ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT house - no road between house and beach
Is your dream holiday relaxing on a large beachfront deck with magnificent sea views whilst sipping a glass of champagne as you watch boats sail by?
Or is it snoozing in a sun-lounge under coconut trees by the Coral Sea?
if the answer is yes, then Sandcastle Retreat is your dream come true.
Charmingly located on an island (connected to the mainland by a bridge) surrounded by Redden Island Nature Reserve and the Coral Sea. This is an ideal place to visit for interstate and overseas guests.
Wander along the beach collecting shells, fish from the beach or go for a leisurely bush walk. Meet the native wildlife of Redden Island - wallabies, birds, butterflies and Bullee. Bullee is our resident island steer- a local legend - just ask!
As the sun rises you will often see dolphins and pelicans offshore. Watch the children as they play on the wide white sandy beach with the beach toys. Take a dip in the swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens. Enjoy a cocktail on the deck as the sunsets over the Coral Sea.You will fall asleep to the sound of the lapping waves.

Chill out in luxury on Redden Island

Sandcastle Retreat is newly renovated to the highest specifications.
The decor is contemporary in style with an eclectic mix of modern designer and antique furnishings. A Pierre Paulin Ribbon Chair sits, beside a Gail Mabo painting, in front of an antique Indian silk rug!
The fully equipped, open-plan kitchen and living areas extend seamlessly to the outside deck and BBQ area through glass bi fold doors. The central kitchen includes a huge island bench facilitating group entertaining activities with sea views!
There are numerous games, books, CDs and DVDs to facilitate your leisure activities. The swimming pool is privately situated amid the tropical gardens. There are 3 state-of-the-art bathrooms and a well equipped laundry. All linen is supplied, including bath towels and tea towels.
Sandcastle Retreat has 5 bedrooms sleeping 8 guests.
The Sandpiper Master Suite has a king-size ensemble, stunning en suite and dressing room. Bifold doors open to the beach-side garden.
The Princes Palm Family Bedroom accommodates a queen bed, a white colonial cot and a comfortable antique wicker seating area.
The Heritage Bedroom evokes memories of a bygone era furnished with a beautifully restored Victorian double bedroom suite.
The Colonial Bedroom contains a queen bed suite overlooking tropical gardens through windows dressed in white wooden blinds.
Bullee's Bedroom is named in honor of our Redden Island bull. It is a single room full of character with beautiful sea views.

Activities in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef

Walking distance
Ideal beach for kids in front of house. Fabulous beach walks - simply step off the deck. Fish from the beach or the island bridge. Boat launch near the house. Lovely seafront pub, restaurants, and local store only a walk away.
Within 15 minute drive
World class restaurants of Palm Cove and Cairns CBD . Trips to. The Great Barrier Reef and Green Island, Palm Cove, Internationally rated golf courses,Crocodile parks, Bungee Jumping, Cable Ski, White Water Rafting, Go Karts, Skyrail scenic cable car, and many more attractions
Within 45 minute drive
Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef and Green Island, Kuranda Rainforest markets, Cairns Highland, Daintree World Heritage Rainforest.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely perfect !!! We are a family of 5, who spent 7 glorious nights at this amazing house. Well equiped with everything we needed, from the Webber to an enormously relaxing bath tub. The sunsets with a glass of wine on the beach in front of the house became the norm, a cuppa for the beautiful sunrises. Central location with woollies 10 minutes away and O"sheas restaurant a short walk. Thank you Deb for your great communication and follow up after we arrived. We will be back next year, thanks for having us. :)
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Property, Great Location We stayed at Sandcastle Retreat for a week in October with our 4 adult children for my husband's 60th Birthday. What a wonderful house. This house has everything. Read the description of what the house has and what the area has to offer because it's all true. Huge living space and lots of lovely bedrooms. Ideal for a family or for a group of adults wanting to enjoy a holiday together - but with plenty of space to escape from each other too!! The location is brilliant. Away from the hustle and bustle of busy Cairns but very central to go to all the tourist attractions around Cairns. The local Bistro, O'Sheas is a great place to eat. The beds are extremely comfortable and having 3 bathrooms was brilliant. Everything you would want is in the house. Heaps of linen, cooking utensils and household goods. The deck out on to the beach is lovely. I can highly recommend this house. We were looked after extremely well. This is a home away from home!
Date published: 2014-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic location The location of this property is fantastic. Our party of 7 from Melbourne and the UK stayed here for 10 nights. Rooms were spacious and comfortable but we couldn't help but notice that the place could do with a thorough clean (found a moldy baby's bottle under the cabinet in the lounge). Access to the beach was as described and had the fortune to see visiting dolphins during breakfast on the deck. We had a wonderful stay and would recommend this property to family and friends. Please note that the Wi-Fi was not working and was not fixed during our stay causing a slight inconvenience. Would like to recommend O'Sheas around the corner for dinner and Cruze in Cairns for the best coffee.
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would highly recommend this property. We (8 adults) were in Cairns from Perth for a week and used this house as our base. It was so inviting and relaxing and the best house to return to at the end of day. It felt good to walk in the front door and to see the ocean straight out the back and so calming after a day travelling around, very modern, clean & tidy, well accommodated, relaxing house with great surroundings, beach walks and views with 10 minutes drive to the CBD which was great. We hope to return to Cairns and wouldnt bother looking for another place better than this one.
Date published: 2010-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended property,had a very enjoyable stay. Thank you.
Date published: 2010-09-10
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Wheelchair accessible, Washing machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Free WiFi
Wheelchair accessible, Non-Smoking
Pool and Spa Facilities
Indoor pool
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Video library, Stereo, Parking, Cot
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Clothes dryer, Iron and board, Washing machine, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning


book and pay 60 days or more in advance for 10% discountask for special discounts on stays over 10 nights

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $480
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $500 $1000 $3250 4 $0 $0
* $550 $1100 $3850 4 $30 $30
* $500 $1000 $3250 4 $0 $0
* $440 $880 $2950 4 $35 $30
* $500 $1000 $3250 4 $0 $0
* $550 $1100 $3850 4 $30 $30
* $500 $1000 $3250 4 $0 $0
* $550 $1100 $3850 4 $30 $30
* $500 $1000 $3250 4 $0 $0

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.