Guest quarters include spacious screened open area upstairs for sleeping & relaxing with panoramic views of beach & bush; sleeps 4 with one queen & 2 single beds . We have two hammocks and a porta-cot available if required. You will private access to guests basic shower, toilet, and refurbished kitchen facilities including barbecue, gas stove & fridge. There is space for car parking .
Our beach house is still open to visitors even though our warmer months approach. We had >800mL of rain in March which filled our tanks but made the road impassable for a few days. It has been mostly clear and sunny since.
Between April and September is the best time to visit our little piece of paradise for people in southern hemisphere who are looking to escape their cold winters, however our spring and summer times are perfect for travellers from northern hemisphere who are looking to escape to a warm tropical island. We can offer a budget priced experience in a peaceful slice of paradise.
The upper deck is 8x8 square metres and is fully screened with 360 degree views of bush behind and beach at the front. It is a quiet eco-friendly retreat but is not wheel chair accessible as there are 13 steps to reach this spacious living area.
There is a lounge and dining area adjacent to the sleeping space with a couple of hammocks ready if you feel that way inclined.
There is a desk with a magnificent view and a games table with a variety of card and board games for you to use including one that we developed called "Going Troppo!!"
We have renovated our original kitchen (with refrigerator and gas stove) & bathroom downstairs, which is for guests sole use. We have kept many of the original artefacts on display. There are barbecues outside too.
A portable cot is available on request.
We hope you will find it is a peaceful place to escape to and unwind.
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Kitchen, bathroom,dining & sleeping areas are set up for our guests use.
We request that guests respect our eco-friendly self-sufficient life style with off grid solar power & hot water, bio-cycle waste treatment, gas cooking and rain water tanks. Charging of equipment can only be done during daylight hours with permission from hosts. We are happy to help facilitate washing in our shared laundry (no drier but sun works really well)
Magnetic Island is a 20 minute ferry ride from Townsville (Sea link) or you can bring you car across of the barge( Fantasea).
Taxis provide transfers from the Townsville airport to the ferry terminal.
There are many car hire options on the island.
West Point is approx. 10 kilometres from the ferry with a gravel track for half of this distance. Guests are asked to drive safely & according to the road conditions (40klm/hr speed limit). There is parking space for one car.
We have a kayak that guests are welcome to use as well as fishing rods and folding beach chairs.
The solar panel , batteries and work shop area are not for guests access.
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We love to have a cuppa in the morning or a catch up at the end of the day and we are more than happy to share our experiences with visitors.
We are early risers and are happy for guests enjoy a walk along the beach with us early in the morning, explore our magical island during the day and return in time for sunset in the afternoon. Happy hour is a highlight most evenings. David is happy to share some local fishing tips if guests are interested and we like to share produce in season from our garden.
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In the cooler months you will need warm clothing in the evening and although the house is fully screened you may need insect repellent around dusk. A fan is available if needed but we do NOT have air conditioners.
When guests reach the T junction at West Point, it is best to take the right hand fork and follow the track to the end. Follow the GREEN arrows which will lead you into our back yard. Do not take the road to the left as the track is soft sand where hire cars are not permitted.
If you do not have transport, please send us a message through Airbnb and we will see if we can arrange a lift for you.
We live in a quiet community so appreciate guests respecting our request for minimal noise in the evenings.
No smoking in or around the house, no drugs and no pets allowed.
WE HAVE NOT BEEN AFFECTED BY CYCLONE 'DEBBIE' and are open for business. We've had sufficient rain to fill our tanks and are looking forward to the cooler temperatures in the next few months. Should be a wonderful northern winter!
We are a semi-retired couple who appreciate the simple things in life.
We both enjoy reading, walking on our beach, spending time with our grandchildren,meeting new people and sharing our wonderful way of life.
We both help at our local museum. I have recently starting playing mah-jong & am loving it. (It's been on my bucket list for a long time)
When we travel we always like to stay with other Airbnb hosts; this makes our trips so much more enjoyable. I guess you could say our motto is 'always look on the bright side of life!'