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Barking Owl Retreat

409 Hough Road | Kairi, Atherton, Queensland 4872, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic place! We had a wonderful time and felt very welcome. The cottage was well appointed - with everything you could need. The setting very private with awesome views from the spacious deck and incredibly peaceful. Tanya has a wealth of local knowledge for great walks and places to access Lake Tinaroo. Thanks to her we enjoyed a... More 

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BarkingWeb, Owner at Barking Owl Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Dee and Martin, Thank you so much for your review. It truly was a pleasure to meet you both! Hope to see you again and keep enjoying Lake Tinaroo! Tanya Barking Owl Retreat More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just had a great night away in a cottage at barking owl retreat. The cabins are great with everything you will ever need. Spent the afternoon trying to catch a fish in the dam. The owner Tanya gave us a great welcome and introduction. There is all types of birds and kangaroos to look out for. Thanks

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Hi Michael and Kelly, Thank you for your review of our Retreat. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again sometime to catch a Black Bream! Tanya Barking Owl Retreat More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Barking Owl Retreat. It was a wonderful experience. The hosts make you feel absolutely at home and very welcome. Tanya rang before we arrived to make sure she bought exactly the food we wanted for a BBQ dinner and breakfast. The food was so fresh, delicious and healthy! The cottage itself was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent 3 nights here between Christmas and New Year. Tanya was a fantastic host and only too willing to suggest great eating places and things to see. The setting of the cottage is beautiful, and the space on the deck to have a barbecue and relax with a champagne was idyllic. The accommodation was clean and had a good... More 

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Lancashire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed for three lovely nights at Barking Owl. Really off the beaten track – but easy to access. The cottage was immaculate, the bed was sooo comfortable and we really enjoyed a couple of BBQ's on the deck with some of the lovely Barking Owl wine – now that was a treat. Even took one away with us. Tanya... More 

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Tanya and Chris "Thankyou". We have stayed in many B & B's on the tablelands and surrounds are you are up among the best. The wonderfully warm welcome from Tanya and of course the dogs was just a start to a wonderful weekend away for our 15th wedding anniversary. The Devils Lair was just fantastic, peaceful, private and so cosey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My partner, 7 month old son and I booked in for two nights but immediately booked another night as soon as we opened the door to the cottage. Spotlessly clean and immaculately turned out, it's the perfect place to relax and unwind. Such good value when compared to other more expensive retreats in the area. We will definitely be back.

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Hi Mark Thank you so much for reviewing our retreat. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and got to relax and unwind from your busy work schedule. Hope to see you all again soon! Tanya More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The location of Barking Owl Retreat, at the end of a quiet road with farmland and woodland at the back, makes for a relaxing time with the opportunity to spot wildlife. The cottage itself was immaculate, very well furnished and equipped. Everything was comfortable including the bed which gave us a very good nights sleep. Sitting on the deck at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As soon as we arrived we could tell this quaint little cabin, set in front of a most beautiful back drop, would be special. Tanya was very welcoming on arrival and we were given a warm greeting by her beloved pets. Pulling up to the cabin just before sun set allowed for a beautiful view from the back deck, which... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

From the time we arrived at the Barking Owl Retreat we were made very welcome from the host Tanya. We found the quaint cottage very clean with modern facilities ,pity we had to rush out to meet friends for dinner because after the flight and the drive we could have snuck into the spa bath and relaxed with a beautiful... More 

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