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Reef Cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
5 nights minimum
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THE COTTAGE Reef Cottage is a stylish boutique home at the entrance to the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. A former fishing weekender, it has been substantially renovated, drawing inspiration from the tropical northern coast. Our accommodation is splendid for beach vacation, for couples' getaway, as a hub during recreational travel or simply as an escape to your own repose. You will discover the Cottage at pristine South Wonga Beach following a scenic 90-minute drive north of Cairns. It is a romantic beach house in a spacious allotment. The modern conveniences of a contemporary home are included, embellished with luxurious inclusions. Bedroom 1 has one luxury king bed and a sunroom with lovely garden views while Bedroom 2 has one luxury queen bed looking into the lush ga...THE COTTAGE Reef Cottage is a stylish boutique home at the entrance to the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. A former fishing weekender, it has been substantially renovated, drawing inspiration from the tropical northern coast. Our accommodation is splendid for beach vacation, for couples' getaway, as a hub during recreational travel or simply as an escape to your own repose. You will discover the Cottage at pristine South Wonga Beach following a scenic 90-minute drive north of Cairns. It is a romantic beach house in a spacious allotment. The modern conveniences of a contemporary home are included, embellished with luxurious inclusions. Bedroom 1 has one luxury king bed and a sunroom with lovely garden views while Bedroom 2 has one luxury queen bed looking into the lush garden. There is a gourmet kitchen (more below) and one combined bathroom/toilet with a smart cubicle. A practical outdoor shower can be found near the foot wash area at the back of the house. Themed artworks adorn the walls throughout and internal floors are all tiled. For ease of living, you're provided with complimentary breakfast provisions and table service for 8. There is use of an iPad with unlimited WIFI. You may choose to settle down with our extensive library of DVDs or music from your docked mobile. Within your comfortable surroundings, you may tuck into a peaceful read, relax in the sunroom, laze in your own private plunge pool, cook a BBQ or simply enjoy a drink on the deck/around the fire pit accompanied by the gentle little nature reserve in the background. Should you go exploring, you'll love coming back to Reef Cottage, to unwind with your creature comforts.....climate control and fully screened, outdoor wash area, indoor wide shower head, soft Egyptian cotton towels, luxury hotel beds/bed linen, flat screen TV with Blu-Ray player, wide lounge and arm chairs, fully equipped gourmet kitchen including Espresso maker, a locality specific library and board games are some of the comforts you'll enjoy in the house. A well-appointed beach holiday home, Reef Cottage is prepared with care for tropical relaxation while you experience and engage with your amazing holiday destination. It's the perfect resting point for your tropical getaway. Please note *LOCATION description below. THE BEACH Secluded Wonga Beach is just 200 steps from your front door. It faces the Coral Sea, home of the Great Barrier Reef. Stroll peacefully and enjoy spectacular Daintree mountain views in the north. At low tide, explore South Wonga Beach's own coral reef with its tidal pools and interesting microcosms. Migratory shore birds visit and many tropical birds inhabit the beach forest where traversing walkways and a few historic sites can be found. We provide deluxe canopy chairs, and picnic gear for you to while timelessly away at the shore. WORLD HERITAGE WONDERLAND Reef Cottage is your ideal base from which to explore two of Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage listed sites. This area is known for unique leisure activities such as Great Barrier Reef tours, eco island trips, wildlife species spotting, birding, rainforest trekking, river sports, jungle surfing as well as its aboriginal culture. We are avid nature lovers and have stocked the Cottage with resources including natural history and science books, videos, scouter binocular and research material to help you plan your excursions. Small group private boat charter may also be arranged for exclusive Great Barrier Reef touring. OTHER INFORMATION Catering And Restaurants In-house chef services may be arranged upon request. For self-catering guests, our gourmet kitchen comes with quality kitchenware, appliances, condiments, coffee (powder & pods) and choice of teas. If you are dining out, a short drive to Mossman, Port Douglas or Daintree Village, will lead to many excellent restaurants and cafes. There is a coffee house and a hot takeaway at South Wonga Beach's shopping hub (2 minutes away). Additionally, a variety of quality pre-packed meals may be purchased at Woolworths supermarket (15 minutes away). Bed Configuration Advance notice is required if separation of the king bed into 2 king singles is needed. * LOCATION Reef Cottage's location is lovely for a relaxing, romantic holiday by an unspoilt beach, and especially suitable for nature lovers visiting two fascinating World Heritage sites. The Cottage is in a residential suburb and has its own habitat with birds and butterflies whose vibrancy peaks in Spring. We are 2 minutes away from the South Wonga Beach shops. If you are looking for a resort with walking distance restaurants, bars and shopping arcades, our location will not be suitable for you. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: ABN30527061808More
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About the Owner
Mei W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
Interaction with guests
We write to personalise your Pre-Arrival Kit one week before due date. A meet and greet service is provided on arrival. After check-in, we remain available to contact.
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Mei is a wonderful host. 50m to the never ending beautiful beach. Very attractive, well provisioned, clean, cottage perfect for relaxing in. Made good use of the BBQ. Good back garden for relaxed reading and pool. Perfect for a couple. I'd like to think I'll...More

Date of stay: July 2018
2  Thank flyby01
Management response:Responded 10 August 2018

We're happy you unwound easily at Reef Cottage and also enjoyed Wonga Beach.Thank you for keeping everything in excellent order during your stay. We would love to welcome you back!

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Perfect location for the reef and the rainforest, as long as you have wheels. The beach is right there, post-card perfect, walk for miles. Breezy, relaxing, stylish home with everything you could need. Fantastic information from Mei, she'll taylor your stay to your interests. So...More

Date of stay: May 2018
2  Thank SuseW70
Management response:Responded 10 June 2018

It was a real pleasure for us to provide accommodation for you during your holiday in Far North Queensland and we’re so glad that you chilled with us. Thank you for being kind to our home. We would love to have you back!

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Fantastic place to stay & perfect place to base yourself. House is perfectly presented & has everything you will need - including breakfast! All tourist attractions are an easy drive & the scenery is breathtaking. Reef Cottage is the perfect place to stay if you're...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Dobbo10
Management response:Responded 9 June 2018

We’re so thrilled you chose Reef Cottage as your relaxation hub while you filled your days with adventurous activities and tours. Thank you for respecting our holiday home. You’re always welcome back!

Reviewed 22 May 2018

Reef Cottage is perfectly situated, close to the beach and an easy drive to surrounding areas. The beach is quite literally only steps away and you will often find it deserted. The description and photos are very accurate and the cottage exceeded our expectations. It...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank synergy110
Management response:Responded 23 May 2018

It was with pleasure that we had the opportunity to provide accommodation for your holiday at Wonga Beach. We are grateful for your appreciation of our product and your kindness during the stay. You are a remarkable couple, so immaculate and we would really love...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018

Our family loved every minute of our stay at Reef Cottage. The house was immaculate: Mei has great pride in her beautiful home and has thought of everything. The kitchen is beautifully equiped, there were noodles for the pool, mozzie spray and an esky for...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank LisaP36
Management response:Responded 5 May 2018

Thank you for such a kind, thoughtful and comprehensive review. We are gratified to hear that the items we provide found good use, and that the location and style of the Cottage was so much to your liking. We are glad too that you found...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
We're just 200 steps from the beach. Wonga Beach’s central location is perfect from where visitors may explore our UNESCO World Heritage hinterland. Driving times - 1) 30 mins south to Port Douglas for Great Barrier Reef cruisers, marine sports 2) 15 mins south west to Mossman for National Park visit, swimming, river sports, aborigine cultural tours 3) 15 mins north west to Daintree Village for waterfalls, crocodile and bird watching cruises, historic timber gallery, 4) 45 mins north to Cape Tribulation for National Park, creek swimming, boardwalks, remote beaches with fringing coral reefs, adventure and sport 5) 45 mins south west to Julatten/Mount Molloy for extensive birdwatching, exotic specie spotting, outback tours.
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A car is necessary.
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