The Cowries

Secluded luxury holiday home overlooking Hamilton Island Harbour

The Cowries on Hamilton Island is an enormous double storey home, directly overlooking Hamilton Island Harbour.   With its 4 bedrooms, private pool and amazing outdoor and indoor entertaining areas, The Cowries is a great choice for large groups or families travelling to Hamilton Island together!

This home can comfortably accommodate up to 14 people, plus 2 infants, in luxury and style.  With exquisite furnishings, modern appliances, fantastic gadgets throughout and a 12 seater dining table, The Cowries is secluded decadence located just off the heart of Hamilton Island.

Special deals for The Cowries on Hamilton Island

The Cowries is ON SPECIAL! 

Travel in November or December 2014 to take advantage of our fantastic special offers!

Reduced to only $900 per night for 4 - 6 nights or $800 per night for 7 nights or more!

This special is valid for any new bookings taken from 2nd October 2014.

**Maximum 10 guests + 2 infants for these great rates. The double sofa beds are not available at this discounted price**

**Special applies to OFF PEAK dates only**

Explore The Cowries on Hamilton Island


Accommodation Features of
    The Cowries

  • Great location overlooking the harbour with 4 large bedrooms
  • Extra bedding available to accommodate up to 14
  • 2 x kitchens, 2 x laundries, 2 x living rooms
  • Stunning private pool
  • 2 large balconies with bbqs - great for entertaining!
  • Perfectly suited to large groups or families travelling to Hamilton Island together
  • 2 x 4 seater buggies
  • Flat screen TVs and Austar TV in every bedroom plus both living rooms!
  • Affordable rate
  • Free internet and air conditioning throughout
  • 12 seater custom built dining table
  • Kitchen has all the appliances you'll ever need and a Coffee Machine!
  • Enormous balcony with great view and 10 seater dining table, complete with bbq of course!
  • Open plan kitchen and dining
  • Includes DVD library


 Bedroom 1Bedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Upstairs LoungeKitchenLaundryBalcony
Bedding Queen Queen 2 x singles Queen

2 x Double sofa bed

2 x rollaway beds

TV TickFlat Screen TickFlat Screen TickFlat Screen TickFlat Screen TickFlat Screen TickFlat Screen in upstairs kitchen
DVD Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Austar Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Fridge/Freezer Tickx2
Dishwasher Tick
Microwave Tickx2
Oven/Stove Top Tickx2
Crockery/Cutlery Tick
Kettle/Toaster Tick
Coffee Machine Tick
Washing Machine TickFront Loader x2
Dryer Tickx2
Iron/Ironing Board Tickx 2
Hairdryer Tick Tick
BBQ Tickx 2
Ceiling Fans Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Air conditioning Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Linen All linen supplied INCLUDING BEACH TOWELS
Extras Blender, Food Processor, books and DVDs.
Baby Equipment 2 x PortaCot, 1 x highchair, 1 x clip on chair, 1 x baby bath, 2 x strollers, 2 x extra large playpens, 1 x barricade for bottom of staircase.
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Kitchen/Bathroom Supplies A starter kit of toilet paper, washing detergent, washing powder and soaps are supplied. This will be enough to cover at least the first day. Further supplies are available from the General Store.
Internet Access FREE broadband available for ALL guests.
Property Type Double Storey Luxury Home
Property Address The Cowries, 2 Cycad Close, Hamilton Island, QLD, 4803. View Map
View Stunning overlooking the harbour

Private Pool

Maximum People 14 plus 2 x infants

2 x 4 seater, Electric Buggy - Please ensure you charge overnight

On arrival Champagne will be included for you on arrival
Checkin Guests met at Hamilton Island Airport or Marina and taken directly to apartment. Valet service has keys to property and buggy. 2pm check in applied in most cases. Pack a day bag in case housekeeping has not finished prior to 2pm
Checkout The valet service will normally collect you an hour prior to your departure. They will liaise this with you on your arrival. Check out time is 10am unless prior arrangement has been made and no same day or next day booking coming in.


To the Whitsunday Holiday Team,

Thank you all so much for making our family holiday on Hamilton Island one to remember. From our first contact with you guys you have been fantastic...quick replies to questions, always happy to help out, excellent communication via email and phone. We couldn't have asked for anything more and have passed this feedback on to Bronwyn and Percy (owners of Cowries).

The Cowries was everything we hoped for and more! This brilliantly designed house was perfect for 14 people (ages ranging from 18 months to 60). The top deck is something we will all remember...the view, the size, the way it opens from the kitchen etc. We ate every meal on the deck and and cooked on the BBQ. Being able to do a Coles online delivery and have our alcohol delivered was great. The pool is better than the photos on the website, the table, sun lounges around the pool allowed us all to enjoy the pool, the setting and happy hour together.

The Miele appliances are fantastic, a brilliant fridge (great ice trays), a terrific clothes line, plenty of glasses, plates, cooking appliances etc. The coffee machine was a real bonus and Moët on arrival got our holiday off to a great start.

We have recommended to our friends that if they ever go to Hamilton Island, this is the place to stay. We will be back and can't wait!!

Thanks guys,

Love the Newbold Family xox

20/10/2013, The Cowries
A wonderful house to celebrate Vic's 60th birthday with her family (14 of us!) This house had everything we could have hoped for. The view is the best on Hamilton Island and it is perfectly located. Everything has been thought of... a perfectly designed house. We will be back!
The Newbold Family

10/10/2013, The Cowries
The Cowries has been a wonderful place for our family to enjoy a relaxing holiday together. Lots of space, every appliance and gadget and wonderful views! We loved driving the buggies around the island. Thanks for the champagne and Nespresso pods - a lovely touch! We would certainly recommend The Cowries to family and friends.
Pam & Jeff Garfield
10/10/2013, The Cowries
The house was even better than we expected and our stay was based around a wedding. We had 3 generations together which made the trip even more memorable. Thank you COWRIES for the fabulous memories - hope to see you again soon.

10/10/2013, The Cowries
We couldn't have imagined a more perfect place to celebrate Lauren's impending marriage. 12 women in a house - sounds scary but was amazing! Plenty of room to enjoy ourselves and we loved the welcome champagne, coffee machine & big veranda to catch up and chat into the wee hours! Loved every minute - we will be back with our families. Thank you - we had a special weekend.
Lauren & her girls xxxx
10/10/2013, The Cowries

We had a fantastic time at the Cowries.
Definitely a 5 star holiday destination and we will recommend to friends and relatives.
Hope it remains available as a holiday rental in the future.
Thank the owners for their hospitality and let them know we enjoyed every minute there.

Mai family

26/01/2013, The Cowries
Hi Whitsunday holiday team,

We had a fantastic stay at The Cowries and will surely recommend this house to our friends. We might even be back for Hammo Week next year, so hopefully it will be available.

And thanks also for all your assistance with food orders, etc. etc. …

It was a holiday (and a wedding – our son’s) to remember.

Kind regards
Fiona McManus
15/11/2012, The Cowries
Thank you to the owners for providing a comfortable and well equipped home for our family holiday. We had 3 generations staying together. We decided to cook most of our dinners at home on the BBQ and the balcony was perfect as we could enjoy the amazing view. The kitchen had everything and more and supplied everything right down to plastic dinnerware for the kids. The pool was a hit with us all and kept the kids occupied when we were home.
The golf carts where definitely a bonus.
We all had an amazing holiday on Hamilton island and look forward to returning again in the future.
Kind Regards, Melissa
19/10/2012, The Cowries
Dear Stacey and Clare,

This is very belated but thank you ever so much in the part you both played in helping to make our holiday at The Cowries such a success.
The house was perfect for us and we all had a ball, I'm sure Keith will remember his 70th birthday with many fond memories. We will return again for sure, maybe for a bit of peace on our own next time. We just loved your little bit of paradise.

Many thanks again,

Jenny Cameron

01/10/2012, The Cowries
Thank you for your email. We had a fantastic holiday (other than the weather of course!). The house was lovely and was better than the internet photos. It was spacious and comfortably housed all 10 of us. We were appreciative of the champagne and the Nespresso pods; the coffee machine was a big hit.
We will of course keep you in mind for our next Hamilton Island holiday.
31/03/2012, The Cowries
Thank you for a wonderful stay at The Cowries.
We had four genrations of the family there together at once and everyone was impressed with the views, location on the island and the attention to detail within the home.
We had a fantastic stay and will recommend The Cowries to anyone considering Hamilton Island or the Whitsundays in the future.
With Thanks.

15/03/2012, The Cowries



Rates - The Cowries
Off Peak $1100.00 per night - minimum 3 nights
$1000.00 per night - minimum 4 nights
Peak $1300.00 per night - minimum 5 nights
Race Week $1400.00 per night - minimum 8 nights
Includes 2 x 4 seater electric buggies. Return island airport or marina transfers and a bottle of champagne on arrival!



21 December to 10 January, Easter, Outrigger weekend in June (to applicable to all properties)

Note: September school holidays between 25 September and 10 October are off peak rates but a minimum 5 nights applies.

Race Week approximately the last 10 days in August each year.
Off Peak Any other dates outside of the above.


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The Cowries accommodation from as low as $1,000.00. (Race Week $1,400.00)

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