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Cow Bay Homestay

23/05/2017 24/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 March 2013

In July 2012 we, young couple (26 and 28), stayed at the Cow Bay Homestay for 2 nights. We were welcomed by Marion, she runs the place and knows a lot about Daintree. We were given a map, tea and cookies. The homestay is a very big 'tropical' wooden house with nice rooms and ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast is great, people...

Thank Mariekehn
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 3 January 2013

The place is something extraordinary. We found the house surrounded by a rainforrest beautiful and agreeable to stay. The landlady is a communicative and nice madam. We recommend this accommodation to everybody who is looking for a very good standard. Jana R.

1Thank Jana R
SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

As our first guests from the Czech Republic and here in Cow Bay to view the solar eclipse, I very much value your review. Thank you for your kind comments.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2013

What's not to love about Cow Bay Homestay? I arrived here in the failing light one evening but found my way easily with Marion's excellent instructions that she had emailed prior to my arrival. The Homestay is located in a beautiful setting on a large block of land that you can walk around, and a short drive (or walk if...

Thank alligorms
SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

You are a great reviewer!!! Sharing all the little tips is priceless for future guests and I love your compliments about our B&B. Thank you very much for your visit here and hopefully you can stay loner next time.

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2012

This is idyllic accommodation in the middle of the rain forest. When we arrived we were greeted by Marion with a very welcome cup of Daintree tea and an overview of Daintree. Each morning we woke to a plentiful breakfast including homemade bread that my daughter still talks of, which set us up for the day to explore this beautiful...

1Thank Elaine D
SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for this review; it was a pleasure to have you visit Cow Bay Homestay B&B and your family really made the most of you time in the Daintree.

Brisbane QLD Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2012

The area north of the Daintree is known for it's unspoiled rain forests & beaches and this home stay is located in one of the most beautiful and convenient parts of it. The home is nicely fitted out, comfortable & relaxing. Mine host, Marion, is easy going, very helpful with local info, bookings etc and inobtrusive so it's easy to...

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Dear A+C, good to see the extra days did the trick - recharging and energising you. Thank you for writing this great review.

Reviewed 6 August 2012

It was a wooden cottage in the middle of jungle. We wished we had stayed longer. It was a very beautiful place with large window/doors opening to the beautiful garden that you could spend hours just staring at or relaxing with your book. The bed was very comfortable and we could hear birds singing the whole night. Marian was very...

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

So happy that you enjoyed your time here at Cow Bay Homestay B&B; hopefully you can visit again next year, and then for a little longer. Thank you very much for your review!

Reviewed 12 July 2012

From the moment you turn down the steep slope, over the bridge then up to the house you realise this is no ordinary B&B. It is a beautifully built wooden guest house set in a garden in the Daintree rain forest, peaceful and original. The standard of accommodation is high there are two rooms which share a very large communal...

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Thank you very much for this fantastic review; we really appreciate it.

Rendsburg, Germany
Reviewed 29 June 2012

When you get to the B&B in Cow Bay you definetely feel like being in a jungle, which is great. The house is very special, you can basically open all the side walls like windows and so have a great view into the beautiful garden,with nice flowers and butterflies. You can also enjoy this while relaxing in the hammock which...

Thank Dana S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We had a 2 day stay with Marion and Brian and it was relaxing and in beautiful surroundings,but we were disappointed by some things. The gardens around the B and B are just a paradise. The bedrooms were lovely, clean and Marion's breakfast was wonderful. But we stayed in late February and whilst Marion says they don't need air conditioning...

7Thank Connie G
SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments on our house and gardens. Summer in the tropics can be hot and humid and we may underestimate the natural discomforts of a wet season. Some of the bigger resorts here are operating on generator power and do offer aircondtioning in their rooms. I hope you will visit the North again during a cooler time...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 April 2012

We spent 2 nights here at the beginning of April 2012. The property is lovely with a cosy bedroom in a wonderful common area. There are comfy chairs, daybeds and hammocks scattered around to lend a truly bohemian air to the place. In addition Marion spends a lot of time and care welcoming you to the area and giving lots...

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I certainly will be lookig forward to your next stay with us here at Cow Bay Homestay B&B. Marion

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cow Bay Homestay B&B is located in the world famous Daintree Rainforest and 5 minutes from Cow Bay beach and iconic Great Barrier Reef. 2 Hours drive north of Cairns, we are centrally located for all locally guided tours: half day reef snorkel , 4WD, walks, kayak, horse riding,jungle surfing, fruit tasting and numerous outdoor activities. Amazing timber pole house, large deck, polished timber floors, bifold-louvred doors opening into the garden, bed rooms with insect screens, fans, air conditioner and ensuites,quality linen and bedding, lounge chairs and daybeds with the best view, . Great for bird watching, lots of butterflies. Spot the cassowary in the garden, meet the bandicoot in the restaurants at night. Or...Just sit back and relax, read, daydream. Take a walk into the rainforest on our property spot the jungle perch in the fresh water creek. Here you can switch off, even digitally. The area north of the Daintree River has no grid power and we run on solar panels, batteries and back up generator. All your tour bookings can be arranged. Marion speaks German. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cow Bay Homestay

Address: 160 Wattle CL, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Daintree Region > Cow Bay
Price Range: ₹ 10,053 - ₹ 10,311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Cow Bay homestay B & B Daintree Rainforest Accommodation Marion Esser, 160 Wattle Close, Cowe Bay Old 4873”
irenegasser, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The two rooms are both great!”
  • it has air-con, but we only used if for 1 hour, we preferred to hear nature!
BarbaraI153, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There are two rooms in the complex. We had the one closest to the car park. It was spacious and very good.”
EvelynSydney, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Both rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable”
AEllingham, 8 Sep 2011 | Read review
“Both rooms are super - fans not air con, but you don't need air con.”
Reed064, 2 Aug 2011 | Read review
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