About this listing
Your accommodation is an airy private room with separate bathroom in a high set house with stunning views over the forest, creek and ocean. Just 5 mins drive to uncrowded pristine beaches, private bush walking on the property & 90 mins from the Reef.
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. A light breakfast is included (fruit, cereal, toast, tea & coffee etc) and separate, private accommodation for additional people is available on the property at $35/person per night inclusive of breakfast.
Besides your own room, you will have access to your own private bathroom, all lounge, deck and kitchen areas (with own refrigerator space) and bush walking on the acreage. There is also a home theatre with a massive DVD collection! You can bush walk on and from our property, so bring good shoes and your camera as there's plenty of wildlife in the area.
Your stay can be as private or as congenial as you wish. Both myself and my partner Chrystine lead busy lives, but there will usually be someone close at hand to chat with and to help you enjoy your stay.
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 22-32C 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. To see what this area offers, have look at our photos, (there are many photos for our listing, all taken by Chrys and myself) and if you'd like to see more, you can check out my web site by searching for 1770 photography.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR REEF TRAVELERS
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, (pre booking 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!
An extra day will open up the area to you for exploring the deserted beaches, national parks, abundant wildlife, great surf etc. With an extra day you'll also have access to a Larc experience, scenic flights, surfing and stand up paddle board lessons, exploring our amazing creek system by kayak and some time to just chill perhaps ;-)
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.
There is undercover parking on our 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.
If you're flying into Bundaberg (the most convenient commercial airport to Agnes Water), we can arrange free transfers on Thursdays and Fridays. For other days there is bus transport available or simply take the train to Mirium Vale and we'll pick you up!
If you choose to stay for 4 days or more we have something very special to offer you!!
A choice of three holiday adventures absolutely free!
You can choose a 4WD adventure into the nearby National Park to explore deserted tracks and beaches... or..
a private standup paddle board lesson and session for 1 or 2 people on the beautiful ocean waters of Roundhill Creek at The Town of 1770. Your third choice is pretty special too. Carl is a professional photographer so also on offer, free of charge for a 4 night stay and over, a two hour private photography tutorial to develop your own photographic skills! (Carl has many private students and the cost for this is normally $160)
We also have surfboards and boogie boards for your use at no extra cost.
Guests will be able to access all areas of the house, verandas and the surrounding bush for walks. There is limited access to WiFi in the house, (limited to e-mail only). For greater internet access there is free WiFi 5mins away at the local library.
Interaction with Guests
Your stay can be as private or congenial as you wish. We're a friendly lot here but if you seek solitude it's here for you.
Please read more about the neighborhood in "The Space" section above.
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 now boasts a brand new supermarket (opened Oct 14, 2014), so there are now many more choices of produce and goods.
There is no public transport in the area apart from a taxi service, so it'll be 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 and 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 to explore the area, so you can take a leisurely peddle to the beach and township, (about 15mins by bike). No additional cost for use of the bicycles.
Other Things to Note
As well as the private double room for 1 or 2, up to 3 additional guests can be accommodated in the house if you have a larger group of people. There is also plenty of space for additional guests to park a caravan, (power available), or pitch a tent.
Whilst living 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.