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The Boathouse

THE BOATHOUSE – a contemporary pole house building with decks overhanging the lake and wall of bifold doors which fully open to extensive views of the water. Sleeping accommodation is usually for two in the queen size bed, but can extend to four or six – a double futon in the sleeping loft is accessed by a ship’s ladder and a double sofa bed can add sleeping for another two. All bedding and linen is provided. A large bath for two in the Bathroom has views into the forest.

Full cooking facilities in the Boathouse include a gas cook top with wok burner, a fan forced electric oven and grill, microwave, electric frypan, kettle and toaster enabling you to really cook up a storm. As well there is a Weber Q barbecue on the deck and a campfire on the beach beside the cottage perfect for toasting marshmallows while you marvel at the milky way.

There is a radio / music system and a selection of CD’S for you to relax and swoon to as well as magazines and books to dip into. We also have a library of books and magazines at home, if you would like more choice. There is also a dvd player and a selection of dvd’s for a relaxed movie watching evening. .


Lower deck – hammock, steamer lounge for a secluded snooze. When it gets cool at night (and it often is quite a lot cooler here because of the elevation) close the doors and curl up in front of a wood fire with a hot drink or a glass of wine. When the days are warm, open the house right up and let the breezes, cooled by the lake, refresh you.

The Boathouse is a non smoking cottage.

Mother Of Ducks

MOTHER OF DUCKS COTTAGE is large, relaxed and comfortable – a wonderful house for friends/family get togethers and can easily accommodate six people with a queen size four poster bed in the Green Room, two singles which can be zipped to a queen in the White Room and a double sofa bed in the Living Room. All bedding and linen is provided.


A large ensuite bathroom to the Green Room, with a heated floor in winter has views from the shower over the lake. A second bathroom with separate toilet has an original terrazzo floor and bath.


French doors open out onto the wide wrap around veranda, allowing cooling breezes to flow through the house and to give you wide views of the lake.

A large living / dining room with comfy sofas and a warming wood fire, books and magazines to read, music to listen to and as well as a television, a VCR with library of videos as a retro chic delight..


You will also find some games – petanque, cards and board games for light amusement.


Opening from the country kitchen with its gas stove/oven and every other need, is a lovely pavilion with cane chairs and table – a great spot for breakfast.. In the undercroft is a large gas barbecue, tables chairs and benches, a great place for lunch overlooking the lake. Also downstairs is a simple laundry for handwashing.


The gardens around Mother of Ducks are largely edible with olive trees providing privacy, rosemary, mulberries, loquats, kiwifruit and passion fruit, as well as herbs to add to your cooking.


Mother of Ducks cottage is a non smoking cottage.

Romany Wood

ROMANY WOOD is down in a secret little dell beside the rainforest and the creek with its own private compound. Sleep in a sumptuous full size queen bed in a beautiful 5 metre wide by 3 metre high Homecamp bell tent.


The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, Weber Q barbecue, a gas burner as well as an induction cook top, also has everything else you need to prepare a feast for two. The kitchen and dining space is on a wide timber deck with a protective canvas canopy roof and is attached to the gypsy caravan.

Slide open the barn door and another world reveals itself. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1920s, this little gem is full of bespoke detailing and even William Morris wallpaper from London. Snuggle up on the inviting and comfy daybed with beautiful views through to the rainforest. Light the little wood fire when the weather is nice and chilly; serenade your loved one on the guitar or play a board game on the card table.

Full bathroom amenities - a shower, flushing toilet and handbasin complete the comfort and needs.


Beside the rainforest and underneath an ancient fig tree, is a wonderful fire pit with relaxing chairs and a table, just a perfect place to end the afternoon with a glass of wine. A secret path nearby leads you into the rainforest where you can sit and dream, listen to the music of the creek, the birds and the wind in the trees.

ROMANY WOOD is absolutely non smoking in the tent and caravan.

What Our Guests Enjoy

We love coming to Cloudlake and have managed to come twice this year.

It never fails to weave its magic spell over us.

A wonderful place of deep reflection and silence masked by the calls of the friends of the sky and

land. We loved everything - the natural beauty and the creative design elements that highlighted

the wonder of this natural place - a true retreat.

Our time here at Mother of Ducks has been the kind of holiday I used to dream about as a little girl

and I know the memories of our little girls have made will be warm blankets they will wrap

themselves with in the years to come.

This was one of our best two night getaways we have ever had!. We thank you for creating such a

warm and peaceful atmosphere so that Mother of Ducks, such an amazing place, reminding us of

our childhood.

Thank you Rosemary and Richard for sharing your beautiful place with us. We enjoyed being

immersed in the richness of plants and animals that live here - so many curious birds - tiny wrens

and finches, white headed pigeons, honeyeaters, catbirds and king parrots.

Cloudlake was beyond my expectations! A surprise for my husband after spending 8 weeks apart.

What a great spot to just snuggle up together and reconnect - we wish we could stay longer.

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