Our most recent reviews

Robyn Hall says, 28th April 2024 ~ Coolum Waves
Great house for families. Very child friendly ! . Great location !
Great indoor ,outdoor dining settings 🤩
Joanne Gough says 5th April 2024 ~ Surf Club House
We recently stayed at the Surf club house with Adult children and dogs in tow. It was a fantastic rental with room for all of us, a perfect location to the beach and everything we needed as well. Having a pool to use as well as the games area in the garage including a ping pong and pool table just added to the fun. It was all so clean and well set up. We will be booking again and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks
Michael bond says 5th April 2024 ~ Surf Club House
Fantastic holiday. Close to everything you need and very private.
Katrina Diehm says 5th April 2024 ~ Marcoola House
Absolutely wonderful holiday home and we loved our stay! Great location and only a very short walk to the beach and surf club! We can’t wait to book our next stay here! Alison was so lovely and a pleasure to deal with!
Michelle Close says, 13th March 2024 ~ Surf Club House
We stayed at the Surf Club House recently and it was perfect! House was comfortable for our family and the granny flat next to the pool meant I had privacy and could join my daughters family each morning when I was ready 😊. A quiet area, Beds were comfy, house was clean and so close to the beach. Plenty of room , even for the big dog.
Location is great, close to everything we needed. Alison was lovely, easy to communicate with and helpful. We will definitely stay again
and highly recommend.
Gem says, 23rd February 2024 ~ Marcoola House
Home away from Home.
We love it there.
Pack our beach towels, food and drink, take the dogs and lock ourselves away for a week, with nothing to do but swim and relax.
Beautiful house, beautiful location and Alison is lovely to deal with.
Cant wait to stay again. Thank you Alison.
Chantel says, 3rd February 2024 ~ Coolum Waves
My family & I had the best stay , the house was so nice , clean and there was plenty of room for us to all relax and enjoy our time. The pool table was an awesome touch & gave us something to do on the rainy days. Highlight was the pool . Kids loved the pool & it was just the cherry on top . Would definitely stay again.
Reena says, 10th January 2024 ~ Surf Club House
Every member of our family, including our dogs, absolutely loves this house. It feels like home from the moment we enter & it’s our family’s favourite place to stay on the Sunshine Coast. It was our second time staying in this house & From the moment we entered, the house was inviting, spotlessly clean & fresh-smelling. On the day of our arrival, It was such a hot, humid day & the aircon was already on for us, so stepping into the coolness of the house was such a pleasant surprise. The beds & furniture are comfortable & the house has everything you need from pots, pans, salt, pepper, glad wrap, alfoil, coffee sachets, ice, cold water in the fridge, BBQ, blankets & towels, etc. The pool is such a lovely temperature, and we had a blast swimming the hot days away during our stay. Our teenage boys loved staying in the granny flat while we enjoyed the house to ourselves. The beach is a stone’s throw away & we loved spending time there. We miss it already & can’t wait to come back.


Louise Land says, 5th January 2024 ~ Coolum Waves
5 star, everything was amazing. we will be back in one of your homes
again very soon.


Michael says, 21st November 2023 ~ Marcoola House
Absolutely wonderful holiday. Perfect location and great facilities
and accommodation. I will be rebooking soon.


Dominic Blackman says, 21st November 2023 ~ Coolum Waves
Very comfortable stay. Great amenities. Close to beach.


Amanda Egan says, 8th November 2023 ~ Surf Club House
So happy to have found this gem of a beach holiday house! We spent the
week here with our dogs and another couple and the set up suited us
perfectly. Between the house and the studio, we both had our own space
as well as multiple communal spaces to enjoy together. The yard was so
secure for the dogs, we didn’t have to worry about them at all. It
was only a few minutes walk from Marcoola beach which is perfect for
long walks, it just keeps going! Also loved just relaxing in the pool,
always the perfect temperature. We’ll definitely be back again, such
a good holiday!


Vanessa says, 2nd November 2024 ~ Coolum Waves
Fabulous location away from the main road, very pet friendly. Well
secured yard. Enough room for everyone to be comfortable. House has
everything you need. Thank you, we will be back.


Ciaran says, 18th October 2023 ~ Coolum Waves
Great house, very clean and ideal for dogs on holidays. Thanks Alison.


Laura Acton says, 19th August 2023 ~ Marcoola House
We loved staying here it was so relaxing and refreshing. The
accommodation was superb and just what is needed for a relaxing
holiday in a beautiful location. Our dogs loved their holiday and
cannot wait to come back.


Keith Willis says, 20th August 2023 ~ Marcoola House
My wife and I spent a week here and absolutely loved the spacious
house with everything we wanted. Being close to the beach and
lifesaving club was wonderful and we were very happy to have our dog
with us and he had lots of fun on the off leash beach. We highly
recommend staying here and will be back soon 🙂


Sophie says, 15th July 2023 ~ Marcoola House

Fantastic location! Great holiday house with everything you need.
Suited our family perfectly and such a short walk to the beach! We
loved it and would definitely go back!


Emma says, 28th June 2023 ~ Marcoola House

Absolute fabulous the family and I will definitely be back


ann cook says, 13th June 2023
Great location, comfy beds and good sized yard for our dog to play in.
Surf club allowed us to sit outside with our dog too. Hopefully
we’ll be back next year.


Paul says, 24th April 2023 ~ Surf Club House

We had a great time staying at Surf Club House in Marcoola. The location to the beach was fantastic! Surf Club House is in a lovely, quiet area. I love the fact that we could stay at this wonderful place and we could bring our 2 dogs with us. They had a ball and absolutely loved the holiday along with us and thoroughly enjoyed walking and swimming at the dog friendly beach and snoozing back at the house. The yard is completely secure so we felt comfortable letting them explore. There were 4 adults (2 couples) and we all had our own space when we wanted as the House also has an Apartment which is separate. We found it so peaceful and relaxing. It was a fabulous week away! We will definitely be coming back to stay.


Peter Nelson says, 20th May 2023 ~ Marcoola House
Highly recommended, quiet location, close to beach, very comfortable
and great for the puppy


Stacey says, 7th May 2023 ~ Coolum Waves
A great family house in a great location. So much space, everything we
needed on hand. Clean and tidy. The yard was perfect for the dog and
pool was awesome for the kids. The perfect base to explore Coolum and
the Sunshine Coast.


Jo-Anne Bourke says, 4th May 2023 ~ Coolum Waves
We enjoyed a lovely stay at Coolum beach house, with plenty of room for the adults and teenagers to spread out. Beds were super comfy and kitchen well equipped. Entertainment was well thought out with pool table and game consoles. House was lovely and clean. Outdoor living are had lovely furniture and enjoyed , vast green space adjoining back of property gave privacy and the heated pool was an added bonus. Short walk to the beach and dining precinct.
We highly recommend a stay.


Paul says, 2nd May 2023 ~ Surf Club House
A great holiday location. Comfortable with everything you and the pups
need. Close to everything. Alison is a great host.


Mandy pratt says, 1st May 2023 ~ Marcoola House
Five star super host! Our stay was so much fun, we had plenty of space
and everything we needed. It was more than what we expected. Top of
the return stay list.


Kay says, 9th March 2023 ~~ Marcoola and Surf Club Houses
Another fabulous holiday at Marcoola and Surf Club House. One big family and two houses required. Great houses, great spot and everything you need in the houses and nearby.Cannot recommend Alison’s houses enough. Bringing our dogs is the bonus.
We will be back next year.

Ted says, 10th February 2023 ~Marcoola House

Great holiday house – close to patrolled and dog friendly beaches. Lovely solar heated pool and very easy for our family of five and two small dogs to share.

Wheeler says, 3rd February 2023 ~ Marcoola House
Fantastic stay! Great location, steps away from the dog friendly
beach! Comfortable house and well equiped. Excellent and spacious
private outdoor entertainment area with nice pool. High fence and
grass area for my large dog. Everything you need for a wonderful
family holiday that is truly pet friendly. We will definitely stay again!

Kym Barrett says, 26th January 2023 ~ Coolum Waves
Excellent house Excellent position recommending 5 stars ? ?
Tertia says, 26th January 2023 ~ Surf Club House
We really enjoyed our time at your house – it’s a very well set-up holiday house, clean, well-maintained and nicely laid out.
It was perfect for us and our son and his partner to enjoy with privacy when needed – and also perfect for our nearly 12-year-old golden retriever – not too far to the beach for her, and not having to get in the car was definitely an added bonus.

Judi Bain says, 25th January 2023 ~ Surf Club House
We had a wonderful family holiday here. The studio apartment was
awesome as a parent get-away. The surf house was clean, had everything
you needed. Plenty of room to get vehicles off the street and the best
thing, it was so close to walk to the beach. Would recommend this
place to anyone. Loved it.


Johanna says, 20th January 2023 ~ Coolum Waves

Great house for a group with kids, teenagers and adults. Also great for dogs. Alison was very proactive with communication and check in and out was really easy. Great location


Kathy Griffiths says, 29th December 2023 ~ Surf Club House
Our recent stay at surf club house was most enjoyable. We were able to
have the whole family including the dogs for our xmas holiday. There
were 10 of us including teenagers and not once did I here the word
bored. The house is fully equipped to cater for everyone. The locality
is excellent, we could park the car and leave it. Would gladly stay
again and recommend to others.


VRBO Alison M says, 28th December 2023 ~ Coolum Retreat

Our family enjoyed 8 days at this wonderful home. The pool was the highlight and it was perfect regardless of the weather. Had everything we needed if we wanted to stay at the house or it was a quick drive to all amenities and beach. Beds comfy, quiet location and highly recommend this house for your next stay.


Steph says, 25th October 2022 ~ Marcoola House

We enjoyed a lovely family holiday at Marcoola. Walking distance to
beach and surf club. House had everything we required and the
grandkids loved splashing in the pool. Great communication from host.
Highly recommend!


Nicole Carry says, 20th August, 2022 ~ Coolum Waves
Awesome welcoming home in a great location! The spa was an added
bonus! We will be back for sure!
Thanks for the break we needed! We will be back!


Rick Ryan says, 22nd July 2022 ~ Coolum Waves

A very enjoyable stay,with heaps of room,in a good spot.
Quiet at night and comfy beds to sleep in.
We’ll be back.


Freda Papoutsakis says, 30 March, 2022
Marcoola House is a wonderful place to stay to rest and recharge. We
and our 2 fur babies loved the house very much. The location is great
and close to the beach and a couple of great cafes.
This is our 4th time staying in one of Alison’s holiday houses and
as always we have enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to our next
holiday. Manuel and Freda and Bella ?and George ?


Caroline says, 31st January 2022 ~ Surf Club House
This was our second time staying at these houses and just like the
first we had a great time . The surf club house is such a great
location and the house was awesome, had everything we needed and more.

We will definitely be back!

Caroline says, 31st January 2022 ~ Surf Club House
This was our second time staying at these houses and just like the
first we had a great time . The surf club house is such a great
location and the house was awesome, had everything we needed and more.

We will definitely be back!

Karen Broomfield says, 8th January, 2022 ~ Marcoola House

A wonderfully located beach home. A quick, flat walk to the beach, coffee shop, surf club and a takeaway. Our doggies loved their time walking on the beach, snoozing and generally living a dogs best beach life. And the sounds of the waves….

We had an amazing stay. So close to excellent walking paths and dog-friendly beaches. The corner store is a treasure trove. Breakfasts at Bulli Cafe are outstanding. 2 families of 4 and one furbaby had areas to be together or to be separated. The house is spacious and the kitchen is well equipped. Fully fenced so you can relax.

Date of arrival – 4 December 2021

Sharne says, 8th November 2021 – Surf Club House

Terrific little 2 bedroom beach house plus fully self contained granny
flat, everything you need for 6 people is here! We felt confident
taking our dogs along, the front and back yard is separated, both
fully fenced and secure. This made cleaning up after them super easy
and we felt totally relaxed and in our own little sanctuary. Super
comfortable furniture/bedding and the pool was a great temperature at
this time of the year. Lots of local restaurants deliver on Door Dash
if you’re like us and just want to hang out and chill. Thanks
Allison for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

Rahul(Airbnb) says, 24th October, 2021 – Marcoola House

Great place that is minutes away from the Marcoola Surf club and the beach. The manager was very helpful and always quick to respond to any emails. The house is just a 5 minute drive from the off-leash gates and we found that extremely convenient since we travelled with our two dogs. Comes with all amenities that you would look for in a holiday accommodation. Would highly recommend this house especially if you are looking for a pet friendly place to stay in.

Michelle(Airbnb) says, 26th October, 2021 – Coolum Waves

we needed a place with room for the whole family, that was dog friendly, with endless entertainment for a 4 year old, and access to the beach, great food and coffee and leisurely drives into the hills. this house did not disappoint and the pool was an excellent bonus. it took us three days of driving to get to Coolum and when we arrived we felt instantly at home. an all round perfect place to get the family together.

CJ says, Marcoola House, 26 September 2021
Lovely comfortable house with hood layout and fabulous outdoor living
area. Close to beach and Friday night market. I was able to relax with
my dogs in a very pet friendly environment. I highly recommend
Marcoola House and the people at pet friendly holiday houses. This is
not my first stay at one of their properties and won’t be my last.

Natasha (booking.com) says, Coolum Waves, 25 September 2021
Absolutely loved the house and area. Hounds enjoyed it too. Very secure for the dogs and was happy that the dogs can be inside. Just down the rod at Coolum there is a great off leash area on beach for the hounds. Humans also enjoyed the holiday in a quiet part of the coast.

Liz says,Surf Club House, Airbnb, 20 September 2021

‘Thanks for a great stay’

Carly (booking.com) says, Marcoola House, 19 September 2021
My friend and I enjoyed our stay with our two dogs in Marcoola. The house is in an excellent location, close to beach, coffee shop and a bike track. House is well presented and has everything you need! Highly recommend.

Marilyn says, Coolum Waves, 10 September 2021
Excellent enough room for 2 families thoroughly enjoyed our holiday

Holidayingwithdogs guest says, Surf Club House, 28th August, 2021

The location was perfect with easy walking access to the beach, coffee and the markets. The large deck near the pool was very comfortable and well protected. Our border collie felt very much at home. The local manager Ashlee was very friendly and helpful.

Kay says, 30th June 2021 ~ Coolum Waves

Great location Great space for two families – everything you need.

Rhonda says, 14th June 2021 ~ Marcoola House

We had a lovely weekend … if only the weather was warmer we would have been able to swim … we look forward to coming back in summer! Ashlee was very helpful when we had a question! A wonderful weekend away with the family..so close to the beach too

Megan says, 6th June 2021 ~ Surf Club House

Wonderful place to stay, lovely and close to the beach with everything you’d need in close proximity

Someya says, 4th May 2021 ~ Coolum Waves

A well equipped holiday house for groups with children- the table tennis was a lot of fun! Lots of other things for kids (and big kids) to enjoy too. Great house to take the dog to as well. Not too far to the beach, though the walk is a bit hilly if pushing a pram or carrying a lot of stuff. Still nice and close to the beach and lots of nice cafes etc. The park behind the house is great too, nice easy access from the backyard to take the dog out for a walk. Very comfy couch in the lounge area and lovely outside settings to enjoy. The spa bath in the main ensuite is a nice treat too!

Annie says, 20th April 2021 ~ Surf Club House

Great location. House is well designed for extended family purposes.

Leah says, 2nd April 2021 ~ Marcoola House

Lovely dog friendly house, great pool and deck, so close to the beach and short drive into Coolum. We had a lovely stay and wouldn’t hesitate booking again.

Georgina says, 6th December 2020 ~ Coolum Retreat

If you are lucky enough to stay in this lovely home enjoy every moment! I loved the pool & the outside area with the swinging egg chair. It is clean, well equipped and spacious. Perfect for a group and handy for all amenities. Don’t forget the dog…mine is missing this home already ?

Alan says, 7th December 2020 ~ Surf Club House

top spot

Amy says, 29th May 2021 ~ Marcoola House

Perfect place for a family. The pool was great. Will certainly stay again.

Carole Wilson says, 30th June 2021 ~ Coolum Waves
Perfectly situated – within walking distance of the beach, Coles,
Woolworths and all the amazing coffee shops and cafes. House was
perfect and had everything we needed and it was a massive bonus being
able to bring our dog along. Ashlee was really lovely to deal with and
we will definitely be booking a holiday here again.

Noel Byrne says, 25th June, 2021 ~ Marcoola House
Thanks Ashlee for the use of Marcoola house.We were very happy with
the house and all the extras that you have in the house.The location
is perfect with a short walk to the beach and surf club and easy shops
for the little stuff.We will be coming back again for sure as it
really suits and its pet friendly with a good yard.Thanks again.Noel
and Vivienne Byrne

Tobias says, 30th June, 2021 ~ Marcoola House

Thanks for letting us stay. Great location to explore the sunny coast from.’

Julie says, 30th June, 2021 ~ Marcoola House

Terrific location , so close to the beach . Pool and outdoor area add to the relaxed feel of this property . Ashlee is quick to respond to any queries , muchly appreciated. We totally enjoyed our stay ?


Paul says, 21st One 2021 ~ Coolum Waves

Great place, plenty of space for a large family, ideal location, close to everything, very clean and tidy upon arrival, the pool was great fun. Highly recommended house, a credit to the host.

‘Thank you Ashlee, we had a great time the house was brilliant for our needs. we all loved it’

Gail Marien says, 25th April 2021 ~ Marcoola House
Loved the location so close to the beach and there were so many
activities available in the house. Games pool table ping pong bed for
the dogs. Truly well worth staying there

Rhiannon says, 20th October 2020 ~ Marcoola House

‘Couldn’t fault this place!Amazing location! Everything you need is there! Can’t wait to come back!’

‘Thank you so much for allowing us to stay! It was such an amazing time I’m angry I didn’t book it for a longer stay! But I’m sure we will be back soon!’

Rubini says, 20th October 2020 ~ Surf Club House

‘A wonderful place in a nice location. Very calm, clean and relaxing’

Ann says, 20th October 2020 ~ Coolum Waves

Great place, just as described, lovely easy stay. Thank you we had a fantastic stay.

Jasmine says, 26th October 2020 ~ Surf Club House

Great location and great place to stay.

Karen Zahra says, 17th October 2020 ~ Surf Club House
Just spent a wonderful relaxing 9 nights at this lovely location.
Morning walks on the dog friendly beach with the 2 fur babies then
back to the house for morning coffee in the lovely sun trap area at
the front of the house. Loved the easy access to the surf club, coffee
shops, night markets with a great variety of food.
The house is very comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing
holiday . A lot of thought has gone into keeping all ages entertained
during your stay. Made good use of the pool and was very happy with
the security in regards to our beloved pets.
Our extended family stayed over the weekend and there was plenty of
room for everyone.
Will definitely be booking this house again in 2021.

Tony Galinas says, 11th September 2020 ~ Coolum Waves
Another great holiday Alison! It’s always the ideal place to relax and
switch off with our pets. We’ve been coming up here to Coolum Beach
and Marcoola now for the last five years and every year has been
amazing! Thank you.


Mike says, 9th September 2020 ~ Marcoola House
We had a lovely relaxed holiday again at the Marcoola House (our
second time there) and would recommend it to anyone looking for a
relaxed break. The house is modern, spacious and very close to the
Surf Club and miles of beautiful beaches.

This was our 5th stay at one of Alison’s various Marcoola houses and
we always enjoy them and will certainly be returning in the future.

Dawn says, 20th August 2020 ~ Coolum Waves

‘Great location, walkable to everywhere. Fantastic for dogs and their owners, of leash dog beach was gorgeous . House was perfect , everything you need, clean, well furnished, good information provided re restraunts etc . Definitely stay again, highly recommended.’

Deborah Crompton says, 20 August, 2020 ~ Surf Club House
Gary and I just spent the most wonderful 10 days in the Surf Club House with our standard poodle and up to 3 other some visitors at one time and there was plenty of room for us all. The house and studio were very clean and had everything we needed for our stay plus some things that make self catering really easy but are often not on hand like plenty of dish washing liquid, cling wrap, alfoil, salt and pepper, etc. Also some games and books in the cupboard (I traded a book I brought with me and finished for one I found in the cupboard) and plenty of indoor and outdoor areas to relax together or in your own little corner. We even had a dip in the heated pool. Although pet friendly THERE ARE NO PET SMELLS OR HAIR TO BE SEEN! The beach is only a block away and the dog beach is a great 20 minute walk away so easy to keep the dog exercised and happy. The local coffee shops and general store are handy and serve good food plus the twilight markets on Friday night were only a block away – perfect for grabbing some great food to take home and eat in comfort. We had an absolutely great time and will go back whenever we can.

Caroline Smith says, 18th August, 2020 ~ Marcoola House
What an awesome location! We wanted very close to the beach and we got it! Could even hear the waves at night. Awesome location and gorgeous house, nice and modern and super clean!
Lots of activities to do at the house and nice area of marcoola.

James Merrick says, 22nd June 2020 – Coolum House
Great house great location Alison’s houses are actually pet friendly
If you are looking for a place to chill this is for you, i will be
coming back.

Vivienne Kent says, 25th February, 2020 – Surf Club House
Had a wonderful time, very comfortable, easy access to all that we
needed . We will stay again. Next time longer. Thank you

Ange Ryan says, 24th February 2020 – Villa Coolum Breeze
We had a brilliant 7 night stay and we cannot fault the property, the facilities or the location. We parked the car when we arrived and didn’t move it again … the proximity to Coles and all of the restaurants & cafes was a highlight, along with easy access to the beach & a great walk along the boardwalk right up to a lovely lookout. The house is newly renovated … with everything you need … for the humans and the dogs! Great beds, a comfy lounge inside … and comfy outdoor furniture, where we spent a lot of time. In and out of the spa and playing with the dog … in a really secure yard. Super air con and a coffee machine that got us feeling like baristas! Dog bowls, loads of plates and platters …. just well thought through. We stayed in one of Allison’s many years ago and after returning to Qld … it was great to try a new one! Easy email contact – great experience… highly recommend.

Gary Tetzlaff says, 24th February 2020 – Surf Club House
A great get-away for the whole family, including those important
four-legged members. A very quiet, relaxing location with the beach
just across the road.

Jason and Sally says, 24th February 2020
We have just had a lovely week at Villa Coolum Breeze with our German
shorthaired pointer. We loved the house: it’s clean, modern, has a
well-equipped kitchen and efficient air-conditioning. It feels really
spacious with the high ceilings. We also loved the proximity to
everything. We didn’t use the car at all while we were there as the
shops, cafes and dog beach are so close to the house. Our dog is very
much a house dog so it’s great to find places that welcome him
inside. We’ll definitely be returning.

Jonathan says, 16th February 2020 ~ Marcoola House
Lovely home in fabulous location

Jenean says, 1st January, 2020 ~ Sunny Coast Shack
We had a fantastic time, loved the house! We will definitely be back again.

Carmel Hughes says, 22nd November, 2019 ~ Coolum Waves

Alison’s property was exactly as described. It offered so much for a perfect family holiday with our adult children and grandchildren. My son absolutely loved being able to bring his two dogs which is a pretty rare find and this is the perfect house offering every convenience for one’s animals to be part of the family. We felt so relaxed due to the spaciousness of this beautiful home which provides so many activities. We all especially loved the solar heated pool, the bikes, the pool table and access to the dog friendly beach. The house is so well equipped especially the main bedroom offers an ensuite, king sized bed, aircon and spa bath. There are so many areas where we could be together or spread out if we wanted space. An added bonus was being picked up at the door in the Coolum Surf Club courtesy bus and dropped off after dining in their lovely restaurant. We would definitely recommend and rebook Coolum Waves in the future. Thank you for a wonderful long weekend.

Neat, cute & cozy beach house. The pool was perfect. Loved the games room. A great short, stroll to the beach, which was our main attraction and Marcoola is a lovely straight, patrolled beach. Also close to local shops. Kids enjoyed the bikes too. Definitely would stay again, quite a gem. Thanks Alison for providing a lovely home and holiday for our family. Cheers Rachel, Wayne & Kids.

Jo says, 13 November, 2019 -Marcoola House
Clean,bright and very comfortable for our family of 5. The pool was
lovely and close to the beach, lovely little restaurants and markets.
Everything is neat and tidy and would be happy to come.back again.
Thanks for a great experience!! Cheers!!

Catherine says, 6 November, 2019 ~ Coolum Waves
‘We had a lovely long weekend with our family at Alison’s place. Was a great family and dog friendly house for us. Located a short drive from beautiful beaches. My son especially loved the pool. Thanks Alison!’

Robins family says, 29 October, 2019 ~ Marcoola House
We rented the house as overseas guests for an 11 night duration, to accommodate our daughter and her 3 dogs. The location was perfect for us, as, close to beach for dog walks with a great coffee shop within walking distance, surf club and Italian pizza (Weds-Sat). Street food market (Fri) and food market every Saturday

Tracey-Lee says, 27 October, 2019 ~ Marcoola House

Convenient, quiet and relaxing – loved our stay

A lovely location, everything is local , just a short distance to everything that you need only walk to places. The house itself is quite nice, it had everything we needed and I most certainly will be looking to going back there for a longer period of time. Very fortunate to have found this place.

Desley Colclough says, 21 October, 2019

We had an absolutely wonderful week, relaxing and making lots of wonderful memories.

Vicki says on Homeaway 19 October, 2019
Coolum waves is a beautiful home. My husband and I haven’t had much luck in finding a decent place to stay whilst on holidays. No we have found the perfect place. The house was spacious, clean and tidy well equipped and the pool was awesome. We loved how the shops were only 5 minutes away as well as the beach. We loved it and so did our little dogs . Alison Little is a lovely host and we will definitely be back next year ?

Nelle H says on Tripadvsor 13 September, 2019 – Surf Club House
Wonderful close location to the beach & literally a stone’s throw from Surf Club. Beautiful little hamlet by the sea, central to all tourist attractions (Australia Zoo, Noosa, Maroochydore) – just a short drive – but then return to the Surf Club House – very clean, well appointed, granny flat a total winner with teens, shed with ping pong and bikes…..we stayed with our kids aged 16, 14.5 & 11.5 years old and loved the morning sun in the front enclosed yard. The back patio overlooks the pool and gets all the afternoon sun – great for a lazy afternoon. Locals are great, house is just delightful. Very highly recommended and owners are very accommodating. Great to be nowhere near high rise buildings too!!!

Antonios Galinas says, 11 September, 2019
What a perfect holiday! Thank you again Alison for providing us with
another beautiful house with it’s own unique and distinct character to
make our Coolum holiday with our pets the best holiday break we could
hope for. The views from the house were amazing. It was in a quiet
area. The open plan living was very enjoyable. We had the pool, the
bikes and everything that we needed to make the most of our holiday.
This is the fourth house of your’s that we have stayed at and each one
has been great. We highly recommend your houses to anyone. We’ll be
back again next year.

Janelle Hull says, 8 September, 2019
Family Delight The most relaxing, idyllic home to stay in – very well appointed, close to local shops and surf club. Wonderful locals, property very well equipped for our family of 5. Granny flat was a winner with the teens, and games shed with ping pong, skateboard and games were very well received. A beautiful sunny front yard to have breakfast and welcome the day, and the alfresco area has lovely sun in the afternoons. Many thanks again Alison we definitely recommend the Surf Club House.

Lester says, 31 August, 2019 ~ Marcoola House
Lovely home very close to a magic beach and excellent surf club. Friday night 4 – 8 pm food stalls a 3 minute walk and fresh organic vegetables, artisan bread and small goods on Saturday morning 8 -12 pm at the same location Surf Club very good menu and music on Sundays with members draw on Wednesday night’s. Spent 28 days during which we travelled north to Eumundi markets ,South to Caloundra and up the mountain tote lovely town Montville for a great contrast to the Beach life. Wonderful weather for our holiday definitely warmer than Tassie in the winter months.

Melissa says, 24 August, 2019 ~ Sunny Coast Shack
Fantastic fully self contained house swimming pool. One minute walk to the beach. Great coffee up the road CUBA Street coffee roasters. This place has everything. Thanks Alison.

Kimberley Reed says, 22 August, 2019 ~ Marcoola House
When four days feels like a week! We had an amazing time at the
Marcoola house. Our dogs loved it with twice daily beach walks and
sunning themselves on the deck. We will be back ASAP

Steve says, 19 August, 2019 ~ Coolum Waves
This is a great family home located very close to one of Australia’s iconic beaches with easy access to all parts of the Sunshine Coast. The house is well equipped with plenty of games and amenities to keep all the family entertained. The house is also great value for money with a responsive and accomodating host.’

Nicole says, 3 July, 2019
Coolum Waves provided the perfect place for our family catch up. It
housed two families including a grandparent (total 9 people) plus two
dogs beautifully. Everyone had their own space and there was always
something to keep everyone entertained even in the wet weather we
experienced. The house is really clean and extremely well equipped. It
was wonderful to have all the little extra things like detergents and
pantry/household items left for our use too. The pool table and table
tennis was fantastic and we enjoyed the short walk to the beach.
Really was a home away from home. Thanks for a great stay and such
friendly service. We will definitely be back and would contact Alison
at PetFriendly Holidays for any future holiday house rentals.

Andrew Cochrane says, 10 June, 2019
We have stayed at Surf Club House in Marcoola 3 times in 5 years and
we have always had an awesome time

Rogers says 23 May, 2018 – Coolum Waves
Great house, with B plan for when it rains, close to beach, walking tracks, and restaurants, surf club and shops. Easy to find, and clean! Great spot for your dog!! definitely go back!

Pamela Dubrik says, 26 May, 2019 – Coolum Waves
Coolum- great pet friendly place for a holiday.
Clean and roomy, close to everything- we will be back!

Fiona Borserini says, 7 May, 2019 – Sunny Coast Shack
Wonderful stay. Millie and Jasper’s first dog holiday. They loved
their daily beach walks. Visited several cafes and restaurants close
by that were dog friendly which was a bonus. House was everything we
needed and very comfortable. We will be back

Helen says, 20th April 2019 – Coolum House

“Great house, lovely location. Really appreciated the various entertainment activities such as the table tennis, swing tennis and board games. Responded really quickly to any issues which was very much appreciated and allowed us to fully enjoy the house. Really easy to deal with- many thanks from all of us”

Shearson says, 26 March, 2019

Coolum Beach House  
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Had a great time.
House was very clean and comfortable with great facilities.
Looking forward to staying again

Janelle Zischke says, 26 March, 2019
We recently had a wonderful few days at Coolum House with friends and
our little dog. The house is very clean, comfortable, and spacious,
and is very well appointed to cater for adults, families and pets. It
is in a quiet location with an adjacent reserve, yet is only a couple
of minutes from Coolum Beach. Thank you, Alison, for a very enjoyable
break, and we hope to return in the near future.

Marcoola House Awesome Getaway  
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We really enjoyed our stay at Marcoola House. The house was so homely, we instantly felt comfortable. The location was brilliant. We were only there 5 days, which definitely wasn’t long enough. My main aim was to find somewhere comfortable for us and that our dog would be welcomed. She is a Kelpie (ex show dog) and we live on acreage. There was enough yard space for her to have a run around and we walked her to the beach everyday and visited a local off leash dog park. We all had a ball. Thank you for making this home available for families and there pets. I would highly recommend and we will definitely be back. Tracey, Chris and Dior.  

Rebecca C
A home away from home for you and your fur family.
Left on Feb 22, 2019 for a stay in Feb 2019
If you are looking for a house where you walk out onto the beach, then the Marcoola House is for you and your family. Marcoola House is central to the beach, great cafe’s and is just down the road from Coolum. Alison and Judd always have terrific amenities; including an amazing pool, bikes to ride and a great outdoor area with a BBQ. Thanks Alison and Judd for the great beach stay. I’ll be back soon.

Sarah says, 23rd February 2019
We spent a great 2 weeks at sunnycoast shack has everything we want
and more this is our second time here and was just as good as the
last… we made some special memories as a family,only downside was
having go come home thankyou so much alison will definelty be back

Best pet friendly accommodation

Jan  Left on Feb 21, 2019 for a stay in Feb 2019

We stayed at Surf club House for my birthday, I highly recommend this house it was so clean. My daughter and her family came for a night we had plenty of room, Allison had everything we needed including a high chair for my grandson. We loved the table tennis and the pool was great to relax by after a swim at the beach . Our little dog Sammy loved his holiday also with walks on the beach morning and night , the beach also has a great off leash area . The location is perfect in a lovely quiet street, so close to the surf club, beach , coffee shops ect . We definitely will be booking another stay , it’s like home away from home , a week went so fast . Thanks again Allison & Jud Sammy enjoying the beach ?

Kims says, Jan 31, 2019, Sunny Coast Shack


Great place to stay, comfortable beds, air conditioning,Wonderful pool,Very dog friendly

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Clean, modern furnishings, hot weather so air conditioning was great
Plenty of space for our dog
We have had a wonderful stay will be back

Rachel Evans says, Jan 31, 2019, Surf Club House
Amazing holiday house for the whole family! Clean, neat and modern
with all the luxuries! Perfect location! Definetly 5 stars!

Gail, Nov 5, 2018 for a stay in Nov 2018

A great Pet Friendly holiday

We had a wonderful week at Coolum Waves and we were so grateful to be able to take our little dogs with us. The house has everything you need for a very comfortable stay and very close to all amenities.

Nov 5, 2018 for a stay in Oct 2018


Our little Family 2 adults and 2 kids stayed at the Sunny Coast shack for the Second time and it didn’t disappoint. It is a beautiful little house, beautiful pool, comfortable beds and has everything we needed. We were very sad to leave. The house is close to everything, a few mins walk to cafes or Surf club and a few mins drive gets you to everything that you need. We highly recommend this house

Nov 2, 2018 for a stay in Oct 2018, Marcoola House

Fun & Relaxing, family beach holiday

Great location right next to the patrolled beach at Marcoola. Lovely walks nearby, quiet location, but close to amenities. The kids loved the pool and the table tennis and the dog loved the beach walks and lazing in the sun on the deck. Alison has created a fantastic beach house which suits the entire family and really looked after us on this holiday. Thank you. Can’t wait to go back.

Lori says, Sep 30, 2018 for a stay in Sep 2018. Coolum Waves
1 people found this review helpful
Fantastic location to beach which our dogs enjoyed immensely at the dog friendly beach. Granddaughters loved the hot tub. Lots of activities for the family to play at the Coolum Beach house.

Linda says, Sep 24, 2018 for a stay in Sep 2018, Surf Club House
You won’t find a better holiday house than this! Practically on the beach it’s so close. A beautifully quiet neighbourhood with a surf club and restaurants a couple of minutes walk away. For pet lovers like me it’s perfect with dog friendly beaches and parks right on the doorstep. The house itself has everything you and your pets could possibly need, in fact there’s so many things to use at the house we didn’t get round to using most of them. The house has a lovely double door at the front and a second private courtyard where my dog loved to nap on the grass after returning from his trips to the beach. The human beds are top notch, extremely comfortable so you are assured a good nights sleep. This is the second time I have stayed in one of Alison’s houses. You’ll be delighted with her, she organises bookings and is really helpful and pleasant. My week was amazing and so relaxing. I’m planning to book in again next year I loved it so much.

Sep 18, 2018 for a stay in Aug 2018

Perfect pet- friendly holiday again!

Thanks Alison for another perfect holiday at the Sunnycoast Shack in Marcoola. We keep coming back every year and you have delivered another great house for us and our pets to stay in. Everything that you need is covered. It is walking distance to the beach and we love going for a ride on the bikes that you supply. Plenty of places to visit in Marcoola and Coolum Beach and the off leash beaches are fantastic. We’re coming back again next year.

Jacquie Launceston, Australia, Aug 16, 2018 for a stay in Aug 2018

Great location, spacious and well appointed holiday home

Highly recommended. We had such a great time staying at Coolum Waves in 2016 that we returned again in August 2018. A group of four we based ourselves here for a cycling holiday. The house is spacious, was well appointed and very clean. There’s a Weber BBQ, dining table and lounge area on the sunny deck at the rear which has a gated entry straight onto the park behind. At the front there’s a heated pool with a seating area to enjoy the sunny afternoons. The kitchen/dining/lounge area is very spacious providing a great place to dine and gather together. We didn’t need a car because the town centre is so close by – just a 10 to 15 minute walk away – where there are plenty of dining and coffee places to choose from including cafes, restaurants, hotel, surf club, etc. Supermarkets, pharmacies and bottle shops are also in the same area – so everything you need is close and handy.

Kylie Aug 9, 2018 for a stay in Jul 2018, Marcoola House
Marcoola House was the perfect spot for a mid winter break. The house has everything you could need and is beautifully presented. The location is fantastic for relaxing and adventurous go with pets or children. Alison was fabulous to deal with and very helpful. I can’t wait to come again.

Donna Ward says, 19th November 2018, Sunny Coast Shack
Perfect holiday location for us. Five minutes walk to the beach and
cafes and relaxing outdoor living by the pool at the “shack”. Already
planning our return trip. Thanks Alison.

Ann Metcher says, 21st June, 2018, Coolum House
More room here than we anticipated – the photos don’t do the space justice. Had a wonderful gathering by the pool – the children were very happy with the trampoline, the pool, and the table tennis table and it freed us up to chat around the large outdoor table. Plenty of gear in the kitchen and a short drive to the shops. No need to contact the owners as everything worked as directed. Will hope to stay here again.

Laura Sumner says, 24th June, 2018, Coolum House
We stayed at Coolum beach for a week as a family holiday with our toddler and loved it. Some of the main points – the house is clean and well furnished with everything you need – the location is good and you can walk to the beach easily in about 20 minutes – the pool is great but wasn’t warm enough to swim in in June despite the heating unfortunately – it is very child and family friendly with lots of things available such as trampoline, swings, cot, high chair, etc – our dogs got to come on holiday with us too and had the best time with so many amazing dog beaches on the Sunshine coast – we got to see kangaroos on the bushland next to the house! We are looking forward to visiting again in the future and would definitely recommend to anyone with dogs and/or children

Hayden  Jun 13, 2018 for a stay in Jun 2018, Surf Club House
Escaping the Winter
We had the best time in Marcoola, Qld, something our whole family loved. We booked this holiday home after seeing the pictures and it was perfect. The house catered for us all, was set up perfect and was exactly what we expected. It was a 1min walk to the Surf Club, who were also great hosts. I have nothing bad to say about our stay, and we are even thinking of making a permanent move to the Sunshine Coast we liked it so much. I highly recommend this Holiday Home for anyone looking for a perfect get away.

Susan says, June 5, 2018, Sunny Coast Shack
Fabulously set up for people and pets. Walking distance to beach,
cafes and great walks. We had a lovely time. The pool table was great
for the rainy days. King bed with TV was spot on. Highly recommend
suunny coast shack.

Courtney says, June 4, 2018, Surf Club House
Hi Alison
Just wanted to say thanks so much for a wonderful holiday. My English relatives were certainly in love with the place, including the 3 year old, who now refers to it as his beach house!

Rebecca says, June 4, 2018. Coolum House
Max, Molly and I had a terrific beach stay at the Coolum House. This was our second stay at the Coolum Beach house and it was as peaceful as I had remembered it. I look forward to my next stay.

Justin says, May 29, 2018, Marcoola Dunes
We had a wonderful two weeks here at Marcoola Dunes. Great place to
kick back relax and spend time with your loved ones.

Amanda Raines says, May 28, 2018, Sunny Coast Shack
Fantastic human and dog-friendly holiday home. Totally secure yard for
our spaniels and very well maintained property with a lovely relaxing
poolside area and pool table if you are feeling competitive. Less than
a 5 minute walk to the beach, local shops & Surf Life Saving Club. You
can just go through the private back gate and in 10 minutes (flat
walk) you are at the fabulous local restaurant “Default”. What a gem
in the suburbs! Great food, wine and reasonable prices. We didn’t get
time to use the bikes but maybe next time as we noted lots of great
bike tracks. Many thanks for having us, we will be back!

️Louise Cobby says, May 27, 2018, Sunny Coast Shack
I took my mother and my two dogs for a week’s holiday at this house
and it was great. Alison was very friendly and helpful and only a
phone call away if needed, the house was well kept and had everything
you could want and the location was wonderful – close to beaches and
parks and central to local attractions and shops. To top it all off
the area was very dog friendly. It’s hard to find a house to stay in
that doesn’t have strict rules galore about dogs, but they were very
reasonable at this place and the two-leggeds and four-leggeds alike
enjoyed our stay very much. The yard was safe and securely fenced and
the fact that it backed on to an off-leash park was the icing on the
cake. If you want to enjoy a holiday in a beautiful house in a
beautiful location and have peace of mind about your dogs being safe
and happy then I highly recommend this place to everyone.

Tonia,Jason & Billie says, May 27, 2018, Marcoola House
Great holiday once again.This is our 3rd time to Marcoola House with
our Pug (Billie girl)..This time for 2 weeks.Great house and
location.Got everything you need.Love the quiet casual spot.Beautiful
beaches.We will be back next year.
Tonia,Jason & Billie Pug.?

Miranda McGuire says, May 10, 2018, Marcoola House
This house has everything you need. They’ve really thought of
everything when it comes to holidaying with your fur kids. I always
worry about their safety but there was no reason to with this house.
We’ve also stayed at the Sunny Coast Shack and both houses are very
safe and fully fenced. I must make a special mention about the
cleanliness which is not always guaranteed at pet friendly houses but
has been on point with both of our stays. We had the most relaxing 9
days and our Shar-Pei even had a special birthday (She’s 10!) while we
were there. I don’t think we’d stay anywhere else now. We have been so
pleased with pet friendly holiday houses. Oh and we love the ping pong
tables that have been at both houses! Thanks especially to Alison for
always being so lovely and helpful. Can’t wait to stay again.

Janelle says, April 20, 2018
The surf club house was really perfect for our short family get away
as we went with two adult children and two dogs. The dogs wore
themselves out on the beach and take away food was within walking
distance. We did take our own linen (our choice) but everything else
is provided. We would love to go back again if Alison would have us
and we have already recommended to friends. Unfortunately we had a few
days of bad weather but we still managed walks on the beach and
boardwalk. Its an ideal location and very private much better than
fighting with people for pool time in a resort and paying huge fees
for boarding kennels. 100% recommended.

David K says March 18, 2018
My wife and I and our daughter and her partner along with our golden retriever, Chester had a wonderful long weekend stay despite the inclement weather. The house is an easy few minute walk to the on leash beach which we had enough sunlight each day to get our dog to the beach for a long walk and paddle in the water which was the main reason for our trip. He loved his time at the house and beach. The take away food places are also an easy few minute walk from the house. The foxtel channels were of great use during the rainy periods of our stay. We will take our Chester back for another stay later this year to this wonderful accomodation. ~ Tripadvisor 5 star review

David King says, march 16, 2018
This was a terrific home for our long weekend with our golden
retriever and so close to the dog on leash beach that it was an easy
few minute walk as we’re the local take away shops which we made full
use on on our stay.
We will take our dog back there for another long weekend later this
year. ~ Marcoola Dunes

Karen Reid says, March 5, 2018
Loved the location, so close to the beach, our doggies settled in so
quickly, our very old staffie managed the beach walk so easily.
Surf Club house felt so homely.The Granny flat with the playStation
was a excellent bonus for the kids,and we all loved the pool.
We will defantly be back soon.

Scott says, March 1, 2018
Perfect Beach House! My partner and I spent a lovely week at Marcoola. The house is close to everything – the beach and surf club is 50 metres away and local shops just around the corner. The house is very well equipped and well presented with some of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in!! Air conditioning and the fabulous private pool made our stay on an extremely hot week a dream! With Foxtel, a Playstation, DVD player and bikes to use, activities for the whole family are covered! We also brought our two small dogs who loved going to the beach every afternoon and were very comfortable in the dog-friendly house and yard. We’ll definitely be back for our next beach break!

Kayleane says, Feb 25, 2018
Another wonderful stay at Coolum Waves. This house is great with
everything you need. We love the location and very relaxing.
Accommodates all ages. I love to be able to invite the whole family
and there is room for them. Bonus is to be able to bring our dogs with
us. I cannot recommend Alison’s pet friendly holiday houses highly
enough. Wonderful as always. Thank you. 5 stars definitely. See you
next year.

Adelle Fuller on Jan 29, 2018 for a stay in Jan 2018
Such a wonderful holiday we have had at Marcoola House! The pool and deck area were amazing and perfectly secure for our pets. Such a great position to the beach where we could take the dogs for a walk daily. The house facilities were great, special mention of the double shower in the ensuite and wet room set up in the main bathroom, felt very resort. The only negative would have to be the size of the fridge, for a family size home the fridge was just a little small to store a weeks worth of food for us and our guests. There is an esky on site which we made use of to store drinks so that was helpful. But that’s a very small negative on an extremely positive experience ? ? We will definitely be back to stay at Marcoola House!

Raymond Stewart on Jan 27, 2018 for a stay in Jan 2018 on Marcoola House
Highly recommend this family, with pets, holiday house. 1 minutes walk to the patrolled Marcoola Beach. The house is centrally located to all amenities and other beaches. We loved staying here. It was very clean, great size for our large family, beautiful pool and covered deck. The air conditioning was put to good use, as the weather was quite hot. There was a great sized yard for our dogs and they were very safe and secure. Overall, it was perfect and we will be back.

Debbie McGowan says, 20th January, 2018
My family and I had a wonderful stay at Marcoola House, it was
everything we needed to relax from our busy lives. Loved the house and
spent most days lounging in the wonderful pool area. The patrolled
beach being so close was great as was the Marcoola Surf club where we
had some great meals. We loved the area as it wasn’t as busy as some
other crowded tourist areas, so if you want to get away from the
crowds then this is the place. Our dogs loved the beach, we took them
for lovely long walks every day. The owners of this house are very
pleasant to deal with and made the whole process very easy.

Karen Pellow says, 7th January, 2018
We stayed at Coolum Waves for the first time at the end of Nov 17. We
are so glad we found Alison’s website! This house is exactly as it
is represented on her web site. The games room and pool were a big hit
when we weren’t at the beach! A perfect home away from home that
more than caters for the whole family. We were so pleased to find a
spot that we could bring our puppy to. The surf patrolled beach is a
hill away ? and if you don’t feel like walking there is plenty of
parking for beach goers. The surf patrolled beach is a lovely spot
with dogs allowed on leash with the off leash area just a short walk
further along the beach. There are plenty of coffee shops and
restaurants to choose from along the beach and a Woolies just a short
drive away from the house (in a centre that includes a butcher,
bakery, bottle shop etc). Our family really enjoyed our stay and will
definitely be back! Thank you Alison.

Kylla Patterson Says, 2nd January, 2018
The house was a wonderful holiday for my partner and our fur babies.
The facilities were superb and the space was completely relaxing. I
would definitely recommend Coolum Retreat.
Anthony and Kate says, 18th December, 2017
We had another lovely week at Coolum Waves for the second year
running: the house is conveniently located, well equipped, and a very
comfortable home from home. Our dogs were very happy being allowed
inside (and being allowed to run off-leash at Stumers Creek), the pool
table and table tennis were well used, as was the pool outside.

Sharon Eagling says, 7th December, 2017
We have just had our second holiday at Marcoola Dunes and third
holiday with Pet Friendly Holiday Houses. We have just loved our stays
in the house. Everything has been thought of! The house is clean,
comfortable and quiet. We can’t wait for our next holiday. ~ Marcoola Dunes

Stephen Prince says, 5th December 2017
This fantastic house has everything!
This is a great family and pet friendly accommodation that has
everything. The day started with sipping coffee while watching
kangaroos bounce around literally just over the side fence. The kids
loved the trampoline, ping pong table, PlayStation and of course the
heated pool. The push bikes were handy for a quick ride down to
Woolworths for quick supplies. The beach is close by with plenty of
cafes and restaurants or the kitchen is fully stocked to cook. The
family dog was very happy to come along for the weekend getaway. We
will definitely be back! ~ Coolum House

Kym says, 27th Nov 2017 Wonderful Family Pet-Friendly Holiday Home
The location was easy to find and convenient to shopping precinct, beach and eating places. Clean and tidy spaceous home has everything for all members of the family to enjoy their stay, even the fur baby’s are well catered for. Loved the private open parkland behind the back yard with easy access through backyard gate for our dogs to run and play fetch. Pool table, swimming pool, playstation, Austar and the on suite spa bath all got utilised. We will visit again! Coolum Waves

Jenny O’Brien says, November 20th 2017
Thanks Alison, everything was as perfect as our last stay at Marcoola
Dunes, Sunny Coast Shack was great for us, clean, tidy and everything
you need for a great break away

Nyssa says, November 6th 2017
Coolum Waves ~ Loved the location – easy walk to Coolum Beach inc the off-lead area
for dogs. House is clean and well-organised. Is genuinely
dog-friendly, i.e. pets allowed inside and outside. It rained my whole
trip, so it was nice that this house had Austar, a pool/table tennis
table and a spa-bath. The owner is lovely and facilitates everything
very smoothly. I’m definitely keen to come back here again.

Deirdre Kings says, October 28th 2017

Just had a lovely stay at Mario’s Dunes. The 3 bedroom house had everything you could want and the air-con worked well throughout the house. Beds and pillows were really comfortable and made for a great sleep. My daughter loved the pool.The house was very close to facilities by car and short walk to a great restaurant at the SLSC. Unfortunately I couldn’t get the internet to work but that was likely cause I didn’t have any young people with us to help. Alison was very receptive to our phone enquiries and got back to us very promptly if she wasn’t available when we rang.   Overall a very comfortable holiday house and would be happy to stay again. 5 stars.

Cathy says, Oct 3rd 2017
Fantastic house for family and hounds! Highly recommended @ Marcoola House

Tracey says, Oct 3rd 2017
Spent a very relaxing week at this lovely beach cottage. Had
everything we needed and very pet friendly. Close to beach and cycle
paths. Very easy to book with Alison. Loved the hammock and table
tennis. Thank you ~ Sunny Coast Shack

Megan Canning says, Sep 27th 2017
Surf Club house is in the perfect location for the most relaxing
holiday. Beach, surfclub, cafes, night market all within walking
distance. Extremely comfortable with everything you need. Nice secure
yard for animals.We had the best time. Thank you!

Tony Galinas says Sep 20th, 2017
Hi Alison.

We just want to thank you yet again for providing for us a beautiful
house to relax in for 2 glorious weeks with our pet dogs. We had a
wonderful time and ans always your houses cater for all our needs with
all the extras that you don’t get elsewhere. We were able to relax
totally with no interruptions and recharge our batteries. We will
definitely be staying at one of your properties yet again next year.
Highly recommended!     ~ Marcoola Dunes

Carnie says Sep 19, 2017

Sunny Coast Shack – “Hi Alison, Our family had a fabulous week in your house. It was everything we needed. The pool got plenty of use, the dog park out the back was so convenient and we frequently did the short stroll to the gorgeous Marcoola beach. Your house was so clean and equipped with everything a family needs to be a relaxing home away from home. We thank you so much and hope to definitely return next year. Cheers From The Dicksons (Carnie, Darren, Ella, Will & Sunny)”

David Hill says Jun 21, 2017
Sunny Coast Shack was a grest place to stay with our dog. The house is
well equipped and the position near Marcoola Beach was wonderful. We
would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family and look
forward to a return stay.

Lisa B says Jun 11, 2017
We had a wonderful time at this great location. I almost don’t want to share this because I want to keep it all to myself! ~ Surf Club House

Julie Tester says Jun 21, 2017 
Surf Club House is the third of the Pet Friendly Holiday Houses we’ve stayed at and has quickly become our favourite! All of Alison’s houses provide us with the perfect chance to relax in comfort and style with our kids, dogs (after all, they’re part of the family) and friends who’ve stayed with us each time. It’s the best week of our whole year! Surf Club House in particular suits us with its open plan living and close proximity to the gorgeous dog-friendly beach at Marcoola, which is even patrolled – a bonus when you have young kids! There’s a great park which is also just a stone’s throw away and fantastic food markets on a Friday night (like a mini Eat Street), or the Surf Club across the road which has delicious meals every day/night. Besides frequent trips to the beach and park, we didn’t want to leave our beautiful house anyway! We preferred to cook on the barbecue and dine in the alfresco area in between the main beach house (which has so much history!) and the bungalow. Our friends, a married couple, found the self-contained bungalow very comfortable and it allowed them privacy (and a quiet night’s sleep, since our baby still wakes through the night) with beautiful views of the pool and tropical landscaped gardens, also visible from the house. Every amenity imagineable has been thoughtfully catered for and the beds are extremely comfortable, adding to the relaxation. The fully secure fences and large front yard separate from the driveway, give peace of mind knowing the kids and dogs are safe at all times. And nothing beats the fresh ocean air or going to sleep to the sound of the waves rolling in. All in all the perfect holiday for us! We’re already daydreaming about our next stay…

Jenny O’Brien says 11th June 2016, 4:23pm
Marcoola Dunes – Thank you Alison, the house was perfect, all we could ask for and
more, it’s great to see such high standards in pet friendly
accommodation, we will return.

Fiona says, 23rd May 2017, 11:23am
Marcoola House – Loved the accomodation, everything you needed was there. It rained the
first day, but we weren’t bored as there was a pool table, table
tennis, hammock for reading and the list goes on. The information book
was helpful, especially when looking for things to do in the area.
Loved the fact it was pet friendly and close to the beach., plus lots
of places to walk. ?

Karen says, 1st May 2017, 8:22am
The Surf Club House is a great home for holidays with the pet, it is
like a home away from home, what more can I say.

Kim Hoar says, 9th April 2017, 4:23pm
Marcoola Dunes – The location is perfect, with the beach, surf club and local cafes
only a short walk away. The house has everything you could need for
yourself and your fur baby’s. This was our fifth visit and won’t be
our last.

Neville & Margaret Cox says, 4th April 2016, 11:11am
Not long returned from a week at Marcoola Dunes. It was excellent
accommodation, spacious, clean, all mod cons and a great pool. Not to
mention it was only a few minutes walk to a fantastic pet friendly
beach. We enjoyed a very relaxing week there and came away feeling
very mellow and rejuvenated. It reminded us of when we used to take
the kids on holiday to Maroochydore 30 years ago, relaxed and
lay-back. We would give Marcoola Dunes the highest recommendation to
family and friends or anyone else for that matter. Hoping to return in
the future.

Jan Robinson says, 20th March 2017, 7:40pm

Best location, awesome pet friendly house – This is the third pet friendly holiday house we have stayed in at Marcoola Beach and is as awesome as the other 2 houses we have stayed in. Each is very different. This one has an amazing space on the deck, which would be great for families. The kitchen is compact. It is air conditioned in the family room and main bedroom. You can’t beat the location for access to the beach. It is also fur baby friendly perfect for our family.

Khwanjai mansion says, 8th March 2017, 8:11am
Coolum Waves – Clean tidy house with all your need , short stroll to the beach and local cafes

Vicky says, 22nd February 2017, 4:22pm
We spent 1 week at Surf Club House in Marcoola Beach. Well equiped and
good zise fir the 6 of us.
An extra point for being so close to the beach!!!!
I strongly recommend this house. Thank you Alisson for everything.

Brenda Bryant says, 16th February 2017, 12.33pm
We enjoyed a short stay at Marcoola House this month. The house is
perfect. It’s private, incredibly relaxed and provides everything you
could possibly need.
The beds are so very comfortable and the pool is the best house pool
we have ever seen with an inbuilt bench seat across one entire side.
Highly recommended. We are looking forward to a return visit as soon
as possible.

Gerard Lazare, 13th February 2017, 6.28pm
Coolum House – Our stay here was perfect. Boomer had more than enough room and being
surrounded by beautiful country side was just serene. Couldn’t
recommend this house more. Great for the family and the dog.

Judy Buckham says, 4th February 2017, 4:35pm

Coolum House – We’ve booked again for the 2nd year running as it’s such a wonderful
property, secluded, swimming pool, surrounded by kangaroos,
kookaburras and ducks last time – can’t wait. Grace had a ball (our
fur baby) as well as us!

Karen Gaynor says, 29th January 2017, 6:22pm
Marcoola Dunes – House was great, very relaxing holiday. Kids and puppy were
entertained with long walks and plenty to see and do. We can’t wait to
return. Thanks Alison, you were great and the house was nice and

Jade Vaevaemaki says, 17th January 2017, 7.45pm
Our family stay at Coolum House was just ammmmazing. The house was so
perfect for myself and husband, our four little kids and our dog. The
pool was just so wonderful and warm so the kids swam in it early in
the morning till late at night. The lay out of the house is fabulous for families as
its open plan means everyone can be connected in various areas of the
house. I would rate it as one of the best pet friendly family holiday
houses we have ever stayed in. Alison the owner is also just fabulous
to communicate with.
Kindly Jade & family

Renee says, 11th January 2017, 8:22am
Marcoola House – The location is awesome, quiet, relaxed and just a short stroll from
beautiful beaches and a couple of nice cafe/restaurants. The house is
clean, modern and has been appointed with everything you could
possibly need. It was great to be able to bring our beloved dogs with
us instead of leaving them in a kennel. We enjoyed a very relaxing
week by the pool and walking our dogs on the beach – will definitely
be visiting again!

Jennifer says, January 4 2017, 12.20pm 

Location is great. Easy walking distance to patrolled beach, local shops and Surf Club. House is a great space for a couple, and a plus one or a smaller sized family. The pool was wonderful for daily swims, and for those with kids very easy to monitor them from the verandah or kitchen. Fully air conditioned for a respite from the heat, plus cable TV, pool and ping pong table and lovely bicycles with helmets all provided. Masses of crockery etc. which was so useful for the family Xmas day gathering. Best of all our precious dogs could come with us for the week and the house and yard is very dog friendly. Can’t wait to go back.

Todd Somerville says, 3rd January 2017, 2.22pm
Wonderful beach getaway in every way
My wife and I looked to find a beach property to relax with our two dogs for the week leading into the busy festive season. From the first initial contact with Alison, with the easy process and friendly nature, we new that ” Coolum Waves” was the place. The large flowing house is perfect, in location, and also amenities and cleanliness. Only a 2 minute drive or casual 15 minute walk to the main Coolum Beach shops and beach, gave us the quiet and relaxing time away from the crowds over the school holiday period. The house is very well set out, with the bonus of the double garage set up as a large rumpus/games room. Four large bedrooms, two well fitted bathrooms(one a large ensuite with sensational shower and spa bath), and kitchen made for a restful stay. The rear patio, with outdoor lounge, large dining seating and BBQ, gave us the privacy to enjoy the outdoor living after a long walk on the off-lead dog beach each morning. With the property fully fenced, our dogs loved the freedom and space to lie and contemplate their next play in the surf. The well designed saltwater pool allowed for time to cool off and catch some sun, without having to contend with the sand at the beach if needed. A wonderful pet friendly property at Coolum Beach, that we will certainly be booking again for future holidays with the family. Highly recommended.

Marilyn Brazier says, 4th January 2017, 1:33pm
We loved staying at Marcoola House. Close to the Surf Club and the
beach. But most of the time were quite happy to stay at the house with
the beautiful pool. The dogs also loved it. Will definitely go back
again. Thanks Alison.

Jen Chamberlain says, 3rd January 2017, 10:22am
Sunny Coast Shack ~ What a great place to have Christmas 2016! A lovely house with
everything a couple or small group could wish for. Lots of great
touches such as the pool/ping pong table, bikes, helmets etc. The pool
was lovely and the verandah fabulous for relaxing.
Most importantly, being able to have my beloved dogs with me was the
Thank you so much for providing high quality, pet friendly
accommodation. I loved every minute of being there and was very sad to
leave. Looking forward to coming back again.

Therese Bould says, 7 November 2016, 8:12pm
Marcoola Dunes – Great house for our family. Our dog also loved his stay as well. Great
location to the local Surf Club and to the local beaches. Short drive
to great local Restaurants and cafes. Would be happy to stay again.
Thanks again Alison.

Mia says, 27 October 2016, 9:05am
Marcoola Dunes – We had a great time thanks. The house was great and in a lovely quiet
spot, close to the beach. Pool lovely too. Always nice to be able to
take our dog on holidays, well fenced yard. We will definitely be

Michelle says, 21 October 2016, 10:21am
Spent a lovely week at Marcoola, staying at Marcoola House. Would
highly recommend this house for anyone wanting to stay in Marcoola,
especially those with pets or families with kids.

Leanne Roberts says, 20 October 2016, 2:47pm
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Marcoola Dunes, the dogs loved
it,close to the beach, and so nice that the little dogs can be inside
with you. Alison is so great to deal with, especially how
understanding and respectful she is about your little furry loved
ones…Thank you from Takky and Dolly..!

Dean and Megan Bartlett says, 19 October 2016, 1:22pm
Marcoola Dunes – We just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to Alison and family for our
stay at the Marcoola Dunes home. It was a perfect little home for us
and our very spoilt little pooch. Beautiful house, GREAT pool, close
to everything we need and just amazing all round.
We will certainly be back for another holiday and will definitely
recommend the house to friends and family.
Again, thank you!

Beryl says, 15 October 2016, 7:33pm

Coolum House – We did enjoy our stay, such a good location, central to a range of activities but still the lovely village feel to Coolum. Also enjoyed
the almost country feel to the house with the green areas around.
Happy that the kangaroos visited the park one day, the grandchildren
liked that.Pool a wonderful asset.
Hope to be back one day.

Caroline says, 27 September 2016, 7:29pm
Surf Club House -Great house. 2 minutes walk to the Marcoola surf club, patrolled beach and dog friendly beach. Also lovely shady walk northwards through the woods. Lots of pans, cutlery and crockery in the house to cater for
all of us. Very comfortable for 8 of us – grandparents in the “granny
flat” in the garden and us and kids in the main house. Dog very happy
in the secure yard. Multiple areas to sit and chat/play
games/read/watch a movie. Recommended and we will be back!

Anita Yule says, 27 September 2016, 9:41pm

We just had a fabulous holiday at Coolum House. The house was lovely,
a home way from home! The kids loved the trampoline and pool. And it’s
only 5 minutes drive from the beach. Great doggie beach too! We would
definitely come back!

Catherine Whitfield says, 27 September 2016, 12:59pm
Marcoola House – We had a fantastic stay, the house had everything we could have wanted
and was lovely and clean, the dogs and kids enjoyed the beach and the
house. Thank you.

AMY GEE says, 18 September 2016, 2:51pm

Coolum House review –

Absolutely pristine home and everything that you could possibly hope
for was awaiting our arrival.

Our family of 6 had the most wonderful stay; the facilities provided
more than kept our teenager from boredom and our 3 young children (2-4
years) were in heaven as well.

Whilst we didn’t bring our animals with us we were incredibly
impressed there wasn’t a trace of previous animals upon our arrival –
this is the most spotless home you could hope for. No pet smells
inside or out; just as Alison promised.

So incredibly centrally located, a park around the corner for the
children including basketball court, 2 min drive to the beach and
cafes/restaurants/supermarkets/day spas etcs this property really does
cater to everyone regardless of your needs.

We would definitely book another holiday at this property and know
you’ll love this property just as much as we did.

Sharone Einam says, 11 September 2016, 12:18pm

It was a throughly enjoyable break with our beautiful little Jack
Russell – Ella. Marcoola House is beautifully presented and truely pet
friendly. The location is perfect with just a short stroll to the
beach and dog beach. Many happy hour drinks were held on the wonderful
back deck. We did not have to worry about our little dog at all as the
property is very well fenced. Thanks Alison for making such a
beautiful home available for us and our fury kids. We will definitely
be booking again.

Fiona Holt says, 4 September 2016, 8:54pm

We had a relaxing week at Coolum House in late August. It which is
spacious and comfortable. The outdoor seating is especially good. I
really enjoyed the salt chlorinated pool (none of the dry skin
problems I get from regular chlorinated water). Our dog loved the
securely fenced garden. We all enjoyed morning visits from the ducks
and afternoon visits with the wallabies. Alison was easy to deal with
& attended to the minor issues we had promptly.

Sharon Eagling says, 4 September 2016, 2:25pm

We had a very relaxing stay at the beautiful Coolum House. It was so
well equipped and so very homely. Loved the pool in August! Looking
out into the reserve was so relaxing. We loved seeing the kangaroos
each afternoon. Would totally recommend this lovely house where
everything was thought of even down to a dog bed. We will be back!

Tony Galinas says, 3 September 2016, 4:55pm

We had a fantastic holiday at Coolum Waves. Thank you Alison for your
beautiful house. Everything was perfect from start to finish. We will
definitely come back again and stay even longer.

Dan Hutchinson says, 24 August 2016, 6:31pm

Sunny Coast Shack. A delightful little shack with everything you need to have and
enjoyable stay, Walk to all beach facilities, Clubhouse, shopping,
dining out and plenty of other activities and places to see. Recommend
the Shack highly because it is very pet friendly.
Thank U Alison for a great place.

Barbara Bishop says, 22 August 2016, 8.55am

Marcoola Dunes – The best friendly house I have ever used. It was very secure for my
Jack Russell, had everything that I needed for a home away from home,
only a short walk to the beach and Alison is a gem to deal with.

 Carolyn Madden says, 18 August 2016, 2:37pm
We stayed at Marcoola House for 2 and a half weeks recently and
enjoyed a very relaxing holiday. The house was perfect for us and our
beautiful little blind dog Alfie. We particularly loved the outdoor
dining, the pool area and the secure grounds. The location just 1
minute to a gorgeous beach is just great. The facilities in the house
met all our needs. Thanks for a great holiday.

 Anne says, 10 August 2016, 7:16am
Surf Club House is a beautiful and exceptionally well maintained house with a great
granny flat as well. With the property so close to the beach and
outside the business of inner Maroochydore it is the perfect place for
a family holiday. Alison was excellent to deal with and I can’t
recommend highly enough this property for a holiday. Will definitely
be coming back.

 Hilary Whittle says, 25 July 2016, 9.58pm
Marcoola House – Great house, excellent location close to the fabulous Marcoola beach
and convenient for visiting other local attractions of the Sunshine
Coast. Comfortable beds, everything clean and fresh, with a really
nice welcoming atmosphere.
Will stay again!

 Lori Hayward says, 11 July 2016, 2.22pm
Marcoola House – Thank you Alison for providing a wonderful pet friendly accomodation
that also included a pool and all luxury home stay. Close to beach
shops and many attractions very close by. The house provided
everything necessary for kids and adults to have fun. It was very

 Kathy says, 11 July 2016, 11.58am
Coolum Waves : Excellent accomodation . Had a great time

 Laura says, 5 July 2016, 1.12pm
This property is a home away from home where the whole family
including the dog can relax and unwind. Having the second dwelling is
fantastic for when the in-laws want to come too. Its great to find a
house that is neat and tidy, pet and child friendly and close to
amenities. Thank you
Surf Club House

 Andrew Cochrane says, 23 June, 2016, 10.15am
Our stay at Surf Club House was awesome. Finding a pet friendly
holiday house close to the beach, especially an off leash beach, was
fantastic. We have never heard of Marcoola before but found it a
beatiful, very friendly little town close to everything. We will not
hesitate recommending to others and look forward to our next stay in
the near future.


 Kerri says, 20 June 2016, 8.18pm
Coolum Waves – A great house to stay! Stayed with our young children and it was perfect! Loads of space and the games room was used alot by the kids…I loved how we could still watch them from the kitchen/lounge .
A nice quiet street but handy to everything. Will defo be back one day!

 Lara O’Brien says, 5 June 2016, 10.10am
The Coolum House was well presented with great street appeal from the moment I pulled up in the driveway. There was a tribe of us that stayed at
the house including 2kids and 2 small dogs. The kids loved the
swings,the heated swimming pool and I loved seeing the kangaroos that
were in the reserve//leashed dog area beside the house.
The house itself was spacious with no one tripping over each other.
The house itself was well lit., nice and cosy as well as warm.
The beds were super comfy we all slept well.
I really like the location of the house of how far it was to the
I would definitely stay again!!!

 Mike and Helen says, 25 May 2016, 6.30pm
Thoroughly enjoyed our week’s stay in Marccola Dunes, a home with
excellent appointments. We loved the back entertaining area; a great
area to entertain our children and grandchildren for Sunday luncheon.
House was clean & tidy & the pool a delight to slip into. We plan to
return. We recommend the property highly.

 Kerry Slatter says, 6th May 2016, 3.57pm
Marcoola House
We had a wonderful stay, pool and undercover area were a delight.
Lovely and modern house which is very close to pet friendly beach.
Will definitely be back again!


 Linda Kilminster says, 23rd April 2016, 12.22pm
Just a quick note to say thanks for our week at pet Friendly accommodation at Coolum Waves. We had a wonderful week, the house was perfect and we felt at home. Buddy had the best time and even learnt to swim at the off leash beach (which is a credit to the local council).
Having supplies in the house was unusual and great, little things like dish washing detergent and tablets, salt and pepper, coffee, laundry detergent, alfoil, glad wrap etc etc etc. we really appreciated not having to spend our holiday in the supermarket.

 John Blaine says, 19 April 2016, 4.21pm
Stayed at Coolum Waves with my family we have three young girls and I
can’t forget to mention our dog. Great having a holiday house close to
shops, takeaway, restaurants and the beautiful beaches. The pool was
really enjoyable heated as well which was a bonus. Large living areas
as well as the bedrooms and the ensuite and spa were an added bonus.
The thing the kids enjoyed most was the games room with pool table,
table tennis as well as board games and puzzles. Highly recommend the
Coolum Waves to anyone looking to stay at Coolum you won’t be


 Phil says, April 12, 2016, 8.33pm
We enjoyed Surf Club House during our stay.  It was just as advertised, clean and well appointed.  The location was great and very quite after hours.  We would book it again and recommend to friends.

 Mandy Arnold says, April 5, 2016, 7.32am
Sunny Coast Shack – This holiday home had everything you could need to enjoy a short or long stay, and all within a couple of minutes walk to beautiful Marcoola Beach. The pool and pool table kept my teenage children occupied when we weren’t down the beach or out exploring on the brand new bicycles which come with the Sunny Coast Shack. The kitchen was well equipped and the house and yard were very clean. A fantastic house to take children of any age and the best part was our two dogs could join us on our family holiday. They enjoyed their time at the Sunny Coast Shack as much as us and only a short walk to an early morning beach off-leash area.

 Jan Robinson says, April 4 2016, 8.10pm
Sunny Coast Shack – This was our second stay with Pet Friendly Holiday Houses.
Like always the house had everything we need. This house
was great for the two of us. Very comfortable, love the pool, love the
pool table – had nightly pool competitions. Despite being near a busy
road it was very quiet. The back fence gate makes accessing the park
and the beach so easy. Pavi thanks you too – he loves being able to
come to the beach on holidays with his family.

 Nat says, April 2, 2016 11.55am
Marcoola House – A great house for the family, so close to the beach, and we swam in
the pool everyday, it was fantastic, a great time had by all-even the

 Jen Pierson says, April 2, 2016, 12.12pm
We recently stayed at Surf Club House and this was our 3rd visit. Each
time we come here we love it more and more. So convenient to
everything and fitted out beautifully. Already thinking of when we can
stay there again!

 Layne & Bev Perkins says, March 4, 2016 12:00 pm
We all enjoyed our stay at Marcoola Dunes, specially our Fur Babies
Sam & Bella. Everything we needed was supplied. The pool was a great
place to cool off. walking distance to shops and restaurant.

Lolly says, February 15, 2016 10.15am
A beautifully renovated house, with a large outdoor area surrounding a just-right pool, with the surf club 20m away, dog friendly beaches and cafes and restaurants within a short amble. It’s the perfect place to put your feet up and get fat, and to take relaxing strolls along the beach. This is our second stay with Alison’s pet friendly houses, and they are magnificent. They are well maintained, impeccably clean (Particularly given the number of dogs in them!), and very relaxed about letting you live with your fur babies compared with other pet friendlies we’ve stayed at. Coffee machines, air con, PlayStation and cable tv are just a few of the free extras Alison throws in, and at marcoola house you also have ping pong, bikes, skate boards and other outdoor gaming to play with. Now the only trouble you’re going to find is finding it free! Book ahead my friends- before I take all the bookings!!

Sam says, February 15, 2016 10.28am
Easy walk to a dog friendly beach, surf club, local shops. Lovely pool area, secure high fences. Completely private.

Mike says, February 15, 2016 4.56pm
We have stayed here many times and in several of the holiday houses on offer with Pet Friendly Holiday Houses Marcoola. Very conveniently located to the beach, supermarket and tourist spots. Very reasonably priced for a well maintained whole modern house with full kitchen and laundry facilities. The houses we have stayed at had beautiful pool and outside dining areas. Plenty of room for the dogs who have always had an exciting and stress-free stay. Highly recommend to anyone who values the time shared with the family and pets.

Kayleane says, February 16, 2016 12:22pm
Clean, tidy and relaxing. The pool table and pool got used a lot.Nice and relaxing area on back patio. Dogs being able to come was great.

Suzanne says, February 24, 2016 6:29pm
Our family and 2 dogs really enjoyed our stay at Coolum Waves. The house is only 10-15 mins walk to Coolum Beach cafes/shops. There are some really good restaurants in Coolum. The best part of the area is Stumer Creek/Coolum Beach where dogs can enjoy fresh and salt water play off leash, plus wide expanses of beach to run and sniff. The house itself is very comfortable, well-equipped and clean. A lot of thought has gone in to catering for a range of ages e.g. Foxtel, Billiard table, DVD player, bikes, even a Christmas tree if you are there for Christmas. The house is well set up for pets especially with easy-to-clean flooring. The salt-water pool is a bonus and is perfect for a relaxing dip. Our dogs certainly didn’t want to go home; nor did we!

 Sue Jull says, February 25, 2016 11:53 am
Our family including our 2 dogs had a great holiday at Coolum Waves.
Only a 10-15 mins walk to Coolum Beach and cafes/shops. There are also
some good restaurants in Coolum. Stumer Creek/Coolum Beach is the best
fresh and ocean water off-leash combination for dogs, and is only a
short drive from the house. House itself had everything you need for a
holiday. Salt water pool is fantastic.

 Lesli McCloskey says, February 16, 2016 4:59pm
We enjoyed our stay at Marcoola House , it was such a comfortable home. We didn’t want for anything. Great location short stroll to the dog friendly beach and the local surf club. We didn’t need to use our car once we were settled in.
Can’t wait to go stay again.

Bob Wittman says, February 14, 2016 8:35am
Well appointed home with self contained granny flat make this an ideal place to catch up with family and friends. Every thing needed is in the house, beach and surf club are just a few minutes walk, with a couple of small shops and food outlets a little further up the road. 5 minute drive to large IGA 15 minutes Coolum beach or Maroochydore. We find the yard great as it fenced of from the front so we can leave our dogs with plenty of shade good area to move around in.

Daniel says February 14, 2016 7:57 am
We stayed at Marcoola House during the January holidays with 2 teenage
daughters and a pooch. The house was perfect and we had a wonderful
time. The house is located only a few steps from the beach, surf club
and the shops. The area is really safe and quiet. The best thing was
the pool and the deck. I would highly recommend the house to anyone
who wants to have a relaxing and quiet holiday.

Cath Eadie says, January 15, 2016 10.05am
Surf Club House – The best way to have a break at a beautiful house close to everything
and a separate parent retreat. Thanks Alison – this house is now a
family tradition.
Shelley Nolan says January 14, 2016 7.05pm
We absolutely loved our week at Marcoola Surf Club House. We had friends stay in
the studio and had two dogs so plenty of room for everyone. Surf Club
had great food and beach was lovely. We will be back again!

Jan Robinson says December 22,2015 5.55pm
Surf Club House – Great location, great house and so close to the beach. Our family and
our dog “Pavi” loved it. We can’t wait to come back next year.

Ryan and Mell Osbourne says December 10, 2015 6.33pm
My family and I had a lovely 4week stay at Marcoola Dunes. The house
is lovely. The kitchen is loaded with everything you could possibly
The highlight for us was the pool. The children (and us) had hours of
The location is fantastic, the beach is a very short walk away as is
the park, surf club, local shop and a lovely pizza restaurant.
Marcoola market on a Friday night is a must, lots of lovely food!
We couldn’t of asked more of Alison, she was always at the end of the
phone if we needed her.
Thank you very much Alison, we wouldn’t hesitate to book with you
again ? X

Michael Bond says November 24, 2015 11.35am
My wife Di and I had the most beautiful holiday at the Marcoola House. You have obviously really thought through the layout and design of the house as it was
I don’t think I’ve seen our puppy as happy as she was at the house
and the beach.

Maeve says November 24, 2015 3.01pm
Thanks so much for a really great holiday!
The house was perfect! Great touch with the games for the kids too.
We really had the best family holiday
Go raibh míle Maith agat! (Irish for Thank you. I had to google it. Cheers. Alison)
Maeve O’Connor and family at the Coolum Waves

Tonia says November 16, 2015 12.05pm
My hubby and I had an amazing week at Marcoola House. Second time at this house and will be up again next hols. Our pug Billie loves it. She feels very relaxed there as well. We rode our bikes for miles and walked and swam at the beautiful beach every day. Climbed Mt Coolum what a view. Our favorite place to eat is just up the road at the surf club. So grateful that you offer such awesome accommodation where we can bring our fur baby.
Thanks for an amazing hol Tonia

Michael Zalay says October 22, 2015 6:43 am
My girlfriend and I stayed at Coolum Waves for a week from 10th October 2015.
We loved our time at Coolum Waves and fully recommend a stay here. It is a lovely, large house with all the modern conveniences and facilities you could ever need. We especially enjoyed and made good use of the nice pool, spa, pool table, Foxtel and modern kitchen. It is conveniently located with only a 15 minute walk to the beach and nearby supermarket, and also located next to a park. The bikes provided made it an easy 5 minute ride to Woolworths, and gave us the chance to explore Coolum by bike. Alison was very helpful with the booking process and answering all our queries. Thanks Alison for making our stay at Coolum Waves such a great one. We hope to visit Coolum again or one of your other properties in the future.
Kind Regards, Michael.

Dorani Curd says October 10, 2015 10:48 am
We stayed at the new house of ‘Coolum Waves’ – first visitors to stay
there and we cannot recommend this place highly enough. It was very
convenient to the beach and shops – our 2 dogs Bella and Narla
absolutely loved it as well. We will definitely be back. Alison was
friendly and very accommodating. Loved it – Loved it – Loved it
Joy Vickery says: September 3, 2015 4:55 pm
Thanks Alison, that is much appreciated.
We had a lovely & relaxing time at Marcoola and can’t wait to return. Your pet friendly houses are fabulous.
Many thanks

Catherine Gadsdon says: August 24, 2015 4:55 am
Have stayed at Marcoola Dunes and Surf Club House. Both accommodation
where as stated. The additional attention to detail i.e. extra bikes,
scooters and dog beds where a bonus. Unfortunately accidents happen
and things, broke on both holidays that you would not have foretold.
Both times the issues where fixed efficiently, promptly and with nil
disturbance to holiday. The service that Alison offers is outstanding
and her accommodation very homely and welcoming. Thank you

Jackie Ineson says: August 9, 2015 7:26 am

Lovely house, lovely area and the wild life was wonderful. It was so
nice to lounge by the pool and talk to the kookaburra’s.
Thank you for a great experience.

Carol Moss says: August 1, 2015 7.10pm

Excellent house for our holiday. It truly is special to be able to have our dog Tessie with us. The house had all the comforts of home so I great time was had by all. If the opportunity arises I wouldn’t hesitate in returning to this house or trying one of the other properties.

Kirsty says: July 30,2015 at 6:05 pm

Our family of 5 plus 2 dogs had the best holiday staying at the Surf Club House Marcoola.  The house was just perfect and having the extra granny flat was also great for sending the kids out to watch T.V to get some peace!  The table tennis was very popular with the kids and they even braved a quick jump in the pool even though it was mid-July!  I was so excited to find some birthday candles and matches in one of the kitchen draws as it was my daughter’s birthday and we completely forgot to bring any with us for her birthday cake.  Such a nice house and in the perfect spot!  We will definitely be back!

Thanks again J

Kirsty Shields

Karen, Paul and Charlie says: July 20, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Thank you for another wonderful holiday at Marcoola Dunes. Everything was perfect as on previous visits. The weather was cooler this time of year but we were cosy and warm. “Charlie” our German Shepherd, had a ball on the beach and picked up lots of comments when he was out and about!!
“Charlie” was unwell on arrival, but we contacted the local vet on David Low Way and they were very friendly and helpful which is good to know – when travelling with your loved ones!!
We will be back next year.
Best wishes
Karen, Paul and “Charlie”

Amanda says: April 25, 2015 at 8:58 am

Thank you Alison,

The Surf Club House and position were absolutely wonderful and everyone had a fantastic time. Even our fluffy mutt! We look forward to returning one day.

Jan says: April 25, 2015 at 8:53 am

Marcoola House, Pet Friendly Holiday Sunshine Coast.
This was our second stay at the Marcoola House and we spent 2 fabulous weeks at this fantastic pet friendly house. I just love it and the dogs didn’t want to leave. I hope to keep going back for many more holidays. Best pet friendly house I have ever stayed in and the location is second to none. Love this house!!!

Rubber Duck says: April 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

Our family booked 3 of the Pet Friendly Houses in Marcoola for my niece’s wedding on Feb 28. What to say…..everything was as it was advertised. The pets had a ball (as did us mere humans), on the beach, on the deck, the outdoor shower was an unexpected bonus for animals and people alike. The beds were comfy and well maintained as was the rest of the house, including the pool, bbq area, deck and surrounds. Easy to keep clean with all amenities you could need for a relaxing holiday. As there were so many of us, having 2 houses next door to each other and the 3rd only a street away was fabulous as we could all get together at either place without having to pack things into a car and travel. All in all a fabulous time was had by all. We will definately be returning as we have already decided to get together here annually (more often if we can manage). Thank you very much to all concerned.

“Rubber Ducky” Wedding

Carolyn Ashmore says: 8 December, 2014 at 4:26 PM

We stayed for a week with the whole family including Rusty, our King Charles Spaniel.
The accommodation was excellent and we loved the deck and pool area where we spent a lot of time.
Happy to recommend this getaway spot as ideal for a Famiy holiday.

Anthony Miles says: 29 November, 2014 at 8:12 PM

We stayed 4 days at Beautiful Coolum House and had a great time everything that you need is supplied we love to hoilday with our dogs. We fed the ducks every morning and every afternoon and watched the kangaroos come up to the fence every afternoon and when booking our hoilday with Alison she makes everything so easy Thanks very much for great house to hoilday with our Furkids Anthony and Debbie

Jan Singleton says: 12 November, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I recently had the pleasure of spending a week at the Marcoola House and in my opinion, this is the best pet friendly accommodation on the coast … and I have tried quite a few!
I applaud the owners for the thought and effort that has gone into making this house an absolute pleasure to stay in for us and our dogs. Fantastic outdoor areas, beautiful bathrooms, comfy beds and heaps of added extras – add a one minute walk to a dog friendly, patrolled beach and you have a destination you will not want to leave. I came home (reluctantly) and immediately booked my next holiday at Marcoola House. Absolute 10 out of 10.
Regards, Jan Singleton and family

Vanessa says:

4 November, 2014 at 10:42 PM
Awesome house…very kiddy friendly as well as pet friendly…was a home away from home.Ticked all the boxes and more.
I will definately be recommending this house…we hope to try all your houses very hard to find a holiday home that you can truly relax knowing our kids and molly dog were soooo welcome…thank you Alison.

Sheree White says:

6 October, 2014 at 3:41 PM
The house was certainly well placed for access to the beach, surf club and local cafes. My parents both have mobility issues and they both found the house and yard easy to move around. The back patio was of favorite eating area. Walks on a dog friendly beach was the highlight for me.
Thanks again
Surf Club House, Marcoola Beach Holiday House, Sunshine Coast

Karen Clapham says:

15 September, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Hi Alison, thank you for another relaxing and enjoyable stay at Marcoola House. It’s so nice to be able to feel “at home” when on holiday. New BBQ this year too. We will return!!

Best wishes

Karen, Paul and “Charlie.

Julie says:

10 September, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Hi Alison, I have told so many friends and they were amazed that we got this beautiful little cottage with a pool right near the beach and on top of it all the best part was our dog could stay.
We were delighted with all the little thoughts for welcoming not only guests but dogs, like the dog bowls and dog bed we even found a toy.Thanks for a great stay.
cheers, Julie

Jo Irons says:
31 July, 2014 at 7:34 PM
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Marcoola Dunes, the house was well equipped, clean and tidy and perfect for our twin 3 year olds and two golden retrievers. The location is excellent, in a quiet street with friendly neighbours, only a short walk from the beach, cafe and playground. We have stayed in many dog friendly properties over the years and this one ranks amongst the top – we will be back, hopefully when it’s warm enough to use the pool! The booking process was extremely professional and easy; my compliments for all your hard work.
– Jo & family, Tamborine Mountain.

Best regards,

Tanya says:

15 July, 2014 at 6:54 PM
Thank you for supplying us with superb accommodation in Coolum House, which we stayed in for our holiday from the 6th to the 12th of July 2014. All members of our family (including four children aged 8 – 18 + 2 Jack Russells/Foxies) had a very relaxed and enjoyable stay. The house was well appointed and was so functional that making meals, doing washing and keeping floors clean was no fuss. My hubby and the kids even had a few swims in the pool! We loved seeing the wallaby at dusk and the ducks were a regular treat for the kids to feed. The location met all our needs. We had the choice of Woolies or Coles, and the best Fish and Chips shop just a short drive away. Our family made good use of the local bike paths. (Thank you for having some bikes available…it was nice to ride with the kids rather than just chase them!) The highlight of each morning was bundling the dogs and family into the car and driving a few short minutes to the dog friendly beach. We truly had fun every day, either relaxing in the house, or enjoying the sights the Sunshine coast has to offer. It was so pleasant to be able to return to Coolum House at the end of each day and enjoy the creature comforts of a luxurious and yet welcoming home.
We highly recommend Coolum House to anyone wanting a great, family and pet friendly holiday! We look forward to our next holiday there.

Many thanks,

The Atherton Family.
Mansfield, Brisbane.

Niki says:

13 June, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Coolum House: Hi Alison, my family and I stayed at your Coolum House for a week from 5 May 2014 and I just wanted to thank you as the house was just perfect and you were a pleasure to deal with. The house was exactly as it looks on your website, which can not always the case when you pick a holiday home on the internet, and we were over the moon when we arrived. It is in a really great location, we went somewhere new everyday. There were 7 of us (5 adults and 2 children) and the house was a great size and the open plan living area worked perfectly. The kids loved the ducks and even though it was May they we were still able to make use of the pool.
We all loved staying at the Coolum House and definitely plan to stay again in the future.
Thanks again
Niki & family

Ann says:
8 May, 2014 at 3:39 PM
Once again, both humans and dogs had a fantastic time at Coolum House. This was our second visit, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. The dogs immediately settled right back in on arrival … it was almost as though we’d never left!

My husband had a great time re-acquainting himself with bike riding, and we all loved the heated pool. It’s lovely having the ducks visit for a feed in the afternoon, and kangaroos sometimes as well. It’s a great house to do things or to just hang out, and we did both!

Thank you Alison for providing such a lovely, and superbly pet friendly, place to stay on the Sunshine Coast.

Ann and Stephen Lange, Beatrice (Ann’s Mum) and Ellie and Eden

David says:
13 September, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Can I just say, I wish the major holiday companies in Australia, especially flight centre were this easy to book with.
Alison your prompt customer service was both re-assuring and friendly. I come from Darwin and stayed at Coolum house with my family who were visiting from UK. Although this location is advertised as pet friendly we did not have pets. We did however have six year old twins. They really enjoyed the venue and the pool, playstaion, trampoline and of course the local wildlife was a big hit.

Conveniently located 15 min walk from the beach and surf life saving club as well as Woolworths it was also quiet and homely. The house is also ideally located for ease of access to other tourist attractions around the Sunshine Coast. I highly recommend this location to anyone visiting the Sunshine coast.

On behalf of my family who are now back in UK enjoying the miserable British Weather, thank you for making the stay in Australia even more memorable.
David, Darwin NT

Pavla smith says:
27 August, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Our stay at the Surf Club House at Marcoola was truly great. Everything was perfect, location to the beach, using the house bicycles on the nearby trail leading to Coolum Beach, the ping-pong was a hit with the four teenagers we had with us. The house is great and highly private. Our mature age Labrador Sheeba was so happy with the short walk to the beach and resting in the secure yard at other times. All in all, fantastic!
Pavla Smith and family

Chris & Ken (Melbourne) says:
17 July, 2013 at 4:48 PM
We enjoyed a relaxing week at Coolum House. The house is very well appointed with everything we needed, spotlessly clean, spacious – perfect for our grandchildren to spread themselves out. The location is quiet, enhanced by the kangaroos and ducks visiting. It would be brave people who took to the pool at this time of year as it is not currently heated – if it was it would be brilliant! Booking procedure was effortless thanks to Alison and a minor maintenance issue was promptly dealt with. Highly recommended and we plan to visit again. Thank you, Alison.

Paula Markwell says:
25 June, 2013 at 12:45 PM
My family had a great time at Marcoola House.
Probably the best pet friendly house we have stayed in, and we’ve stayed in a lot.
Loved everything about it, we all felt very at home and comfortable.
Great location Great house, we will definitely be back.

David McNeil says:
23 June, 2013 at 1:54 PM
I am happy to submit a review for Coolum Beach house.

We (60 yr old couple and 85 yr old mother) had a great time there. It rained almost all week so it could have been a disaster but the house had plenty of room, the big glass windows meant we could sit in and watch the rain birds and kangaroos in comfort, the air conditioning meant we were comfortable, the cable TV gave us options when the weather was too bad and driving straight into the garage to keep dry worked well. We still got out of a day in spite of the rain and the location was excellent to go N S and West to visit Noosa, Mooloolaba and the Ginger factory among others. I really enjoyed a half hour swim in the pool each morning good, brisk exercise. Thanks for the house this trip was a treat for my mother and we all loved it.

Professor David McNeil, Tasmania

Ann Lange says:
13 May, 2013 at 5:44 PM
I have no hesitation in highly recommending Coolum House as holiday accommodation. For anyone with a dog, it is almost perfect. Quiet, good fencing, easy clean flooring, and well located for exploring the neighbourhood on foot or by car. And the leash free part of the beach is absolutely great. Our dogs Eden and Ellie had a ball. Even for someone without a dog, Coolum House provides an ideal location, the house set up is super, the patio and pool inviting, and there’s the bonus of visits from local wildlife. Thanks Alison for letting us stay at your lovely house.

Jodi Rehbein says:
1 May, 2013 at 4:51 PM
We loved the house, it was in a great location and the open plan made us feel comfortable. Our two dogs were in heaven and I think it was just as hard for them to leave as it was for us. Already talking about going back for our next holiday.

Louise Todd says:
20 April, 2013 at 5:31 PM
My family and I stayed at Coolum House during the last school holidays and we were more than happy with our surroundings. Not only was it conveniently placed, close to many other lovely places to visit in the Sunshine Coast, but the house itself was warm, welcoming and perfectly set-up to accommodate family and pets (very well thought out). We were all thoroughly impressed and would recommend it to anyone to stay there.

Nikki O’Donnell says:
6 March, 2013 at 10:01 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Coolum Beach house. It was tastefully decorated, very well equipped and clearly the owners take pride in their holiday homes. It doesn’t feel like any expense has been spared and it truly felt like a home from home. We kept extending until the dates became unavailable! We were sad to leave our little home. The town is lovely and the whole atmosphere exceeded our expectations. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this accommodation. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you.

Susan Korecki says:
8 February, 2013 at 5:25 PM
We thoroughly recommend Marcoola Dunes for your next family holiday. My husband and I have a 9-month old son and a 18-month old Maltese and we all enjoyed our week at this idyllic location. The house is fabulous, with everything you could need – lots of outdoor places to hang out, especially around the pool as well as indoors. The multiple air conditioners, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer were well utilised, as we’re the portacot and high chair. Everything was of high quality and worked!

Marcoola Beach is a great place to mix with the locals, be it at the Surf Lifesaving Club, the local pizza and pasta cafe Bulli, the coffee cafe and even the amazing beach walk amongst the Melaleucas and the elevated boardwalk overlooking the beach to the north of Marcoola. Just so relaxing. Thank you so much Allison.

Colin Hale says:
24 January, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Yes, we had a great time staying at your ‘beach house’. As always, the dogs loved the beach and being just a few minutes from it was a big plus.

Talk to you again in the future.



Lou Muratore says:
24 January, 2013 at 4:37 PM
We had a fantastic time in your holiday home. There was everything we could possibly want. The pool was fantastic, the whole house was very homely. The beautiful beach is only a short stroll away and the surf club is very close for a drink or a nice dinner.
Marcoola is a wonderfull place to visit.
Will visit again.

Thank You

Linda Caulfield says:
24 January, 2013 at 4:36 PM
“Review – Surf Club House 15-22/12/12
We could not have wished for a more relaxed week away. From driving in the driveway, to walking past the inviting pool and entering the Surf Club House for the first time, we knew we had made the right choice for our week away. Everyone felt welcome and right at home. From my elderly parents’ stay in the beautiful Studio Flat to our two teenage boys and Fred the Maltese – we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Some of the highlights were being able to leave the cars in the garage and walk to the beach with Fred, the peace and quiet of the area, being able to hear the ocean while relaxing by the pool, the availability of internet access and the ease in being able to book such a wonderful holiday over the internet (thank you Alison). The only sad thing about our week away was it went too fast and was definitely not long enough. Once again a big thank you from Allan, Linda and Family (and of course Fred the Maltese).”

Thanks very much for everything,
Kind Regards,
Linda Caulfield.

Sean Bowden says:
24 January, 2013 at 4:34 PM
We had a wonderful stay at Marcoola Dunes. The house was extremely comfortable and well fitted-out, and we appreciated relaxing in the pool and air-conditioning during the warm weather. It was also a lot of fun to be able to take our dog to the beach for long walks and games of fetch in the surf. All in all, it was one of the best vacations we’ve had in recent years.

We should also say that we appreciated the speed with which you remedied our small linen problem. Thanks again.

Sean Bowden

The Weavers says:
21 December, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Marcoola Dunes is a wonderful holiday home. Dogs absolutely loved the beach, we loved the house, pool and Bulli (best pizza ever). Tiny dog owners can relax, our 3.4 kg escapologist was safe in the back yard! Can’t wait until we can book again, thank you Alison.

The Matthews Family says:
13 December, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Dear Alison,
We truly enjoyed our stay at Coolum House. This is a great house for a family with plenty to keep the kids occupied.
Everything was clean and neat, the bedrooms were of a generous size with comfy beds. The kitchen is spacious and
modern. It is in a lovely street with local Kangaroos and Ducks that visited every day. My kids were lucky enough to find
baby frogs in the back yard and thought it was so exciting. I would have no hesitation in returning here for another holiday or recommending it to other families. Oh and the pool – just tops it off!

Hamish says:
26 November, 2012 at 2:13 PM
Thanks again Alison. This is the 5th time we have stayed in one of your properties and we will be back again!! This is the first time we have stayed in the Dunes and the place was perfect for two little boys and our golden retriever.

Jacky Baynes says:
9 November, 2012 at 9:08 AM
Thanks so much for your wonderful house!! Location, location, location!! We had a wonderful stay and truly didn’t want to leave. We will be back. Beds were comfy, bathrooms were lovely, pool was fantastic, I could go on and on. Thanks again. Greg and Jacky Baynes

The Knowles Family says:
9 October, 2012 at 2:28 PM
Thank you Alison, what a wonderful pet friendly home. The house was spotless and clean – something that surprised us with a pet holiday home. A great place to stay for all the family – our dog Holly included. With the beach and club so close – it was a great holiday without all the hustle and bustle of other holiday areas. Very quite and a relaxing time away, thank you again.

The Knowles Family

Karen Clapham says:
19 September, 2012 at 1:24 PM
Once again a big thank you to Alison for allowing us to use her amazing holiday home. This is our third stay at Marcoola Dunes and you feel the stress disappear as soon as you walk in the front door. Everything is provided, always immaculately clean and tidy and no doggy smell anywhere. New BBQ this time, plus coffee machine and great mountain bikes. Charlie – our German Shepherd, loves the doggy beaches at Stummers Creek and Mudjimba for a game of football and he has become quite the social dog about town!! As ever, the holiday was over much too quickly, counting down the months now until next year. See you then!!

Karen, Paul and “Charlie”

Diann Feldman says:
16 July, 2012 at 12:20 PM
We’ve used Marcoola Dunes several times over the years and have loved our time in this house, especially as Alison Little welcomes the special member of our family – Max our golden retriever who just loves the beach. The house is so easy to live in, comfortable, spacious, and has everything we need – including a coffee maker (this time woohoo!!!). We would recommend, without reserve, this property to anyone wanting a beach house and especially those with special family members – their dogs!

McClenaghan Family says:
13 July, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Coolum House – The house was great. The outside eating area is a real plus. The kids enjoyed the pool, totem tennis and trampoline. Those of the family that were inclined loved the walks along the beach and the great walking paths along the foreshore. The gelato was a great favourite also. (Try the cinnamon!)

The beach is easy walking distance, but young children need an escort or a driver (though parking is easily found close to the beach and park).

The small gallery in Coolum is lovely and there are more than enough coffee shops to keep the keenest caffeine addict happy.

Alison is a real gem and very helpful. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Pet Friendly Holiday Houses homes or staff to anyone.

The McClenaghan Family.

Alison says:
14 July, 2012 at 10:57 AM
That really makes what we are providing so worth it.
Your comments and experiences were exactly what we had hoped to achieve at these beautiful beach houses in this beautiful part of the world.
Thank you so much and see you again.
Alison Little

McClenaghan Family says:
13 July, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Surf Club House Marcoola – We found Pet Friendly Holidays (Alison) eager to please from our first contact. The Surf Club House is homely and unpretentious. You feel at home rather than in a show piece – which is great when you have a large family and (ages 3-18). It is the first holiday house we have stayed in and not had to supplement the kitchen utensils in any way. Everything we needed was on hand. The beach and reserve (great for bike rides on the bikes provided) were close for older children, the park even closer and the coffee shops were right next door so dad could supervise the littlies on the see saw over coffee and the paper. We will be looking to stay at the Surf Club House again.

It is not often as a large family we find houses that not only accommodate us all let alone make us feel welcomed and able to relax. It was functional, easy to clean and keep tidy and close to a supermarket and chemist.

Oh – and I love the photo of the Club House as was on the wall. It gives a sense of the history of the place and adds to the homey feel.

The only hesitation I have in recommending the Surf Club House is that it might be booked out when we look to holiday next time!

The McClenaghans

LaRosa/REID/Gleeson – Coolum House says:
17 June, 2012 at 8:21 PM
We had a wonderful break. The kids loved the pool, trampoline, swings, playstation games and what a beautiful outlook with ducks and kangaroos coming up to the house. Lovely, spacious house – Thanks for sharing it!

The Welsby’s – Coolum House says:
17 June, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Littlejohn family – Coolum House says:
17 June, 2012 at 7:20 PM
Trying to select accommodation 12,000miles away is not an easy task, but we certainly struck it lucky when we picked the Coolum House. The spaciousness of the house allowed ample room for our two young grand sons to play about and the trampoline and the heated pool were well used.
The location was perfect for accessing all the local beaches and we would certainly rate our holiday experience 10/10.
Special thanks to Alison for her help during the booking process and her immediate attention to our problem on the first day.
3/5 Sydney, 2/5 Kirkley, Scotland.

Claire, Family and Teddy and Misty – Surf Club House says:
17 June, 2012 at 7:13 PM
Thank you for a beautifully prepared and presented accommodation. We LOVED the private setting, the quiet, the location and space for us all. The two dogs were in their element!
This home offers everything we needed and more….we would love to come back again(and again!)
PS – You really laid the best weather out for us aswell!!

K.J and B.Z.S Logan City says:
2 June, 2012 at 2:58 PM
Wow! What a wonderful place. Home away from home at Marcoola Dunes. We couldn’t have wished for better accommodation, everything to meet our needs. Met the gardener and the pool man! It was wonderful to see the home so well maintained. This would have to be the best accommodation for dog friendliness that i have had. Our girls mini schnauzer Bella, Zigrid and Shampers got to meet the other mini schnauzers at Marcoola House and all were in agreeance this is a top spot. Very nice street, nice and quiet – most appreciated.
Thank you for a lovely time. Hopefully we will return for another stay and include the family from Victoria

Helen, Neil, Sherlock and Ellie Shorrocks says:
20 May, 2012 at 8:34 PM
This is our fourth stay at Marcoola House with our hounds Sherlock and Ellie. There is a very good reason we return year after year to the same place. The house itself is perfect dog friendly holiday accommodation and it is so close to a beautiful beach and all local amenities. The huge deck and pool area are also a major plus. My only compliant would be that we only had one week to stay – next year we are coming for two!” Helen, Neil, Sherlock and Ellie Shorrocks.

Douglas West says:
9 May, 2012 at 11:15 AM
We stayed at the Coolum house on the weekend of May 5. The home was so inviting, clean and modern.

A great place for a relaxing stay for friends, families and pets.

A seamless booking process and the check -in was very welcomed and refreshing. Alison offers great customer service and we look forward to our next stay.

Doug, Garry, Guests and of course our bundle of joy Esky

Geoff Gavel says:
11 April, 2012 at 11:26 AM
We stayed 17/03/2012 to 24/03/2012. Loved the Surf Club house very comfortable accomodation,barbecue & pool was great,would get to use bikes & table tennis but weather wasnt great lots of rain.The area with the beach, great walks & the surf club is ideally set up would certainly recomend it to others.Thanks for your help Allison. Regards Geoff Gavel & family.

LaRosa/Reid/Gleeson familys says:
10 April, 2012 at 11:26 AM
We had a wonderful stay – The kids loved the pool, trampoline, swings, playstation games and what a beautiful outlook, with ducks and kangaroos coming up to the house. Lovely, spacious house. Thanks for sharing it!

The Welsby’s – Gold Coast says:
10 April, 2012 at 11:24 AM

The Jackman family says:
10 April, 2012 at 11:22 AM
One week away too short a stay. Very comfortable. The kids loved the heated pool and the ROOS. Another great holiday house you have.See you again soon!

Vanessa says:
10 April, 2012 at 11:16 AM
We had a wonderful time at the Surf Club House these past 5 days, the house is so well equipped and maintained with all the little extras making our stay stress free and relaxing. We will definitely be back at Marcoola in the future.


Vanessa Walton & family.

Alan says:
8 April, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Hello & thanks for your assistance at such short notice. Although we only stayed a short while till the floods receded in Mooloolaba and we returned home, I must compliment you on a professional service coupled with a very comfortable and clean house in a very picturesque and tranquil setting.
Once again, many thanks.

Frith says:
30 March, 2012 at 12:23 PM
We had a fantastic time, the house is fantastic, we are already talking about our holiday next year, cannot wait to stay again !!!

Thanks for a great holiday!!!!

Anna Sturt says:
12 March, 2012 at 10:16 AM
Our stay at the Coolum House was wonderful. The house was amazing, clean and effortless.
Everything we could need was provided and more.
The kids loved the pool, trampoline, ball on a stick, boardgames, the 3 TVs, the Austar and of course the Playstation.
We loved the peace as we didnt need to keep them entertained.
The house is very spacious and the outdoor area quite enjoyable.
We will definitely recommend it thanks Alison and we will be back!

The Sturt Family

Eralda Miles says:
24 February, 2012 at 2:49 PM
“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Marcoola House. The location is perfect, close to beaches, the surf club and only a few minutes away from IGA for any supplies that may be needed. The house was well presented and very clean. We were also really impressed with the little things that were included, Food Bowls and beds for our dog, boogie boards and bikes for us, the coffee machine and enough dishwashing powder for our entire stay! The entertainment area was a great place to sit back and relax and the pool was usually just the right temperature for a dip even though it was often overcast during our stay. The only problem with Marcoola House was that we eventually had to leave! We would definitely recommend this house to others.”

Thanks again Alison.
We hope to visit again in future

Kathryn says:
5 February, 2012 at 12:23 PM
HI Allison,
We loved staying at Marcoola Dunes. We were very pleasantly surprised by the pristine condition of the house and yard. Although it is an older house that has been renovated it was very well equipped and perfect for our family and pooch. Very nice access to the beach and surf club also very quiet. We were initially a bit worried about air traffic noise but that proved not be be an issue. Your cleaners are very good and should be commended. Not a dog hair in sight.

Tegan Miller says:
5 February, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Thank you for letting us stay in your home, Marcoola Dunes. This home was equipped with everything we needed and the outdoor area was great for entertaining. We had a fantastic, relaxing time during our week at Marcoola. There is so much to see and do. Our “fur kids” loved their holiday too.
We will be back next year.

Cathy says:
5 February, 2012 at 12:20 PM
The house is very well equipped which is much appreciated – we have stayed in a lot of holiday units over the years which have been sadly lacking in gear.
Thank you Alison

Leanne Lightfoot says:
5 February, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Our stay at Surf Club House was all I had hoped for. We went as an extended family, my elderly parents in the smaller self contained house (he snores and she gets up and down all night coughing and reading!) So it suited them perfectly.
My family had the larger main house with adult children coming and going over the Christmas week. The kitchen works well with plenty of space, storage and preparation benches.
The different outdoor entertaining areas meant there was room for everyone no matter what the weather. We all loved the pool, great position meant it was never cold.
The secure garage and extra off street parking was great as we are a family of car proud people! We played table tennis a lot and had a least one long bike ride per day- Coolum/ Marcoola ia wonderfully FLAT! The seats could be wider though- we all “conditioned” our bottoms the more we rode!
The dogs loved the walkies to the beach, board walks and just around the streets. Everyone you met was friendly and the atmosphere very chilled.
The surf club is one of the best I’ve visited, not too big, and the food was lovely and also inexpensive.
We came home rested though having been active enough to feel envigorated for the year ahead.
We can thoroughly recommend Surf Club House. Alison was great to deal with, I was very clear about her expectations and I felt she was with mine too.

Alison says:
5 February, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Our stay at Surf Club House was all I had hoped for. We went as an extended family, my elderly parents in the smaller self contained house (he snores and she gets up and down all night coughing and reading!) So it suited them perfectly.
My family had the larger main house with adult children coming and going over the Christmas week. The kitchen works well with plenty of space, storage and preparation benches.
The different outdoor entertaining areas meant there was room for everyone no matter what the weather. We all loved the pool, great position meant it was never cold.
The secure garage and extra off street parking was great as we are a family of car proud people! We played table tennis a lot and had a least one long bike ride per day- Coolum/ Marcoola ia wonderfully FLAT! The seats could be wider though- we all “conditioned” our bottoms the more we rode!
The dogs loved the walkies to the beach, board walks and just around the streets. Everyone you met was friendly and the atmosphere very chilled.
The surf club is one of the best I’ve visited, not too big, and the food was lovely and also inexpensive.
We came home rested though having been active enough to feel envigorated for the year ahead.
We can thoroughly recommend Surf Club House. Alison was great to deal with, I was very clear about her expectations and I felt she was with mine too.

Adam says:
16 January, 2012 at 4:31 PM
Great time!
We had a great time. Location was ideal, facilities in the house and around was great. Close to the beach and Surf Club which was very handy. We did not want to leave.

Thanks again.
Regards Adam

Kelly says:
16 January, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Our two dogs had a great time
We thought that the house was beautiful and really appreciated the note letting us know about maintenance that would be required. This meant that we were not too inconveniced during the holiday. Our two dogs had a great time running around the gardens and exploring the yard.
The granny flat was perfect for giving our other guest privacy and time to themselves as well.
We will definitely be coming back to stay again.
Kelly Whittaker

Karen says:
16 January, 2012 at 4:30 PM
2nd stay at Marcoola Dunes.
This was our 2nd stay at Marcoola Dunes. The property is always very well presented and very well equipped. It is comfortable and homely whilst remaining very modern and stylish. The pool is lovely and the patio area is great for relaxing with a good book whilst listening to the sounds of the birds and the water feature. The house is very easily cooled or heated with the air conditioners – depending on the time of year that you are visiting. The new front fencing makes it a completely enclosed property and allows more room for your dogs to roam safely. Marcoola has some nice shops and eating places and the property is very close to the beach, which is great for your dogs and children. All in all a great location and a terrific holiday home.
Many thanks,

Kate says:
16 January, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Yes, we did enjoy our time in the house very much. We loved the extras like the mountain bikes and the pongpong table that we and our lunch visitors spent hours playing. Tux our dog was happy with so many areas to explore in the garden and the endless dog beach across the road. Having a washing machine was just so helpful as we’d travelled for a week beforehand and needed to put a load through. All the electricals worked and the beds comfortable. My kids were very impressed with the space and look of the house, the pool was a definite hit.

My husband noticed as we left that, although the tv’s were all working fine, the aerial had come off its pole on the roof, perhaps in the wind. We thought you might like to check that. Also there is a very spikey plant in the pool area that a little visitor had a very minor scratch from, just thought I’d mention it as you asked for feedback.

Thank you very much for your kind offer of a discount on our return, and we will definitely be recommending the house.

Many thanks,

The Cooper Family says:
16 January, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Everything you would expect from an “executive” style home.
The house was beautifully appointed right down to both electronic and “old fashioned” board games for us to play with. It was very comfortable and has everything you would expect from an “executive” style home.

The location is within easy reach of all the attractions and shopping that Coolum Beach has to offer including a great off-leash dog beach that my dogs thoroughly enjoyed. The house aspect is such that it overlooks a billabong and the rain-forest covered hill behind it. Despite the house having so much to offer, we spent most of our time on the back patio and in the pool which both exploit the house’s aspect.

The local duck population from the billabong were suitably cheeky and entertaining as they waddled up to the fence to demand their daily bread. My sister from England was also amazed and thrilled to see the local kangaroos feeding on the grassed area behind the house.

All in all, we had a very relaxing holiday and would have no hesitation in recommending this house to anyone looking to get away from it all in style. Dealing with the owner (Alison) was also an un-complicated process and added to the overall experience of the holiday.

The Cooper Family
Macleay Island

Aivars Rhonda and the fluff balls Duke and Chloe says:
16 January, 2012 at 4:29 PM
Truly pet friendly.
We have stayed at a few pet friendly properties but this house is truly pet friendly NO CARPETS.
The fur kidz loved the fact that it is only a short walk to the beach and so could go a couple of times a day.
The layout of the house is great with a feeling of space but small enough to maintain. Also has a great pool
A fully fenced corner block with plenty of yard space
The king size beds were actually comfortable what a pleasant surprise
We shall return
Aivars Rhonda and the fluff balls Duke and Chloe
ps a watch was left behind which was retrieved and posted back to us(honest and helpful staff)

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