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“Beautiful beachside cottage on Magnetic Island” 5 of 5 stars
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Esplanade, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville, Queensland 4819, Australia   |  
Ranked #36 of 39 Hotels in Townsville
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“Beautiful beachside cottage on Magnetic Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

We stayed here for 6 wonderful nights and cannot recommend it highly enough. Located in Nelly Bay, it is a 10-15 minute walk from the Ferry terminal and only 30 seconds from the bus stop. Hosts Martin and Lorna have done a great job in restoring Kareeka Cottage and have provided everything you can think of. They live next door, but we only saw them when we went to them, and they were kind enough to offer and lend to us stinger suits as we are quite pale and burn easily (not because it's stinger season). The deep claw foot bath is heaven and we enjoyed eating our breakfast out the front, as well as drinks at sunset. At low tide, you can wander across the exposed reef right outside your door. In the evenings we enjoyed the 'night music' of the local birds and wildlife. Shops and restaurants are only a couple of minutes walk away, and the cottage is located right on the beach down a quite dead end road. Bliss!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2008

This cottage is amazing, right on the beach front, close enough to walk to the main port of Nelly Bay, but still secluded and quiet. Easy access around the rest of the island on the bus service.

As well as just being the perfect place for a couple, the welcome we received from the owner was a great touch - not only a welcome email with information about Magnetic Island, but a huge leaflet collection to help us plan our stay.

Finally, the fact that there was a bottle of wine and a welcome note there on arrival was a lovely touch.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Esplanade, Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island, Townsville, Queensland 4819, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Townsville
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Ranked #36 of 39 Hotels in Townsville

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