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On Golden Sands - Macleay Island

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Water views and great location on the island. The house is positioned towards the end of a quiet boulevard on the north eastern end of the island (about 4kms from where the ferry terminal is located at the southern end of the island). The northern end of the island is where the main bays and beaches are. The water views from the house look towards North Stradbroke Island. There are no houses between you and the water and you can access Moreton Bay out the front of the property. A perfect place for entertaining, relaxing, fishing, swimming, boating and kayaking. There are a number of places on the island where you can eat out, with the closest to the house being the Bowls Club, which has a courtesy bus service. The island has playgrounds and parks (including a new skate park), a 9 hole golf course, a bike track, heritage walking trail, taxi service, cafes, two supermarkets, organic weekend markets, fuel and a host of other services.

Large two storey home, dog friendly

The house is perfect for 3 couples or 2 small families. There is an upstairs and downstairs living area, with easy access shower and toilet on both levels. Upstairs has a massive deck off the living area, with open kitchen, dining and lounge (with TV and DVD player). There are two large bedrooms upstairs, one with a queen bed and the other with a queen and single bed. All the rooms have built-in-wardrobes. Downstairs there is a bedroom with a queen bed, and the rumpus room/bar area with large flat screen TV and DVD player. There are also board games and a collection of DVDs at the house. The downstairs area flows out to a lower deck and sitting area. There is plenty of space for everyone. The small yard is fenced and the house is fully screened. Well behaved pets are also welcome :) The house is designed for anyone looking to have a peaceful and relaxing short break or longer holiday with plenty of space for everyone.

Please note: The house is no longer accessible from the rear of the property as it is fenced off and as such the property is not suitable for anyone with a mobility impairment as there are multiple stairs from the front of the property to the 2nd floor of the house, with no hand rail on the external stairs to the first level.

Boating, swimming and fishing out the front of the property

To the left of the house is an open beach area where you can swim and launch a tinnie or a kayak around the high tide. There is also an all tide ramp at the southern end of the island (with limited parking) and a half-tide concrete boat ramp on the western side of the island at Dalpura Bay, which is a short two minute drive (or 15 minute walk) from the house. Dalpura Bay is also a good spot for a swim and a fish when the tide is in and a great place to sit and watch the spectacular sunsets. As well as being able to take a passenger ferry (which now accept GoCards) or a vehicle ferry to the island to access the property, you can pilot your own boat (or even a seaworthy kayak) to the house. You can anchor in the shallow bay out the front of the house for the week or the weekend. The local bay is protected from the North Easterly and the Westerly winds, which makes it ideal for kayaking n most conditions. There are some boogie boards, bicycles and a narrow slipper kayak at the property for the use of guests. There is open parking at the front of the property. Plenty of room for the boat and car.

More Details

Greg Marston
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Macleay Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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On Golden Sands - Macleay Island
average rating of 4.7 based on 50 reviews
Kiama NSW

Our Home in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous place in paradise.Has everything needed for a great holiday. The house is very roomy and all meals and drinks were had on the large verandah looking over the bay to Stradbroke. The Kookaburra family visited us every time to share nibbles. We had many a walk along the waterfront met lots of friendly locals. Did not want to leave the place, but will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Ararat, Victoria, Australia

Very comfortable property

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and well prepared and had a very relaxed feel.

Use of bikes and boogie boards was appreciated especially by the kids

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

A relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

A really nice place to stay with the family. Plenty of room for everyone with main living area upstairs and extra living/bedroom downstairs and decks on both levels. Plenty of comfortable seating for a large family inside. Upper deck with BBQ, outdoor dining and lounge was where we spent most of our time. Great communication from the owner. Yard is fully contained which was great for our 2 dogs.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Perfect location and amenities for our use.

  • 4 of 5

We are building a house on Macleay and our builders have been staying at On Golden Sands and they love the location and are enjoying the house. Greg the manager has been great to communicate with and our booking has been confirmed very quickly each time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing weekend, we didn't want to leave. The property is clean and comfortable with a big, sunny balcony looking out to Straddie. There was only three of us but would be perfect for families. Our dog loved it too. Thanks very much!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful Beach House

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house and great deck to have morning coffee and breakfast with sunrise over the bay and Straddie and birdwatching. Thanks for the bikes - we had an afternoon bike ride over to Lamb Island. House was private and a relaxing atmosphere. I cant wait to return with my canoe for a morning paddle as close to the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Other Activities:

fishing, swimming and relaxing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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