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Rakhi Retreat - Peaceful nature getaway

Cottage, Darwin

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

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5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom


Rakhi Retreat is nestled at the end of a cul de sac and backs onto Lakewood Reserve, a 10 Ha paperbark wetland forest.

The house has been beautifully finished with local ironwood timbers and bamboo floors and the passive cooling design provides a naturally cool space although there is the option to air condition if you need. The bedrooms have comfortable beds and built in wardrobes.

The large kitchen is perfect to cater for small and large groups and the open living space is ideal to make yourself at home and enjoy the sounds and views of the surrounding bush.

Rakhi retreat been designed for a number of different uses. Couples or families can stay and enjoy the exclusive 5 acre property with plenty of adventures for children of all ages to, including a tree house, short walks and canoeing in the wet season.

Birdwatchers can use it as comfortable base while visiting the various local bird watching sites or settle into the bird hide built from paperbark logs on the property and enjoying the local avian inhabitants going about their daily business. Over 80 species of birds have been observed at Rakhi over the past few years.

The location makes the perfect base to visit numerous local attractions including Fogg Dam birdwatching and nature walks, Adelaide River Jumping Crocodiles, local fishing spots or within one hour drive to either Litchfield or Kakadu National Parks.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking, Washing machine, Wheelchair accessible

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Eco-Friendly Games Garage Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Washing machine Wheelchair accessible
Rakhi Retreat - Peaceful nature getaway is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Darwin escape Being a regular visitor to Darwin, I’m always on the look out for great places to stay outside of the city and Rakhi Retreat was a fantastic option. Clean, comfy accommodation with the big draw card being the location on a big bush block surrounded by beautiful trees, plants and wildlife. Haven’t felt that relaxed in ages and can’t wait to visit again during the wet season when the lagoon is full. Rod the owner was great to deal with. Highly recommended place to chillax!
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavenly! Just perfect for our week's three generation girl's holiday stay. Everything we could wish for and more! Clean, comfortable, beautiful. So much to do in the area, or you could just chill out without leaving Rakhi Retreat at all. Nearby grocery store, tavern, chemist, etc. Would love to go back and will definitely want to go to Rakhi Retreat. The Billabong in full flower with white and lilac lilies, resident wallabies, outdoor or indoor living .... perfect!
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soul soothing. A great escape. I celebrated my 40th birthday at Rakhi retreat with my family and a few friends. It was perfect. The house is fresh, beautiful, yet totally homey as well. The view from the master bedroom is lovely, and the kitchen (including coffee machine!) is awesome, particularly with the Bollywood bar opening out on the the rear Patio. Basically the house has everything you need but is not kitch or cluttered, rather stylish and relaxing. The highlight for me was the block and surrounds. The lake was full and the kids had a blast canoeing and swimming in the lake. I enjoyed just strolling around as the bush here is gorgeous. Heaps of paperbarks in flower at this time of year. We even saw a Jabiru or two. We had plans to go day tripping over the weekend but felt so relaxed that we decided to stay put.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely retreat in the bush. My family and I were met by the owner, Rod, who handed us a very welcome drink. He happened to be at the property working on the grounds, a friendly fellow with a passion for the bush. Before he left, Rod showed us how to fill up the outdoor spa tub, what a terrific way to cool down! The back veranda of the big house faced onto a sunset over the swampland. With some big rains on Saturday night, the dam started filling up and we got to see some great bird life. Rod had even started building a “bird hide” on the ridge. In the house, I very much enjoyed cooking in the pretty stunning hardwood and slate kitchen. I found everything I needed, but the owners are still equipping the kitchen. I believe we were one of the first guests. The open living room had a wooden floor and a high ceiling that made me want to do yoga or dancing and there is a lovely didgeridoo which I enjoyed playing. The beds were comfortable and we slept well with the fans; we didn’t bother to turn the aircon on.
Date published: 2016-11-29
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