We stayed at Camillia cottage at Easter, and we were looking forward to a relaxing stay. Pet friendly accommodation isn't easy to find so we were delighted to find this cottage available. Camillia is set apart from the main Jacaranda Cottages and is unfortunately near a busy road. The noise of the traffic made it difficult to feel like we were relaxing. The cottage is spacious and there is a nice deck out the back which is visited by feathered friends. The cottage could be improved by providing a comfy couch to sit on. We have stayed in lots of cottages and B and Bs and I don't think we've ever stayed in a place that did not provide comfortable seating. Despite their pretty covers, the old chairs have seen better days. The provision of DVDs was good, however the tiny TV did not make for comfortable viewing. The kitchen is well stocked with thoughtful provisions (thanks for the paper towel and cooking oil), but frustratingly the frypan was buckled which made cooking very difficult. With TVs and frypans very cheap to replace, perhaps making guests more comfortable could be made more of a priority.
Six of us (two aussies and our four friends from the UK), had a lovely five day stay in The Chalet in early February 2013. The accommodation was very clean and well presented with one double room downstairs, another upstairs as well as a third bedroom with comfortable single beds. The kitchen was well equipped with a few extras (including a dishwasher and a large fridge) and our host left us a lovely bottle of French wine which we enjoyed. A great kitchen for cooking our own meals as well as a good BBQ on the decking. We had our own washing machine as well.
Only one bathroom was just manageable for the six of us - but be aware that if anyone has mobility issues, the shower is inside a large spa bath and quite difficult to get into. One of our party has had two hip replacements and found it difficult.
The outdoor decking was wonderful for the views and birdwatching. Our host Andrew, gave us a list of birds seen on the property and we enjoyed finding most of them as well as adding a few to his list. Some beautiful birds for our English visitors to enjoy, specially the Fig Bird and the Blue Faced Honeyeater which ate the nectar from a tree only a metre from where we sat!
The cottage is in a very pretty and peaceful location and we enjoyed pleasant day trips exploring the hinterland to Maleny (where we got most of our provisions), Kenilworth, Montville and Landsborough as well as some lovely walks in the Blackall Ranges.