Cassowary Retreat, 76 Cassowary St, Freshwater

A luxury hillside house with an outstanding view over the Freshwater valley cane fields to the Barron Gorge and Glacier Rock.

You want a special home when you are on holiday. A place to reward your family and inspire you. Cassowary Retreat is special. Set high on the hillside in the beautiful suburb of Freshwater with no one looking in on you.

The wide sliding glass doors open out onto the covered patio and pool area with comfy outdoor furniture. And you have a grandstand view of the Kuranda range split by the Barron Gorge.

 Freshwater and neighbouring Stratford are old suburbs with wide streets and lots of mature trees. The Whitfield range is the lush green backdrop.

The nearest beach (Holloways Beach) is 11 minutes by car and Cairns is 15 minutes drive.

There are tennis courts nearby and great cafes. We recommend the cafe at the Limberlost Nursery which is just down the hill and well worth visiting for its range of tropical plants.

The Kuranda train stops at Freshwater station (Freshwater Connection). You can take the train up to Kuranda from here and take the Skyrail down. From Skyrail they run a bus back to Freshwater to collect your car from the station. On any morning or afternoon, you can see the train moving across the range below Glacier Rock as it enters or leaves the Barron River Gorge.

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Location: Freshwater - local shops, Patisserie, Post  Office, Butcher, Thai takeaway

  • Shopping centres - Redlynch 5km, Smithfield 10km, Cairns Central 10km
  • Beaches - Holloways 8km, Yorkeys Knob 16km, Trinity 17km, Kewarra 18km
  • Tablelands - Kuranda 22km, Herberton 108km, Zillie Falls 115km
  • North - Pt Douglas 63km, Mossman Gorge 74km, Cape Tribulation 137km
  • South - Babinda Boulders 73km, Josephine Falls 83km, Bramston Beach 89km
  • Golf - Paradise Palms 17km, Half Moon Bay 14km
  • Attractions - Tjapukai, Skyrail, Armoured Museum 8km
  • Sunbus - service 121 (on Kamerunga Rd)
  • Taxi - Ph. 131008

Luxury Freshwater 5 bedroom home

Sleeping arrangements

  • 5 air-conditioned bedrooms
  •  King bedroom 1, ensuite & TV
  • Twin bedroom 2
  • Queen bedroom 3
  • Queen bedroom 4 with ensuite & TV
  • Queen bedroom 5 with ensuite & TV
  • Share bathroom, separate loo
Living areas

  • Tiled & air-conditioned throughout
  • Large central kitchen with granite bench tops
  • Family sized fridge, gas stove, electric oven, microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Laundry - washing machine, dryer, iron & board
  • Free Wifi

  • Off-street parking for 3-4 cars
  • Large sparkling swimming pool
  • Undercover patio
  • Outdoor furniture - sofa, chairs & sunloungers
  • Weber BBQ
  • Fantastic view


Weekly Daily (Price Guide:Daily pp for 10 people)
Minimum Stay
2018 Peak:  Jun 30-Jul 22, Sep 22-Oct 14, Dec 15-21
$4025 $575 $57.50 5 nights
2018 Off-peak:  Jul 23-Sep 21, Oct 15-Dec 14
$3465 $495 5 nights
Christmas 2018 (Dec 22-Jan 06) $4025 ($575) 7 nights

An exceptional house with a superb view and only minutes from town or the northern beaches.

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