All the artwork is Gary's. He's happy to have a chat about it. He keeps adding more for our guests' enjoyment.Studio apartment overlooking the pool and tropical garden.
Mt Coolum Secluded Leafy Hideaway
Hosted by Gary
Gary is the host.Gary is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Visiting the Sunshine Coast? Stay at our private studio apartment and wake up to the sounds of native birds and the ocean in a private bush setting. Swim in the pool or enjoy a walk on the beach or up to the summit of Mt Coolum for panoramic views. Drive 5 minutes to our local surf beach or 25 minutes to Noosa or Mooloolaba.
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The space

Our house is on three levels. The self contained, air conditioned studio apartment for two is on the lower level and dedicated to our Airbnb guests. It offers complete privacy. It has it's own private entrance and is not accessible through our house. There is a sparkling pool for you to use and a comfortable chair to relax on underneath the Pandanus palms surrounded by eucalyptus bushland.
Secluded, private, pool side, room nestled into the trees on the side of the spectacular Mount Coolum. The apartment has a queen bed, shower, toilet, table and two chairs, couch, microwave, kettle, toaster, sandwich maker, electric skillet, blender, TV, BluRay DVD player (with an eclectic collection of great movies), fridge, towels, (beach and bath), hair dryer, wardrobe and coffee plunger. You can enjoy your meal on the outside table in a tropical bush setting. There are a few basic food items such as salt and pepper, salad dressing, oil, coffee, marmalade, vegemite, margarine and honey. Please note there is no hot plate in the kitchenette, however there is a Weber BBQ outside your room for your use - let us know and we will give you instructions on its use. Tea, coffee, sugar & milk are provided. We sometimes leave some surprises for you.
The private undercover outdoor barbecue area overlooks our bird attracting garden and Mt Coolum National Park.
We have recently added a new laundry for the use of guests. It has a front loading washing machine, dryer and large sink. Great for travellers.
Just a few steps and you're on the walking track to the most spectacular view of the Sunshine Coast.
Only 2 minutes drive to a long, clean, safe surf beach.
A café at Peregian, Hand of Fatima, has the locals raving. There are good cafés at Marcoola - Bulli and Little Boat which are only a few minutes away by car. Let us know what you think of their coffee.
In 5 -10 minutes you can drive to the town of Coolum.
We are half way between Noosa and Mooloolaba which both have an excellent range of restaurants and cafes. If you're heading to Noosa for coffee, our favourite is Little Cove. It's always busy.
At Cotton Tree, not far from the Sunshine Plaza, towards the beach, we recommend, Urban Garden. A new coffee nook in the Sunshine Plaza, Foster and Black, also serves excellent coffee. This is a short walk from Urban Garden.
There are two golf courses very close, (Palmer Resort and Mt Coolum) and several on the Sunshine Coast.
The Sunshine Coast airport is about ten minutes drive.
If you are looking for a relaxing escape or somewhere central and quiet to base yourself while exploring the area, then Mount Coolum Hideaway is the place for you.
If you want to get back to nature then you've found an Australian paradise!

Guest access

Guests can borrow surfboards. There's many surf beaches on the sunshine Coast. Just ask us for an update on conditions before heading off.

Interaction with guests

Happy to have a chat, give advice, share a drink or we are happy for you to have your privacy.

Other things to note

We have some brochures with ideas of things to do on the Sunshine Coast. They are in the drawer under "Our Guest' Recommendations" book. Previous guests have found them useful for ideas. You can find menus of local cafes and restaurants.
Look at Instagram - mtcoolumairbnb for more ideas. See who we are following!

Air conditioning
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $16
Weekly Discount: 11%
Weekend Price $69 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Two people maximum.
Sorry, no children.
This is a non smoking house. This means no smoking on the premises.
Please don't wipe sunscreen off with the towels. There are wipes, for you to use, on the shelf in the bathroom.
If you have any questions, please call us.
Thanks for your consideration.
Gary and Debbie

You must also acknowledge
Amenity limitations - There is no hot water in sink. Not suitable for wheelchairs. Driveway can be difficult for people who are inexperienced at backing.


Safety features
Smoke detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

196 Reviews

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Gary User Profile
August 2017
We loved our time at Gary and Debbie's house! They were warm and welcoming hosts and made us feel at home. The room and grounds were absolutely beautiful! We took an easy walk to Yaroomba beach from the house, and also a short drive to Coolum beach for surfing lessons. Make sure to get up early and take the 20 minute hike to the top of Mt. Coolum to see the sunrise! We would love to come back again!

Alan User Profile
July 2017
Our stay at Gary and Debbie's airbnb was lovely. You will not be disappointed!
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.
Response from Gary:
It makes us very happy that your stay with us was part of "your trip of a lifetime ". Best wishes, Gary and Debbie.
July 2017

Heather User Profile
July 2017
Gary and Debbie's spot was every bit as leafy and secluded as promised - a truly lovely getaway with thoughtful, creative, and kind hosts.
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.
Response from Gary:
Thanks, Heather, for you kind response. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
July 2017

Marianne User Profile
June 2017
The place was lovely and located right next to the Mt Coolum National Park with access to the walking track. Gary and Debbie were great hosts and made us feel very welcome with little chocolates and a welcome note on arrival.

Lene User Profile
November 2016
Wow. Best Airbnb experience we have had to date. Gary and Debbie are undoubtedly gifted in hosting, and we left with two new friends. They have gone above and beyond to create a little paradise for their guests, and were so thoughtful and generous throughout our stay.

Susan User Profile
November 2016
Beautiful, very private space on the edge of a National Park. Gary and Debbie were great hosts.

Michael User Profile
August 2016
What a spectacular property. The unit and grounds really exceeded our expectations. We were only able to spend one night, which was definitely not enough time. We really enjoyed chatting with Gary and Debbie. They are very gracious hosts. Definitely recommend.

Mount Coolum, AustraliaJoined in March 2012
Gary User ProfileGary is a superhost.

Hi I'm Gary.
I live with my wife, Debbie, beside spectacular Mt Coolum. I love living on the Sunshine Coast, surfing most days and enjoying the outdoors. We are both full time teachers, so we won't be around much on week days. Our two sons have moved out and we have a self contained, private unit which we like to share. We love traveling and talking to others about their travel adventures. Last year we went to Costa Rica and Mexico. We stayed at several airbnbs and loved them all. We are looking forward to meeting you soon. Cheers, Gary.

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Response time: within an hour

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