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Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Apartment and Writers' Cottage

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12 metre swimming Pool for laps and BBQ Deck having views of Moreton Bay.
Yarrandabbi Dreaming taken from the Secret Beach beachfront 50  meters away.
Our grandson & friend sailing between Macleay Island and Redland Bay
1 of 2412 metre swimming Pool for laps and BBQ Deck having views of Moreton Bay.
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Private Room
All you could wish for - a romantic escape, only 1 hour from Brisbane, set in scenic beachfront gardens, we offer fully self-contained, exceptionally beautiful 1 or 2 bedroomed ground floor Apartment, or, an adjacent Queen Bedroomed spacious 'Writers' Cottage. Free Wifi, Jetty Transfers, Reverse Cycle Air conditioning and fans throughout; Foxtel and Netflix on large smart TV's; appetizing Continental breakfasts, fully equipped kitchens, a 12m salt water Swimming Pool, Canoe, kayak, bikes, fishing and golf nearby are all yours here. Located on peaceful Secret Beach, Macleay Island, near North Stradbroke Island, Yarrandabbi Dreaming is almost a spiritual sojourn set on over an acre of park-like gardens. Hear the serene sound of lapping water and birdsong as you relax, gazing over the seasc...All you could wish for - a romantic escape, only 1 hour from Brisbane, set in scenic beachfront gardens, we offer fully self-contained, exceptionally beautiful 1 or 2 bedroomed ground floor Apartment, or, an adjacent Queen Bedroomed spacious 'Writers' Cottage. Free Wifi, Jetty Transfers, Reverse Cycle Air conditioning and fans throughout; Foxtel and Netflix on large smart TV's; appetizing Continental breakfasts, fully equipped kitchens, a 12m salt water Swimming Pool, Canoe, kayak, bikes, fishing and golf nearby are all yours here. Located on peaceful Secret Beach, Macleay Island, near North Stradbroke Island, Yarrandabbi Dreaming is almost a spiritual sojourn set on over an acre of park-like gardens. Hear the serene sound of lapping water and birdsong as you relax, gazing over the seascape, perhaps listening to your favourite music on the Pool Deck or cook up a storm on your BBQ there. Reservations can be made for a Queen Bedroom apartment or, add to that the King bedroom too and enjoy the exceptionally spacious apartment for 4 people. Both bedrooms have double spa bathrooms ensuite. Accommodation is designed for 2 adults per room, but a maximum of 2 children over 11yrs may be included in the total of four sharing the 2 bedroomed apartment. Bedrooms have individually controlled RC air-conditioning with large glass sliding doors, bay views, private garden entrances and patios with outdoor furniture. The apartment is furnished with quality furniture, a dining setting for 6 in the open-plan off kitchen, living area and a separate sea view lounge and large smart TV. No-one else shares your accommodation - privacy is assured! An economical option is to book the pretty, also private, self-contained 'Writers' Cottage' for 2 with shower bathroom suite. (To book refer to; Writers Cottage on Secret Beach#9242969 on the TripAdvisor site).There is a large kitchen, pantry and living room, again, a large TV with Foxtel and a garden, bay glimpses Patio off. A street level flat entry walkway serves too as your own BBQ garden view outdoor area. Parking is at the Gated walkway. This 'Writers' Cottage' has proven to be a popular choice for long stays at a reduced tariff. All accommodation is spacious, furnished with fine Linens and towels/beach towels; supplied with hairdryers/bathroom amenities and have modern fully equipped kitchens. Freely use our 2 bikes, BBQ, golf, canoe and fishing kayak. Golf clubs are available at the island 9 Hole picturesque Club. We offer Barge discounts to bring your vehicle to and fro. Please enquire. On the first floor the 'Sundowner Bar' stocks a pleasant selection of wines and beer at reasonable prices, or, you may BYO. The guests' own alfresco BBQ and dining deck with outdoor furniture is overlooking the pool. We will supply utensils, crockery and oil if you choose to use the large BBQ. We can also smoke your fish catch. Guests are guaranteed excellent, Council approved accommodation; couples and friends celebrate special events here, or come to reconnect with each other. Some just chill out, refresh and rediscover themselves in our natural environment. Escaping the housework and children with Girls' Weekends Away, or searching for property to buy on this unspoilt island is a popular reason to stay. To eat out, the island has Club Macleay/RSL-Bowls and Golf Clubs, both with good Bistro restaurants offering day and evening dining and courtesy transport from Wednesdays through Sundays. Daytime offers a wider variety of Cafe's, Pizza, Fish n Chip/Chinese Takeaways, the rustic Pub, Bakery and the Spa Supermarket presents great BBQ chicken and roast Vegetable dinners to takeaway around 5-5.30pm each evening. Sunday and Monday nights most of these businesses are closed unfortunately - 'Island Time'... Our promise is a warm welcome, relaxation in comfortable luxury and tranquillity! Enjoy our spectacular location and all we offer. This is a secure, special place where time almost seems to stand still! Away from the madding crowds and Mainland stress. A sense of a close, supporting and peaceable community is here - so rare anywhere in the world now. We love it! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Redland City Council FP001113More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Undestructive and responsible children, preferably over 10 welcome, provided they respect this beautiful property. No food and drinks in the bedrooms nor jumping on the beds and furniture. No feet nor shoes on the lounge suite and dining furniture please. Should there be any unrectifiable damage we expect to be compensated. (We regret that we have been 'burnt' in the past).
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Yvonne H
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
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Reviewed 26 October 2020

Lovely hosts made this trip effortless and relaxing, we were picked up at the ferry by Yvonne and never had to lift a finger all weekend. Our apartment looked out onto the ocean, and the pool and the local birds made the place seem like...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 5 October 2020

We were hoping for a peaceful, relaxing break and got exactly what we'd hoped for! Writers' Cottage was extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. There was even a selection of different pillows in the wardrobe (feather, foam, thick, thin - all with beautiful...More

Date of stay: October 2020
1  Thank Jill R
Yarrandabbi, VR Owner at Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Apartment and Writers' Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2020

Thank you Jill for your helpful Review of your stay in our Cottage - Helpful to others who may be considering coming to our small and lovely Island and wondering where to stay. Thank you too for leaving the Cottage meticulously clean - much appreciated!...More

Reviewed 5 October 2020

Saturday night at the Bowls club surprised us with the quality of the singers - and the meals! Back at Yarrandabbi, hosts Yvonne and Trevor clearly showed they love it and wished to share their relaxed and embracing activities. Complimentary drinks and some interesting insights...More

Date of stay: October 2020
1  Thank Ian D
Yarrandabbi, VR Owner at Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Apartment and Writers' Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2020

Thank you for the time you gave to writing your Review...much appreciated! We hope and trust that you enjoyed your stay on Macleay Island... It's helpful for others to learn of what might entertain them on Macleay Island during their stay, apart from relax amidst...More

Reviewed 29 September 2020

The Cottage location is amazing at a beautiful and quiet bay. you can see the sunrise from the see in the balcony. The hospitable hoster has a lovely garden by the beach with many pots of orchid. In the rooms, you can enjoy the comfort...More

Date of stay: September 2020
1  Thank Culture12805408341
Yarrandabbi, VR Owner at Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Apartment and Writers' Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your surroundings during your stay and will welcome your return. Perhaps you are a golfer or enjoy fishing...both activities are available to you on the Island for your next stay if you feel...More

Reviewed 20 September 2020

Just a magical place to stay, so peaceful, relaxing and beautiful. Great location for a kayakers retreat, after paddling the Moreton/ Redland bay. Easy access beach if arriving by kayak, with safe storage in the grounds. Yvonne and Trevor cannot do enough to make you...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Captain586
Yarrandabbi, VR Owner at Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Apartment and Writers' Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

Thank you for your time to post this nice review of your stay during your adventures across Moreton Bay. Thank you too for choosing to stay at Yarrandabbi Dreaming to rejuvenate yourselves for your strenuous return to the mainland. It was wonderful that you encountered...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2020

Great place to stay and easy to arrive by kayak. Spacious and clean with a good choice of Breakfast. Hosts were lovely and interesting to chat with over a wine in the evening. Both bedrooms had a view over the water and for paddlers it's...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Trek10973794928
Yarrandabbi, VR Owner at Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Apartment and Writers' Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

Thank you for selecting Yarrandabbi Dreaming as your place to relax in on your epic Kayak trip with your friends. It was lovely to meet you all and we did enjoy your conversations and laughter! Thank you for your photos of the Hump Back whale...More

Reviewed 15 September 2020

The Yarrandabbi apartment exceeded all our expectations. We were greeted on arrival by Our host Yvonne and shown our large and well equipped apartment. The view over the water from the balconies was beautiful, There is a very comfortable and large lounge and dining room,...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank 167janc
Yarrandabbi, VR Owner at Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Apartment and Writers' Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

Happy Greetings and thank you very much for your lovely review of your stay in our apartment! It's so very exciting at the moment for a mother Hump Back Whale and her calf have been performing in the bay during the last 2 weeks -...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Lovely place and beautiful rooms. A great view of the water too. Very friendly owners. Loved staying there!!!!!!!More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank peter C
Yarrandabbi, VR Owner at Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Apartment and Writers' Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi Peter C, Many thanks for taking the time to write your lovely comments regarding your stay in our B&B on Macleay Island. We hope that one day you will return with your boat - safe and secure on our sheltered beach! Take care and...More

Reviewed 1 October 2016

.I was literally ready to sleep for days when we arrived at Yarrandabbi Dreaming.Using the barge and taking our car meant we could get around but we could also also disconnect from the mainland and our busy lives Time for us!!!! Although, after meeting our...More

Date of stay: September 2016
1  Thank Heather G
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Macleay Island is one of 4 in the Southern Moreton Bay Islands Marine Park - a strategic resting place for thousands of Migratory birds several times a year. There are about 250 species of native and seasonal birds to be found on our beautiful and natural bush clad island the sound of bird song is evident from dawn until dusk and Curlew, owl, native frog calls etc disturb the silent, still nights. Our clear starry skies are magic - no bright city lights to diffuse their brilliance. Full moon cast a golden path over our bay....all of which we treasure and suggest you experience in the comfort of your stay at Yarrandabbi. The island is surprisingly hilly, only 7kms long and 2 kms across at the widest point. It has one central road.
Getting around
The Southern Moreton Bay Islands are less than 36kms from Central Brisbane in 'Sunny Queensland' and less than 38 kms from Brisbane International Airport.There are public transport Buses and trains servicing Redland Bay, often via Cleveland. All the frequently scheduled boat transport, both passenger Ferries and Vehicular Barges leave from Redland Bay for these islands. The Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise is only 66kms South on a good freeway and there are frequent train services from Brisbane to the populated beaches of the Gold Coast and all its (nearer) attractions, such as Sea World, Dream World, MGM Movie Studios etc. The New South Wales border is only a few kilometres South of the Gold Coast at Coolangatta.
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