Calling on all fun loving Aussie families (large and small!) - it’s time to push play on your next holiday. We teamed up with one of our Premier Hosts to create the ULTIMATE holiday playhouse at Castaways Beach on the amazing Sunshine Coast.

One lucky family nabbed the two night stay in the holiday playhouse for the for the cost of a kids pocket money - just ten bucks! 

The house brings together all your favourite parts of a Stayz holiday home including a mega swimming pool overlooking the ocean that’s decked out with a heap of pool toys, and there’s a big screen outdoor cinema complete with popcorn maker and snuggly cushions and blankets. Inside, you’ll find a pool table, video games, a lolly station and other indulgent treats for this limited weekend stay. You’ll also find stacks of board games, puzzles, books and more toys you can shake a stick at!

Terms apply and can be viewed at the bottom of this page.


More than a tonne of fun 

Play is not only a heap of fun, it’s also got a serious side to it. According to one of Australia’s leading family psychologists Michael Carr-Gregg, play bonds families together by creating awesome lifetime memories. 

New research told us that Aussies agree with this and that playing is the most memorable family holiday activity. Aussies most love to play games, swim in the pool, eat out and build sandcastles whilst on holiday according to the research. 

A family that plays together, Stayz together!

From HUGE homes to fit the extended family (or multiple families holidaying together) to beach pads with pools you can spend all day in, outdoor fire pits, tennis courts, bunk beds, farm stays and homes with private beach access - we have you covered.

We’ve curated a list of other incredible holiday playhouses around Australia where you can forget those boring, nagging chores and unleash your inner child.

Winter luxury in Byron Bay

Don’t let the cooler months put you off playing at Byron Bay. This luxe four bedroom home has a heated pool and hot spa to ensure year-round water play. Families will enjoy Hinterland views and sunsets in this elevated property with cafes and grocer on the doorstep.

Elevation, Byron Bay NSW

Ultimate beach vibes on the NSW South Coast

A short drive from Jervis Bay, Hyams Beach and Berry you’ll find this dreamy family beach home at Culburra Beach. Families of 10 can bring their four legged friends and space out with two lounges, modern kitchen, two bathrooms, rear deck, swimming pool. For families travelling with little ones, there’s a cot, highchair, board games and bodyboards. 

Swell @ Culburra Beach NSW South Coast

Something for everyone on the Mornington Peninsula

For large families, or families travelling together, this home leaves no excuse to have a bit of fun. With a swimming pool, tennis court, BBQ and a 700 metre walk to the beach, there’s fun for all ages. Sleeping up to 12 people, guests can grab their bucket and spade and use this as the ideal base to explore the Peninsula. 

Flinders Holiday House, Mornington Peninsula VIC

Live like a local and explore the Great Ocean Road 

Guests love this home’s proximity to the rivers edge and the relaxed beach house vibe of the four bedroom property. The modern home comes equipped with games and beach toys, boogy boards and tennis racquets as well as a has a high chair and porta cot so you can have more room in the car for other family essentials. The backyard is also fully grassed and secured by a gate so perfect for your four legged family members too. The location in Ocean Grove - a small seaside town on the Bellarine Peninsula (about 1.5 hour drive from Melbourne) is a must visit for families that love the safe surf beaches, cafes, wineries and local markets.

Frolic on the River, Ocean Grove, VIC

Make a splash in this famous swimming pool

Families of up to eight can experience this award-winning holiday home near the centre of Noosa. With a 12.5 metre solar heated swimming pool filled with magnesium mineral water, kids will love swimming alongside it’s see through edge. This house is all about water play with surfboards, kayaks and stand up paddle boards all provided. There’s also a games room with foosball, smart TV with 3D glasses, Apple TV, Netflix for when you need a rest from outdoor fun. 

Mojito, Noosa Heads, QLD

Your next family memories are just one click away

It’s time to push play on your next holiday! Book now to secure one of these incredible holiday playhouses.


Extremely  limited offer, while supply lasts – only one (1) eligible booking at the participating property is available at this AU$10 rate. Offer is only available at one (1) participating property for the specific stay dates Friday 4 June (check in) to 6 June (check out) 2021 – Castaways Beach Escape Stayz will release the eligible stay at 4.30pm (AEST) on Friday 23 April 2021 for the specific travel stay dates. Booking is for no more than 10 guests. Offer is subject to strictly limited availability and may be discontinued without notice. Availability of booking will not be guaranteed until the eligible booking is completed and confirmation received. Property specific conditions will apply and are notified prior to booking. You will be required to enter into and honour an agreement with the owner/manager of the vacation rental (including complying with any house rules and working to resolve any damage deposit claims). Stayz usual booking terms and conditions apply. Stayz Pty Ltd , Level 18, 1 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000. 

If you are unable to travel during the stated travel period due to government restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic, Stayz will assist in rescheduling your stay to a date later in the year before December 31, 2021). Any rescheduling will be subject to the property being available and agreement with the property owner. 

 Check government advice before booking and travelling.