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Grasstree Beachfront Shacks "The Den"

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

We have now listed ourselves as pet friendly which specifically means strictly outdoor dogs. This is a new thing for us and still looking for useful feedback on the facilities. If owners do keep their pets indoors during the stay, due to it being against our request we will apply the excessive cleaning charges for the stay.

Grasstree Beach is one of the most picturesque and beautiful beaches in the Mackay Region, located within a 15 minute drive from Sarina.

Nestled in sheltered Zelma Bay, the shallow beach is a popular swimming destination although it is not patrolled. It is fringed by a large grassy recreational area, complete with public toilets, picnic tables and a children's playground.

With nearby reefs, islands and creeks, fishing is plentiful either by boat or straight off the beach near the creek mouth. There are boat ramps on both sides of Cabbage Tree Creek with the Grasstree Beach boat ramp.

Grasstree Beachfront Shacks consists of two units "The Den" and "The Writer's Retreat"

"The Den" is located downstairs, beachfront and a perfect example of old beach shack charm renovated to modern appeal and inclusive of a large deck with seating for ten people on the front to entertain and enjoy ocean views.

Recent renovations have left the 2 bedroom guest house with a clean modern feel. Fully self contained, having access to a shared laundry this is unit for those that like to entertain given the large timber deck overlooking the ocean. There are carports and ample parking available for boats and cars.

Grasstree Beach has an enviable reputation for a secluded and tranquil beach where listening the waves is a pastime for those locals when sitting on the deck at night.

Both units are fully air-conditioned and have ceiling fans to help in summer and reverse cycle air conditioning available to heat during winter months. Modern kitchens and bathrooms with an open plan layout so families can enjoy time together regardless whether you are at the kitchen, dining table, lounge or deck all while taking in a view of the ocean through your front windows.

Situated central on the beachfront the guest houses are literally within a stone's throw of the beach and playground. Grasstree Beach boat ramp provides a boat launching area within minutes from the shacks and all importantly you don't have to leave home to see whether the weather is good. Lounge rooms and master bedrooms look directly out across the lawns to the beach and there is hardly a spot in the guest houses that you can not see the ocean and much of the picturesque crescent shaped Zelma bay.

For those familiar with Grasstree Beach they will understand its popularity as the playground fills on the weekends with families that enjoy the facilities. These within 50m of the guest houses and able to watch the kids there while sitting out on the deck. At night the crowds dissipate and Grasstree takes on its traditional beachfront appeal as any traffic gives way to the tranquility of the night with the sound of waves crashing on the foreshore. Gentle breezes create nights where you can fall asleep in the main bedroom greeted by sea air and the sound of the ocean

Fishing and fun for the kids

Children are easy to entertain with the beach throwing up endless options to get out and about. The difficulty being the task of keeping up with them as Grasstree has a lot of beach and park area to enjoy and you will regularly see parents out with kids riding their bikes around the Esplanade. The playground is a hit with the younger ones and if you get out and about for a walk and a bit of exploring you can find that there is many quiet bays that exist to the north of Grasstree with a maze of tracks to walk around. The south end of Grasstree is flanked by the creek which is an easy way to amuse children if it involves a bit of fishing or throwing a cast net for some prawns which are regularly found at certain times of the year.

The summer months may bring the warmer weather but with that comes the beach culture and all that it has to offer. Guest houses have air conditioning in all rooms which can come in handy for those days where the refuge from the heat is needed in the middle of the day. The creek has loads of accessible spots to fish, boats can access the calmer waters of Zelma bay, nearby bays and Victor Island via the boat ramp with the exception of low tide. For the more adventurous when the weather is permitting there is off shore options that include the islands that sit out from Sarina such as Irving, Cullen and Prudhoe. Closer to Grasstree there is many rocky outcrops and reef areas which often produce the better fish if you are willing to spend time sounding them out. Mackerel run off Sarina at select times of the year and you will be able to see them thrashing through the baitfish as them come right into Zelma bay, the leads, and the rocks on the northern side of the bay.

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

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Other Activities:

Grasstree Beach and Zelma bay

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel rental in Grasstree Beach, Australia

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Reviews

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Grasstree Beachfront Shacks "The Den"
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
5

Beautiful location & property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights at Grasstree beach. Loved waking up to the sunrise and falling asleep to the waves crashing. The adults enjoyed the tranquillity of the location and the younger members of the family enjoyed the Netflix and Wi-Fi. Made great use of the deck with outdoor setting for enjoying a few drinks and nibbles. Definitely recommend this property if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle and just relax.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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5

Worth a visit

  • 5 of 5

Exceptional modern unit with quality furnishings. Has everything you need for a great time away. Secure backyard for dogs to enjoy. Netflix and wifi. Great outdoor front deck that you can relax on, cook a bbq and watch the amazing sun set. I would highly recommend this 'shack' as a place to stay and would stay here time and time again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Queensland, Australia
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Compact, tidy unit in a great location straight across the road from the beach. Has a playground across the road also. Very comfortable and quiet. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Queensland, Australia
3

Relaxing view and setting

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, however the lack of anywhere to hang clothes in the main bedroom and very limited space to move around the bed was a hindrance. If the furniture was swapped around and the bunk was in the front room and the queen bed in the second room, there would be ample room to move around the bed, and hanging space for clothes for the adults.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
5

Love Staying Here

  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean, has everything you could possibly want! Tastefully renovated and we love sitting on the deck from Morning to night!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Moranbah, Queensland, Australia
5

Really impressive

  • 5 of 5

We were really impressed by this place. Well furnished and the kitchen has everything you need. Board games, a full laundry and beautiful views of the pacific ocean. There's a great park directly across the road so you can literally sit on the deck and relax while the kids play safely. We loved the fact that we could bring the dogs and enjoyed running them on the beach every morning. The tv has Netflix and reads usb hard drives and plays all the latest files. There's a ueboom as well and the Wi-Fi is fast and included. Besides the weather from time to time we really really enjoyed our stay. Well done Gtasstree beach shacks. We'll be recommending this place to our friend's.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday hotel in Grasstree Beach, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
3 Oct 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$120
A$240
A$765
 
 
School Holidays
9 Dec 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$140
From
A$140
A$280
A$860
 
 
Low season
22 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$120
A$240
A$765
 
 
School Holidays
30 Mar 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$140
From
A$140
A$280
A$860
 
 
Low season
17 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$120
A$240
A$765
 
 
School Holidays
30 Jun 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$140
From
A$140
A$280
A$860
 
 
Low season
16 Jul 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$120
A$240
A$765
 
 
School Holidays
22 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$140
From
A$140
A$280
A$860
 
 
Low season
8 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$120
From
A$120
A$240
A$765
 
 
School Holidays
15 Dec 2018 - 28 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
A$140
From
A$140
A$280
A$860
 

Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $160 per stay
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