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Couran Cove "Cottonwood "Eco Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Longstaff 9 is a contempory designed 2.5 bedroom Eco Cabin lightly sitting in the bush. Just off the main beach road the surrounds are safe and quiet, away from bike and buggy traffic. You may be visited by an island wallaby grazing just below the verandah or catch a glimpse of a tawny frogmouth owl sittng serenely in a nearby tree.

The cabin sleeps 6 comfortably. It has a north facing screened verandah providing a wonderful outside room for barbeque and dining. An open planned ventilated high ceiling living area is ideal for summer with a gas heater for cosy winter evenings.

The Longstaff group of cabins are the closest to Resort facilities. A short boardwalk through a rare Livistonia Palm forest or a 2 minute bike ride, will take you to Spa Island pool and restaurant facilities or the café bar and restaurant near the Marina. Sports facilities are also nearby.

Activities available are tennis, basketball, volleyball, squash, kayaking, giant chess board, lawn bowls, boule set, gymnasium, and kid's playground. A map of island walking tracks can be found outside the General store. There is 22 km of pristine ocean beach. There is a 25metre heated lap pool and children's pool. An indoor games centre has Pin Ball, Daytona USA Car Machine, Chocolate Claw Machine, Snooker Table, Air Hockey and Football.

Meals can prepared in the fully appointed cabin kitchen. The resort store stocks basic groceries and is located near the kid's playground. As a guest of Longstaff 9 you have access to all resort facilities including the cafes and restaurants.

Bike hire is available at the resort store. Adult $30 1day, 2days $50, 3 days $60.. Children $25 1day, 2 days $45, 3 days $55.

Quad Bike Tours available. Contact Reception. 30mins $60/person and 60mins $110/person.

Beauty and Day Spa in Marine Villa near reception. Beauty treatments and massage available.

Ramada Resort Train. Every weekend and during school holidays the free resort train operates 4 times a day to take you to the beach and back.

The ocean beach is a 1 km bike ride away. A perfect way to start your day is to ride to the beach for a morning walk, swim or surf.


Island Transfer : Couran Cove Resort Ferry services depart regularly from the ferry terminal from Hope Harbour Marina, 60 Sickle Ave, Hope Island. Return transfers $30 Adults and $15 Children.

Water Taxi : Available from Runaway Bay Marina or Hope Island. The Taxi becomes economical if there are greater than 4 or 5 passengers. Approximate cost $70 to $80 one way. Enquire with In Zane water taxi .

Arriving by car: Secure parking is available at the terminal at Hope Harbour Marina. Charges of $5.00 per day or maximum of $25.00 per stay.

Arriving by boat: Marina berthing is available for guests at no extra cost if available.

Baggage Handling: You can transfer your baggage to the cabin with a luggage trolley or pay $55 and the Ramada staff will transfer your luggage on arrival and departure.


In this fast paced world Couran Cove Island Resort is unique in offering an enviroment that will assist you to unwind and relax quicker than any other place I know. The gentle timelessness of nature is all around - working its magic.

Even at peak times the resort absorbs people well. You can always find a quiet spot. The variety of facilities and activities keep all age groups happy. Parents are able to relax and allow their children to explore on their own.

A unique experience for everyone.

More Details

Property Manager
Helen Mackie
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in South Stradbroke Island, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Couran Cove "Cottonwood "Eco Cabin
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
Jacobs Well, Queensland, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We have been lucky enough to stay at Cottonwood on 3 or maybe 4 occasions over the last 3-4 years

Everything you need is there, it is always clean and tidy and in good working order for the age of the property. The location is good as you are close to the Zoo train route to the surf beach, only 5-8 mins walk to the pool and 10 mins to the marina and yet still have that feeling of being in the bush with wallabies and other bushy bits and bobs to share the area with. The only negatives are that the bikes at the front door aren't included (not really in working order anyway and rental bikes are available) and the main bed is a little on the firm side for our liking. We take a topper and all is good.

Helen is quick to answer emails and is only a phone call away should the need arise.

The marina can now be booked with the full amount being refunded by way of a coupon that can be used at the resort for food and beverages during your stay. Can't blame them for that as they do need to get value out of the marina places which is just sooooo convenient. Hop in the boat and you can get just about anywhere including the back door of the Runaway Shopping Centre. Shop, load it in the boat and 20 mins later your back at Couran Cove. And that's only one of the places to trek. Tippler's, Jacobs Well (Pub, shops and fuel) are just a couple of others.

Great and safe for the boys 8/11 as there is little road traffic and plenty of new friends to make. In summer you can mosey up to the pool for a couple of beverages a meal and a couple of games of cards while watching the cricket on the big TV. If that floats your boat, great, if not did i mention bush walking as well of a whole gamete of action activities. You could go to Fiji or Vanuatu but to be honest, why, Couran Cove should keep all by the most fastidious 3-4 star travelers busy and happily entertained for a good weekend, a week or even longer. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

awesome time

  • 5 of 5

had a wonderful time great for young kids. thanks for having us

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice place

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay

Need to update info in booklets in cabins as price changes menu changes within resort

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The eco cabins are great family holiday option for both young and extended families. we enjoyed usin

  • 5 of 5

The eco cabins are great family holiday option for both young and extended families. we enjoyed using the resort facilities, even with the resort full for Easter we didn't feel crowded. Kids loved the bikes and pool and water sports. The cabin was well located- handy to the General Store and felt comfortable and spacious. we will be back in the summer to get to the surf beach!!

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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