The SpaceMacleay Island Holiday Home is on a private sandy beachfront, Secret Beach, and is more a luxurious Eco retreat perfect for a family reunion, or, for friends and family planning a relaxing escape. (Respectful children over 8 years welcomed). We offer beautiful accommodation, resort facilities and a 12 metre pool for lap swimming. Importantly you also have Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning throughout.
The home is operated as Yarrandabbi Dreaming B&B Retreat when NOT booked out as a Holiday Home. We have won Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 and 2014. In 2015 and 2016 we were awarded TripAdvisor's Greenleaders Gold environmental award. (Please refer to our TripAdvisor Reviews).
Holiday home guests would book this luxury self -contained 3 bedroomed ground floor home for 6 (Holiday Home) where you would be totally independent. Having as much, or, as little contact with the unobtrusive but helpful owners who live separately. Yvonne and Trevor would of course be happy to provide information and services as requested.
Located on peaceful and secluded Secret Beach, on Macleay Island, within an hour's drive and Passenger Ferry from Brisbane; looking towards North Stradbroke Island, we are set in an acre of native gardens. Hear only the serene sound of lapping water and birdsong as you sip your wine listening to your favourite music.
Most of our guests are couples, friends and family celebrating a reunion, special events, birthdays and anniversaries. Others come to just 'chill out', relax and reconnect with each other and our natural environment. Escaping the housework and children with 'Girls Weekends Away', being spoiled, or to experience an 'unpretentious' natural Australia of yesteryear, are popular reasons to stay.
Our elegant bedroom suites are tastefully decorated with fine bedroom furniture, bed linen and deluxe Sealy mattresses. Two suites have Queen beds and one is either a King bed or 2 separate king singles. Each room is provided with large digital TV/DVD/CD players, marble ensuite spa bathrooms, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and bay views.
All guests' rooms have private entrances through the glass sliding doors, and external bathroom doors. The bedrooms are also are connected by an internal passageway to the lounge dining area. Each bedroom has its own patio with outdoor tables and chairs.
All guests' areas are fully reverse cycle air-conditioned with individual controls if guests so choose.
The bathroom ensuites are spacious & equipped with 2 person, heated spas. They are furnished with quality personal toiletries, bath towels, and hairdryers.
Guests enjoy lounging in the spacious and comfortable open plan guests' lounge with six-seater dining table and chairs and fully equipped kitchen.
This lounge area is accessed directly from the under cover vehicle parking Courtyard - no steps! Ideal accommodation for the not so mobile guests!
We provide a complimentary box of grocery supplies ready for your use - loaves of bread, butter, milk, sugar, tea and coffee, cereals, jams, oil, flour and condiments, bacon, eggs, oranges and biscuits.
Our "Sundowner Bar" stocks a pleasant selection of wines at reasonable prices, or, of course you can BYO.
To eat out, the island offers a Bowls and Golf Clubs, both with Bistro restaurants. Both offer courtesy transport. There are also takeaway options and a good Cafe just around the corner. Our local Fish Eatery also within 300 metres supplies great fresh fish, oysters and crabs from the bay.
Our Guests' own BBQ & deck overlooks the long pool. Gas, utensils, crockery and oil are provided. There is a shade sail over the table to protect you from the scorching Summer sun during the day.
Enjoy all we offer; the spas, the best beds and perhaps if you wish us to prepare our scrumptious breakfasts one morning, or, book the Bar of an evening, just let us know in advance.
Please note: We are absolutely a NON-SMOKING property. When booked as a holiday home, a maximum of 3 respectful children, 8 years and over are welcome. (Note that the beach at the bottom of our garden is not fenced therefore not suitable for young children). Guest Access12 metres long Swimming Pool
Canadian Canoe (a very stable 3 person canoe) 3 Life jackets incl.
6 good Bikes and crash helmets,
Fishing Gear and crab pot and folding chairs for the beach
Modern BBQ and own Pool Deck/Sunloungers & dining tables seating
Golf clubs and buggies.
Private Patios - 50 metres down to the beachfront (tidal, as are all Moreton Bay beaches) Interaction with GuestsWhen booking the Holiday Home you are as private as you wish to be.
We live separately on the property and maintain the pool and gardens. We do NOT share your amenities, in fact, when the holiday home is booked, it gives us an opportunity to visit our Mainland family and friends.
On the other hand, we can be easily accessed for information, help and for conversations... yes we love meeting new people from all over the world and will 'have a chat' - if we are invited. The NeighborhoodMacleay Island is one of four in the Southern Moreton Bay Islands Marine Park, located only 15 minutes by fast public transport ferries from Redland Bay, which is only a 45 minute car ride into Brisbane. Redland Bay is well served by public transport buses to Brisbane and surrounding suburbs.
These islands are almost a trip back in time to 'the way things were'! They are undeveloped, unsophisticated, and unspoiled. This is a mainly natural bush environment with most attractive beach homes around the coast line and unpretentious cottages/homes/weekenders in the bushy interior. Many of the roads are unsealed and not lit at night. The star lit Milky Way is unbelievably bright at night! And, oh the Moon rising and Sunsets over the bay are fantastic!
Macleay Island Holiday Home is situated on a private East Coast acreage beachfront looking out to North Stradbroke Island. It is so quiet and peaceful but for the birdlife which is wonderful - over 250 species of native birds! In Perulpa Bay which we overlook are many species of marine life, including dolphin, dugong, turtle, stingray, mud crab, sand crabs, and good eating fish for those who yearn to toss in a line.( Perulba Bay is a sea grass feeding ground for the shy and endangered Dugong). No license is required to fish here.
Macleay Island has a population of around 2 500 people, is 6.5kms long and only 1km wide. It is hilly in some parts but can easily be traversed by bicycles. The Western side of the Island is extremely hot in Summer whereas those seeking a gentle cooling sea breeze for relief from Brisbane's heat, love our Eastern aspect.
There are two Supermarkets, a Chemist, Dentist, Doctors, a 'basic' Pub and importantly excellent Lawn Bowls and 9 hole golf clubs, Boat clubs, Art and Potters clubs and Art Gallery, several real Estate offices, Hardware, garden and boating supplies, Pizza and Fish Takeaways and The Blue Parrot Cafe.
People of Macleay are very friendly and welcome visitors. Dress is mainly informal, however smarter clothing is required to enter the Clubs for Bistro dining. Getting AroundThere are Taxis and shuttle buses operating from Brisbane Airport or the city to Redland Bay and bookable through us or directly by emailing;
(EMAIL HIDDEN) The cost for two people in a Limousine or private meet and greet bus service is approximately $99.00 for two. We can also arrange Meet and Greet Transfers for groups or parties with large luggage, using Bay-Air Airport and Cruise Terminal transfers and Shuttle Bus. Their premium service costs AU$99.00 for two people and $15. each extra passenger payable in cash to the driver. To book we would require flight/shipping details, or, we can provide their email address so guests can book directly with Bay-Air.
The only transport available on Macleay Island is Taxi hire. However we provide free bicycles for guests. Sometimes the local car yard rents cheap, older model cars to visitors.
Inter-island transport on the Ferries is free and our guests are welcome to take our bikes to explore the other Islands.
Getting to and fro the Bowls and Golf Clubs is with the compliments of those clubs' courtesy buses .
Yvonne provides maps for suggested walking and cycle routes to explore the islands. Other Things to NoteMacleay Island Holiday Home is where visitors come to relax, unwind, reconnect with each other, to recover from a long flight etc.to study and to read. They love the tranquility and birdlife. On this Eastern side of the Island we experience cooling South Easterly breezes in Summer - keeps away the 'mozzies' and thankfully much relief from the searing heat of the West Coast's and Brisbane's afternoons. We are also sheltered from the South Westerly winds prevailing from July through to September. Being set on Perulpa Bay guests enjoy sheltered waters to canoe, fish and swim. Yachties use this bay to shelter from storms.
We are a home away from home with most of the facilities of a good resort - without the noise! No constant jet ski noise and no traffic thankfully.
This is a magical stay during Winter months - so serene, such clear skies, no annoying insects, fabulous mild and warm days and cuddly-cool nights!