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:
“I think this may be our favorite place on earth. My wife and I travelled to Australia from South Carolina, USA for our honeymoon in 2016 and stumbled upon this gem of a place through random luck. We loved it so much we came back across the world less than two years later to stay here again. The view in the daytime is incredible, and the stars in the night sky are absolutely brilliant — it’s hard to describe how beautiful it is. Truly something you have to experience for yourself. Cannot thank Ron and Cathy enough for everything. From booking through checkout, they were helpful, accommodating and always friendly. If you ever make it to Australia, you have to stay here. Highest recommendation possible" – George and Sarah Feb 2018
“The views are even more amazing than the photos The hosts are so lovely and accommodating. It’s a very special place, and we had a very relaxing and enjoyable time” – Edana Mar 2018
“We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was the perfect location. The view is on par with Halong Bay in Vietnam - both spectacular and relaxing. The living space has been perfectly designed for two and we spent a lot of time in the pool which is amazing. Communication with our hosts was virtually instant even though they were in another State at the time. Without doubt, the best accomm we have stayed in.” – Matt Mar 2018
“Cathy’s place is a dream come true with a million dollar view, pure tranquility and easy access to all major local attractions. We had the best time and will certainly come back” – Ilias Jan 2018
“We stayed here for two nights for my boyfriends birthday. The views are something else, even with the ever changing weather of the Whitsundays the view was spectacular. Definitely need a car if you plan to go sightseeing. We didn’t get to meet the hosts but they were very responsive whenever we contacted them. If your looking for somewhere a little out of town but close enough to drive Down and see the sights this is the place to go. Also the view is just breathtaking.” – Maggie Jan 2018
“Cathy’s place is one of the most beautiful spaces we've stayed in. The view is absolutely spectacular, opening the curtains every morning was a blessing. It was the best New Years, anniversary and birthday trip. Thanks again for the amazing hospitality, we loved the fish platter.” – Ryan Dec 2017
“What a place The view was sensational Perfect little escape from reality, for us it was the perfect end to our honeymoon Cathy was a fantastic host, attentive yet respectful of our privacy too We would definitely recommend staying at the Point, Whitsundays Retreat” – Kali Dec 2017
“Cathy’s place is literally the best house I have ever been in around Australia. We totally love it. The view is stunning, and they guys are so nice and sweet. They are helpful, respectful, and so considerate and thoughtful. We enjoy our stay so much and totally recommend this place. Must be the best house around this area.” – Hayley Dec 2017
“Cathy & Ron have an AMAZING place in paradise It is a short drive away from Airlie beach, so in a very secluded spot with AMAZING views. We had nothing planned during our 3 days there, which was just perfect as the day can be just spent looking at the boats sail by from the floor to ceiling windows.” – Shibani Nov 2017
“We loved our stay in Shute Harbour. Beautiful views, very peaceful and everything we needed on hand meant that other than food shopping we didn't need to leave the house. Cathy and Ron were super helpful when we needed but otherwise we wouldn't have known they were there.” – Stephanie Sep 2017