Our cabin is on the escarpment with views across the valley and out to the ocean and nestled in the rainforest. It was lovingly built from objects and materials found, gifted or recycled to provide a true mountain experience. It is not suitable for children or people with mobility issues due to the stairs down to the cabin and verandahs.
small bar fridge
portable induction cooktop (single)
two plates, bowls, cutlery, glasses, tea and coffee cups
french coffee press
complimentary starter pack of locally grown coffee, herbal tea, black tea, milk
fresh baked biscuits
Our rustic cottage sits nestled amongst the trees looking out across a verdant rainforest valley and towards the sea. It is about 20 metres from our main house so ensures privacy. It has a king bed (sleeps two), own ensuite but no kitchen. However, there is a small fridge, tea/coffee facilities, items listed above and TV for DVD watching only (no TV reception nor internet). Our property sits on an old avocado farm with our chickens called "the girls", Dan, the friendly farm dog , Gilly, the cat, vegetable gardens, orchards and manicured ornamental gardens. The cabin is small and cosy (approx 6 x 5 metres with a small 1 x 2.5-metre bathroom and 1 x 2-metre alcove with fridge and tea and coffee making facilities projecting off the main structure) There is a small verandah at the front. The cabin was originally a hardwood timber cow milking shed built in 1932 on the edge of our escarpment/cliff in our rainforest. We repurposed it using 80% of recycled, up-cycled, found or given materials. The ethos being not to buy anything new but for obvious reasons we had to buy things like a toilet, shower head and taps and of course, bedlinen. The bed base is made from leftover timber sandwiched together in the style of Piet Hein Eek. The styling is an homage to my husband's Fijian ancestry with tapa cloth over 100 years old hanging and used to cover retro lampstands. The shower/ensuite area can be intimidating for some as it is all glass exterior walls made from old sliding glass doors and you are exposed to the wildlife and trees. The only thing that could possibly see you are some bush turkeys and possums. If you like slick modern places then this is not for you. It is very clean but rustic. People rave about it and most say they have had the best sleep ever. There are no curtains so suits those who love natural light. It's a bit like glamping. As there is no kitchen, eating out for lunch and dinner is necessary. Tea, coffee (grown and handpicked across the road) and milk (from the dairy in our shire) are provided and some delicious homemade cookies from my mother's kitchen. The only warning I will give is that Australian birdlife is the noisiest I have ever encountered so for the overseas visitor to be woken early to the sounds of cockatoos and kookaburras can be quite alarming but for most, we have found they love the wake-up calls.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Car parking is provided but it is not undercover and it is approximately a 20 metre walk across a lawn and then down some recycled timber stairs to the cabin. Upon arrival you will be given two torches for when coming home at night. We ask that you do not wander around the property for both privacy and safety reasons.
Atención a los huéspedes
Due to our busy lives we are rarely here to greet you but there is always someone around the property. The directions provided allow you to come and go as you please. We just ask that if coming in late you are quiet as the carpark is close to my elderly parents bedroom. On weekends we might be around riding the horse or gardening. We can always be contacted by phone and my parents are usually always at home. We travel a lot and enjoy meeting new people but we also respect your privacy during your stay.
Otros aspectos destacables
As the cabin is nestled in the rainforest and about a 20 metre walk from where your car can be parked, you will be provided with torches to assist with navigating the recycled timber path and wooden stairs down to the cabin. We ask that you keep the door to the cabin closed at all times to avoid reptilian creatures joining you for your stay.
There are certain areas we ask you not to explore/enter for the privacy of others and your own safety and a map is provided outlining those areas. Our mountain paradise is such because of the peace and quiet it brings so we ask that noise be kept to a minimum with no loud music and when entering the property late in the evening to keep noise to a minimum. Please leave the cabin in the same clean state that you found it in. As listed in the description the cabin is decorated with tapa cloth please refrain from touching as it is delicate and precious to us. Definitely no smoking. No additional guests.
No filming or photography unless otherwise discussed.
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I am an Australian Producer/Director married to a cinematographer. We have three children (21, 16 and 12 years). We live between our home in the mountains outside Brisbane, surrounded by rainforest and views to the ocean and our inner city, West End house. I love design, art, gardening, keeping fit, travel, music, reading, this list goes on and on. Our daughter is a fluent French speaker and understands a little Spanish so she can always help if you need translation.