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Samsara Holiday House

Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Magnetic Island, Queensland
High amongst the trees next to the National Park, Samsara is a spacious fully air conditioned 2 bedroom holiday home which is in a unique location, extremely private, yet close to all amenities.The house is unfenced so merges into the beauty of the park with impressive trees, granite boulders & a seasonal creek.The Rainbow Lorakeets & Kookaburra's visit the deck every day & Koala's inhabit the trees at the rear of the house. As evening approaches the Possums, Curlews & Wallabies emerge.Alma Bay (the Island's best swimming beach) is only a 12 minute walk & has a shady lawn area & Play Park for young children.Please note the property is unfenced so does not have a secure outdoor play area for children but there are two secure balconies.The kitchen is well equipped & includes a large fridge, oven with... Read more
Listing #HL5429395
About the Owner
Eleanor W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
Interaction with guests
I do not live on the island when the house is booked, so my cleaner will leave out the keys on the day of your arrival. Once your booking is confirmed I forward a fact sheet, some useful links & some suggestions depending on the demographic of the group. Feel free to contact me prior to your arrival & during your stay for information / assistance.
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

The house was set at the end of the street backing the rainforest. It was like being in a tree house! Kookaburras and Wallabies came for a visit every morning. The artwork inside the house was lovely. I would love to go back!

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We found Samsara spotless with everything we needed ,books, games, fishing rods and of course everything you needed to make a really lovely private quite place to holiday. Loved feeding the kookaburra,s that were so quiet. If you are looking for a holiday house that...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank KenH2827
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

A home among wildlife. Comfortable, clean and everything supplied to make an enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank linrob31
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Samsara is not a party house & excessive noise is not permitted after 10:00PM. Appliance malfunctions & breakages to be reported immediately. Bath towels not to be removed from...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 King
    4 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 10,194 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Samsara is in Arcadia & the house is in a very quiet residential street which backs on to the National Park & is adjacent to a seasonal creek. Although you are only a 5 minute walk from the bus stop & 12 minutes to the shops, hotel & beach, you feel as though you are in the middle of the park as the neighboring houses are barely visible. It is a central point for the island's bush walks & visited daily by a variety of birds, possums & butterflies. Occasionally an Echidna trundles through the creek bed & the Koala's start to move around at dusk in the trees at the rear of the house.
Getting around
Sealink is the passenger only ferry from Townsville (no booking required)
Magnetic Island Ferry is the passenger & vehicle ferry from Townsville (booking required
Island bus service coordinates with the ferry arrival & departure times.
24 hour Island taxi service
Walkway between Arcadia to Nelly Bay with walking tracks linking the other bays.
Car, bicycle & scooter hire available
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Townsville: 8.0 km
Railway: Townsville: 8.0 km
Ferry: Townsville - Nelly Bay: 2.0 km
Fly into Townsville airport; either take the regular Shuttle Bus service to the Ferry Terminal (15 minutes) or a Taxi.The passenger ferry is a 20 minute trip to Nelly Bay terminal & it is not necessary to book.The Island bus service meets every ferry .There are taxi's & it is an $8:00 - $10.00 taxi fare to Samsara which is in the next bay, or a bus trip with a 200 metre walk to the house. If you are bringing your car you can book on the car ferry. Just make sure if you have a hire car that the hire company will permit this.
If you have a hire car or campervan & don't want to bring it to the island, there is a secure yard at the car ferry terminal where it can be left free of charge if you travel on the car ferry as a walk on passenger.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.6 km.
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