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“Beautiful and Relaxing”
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Cow Bay Homestay
Ranked #2 of 3 Cow Bay B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 November 2013

This beautifully located B&B is a wonderful place to come and relax, with two guests bedrooms sharing an annex with communal day lounge and rear decking to the garden. It is only 15 mins walk to Cow Bay, the best beach on the Cape Trib coast. The host Marrion is lovely and takes great care of you offering good breakfasts with local exotic fruit, museli, jams and a preordered cooked breakfast as well.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Great review, short and sweet and to the point. Thank you very much for taking the time to share with other travellers and thank you for your visit here in Cow Bay Homestay B&B.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Our family of 5 - 2 adults & 3 children (aged 13,11 & 8) spent a wonderful 3 nights at Cow Bay Homestay.

I booked directly with Marion and she provided us with accurate information before arrival. She welcomed us to her property and gave us a thorough run down of the area and made some very good recommendations, including booking us on a fantastic reef trip with Ocean Safari.

The house with two bedrooms & two bathrooms is clean, spacious open plan and surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. There are plenty of spots to lounge around feel like you are outdoors & the kids loved the hammock. There was a TV which was important for finals football. Marion would visit each morning at the time we requested and make us a delicious breakfast. Great homemade bread. Marion is a wonderful & interesting host.

The kids also had the freedom to swim in the property’s creek, which was moments from the house.

Cow Bay beach was a 15 minute walk one way.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

Thank you for choosing to visit with your family, loving it and reviewing so beautifully.
It was my pleasure to look after you and seeing you enjoyed it, especially the creek!

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We stayed at Cow Bay Homestay for 4 nights and just loved it. Host Marion was fantastic in the lead up to our visit and while we were there; she welcomed us with warmth, was a wealth of information and made great recommendations about things to do in FNQ. She was very accommodating and put on a lovely breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, toast and home made juice each morning – yum!

The accommodation itself was fantastic, with lots of different areas to sit, read and spend time in – unlike other B&Bs we didn’t feel confined to our bedroom, but made ourselves completely at home in the rest of the house, which is beautiful, open plan, spacious, set in gorgeous gardens and shared with only one other set of guests.

We could easily have stayed longer as there is so much to do from Cow Bay and north to Cape Tribulation. The whole area is a slice of natural paradise. Thankyou Marion, we had a great time and will see you in the future for sure!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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SunshineCowBay, Manager at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

Very beautiful review and thank you for writing it. I hope it will be the same after your next visit with us here in the Far North. You are wonderful guests as well.

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Our decision to visit Cow Bay Homestay was prompted as much by price as it was by location. It is fair to stay that we were staggered to arrive and find what a beautiful place we had chosen, and what value-for-money we were getting. But the really memorable part was coming home two days later, feeling as refreshed and energised as if we had just emerged from a week-long retreat. Marion not only looks after her facilities and her guests like they are made of gold, she does a breakfast that is really worth waking up for.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2013

Good to hear that the couple of days here at Cow Bay Homestay B&B and in the Daintree did the trick. Yes, it is great to get away and only 2 hours drive for you. Thank you for writing this great review.

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stayed here on our 'babymoon' - our last holiday together before our first child was born. It was simply the best B&B I have ever stayed in. We arrived in the afternoon and were met by the lovely Marion, whose first question was "how do you feel about full moon rises?" We jumped in her car and whizzed down to Cow Bay Beach to see the most spectacular full moon rise I've ever seen. It was such a great start to an amazing holiday. The property is beautiful and there's even a rainforest walk you can do on the property - we saw an enormous monitor lizard and lots of beautiful birds, including a sunbird building its nest on the back deck. The breakfast each morning was delicious and it was just so lovely to chat with Marion about the different things we could do in the area and just about life in general. This is a great location from which to explore Cape Tribulation and the Daintree rainforest. We will be coming back to visit for years to come.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2013

Hi, and so pleased to hear about your first child. Thank you for taking the time to write and so detailed too. That was a perfect full moon we had that day. Looking forward to your next visit with all three of you!

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Reviewed 10 July 2013

A super nice and relaxing place in middle of the rainforest. It is not too far away from areas attractions and within walking distance from Cow Bay beach. The house itself had very relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Marion was very helpfull and welcoming.

The only downside with the whole area in general was evening dinner options were very limited. It is probably easiest to bring own groceries.

2 nights felt a bit short stay as we could have spent one day just hanging around in homestead.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2013

Thank you for writing this lovely review for us. Most guests have the same sentiment, whishing that they could stay longer.
Regarding dinner options, here are 3 restaurants here in Cow Bay, one half way to Cape Tribulation and four in Cape Tribulation not counting the pizza place. All of these receive very good comments from our guests. Some of these are resorts but all are open to the public for lunch and dinner. The council does not allow B&B guests to do there own cooking.

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Reviewed 4 July 2013

My husband and I stayed at Cow Bay Homestay for 2 nights. The drive from Cairns was absolutely beautiful, especially after crossing the Daintree Ferry, and we were surprised at how short of a drive it felt! Marion was a wonderful hostess and made us feel comfortable and relaxed. The B & B was clean and cozy and Marion's personal touches made us feel special. With only 2 rooms, this is the perfect place to stay if you want a relaxing getaway from the city or even come up with family and have the area to yourself. We will be back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2013

You summed it up perfect. I hope you will be able to bring the family visitors later in the year.
Thank you very much.Marion

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Additional Information about Cow Bay Homestay

Address: 160 Wattle CL, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Daintree Region > Cow Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cow Bay
Price Range: £122 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cow Bay Homestay B&B is located in the world famous Daintree Rainforest and 5 minutes from Cow Bay beach and iconic Great Barrier Reef. 2 Hours drive north of Cairns, we are centrally located for all locally guided tours: half day reef snorkel , 4WD, walks, kayak, horse riding,jungle surfing, fruit tasting and numerous outdoor activities. Amazing timber pole house, large deck, polished timber floors, bifold-louvred doors opening into the garden, bed rooms with insect screens, fans, air conditioner and ensuites,quality linen and bedding, lounge chairs and daybeds with the best view, . Great for bird watching, lots of butterflies. Spot the cassowary in the garden, meet the bandicoot in the restaurants at night. Or...Just sit back and relax, read, daydream. Take a walk into the rainforest on our property spot the jungle perch in the fresh water creek. Here you can switch off, even digitally. The area north of the Daintree River has no grid power and we run on solar panels, batteries and back up generator. All your tour bookings can be arranged. Marion speaks German. ... more   less 
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