Winter Cabins And Cottages On The Sunshine Coast


If your interstate or international holiday has inevitably been postponed due to coronavirus, it’s likely you’re looking to fill that getaway hole in your life. So we’ve trawled the coast for our favourite Sunshine Coast cabins and cottages, perfect for a romantic getaway. They’re cosy, private, and can be found surrounded by lush forests or sitting on a lake’s shore.

So, grab your lover, pack up the car and get your staycation on at these cute-as-a-button digs.

Treehaus Cottage

VALDORA

Hidden away off the beaten track in Valdora, this all-white, photo-ready bush cottage ticks all the boxes for a romantic getaway on the Sunshine Coast. Wedged between the coast and the hinterland, it’s central location makes it the perfect place for exploring the region…that’s if you can resist the urge to stay in and bask in the tranquillity. With one bedroom, no tv and sketchy phone reception, you’ll be spending your time soaking up your cabin buddy’s presence and toasting marshmallows around the fire pit. Kitted out with Aesop soaps, linen bedding and organic cotton towels, you’ll be relaxing in luxury. 

Spicers Retreats

MALENY And MONTVILLE

If you’re looking for a Sunshine Coast cabin with all the trimmings that also happens to be set in a stunning rainforest surroundings in Maleny, with an incredible onsite restaurant and day spa, then you really needn’t look beyond Spicers Tamarind. A fan of French Provincial instead? Well then, you’re in luck. Sister property Spicers Clovelly in Montville has a darling little French cottage and it’s luxe to say the least.

an outdoor hot tub

Scandinavian Cabin

MALENY

Overlooking the Conondale Ranges and Mary River Catchment, this Scandinavian Cabin is an idyllic escape in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The modern design will be sure to impress the architect in you and the beautiful stretch of landscape scenery will have you captivated from the get-go. Curl up by the fire, cosy up with a movie, and truly find your inner peace with some yoga on the deck—the world’s your oyster at this haven.

Narrows Escape

MONTVILLE

If a friend has come back from Montville raving about a cottage getaway they experienced, chances are they’re talking about Narrows Escape. Why? Because everyone who stays there, only says great things. Curl up in the hammock and read a book, tramp through the rainforest, or feast on all the goods crammed into the specially-made gourmet hampers. Relaxation will hit an all-time high here, so don’t come with a to-do list.

Glass on Glasshouse

GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS

Love the idea of a cottage, but the reality of staying in a poky, timber-filled space is torture to the “designer” in you? Glass on Glasshouse is your cottage soul mate. These three super luxe pavilions with floor-to-ceiling glass windows are contemporary masterpieces set to a backdrop of the rocky Glasshouse Mountains. Freestanding double spa bath—check! Fireplace—check! Wildlife in abundance (outside, of course)—check! You’ll be left wanting absolutely zilch.

Whistle Stop Cabin

LAKE BAROON

Part of the renowned Secrets On The Lake property which covers about 40 acres, this heritage-listed cabin used to be a local train station before it was transported to its new location. Quaint, eclectic, and super cosy, you’ll find a log fire, couple’s love swing, and freshly-baked scones on arrival. Could this be the ultimate winter getaway? Possibly!

Kin Kin Hideaway

KIN KIN

Tucked in the Noosa Hinterland you’ll find this eco cabin, complete with a king-size bed and super fast wifi—things we rate both high on the “importance” list. Sprawl on the open deck for an epic view of the sunrise over the valley below, or hang by the outdoor fire at night and look up to more stars than you could ever be bothered to try and count.

Seek Pavilion

MALENY

So technically it’s more of a treehouse than a cabin or a cottage, but we’re not ones for labels. And if you’re wanting to make an impression on a special someone, then this could be the place. Towering over stunning bush land, Seek Pavilion is super private, spacious, and modern. Expect your days to drift by slowly to a soundtrack of chirping birds and crackles from the fire.

The Love Shack

DIDDILLIBAH

A romantic stays list doesn’t really exist without featuring a place aptly named The Love Shack, does it? Lucky for us, this list is now totally legit thanks to a little cabin in Diddillibah. Handmade with love, naturally, this sub-tropical one-bedroom retreat is somewhere we’d totally like to recharge and unwind.

Want more staycation inspiration? Check out our list of the best Airbnbs on the Sunshine Coast

Image credit: Treehaus and Spicers Estates

Editor’s note: Urban List editors independently select and write about stuff we love and think you’ll like too. Urban List has affiliate partnerships, so we get revenue from your purchases.

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