"Bellevue Lodge' is an affordable, quiet and very comfortable apartment accommodation at Rainbow Beach on the beautiful Cooloola Coast.
We offer you an air conditioned, brick veneer, 3 bedroom unit with combined lounge dining room and adjacent but separate kitchen area. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils and crockery etc. We supply complementary Breakfast of tea, coffee, sugar, muesli and milk and plain biscuits for a cuppa. A coffee Pod machine is supplied with coffee pods for your pleasure ALDI Brand. There is a good sized bathroom with separate toilet and separate laundry with external door. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have queen beds and bedroom 3 has a brand new daybed that converts to either singles or a King bed. For your entertainment we provide Free Foxtel, WiFi and a Large Screen TV with a DVD player and selection of videos. There is also a selection of colouring-in books, board games and magazines. There is a large outdoor BBQ area with stainless steel gas BBQ, hammock and comfortable seating at a large wooden table in a cool rain-forest setting.
We have recently installed a deluxe, 8 seat, heated SPA POOL in a private outdoor setting which is perfect for cooling off on a hot day or relaxing after a day tripping around Fraser Island or adventuring through our beautiful Cooloola Region.
Flocks of sulphur crested cockatoos visit daily for breakfast and dinner and line up to be fed. Help hand feed them and make sure you get a photo with the gang - sometimes 30+ birds.
We cater for our younger guests with a large portacot that has a higher level for a bassinet & a change table attachment, also a high chair.
KAREN'S HOUSE RULES: Please READ thoroughly.
Sheets and bath towels ARE PROVIDED for all beds required for the booking and will include 2 sheets and for each single, queen and king beds and 1 bath towel for each paying guest.
SUPPLIED LINEN APPLIES TO ALL BOOKINGS. All beds have mattress protectors, pillows and pillow cases, quilts and quilt covers and blankets in winter months or coverlets in summer months.
Sheets are NOT supplied for cot, please bring your own.
The main living area is air conditioned.
The master bedroom 2, is air conditioned.
There are fans in other bedrooms.
Please DO NOT leave air conditioners running during the day - when you are not in the unit at the beach. They are very efficient units and will cool the property down quickly, especially if you close the internal doors.
WITH OUR COMPLIMENTS:
Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh milk is provided, as well as a Pod coffee machine with 6 pods Aldi brand.
Complimentary muesli is also provided for a quick breakfast if you have an early start.
SPA POOL AREA:
Please wash sand from feet and body before entering the pool
NO GLASS wear/ Stubbies to be taken into Spa - plastic cups and wine glasses supplied
Replace cover and turn off jets and spa lights when finished
Please leave area quietly by 10:30pm
DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED IN the SPA OR the SPA AREA
Please close pool gate at all times
Please leave this area quietly by 10:30pm
There is a large covered BBQ area/pergola with large wooden table and 6 comfortable chairs in a cool rainforest setting with ferns, orchids and palms
Stainless steel 4 burner gas BBQ
Large hammock to curl up in
Well lit for evening meals and get-togethers
Undercover parking availability and
Off street parking available for cars and boats.
Fish filleting area with large sink, running water and lights.
Filleting gloves and knives available on request.
Smoking inside this property is STRICTLY PROHIBITED Smoking is permitted in the garden areas if other guests are not affected. Guests must discard butts into the rubbish bin. Butts discarded into garden beds may incur an additional charge for cleaning. IF GUESTS HAVE BEEN SMOKING INSIDE THE UNIT AN ADDITION CLEANING FEE WILL BE CHARGED.
Two Garbage bins are provided for the property so please ensure that all rubbish is placed in the bins for collection on Mondays - Additional collection day is Friday during Queensland school holidays.
It is the guest's responsibility to maintain the cleanliness of the property during the lease period.
If the property is not left clean and tidy then an addition cleaning fee may be charged.
Guests must leave the property clean and tidy - "as you found it". This includes emptying the rubbish bins; washing and drying the dishes; wiping kitchen benches; turning off lights, heating or cooling appliances.
If the property is not left in a clean and tidy condition then an addition cleaning fee may be charged.
No liability is accepted for any injury, debt, damage, loss, delay , expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by events beyond the agents or owners control. No responsibility is taken for guests personal property left on or near the premises. It is recommended that guests take personal property insurance or adequate travel insurance should any unexpected situations arise before or during your travel period.
All guests are responsible for keeping the property secure during their stay and upon their departure and will be responsible for any theft or damage due to neglect on this area.
All guests are responsible for any loss or damages arising from breakages or other damages to the property or common property during their stay. All repairs or replacements will be at the guests expense.
Furniture is NOT to be moved around. A fee will be charged should this occur.
The property is equipped for a specific number of guests - maximum 6 people. No extra mattresses are to be brought onto the property . If the property is reported to be overloaded, the booking will be terminated and guests will be asked to vacate with no refund made.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN RAINBOW BEACH?
SWIM at the main beach which is patrolled year round by Qld Surf Life Savers
4WD along the beach past the COLOURED SAND Cliffs to DOUBLE ISLAND POINT
SURF Double Island Point or SAILBOARD or just relax for the day in the natural formed lake or ocean breaks.
Travel the Leisha Track to the Eastern Noosa/Teewah side of Double Island Point - climb the cliffs to the LIGHTHOUSE and watch the dolphins surf in the bay or the humpback WHALES travel past May to October. Also a well known spot for surfing and rock fishing.
Take a KAYAK ADVENTURE in wide bay to Wolf Rock past Double Island Point to see the dolphins, rays, whales and turtles.
Go DIVING at WOLF ROCK and swim with the protected Grey Nurse Sharks, turtles, rays and numerous fish and sea creatures.
Take a CHARTER FISHING boat for the day or 2 to catch Red Emperor, Parrot, Snapper, Sweetlip, Pearl Perch and many other deep sea fish.
Try HORSE RIDING on the beach and in the water, an amazing experience for those who love these beautiful animals.
Climb CARLO SAND BLOW from Cooloola Drive. You will see the views from Tin Can Bay to Double Island Point and out to Fraser Island. A magnificent spot for photographers to see the sunset. Get there a good 1/2 hour before sunset and you will not be disappointed. Allow 15 minuets to walk from the car park.
PARAGLIDE/ HANG GLIDE from Carlo Sand Blow and hang above the beach and ocean - dual gliding available
Skydive and land on the beach.
Take a HELICOPTER ride over the waterways between Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay then down to Inskip Point to the edge of Fraser Island and then back down the beach past Carlo Sarah Blow before returning to the airfield. An experience to remember always.
Hire a SMALL BOAT at Carlo Point and fish the waters of Sandy Straight for whiting and bream and other species.
FISH of the jetty at Carlo Point
See the SUNSET at Carlo Point - best view in town apart from the Carlo Sand Blow
Drive 7 km out of town to SEARY’S CREEK and walk the boardwalk to see the Tea Tree Creek and wildlife. Swim in the cool waters in summer.
Feed the DOLPHINS at Tin Can Bay every morning at 7:30 am: Drive through Cooloola Village to Tin Can Bay Boat ramp, about a 25 minute drive.
HOW DID RAINBOW BEACH GET IT’S NAME?
Rainbow Beach was originally known as Back Beach. Many authorities suggest that it was renamed after the coloured sands near the town. However there is a school of thought that argues the town was named after the HMS Rainbow.
On 18 May, 1770 Captain Cook sailed past and named both Carlo Sand Blow and Double Island Point.
The Aboriginal Beliefs Surrounding The Colored Sands
This amazing slice of paradise also has many great stories to be told of Aboriginal heritage. It is believed that Murrawar, who was a very attractive aboriginal maiden, would enjoy the rainbow arriving every evening and later fell quite in love with this. Burwilla, who came from another tribe not in this area, would turn out to be an evil man with bad intentions and he stole Murrawar away. She became lucky one day and made an escape from nasty Burwilla and ran as fast as she could along the beaches. Burwilla was chasing her with his killer boomerang and it was then that Murrawar saw the rainbow appear to try and save her.
A huge fight erupted and brave rainbow took on the killer boomerang in order to save Murrawar from her fate. It was then, that a big collision occurred in the air and the killer boomerang would die instantaneously. Rainbow was destroyed into a billion particles and finally coming to a end upon the shores and in the dunes - which is where the beautiful colours of Rainbow Beach are now seen and admired by people from right across the world.
After this, many Aboriginal women, from many tribes, would take the long journey to this particular spot to collect small samples of the coloured sands. They would place these particles in their hair and believed that the rainbow was forever taking care of them and protecting them from any harm.