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Shearwater - Spacious family holiday rental

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On the beach, sun-loungers
On the beach, sun-loungers
On the beach, sun-loungers
5 bedrooms, travel cot, free WiFi

Overview of Shearwater - Spacious family holiday rental

Entire home

Shearwater - Spacious family holiday rental

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

5 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Fraser Island, QLD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSeventy-Five Mile Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationHammerstone Sandblows78 min drive
  • Popular LocationEli Creek108 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 5
      Bathroom 1
      Bathroom 2
      Bathroom 3

      About this property

      Entire place

      You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

      Shearwater - Spacious family holiday rental

      Family fun at the shore
      Walking distance to the beach and local store, this well appointed home located inside the dingo fence that protects Happy Valley, will comfortably accommodate and entertain 2 families.

      Comfortably sleeping 10 , with two spare mattresses plus two divans, the house can expand to meet the size of your family.

      Pillows, blankets, under blankets, duvets and duvet covers are provided. You will, however, need to bring your own linen. If travelling from interstate or overseas, sheets and towels can be conveniently hired from the Fraser Island Retreat.

      The house is fully screened, with ceiling fans in all the bedrooms and living areas. The large front verandah and living areas catch cool breezes all year round.

      Both the verandah and dining tables cater for 12 and there is crockery and cutlery to support 12 as well.

      As a holiday home, furnished to support broad family demographics, it contains a large library of games, beach toys and books to entertain both young and old on the days you are not exploring the island.

      There is also a library of reference books on Fraser Island and the surrounds, along with books to help identify local birds and fish, for those thirsty to learn more about the Island.

      The master bedroom is located on the second floor. It has an ensuite and separate sitting room complete with a lounge suite, table and chairs, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

      The main downstairs bedroom has a queen bed, lots of cupboards, and plenty of room to accommodate a porta cot (though none is currently provided) or additional bed.

      There is also a double bedroom downstairs, plus two rooms each with a set of double bunks. There is a spare mattress under each of the sets of bunks in case your family numbers swell past 10.

      Shearwater Fraser Island is well equipped to cater for many guests, including kitchen equipment and basic supplies.

      The house is solar powered, with a back up generator that automatically starts when the power is low. The oven, barbecue and stove top run on gas, with instant Rinnai gas hot water supplying the house.

      As the house is isolated, with no access to regular cleaners, we ask that you leave the house as you found it, cleaning the house on exit. More information is available on the Shearwaterfraserisland site.

      Shearwater is at Happy Valley, a small township half way up the east coast of the island protected by a dingo proof fence. Drive up into the Valley, and the house is just past the Happy Valley Wilderness Retreat on the road to Lake Garrawongera. Petrol, a limited range of food, alcohol and souvenirs can be purchased from the Retreat. Along with the shop, the Retreat also has a Bistro and bar operating 7 days a week, and is just a 1 minute walk from the house so an easy alternative to cooking every night.

      The beach is the main road on Fraser Island, so a four wheel drive vehicle is essential for visiting Shearwater Fraser Island. Vehicular ferries run from both River Heads, Hervey Bay and Inskip Point, north of Rainbow Beach.

      Rooms open to balconies or patios. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
      The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

      Property manager

      Elspeth Murray
      Speaks English

      Property amenities


      • On the beach
      • Beach sunloungers


      • Free WiFi

      Parking and transport

      • Car required

      Family friendly

      • Toys
      • Travel cot


      • Fridge
      • Hob
      • Microwave
      • Oven
      • Cookware/dishes/utensils
      • Blender
      • Toaster
      • Electric kettle
      • Spices


      • Dining table


      • 5 bedrooms


      • 3 bathrooms
      • Shower
      • Soap


      • Table football
      • Books
      • Games

      Outdoor areas

      • Balcony
      • Barbecue
      • Garden
      • Outdoor furniture


      • Washing machine


      • Heating


      • No pets allowed


      • Smoke-free property

      Location highlights

      • Near the sea
      • On the lake
      • On the river
      • In a village

      Things to do

      • Snorkelling nearby
      • Fishing nearby
      • Birdwatching nearby
      • Wildlife and game walks nearby
      • Swimming nearby
      • Windsurfing nearby
      • Hiking nearby
      • Ecotours nearby
      • Whale watching nearby

      Safety features

      • Fire extinguisher
      • First aid kit
      • Smoke detector


      • Sleeps 10

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      Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


      Check-out before 11:00 AM

      Special check-in instructions

      You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


      Pets not allowed

      Children and extra beds

      Children are welcome

      Important information

      You need to know

      This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
      Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
      Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
      Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
      Parties and events are allowed on site
      Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
      This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

      We should mention

      A car is required for transport to and from this property

      Property is also known as

      Spacious Family Holiday Rental House Fraser Island
      Spacious Family Holiday Rental House
      Spacious Family Holiday Rental Fraser Island
      Spacious Family Rental Fraser
      Shearwater - Spacious Family Holiday Rental Fraser Island

      About this area


      Located in Fraser Island, this holiday home is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Hammerstone Sandblows and Great Sandy Strait. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

      What's nearby

      • Seventy-Five Mile Beach - 2 min walk
      • Hammerstone Sandblows - 78 min drive
      • Eurong Beach - 98 min drive
      • Eli Creek - 108 min drive
      • Lake Wabby - 117 min drive

      Frequently asked questions

      Overall score and ratings



      Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 22 reviews
      5 - Excellent 95%
      Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 22 reviews
      4 - Good 5%
      Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 22 reviews
      3 - Okay 0%
      Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 22 reviews
      2 - Poor 0%
      Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 22 reviews
      1 - Terrible 0%




      Property conditions & facilities

      4/5 Good

      Fishing week
      Very well appointed

      5/5 Excellent

      my holiday at shearwater

      5/5 Excellent

      Perfect holiday
      The property was fantastic, large enough for 10 people to comfortably fit. Well equiped house to suit every age. Easy access to the beach and inland tracks. Communication with owner was excellent and a small issue that we had was taken care of very quickly. Made for a very memorable first time on Fraser

      5/5 Excellent

      Great location, house had everything we needed with little extras throughout. Would definitely recommend to other other families.

      5/5 Excellent

      Fraser delight
      We truly enjoyed our stay. Such a great place to relax and enjoy Fraser.