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Just Heaven Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Space 21 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Just Heaven Mountain Retreat in Northern NSW is a unique 27 acre property located at Carool in the Northern NSW hinterland just over the Queensland border. Its central location provides easy access north to all the fun and excitement of the Gold Coast, and south, to the endless stretch of peaceful Northern NSW beaches, lush rolling countryside dotted with quaint and quirky townships, rugged cattle country, mystical rainforests, and the bohemian chic of Australia's most easterly point - Byron Bay, less than an hour's drive away.

At Just Heaven you can relax and enjoy the silence, panoramic ocean, rural, and mountain views, only 20 mins drive from Gold Coast Airport, and 15-20 mins from the beautiful Gold Coast beaches of Kirra, Coolangatta, and Rainbow Bay. Wherever you look there are spectacular views - of the ocean from Palm Beach to Pottsville, of the hills and valleys below, and to the west, of majestic Mount Warning. In summer, relax around the pool, or laze the hours away being gently rocked by cooling breezes in a hammock. In winter, begin the day surrounded by morning mists in the valleys below, and end it by snuggling up around the cosy fireplace.

Wineries, golf courses, pubs and clubs, art galleries, and craft and farmers' markets are all within easy driving distance, or just stay put at Just Heaven and soak up the peace and serenity.

Just Heaven is away from the close to everything.


Spacious 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom + powder room, family home.

Master has king bed with ensuite, 1 queen bedroom with ensuite, and 2 queen bedrooms with shared bathroom. The Bunkhouse has a king bed that separates into 2 singles if required, and 2 king singles (one with trundle).

Please note: 5th bedroom (The Bunkhouse) is semi-detached from the house and does not have it's own bathroom/toilet, however, it is only a few steps from the house via a covered walkway.



$500 per night (2 night min stay) for 2 people, then $50 per person per night

7 night stay - 10% discount

Monthly stay - 15% discount

Xmas school holidays:

$600 per night (2 night min) for 2 people, then $60 per person per night

7 night stay - 10% discount

Monthly stay 15% discount



Cool off in the 9m eco-pool adjacent to and viewable from all living areas. Relax, de-stress, and take in the amazing views from the covered heated outdoor spa. The poolside cabana is an ideal site for an outdoor breakfast, lunch or dinner. The cabana also has a double daybed.

There is a full-sized floodlit tennis court with basketball hoop. Racquets and balls are provided.

Adjacent to the tennis court is "The Park". Here, the rural views really open up and it is a perfect place for a picnic. Picnic blankets and basket are provided (food not included).

Guests are welcome to access all parts of the property. From the high point of the property - "The Lookout" - the views become even more amazing. For the more adventurous, there is a natural rainforest to explore. Guests are also welcome to feed the cows, goats, and sheep.

There are managers on-site, however, the accommodation is privately situated and the facilities are exclusively for guests.

The accommodation also includes the following:

2 fully equipped kitchens (1 is large chef's kitchen)

Open fireplace on upper level; wood-burning fireplace on lower level

Fire pit


Ceiling fans in bedrooms plus cooling ocean breezes in summer

Quality bed linen and towels (including beach towels)

Kettle, toaster, microwave, grill, oven, gas stovetop, electric frypan, rice cooker, slow cooker, sandwich press, omelet maker, espresso coffee machine.

Basic cooking supplies (spices, salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil, plain and self-raising flour) are provided


Washing machine and clothes dryer

Full HD LCD TVs; DVD and CD players, ipod deck, sound system.

Hair dryer

Iron and ironing board

Choice of firm or softer mattress

Tea, coffee, milk, and cereal are provided.

Small to medium dogs are welcome (conditions apply).


Just Heaven in the Northern NSW hinterland, is in a perfect location to access both the fun and excitement of the Gold Coast and the natural beauty of the NSW Northern Rivers area.

On the property you can relax by the pool, on the daybed in the cabana, or in your own private covered outdoor spa. Eat, drink, read or just sit and take in the serenity and magnificent views from your private deck. Explore the property's 27 acres and feed the cows and goats, or for the more adventurous, take a trek through the natural rainforest, or up to the highest point of the property for a bird's eye view of the valleys, the ocean, and Mt Warning. Play tennis or basketball on the full-size, flood lit tennis court. Pick your own herbs or fruit when in season.

If you don't wish to go far from the property, Carool has a local winery and cafe, and you can experience the culinary expertise of an award winning chef at the local restaurant. There are a variety of restaurants, clubs, pubs, and live entertainment within 20 mins drive of the property.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is 20 minutes drive away, and beautiful Currumbin Creek offers a variety of water activities including swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, and canoeing.

Sea World is a 45 minute drive away. Movie World, Dreamworld, Wet'n'Wild and the Australian Outback Spectacular are all under 1 hours drive away.

Visit Byron Bay - the most easterly point of Australia - just 45 minutes south.

Play golf, explore villages, attend local markets, visit the renowned Tweed Art Gallery (includes Margaret Olley's House).

Go whale watching between June and October at Point Danger lookout on the border of Queensland/NSW, or from the many lookouts along the Tweed Coast, or get a close-up experience with the whales by booking a whale-watching tour.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018


Carool House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 21 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King size bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , 2 king single and 1 single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Just Heaven Mountain Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fabulous accommodation!!! Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

What a treat this property is. We all had a wonderful time. The hosts were very accommodating and all the little touches were great. Customer service before and after were over and above. We highly recommend to anyone wanting a weekend/week/month away in a relaxing location. We will be back :)

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Beautiful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This was amazing, we fit all 8 people very comfortably. Stella views, gorgeous set up and incredibly relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Tip Top in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

We booked Just Heaven for a family celebration of my husband's birthday over the Easter holidays. The ages of our group of 11 ranged from eight to 70, so we were a bit anxious about everyone's needs being met. We need not have worried on any count as there was so much to keep the five children occupied, (even without WiFi), leaving the adults to relax in peace.

The house was so spacious that people just disappeared into their own "special place" so there was never the feeling of being overcrowded. The swimming pool and tennis court were put to good use while the three "girls" indulged in champagne and nibbles in the spa - sheer indulgence!

Knowing the chaos of Easter playing out on the Gold Coast, we were all quite smug in our decision to stay "far from the madding crowd" up in our beautiful mountain top hideaway.

Just Heaven was exactly that thanks to Howard and Denise.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tina. Thanks for your kind words. Great to hear that all family members were catered for and had a good time. It was lovely to meet you and your family and we hope we get to see you all again one day.
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Just Heaven Mountain Retreat

Excellent appropriately named

  • 5 of 5

The best place when celebrating with a big group of people

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenny. Thanks for choosing us. So glad you enjoyed yourselves.
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

This is truly a little bit of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

We could not rave enough about this property, it absolutely exceeded expectations and given the pictures available on the stayz website that is a big call. The attention to detail and quality of furnishings was outstanding. The property owners go above and beyond to ensure your experience is as good as it possibly could be.

I have always thought when people go over board with their reviews it must be bogus however I can honestly say that Just Heaven Mountain Retreat is a little piece of heaven on earth. If you want to holiday in the area and you are lucky enough to secure this property you will have a holiday to remember.

I forgot to say, the property was spotless and could not be faulted.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Lesley. It was great to have you and the girls and so happy you had such a good time. We look forward to your return in March.
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Buderim, Queensland, Australia

Well Named

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space to spread out and relax, gorgeous views and friendly and accommodating owners who live nearby.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Varsity Lakes
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Gold Coast/Northern NSW


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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