Sunbird Holiday Stay/Guest Services


Entire guest suite hosted by Tony

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guest suite to yourself.
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Our fully self contained Guest Wing includes a queen sized bedroom, lounge with queen sized leather sofa bed and dining room/kitchenette. A portable single bed and/or cot for young children are also available. Our 2 small dogs will interact with guests, but generally only if you interact with them.

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The space
Budget priced, resort style living just a few minutes walk from Kawana Shopping World and a few 100 metres from surf beaches on the Sunshine Coast. Pontoon on Lake Parrearra, 100+ square metre decking, heated pool, tropical landscaping with indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Large flat screen digital TV. An LCD tv in bedroom. En-suite bathroom.

Queen sized bed in the bedroom, and a queen sized fold-out sofa bed in lounge, with single rollout bed and cot for babies, if required. Internet is free, fast and un-limited (30 to 50 MB/sec upload and downloads).

Mini kitchen with instant boiling water, large fridge/freezer, and inside bar fridge. Reverse cycle air conditioning.

$99AUD per night varies with seasonal demand. Minimum stay: 2 nights. Reduced prices by up to 50% for longer stays.
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Host services by negotiation with owner/(website hidden) laundry, airport pick ups or escorted bicycle or kayak tours. Hybrid bicycles and other recreational options are available by negotiation. You can even fish off the pontoon for a dinner plate sized meal!

Allow us to help you make your stay as private and relaxed or filled with as much adrenalin pumping action as you can handle.

Scuba dive packages and scuba training can be tailored to your needs. Scuba gear hire is available at nominal rates. Guided shark dives and dives on the ex-HMAS Brisbane can also be arranged.

Guided kayak adventures including a snorkelling trip to Mudjimba Island to view our local turtles and other sealife, can also be arranged. All equipment is provided.

Locate us at Sunbird Chase, Parrearra (aka Buddina, Kawana, Minyama, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast), South East Queensland, Australia, 4575.

What this place offers

Canal view
Garden view
Beach access
Free street parking
Private pool
Pets allowed

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4.75 out of 5 stars from 229 reviews


Where you’ll be

Parrearra, Queensland, Australia

We are centrally located in a holiday destination blessed with wilderness, clean rivers, canals and surf beaches with a mix of styles for dining, shopping and being active or totally chilled.

We are walking distance from most features that makes the Sunshine Coast what it is. The loop road that is Sunbird Chase secludes our canal location from rush hour traffic and seasonal disruptions to the extent that walking to the shops is quicker and less hassle than finding a car park during rush hours and peak seasons.

We are surrounded by an environment and lifestyle that we have found difficult to find in all of our Australian and international travels. Our family of Eastern water dragons are now many generations grown from eggs that Tony hatched in our roof space, and we also have a healthy population of Green tree frogs.

As an unlikely group of two humans, two dogs, wary water dragons and croaking frogs, we share our place in paradise with guests and neighbours who chose to be here for similar reasons.

Hosted by Tony

  1. Joined in February 2013
  • 229 Reviews
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Irene and Tony fancy themselves as TOUGH MUDDERS following the inaugural Sunshine Coast event in August, 2013. They climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in September, 2012 and as a land & ocean adventurer, much of Tony's time is spent with sharks, walking through wilderness and planning the next bucket list event. Irene is not so much into great white, tiger and bull sharks as she is into mammals great & small, fitness, healthy food and providing content for their Social Media sites Sunshine Coast Sunbird Holiday Stay, iFotoTravel and DiveCareDare. They live at one of the best places on earth and the guest wing has been set up for you to experience their place in paradise. Tell them what you think. Sunbird Holiday Stay [Diver Lodge] is just over an hour from the Brisbane International Airport and 15 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport at Mudjimba. Walking distance from Kawana Shopping World and surf beaches, 40 minutes from Noosa and its iconic Hastings Street. There is something for everyone here at the place Irene and Tony have called home since 2003. Your stay can be as quiet, secluded and private as you wish or Tony can step up and fill it with as much adrenalin filled action as you can handle. Irene and Tony can't live without breakfasts at One on La Balsa, fitness in the great outdoors, bucket list destinations, our "fugly" Chinese hairless crested dogs, naked Sphynx cat and encounters with wildlife at home and away. Quiet time is spent watching Netflix movies and shows like Dexter, Revenge, Scandal, Breaking Bad, Suits, Elementary, Survivor, Extant and Steve Austin's Redneck Island. When Irene is not around, Tony plays music from the fifties to late eighties and watches documentaries recorded by TiVo. They have a sense of humour and watch brain dead horror movies too. As a teacher of marine studies for 35 years, Tony's mantra is: "In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught." (Baba Dioum). More recently: "Life is short....Just do it". In 2014, Irene and Tony discovered the rewards as volunteers for African Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres like Moholoholo near Kruger National Park and Kevin "Lion Whisperer" Richardson (Welgedacht within Dinokeng Big Five Game Reserve) closer to Johannesburg. If they are on an adventure, be assured that your best interests are paramount. For this reason, Irene and Tony appreciate the trend for guests choosing to stay for one month and longer. Some guests have become friends who have signed on for shared adventures both here on the Sunshine Coast and elsewhere. Airbnb hosting has become a way of life to appreciate the unexpected and diverse interests of guests. Irene and Tony are not perfect but they strive to deliver the best approximation to your needs.
Irene and Tony fancy themselves as TOUGH MUDDERS following the inaugural Sunshine Coast event in August, 2013. They climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in September, 2012 and as a land & ocean…


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During your stay

Text interactions have worked best for most of our guests, particularly out of normal business hours. No question is too silly nor trivial for our attention. Some guests have stayed with almost no contact to enjoy seclusion and privacy. Others have embraced opportunities with Tony and become an integral part of our family and planned activities.
Text interactions have worked best for most of our guests, particularly out of normal business hours. No question is too silly nor trivial for our attention. Some guests have staye…

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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 86%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy