Mooloolaba: Northwind Beachfront Apartments

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Price guide (per night): From $145- $515

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Property description

Ideally located opposite Mooloolaba beach, Northwind Beachfront Apartments is a perfect base for your Sunshine Coast holiday with kids.

Close to one of the Coast's most popular family attractions, Underwater World Sea Life, and easy walking distance to patrolled beaches, the fascinating rock pools, playgrounds and the many eateries of Mooloolaba, you can relax and leave the car in our free secure underground parking.

Northwind features self-contained 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, which can sleep up to 7. We offer the comforts of home, as well as some extra touches for your children. Cots and highchairs are available for hire.

All apartments feature full-sized, well-equipped kitchens, with a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric frypan, oven, cooktop and microwave. Crockery,cutlery, cooking utensils, pots, frying pan and serving dishes are all supplied.

Dining tables seating up to 6, and the spacious living area with lounge seating, digital TV and 8 complimentary Foxtel channels, will keep everyone comfortable and entertained inside. All apartments have ocean-facing balconies, with views (filtered on lower levels, through to sweeping vistas on our higher floors).

Our 2 bedroom apartments have a queen bed in the master and two single beds in the second bedroom. Our 3 bedroom apartments have a queen bed in the master, with the other bedrooms configured to include a queen and two single beds or four single beds.

Each apartment has an ensuite, while the main bathroom also houses the laundry, with a washing machine, dryer, laundry tub, clothes airer, iron and ironing board. There is also a hairdryer in each apartment.

For parents' peace of mind, all opening windows have restrictors so they open no more than 10cm and our balconies have glass balustrading. Lift access is available to all floors from the secure basement carpark.

Outside Northwind has heated outdoor pools, including a 40cm deep children's pool and a heated spa pool. There is also a half sized tennis court, and a BBQ and entertaining area. Each area is securely fenced for safety.

To save parents on packing extra items, we have boogie boards, pool toys and buckets and spades available on request. We also have tennis racquets and balls available for the tennis court and we hire out beach towels for just $3.50 per stay.

Mooloolaba is centrally located on the Sunshine Coast, allowing easy access to popular attractions such as Australia Zoo, Aussie World, Bellingham Maze,the Big Pineapple, Top Shots Fun Park, Maleny Dairies and the Big Kart Track.

Special needs accommodation: Northwind is not officially designated as a wheelchair-friendly property, but with lift access and spacious apartments (some with renovated bathrooms to allow for shower chairs or stool) certain size wheelchairs can be accommodated. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements.

Family Friendly Accommodation likes: A smaller complex (just 30 apartments), so offers a quieter holiday experience, but with many family friendly features and in great Mooloolaba beach location.

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Reviewed By: Family Friendly Accommodation
Stayed: September 2014
Stayed With: two adults, two children, aged 12 & 9

Northwind Beachfront Apartments review:

Quiet, clean, helpful and location - just some of the words I can use to describe Northwind Beachfront Apartments in Mooloolaba.

Having visited the property by myself in 2013, I was keen to bring my family to come and stay, which we did for a couple of nights on our Queensland school holiday road trip. And it did not disappoint.

Northwind can be found at the northern end of Mooloolaba, in a great position offering easy access to the many eateries along Mooloolaba Esplanade, as well as the lovely walking track to Alexandra Headland.

Like most apartment complexes on the Sunshine Coast, the apartments at Northwind are individually owned and furnished. But the managers take great pride in their complex and have undertaken many updates in recent times, including the lovely barbecue area.

Our two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment was bright, comfortable and clean. On entering the apartment, the first thing that hit us was the gorgeous view across the water – even from our lower level (4) apartment.

This room offers big open-plan living - with a six-seater dining table, kitchen and leather modular lounge, with a flat screen TV. The balcony runs along the entire room offering a wonderful opportunity for meals with a view.

Is there anything more wonderful than sitting on a balcony with a morning coffee, spotting the occasional waterspout from a whale out to sea? Bliss.

Along the small hallway, is another bedroom (with two single beds), a family bathroom with a bath, as well as washing machine and dryer. At the end of the hall is the the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

Northwind Apartments has lift access from an underground carpark (one carpark is allocated per apartment and included in the apartment price), which is great for families and all the luggage travelling with babies and children entails.

While my older children were more interested in hitting the beach with their boogie boards, there is also a small pool on-site, as well as a shallow, heated toddlers' pool. You can also borrow pool and beach toys.

Northwind Apartments may not be the most modern complex you will find, but the apartments are comfortable and well-equipped and all apartments have ocean-facing balconies (the higher up, the better the view).

The resident managers Jennifer and Andrew are also a font of local information and can give advice on some of the lesser-known places to visit and where to eat - including the best places for those with gluten intolerance.

I would recommend Northwind Beachfront Apartments for families after a quiet, comfortable, value-for-money accommodation in a beachfront location with easy access to shops and eateries.

P.S For an in-house splurge, head to the Mooloolaba Spit for fresh prawns, and eat them on your balcony with a glass of wine, while enjoying your lovely seaview. And don't worry about the shells and heads – Northwind has a special bin just for them! Enjoy.

Note: Our accommodation was independently booked and paid for. Views are my own.

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