Yarrandabbi Dreaming Retreat & Holiday Home

Holiday house in Macleay Island

Relaxing getaway, tranquil escape, or, an indulgent weekend at our beautiful, intimate beachfront Retreat will be perfect! Only 1 hour from Brisbane, we offer wonderful breakfasts, luxurious accommodation, resort facilities, free Wifi, RC Air...

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Macleay Island Holiday Home
Beautifully furnished beachfront holiday home with 3 spacious bedrooms all with ensuite double spa bathrooms - (1 King/Twin and 2 Queen bedrooms sleep maximum of 6). Quality linen/towels in bathrooms. Fine linen & bedding on luxuriously comfortable beds. Pillow menu. 12 metre Pool. Large digital TVs/DVD/CD players to all bedrooms. BAY VIEWS! Separate entry via Bedroom patios to all rooms. RC Airconditioning with individual room controls. Free use of Bikes, BBQ, & Canoe. Fully equipped kitchen & open-plan lounge/ dining room - table for 6! Quality glasses/china/cutlery. Modern appliances microwave/dish-washer/ large fridge/freezer. Modern BBQ & Guests' own deck over 12 metre pool. Free use of 4 good bikes & Canadian canoe. Linen change & servicing every 3rd day. Laundry service available at modest charge. Maximum of 2 older children only please.


Max. 6 guests (included) Min. 3 nights
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Relaxing getaway, tranquil escape, or, an indulgent weekend at our beautiful, intimate beachfront Retreat will be perfect! Only 1 hour from Brisbane, we offer wonderful breakfasts, luxurious accommodation, resort facilities, free Wifi, RC Air conditioning and wharf transfers.

Importantly we promise a warm welcome and discrete but friendly service! We have won the TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence 2013 & 2014 and the Gold Star status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders 2015 Program! Please refer to TripAdvisor reviews for previous guests' comments.

Breakfasts at Yarrandabbi Dreaming will be relished and remembered. Chef's a la Carte breakfasts are happily served at your own white linen and silver clad tables on the guests' Dining Deck overlooking the 12 metre pool, beach and Moreton Bay. Linger here with Champagne, good coffee or tea and feel special! Located on peaceful and secluded Curlew Cove beach, Macleay Island, near North Stradbroke Island, Yarrandabbi Dreaming is almost a 'spiritual sojourn' set on 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.

Couples and friends celebrate special events, birthdays and anniversaries or come to reconnect with each other. Some just 'chill out', refresh and rediscover themselves in our natural environment. Escaping the housework and children with 'Girls Weekends Away' and being spoiled is a popular reason to stay.

Accommodation can be booked in any of the Retreat's 3 bedroom suites with breakfasts included in the tariff; or, an economic option is to book the whole house as a luxury Self-Contained 3 bedroomed home for six (as Curlew Cove Holiday Home) where you may choose to be totally independent and have 2 children over 10 years included. Either way, bikes, golf, canoe and fishing gear is included.

Enjoy all we offer; the spas, the very best beds, great breakfasts, lovely sea views and warm, discreet hospitality. Our elegant bedrooms are tastefully decorated with fine bedroom furniture, bed linen and deluxe mattresses. Two suites have Queen beds and one is either a King bed or 2 separate king singles. Rooms have large flat screened digital TV/DVD/CD players, individually controlled RC air-conditioning, ensuite spa bathrooms, large glass sliding doors, bay views, private entrances and patios with outdoor furniture.

All spacious bathroom ensuites are superbly appointed with double cornered, heated spas, quality personal toiletries, luxurious bath towels, robes and hairdryer. Spas are sterilized!! Guests share their own use open-plan lounge, kitchenette (and fully equipped kitchen for Curlew Cove Holiday Home guests) with a 6 seater dining table suite.. Relax in your lounge after dinner and enjoy complimentary Port and chocolates before retiring. Internet & WIFI access is available.

The "Sundowner Bar" stocks a pleasant selection of wines and beer at reasonable prices, or, you may BYO. To eat out, the island offers a Bowls and Golf Clubs, both with good Bistro restaurants offering courtesy transport. Macleay's rustic Pub Paradise serves good meals too. Takeaway options and a good Cafe Coffee Shop and local Fish Eatery are within 300 metres around the corner. Pizzas can also be delivered. We will be pleased to set tables for your 'takeaway' dinners on the dining deck, adjacent to the "Sundowner Bar" - a romantic atmosphere with music of your choice, wine and candlelight! Our Guests' own spacious BBQ deck is alongside the pool. We will supply utensils, crockery and oil, if you choose to use the BBQ. Special occasion dinners for a minimum of 6 guests catered to. Appointments in advance with our Massage and beauty therapist are recommended! Chef's Cookery School opening soon. We are a NON-SMOKING property.

Business Facilities

Small business seminars and meetings are catered to - for in house guests and their colleagues visiting for a day. Free WIFI nternet and computer facilities are available. We welcome incentive scheme business arrangements.

Children and Extra Guests Details

When booking Retreat accommodation; Yarrandabbi Dreaming is a luxury retreat for adults and do not cater for children. When booking the Curlew Cove Holiday Home option, a maximum of 2 well-behaved, non-destructive children 10 years and over are welcome. 16 years and over they are considered to be adults. There are beds for 6 people only. Maximum 2 guests per room. We offer only NON SMOKING accommodation.

Car Parking Details

Guests under cover parking is freely provided

Things To Do

Macleay Island offers many activities and pastimes to make your stay memorable, why not try some of the following (or just relax with a book from our library and a cappuccino coffee or a 'special' tea) on our decks: * Indulge in an individual or couples hot stone massage or beauty therapy treatment - prior appointments please * Ride one of our good bikes around recommended Macleay Island locations * Take our bicycles aboard the free ferries and explore the neighbouring islands. * Aboard our Canadian Canoe explore the bay. You will see many turtle, probably dugong and dolphin too, * Try your luck at fishing off our beach - we can provide gear and bait and smoke or cook your catch * Play a round of golf on Macleay's picturesque 9 hole course. We have two sets of clubs and buggies. * Play Lawn Bowls, or a game of barefoot lawn bowls by arrangement with Macleay Island Bowls Club. * Swim lengths or do aqua aerobics in our large pool or just lounge around with a cool drink and a book * Bird watch - Macleay Island has over 300 species of birds * Walk the Macleay Island heritage trail, or, explore the island on foot - it's only 6.5kms long. * Visit the Islands Art Gallery and pottery Complex In the guests' lounge you may select reading material, or play cards, games and chess, etc, and listen to your favourite music with your friends if you have come in a group. A large dining table and chairs are provided here too. A library of books, magazines, movies and CD's are available.


  • Laundry facilities
  • No smoking
  • Spa Bath
  • Kitchen
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Conference facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Linen supplied
  • Internet access
  • Bar
  • DVD
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Tour desk
  • Balcony
  • Bath towels provided
  • Broadband internet available
  • Parking
  • Reverse cycle heating
  • Outdoor pool


Travel Directions

The trip to Macleay Island is an event in itself, the island being located in Moreton Bay approximately 5 kilometres from Redland Bay. From the time you leave the mainland you will experience the relaxation that typifies these unique islands. Drive South East, less than 1 hour from the Brisbane CBD, or, just over an hour North from the Gold Coast, to REDLAND BAY's Weinam Creek Passenger Ferry Terminal (off Banana St) - the 'jumping off point' to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. If you do not have a Queensland Translink Go Card, purchase your ticket, about $10.00 for adults, before you board the scheduled fast Passenger Ferry. After office hours, tickets may be purchased on board the Ferries. It takes 15 minutes to reach Macleay Island which is mostly the 2nd stop. However some departures travel anti-clockwise and Macleay would then be the third stop. Parking around the Ferry Terminal is at a premium if you arrive there after 3.30pm. There is an overflow park available in Meissner Street, 300 metres away. On Macleay Island courtesy transfers to and from Yarrandabbi Dreaming will be provided if you phone us on embarking the Passenger Ferry to which Ferry you have caught! The most convenient way of reaching our special islands is on the Stradbroke Ferries Vehicle Barge - (45 mins. to Macleay). They leave REDLAND BAY, 1 Weinam Street, just 80 metres from the Police Station. We offer specially reduced Barge prices for our guests. Please enquire on booking providing your email. It really is more convenient and does pay to bring your own vehicle if there are two or more people. Transfers can be arranged with Bay-Air Transport (info@bayairtransfers.com) who have scheduled shuttle and personalized mini-bus `Meet & Greet¿ services to and from Brisbane Airport to the Redland Bay Ferry Terminal at a cost of $99.00 for two people each way.


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Terms & conditions

YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS should be sent at the earliest please to enable us to provide comprehensive information concerning your stay, and, how to get to Macleay Island. For B&B bookings: A deposit of 1 night's accommodation cost is required , with the balance of payment being due on arrival. Bookings for December, January, Public Holiday Weekends and Easter time; payment of 50% of accommodation cost is required please to secure this high season reservation. For Holiday Home bookings: 50 % of the total cost is required please at time of making the booking. The balance is due 1 month prior to arrival date. We strongly advise that Travel Insurance be purchased to cover cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.

CANCELLATION POLICY: As a small property, cancellations affect us greatly. In the unfortunate event that you must change or cancel any part of your reservation, the following applies: Cancellation of a B&B booking within 2 weeks of arrival forfeit the 1st night's deposit. Cancellations made prior to 2 weeks before arrival attract a AUD60.00 cancellation fee. Transfers of deposits to alternative bookings can be arranged. Cancellations of Holiday Home booking for December, January, Easter and Public Holiday weekends, if made within the 2 months prior to arrival will forfeit the payments made unless we are able to relet the accommodation which would be difficult due to most people having made travel arrangements by then. By our confirming a reservation and by a guest paying a deposit, the guest accepts the cancellation terms and conditions, and our agreement becomes a legal contract. We are a Non Smoking property. Negligent or malicious damage to, or theft of, Yarrandabbi Dreaming/Curlew Cove property and decor will be charged to the guests credit card account at full replacement cost.

Check In Instructions

1:00pm Earliest Check in time. (Guests tend to ' linger longer' over their scrumptious breakfasts overlooking the Bay). The check out time is by 11 am please. Other times by prior arrangement. Please understand that we are an absolutely NO SMOKING Property! (Insurers will not cover properties which allow smoking).


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