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"The Den" - Downstairs - Grasstree Beachfront Shacks

Bedrooms 2
Space 145 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Secluded beach community with beachfront 2 bedroom unit

Pet friendly for outdoor dogs

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

Property Manager
Anthony Ware
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 145 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Excessive Cleaning Fee: Minimum $120 charge for cleaning above the normal requirement. eg. if pets found to be indoor, kitchen not left as found.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Fold away bed on request for 6th guest
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • playground
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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"The Den" - Downstairs - Grasstree Beachfront Shacks
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Grasstree Beach experience

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the view and walking the beach. What a wonderful location?

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jondaryan qld

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, everything was presented nicely, only negative is the stairs and young children, but given feedback to owner.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback but just so no one is confused “The Den” is on the ground floor and does not have stairs. It is the upstairs unit “The Writer’s Retreat” that has the stairs. Luckily for Allison they had both units on their stay. We try to encourage families particularly with young children to book downstairs where possible while couples and small families upstairs as that is what we find suits each group better and at the end of the day we want happy guests that have a reasons for great reviews.
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Townsville City, Queensland, Australia

Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed for a great time away! Excellent host and location.

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Queensland, Australia

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: 04/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Mackay Airport
Nearest Beach
Grasstree Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Grasstree Beach and Zelma bay

16km from Sarina, 35km from Mackay, beachfront location


Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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