This was our second stay at Sands Chateau and once again we were not disappointed. The house is comfortable, beautifully maintained, close to the beach access and in a quiet area. The beaches in that area are unparalleled, and Sands Chateau welcomes pets to their fenced in yard, which is a great with a dog-friendly beach so close by. There is free wi-fi, but it is pretty slow, so bring your phones to tether if you have work to do. We will definitely go back again!
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Although I typically read dozens of reviews before booking a place, we had recently rented a house a few streets away from this property. So although there were no reviews of Sands beach house when I booked it, I was pretty confident it would be okay. Well, the "risk" paid off--this house is fantastic! It's brand new, immaculate, very comfortable, and literally across the street from the boardwalk that takes you to the beach (although you can't see the ocean, you can hear it from the house). In order to rent the house we had to prepay for our week stay, and provide a security deposit. I waited until our security deposit was returned to write my review so I could let other travellers know that the entire rental process went without a hitch. If you're looking for a house at Mount Coolum beach you needn't look any further--we will gladly return the next time we're in the area. The house had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable (free wifi, huge fridge...the pictures and description provided on the website are perfectly accurate and will give you a clear sense of the house and amenities). Keep in mind that you're renting a house in a quiet neighbourhood--there is no room service or daily housekeeping. Also, there is no life guard on duty for the stretch of beach in front of the house (perhaps during the summer holidays there is one though), so if you want to swim between the flags you'll have to walk 10 or so minutes down the beach (and then eat at Bulli cafe once you're there :). The house is close to a grocery store, and only a short drive from Coolum Beach which has many restaurants and shops. For an amazing Thai meal try Spirit House (about 30 minutes away, but definitely worth it).
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