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'Cape Gloucester Retreat', on private beachfront

Bedrooms 3
Property type house


About the property

2017 Stayz National Finalist - 'Unique Accommodation' category.


Cape Gloucester, located in Hideaway Bay, The Whitsundays, this lovely new house is situated on acreage has 450m of secluded beachfront privacy and high tide water access. Watch the sun set over the ocean from the large deck area; stunning, uninterrupted ocean views in front and rainforest/bushland acreage behind. Perfect location for honeymooners, and families.

This property has private access to kilometres of isolated beachfront; swim, snorkel, fish and kayak in your own front yard. This is one of the few locations on the eastern side of Australia where you can appreciate the sun setting over the ocean. Enjoy the sunset whilst kayaking, or from your private deck or lawn area, whilst the family catches dinner in your own front yard. The house has no immediate neighbours. The location is truly stunning and will not disappoint.


Guests have full access to the house. This property provides kayaks; snorkeling gear and stinger suits. The kitchen is fully-equipped with necessities, condiments, tea & coffee, and all appliances with a 6 burner barbecue situated on the front deck area. Toiletries, linen and towels are also supplied. For downtime entertainment there is an extensive DVD library, games library and book selection. For all watersports and outdoor activity enthusiasts there is also an outside / external shower facility.

3 bedrooms (2 with uninterrupted sea views), 1.5 bathrooms, large deck area with plenty of seats, external shower and separate laundry. Ample parking area.

Fishing roads, tackle kits and bait can be made available upon request for an additional fee of $50.

Late check-out and early arrival is subject to availability and incurs an additional fee. Pets may be permitted upon request and consultation with the owners. If your pet is permitted, it must remain outside the house at all times. There is a large deck are for a pet to sleep directly outside the bedrooms.


The house is a 5 minute drive from two exceptional beach front restaurants :

- Montes Reef Resort

- Cape Gloucester Beach Resort

Jetski Tours and half day fishing tours are available at Cape Gloucester

Local wildlife includes kangaroos, rock wallabies, echidna, goanna, whales (seasonal), dolphins, turtles (nesting on beach seasonally), stingrays, plentiful fishlife, and varied birdlife.

Pets may be permitted at owner's discretion. If your pet is permitted it must remain outside the house at all times.


This property is accessible by vehicle and vessel. If flying to Proserpine, rental vehicles are available at Proserpine Airport and Airlie Beach.


A maximum of 4 adults and 2 children is permitted at this private property. If you require additional adults requests may be considered at the owner's discretion. Please email to discuss further.

Guests must keep noise to a minimum, no parties will be tolerated and will result in immediate termination of tenancy. This property is located within a private estate and residents' privacy must be respected. It is not permitted by law to drive on the beach front; it is also a known turtle-nesting area - the surrounding areas must remain pristine.

Smoking is not permitted inside the house. Phone contact with owners will be available for any queries or concerns throughout your stay.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hideaway Bay, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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'Cape Gloucester Retreat', on private beachfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Best relaxing private location

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the best location we have ever stayed at. The house is clean, modern and has everything you need to enjoy your stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at Hydeaway bay - one of our best family holidays by far. We all enjoyed the gorgeous beaches and searching for shells and crabs and whatever other treasures we came across. The house is perfectly set up with everything that you need, and we spent many hours relaxing out on the huge deck while the kids kicked the footy. We utilised the fishing rods, kayaks and volleyball net, but probably my favourite thing was the amazing sunsets every night - stunning. It is pretty far away from everything - which we knew and was one of the reasons why we chose to stay there as just wanted the kids to have some independence and freedom to explore the immediate area and not feel pressured to get out and see the sights (although it is not hard to do that if you do want to, with Airlie beach about 45 mins away). We organised a Woolies delivery on the first day which made things easy as there are no shops close by to duck to if you run out of bread :) Everything was spotless, the only exception being one of the toilet brushes in the bathroom which we had to throw out and get a new one, which was easily fixed and had no impact on our enjoyment of the property or holiday. I would highly recommend Gloucester retreat to anyone looking to get away from it all and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings - it really is glorious and I am already trying to work out when we might be able to come back - the kids were in absolute paradise, which meant we were too!

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Frankston South

A gorgeous piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 have just returned after an amazing 5 days at Cape Gloucester Retreat. A huge thank you to Judy for sharing her beautiful home with us and oh that incredible view which will keep you mesmerized for hours. We delighted in all activities on offer including kayaking,fishing,snorkeling,walking on the beach,games of cricket and just enjoying the peace and serenity that this amazing property offers. We would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Amazing sunsets - perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a mini break over Anzac Day weekend. It was so quiet and secluded, with an amazing sunset every night. The bed & pillows were extremely comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with absolutely everything we needed; salt, pepper, oil, glad wrap, sauces etc. The beach was a very quick stroll away, but we were just happy to stay on the front porch or laze in bed and stare at the views from everywhere we relaxed. Excellent communication from the Owner. We will definitely stay again in the near future as we are not far away in Mackay.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay beautiful views on front deck. House well set up with plenty of extra luxuries stinger suits snorkeling gear games ect owners were very welcoming just the perfect getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Simply Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at this beautiful property. The presentation and all the added little touches made us feel very welcome, relaxed and instantly at home, there was nothing that wasn't thought of. The deck was huge and the view absolutely

amazing, I took so many great pics. We can't wait for our next visit and are already planning to return with the rest of our family. I would not hesitate in recommending this house to anyone considering staying there, the owners have done a wonderful job in developing this property for all to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 08/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

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Rates & Availability


  • 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 4 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $750 per stay
    Extra guest: $25 per person

    Optional Costs
    Late checkout- 3pm: $125 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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