About the property
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SKY by name. SKY by nature. Let your heart sing! Perched upon the N.E. edge of Tamborine Mountain. Breathtaking views over 100kms+ of South East Queensland's magnificent Pacific coastline.
Allow the coooool, clear mountain air to refresh and invigorate you. Cooler by degrees....
Enjoy Tamborine's climate of primeval rainforest. Take-in the hang gliders as they soar over the cliff faces... or stroll cafes, shops, art and craft galleries. Soak in our mountain gardens and uninterrupted breezes. 30 minutes to theme parks.
Sip Champagne on SKY's verandah while enjoying a BBQ on the deck.
Open back the timber concertina windows and doors to allow nature's cooling breezes to waft through.
Whether you require complete relaxation and privacy, a business retreat, a romantic wedding getaway or a family holiday, SKYhouse has it all.
This new, fully appointed 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom architectural eco-home features high quality finishes: Travertine marble floors, kitchen & bathrooms. Quality timber joinery. SKY's large indoor/outdoor living area is the heart of the house. Snuggle up on the leather divan by the log fireplace after enjoying a meal you have prepared in the gourmet kitchen.
Wrap yourself in beautiful cotton sheets on the comfortable queen sized and twin beds.
ACCEPT PAYPAL/MASTERCARD/VISA OR DIRECT DEPOSIT. PLEASE INDICATE PREFERENCE WHEN BOOKING.
Any damages caused by guests to the property will be charged at market rate.
Let Your Heart Sing
Presenting the ultimate weekend retreat, dream home.
The Subtropical paradise of Tamborine Mountain rises 600 metres above the Gold Coast. Just 30 minutes' drive to some Australia's best beaches. A mere hour to restaurants, entertainment facilities and galleries of Brisbane City.
Tamborine Mountain enjoys the sublime climate of South East Queensland without the summer humidity of the low lands. Statistically it is on average several degrees cooler in Summer than on the Gold Coast.
Once entirely covered in towering rainforest and subsequently lush dairy farms, the area has preserved several important National Parks with extensive walks and lookouts. The village centres support many restaurants, cafes, antique and craft shops in addition to the vineyards, orchards and gardens that flourish in the deep, rich, red volcanic soils. Hide away in tranquil seclusion and never leave the mountain or enjoy the attractions, shopping options and theme parks of the Gold Coast within 40 minutes' drive.
We stress: SKYhouse is NOT to be used as a party house. Only those guests specifically booked may stay. SKYhouse is a quiet retreat. If this condition is abused we reserve the right to charge a fee.
Well behaved pets upon application. Please note due to mountain conditions TV reception cannot be guaranteed. There is a supply of DVDs on hand.
SKY HOUSE's expert architect has maximized energy & water efficiency. SKYhouse is 6 star energy rated with 5 star comfort. Solar efficiency is maximized by Eco-friendly construction, clever design, modern materials and old fashioned simplicity and common sense.
The 5 saw-tooth pavilions with large clerestories to the north allow solar winter heating and light into all rooms, whilst the 2 inch thick travertine stone floors act as an internal heat tank collecting winter sunlight and releasing it during the evening.
This takes into account elevation, views and climate. Passive heating and cooling features, Solar hot water & electricity panels provide the bulk of power. All this, whilst retaining a luxuriant ambiance. Settle in on the vast leather sofa whilst warming yourself by the log-fire.
Lie back and read a book from our library or enjoy a DVD on the large flat screen TV.
Or open back the glass walls and just breathe....
SKY is reliant on Tamborine Mountain's pure rainwater, collected in tanks.
We ask you to please conserve our precious water.
As waste water is treated on-site by way of an Enviro-cycle system, we ask that you please do not place any rubbish or bleach products in the toilets or into any plumbing fixture.
We ask that you PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SMOKING inside the house.
SKY's Compendium is available upon your arrival, with a list of handy Guest Information.
Designed to achieve 6 star energy efficiency.
Sky House will challenge your views on sustainable and energy efficient design.
Not only does this house have superb design integrity, it particularly suits the elevated site on which it is built and the environment it surrounds.
The Gold Coast City views from this property are incredible by day or night.
Sky House captures the very essence of Tamborine Mountain living in a most sophisticated fashion.
For a more technical brief, do read on.
Five identical and tapered, saw tooth pavilions are positioned with northern clerestories that allow solar passive winter heating and lighting to all rooms while maximising the expansive views to the east.
Fifty millimetre thick travertine stone floor paving provides an internal heat sink, collecting winter sun during the day to release into the interiors at night.
Overhangs provide protection during the summer months with high louvres also allowing the control of ventilation in all weather conditions. Prefabricated and pre finished metal and polystyrene sandwich panels are bolted to the lightweight structural steel skeleton to provide highly insulated and simply installed floors and roofs.
Timber joinery with low-emissive glass on the north east, fully opens to the view while providing a 30% greater insulation than similar single glazing. Multi-cell poly carbonate sheeting to the clerestories and raked in fills is also used to provide natural light and winter sun with a high level of insulation. Solar hot water, a 1kw solar array, gas appliances, and concealed low energy lighting to all areas have also been installed to minimise long term power consumption.
The 33000 litre water tank provides structural support for the large cantilevered outdoor living area above. A 5000 litre header tank at the rear of the steep site provides a gravity fed water supply. Wastewater is treated and dispersed onsite by a biolytic worm filter.
Applied finishes are minimal and where possible natural and untreated. The rear courtyard is terraced.
Now you must see it.
Daniela & David Kennedy
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We did enjoy Sky House. Though we were told it was suitable for pets.
After seeing the property on another booking website that said it was NOT suitable for pets, I inquired and asked if it was OK for a dog and was there a garden for her. I was told that yes it was all good to bring a dog and definitely suitable for pets. However, there is no garden, just a small courtyard or some patches of soil on the side of a very steep drive way. It is not fenced in at all, so if I knew this I wouldn't have booked. I understand this won't matter to anyone that doesn't have pets.
It's probably not great for small children either though.
It was very clean which is always important. The view is lovely from the balcony (though the balcony furniture is a bit old, some of it quite shaky). You can see the Gold Coast in the distance and lovely hinterland views.
The fire is nice for cold nights.
The bi-fold doors are nice and really open up the view, however we did get a lot of flying insects in. Not sure how that will be in summer as there are no fly screens and
no air conditioning. We stayed in winter and the weather was quite mild, in the afternoon it did get quite warm inside without a breeze.
The location is great, Just a short drive to gallery walk with shops and restaurants and approx. 10 minute' drive from North Tamborine with more amenities, a supermarket and good sized dog park.
Hi CWS, Thank you for staying at Sky House and for leaving a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful views over the Gold Coast and the Hinterland. We appreciate your feedback as a pet owner and are more specific with the description of the property if guests wish to bring their pet. As you can see from the new images we have completely replaced the deck furniture with a new outdoor dining table and chairs. Sky House has a eco-friendly design which allows for a natural airflow to control the temperature. For the cooler winter months there is a fire place for a cozy atmosphere. In addition each bedroom is equipped with a fan and a heater as well. Best Regards, Daniela & David
Superb Property and Stay
The Sky House Lodge was just as we had hoped it would be, with a beautiful property and view and all amenities fantastic. Views stunning, and the fireplace well used in the eveings
Fantastic weekend in lovely, comfortable house. Loved the fireplace. Amazing views.
My bridesmaids and I stayed here the night before my wedding and then my husband and I the night after the wedding. The house was absolutely lovely!!!! Everything we needed (more than 3 champagne glasses would have been better) but other than that it was perfect!
We wanted somewhere to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city... Somewhere I could celebrate my birthday in style and tranquility... This was the perfect place to do so!! From watching the sunrise over the Gold Coast... To viewing the lights at night from a distance and even when the fog and rain rolled in - it was just so majestic and peaceful...! We can't wait to go back again!!!
We stayed at the SKYhouse over the weekend. A spectacular location, great views, very comfortable home away from home. Loved it and will be back.