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Maheno Cottages "Tanaka"

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3 bedrooms, bed sheets
On the beach
On the beach
On the beach

Overview of Maheno Cottages "Tanaka"

Entire home

Maheno Cottages "Tanaka"

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Fraser Island, QLD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHammerstone Sandblows16 min drive
  • Popular LocationEli Creek26 min drive
  • Popular LocationMaheno Shipwreck40 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10
130 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    4 single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

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

Maheno Cottages "Tanaka"

Beachfront Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
“Tanaka" is 1 of 2 self-contained cottages nestled into the hillside at Yidney Rocks, overlooking 75 Mile Beach on beautiful Fraser Island

** Please see separate listing for Maheno Cottage “Yenningee Bora” if you wish to book both properties for larger groups up to 18 guests**

With uninterrupted ocean views, the Maheno Cottages are perfectly located approximately half-way up the east coast of Fraser. This location enables visitors who wish to explore the island the ability to do day trips both north and south, taking in all that Fraser Island has to offer: beaches, lakes, creeks, rainforests, 4x4 tracks, sand-blows and endless scenery. Having undergone extensive renovations, the property owners have spared no expense in ensuring guests have all the creature comforts of home.

The Northern Maheno Cottage, “Tanaka” (the name of the Japanese Captain of SS Maheno when it ran aground in 1935, just north of Yidney Rocks), is a 3 bedroom cottage, sleeping up to 10 people.

The Cottage has full ocean views from a large elevated timber deck, complete with a huge 8-10 seater timber table and large stainless steel outdoor BBQ with kitchen servery - perfect for alfresco dining. A short 40m walk provides direct access to the beach.

Walking through the front sliding glass doors (complete with CrimSafe screens) into the Cottage, you step into a spacious open-plan living/dining area. The lounge room has a large 3m x 3m L-shaped lounge, complete with a 43” television and huge ceiling fan. With high-raked ceilings, the spacious living area takes full advantage of the ocean views and breeze. The dining room adjoining the lounge room hosts an 8-seater kitchen table.

The 3m x 3.5m L-shaped kitchen comes fully equipped with all modern appliances: oven, gas cook-top and range hood, large fridge/freezer, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, and all kitchen crockery/utensils. Further down the hallway you will find a large, modern bathroom (complete with shower, toilet and vanity). With fantastic water pressure and constant hot water heated from the Solar Arc hot water system on the roof (backed up with instantaneous gas), showers will always be hot and enjoyable.

The large main bedroom sleeps 4 people (1 queen bed and 1 king single bunk bed) and has a sliding glass door (with CrimSafe screen) stepping out onto it’s own deck with ocean views. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed (sleeps 2). Both rooms have high-raked ceilings.

Bedroom 3 has 2 single bunk beds (sleeps 4). All bedrooms have 2 port racks, ceiling fans, smoke alarms, security/fly screens and roller blinds on all windows and privacy locks on all doors. All beds are complete with brand-new innerspring mattresses, linen, pillows and blankets.

A third (covered) private deck is provided to the rear of the Cottage (together with an extra fridge/freezer), providing a further entertaining area on those days when the south-westerlys are blowing!

Added Extras:

* ALL BED LINEN IS PROVIDED - bedsheets, pillows, blankets and bath towels
* 24 hour power (48v solar panel battery system) with back-up generator
* Separate (shared with adjacent Cottage) amenities block with a further 2 toilets and 2 showers
* Communal laundry room with top-loader washing machine and external clothes line
* Parking for 2 vehicles and hoses to wash down your vehicles
* External power point to charge your car fridge
* Fully screened (front and back doors have additional CrimSafe)
* Fully insulated walls and ceilings
* Large fish cleaning area and filleting benches (with water connected for wash down)

The Location:
World Heritage listed Fraser Island: the largest sand island in the world. Four-wheel drive through thick, lush rainforest to explore hidden lakes and discover endless tracks.

Conveniently located approximately half-way up the eastern coast of Fraser, Yidney Rocks is regarded by many as the ‘jewel’ of the Island, providing ideal access both north and south. Close to many of the Island’s highlights, Yidney Rocks is the perfect base to head north and explore the likes of Eli Creek, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head and Champagne Pools. Heading south will take you to Lake Wabby, Eurong and across the Island to Central Station and Lake McKenzie. Alternatively, take the short 40m walk down to the beach and spend your days fishing, right on your doorstep. From the front deck, immerse yourself with breath-taking sunrises over 75 Mile Beach and during whale-watching season (August to October), watch some of the 7000 humpback whales pass through for their annual migration.

Happy Valley is located only 1km away, providing access to full Telstra coverage, fuel, shop, pub and restaurant.
Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Property amenities


  • On the beach

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 1399 sq ft (130 sq m)

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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

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
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 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

Maheno Cottages "tanaka" House Fraser Island
Maheno Cottages "tanaka" House
Maheno Cottages "tanaka" Fraser Island
Maheno s "tanaka" House
Maheno Cottages "tanaka" Fraser Island
Maheno Cottages "tanaka" Private vacation home
Maheno Cottages "tanaka" Private vacation home Fraser Island

About this area


Located in Fraser Island, this holiday home is on the beach. Maheno Shipwreck is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Jet skiing, fishing and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Hammerstone Sandblows - 16 min drive
  • Eli Creek - 26 min drive
  • Maheno Shipwreck - 40 min drive
  • The Pinnacles - 52 min drive
  • Lake Wabby - 56 min drive


  • Fraser Island Retreat - 19 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 71 out of 75 reviews
5 - Excellent 95%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 75 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 75 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Yidney Rocks Paradise
Beautiful place to unwind and enjoy the paradise known as Fraser Island. Perfect accommodation and handy to everything. Will definitely be going back

5/5 Excellent

Awesome spot, great position
The property had and was everything we wanted. It made for a great break away.

5/5 Excellent

Great position
The house was very clean tidy had everything you wanted

5/5 Excellent

Fishing trip base with mates
Easy open living with plenty of room to accommodate a group of mates or large family. Well set up kitchen with a great deck for meals & to relax on. Bonus was having a fire pit & fish cleaning bench out the back. Close to the beach was a big plus. Hoping to return again next year.