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Elliot River Retreat Bowen Whitsunday Region

7 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Elliot River Retreat is located in the northern end of the Bowen Whitsunday Region where the Elliot River runs into the Coral Sea between Cape Upstart and Abbott Point. The location is ideal as a private retreat, for a family holiday and the keen fisherman. The pristine waters of Cape Upstart with white sand beaches are nearby and accessible by boat with lovely picnic spots, good fishing and mud crabs. The Elliot River is adjacent to the Retreat and has safe shallow areas for children to play, riverside walks and river, estuary and creek fishing. The beautiful beaches of Bowen are a 48 klm drive south with Ayr a drive of 67 klm to the north. The area is well known for its picturesque scenery, beaches and fishing. The retreat is situated in a secluded rural setting adjacent to the Elli...Elliot River Retreat is located in the northern end of the Bowen Whitsunday Region where the Elliot River runs into the Coral Sea between Cape Upstart and Abbott Point. The location is ideal as a private retreat, for a family holiday and the keen fisherman. The pristine waters of Cape Upstart with white sand beaches are nearby and accessible by boat with lovely picnic spots, good fishing and mud crabs. The Elliot River is adjacent to the Retreat and has safe shallow areas for children to play, riverside walks and river, estuary and creek fishing. The beautiful beaches of Bowen are a 48 klm drive south with Ayr a drive of 67 klm to the north. The area is well known for its picturesque scenery, beaches and fishing. The retreat is situated in a secluded rural setting adjacent to the Elliot River on the southern side. It is the only three bedroom self-contained holiday rental in the area and an ideal private getaway. The Retreat is self-contained 3 bedroom home that can sleep up to 6 guests, is fully furnished, air conditioning and screened throughout, linen provided and satellite TV. Outdoor table settings and BBQ is provided to relax and enjoy the views. The Retreat provides two undercover parking bays and has a large fully fenced yard with plenty of room for several cars and boats. The fishing enthusiast is well catered for with an outdoor filleting table, fridge, deep freezer and gas crab cooker. The Elliot River boat ramp is 1.5 kms down the road and provides access to reef, beach and estuary fishing and mud crabs which are prevalent at the right time of the year. If you don’t have a boat you can stroll down the road to cast a line from the river or estuary bank to catch Barra, Mangrove Jack, Flathead, Bream and Whiting. The Retreat is located off the Bruce Highway on the southern side of the Elliot River 3 kms down Wally Sproule Road. The turnoff is approximately half way between Bowen and Ayr. The nearest Service Station is at Guthalungra on the northern side of the Elliot River. The nearest airport is Proserpine which is 110 kms south of the Retreat with the Townsville airport being 155 kms north of the Retreat. Food baskets can be provided at an additional cost on request and include seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables grown on site. More
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About the Owner
Katy E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Clean, Comfortable & Tranquil. Stopped for one night with my dogs and it was the perfect place for them to run around in the huge yard.

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Jayshari M
Management response:Responded 6 May 2018

Thanks for the feedback, pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 12 September 2015

My husband and I, stayed for 7nights. It was exactly what we were looking... Pure relaxation, a bit of fishing and the feel of the country side. We were only 40km from Bowen so went there twice for lunch and a look around, but most...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Purpz M
Management response:Responded 13 September 2015

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Retreat. Our aim is to provide a home away from home in the seclusion of a rural setting. If you are looking for peace and quiet in comfort than come and experience...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2015

We booked a 3 night stay at Elliot River Retreat with another 2 couples. Our intention was to find a great place to relax over the weekend with fishing and adventure close to hand. Katy was a fantastic host and organised with us well in...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank mrssmesser
Management response:Responded 17 April 2015

Thanks for the feedback and positive comments. I do try very hard to ensure that the Retreat is clean and has everything that the guests need to make their stay enjoyable. I try to give as much local knowledge as possible as I know it...More

Reviewed 13 April 2015

my partner, myself and my mother in law stayed here in late January/ early February and we loved everything about it! we took our little staffy tempo away which is 15 years old and he enjoyed it as much as us. this is such a...More

Date of stay: January 2015
Thank Tanya R
Management response:Responded 17 April 2015

I am delighted that our guests enjoyed their stay, that's what it is all about and we love being great hosts so that our guests get to enjoy this rural area of Queensland.

Reviewed 13 November 2014

Katy and John were great hosts, were there to meet us on arrival to explain everything at the Retreat. A1 for the property, had everything you need plus more. Loved the peace and quite and the comfy bed. Will be recommending this property to everyone...More

Date of stay: November 2014
1  Thank Janelle J
Management response:Responded 15 November 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The Retreat is special to us as it is the original home on our 500 acre property. We love where we live and renovating this home as a holiday rental has been a labor of...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Hairdryer
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Garage
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Mountain Views
Kettle
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
The Retreat is located off the Bruce Highway on the southern side of the Elliot River 3 kms down Wally Sproule Road. The turnoff is approximately half way between Bowen and Ayr. The nearest Service Station is at Guthalungra on the northern side of the Elliot River. The road is a well maintained gravel road and the Retreat is the third house on the right. There is a bus service that stops at either Guthalungra or Bowen, from which the owners would be happy to pick up guests. The train stops at nearby Gumlu and guests can be collected from the station. The nearest airport is Proserpine which is 110 kms south of the Retreat with the Townsville airport being 155 kms north of the Retreat. The Retreat has two undercover parking bays and a large fully fenced lockable yard for extra vehicles and boats.
How to get there
The Retreat is located off the Bruce Highway on the southern side of the Elliot River 3 kms down Wally Sproule Road. The turnoff is approximately half way between Townsville and Mackay. The nearest Service Station is at Guthalungra on the northern side of the Elliot River. The road is a well maintained gravel road and the Retreat is the third house on the right.
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