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Birdsong Bribie Island - Pet & Wheelchair Friendly & Private Lap Pool

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Birdsong is at Bongaree, Bribie Island - 1 hr north of Brisbane and 1 hr south of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia & about 50 mins from Brisbane Airport.

Bribie is the only Queensland Island connected to the mainland by bridge.

Birdsong is a spacious, stylish, modern 2-bedroom villa built as part of our old beachfront Queenslander. It is independent of our own accommodation, and has its own solar-heated 15.3 meter lap pool set in a large beautiful private garden full of rare and unusual tropical and native plants.

Although within easy walking distance of restaurants, cafes, sports clubs, the RSL, and beach activities, it is a quiet and relaxing location. The noisiest residents are the native birds! It is arguably the loveliest residential part of Bribie Island.

The location is perfect for a relaxing holiday or weekend getaway. Some of our features include:

Pet friendly

We love animals and would like to accommodate your pets. We can take most dogs, pet birds and possibly other animals. Please contact us to see if we can accommodate your particular pets. We definitely welcome guide dogs and disability assistance dogs.

We have a fenced yard which adjoins a large undercover deck. Pets can move independently and securely between their yard, the deck, and inside the villa.

You can walk your dog/s on off-leash dog beaches. Our closest off-leash beach is about a 1.3 km street-walk away (3 mins by car). When the tide is lower, you can also do the trip on foot on the beach.

Wheelchair / Disability Accessible

Fully wheelchair accessible and was designed by an experienced occupational therapist. This includes:

- Completely flat flooring from front entry to pool at back with the exception of bathroom doorway lip (12 mm) and (16 mm) lip to back deck and pool.

- Wet-room bathroom with hand-held shower & no shower hob, and hospital-grade, slip-resistant vinyl flooring.

- We can provide a shower chair and raised toilet seat if required.

Lots of things to do. There are ample opportunities to:

Get Physical

- Swim in your own private lap pool at Birdsong &/or at the Bribie Island Aquatic Centre & we have easy beach access for swimming in the Pumicestone Passage

- Cycle along Bribie's extensive network of bike paths. A beautiful waterside bike path runs past Birdsong.

- Beach & bush walk - Bribie is very flat so you don’t have to be super fit to enjoy these pastimes.

- Fish from either beach or boat. The beach in front of Birdsong is popular for fishing.

- Kayak in the ocean or the network of canals

- Play golf at one or both of the 2 golf courses on Bribie Island.

- & Sail, surf, sailboard, jog - to name just a few more!!!

Enjoy Nature

- Bird-watch - The local area is home to more species of birds than Kakadu!! A short walk from Birdsong is Buckley’s Hole, a fresh-water lagoon popular with bird watchers and many local and migratory birds. There is even a bird hide.

- Enjoy native wildlife - Most of the island is uninhabited with 55.8 square kilometres of national park and forestry plantations. Consequently, native wildlife abounds, whether it be kangaroos on the beach, black cockatoos in our Banksia tree, or dolphins frolicking near the beach.

Explore

- Go 4-wheel driving on approved beaches or through the bush up the centre of the island

- Take a Ferryman Cruise up the Pumicestone Passage. The trips range from 2 hrs to all day and include meals, and the boat is wheelchair friendly.

- Visit The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, a 15 min drive from Bribie. The Abbey Museum has some of the most significant holdings of international art and antiquities in Queensland.

- Visit Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo - 54 km north of Bribie and a 45 - 50 min drive. It is also wheelchair friendly and thoroughly recommended.

- Visit the Sunshine Coast which begins at Caloundra, about 1 hour from Bribie.

- Explore the lush Sunshine Coast Hinterland - including the villages of Montville, Maleny, Mapleton & Flaxton (about a 1 hour drive) and experience nature, art galleries and wonderful food.

Indulge Yourself:

- Sit on the beach or in the park and eat some of the best fish and chips.

- Dine out at a selection of cafes and restaurants - the best being a 10 min walk from Birdsong.

- Even make use of some modern conveniences - an air-conditioned twin cinema; well-stocked supermarkets; and all the usual facilities you need to lead your daily life.

- Enjoy the Bowls, Golf, Surf, & RSL clubs - Some have courtesy buses &/or are a short walk from Birdsong.

Environmentally friendly

- Built from Zego (concrete filled polystyrene blocks), so has an energy rating of 9/10, making it cool in summer and warm in winter. There are heaters and fans for when the weather gets extreme, which is very rare.

- All the doors and windows and many other fittings are recycled. This includes stained glass and lighting from various periods, including Victorian.

More Details

Owner
Robyn Hayes
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Bongaree around the Moreton Bay Region

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • wet room. walk in shower. w/c
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Birdsong Bribie Island - Pet & Wheelchair Friendly & Private Lap Pool
average rating of 4.8703704 based on 54 reviews
Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia
5

Peaceful, Relaxing and Restful. Great location, Wonderful hosts, and very Pet Friendly.

  • 5 of 5

We always know when we have had a good holiday by the level of sadness we feel when it is over and time to leave. Using this as a gauge and applying it to our stay at Birdsong we can honestly say we and our German Shepherd had a great holiday and stay. Firstly, the hosts, Jock and Robyn are really nice people. Unintrusive and respectful that you would hardly know they were there; yet catering to any need or questions should you have any. The property and accommodation is very pleasant and well appointed with such a relaxing feel. The location is fantastic in that cafe's (most of which are dog friendly) and shops are within walking distance or a short drive. There is a dog friendly beach also within walking distance or a short drive too. Though it was early September and the water temperature a little cool, the lap pool got the better of me and I ended up going in for a dip on most days of our stay. Our German Shepherd was made to feel most welcome being allowed inside the property. My wife and I certainly recommend this place and we are certainly hoping to be able to get back there again sometime. Living on Tamborine Mountain which is only two hours away we didn't realize how nice Bribie Island is. It really was a great stay and we feel very rested for it. Thank you very much Jock and Robyn for a lovely holiday and hope to see you again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and relaxing with everything in easy reach when you want it

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed our week, Jock and Robin made us feel welcome immediately. Truly a pet friendly holiday where our dogs were invited inside - unlike other 'pet friendly' where dogs are strictly outside. Our fur babies loved the setting and daily strolls to the restaurants / cafes (many of which also welcomed our dogs). Leisurely breckys or dinners watching the sun rise or set over the jetty. Relaxing strolls along the esplanade chatting to the locals and fellow holiday makers. Couldn't recommend any higher amazing would have loved to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply superlative in all respects!

  • 5 of 5

Robyn and Jock are amongst the very best hosts that we have rented from. Warm, communicative, professional and accommodating. The place is, frankly, serene. Lush garden, nice clean pool and very quiet. The inside is impeccably clean and well kitted out. The WiFi works great and whilst we didn’t watch much TV, there are 30 some channels to chose from. One can walk everywhere - to restaurants, cafés, supermarket and bottle shops. There is an RSL nearby (5min walk) that is the best that I’ve been to in travels to Australia. There is a BBQ (grill) on the deck that we used extensively to cook the bounty of fresh local seafood. Kitchen paper, toilet paper, shower soap, dish soap and tea towels were also included. We also made use of the washing machine and the outdoor drying rack (horse). We walked to the beach and along the esplanade everyday to get morning coffee. The island is simply idyllic and it’s people are very friendly and helpful. We hope to return (from Ottawa, Canada) next January for another family holiday. We highly recommend this place to those that seek a break from the hectic pace of working life and big cities. This place is above and beyond what is advertised. Only one hour’s drive from Brisbane Airport.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Super relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our short stay at Birdsong, the tropical outlook from the verandah was so relaxing, and we felt so relaxed after just one day. We also loved how close we were to the beach and shops and restaurants, and thank you for the restaurant tips! We would love to come back one day, it is such a beautiful spot.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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4

Bird song was so lovely!

  • 4 of 5

David and I and our dogs had a perfect holiday thanks to Robyn and Jock and beautiful Bribie Island. We felt very comfortable in our gorgeous rooms looking onto the fabulous lap pool and gardens. So close to the dog off leash area was perfect for us. We will recommend to our friends and will return happily . Chris and David

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
5

thank you Jock and Robyn

  • 5 of 5

My family, my dog and I realy were enjoying 4 days in your beautiful place with heeted pool, tropical garden, your kindness ful of worm atmosfere, closenest to the beachs, cafes...even nice food arround ... We will come back.

Regard from Slavica and Heidi

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Slavica and Heidi - Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It was our pleasure. Best wishes - R & J
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Location

Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Brisbane
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Buckley's Hole
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Beach & Bay & Nature

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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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