Westhaven 303A Two Bedroom Apartment is a part of the full Westhaven three bedroom apartment within the Sky Lodge complex located next to the Binna Burra Mountain Lodge.
Westhaven is the top floor of the Groom Lodge building of the complex third building from the top of the hill comprising the separately keyed and rented:
• 303A Two Bedroom Apartment - with two bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, laundry facilities and BBQ; and
• 303S One Bedroom Studio - with bathroom and kitchenette
If guests require less space than Westhaven 303A Two Bedroom Apartment, they can consider renting the Westhaven 303S One Bedroom Studio as separately listed on Stayz - or, if needing still more space or wanting the privacy of occupying the entire top floor of the Groom Lodge building, consider renting both 303S and 303A together.
Westhaven looks north with panoramic views over the hills of the Beechmont Plateau and Tamborine Plateau towards Brisbane. The tallest Brisbane city buildings can be seen on a clear day, and their lights on a clear night. The view can be spectacular during summer, and sometimes winter, during thunderstorms, watching the lightning strikes on the plateau.
The north east view includes the volcanic rock formations of Egg Rock, Turtle Rock and Ship's Stern. Further to the east can be seen the northern end of the Gold Coast with its high rise accommodation towers.
Westhaven is totally surrounded by the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park. Over 150 km of walking tracks can be directly accessed from Westhaven - with no need to get back in the car once you arrive.
Choose from a number of half day or full day walks in Lamington National Park.
The park vegetation varies from mostly subtropical rain forest containing pockets of ancient Antarctic beech trees, to open eucalyptus forest and heath land. Walk past caves and cliff faces, swim in clear mountain streams. Go bird watching and look for native fauna, including wallabies and koalas. You may see a Lamington Crayfish in a stream, only found in this area.
Enjoy a spa bath after a walk. Then cook and enjoy a meal on the deck with the BBQ and outdoor electric heater. Or cook and stay warm inside, with the gas fireplace.
Visit the country towns of Canungra, Beechmont or Tamborine Mountain - with their surrounding wineries, restaurants, cafes and gift shops.
Usual travel times are 45 minutes to the Gold Coast and 90 minutes to Brisbane.
Visit the local market - the Beechmont Market on the 3rd Sunday morning of every month, near the roundabout at the start of the Binna Burra Road.
Visit other nearby National Parks, such as Springbrook National Park including the Natural Bridge section in the Numinbah Valley and Tamborine National Park.
Or drive into the Tweed Valley, including to see Mt Warning, via the Numinbah Valley road.
The owner does not live on-site but can be contacted by mobile or email.
Access is provided via a six digit PIN for the outer wooden door to the mudroom shared by 303S and 303A and a four digit PIN to access keycards for the 303A apartment door from the 303A keysafe. Both PINs will be provided when your booking is confirmed. Early check-in or late check-out can often be arranged.
Westhaven 303A Two Bedroom Apartment is well equipped, including with:
- gas fireplace
- lounge and kitchen
- BBQ and electric outdoor heater on the deck
- large ensuite with spa bath/shower with views - and a second bathroom with shower, washing machine and dryer
- DeLonghi Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine. Recommended that guests take up some extras of their favourite coffee capsules but lots of other tea and coffee
- television, DVD player, stereo
- a small selection of DVDs, CDs, books and maps of the local walks are kept in Westhaven to help guests make the most of their stay
Linen and towels, plates, glasses and other kitchen utensils are provided, but Westhaven is a self contained apartment, not a hotel/motel. Accordingly, apartment servicing only occurs at the end of your stay. Guests are asked to do the usual cleaning for a self contained apartment. Rubbish facilities are just across the car park. Please also close all windows and doors, and turn off all appliances, when departing.
There are some limited local meal options. Mainly, breakfast and dinner at the Binna Burra Mountain Lodge Clifftop Dining Room - separate bookings needed with the Mountain Lodge - or meals at the Lamington Teahouse Licensed Cafe, including pizzas at/from the Cafe on Saturday nights. These options are further explained in the apartment compendium, and details can be emailed through when booking. Otherwise, guests should plan to self-cater for meals.