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Foodies Bed & Breakfast Nelly Bay Magnetic Island Barrier Reef Queensland

King Koil pillow top queen bed with the handmade reading lamp overhead + a wall of louvered windows.
A breezy wall of louvered windows  brings the garden view inside.
The water & views are divine at Rocky Bay - a 15 minute walk from Foodies.
The handmade brass wall lamp  casts a patterned light at night over the bed.
Dream on this Sealy Posturepedic Pillowtop queen ensemble!
The restored antique dining table is of Australian red mahogany.
Horseshoe Bay beach - simply divine!
175 million years of weathering sculpted the island to its arid beauty.
Squeaky clean bathroom
Guests breakfasting on espresso coffee, fresh tropical fruits, Greek yoghurt & muesli.
Welcome to Foodies
Dream on a Sealy pillow-top Posturepedic queen bed. Wake to tropical garden & mountain views.
Goldie often visits from Christine's place next door to say hi.
These antique cupboards in the kitchen were made of the hoop pine that grows on the headlands.
1 of 22King Koil pillow top queen bed with the handmade reading lamp overhead + a wall of louvered windows.
Villa -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland
Sensational sea & mountain views views views... Central location close to sophisticated bars & gourmet cafes. The water is divine for swimming & diving - there has never been a shark or croc attack on the island. In summer, stinger nets about 100m long by 50m keep out venomous jellyfish. To dive the reef, swim out about 30m from the beach & follow dive trail markers to experience colourfully gorgeous coral, giant clams & tropical fish. Another favourite is horse riding along Horseshoe Bay where you can swim with your horse. There are superb bushwalks - one to Florence Bay, which is known as one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Koalas nap in the treetops on the Forts walk - locals keep tabs on their location so visitors can see them in the wild. There is a tree usually covered in dazzling tropical butterflie... Read more
About the Owner, Christine F
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Oct 2016
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 4 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
You get your keys on arrival & local information to help you enjoy your stay. I will also be available during your stay & serve fresh local tropical fruit in the morning with espresso coffee if you are a coffee drinker. Teabags, coffee bags, milk, sugar, salt pepper, soap, towels, clean linen, soap, shampoo, toilet paper are provided.
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Katie R
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Foodies was perfect for our family of four--we loved the location which was quiet and residential but a quick walk to the beach and the small town of Nelly Bay. Christine was fantastic--she went above and beyond with a lovely breakfast tailored to our tastes each morning, even packing food for us on the day we left to catch the...

Vallentuna, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed 20 January 2017 for a stay in November 2016

I spent ten days at Foodies and Divers Heaven, and had a wonderful time. Accommodation was basic but clean, beds were superb and the bathroom clean. The host definitely went the extra mile to make sure l had a good time, delicious fruit salads and coffees will be remembered for long time. My best recommendation for this place. My thanks...

Management response:

I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay. It was great to have your company.


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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 for a stay in August 2016
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I hear lot of people travelling and getting accommodation on AirBnB, some people expect a hotel or a place where they will be served by the host. I didn't have that expectation because you are actually staying in some ones house and I'm pretty sure they all want us to to have a great experience and feel very comfortable. My...

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Tommy you were a terrific guest, thanks for your company.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Guest's need to be respectful of others & other than reasonable wear and tear, agree to pay for any damage they incurred during their visit .
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    2 Kings
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About the neighbourhood
A volcano created the island about 175 million years ago... Then prehistoric oceans and glaciers carved it to a beautiful flattish cone. Headlands with giant fantastically shaped boulders look across the dark turquoise ocean. The giant granite boulders look like sculpture poking through ancient trees like a giant bonsai.
Getting around
Foodies is in Nelly Bay, the island's centre - a short walk to chemist, bottle shop, post office, a grocery store, cafes, 3km of gorgeous beach, XBase, a bus stop & the reef. A 3km beach is at the bottom of Lilac Street so you can hear the waves breaking at night. The ferry terminal is a short drive or a 3km walk. The island's bus route is about seven houses down at the bottom of the street on Sooning Street, the main street, which runs from the north to the south of the island. You can hire bicycles, scooters, cars and 4WDs, catch a taxi or bring your vehicle over on the FantaSea car ferry.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Townsville: 20.0 km
Railway: Townsville Station: 12.0 km
Ferry: Nelly Bay Terminal: 3.0 km
Magnetic Island is a suburb of Townsville. To get here, drive along the coast or catch a plane or coach to Townsville. Shuttle buses meet coaches & planes to take you to the ferry terminal. You can also bring your car over on the Fantasea car ferry. Once your arrive on the island, buses meet each passenger Sealink ferry. Catch the Picnic Bay bus & ask the driver to let you out at Lilac Street. Foodies is 6th on the right up Lilac Street - look for the lilac letterbox & lilac sign. If you are driving here, drive out of the ferry terminal. At the roundabout, turn left onto Sooning Street. Go past the school, the shops, Mitre 10 & slow down at the pre- school. Turn right into Lilac Street.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.3 km.
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