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Maheno Cottages "Tanaka"

Bedrooms 3
Space 130 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

BRAND NEW 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage - sleeps 10 with ocean views!

“Tanaka" is 1 of 2 self-contained cottages nestled into the hillside at Yidney Rocks, overlooking 75 Mile Beach on beautiful Fraser Island

(** Please see separate listing for Maheno Cottage “Yenningee Bora” if you wish to book both properties for larger groups up to 18 guests**)

With uninterrupted ocean views, the Maheno Cottages are perfectly located approximately half-way up the east coast of Fraser. This location enables visitors who wish to explore the island the ability to do day trips both north and south, taking in all that Fraser Island has to offer: beaches, lakes, creeks, rainforests, 4x4 tracks, sand-blows and endless scenery. Having undergone extensive renovations, the property owners have spared no expense in ensuring guests have all the creature comforts of home.

The Northern Maheno Cottage, “Tanaka” (the name of the Japanese Captain of SS Maheno when it ran aground in 1935, just north of Yidney Rocks), is a 3 bedroom cottage, sleeping up to 10 people.

The Cottage has full ocean views from a large elevated timber deck, complete with a huge 8-10 seater timber table and large stainless steel outdoor BBQ with kitchen servery - perfect for alfresco dining. A short 40m walk provides direct access to the beach.

Walking through the front sliding glass doors (complete with CrimSafe screens) into the Cottage, you step into a spacious open-plan living/dining area. The lounge room has a large 3m x 3m L-shaped lounge, complete with a 43” television and huge ceiling fan. With high-raked ceilings, the spacious living area takes full advantage of the ocean views and breeze. The dining room adjoining the lounge room hosts an 8-seater kitchen table.

The 3m x 3.5m L-shaped kitchen comes fully equipped with all modern appliances: oven, gas cook-top and range hood, large fridge/freezer, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, and all kitchen crockery/utensils. Further down the hallway you will find a large, modern bathroom (complete with shower, toilet and vanity). With fantastic water pressure and constant hot water heated from the Solar Arc hot water system on the roof (backed up with instantaneous gas), showers will always be hot and enjoyable.

The large main bedroom sleeps 4 people (1 queen bed and 1 king single bunk bed) and has a sliding glass door (with CrimSafe screen) stepping out onto it’s own deck with ocean views. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed (sleeps 2). Both rooms have high-raked ceilings.

Bedroom 3 has 2 single bunk beds (sleeps 4). All bedrooms have 2 port racks, ceiling fans, smoke alarms, security/fly screens and roller blinds on all windows and privacy locks on all doors. All beds are complete with brand-new innerspring mattresses, linen, pillows and blankets.

A third (covered) private deck is provided to the rear of the Cottage (together with an extra fridge/freezer), providing a further entertaining area on those days when the south-westerlys are blowing!

Added Extras:

* ALL BED LINEN IS PROVIDED - bedsheets, pillows, blankets and bath towels

* 24 hour power (48v solar panel battery system) with back-up generator

* Separate (shared with adjacent Cottage) amenities block with a further 2 toilets and 2 showers

* Communal laundry room with top-loader washing machine and external clothes line

* Parking for 2 vehicles and hoses to wash down your vehicles

* External power point to charge your car fridge

* Fully screened (front and back doors have additional CrimSafe)

* Fully insulated walls and ceilings

* Large fish cleaning area and filleting benches (with water connected for wash down)

The Location:

World Heritage listed Fraser Island: the largest sand island in the world. Four-wheel drive through thick, lush rainforest to explore hidden lakes and discover endless tracks.

Conveniently located approximately half-way up the eastern coast of Fraser, Yidney Rocks is regarded by many as the ‘jewel’ of the Island, providing ideal access both north and south. Close to many of the Island’s highlights, Yidney Rocks is the perfect base to head north and explore the likes of Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head and Champagne Pools. Heading south will take you to Lake Wabby, Eurong and across the Island to Central Station and Lake McKenzie. Alternatively, take the short 40m walk down to the beach and spend your days fishing, right on your doorstep. From the front deck, immerse yourself with breath-taking sunrises over 75 Mile Beach and during whale-watching season (August to October), watch some of the 7000 humpback whales pass through for their annual migration.

Happy Valley is located only 1km away, providing access to full Telstra coverage, fuel, shop, pub and restaurant.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Fraser Coast, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , 1 x Queen bed (sleeps 2) & 1 x single bunk beds (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 x Queen bed (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , 2 x single bunk beds (sleeps 4)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Maheno Cottages "Tanaka"
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Absolutely Stunning!!!

  • 5 of 5

These cottages are absolutely amazing! If you are looking for the perfect place to stay on this island paradise this is the place!!! The amount of work that has gone into building these has really paid off. So much space inside the cottages with a really well equipped kitchen with really nice appliances. I cannot wait to get back up there and stay here again. Massive thanks to Lisa and Rob for letting us stay there, we did not want to come home.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yidney Rocks Maheno Cottage Northern

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented house set in a great location with great views of the ocean and beach. Ideal spot to base yourself if your wishing to explore the Eastern side of the island. Some good fishing spots in front of the property and an easy walk. I would highly recommend this property for a great holiday experience.

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Hervey Bay
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Happy Valley Retreat
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Inskip Barge/Woongoolba Barge
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Bruce Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Happy Valley Retreat
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
75 Mile Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Fraser Island


Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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