Chic & Cheerful ... Close to Major Attractions... Ideal for 6 to 9 family, friends & wedding groups - or 10 with infant. Savings for smaller groups, ie 6 to 8 guests & longer stays, eg ask about our 5 to 6 night prices. Best value is 2 to 5 nights, Sunday to Thursday.
SPACIOUS, COMFY, RELAXING
CLOUD 9 has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and undercover parking for 3 cars. This contemporary Queenslander comfortably sleeps up to 9 guests with 6 beds - 3 queens, 2 king singles, 1 sofa bed - including:
1. The master/bridal 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 + wall-mounted TV
4. Adjoining bedroom 4 downstairs linking to the garden, with queen bed and shared bathroom, plus
5. A comfy sofa bed in the upstairs TV room for an extra guest, and
6. A quality BabyBjorn travel cot - no charge, please request + quality high chair
Check the Upstairs and Downstairs Floor Plans @ No.18 in the photo gallery for more detail on the sleeping arrangements.
CLOUD 9's SPECIAL FEATURES
· Cliff Top Eagle Heights
· Close to Main Attractions
· Unobstructed Views Day & Night
· All-Weather Entertainment Deck
· Telescope for Nature Watching & Stargazing
· Free WiFi
· 2 TVs
· Aircon - Upstairs
· Gas Log Fire & Bedroom Heaters
· Fully Insect Screened
· Triple Filtered Rainwater
· Spa Bath for 2
· Bridal Staircase
· Well-Equipped Kitchen
· 2 Fridges
· Pantry Supplies
· Undercover BBQ
· Outdoor Chiminea/Firepit
· Original Art
· CDs, Books & Games
· Designer Gardens
Also see below for our standard amenities.
CLOUD 9 is owner-managed and guest-focused. To help maintain our reputation for top-quality holiday accommodation, country hospitality and reliability: ... we encourage guest feedback, ratings and reviews - see below ... we use a standard lens to photograph our views ... we provide accurate floor plans, map location and distances ... we keep our prices the same for holidays ... we are a member of Tamborine Mountain Chamber of Commerce and Industry ... we are not listed for sale ... we recommend the secure HomeAway system for email, bookings and payments, and ... we will never ask you to send money to a non-Australian bank account. You can rest easy at CLOUD 9.
THE GREEN BEHIND THE GOLD COAST
Tamborine Mountain is some 9km long, 4km wide and rises up to 550m 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 families, wedding groups and other guests in mind and has become one of the mountain's best-liked holiday houses.
NESTLED 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 a brisk walk to the popular Botanic Gardens or a 3-minute drive to the lively shops, restaurants and wineries of Gallery Walk. You should visit the nearby Heritage Centre and stroll through the ancient rainforest of Curtis Falls and MacDonald National Park. Or adventure further with the kids to the Glow Worm Caves, Skywalk, Thunderbird Park and the Cedar Creek rock pools.
GATEWAY TO THE TRI-FOREST
Tamborine Mountain is an island in the sky, surrounded by protected eucalypt, cloud and rain forests. The Mountain is home to around 7000 people and a sanctuary for the native flora and fauna. Birdwatchers and photographers will appreciate the variety of some 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 can be heard from afar and sooty owls and tawny frogmouth come out after dark. Meanwhile, elusive platypuses swim in the mountain creeks, sleepy koalas live among the gum trees and by 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 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 with a lightning storm at sea, or even that rare phenomenon - the 'Buddha's Halo'. The 4 bedrooms and living rooms all enjoy the unobstructed ocean, coast and hinterland views with walls of glass upstairs opening to the verandahs. Plus a generous 90 sq mtr of decks to bring those outdoors in.
HEART OF THE MOUNTAIN
The 3 suburbs on Tamborine Mountain are Eagle Heights to the north, North Tamborine in the middle and Mount Tamborine away to the south. Eagle Heights is the activity centre of the mountain, hosting 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 180 degree views out to the ocean horizon. It's a minute's drive from CLOUD 9 to the Botanic Gardens; 3 minutes to the restaurants, cafes and shops of Gallery Walk on Long Rd; 5 - 15 minutes to the rainforest, waterfalls and nature trails of the 9 National Parks; half an hour to the theme park wonderlands; 35 minutes to the Gold Coast beaches; 55 minutes to the Gold Coast airport; and an hour to downtown Brisbane. Start with our map of the 6 nature walks @ No.24 in the photo gallery, then check the Google Location Map for more detail.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH
A mountain getaway is a breath of fresh air for body and spirit. And over the years, the embracing beauty of Tamborine Mountain has attracted a community of artists, artisans, authors, academics 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 adventures. First, check out Visit Tamborine Mountain for the many exciting attractions and activities on the mountain. Next, ask us to book you a winery tour, a stay-in dinner with the Tamborine Cooking School or even a balloon ride. Then ... the rest is up to you.
PAUSE, PLAY, UNWIND
CLOUD 9 is wired for the electronic comforts and furnished throughout with quality appointments. Use the free ADSL2 WiFi, catch a movie on the 155cm Panasonic smart TV, listen to your iTunes - 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 outing 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 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, 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 FUN HOLIDAY VIBE
There is all-year dining for 10 out on the grand viewing deck with a quality, undercover BBQ - great for entertaining with family and friends. Look over the sub-tropical eucalypt forest that spills down the mountainside, identify the 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. We dare you to walk the CLOUD 9 Labyrinth, pass through the Moongate and find the key to the Imaginarium. And for our wedding guests, there are several garden 'rooms' to reveal and many 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; solar and green power; gas hot water, cooking and heating; 2 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 extremes in temperature on the mountain. Delight in the spring mists as they billow through the valleys below, or welcome the mountain cool in summer with breezes from a faraway ocean. Go leaf peeping for those autumn colours or enjoy the crystal clear weeks of winter as you cozy up around the gas log fire. This happy holiday house 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.