Studio apartment overlooking the pool and tropical garden.

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

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!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 16
Weekly Discount: 11%
Weekend Price: 78 / 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

Two people maximum. Sorry, no children. This is a non smoking house. This means no smoking on the premises.
If you have any questions, please call us. Thanks for your consideration.
Gary and Debbie.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

186 Reviews

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Joy User Profile
August 2017
We loved everything about Gary & Debbie's lovely accommodation. It was spotlessly clean, furnished with everything you could need, had the best views of sun and moon rise and was peaceful and comfortable. The swimming pool was such a delight, even though a touch chilly! and the interaction with the kookaburras and magpies was super. A wonderful hideaway. Their welcome and farewell messages were appreciated.

Kate User Profile
August 2017
Gary and Debbie are brilliant hosts! So hospitable and welcoming, with lots of great advice about the local area! The room was lovely and sunny, the bed super comfy, and the outdoor pool beautiful. The room is decorated with Gary's artwork, which really added an extra something. The house is basically on the mt Coolum walk- so lovely setting. Would definitely recommend.

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

Judy User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful place to stay. The hosts Debbie and Gary are fantastic. Clean and tidy, comfy bed, plenty of space, everything provided for what you need. Right at the base of Mt Coolum and National park at your door step. Visiting Magpies and Kookaburras everyday. Very quiet with 1 km to the beach which is not a problem. What more can I say, it is great !!!

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

Mahala User Profile
June 2017
Gray and Debbie are wonderful hosts, and the space is just beautiful - tame magpies, beautiful views, great sitting out the front and looking out over the national park... if we are ever back that way we wouldn't bother looking for anywhere else to stay.

Liz User Profile
June 2017
It was great to meet Gary and our stay was awesome. Lots to do and see and the recommendations for food etc were right on point. Highly recommend it.

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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