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The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast

22 Silkwood Rd Daintree Coast - Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873 Australia
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Beautiful Daintree rainforest accommodation near Cape Tribulation just 5 mins from lovely Cow Bay beach and overlooking the World Heritage Daintree national park. The main accommodation house is Queenslander style and has four en-suite rooms (single, standard double and large double/family size) each with private balconies, a large open-plan living area and extensive verandahs...the perfect place to relax and have a 'real' holiday!. For couples or small groups looking for even more privacy or independent accommodation, the Golden Orchid Retreat is a gorgeous self-contained cabin separate from the main accommodation house with views across the orchard to Noah's Range. Operating on solar power and rainwater as much as possible, the Epiphyte B&B has landscaped gardens to explore, views to take in and rainforest at the back door. Beautiful Cow Bay, where the rainforest meets the sea and reef, is a short drive away. A home away from home, The Epiphyte is airy, casual, friendly and breakfast featuring seasonal fruit is included in the room tariff. Help yourself to tea, coffee or a cool drink anytime. Play games, read a book, take in the stunning mountain views, swim, snorkel, visit the free board walks and/or join one of the many tours available in the Cape Tribulation, Daintree Coast area e.g snorkeling, fishing, canoeing, 4WD trips to Wujal Wujal, jungle surfing, night and day walks in ancient rainforest. It's a beautiful place to stay any time of year!! We'd love to share it with you.
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Vanessa_GoldCoast wrote a review Oct 20
Gold Coast, Australia379 contributions62 helpful votes
I'll try to do Matt's heavenly retreat justice. Everything exceeded our expectations. We stayed in the 2 cabins with our 2 boys (11 & 13), the smaller cabin is close to the main house and the larger one is a few mins walk away. Both are gorgeous and have everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. The cabins are bigger and even lovelier than they look in the photos. We loved having our very own pet horse "Jester" at the big cottage and being surrounded by lush rainforest. Matt was the perfect host ensuring we knew about all of the best highlights of the area including a fantastic local waterhole 5 mins from the property with a swing for the kids. All of the surrounding beaches are stunning and we loved our trip to the Reef with Ocean Rafting. Matt had our fabulous tropical fruit breakfast ready for us every morning mostly from his own on site orchard. Make sure you try the Daintree Tea! We loved hearing about Matt's amazing adventures while enjoying the serenity of the surrounds. There is a good restaurant at the resort just down the road. My phone worked well (Optus) but my husband's Telstra reception was limited. We absolutely loved every minute of our stay at Epiphyte. Thank you Matt for your stellar hospitality, tips and chinwags. I recommend Epiphyte whole heartedly and look forward to coming back one day. Book now, you won’t find a better place to stay or a better location for exploring everything the beautiful Daintree has to offer.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: The cottages are gorgeous
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Wallina2012 wrote a review Aug 2020
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions10 helpful votes
Matt has created the perfect rainforest retreat in the heart of the Daintree offering a stunning view of the iconic Thornton’s Peak, lush tropical gardens, exotic fruit trees, beautiful rainforest with a creek and a swimming hole. Along with Matt’s warm hospitality; his passion and knowledge of the area; his comfortable, well-equipped BnB; and the delicious tropical fruit breakfasts, you simply won’t find a better place to stay north of the Daintree River! We loved staying in Hibiscus Cottage which is a tranquil, cosy, fully self-contained cabin, a short walk from the main BnB. It’s in a convenient location near amenities in Cow Bay and an easy drive to the main sights, beaches, eateries and boardwalks along the Daintree Coast. We were excited and delighted to see a cassowary bathing in the creek at Jindalba boardwalk on our way back! Thank you so much Matt for a wonderfully relaxing few days. We will definitely be back again soon.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Hibiscus Cottage is self contained with a full kitchen if you want to cook your own meals. The...
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Response from Matt Wilson, Owner at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the lovely review and great to be able to share a bit of our wonderful Daintree paradise. Great to see a cassowary too. Hope to see you back here again - anytime - cheers Matt
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Raro-Roamer wrote a review Jul 2020
Hua Hin, Thailand37 contributions5 helpful votes
In the middle of the Daintree Rainforest, this is a special stay. Don't expect luxury, you are in the jungle. Matt is a great host & puts on the best tropical fruit breakfast. 6 rooms & you meet a great range of people. Solar & rainwater gives the right vibe for the location. You really feel you are in a different, wonderful, world. No traffic except the occasional Cassowary. So much to see & do in this area & a great base. Loved every minute
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Matt Wilson, Owner at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review. I love being able to live and work here and to meet so many fantastic people. It's a very special environment. Glad you enjoyed it!!
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Stephen R wrote a review Jul 2020
12 contributions4 helpful votes
If you are looking for a place where comfort, genuine hospitality and tranquility is essential, look no further. Together with a completely eco friendly lifestyle, this is the bees knees. The only regret was we should have booked for a longer stay as there are almost limitless options on exploring around the Daintree. We'll definitely come back for more. 11 out of 10!
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from Matt Wilson, Owner at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks so much Stephen. Great to meet you and Sharon. Sorry i haven't been able to catch up but look forward to seeing you again when the season quietens down. Best wishes Matt
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ItchyFeeet wrote a review Mar 2020
Leicester110 contributions155 helpful votes
Stayed at the Epiphyte B&B for 2 nights in the stand alone Hibiscus cottage and had an enjoyable stay. The location is secluded but easy to find by following the signs to Cow Bay. The cottage is separate to the main B&B in its own grounds on the same gravel track. The cottage has everything you need for a few days with a fully usable kitchen, outdoor toilet, bath and shower, outdoor seating and hammock and a comfortable bed. There is no WiFi and no TV but it’s really not necessary. Also no air con which can be a bit uncomfortable on humid nights. The best part about this accommodation is probably the owner, Matt. He is super knowledgable about the local area and beyond and helped us plan our time there very well, marking all recommended visits on a map both in the Daintree / Cape Tribulation area and south of the river for our inland drive south. Breakfast is really nice, a big selection of fruit most of which is grown in the orchard, toast, homemade preserves, cereal and drinks. The grounds are all very beautiful and well maintained. Would definitely stay here again if returning to the area.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Matt Wilson, Owner at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for the excellent review.... look forward to hosting you again if you return this way. Best wishes Matt
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness (4.6 miles), Floravilla Ice Cream Factory & Art Gallery (1.2 miles), and Jindalba Boardwalk (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Daintree Ice Cream Company, On the Turps, and Cj's Bar & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Is The Epiphyte Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Cow Bay.