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Chalet Hotaru " Firefly Chalet", Mt Warning

Bedrooms 1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Welcome to Chalet Hotaru, Mt Warning. "Chalet Hotaru e youkoso! "

Situated on a picturesque 5 acre property surrounded by natural beauty, Chalet Hotaru, Mt Warning is a boutique but welcoming retreat, perfect for a couple or small family. Privacy of our guests is assured as the chalet is separate from the main family residence. Guests can enjoy their own private courtyard "Japanese inspired" garden and have private access to the chalet.

We offer lovely "self-catering"( Tweed Shire approved and registered ) B&B accommodation in the form of a single chalet in contemporary Japanese style. It is just minutes from the heart of Mt Warning and the quaint little village of Uki. From late July to early September, guests may also have the opportunity to witness the magical spectacle of fireflies in their natural environment. Presence of "hotaru" fireflies is seasonal and can not be guaranteed. )

The chalet has a serene loft-style 10 mat tatami mat bedroom with a comfortable queen size platform bed (with futon mattress and a mattress topper for extra comfort. ) Downstairs there is a lovely, well appointed living area with a variety of DVD's ( also a small collection of Japanese "anime"/DVD's and music CD's* , board games and Japan related books for guests to enjoy at their leisure. Children (only), can be accommodated on the two Japanese daybeds in the living room which convert to king single beds. (Guests make these up themselves when ready for bed. ) Downstairs is a dining area/kitchenette with lovely views to the hills and paddocks below. The kitchenette contains all necessary electrical items inc. pod coffee maker, rice cooker, toaster etc and crockery, cutlery, utensils, glassware for guests to be able to prepare and enjoy their own meals. There is no oven, however there is a good quality microwave oven. Free Wifi is available/normal usage applies ( no excessive downloads please ). There may be disruption to this service only during inclement weather.

Guests can enjoy the luxurious " Japan-inspired" bathroom which is sure to provide blissful relaxation. It contains a wonderful free-standing bath, separate shower with a "hinoki wood stool and basin" for Japanese style bathing if desired. Quality boutique toiletries & authentic Japanese bath salts are included for our guests to enjoy. A hairdryer is also provided. Japanese "yukata" (robes) are provided for (adult) guests to use during their stay.

Chalet Hotaru also offers: a modern gas BBQ, outdoor setting and seating on both verandahs, a floodlight that illuminates the surrounding rain forest at night time. Japanese bamboo water feature.

There is an abundance of things to see and do in this area, from simple walks to exciting ( but challenging ) climbs up to the top of Mt Warning to see the sunrise. The beautiful Tweed River is just moments away, while quaint villages like Uki and Nimbin beg to be explored. Natural beauty abounds wherever one goes in the Tweed area. Clarrie Hall Dam, Cram's Farm Recreation Area and Wollumbin National Park are just a few of the places in the local area, that will delight those seeking to get back to nature. There is a wide variety of lovely cafes and restaurants in the area including the newly reopened Mt Warning Hotel in the heart of Uki. Enjoy a delicious meal at Mavis's Kitchen, just a few minutes away. Sphinx Rock Cafe offers tasty food and coffee at reasonable prices in a lovely, family friendly environment, with live music to be enjoyed on Sundays. A visit to the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Centre is an absolute must, even if it is to just take in the incredible views! Guests may also choose to indulge their senses by being pampered at the nearby Gymea Eco Retreat and Spa.

We look forward to welcoming you to Chalet Hotaru, Mt Warning...for a "little taste of Japan" in the Northern Rivers NSW.

COMING SOON to Chalet Hotaru:

- amazing new Japanese outdoor bath pavilion overloooking the creek below.

- beautiful, separate down stairs bedroom suite " Take no Ma", with its very own "washitsu" tatami mat sitting room overlooking a "koi" fish pond. This suite will be available at extra cost.

- Please follow our Facebook page for Chalet Hotaru, Mt Warning, where we will announce the completion of these additions.

Please note the important following information:

*** This property is currently suitable for only 2 adults and maximum 2 children ( and 1 baby ). The daily tariff is based on 2 person occupancy.

***. Minimum 2 night stay at any one time. ( CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS MINIMUM 5 NIGHT STAY requirement) We regret, single night stays are not possible at Chalet Hotaru, Mt Warning

*** 10 percent discount for returning guests. ( Please advise hosts at time of booking if you are a returning guest. )

* A standard charge of $225.00 applies per night ( based on 2 person occupancy ). This applies all year round. Pricing is subject to change.

*** Please note - At Chalet Hotaru, Mt Warning, we do NOT charge extra for public holidays, weekends, Christmas, Easter etc. We do NOT charge additional cleaning fees ( except when the property is left in an unacceptable condition by departing guests. )

*** In the case of 2 guests staying but requiring separate beds, a surcharge of $30.00 per stay only, is applicable to cover the cost of extra bedding and laundry requirements for the single daybed downstairs.

*** Same day/last-minute bookings with less than 24 hours notice, generally can not be accommodated due to practical constraints. But please ask regardless...just in case it might be possible! ( Last minute availability is dependent on our own outside work and family commitments. )

* Tariff includes generous breakfast hamper for first night of stay only. ( Inc. Bacon, free range eggs, baked beans, milk, premium local muesli, fresh fruit, orange juice, bread, choice of teas including Japanese "genmaicha" tea, ground or pod coffee, jams & condiments. (Enough "usually" to last 2 days! ) Please give us at least 48 hours advance notice if there are any special dietary requirements we need to be aware of when preparing your breakfast hamper.

*** Explore your inner "diva" or inner "dag" by having fun with our brand new, state of the art KARAOKE SYSTEM! To be enjoyed in the privacy of your own accommodation!

Important note for guests

* CHECK IN TIME BETWEEN 3PM and 6PM. Early "check-ins" are generally not possible.

* CHECK OUT TIME BY 11AM: A late check out (by 12pm) may be possible at the discretion of the owners. )

* Domestic pets/livestock/poultry/children all reside at this family property. There is also much wild birdlife in the area, hence a reasonable amount of "farmyard noise" and other natural sounds is to be expected at various times of the day! Please consider other accommodation options, if any of this may be problematic for you.

* A cot, high chair and safety gates for the stairs are all available upon request free of charge. ( Own bedding must be supplied for the cot however. )

* REFRESH/TURN-DOWN SERVICE: As we respect the privacy and autonomy of our guests, we do not routinely offer this service for stays of three nights or less.

* Please be aware, that as we operate under a B&B license, we are not able to provide laundry facilities at the chalet. However, there is a great little laundromat just 5 minutes drive down the road next to the Uki Supermarket.

* This is primarily a family residence although the chalet enjoys complete privacy.

The chalet is connected to the main house by a breezeway. There is a privacy screen along one side of the rear verandah for added privacy. The Japanese courtyard garden is not in view of the main house. Our guests can enjoy total autonomy and privacy at all times. We are however, most happy to interact with our guests. Your host, Anita is on-site most weekends and is contactable by mobile at all other times, in case of emergency.


* We regret that under no circumstances, are we able to provide either " early check-in" or a "drop-off" or "pick-up" service for guests attending weddings at Mavis's Kitchen due to insurance and practical family reasons. Please ensure that all transport requirements are organised well in advance of your arrival.


*** An electronic copy of our Terms and Conditions will be emailed to guests at the time of booking for their reference. We encourage our guests to contact us directly as soon as possible, if they have any questions, concerns or special requests. Payment of the Tariff implies that guests have read these Terms and Conditions, and have agreed to abide by these Terms and Conditions whilst staying at Chalet Hotaru, Mt Warning. Thank you. :)

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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel rental in Dum Dum, Australia

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests


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Chalet Hotaru " Firefly Chalet", Mt Warning
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

A beautiful place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 6 nights and would definitely do it again. It is a wonderful, cosy and kooky/fun experience. What could easily have been just another run-of-the-mill B&B is given a splash of originality and experience with the Japanese theming and a fantastic farm experience, should you be inclined. The generous and attentive hosts, Anita and Andrew even let us feed the animals!

The Chalet itself is very comfortable, quiet and private. Although it does back onto the owner’s farm, you can’t really ever hear any of the animals except for feeding time around 6pm. It’s also a fairly ideal spot to plant yourself for a few days while you check out the local sites (inc the magnificent, beautiful and challenging Mt Warning) and I loved the country driving through the lush green mountains to the coast (about 35mins) for a few beach visits if that’s your thing.

My 3 favourite aspects;

1. One of the nicest bathrooms I’ve ever been in that looks out to the private courtyard and valley

2. Eating dinner/breakfast in the serene courtyard

3. The hosts. Genuine, outgoing and eager-to-please

I can’t recommend it enough!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Mt Warning/Wollumbin Nat. Park


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday hotel in Dum Dum, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Custom rate 1
9 Mar 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Standard Rate
1 Jan 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Optional Costs
    "O-sake" 360 mls: $20 per stay
    "O-sake" 720 mls: $30 per stay
    Extra bedding ***: $20 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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