The perfect place for you to "chillax", and retreat from the hectic city life...
Wake up to the sounds of the various native birds that frequent the leafy surrounds.
From sharing your breakfast on the sunny rear balcony, or reading a book whilst reclining on the large daybed on the front balcony, this is a great place for you to unwind and relax.
Or, if relaxing means a soak in a deep clawfoot bath surrounded by bubbles, whilst taking in the views is more your style, you can do that too.
There is plenty of space for several couples, or a large family.
Macleay Island is located in the vicinity of the Southern of Morton Bay marine park, yet is only 45 minutes to Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
Large open plan home, only metres from a park and safe sandy bayside beach.
There are multiple areas where you can have your own space, yet be close enough to feel included, or to keep an eye on the kids. There is a kids lounge, and park opposite, and table tennis downstairs.
The large gourmet kitchen ensures preparing meals for one or all is not a chore. A four burner BBQ is provided for those looking for an outdoor option.
The Island Shack is only 100 metres from the boat ramp should you bring your boat. Macleay Island is in Southern Morton Bay region, and is a fisherman's paradise. It has been said "It is an island, there is nowhere where it is bad to fish".
You'll have access to the whole house and yard, including the laundry facilities and lock-up garage.
Interaction with guests
The house is yours to enjoy in private. Please treat this house as if it was your pride and joy. Please respect the house and leave it in the same condition you found it on your arrival.
My husband and I are contactable throughout your stay should you need any assistance. We have compiled a compendium of all the information needed for you to enjoy your stay on Macleay Island. If there is anything that we have forgotten please do not hesitate to contact us.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
Strictly no smoking inside the property. Sorry no pets.
This property is not a wheelchair accessible property. There are stairs at the front and rear of the property, and the main bedrooms are located on the second floor, accessible by an internal staircase.
All Linen and Towels are provided.
OUT AND ABOUT:
"The Island Shack" is located in a quiet cul de sac. Directly opposite a park and within a short walk to a safe swimming bayside beach.
There is a nine hole golf course, and lawn bowls club on the island. Both provide courtesy buses that will pick you up and return you to the house. Both offer excellent restaurants at reasonable prices.
There is also an Arts Complex consisting of a studio, gallery and pottery shed.
The fishing is good. It has been said that being an island, there is always somewhere to fish.
The island is serviced by passenger ferry and vehicular barge services seven days a week from about 5am in the morning to late at night. These services connect Macleay Island with the other Bay Islands Kurragurra, Lamb and Russell Islands to the mainland at Weinam Street, Redland Bay.
There is a regular taxi service from every passenger ferry to take you to the Island Shack, if you don't want to bring your car. Guests intending to spend time sightseeing on the mainland are recommended to leave their car on the mainland, and travel by passenger ferry & taxi, as the cost of the vehicular barge is comparably more expensive.
The Passenger Ferry is the cheaper transport option for a day trip to the mainland. Ferry schedule connects with local bus services from the bus terminal adjacent to the ferry terminal.
- Transfers can be arranged from Gold Coast & Brisbane Airport .
If you want to take your car over a vehicle barge operates a regular daytime service. Bookings are essential. Enjoy the 40 minute cruise to the Island Shack.