Wompoo Retreat - Mangosteen Bungalow with views

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1 bedroom, WiFi, bed sheets
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Wompoo Retreat - Mangosteen Bungalow with views

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor space
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
Cow Bay, QLD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDaintree Discovery Centre19 min walk
  • Popular LocationKaba-Kada Nature Refuge3 min drive
  • Popular LocationAcaciavale Nature Refuge3 min drive
  • AirportPort Douglas, QLD (PTI-Port Douglas Heliport)61 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
42 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Wompoo Retreat - Mangosteen Bungalow with views

Adults-only holiday home in Cow Bay with hot tub
Wompoo Eco Retreat has a two self-contained private bungalows. The Mangosteen Bungalow has similar interior design as the Rambutan Bungalow (see separate listing if the Mangosteen is booked for the dates suited to you) with an indoor/outdoor shower that has views over the rainforest, plus a real king-size bed. It also has an outdoor rammed earth bath. The bungalow's construction uses rammed earth to ensure a cool interior and designed to maximise views of the mountain ranges from the bedroom and bathroom.

We provide our guests with complimentary breakfast accessing good quality produce, and where possible, source it locally. At Wompoo Retreat we take advantage of our remoteness and living “off the grid” by providing bird watching binoculars rather than a television.

The bungalow has private undercover seating with self contained cooking facilities. The proximity of each bungalow provides privacy for our guests. Elevated on a hill to capture tropical breezes, the property has stunning views to Thornton Peak, Cape Tribulation and the Coral Sea. We are located in close proximity to beautiful Cow Bay Beach, numerous waterholes, mangroves and rainforest boardwalks.

Wompoo Retreat gets its name from the `Wompoo Fruit Dove’, a beautiful dove with an amazing purple breast, and green, yellow and white markings. This bird has a very unusual call. Listening to the Wompoo is like listening to a human conversation, but seemingly muted and far away. Our retreat is so named due to the presence of this lovely bird.

A significant area of the property has trees with discrete open spaces as well as tranquil spots to enjoy the flora and fauna. Further, there is a creek, meandering through Wompoo that ensures a welcome retreat for quieter contemplation.

Guests have access to -

- King size bed with quality linen
- Outdoor undercover self-catering facilities
- Fridge
- Handmade soap (made on the property by your hosts)
- Wi-Fi (available on request)
- Continental breakfast of local fruit, bread and condiments including, museli, plunger coffee (see photo of what to expect),
- an assortment of local Daintree teas and biodynamic milk

We are a friendly couple who respect people's privacy. Our house is 20 metres away from the bungalow. Guests are more than welcome to come up to the house if they have any questions, would like any advice on the area or need to access the wi-fi. We also take bookings for reef trips and other activities in the area.

Wompoo Retreat is ideally situated. Just five kilometres from the beautiful Cow Bay Beach, 20 minutes from the Daintree River and 30 minutes to Cape Tribulation. Other easily accessible places are Hutchinson Creek, the Daintree Discovery Centre, Coopers Creek Wilderness tours, Canoe Tours, tropical ice cream outlets and a yoga retreat. Reef trips from Cape Tribulation can be arranged by your hosts and is only a 30 minute drive away.

There are a number of restaurants and a hotel in the area, however, if you would like to eat in at your accommodation the bungalow is equipped for self catering. We recommend purchasing supplies either in Cairns, Mossman or Port Douglas. There is a small convenience store in Cow bay. With prior arrangement, a range of beverages can be made available.

During the two hour drive from the Cairns International and Domestic Airports, you will travel the scenic Coral Sea coastline till you cross the Daintree River by ferry. Once aboard the iconic ferry you can sense the change of pace as you slowly switch off and start your journey of digital detoxing. The return cost on the ferry is $26, you can choose to purchase a visitors book if you want to have the option of multiple trips.

House Rules
It is because of the eco values of this area that we choose to live here, yet want to share this place with you. We reduce our human foot-print with thought placed on how we live. The spring water on our property is from an artesian fracture with no pesticides or herbicide input, and is tested, therefore safe for drinking. We generate our own solar power, but in times of high electricity demand, or little sun we may use the generator for short periods. You will notice the limited number of power points and the higher reliance on gas, this is to minimise power usage. We ask that high powered devices like hairdryers and shavers are not used. Check in from 2pm, check out 10.00am.

A compost bin is provided for your food scraps. These will be placed in our compost and eventually end up in the garden.

Smoking Policy
We respect your right to smoke, however, it is not permitted inside the bungalows. Smoking is allowed on the deck area PROVIDED THAT all windows and doors remain closed. An ashtray is provided and we request that all cigarette butts, ash, tobacco or any used smoking product is disposed of correctly. Please don’t take any soiled ashtrays inside the accommodation.
Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers.
Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Jillian Bradley / Peter Bradley
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Hot tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea

Things to do

  • Cycling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Composting
  • Unit size: 452 sq ft (42 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Wompoo Retreat Mangosteen Bungalow Views House Cow Bay
Wompoo Retreat Mangosteen Bungalow Views Cow Bay
Wompoo Retreat Mangosteen Bungalow Views
Wompoo Retreat Mangosteen Bun
Wompoo Retreat Mangosteen Bungalow With Views
Wompoo Retreat - Mangosteen Bungalow With Views Cow Bay

About this area

Cow Bay

Located in Cow Bay, this holiday home is by the sea. Jindalba Boardwalk and Marrdja Botanical Walk are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Daintree Discovery Centre and Daintree Wild Zoo. Daintree Mangroves Wildlife Sanctuary and Bat House Cape Tribulation are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Daintree Discovery Centre - 19 min walk
  • Kaba-Kada Nature Refuge - 3 min drive
  • Acaciavale Nature Refuge - 3 min drive
  • Jindalba Boardwalk - 4 min drive
  • Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 105 min drive


  • Gecko Bar - 4 min drive
  • Kingfisher Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Daintree Ice-cream Company - 5 min drive
  • On The Turps Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Thornton Beachside Bar & Cafe - 12 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
We loved our stay at Wompoo! The indoor area was very comfortable & the outdoor kitchen & bathroom made us feel in touch with nature. The views are amazing, and the local fruit, produce, handmade Soaps & bath salts were all appreciated. The location is convenient for exploring the Daintree & Cape Tribulation, and Peter’s suggestions for where to go we’re excellent. We have already recommended Wompoo to our friends and would love to stay again!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Perfect for a weekend getaway. Awesome views, clean and comfortable accommodation and friendly and helpful hosts. Couldn't ask for more

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful views and relaxing break
We had a lovely relaxing stay at Wompoo Retreat! Amazing views and so much wildlife to look at and listen to. Very comfy king size bed and a a delicious breakfast including fresh fruit and local produce provided - heaven! Jill and Peter were so helpful with things to do in the area and I would highly recommend if you are staying in the Daintree.