Absolute Beachfront Holiday home with a 12 meters long swimming pool!
Only 1 hour from Brisbane by car and fast scheduled ferry from Redland Bay, this peaceful sandy Secret Beach holiday home is set in unspoilt natural surrounds teeming with bird life. Macleay Island luxury Holiday Home (alternatively available/bookable as Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Retreat), offers spectacular views across Moreton Bay from all rooms & patios. Here is the ideal tranquil beachfront retreat to unwind, rejuvenate & indulge yourselves. (No angry seas and raging surf - just gentle lapping of waves on our secluded, sandy, safe beach - ideal for families and fishing too).
Featuring 3 spacious bedrooms, (2 Queens and 1 King or Twin King) each with double Spa bathrooms en-suite and furnished patios, this home is designed to delight 6 adult guests and ensure their comfort. A maximum of three respectful children over 8 years, are included in that number and be most welcome.
The home offers:-
* Stroll down the lawn to the beach and throw in a line
* Beautiful decor, quality furniture, bed linen and deluxe mattresses.
* Reverse Cycle Air Conditioned throughout and carpeted bedrooms.
* Open-plan lounge/dining room and fully equipped modern kitchen.
* Dishwasher, large refrigerator, microwave, matching quality china & cutlery.
* Floor to ceiling glass sliding, screened doors allow breezes and bay views.
* Large flat-screen digital TV/DVD/CD players in every bedroom.
* Free WiFi
* Private furnished patios access the gardens, pool and beach.
* Large furnished entertaining deck with super BBQ above the swimming pool
* Quality bath towels, tea towels and table linen are all provided.
* Free Linen change and servicing every 4th day.
* A library of books, board games and cards provided for the rare wet days.
* On-site helpful owners do laundry on request at a small charge.
Dine 'alfresco' on the BBQ deck in our warm climate, prepare your meals there too at your leisure, or just read, laze on the sun loungers and watch the birds diving and drinking from the pool and dive in for a swim.
Things to do during your stay at Macleay Island Holiday Home include;
*Enjoy the 3 person Canadian canoe - paddle around our sheltered Bay where you are guaranteed to see several turtle and dugong and dolphin in season. Naturally life jackets are provided!
*Take our 6 good bicycles to explore the islands - the inter-island ferry service allowing bikes, is free. Helmets are provided too.
*Fish off the beach, or just relax there with a drink and book, or,
*Take the large canoe out to place a crab pot and maybe treat yourselves to the bounty next day. (We will be happy to smoke your catch also if you so choose).
*Borrow our golf clubs and buggies for a 9 hole game on our nearby picturesque course with a good Bistro restaurant.
*Play barefoot lawn bowls on Summer Sundays at the most scenic Bowls Club in Queensland - they have an outstanding Bistro.
*Walk around the 6.5 kilometre island's walking tracks, roads & beaches.
*Swim or lie around the pool or on the peaceful and private golden sands beach.
(As all over Moreton Bay the tides come and go). When the tide is out watch the wading birds and hunting sea birds scavenge and soar, or take the 'yabbie pump' and pump for scampi or sand worm bait, wiggle in the sand for pipis).
At the end of the day watch the sunset sky over the bay. The night sky is amazingly clear here and the Milky Way seems so close. (Who would believe we are so close to a major city with good transport links)!!
A stay here will absolutely exceed your expectations!
Please note before you book that:
We are an absolutely no smoking property.
We do not accept bookings from 'Schoolies', bachelor/bachelorette, nor 'party' groups of young singles under 21 years of age.
Macleay Island, Moreton Bay, easily accessed and only 1 hour from Brisbane via Redland Bay
Only 1 hour from Brisbane or 1.5 hrs from the Gold Coast, and accessed from Redland Bay's Ferry and Barge Terminals, Macleay Island is just 15 minutes on frequent, scheduled Brisbane's Translink public transport Passenger Ferries, or 45 minutes by hourly vehicular barges operated by Stradbroke Ferries..
Macleay Island is the yet undiscovered gem of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, located off Brisbane. It has sheltered, cove like, tidal sandy beaches. No Surf. Biking, canoeing, sailing, boating, fishing, or swimming and walking are all popular activities. The Island is 6.5kms long and a kilometre wide.
Enjoy the spectacular maritime scenery from the friendly Lawn Bowls Club, or, play on the picturesque and friendly 9 hole Golf course. Both clubs, so very reasonably priced welcome guests and both have very good Bistro restaurants, entertainment on Saturday and Friday nights respectively, and, courtesy buses. Our Tingira Boat club has sailing on Sundays and welcomes guests on Friday nights too. Other eating options are, a very good fish and chip eatery and 'Your Place' Deli Cafe -located 5 mins walk around the corner from the Holiday Home. An excellent Mammas Pizzaria also does salads and deliveries - we love their Pizzas! Oh, and a 'wicked' bakery to endulge your anti-diet urges.
Two Supermarkets, a bakery, butchery, chemist, dentist, Doctors, ambulance, Fire and SES services, Real Estate and Post Office, Library, Yoga, Tai Chi classes Craft groups, Organic Markets on Saturdays and an excellent artists and writers community Art Gallery and Pottery place are here on Macleay Island. A Lions Club and many organizations service this friendly and supportive community of around 2,200 people.
Macleay Island is a safe and relatively crime free community - the way things were 30 years ago. Children 'free range' under an umbrella of community caring. Doors are more often left unlocked. Our insurances are the cheapest in the region. We have left the world's problems behind us!
Be astounded by our myriad bird life in native beachfront gardens amid spectacular bay scenery. Where in the world does all this exist so close to a major city!
Macleay Island Holiday Home is set in native gardens and lawns, 10 metres above picturesque and peaceful Curlew Cove - a secret beach. (See photo's). We share this beach with only 3 neighbouring residential properties.
In our natural Australian beachfront setting you will be delighted to find over 200 species of unafraid native and sometimes rare birds, bearded dragons, blue tongue lizards and many species of frogs.
Our water is excellent drinking water piped from Stradbroke Island's underground sand filtered, centuries old aquifers, via Redland City's water plant.
Our outlook is to the North East looking over Moreton Bay towards North Stradbroke Island. Prevailing breezes are from the South East and we are most fortunate to be 'wafted' by them during very hot Summer months - such a relief! This is the cooler side of the island and temperatures are generally a few degrees cooler on Macleay Island than Brisbane given these bay breezes!. We are sheltered from Southerly & Westerly winter storms too.
Winter is a glorious time to visit when temperatures range from 10 to 26 degrees Celsius with little humidity and clear skies. Summer temperatures range from 18 to 43 degrees Celsius and oft times high humidity. Our rain fall is generally during the Summer months.
Yarrandabbi's Holiday Home policies and practices are designed to be Environmentally Sustainable and our building exceeds the 4.5 Star building code. (Exceeds Cyclone standards)!
Please respect the islands' environment and our bird and wild life. Leave nothing but your footsteps in the sand. Take away precious memories and a desire to return to our peaceful life.