NUMBER of GUESTS DISCOUNT: Take 5% off for 7 guests. Take 10% off for 6 guests. Take 15% off for 5 guests or fewer. SEE OUR STANDARD PRICES for 8 GUESTS BELOW.
WINTER on the MOUNTAIN: Enjoy the crisp, clear, sunny days of a Queensland winter at a crisp, clean, sunny Queenslander. Cloud 9 has the perfect north-east orientation for those fine winter days and a romantic free-standing gas log fire (plus panel heaters, bathroom heat lamps and heated towel rails) for those cooler winter nights.
Cloud 9 sleeps from 5 to 8, including: (a) a master bedroom upstairs with pillow-top queen bed, ensuite and separate dressing room; (b) a pleasant second bedroom upstairs also with pillow-top queen bed; plus (c) a private third bedroom on the ground level with 2 king singles, 40 inch wall-mounted Sharp TV and ensuite bathroom. In addition, there is also: (d) a comfy double sofa bed in the upstairs media room for extra guests; and (e) a quality BabyBjorn travel cot (please request). There are 3 bathrooms (2 ensuites + main) and undercover parking for 3 or more cars.
You will be 'floating on air' staying at this eco-friendly Queenslander at Eagle Heights on Tamborine Mountain. You can use the telescope to explore the ocean horizon from Jumpinpin to Surfers Paradise, or survey the hinterland valleys of Wongawallan to the wetlands of Coombabah. There are vivid panoramas both day and night. Wake to the colours of the rising sun and see rainbows paint the local hillsides, or stargaze onto a clear night sky and watch the full moon rise over the Pacific Ocean. The upstairs bedrooms and living rooms all enjoy the uninterrupted coast and hinterland views, with walls of glass opening to the eastern verandah. And there are over 90 square metres of decks to bring the outdoors closer in.
Cloud 9 is ideally located on the north-east edge of the mountain escarpment in a quiet, end-of-court position, bordering an environmental preserve. It's a brisk walk to the lush Botanic Gardens or a 3 minute drive to the lively tourist shops, restaurants, cafes and wineries of Gallery Walk. You should visit the nearby heritage museum and stroll through the ancient rainforest of MacDonald National Park and Curtis Falls. Or adventure further with the kids to the Glow Worm Caves, Skywalk, the high ropes course at Thunderbird Park and the Cedar Creek rock pools.
This refined holiday house is furnished throughout with quality appointments. Catch a blu ray DVD on the 51 inch Samsung TV in the media room, or listen to your iPod/iPhone on the Pioneer sound system in the living room. Research the local area, play a board game with the kids and plan your next adventures around the big family dining table. Or chat with friends on the plush leather couches while preparing dinner for 8 in the well-provisioned kitchen. Then again, you could simply open the welcome bottle of wine, check out the mini-library, recline in the 20 jet spa bath and choose your zone to relax on the main deck.
There is all-year, outdoor dining for 10 or more on the viewing deck, with an undercover BBQ - great for entertaining with family and friends. Look out over the sub-tropical eucalypt forest that spills down the escarpment, identify some of the many rare birds, and use the telescope to spot more reclusive wildlife. Then explore the charming Cloud 9 garden, with its majestic gum tree at the entrance, roses and rainforest, pathways and hedge rows, fruit trees and a herb patch. See if you and the kids can find the hidden fairy door, the 'Green Man' or the Cheshire Cat nesting box. And for our wedding guests, there are several garden 'rooms' to reveal, and a number of colourful props to discover for those special pre-wedding photos.
Cloud 9 is enchanting in all seasons as there are no real extremes in temperature on the mountain. Be captivated by the spring mists as they rise through the valleys below, or welcome the mountain cool in summer with ocean breezes and ceiling fans in every room. Delight in the ever-changing colours of autumn, or enjoy the crystal clear days and nights of winter as you cozy up around the gas log fire. This relaxing country home is picture perfect for a fun getaway with friends, ultra-comfortable family holiday, stylish wedding group accommodation or rewarding workplace retreat.
OUR PROMISE: Cloud 9 is owner-managed and guest-focussed. To help maintain our reputation for top-quality holiday accommodation: (a) we encourage guest feedback, ratings and reviews; (b) we don't use zoom lenses to advertise our views; and (c) we do use the secure and reliable Stayz system for email, bookings and payments. You can rest assured on dreamy Cloud 9.
Tamborine Mountain - The Green Behind the Gold Coast
Cloud 9 is a scenic, 35-minute drive from the classic beaches of the Gold Coast, 30 minutes from the theme park wonderlands, 1 hour from metropolitan Brisbane and a world away from anywhere. A rainforest getaway on Tamborine Mountain is like a breath of fresh air.
The three suburbs on Tamborine Mountain are Eagle Heights to the north, North Tamborine in the middle and Mount Tamborine to the south. The major attractions of Gallery Walk, the Botanic Gardens, the Heritage Museum, Curtis Falls, MacDonald National Park, Palm Grove National Park and dreamy Cloud 9 are all to be found in Eagle Heights.
Tamborine Mountain is actually a remnant volcanic plateau about 10 kms long, 5 kms wide and some 550 metres above sea level. It is lofted above the hinterland between the Pacific Ocean and the Great Dividing Range. The mountain is an island in the sky, surrounded by protected rainforest and eucalypts, home to around 7000 people and a sanctuary for the native flora and fauna.
Birdwatchers and photographers especially appreciate the variety of some very rare species. Lyrebirds, king parrots, cockatoos and lorikeets, tawny frog mouth, whip birds and inquisitive bowerbirds populate the forests. Elusive platypuses live in the clear mountain creeks and at night the glow worms glow in the forest caves.
The embracing beauty of the mountain has attracted many writers, poets, artists, artisans and travellers. Original gifts and mementos can be purchased at the many galleries and antique shops across the mountain. There is a local producer's market every Sunday from 8.00 am at the Showgrounds with the main farmer's markets every second Sunday of the month (at the Showgrounds) and every last Sunday of the month (opposite Tamborine Mountain State School).
PLEASE NOTE: Cloud 9 employs a part-time professional gardener, cleaner and launderer, and provides regular income for several other local service providers. To help maintain Cloud 9 as a valued contributor to the Tamborine Mountain community, there are two restrictions: (1) NO FUNCTIONS or PARTIES; and (2) NO PETS.
Local Attractions - Some Recommendations
SPECIALS - Book a massage at Cloud 9 with Ripple Tamborine Mountain Mobile Massage and Day Spa (at Ripple Membership Rates). Or stay an extra day and join the renowned Tamborine Cooking School
ADVENTURES - Eco-safari, swimming under waterfalls and hot air ballooning. Also Australia's longest and highest ropes course and the world famous hang gliding off the western escarpment
ORGANISED TOURS - Explore by foot, horseback, horse drawn carriage, Harley Davidson, 4 wheel drive or trolley bus on a range of rainforest, adventure, sightseeing and winery tours
GREAT FOR THE KIDS - The Glow Worm Caves, Thunderbird Park, Skywalk, the Cedar Creek Falls rock pools and the Curtis Falls Lolly Shop to name a few
WALKS IN THE PARK - The splendid Botanic Gardens, the purpose built Skywalk and six dedicated rainforest tracks for easy nature walking (see map in photo gallery)
COOL CAFES - DeliVino, Spice of Life, Marks & Gardener & Coffee Plantation. Perhaps try lunch at the Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard & Winery
ATMOSPHERIC RESTAURANTS - DeliVino, The Polish Place, The Old Church, Songbirds, Sundowners
INTERESTING PUBS & CLUBS- Clancy's, Liquid Amber, St Bernards Hotel, Eagle Heights Hotel, and Fox & Hounds. Also, try barefoot bowls 7 days a week at the Tamborine Mountain Bowls Club (food and drinks available)
INDULGENCES - The mountain wineries, the award-winning distillery and the boutique brewery. Then add in the cheesery and ice-creamery, plus the chocolate and fudge shops. And perhaps a spa and a massage for balance
RETAIL THERAPY - The charming tourist shops on Gallery Walk, the quaint antique shops on Main Western Road, the crafty art galleries and the colourful farmer's markets
FUN & FANFARE - Tamborine Mountain Show (21 Sept 2013); Open Gardens Trail (27-29 Sept 2013); Scarecrow Festival (18-19 Oct 2013); Tour de Tamborine (29 Nov-1 Dec 2013)
DAY TRIPPING - The stunning Gold Coast beaches and metropolitan Brisbane for everyone. And only 30 minutes or so to Dreamworld, Wet and Wild, Movieworld, White Water World and Sea World for the kids and kids at heart
- 2 Large Flat Screen TVs
- 3 Bathrooms (2 Ensuites)
- All-Weather Entertainment & Viewing Deck
- Clothes dryer
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Fully Filtered Tank Water
- Fully Insect Screened
- Gas Log Fire & Bathroom Heat Lamps
- High chair
- In-house Movies/Videos
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Mini Library of Books, Board Games, CDs & DVDs
- Quality Portacot (on request) & Childgate
- Spa Bath
- Terraced Gardens & Garden Furniture
- Towels Supplied
- Washing Machine
5-7 GUESTS: Take 15% off for 5 guests. Take 10% off for 6 guests. Take 5% off for 7 guests. MINIMUM STAYS: All 2 night stays at FRI + SAT rate. WEEKLY STAYS: Stay 7 nights get 1 free.
Stay before 17 Jun 2013 for 5% off.
5%, 10% & 15% off for 7, 6 or 5 guests.
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 8 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.
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