Stunning views, secluded, close to town


Entire guesthouse hosted by Margaret

  1. 3 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Relax and unwind in this Japanese-inspired hideaway. Set in the hills behind historic Mudgeeraba and surrounded by 14 acres of gardens & bush you'll find this self-contained space with 2 bedrooms, enclosed verandah, well-equipped kitchen and bathroom. The verandah (dining and lounge) has bifold doors with exhilarating views to the Gold Coast. The house is walking distance to scenic Hinze Dam and a 7-minute drive to Mudgeeraba village. Waterfalls and beaches both only 20 minutes away.

The space
Our property sits on a hill overlooking Mudgeeraba valley with views out to the coastline at Burleigh Heads. After a day of sightseeing relax on the wide enclosed verandah and enjoy the view as the sun sets and the lights of the Gold Coast twinkle in the distance. On a fine day you can fully open up the verandah to enjoy the cool fresh air. The space has a Japanese flavour. There are two spacious bedrooms that open onto the verandah. Bedroom 1 has a sofa. Bedroom 2 has a queen size and single fold-out bed. There is a good-sized fully-equipped kitchen and full bathroom with bath and separate toilet.
The apartment is attached to our main house by the long verandah room, but the section of the verandah for the use of guests is screened for privacy and the apartment is accessed by a private entrance (front door). You will have full privacy and not be disturbed.
Please also note that we have an "eco-cabin" which is a separate Airbnb listing (entitled "Immersed in Nature; Close to Town") on a lower level of our acreage property and further down there is a big shed where potters have their workshop and kiln. The cabin and workshop facilities are private and self-contained and none of the facilities on our property is visible from the other. But just be aware you may see other guests/tenants if you are out on a walk and you may occasionally hear voices if they are talking outdoors and your windows are open.

If you plan to bring a dog/dogs:
We welcome up to two dogs at once. Please make sure you tell us you plan to bring dogs - and what type. We would appreciate if you could keep your dog on leash especially when venturing outside of the property because our nextdoor neighbours have free-range chickens and roaming peacocks. Thanks! Also please be aware that domestic animals are not permitted (by SEQ Water) to enter the dam area.

Suite facilities:
Bedroom 1 (6.2m x 3.6m) contains:
1 queen-sized bed
side tables and lamps
2 seater sofa
Built in robes

Bedroom 2(6.2m x 4.5m) contains:
1 queen-sized bed
1 single bed
small table and 2 chairs
Kitchen (4.4m x 2.4m) contains:
cutlery and crockery
4-plate cooktop
electric oven
toaster and kettle
tea, coffee, sugar, butter, milk and some other breakfast items such as crackers, jam and muesli are provided for the first day of your stay plus some basic condiments for cooking (S&P, oil, vinegar)
large fridge

Verandah (9.6m x 4.7m) contains:
sofas, coffee table and extra chairs
dining table and 6 chairs

Clothes washing:
If you are staying for a few nights I am happy to make our the washing machine available in the main house.

Water usage:
Our water is supplied from our own tanks so we do appreciate that guests use water sparingly - especially at times of low rainfall.

A note about insects and geckoes:
As we are in a bush environment there will occasionally be visits from insects such as moths and dragonflies and also geckoes. All of these creatures are harmless. It is almost impossible to stop geckoes living around the houses in tropical and semitropical parts of the world such as this so all we can do is try to live in harmony with them :)

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Mudgeeraba, Queensland, Australia

There are only 2 houses on our road. It is secluded, peaceful and surrounded by nature. If you take a walk on the road leading to our house you will catch glimpses of the lovely Hinze Dam, only a 15-minute walk away. Bring your kayaks.
The rainforest country of Springbrook National Park is just 20 minutes away by car. This is a nature lover’s paradise, great for bushwalking, picnics and enjoying magnificent mountain scenery and wonderful waterfalls.
The high-rise area of the Gold Coast is nice and handy as well. It’s just 20 minutes' drive to Burleigh Heads and 25 minutes to Surfer’s Paradise. Theme parks are a 30-minute drive north on the motorway.
Seven minutes' drive away is the village of Mudgeeraba with its good cafes, restaurants and shops. On Fridays there is an organic fruit&veg market in the open-air centre of the shopping centre and on late Friday afternoons in summer, "Sunset Markets" with live music.
And... we are about 10 minutes by car to Robina Town Centre – a huge shopping centre with everything including cinema, bowling, gym and lots of shops.
The location of our property is actually excellent being about equal distance from the beaches (e.g. Burleigh and Broadbeach) and from the national park at Springbrook, so a great base for enjoying the best of the Gold Coast.

Hosted by Margaret

  1. Joined in November 2014
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I lived in Japan for 23 years working as a journalist, writer, editor. Travelling to old country towns and Japanese Tea Ceremony were a big part of my life. Tea Ceremony still is. I have my own chashitsu at home and teach there three days a week in addition to teaching Japanese translation at university part time. I live with my daughter and poodle and two other Japanese friends. Pottery has also been one of my major interests and I am lucky that potter friends are using the shed on my property (which used to be my father's wholesale orchid greenhouse) for their workshop and kiln.
I lived in Japan for 23 years working as a journalist, writer, editor. Travelling to old country towns and Japanese Tea Ceremony were a big part of my life. Tea Ceremony still is.…

During your stay

Guests have total privacy but I am always available to answer questions either in person or on my mobile. Don’t hesitate to ask if you need anything.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

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