Shearwater - spacious home, to suit 2 families


Entire rental unit hosted by Elspeth

  1. 10 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 3 baths
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Shearwater Fraser Island is a great family holiday destination, located inside the Happy Valley dingo proof fence, half way up the eastern beach of Fraser Island. Walking distance to the beach and local store, this well appointed home will comfortably accommodate and entertain 2 families.

The space
Comfortably sleeping 10, the house can support 2 families.

Pillows, blankets, under blankets, pillow and mattress protectors, duvets, duvet covers and cotton blankets are provided. You will, however, need to bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels. If travelling from interstate or overseas, sheets and towels can be conveniently hired from the Happy Valley 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 our family and yours, we have ensured there are plenty of games, beach toys and books to entertain both young and old on the days you are not exploring the island.

There is 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.

Shearwater has been the favourite holiday destination for four generations of our family over the last 45 years. Reflecting the heart of our large family, the house is well equipped to cater for many guests, including kitchen equipment and basic kitchen 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.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

Shearwater is at Happy Valley, a small township half way up the east coast of the island. Drive up into the Valley, and the house is just past the Happy Valley Resort on the road to Lake Garrawongera. Petrol, a limited range of food, alcohol and souvenirs can be purchased from the Resort. Along with the shop, the Resort also has a restaurant and bar operating 7 days a week.

Hosted by Elspeth

  1. Joined in November 2014
  • 26 Reviews
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My husband and I have retired to our dream home which we have built at Shelly Beach on the Sunshine Coast. We periodically rent out the fully self contained downstairs apartment. My family have owned a holiday home in Happy Valley, Fraser Island/K'Gari for 46 years. While the extended family spend about 6 months of the year enjoying holiday time in the house, I manage the rental of Shearwater to recoup some of the maintenance costs, during the available times. Fraser Island is a special place for our family, which we now enjoy sharing. This is a special piece of paradise, and like us, I am sure that you will find a holiday experience on Fraser Island is hard to beat.
My husband and I have retired to our dream home which we have built at Shelly Beach on the Sunshine Coast. We periodically rent out the fully self contained downstairs apartment. M…


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During your stay

Fraser Island is a remote community. I do not live on the island, but am available to answer questions by phone, text or email during your visit.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
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Smoke alarm

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