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Open lounge with TV, Foxtel, DVDWell equipped kitchen
Hacienda Cooya Beach
Hacienda Cooya Beach
7 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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Open, pavilion house set in lush tropical gardens with huge verandah joining the living area with outside dining, pool and separate 2 bedroom villa.

House is solid and quiet, so guests can get up early and make a cuppa without waking others. Pool and veranda are very private.

3 bedrooms (2 Queen 1 King + cot and 1 x rollaway). Suits up to 3 couples, travellers, and families. Cot & high chair

Unspoilt and uncrowded, Cooya Beach is 10 min north bustling Port Douglas. 200m walk to beach.

The space

Hacienda Cooya Beach.
We think it's the perfect place to de-stress - the house is relaxing and charming. It has a nice wow factor without being pretentious. Our friends and family love it. Guests also really enjoy the house. Its separate living areas and bedrooms mean you don't live on top of each other.

The house wraps around the swimming pool fringed with tropical gardens. The verandah has a number of areas for relaxing, coffee and dining from comfortable sofas, two dining areas, outside big screen TV, and a nook for two for brekkie, an evening drink or just a quiet place to read.

Telstra home ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Mobile phones. Telstra signal is strong. Other carriers such as Optus are very patchy - especially in the house (solid cyclone construction of house doesn’t help reception).

The guest information folder lists medical and police numbers.
• Mossman Hospital: 9 Hospital St, Mossman. Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
• Port Village Medical. 17/11 Macrossan St Port Douglas. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
• Mossman Medical Centre. 37 Front St, Mossman. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Police stations are at: Port Douglas: 31 Wharf St. Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Mossman: Bow St. Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

Queensland Policelink number is 13 1444

We recommend keeping front gates locked whenever you leave the house and at night - just pull the gate to and make sure it is latched. Queensland is not immune to petty thieves, so protect your valuables, car keys, etc.

Guest access

The house is in 2 villas, all under the one joining verandah. There are just 2 keys: one or the front gate, the other for all doors in the house.

We can usually help with early check-in and late check-out. Let us know if required.

Interaction with guests

We're always happy to help if needed and we have great helpers (cleaners and gardeners). Contact Lew Deegan (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or E: (EMAIL HIDDEN)

Other things to note

Trading Hours: Port Douglas & Mossman shops

Woolworths – Front St, Mossman
Mon-Fri | 8am – 9pm
Sat | 8am – 5.30pm
Sun | 9am – 6pm

IGA – Cnr Port Douglas Rd & the Bruce H/way
Open every day except Christmas day 7am – 8pm

Coles – Macrossan St, Port Douglas
Mon-Fri | 7am – 9pm
Sat | 7am – 5.30pm
Sun | 7am – 6pm

Mossman Butchers – 3 Junction Rd, Mossman
Mon-Fri | 6am – 5pm Sat | 6am – noon

Malone’s Butcher & Seafood
Mon-Fri | 9am – 6pm Sat | 7am – 2pm

Mobil Port Douglas, 13 Warner St – Open Daily – 24 hours

Shell Port Douglas, 10 Captain Cook Hwy – Open Daily – 24 hours

Mossman Markets: Every Saturday | 8am – 1pm (check around Christmas)
Port Douglas Markets: Every Saturday | 8am – 1pm (often later, check around Christmas)

Bugs and Bities
Many people imagine Far North Queensland is crawling with snakes and crocs and other nasties. It’s really not, but you need to be mindful when outdoors. The thing you do need to guard against most is insect bites.

Mosquitos and sandflies: We find there are very few mozzies, but heaps of sandflies. You don’t see or hear the sandflies, and the bites can take a day or two to come up. They are prevalent in gardens, parks, on the beaches, waterside restaurants, golf courses, etc. If you are prone to insect bites, use a repellent when outside. Mozzies can transmit diseases, so try to avoid bites. If you do get itchy bites, calamine lotion helps.

Spiders: Surprisingly, hardly any. Mind you, I check my shoes and boots if they’ve been outside overnight (but never found anything nasty).

Prevention: Please keep all flyscreens closed at all times to keep all bities outside. Use a personal insect repellent if outside for any length of time (Aeroguard Tropical Strength). If dining outdoors in the evening, citronella candles and mozzie coils are recommended.

Snakes: We’ve never seen one in Cooya Beach, but one of our neighbours had a small harmless python a year or so ago. That said, be mindful – it is a rural area. We have seen them on golf courses and occasionally on the roads. They are mostly nocturnal, so if you go walking in the evening or night, make sure you can see clearly where you’re walking and avoid bush paths and long grass.

Box Jellyfish and Irakanji. Jellyfish stings can cause death, although this is very rare. High risk season is November – May, but take notice of warning signs at beaches, swim in netted areas when provided and only swim where there are other people. Treatment for both box jelly and irakanji stings is to wash the affected area with vinegar, and seek urgent medical assistance.

Crocodiles: Saltwater crocs are common in the region, and they are lethal. DON’T swim in creeks, rivers or estuaries or walk on the edge of these waterways. Take notice of warning signs. Saltwater crocs can also inhabit the lower reaches of freshwater rivers, so be certain the area is declared safe before entering the water. You can treat bites with vinegar, but it won't help.

Sharks: Large predatory sharks are rarely a problem inside the Great Barrier Reef and attacks are very rare.

Prevention: Be croc wise. DON’T camp near riverbeds or walk too close to any river or creek. Only swim in patrolled beaches or in rivers and creeks declared ‘safe’ such as Mossman Gorge (10mins from Cooya Beach), Cassowary Falls (near the Daintree village), Spring Creek Falls (10 mins south of Port Douglas off Trezise Rd) and Cape Tribulation (there’s a ‘secret’ swimming hole behind Mason’s tourist info centre).

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $283 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Smoking allowed outside. Pets only by prior arrangement.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
2 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Cathie User Profile
August 2017
We absolutely loved staying here! The outside living area and kitchen space was huge, the house was clean and communication with Lew was easy and quick. We highly recommend staying here!!

Tracy User Profile
October 2016
We had an excellent experience. Loved the area, with it accessibility to all the local tourist attractions, and shops etc. House is in a cul de sac and very quiet. Just what we needed to recharge our batteries. Everything we needed was on hand. Comfy beds, clean and stylish accommodation. Kids were in the pool every day. If we visit this area again, we will most certainly book again.

Bronwyn User Profile
October 2017
Brilliant place to have a rest and relax! Will be back!
Lew User Profile
Response from Lew:
Hi Bronwyn, Many thanks for the private feedback. it really is appreciated. Kind regards, Lew
October 2017

Rachael User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic place to stay. Was like a home away from home with lovely finishing touches. The pool was great, set within very private gardens. A very quiet location, great if you want to just want to kick back and relax. The separate annexe is ideal if, like us you have older children /teenagers who like their own space. We enjoyed the fact that Cooya Beach was away from the hustle and bustle of Port Douglas, but still close enough to enjoy all it had to offer.
Lew User Profile
Response from Lew:
Hi Rachel, We got it from a shop in Macrossan St, Port Douglas. I've just looked it up: Portobella - ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Macrossan Street 4877 Port Douglas They also had a fabulous tuna, but we had no where to put it. Kind regards, Lew
September 2017

Jeff User Profile
September 2017
We really enjoyed our time at Lews place. The property is in a quiet residential street with a large established garden. I particularly liked the different zones that there are making it very family friendly. The pool was good as was the covered outside eating area. Overall I would recommend a stay here.

Fabien User Profile
August 2017
As pictures, a fabulous house. A big house, with a nice swimming pool. We spent a good time in a lovely house. It's close to Port Douglas and close to beautiful Daintree Forest. Lew is very available If you need quiet holidays, for sure, go to the hacienda!!

Donna User Profile
July 2017
The place is wonderful. Super clean, great from sitting around and relaxing. It has everything that one could hope to have in store. It felt like home. Brilliant kitchen with lots of cooking supplies and utensils. Quality furnishings. Secluded from the hustle and bustle of Port Douglas. You need a vehicle. The brand new Woolies in Mossman has everything you need. Mossman Gorge is a must. It is just around the corner ( the Mossman Gorge walk itself is a little longer than we expected from the park's description. It took us slow walkers 2 hours to do the circuit).

Mosman, AustraliaJoined in June 2016
Lew User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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