Walking distance to the beach and local store, this well appointed home located inside the dingo fence that protects Happy Valley, will comfortably accommodate and entertain 2 families.
COMFORTABLE, WELL APPOINTED AND EQUIPPED FAMILY HOME
Comfortably sleeping 10 , with two spare mattresses plus two divans, the house can expand to meet the size of your family.
Pillows, blankets, under blankets, duvets and duvet covers are provided. You will, however, need to bring your own linen. If travelling from interstate or overseas, sheets and towels can be conveniently hired from the Happy Valley Resort.
The house is fully screened, with ceiling fans in all the bedrooms and living areas. The large front verandah and living areas catch cool breezes all year round.
LARGE ENTERTAINMENT AND DINING AREAS
Both the verandah and dining tables cater for 12 and there is crockery and cutlery to support 12 as well.
EXTENSIVE LIBRARY OF GAMES AND BOOKS
As a holiday home, furnished to support broad family demographics, it contains a large library of games, beach toys and books to entertain both young and old on the days you are not exploring the island.
There is also a library of reference books on Fraser Island and the surrounds, along with books to help identify local birds and fish, for those thirsty to learn more about the Island.
The master bedroom is located on the second floor. It has an ensuite and separate sitting room complete with a lounge suite, table and chairs, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.
The main downstairs bedroom has a queen bed, lots of cupboards, and plenty of room to accommodate a porta cot (though none is currently provided) or additional bed.
There is also a double bedroom downstairs, plus two rooms each with a set of double bunks. There is a spare mattress under each of the sets of bunks in case your family numbers swell past 10.
Shearwater Fraser Island is well equipped to cater for many guests, including kitchen equipment and basic supplies.
The house is solar powered, with a back up generator that automatically starts when the power is low. The oven, barbecue and stove top run on gas, with instant Rinnai gas hot water supplying the house.
As the house is isolated, with no access to regular cleaners, we ask that you leave the house as you found it, cleaning the house on exit. More information is available on the Shearwaterfraserisland site.
Shearwater is at Happy Valley, a small township half way up the east coast of the island protected by a dingo proof fence. Drive up into the Valley, and the house is just past the Happy Valley Wilderness Retreat on the road to Lake Garrawongera. Petrol, a limited range of food, alcohol and souvenirs can be purchased from the Retreat. Along with the shop, the Retreat also has a Bistro and bar operating 7 days a week, and is just a 1 minute walk from the house so an easy alternative to cooking every night.
GETTING TO FRASER ISLAND
The beach is the main road on Fraser Island, so a four wheel drive vehicle is essential for visiting Shearwater Fraser Island. Vehicular ferries run from both River Heads, Hervey Bay and Inskip Point, north of Rainbow Beach.