2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Relaxed Luxury Villa on the beach - sleeps up to 4 adults
Shane & Pascaline Emms
- english, french, german, spanish
About Shane & Pascaline Emms
Together, we have been lucky enough to have extensively travel much of world and experience a host of world cultures in their natural element. The intimacy of cultural discovery and world feel is right here at ZEN. Shane grew up on a vineyard / farm in the Clare Valley of South Australia and pursued a career in world agriculture. Helping and connecting with people has always been central to my values and was a driver behind living abroad which led him to Switzerland in 2003. Pascaline has been on the sea or snow most of her life with childhood memories of Brittany, Les Vosges and the Alps behind her love for nature. Coupled with a passion for world cuisine, arts and culture she leads the immersive experience at ZEN. We met in Switzerland in 2004 and enjoyed our journey of discovery ever since. All of which has led us here to ZEN where we have created a guest experience that captures little slices of our journey to bring them to you as your own guest experience. Experiencing cultures & diversity across the globe has been a personal life journey and treasure. Being able to now showcase Australia's treasures whilst meeting new people, is a dream come true - Shane Emms As a world nomad I realised how important it is to be welcome and feel welcomed. I acknowledge the link of feeling well in a sense of “wellness” or “wellbeing’ but most importantly I take care of guests hidden desires or pleasures which are implied - Pascaline Emms
Shane & Pascaline Emms purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Shane & Pascaline Emms chose Bargara
When you relax on the Sky Lounge at ZEN and Unlock the Best Kept Secrets on the Great Barrier Reef - You will totally understand why we are here! Very little in life beats it or prepares you for what you will discover - see you at ZEN!
What makes this Villa unique
The Art of Welcome is the foundation of your ZEN experience. At the heart of ZEN is your host experience. We welcome each of our guests with total simplicity and authenticity. Uniqueness shines through where ZEN tailors services for you. At ZEN we cultivate the art of welcoming in the true essence of hospitality. Guests feel ZEN is their home away from home. The entrance lobby sets the scene for your ZEN Experience. Instantly relaxing with tranquillity fountains, subtle lighting and tropical gardens. Transcend into an environment of well-being and a relaxed luxury atmosphere as you enter the retreat. During your stay, we can guide you through the spectacular UNESCO listed sites or a lip-smackingly good discovery of the iconic food and beverages of the region. You can feel the magic swimming with turtles, meet local heroes or invite you to relax while sharing a plate under the milky way. Breathe the sea-salt energy during a spa treatment, our ultimate goal is that you create unforgettable memories to share with your family and friends. Panoramic glass windows open-up to breath-taking ocean views creating the soul of the retreat. Soul that we, Shane and Pascaline, your host, intend to preserve. Surrounded with amazing natural beauty in the Southern Great Barrier Reef, we happily share it's Best Kept Secrets of ZEN, the Reef & Fraser Island with you.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:30 am
ZEN is hireable for events/parties, check with ZEN
We are 100% smoke free retreat
Quiet friendly pets welcomed - small fee
Kids love it at ZEN
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
ZEN Beach Retreat is a premium boutique retreat on absolute beachfront in the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Perfectly positioned for you to discover Iconic UNESCO World Heritage Listed wonders in The Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island.
Your beach hideaway combines the pleasures of a relaxed luxury sanctuary with unique, off the grid experiences.
Snorkel or dive the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef or wander the paradise of Fraser Island like none of your friends have.
ZEN is the perfect relaxed luxury getaway for discerning travellers who want to renew, refresh, discover or celebrate in style.
The reality is, when you join us at ZEN it's more than just discovering a new destination in relaxed luxury and style; it’s all about those little ineffable moments, beholding the beauty and secrets of ZEN, The Great Barrier Reef & Fraser Island the way you always imagined.
These experiential moments - a breath of fresh sea air, the spectacular colours of nature, the serenity of a calm beach, the taste of a new cuisine, whatever it may be for you, you will know when you experience it. And it's waiting here for you on your ZEN journey.
Conveniently nestled between Two World Heritage Icons - ZEN Beach Retreat itself is easily accessible! A short 20-kminute drive from the regional airport of Bundaberg - ZEN is easily reached in a morning or afternoon in Eastern Australia.
Our natural icons are close to ZEN, we limit the travel time and maximise the discovery as you explore our fabulous destination. Our stunning part of the world is loaded with a plethora of extraordinary secrets and experiences, discovered by so few.
Pristine, unspoilt Great Barrier Reef and islands teeming with wildlife and discoveries in our colourful underwater world.
Visiting Lady Musgrave & Lady Elliot Island will leave your speechless.
The world’s largest sand island to the south of the Great Barrier Reef - Fraser Island, full of unrivalled beauty and treasures to discover.
Beaches where you can feel the space and serenity, alone with our marine wildlife friends. Mon Repos National Parks is literally next door, with many others close by to explore.
World leading distilleries - Bundaberg Rum Distillery continues to win global awards, with the emerging Bargara Brewing, Kalki Moon Distillers and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks making for a smorgasbord of beverages to enjoy.
A food bonanza with an enormous range of locally grown produce to choose from and have your own chefs create special cuisine delights, just for you.
Innovative local heroes on surfing and SUP coaching, golf coaching all make your time at ZEN truly unique.
The Best Kept Secrets on the Great Barrier Reef are a wonderful discovery so unique and rare that you will be left mesmerised with what is available for you to enjoy at ZEN Beach Retreat.