Original Old beach house by the beach - Joyseas

Entire cottage hosted by Kerrilyn

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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JoySeas is an old fashioned beach shack for old fashioned family beach holidays.
She is our beach house. We aren't commercial accommodation providers.
Only 150m to the beach and park and walking distance to everything Emu Park has to offer.
JoySeas is the sort of place you might remember your parents renting as a beach house. There's no glitz or glamour nor is it a pristine mansion but every basic you need for a good old fashioned beach holiday is there. A place to create family memories.

The space
Located just over the crest of the hill from the centre of Emu Park it is the perfect quiet location for a convenient family holiday or getaway for two.
Close enough to walk to everything (main supermarket is 650m away) but just away from the hustle, bustle and shop noise.
On a very busy weekend festivals and markets (700m) some of the cars may actually end up parking in our street. Emu Park Lifesavers is right at the end of the street (170m) so it is a perfect location for lifesaving carnivals.
The Pine Beach Hotel is 300m from our front door.
Our place is an old weatherboard Queenslander cottage. It was originally located at the Emu Park Railway station as a crew quarters. It was moved to the current location in the 1970s and turned into a quintessential Queensland Beach shack the style that many new builds try to recreate. She has old weatherboards, old windows and tongue and groove walls. There is polished floorboards with cracks in places. It hasn't been restored to "Home Beautiful" standards, but it's a had a fresh lick of paint and some work done.
You can hear the ocean best at night time crashing in against the rocks.
You will be blessed with a cooling sea breeze most of the time although we can't guarantee the weather in a Queensland summer. The house is security screened so you can leave the windows open and safely enjoy the sounds of the sea and breeze blowing. New ceiling fans have just been installed in the bedrooms and lounge. (December 2020)
It is not a sleek contemporary new build, with shiny glossy surfaces. The dust may creep in the cracks and the sand will blow in the windows because there is literally a sand dune across the street, that's how close we are to the beach.
Have a BBQ on the front verandah and watch the moon rise over the ocean from our front yard. If you are lucky enough to be there for a full moon it is spectacular to watch rise over the Ocean straight down our street.

What this place offers

Sea view
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
32" TV
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Children’s books and toys
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.69 out of 5 stars from 130 reviews

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Emu Park, Queensland, Australia

Our neighbourhood consists of a few beach houses and a few very friendly permanent residents. It is a quiet and safe neighbourhood. We respect our neighbour's right to privacy and quiet enjoyment of their properties and we ask you do the same.

Hosted by Kerrilyn

  1. Joined in March 2017
  • 130 Reviews
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I love to travel but rarely get a chance for long trips that aren't related to our small business. We love to get away as a family, which these days is our three adult daughters. We usually have their partners or friends too. We enjoy small breaks, work trips and an occasional longer get away. We are a homely family, into get togethers rather than parties. We love homes where you can appreciate time together and relax.
I love to travel but rarely get a chance for long trips that aren't related to our small business. We love to get away as a family, which these days is our three adult daughters. W…

Co-hosts

  • Georgia
  • Dianne

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House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

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