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Grasstree Beachfront Shacks "The Den"

Guest House, Mackay

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom

Description

LAST MINUTE SPECIALS...30 DISCOUNT if within a week of stay

We have now listed ourselves as pet friendly which specifically means strictly outdoor dogs. This is a new thing for us and still looking for useful feedback on the facilities. If owners do keep their pets indoors during the stay, due to it being against our request we will apply the excessive cleaning charges for the stay.

Grasstree Beach is one of the most picturesque and beautiful beaches in the Mackay Region, located within a 15 minute drive from Sarina.

Nestled in sheltered Zelma Bay, the shallow beach is a popular swimming destination although it is not patrolled. It is fringed by a large grassy recreational area, complete with public toilets, picnic tables and a children's playground.

With nearby reefs, islands and creeks, fishing is plentiful either by boat or straight off the beach near the creek mouth. There are boat ramps on both sides of Cabbage Tree Creek with the Grasstree Beach boat ramp.

Grasstree Beachfront Shacks consists of two units "The Den" and "The Writer's Retreat"

"The Den" is located downstairs, beachfront and a perfect example of old beach shack charm renovated to modern appeal and inclusive of a large deck with seating for ten people on the front to entertain and enjoy ocean views.

Recent renovations have left the 2 bedroom guest house with a clean modern feel. Fully self contained, having access to a shared laundry this is unit for those that like to entertain given the large timber deck overlooking the ocean. There are carports and ample parking available for boats and cars.

Grasstree Beach has an enviable reputation for a secluded and tranquil beach where listening the waves is a pastime for those locals when sitting on the deck at night.

Both units are fully air-conditioned and have ceiling fans to help in summer and reverse cycle air conditioning available to heat during winter months. Modern kitchens and bathrooms with an open plan layout so families can enjoy time together regardless whether you are at the kitchen, dining table, lounge or deck all while taking in a view of the ocean through your front windows.

Situated central on the beachfront the guest houses are literally within a stone's throw of the beach and playground. Grasstree Beach boat ramp provides a boat launching area within minutes from the shacks and all importantly you don't have to leave home to see whether the weather is good. Lounge rooms and master bedrooms look directly out across the lawns to the beach and there is hardly a spot in the guest houses that you can not see the ocean and much of the picturesque crescent shaped Zelma bay.

For those familiar with Grasstree Beach they will understand its popularity as the playground fills on the weekends with families that enjoy the facilities. These within 50m of the guest houses and able to watch the kids there while sitting out on the deck. At night the crowds dissipate and Grasstree takes on its traditional beachfront appeal as any traffic gives way to the tranquility of the night with the sound of waves crashing on the foreshore. Gentle breezes create nights where you can fall asleep in the main bedroom greeted by sea air and the sound of the ocean

Fishing and fun for the kids

Children are easy to entertain with the beach throwing up endless options to get out and about. The difficulty being the task of keeping up with them as Grasstree has a lot of beach and park area to enjoy and you will regularly see parents out with kids riding their bikes around the Esplanade. The playground is a hit with the younger ones and if you get out and about for a walk and a bit of exploring you can find that there is many quiet bays that exist to the north of Grasstree with a maze of tracks to walk around. The south end of Grasstree is flanked by the creek which is an easy way to amuse children if it involves a bit of fishing or throwing a cast net for some prawns which are regularly found at certain times of the year.

The summer months may bring the warmer weather but with that comes the beach culture and all that it has to offer. Guest houses have air conditioning in all rooms which can come in handy for those days where the refuge from the heat is needed in the middle of the day. The creek has loads of accessible spots to fish, boats can access the calmer waters of Zelma bay, nearby bays and Victor Island via the boat ramp with the exception of low tide. For the more adventurous when the weather is permitting there is off shore options that include the islands that sit out from Sarina such as Irving, Cullen and Prudhoe. Closer to Grasstree there is many rocky outcrops and reef areas which often produce the better fish if you are willing to spend time sounding them out. Mackerel run off Sarina at select times of the year and you will be able to see them thrashing through the baitfish as them come right into Zelma bay, the leads, and the rocks on the northern side of the bay.

Features

Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Ceiling fan Children welcome Clothes dryer Cot Deck/Patio Dishes and utensils Games Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Washing machine
Grasstree Beachfront Shacks "The Den" is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ticks all the boxes Great unit located across the road from the beach and park. Pet friendly (outside) in a spacious secure yard. The owner is great and was very accommodating to our needs. Airconditioning in the bedrooms, affordable price and the added bonus of good wifi was excellent too. Thank you
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delivered on Promises We booked both units and found the location ideal. Maximum 20 minutes drive from anything your likely to need for a relaxing vacation or just simply stop in and cater for yourself in the fully equipped kitchens or use the BBQ. What an outlook, great beaches parks and just a few hundred metres up the road are handy boating facilities of the highest standard for a quiet coastal village. As boaties we found the ample yard space and easy access a real bonus. Highly recommended for families, boaties and those looking for clean well appointed accommodation.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Place to Stay A place made in heaven, great views, beautifully renovated property,it's so good have rebook another stay.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relax, unwind and enjoy. My friend and I were searching for a pre-Christmas weekend away from the hustle and bustle. Grasstree Beachfront Shacks caught our eye and the prices were very reasonable. On arrival, the outward appearance of the units was very neat and tidy with beautifully manicured lawns, with the beach literally "just across the road". Cars are able to be parked undercover. Once inside, the units were impeccably spotless, with a very well-appointed kitchen, fully air-conditioned and complete with Internet access. So relaxing to wake up to the sound of the ocean from the main bedroom, and you can't beat the unimpeded views of the beach from inside the unit. A large covered playground is in close proximity to cater for the kids. I recommend this as a perfect location for couples, families and friends wishing to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing weekend away.
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Beach front unit Wonderful, unit. Very clan and tidy. Has all the essentials. The only recommendation would be a t.v for the bedroom.
Date published: 2015-12-27
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