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C.M.B | Svendsen's Beach, Great Keppel Island, Great Keppel Island, Queensland 4700, Australia   |  
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Bracken Ridge, Queensland, Australia
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“Just perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Svendsens Beach is just amazing. I visited by myself in October 13 and found exactly what I was looking for - a quiet absolutely picturesque and unspoilt part of our beautiful country (friends wanted me to go to Bali, but I resisted and chose this place instead and aren't I pleased that I did!). The retreat is so well set up and caters for very small groups at any one time...which is great for a peaceful getaway. The owners are beautiful people who make you feel at home and provide you with great company (if you want it) and add special little touches like moon gazing through Carl's telescope on beautiful clear nights. I just love love love this place and have fallen in love with it...I will definitely be back to enjoy more snorkelling, more bushwalking and more relaxing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Visited this perfect spot and stayed three days in the most idyllic camp. Carl and Lyndi couldn't have been more accommodating . Deserted beaches and crystal clear water. Self catering was the option we chose and we had the camp almost to ourselves. Lots of walks, fishing, snorkelling, and lying around! Will be coming back.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This beautiful beach retreat is remote from other developments on Great Keppel, surrounded by natural bush and forest and nestled into artistic gardens alive with birds. The safari tent accommodation is very comfortable, with a romantic bush shower along the path. The open kitchen looks straight out to the beach and bay, well equipped and most convivial. Great walking tracks wind through the bush to secluded bays with excellent snorkelling and coral. Our hosts, Lyndie and Carl were very welcoming. We felt privileged to share their carefully nurtured paradise.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This was one of the best places my boyfriend and I have ever visited. We have travelled a lot all over the world and I have to say that that Svendsens was paradise. Lindie and Carl our hosts were perfect and have the most beautiful home. They live on the other side of Keppel island to anyone so we did not see anyone for 3 whole days!! We had the beach and facilities to ourselves and all the surrounding walking tracks and bays were also amazing. Wonderful hosts,accommodation and surroundings. We will definitely be returning to this slice of heaven!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Lovely setup a stone's throw from the beach. Best accommodation on Great Keppel for access to wonderful walking tracks and beaches. The couple that run the place are particularly welcoming and the whole stay was extremely relaxing and pleasant.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We visited Carl and Lyndie already second time this year Easter and we still dont have enough and need to come back.
It's just a magical spot - the island, the views, the tracks taken care off by the two of them, simply great.
The eco friendly tents are comfortable, the kitchen next to the beach is a special place and just the feeling when you wake up in the morning by the sound of the sea and kookaburras let you forget any day-to-day stress.
Simply a recommendation for everyone who likes a secret paradise off the usual places.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We visited Lyndie and Carl's glamping set-up at Svendsen's beach for three days as part of 1 month on the east coast of Australia. We were lucky in that we had perfect weather for mid-December, hot but not too humid. This was a perfect place to have a holiday. From the moment we were collected by Lyndie in her little boat, we felt privileged to be able to share this very special part of the world. We were surrounded by the sounds of the islands and its wildlife. The kitchen, shower and sleeping accommodation were all fantastic and well thought through. You can be as active or relaxed as you want with kayaks to use and incredible snorkelling. One day we spent viewing the intricacies of soft and hard corals and the beautiful fish around them and then changed scale at night viewing the night sky through Carl's telescope (thank you). The whole family thought Svendsen's beach was the highlight of our holiday in Australia and we have had a fantastic time where ever we went. This would be a great romantic getaway but equally worked superbly for our family of 4 (kids 12 and 15). We snorkelled with Stinger suits just in case (as December) but never saw a jelly fish, equally no one saw us on the many deserted beaches! Fantastic.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Address: C.M.B | Svendsen's Beach, Great Keppel Island, Great Keppel Island, Queensland 4700, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Great Keppel Island
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Great Keppel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very few places like this still exist in the world. A totally natural, 'away from it all,' friendly island eco set up, with clean comfortable rooms, natural gardens right on the beach - absolute beachfront, with no roads between you and the sea. Hot showers, cooking facilities, wonderful walking tracks, pristine beaches, coral reef snorkeling off beaches, kayak to lagoon. Perfect relaxation. ... more   less 

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