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Wallaby Cottage

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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This surprisingly large, comfortable and clean one bedroom cottage is conveniently located halfway between Cape Hillsborough and Mackay. Popular with grandparents who like some 'time out' from the family activities taking place at Cape Hillsborough or Seaforth during school holiday times without being too far away ....and if the kids and grandkids drop in for a visit, there is plenty of room for everyone! Wallaby cottage is also popular with visitors travelling through for a single night stay, and approved guest are welcome to have their pets stay too! (conditions do apply) Just 1 km from the Bruce Highway brings you to your very own, quiet and private cottage, nestled in natural rainforest on a private property which borders The Leap National Park. The cottage sleeps a maximum 4 guests...This surprisingly large, comfortable and clean one bedroom cottage is conveniently located halfway between Cape Hillsborough and Mackay. Popular with grandparents who like some 'time out' from the family activities taking place at Cape Hillsborough or Seaforth during school holiday times without being too far away ....and if the kids and grandkids drop in for a visit, there is plenty of room for everyone! Wallaby cottage is also popular with visitors travelling through for a single night stay, and approved guest are welcome to have their pets stay too! (conditions do apply) Just 1 km from the Bruce Highway brings you to your very own, quiet and private cottage, nestled in natural rainforest on a private property which borders The Leap National Park. The cottage sleeps a maximum 4 guests (1 queen size bed and 1 foldout double sofa bed). A light breakfast (yoghurt, fruit, toast, condiments, baked beans and juice) is included in the tariff. All linen and towels are supplied in the simply furnished, self contained cottage. Wallaby cottage has one large bedroom containing a queen bed with side table/drawers, a double sofa bed, wardrobe, desk and chair. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, vanity unit and toilet. The living/dining room contains a leather 3 seater lounge and a single recliner chair, coffee table, T.V and DVD player and the kitchenette is equipped with a dining table with 4 chairs, microwave, bar fridge, small sink, kettle, toaster, electric frypan, cutlery and crockery. Parking is under cover and adjoins the cottage, especially convenient in our wet season. And there is a washing machine for guest's personal use. Visitors can take a leisurely 15 minute stroll to the local gallery, (That Sapphire Place), the historic Leap Hotel or Yakapari Country Crafts. That Sapphire Place allows visitors to observe the rare, expert skill of resident Commercial Gem Cutter, Peter Harrington in his Workshop situated inside the free entry gallery. That Sapphire Place boasts the finest quality collection, of rare and precious sapphires of all colours on the Queensland coast. (That Sapphire Place is open WED - SAT from 10am to 4pm). Adjacent to the gallery is the historic Leap Hotel (Built 1886), custodians of the famous statue of Kowaha, 'Legend of The Leap', learn her story over a drink with the locals at the main bar, or enjoy a meal in the lounge. Lunches available MON - SAT (12 - 2), Dinners available MON - SAT (6 - 8). The Sunday afternoon music session and BBQ lunch on the breezy, open verandah is very popular with locals and visitors alike! Yakapari Country Crafts is located next to That Sapphire Place on Westlake Drive and is a community project art and craft shop featuring locally made handcrafted items and a cafe. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Other local attractions include: Organic and Natural Store - Distance: 2.5km Address: 60 Yakapari - Seaforth Road, The Leap (Enjoy organic tea, coffee, cakes and pastries on our verandah, surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Browse our extensive range of organic fresh fruit & veg, meats, wholefoods, bodycare and gifts. Open TUES - FRI 8:30am - 6pm, SAT 8:30 - 5pm.) The Old Station Teahouse - Distance: 20 minute drive Address: 231 Cape Hillsborough Rd, Cape Hillsborough. (Devonshire Teas in historic local railway station, light lunches daily, Open 7 days). Cape Hillsborough National Park - Distance: 25 minute drive Address: Cape Hillsborough Rd, Cape Hillsborough. (Coastal National Park with numerous walking tracks through varied eco systems, including mangrove swamp, tropical rainforest and coastal vistas of the Whitsunday Islands. Public Facilities include Picnic tables, BBQ, boat ramp and toilets.) More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Pool Table
Porch
Alarm Clock
Washer
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Kettle
Toaster
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Josephine was a lovely host and made our stay very comfortable. The house is neat, clean and even better than it looks on the website. Cooking facilities don't include a stove but the local pub is full of character and does a range of filling...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank davidsG2838FG
Josephine H, VR Owner at Wallaby Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Was lovely to meet you and your family David. I am glad you found the property to be larger and much more attractive than portrayed in the photos. I will endeavour to update the property photos soon, thankyou for the suggestion and for being such...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

A cosy little cottage that had all that was needed for an enjoyable stay. The beds were extremely comfortable and the beautiful bush setting was relaxing. The service was excellent and helpful.

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Alana H
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A great place to stop on a long drive to the Whitsundays. Clean & quiet this cottage was conveniently located a minute off the Bruce highway. Had a great night sleep & found the accomodation nice and roomy. Lovely private rainforest setting with easy walk...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Mar1chr2
Josephine H, VR Owner at Wallaby Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2016

So pleased you and your husband enjoyed your stay and were able to indulge in the local delights Chris. We look forward to welcoming you back!

About the Owner
Peter a
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
Interaction with guests
We like to respect our guests privacy and the main property residence is situated in a completely separate area to the cottage residence on the 3.5 acre property. Should our guests request any visitor information or advice on the region, we are always happy to assist.
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Quiet and safe neighborhood (all local traffic, no through roads) with plenty of wildlife......especially wallabys! Walking distance to local attractions... The Leap Hotel, That Sapphire Place, Yakapari Country Crafts and The Leap Tea room. Situated halfway between Cape Hillsborough and Mackay, and convenient for travellers as close to the Bruce Highway.
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