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Whitsunday Cane Cutters Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 90 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Award winning, fully restored classic cottage

The Cane Cutter's Cottage is an idyllic retreat, quiet and peaceful, just 5 minutes away from the hustle of Airlie Beach and a million miles away in ambiance and relaxation. Completely private with its own driveway, you won't even see another house!

Enjoy your own home away from home, fully equipped with attention to detail, quality linens, pillow choices, loads of towels, a full kitchen, coffee machine plus baby Weber bbq for outdoor dining in balmy tropical nights, with the scents of the frangipani and sounds of the rainforest.

Where else can you watch wallabies while having breakfast and enjoy a luxuriant tropical garden with birds and butterflies, all to yourselves?

The cottage has one bedroom with a Queen bed plus additional sleeping on a double sofa-bed if needed. A roll-away bed is also available for a child.

Transport options are available, however while a car isn't essential, there is so much to see around the Whitsundays we do recommend a car rental - it would be a shame to miss out on off-the-beaten-track beach bars and restaurants that we can tell you about, rainforest walks and other interesting places to explore.

Our little award-winning Cottage is located on a country property where doors don't need to be locked, You have your own private driveway to come and go as you like. And the main shopping centre is just a minute away.

The Cottage is over 115 years old and was fully restored using all the original building materials to create a new kitchen and bathroom. It has recently been featured in a Pan MacMillan book of iconic Australian buildings and is used for photographic shoots and as an event/wedding venue.

More Details

Suzette Pelt
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, dutch
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Suzette Pelt

We are long term marine-tourism business owners, now semi-retired and enjoying sailing around the world, in past years from Alaska to the Antarctic and continuing a life of adventuring. We love sharing our 6 acres of Land for wildlife property with guests. And letting you know about the best things to do around the Whitsunday region.

Why Suzette Pelt chose Whitsundays

This cottage was an early Tiny House! Home to quite a large family, and quite basic (no bathroom in the old days!) rather than see the cottage destroyed, we opted to move it from the cane farm to our property and spend a year completely restoring it, from top to bottom. Adding a bathroom (shower with a twist on the classic bush shower!) and using the original roofing materials to create a modern kitchen it is truly a local classic and a perfect getaway spot.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Whitsundays, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • forests
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling


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Whitsunday Cane Cutters Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cottage. So quiet and peaceful and not even 10 minutes from the heart of Airlie. Totally what you would expect from a quaint Heritage Cottage, lots of charm and personality. Your hosts will make you feel welcome and they are very helpful. Lovely spot and I will definetely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, was an absolute pleasure meeting and having you to stay. Look forward to next time! Best regards, Suzette
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Very relaxing! Loved the BBQ facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing! Loved the BBQ facilities.

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Proserpine Whitsunday
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Airlie Beach
Nearest Restaurant
107 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Whitsunday Islands

The Cane Cutters Cottage is located in a quiet neighborhood, next to rainforest and with daily visits by wallabies and birds. It has its own private driveway, sea glimpses through forest and lush surroundings. Less than 2 minutes away is the main shopping centre and in about 5 minutes you can be in the busy tourist village of Airlie Beach. Do what the locals do, and take the drive just a little further down the road from the Cottage to enjoy sundowners (or a meal?) at fabulous new Northerlies on the beach. It's where we go for island views and to watch the boats returning from a day sailing and the twinkling lights come on in Airlie Beach across the water.

A short drive away is one of Australia's oldest rainforests - Conway National Park with a selection of walking trails, from short hr, to a 3 hr circuit.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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