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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland
Splendor & Privacy is The Retreat.

Family owned and managed:

Featuring 4 Bedrooms among World Heritage listed rainforest and mountain top view from a private swimming pool.

The Retreat is a comfortable, James Bond-esque getaway, nestled amongst the tall trees of the surrounding World Heritage listed rainforest. It is just a few short minutes drive to the main terminal to access The Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda Skyrail. The world famous Paronella Park and the Cape Tribulation are also only a few short kilometers away, not mention all the beautiful Islands you can visit.

The fully self-contained accommodation at The Retreat features panoramic views of the escarpment and gorgeous visiting Ulysses butterflies. Situated on a secluded and immersive block with undisturbed and dry heath flora, the peaceful tranquil...
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About the Owner, Mary M
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 85 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jan 2014
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
We like to adjust ourseleves to you and the experience you would like to have. We are would love to meet you at The Retreat, give you the keys, show you the property and make sure your stay is just as you had expected or otherwise we can leave the keys for you at the property.

We have 20 years of experience living here in Cairns and are more the willing to tell you the best places to have brunch either in the city or by the beach, which trips to the reef are the most fun and other tours you might not know of. While you stay with us in Cairns we want you to feel like a local and experience Cairns in a way that only few of us truly know how.
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English first
Cairns, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago for a stay in December 2016

I stayed here with my family for the week to escape the rat race of the city and to explore cairns, I wanted the rainforest and ocean reef experience and this is exactly what I got and much more. The home is immaculate the photos simply do not do it any justice, it's simply amazing, we got much more than...

Matthew O
Bendigo, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Lovely spacious modern house on edge of rainforest with swimming pool, barbecue and very well equipped. 20 mins from Cairns CBD and very central to main tourist areas around such as Port Douglas, Kuranda, Scenic Railway, Atherton Tablelands, Yungaburra. Mary a very hands-on host and will make bookings for you at the drop of a hat. Highly recommended.

Management response:

Hi Judith so pleased that you found our property a great place to stay and you would 'highly recommend ' xxxxxx thank you and welcome back any day


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Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed July 10, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I would highly recommend The Rainforest Family Retreat, it has everything you could need! It was very comfortable and Mary totally went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. It was perfect!

Management response:

Guys thank you so much for a great review and I am so happy you all had a great time. It was a delight to have everything perfect for you. Mary


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(4)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Our property will allow up to 8 guests. Be sure you put the correct number of guests you need to have stay for your rate. Very Private, pool and spa set in the rainforest yet, so close to town. If you require a clean during your stay it is $20.00 an hour
We are pet friendly, child friendly and very PRIVATE. 14km to the city and 3km to local centre for medical, Coles, restaurants and lots more..Crystal cascades, swim holes and a great local pub Red Beret. WE can arrange all your tours with great savings. If you need an in house massage this can be arranged or if you want to keep up your fitness then join the private boxing fitness skills 4 minutes away from the property.
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How to get there
The property, while secluded and private is easily accessible. Just a few minutes drive from the city centre or airport The Retreat is a private get away while still having everything at your fingertips. We suggest using a taxi, Uber or hire car to get there with your bags.

We are more than happy to help you organise a car hire at the best available prices!

Plus, pick up and drop off services are available from The Retreat when you are going to and from the reef or any other trips and excursions. There is even a courtesy bus for those that would like to have dinner and drinks out.

Directions to The Retreat will be given to you once a booking has been confirmed.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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