Eco-cabin sleeps 6 walk to surf

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  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Couran Retreat is an architect designed Eco cabin on South Stradbroke Island off the Gold Coast, Queensland. Nestled in Banksia forest and part of the Eco-cabin village within the Couran cove property.
We are 10 minutes walk from Couran Cove resort to the West and 15 minutes walk from unspoiled surf beach to the East.
Linen is provided along with basic provisions. (Details in information about the accommodation)

The space
The cabin has a rustic simplicity but plenty of mod cons. 2 bedrooms and a sleep out are set up with Qeen bed, double bed/divan and 2 single beds, so sleeps 6 comfortably. An extra divan and fold out ottoman in the living area provides extra beds by negotiation. All linen is provided and beds are made up prior to guest arrival.
Self catering is easy as all kitchenware is provided. There is a pantry stocked with basic condiments, gas cooktop, slow cooker and a microwave oven.
The cabin is a 10 minute walk from where the boat arrives at Couran Cove Resort. Access is via a level paved pathway so you can transport provisions in a shopping trolley or backpack. Baggage transfer and/or transport can be arranged upon request. (Must be requested in advance.)
We recommend self catering and suggest you plan ahead and shop on the mainland, please be aware that dining and shopping facilities in the island are extremely limited and can change at short notice.
We provide some basic pantry provisions, including breakfast cereal, milk, tea, coffee, cooking oil and condiments. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements and we will do what we can to help.
We ensure that beds are made up with fresh linen as per your booking. (Let us know the exact bedding configuration, only booked beds will be made up.) Bath towels are provided but please bring your own for the beach.
The cabin is designed to keep cool in summer with louvre windows and ceiling fans. In the cooler months you can use our cosy gas fire to stay warm. You can even use our slow cooker to prepare a delicious hot soup to be ready after a day exploring the island!
Swim safely in the resort pools, or paddle in the calm waters on the western side of the island or the spectacular surf beach to the east.
Please note the beaches are not patrolled and care should be taken.
Entertainment at Couran Retreat is about enjoying nature and the company of loved ones.
Enjoy exploring kilometres of unspoiled bush and beach, sit on the verandah and watch the wallabies go by.
The cabin has a television with USB port if you want some screen time.
There is no vehicle transport on the island so walking is the best way to explore. If you prefer, you can ask about Bike hire through the resort, or bring your own bikes over. We recommend you bring your own pram or stroller for the smaller guests.

Couran Retreat is the perfect blend of bush and beach, exercise and relaxation, luxury and environmentally responsible accommodation.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

South Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia

South Stradbroke Island is a little known and unique part of South East Queensland. It is primarily protected bushland with stunning white sandy surf beaches stretching from Jimpinpin in the north to the Gold Coast Spit in the south. The western side of the island is Boatie heaven with sheltered anchorages and many beautiful calm water beaches.
Guests have access to the facilities of Couran Cove Resort and can also visit the other smaller resorts dotted along the Western Coast of the island.
The island and the cabin surrounds is home to a wide range of native creatures, from the shy wallaby to the inevitable insects. The cabin is fully screened but we suggest you bring inspect repellant as well as sunscreen for your outdoor time.
Other guests and permanent residents occupy the neighbouring Eco-cabins and there is a friendly, relaxed community feel. Please enjoy your peace and privacy, and respect that of your neighbours. 🙏

Hosted by Gabrielle

  1. Joined in January 2015
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I love exploring our beautiful planet, particularly it's wild places. I love the simple luxuries in life..a lovely view, happy smile, good food and plenty of fresh air. I co-own Couran Retreat, South Stradbroke with my friends Michelle and David who live in Brisbane. I live on Magnetic Island with my partner Brendan in our delightful home Corica Cabana.
I delight in having the opportunity to share my lovely home and my holiday Eco-cabin with guests.
I love exploring our beautiful planet, particularly it's wild places. I love the simple luxuries in life..a lovely view, happy smile, good food and plenty of fresh air. I co-own Co…


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  • Language: English
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Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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