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Emu Park, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our third trip to Svendsen's Beach. It is a small eco-resort on the NE side of Great Keppel Island with one of the most scenic outdoor kitchens you could imagine - right on the beach. We stayed in the tent-cabins - comfortable beds, big old veranda overlooking the bay, nestled into a tropical garden - "glamping" to the...

Thank Sirreele
Lyndie M, Manager at Svendsens Beach, responded to this review

Dear Sirreele, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I know that everyone's lives are very busy, so when guests are kind enough to make the effort to write one - I feel very grateful and honoured! We would love you to come again in the future! Warm regards and thanks, Lyndie

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked last minute to stay at Svensen's beach after changing our plans- and how grateful we were to have stumbled upon it! Lyndie and Carl are fantastic hosts, and generously share their piece of paradise - their place at Svendson's Beach feels like you're on a private island, you're often the only person on pristine beaches. They met us...

Thank MedicKatherine
Lyndie M, Owner at Svendsens Beach, responded to this review

Hello MedicKatherine! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us! We were delighted that you could make it! The recent cyclone had put folks off - though as you saw, we had no damage! So we were thrilled that you took a cancelled space, and that you enjoyed your time here so...

Yeppoon, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Svendsen's is the ultimate escape. We went there for a week over Christmas with extended family and it was the perfect combination of rest and activity. Lyndie and Carl were great hosts and did not intrude but were always around to offer advice about the Island and host some adventures if desired including snorkelling, kayaking and star gazing. Thank you...

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Isawaturtle, Owner at Svendsens Beach, responded to this review

I am so grateful to guests who love the island and who make the effort to write a review of our place. As a doctor, parent and working person, I know your life is busy, so feel extra appreciative that you wrote us a review! Thank you for your kind words - we enjoyed your company and would be pleased...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2016

How refreshing it was to return to Great Keppel Island and find ourselves a world away from the everyday. If you are travelling to Great Keppel Island, stay here ! You could not be further removed from all the commercial activity that you find on the other side of the island. It is bliss. Carl and Lindy are locals who...

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Isawaturtle, Owner at Svendsens Beach, responded to this review

Orla, I am so happy that you came to stay with us and so very grateful that you have written us such a lovely and kind review! I know that everyone's lives are getting busier and busier and it is hard to find the time to do all these things - for this reason we are particularly appreciative! So happy...

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Svendsens really is an amazing place to stay. Set on an idyllic beach, this getaway is truly one of a kind. The fantastic hosts Lyndie and Carl make you feel right at home while giving you all the privacy you need. The island itself is beautiful and there is lots to see and explore. This was the highlight of our...

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Isawaturtle, Owner at Svendsens Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to stay with us! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the stay - and would like to invite you to return some day. We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank you for making the effort and taking the time from your busy life to write a review! Much appreciated! Wishing you...

Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had an incredible time. Hosts Carl and Lyndie were a ring away if we ever needed them. Was affordable, with so many things to see and do. The unique touches made this place one of a kind. Snorkeling, swimming, beautiful beaches and so many incredible walk ways with fantastic hosts made this wee slice of paradise one we cannot...

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Isawaturtle, Owner at Svendsens Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! I know folks are really busy these days and appreciate you making the effort! It was a pleasure having you guys here and hope some day to see your smiling faces coming off the ferry to visit the island again! Thank you, Lyndie and Carl

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Was blown away with how beautiful the place was. The accomodation and hospitality was impeccable. Plenty to see and do, definitely something out of the ordinary. Carl and Lyndie made us feel very welcome. Cannot wait to return. :)

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Isawaturtle, Owner at Svendsens Beach, responded to this review

I always feel so grateful to guests who take the time and make the effort to write a review for us! Thank you! The weather is warm, the water visibility very clear and the wind is calm today and I am going snorkeling at Butterfish Bay - I wish you were coming with me! Thank you for coming to stay...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I stayed at Svendsen’s Beach Retreat in July and I loved it! We were on a budget, and comparing prices we didn’t think we’d ever get such a nice place to stay for only $57.50 per night per person. We were in a safari tent which was comfortable, spotlessly clean, and right on the beach. The island is absolutely beautiful...

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Isawaturtle, Owner at Svendsens Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, Jeffie. We thoroughly enjoyed your company when you were here. We love this island and all that it has to offer - and so love it when guests get to see and experience the magic. We would be delighted to host you again in the future. Warm regards,...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a rather delayed review, I stayed at Svendsens beach in August, and haven't stopped thinking about it since! So many highlights to choose from, kayaking among the mangroves at high tide (so still and calming), walking around the Island surrounded by whales jumping out of the water and walking on beautiful walking tracks complete with poetry and viewing...

1Thank EmilaesJoc
Isawaturtle, Owner at Svendsens Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review! In today's busy world, I can fully understand how it is difficult to find the time to write reviews - and I so appreciate you doing so! We truly love this magical island and by implication, can't help but love people who also find the magic! Thank you for...

Reviewed 11 November 2016

What a fabulous place to unwind. We recently had four days in the house at Svendsens and didn't want to leave. You could snorkel, kayak, bushwalk or do nothing at all! A highlight was having Wreck beach to ourselves. We were so lucky to be able to enjoy this unspoilt piece of paradise and look forward to a return visit.

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Lyndie M, Owner at Svendsens Beach, responded to this review

Hello James, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We very much appreciate it. James, we feel so privileged to live on this magnificent island away from the commercial section and always love being able to share it with like minded folks. We enjoyed having you here and hope your citrus season will be a...

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Very few places like this still exist in the world. A totally natural, 'away from it all,' friendly island eco set up, with clean comfortable rooms, natural gardens right on the beach - absolute beachfront, with no roads between you and the sea. Hot showers, cooking facilities, wonderful walking tracks, pristine beaches, coral reef snorkeling off beaches, kayak to lagoon. Perfect relaxation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Svendsens Beach

Address: C.M.B | Svendsen's Beach, Great Keppel Island, Great Keppel Island, Queensland 4700, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Great Keppel Island
Price Range: RM348 - RM663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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