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Top-rated holiday rentals in Sunshine Coast

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Apartment in Caloundra
Exclusive Waterfront Rooftop Getaway
If you are looking for the best possible location in Caloundra... step out the door to Bulcock Beach, bars and restaurants, sand, and the heartbeat of the area, you can’t get better! Your own private rooftop complete with BBQ, and in room spa bath, it sets up the perfect getaway! No need to even get in the car, everything is at your fingertips....please note construction has started across the road, so we have reduced the cost of mid week stays… there maybe some construction noise during the day
13 – 20 July
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Home in Curramore
Wild Sparrow Lodge. Serene Couples Country Escape
Escape to Wild Sparrow Lodge... Nestled amongst solitude and nature, check in and leave your worries behind you. Set on the doorstep of Maleny National State Forest, you will find this impeccably styled Country Lodge. All the features your heart could possibly desire... ● Sparkling pool overlooking lush grounds ● Hot soaking bath set amongst the trees ● Cozy indoor fireplace ● 55 inch Smart TV ● Relaxing outdoor fire pit ● Webber BBQ This is the ultimate couples getaway if relaxation is key!
4 – 11 Feb
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Cabin in Wootha
Maleny: "The Bower" - 'couple's cabin'
The couple's cabin is one of three close-knit pavilions at The Bower, rustique rainforest retreat; a tiny hamlet only 10 minutes drive from Maleny and 20 minutes to Woodfordia. Relax in front of the warm wood burning fireplace, enjoy the abundant bird life from your private deck, soak in the antique clawfoot bath, and lose yourself in the celestial clerestory views. Includes: light breakfast*, free WiFi, Foxtel, quirky chef's kitchen, romantic touches, quality linen, firewood** and bush pool*.
27 May – 1 June

Popular amenities for Sunshine Coast holiday rentals

Stay near Sunshine Coast's top sights

Sunshine Plaza436 locals recommend
Hastings Street331 locals recommend
Kawana Shoppingworld151 locals recommend
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium327 locals recommend
The Wharf Mooloolaba101 locals recommend
Caloundra Shopping Centre26 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in Sunshine Coast

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Home in Montville
Magical Malindi, Montville. QLD
11 – 18 Nov
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Tiny home in Balmoral Ridge
"Somewhere, Over the Obi" - Tiny house Maleny
29 Apr – 6 May
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Guesthouse in Mooloolaba
The Pool House—Cool Designer Loft Close To Beach
22 – 29 Sept
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Cottage in Maroochydore
The Cottage
9 – 16 May
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Guest suite in Maroochydore
Cotton Tree Queenslander Apartment
12 – 19 July
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Apartment in Coolum Beach
Coolum Ocean View beachfront apartment Baywatch 16
8 – 15 July
Cottage in Noosa Hinterland (Cooroy)
Private Noosa Hinterland cabin (pet friendly)
1 – 8 Sept
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Cottage in Peregian Beach
Lake Weyba Cottage Noosa Spring has Sprung,
15 – 22 May
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Place to stay in Alexandra Headland
Alexandra Headland Bungalow
8 – 15 Feb
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Apartment in Alexandra Headland
''The View at Alex''
9 – 16 May
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Guest suite in Buddina
Poolside self contained unit walk to beach
8 – 15 May
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Cabin in Cooroy
Noosa Hinterland Luxury Retreat
30 Dec – 6 Jan

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Sunshine Coast

Total rentals

7.5K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

2.5K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

4.8K properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

1.7K properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

5.7K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

276K reviews

Your guide to Sunshine Coast

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast

Take swathes of powdery sand, dreamy waterside towns, and reliably good surf, wrap it all in tropical rainforest, and you have the Sunshine Coast, a lush pocket of Queensland that is hard to fault. The official area stretches from Caloundra in the south to the Cooloola section of Great Sandy National Park in the north, with attractions in between catering to outdoor enthusiasts, gourmands, and sybarites alike. The most difficult decision you’ll face is which town to use as your base — many choose Noosa Heads for the diversity of dining and shopping options, not to mention easy access to great beaches and national parkland. But plenty of other postcard-perfect hamlets await, whether by the sea or in the hinterland just a short drive from the waves.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Sunshine Coast

There’s never a bad time to stay in one of Sunshine Coast’s holiday houses — it’s blessed with blissful weather year-round. But there are optimal times, depending on your interests. Peak season is the summer months, particularly the period around Christmas and New Year, when visitors descend to make the most of the sun, sand, and surf. Almost as busy are the Easter school holidays, which usher in perfect conditions for outdoor activities. The cooler months are a magnet for hikers and bikers, with lowered humidity and the chance of spotting migrating whales (May through November) a major draw. In between, you’ll find a packed calendar of events, including Noosa Festival of Surfing (May), Velothon Sunshine Coast (July), and Noosa Eat & Drink (June), for those looking to sample the produce this part of the state is known for.

Top things to do in Sunshine Coast

Noosa Heads

The culinary and retail heart of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa Heads delivers the perfect dose of seaside glamour. Hang out in breezy restaurants and bars just steps from the sand, cool off with a dip in the ocean (the beach is patrolled by lifesavers), then peruse boutiques along main Hastings Street, where stores sell beach-chic homewares and clothing.


Whether you like to tee off or jump on a wave, the coastal village of Coolum is a must-visit. The beach’s reliably good waves make it a magnet for surfers of all capabilities, with a surf school for grommets stepping on a board for the first time. Veer off the sand and onto a world-class fairway in town, one of which was designed by famous American course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr.

The Original Eumundi Markets

Held twice weekly since 1979, this mega-market — the largest of its kind in Australia — consumes the Noosa hinterland every Wednesday and Saturday. Browse hundreds of stalls selling handcrafted furniture, homewares, fashion, jewellery, and so much food. The people-watching opportunities are almost as good as the shopping.

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