3 bedroom house with large yard and large front deck close to beaches.
About Betty Kenny
I live in Brisbane with my husband and 2 young adult children. I work part-time as a Rehabilitation Consultant. We love visiting Straddie and enjoying the peace and natural environment.
Betty Kenny purchased this House in 1997
Why Betty Kenny chose Redland City
In 1988 my father Pat Kenny showed me the block of land that Pat's Retreat was later built on. He encouraged me to purchase it as it was being sold in a government land sale. I wasn't wise enough to take up his suggestion so he purchased the land himself and took out a government loan. He didn't let anybody know about this. Sadly he died suddenly a few months after he purchased the land at the age of 64 years. He hadn't told my mother Una that he had purchased the land as she would have complained about having to pay the land tax. So when she found out he had a loan on the land , she asked me if I wanted to purchase the land. I agreed gratefully and my sister, her husband, my husband and I became the proud owners of the land. We had the house built in 1997 and named it in honour of my father Pat without whose wisdom we wouldn't have a lovely house on Stradbroke Island.
What makes this House unique
The house has a large outdoor living area and a large yard with lots of trees. There are lots of birds including curlews. We sometimes see koalas in the trees at the back of the house. Kangeroos sometimes come to the front yard or the neighbours yard. The natural environment of Straddie is very relaxing and energising.
Pets allowed - Pets to be kept outside the house. Pets to be kept outside the house.
Smoking allowed - Smoking outside the house only. Smoking outside the house only.
Max guests: 7
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect home away from home
Great little property with all that you need for comfort. Good location - within 10min walking distance to shops and beach. Nice quiet residential area.
We enjoyed our stay, for just our family was perfect. If staying with others the bathroom setup could have been a problem. Overall we loved it.
Perfect stay 👌
Absolutely loved our stay at Pats Retreat!
Fabulous spacious house with everything you need in a great location - walking distance to our favourite beaches. Will be back again for sure, thankyou 😊
Family friendly retreat
Well located, clean and spacious house. Close to the beach, shops and restaurants.
We had a very comfortable break with our son and dogs. The verandah is perfect for keeping the dogs safe and a great place to relax anytime of the day.
House is well equipped with everything you need for the prefect break from home from dishwasher, washing machine, weber BBQ.
Plenty of parking if you are bringing a boat or jetski
The only downside is its a little dated; the shower is small, otherwise highly recommended
Great Family Stay
We stayed as a family for 4 nights over Easter. The house was well stocked (including cleaning products), clean and maintained. The deck was fantastic and we spend a lot of time out there playing board games, eating and relaxing.
As mentioned there is only one shower and toilet but we didn't find this a major problem. There is no bath if you have a small child, but there is a large laundry sink which fit our baby for baths.
Communication with the owners was quick and helpful.
Lovely place to stay. The house is large and spacious with a wonderful big front deck and BBQ. It is a very close walk to both the Gorge walk and the Straddie beach hotel and Cylinder beach. Everything you need is here with well equipped kitchen. There are even lots of board games and books. It is fully screened which is also a big plus.