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Self Contained Flat - Picnic Bay

Entire guest suite hosted by Penelope
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Self contained space with everything you need for relaxing island retreat. Herbs and fruit from our garden are seasonally available.

The space
We have a self contained flat (downstairs apartment in our house) in beautiful Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island.

You'll have your own toilet and shower and a well set-up kitchenette equipped with a fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and a new (Dec 2018) stove with an oven and griller You'll also have your own TV and we'll provide tea and coffee makings.

There's a ceiling fan and a pedestal fan in case you need it on warm days. And we recently put in an air conditioner.

There's a private entrance to your flat, and we'll give you a key to your door. So it really is like your own place.

We have a washing machine and a clothes line that you are welcome to use.

The flat is a bit 70s in style...we must get that disco ball to finish it off!

We have lived on the Island for more than 20 years* so can give excellent advice on the best places to go and where to see a koala. (Often there's a koala in our street!)

Please make contact with us by telling us a bit about yourself/selves before booking the space.

(*We've lived in our present house since late 2012. We are gradually developing a permaculture garden which means, among other things, that our garden and grounds can look a bit like a farm at times. It's not a very manicured look as we are setting about long term sustainability with veges and fruit trees and constantly building our soil with mulching. You might also notice that we are renovating the house so don't be surprised to see some building materials about the yard.)

Guest access
Guests will have access to their flat and the laundry.

Other things to note
Picnic Bay is a great swimming bay. We often swim twice a day in the summer - in the morning and late afternoon or evening. If you are lucky to be here when there's a full moon, it's just amazing to watch the moon rise while floating in the water!
Self contained space with everything you need for relaxing island retreat. Herbs and fruit from our garden are seasonally available.

The space
We have a self contained flat (downstairs apartment in our house) in beautiful Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island.

You'll have your own toilet and shower and a well set-up kitchenette equipped with a fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and a new (Dec…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Air conditioning
TV
Washing machine
Smoke alarm
Hair dryer
Free street parking
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Picnic Bay, Queensland, Australia

We are a 3 minute walk to glorious Picnic Bay Beach - a really nice swimming beach. In summer the local council puts up a stinger-free enclosure.

The bus stop is on the way to the beach. The bus will take you all over the Island including, Nelly Bay, Arcadia and Horseshoe Bay.

The Picnic Bay Pub is just near the bus-stop and the beach (3min walk down the hill). The Pub is quite often a music venue on the weekends. There's the RnR restaurant which serves better than your average pub food and is open just about everyday for lunch and dinner.

There's also a terrific breakfast and lunch spot called the Reef Cafe, it overlooks the beach. They really know how to make a delish salad, and the coffee is good too.

Sometimes there is live music down the front on a Friday and Saturday night.

There's the fascinating Magnetic Island History and Craft Centre plus a beautiful 9 hole golf course - all about a 5 minute walk away.

The Picnic Bay jetty is an Island landmark and is beaut for an evening stroll or maybe to wet a fishing line. It's less than 5 minutes walk away too.

If dance parties are more your thing, X-Base is about a 15-20 minute walk, with spectacular headland views along the way. If you are coming home late at night be sure to take a torch for the bush track. X-Base hold the famous full-moon parties each month.

There are some lovely walks you can take that begin close-by including Sails Rock, Rocky Bay, Cockle Bay and West Point. You can also visit the Ranger's Office to learn about the Island's National Park which covers 70% of the land mass.
We are a 3 minute walk to glorious Picnic Bay Beach - a really nice swimming beach. In summer the local council puts up a stinger-free enclosure.

The bus stop is on the way to the beach. The bus will…

Hosted by Penelope

Joined in July 2011
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Hello! We've lived and worked on Magnetic Island for 20 + years. (Gee that went fast!) In 2011/12 Georgio (tall handsome guy in the photo) and I travelled the US extensively, we used Airbnb for accommodation almost everywhere we went. We had a ball and decided we'd try being hosts on our return home. Our interests include permaculture, photography, making no-budget short films, bird-watching, canoeing, bike-riding, doing arty things, back-yard badminton, hanging out with our mates drinking cups of tea, coffee or sharing a bottle of wine... We're sure we can make you feel at home on our magnificent World Heritage tropical Island!
Hello! We've lived and worked on Magnetic Island for 20 + years. (Gee that went fast!) In 2011/12 Georgio (tall handsome guy in the photo) and I travelled the US extensively, we us…
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House rules
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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