The cottage provides a large open plan living area. The fully equipped kitchen opens onto the indoor dining area, which flows through to the lounge area. At the far end of the lounge, the sleeping area opens via bi-fold doors onto a paved courtyard which has two outdoor showers. There is also an indoor bathroom with large shower, toilet, vanity basin and bidet. The separate laundry has a washing machine, dryer, ironing board etc. The lounge and dining areas open onto a wide deck with outdoor dining table and lounge chairs. The deck has expansive views of the Numinbah and Coomera Valleys and the volcanic plug of Egg Rock. All this is on the northern slope of the Mt Warning caldera - considered one of the thirteen most significant land forms in Australia.
The heated outdoor spa is great after a hike or at sunset, by moonlight, starlight or even in light rain. The spa and bath-house are shared with the main house next door but not at the same time. When you want to use the spa you just draw the full length curtains on the opposite side for breeze control and privacy.
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Wall oven, microwave, 4 hot plates, toaster, juicer, sandwich maker, electric kettle, all cooking and eating utensils. Dishwasher, full size refrigerator. Covered carport for one car, allowing dry access to the house in wet weather.
The house is adjacent to Binna Burra Lodge, surrounded by World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, one of Queensland's best known National Parks. 147km of walking tracks lead through sub-tropical rainforest, beech forest, heath country and open eucalypt forest to mountain lookouts, swimming pools, waterfalls and caves. 180 species of birds inhabit the park which is also home to shy bush animals such as pademelons, possums and koalas often seen from the house.
For a change of scene the Gold Coast with its beaches and theme parks is a 45 minute drive and other nearby mountain resorts include Springbrook, Mt Tamborine and O'Reillys Green Mountains on the other side of Lamington.