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Overview of The Ponderosa Holiday House

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets, wheelchair access

The Ponderosa Holiday House

4.6/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHorseshoe Bay Beach15 min walk
    Popular LocationArthur Bay Beach2 min drive
    Popular LocationFlorence Bay Beach3 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
1076 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    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.

The Ponderosa Holiday House

Vacation home in Horseshoe Bay with private pool and kitchen
The Ponderosa is a purpose built home and pet friendly, for those wanting to relax and enjoy their holidays on this beautiful tropical Island. With scenic rural views and a working horse ranch right next door, it offers the best of Magnetic Island’s diversity between our National Parks and the entry to the Coral Sea.

This sandstone block home is cool with wide shady verandas and polished tiles throughout. Tropical landscaping and gardens surround a sparkling and private inground pool with furniture to relax and entertain.

Best of all, the home is only minutes walk to Horseshoe Bay beach, shops, restaurants and hotel and is close to public transport and sporting facilities.

This home is also one of the only pet friendly holiday homes so your pets are not left out and can come along to enjoy a holiday as well.

* Fully air conditioned
* 3 large bedrooms with built-in-robes
* Large bathroom with corner bath/shower
* Ceiling fans throughout home
* Main and second bedroom have access to
cool verandas
* TV DVD and Stereo in spacious living area
* Well-equipped kitchen with s/s fridge and
microwave. Lots of crockery and plastic
glasses for pool entertaining
* Beautiful pool with spa and pool furniture
* BBQ and outdoor entertaining
* Full laundry facilities including dryer
* Professional linen supplied
* Well-maintained gardens
* Fully fenced and private property

Maximum 6 persons, 2 queens + 2 singles

2 night minimum stay requested (5-7 night minimum stay be required during school holidays and peak periods)

Discount for stays over 21 days
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Property amenities


  • Private pool


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1076 sq ft (100 sq m)



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 allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

The Ponderosa House Horseshoe
The Ponderosa Holiday House Horseshoe Bay
The Ponderosa Holiday House Private vacation home
The Ponderosa Holiday House Private vacation home Horseshoe Bay

About this area

Horseshoe Bay

This vacation home is located in Horseshoe Bay. National Trust Heritage Centre and Jezzine Barracks are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Maritime Museum of Townsville and ReefHQ Aquarium. Strand Waterpark and Anderson Park Botanical Gardens are also worth visiting. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as fishing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Horseshoe Bay Beach - 15 min walk
  • Arthur Bay Beach - 2 min drive
  • Florence Bay Beach - 3 min drive
  • Balding Bay - 5 min drive
  • Radical Bay - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Townsville, QLD (TSV) - 153 min drive


  • Early Bird Cafe — 14 min walk
  • Sandi's on Magnetic Island — 14 min walk
  • Cafe Nourish — 15 min walk
  • Fish and Chips — 15 min walk
  • Noodies Latin Bar & Cafe — 15 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 14 reviews
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4/5 Good

great spot
We where happy with this little getaway would go back again.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect family accommodation and pet friendly
So easy to book!!

5/5 Excellent

Thoroughly enjoyable
Clean, tidy and a good location. Our dogs loved it also.

5/5 Excellent

Our 4th stay - we love this property
Ponderosa is a perfect holiday house - comfortable, close to Horseshoe Beach and bus stop, great pool and simply an easy home to relax in.

5/5 Excellent

Most enjoyable stay at Ponderosa.
Our family of 5 (plus dog) have stayed in this house a couple of times. It is a very pleasant house with plenty of room for our 3 boys and a great yard for our dog. Cindy is the most helpful Property Manager and it is a pleasure to deal with Cindy. We will definitely return.