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The Sea Shanties Amity Point

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by Sharon Higson (subscribe)
60 and still adventuring !!
Published September 22nd 2013
A special place to escape to
One of the most beautiful places you will find in Queensland sits just off the coast of Brisbane. Take the ferry across Redland Bay and breath taking Stradbroke Island welcomes you on the other side. Once you get there you enter peaceful Dunwich and make your way up the highway to get to the Sea Shanties at Amity.

The delightful sea shanties are attributed to the owner, Elizabeth Burns, an architect by trade now turned property manager. The original buildings once located on Moreton Island belonged to the army. They were brought to Amity and dubbed "the fishing village". With Elizabeth's keen eye she transformed the ageing buildings to the lovely cottages you can't help but fall in love with.

Sea Shanties, Amity
Great touches!


Some cabins have a fishing theme, others favour a beach theme. Everything from the door handles on the cabins to the crafty items inside and out, a string of flip flops, the photos on the wall, the fishing nets, oars and life preservers all are used imaginatively in the setting. The blues and crisp whites, the soft sandy shade of the blinds right down to the refurbished floors are all well detailed.

Sea Shanties at Amity
Beach themed cabins!


Windows on all sides capture the breezes, the bathroom sky light well placed. The fully functioning living/bedroom area comes complete with fridge, sink for washing up and hot plates to cook, cutlery and table ware. You will need to bring your own sheets and towels, doonas are supplied. Eat, drink, be merry and share your cabin with up to 4 people.

These are ideal for a family weekend escape or a group of friends on an outing for a couple days. You could even have a wedding, bringing a small group to come and stay. This place has such a special feel to it and is made for Yoga retreats or small conferences. Chat with the office about accommodations or go here.

Sea Shanties, Amity
Sit and daydream, fish, dive or snorkel!


The lawn lies between the cabins and the sea, making it a magnificent spot to watch the sun set. There is a swing for the kids though the big kids may like it too. A small jetty and rocks beside lend themselves for sitting and daydreaming. You can watch the fish and dolphins swim by in the crystal clear water. Maybe do some fishing, snorkelling or diving as well.

Sea Shanties, Amity
The sun sets right in front of you!


You will be in good company with the koala family that lives on the property, the whistling kites, magpies and gulls.

The beach is a short stroll away and goes for miles. You can walk it, picnic on it or drive on it, though you need a permit for the driving. Flinders Beach is a most amazing place to spend a day.

You are in close proximity to everything that Straddie has to offer, including the Gorge walk at Point Lookout, the Stradbroke Island Museum in Dunwich and the little hamlet of Amity to explore.

Sea Shanties, Amity
The Sea Shanties!


If you enjoy yourself here, Elizabeth has another eco-retreat in Tasmania. Go here to check out the natural retreat.
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Why? Why not escape to a special place for a few days?
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Phone: 07 3409 7161
Where: 9A Cook Street, Amity QLD
Cost: Contact for prices
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Love this place. We have stayed a few times with our pug in tow. The family who own it are really friendly, the cabins are super clean and full of everything you need. We will going back very soon
by chill (score: 0|2) 2123 days ago
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