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The Moo Bay Muse

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Summary: Unwind and relax in this cottage with attitude set amongst the splendour of the Daintree rainforest and close to beautiful Cow Bay Beach. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway or a private retreat for friends.


Location Region: Daintree
Price From: $250
Address: .
Suburb/City: Cow Bay
State: QLD
Country: Australia
Status: Active
Max Guest: 4
Beds: 2K or 1K, 2S
Shower: 1
Toilet: 1

Full Description:

The Moo Bay Muse

A Rainforest Retreat available for holiday rental in the Daintree Rainforest.

A unique, eco-friendly “cottage with attitude” available for holiday rental in the Daintree rainforest at Cow Bay.

Relax and Unwind. The Moo Bay Muse is built amongst the splendour of the Daintree rainforest close to beautiful Cow Bay beach, with world heritage listed National Park at the rear of the property.

Escape to a different way of life with solar generated power, rain fed water supply and an open plan design that lets you enjoy forest and garden views from every room.

Explore the forest and semi-permanent creek via a path from the rear of the cottage.

This one bedroom cottage also has an upstairs loft accessible by ladder, sleeping a maximum of 4 adults. The main bedroom has a king size bed, small balcony and garden views. The loft can be made up either with a king bed or 2 singles and has an adjoining verandah with tree top views.

Please note - If the close proximity of birds, wildlife and insects and the thought of living without airconditioning, hairdryers and an electric shaver fills you with trepidation – then this retreat is not for you !!

What to expect

The Moo Bay Muse is located in a relatively remote area so it is important to bring adequate supplies of food and other essentials with you. A small supermarket is located a 20 minute drive to the north. The closest large supermarket is at Mossman, an hours drive to the south.

Designed specifically to function as a retreat from the rest of the world, the Muse is meant to inspire peace and tranquility as well as the desire to be creative. Hence it’s name – it is a retreat for the artist in us all.

Electricity is harvested via solar panels from the sun and stored in batteries. There is an inverter to run electrical equipment such as the on site Stereo and TV. The fridge and lighting are 24 volt and run directly from the stored battery power.

Rain water is collected and stored in three large storage tanks. Hot water is supplied by a gas hot water system and there is a gas stove cooktop in the kitchen.

There is also a gas BBQ and a camp fire BBQ. A supply of ready cut firewood and kindling is provided.

The Muse whilst closable, is built to be open to the elements and as such there are no insect screens. Please open all the doors and windows and let the air circulate through the house. This allows the house [and you]to breathe. The cottage is fenced to keep any stray large wildlife from getting up too close and personal.

All linen and beach towels are supplied with extra supplies on site.

There is a DVD player, CD player and small flat screen TV. Digital Austar is connected however free to air TV is not available in the area. Access to Broadband is via a satellite dish. The Muse also has a CD library and a selection of Books, Games and DVD’s for guest use as well as 2 pushbikes and helmets and snorkelling gear.

On arrival at the Muse you will be met by someone who has an understanding of how the house works. They will explain how to use the Muses amenities. Please be aware that at all times there is a need to conserve power and water whenever possible. If you are efficient in its use you should have no shortage of either.

Hair dryers and irons are not permitted. Laundry can be done by arrangement and requires the use of a generator for the extra power requirement.

The Moo Bay Muse is serviced every 3-4 days. Basic servicing includes maintenance of the electricity and water supply, washing of clothes if required and gardening. Both the Power and Water storage systems will be checked and if necessary replenished.

Where the Muse is located

The Moo Bay Muse is located in the Daintree Rainforest at Cow Bay and backs onto World Heritage listed National Park. Cow Bay is a 2 hour drive North of Cairns airport and a 1 hour drive North of Port Douglas. The drive north involves crossing the Daintree River on a car ferry. Cow Bay beach is a 15 - 20 minute walk from the cottage via a dirt road and the closest shop is a 25 minute drive to the north.

The Daintree Rainforest is one of the oldest remaining rainforest remnants in the world and remains relatively unspoilt despite the increasing pressures of encroaching civilization. It is home to thousands of plant species and is alive with a diverse selection of native fauna including the Cassowary. Cassowaries, Rainforest monitors and Lizards, several types of Tree Frogs as well as many species of birds live in the forest that surrounds the Muse.

The closest township to the Moo Bay Muse is Cape Tribulation approximately a 35 minute drive to the North. At Cape Tribulation there is a small supermarket and a chemist as well as several restaurants, tour operators and resorts. An hours drive to the South is Mossman and Port Douglas.

Mossman is a small rural township with a sugar mill, supermarket, hardware, and most of the essential services required in a thriving agricultural based township. Port Douglas has a strong tourism based economy with a large range of restaurants, cafes, shops, nightlife, tour operators and resorts.

Rainfall is likely at most times of the year. The wet season usually begins around Christmas and is at it’s wettest during February and March. Swimming at the beach is inadvisable from mid November to April/May because of the possible presence of marine stingers.

To make a reservation or general enquiry:

Email: info@moobaymuse.com.au
Website: http://www.moobaymuse.com.au

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