Visiting a sick relative on the south side of Mackay, we decided we wanted something quite, away from the glitter strip of the North Mackay mega-resorts… we were looking for something closer to where we needed to be, a little less pricey and close to the beach. Newly listed and looking uber-chic from its recent renovations, we settled for the lovely quiet Beachside B&B.
Unfortunately, we arrived by train at 4am, dampening an otherwise marvelous stay, by being clamped with an extra full day’s penalty, for arriving so early. This charge was almost as much as we had paid for the discounted three nights we were staying. Not being offered a special rate, despite it only being half a day, stung a little, but that soon passed as we got to know the live-in host(s) and enjoyed the comfort and luxury of a very peaceful, relaxing and beautifully spotless B&B.
Some teething problems for the host as she visibly practiced etiquette and boundaries, resisting the urge to peek in your room before knocking for breakfast and changing the breakfast rules halfway through our stay, to no more continental breakfasts, just cereal and toast? Maybe I was dreaming because the bed in our room was so very comfortable, despite it being a regular double. The room itself (an extension on the original building) was awesomely comfortable, with a super-spacious modern bathroom and a great shower with ample hot water… or cold.
Air conditioned, but with no TV in the room, you need to share the lounge-room to watch TV, pool and kitchen, or just sit back and enjoy the cool of the evening breezes on a huge verandah with an equally huge and comprehensive BBQ. Just lovely. The kitchen is extensive and well equipped and you are welcome to cook your evening meal if you so wish.
With beautifully sealed wooden floors, huge windows catching the breezes overlooking Mackay Bay, there are no complaints. This resort is a great destination, clean and very comfortable and in low season, more or less left to your own devices to enjoy it all in a home-away-from home.
Very comfortable for a family with children and so well located to travel into the hinterland, north to Airle Beach, Bowen or south to see the incredible cane field heartland of Queensland and the booming coal ports scattered along its shoreline.
Highly recommend it to anyone, as long as you don’t arrive at an odd hour and are clear on what constitutes Breakfast. We would return, without hesitation.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Response from yandjayLincs, Manager at Beachside Bed & Breakfast
Responded 2 Nov 2014
Dear Lilla, Thank you for the lovely review with such a positive plug for Mackay and the surrounding districts. It sounds as though your visit to Beachside B&B was enjoyable and that is what I aim for. I am deeply saddened that you were of the opinion I peeked, I cannot recall it ever happening, perhaps I knocked on your ajar door? I am sorry to have offended you. On your next visit, which I look forward to, perhaps I can show you that the bed in your room which was "so very comfortable" was truly a Queen. Till next time.......
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