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The Botanical Ark Retreat

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The private beach, fountain, and swimming in clear mountain stream water as fresh as it gets.
The master bedroom has ceiling fan, air-con, & 3 double doors opening to the award winning garde
Our long story has been condensed into this attractive, photo-rich, coffee-table style book.
1 of 23The private beach, fountain, and swimming in clear mountain stream water as fresh as it gets.
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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Botanical Ark Retreat offers exclusive Daintree accommodation in your own private, peaceful family villa set within the globally unique rainforest conservation garden of The Botanical Ark. This secluded property borders the Daintree National Park, is within 35-minutes of the Daintree River and Port Douglas, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The Botanical Ark is one of the world's greatest collections of tropical ethnobotanical plants (plants humans can use), growing more than 3,000 species of tropical plants, including fruit, spices and nuts. It is the lifework of Alan and Susan Carle. Read their remarkable and inspiring stories, including how and why The Botanical Ark is helping save the world's rainforests. It's not surprising this ethnobotanical conservation showcase has made ma...The Botanical Ark Retreat offers exclusive Daintree accommodation in your own private, peaceful family villa set within the globally unique rainforest conservation garden of The Botanical Ark. This secluded property borders the Daintree National Park, is within 35-minutes of the Daintree River and Port Douglas, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The Botanical Ark is one of the world's greatest collections of tropical ethnobotanical plants (plants humans can use), growing more than 3,000 species of tropical plants, including fruit, spices and nuts. It is the lifework of Alan and Susan Carle. Read their remarkable and inspiring stories, including how and why The Botanical Ark is helping save the world's rainforests. It's not surprising this ethnobotanical conservation showcase has made many appearances in the media, received accolades from Slow Food, plus other awards. The Botanical Ark is closed to the public so guests at The Botanical Ark Retreat have exclusive use, privacy is guaranteed, and your identity remains confidential. It can be self-catering accommodation, or you can request a master chef to prepare one or more meals in our gourmet kitchen. How The Botanical Ark is helping save tropical rainforests of the world will be revealed in depth if you do the Botanical Ark Garden Tour during your stay. There are also other activities at The Botanical Ark. We are conveniently located for visits to the regions iconic destinations, including the world heritage Great Barrier Reef, Daintree National Park, the Daintree River, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation, plus Port Douglas. So there is always plenty of things to do. Getting here is easy as the Cairns International Airport is only a 90 minute drive away. With their children grownup and gone, Alan and Susan live in a separate home in another private location on The Botanical Ark property. If they are on site, they welcome a chat over a Botanical Ark tropical fruit-juice if you would like to do that. And because they fund this globally unique rainforest refuge out of their own pocket, some say staying here is like saving tropical rainforests of the world in your sleep. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: AUSTRALIAMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Some events may be permitted with prior permission absolutely necessary.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Alan C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

We stayed at the Tranquilla House on The Botanical Ark Retreat property. The house is so beautifully set deep into the rain forest that Alan and Susie have cultivated with their own hand and education over the past 40 years. The house is open, airy...More

Date of stay: August 2015
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

Whether you are en ecotourist, or just world-weary, the Botanical Ark is your dream-come-true. The property itself is a rainforest paradise, adjacent to Daintree. The house feels like a home (it was the former home of the hosts), with all the comforts, but making you...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Nora B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Pool Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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