Secluded Luxury Beach House Rental near Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaBedarra Island, Queensland (Australia) view map
Description of Glamping Units
This luxury rental is located near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and can accommodate two guests, featuring a large master bedroom with a queen-size bed, a walk-in closet, and views of the Coral Sea. The accommodation comes fully equipped with pillows, linen sheets, bedding, beach towels, and essential toiletries.
The villa itself is a spacious, architect-designed, open plan pavilion house featuring cathedral ceilings and decorated in contemporary coastal style. It consists of two separate pavilions: one where the bedroom suite is, while the other holds the roomy main living area.
In the main living area, there is a modern kitchen, a powder room, a lounge, and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Both the bedroom and living room pavilions share access to a large bathroom—which features a bathtub, a shower, a toilet, and a sink—and opens up to rainforest views. This luxury villa rental also features a 32-inch LCD television, a Blu-Ray player, an iPod dock for playing music, and a telephone.
Outside, there is a large timber deck that has sections that are both covered and uncovered, complete with outdoor seating, a hammock, and a barbecue. The deck can also be shielded by PVC blinds when the weather is rainy. Additionally, this rental has a state-of-the-art solar power system.
This accommodation comes with private beach access and the use of a tandem Viking kayak. Read More
- Cell service
- Dining table
- Docking station
- DVD player
- Extra bed(s)
- Kitchen equipment
- Linens provided
- Lounge/Living room
- Patio furniture
- Private bathroom
- Queen-size bed
- Radio/Stereo system
- Running water
- Tea kettle
- Towels provided
- Twin/Single Bed
This accommodation features a 32-inch LCD television, a Blu-Ray player, an iPod dock for playing music, a telephone and more. Outside, guests will have both covered and uncovered timber decking where glampers can sit and relax outdoors, grill out, or lounge in the hammock. The outdoor decking areas can be shielded with PVC blinds on days of inclement weather.
Each stay at this villa rental also includes the island caretaker, who is there to help with arrival and departure plans, as well as tips on what to do while staying here.
- Deck or balcony
- Luggage storage facilities
- Patio furniture
- Shared kitchen
Location + Surroundings
This beach house is located on Bedarra Island in the tropical waters of Northern Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, part of the Family Group of Islands. The beach house experience creates a unique contrast to the modern-day beachcomber. Offering the ultimate in privacy, the island's stunning natural beauty is highlighted by pure white beaches, turquoise waters, soaring granite boulders, and lush green rainforest. Nowhere else on Queensland's palm-fringed coast will guests be as close to the Great Barrier Reef, only 28 kilometers east of Dunk Island.
Banfield called the reef their coral gardens, and what guests see today is about 10,000 years old. It is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest structure ever created on earth by living organisms. The GBR was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981, thanks to artist John Busst, who originally lived on Bedarra Island. Busst is also the original “Greenie” from this area. Scattered throughout this entire area is an intricate maze of submerged reefs, beautiful coral cays and a large number of continental islands, most of which are surrounded by their own fringing reefs. The islands were once mountain peaks on the coastline of Australia. When sea levels rose after the last Ice Age, islands like Dunk and Bedarra were formed and coral reefs have developed round many of them.
This site is proud to announce that they have been awarded Ecotourism in the Eco-certification (IV) program by EcoTourism Australia. Which means they are accredited by T.QUAL (Australian Tourism Quality assured). For those wishing for a "sustainable" holiday in the Great Barrier Reef, consider this glamping site. Read More
- Bird watching
- Scuba diving
- Whale watching
Apart from plenty of peace, quiet, and privacy, glampers will be able to participate in a number of different activities while glamping on Bedarra Island. At just a two-minute walk from the accommodation, there are two private beaches: Doorila Bay, best for swimming and relaxation, and Coomool Bay, which is great for snorkeling. There are two sun loungers on the beach at Doorila Bay for guests to use.
Another popular activity while on the island is kayaking, which is a wonderful way to discover all of the other secluded beaches in the area. Guests are provided with a tandem Viking kayak with viewing portholes and life jackets. Glampers must leave the kayak above the high tide mark in the trees throughout their stay. If guests are adventurous and in good shape, they can circumnavigate the island in two to three hours. If this is something glampers are interested in doing, make sure to let someone know before leaving and take plenty of water in the backpack.
Other popular activities in the area include picnicking, swimming, meditation, hiking, having drinks at sunset, going on a scenic boat tour or sunset cruise, fishing, Great Barrier Reef diving, reef snorkeling and jet skiing.
- It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.
A minimum five-night stay applies. While guests can stay for just a few nights, the minimum charge is still for five nights. A maximum of four adults (two couples or two adults and two children). The accommodation is ideally designed to indulge two people in privacy.
Children are permitted at this glamping property.
There is a meet and greet service, as well as assistance with luggage and supplies on arrival and departure. There is also an island caretaker who can assist with emergencies. Read More