Ken & Pauline Townsend
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Thanks Ken and Pauline
My wife and I have had a wonderful stay at the Boat Hound, perhaps the best holiday we've ever had! This place has it all and perfectly captures that relaxed Bribie Island vibe. We also loved the art work which really adds to the holiday house vibe. Thank you from both of us.
All of the artwork is by local artists, including some by Pauline Townsend. All of Pauline's work is signed.
Unsigned works were given to Pauline by local artists with whom she has worked & is appreciated by her & husband,Ken.
We had a great holiday.
The house is really spacious for a duplex but didn't get the morning sun (in summer that would be great) so after breakfast we took a short stroll to buy the papers (about 1 km round trip) or a longer one to the water. Lots of days we lunched out at one of the many clubs, hotels and eateries. The afternoons were really warm and the sun came right to the outdoor dining area where I lounged around with a novel or puzzle book. We caught a few fish off the pontoon whilst watching the boats. Everything we needed was there to BBQ or cook meals. A big fridge and freezer and lots of seating and lazing space.
Thank You, Janice!
We both hope you can come again to this lovely Island & enjoy its relaxing lifestyle.
Regards Ken & Pauline
Prepare to be (unpleasantly) surprised!
On arrival, you'll first discover the 'house' is actually a duplex. Then, if you arrive in Summer, prepare to sweat a little more as you discover you now need a bucket full of $2 coins to operate the lone air conditioner. If not before, when you purchase your first 4 hour block of air conditioning, you will become well acquainted with the dogs that have stayed before you as pet hair struggles to free itself from the layer of grime coating the outdated decor and substandard furniture throughout the house. Another hint is, if you leave something behind, don't post your review until after receiving it back - the owners are inclined to flip on their promises and return fire with childish accusations and abuse.
We were extremely disappointed with this property. It was very poorly cleaned and not well maintained. There was pet hair everywhere and our youngest child is still crawling so we were having to remove clumps of hair from her hands. We were appalled to find we had to pay for air conditioning and clothes dryer via $2 coin slot machines! This property has potential and could be improved with professional cleaning, replacing and upgrading of furniture, fans, bedding and linen.
You can't please all of the people but most seem to think the unit has its features & quite often return . We hope to improve.
The unit is being re-tiled at present
christmas time at boat hound Bribie Island
weather was great as was Christmas lights boat parade on canal out back door when we were there handy to all areas and shops.
we enjoyed our week at boat hound everything we needed was there for us. A great position for fishing and access to the passage.