Steps away from direct beachfront access.High Tide !
Shack on an Esplanade
Hosted by John
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8 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
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Our little Toogoom 'shack' is close to the ocean: a few steps directly in front of house (in a dead-end street)! Our place is good for anyone who wants to escape hustle & bustle. Want to get back to basics, no frills attached? Then this 'shack' will do the trick! Come and relax: old style. See kangaroos, peacocks, wonderfully amazing birds & all wildlife 'typically Australian'. 15 minutes from Hervey Bay - you can board a boat and go Whale-Watching! Nothing flash, yet truly memorable 'SHACK'.

The space

Sleeping arrangements:

Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed (bathroom)
Bedroom 2: 2 single beds (trundle)

Downstairs: (open plan - rather than 'Bedroom 3')
Double bed + sofa bed and Bathroom

Detached Accommodation – Rear of Property
2 x single beds and bathroom

Rear of Property – 2.5 Bay Garage & washing machine.

Lounge, kitchen and verandah with BBQ. Views through to ocean. Back deck.

Guest access

You will have access to the entire shack and shed and 1100m2 of yard space!

Interaction with guests

Our wonderful neighbours will be the go-to people. You will also have our text contact information for any questions, any time. Once your booking is approved, you will have access through Air BnB to more details and key collection information.

Other things to note

There is an additional $150 cleaning fee - no matter how long you stay or number of people. This is additional to rental cost and is calculated in your final online amount payable.

Bath towels will be provided & some beach towels. Linen on all beds (depending on number of guests and configuration of beds) is also provided.

Upstairs was originally one master bedroom with bathroom/ensuite. We have built another bedroom (king single with trundle) so only access to bathroom through main bedroom.

Air conditioning

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $165 SGD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Smoking - outside only.


On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

13 Reviews

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Henry User Profile
October 2017
Great location, don't forget to bring your bikes to ride for a fish then the thoroughly enjoyed it, lovely area.

Lisa User Profile
September 2017
A stay at the Shack was a wonderful experience and more than we expected with the wildlife surrounds, our family dog was welcomed and our children had a ball! It is everything John says a step back in time no mod cons but remote and time to chill and unwind. Dan was very helpful also. John was prompt with all correspondence. Perfect place would do it again!!
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Lisa, Very happy you chilled-out and had a nice time at Toogoom. It is a unique and special place - particularly being on the waterfront with the natural environment. Sorry, we could not extend your stay this time: next time? Look forward to the next trip. Cheers. John
September 2017

Anna User Profile
September 2017
We've had nearly 2 wonderful weeks in Toogoom. The house was perfect for us and our children loved the freedom to run around out side and go to the beach whenever they wanted. The also loved chasing the peacocks. It's such a lovely place to relax and read lots of books. The beach in front of the house is the best giant playground ever. Chasing soldier craps and watching the birds was great. Harvey Bay is just a short car trip away and we enjoyed whale watching and a trip to Fraser island. We were very happy that we decided to stay in Toogoom rather than directly in Harvey Bay. The location of the house is just perfect. The house may be old however it's clean and we had everything we needed and we just loved it! The neighbours are all so wonderful too and very helpful to answer questions about the area. My kids asked if we can go back the day after we got home.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Hi tremendous! Looks like you made the best of every opportunity from Toogoom and its surrounds. Glad the kids enjoyed the vast playground. The wildlife is very cool. Nuce to hear you appreciated the basic essentials ;) Hope to see you again...and, yes, our neighbours are the BEST! Best wishes. John
September 2017

Martin User Profile
August 2017
Great position, very quiet except for the birdlife when the two peacocks arrived at 7am in the front yard! Whilst not luxurious it was the perfect beach house for us with our 4 and almost 2 year old grandchildren. Lovely 2 monute trek through the bush to our own table and chairs on the beach. Very friendly locals too.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thanks. Martin. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and the surrounding wildlife. The locals are, indeed, lovely people. Many thanks. John
August 2017

Rachel User Profile
July 2017
We had a wonderful week at the shack, brought back memories of beach holidays growing up, very friendly place and great for dogs being so close to the beautiful beach. The house is comfortable and had everything we needed to relax, short walk to fish and chip shop which was great, Cant wait to return.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Rachel. I am so pleased you had a great break at the shack. It's all very low-key but that's the inherent beauty, I think. You are most welcome back any time. Cheers. John
July 2017

Stephanie User Profile
July 2017
The house is simple and compact. But please don't let that stop you from bringing your family to this little gem. It takes you back to your childhood beach holidays where all your memories are of collecting shells, fishing, swimming and long walks along the beach. Falling into bed exhausted but excited with the planned adventures the next day will bring. Having such close access meant that we were always at the beach for some activity or other. We didn't want to leave and we are already planning to go back.

Jo User Profile
July 2017
We loved staying at the Shack - simple but clean, great position. It was great to switch off and unwind, play board games and enjoy a pristine, mostly deserted beach. Corner store & take-away a very short walk away. Great amenities in the kitchen as well. Best of all we could take our family dog - and the restaurant further down the beach is dog friendly too! Already planning when we can go back. Thanks for a great stay!
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Hi Jo. How delightful that you all had a lovely time. I know the shack is basic, but has that special appeal. You are most welcome anytime. Cheers John
July 2017

Beijing, ChinaJoined in April 2013
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Australian citizens living in Beijing for a decade with our two children. You will love Casa Zola - Tuscan gem. You will also love the relaxed, laid-back 'Shack on an Esplanade' in Toogoom (Place of Rest) in Queensland Whale-Watching country!

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