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“Home away from home, the best holidays to relax!!!”
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Macleay Island Holiday Home from our Secret Beach front.
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Macleay Island Holiday Home from our Secret Beach front.
BBQ deck and 12 metre pool ideal for swimming lengths. Songbird; the very large King/Twin bedroom made up for King bed.
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Macleay Island Holiday Home from our Secret Beach front.
BBQ deck and 12 metre pool ideal for swimming lengths.
Songbird; the very large King/Twin bedroom made up for King bed.
Trevor sheltered from the searing sun on a lazy afternoon on Secret beach.
Winner of Trip Advisor's Certificates of Excellence 2013, 14, 2015 and 17Gold Leaders Award 2015/16.
View from the BBQ Deck adjacent to the 12 metre Swimming Pool
One of the beautiful bedrooms Reflections which also has its own spa bathroom ensuite.
Double spa ensuite bathrooms to all three bedrooms
Serendipity; another lovely Queen bedroom with its ensuite spa  bathroom
Guests fishing at high tide on Secret Beach which we share with only three friendly neighbours.
View over the pool to bay in Winter, taken from BBQ Deck
Closer view of the Beach house showing guests' patios and private entrances to each ensuite bedroom.
Songbird the King suite; made up with KingTwin beds. It has great views over lawn to the beach.
Private entrances and glass sliding doors to furnished Patios from all bedrooms.
Holiday Home dining Table at night
Guests setting out in the Canadian Canoe. North Stradbroke Island in distance
Take our free bikes to explore all the Bay Islands on the free commuter ferries.
The BBQ deck overlooking the 12 metre pool. Ideal for lap swimming.
Lorikeets are all around us - every day!
So many nearly tame Kookaburras; their laughter greets each morning.
Pelicans frequently cruise the bay
Secret Beach at high tide. Tiny fish nibble your toes if you stand still long enough.
Guest holding dear little Green Tree Frog.
We are an organic destination and are rewarded by many Green Tree Frogs
A Sulphur Crested Cockatoo 'raider' -  'checking out' our Passionfruit vines.
Our 'resident' Curlew family - so unafraid!
Emblem of our islands, the Bush Thick Knees (Curlews) are everywhere!
Sea side view of your holiday home. No guests in upstairs BnB as it's only open when home not booked
6am sea mist, passenger ferry and prawn fishing  between Karragarra  and Macleay Islands.
View from the house to the beach during a very dry period
A fish and frog pond attracts the wildlife too
A glorious sunrise from Yarrandabbi Dreaming/Macleay Island Holiday Home
Our Bay is a favourite mooring for Boaties.
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Macleay Island, Redland City, Brisbane Region, Queensland

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sorayabri...
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home away from home, the best holidays to relax!!!”
Reviewed 11 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Wow, what a holidays we just had at Yarrandibbi Dreaming in Macleay Island, since we caught the Barge that Yvonne very kindly booked for us we felt that was going to be a great time to remember for ever.

As soon as we arrived we were welcome by Yvonne with a big smile presented us the three nicely decorated cottage. Each room with their own ensuite and bath spa and all the facilities require to make our stay pleasant.
The kitchen with modern appliances and cookery and all we needed for the stay. The lounge room area with a huge tv equipped with Foxtel, Netflix and WI-FI so our teen girls to enjoy.
Each room have their own back door to exit to a verandah and enjoy the magnificent views of the bay and the swimming pool just as inviting surrounded by manicure gardens and BBQ area.

The shed will all we needed to go fishing from lifejackets to fishing gear, the kayak and canoe (tinny) that we used every day morning and afternoon.

Yvonne and Trevor knowing I was from South America invited us to the dinning deck to enjoy a Margarita or two looking at the sunset in the afternoon.

For New Years eve, they also invited us to share the night with their neighbours to receive the New Year and gave us a complementary bottle of sparkling Shiraz to seal the day, what a touch.

We felt so much at home that even were able to receive visitors for a day and that was as well really special to us, as I don't think we are able to do somewhere else.

We really felt like home thanks to Trevor and Yvonne for letting us to enjoy a truly piece of paradise. I'm planning our next trip back very soon,
Much appreciated,
Soraya, Garry, Rosie and Sarah

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jan 2018
Hola, Buenos días Soraya and family,

It was our pleasure to have you and your lovely family stay in our Holiday Home/Apartment, especially as you were having such a 'fun' time...

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of your stay - we are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and appreciated our beachside surroundings, canoe, fishing swimming in the pool etc.

Next time we hope that you catch the big fish dreamed of...we can smoke if for you - but then you are all such BBQ experts... Anyway, we shall certainly make you very welcome when you return!

Don't forget that we now offer the budget friendly 'Writers Cottage' for a couple to book, so if you and Garry decide to return for a 'stress-relieving' break, the great air-conditioning is installed and all its comfortable facilities await. Mind you, we think your lovely girls would protest...

Hasta pronto. - See you sooner or later.... We won't say "Adios" - looking forward to your return!

Chau, and hugs,

Trevor and Yvonne
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BeeBrisba...
Brisbane
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Private, high quality, welcoming paradise”
Reviewed 3 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Our family of 5 stayed at Yarrandabbi dreaming for four days over the Xmas period. Where to begin about how wonderful this experience was. The accommodation is fabulous - high quality furnishings and facilities - each bedroom with private ensuite and spa. The views to the bay are 'to die for', access to the beach is at the front of the property - for the boating and fishing enthusiasts it can't get any better. The pool area is equipped with a BBQ for self catering and entertainment. Yvonne and Trevor are wonderful hosts. Very sharing with island information and extremely hospitable in ensuring we had everything we needed. Many thanks to them for making our stay even more special.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Jan 2018
Happy New Year Greetings 'BeeBrisbane' - Deb, Peter and family,

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind Review. We do appreciate your having done so!

We very much enjoyed meeting and chatting with you all. Congratulations on your lovely, thoughtful family! Learning/knowing that you were making the most of your stay here and using the BBQ, pool, canoe, crab pot, fishing, swimming etc., also gave us pleasure!
Thank you so much too for leaving the place much as you found it - really appreciated!

Should you decide to return as a couple, we now offer the budget friendly 'Writer's Cottage', air-conditioned and ready to let... still with all the outdoor facilities of Macleay Island Beachfront Holiday property.

Meanwhile, Trevor and I wish you a prosperous year ahead and look forward to hopefully welcoming you again...

Alles van der Beste!

Trevor and Yvonne
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rodneynik
Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tranquil, relaxing and great location.”
Reviewed 26 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017
1
person found this review helpful

The best place to relax and enjoy the Island life. The accommodation was absolutely awesome. Beautiful setting and location. Trevor and Yvonne were fantastic hosts. Beautiful food and a great Martini on the deck at sunset. Cant beat that!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Natalie R
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Peaceful and Relaxing”
Reviewed 17 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

A relaxing and enjoyable family stay. The facilities were great and rooms were gorgeous. Our hosts were very welcoming considering it was Christmas, and we comfortably made ourselves at home

We would love to stay again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Hbethy1
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Paradise awaits”
Reviewed 8 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Wow what a wonderful place to recharge the batteries. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by hosts Yvonne and Trevor to a private paradise.
We picked this spot for the pool and beach and were not disappointed, the pool was surrounded by gardens with a great deck and BBQ area to relax, read and take in the views from. We spent many hours sitting out on the deck enjoying to peace and quiet and a drink.
The accommodation was second to none, we were all surprised by the size of the rooms and all enjoyed the private spas (each room as their own). Every detail was thought of even down to the quality of the sheets.
The kitchen and dining facilities worked well for us as we chose to cook our own meals most days, the kitchen is well decked out with everything you could need.
Having a private beach was ideal for a early morning walk, fishing, swimming and canoeing. The water was clean and warm and we even managed to catch fish for dinner from the beach.
Yvonne and Trevor were very helpful with tours around the island and our private drivers to the shops etc. nothing was too much trouble for them and they just thought of the little things including the bar and dining area upstairs which is a must when staying.
This is a must visit spot truly undiscovered and the perfect place to learn all about the concept of "island time".
A must for everyone to add to the list of must visit places.

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Glenn H
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“B and B experience of the very best kind!”
Reviewed 29 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Hosts Yvonne and Trevor provided an excellent B and B experience. The accommodation was second to none in comfort, facilities availability and great views! The breakfast was absolutely delicious and from an extensive menu and presented far better than in many restaurants. Our hosts were very helpful and knowledgeable and were excellent company . The drinks on the beautiful deck with our hosts were superb!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Courtz05
Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
“Amazing!!”
Reviewed 5 December 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Absolutely wonderful owners, who met as at the private beachfront where we took our own boat & moored it. Owners helped us with our things to the holiday home that we booked for the 3 nights. They supplied basics for our arrival, so there was no running to the shop. House is beautiful with each room having own bathrooms with spa baths. Full access to deck with bbq which over looks wonderful pool, and also amazing view out to water. Trevor and Yvonne happily helped us with any of our needs including making reservations for local club for our dinner & courtesy bus there & back to house. We would happily recommend Trevor, Yvonne & their wonderful holiday house to anyone & will definitely be going back!!

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
8 Dec 2015
Thank you so much for your kind Review of your stay.
We really enjoyed being able to help make your holiday break comfortable and convenient. It was great that you could bring your boat in so close to shore knowing it would be safe too in our peaceful neighbourhood.
We were so happy to see such lovely young people having fun and cooking up a storm on the BBQ - the aromas drifting our way smelt delicious!
Trevor and I enjoyed meeting you all very much and thank you for leaving the home so immaculate on your departure. We wish you and your families all the very best for the Festive Season and look forward to the time that you will be able to return one day!
Cheers, Yvonne and Trevor
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