Tropical island paradise

Tropical island paradise


Mar 2014

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is on beautiful Magnetic Island, a 15 minute ferry ride from Townsville, Australia's largest northern city, . We are only minutes from beautiful beaches, and the house is surrounded by a leafy tropical garden visited daily by our friendly family of kookaburras!
The house was designed by a Canadian and from the outside resembles a log cabin. However, the wide verandahs and many French doors, mean that the house is geared to tropical "inside-outside" living. You will be able to relax with a drink on the shady verandahs overlooking the pool, or enjoy swimming, diving, fishing, bush walking or just chilling out. For golf enthusiasts, there is a nine hole Golf Course within walking distance. Australia's world famous Great Barrier Reef is a boat trip away.
There is a well equipped kitchen, but also many cafes and eating places nearby for those not wanting to cook!
The Island bus stops at the end of our street and will take you anywhere you want to go. The climate is warm throughout the year, with minimums and maximums of between 20-30 degrees. All bedrooms are air conditioned but you will probably prefer opening doors and windows to the tropical breezes.
Magnetic Island (Maggie) was discovered by Captain Cook, and has since attracted tourists from all over the world, although the atmosphere is not commercial, but friendly and laid-back. People finding Maggie tend to return many times. Or, like us, you give up and live here. A true case of magnetic attraction!


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More about us

  1. We are a recently retired couple with a background in education in schools and university.

  2. We enjoy the thrill of finding new places to stay in all parts of the world.

  3. We love our Island home and would treat your home very well.

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Where is it?


Magnetic Island (Known by locals as "Maggie") is a beautiful tropical island with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef.
It is an easy 20 minute ferry trip from Townsville, unofficial capital of far north Australia. Maggie offers a relaxing holiday suitable for families and those who want a quiet escape, away from more commercial places, although there are plenty of appealing restaurants and pubs for those who want a break from household chores.
The scenery is dazzling and the locals (both human and animal) are friendly and approachable.

Buzzy restaurants
Sandy's, Peppers
Cool bars
Marlin Bar, Picnic Bay Hotel, Noodies, Arcadia Hotel
Cozy cafés
The Bikini Tree Cafe, Gilligan's
Retail therapy
There are boutiques offering holiday style clothing.
Bit of culture
You musn't miss the weekly toad races at the Arcadia Hotel! Seriously, for those hankering after theatre or music, Townsville is a 15 minute ferry ride away.
Walks in the park
There are many well signed bushwalks all over the Island. It is quite common to see koalas in the wild, alongside the track.
Spot of exercise
Swimming, walking, diving,fishing, boating, golf.
Day tripping
Charter boats are available for trips to isolated beaches, or the ree. Open top cars or motor scooters can be hired for sight seeing around the island.

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