
We are onsite, so sharing our space is ok with us.
No off limits.
Interaction with Guests
We are here if you want to interact. Or your privacy will be respected.
Quiet, safe, but noisy birds!
Greyhound bus to Rainbow Beach.
We can collect you from bus terminal. Please request and time of arrival.
Other Things to Note
4x4 vehicle hire is minimum 2 days. Day tours are 8am to 5pm. Choose wisely. Do your research. Ask our advice.
There are not many rules in our house. Just have fun and respect our house as if it is your own! And tell me about your special requests, allergies or special needs before booking.
Annie and John are just the loveliest! We were only in Rainbow Beach for one night, as we were leaving the next morning for a camping adventure in Fraser Island. However, Annie and John welcomed us into their home, helped us to organize all of our things for the camping trip, and chatted with us. We exchanged our travel stories and felt so at home in their house. The pool was so relaxing and the breakfast the next morning was delicious. Annie was so responsive via email before the trip came and I felt right at home as soon as we arrived. Thank you both for EVERYTHING! I can’t wait until you visit the US again!
Annie and John were welcoming and very warmhearted hosts.
with them, it was a very nice and relaxing stay.
the room was tidy, spacious and very quiet.
the bathroom was clean and as there were no other guests i didn't have to share it.
i got a good aussie breakfast.
Annie and John are lovely host.
I had a really good stay in a charming room, could use the pool and had a big bathroom for myself.
Annie picked me up from the bus station and brought me to different places during my stay- thank you very much.
I felt very welcome and enjoyed my time with them in their house! :)
Annie was a fantastic host. She was very hospitable, warm, kind and friendly. Her recommendations were spot on. I really enjoyed getting to know her, we had some very interesting and fun conversations.
The house is beautiful, spacious and very clean. The location is perfect, so close to the beach and great for a Fraser Island tour.
I had a wonderful cosy stay at Annie's and John's house. They are so nice and caring. Annie even picked me up from the busstation and showed me the hotspots of Rainbow Beach. And Annie's Brekkie is delicious! I would definitely recommend a stay at Annie's and John's place!
About the Host, Annie
John 70 years, Annie 66 years. We love to travel the world. We have worked and travelled together over the past 22 years. We also go sailing up through the Barrier Reef QLD.
We love people and hearing their stories. We have a large family, lots of kids and grandchildren. John is retired and sails and surfs.. I work a little. We've lived our lives with passion, hard work and honesty. We are blessed. We must have done a good job in our past lives!
We look forward to more adventures and meeting people.
So much to see..so many people to meet....so little time....