The SpaceOur Cottage was purpose-built for guests, both couples and singles, with comfort, peace and privacy in mind. A young child can sleep comfortably on the couch, or we can provide a separate mattress for a third adult or for a child.
NOTE: For booking purposes, a child counts as a 'person' in the total number in your party.
The Cottage features polished hardwood floors and a green garden outlook from every window. All doors and windows are fully screened and have roller blinds. A split-system air conditioner heats the cottage quickly in winter. It is only occasionally needed for cooling in summer due to our climate, which is milder than the 'flatland'. Bring a jacket!
Nights are usually quite cool, even in summer. We provide blankets and quilts for the king and single beds and plenty of pillows, and the beds are fitted with electric blankets.
The large spa tub, which uses our own clear spring water, has a private garden outlook. Towels, robes and slippers are provided.
The Cottage is also equipped with a hair dryer and iron.
The kitchenette is fully equipped to enable self catering; and includes a small refrigerator, microwave oven, pod coffee machine, toaster, kettle, and we also have a small oven with hotplates available. All necessary crockery, glassware, and utensils are provided, as are picnic or BBQ requisites (just ask us!)
The Cottage opens onto both covered and open sections of deck that you can use, and there are spots in the garden where you can relax.
We have good mobile phone reception (not available on all areas of the Mountain) if you need to keep in touch with others, and WiFi on request. Guest AccessGuests are able to park at the front steps to our house and have access to the Cottage via a covered verandah. The Cottage is at the rear of the main house and connected to it by the covered deck. On the deck are comfortable chairs, dining facilities and a BBQ.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the garden and the tennis court. We can provide racquets and balls on request.
Fresh herbs and vegetables, and eggs from our free range chickens, may be available in season. If you bring your young child, he or she may love to meet the chickens and collect eggs. Interaction with GuestsWe can provide advice and information about services and activities on the Mountain, including local tours and walks, markets, restaurants, yoga classes and massage options, to make your stay more relaxing, interesting and enjoyable. Please feel free to ask questions and we will do our best to assist. The NeighborhoodVisitors to our Mountain can enjoy rain forest walks, visits to galleries, wineries and restaurants, shopping for antiques, collectibles and gifts, or just relax watching the variety of bird life or enjoying magnificent views with a picnic. All of these can be enjoyed within walking distance from our Cottage. More walks along creeks and waterfalls are just a few minutes' drive away.
About ten minutes away is the popular "Skywalk" rain forest experience. Cedar Creek Winery (a few minutes by car) has a "Glow Worm Cave" attraction that children will enjoy.
Excellent westerly views across the Canungra Valley and to the mountains of the Scenic Rim (and glorious sunsets) are available just around the corner from our Cottage.
When atmospheric conditions are right, hang-gliders operate from a launch point just around the corner. At times we can see 20 or 30 of them in the air.
Day trips to theme parks, Gold Coast beaches, Scenic Rim attractions or Brisbane are possible. By road, Brisbane CBD is one hour; Gold Coast 45-50 minutes; Dreamworld, Movie World and Wet'n'Wild are 30 minutes; Sea World at Southport is 45-50 minutes.
Rural drives throughout the Scenic Rim can begin and end on the Mountain, with a variety of routes. Lamington National Park can be accessed via Canungra to Binna Burra or Green Mountains (O'Reilly's), and by many lesser-known access points.
The very popular Showground markets (3 minutes away) are on the second Sunday of the month, and the school market on Long Road (5 minutes away) occurs on the last Sunday of each month. A car boot sale is held at the Sports Centre (3 minutes) every third Sunday of the month. Garden lovers can enjoy the "Springtime on the Mountain" open gardens each September. Other yearly events include the Scarecrow Festival in October, "Garters and Gasoline" event and the "Tour de Tamborine" cycling fundraiser.
Restaurants on the Mountain (most within 8-10 minutes' drive) include eclectic modern cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, seafood, pizza, Japanese, Thai, Mexican, Chinese, and Polish. St Bernard's Hotel and Eagle Heights Hotel offer traditional pub fare, with views. Clancy's Irish Pub in the heart of North Tamborine is popular and serves great food, often with live Irish music. Several coffee shops cater to those with a need for caffeine, and many serve great lunches and breakfasts.
The Mountain is home to several wineries with cellar-door outlets, and some have restaurants attached.
There are a number of popular wedding venues on the Mountain. Our accommodation would be perfect for honeymooners or wedding guests. Getting AroundPublic transport is limited; guests will need a car. The drive from the Gold Coast airport takes one hour. Brisbane airport is about one and a half hours away. We can provide further advice if requested regarding the best routes. Other Things to NoteWonderful Mountain produce includes avocados, rhubarb and kiwi fruit, which can often be bought at roadside stalls. Louise is famous (in our family at least) for her tasty home made marmalade, which we will happily share with you. Let us know if you like rhubarb so we can provide compote with your breakfast. It is delicious on hot porridge in winter or on muesli with yoghurt.
We have specified a two night minimum booking and we do not charge guests an additional cleaning fee.