Rainforest cottage & private creek

Other - Entire home/apt · LOT 163 Wattle Close, Cow Bay, QLD 4873, Australia

The Space

Surrounded by birds, butterflies and wildlife, Moo Bay Muse is an exciting eco-cottage located in the Daintree rainforest in Cow Bay next to the Great Barrier Reef.

Escape to the Muse to experience an eco-friendly lifestyle with solar power and rain fed water supply. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Daintree in this private retreat which enjoys year round gentle sea breezes. Explore the surrounding rainforest alive with abundant birds and wildlife.

Built against a backdrop of giant trees, the Muse has an airy open plan design and handmade which enjoy views of mature gardens and ancient forest from every room. Handmade mosaics and artworks, created by the builder and original owner of the cottage, are peppered throughout the house and garden. The property backs onto world heritage listed national park and has a private creek at the rear of the house which meanders its way through the property with several small "bathing" holes to cool down in. Deserted and beautiful Cow Bay Beach is nearby.

Purpose built as a place to rest, relax and unwind, the Muse sleeps a maximum of 4 adults with 2 bedrooms - one main bedroom downstairs and a loft with verandah upstairs. Both have king size beds and views of the forest beyond. The loft can be made up with 2 single beds on request.

Also included at the Muse is an extensive selection of books, CD's, and DVD's as well as an IPod dock; camp-fire, gas hot-plate and weber BBQ's; guitars, snorkelling gear, kayak, four bicycles, incense, candles and more.

Moo Bay Muse is close to a wide range of activities and adventures. Guests can easily access rainforest and wildlife walks, swim in freshwater creeks, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, horse ride along deserted white sand beaches, sea kayak to nearby Snapper island, cruise on the Daintree river in search of crocodiles, birds, butterflies and other wildlife, 'surf' the jungle canopy, visit an exotic fruit farm and have the chance to see cassowaries in the wild.

The Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest remaining rainforests in the world and remains unspoilt despite the increasing pressures of encroaching civilisation. It is home to thousands of plant species and is alive with a diverse selection of native fauna including the Cassowary. Cassowaries, rainforest monitors and lizards, several types of tree frogs as well as many species of birds and butterflies live in the forest that surrounds the Muse.

We have been named one of Trip Advisor's top vacation rentals for the past two years running. You can see what previous guests think of the Muse on Trip Advisor by clicking here - (website hidden)

Please note:
*The property is not suitable for young children due to open staircases and loft area
*The Muse is a pet friendly property - but please advise you are bringing them when you book.

When visiting Cow Bay please tread lightly as the Daintree wilderness is an important environmental asset

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $29 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1442 /week
Monthly Price: $4325 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Thank you Liz for having us at this delightful property, we felt extremely relaxed! On arrival we were pleasantly suprised as the property looked so much better than the photo's on the net, Lee the caretaker met us and showed us around the property, explaining everything that we needed to know about how the property worked. All basic staples were catered for (another pleasant supriise) right down to glad wrap and shamppo! What a place! We loved our time at the Muse and the CD collection provided the perfect ambiance for a chilled few days away from work. The beach was amazing, the swimming holes near by were gorgeous and the tranquility to die for. We will be back and I am sure that anyone who stays at the Muse will love it just as much! Thanks Liz see you soon.
    P.S make sure you cook over the firepit, excellent tucker.

    January 2014
  • We had such a unique and memorable experience staying at Moo Bay Muse, couldn't recommend it more highly! We loved the outdoor spaces of the verandas, balcony and gardens and enjoyed leaving the doors open at night and really feeling part of the rainforest surrounding us. Liz and Lee were lovely and infinitely helpful during our stay. If you're looking to escape everything and take some time to reflect in a unique, wilderness setting, this is the place.

    November 2013
  • I've rented two houses in the Daintree for my wife's and my families for our honeymoon and couldn't have had a better trip.

    Liz's place is a pure oasis. It was really easy to disconnect from our busy Sydney life. There is an attention to detail in every bits of the property, you can really feel the love that has been put in this place. One of our most memorable memory of the place is probably cooking three whole fishes we had caught during the day on the wood fire.

    Communication was also easy and we were met at the door on arrival.

    I wholeheartedly recommend the place.

    November 2013
  • Unique and stunning retreat in the middle of the forest. We can't recommend it highly enough! Make sure you cook on the open fire!

    August 2013
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Last year my husband, Chris, and I had a chance to buy our honeymoon cottage in the rainforest - Moo Bay Muse. At the time I was 6 months pregnant and we wanted to give a precious gift to our newborn son Oliver so that he could grow up surrounded by nature, away from big city life. While he's still tiny and we are living in Bondi we'd like others to have the chance to enjoy this very special house and part of the Daintree. It's the perfect escape from busy life just to chill out, unwind and relax and the sounds that surround the cottage are just amazing. We both fell in love with it from our first stay and I hope you will too. If you have any questions about the cottage, the amenities or the Daintree just drop me a line and I'd be happy to help You can find out what other guests thought of the Muse at Trip Advisor - (website hidden) Have a great day, smiles and butterflies Liz, Chris and Oliver
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