$318 / night
Total guests, Nights

Wait A While Retreat – Home 4815284 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Wait A While Retreat – Home 4815284

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


A stunning pole framed timber house offering private and secluded accommodation for up to 10 guests right in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, and only 600 metres from the picturesque Cow Bay Beach.

Stay in one of the most beautiful houses in the Daintree Rainforest - the perfect place to relax and enjoy the rainforest and you have a choice of restaurants and cafes close by. Wait A While Retreat is only 600 metres from the picturesque Cow Bay Beach where the reef and rainforest meet. The Daintree-Cape Tribulation region lays claim to being the only spot on the planet where 2 World Heritage areas meet - The Great Barrier Reef and the North Queensland Wet Tropics.

Wait-a-While In The Daintree is one of the largest single dwellings ever constructed in the Daintree Rainforest. Designed by award-winning, South-African architect Gavin Paddock, and modelled on the traditional New Guinean long-house, Wait-a-While Daintree provides almost 500 square metres of living space.

The building, completed in 1993, contains more than 100 tonnes of timber and is finished with materials sourced from southern Queensland, South Africa, Kashmir, New Guinea and the United States.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 2 King Beds, 1 Twin bed
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 14:00, 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

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

About the owner

Kerry M.
Calendar last updated:
04 Aug 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





Very Good
15 reviews

Very Good

“Wait A While”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2017

My dream rainforest house! A very well equipped home and Kerry was easy to contact by email and phone and extremely helpful.

Response from the owner Thank you.

“Beautiful house in a gorgeous location”

Reviewed 4 May 2016

Nine of us stayed at Wait A While in April 2016 and absolutely loved it! The house is totally private and it feels like you're in your own world for your entire stay. The rainforest gardens are b… More

“Excellent house in the rainforest”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2015

We had a great stay here recently. The house and deck is huge, everything is in great shape, and I would be hard-pressed to come up with any negatives. It's clearly in the rainforest, but still… More

“Very Nice”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2015

Good stay here for three nights the kids loved the night life (frogs and other creatures), we had 10 inches of rain which Sonya was a little sorry about but we loved it as the forest came to life with… More

“Paradise Retreat”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2014

This house is absolutely gorgeous, spacious, extremely private, and within a few meeters off the road, right in the jungle. It is a must stay for those who love luxury and wilderness. It also has a … More

“Wonderful rainforest experience...”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2013

Wait-A-While proved to be all that we expected from the photos and more. The large comfortable house is set well within the rainforest in your own little paradise. The pool was beautiful and secluded.… More

“It was superb, surpassing our expectations”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2013

The home was beautiful, clean, serene. It was very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and want, including billiard table, pétanque set and other games, great books and CDs an… More


Reviewed 30 Aug 2011

Our 2 families 4 adults and 5 children aged from 7 to 15 shared this beatiful house deep in the rainforest. The adults loved the wonderful porch to sit on when the children were asleep. The children l… More

“A beautiful retreat in a cathedral of ancient rainforest”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2011

I was lucky to have been recommended this gorgeous retreat called Wait A While, set deep in the Daintree rainforest. From the moment I stepped out of my car I felt the weight of the world evaporate as… More

“Great Experience”

Reviewed 29 Oct 2009

We had a wonderful time in the rainforest. Clean and a special atmosphere. A little bit older than it looks like on the pictures. Very nice owners.

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Send Kerry (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 Kerry (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 Kerry the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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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. Kerry (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.

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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.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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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 Kerry (the owner) a message.

If Kerry (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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