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Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Daintree Secrets is a unique property perched over 400 metres of pristine waterfalls and rapids of Little Cooper Creek. This totally private property boasts its own deep, natural swimming pool, endless waterfalls and one of the only hydro-electric run homes in this Grade 3 Heritage Listed rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world. The stunning waterfall sanctuary is situated only two hours scenic drive along beautiful coastline north from Cairns, and 20 minutes drive north of the Daintree River, nestled in dense rainforest. It is only a few minutes drive to famous Cape Tribulation, and is close to local restaurants and tourist attractions. If you are looking for peace and tranquility, you have found your Nirvana. Perfect for a romantic getaway for couples, or a fun place to share ...Daintree Secrets is a unique property perched over 400 metres of pristine waterfalls and rapids of Little Cooper Creek. This totally private property boasts its own deep, natural swimming pool, endless waterfalls and one of the only hydro-electric run homes in this Grade 3 Heritage Listed rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world. The stunning waterfall sanctuary is situated only two hours scenic drive along beautiful coastline north from Cairns, and 20 minutes drive north of the Daintree River, nestled in dense rainforest. It is only a few minutes drive to famous Cape Tribulation, and is close to local restaurants and tourist attractions. If you are looking for peace and tranquility, you have found your Nirvana. Perfect for a romantic getaway for couples, or a fun place to share with family and friends. Having your own private swimming hole just off the house makes Daintree Secrets unique. Most guests don't want to leave the property once they arrive. A perfect place for nature lovers and bird watchers, with numerous rainforest vistas throughout the property Daintree Secrets is a fully furnished open plan home with three bedrooms (2 King Double Beds & 2 Single Beds), 2 bathrooms, a recently renovated kitchen and with a large scenic verandah. All linen is provided, including beach towels for swimming in our natural swimming pool. The kitchen is stocked with all the pantry basics for your convenience. The house has a TV, DVD and CD player along with a library of DVD’s and CD’s for your enjoyment. There is also a selection of books and games. However, there is no Cable Television or Internet. Part of the beauty of your stay at Secrets is that you can truly 'unplug' and relax. Activities in this area are plentiful and include gentle walks , hiking and guided nature trails, crocodile tours, swimming, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, reef fishing and much more. However many guests tell us that they didn't want to leave the tranquility of their own private waterfall sanctuary. We highly recommend at least 3 nights stay if you would like to see some of the sights and enjoy all that Daintree Secrets has to offer. David Attenborough rates this area as his favourite in the world! More
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About the Owner
Katherine G
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2011
Interaction with guests
The beauty of Daintree Secrets is the privacy. You have the entire property to yourself. You won't be greeted by a person, only the sound of the waterfalls and the beauty of the rainforest. We will give you details of how to find Daintree Secrets and how to unlock the house before you arrive. When you leave you simply lock up behind you. I am very happy to help you with an arrangements you may need prior to your stay and am available by email or phone.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are not enough words to describe the beauty of this place. A very clean and comfortable home amongst the beautiful surroundings of the waterfall, swimming hole and rainforest. It was sheer bliss to experience and I would like to thank the owners for allowing...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Roam608472, VR Owner at Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Anastasia for your beautiful words! We love sharing our piece of paradise and get such a thrill to hear how much our guests enjoyed their stay. We look forward to having you stay again. Please mention that you're a return guest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to commend the owners of Daintree Secrets, who consider themselves custodians of this unique rainforest sanctuary.We absolutely loved our stay!The house is so well equiped; very comfy beds, quality linen, fully equipped kitchen, great verandah area that is large enough to spread out...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Roam608472, VR Owner at Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Suli for your lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Daintree Secrets! We hope to have you return one day soon.

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Reviewed November 21, 2018

The place is amazing! we were so far from home but have never felt more at home...the house has everything to make your stay comfortable and the waterfall and swimming hole is just beautiful. We will be back!

Date of stay: November 2018
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Roam608472, VR Owner at Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Thank you Rick for taking the time to post a review of our very special piece of paradise. So glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to having you return ,

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Following a disastrous stay at this venue, these hosts won't leave us alone. They have gone out of their way to interfere with our livelihood, cause inconvenience, and attempt to retrieve via vexatious and malicious means, a bizarre return of the refund they provided us...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Roam608472, VR Owner at Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

This stay was not from this year, it is entirely false. Read all other reviews and compare for a true picture of our guests experience of Daintree Secrets.

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Loved it! Words can't express how fantastic this place is. It has to be experienced. So lucky to have the opportunity to stay here. Rainforest and waterfall, house on the waterfall. Wow one of the most amazing places on earth! We all loved it.More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Management response:Responded August 22, 2018

Thank you so much Janine for your rave review! You have no idea how much enjoyment we get from sharing this piece of paradise with others who appreciate it. I'm grinning from ear to ear at your enthusiasm. We absolutely love return guests and happily...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Daintree Secrets is set in the middle of the Daintree Rainforest, the only Grade 3 Heritage listed rainforest in the world, and the oldest. There are less than 100 homes set on acreage north of the Daintree River. No more houses can be built in the area. Daintree Secrets is nestled at the base of Thorntons Peak, the largest mountain in the area, which provides us with endless water in Little Cooper Creek, that runs past the house. The property is centrally located 20 minutes north of the Daintree River, 20 minutes south of Cape Tribulation, and 10 minutes to the closest beach. There are many cafes and a few excellent restaurants in the area, though most guests self cater for some or all of their stay at Secrets.
Getting around
You need to hire a car from Cairns to get to the Daintree. There is no public transport in the area.
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