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Reviewed 14 July 2014

A perfect stay to enjoy the oldest rainforest of North Queensland, this spacious BnB lets you relax and enjoy the Daintree at your pace. Marion warm and friendly welcome to her excellent breakfasts,made our stay with friends more memorable. The rooms were clean and comfortable with those little exta touches you dont except. Marion knowledge of the local area was...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The three of us stayed here for three nights, and we thoroughly enjoyed being in this environment. We had a nice walk thru the woods to the river and looked for tidal pools, with our 13 year old daughter. The water is very shallow and no crocs. We enjoyed trying the local fruits, granola, yogurts and eggs, toast and bacon...

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your very detailed review and impressions. We all love good reviews, feeling that we have done a good job, but they are also very important for any new visitor. With great appreciation, Marion.

Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We decided to stay at Cow Bay Homestay because the website photographs evoked a quintessential cool fresh rainforest retreat where we could sit inside and still feel very much part of the outdoors. We were not dissapointed. What the website cannot show is the care, effort, kindness and attention to detail which made our stay so memorable. Seeing a cassowary...

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great and detailed comments and sharing it. Yes, the cassowary and butterflies are big this year and always a delight. I am pleased you enjoyed your time here with us and on the Daintree Coast.

Elmshorn, Germany
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Thanks again for the great experience of living in the rainforest, far way from the restlessness of the "normal world", but simultaneously with a multitude of comfort and hospitality. It was a great pleasure for us to meet the hosts, especially Marion was always well prepared with lovely hints and tips to make the stay in the Daintree Nationalpark more...

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 February 2014

A bit remote location but that is one of the charming aspects of this lodge. The most charming aspect is Marion of course. With her inimitable German/Australian English accent she really entertained us in a very pleasant way. The house is simply fabulous, giving an "Out of Africa" feeling in the Australian rainforest (but more comfortable) Very good breakfast, the...

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, thank you. I do hope you will be returning again; looking forward to it.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2014

If you want to get away from it all in the peace and tranquility of a tropical rainforest, then this is the place for you. We immediately relaxed and felt totally at ease, but at the same time were not so far from magical features of the area such as the Daintree Discovery Centre, the three wonderful and virtually deserted...

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Great feed back for us and tips for new visitors, thank you. Hoping to see you again here in Cow Bay,....anyway....what are 11 000 miles.....just time and distance.

Harderwijk, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 December 2013

A wonderful place in a wonderful environment. A beautiful 'open' house in the rainforest. Really magnificent !! Away from stress en noise, no phone or internet, what a relief :) Marion is very kind and hospitable. We had a great time at Cow Bay Homestay. Gea & Jur Holland

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

So good to read your review. Thank you very much. Maybe you will visit our part of the world again in the future.

UK
Reviewed 14 December 2013

We had the great pleasure of sharing Marion's rainforest retreat for six days during October. What a delightful, natural and ecologically diverse base from which discover Cow Bay and its treasures! Marion has created and nurtured this haven over a number of years with her husband Brian. It has evidently been a labour of love despite the many natural challenges...

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Such fun to read your detailed review and you certainly have earned your reviewer badge. Thank you so much; I do hope other travellers are inspired to come for a visit here in the beautiful Daintree Rainforest.

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2013

I just had the most divine stay at Cow Bay Homestay. Marion could not have been more helpful or welcoming, she is just so enthusiastic and gave me great information about everything nearby. I was at an advantage as I had already spent a week in the area, but she still gave me some good tips. Breakfast was lovely and...

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you lots for your great review. Loved the 'divine' bit.... I do hope you manage to come back with your partner, when you both take a break from working.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 November 2013

If you're looking for a place to escape the city life and crowd then Cow Bay is the place to be. There's no mobile phone signal so there's no way for the office to disturb your holiday! No FB, emails, sms, twitter = no distractions. We felt released from the clasps of technology...not needing to check the phone in case...

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SunshineCowBay, Owner at Cow Bay Homestay, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and insights given to other travellers to this area. Thank you for your concern about the night walk guide; he is better now. Looking forward to your next visit 'down' here.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cow Bay Homestay B&B is located in the world famous Daintree Rainforest and 5 minutes from Cow Bay beach and iconic Great Barrier Reef. 2 Hours drive north of Cairns, we are centrally located for all locally guided tours: half day reef snorkel , 4WD, walks, kayak, horse riding,jungle surfing, fruit tasting and numerous outdoor activities. Amazing timber pole house, large deck, polished timber floors, bifold-louvred doors opening into the garden, bed rooms with insect screens, fans, air conditioner and ensuites,quality linen and bedding, lounge chairs and daybeds with the best view, . Great for bird watching, lots of butterflies. Spot the cassowary in the garden, meet the bandicoot in the restaurants at night. Or...Just sit back and relax, read, daydream. Take a walk into the rainforest on our property spot the jungle perch in the fresh water creek. Here you can switch off, even digitally. The area north of the Daintree River has no grid power and we run on solar panels, batteries and back up generator. All your tour bookings can be arranged. Marion speaks German. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cow Bay Homestay

Address: 160 Wattle CL, Cow Bay, Queensland 4873, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Daintree Region > Cow Bay
Price Range: RM700 - RM718 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Cow Bay homestay B & B Daintree Rainforest Accommodation Marion Esser, 160 Wattle Close, Cowe Bay Old 4873”
 of 5 bubbles irenegasser, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“The two rooms are both great!”
  • it has air-con, but we only used if for 1 hour, we preferred to hear nature!
 of 5 bubbles BarbaraI153, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“There are two rooms in the complex. We had the one closest to the car park. It was spacious and very good.”
 of 5 bubbles EvelynSydney, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Both rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles AEllingham, 8 Sep 2011 | Read review
“Both rooms are super - fans not air con, but you don't need air con.”
 of 5 bubbles Reed064, 2 Aug 2011 | Read review
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