2 bedroom fully self contained cabin, peaceful location, 1km up hill from beach
Malcolm and Carolyn Starkey
About Malcolm and Carolyn Starkey
Been a Straddie local resident since 1984, after marrying Mal who grew up here. We've raised 5 children who all went to the local school, played in the local footy team (except our daughter!), spent days out fishing with Mal, many hours at the beach or lakes and brought up on fresh fish, sunshine and fresh air, mostly all while being bare foot (shoes weren't a compulsory part of the uniform at the local school until recently - true story!)
Malcolm and Carolyn Starkey purchased this Cottage in 1984
Why Malcolm and Carolyn Starkey chose Point Lookout
We bought this property early 1984, being young and free, and after paying a mortgage on a house in a place we didn't want to be living (as it wasn't near the water) we made a choice of one of these 2 - buy a block of land at Straddie, or travel around Australia. We bit the bullet and bought our little piece of paradise, worked our butts off, started a family 3 years later, and we kept working our butts off, in the fishing industry, and tourism industry. We built our small cabin (now called 'Starfish' - which is a reference to our name - Starkey - and that we are the fishing industry) and lived in it for about 5 years while we saved and built our current home, which is on the same block of land. Now we offer our cabin for holiday rental for those wishing to enjoy the simple things in life, away from the busy main part of Point Lookout, but close enough to be there in 5 minutes
What makes this Cottage unique
We have made the space in Starfish simple and basic - It has no airs and graces, but everything you need for comfort and practicality. The mattresses are good quality, and the reverse cycle air conditioner works very well for instance. Behind Starfish is natural bushland, so wildlife is often seen on the footpaths or crossing the road (kangaroos, echidnas, and even koalas when they are on the move)
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
1 dog only. Bring pets bedding. Common areas only
When young children inhouse, security sliding door to be locked at all times (is 1 metre above ground level)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cosy and accessible
Lovely relaxing space with everything you need provided. Quiet and cosy at night. The outdoor porch was my favourite spot, with nice breezes and shady throughout the day. Doggy area is fantastic and close to the beaches. Well equipped kitchen, needed nothing but food items. All is clean and tidy with fresh linen on arrival. Amazing communication from the owners at all times, even giving me the heads up early on ferry bookings! Fantastic location to read a book, unwind and enjoy the sound of the ocean. The mattress on the main bed was very soft and indented but comfortable for one. The couches was quiet uncomfortable for longer sits but didn't use them much as the sights and beaches kept me busy. Definitely my go to place for future stays!
Thank you for your review of Starfish.
We purchased the couch online recently, as the previous one was very well loved and needed replacing. We will consider replacing it soon with a in store bought fabric one more suitable. Thank you for letting us know about this.
We are also about to replace the mattress very shortly.
Glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back again on your next Straddie visit.
Carolyn & Mal
Great if you have a pet dog you want to bring to straddy. Neat place. Has everything you need and I’m great location.
Everything went smoothly as per directions given. Place was clean and tidy upon arrival
Relaxing and great location
we had a wonderful stay here and found everything just great..and it was real value for money,plus pet friendliy,we couldn't have been happier..just book it!
Thank you for your review, Anne. Happy you all enjoyed your stay.
We welcome you to book again any time you'd like to explore a bit more of the island
Excellent home away from home
The property is well kept, maintained, laid out, and stocked. The check in and check out processes are simple and no fuss. We had a wonderful stay and hope to return some day soon. Pretty sure we left a pair of our thongs behind - sorry about that.
Thank you for your review. We do our best to provide clean, comfortable & affordable accommodation.
Will check with the cleaner if they were left behind, and if so, will keep them here for your next visit to the island.
Carolyn & Mal
Comfortable and pleasant
Fits our need perfectly - 2x people and a dog in quiet location.
Hi Philip, It is always nice to see guests return to have another stay. We must be doing something right :) Cheers, Mal and Carolyn