frogshollow at flaxton offers private cabin accommodation overlooking virgin rainforest 5 minutes from wedding venues, cafes and shops in Montville in the picturesque Sunshine Coast Hinterland. It is eco-friendly, secluded and peaceful yet minutes from major tourist destinations.
The entrance to the Great Walk through Kondalilla National Park with its trails, waterfalls and stunning views is just around the corner. It is ideal for bushwalkers and nature lovers, or just a relaxing holiday away.
frogshollow cabin was built in 2012 on 13 acres (5 hectares) of virgin rainforest and a mixture of tropical and native gardens. It is totally private and separate to our house on the property and provides very comfortable self contained guest accommodation. It is ideal for a couple but can take up to 5 people.
The cabin is architect designed and built with external walls and roof sheeted in corrugated iron reminiscent of the Australian country shed. The floors are polished hardwood and the ceiling sloped to enhance the feeling of light and spaciousness. All walls and the ceiling are fully insulated to 6 star energy rating. The cabin faces north to catch the winter sun and view, and has great cross ventilation in summer breezes. A log fire gives a wonderful warmth and ambience on a cool winter's evening.
A full length verandah overlooks a native garden and extends into the canopy of the virgin rainforest to the side. There is generous space for the outdoor dining setting and deck chairs to lounge on while relaxing in the peaceful surroundings.
A dedicated parking space for cabin guests is located beside the entrance to the cabin. There are 2 low steps at the entrance.
Provided inside the cabin is a wardrobe with hanging space, sheets, blankets, doonas, towels, shampoo and soap items, as well as complimentary slippers - we ask that shoes be left at the door. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, oven, stove, fridge, coffee machine, tea making facilities, toaster etc. If there happens to be something else that you need we are close by to look after your needs if we possibly can.
There is a separate desk and wireless internet connection for guests who want to work while away, or just search for information online. There is also an LCD TV and a bluetooth soundbar to play the music you might have on your mobile device.
The bathroom is spacious with 2 vanity basins, and a large glass sliding door leading out onto the end of the verandah giving glorious but private rainforest views whilst showering. The bathroom is light and airy but remains totally private.
Our price includes a self cooked breakfast for 2 if requested, including home grown eggs and avocados in season, bread, cereal, spreads etc. We just ask that you clean up after using the kitchen facilities.
The gardens around the cabin are a mixture of native and exotic plants, with a dedicated vegetable and fruit tree area, more than a dozen huge avocado trees, large Australian Red Cedar trees and a heliconia and ginger growing area producing cut flowers for the Noosa Farmers' Market. A flock of chooks assists with the gardening chores and provides eggs.
There is a variety of native life both near the cabin and down in the forest. The dam close by the house is home to four freshwater turtles and a number of species of frogs, as well as native rainbow fish. Yellow tailed black cockatoos regularly visit with their distinctive cries, and the forest chorus includes calls from the Emerald Dove, Woompoo Dove, Wonga Pigeon, Eastern Whipbird, Catbird and the Satin Bowerbird to mention just a few.
The old growth rainforest on the property is recognised as containing a number of rare and threatened species and is protected by a Voluntary Conservation Agreement with Sunshine Coast Council. The canopy is very high and the understory is open enough to permit fairly easy access in many places for walking. The vulnerable Richmond Birdwing Butterfly and endangered Pink Underwing Moth can also be found breeding in the rainforest. The whole property is registered with "Land for Wildlife".
Adventurous guest staying in the cabin are welcome to trek down the steep slope to the forest floor and take a wander through, past piccabeen palms and giant strangler figs.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests have complete and separate access to the cabin and all its facilities. By arrangement washing can be done in our home. The cabin has its own full length covered clothesline and pegs to give clothes a fresh sunny scent when dry. The dryer in our home may be used on request.
Guests are more than welcome to wander the garden, feed the turtles and fish in the dam (please only food supplied by us), pick some veggies for dinner, walk down into the rainforest.
Interaktion mit Gästen
When guests arrive we will be there to greet you, show you around the cabin and how everything works and answer any questions you might have about what to do in the area, where to eat, what to see etc.
We are close by and will respect your privacy but will make ourselves available to you if requested to help make your stay with us more enjoyable.
Weitere wichtige Infos
We share our home with 2 cats, a koolie dog and a flock of chooks, which is why we request guests please not bring their own pets.
- Please, no smoking.
- Unfortunately since we have our own pets we are not able to accommodate your pet/s.
- It is quiet and peaceful here, and we ask the same of our guests, so please no loud parties or gatherings.
- We ask that guests remove their shoes while inside to protect the beautiful polished floors. We will provide complimentary slippers to keep those feet warm.
We retired to the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia in 2012 to escape the hustle and bustle of life on the Coast, and adore the peaceful and serene natural environment that surrounds us. We are avid gardeners and love the magnificent rainforest on our property.
We look forward to the pleasure of hosting airbnb guests and trust you will treat our cabin as your own for the length of your stay. You can have total privacy or interact with us as much as you would like.