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Overview of Shearwater - Spacious family holiday rental

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Shearwater - Spacious family holiday rental

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSeventy-Five Mile Beach2 min walk
    Popular LocationHammerstone Sandblows1 min drive
    Popular LocationLake Wabby1 min drive
    AirportHervey Bay, QLD (HVB)67 min drive

Space details

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

Adults-only beach resort
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 Happy Valley Resort.

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 patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, 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

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach sunloungers

Parking and transport

  • Car required


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


  • 5 bedrooms


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Soap


  • Table football
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • 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

  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 10
  • Property does not allow children


  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Water tubing
  • Whale watching
  • Windsurfing



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; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

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
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

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 resort is on the beach. While the natural beauty of Indian Head and Eli Creek can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to River Heads Ferry Dock. Discover the area's water adventures with snorkelling and water tubing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and ecotours. Guests appreciate the resort's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Seventy-Five Mile Beach - 2 min walk
  • Hammerstone Sandblows - 1 min drive
  • Lake Wabby - 1 min drive
  • Eurong Beach - 2 min drive
  • Lake McKenzie - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Hervey Bay, QLD (HVB) - 63 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

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

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic Fraser Beach House
Great beach house in a perfect spot in Happy Valley. So well equipped with everything you could possibly need.

5/5 Excellent

Great experience
This property was such a fantastic holiday house! Plenty of space for all guest, clean and tidy and was very family friendly. Will definitely book again

5/5 Excellent

Property was exactly as described. Great for the six of us. Had everything that we could possibly need.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Fraser House
We just spent a week at Shearwater and loved it. The house was clean and the beds were wonderful (I took my mattress topper and didn't need to use it). The house is by far the most well stocked house we've stayed in on Fraser. We didn't miss the TV and our kids enjoyed learning some new games from the toy library.