The Studio is self contained, open plan, with a toilet and shower/laundry facility. It has it's own private entrance and is attached to the house via a veranda. Cooking facilities microwave/frypan&skillet set/fridge/crockery. A large 4 poster bed sleeps 2 and 1 single bed/Bedding/Towels provided. A variety of meals can be arranged and we have catered for several anniversaries. We offer a mixture of Asian and European cooking, Bread and Pasta making and cooking courses are also available.
“Lilia’s place is just lovely. It is located on a beautiful farmland property - it is green, quiet, serene and beautiful. Our little 17 month old loved her sheep and the geese that roamed freely around the property and she loved checking out all of the beautiful flowers surrounding the entrance to the house. The cottage is quirky and homely inside and you can enjoy all of the little touches Lilia has styled it with. There is a lovely spot to sit outdoors undercover and just take in the stunning scenery with a drink, crackers and cheese. Lilia and Mark were very accommodating with our dog (who actually misbehaved quite a bit this trip to our disappointment). Lilia also was able to provide us with a beautiful home cooked meal on our second night (easy for us since we had been out all day with a baby) however there were enough cooking appliances and a very decent sized fridge had we wanted to cook our own meal/s in the cottage. Although remote it was still only a very short drive to Malanda where there are cafes, shops, ATM, supermarket etc which was very convenient. We highly recommend this cottage - it was a delight to stay. Thank you again for having us Lilia!”
Enjoy our secluded cabin with air con, ceiling fan, ensuite and private balcony on the Atherton Tablelands. On one hectare of gardens, fully self contained. Enjoy tropical birds and butterflies and a night sky with a thousand stars...........
“We visited Sydney and Port Douglas before heading to Atherton Tableland. Not so many people heard about Atherton Tablelands, but visiting this magical place is one of the highlights in our trip. Day trip is not enough, really worth staying a few nights, and we are lucky to find Roger and Joan’s place. Roger and Joan’s are very lovely couple, responsive, and welcoming. The room has all you need, from torch, card games, basic seasoning, cooking tools. Bed and linen are comfortable, we are refreshed every morning. The location is good and you can visit many places every day. For example, it is about 20 mins by drive to platypus viewing platform. We went there around 6am, and another couple told us there is a small track behind it. Where we found more platypus !! One scratching his head and belly with the wood, one seeking for food in riverside, a few more swimming here and there ! We were so excited to spot them in the wild. Then we went to the tea plantation and spotted tree kangaroos !! One sleeping with her head against the branch, one playing with his/her tail. You should check out the waterfall circuit for sunset, at one point you would reach the top of the endless mountains in 360 degree, all the clouds are very low. And cows are eating next to you (behind fences). Mooo what a good day! One more key point to note, Roger and Joan makes jewelry and decorations with tin, all self design and brings you good memories of the nature, plus they are in reasonable price, you could get a pair of ear rings with lovely koala, laughing kookaburra, etc. Or a platypus to put on the table as decoration ! Remember to visit earlier and bring cash :p”
Large bedroom with ensuite and walk in closet/utility room. Large private patio area with comfortable lounges and well equipped outdoor kitchen with bbq, Hotplate, Skillet pan, Toaster, Sandwich maker and Jug . Picnic table and chairs overlooking Johnston River. Private rain forest acreage approx 750mtrs from town centre and approx 1k from Malanda Falls . Abundance of wildlife on property.
“Beautiful people, exponentially thoughtful and caring. Bruce & Sandy give far more than expected, and value for money, we were welcomed with freshly baked Scones with fresh cream and homemade Jam, yummy, my wife’s favourite. The fridge was stocked with fresh local fruits, chilled water with fresh lime, local milk and even more surprising was fresh eggs, ham, bread, butter and organic oats for brekky... Inside and out is immaculately clean and tidy, and a very comfortable bed as well. We decided to stay in for dinner and enjoyed a beautiful home cooked meal with 5 star table service😊 The best air bnb experience we have ever had and we have had very many. Real value for money is the Riverside Retreat. Oh and be sure to check out Sandy’s handmade Soaps which she makes at home, they are amazing. We will definitely stay again and recommend Riverside to anyone who wants a clean and peaceful location to stay in Malanda, with good old fashioned service and smiles🙏🏼 Thanks again, looking forward to our next visit.”