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San Marino by the Sea
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We have never before stayed in such beautiful apartments with such amazing views.Our top floor 2 brm unit was huge and decorated beautifully.Neil picked us up and took us back to the airport, along with other spontaneous trips. On the way to San Marino, Neil surprised us with the news that we had been upgraded to a rooftop aptmnt as a gift for my husbands special birthday.On arrival we discovered how amazing that was, as we climbed the staircase off our balcony (with sea views) to discover even more awesome views.Also received chocolates and wine left for us!What a treat! Marcoola was everything we hoped it to be with it being quiet and undiscovered, yet with the bus stop directly out the front, we were able to spend time in the busy areas of both Noosa and Maroochydore,and come home to peace and quiet.It did have all the necessary shops incl a cheap chemist and mini market, and the Chinese restaurant was great directly across the road.The pool was a warm 29*,so it was warmer in that out.We never heard a sound the whole time we were there.Neil and Jody made us feel like we were their only guests, which was definitely not the case and we felt by the time we were leaving that we were farewelling friends.We are so grateful for all they did to make this a most wonderful memorable occasion for us.It was just perfect!Cant wait to go back! Thanks guys! Phil and Alison

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Neil L, Owner at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Thank you Phil and Alison!!! We loved having you stay with us at San Marino and are wrapped your birthday surprise was so much more than just one day. We look forward to celebrating many more birthdays and weekends away with you both. Kind regards Neil and Jody

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed five nights at San Marino by the sea, we had a top floor apartment, with own private roof getaway, the stay was amazing with the help of Neil & Jody, who made us feel like family. Their warming and inviting attitude to all the guests that we saw was fantastic. The apartment that we stayed in was brilliant, spacious, so comfortable and the decor was very modern and refreshing. Neil & Jody, once again thank you so much for a very rememberable stay, we will definitely make this a second home for us. Craig & Felicity

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Neil L, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Thank you Craig and Felicity. It means a lot to us that you left relaxed and feeling a part of our family. Holidays should be memorable and we are glad you loved our beautiful resort and your apartment. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for writing your review. Neil and Jody Resident Managers

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed at San Marino for 5 nights it was a relaxing stay. The only issues we had were our air conditioner was out of order for the entire stay which was a bit annoying, but we were there in winter so not a huge deal, but the heating function would've been good for our baby. Within the hour of telling the on-site caretakers of it they had a small room heater brought to us and a box of chocolates. There was also one day where the pool heater wasn't on which was annoying too. Overall though it was a good relaxing stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Neil L, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Thank you for your understanding and patience, we never know when something is going to kick up its heels and give up...we are glad the smaller heater helped and you and your family were able to also enjoy our 29c heated pool. The cooler nights can bring the temperature down in the pool and this is why it dropped to 24c for one day. Thank you for staying with San Marino and are glad you have a relaxing stay. Neil and Jody Resident Managers

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Had a Groupon Voucher and was very surprised when on arrival we were given a top floor 2 bedroom apartment with our own private rooftop balcony. First impressions of apartment were amazing, the apartment was clean and well appointed. The managers Neil and Jodi were very friendly and went out of their way to provide us with information about restaurants and entertainment in the surrounding area. It was great to have use of all the facilities (Tennis Court, BBQ area and Pool). Marcoola is a relaxing area of the Sunshine Coast and I would highly recommend San Marino by the Sea. Thanks for making our stay so memorable Dianne W

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Neil L, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Hello Dianne,
It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to San Marino by the Sea, especially on our amazing deals which you shared with your friends. Thank you for your kind words, we are glad you had an great stay. Neil and Jody Resident Managers

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Stayed in the apartment 9 nights, and it felt like home, the hotel is good and the managers are friendly! We had ocean view room, and it was accommodating, the site has all amenities, its great for families. PS, we will return, and hopefully Next time the weather is better..on the "Sunshine" coast, lol.. In summary, great place. Thank you

Room Tip: Room 34, great view, on top floor.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Mal B, Manager at San Marino by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

There is no place like home and we are so glad you felt at home here......if only the sun could shine everyday. Jody and Neil Resident Managers.

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