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Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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Uniquely situated in the middle of the Daintree rainforest, perched over a pristine stream, 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. Havi...Uniquely situated in the middle of the Daintree rainforest, perched over a pristine stream, 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 Rooms with King size beds & the 3rd has a double bed with a single over the top), 2 bathrooms, a recently renovated kitchen and a large scenic verandah. All linen is provided, including beach towels for swimming in our natural swimming pool. Linen is of the highest quality and replaced regularly.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. The prefect digital detox! 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 5 days ago

Extremely impressed with the set up, everything you could possibly require has been thought of, has definately had plenty of time put into ensuring guests will be comfortable. After confusion with the booking dates, Katherine went well over and above to help accommodate us. The...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank D9402LXbradc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful slice of paradise in the heart of the Daintree. The property is very secluded and private so you feel a million miles away from everyone and everything. There is a shop and restaurant close by and you can by WiFi access at the...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank NYCfan1
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Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

The location and privacy of the house with a natural pool makes it extra special. The house had everything we needed for our stay - even some umbrellas that we gratefully used during our rainy stay! We would definitely recommend this house to our friends...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Jaboelx K
Roam608472, VR Owner at Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Thank you so much for your review. A shame you had rainy weather, it is very unusual at this time of the year, but then the weather has been unusual all year! We really appreciate our guests taking the time to write a review and...More

Reviewed May 21, 2019

I wish I could give Daintree Secrets more than five stars. I have stayed here several times over the last few years and it's hard to think of a more magical spot. The house is a spacious welcoming place that is nestled deep in the...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Julian F
Roam608472, VR Owner at Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Thank you Julian for taking the time to write your review. It is very much appreciated. Our return guests are very special to us. Daintree Secrets is unique, but not everyone gets it. Our return guests realise just how lucky we are to be able...More

Reviewed May 19, 2019

Absolutely amazing place, perfect setting and unspoiled nature. I love the hydro power and solar, I love the swimming hole and gorgeous waterfall, I love all the insects and butterflies and birds to see! I have been here repeatedly, and it gets better every time....More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Ellenkms
Roam608472, VR Owner at Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2019

Hi Ellen. Thank you for your lovely review! We keep saying that we love return guests, and we do! We get such a kick out of reviews like this and seeing that we're on the right track with the changes we've made since taking over...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
Children's Pool
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 Thornton 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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