$437 / night
Total guests, Nights

Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary – Home 3832113 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Daintree Secrets Rainforest Sanctuary – Home 3832113

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Uniquely situated in the middle of the Daintree rainforest, perched over a pristine stream, this totally private property boasts its own deep, natural swimming pool, endless waterfalls and one of the only hydro-electric run homes in this Grade 3 Heritage Listed rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world.

The stunning waterfall sanctuary is situated only two hours scenic drive along beautiful coastline north from Cairns, and 20 minutes drive north of the Daintree River, nestled in dense rainforest. It is only a few minutes drive to famous Cape Tribulation, and is close to local restaurants and tourist attractions.

If you are looking for peace and tranquility, you have found your Nirvana. Perfect for a romantic getaway for couples, or a fun place to share with family and friends. Having your own private swimming hole just off the house makes Daintree Secrets unique. Most guests don't want to leave the property once they arrive. A perfect place for nature lovers and bird watchers, with numerous rainforest vistas throughout the property

Daintree Secrets is a fully furnished open plan home with three bedrooms (2 Rooms with King size beds & the 3rd has a double bed with a single over the top), 2 bathrooms, a recently renovated kitchen and a large scenic verandah. All linen is provided, including beach towels for swimming in our natural swimming pool. Linen is of the highest quality and replaced regularly.The kitchen is stocked with all the pantry basics for your convenience.

The house has a TV, DVD and CD player along with a library of DVD’s and CD’s for your enjoyment. There is also a selection of books and games. However, there is no Cable Television or Internet. Part of the beauty of your stay at Secrets is that you can truly "unplug" and relax. The prefect digital detox!

Activities in this area are plentiful and include gentle walks , hiking and guided nature trails, crocodile tours, swimming, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, reef fishing and much more. However many guests tell us that they didn't want to leave the tranquility of their own private waterfall sanctuary. We highly recommend at least 3 nights stay if you would like to see some of the sights and enjoy all that Daintree Secrets has to offer. David Attenborough rates this area as his favourite in the world!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed Twin bed
  • 2 Full baths


  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You need to hire a car from Cairns to get to the Daintree. There is no public transport in the area. There is no need to hire a 4wd, But an SUV may be required in the wet season as there are a few small creek crossings in the area. We recommend hiring a car a soon as you have booked your holiday.

Interaction with guest

The beauty of Daintree Secrets is the privacy. You have the entire property to yourself. You won't be greeted by a person, only the sound of the waterfalls and the beauty of the rainforest. We will give you details of how to find Daintree Secrets and how to unlock the house before you arrive. When you leave you simply lock up behind you. I am very happy to help you with an arrangements you may need prior to your stay and am available by email or phone.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Katherine G.
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 Nov 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
57 reviews

Very Good

“A most relaxing and amazing experience - back to nature!”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2021

A beautiful property, well appointed with amazing rain forest and a small waterfall flowing into a beautiful, natural rock swimming hole. Amazing feeling sitting on the verandah with this surrounding … More

“The Daintree secrets MUST be experienced.....”

Reviewed 3 Feb 2021

Daintree Secrets.... I don’t know about you but when I travel or take a break I like to do a bit of research; you know to find out about the place and area you are heading too. So I jumped onto… More


Reviewed 20 Oct 2020

My husband and I visited Daintree Secrets for out honeymoon. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay. We were able to switch off and relax and just forget about the rest of the wo… More

“Private & magical paradise”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2020

What a magical & memorable experience we both had at Daintree Secrets. We would highly recommend this little pocket of paradise to anyone. We are so very grateful to have found such a tranquil &am… More


Reviewed 11 Dec 2019

Extremely impressed with the set up, everything you could possibly require has been thought of, has definately had plenty of time put into ensuring guests will be comfortable. After confusion with th… More

“Picturesque sanctuary”

Reviewed 1 Dec 2019

A beautiful slice of paradise in the heart of the Daintree. The property is very secluded and private so you feel a million miles away from everyone and everything. There is a shop and restaurant clos… More

“Serenity in your backyard”

Reviewed 23 May 2019

The location and privacy of the house with a natural pool makes it extra special. The house had everything we needed for our stay - even some umbrellas that we gratefully used during our rainy stay! … More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for your review. A shame you had rainy weather, it is very unusual at this time of the year, but then the weather has been unusual all year! We really appreciate our guests taking the time to write a review and appreciate you recommending Daintree Secrets to your friends. Word of mouth, and word of mouse are so important. Hopefully when you return you will have beautiful blue skies !


Reviewed 21 May 2019

I wish I could give Daintree Secrets more than five stars. I have stayed here several times over the last few years and it's hard to think of a more magical spot. The house is a spacious welcomi… More

Response from the owner Thank you Julian for taking the time to write your review. It is very much appreciated. Our return guests are very special to us. Daintree Secrets is unique, but not everyone gets it. Our return guests realise just how lucky we are to be able to stay so close to nature, and to be within the pristine environment of one of the oldest rainforests in the world! We're very happy to share with you Julian and hope you will continue to return to Daintree Secrets.

“Perfect Paradise”

Reviewed 19 May 2019

Absolutely amazing place, perfect setting and unspoiled nature. I love the hydro power and solar, I love the swimming hole and gorgeous waterfall, I love all the insects and butterflies and birds to s… More

Response from the owner Hi Ellen. Thank you for your lovely review! We keep saying that we love return guests, and we do! We get such a kick out of reviews like this and seeing that we're on the right track with the changes we've made since taking over the property a few years ago. It's so good to hear that Secrets feels your home away from home. That's exactly what we aim for. We hope that you can continue holidaying at Daintree Secrets. We look forward to having you return.

“WOW what an amazing place”

Reviewed 23 Apr 2019

Thank you for allowing us to stay in one of the most beautiful & unique places in Australia. We had an amazing stay Daintree Secrets is like walking into paradise. If you have a love for the Aus… More

Response from the owner Thank you Kerry for your review and your kind words to our hardworking, behind the scenes staff! In such a remote location, we are very lucky to have them look after our piece of paradise. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you return! Cheers Katherine

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Katherine (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Katherine (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Katherine (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Katherine the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Katherine (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Katherine (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Katherine (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Katherine (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Katherine (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Katherine (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Katherine (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Katherine (the owner) a message.

If Katherine (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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