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Can't beat the relaxed wrap around veranda with 3 eight seater tables to choose the best view across to Coochie and the mainland. Right beside the boat ramp and Dalpura Beach. Brought our boat over, caught sand crabs every day, BBQs on the veranda, happy doggies on holidays with us, walks on beach and swim in warm water. Can walk at high tide along the beach to the Bowls Club or you can get free bus to and from, for delicious food. Helga and Michael are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Clean and neat house with everything we needed (including a big pot for the crabs!). Not a modern home but an old fashioned, relaxed beach holiday. Have booked our next trip (our third). Great place to visit.
We have just returned from our holiday and wanted to ensure we left an accurate review of redlands retreat. The property was very spacious and considering we had 3 couples and 2 children it never felt crampt or noisy. The presentation upon arrival was excellent and the owners met us and gave us some helpful information and even some milk and bread which was most welcome after our long drive. The downstairs comprises of two lounges with the one at the rear of the property having air conditioning which was needed in the afternoons and early evenings on some days. The kitchen is large with American style fridge freezer. It was well equipped although a wok and sharp knife would be a good addition in the future. We made full use of the bbq provided and enjoyed eating out on the patio which overlooked the pool and gardens. The laundry is fantastic and having the two pull out laundry bins was great as we all had some washing to do during our stay. Upstairs there was one large master, a queen and two twin bedrooms all neatly presented with towels on beds and bars of soap. The main bathroom had a bath, vanity and shower (the pressure wasn't great but that's probably just my personal preference). A bin in the main bathroom would be a welcome addition. The upstairs and all bedrooms were air conditioned and featured fan. We did make use of the air conditioning. The swimming pool was amazing and beautifully cool for such warm days and surprisingly deep. I think it would be ashame to not have a pool at this property! Listed on items online were a DVD player and hair dryer both of which we did not find anywhere. I didn't mind not finding a DVD player as we were mostly busy anyway socialising with our family but thought I'd mention it. Also there was no hair dryer, I think putting one in the main bath would be a good idea. Aside from these small items the owners went above and beyond by providing and installing stair gates prior to our arrival and were very welcoming. The communication throughout was excellent and allowing our dog to stay was fantastic. The outside space provided for Banjo was good with grassy areas to the back and side. We were plesently surprised to find a dog friendly park and play park for the kids within a five minute walk from the property and there was an excellent off leash park and beach front play park within a 5 minute drive called GJ walter Park, which we spent an evening at and had dinner overlooking the sea. We had a great time and I woul