Tips & Ideas for Getting Ready
TIPS AND IDEAS
This is a guide for the first timers to Currigee and contains a list of items or tips when visiting for the weekend which perhaps people would not think of.
- Food – try to freeze as much produce as possible such as meats or pre-prepared meals.
- As there are no shops on the island what comes with you will have to suffice so meal planning is a good idea – my only other advice would be to keep it simple. A long day at the beach followed by a shower, cold drink and a home cooked meal is to most people their idea of heaven.
- An esky and ice is always useful.
- Never leave home without aerogard or similar including coils for night time.
- Never leave home without sunscreen, hats, sun shirts etc.
- The less clothes the better – it is amazing how little you actually need often during the day a sarong, towel and bathers are all that is required.
- Linen – check out the details on La Boite for sleeping arrangements.
- A torch can always be handy if you like to go exploring at night or simply to locate the track home after a lovely moonlit walk on the beach.
- Weber heat beads – using the outside BBQ is a fantastic way to eat when at Currigee and I would always recommend it.
- Shoes – if you have sensitive feet used to being encased in Ferregamo’s during the week then a pair of shoes you are happy to get wet and sandy is a must.
- Garbage bags – a simple thing but often forgotten – washing up detergent, matches, tea towels and alfoil can be placed in the same category.
- The tap water is tank water and we find it lovely to drink so unless you are particularly fond of bottled water you can leave it behind.
- There is a trick to using the dishwasher – turn the kitchen hot water tap on until it is hot then start the dishwasher. As the house is solar powered the machine relies on the heat of the solar hot water – its heating mechanism was taken out when it was converted to solar power use.
- Our library on the island is an ever-growing one so you can be guaranteed of finding something which takes your fancy – alternatively bring your own and we always welcome new additions to the island library.
- There are cards, trivial pursuit, scrabble, backgammon and other boardgames in the house.
- There is a CD player so bring your discs.
IN SUMMARY IF YOU DON’T HAVE IT DON’T WORRY – YOU’LL SURVIVE
A Cleaning Guide
When you leave we appreciate your assistance in leaving La Boîte ready for its next guests.
- Clean out of fridge – remember the freezer please – leaving bait for the next guest can lead to a very full freezer so feed the fish before you leave. PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE FRIDGE IS TURNED OFF AND THE DOORS LEFT OPEN. THERE SHOULD BE NO NEED TO ALTER THE SETTINGS
- There are brooms and dust pan and brushes for the floors
- The mop and other cleaning implements are located in the cupboard under the stair. A quick once over of the floor is appreciated.
- The bathrooms should also be cleaned.
- The pantry – please ensure that no food products are left out – they should be stored in sealed containers at all times.
- Obviously all cutlery and crockery should be left clean
- If you have used the Weber BBQ it can always use a hose down before storing it back in the outside shower.
- Please ensure that all lights and power switches are turned off (including the dishwasher)
- Gas needs to be turned off
- Take rubbish bin to top of lane way
Sample of the letter you will receive once your booking has been accepted
Re : CURRIGEE BOOKING - "LA BOITE" We trust that you have a fantastic time in our house "La Boite" at Currigee. The purpose of this letter is to confirm your booking and to outline a few "housekeeping" issues which may make your stay more enjoyable. THE BEST TIP THOUGH IS TO CHECK OUT WWW.CURRIGEE.COM a) If you wish to travel to the island by Water Taxi, we recommend Zane's Water Taxis. Zane can be contacted on 0404 905 970 and he can collect and return you to Runaway Bay Marina and will be happy to fit in with your schedule. He has delivered many people to our house and knows the general location well. His cost each way is approximately $50. b) La Boite is located behind the Wilson's Blue House which is visible from the Broadwater. It is approximately 400 metres south of the jetty located near the Beach Protection Station. c) There is a little track up from the Broadwater - keep the "Blue House" on your left - don't be deceived and end up at our neighbours house - we are directly behind the "Blue House", not to the right. Once you get to the top of the small ridge the house is 30 metres to the left. d) One key unlocks all padlocks on the house (of which there are four) and the house (like its name) looks like a box when closed up. All of the other doors and windows can be opened from inside. When you leave you reverse the process and close the box up. e) There is an outdoor umbrella and table and a separate Gas and BBQ Weber the former on the wester deck that later is stored in the outside shower - please feel free to use them. f) The gas bottles are located to the south of the house and will need to be turned on when you arrive. There is a small indicator to show which bottle to turn on. Please remember to turn the gas off before you depart. The gas is used for cooking and boosting the solar hot water. g) Cleaning products are either in the cupboard under the stair or under the sink. We appreciate your assistance in leaving the house as you found it. All guests are required to leave the house as it was found - if you would rather a professional clean you can contact Marita to arrange. h) The fridge needs to be turned on when you arrived and cleaned and turned off before you leave. The settings should not require changing. i) The wheelie garbage bin is located at the front of the drive and believe it or not we have a collection run every Monday. j) All of the power for the house is solar so conservation of power should be considered. k) The solar batteries should be well charged when you arrive. The panels near the sink are a bit like a cars fuel gauge. As a guide zero and four green lights is fully charged - you will notice how the gauge changes throughout the day (when the sun is shining) and evening (as power is used). l) We tend to use the outside shower however both work well m) As to what to bring - less is better and from our own experience carrying unused food back to the mainland is pointless - good preparation is invaluable. But do not forget linen, towels, aerogard, mosquito coils (for sleeping), sun screen food and beverages. From our experience anything forgotten you can usually live without. We confirm that the total rental due is XXXXX and we would appreciate it if you could forward this to us prior to your booking dates. Our weekend bookings go from Friday lunchtime through to Monday so why not consider staying the Sunday evening. Our mailing address is PO Box 2399 New Farm Qld, 4005