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Reviewed 19 May 2012

I endorse all that Rose (my daughter) says.
Vaughn is clearly a popular member of his local community and some of this rubs off on his guests. We felt this in restaurants, at the post-Anzac Day parade breakfast and in his ability to make local (and more distant) tour arrangements.
Vaughn's particular oeuvre is to enable older travelers, nostalgic for their back-packing days, to feel they aren't being mollycoddled whilst still providing all the necessary, middle-aged comforts.
Another good feature is that, with only two couples, you can be his sole guests with the run of the establishment.
Occasionally Vaughn was just a little too laid back for northern hemisphere needs; it took a while to get a light fixed and his BBQ was a bit hit and miss at times.

Room Tip: Only two, with nothing to choose between them except that one is slightly further from the breakfast-room.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank robert j
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

As soon as we arrived at Coral Sea Views we began to unwind and relax. We were greeted by the lovely Vaughn who was very helpful throughout our stay and helped organise local tours. The wooden cabins are basic but very comfortable. They have everything you need- comfy bed, wonderful hammocks, iPod docking station, mini fridge and... how could I forget... an amazing view!

The surrounding area is fascinating and we spent days just exploring and taking in the wonderful views. There are plenty of places to eat within a short drive from Coral Sea but there are also BBQ facilities on-site if you fancy a night in. We would recommend Lync Haven (just down the road) for a lovely outdoor dinner. And definitely don't miss the fresh water swimming hole (ask Vaughn for directions) - I was assured there were no crocs there!!! If you fancy an adventure, a 4WD trip on the Bloomfield Track to Cooktown is great fun and full of wildlife sightings. We went with D'Arcy of Daintree and would highly recommend him- again, ask Vaughn for bookings).

All in all, we had a fantastic time at Coral Sea Views. We would recommend it to anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and get close to nature. We wouldn't think twice about visiting again. Thanks Vaughn!

Room Tip: Both cabins are identical. One is a little closer to the breakfast area and pool but otherwise no difference between them.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank redjones83
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

We stayed here in Nov 2011. It was a bit tricky to find the place, but once we did we were very pleasantly surprised!
The individual cabins were lovely and the view out over the hills and the rainforest to the sea couldn't be beat.
The proprietor was helpful and friendly - including a fantastic continental breakfast in the social/BBQ area.
Fantastic!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

This place has two bungalows with magnificent views overlooking Cow Bay and the ocean. We spent many relaxing hours just swinging in our own private hammocks reading books and whiling the hours away.

Don't worry about the location. At first it might appear to be a little bit south of the main Daintree area but it's still in the heart of the rainforest. And it's up the hill from the water - which means you can't walk to the beach - instead you can enjoy the amazing views. And then drive down to the Cow Bay pub for dinner which serves totally decent grub.

Vaughn was a great host, nice and friendly to chat to, but also gave us plenty of privacy to enjoy our little escape to the Daintree.

The pool was great to jump into. Breakfast was fab.

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Both huts are identical - and share the same views.
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

The title says it all. We were supremely happy with our 2 night stay at Coral Sea Views B&B in late Jan 2012. We stayed in one of the two chalets. The chalets are about 30 meters away from eachother and seperated from the main house. They are nestled among tripical gardens which overlook spectacular views of mountains covered in rainforest and the sea beyond.

Our chalet was quite sizeable, with a spaceious open air deck and two hammocks, where we spent most of our time lazing around. Hours slipped by as we swayed in our hammocks. We talked. We sat in silence. We watched the birds return to their nests at sunset, and the clouds forming over the mountains, and when dark fell, we listened to the gekkos and the rain falling. A lull fell over us. I can't explain the feeling of relaxation, other than to say there is no better way to get back to nature and unwind without substituting comfort.

We brought our own seafood and salad from Cairns because we wanted to cook some of our own meals. When we arrived, we were delighted to find a covered open air kitchen, bbq and deck area attached to the main house for guest use. We did however take advantage of the tropical breakfast each morning. Vaughan cultivates some of his own fruit on the property. His pineapple is superb.

Coral Sea Views is conveniently located just beyond Cow Bay and a short distance off the main road to Cape Tribulation. It's very easy to find - take the first left after the Daintree icecream company sign.

Room Tip: The Cow Bay Pub serves generous sized meals at very reasonable prices. I also suggest taking some food supplies to make your own meal at Coral Sea Views as dining options in the Daintree area are few and often far between.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank priscbazaar
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