About the property
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Absolute Beachfront home
GOLDEN SANDS Retreat AT WAGAIT BEACH (126km by sealed road from Darwin)
Golden Sands Retreat is back ...... for you and your family to rediscover. Or, if you have never been, make sure you visit soon and create your own special memories with your family and friends in this Territory tropical paradise.
Kick back, relax in our plunge pool or on a sun lounge, read on our day bed, walk an isolated beach, fish, play pool or one of our many board games. Golden Sands is perfect for re-connecting with yourself, family & friends in nature's paradise.
The Golden Sands Retreat was an iconic holiday retreat during the 60’s, 70’s & 80’ enjoyed by Darwin locals. Whether you have camped or stayed in the “relative luxury” of the cabins many have enjoyed this beautiful beachside property in the past. If you stayed here as a kid, now you can bring your own children to discover the delights & serenity of Wagait Beach and the Cox Peninsula. Now the accommodation is the renovated main house.
Just a 1 ½ hour drive from Darwin (or catch the ferry across in 15 minutes from Cullen Bay / Larrakeyah), the Golden Sands main house has been completely renovated, retaining it’s territory style and charm.
Over two stories, with 4 double air-conditioned bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, two kitchens and two living areas this stunning property is so peaceful and relaxing you will never want to leave. The upstairs Master suite is enormous with a beautiful ensuite plus walk in robe and a tranquil view through the tree tops to the beach. The open plan living area is spacious with rich timber flooring, a gourmet kitchen and bifold doors open to the huge balcony setting with views of our beach.
Downstairs we again have two bedrooms with a shared ensuite, another kitchen, open plan living area with original slate floors, a pool table plus a large laundry/utility room. Another outdoor living area overlooks the coastal reserve to the beach.
The pool has been replaced in a more intimate garden setting, with safety fencing. The entire 1 acre block is fully fenced, safe for your children and your dogs. Yes, we are certainly dog friendly.
Bed configuration in 4 air-conditioned bedrooms
Bedroom 1,2 & 3 - 1 queen bed
Bedroom 4 - 1 Double bed
2 foam mattresses for the floor - guests 9 & 10.
Please Note: At times the cabins which are 50m from the main house to ensure privacy of guests may be occupied by the property owner &/or Caretaker.
COX PENINSULA AND LOCAL AREA ATTRACTIONS:
• Mandorah Jetty & boat ramp (launch your boat or fish off the jetty) – 5kms
• Litchfield National Park - 100kms
• Litchfield Pub – 65kms
• Berry Springs & the Territory Wildlife Park - 71kms
• “Milady” WWII Plane Wreck – 10kms
WAGAIT BEACH ATTRACTIONS & AMENITIES:
Wagait Beach Supermarket
• Groceries, hardware, fuel & liquor outlet - 1km (liquor outlet not avail Sunday)
Cox Country Club
• Open Thursday to Sunday (Meals, drinks, entertainment) – 1km
MUFF (Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival)
• An entertaining weekend held each June at the Cox Country Club
Provided by SEALINK NT – a 15 minute harbour crossing between the Mandorah and Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal runs every two hours (more often early morning and late afternoon)
For more details and pricing see - Sealinknt website.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
About Meri Williams
We purchased Golden Sands to renovate for our family home. With friends help we renovated it from top to bottom. The renovations took us 4 years. Most of the work was done on week-ends as we all had full time jobs. It was a lot of hard work but also so much fun. Work commitments have meant a move to a remote part of NT, so we are sharing our special piece of paradise with guests until we are in a position to return.
Why Meri Williams chose Wagait Beach
Golden Sands & Wagait Beach is a unique part of the NT. Close enough to Darwin to commute by ferry to work every day but so different from the city. It is where the bush meets the sea. Unspoilt, quiet & relaxing. The bird & wildlife are right at your front door/gate. Cool breezes from the ocean & the sounds of the waves gives it a special feel that calms the mind.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Very comfortable and well appointed!
You will want for nothing at this beachside spacious house which is only 100 metres from the golden sands of Wagait Beach across the harbour from Darwin.
Sleeping up to 8 adults in 4 double beds in the recently refurbished modern house with an option of three more cabins at the rear of the property.
We loved our stay and will be back as it is an ideal place for a group of friends for a weekend away as it is well located, well appointed and the room is space is plentiful.
Thank you John for your positive review. We are no longer offering the cabins as a renting option. We have supplied additional bedding options in the main house (2 x stretchers with HD foam mattress & single foam mattresses (linen supplied). We do hope to accommodate you & your family at Golden Sands again. Warm regards, Jeff & Meri