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Barefoot On Bedarra Bedarra Island North Queensland Australia

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
4 nights minimum
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ABOVE AND BEYOND RESORTS, AND CHOSEN FOR HIGH END SECLUSION VERY PRIVATE RESIDENCE ON 3/4 AC TROPICAL RAINFOREST SPECIAL HIGH END RETREAT. SEE WHALES FROM THE WRAP AROUND BALCONIES. ASTOUNDING VIEWS FROM ALL ROOMS EMAIL US FOR SPECIAL RATES THIS IS THE ONLY HOME ON THE ISLAND WITH A CRYSTAL CLEAR DEEP MAGNESIUM MINERAL PLUNGE POOL!! 100% PRIVACY TO THIS PROPERTY YOGA ON THE LARGE SUNDECK, SET HIGH IN THE TROPICAL RAIN FOREST Wake to a view of the ocean, and sounds of the sea Luxury accommodation. Enjoy Warm sunshine at a high end retreat. Email for special rates if you have a special event to celebrate Enjoy morning coffee on the large wraparound deck, and enjoy astounding views. Romantic, secluded, views, great for weddings, Artists Retreat, refresh and renew. Large private...ABOVE AND BEYOND RESORTS, AND CHOSEN FOR HIGH END SECLUSION VERY PRIVATE RESIDENCE ON 3/4 AC TROPICAL RAINFOREST SPECIAL HIGH END RETREAT. SEE WHALES FROM THE WRAP AROUND BALCONIES. ASTOUNDING VIEWS FROM ALL ROOMS EMAIL US FOR SPECIAL RATES THIS IS THE ONLY HOME ON THE ISLAND WITH A CRYSTAL CLEAR DEEP MAGNESIUM MINERAL PLUNGE POOL!! 100% PRIVACY TO THIS PROPERTY YOGA ON THE LARGE SUNDECK, SET HIGH IN THE TROPICAL RAIN FOREST Wake to a view of the ocean, and sounds of the sea Luxury accommodation. Enjoy Warm sunshine at a high end retreat. Email for special rates if you have a special event to celebrate Enjoy morning coffee on the large wraparound deck, and enjoy astounding views. Romantic, secluded, views, great for weddings, Artists Retreat, refresh and renew. Large private home with the best uninterrupted views on the island Yoga/Relaxation platform, set above the rainforest with direct views to Dunk island Home is on 3/4 acre of private tropical rainforests Lounge room to comfortably entertain friends. Very private. No one overlooks as it is high on the hill Romantic Retreat, no intrusions from staff, or other guests. On site caretaker available for onward bookings, or charters Views of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Snorkelling equipment supplied, rash suits, and fins Go kayaking Or read a book on the balcony in the warm sunshine Hire a boat, or go on a charter fishing trip, or Scuba on the Great Barrier Reef on a dedicated dive boat Exceptional privacy Take another couple, an extra charge for the Studio Adults only. Pre order chef prepared meals or picnics REVIEW FROM GUEST For those in need of a quiet getaway with a hint of Robinson Crusoe but including all the mod cons, Bedarra Island may be the answer. With one boutique resort and only seven houses, privately-owned Bedarra Island is the absolute definition of a deserted island. The welcoming sight of palm trees upon arrival at Bedarra Island.Bedarra Island is part of the Family Islands, situated just off the coast of Mission Beach, in Far North Queensland in Australia. The Family Islands were named by English explorer Captain James Cook, who came across them on his journey throughout the southern seas in 1770. This small group of islands consists of a ‘father isle’ – Dunk Island, popular in the 1980s and 90’s as a resort, but since the havoc wreaked by Cyclone Yasi in 2011, has become a tranquil retreat for campers – a ‘mother isle’ of Bedarra Island, and the ‘children': ‘twins’ Wheeler Island and Coombe Island, and ‘triplets': Smith, Bowden and Hudson Is. Bedarra Island has been referred to by several names over the years. Captain Cook initially referred to it as Richards Island, and subsequently it became Allison Island, for the first European settler Captain Henry Allison. It became Bedarra Island thanks to author Edmund James Banfield, who lived on Dunk Island in the early 20th century, and wrote ‘Confessions of a Beachcomber’, inspired by the 23 years he spent in the Family Islands. Banfield began referring to the island as ‘Bedarra’, which was in fact a misspelling of the Indigenous term ‘Biagurra’, which translates loosely to ‘the place of endless water’. The Family Islands, and particularly Bedarra, have attracted artists and writers since Banfield’s time, enticed by thoughts of a tropical idyll in which to while away the hours engaged in artistic pursuits and a bohemian lifestyle. In 1936, Australian modernist painter Noel Wood visited Bedarra and subsequently purchased a significant section of the eastern side of the island. Wood managed this property for almost 60 years, residing on the island for much of this time. Other artists in residence included John Busst and his wife, who migrated to the island in the 1940s and hosted many guests from all walks of life during the forties and fifties, notably Prime Minster Harold Holt and his wife. Poet Judith Wright lived on Bedarra during the 1980s, and more recently photographer Peter Lik has owned a house on the island. A section of Noel Wood’s land was subdivided in 1993 and sold, and the seven houses now on the north west of the island are each located within what was previously Wood’s land. Bedarra Island is accessible by boat courtesy of Mission Beach Charters, or for those with a little more disposable income, helicopter. An exhilarating 30-40 minute boat ride over the waves from Mission Beach drops guests at Coomool Bay. And short ten minute walk through the bush brings visitors to the Treetops Hideaway, a home away from home, equal parts stylish and comfortable, with a spectacular view. The welcoming caretaker, Chris, will be able to assist with luggage, although it is advisable to keep suitcases to a minimum, and it should be mentioned that guests are likely to only require swimsuits and minimal light clothing for the duration of their stay! More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Staffed Property
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Water Views
Safe
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
Ceiling Fans
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Balcony
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Deck
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

A wonderful stay, beautifully presented, and fabulous views. We did yoga every day on the relaxation deck, swam in the magnesium pool, walked the beaches. kayaks were in excellent condition. We went to nearby beaches and snorkelled, appreciating the new equipment and rash suits. Weather...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Barbara W, VR Owner at Barefoot On Bedarra Bedarra Island North Queensland Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thats great, hoping to see you up there again soon. While Melbourne is a wintry 12 degrees, it is a sunny 26 degrees at Bedarra Island.

About the Owner
Barbara w
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
Interaction with guests
NO INTERACTION WITH GUESTS, IF THAT IS WHAT YOU CAME HERE FOR. There is a resident Caretaker who lives on Bedarra Island, in another private villa, and can arrange transfers, outings to the reef, fishing expeditions, tours, chef meals, shopping, and anything you could possibly imagine, But this is definitely high end, discreet, and no wonder it is a favourite with those who want to escape any intrusions
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Fabulous rain forest walks, Beaches, and lookouts. Walking, or kayaking, or hire a boat, helicopter This will be a truly unforgettable holiday in a relaxing environment
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Walking, swimming, kayaking, hire a boat, book a fishing charter, book a trip to the Great Barrier Reef
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