The Sims Freeplay- Love and Treasure Quest

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys

LEVEL UNLOCKS:UNLOCKS: private island (house lot) and villa items TIME LIMIT: 8 days PRIZE: private island villa

To begin this discovery quest you need to build the private island, you can find the island next to the bridge to the mysterious island. Completing this quest unlocks the private island which is a new house lot. If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock the private island villa lot to build on the island. You can still complete this quest once the time limit is up to unlock the island and build a house on it you just won’t unlock the villa

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery quest

The cost of the private island varies depending on how many houses you have already built


Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has 

  • Go to the park
  • Listen to LJ Silva- 30 minutes (click on x)

  • Set Best Time- 8 minutes (boat in park)

  • Listen to LJ’s announcement- 1 hour 40 minutes (click on x)

  • Go to the private island

  • Assemble with the other contestants- 3 hours 20 minutes (click on x)

  • Chat to Wizard Wickham- 4 hours 10 minutes

  • Introduce your sim to Bryan Hatchling- 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Listen to LJ announce challenge- 6 hours 40 minutes (click on x)

  • Choose an outfit in the wardrobe on the island

  • Listen to LJ announce winner- 4 hours 10 minutes (click on x)

  • Choose an outfit for your date with Prim (click browse clothes on wardrobe in villa)
  • Go horse riding with Prim- 9 hours 10 minutes

  • Discuss heatstroke with Bryan- 4 hours 20 minutes

  • Discuss message with Wizard Wickham- 3 hours 20 minutes

  • Go to the park
  • Receive next challenge- 13 hours 20 minutes (click on x)

  • Go to the private island
  • Search for the heart- 1 hour 20 minutes (click on x)

  • Search for the heart- 2 hours 5 minutes (click on x)

  • Search for the heart- 5 hours 50 minutes (click on x)

  • Return to the park
  • Give heart to LJ- 5 hours

  • Go to the private island
  • Spy on Prim and Bryan- 4 hours (click on hammock)

  • Discuss cure- 8 hours 20 minutes (with Wizard Wickham)

  • Take a hard look in mirror at the villa- 9 hours 30 minutes

  • Listen to LJs announcement- 4 hours 10 minutes (click on x)

  • Approach Prim- 15 hours

  • Give rose cupcake to the Wizard- 1 hour

  • Give cupcake to Bryan- 4 hours 10 minutes

  • Listen to LJs announcement- 15 hours (click on x)

  • Listen to LJs offer- 21 hours 40 minutes (click on x)

  • Leave the island


You can now build a house lot on the island, if you complete in the time limit you can build the island villa, if not you can build the empty private island and build your own villa using the new villa items you unlock:

Click here to watch my speed build of the villa I created!

Completing this quest unlocks Exterior Balcony Stairs, read this post if you are unsure how to add them

Prize: Island Villa

Where can I find it? Click on the private island and click on the Island Villa to build it

Is it worth it? The island villa has a platform that you cannot build yourself but if you don’t manage to complete in the time don’t worry as you can still build a house on the private island using the private island empty lot

TIP: if you want to build your own but finished in the time limit, build the island villa anyway and store all the furniture as most of the villa items cost SPs and LPs

Cost? The first one is free, you can only build one house on the private island!

Click here to watch my house tour and FAQs video of the Island Villa

Watch my step by step video of this quest here:


please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Build the private island to begin this quest

Does the time limit start when I click to build or once the building has complete?
Once it has finished building the quest and time limit will begin

Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
Yes you can

Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

Do I have to do this quest?
If you don’t start building the private island you don’t have to do this quest at all but if you have already started building or started this quest you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

How do I send my sim to the park?
Go to the park and click on the whistle next to a sim who isn’t busy on the simtracker, this post explains more about the simtracker

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
The private island villa

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the private island before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start building the private island you don’t have to do this quest but once it is built the quest will begin

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

Frequently Asked Questions about the Private Island Villa:

  • What can I build on the Private Island? You can only build the empty private island lot or private island villa
  • I want to move the platform underneath the house or extend it! The platform cannot be deleted, extended or put in the inventory, you also cannot move it. To be able to edit something similar build the empty private island and add a balcony instead- this can be edited as shown in my video here
  • Can I put different stairs on the platform? The stairs that come with the villa are the only ones that are compatible with the platform, they can be moved, placed in your inventory but cannot be sold.
  • I cannot find the villa stairs after storing them, where are they? You can find them in the exterior stairs tab, check out my adding exterior stairs post if you are unsure how to place them
  • Can my sims walk on the platform? To walk on the platform there must be a balcony connected to the stairs. If you have not completed the DIY Homes: Lovey-Dovey Balconies Quest you will not be able to edit or delete the existing balcony.
  • Can I edit the platform? No the platform cannot be edited.
  • Can I build a basement on the island? Yes you can!
  • Can I build a multi story house? Yes you can, click here to see my two story villa I created
  • Can I put the platform in my inventory and use it on another home lot? No, it cannot be stored
  • Can I build a patio? Yes you can!
  • Can I move any of the items on the island such as the shower or towels? No you cannot as these are outside of the grid.
  • Does the private island have access to a car? No- I think we should be able to have a boat! That would be so cool!

Last updated February 2020


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108 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Love and Treasure Quest

  1. As always, thank you so much for posting this for us! You are always such a HUGE help in getting through these quests! It makes it easy to plan when you know what’s coming up next. I don’t know what I would do without you, you’ve gotten me through practically the entire game. Thanks again and happy simming. 🙂

  2. Hello! I am on level 15, on Need for Steed, and the Grooving Guru quest. My first infant I got with the 2.5 sims quest, Piper, is still an infant. I want to complete the Nanny Knows Best quest so I don’t have to buy another infant to do so! I am halfway through Grooving Guru, but I don’t know if I should build this island first or do Nanny Knows Best. Do we only have a certain amount of time to do this discovery quest or is it staying? I want your opinion. Plus, any sims freeplay tips for Need for Steed, Grooving Guru, or this one? Love your blog by the way, and woohoo first comment! Sorry if this was long!!

    • It is completely up to you what order you complete discovery quests in, I personally wouldn’t complete any until I finish most of the main quests because you probably don’t have a lot of money right now and its best to use it to buy things to complete the main quests in time rather than focus on discovery quests, also if you leave them until you have completed the main quests you will have something to do once they are complete. Discovery quests stay around until you complete them so there is no rush. Although if you really want to complete one now I would suggest you do Nanny Knows Best over the new one as the island will cost you a lot and you have a restaurant to save up for!

  3. Long time reader (and fan- your blog is amazing!) first time poster!
    If I still have discovery quests to do, should I complete those or start this new quest? (All main quests are complete)
    Would appreciate any advice, hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. The ad popped up on the game to start this quest and I hit not now instead of visit and now I can’t start the quest. Will I miss out on this quest? ): how do I start it?? I don’t a have million simoleons to buy the private island

    • You won’t miss out on it, you can click on the island itself to start the quest, if you don’t have enough money yet then there is no rush to start it, this quest will be available when you are ready.

  5. How come mine says I have to spend 700,000 but in your picture it’s only 350,000? I really want to do this but don’t have that much right now 😦 does everyone have different amounts?

    • The early access version of the game only has the new update on it so not a lot else has been built which is why the price is a lot lower on it than a normal game as the price varies depending on how many other buildings you have built, I have replaced the image with the cost on my actual game and it costs 3 million for me.

  6. How does EA figure out what to charge to unlock the island? It cost $3million for me to unlock the island but I see- in your screenshot- that it cost to you $300k…
    Thanks for your posts! They’re helpful and appreciated!

    • The early access version of the game only has the new update on it so not a lot else has been built which is why the price is a lot lower on it than a normal game as the price varies depending on how many other buildings you have built, I have replaced the image with the cost on my actual game and it costs 3 million for me.
      You’re welcome!

    • Wow, it cost me $900 I couldn’t afford to buy up every single thing so I was really selective and the more lots I buy the cost goes up.

  7. I dont know if it was in the text or if i ask stupid but do you have any idea how much it cost (the private island)
    And also thank you for ur blog it really helps me to become better at sims ❤️😘

    • Its hard to say how much it will cost you as it varies depending on how many other places you have already built, if you aren’t currently completing a discovery quest you can click on the island and see how much it will cost you- you don’t have to build it straight away.
      You’re welcome!

  8. Hi! Thank you so much for your blog! It’s extremely helpful. I have a question regarding this quest. Is it a live event quest? As in, will it expire after 8 days (EA website says it’s an 8 day event starting Jan 30)? I’m still in the middle of the balcony quest and am wondering if I need to use LP to speed it up so that I don’t miss this new quest. If it’s still available after 8 days, will the prize villa still be available too? Thanks!

  9. Does the time limit begin once the island has been built? Or will mine be shortened since I spent the first few days it was posted earning money?

  10. I read that there are certain dates for certain parts. What happens if I don’t build the island within those dates?

    • Complete a goal then do the next one as soon as you finish that one, working out how long a quest takes is just adding up how long each task takes to complete so if you don’t do them as soon as the previous one is complete it would take you longer and you may not complete in the time limit.

  11. Ran into a problem and hope you can shed some light on it. I finished the quest and built the island villa, but it was so small I wanted to expand it. I went into expansion mode and the white lines were there, but it wouldn’t let me expand it in any way. I ended up deleting all the rooms and started from scratch making a two story dwelling, but I was unable to place the 4-paneled glass doors on an exterior wall. It would only place on an interior wall. I was able to place the windows on the exterior, just not this or any other door for that matter. After spending a lot of time and over $1M simoleans, I gave up in frustration and demolished the whole thing, which I now regret because I now have to spend over $4M simoleans to get the empty lot. Any thoughts as to why the door problem occurred.

    Thank you – and thank you for your blogs. You do a superlative job and were it not for them, I’d have stopped playing a long time ago.

    • If you deleted the balcony from the platform it won’t allow you to place the doors on the exterior wall, you would need to build a balcony on the platform around your house and then you can add the door, this is because sims cannot walk on the platform without having a balcony on it. If you don’t want the hassle of the platform you might want to build the empty private island instead
      You’re welcome!

  12. Hi..
    If I want to build my own house on the island, did I still have the horse? Or if I just build the Villa, can I demolish it and build my own house?
    Thank you

  13. Ive completed the quest and building the villa now. But why does it takes me 3 days to construct the villa and yours only 4 hours?

    • The early access version of the game only has the new update on it so not a lot else has been built which is why the time is a lot lower on it than a normal game as the time varies depending on how many other houses you have built.

  14. Today is Wednesday. At midnight last night it said I had three more days to finish the quest. Does that mean I’ll have all day Saturday to finish as well?

      • I ended up realizing that it would end at 11:00 AM on Saturday morning. I would have made it with three hours to spare, but I used a free time extension last night just in case I couldn’t get to the game first thing this morning, which actually did end up happening, so I’m glad I extended it.

        Anyways, I ended up completing the quest within the time limit, and the villa is in the process of being built, so I’m happy.

  15. I’m anxious to miss out on this Villa, since I NEVER was able to get a housing template as a prize and I’m really trying to get this AWFULLY long quest done with. It feels like the 9, 10, 15hr actions make it take forever and I have 2 days left. After I finished the giving the cupcake to the sim, I had to go straight into a 15hour(the second time) action. Thankfully I had 77 LPs and I only used 7, once the timer was down to one hour. Now I need my sims to cook again so it my LP don’t drop down.

    It seems like EA really make sure people can’t finish early, so they add in all these long actions since there is no way for someone to start the quest and to miss a day or two. The Previous Toddler quest I was able to finish a day early. The time is tight for this one.

    • All quests are possible to complete in the time limit, if you did all the goals back to back this one would take you 6 days 6 hours 25 minutes so there is time to not be on constantly but you would need to play everyday.

  16. I just finished the quest and it looks like all the unlocked items are simolean only now instead of costing sp and lp. For example the bed is 85000 and the double sinks are 13000.

  17. Hi I completed in time and got the island and villa… but I now see that I either have to create a new sim or relocate a sim to get on it. Did I miss a step? I thought this was going to be a place I could send my sims for a romantic get away but it seems not.
    Please advise and thanks for your blog and updates.


      • Hi, yes I built the house and the option is there to either add a new sim or relocate a sim. Since I already have a 28 sims, I didn’t want to make anymore.
        I was hoping that the island would have been a destination like The Tropical Romance Island. But it appears it is not the case.
        Cheers mate.

  18. Hello, I completed the quest in time so I could build the villa for free, but I don’t like the empty space at ground level. Do you think one or two rooms could be added after eliminating most of the support columns? Otherwise I could as well start building from scratch like you did, even if it is more expensive. Thanks in advance for your help!

  19. Hi. Thank you for the tutorial! But I want to ask, why can’t I add new sim to the private villa? According to my level I can have 26 sims and I currently only have 22. So why can’t I add a new one? Thank you!

      • yes, I have already built the free island villa. I have even tried to relocate sims but can’t seem to do that either 😦

      • Are you currently at your sim count for that level? If so the option to add a new sim will be greyed out but you will be able to relocate a sim, just make sure they aren’t doing anything first and then they won’t be greyed out too.

  20. Thanks for posting this!! It, like all of your posts, helped me a lot

    Something cool about the island:

    I bought the Villa and relocated one of my cars there. I wasn’t sure where it would be parked, so I went to look. I could ‘t find it, until I did: it was in the ocean!!

    This was so cool to find!! If you guys have the Island or the Villa unlocked/purchased, I suggest that you try putting a car there.

    Thanks again for this post 🙂

  21. Hi. Thanks for another great quest guide! If you opt to build the premade house, do you know if you can you still edit it as normal neighbourhood houses: modify rooms, add floors/basement, etc., or are those options only available when building your own design? I’m assuming some redesign is possible because other premades can be modified but just wondering if you know for sure.

  22. I’m not sure if this has been asked, but I made another floor and I literally just want to move everything up as is to that new floor, BUT the windows can’t be behind a chair or side table (like they are when you build the house). Do you know how to glitch it?

    • Unfortunately when editing it isn’t possible to put these windows behind other objects right now, it may be a glitch as we had the same issue before with some windows we unlocked so if it is a major issue for you you may want to contact the makers to see if they can sort this out otherwise you might need to rearrange the room slightly.

  23. HELP! I didn’t finish in time for the love and treasure quest villa, I brought the island, now I don’t know what to do how to build a villa!

  24. The current architect homes have these beds called villa *color* bed like the one on the island’s lounge area. Do you know how to unlock these items? Thanks

  25. Hey!

    Does the quest start immediately when the private island has been built, or can I choose when I want to start it?

  26. I can’t pass from go to the park. Every time I go nothing comes out. How can I start this because it seems to be stuck on that task but is not letting me do it. I build the island villa already.

  27. My friends have a lot of villa items that I didn’t unlock, but neither do you have them. Do you know which quest is needed for them? I know that I am missing one bed, and few pink villa couches.

  28. Thank you for your postings for this game, it has been really helpful indeed. I would like to point out in one of your comments under tips, that you pose the question, do I have to do this quest, and your answer is partly correct. The correct part is yes you have to, but you don’t have a choice, the quest auto begins once the island is built, 5he game give you no choice.

  29. Again, thank you for making this game a fun experience, I feel like I am playing the game with a friend for the first time and we are discovering new things at the same time. Kind o strange isn’t it? Thank you for making this game fun, friend.

  30. The sims free play is pushing ads every minute or two no matter what you are doing in the game… I found that so annoying I uninstalled it, and never playing again, it’s bad enough ea does other annoying things to players who play their games, but this was the final straw. Good way to end a game… total boycott.

  31. I’ve finished the quest and took the pre-built option. I wanted to make it bigger and wound up deleting the 2 rooms. Now I can not add any rooms to the platform and when you look at the island from the map it has a huge hole in the platform where the 2 rooms were. Please help.

    • On top of the platform is a balcony so you might be trying to build a room on a part that the balcony is still on, once you complete the lovey-dovey balcony quest if you haven’t already you will be able to delete the balcony and add rooms to the platform

    • I’ve figured out how to solve this problem!! I had the same thing and it was driving me nuts, I even deleted and reinstalled the app with no luck. So, if you build a room on the sand floor, just a small one, you can then go to the roof level (would be second floor) and then the space where the room can be built on the platform is on that level. It’s weird that it doesn’t let you go up the floor without a ground level structure but heyhoe. Hope this is making sense.

  32. I only wanted to let those who bought the private island before starting this quest know that you may lose the island and beach house after completing the quest. It may be because I didn’t finish the quest in time, who knows. But it is a possibility because I did. However, I messaged Firemonkey, I believe that’s the name, and they were nice enough to at least give me what the island was worth in simoleons back. I suggest avoiding buying the private island before this quest if you can. I’m not really sure why the island was available to buy beforehand, but this is just for those who got mad like I did lol just message them! It’s better than losing it all.

    • You have to buy the island to be able to begin this quest, if you don’t complete in the time limit you will get the empty island and not the private island house template.

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