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Overview of Capricornia Cottage at Arcadia

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board
Living Room
Living Room
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board

Capricornia Cottage at Arcadia

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAlma Bay6 min walk
    Popular LocationArthur Bay Beach3 min drive
    Popular LocationFlorence Bay Beach4 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    2 twin/single beds

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Capricornia Cottage at Arcadia

Cottage in Arcadia with kitchen and balcony
Anybody familiar with Magnetic Island will tell you that Olympus Crescent in Arcadia is one of, if not, the best addresses on the Island. This short street along the north west headland above lovely Alma Bay, leading towards the dramatic lookout down to Fish Cove, is where you will find Capricornia Cottage, a gorgeously restored heritage Queenslander cottage which has now come onto the Holiday market......

While a sense of history and tropical style is maintained, the best of modern facilities are built in. Two renovated bathrooms service the main bedroom with queen bed and the verandah sleepout has two single beds and a fold up for that extra guest.A split system reverse cycle air conditioning is installed throughout the house.Withceiling fans and cool breezes keep the house cool during the summer months. The kitchen is completely new and, as Capricornia Cottage has been rewired and new copper plumbing installed, everything is ready for you to book today.

Great efforts were made in the renovation to preserve the character of the building. The original louvres and doors were stored to be used in the reconstructed back section of the house. The floor boards were sanded individually to retain the bumps and variances of the old building. The internal walls, removed during renovation to open the building up, had been lined with corrugated iron. New mini corrugated iron was used to retain the feel of the cottage.

Fully equipt laundry with washing machine and dryer.

A 5 minute stroll down the hill and you are at Alma Bay, one of the best and safest swiming beaches

Olympus Crescent, being a no-through road, means visitors to Capricornia Cottage are amazed at the silence. The only noise on dusk being the Currawongs and, in the evenings, the Curlews. Rock wallabies are regular visitors to the front garden.

What more could want on your next island getaway?
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer washers/dryers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations all include kitchens.

Property amenities


  • 1 bedroom


  • 2 bathrooms

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board


  • Sleeps 5



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

Property is also known as

Capricornia Cottage Arcadia
Capricornia Cottage
Capricornia Arcadia
Capricornia At Arcadia Arcadia
Capricornia Cottage en Arcadia
Capricornia Cottage at Arcadia Cottage
Capricornia Cottage at Arcadia Arcadia
Capricornia Cottage at Arcadia Cottage Arcadia

About this area


This cottage is located in Arcadia. Maritime Museum of Townsville and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal and Magnetic Island Golf Course. ReefHQ Aquarium and Strand Waterpark are also worth visiting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Alma Bay - 6 min walk
  • Arthur Bay Beach - 3 min drive
  • Nelly Bay Beach - 4 min drive
  • Florence Bay Beach - 4 min drive
  • Radical Bay - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 151 min drive


  • Stage Door Theatre Restaurant — 6 min walk
  • Bikini Tree Cafe — 7 min walk
  • Toes in the Water Cafe — 9 min walk
  • The Island Tavern — 10 min walk
  • Caffe dell' Isola — 11 min walk

Frequently asked questions

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5/5 Excellent

Dreamy little holiday house
We had a lovely stay at Capricornia cottage. The house has character and was very comfortable. The listing could be more explanatory about the layout of the bedrooms & checkin process. Given the main bedroom is completely separate from the living area, it may not suit families with small children as you need to be within earshot.

5/5 Excellent

Totally as expected

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful Retreat
We had a fantastic time staying in Capricornia Cottage. It was perfect for our family of 4. The house was comfortable and homely. It had everything that we required. The location is great. We look forward until our next visit.

3/5 Okay

Satisfied stay!
Capricornia Cottage was perfect for an Island stay. Very neat and clean and had all the extras (surf boards etc). Disappointing that we couldn't have early or late check in's despite the property not booked either side of our stay (available on booking website). Street parking only. Loved the wine and chocolate on arrival.