Surf or calm water swimming, your choice!

4 guests

2 rooms

4 beds

2 private baths

4 guests

2 rooms

4 beds

2 private baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Your room, light & airy, private bathroom in a high-set house with stunning views over the forest, creek and ocean. Just 5 mins drive to pristine beaches, bush walking on the property and 90 mins to the Reef. 2nd bedroom avail with 2 single beds for 1 or 2 extra people


Extra people: $27 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $8


The space

Your room has a comfortable queen size bed, a private bathroom, ceiling fan for warm nights and plenty of storage and hanging space. It is an ideal room for a couple or single person. There is also another bedroom available with one or two single beds should you be traveling with one or two extra people.

* Breakfast, (fruit, cereal, toast, tea & coffee etc)
* Beach towels
* Boogie boards
* Wet suits
* Bicycles and helmets
* Table Soccer (Foosball)
* Cards & Board Games

Additional guests can be accommodated on the property for $35/person per night (includes breakfast).

Your stay can be as private or as congenial as you wish. We all lead busy lives, but I'm often home and up for a chat and happy to help you enjoy your stay.


Thanks to the good people at Lady Musgrave Cruises, we have easy travel to the Great Barrier Reef from The Town of 1770 (10mins drive from our property). Many of our AIRBNB guests book this reef adventure and all have an amazing experience and fantastic day exploring what the reef has to offer. Having snorkeled this area ourselves we always recommend the trip.
HOWEVER, we also suggest booking with us for a minimum of 3 nights if your schedule will permit if you are doing a reef trip.

The first reason for doing this is that most of our guests reach us late in the afternoon after a long drive and there is little chance or inclination for sight seeing. The next day you'll be off to the reef, (booking ahead strongly advised), which is a full day with little chance of fitting anything else in. And after your second night, you'll likely be wanting to continue your travels early the next day, leaving no time and possibly missing a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore our fabulous area!

Another important reason for booking an additional night is that the trip to the reef is occasionally cancelled due to ocean conditions. If you're booked in for an extra night, you will have the option of rescheduling your trip for the next day and won't have to miss out on your reef experience.
50% of our "2 night guests" choose to extend, which we are pleased to do if the room is not booked, but we have had to disappoint several people at busy times.

Anyway, to get the most out of your trip to Agnes / 1770, please consider our comments above and stay an extra night or two if you can.


As our guests, we have some very special holiday adventures to offers for you for a minimal cost cost, (starting at just $55).

1. 4WD adventure into the nearby National Park to explore deserted tracks and beaches.

2. A private stand up paddle board lesson and session for 1, 2 or 3 people on the beautiful ocean waters of Round Hill Creek at The Town of 1770.

3. The third choice is pretty special. Take a two hour private photography tutorial with Carl, a professional photographer, to develop your own photographic skills! (Carl has many private students and the cost for this is normally $160.)

4. A guided drive/walk tour of the best features and attractions of Agnes Water and the Town of 1770, finishing at the Wharf Cafe for coffee and cake!
So perhaps a longer stay might be worth considering as there's so much to see and do in Agnes Water and The Town of 1770, whilst enjoying the best climate Australia can offer!

Guest access

Guest Access

Your room comes with a private bathroom and guests have access to all lounge, deck, dining and kitchen areas (with own refrigerator space). There is bush walking on the acreage so bring good shoes and your camera as there's plenty of wildlife in the area. There is also a home theatre with a massive DVD collection! Guests will be able to access all areas of the house, verandas and the surrounding bush for walks.

There is free 24/7 access to WiFi broadband internet in the house.

Interaction with guests

Your stay can be as private or congenial as you wish. I'm as friendly a host as you'll find but if you seek solitude it's here for you.

The neighborhood

Agnes Water and The Town of 1770 are Queensland's best kept secret. Boasting Australia's best climate with 300 days of sunshine a year and daytime temperatures of 24-34C year round.

Agnes has the most northerly surfing beaches on the east coast of Australia, giving us consistent surf with water warmer than Noosa! And, all without crowds!

The Great Barrier Reef is a 90 min boat ride away and the townships of both Agnes Water and Town of 1770 are surrounded by beautiful National Parks.

We are fortunate enough to enjoy the solitude of living on a country acreage whilst being minutes only from uncrowded beaches and a small township.

Agnes Water boasts a large and well stocked supermarket, so you'll have plenty of choice when it comes to groceries.

Getting around


There is undercover parking on the property but if you want to leave your car behind or you have no transport, there are bicycles here for you to use at no charge. If you arrive without a vehicle and are not keen on cycling, dropping you into town or at the beach is usually no problem. Vehicle hire is locally available too and there's an inexpensive shuttle service operating.


If you're flying into Bundaberg (the most convenient commercial airport to Agnes Water), we can sometimes arrange free transfers when we have notice. For other days there is bus transport available or simply take the train to Miriam Vale and we'll pick you up!

Public Transport

There is public transport in the area in the form of a privately owned and run shuttle bus with reasonable rates. There is also a taxi service, but certainly getting around is much more convenient for you if you have your own transport. However if you do arrive without a vehicle, we're happy to pick you up from your bus transport which arrives in Agnes Water at 7pm each day. We can usually get you to where you want to go most days as we're only minutes from all area attractions.

We also have bicycles for you to use (free of charge) to explore the area, so you can take a leisurely peddle to the beach and township, (about 15 mins by bike).

Other things to note

As well as the private double room for 1 or 2, up to 4 guests can be comfortably accommodated in the house if you have a larger group of people.
Your family / group will be HOSTED EXCLUSIVELY. No other Airbnb guests, or paying visitors will be booked in at "Bedroom to Beach 5 mins" during the period of your booking. Here is very much a family environment, not a back packers ;-)

There is also plenty of space for additional guests (in your group) to park a caravan, (power available), or pitch a tent.

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

While we live in a fun area, our house is definitely not a party destination. There are a couple of great pubs close by and Carl is always up for a beer on the veranda with new friends, but if you like to party hard, best you go to The Gold Coast ;-)
If you are traveling with a dog then he or she will be most welcome, as we have a friendly dog in residence. However not all of the property is fenced so your pets security will be your responsibility.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

115 Reviews

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Marco User ProfileMarco is a superhost.
April 2017
Beautiful place and Carl is an extremely good host We couldn't feel much more comfortable in his home I understand why is super host It is a deserved appellation Thanks Carl

Elizabeth User Profile
April 2017
Carl's relaxing beach house was just perfect for our 2 night stay in Agnes Water. This was the first time we'd been to this area and now that we know about all the activities you can do around Agnes Water and the Town of 1770 we'll be back for at least a 3 night stay to take advantage of what this beautiful coastal area has to offer. We will definitely book the room at Carl's place again if his calendar isn't booked for the days we'll want.

Helen User Profile
March 2017
We really enjoyed our 4 day stay with Carl. We were physically and socially comfortable with long relaxed chats with Carl, the use of the entertainment room and its huge DVD collection, fantastic views from the veranda and luxuriating in the bath. Carl provided us with a good breakfast each morning and we appreciated the good quality loose leaf tea and tea pot!

Megan User Profile
March 2017
Carl was a great host, very knowledgeable about the area and activities to do. Very accommodating to his guests.

Michiel User Profile
March 2017
We have had a great stay at Carl's place. He is a very welcoming host. We had fresh fruit for breakfast every morning. The view from his veranda is spectacular. We have seen kangaroes and wallabies in the garden more than once. There is a very friendly dog. We would definately recommend to stay there.

Diane User Profile
March 2017
Great bed and breakfast, lovely views with super host!

Estevo User Profile
March 2017
Sen dúbida e tal como se describe noutros comentarios o mellor son as incribles vistas desde o balcón. Sen problemas coa comunicación. Moi boa ensalada de fruta para almorzar. // Undoubtedly and as described in other comments the best of Carl's home is the amazing view from the balcony. No problems with communication. Very good fruit salad for breakfast. //

Agnes Water, Australia · Joined in September 2012
Carl User ProfileCarl is a superhost.

Mature, (as opposed to gone off!) guy who loves to travel. Originally from the UK, I have called Agnes Water home since 2005. I'm responsible, intelligent and trustworthy. I love to keep fit on my stand up paddle board and surfboard. I am told I make great company :)

I am a professional photographer and you can check out my work by googling "1770 photography" or looking me up on Instagram - @carl1770.
If you choose to come and stay with us at our Agnes Water home, we look forward to showing you some real Queensland hospitality!

Perhaps we'll meet soon!

Cheers - Carl

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