Enjoy a swim in your own private and exclusive infinity pool and sip champagne in the jacuzzi whilst taking in the some of the best views on the planet Cook up a gourmet dinner or simply order in take-way - you never need leave this true paradise.
The panorama will spellbind you. The amazing view is constantly changing with the tides, tropical weather, passing boats coming in and out of the harbour and the beautiful World Heritage mountains. You may be able to catch sight of sea turtles, whales, dolphins and dugongs. It's so beautiful you really won't want to leave
The ultimate destination accommodation, Whitsunday retreat is a unique waterfront studio overlooking Whitsunday islands, mountains and boat harbour. Enjoy the privacy, romance and serenity, all less than 8km to the cafes and restaurants of AIRLIE BEACH. Don't stay at a noisy holiday apartment in town. At Whitsunday Retreat you can enjoy the services of Airlie and come back to your own serene retreat.
Spoil yourself and enjoy the privacy, romance and serenity that Whitsunday Retreat offers
- Complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival
- EXCLUSIVE USE OF INFINITY POOL AND SPA + PRIVACY.
- Fully self-contained and self-serviced
- Very comfortable queen-size bed
- Kitchenette with filtered water from the tap, a fridge, microwave, coffee maker and bench-top stove
- Barbecue, outdoor lounge chairs and table
- Movie library with over 70 movies, TV shows and music
- Free WIFI
- Quiet, serene location 8km from the restaurants and cafes of Airlie Beach
- Best views in the world
- Very clean and contemporary design
- Air conditioning
- Eco friendly - we run on solar power with battery backup
- Owner managed and run
To maintain your privacy, the studio is not serviced. Cleaning during your stay can be arranged if requested, for additional cost.
STRICTLY NO SCHOOL LEAVERS
The Whitsundays enjoys a tropical climate of hot, humid summers, warm winters and bright spring and autumn days. Average daily temperatures range from around 23 degrees celsius in the winter months of June and July, and up to 30 degrees celsius with humidity in December and January during the height of summer in February. Water temperatures remain a welcoming 25 degrees celsius most of the year round.
The tropical wet season occurs during January to March when days can be steamy and the summer heat is often broken by tropical showers at night.
Because we are out of town it is highly recommended to hire a car from the many hire car companies in the area. It will ensure that you can get the most out of your visit. Please Google Earth to get your bearings on where Warrain St, Shute Harbour is in relation to Airlie Beach 8 min drive.
GETTING THERE AND GETTING AROUND - IT'S EASY
Fly to Proserpine Whitsunday Coast, Hamilton Island or Mackay airports. - Jetstar / Qantas / Virgin / Tiger
Fly to Hamilton Island, short ferry to Airlie Beach, pick up your pre-arranged hire car, grab some groceries for your stay then come on out to Shute Harbour and put your feet up by the pool;
Fly to Proserpine Whitsunday Coast airport, pick up your pre-arranged hire car at the airport, 1/2 hour drive to Airlie beach, buy some groceries then continue on to Shute Harbour.
Fly to Mackay airport, pick up your hire car at the airport, 1.5 hour drive to Airlie beach, buy some groceries then continue on to Shute Harbour.
This is the perfect and peaceful place to base yourself while exploring all the treasures that the Whitsunday region has to offer. There are many places to visit and things to do: an abundance of national parks, turtle spotting, sailing, sea kayaking, mountain biking, shopping, swimming in the local waterhole at the base of Cedar Falls, rainforest walks, crocodile safari, and enjoying the many cafes and restaurants. But make sure you take the time to simply stay home, have a massage beside the pool and enjoy being in one of the most spectacular locations on the planet.
The local markets are held every Saturday and Tuesday mornings on the foreshore in Airlie Beach, where you may find handmade crafts, nic nacs, fruit and vegies and wonderful snacks.
COMMENTS FROM OTHER SITES:
"Wonderful stay The panoramic views are even better than the pictures Beautiful terrace which is a sun trap all day and the ideal spot to enjoy beautiful sunsets. The accommodation is spacious, clean and comfortable. Everything works You will need a car as it's an 8 minute drive from Airlie and not walkable. Cathy and Ron were warm and welcoming hosts. Our first Airbnb stay and it went very smoothly. Wonderful stay all around - thank you." Will Feb2016
"Unbelievable Even the great pictures cannot do this place justice. We were there for 5 days and still could not believe the view. Absolutely stunning. Very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more, and so very very clean If this were a hotel it would be 5 for sure. If you are just 'thinking' about going, don't think, book it, you won't regret it First Class." Emma Feb2016
"What a beautiful place to stay The house had everything we needed and more. There's nothing like having your own private infinity pool" Spenser 2016
"The Whitsunday Retreat at Shute Harbour is without a doubt the perfect holiday destination. It has everything that is needed to create a restful environment, and the views are unparalleled We spent ten wonderful days there and are looking forward to our return visit. Cathy and Ron are excellent hosts - available if needed but not at all intrusive. We enjoyed our holiday in their lovely apartment and can highly recommend it." Meredith, Adelaide Nov2015
"If you are considering this place - Do yourself a favour and BOOK IT"
Steven September 15
"Can't believe we found this paradise. Why pay to stay on the islands when you can stay here and enjoy better views AND have more things to do. Great stay Thanks for sharing your place. We'll be back" Peter Sep 13
"Can't recommend this place enough. It has to be seen to be believed. We enjoyed 6 days here reading, relaxing and watching the boats" Janice and Steve
"Meg and I would like to thank you for providing such beautiful accommodation.
Ron is a great host, very friendly and willing to assist in any way.
We had an amazing time up there, and are sad to be back at work down in cold Melbourne.....
Can't wait to visit again.
Kind Regards, Rob March 2012
"What an amazing few days we had staying at the Whitsunday retreat. It was a perfect place to spend a honeymoon, but actually I could stay there just to be there. To open your eyes in the morning to see the tree covered islands and the turquoise sea was just magical. The apartment was ideal for any couple even though the weather was not fantastic we were able to chill in absolute comfort and style. The infinity pool and then the warm jaccuzzi melted our aches away after long tropical walks and lazy days at Coral Beach. We must thank Cathi and Ron for picking us up from the Harbour with cases etc. They made us fill so welcome, offering advice on walks, fauna and flora etc and yet respected our privacy. The homemade bread and apple muffins were a delicious added delight" June 2012
"Absolutely UNBELIEVABLE place Stayed a week, wish we could have stayed longer. The location is perfect, it was close enough to Airlie Beach to enjoy the restaurants but we loved being away from the noisy people " Aug12
"We went to stay for 6 lovely days and nights at this property. The owner is extremely kind. She was also extremely respectful of our privacy. As for the place itself - it has the most amazing views of water and the islands. The photos simply do not do justice to how stunning the views are. They also appeared to us to be the best views in the whole Airlie beach region There is a lovely hot-water spa which we made use of every day and an infinity pool. The Studio apartment feels much bigger than a studio apartment and is very tastefully decorated. There is no TV reception but there is a hard-drive that has some really good movies and a lot of good TV shows, movies, as well as music. The facilities have everything you could want to cook a meal or do a grill outside and we could not recommend this more as a couple's getaway to really get away from it all in paradise." Anon, 18 July 2011