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“Beautiful 5 star cottage”
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Reef Cottage at Wonga Beach
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Reef Cottage at Wonga Beach
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28 reviews
Reef Cottage at Wonga Beach
Entering our Cottage
View from dining area into the lounge
Romantic theme in the Cottage
Lounge with TV, BluRay player and mobile phone dock
Looking towards gourmet kitchen
Kitchen stove area with Espresso maker
Luxury Bedroom 1, sunroom at end
Luxury Bedroom 2 - tropical serenity
The sunroom, another place to relax or meditate in
Bathroom with a rainforest view
Cool bathroom reflections
Outdoor setting on back deck
Socialise at fire-pit with BBQ nearby
The plunge pool, intimate and quite deep
Backyard garden, scrubfowl nest in distance
Outdoor shower and foot wash area
You're only 200 steps from a pristine beach
Lazy morning with rippled sand at South Wonga Beach
Gone to the beach!
Coral flats of Bell Reef at South Wonga Beach
Swimming in the Mossman Gorge should be experienced by all
The sprawling Tranquility Falls at Upper Daintree
Rare capture of Cassowary bathing in remote Cape Tribulation creek
Velvet rainforest and pristine beach meet aquamarine dream at Cape Tribulation
Snorkelling at Cape Tribulation, just off Mackay Sand Cay, is amazing
Private charter boat with guests ready to tour the Great Barrier Reef
When you're in the Reef.....(at Opal Reef)
Reef Cottage's location is central to places of interest all around.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Wonga Beach, Daintree Region, Queensland

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COYI1959
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful 5 star cottage”
Reviewed August 15, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

One of the best holiday rentals I have stayed in, anywhere in the world! The location is very peaceful and perfect to come back to after a day exploring Northern Queensland and the Daintree. Only a 100m from a perfect unspoilt beach, and the facilities at the cottage were excellent. The kitchen has absolutely everything including a coffee machine and smoothie maker. The garden includes a welcome plunge pool, citronella torch to keep the bugs away and comfortable furniture for al fresco eating. Everything was pristine and clean.
There is a huge array of books and information on the locality, history and the wide variety of activities to do in the area. Wei, the owner is extremely helpful and can offer advice on the best activities available. Would love to return when I am next in Australia.

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Liked best: The whole ambience of the cottage
Liked least: I loved everything
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Aug 17, 2016
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to being of service again when you next visit Australia.
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Ahorisber...
2 reviews
“A perfect place and Host”
Reviewed August 6, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Our family stayed at the reef cottage in july for 5 nights. We enjoyed the little paradies! It was a perfekt base to explore the Daintree region. Mei is very friendly and helpfull, her tips and support for doing a daytrip with Brett was super..

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Management Response
Aug 7, 2016
You and your family are always welcome back.
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DanPan66
1 review
“Perfectly located cottage that has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed August 5, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My partner and I were very impressed by all the amenities provided by this cottage. It had everything we would possibly need for our 5 night stay. The little things showed the thought put into the place such as camping chairs (with a shade cover!), an esky for a picnic, insect repellant, hats, umbrellas etc. These small items made for such a comfortable holiday.

The whole place was very clean, it is a great idea to have a foot wash out the back to maintain the cleanliness of the place.

The location is amazing! It literally is only a 2min walk to a beautiful quiet beach. Watching a sunrise or two there is a must!
It is also ideally located between Port Douglas and the Daintree. So much to explore.

We used the very informative documents provided that show what activities and tours you can do in the area. Again, the thought put into this place is fantastic.

We absolutely loved this place and would stay again in the future.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 7, 2016
We enjoyed our hosting experience with you and hope we will see you again.
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Rand0m_Tr...
Canberra, Australia
1 review
“Extraordinary place”
Reviewed July 6, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We have just visited Wonga beach with our two kids staying at the Reef Cottage for a week, hiding away from Canberra cold and rainy winter. We can highly recommend it to anyone seeking adventures holidays in the North Queensland. First of all, it is perfectly located between Daintree and Port Douglas in a quiet village just 75m from the beach. Second of all, if you ever wondered what home away from home looked like come and stay here. Not only it has literally everything to comfortably live in and being entertained, it is meticulously maintained by Mei and her husband Mike. Third, you most likely will receive personal attention to all your holidays needs from the moment you are welcomed by Mei on your arrival, as was the case with us. The only regret we had, we wish we could stay there longer.

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Liked best: Quietness
Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2016
Thank you for your kind words. We very much enjoyed hosting you and your family and will welcome you back any time.
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Malingshu
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
Reviewed April 1, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

The property is ideally suited to two couples travelling together as long as you are happy to share a bathroom/toilet. The two rooms are on opposite sides of the house so each couple has privacy, and the main bedroom has an additional private sitting room. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you could possible need. Mei stocks up with plenty of supplies for breakfast and we didn't want for anything. The house is set in a suburban area a short walk from the beach. The back yard is very private with garden setting, pool and bbq. Walking into the home is like walking into the pages of a luxury magazine - Mei is an incredible interior designer. We especially enjoyed the eclectic but locally-specific collection of fiction and non-fiction available in the generous library. Wonga Beach is a good location for exploring the lower half of the Daintree, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge and Mei can supply very detailed self-drive tours for further away attractions. Highly recommended.

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Management Response
Apr 2, 2016
Thank you for staying at Reef Cottage. We enjoyed having you and your family as guests and you're welcome back any time.
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JillandHo...
Colne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A GEM OF A PROPERTY IN A PERFECT LOCATION.”
Reviewed October 29, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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A GEM OF A PROPERTY IN A PERFECT LOCATION.

It's a week now since we left Reef Cottage and we're now continuing our two-year world trip.

Reef Cottage was our thirtieth rental home through various rental agencies. Rarely do all the elements come together as they do at Reef Cottage.

Firstly it's location: only two minutes walk to a gorgeous unspoilt tropical beach.

Then there's the immaculate safe and enclosed garden, which has direct access to a protected reserve with it's pretty creek. We loved following the creek to join the beach at a remoter location, where we paused to enjoy the heavenly views of the Low Islands. I can still hear the waves and the chorus of exotic birds.

A bonus to this wonderful restored fisherman's cottage is that the owners have invested heavily in protecting all habitable areas from annoying creepy crawlies. The house and garden are meticulously maintained. The photos are accurate in their portrayal of the imaginative and artistic interior design. This is unique and actually quite sophisticated. It's also much more spacious inside than the photos suggest.

The cottage is so seductive we could hardly tear ourselves away. The owners have provided a library of expensive books about the area collected over thirty years. There are even lovely children's story books. We devoured those books and it added immensely to our understanding of this World Heritage tropical rainforest.

Reef Cottage is only twenty minutes from the Daintree River ferry which will take you into a paradise a world apart and a journey you will never forget. Add to that the proximity to Port Douglas, Mossman and Palm Cove and the location couldn't be bettered.

Lastly a word about Mei.the owner. She's Chinese and has a gift for sharing and radiating her enthusiasm for life. Take time to learn from her extensive knowledge of the area. I have never met a holiday home owner so gracious and generous. I won't give details here, you will have to find out.

This gem of a cottage is full of surprises just like its owner.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 30, 2015
Thank you for your appreciation and kindness in keeping our home so well during your stay. We enjoyed our hosting experience tremendously and would love to be of service again. Happy travels!
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clarissa3...
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Great Tropical Escape”
Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our six night stay at Reef Cottage was amazing. This holiday cottage was so comfortable and well maintained. We received such a warm welcome from our host Mei and it was lovely that she shared her wealth of knowledge of the local area and beyond. Breakfast provisions were excellent. The variety of equipment such as BBQ, beach chairs, pool etc available for guests to use was great. Thank you Mei for sharing your cottage with us; we had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

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Liked best: The attention to detail
Liked least: Leaving such a beautiful tropical paradise
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2015
It was absolutely a pleasure to accommodate you and your family. We're pleased that you used the Cottage as a hub to relax while undertaking quite extensive exploration of the region. You're welcome back any time.
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