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Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units

11 Rheuben Terrace, Arcadia, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819 Australia
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#2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Arcadia
Self-contained one bedroom, 2 bedroom and 4 bedroom house with large lounge area and large back and front decks. The house is high set with the rear deck overlooking the pool. Upstairs has 1 bedroom with ensuite, large lounge, dining room, kitchen and front and rear decks. Downstairs there are 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry and utility room. Linen is supplied for up to 8 people and there are beds available to sleep another 2 people; but extra charges will be applied to supply extra linen for these beds. The house is close to the beach, shops, hotel, walking tracks, transport, restaurants and entertainment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Golf course
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms


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51Somewhat walkable
Grade: 51 out of 100
36Restaurantswithin 10 km
16Attractionswithin 10 km
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Russell A wrote a review Sep 2017
Port Fairy, Australia60 contributions35 helpful votes
Our short stay at Alma Bay was the highlight of nine days in and around Townsville. The one bedroom unit at Magnetic Retreat was clean and comfortable and offered everything that we wanted, representing honest and down to earth 3 star accommodation at a pleasing tariff. With a bus stop just outside, only a few minutes’ walk to the charm of cosy and pretty Alma Bay, and basic shops and eating options also within easy walking, the location was ideal for us. Hosts Gay and Nick were quick to respond to request and queries. We had other family on holiday with us who chose to stay at a top resort in Nelly Bay; they may have had a 5 star room but they looked out on to a carpark and were surrounded by buildings, roads, cars and crowds. For a fraction of the cost we had curlews, lorikeets and cockatoos for company. Regardless of the price, we preferred our choice, and would welcome opportunity for a return visit.
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
A-Reel wrote a review Jun 2017
Townsville, Australia474 contributions133 helpful votes
Basic family Units with all you need for a comfortable stay in a location just a short walk from the best beach around at Alma Bay. Air Con. Great shower. Comfy bed. Well equipped for self catering and the Arcadia Hotel is a short walk away.
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Date of stay: June 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book early!
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Leisha D wrote a review Sep 2016
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions43 helpful votes
We stayed in this self contained unit for about a week. It had all we need and the owners are really nice. It was a short walk to Alma Bay and Arcadia shops, so was handy. The units themselves are clean and basic.
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Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
K A B wrote a review Nov 2015
Queensland, Australia29 contributions6 helpful votes
I have stayed at Magnetic Retreat on several occasions & found the atmosphere very quiet & relaxing. From the secluded location to the privacy of the units, it has a very calm vibe. There are seven units which are ideal for singles, couples, families & a two storey house which also caters for extended families, all of which are airconditioned. The saltwater pool & spa is very well located within the complex and the property has lawned areas as well as shady trees and small garden areas. The Retreat is not on a main road, so there is no traffic noise & is only a two minute walk to either Alma Bay (my favourite) or Geoffrey Bay. The Retreat also has two 4WD vehicles for hire, so holiday makers can travel to the many attractions 'Maggie' Island has to offer.
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Date of stay: July 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: This property is not a hotel (there wasn't another option to choose) but a complex of holiday...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units
Which popular attractions are close to Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units?
Nearby attractions include Magnetic Island Forts Walk (1.7 km), Geoffrey Bay (0.8 km), and Stage Door (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units?
Conveniently located restaurants include the REEF Bar Cafe, Scallywags Cafe, and The Early Bird.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Magnetic Retreat Holiday Units?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kissing Point Fort (12.1 km) and National Trust Heritage Centre (15.2 km).