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Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments
20 Airlie Crescent, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia   |  
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Considering this was one of the cheapest options in Airlie Beach, we weren't sure what to expect. However, we needn't have worried. The apartment was lovely, really clean and in great condition. The beds were nice and comfy and the kitchen had everything we needed. The location was great, really central (although it's up quite a steep hill which may cause problems for some). We had a great view of the harbour from our room and from the pool.

Unfortunately we managed to time our stay with a cyclone, however Stuart looked after us really well. He drove us to the supermarket so we wouldn't have to go out in the rain, lent us rain coats, and when the power went in the evening (it went in the whole area due to the cyclone), lent us a lamp and a gas burner so we could cook our food.

The only thing I would improve would be the cancellation policy. We were pre-warned about the cyclone and were considering cancelling our trip to Airlie Beach, however as it was within 7 days we wouldn't get any money back, so we decided to go anyway. I guess this is understandable though as it's a small operation.

Overall I think you would struggle to find a nicer place to stay in Airlie Beach, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone going there.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Wonderful accommodation and amazing hosts. The Studio room was spotless and nicely furnished. Room had veranda with spectacular views over Airlie Beach and the pool had the same views too ! A fabulous stay and would certainly go back.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I stayed for one night in a small studio and enjoyed much about the environment and stay in Airlie beach. The studio was well equipped and very clean. Outside there is a nice view. 5 minutes to supermarket and Airlie beach lagoon is just nearby. We regret we didn't have much time to spend there but we will surely come back.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Very spacious, very clean apartment. Must be the best view in Airlie Beach.
Super pool and verandas. Sorry to leave. Owners always anxious to please.
Would return in an instant. Highly recommended. Thanks for a super week

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had a great stay in one of the tidy studio's. Owners are very nice and are willing to advice, book and if needed provide help with any of the possible trips airly beach has to offer. We could recommend sunlit waters very much.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Sunlit waters, our hosts Stuart and Lisa went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay. They even offered to store our luggage while we were out sailing the Whitsundays and then gave us a ride to the bus station when we were leaving Airlie Beach. Thanks so much for making our stay so enjoyable! Cheers! - Melanie and Kathy

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautifully set above the harbour, our studio apartment was clean and big enough, with a small kitchen and a bathroom with a roomy shower. There is a small pooI, just enough for a dip, and some sun loungers around it. The rooms are all accessed from the long gallery balcony, so your balcony is not private. The view from the balcony's is beautiful and we ate on ours most evenings.
The owner was usually around for information and so on. There is a small car park which did get full most nights. The WiFi was OK and free. Town is a 3 minute walk away, down a steep hill so a little longer coming home.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments

Address: 20 Airlie Crescent, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 47 Specialty lodging in Airlie Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

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