We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
1770 Beach Shacks
Show Prices
Like saving money? We search up to 200 sites for the lowest prices
Nearby Hotels
Lagoons 1770 Resort & Spa(Seventeen Seventy)
View Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Bororen Motel(Bororen)
View Hotel
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Tannum on the Beach(Tannum Sands)
View Hotel
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
View Hotel
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Beach 'N Reef Motel(Boyne Island)
View Hotel
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
View Hotel
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Camelot Motel(Gladstone)
View Hotel
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
View Hotel
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
View Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
View Hotel
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
Reviews (114)
Filter reviews
114 results
Traveler rating
88
22
2
1
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
88
22
2
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstree houseright next doorlady musgrave islandthe pubbalinese stylefrench doorsparking spacebedrooms are air conditionedspectacular viewspiece of heavenrobinson crusoewestern sunwatching the sunseta wonderful stayfell in loveopen planbustard bay
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
76 - 81 of 114 reviews
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Went there for two nights with high expectations because of the reviews and the price - and they were even surpassed! Huge balcony with BBQ, table for four, two Lounge chairs and a hammock! Huge open area with Kitchen, couch and another huge table to dine in. If you can afford it, definetly a place to go.

  • Stayed: May 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Lars1975
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1770BeachShackMgmt, Owner at 1770 Beach Shacks, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous review. Your enjoyment of 1770 and our Beach Shacks is our focus....so we are very happy that your expectations were met.

Kind regards,

Jan and David

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed at the Beach Shacks for 2 nights with our Aussie friends before and after taking the day trip out to Lady Musgrave Island. Our bedroom was lovely and we liked having the windows wide open to enjoy the breeze and hear the birds. The lounge and dining area was spacious allowing the four of us to kick back, eat dinner at a large table, and enjoy the views. The veranda was lovely as well.
We cooked dinner both nights, so I can't speak to the dining nearby, but the kitchen was roomy and the four of us could comfortably cook and visit at the same time. Lots of stairs to our room, but it was worth it! It was just a short drive (5 min) to the dock where the boat leaves for L.M. Island.

Room Tip: As I've mentioned in previous reviews, stairs aren't easy for me, so perhaps a lower room might be better for those who don't want a steep walk up. But, for me, it was worth it because the view and quiet were so nice.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Sushar303
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1770BeachShackMgmt, Owner at 1770 Beach Shacks, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful comments. Sounds like you and your Aussie friends had a great catchup and we are thrilled that you found your Beach Shack so spacious and comfortable.

Kind regards,
Jan and David

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 23, 2013

This was our first ever overnight experience in Australia; a 3 night stay in the top of the 4 beach shacks appropriately named the Tree House. We wanted to be close enough to cross to the Great Barrier Reef and 1770 seemed the ideal location. We chose the 1770 Beach Shacks as it promised to be a very different experience to the usual 4 & 5 star hotels that we frequent. It was a very long 6 hour drive from Brisbane airport after a 9 hour flight from Tokyo and whilst this rustic facility does not offer modern marble and glass luxury, staying at the Tree House proved equal to any 5 star experience that we've had in recent years. The location and views are stunning, the atmosphere relaxed to the point of falling over. Queensland is pretty hot and steamy in March so the aircon was very welcome. The location was the complete antidote to the previous 6 days in the metropolitan 30m population of Tokyo - 1770 has a resident population of just 28 (yes, twenty eight!!). The owner Dave was friendly and helpful and the pup at the bottom of the cliffs provided excellent food at reasonable prices. This is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Room Tip: There are only 4 shacks and ours was for couples only.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Propajob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1770BeachShackMgmt, Owner at 1770 Beach Shacks, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Wow! That was a huge contrast in locations in a very short time. Your review is wonderful for us to read. It's heartening to know that 1770 and The Beach Shacks delivered such a satisfying experience for you......hope you can come back again for some more of that total relaxation.

Kind regards

Jan and David

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We arrived cold and wet from a day on our motorbike and we were greeted with a warm smile and helpfulness. The hosts were great and very accomodating we loved our stay - only wish we didnt have to leave the next day :-( Also, the restaruant downstairs at the pub was great, not super cheap, but not outrageous and GREAT food for dinner. Brekky was great value at about $13 for a massive vegetarian brekky ! Would return in a heartbeat !

Room Tip: If there's just two of you, then the Tree House is perfect - right up the top and the views are beautiful !
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Malucky
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1770BeachShackMgmt, Owner at 1770 Beach Shacks, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

Very happy that you enjoyed the 'Tree House' and a warm welcome after a cold wet ride.
Thank you for taking the time to write this.

Kind regards
Jan and David

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Highly recommended - worth the long 6-7 hours drive from Brisbane for us.

My wife and I stayed 3 nights in the first 'shack' from the beach - awesome views, safe swimming beach (at high tide) only few meters from the room, spacious layout and an interesting design to boot. Beats a boring motel stay anytime. Very reasonable pricing for what you get (a lot). Friendly owners, good service.

Road noise is minimal during the day as it is a dead end road - nothing bothered us at night = slept in every day...

The open kitchen is fully equipped but as our stay was a birthday treat, we ate out all the time - could not believe the great food quality in The Tree House literally next door - exceptional for a small seaside township, frequented mainly by tourist & backpackers. Every brekky & dinner was top notch.

Won't book anywhere else next time we're traveling around 1770 region.

Room Tip: Was told our front house 'Sunset' (I think) has the best views - we didn't inspect the other shacks build above us, but we could not fault anything in our one.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Gromit W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
1770BeachShackMgmt, Owner at 1770 Beach Shacks, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou! We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, and that your birthday treat turned out to be so enjoyable...making the drive worth it. Great to hear.

Kind regards,

Jan and David

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews