Steele's Island Retreat features a Beach Homestead and Beach Cottage.

The Beach Homestead

The Beach Homestead, overlooking the sheltered bay on one side of the Island and the river estuary and beach on the other, has a warm, homely ambience and an abundance of rustic charm. Comfortably furnished, it offers the following;

  • huge living/entertainment area with a large, raised open fireplace and access to decking and verandas

  • several areas for dining, indoors and out

  • a bar alcove,

  • formal dining/games room with a multi purpose table that can easily be adapted for use as a large formal dining table, billiards table or table tennis table

  • spacious,fully equipped kitchen containing three electric ovens, microwave and convection oven, two fridges, two freezers, a cook top and dishwasher, a huge country kitchen table, modern kitchen appliances, ample crockery, cutlery, utensils, serving bowls, platters, etc.

  • six large bedrooms, each with access to outdoor areas, containing a double or queen bed, one or two single beds and/or bunks, television, radio, electric blankets, all bedding and linen (roll-away beds are also available)

  • bathroom or ensuite facilities for each bedroom

  • separate toilets, including a bathroom for disabled guests

  • large laundry equipped with washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board, ducted vacuum cleaning system

  • gym equipment

  • spa (seats 11) and sauna with shower and toilet facilities

  • shaded outdoor barbecue areas, on either side of the homestead and overlooking the water, with ample outdoor furniture

  • timber blinds throughout

  • heated, easy care slate floor throughout

  • cots, highchairs and a change table for the smaller guests

  • trestle tables and folding timber chairs for additional indoor or outdoor dining use

  • living one one easy level, in and out

Groups of twenty plus can be comfortably accommodated in the homestead, depending on preferred sleeping arrangements.
It offers the perfect setting for group gatherings of any type.  (See Business, Organisation and Corporate Stays  and Functions, Fun and Fantasy)

The Beach Cottage

The secluded, cosy and private timber beach cottage, ideally suited to couples seeking a quiet, romantic stay or small families, is positioned for maximum privacy and views on the northern end of the island overlooking the bluff, river mouth, beach and majestic Mt. Wellington.  It is just a short stroll, along a private sandy track, from the water’s edge and provides the following facilities:

  • Two bedrooms - electric blankets, linen and bedding provided

  • Fully equipped kitchen – fridge, freezer, stove, microwave oven

  • Bathroom/toilet/laundry – fully automatic washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board

  • Lounge/dining/kitchen – heating, television, DVD player, radio

The Beach Homestead
The Beach Cottage