1. Australia
  2. New South Wales
  3. Carool
  4. Rainforest paradise retreat

Rainforest paradise retreat

1br Shared Room
Carool, New South Wales, Australia
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
airbnb$24 - $37
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Description

The Space

Only 20 minutes from the Gold Coast, but you feel like you're in the most remote rainforest! The house is right next to a creek with gorgeous swimming holes; it's a rambling wooden house, built decades ago by artist hippies, so there's an abundance of charming little features, but nothing modern or high-tech - there is also a wood-fired sauna! But we still have mains electricity and unlimited ADSL WiFi! (but note we don't have a TV) There's also a studio cabin available, and tipi or camping space. Large deck with hammocks and bean bags, and 18 acres of rainforest with dozens of fruit trees to explore. There's several areas for accommodation available - a curtained-off guest space, as well as a fold out futon in the living room, the studio cabin, and occasionally a large spare bedroom. The property also backs onto a camp ground where I have a campervan that can be occupied, as well as a tipi and tents - feel free to set up whatever you like, and enjoy being in the creek!

Guest Access

Shared kitchen and bathroom, communal living spaces, sauna (wood fired so you'll have to get the fire going, but there's wood provided), likewise bush-camp-style open fire barbecue area, acres of open yard and rainforest.

Interaction with Guests

This is my home, so I'm around, and my 12 year old daughter and partner are usually about too. I'm happy to be accommodating with anything you might need. We can share meals or separate, depending on individual needs, and I'm happy to give info on all the best places to visit in the area (and even drive you around if arranged)

The Neighborhood

Nestled in the rainforest on the NSW/QLD border, this is a rural retreat. But perfectly located to explore the beaches and national parks of the area (such as Springbrook, Border Ranges, Mt Warning, Lamington), and only 20 minutes into Coolangatta if you're after nightlife!

Getting Around

There's parking available on the property, but no public transport. The nearest trains from Brisbane stop at Varsity Lakes (25 minutes away) and buses from Tweed Heads/ Coolangatta stop at Bilambil heights (4km away). If you don't have your own car, I'm open to arranging to pick you up from local towns, but it's really a drive-up place (unless you're a mad-keen cyclist, in which case it's your dream accommodation!)

Other Things to Note

This is a rural property - dirt track access for the last 500 metres (though it's accessible with a normal car; I have an old ford festiva that does it quite fine), but is prone to flooding on occasion. This is the place to come if you want somewhere uniquely Australian; alternative rural living - it's not a modern, fancy hotel!

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Amenities
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Family/Kid Friendly
  • Suitable for Events
  • Washer
  • Smoke Detector
  • First Aid Kit
  • Safety Card
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Iron
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
Bedrooms
1
Sleeps
4 - Real Bed
Bathrooms
1

Place's rules

Be respectful of the space - this is a family home; we're pretty flexible and accommodating, but no loud late night parties unless previously agreed upon. Shoe-free home (leave shoes on the deck) Non-smoking home (but there's undercover area under the deck if you must)
Checkin time
11:00 AM

Location

Address
Urliup Road, Bilambil, NSW 2486, Australia
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