The house has a warm feel to it. It's very clean and fresh, uncluttered and tastefully appointed. Though I am a friend of the owner, in all honesty, the place was ideal to run my teacher training yoga retreat. The wooden floor was ideal for our purposes and the kitchen big enough for 5 of us to prepare meals together and the serving window makes it really easy to eat on the verandah. It rained non stop on the long weekend we were there so we did not get to take advantage of the beautiful land for walks nor swim in the billabong. But even from inside I felt like I was in the middle of nature, surrounded by sounds of birds and frogs..On all accounts, a really wonderful experience.
We rented this place over Christmas and had a blast! The house is lovely, with a natural breeze during the day. Two good sized bedrooms and a very well equipped kitchen. The kids loved to roam around in the endless yard, swing over the lagoon and go on 'adventure' while we were relaxing on the daybed. We ended up booking another night and stayed 4 nights as we loved it so much and it is very conveniently located. There is a good supermarket and some restaurants around. We highly recommend a day trip to Litchfield Park and a day trip to NT Wildlife Park from this location. It's paradise!
Being a regular visitor to Darwin, I’m always on the look out for great places to stay outside of the city and Rakhi Retreat was a fantastic option. Clean, comfy accommodation with the big draw card being the location on a big bush block surrounded by beautiful trees, plants and wildlife. Haven’t felt that relaxed in ages and can’t wait to visit again during the wet season when the lagoon is full. Rod the owner was also great to deal with. Highly recommended place to chillax!
Rakhi Retreat was a fantastic place to stay and do some NT birding. The house is beautifully finished, very comfortable and the kitchen a pleasure to cook in. The property is all natural bushland with a few different habitat types running into one another. In the morning I saw 24 different species of birds in the woodland, rainforest, paperbark forest and remnant water hole. It was just a short drive in the morning to Fogg Dam Wetlands and rainforests. The best NT accommodation for birders by far.
Gorgeous little house on some beautiful land. We booked here because it was fairly central to everything we wanted to visit. It was isolated enough for privacy, but definitely close enough to the shops for a quick run down the road when we needed something. The people who look after the rental are super friendly and gave great advice when we asked for recommendations. Would definitely recommend.