by Mandy Clarke
03rd May, 2018
Next to a fun-filled stretch of sunny, patrolled beach sits Coolum Baywatch Apartments. Coolum is one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular family holiday haunts, just a 15-minute drive from the Sunshine Coast Airport, where excited visitors arrive and immediately become bewitched by spectacular absolute beachfront scenery and the relaxed seaside vibe.
Coolum Baywatch is a small, friendly resort that offers stylishly appointed, self-catered one- and two-bedroom water-view apartments, ideal for both short and longer-term stays. The sweeping ocean views are captivating from the balconies and the rooftop BBQ area, and it’s all a stone’s throw away from the main Coolum Beach shopping precinct of cafes, restaurants and shops and near to the surf club.
Coolum Baywatch also offers a very special on-site restaurant, My Place, with its beachfront seating and the best restaurant views on Coolum Beach.
Monica Kutt is the resort manager: she and her business partner purchased the management rights for this property just over a year ago, impressed with its perfect beachside location. She said: “Here at Coolum Baywatch, we provide a stress-free and relaxing holiday for families and couples is our specialty, hospitality and exemplary customer service are my personal passions. I was attracted to this resort because of my love for the local area, which is warm, friendly and offers many options for dining, shopping, relaxation and of course the beautiful beach.
“I live on-site raising my 13-year-old son, Coolum Baywatch is our home and we love the beautiful apartments, views, easy-going beachside lifestyle and we enjoy sharing this little piece of paradise with guests.” It’s a far cry from the life I left behind in Melbourne as a secondary school teacher – no less stressful - but this location is good for the soul. Everyone is much more friendly and positive here.”
Coolum Baywatch is also near some of Australia's most famous attractions like Australia Zoo, Noosa National Park and the Aussie World theme park, perfect for young families. Coolum is a gem of a holiday destination and not just about the beach; very accessible to all that the region offers, including lush rainforests and beautiful waterfalls, there is so much to explore.
Monica manages the resort with help from a number of support staff. “Life can be very busy and challenging sometimes but it is all worthwhile when guests tell me that they have had a great holiday experience and it is always a pleasure to have such lovely guests stay here.
“My goal of continuous improvement is paying off! I am building a reputation as a small, friendly boutique apartment complex.”
Monica certainly has an excellent reputation, with guests gushing online about the outstanding resort and the friendly level of service she offers.
One online review from David Australia on Booking.com reads: “Location, Location, Location. Highlights are the friendly efficient staff and the outstanding views from apartment six. I would highly recommend the Coolum Baywatch Resort. Well equipped kitchen, welcoming staff and comfortable beds made for a very pleasant stay.”
TripAdvisor user, Deegees said: “Position, Position, Position. Had a lovely five-night stay recently. The apartment has everything you could need. Two bathrooms, laundry and a large serviceable kitchen. The views from apartment six are magnificent, and the large outdoor area was perfect for relaxing. Close to the beach, shops and surf club. The restaurant downstairs was a bonus. The best thing was the wonderful staff, friendly, welcoming and professional. Thanks for a fantastic experience.”
Monica added: “We work hard to give our guests the best possible experience and I am working closely with our apartment owners to keep the rooms updated. We love our location on the absolute beach front and with the onsite restaurant and bar, My Place as an added bonus, the guests could not ask for more. I look forward to meeting the guests and seeing them return is such a joy and reinforces why I am here.”