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Glass on Glasshouse
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We can only say that Glass on Glasshouse was one of the nicest, if not the nicest, accommodation that we have stayed in and we were delighted with everything about it. The peace and tranquility was wonderful. The scenery outstanding. The amount of breakfast and fruits was overwhelming. Delightful too to see the kangaroos and wallabies so near to the cottage. We shall certainly be returning one day.
Freda and Len Randall, Elanora, Queensland.

Room Tip: Any one of the three accommodations there are magnificent.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glass55, Owner at Glass on Glasshouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

We're glad you enjoyed it so much. We tend to undersell ourselves on our web site, so that when guests arrive they are (nearly always) overwhelmed:)
Many guests have said how much better the 'pods' are in real life than in the photos.

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

A huge amount of effort has clearly gone into making this a quality destination getaway. Perfect for a romantic break. We would definitely recommend it.

Only reasons for docking a star were:

- the electric BBQ was a bit small and fiddly, gas would be better (but I know it's a pain to keep gas BBQ clean and can pose a fire risk).
- I couldn't get the iPod docking unit to work, and the sound on the (complicated) 'integrated' home theater was difficult to manage. I had to change the volume by boosting the bass and treble in the settings. There were instructions but it all got a little too complicated to bother trying to get right in the end, and I'd call myself technically literate.
- the wifi had almost no signal whatsoever - some kind of booster for each self contained lodge would help.

The views from the bath were outstanding and little features like the sink and ceiling-fill bath were impressive. Also, a generous set of breakfast provisions were provided to us. Our host was polite and helpful.

My wife and I both thought the value for money was great. Attention to a few small details could elevate this to a 5/5.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glass_SunshineCoast, Owner at Glass on Glasshouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2012

I'm glad you said we were 'almost perfect', which is a great honour. If you'd said we were 'perfect' then that would have raised unrealistic excpectations! The WiFi is a work in progress. Because the cottages have steel frames, this inteferes with the signal. I've installed larger aerials on the router, and this has helped, but there's always room for improvement. The signal strength also depends on what kind of device you have, some (like smartphones) only have small internal aerials, whereas laptops will have larger ones. The sound system is a very powerful system allowing you to enjoy your own music through the receiver and ceiling speakers via an iPod dock or a Bluetooth receiver (so laptops and Android phones are catered for as well). This is all managed by a Universal Remote. The volume buttons on the remote get a lot of use, so are a bit softer than the others. We are only a phone call away, and if anyone has difficulty with the remote we're happy to talk them through a solution as we really want you to enjoy the whole-of-house sound system in all its glory.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Judging from the names of parking spaces on the garage, the name of the pod on the left is Beerwah with Tibrogargan in the middle and Coonowrin on the right. We stayed in the Beerwah pod for one night during the week before Christmas when the Lookout Cafe was closed. It looked like it was going to rain, and there was so much food left in the refrigerator for breakfast that we were able to stretch it to eat both dinner and breakfast in the pod. The numerous signs and written instructions attest to the effort of the owner to cover all of the details of staying in the pod. Care has been taken to ensure that music fills the bedroom and candles accompany the Jacuzzi bath. We used mainly the iPod docking station for music. There are a few good channels on the TV which seemed rather complicated to operate. Wi-fi is available, but the signal stopped and restarted from time to time. We are used to taking off our shoes to protect wooden floors as a common gesture of respect to the house owner in Indonesia and Thailand. There are large glass porch doors but you need to close them after sunset to ensure that mosquitoes don't enter the house. We advise others to use air conditioning at night. We didn't, and the unfamiliar night sounds of water pumps, alarms, and rustling of animals outside our window kept us from sleeping soundly. The owner was helpful but not intrusive. We appreciated that each one of the pods is private so that the occupants of one pod can't see the occupants of other pods.

At the Beerwah pod, the view of Mt. Beerwah is blocked by the treetops, and the view of Mt. Coonowrin from the deck was partially blocked by the upper limbs of trees if you were standing on the far side of the deck. So the best view was from the left side of the porch. There really seemed to be little reason to put floor to ceiling glass by the bathroom and hall when the view was only of the lawn and the trees that blocked the view of Mt. Beerwah. We did not see any kangaroos while we were there. Our brief one-night stay was very good, and we recommend it to couples who seek both nature and privacy.

Room Tip: We felt the view of the Beerwah and Coonowrin mountains was better in the Tibrogargan and Coonowrin pods due to the growth of trees.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glass_SunshineCoast, Owner at Glass on Glasshouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2013

Thank you for your good review, and it's a shame you could only stay for one night. Many of our overseas guests stay longer, which means they have more time to get used to the various and interesting sounds of the wildlife (in fact that's why many overseas visitors come here). At the moment there are a lot of Black Cockatoos, which are very big and beautiful birds. It's a shame you missed the kangaroos, but generally you can find them under the mango trees near the cafe during the day, and then they may come around the cottages in the evening. The cottages are named after the mountains, and each one has a good view of one of the two highest mountains, and a partial view of the other one. You're right about the partial view of Mt. Beerwah, but your cottage actually has quite a good view of Mt. Coonowrin, including from the bathroom (I went and double-checked, just to make sure I wasn't imagining it!).

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

My fiance and myself just returned from our second stay at Glass on Glasshouse, this time for 5 nights. We had previously stayed 2 nights and that was more than enough for us to want to return, so we were back within 6 months.

The cottages are beautiful, from the polished floors to the floor to ceiling glass walls over looking the Glasshouse Mountains. They're also well appointed providing practically everything you need for a stay where you cook for yourself for a few nights.

The service we received from the owners on both occasions was courteous, helpful and friendly. Ready for a chat but also more than happy to keep their distance and let us enjoy our get away. If you're after a place where you check in, spend some quality time with your partner without being disturbed for a few days before returning to the hecticness of day to day life in the city, then this is a fantastic place to stay. The owners will provide as much contact as you like, always just a simple phone call away.

On top of all of this, both times we have stayed there have been plenty of kangaroos bounding around the place at dawn and dusk. If you're lucky you may even get to see some of the smaller ones running around.

Glass on Glasshouse gets two thumbs up from us and definitely cannot be more highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glass_SunshineCoast, Owner at Glass on Glasshouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2012

Many thanks for your kind words. We get many guests who come for 1 or 2 days initially, and then return for 5 or more days later, which makes us very proud that we've created a place that guests love coming back to.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We really loved the stylish designed cottage, embedded nicely into the landscape with a beautiful view on two of the glass mountains. When we arrived, kangaroos welcomed us in the garden.
We liked the privacy and the silence (or better: all the sound from nature). We only booked for one night, but at the end we stayed two nights, because It was too beautiful to leave. We will definitively come back and recommend it to our friends and family.

Juliette & Benno from Switzerland

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glass_SunshineCoast, Owner at Glass on Glasshouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2012

It's great that you, who come from such a beautiful country as Switzerland, found our cottages "too beautiful to leave" and that you added another day onto your stay. We are honoured that you chose to start your Australian Adventure at the Glass House Mountains, and look forward to seeing you again in a year or so (once you've paid off this holiday).

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