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1-5 Samarinda Dr, Point Lookout, Redland City, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 4183 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Point Lookout
Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head and for travellers visiting Point Lookout, Samarinda is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, board walk and attractions, Samarinda makes it easy to enjoy the best of Point Lookout. All apartments are individually owned and are fully equipped, just bring what you need for your stay. Some of the amenities offered by the complex include pool and barbeque facilities. An added convenience is free undercover parking. If you’re looking for good restaurant, consider a visit to The Whales Way Restaurant & Bar or the Straddie Wood Fired Pizza, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Samarinda. If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out the North Gorge Walk (0.1 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists and is within easy walking distance. Samarinda is sure to make your visit to Point Lookout one worth remembering.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-serve laundry
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swainballs wrote a review Nov 2020
Redcliffe, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
We were looked after beautifully by Angela and Barry, nothing was too much trouble.The room we stayed in Unit 11 , has got the views that everybody wants and the sunrises and you woke up in bed to were brilliant. Walking distance to the Gorge Walk, patrolled beaches, surf beaches, cafes..and only a short walk to the pub. even thou the room was a little dated, not uncomfortable and had what you needed, it is starting to tell its age.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: unit 11 on the 2nd floor had fantastic views of the ocean, surf club
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Yrica wrote a review Aug 2020
Granada, Spain8 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely three night stay at Samarinda. The managers Angela and Barry were very welcoming and helpful (with some great recommendations for nearby coffee and food). The apartment was very clean and pleasant with a view of the main beach surf. Samarinda is a pleasant short walk (5 minutes) to the North Gorge walk, Main Beach and local shops for coffee, gelati and seafood. This stay was with my elderly Mother who managed the walk between Samarinda, lookouts and shops with comfort. Samarinda has proximity and privacy. Don't want to mix for a wine or coffee? Enjoy the view from your balcony. Highly recommend. We will be staying again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Angela and Barry Stubberfield, General Manager at Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for your kind words and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to be able to welcome you back again real soon. Stay safe Angela & Barry
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Lee G wrote a review Jul 2020
Brisbane, Australia38 contributions21 helpful votes
This would have to be the best located accommodation on Straddie near the end of the gorge walk. Situated on the hill behind the surf club, you can watch the surf, dolphins and whales from the large balcony and from the bedrooms and lounge. Excellent views! We stayed in a 2br apartment - it was spacious & well appointed. 2 bathrooms and the main one newly renovated. Kitchen had a large fridge and all appliances and utensils you need. Easy parking with a few steps up or down to the units. Close proximity to coffee shack, shops, beach and gorge walk. Wifi was patchy inside the apartment but good coverage from the balcony. Managers were helpful and friendly. Can firmly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Angela and Barry Stubberfield, General Manager at Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea
Responded 29 Jul 2020
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at Samarinda. We are happy you enjoyed your stay on our beautiful island:) Kind regards Barry & Angie
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bagsgettinround wrote a review Jul 2020
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions25 helpful votes
Just had a 2 night stay at Samarinda and loved every minute, the managers are very welcoming and the apartment was very clean and fully supplied, sometimes you can stay at places and find that the glasses, cutlery etc. there is few supplied, but at Samarinda the kitchen was well stocked. Awesome views from the balcony and bedroom's able to check the surf and watch the whales. The only downside was that we had trouble getting the football on fox and had to listen to Phil Gould:( on channel 9, could have had something to do with the cloud. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Angela and Barry Stubberfield, General Manager at Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea
Responded 29 Jul 2020
We are happy you enjoyed your stay on beautiful Straddie! Thank you for your review of Samarinda we always welcome your comment’s! fox is now up and running, its always hard getting things sorted on an island. but our fox man came over last week and it is now working great. you might have to come back to watch the footie.. Kind regards Angela & Barry
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Queenslanderrr wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane, Australia92 contributions47 helpful votes
We have visited North Stradbroke Island several times over the last 25 years. Straddie is one of those surprising island/beach locations within 1.5 hours of a capital city. If you are after 4 and 5 star, Straddie is not for you. We have irregularly, stayed at Samarinda and have always found the units clean, suitable , honest and affordable. The units are spacious, well located with views to main beach from the balcony. Pool is great when the beaches are not so good. Samarinda is well located to cafes, coffee shops and nature walks. The management team are experienced and dedicated. Would recommended, we will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Angela and Barr... S, Manager at Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Thank you for your favourable review of Samarinda. We appreciate your comments and are happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon on beautiful Straddie! Kind regards Barry & Angela
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AustraliaQueenslandBrisbane RegionRedland CityNorth Stradbroke IslandPoint Lookout
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea?
Nearby attractions include North Gorge Walk (0.2 km), Dunwich Cemetery (5.7 km), and Myora Springs Conservation Area (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oceanic Gelati & Coffee Bar, The Blue Room, and Stan's Chicken & Beer.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Samarinda Jewel-by-the-Sea have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.