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Usnea, A Nature, Art and Accommodation Space

Usnea, A Nature, Art and Accommodation Space

2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean6 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Usnea, our Nature, Art and Accommodation Space, is situated on the Evelyn Tablelands, Tropical North Qld. It is a fully self-contained one bedroom cottage located in upland rainforest and surrounded by natural and established gardens. Uniquely the cottage integrates art of the landscape within and outside. Contemplation, inspiration, privacy and comfort, are all to be experienced here, along with exploring the forest, art, and environmental, cultural and historical features of the region.

Amenities

Essentials
Heating
Iron
Laptop friendly workspace
Washer
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years) - The design of the constructed space and the restricted sleeping arrangements make this unsuitable for young children.
Check-in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

7 Reviews

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David User Profile
David
May 2018
What more can I say that hasn't already been said in previous reviews, they are all 100% accurate. Unsea is a truly magnificent place to stay. Ben & Joan are excellent hosts and have done a remarkable job in both building and furnishing the cottage . The cottage has everything yo…
Ben User Profile
Response from Ben:
Providing a place, facilities and opportunities which allow our guests to have a positive and meaningful holiday experience has been our primary intention and so we are very pleased to know that this was achieved even though your stay with us was short.
May 2018
Penny User Profile
Penny
May 2018
What an amazing experience to stay in a luxurious cottage in the forest, surrounded by gardens which delighted at every turn. The cottage was beautifully set out, with every conceivable requirement for an exquisite getaway covered. So many of Joan's special touches compliment Be…
Ben User Profile
Response from Ben:
Your generous assessment of Usnea was much appreciated Penny and Mick. And to know that both the space and the experience provided for your needs was very reassuring.
May 2018
Kav User Profile
Kav
April 2018
Our stay with Ben and Joan was spectacular. This dynamic duo have such warm and friendly personalities and we felt right at home from the moment we stepped out of the car. The cottage is amazing and pretty much EVERYTHING has been made by Ben and Joan! It was very comfortable, pr…
Ben User Profile
Response from Ben:
Many thanks Kav and Bethany. We very much appreciate your all-inclusive appraisal of the ‘Usnea experience’ and look forward to your next visit.
April 2018
Dylan User Profile
Dylan
April 2018
Ben and Joan were the loveliest hosts we could have asked for, right from the moment we arrived they were incredibly welcoming and full of local knowledge. The place was beautiful and carefully curated, leaving you feeling both relaxed and inspired. Ben's artworks were brilliant …
Ben User Profile
Response from Ben:
Thank you for your comments Dylan and Sasha. Not wanting to leave is a great endorsement, confirming our desire to provide a meaningful and enjoyable experience.
April 2018
Kacie User Profile
Kacie
April 2018
Ben & Joan were the most exceptional hosts! We felt so warm and welcomed by them! Our stay was incredible and we would describe this amazing space that Ben & Joan have created as an exquisite and romantic hidden getaway! We cannot thank Ben & Joan enough!
Ben User Profile
Response from Ben:
It was wonderful to meet, host and share with you both our small part of the world and for you to share with us your boundless optimism and positivity.
April 2018
Genevieve User Profile
Genevieve
March 2018
This space is truly unique, decorated with lots of amazing original art. I had a beautiful and inspiring stay, enjoying the comfort and style of a house was spotless ( with all the amenities you might need), yet with a feeling of being immersed in nature. I had a beautiful time…
Ben User Profile
Response from Ben:
It was a pleasure to share our ‘space’ with such a sensitive and discerning guest as yourself, Genevieve. And it is great to know that you enjoyed your stay here.
March 2018
Kylie User Profile
Kylie
January 2018
What a stunning location and simply beautiful accommodation. The description on the website is not only accurate but also gives you a sense of the history of both the property and the hosts. Ben and Joan were incredibly welcoming and intuitive. The space is private, picturesque, …
Ben User Profile
Response from Ben:
We very much appreciate your detailed, reflective review Kylie and Paul. It is reassuring to know that we are on the right path in our venture to provide a positive experience and comfortable stay for future guests. It would be such a pleasure to host you both again.
January 2018

Hosted by Ben

Joined in November 2017
Ben User Profile
7 Reviews
Ben and Joan We are both very committed to the conservation and protection of this landscape. As a professional sculptor/artist operating from a well-established studio, Ben’s work has been informed and influenced by both the beauty and the challenges of nature and the Austra…
Languages: Deutsch, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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