Our cosy holiday house is situated right on the esplanade with ocean views from the main bedroom, living area and verandah. A perfect location for beach walks, fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, bird / kangaroo watching and relaxing. Only a short drive to the boat ramp for serious fishing / crabbing or a short trip to Fraser Island. We love holidaying here and hope our guests do too.
'Ocean Views' is our holiday house too, so it has many comforts of home including air conditioning. All facilities are available for guest use with the exception of the fireplace due to safety concerns. Guests may park under the house if they desire, or park on the driveway to create additional space for outdoor entertaining.
Guests will have the entire house & property to themselves. We have a key lock box on the premises and whenever possible can offer flexible check-in and check-out times.
As well as the queen, double & single beds, we also have available a kinderkot (and sheets) and change mat (and cover) for young children, as well as a safety gate for the top of the stairs which guests may install at their own risk. The single bed has both a girl & boy themed doona cover. You can let us know your preference when booking. All beds are very comfortable and all bedding including pillow and mattress protectors, pillow cases, sheets (fitted & flat) and doona covers are washed (and doonas inspected) between stays and doonas are washed when needed as well as on a regular basis.
Kitchen appliances include microwave, toaster, kettle, electric frypan, electric beaters and it is well-stocked with pots, pans and utensils. We also supply oil, salt and pepper.
The DVD player, as well as playing DVDs, should also play MP1, MP2, PS, TS, MP4, divX & VOB files on USB, though I have not yet tested all of the above. We provide a small library of DVDs for adults and children as well as a USB of family movies.
Our house uses tank water filtered through a brand new, top of the range filtration system that cleans the water and eliminates harmful bacteria. It is safe to drink and tastes great but as with all tank water may still be slightly discoloured. Some guests may prefer to bring bottled water if not comfortable with drinking tank water but all of our guests have been satisfied with the quality to date.
Please note that our bathroom consists of a shower only, we do not have a bath.
You may be surprised to hear that Telstra Air is available in our out-of-the-way holiday house. Great news for eligible Telstra customers as the wi-fi is unlimited and free! If you are not eligible, you can purchase guest passes for 1 hour, 1 day, 5 days and 30 days through Telstra (after selecting Telstra Air in Wi-fi settings). Please note that it seems to only work on devices, not computers and we do not guarantee that it will be available or reliable as it is not a service that we provide. You can also access your mobile data and phone reception is fine in Tuan also.
We strongly encourage guests to pack their fishing rods and if you have a boat, there's plenty of room to park it on our block. There is a yabby pump under the house for guest use, but it’s also a good idea to byo bait. For guests with boats, the boat ramp is also on the esplanade, a very short drive from the house. The boat ramp provides easy access to the Great Sandy Straits and heritage-listed Fraser Island and unlike the boat ramps in neighbouring towns the creek doesn’t dry up at low tide so you won’t get stranded! You also have the option of fishing in the protected waters of the creek if it’s too rough in the open waters. For those without boats there are some great fishing locations including along the creek bank, off the boat ramp and even right out the front of the house. If you catch a whopper, which my husband did only 50m from the boat ramp (see photos), you are welcome to use the chest freezer to store it until you head home.
You may also choose to pack the kids’ bikes as our end of the esplanade is a no through road with limited traffic but parents will still need to supervise.
There is also a playground and barbecue area near the boat ramp (see photos). Kids can swim all along the esplanade including out the front of our house and for deeper water, near the playground, when the tide is in and the waves are gentle which is a bonus!
Finally, you may have noticed that we charge a flat nightly rate with a 15% discount for weekly stays (that’s one night free) and 20% discount for a month. We do not increase our rate for weekends, holidays, high season, etc as we don't like being on the receiving end when we holiday. Be aware that you may need to book well in advance to ensure you don't miss out if you are considering these times!
Please feel free to contact us if you are considering staying with us and have any further questions. Guests are welcome to contact us during their stay if they require any advice or assistance also.
Nicole and Gene
PS For more reviews, you can look us up on Air BnB.