In a land of fresh air, pure water on tap and incredible scenery in every direction, Cow Bay, located in the Daintree Rainforest, is a great place to live.
Lot 100 Quandong Road in Cow Bay is a vast 5-acre property with an established holiday rental home only 2klm away from superb Cow Bay Beach.
2 driveways provide access to the property, one for the holiday home and a second for services entry.
The holiday home is known as Saraswati’s Oasis boasting a solid pre-covid booking history with rave reviews. Saraswati’s front veranda features a detached roof capturing the ocean breezes naturally cooling the space. The generously sized veranda offers seating and relaxation areas as well as entry into the main home and into bedroom 2.
Saraswati’s has an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, all cleverly designed and furnished with quality fittings throughout.
The kitchen boasts a 5-burner gas stove/oven and a handy island bench for creating culinary delights. This home is tastefully built, designed and decorated.
Bedrooms 1 and 2, laundry nook and bathroom comprise the remainder of the home.
The bathroom is modern, functional and inviting.
The back door leads out into the carport onto a newly laid exposed aggregate driveway and an adjacent shipping container which houses the impressive power system occupying only a small floorspace leaving ample additional space for storage.
Next to the shipping container, is the generator shed housing the Yanmar diesel generator providing automatic back up charge for the solar system on low solar days.
Satellite TV and Satellite internet are installed at Saraswati’s, and a Solar Hot water system provides Saraswati’s with all its hot water needs.
A gravel driveway continues to the services side of the block with caretaker cottage and cubby house … See the video for detailed looks at these by clicking on the photo with a ‘play button’ icon.
Both the caretaker cottage and cubby house are temporary structures (with no approval at council) which have evolved over time to be functional and attractive places.
The caretaker cottage is a maze of different rooms and spaces for sleeping, living and dining. A hand made plunge bath is cleverly heated with its own fireplace or gas hot water.
A functional kitchen and 2 bathrooms are set up for easy, comfortable living.
Satellite internet is installed at the caretaker’s cottage.
The best part of this cottage is the covered veranda with wood fired pizza oven … a very inviting place to sit and relax for hours on end.
Underneath is a carport and behind is a small landscaped area suitable for a small pool.
Power is supplied from Saraswati’s and a newly installed independent solar array and 12v lithium battery power the fridge.
The gravel driveway continues onto the cubby house via the small fruit orchard and separate standing storage cupboard along the way.
The cubby house has been home to many helpers over the years, coming through the Workaway website, who have helped to shape the property to its current state by exchanging their time, skill and company for food, accommodation and a chance to share in an off grid eco adventure and experience living in the Daintree.
The 2 entry ways into the cubby house, effectively a hexagonal building with additions, lead to 2-3 sleeping areas, dining, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. A gas hot water on demand system supplies hot water to the shower and black pipe on the roof heats water for the kitchen sink.
The cubby house has four solar panels ready to set up its own power system for comfortable living.
The gravel driveway continues out to the second driveway entry on Quandong Road.
So much on offer here.
What else – The property is sold as a walk-in walk out (only on a sale for full list price) for you to continue the holiday rental side of things.
Oversized solar power system for reliable power for guest stays.
No mobile phone at property but wireless calling available through the satellite Wi-Fi.
60,000lts water tank holding capacity and gravity fed water supply with water filters connected to all cold-water kitchen sink faucets.
5-acre blocks are very rare in Cow Bay, especially so close to the beach.
It’s a great place to move in for quality of life and bring the extended family.
Inspections only by appointment.
Please call Mark Whitham, Daintree Region sales specialist to request the info package and to arrange an inspection.
Inspections only by appointment
Pricing is firm for this property
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