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Sandcastle Retreat - Cairns Beaches

House, Cairns

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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Min 3 - 4 nights stay

9 guests
5 bedrooms
5 beds
3 bathrooms


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.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

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

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Garage Hair dryer Indoor pool Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Video library Washing machine Wheelchair accessible
Sandcastle Retreat - Cairns Beaches is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to relax I had a great 4 day stay at Sandcastles Retreat with a group of 4 other friends. The house is right on the beach with great views of the Coral Sea. It is a large modern house with everything you need and very close to the city centre and airport.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and quiet location Close enough to Cairns but far enough away to have a really great stay... the only thing missing on this stay was the dolphins at sunset...guess you can't have everything!
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Construction Site Next Door until Jan - Feb 2018 Early morning wake up about 6.30 am to 7 am 5 - 6 days a week with loud trucks, multiple tradies, power tools, jack hammers throughout the day. This will continue until December 2017 but likely carry onto Jan - Feb 2018 the owners of the construction property next door advised us. We even at times had trouble hearing each other talking inside the house a few metres apart. The property manager (Deb) offered another house to go sit in during the day close by to avoid the noise but with a 2 year old it was not practical as it had to be kept clean and not to use the beds etc. It would have been a daily massive effort to pack everything up to take with us, and still did not address not being able to sleep in at all, plus of course not what we were expecting and paid for. It may have been a genuine offer but it felt more like the offer was in order to be a rebuttal to this very review if I were to write one such as this. The property manager apparently contacted the Sandcastle "Retreat" owners and they agreed to refund some money for the inconvenience which was less than 10% for a 13 day stay. I simply don't think that was anywhere close for the inconvenience, also considering they knew about the construction site next door. Other items to mention is that there were issues with the Wi-Fi not working (a temporary solution was offered with a Wi-Fi dongle) delivered a few days later, the garage door does not work and we had to park on the road the whole time and there was not mattress for the cot for our two year old which I had informed them of early in emails back and forth when planning months earlier. It's the holiday we are forgetting as it was saved up for and looked forward for nearly 6 months to have almost every day for nearly two weeks being woken up early. The whole point of our stay was for us to both unwind from very busy jobs and to relax on the deck or the beach with our 2 year old (as much as that is possible) but the noise from next door made that almost impossible and very hard to ignore. Most disappointing was the property owners of the construction site next door advised us on a few occasions, when they were apologising for the noise, that Deb (property manager) and the owners of the Sandcastle "Retreat" had been notified early May 2017 of this planned demolition of their existing house and the new house construction. Our stay was from 24th June to 7 July and Deb informed us after we contacted her about the noise that she only knew about it all the day before and the stories throughout conversations (mostly by text message) did not add up. My point is that if there was transparency and we were contacted when they knew about it early May we could have made other plans within the time period for a cancellation or another property nearby. We were not given that option and it feels like the choice was made to keep the occupancy full above considering the comfort and experience for the people that have saved their hard earned and looked forward to the rest and peace as described in the property description. Only a week or two before we arrived there was asbestos removal next door and had our stay coincided with that part of the demolition that would have been a major concern, considering our two year old most importantly. After this construction phase the house is very nice, big and great location. Be aware you will be hearing aircraft all day and into the evening as the runway is pretty close by (look on Google Maps) and there is a 6am, or close to that, small plane that flies over the house or nearby along the beach that is very loud and that too wakes you up. Parts of the house are a little oversold compared to the pictures we felt such as the pool and the garage to park in that has a door out of operation and has been for some time we were also advised.
Date published: 2017-08-17
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
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