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Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments
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Southport.Lancashire, England
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Excellent place to stay”
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
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Porlock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 24, 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
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Hannover, Germany
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Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

These apartments are just perfect. Well equipped studios with an amazing ocean view and perfect hosts! the studios are on a little hill, 5 min walking distance to the main street! Everything was just perfect!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

I stayed at Sunlit Waters (room 3) for one night in mid-November. The room was lovely, very clean, and equipped with both an air conditioner and ceiling fan. Both dealt well with the humidity brought in by an afternoon thunderstorm.

The room had two beds, a single and a double, with good mattresses, white linen, and comfortable pillows.

Stuart, one of the hosts, was very genial, and showed me to my room when I arrived. He called to arrange my airport transfer bus, which was one less thing to think about. Checking in and checking out were both very simple. The price of the room was very reasonable, at $92 for the night.

There is an on-site guest laundry, fed with $1 coins. Laundry detergent was available for $1 from reception, and there was a dryer available for my clothes during the afternoon storm.

As I did not have a car, Sunlit Waters was perfectly placed near the main street - at the top of a pretty steep hill, but Airlie is built on the side of a mountain! Dinner was approximately a 7-minute slow amble down the hill, and 10 minutes back up. There are buses which run along the main street that will take you to Centro (Airlie's large shopping centre), but for simple groceries, great restaurants, and bottleshops and bars galore, this was perfect.

Thank you to Stuart and Lisa for your hospitality.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

There was four of us staying at these apartments and straight away when we checked in we were told we were being upgraded to a 1 bedroom apartment which was great as it was two couples. The staff were very friendly and made sure we were enjoying ourselves here. The place was in clean condition and the views were tremendous. The pool was also very clean and tidy, also the gardens were well maintained.

My only small problem was that the air con unit (the drum inside, not the filters) maybe needed a bit of a clean in the main room as there was a bit of a smell when they started up due to them being a bit dusty. Im sure they probably get a good clean once the high season starts. Would deffo go back here again.

P.S When leaving, and going back to the airport, get a taxi, as the coach took over an hour and a half picking people up (and waiting for people, who didn't turn up). We were told, sometimes the taxi's are a bit unreliable, but would take that chance if given the opportunity again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments
Address: 20 Airlie Cres, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach
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Ranked #6 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Airlie Beach
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Number of rooms: 7
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Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments Airlie Beach/Whitsunday Islands

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