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Turtle Cottage, Picnic Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Turtle Cottage is your haven on Magnetic Island.

This enchanting cottage has been lovingly restored to its past splendor but with today's modern services. Set within lush tropical private gardens and only a 5 minute stroll to the beautiful Picnic Bay beach, a cold beer at the pub, mouth-watering meals at the restaurants or catching dinner from the jetty. Golfing is also an option and only 5 minutes walk from the cottage.

Turtle Cottage is spacious and tastefully decorated, offering split-level accommodation which is fully air-conditioned. The modern stainless steel fully equipped kitchen has a full size fridge, dishwasher, gas stove, microwave and is situated on the lower level of this charming cottage where you will also find the large comfy lounge, a dining table to seat six, 101 cm flat screen T.V, Austar, DVD player and a stereo with an Ipod docking station. From the lounge a glass sliding door opens onto the private pergola and BBQ area.

Both bedrooms include split-system air-conditioners and offer views to the flourishing surrounds with french doors opening onto the cool and welcoming veranda. The main bedroom has a queen bed with walk-in robe and flat screen TV while the second bedroom has a double bed and wardrobe. Both include bedside tables and lamps. Cottage windows throughout capture the breeze.

In the evening watch the antics of our resident possums while unwinding with a glass of wine in the large private BBQ area. The covered BBQ area is well equipped with outdoor setting, cooling fan and modern gas BBQ.

*Please be aware that Turtle Cottage is split-level so may not be suitable for the elderly or infirmed. The toilet is located off the lounge area.

Location- 200m Picnic Bay


The island offers many wholesome family activities without spending lots of money and many within walking distance of Turtle Cottage.

1. Fishing from Picnic Bay Jetty. Picnic Bay jetty is the retired ferry terminal for the island. Abounding with coral and deep enough for pelagic fish to visit, the Picnic Bay jetty is a wonderful place to take the kids fishing.

2. Playground, Stinger Net and Family Restaurants. Picnic Bay has it all, the infrastructure that came with once being the ferry terminal! A mall and childrens playground are within a safe beach side mall environment. Adjacent to the Jetty is the Picnic Bay surf life saving club and during summer, a safe swimming area is provided with a stinger net.

3. Walking Tracks and Nature are very prolific in Picnic Bay. Picnic Bay has an amazing abundance of bird life from Ospreys and Hawks to the friendly and very approachable Lorikeets and the shy and statuesque Curlews. Koalas are in their element on Maggie Island and there are over 28km of well kept walking tracks throughout the 80% of the island which remains national park.

Local Attractions

Sailing, sea kayak tours, snorkeling over coral reefs, fishing charters, jetski hire, skydiving, learn to scuba dive, dive Yongala Wreck, golfing, wildlife park, horse riding along the beach, hire a boat and watch the sunset from beautiful Horseshoe Bay, dine at the many restaurants, hire a moke, topless car, scooter or bike, vist the hilarious comedy cabaret dinner shows at The Stage Door or just lay back and relax at one of the many beaches that Maggie has to offer.

Min 2 nights @$190 p/n - 5 to 7 night minimum stay may apply in school holidays and peak periods.

More Details


Picnic Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Turtle Cottage, Picnic Bay
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 44 reviews
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Excellent property for a quiet island getaway

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally clean and well equipped. Close proximity to Picnic Bay - we had access to a vehicle to enjoy the rest of the island. Comfortable fittings throughout property - sufficient to needs of four guests.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Wonderful little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the house was amazing. The only thing that could make it better is if it had wifi. Will definitely try to stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, peaceful, very pleasant stay.

Clean and tidy. L

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and clean house in great quiet location. Perfect for a family of four, all amenities we needed. We loved the outdoor area with bbq and occasional possum visit:-)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Townsville City, Queensland, Australia

Very comfy stay - great value!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay very much. Ascot cottage is very comfortable and fully appointed - esp. for the price, Also very convenient to picnic bay hotel and swimming enclosure.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Hawks Nest, NSW, Australia

Ascott Cottage stay

  • 5 of 5

Ascot Cottage was a great base for an enjoyable few days on Magnetic Island. The cottage was very clean and well appointed, and also an attractive little house It had a really nice feel to it.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


Other Activities:

Beach, Jetty and Restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.


  • 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 6 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Booking Fee: $20 per stay

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