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Maheno Cottages "Yenningee Bora"

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

Overview of Maheno Cottages "Yenningee Bora"

Entire home

Maheno Cottages "Yenningee Bora"


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

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 8
130 sq m
Bedroom 1
    4 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
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 "Yenningee Bora"

Beachfront Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
The Southern Maheno Cottage, "Yenningee Bora" ('place of paradise'), is 1 of 2 self-contained cottages nestled into the hillside at Yidney Rocks, Fraser Island, overlooking beautiful 75 Mile Beach

**Please see separate listing for Maheno Cottage “Tanaka” 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 a day trips both north and south, taking in what Fraser Island has to offer: beaches, lakes, creeks, rain forests, 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.

"Yenningee Bora" is a 3 bedroom cottage, sleeping up 8 people. The Cottage has full ocean views from a large elevated timber deck (secured with a self-closing gate to keep dingoes out), complete with a huge 8-10 seater timber table and large stainless steel outdoor BBQ with kitchen servery - perfect for alfresco dining.

Walking through the front sliding glass doors (complete with CrimSafe screens) into the Cottage is like stepping back in time. Lovingly restored, you are now walking on the original Maheno Shipwreck decking, The teak timber was laid in 1905 onto SS Maheno. The timber deck was removed from the ship when it was marooned just north of Happy Valley in 1935 and used as the flooring in the previous fishing cottage that once stood in place of the now newly-renovated cottage. The builder who completed the renovation was able to salvage the original flooring and give it a new lease of life and now takes pride of place in the main open-plan living area.

The lounge room has a large 3m x 3m L-shaped lounge, complete with a 50" television and huge ceiling fan. With high-raked ceilings, the spacious living area takes full advantage of the uninterrupted 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. An additional fridge and chest freezer (for bait) is provided. Further down the hallway you will find a large, modern bathroom (complete with huge 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 2 main bedrooms have queen beds (sleeping 2). Each room has high-raked ceilings, brand-new beds with innerspring mattresses. The third bedroom sleeps 4 (2 king single bunk beds). 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.

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 separate dining areas. 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


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


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean

Things to do

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

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8
  • 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

Property is also known as

Maheno Cottages "yenningee Bora" House Fraser Island
Maheno Cottages "yenningee Bora" House
Maheno Cottages "yenningee Bora" Fraser Island
Maheno s "yenningee Bora" Hou
Maheno Cottages "yenningee Bora" Fraser Island
Maheno Cottages "yenningee Bora" Private vacation home

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. 85 out of 88 reviews
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Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 88 reviews
4 - Good 3%
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5/5 Excellent

Sunset Magic
After busy days exploring the Island, this was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view with a drink at sunset.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Magical Maheno Holiday House
The house is beautifully presented and positioned to explore Fraser Island. It is actually set up to accomodate eight people, unlike other properties we've used and looked at in the past! The spaces are large enough for everyone to find somewhere to relax and rest when back at the house and the front deck and BBQ are brilliant. The only negative is we were going to use the fire pit but it's beside the other house and really not suitable when the other house is also in use. Highly recommend this property!

5/5 Excellent

What a terrific location!
We had a lovely time with our family at "Maheno" at Yidney Rocks. This was the 2nd time that I've stayed in this cottage. The unit was clean and tidy. It is very well equipped, with lovely renovated facilities. The location is great. Lots of fridge space to keep my beer cold. Communication with the host was always very pleasant to deal with. I'll certainly be back! Already booked for August 2022 with some fishing mates.

4/5 Good

relaxing on the beach
Great location, everything you could need in a holiday rental, traffic out front can get busy but if your not worried about that it’s perfect

5/5 Excellent

Fishing Ranch
Stayed with a bunch of mates to fish for tailor over a week, the accomodation was perfect. Will definitely stay here again.