Chic and Cheerful... Views Forever... Ideal for 6 to 9 friends, family and wedding groups (up to 10 with an infant). Savings for longer stays and smaller groups. All 2 night stays are quoted at the weekend rate (Friday + Saturday). Best value is 3 to 5 nights midweek (Sunday to Thursday).
SPACIOUS, COMFY, RELAXING
CLOUD 9 has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 ensuite + 2 family) and undercover parking for 3 cars. This modern Queenslander comfortably sleeps from 6 to 9 guests with 6 beds (3 queens, 2 king singles, 1 sofa bed) including:
(1) the bridal suite/master suite upstairs with queen bed, dressing room + ensuite with double spa-bath
(2) bedroom 2 upstairs with queen bed, also linking to the eastern verandah
(3) bedroom 3 downstairs with 2 king single beds + flat-screen TV
(4) adjoining bedroom 4 downstairs with queen bed, opening to the garden, plus
(5) a comfy sofa bed in the upstairs media room for an extra guest, and
(6) a quality BabyBjorn travel cot (no charge, please request) + BabyBjorn high chair
For more detail on the CLOUD 9 layout, see the Upstairs and Downstairs Floor Plans in the photo gallery.
CLOUD 9's CUSTOM FEATURES
· Free WiFi
· All-Weather Entertainment & Viewing Deck
· Undercover BBQ
· 2 Flat Screen TVs
· Gas Log Fire, Bedroom Heaters & Bathroom Heat Lamps
· Telescope for Terrestrial & Celestial Viewing
· Fully Insect Screened
· Fully Filtered Tank Water
· Wonderland Garden & Garden Furniture
Plus see below for our standard features.
CLOUD 9 is owner-managed and guest-focused. To help maintain our reputation for top-quality holiday accommodation, country hospitality and reliability: (a) we encourage guest feedback, ratings and reviews (see below); (b) we use a standard lens to photograph our views; (c) we provide accurate floor plans, map location and distances; (d) we keep our prices the same for holidays; (e) we are not listed for sale; (f) we recommend the secure and reliable Stayz system for email, bookings and payments; and (g) we will never ask you to send money to a non-Australian bank account. You can rest assured on CLOUD 9.
THE GREEN BEHIND THE GOLD COAST
Tamborine Mountain is approximately 9 km long, 4 km wide and some 550 metres above sea level. The 'mountain' is actually the most northern spur of a remnant volcanic plateau, lofted above the hinterland between the Pacific Ocean and the Great Dividing Range. With its stunning natural environment, spectacular lookouts, choice of accommodation, plus multiple venues, galleries and restaurants, Tamborine Mountain is a holiday mecca and the foremost wedding destination in south-east Queensland. CLOUD 9 in turn has been specially designed with wedding groups, families and other guests in mind and has become one of the mountain's best-liked holiday houses.
ADVENTURE ON NATURE'S EDGE
You will be 'floating on air' at CLOUD 9 - perched between the peak of Eagle Heights and the scarp of Tamborine Mountain. CLOUD 9 is ideally located on the north-east edge of the mountain escarpment in a quiet, end-of-court position, bordering a 300 hectare environmental preserve. It's an energetic walk to the popular 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 Centre and stroll through the ancient rainforest of MacDonald National Park and Curtis Falls. Or adventure further with the children to the Glow Worm Caves, Skywalk, Thunderbird Park and the Cedar Creek rock pools.
GETAWAY TO THE CLOUD-FOREST
Tamborine 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 will appreciate the variety of some very rare species. Inquisitive lorikeets, kookaburras and fairy wrens regularly visit the CLOUD 9 gardens. Then cockatoos and king parrots, bowerbirds and wedgetails may fly overhead. Shy whipbirds and lyrebirds can be heard from afar, and the sooty owls and tawny frogmouth come out after dark. Meanwhile, elusive platypuses swim in the mountain streams, sleepy koalas live among the gum trees and at night the glow worms glow in the forest caves.
BIG SKIES, STARRY NIGHTS and VIEWS FOREVER
You can use the CLOUD 9 telescope to explore the ocean horizon from Jumpinpin to Main Beach 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 watch the full moon rise over the Pacific Ocean and stargaze onto a sparkling night sky. If lucky, you could catch nature's fireworks display with a lightning storm at sea, or even that rare phenomenon - the 'Buddha's Halo'. The 4 bedrooms and living rooms all enjoy the uninterrupted ocean, coast and hinterland views, with walls of glass upstairs opening to the eastern and northern verandahs. And then, there are 90 square metres of decks to bring the outdoors in.
CLOSE TO WORLD CLASS ATTRACTIONS
The 3 suburbs on Tamborine Mountain are Eagle Heights to the north, North Tamborine in the middle and Mount Tamborine to the south. The suburb of Eagle Heights includes the major attractions of Gallery Walk, the Botanic Gardens, the Heritage Museum, Curtis Falls, MacDonald National Park and Palm Grove National Park. And CLOUD 9 directly overlooks the Eagle Heights escarpment with panoramic views far out to the ocean horizon. It's a minute's drive from CLOUD 9 to the Botanic Gardens, 3 minutes to the restaurants, shops and galleries of Gallery Walk (on Long Road), 5 - 15 minutes to the rainforest, waterfalls and nature trails of the 9 National Parks (see walks in photo gallery), half an hour to the theme park wonderlands, 35 minutes to the Gold Coast beaches (whale watching June to November), 55 minutes to the Gold Coast airport and an hour to downtown Brisbane. See the Google Location Map for details.
CLOUD 9 is wired for the electronic comforts and furnished throughout with quality appointments. Use the free WiFi Internet, catch a blu ray DVD on the 130cm (51 inch) Samsung TV in the media room, listen to your iPhone (or one of our CDs) on the Pioneer sound system in the lounge room, or watch TV, play the PS3 and catch a DVD downstairs on the other flat-screen. You can 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 the cooks prepare dinner in the well-equipped kitchen. Then again, you could simply open the complimentary bottle of wine and luxuriate in the 20 jet spa bath. Or brew up a cup of the mountain's organic coffee (sample beans provided), check out the mini-library, and relax out on the Balinese day bed. And finally, you should all get a good night's sleep with CLOUD 9's white linen and her premium pillows, doonas and pillow-top mattresses.
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
A rainforest getaway is a breath of fresh air for body and spirit. And over the years, the embracing beauty of Tamborine Mountain has attracted many authors, academics, artists, artisans and adventurers. The poet Judith Wright was a long-term resident and Charles Blackman the painter, a regular visitor. Now you can stay at artful CLOUD 9 and plan your own escapades. For example, check out the Tamborine Mountain Chamber of Commerce and Industry website for the many exciting attractions and upcoming activities on the mountain. Or ask us to book you a visit to CLOUD 9 from Ripple's Mobile Massage or perhaps dinner with the Tamborine Cooking School.
A FUN HOLIDAY VIBE
There is all-year, outdoor dining for 9 on the grand viewing deck with a quality, undercover BBQ - great for entertaining with family and friends. Look out over the sub-tropical eucalypt forest that spills down the mountainside, identify some of the many rare birds and butterflies, and use the scope to spot more reclusive wildlife. Then explore the charming CLOUD 9 garden, with its majestic tallowwood ... pathways and hedge rows ... roses and rainforest ... fruit trees and a herb patch. See if you and the kids dare walk the CLOUD 9 Labyrinth, or find the Key to Wonderland, with Alice and her many helpers. 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 borders the ecologically sensitive headwaters of Tamborine Creek and minimises its environmental footprint with: low impact building materials; natural, dry-stone retaining walls; terraced gardens; organic flower beds, herbs and fruit trees; sensitive cleaning goods; green power; gas hot water, cooking and heating; 2 fully filtered rainwater tanks; plus onsite waste management. And as a contemporary Queenslander, CLOUD 9 also minimises its carbon footprint with an effective range of passive heating and cooling techniques.
FOR ALL SEASONS
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 billow 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 dreamy country home is picture perfect for your stylish wedding group accommodation, ultra-comfortable getaway with friends, fun family holiday or rewarding workplace retreat.
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 member of the Tamborine Mountain community, there are 3 reminders: (1) RESPECT the NEIGHBOURS; (2) NO FUNCTIONS or PARTIES; and sorry (3) NO PETS.