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Sydney
Reviewed 19 October 2011

My wife and myself thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cow Bay Homestay. It's set in a beautiful garden in the middle of the forest. The main house has two guest rooms at opposite ends, in between is a living area open to both sides, with a view of the gardens. The beds are comfy, rooms and bathrooms are well...

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Reviewed 2 October 2011

Marion provided awesome hospitality in a beautiful secluded rainforest hideaway. If we are back this way we'd definitely stay again.

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Thank fishdujour
Reviewed 27 September 2011

My girlfriend and I had just three nights in Cape Tribulation but after staying at Cow Bay Homestay we wished we could have stayed longer... The owners Marion and Brian looked after us really well making us feel welcome from the start and sending us excellent directions. Marion talked us through the suprisingly large amount of things to do in...

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Overton, Hampshire
Reviewed 8 September 2011

We stayed here for three nights using it as a base to explore Cape Tribulation and the surrounding area. Marion and Brian were perfect hosts and their house is beautiful. Marion provided lots of information for us on the surrounding areas even booking us on a local crocodile tour at the last moment when we had a change of plans....

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

Writing this great review is much appreciated.. Looking forward when you come back one day.

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2011

We travelled by car to the homestay having boooked this well in advance with Marion, the owner.We were given excellent directions, time of travel estimates and even able to email to say what time we would arrive - so that Marion could welcome us. The setting is excellent and the garden that surrounds the property a dream. The facilities are...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 23 July 2011

When we walked in the door I turned to my wife and said "would you look at this place!". I had to ask the owners if this is where we were staying since I couldn't believe it at first. B and M (the owners) are such a lovely couple and have put a lot of effort into this home. It...

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Reviewed 10 July 2011

A very warm and genuine welcome by Marion to a delightful house and garden. Marion made us feel at home, including our 11 year old daughter, and was available for chats and assistance as much as we required, without being in our faces. Attention to detail is delightful and breakfasts were a genuine treat and very yummy. We particularly appreciated...

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

Thank you so much for this great and detailed review. It is really good to see when our guests thoroughly enjoy themselves.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2011

We stayed this lovely place for two nights and it was really a great and different experience! We hope to visit Marion and Brian again soon. We had rain and rain forests were beautiful. Next time we wish to admire starts in the sky. The house is in the middle of the rain forest and beautiful, they have only 2...

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

Thank you very much for your great comments and writing the review. Brian and I are looking forward to your next visit here at Cow Bay Homestay B&B.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2011

We stayed at Cow Bay Homestay for 3 nights. Very comfortable accommodation with beautiful tropical gardens, all perfect for relaxing. We stayed in the room for 2 which was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The hosts, Marion and Brian, were very welcoming and knowledgable of the area. Marion made us breakfast each morning which was delicious. The Homestay...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 November 2010

Getting to Cow Bay Homestay in the dark is a real challenge. But once you're there, you'll find all doors open. It is like coming home. Marion has a good sense of how much attention her guests need or don't need. Her recommendations are to the point, her information is very valuable. She is very considerate of her guests' needs...

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Amenities

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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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • 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: $206 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“The two rooms are both great!”
  • it has air-con, but we only used if for 1 hour, we preferred to hear nature!
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
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“Both rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles AEllingham, 8 Sep 2011 | Read review
“Both rooms are super - fans not air con, but you don't need air con.”
 of 5 bubbles Reed064, 2 Aug 2011 | Read review
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