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Milky Way Holiday Villas

Lagoon Road, NSW 2898 Old Settlement Beach, Lord Howe Island 2898 Australia
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#1 of 3 ranches in Lord Howe Island
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On Old Settlement Beach at the extreme northern end of the residential area. Set in a lush, peaceful palm & banyan grove with the beach just through the palms.Comfortable, modern one & two bedroom self catering villas with fully equipped kitchen & ensuite bathroom in all villas.Features include: Generous Breakfast/Fruit Hamper on Arrival King bed, Ceiling Fans,LED TV/DVD player,iPod Dock.Beach Towels, Hairdryer, Iron/Board, Coffee Plunger, Backpack, Picnic Basket/Utensils, BBQ Facilities.Airport & Restaurant Transfers,Convenience Shop, Blue Phone.Daily HousekeepingAustralian Champagne for Birthday or Anniversary. Internet available at reasonable rates
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Free parking
Public wifi
Coffee shop
Beach
Diving
Books, DVDs, music for children
Free airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Parking
Restaurant
Hiking
Snorkelling
Fishing
Airport transportation
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Iron
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Julesmcm wrote a review Feb 2024
North Parramatta, Australia120 contributions34 helpful votes
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We just spent 10 nights staying at Milky Way after having first visited the island about 2 years ago for 4 nights (staying elsewhere on the island). We were absolutely thrilled to bits with our stay at Milky Way. The first 7 nights were spent in the Belmoreana, then due to limited availability we switched to the Mooreii for the last 3 nights. Having visited the island before (and stayed at the top of a big hill), we had a bit of an idea on the accommodation location, and in our opinion Old Settlement Beach is perfect! It’s a short 10 minute walk to the main street (even quicker on a bike) and only a couple of very slight hills. Being out of the main street also means it’s incredibly peaceful and secluded. Having Old Settlement Beach so close is wonderful. It’s a lovely calm area to swim and snorkel, with fabulous bbq facilities right by the beach. The accommodation itself did not disappoint! The Belmoreana was even better than we expected. It was extremely spacious, clean, private, and had an absolutely beautiful outlook. The bbq facilities were well-maintained and the free laundry much appreciated (even laundry detergent is provided!) Andrea and all the staff are friendly and helpful. The Mooreii room was smaller but still comfortable and clean. We can’t wait to return to Lord Howe and Milky Way villas again!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your lovely review, I have passed it onto Andrea and our awesome staff, we can't wait to see you again
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Imelda D wrote a review Feb 2024
Wentworth Falls, Australia97 contributions39 helpful votes
Thank you again Andrea, Cissy and Team Milky Way. Fabulous from start to finish, even if my rain dances failed to attract the much needed downpour! As always the staff were endlessly helpful in every respect. We have officially lost count of the number of visits to stay and we will be back again - no doubts and we will head straight to Settlement for a wonderful swim and snorkel out to Sylphs to see if we can spot a Turtle or three.. Stay well.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Don't be put off by position on the map. It is not far from everything you will need and is...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your great review , will pass onto our awesome team , keep up the rain dances for us as not much rainfall this month.
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dwmm wrote a review Jan 2024
Swansea, Australia57 contributions12 helpful votes
Totally loved this place. Accommodation everything we hoped for and more. Wish we had of known about the free washing machines before hand as we'd have packed less. We took some food over and it was nice to have cooking facilities. Hosts and staff wonderful. Located at the northern end of the island,we loved being at the end of the road. Definitely get a bike to travel from one end to the other but could easily walk if needed. Settlement beach right at your doorstep and had fun swimming with the turtles, biggest ones I've been near. Definitely would stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 4 Jan 2024
Thank you for your lovely review, we love our location right next to Old Settlement Beach . I have passed your review onto our awesome staff.
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Julia B wrote a review Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia374 contributions160 helpful votes
So I am taking the easy option and saying that we agree with previous reviewer ‘Awesome1965’. Lovely location. There are some hills to get to it, but much easier ones than some other accomodations. Had a wonderful time relaxing amongst nature.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Jan 2024
DITTO :Thank you for your awesome review, I have passed it on to our amazing team, we love our location only 10 mins to town.
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Awesome1965 wrote a review Dec 2023
Port Douglas, Australia47 contributions11 helpful votes
Milky Way apartments offer such great value for money. Clean, well appointed with thoughtful inclusions that have you feeling welcomed and valued. Cissy and the team are amazing, and do all they can to ensure your stay is fabulous. Located at the end of the road, and adjacent to the beach, we believe Milky Way offers the best value on the Island. The beach is where turtles can be found at high tide. A short bike ride in to town, Milky Way enables those on a later flight to be active about the Island, offering shower facilities and flexible pick up locations to get to the airport. We chose the Anchorage corner, which meant we could go paddling, swimming, shower, drop the bikes off and then lunch. There's a great vibe to LHI, and no need to bother with others removing your items from the room or pubic spaces. It's expected that honesty is the 'default setting' when it comes to personal items. LHI is the place of Happiness.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 4 Jan 2024
Thank you for your awesome review, I have passed it on to our amazing team, we love our location only 10 mins to town.
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Kerryls wrote a review Nov 2023
Newport, Australia129 contributions85 helpful votes
From booking the accommodation to the airport pick up to our 7 day stay everything was efficient, helpful and seamless. The apartment was well appointed with everything we needed. The outdoor barbecue was almost brand new and spotless. Andrea came every day to offer lifts to local restaurants. Milky Way is perfectly situated I think very private and peaceful a2 minute walk to the beach and a relatively fly 3 minute bike ride to town. We had an amazing holiday and if we come back we would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 30 Nov 2023
Thank you for your lovely review , I have passed it onto our awesome staff .We love our location right next to the beach and not to far from town. Glad you had a lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing you again. The BBQ's are not new, but are kept immaculate and clean by our amazing staff.
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veronicamustang2016 wrote a review Feb 2023
Sydney, Australia68 contributions53 helpful votes
First time on LHI and I didn't know what to expect. The accommodation was so comfortable and I think the best location on the island with our own private beach a few steps away. The unit was well equipped and with a great attention to detail. I felt we were visiting family! A short bike ride to all amenities. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. Nothing was ever too much for them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Milky Way and am already planning our next trip there with family.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: We had unit 3 and we loved the outlook over the palm trees
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Responded 21 Feb 2023
Thank you for your lovely review , I have passed it onto our amazing staff .We love our location right next to the beach and not to far from town. Glad you had a lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing you again.
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IBenevolentDictatorI wrote a review Feb 2023
Perth365 contributions101 helpful votes
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Milky Way is in a great location, only one minute from the beach and close enough to walk to the settlement and Ned's Beach. Andrea was lovely and was thoughtful enough to give us a quick tour of the island after collecting us from the airport. The welcome pack on arrival was very much appreciated. The one bedroom apartment was very clean and comfortable (although I did find the sofa a little uncomfortable). All the appliances worked well which was a pleasant surprise. There is a fabulous collection of DVDs in the common area. I heard good things about Milky Way's restaurant so I was disappointed that it was closed during our visit. We stayed for almost 2 weeks, so Milky Way was beginning to feel like home by the time we left.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: All the rooms seem very similar
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Responded 21 Feb 2023
Thank you for your great review , I have passed it onto our amazing staff . We love our location right next to the beach and not to far from town. Glad you had a lovely holiday.
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Debb wrote a review Oct 2022
33 contributions3 helpful votes
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Very comfortable 1 bedroom self contained villa, not stand alone. Refurbished recently, . A substantial welcome pack provided with some basic supplies. Bathroom amenities provided, towels, beach towels, backpack, hot water bottles and well equipped kitchen. However with so many great dining options available, kitchen might only be used for breakfast and the odd lunch., transport provided to other restaurants of an evening. BBQ area and utensils provided. Very close stroll to Old Settlement Beach, 1 minute. Onsite dining not to be missed open 2 nights a week. Service and Food wonderful. All staff were great,.a friendly check in each morning to see if anything required. There is a kiosk onsite, very handy. Housekeeping on request. Easy walk to Lagoon Beach and stores, cafe, 7 minutes. Would definitely return
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: I think all the villas would be good, there are 2 bedroom villas a distance away.
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Responded 30 Oct 2022
Thank you for your lovely review , I have passed it onto our awesome staff. We love our location right next to the beach and not to far from town. Glad you had a lovely holiday. Lord Howe is a very special place.
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Christine R wrote a review July 2022
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions11 helpful votes
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Our experience started when Liz picked us up from airport, Liz was very friendly and gave us some info on the island on our way to Milky Way. The accommodation was amazing and very spacious. Beautiful part of the island. So close to everything. Andrea and her team were truly amazing.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Winter was a bit cold and the island quiet but there was still enough to do.
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Responded 17 July 2022
Thank you for your lovely review , I have passed it onto our awesome staff. We love our location right next to the beach and not to far from town. Glad you had a lovely holiday. Lord Howe is a very special place
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Frequently Asked Questions about Milky Way Holiday Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Milky Way Holiday Villas?
Nearby attractions include Ned's Beach (0.7 km), Lagoon Beach (1.8 km), and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Milky Way Holiday Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Milky Way Holiday Villas?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Milky Way Holiday Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Milky Way Holiday Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Milky Way Holiday Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Love Lord Howe Picnics and Platters, Coral Cafe, and Anchorage Restaurant.
Does Milky Way Holiday Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Milky Way Holiday Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Milky Way Holiday Villas have airport transportation?
Yes, Milky Way Holiday Villas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.