The bedroom with a view of the riverThe perfect retreat for couples
Mulgrave River Boat House

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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The best of 3 worlds - River, Reef and Rainforest
Stunning, tranquil riverfront location
Spacious open-plan holiday retreat
Fully self contained
BBQ area overlooking the river
Views out to the Mulgrave River from every window
Located 35 mins south of Cairns
Easy drive to Tablelands, beautiful waterholes.
Many tourist attractions in the area
Host located on the property
Native birds, butterflies and wildlife
Free wifi
Dining out options nearby
Close to Rainforest, Beaches and Islands

The space

The Mulgrave River Boat House is brand new accommodation tastefully designed and built especially for Airbnb guests.

This is a unique river front property just 2kms off the Bruce highway, 35 mins drive south from Cairns CBD. We are 2km away from Deeral Roadhouse, takeaway, atm, cafe, bread, milk, bait & fuel. Deeral is known for it's Great fishing, where the Rainforest meets the River & Ocean(URL HIDDEN) Situated 10 mins. from the quaint town of Babinda where there is a supermarket, bakery, butcher, newsagent, cafes, pubs, movie theatre and restaurants. Local markets are also available.


Bramston Beach
Frankland Islands Cruise & Dive
Babinda Boulders
Josephine Falls
Behana Gorge
Etty Bay which has cassowaries
Paronella Park
Mission Beach
Atherton Tablelands
Walking Trails including Bellenden Ker, Walshes Pyramid
Crocodile Farm
Kayak tours


*1 Spacious Bedroom
* Daybed for the 3rd person
* Fully self-contained
* Queen size bed
* Light & Breezy
* Free internet available
* Beautifully decorated ( Boat theme)
* Stunning Views from every window
* Deck, Kitchen, Dining, Lounge, & Bedroom all face the Mulgrave river
* Dining area is fully open to Deck area.
* Fully insect Screened
* Fully Air conditioned
* Ceiling Fans
* Washing Machine
* Access to Clothes Dryer
* Spacious Shower
* All Bed linen, Towels & Beach Towels supplied
*Fully equiped kitchen
* Microwave
* Coffee Machine & Milk Frother,
* Gas Oven and Hotplates,
* Large Fridge,
* Games table,with a good selection of Games & Books
* TV.
* Outdoors BBQ with work bench & sink

Yvette and her husband Eric live in the house next door on the property and will be available if needed. They are happy to recommend tours and places to visit. and having lived in the area for the past 45 years having made many connections, I can be helpful in making the most of your holiday.
"My aim and wish for you is that, at the end of your stay at the Mulgrave River Boat House, you leave feeling relaxed and full of beautiful memories of your holiday with us; that you will not want to leave here; and that you will not want to leave here; and that you cannot wait to return."

Guest access

Guests are allowed to all areas of the property.

Interaction with guests

My Husband & I live on the property. We are here to ensure you have a truly memorable holiday returning home revitalised. Our aim is to provide you with great service without disturbing your privacy.
To do this we encourage you to contact us.

Other things to note

Telstra has the better mobile coverage in North Queensland if you need to pick up a sim if you are coming in from overseas. I do have (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) if you have wifi. Hope this is helpful

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Extra people $17 NZD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM


You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 1 flight


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Thalie User Profile
September 2017
Stunning location, friendly and helpful hosts, beautiful accommodation with everything you could need.

Suzy User Profile
September 2017
Yvette's place is very peaceful and relaxing. Imagine sitting on the deck overlooking the river every morning and evening. The house has everyhting you need. It is a place to unwind away from hustle and bustle but close enough to drive to all the wonderful attractions the region has to offer. The lovely Yvette and Ric are always on hand to help with plans and suggestions and to ensure your stay is special. The Frankland Island Cruise starts a 5 min walk from the house, a must-do day trip to snorkel/ dive and see tropical fish from a private island. Infomative and memorable.

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
Fabulous 2 night stay, best hosts ever. The boat house had everything we needed and more. We hope to return for a longer stay!! Thanks Yvette and Rick.
Yvette User Profile
Response from Yvette:
that you for your kind words and we hope we see you and Mark and your boat .Cheers Yvette
September 2017

William User Profile
September 2017
Yvette and her husband are great, friendly hosts. While the place was clean, unique, and more than met my son's and my needs after a week of diving the Great Barrier Reef, Yvette was extremely helpful in providing a lay-of-the-land and in arranging a fantastic ultra-light flight. I have to say that I chose the place to chill out after our dive adventure (and to get out of Cairns and into a non-tourist area) but it turned out to be the perfect base for an adventurous week. Can't recommend the boathouse enough!
Yvette User Profile
Response from Yvette:
Thanking you for your kind words, we wish you a safe, happy life, & adventures. All the very best Yvette & Rick. xx
September 2017

Narelle User Profile
August 2017
We were so happy that we found this haven. We could not have asked for more. The boathouse had everything we needed and more. The airy, open plan had a wonderful holiday feel about it. The views from every window were amazing. We even caught some fish which kept the man happy. Yvette and Rick were very welcoming and were always available if needed but never intrusive. They arranged our trip to the islands ( just a walk up the road to board the boat), and let us know about local attractions and waterfalls. An easy drive to Paronella Park, this was the main reason for our visit to FNQ, and it did not disappoint. Yvette and Rick you have provided superior accommodation in an amazing setting. You certainly made our stay very memorable. You will see us again.

Nica User Profile
August 2017
The boathouse is a beautiful place to relax and watch the boats come by, perfect if your planning a day out to the Frankland Islands (the meet point is just down the Road). You get views of the Mulgrave river from your balcony and mountain views out to the side and rear of the property. We really loved our stay here, Yvette and Rick were very welcoming and made every effort to ensure things were safe for our 19 month old, including safety covers on the electrical outlets. They even provided a high chair and bath. Thank you for your amazing hospitality, we hope we can return someday.
Yvette User Profile
Response from Yvette:
We are so happy you had a relaxing time with us, as parenting is a 24/7 job and not always that easy to find time & recharge. thank you and look forward to seeing you again, enjoy the rest of your trip. Cheers Yvette
August 2017

Alina User Profile
August 2017
Absolutely stunning haven! We didn't want to leave. Yvette and Rick provided everything we could possibly need. Comfortable bed, big screen tv, magnificent view of the river from our private balcony. Thank you!
Yvette User Profile
Response from Yvette:
Thank you, for your beautiful kind words, We didn't want you to go either, would have love to have shared more time. We love having people like you stay enjoying life here. Take Care Love Yvette & Rick
August 2017

Deeral, AustraliaJoined in April 2017
Yvette User Profile

For years I worked in the hospitality industry whilst travelling. I decided to settle in tropical North Queensland as I found it a very beautiful and special place to live. My husband and I feel very lucky and blessed to have found this piece of paradise and those who have spent time with us, have shared how relaxing and beautiful the place is. It feels right to share this stunning part of Australia with travellers who have come to explore our wonderful country. I would not live any where else. Starting my own business 25 years ago in Beauty Therapy, it was there I realised I loved connecting with people and building many lifelong friendships which I treasure and still have today, Now in retirement, it is exciting to be starting my Airbnb, continuing my passion of connecting, laughing, seeing others enjoy their travels, swapping adventures and just being happy.
I could not imagine life without family & friends.

I like to be creative, cooking, sailing, reading & having friends and family for meals. I love travelling, learning from my experiences and doing new projects. I enjoy the theatre and music. My happy places are on the beach & being beside or on the water.

My motto is: People are important! We are here only for a short time, Do your best.

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Response time: within an hour

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