The Rural Escape

At Mission Beach

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This unique Property is just 1.4km from the beach and backs onto Unesco World Heritage Rainforest. It’s exceptional value and the hospitality is outstanding.

The property is relaxing, peaceful and perfect for just chilling out on the awesome deck or as a home base for exploring the beaches and the area.

We welcome couples or two couples travelling together; it’s also great for families with children over 5 years old (babies are ok).

About Us


Maurie is an organic farmer. He likes to meet and talk with people. He is passionate about the environment; the forests, the mountains, the beach and likes to understand and study insects and animals.

Jan is an lyengar Yoga teacher. She likes the quiet of country living and the beach. She loves the tropics, the rain, the humidity, the heat. Mostly she loves the outdoor living that can only be found on the tropics.

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Book this place,
you will not be disappointed.

  • Coconut tree
  • Kitchen
  • Geisha Girl
  • Cassowary
  • car port
  • northern end of Mission Beach
  • Study with single bed
  • Porters Creek
  • Lounge room
  • Mission Beach
  • Bathroom
  • Outside

The space
is all yours.

The Space


The house has 2 bedrooms, one with a king bed, the other has a queen. Both are really comfortable. There is a single bed in the study. We can arrange for a cot or an extra mattress if needed. All windows are screened and there are fans in every room, even the bathroom.

This is a passive home built elevated to allow the cool breezes to circulate underneath, as all original Queenslanders were built. It also allows the breezes to flow through the home. There is no aircon but it’s not needed; you will be pleasantly surprised at how cool and how quiet this home is.

There is a large 4 metre deck off the living area facing north and a balcony along the bedrooms on the western side.

The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. Gas stove top, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of bench space. So if you like cooking you will love it.

The 2 bay carport is exclusively for your use.

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Guest access

The house is on an fruit farm and you are welcome to stroll around the headlands, along the edge of rainforest and the seasonal creeks. There are bush tracks throughout the property, graded from easy to hard.

If you would like a guided walk, Maurice would be delighted to take you at a small charge. He is extremely knowledgeable about farming, and can tell you a little about the flora and fauna of the area.

Interaction with guests

We live on the farm. Your privacy is guaranteed but we are always close by (100 metres) if you need any help and we are very happy to assist you with things to do and places to visit in the local area.
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Local Activities

Walking Tracks: There are several tracks in varying degrees of difficulty within the area.

Beach activities: You can hire a small boat. Go island hopping, visit the reef or kayak across to Dunk with local operators.

Adventure Sports: Jump the Beach (Parachute), White water rafting down the Tully River.

Visit a chocolate factory or have a drink in a country pub – (see if you find the poker machine).

Local swimming holes 15- 40 minutes away to keep you cool in the warmer months.

Local Markets are on the first and third Sunday of the month. Monster markets are on the last Sunday of the month between April and December.

There are numerous cafes and restaurants, and some interesting and different clothing stores.

Mission Beach is a great base for visiting the Tablelands, Innisfail, Cardwell.

Other things to note

We provide fresh seasonal fruit, bread and milk for the first day.

If you like bird watching, the deck is great for viewing birds, butterflies, insects, wallabies and sometimes a glimpse of a cassowary. Its quiet at night and with very low light pollution here, you can see the stars and sometimes vivid sunsets behind the mountains just sitting on the deck.

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Do you want to taste happiness?

  • Main Bedroom
  • Banana plant
  • Dragon fly
  • Agile Wallabies
  • Bathroom
  • Bingil Bay
  • Green Tree Frog
  • Sunrise

House Rules


No smoking

Not suitable for pets

No parties or events

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years) – Not suitable for toddlers. The deck is 1 metre off the ground with no hand rails. Babies and children 5 years plus are ok.

Check-in is anytime after 2PM

Check out by 11AM

Maurie will meet you your or self check-in

Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $132

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Or Contact us

We will be happy to respond quickly.

Phone :

+61 498 008 132

Email :

Address :

5 Ohl Road,

Mission Beach Q4852