"Carramar" is a wonderful beach house set over two levels and sleeps seven people comfortably in three bedrooms, with each one facing the ocean. Filtered light dapples through the house from the porthole window that is set above the floating staircase and ocean views can be seen from both levels across a young native rainforest-styled shaded back yard.
Upon entering the property there is a twin bedroom and a queen bedroom with a single roll-a-way bed both on the ground level. A large shared verandah has steps leading down to the generous sized fenced back yard. A good sized bathroom (with bath/shower, two hand basins and a toilet) and fully equipped laundry (with both washing machine and dryer.)
On the first floor the fully equipped galley kitchen opens out to a dining room and living room. A good family sized verandah houses another dining table, BBQ and two sofas, which make it an ideal entertaining space. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom (with shower, basin and toilet), and a TV/DVD plus its own private verandah. A third toilet is located at the top of the stairs which completes this lovely beach home.
There is no internet at Carramar, so please bring a "dongle" or use your "hot spot" from your phone. Alternatively, there is free community WiFi available at Peregian Beach in the main part of the village.
For public transport please use the bus which is approx 400 metres from Carramar and it services all of the Sunshine Coast.
"Carramar" is a pet-friendly home which is ideal when you want to take your best friend with you on holiday. Dog bowls and blankets are provided and the back garden is securely fenced to keep your pets in whilst you are out.
A two-minute leisurely stroll along a bushland path that gently meanders down to the dog off-leash Marcus Beach, makes "Carramar" an idyllic location for your next relaxing beach holiday with your family or friends - and I look forward to welcoming you.
Carramar has a THREE NIGHT policy. You can stay for ONE or TWO nights, however, you will be charged for THREE nights. In the PEAK SEASONS, (Easter, Christmas and New Year) Carramar has a SEVEN NIGHT policy.
Carramar has a fixed rates schedule regardless of the amount of guests staying.
Carramar can accommodate up SEVEN (7) guests in comfort. More can be accommodated upon request with additional charges per person.
Linen (bath towels and bed sheets) can be hired upon request
Baby Cots can be hired upon request
A flat rate of AUD$50 is charged PER dog for the entire length of stay (regardless of the amount of nights)
There is NO EXTRA CHARGE for cleaning. Carramar will be cleaned the day you vacate.
Please see the Terms and Conditions at www.carramaratmarcus.com.au for Cancellation Fees and the policy pertaining to cancellations
Marcus Beach is all about relaxing. Everything is focused around the beach and the ocean and if you have children and/or dogs, then playing on the beach with them is a daily occurrence.
There is a small park at the entrance to Marcus Beach, which has community BBQ facilities and is a great place to meet up with other families who are holidaying in the area. There is a large car park and a shower (for both humans and dogs) near the pathway leading to the beach. Water bowls are provided around the park for dogs as are ‘poop’ bags and bins.
There are NO Surf Life Savers at Marcus Beach and the nearest area for ‘Between the Flags’ safe swimming is at Peregian Beach, which is a 5-minute drive south. Marcus Beach is, however, a wonderful beach with a huge expanse of soft sand and views north to Sunshine Beach and south to Point Arkwright and beyond to Mooloolaba.
The ocean’s water temperatures range from a pleasant 19˚C in winter to around 25˚C in summer.
There are no shops at Marcus Beach, which is why it is so handy having Peregian Beach nearby. Here there are plenty of cafés and restaurants to suit all taste buds as well as many shops providing fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and meat for those who prefer to self cater. There are a number of boutiques here too as well as a post office and ATM's for quick banking. And you are certain to pick up a bargain at the local market, held each Sunday fortnight on Kingfisher Drive, just in front of the beach.
Marcus Beach is a superb gateway to other hinterland villages such as Montville and Maleny and the Glass House Mountains Range; and beach resort towns such as Coolum Beach, Castaways Beach, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Noosa and of course the fabulous Noosa National Park. If you have never walked around this amazing coastline on the cemented pathway, then you really should try and find the time to do so! Check the local guides as to when is the best time to see dolphins and whales, as they swim past searching for warmer climates.
Golf courses and Spa Wellness Centers are everywhere around the Sunshine Coast and have become a way of life for most residents. For those that fancy being a bit more active there are ample places to hire boats, surf boards, jet skis and fishing equipment and around Noosa you can learn how to surf and sail. Fishing trips can be fully organised and take you out onto the ocean or you can hire a small boat and take yourself out on the Noosa River.
For a good day out with the kids, why not take them to the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve "Crikey" Irwin's famous Australia Zoo and get them involved with some native Australian animals. Here they can feed parakeets and kangaroos and cuddle a koala as well as see the crocodiles up close during the show.
Public buses run up and down the coast road and taxis are readily available too but the best way to discover the Sunshine Coast is to have your own car and get off the beaten track, as there is just so much to discover around this wonderful area of Australia.