Escape your reality and immerse yourself in the historical surrounds of Villa Margaret; a beautifully-styled, art deco retreat boarded by lush rainforests boasting breathtaking views to the Gold Coast and beyond.
This 1930s art-deco retreat enjoys its perch on the eastern side of Mount Tamborine and is a haven for those seeking solitude in the cool mountain air or for entertainers looking to feast next to the fire and toast their troubles back home.
A perfect location for wedding groups celebrating nuptials nearby.
Straight from the pages of a Burnett novel this Secret Garden is a wonderful and magical place boasting winding paths through tropical plants and flowers, serene sunny spots to enjoy a book and a cup of tea, and manicured lawns for sunset bocce.
The Villa Margaret gardens provide a gorgeous backdrop for photos amongst the tall grey ferns, fruit orchard or weeping willows.
The market patch provides herbs and greens to adorn salads and sides prepared in the Chef's Kitchen and served to friends at the summer house table.
The roaring outdoor fireplace ensures no alfresco dinner party is cut short due to drops in temperature. Guests can enjoy a port cuddled around hearth sharing stories or listening to sound of the fire crackle and pop into the otherwise silent night.
Mountain legend has it that Villa Margaret was designed by famous American architect Walter Burley-Griffin; her thick stone walls tell a thousand tales.
During World War II, this mountain-side retreat was the weekend escape for General Douglas MacArthur as he strategised the Allies' next moves in the Pacific.
Most notably the house was the private weekend residence of much-revered Queensland Archbishop Sir James Duhig. His Excellency would share his home and garden with parishioners in need of some mountain air to holiday or convalesce.
Decades later, Villa Margaret became the contemplative retreat for the Sisters of the Cannossan Order whose prayerful footsteps led them through the gardens to its quiet corners of meditation and peace.
Some artefacts from Villa Margaret's rich history remain in the house as mementos of its previous occupants.
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11 Apr 2016 - 10 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay