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The Retreat

As a family who loves to travel, we have worked hard to re-create the luxury we enjoy as a couple on romantic getaway with all the facilities and little extras we need with the kids on a family getaway for our guests.

At Sunset Retreat everyone has the space they need to enjoy their holiday, the way they deserve to.

It’s time to come together, to reconnect and relax. Enjoy your getaway in this large family holiday home, close to Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands but set on acreage so you can get back to nature and recharge. Multiple outdoor areas and breakaway spaces ensures the whole family can enjoy their own space while on holidays together.

Take a dip in the sparkling pool, crank up the pizza oven, roast marshmallows on the fire pit or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of a spectacular sunset. Sunset Retreat is in a beautiful rural location on 2.5 acers overlooking Ruddell Dam, the ranges and fields.

Everyone can spread out and relax by the pool or on the deck keeping an eye on the kids safe in the knowledge there is a fully enclosed yards and no busy roads.

Five bedrooms, spacious open plan living, sparkling in-ground pool, front deck plus the back-breeze deck all on one level so indoor/ outdoor flow is seamless. Sunset Retreat can comfortably sleep eight guests making it the perfect space to unwind with family or close friends.

Enjoy a chat and a cool drink in the afternoon while the kids run off a little steam. The pool has built in seating and a small kid’s ledge that run’s the perimeter for those still not totally confident in the water.

A gradual beach style entry is the perfect spot for toddlers to splash about and the built-in seating is simply crying out for Mum to sit down and just relax.

We are close to Airlie Beach and the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and yet far enough from town that you are assured privacy and peace and quiet.

Located in an acreage estate cul de sac, the area is made up predominately of families which gives a sense of freedom for the kids to ride their bikes, kick a footy or climb a tree. Wildlife is usually literally at your doorstep, do not be surprised to see wallabies and kangaroo’s grazing on the lawn and green tree frogs perched on the rock beds.

There are of course the iconic gecko’s that squeak and mooch about the place and the wag tails that often nest in the surrounding trees. Once a year we have the influx of “soldier ducks” that dutifully line up at the end of the street and pick and peck worms and small insects across the property from early morning till they then fly en-mass back down to the dam to roost.

There is also Windemere’s resident Goose “Timmy” who will give you a friendly honk if you wander down to his small dam and an even more enthusiastic one if you take him some fruit or veggies scraps.

As the sun sets, head out to the back-breeze deck and fire up the wood fired pizza oven. Everyone will love making their own creations and there is plenty of space for everyone to kick back and enjoy the evening.

Why not finish off at the fire pit? This sculpted oasis is great for a quiet glass of Red and even the big kids can enjoy toasting up a marshmallow or two watching the moon rise and then reflect off the water.

If you plan to bring your boat there is plenty of room to park on the property and be sure to take advantage of the Barramundi fishing at Peter Faust Dam or launch at one of three boat ramps nearby.

The kids and adults alike will love their stay at Sunset Retreat, you owe it to yourself to book your next getaway.

Sunset Retreat is a large and spacious family holiday home, close to Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. There are five bedrooms with three King Beds, single bunks with additional single floor trundle plus two more singles in the children’s TV area that can be covered into a Queen and a double fold sofa bed and porter cot. 

Enjoy time with loved ones at Sunset Retreat, set on a 2.5 acres property to take full advantage of the spectacular views over the freshwater dam, green fields and ranges this is the perfect location to come together.

  8 Guests     5 Bedrooms    3 Bathrooms    Saltwater Pool

Sunset Retreat offers five spacious bedrooms and multiple entertainment areas so everyone can spread out and relax. Larger family groups can relax knowing the kids have a fully enclosed front yard that is overlooked by the pool deck. Complete with an outdoor drinks fridge, twelve seat table, high bar and outdoor TV so you can enjoy the cricket.

Did someone says cold drinks on the pool deck while the little one’s burn off a little energy? The sparkling in-ground pool with built in seating and gradual beach style entry is great for the little ones as is the child’s safety ledge that run’s the perimeter for those still not totally confident in the water.

We are close to Airlie Beach and the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, yet in a quiet acreage setting so you are assured privacy and peace and quiet.   Sunset Retreat was awarded The Master Builders Award in its category which is a testament to its design and lay out which we can assure you, will impress. 

As the sun sets head out to the back breeze deck and fire up the wood fired pizza oven. Everyone will love making their own creations and there is plenty of space for everyone to kick back and enjoy the evening. Why not finish off out by the fire pit?

The Rooms

Master Bedroom: 1 x King Bed

Bedroom 2: 1 x King Bed

Bedroom 3: 1 x King Bed

Bedroom 4: 1 x Bunk Bed & 1 x Floor Trundle

TV Room: 2 x Single Beds (These can be set up side by side to create a Queen Bed on request)

Nursery: Double Sofa Bed (Suitable for children, this room is attached to the Master Bedroom)

There is also additional room in the master bedroom and open space robe for a portable cot allowing privacy in the Nursery for additional children / adults.

The House

Enter through double doors and down the wide space hallway, the first stop is the Master Suite. This features a King Bed, triple size walk in robe and private bathroom complete with double shower and rain head. There is a view over the water from the massive shower and direct access to the pool deck and outdoor entertainment area enhancing your resort vibe.

There attached nursery with private access door is perfect for keeping an ear out for the little one while still maintaining privacy and a quiet sanctuary. The main living area is blessed with a wall of glass sliders to take full advantage of Sunset Retreat’s views out over the pool towards the water and green vista’s.

The U shape floorplan design allows the breeze to flow through the house and the natural light to keep an airy feeling throughout the open plan living space.  There is also Ducted air-conditioning and heating throughout the entire property to ensure your comfort. The 65-inch recessed smart TV with Netflix, Foxtel and access to all the apps ensures you never miss your favourite show on those lazy Sunday afternoons.

Leading off from the main living area is a kid’s playroom with a daybed that converts to two singles and a DVD TV combo for movie time and popcorn at the end of a long day.

The Children’s room is all set up to entertain even the most discerning little person with a double bunk set and floor trundle bed. There are book’s, plush toys, games and a doll house plus many “hidden” treasures sure to keep them entertained.

A full-size bathroom with a separate shower and a deep soak bath perfect for the little and big alike to soak the day away as well as a full-size laundry and another separate toilet.

Along the hall is another bedroom with a King size bed and built in robe separated by another full-size bathroom and then into the Second Master Bedroom.

The second Master Bedroom also has a King size bed and enjoys direct access to the pool and entertainment deck. There is also a built-in robe and a TV DVD combo to allow you to enjoy your coffee while watching the news of a morning.

All of the bedrooms have sunlight block out curtains and blinds as well as light weight sheers for the breeze during a lazy afternoon nap.

While we are pet friendly, we ask that our guests ensure their furry family stays on the outside decks both of which are undercover and meet the sliding doors on both sides of the main living area. The cost to fumigate and steam clean the rugs and furniture makes allowing pets inside prohibitive unfortunately. The main house yard is fenced and enclosed, this is the best place for pets as they can still access the main pool deck but also have the freedom to play in the grass, hang in the shade still be close to you guys.


  • Delonghi Coffee Machine and fresh beans supplied
  • Pantry Essentials ( Tea, coffee, sauces, salt and pepper)
  • High Quality pressed linens
  • Bath and Pool Towels
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash and toilet paper
  • Cleaning products and supplies
  • 65 “ Smart TV, Netflix & Foxtel plus access to Smart Apps
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • Children’s toys and games
  • High chair, Bumbo’s and Porta Cot
  • Pasta Maker, Bellini, Kenwood & Bread maker
  • Fully fenced front yard safe for the kids
  • Ducted Air conditioning
  • Ample off street parking


    Low Season    Mid Season / School Holidays    High Season / Christmas & New Years
     $389 / Night                    $469 / Night                          $599 / Night

Above rates are based on 2 guests. Each additional guest is $40 per person, per night.

Low Season – 3 night minimum stay All other dates

Mid Season – 5 night minimum stay QLD School Holidays

High Season 7 night minimum stay Friday 17th December 2021 to Monday 10th January 2022

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In House Catering

We would like to introduce you to the concept of pre-ordering your food and drinks prior to your arrival at Sunset Retreat. Imagine arriving and all the hard work has been done for you? No rushing to the shops or  making multiple stops… what if you could simply pre order everything you and your guests need? Let us show you how.

Words and pictures don’t do this holiday home justice. It simply needs to be experienced! Mel has thought of everything from views from the shower and master bedroom to an entire cupboard of arts and crafts. My partner and I enjoyed three fabulous nights of tranquillity, checking out the mainland, hiking the national parks, dining by the Marina and enjoying movies on the most amazing lounge. Highly recommend as a private resort!”-Krystal August 2020WOW! our families had an amazing time at this place! best sunsets in the Whitsundays!”- Evan August 2020

The perfect home for getting away from the hustle. Peaceful quiet and everything you could possibly need to relax in comfort. Easy stress free self check in and a bottle of bubbles on arrival. The kids enjoyed the space and the small touches everywhere to enjoy some time out. Thank you again” –Jodie September 2020

This place has it all. Big house to accommodate large groups. Wonderful entertaining areas on a large block with a beautiful pool. Not too far out from Airlie Beach. Very child friendly with plenty of toys, games, books and more. Mel And family were extremely helpful when we needed it. Would highly recommend this place. Hope to be back soon.- Nicole January 2020 

“The house is spectacular, we could not be happier with our stay at Sunset Retreat. We stayed as a group of 10 and the house itself is very big with lots of personal home touches, the couch is incredible for lazy days watching Netflix or Foxtel, beautiful big comfy beds, lots of crafts / toys for kids, kitchen is something else and the wood fired pizza with herb garden is excellent. The pool overlooking the valley and dam is incredible. It’s a 10 min drive into Airlie but we much preferred this location to being right in town, very tranquil location.” Jessica – January 2020