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'The Shack' Secluded Beach House in Unesco Biosphere Reserve

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This near new 3 bedroom beach house has been designed by one of Australia's young gun architects to offer a unique and secluded retreat in close proximity to the famed beaches and conservation areas of Noosa Heads. The shack has been featured in a number of architecture publications and has won a regional award from the Institute of Architects.

Located in Settler's cove, overlooking a conservation area bordering Noosa Sound but only seconds from the shops of Noosa Junction and a few minutes drive to either Noosa Main Beach or Sunshine Beach.

The design captures every breeze on the enormous entertaining deck which floats above the ground providing tree top viewing of the the spectacular native birdlife and other wildlife. At night, the external lighting transforms the architectural features of the house and surrounding vegetation.

The house has been designed to cater for large family groups who want a holiday house that complements the ebb and flow of a relaxed beach holiday but can also provide that special destination for lasting memories.

So Close to Everything

The house has been sited to take maximum advantage of retained vegetation and the nearby conservation areas. The adjacent walking/bicycle path can have you to the public jetty fronting Noosa Sound in a few brief minutes and further on to Hasting Street and Noosa Main Beach and the national park or to Noosaville and the sunday markets and riverfront restaurants.

The house features a luxury kitchen, dining room, powder room, living area/sleepout and entertainment deck under a spectacular vaulted ceiling with the master bedroom/ensuite on the same level.

At ground level there is a second bathroom, laundry and separate toilet with a guest room and bunkhouse (sleeps 4) and private decks and verandahs and gas BBQ.

All finishes have been carefully selected to make cleaning a breeze.

Keywords: villa, beach house

More Details

Mike and Sim
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Mike and Sim

Welcome to our holiday home. We hope that your stay in The Shack is a perfect underpinning to a memorable holiday in Noosa. The Shack grew out of a dream to create an opportunity for our family to experience a little of what it was like to grow up in Sunshine Beach during the 1970’s where my parents had a shack. Many things have changed since then but the magic of Noosa is still there in a way that few other places in the world can match. The house was designed by Paul Hotston and Morgan Jenkins of Phorm Architecture to provide a refuge from a hectic world and form the basis for extended family holidays. Mick Devlin from Braeden Constructions applied the skills of a true master craftsman in bringing the house to life. We love the shack, we hope you will too. Mike and Sim Burgess

Mike and Sim purchased this house in 2010

Why Mike and Sim chose Noosa Heads

We designed this house to be different - I lived on the beach here for many years and wanted to recapture the simplicity that was the basis for so many great family gatherings. it's a home that is special to be in, keep you relaxed and use as a base to explore the natural beauty of the area.

What makes this house unique

These days, Noosa is a relaxed, cozy beach town nestled within a National Park precinct that is now a recognized UNESCO World Biosphere conservation area. It is home to a population of koalas who inhabit the area all year round. The Shack looks right out over this conservation area, and, if you’re lucky enough, you may just catch a glimpse of these koalas going about their daily life. Whether you’re enjoying being surrounded by native pine trees, families of kookaburras and scrub fowls, relaxing in the sun at the beach, shopping in the world class boutiques, or feasting in famous restaurants, all of this is only a hop, skip and a jump away from your doorstep.


Noosa Heads House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • The main bedroom has an attached ensuite with shower and toilet - Bathroom 1. The main living area on the upper floor has a separate toilet - Bathroom 3.. The ground floor has a separate shower and change room - bathroom 2, and a separate toilet - bathroom4.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon is double bed size., Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed has king size single mattresses suitable for adults.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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'The Shack' Secluded Beach House in Unesco Biosphere Reserve
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Kelowna, BC Canada

Our first impression was surprise. The Shack was built for outdoor Queensland living.

  • 5 of 5

The well equipped kitchen with its large island works well for those who like to cook. We cooked most of our dinners and enjoyed discussing the day's adventures at the large dining table. You had to pass through a covered deck outside to get to the bedrooms. The master suite was comfortable with a lovely, big ensuite. You have to go downstairs to find the remaining bedrooms and laundry facilities. The large deck was a very nice place to relax in the warm Queensland weather. The location of the Shack is excellent. It is a short 10 minute walk down a path to get to the centre of Noosa Junction where you can find a grocery store, bottle shop, pharmacy and many interesting little shops and boutiques. As a bonus it is only 1 kilometer away from Noosa 's main beach and the many amenities found there.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really lovely place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We were five adults and two small children and the house suited us all. The very large deck worked very well for the children as we had five days of rain out of a seven day holiday. The neighbourhood was quiet and the shops etc a very short walk away.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The Shack

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Shack in May 2015. We absolutely loved the property and location. The best part of this house is the deck that sits between the kitchen area and the master bedroom. We had birds come to visit us on the deck and saw beautiful sunsets from there. We walked to Hastings Street and the beach each day, its a nice 15 minute walk and the area is so pleasant. Noosa and Hastings Street are beautiful, we enjoyed shopping, restaurants and pubs. Everyone was extremely friendly. The grocery store is only a few minute walk. Wifi worked well in the kitchen, living room and deck. The Shack was well maintained and ready for us when we arrived. Hoping to visit the Shack and Noosa again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I enjoyed Noosa Heads over a quick 3 day Christmas holiday thanks to the lovely Shack property. The house is well appointed and laid out with the central focus around the open air deck which connects the living area to the master bedroom. The tree canopy surrounding the property is filled with amazing bird song and a good amount of shade to protect from the heat. All the details of the house are well maintained including the beds, bathrooms and kitchen appliances and utensils. We cooked a nice Christmas dinner on the grill outside and enjoyed the luxuries of a home cooked meal while traveling. Wireless internet worked well in the kitchen area and was definitely handy when trying to "FaceTime" with our families for Christmas.

The house is a 2 minute walk into the central part of town and a 15-20 minute walk to the beach. We barely used our car while staying here as it was more fun to walk through the town and enjoy the relaxed beach lifestyle.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina, USA

Perfect family accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home! It was just as attractive as the photos show. The "Shack" was neat and tidy and had every ammenity to make our 2 week Christmas stay just perfect. We had planned this holiday house to be for me, my husband and 3 children(ages 9,6 and 2) but as a surprise, my in-laws also stayed with us. This house was perfectly laid out to afford "family time" as well as privacy. It accomodated the seven of us just fine.We prepared many family meals in the well- stocked kitchen. We also enjoyed the wonderful local eateries that were all so close by. We had beaches and shopping within walking distance(although we usually hopped in the car for quicker access). We loved the nature trails behind the house for morning walks. Our favorite was listening to all the animals in the evenings as we cozied up out on the couch in the outdoor living area. This home is perfectly located to enjoy Noosa and the many attractions close by. We liked that it was in a residential setting and not right in the middle of Hastings Street. The peace and quiet was fantastic! We had a car so we took advantage of the Shack's central location to many tourist attractions...Australia Zoo, Monteville, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Aussie World, Eumundi markets, Rainbow Beach, Noosa State Park and Sunshine Beach and many more. Fraser Island is a must(the tour company in town will come right to the Shack to pick you up!) The house also had a handy notebook with fabulous restaurant recommendations. We would agree with homeowner's fine taste in food! and add to his list the local Indian place(I forget the name of it). Sitting on the riverbanks eating fish and chips from Red Emperor and lunch looking out over the waves at the Sunshine Beach Surf Lifesaving Club were our favorites.This is the perfect home for a perfect vacation whether you want to do a lot of sight-seeing or just slow down and relax. Besides all the fun things to do, the beds and couches are super comfortable and perfect for a good book or a nap. They even provided a portable crib for our toddler's sleeping comfort! We definitely plan to make this our home-away-from-home in Queensland! When we come back to visit my in-laws, we plan to stay at the "Shack"!!!! Thanks for being great hosts!-----------a happy family, USA

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Tewantin, Noosa Springs
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Bruce Highway, M1
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
noosa main beach
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $196.19

Standard Terms and Conditions of Temporary Holiday Accommodation

Note: Variances can be agreed on but only by arrangement with the owner in writing.

Deposit of 50% is required to secure the booking. Payment of the rental deposit constitutes the clients acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Balance of the rental amount must be received in full 7 days prior to occupancy. If not the owner has the right to cancel the booking and attempt to re let the house.

Where cancellation of the booking is requested by the client, then the money paid is not fully refundable unless the house is re-let for the entire period or the cancellation occurs no later than 6 weeks before the rental period. If a refund is made then a $50 cancellation fee will apply.

The owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However the owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.

The owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However the owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.

To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the house is in a quiet residential area where the comfort of our neighbours is also important to us.

Disturbance to our neighbours, including excessive noise, is to be avoided and may result in termination of rental and loss of security deposit.

For this reason we request that you take particular care to reduce noise after 10pm. A security service is available to our neighbours to enforce this condition.

Large Parties and Functions are not permitted. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in additional payment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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