How do I get to Villa Amavi / Mission Beach?
Please visit the "Contact Us" page for location details. Prior to your stay, I will also send directions as it can be a bit tricky to find.
Is Villa Amavi on the beachfront?
Villa Amavi is not beachfront. However, it is set up high on a hill overlooking the beach, which is how you get those fantastic views.
How far is Villa Amavi from the main centre?
Villa Amavi is at South Mission Beach, there is a supermarket at Wongaling Beach about 8 mins drive, and Mission Beach village is about 15 mins drive.
From South Mission Beach, other main centres are Tully (30 mins), Innisfail (45 mins), Cairns (2 hours), Townsville (2.5 hours).
Is there Wi-fi in the House?
Yes, log in details are on the kitchen fridge and in the information book at the house.
Is there an airconditioning system?
Yes, the house is fully airconditioned.
Is the kitchen equipped?
Yes, the kitchen is very well equipped with appliances, utensils, essential pantry items, condiments, herbs and spices and cooking oils and sauces.
We are a family of 4 – with 2 teenage children, would they be sharing a room?
For 4 guests where there are children in the group, you have a couple of options for bedrooms:
1) Master & Bedroom 2 (with 2 singles - children share the room)
OR if they are a bit older
2) Master & Bedroom 3 (Queen) & Family Room/Bedroom 4 (with either single or king).
Would we have to share the Villa or do we rent the whole property? Do we share it with someone living there?
Once you are arrive the place is yours and completely private for your stay.
I am coming to visit family. Is Villa Amavi suitable for family?
Yes, Villa Amavi is an excellent place for a family get-together.
The large terrace that overlooks the view, includes a day bed and chair setting, an eight seater dining table, BBQ, pizza oven, an open plan living area and a gourmet kitchen with plenty of space. There is also a second kitchen fridge/freezer for extra food and drinks.
For those with small children, there is also a porta-cot.
We would like to organize a family gathering. Is Villa Amavi suitable for it?
Yes, the home is well set up for a family gathering - birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, bridal party dinners, and family get-togethers for any reason. All have been hosted at the home, and it works wonderfully. The kitchen is well set up for cooking along with the outdoor BBQ and pizza oven, plus there is also a 2nd kitchen if needed.
We usually do a buffet-style set up in the dining area, and the terrace and pool area can accommodate about 20-30 guests for a sit down meal comfortably.
Let me know what you need, and I can share some ideas on how we've set up the kitchen, dining and outdoor terrace. I can assist you with additional tables and chairs or even catering with enough notice.
We are looking a special place for our Honeymoon. Is Villa Amavi suitable for that?
Yes, it has been the destination for many honeymooners over the years; its privacy and seclusion make it a perfect place to get away and relax after the busy time leading up to the wedding.
Please see our romantic packages page on the website, and if there is something else you'd like that is not included there, please don't hesitate to ask. I am happy to help where I can.
Are there many mosquitos or similar that we should prepare for?
Mosquitos are around most of the year. We provide sandalwood sticks and citronella candles on the outdoor terrace. This helps to keep them away, and there is also a supply of insect spray that keeps them at bay if necessary.
The home is fully screened, so it would only be outside on the terrace at dusk that you will notice them.
Is the villa safe for small children, especially concerning the pool area?
The terrace area, which includes outdoor dining and lounge spaces, is directly accessible from the living/dining area and is secured by a 1.2-meter-high fence surrounding the balcony. A step down leads to a landing equipped with two pool safety gates—one at the top of the pool stairs and another leading to the side garden. When both gates are closed, the terrace area is completely enclosed, ensuring safety.
The pool area itself is accessible via approximately eight steps down from the terrace and is securely enclosed. It features a fence around two sides, a high garden bed on one side, and the studio on the other, providing a safe environment for all.
Please note, if there is any furniture close to the fences that children could potentially climb on, we recommend moving these items away during your stay to enhance safety further.