Welcome to one of the best parts of my life, Point Cartwright.
If you are looking for a unique experience, I am willing to share my beautiful home away from home on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. Point Cartwright is located on the Point Cartwright peninsula near Buddina, 100 K north of Brisbane. The building is ocean-side with incredible views and access to the water.
My unit is house sized at 1900 square feet on the 11th floor. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, fully furnished kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, dining and living areas, and balconies on 3 sides. You can lie in bed and look out at the Ocean. The unit will sleep 5 people and is fully furnished, including linens. Unit 24 is fully tiled and includes: a TV/DVD in the lounge, TV in the master bedroom. Many books to read and games. There are 2 telephones and an answering machine, extra large laundry room with tub, washer, and dryer. The unit is in great condition and very clean (like new).
The building has a heated pool and barbecue area. There is a secure parking area under the building as well as an outside parking area for visitors. Anything to do with water is available. Hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, tennis, golf, or just relaxing, is at your fingertips. No smoking or pets are the only restrictions. I have taken many pictures of the area and the unit and have posted them on the website. Take a look and decide if you want a really different and exciting vacation
If you like water ... it does not get much better than this – it really is a fantasy experience.
As good as the photos of this unit look on your monitor, the views in person, looking out at the harbor and sea, are spectacular. This unit has great views of the water from every room in the property.
The photos are accurate but they can not convey how magical this place is.
The harbor, with boats coming and going, is always interesting to watch. The point, with surfers and stand up paddlers is fun to watch from the condo, and is only a short stroll away. On the first days of our arrival there were 4 meter waves with surfers putting on a show at the point. The beach is beautiful and is great for walking on either the sand or the sidewalk and boardwalk that runs along the beach.
The unit has everything you need for a good stay, and there is a shopping center less than 5 minutes away that has everything you might need to buy. The shopping center, Kawana Shoppingworld, is much larger than it appears from the street. It will have anything you might need.
The kitchen is good for cooking, great views again, and my wife says the amenities were lovely.
There is a convenience store and fish and chips stand within walking distance (a few blocks), and also a nice cafe for breakfast and lunch.
Here is tip: Wireless service and good connectivity to the internet was a problem for us, but there is an easy fix. The public library is just down the street. Nice library, nice librarians, and free wi-fi with good reception and connectivity and also desktops you can use.
If you're going to Australia from the USA, fly to Brisbane, rent a car, and drive an hour to Point Cartwright. Spend a week adjusting to Australian time in the best place in the world to recover from jet lag.
We give this unit and Buddina our highest recommendation. I would like to return here. My wife would like to live here permanently. That gives you an idea of how much we liked it.
Nice people to rent from too. They took care of all of the details. Thank you.
Over the years we have travelled from Cairns through, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne but for us there is only one place to relax and enjoy life --- the Sunshine Coast and specifically this outstanding property at Point Cartwright. We come here every other year for several weeks at a time. The attractions are many: Sailing, kayaking and surfing for lovers of water sports; numerous golf courses within a 30 min drive. Nearby is the Australian Zoo and the Glass House mountains.
The major attraction for us is the condo itself. Sunrises and sunsets over the Coral Sea and Mooloolaba harbour are the icing on the cake.
My family just spent a week here. After a hectic week traveling and trying to see as much of Australia as we could, this was the perfect place to kick back and relax. Terrific views from the 3 balconies. Incredible sunsets. Lovely and spacious accommodations. Easy strolls to the beach and lighthouse. Convenient to Australia Zoo, Glass House mountains, Mooloolaba, and more. Fresh seafood nearby. Great value. I highly recommend this place, and would definitely stay again if I ever make it back!
We stayed at Point Cartwright Aug 2009 and the unit is exactly as advertised. The views are incredible and the unit is large, clean and quiet. Our week there was one of the highlights of our six week Australian trip. Highly recommended.