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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland
The Retreat features splendour and privacy at your fingertips.

Family owned and managed.

Featuring 4 Bedrooms among World Heritage listed rainforests and a mountain-top view from a private swimming pool and outdoor spa.

The Retreat is a comfortable and secluded getaway, nestled amongst the tall trees of the surrounding World Heritage listed rainforest. It is just a few minutes drive to the main terminal to access The Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and Kuranda Skyrail. The world famous Paronella Park and the Cape Tribulation are also only a few short kilometres away, not to mention all the beautiful islands waiting for visitors.

The fully self-contained accommodation at The Retreat features panoramic views of the escarpment and gorgeous visiting Ulysses butterflies. Situated on a secluded and immersive block with undisturb...
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About the Owner, Mary/Jackson M
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jan 2014
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 18 reviews and 3 properties
Interaction with guests
We like to adjust ourselves to you and the experience you would like to have. We are would love to meet you at The Retreat, give you the keys, show you the property and make sure your stay is just as you had expected. Otherwise, we are happy to leave the keys for you at the property.

We have 20 years of experience living here in Cairns and are more than willing to tell you the best places to have brunch, which trips to the reef are the most fun or other tours you might not know of. While you stay with us in Cairns we want you to feel like a local and experience Cairns in a way that only a few of us truly know how.
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Norman O
1 review
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Noisy neighbours caused a lot of grief during our 8 weeks stay. Police were called due to loud music being played. Also neighbours dog howling every day while property owners were not at home. Very stressful environment. Left property early. Even a letter addressed to the owner did not generate a response.

Andrew Z
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed here with three kids in September and would highly recommend it to families. The Kingfisher local shop does some great pizzas for an easy meal on arrival, and there is a Coles shopping centre 5 minutes doesn’t the road. Definitely go and have a look at the Crystal Cascades, we went there on our last day and wished...

Management response:

Hi guys So glad you had an amazing time. It's a hidden secret with the beauty and surroundings of the area. Hope we get to see you again. Mary and the team.


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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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I stayed here with my family for the week to escape the rat race of the city and to explore cairns, I wanted the rainforest and ocean reef experience and this is exactly what I got and much more. The home is immaculate the photos simply do not do it any justice, it's simply amazing, we got much more than...

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So happy you all had an amusing time. You have an awesome family and our doors are always open for your return.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(4)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Crib
    6 Twins
    4 Super Kings
    4 Fulls
    1 Sofa
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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R 2 882
R 3 421
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Pets: R 626 / stay - Fee
  • Bond : R 4 819 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning : R 1 446 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 4 819 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Our property will allow up to 8 guests. Be sure you put the correct number of guests you need to have stay for your rate. Very Private, pool and spa set in the rainforest yet, so close to town. If you require a clean during your stay it is $20.00 an hour - conditions apply with guest numbers cleaning fees and pets.
We are pet friendly, child friendly and very PRIVATE. 14km to the city and 3km to local centre for medical, Coles, restaurants and lots more..Crystal cascades, swim holes and a great local pub Red Beret. WE can arrange all your tours with great savings. If you need an in house massage this can be arranged or if you want to keep up your fitness then join the private boxing fitness skills 4 minutes away from the property.
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Car advised
How to get there
The property, while secluded and private, is easily accessible. Just a few minutes drive from the city centre or airport, The Retreat is a private getaway while still having everything at your fingertips. We suggest using a taxi, Uber or hire car to get there with your bags.

We are more than happy to help you organise a car hire at the best available prices!

Plus, pick up and drop off services are available from The Retreat when you are going to and from the reef or any other trips and excursions. There is even a courtesy bus for those that would like to have dinner and drinks out.

Directions to The Retreat will be given to you once a booking has been confirmed.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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