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WanderingAndrea
Calgary, Canada

Perfect hideaway!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 Sept 2016via mobile
We just loved the little bungalows and what Thornton Beach had to offer. The bungalow was nice and small - perfect for 2. We loved having a little patio off the bungalow to sit on in the evening and reflect about the beauty that surrounds the area. At night time, the only sounds we heard were those of the rainforest and the ocean. Absolute peace!

The owner, David, was super friendly, helpful and informative. He provided us with ideas about where to eat in the area and what to do. Will most definitely recommend to anyone I know travelling up to the Cape Tribulation area.

Thanks so much!
Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We booked one night in the bungalows, it was everything we expected. The room is small, however, we spent most of our time out, so we only needed it to sleep and shower. The beach across the road was lovely and the bungalows are situated approximately in the middle of the Daintree so great for going either way.

Date of stay: September 2016
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This is a great location just across the road from the beach, The bungalows are comfortable and the hosts very welcoming. There was tea, coffee and milk provided with a fridge to keep any food you had brought with you. The traffic can be a little intrusive st some times during the early morning but the view across the bay and tranquility at other times makes up for it. Walk along the beach to the right and you might see the odd crocodile lazing in the sun! This is excellent value for money and ideal for exploring both up to Cape Tribulation and down to the discovery centre.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Planning to spend more time in the Daintree after leaving Port Douglas and its Southern Tourist hordes (and yes, we fit into that group, too ;-) our online research quickly convinced us that a Bungalow at TB would fit the bill. With only 2 set up on the property we quickly booked for 2 nights, knowing from photos and descriptions that things would be a little more basic than the usual run of apartment locations, with full facilities, which we normally favour.

But, the bungalows have a fridge and tea / coffee making, a good shower, mosquito proof fly screens, an effective ceiling fan and a great little covered front veranda, with deck chairs, from which to look out just a stones throw to the excellent TB Kiosk, and very natural beach with its little off-shore island.

Hosts Karen and Drew are very helpful and knowledgeable, as was everyone we met in this close little community. (Here, we should also especially mention Kim and other staff at the Kiosk, whose tucker we certainly enjoyed). As an FNQ boy in my youth, it was great to visit much - loved locations again, now accessible by hire car on sealed roads, and to enjoy some excellent and energetic walks. Karen provides guests with an encyclopaedic list of all the local attractions and options, with something for everybody.

Thoroughly recommended, a great little base. (Albeit a pity that the elusive Thornton Peak, although right in the immediate background, chose once again to hide demurely in the mists and rain during our stay. Next time! ;-)
PS Drew mentioned that he was looking into making portable electric BBQs available, for use on the front decks. That would be an excellent addition, in my view,

Room tip: Keep things shut at night, even in winter the mozzies can be lethal.
Date of stay: June 2016
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

This is a great base from which to explore the Cape Tribulation region. The cottage was comfortable and opposite the beach which was good for a relaxing walk, fishing and a sunset drink or two. Beautiful scenery, thousands of butterflies and the rainforest actually meets the sea.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

We stayed 3 nights at Thorntons and loved it. Best bit was the location, opposite the beach, cafe right there to sit and ponder life and it was roughly the middle of the coast so we could easily explore to Cape Trib and back to the river. Beds were comfy, room was a cosy size but manageable. No aircon but heaps of windows and a fan kept us very comfortable at night. Hosts were friendly and happy to book tours. The beach opposite is the only place we got phone/internet reception with Telstra too. Would recommend and hope to return.

Date of stay: November 2015
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