If endless vistas of whale-filled waters paired with a soundtrack of birdsong and crashing waves outside your window is music to your ears, then heed the call of Castaways Beach House – Noosa’s siren song. Sprawled across three-levels, the house nudges the sands of one of the most pristine stretches of Sunshine Coast beach – separated from the water by only 60 metres of dense scrub. In fact, the whole of Noosa Shire is part of one of two UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Queensland, recognising the unique relationship between the environment and local community. Decorated with the spoils of the owner’s beachcombing and thrifting, each level – there are two living areas and three decks – has been consciously curated to create a sense of beach holiday nostalgia for the whole family. (Though it comfortably sleeps 6 you can also fit 2 extra kids). With a pool and a tennis court (plus all the gear included), hours on the beach can be followed by boisterous tournaments in the resort-style amenities. If you’re keen to explore, meander from the lower level straight into Noosa National Park. Then, return after a day’s adventures for board games and bevvies on the entertainer’s deck in the glow of a golden sunset.
Things we love