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Chalet Hotaru, Uki NSW

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Welcome to Chalet Hotaru. "Chalet Hotaru e youkoso! "

Situated on a very special, picturesque 5 acre property surrounded by natural beauty, Chalet Hotaru is a boutique but welcoming retreat, perfect for one or two couples ( maximum), or a small family. We have strived to harness the true Japanese spirit of "ometenashi" ( hospitality), to ensure that our all our guests enjoy the perfect getaway.

* Registered business/Tweed Shire approved accommodation.

* Family friendly accommodation ( Sorry, no pets permitted. )

* 5 mins by car to Mavis's Kitchen Restaurant/10 mins drive to the foot of Mt Warning/Wollumbin National Park

* Midweek "Daily rate" of $195 based on 2 guests. ( No single guest rate available) Fridays and Saturdays $225 p/n. MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAY applicable to all bookings

* Weekly special: Stay 7 nights, but only pay for 6.

* The daily rate is based strictly on use of one bedroom only.

Tariff includes breakfast provisions for the first night of your stay only. Includes: bacon, free-range eggs, OJ, bread, milk, butter, premium muesli, fresh fruit, assorted teas and coffee. ( Extra adult guest $70 per person per night/extra child $50 per night per child over the age of 2

* In the case of 2 guests staying but requiring separate bedrooms, there will be a $50.00 surcharge applicable per stay.

*** Chalet Hotaru specials: ( note - specials not applicable during NSW/QLD school holiday periods )


* Serene downstairs living area with TV/DVD/stereo & I-pod dock/karaoke system

* Small selection of magazines, DVDs including some Japanese films/Japanese music selection/ magazines and board games

* Air-conditioning to living space and downstairs bedroom/tatami mat suite

* New, purpose built separate bedroom with own tatami mat seating area, TV/DVD and own private courtyard.

* Upstairs loft bedroom for extra (paying) guests, with tatami mat flooring/queen size platform bed, roof windows that open for extra ventilation and Japanese style seating for two. ( Note: this room is open to the downstairs living space and has a low ceiling height. Bed can not be seen however from downstairs. )

* Separate, well equipped kitchenette with dining ( seating for four ). Basic condiments supplied for cooking.

* Luxurious bathroom with free standing bath, complimentary quality toiletries including Japanese bathsalts

* Japanese "nemaki" robes to use during your stay. Guest slippers provided.

* Amazing, newly installed outdoor bath that can comfortably seat 2 adults.

* gas BBQ, flood light to illuminate the surroundings at night

* Completely private Japanese inspired courtyard garden.

* Feeding of the friendly livestock ( donkeys/alpacas and sheep ) possible at mutually agreed times. ( * Guests can not access the paddocks at anytime for safety and insurance reasons. )

* "Hotaru" firefly viewing possible between late July and mid August. This depends on seasonal conditions and viewing can not be guaranteed.


There is an abundance of things to see and do in this area, from simple walks to exciting ( but challenging ) climbs up to the top of Mt Warning to see the sunrise. The beautiful Tweed River is just moments away, while quaint villages like Uki and Nimbin beg to be explored. Natural beauty abounds wherever one goes in the Tweed area. Clarrie Hall Dam, utterly spectacular Cram's Farm Recreation Area and Wollumbin National Park are just a few of the places in the local area, that will delight those seeking to get back to nature. There is a wide variety of lovely cafes and restaurants in the area including the newly reopened Mt Warning Hotel in the heart of Uki. Enjoy a delicious meal at Mavis's Kitchen, just a few minutes away. Sphinx Rock Cafe offers tasty food and coffee at reasonable prices in a lovely, family friendly environment, with live music to be enjoyed on Sundays. A visit to the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Centre is highly recommended, even if it is to just take in the incredibly beautiful views of the Tweed Valley! Guests may also choose to indulge their senses by being pampered at the nearby Gymea Eco Retreat and Spa.

We look forward to welcoming you to Chalet Hotaru, Mt Warning...for a "little taste of Japan" in the Northern Rivers NSW.

Please note the following:

*** We regret we must have a no pets policy.

*** At Chalet Hotaru, Mt Warning, we ask that guests are respectful of the space. All rubbish to be disposed of thoughtfully and dishes washed prior to departure.

*** In the case of 2 guests staying but requiring separate beds, a surcharge of $50.00 per stay only, is applicable to cover the cost of extra bedding, laundry and cleaning requirements.

*** Same day/last-minute bookings with less than 24 hours notice, generally can not be accommodated due to practical constraints. But please ask regardless...just in case it might be possible! ( Last minute availability is dependent on our own outside work and family commitments. )

Important note for guests

* CHECK IN TIME BETWEEN 3PM and 6PM. Early "check-ins" are strictly not possible.

* CHECK OUT TIME BY 11AM: A late check out (by 12pm) may be possible at the discretion of the owners. )

* Domestic pets/livestock/poultry/children all reside at this family property. There is also much wild birdlife in the area, hence a reasonable amount of "farmyard noise" and other natural sounds is to be expected at various times of the day! Please consider other accommodation options, if any of this may be problematic for you.

* A cot, high chair and safety gates for the stairs are all available upon request free of charge. ( Own bedding must be supplied for the cot however. )

* REFRESH/TURN-DOWN SERVICE: As we respect the privacy and autonomy of our guests, we do not routinely offer this service for stays of three nights or less.

* Please be aware, we are not able to provide laundry facilities at the chalet. However, there is a great little laundromat just 5 minutes drive down the road next to the Uki Supermarket.

* This is primarily a family residence although the chalet enjoys complete privacy.

The chalet is connected to the main house by a breezeway. There is a privacy screen along one side of the rear verandah for added privacy. The Japanese courtyard garden is not in view of the main house. Our guests can enjoy total autonomy and privacy at all times. We are however, most happy to interact with our guests. Your host, Anita is on-site most weekends and is contactable by mobile at all other times, in case of emergency.


* We regret that under no circumstances, are we able to provide either " early check-in" or a "drop-off" or "pick-up" service for guests attending weddings at

Mavis's Kitchen due to insurance and practical family reasons. Please ensure that all transport requirements are organised well in advance of your arrival.

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Dum Dum Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Chalet Hotaru, Uki NSW
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

A beautiful place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Howard was the perfect place to relax and unwind. We loved the Japanese theme of the place. The backdrop of Mt Warning and the rainforest in this area is magnificent and magical. The kids enjoyed feeding all the animals and playing with Anita's kids as well. The chalet was very comfortable and the breakfast hamper and coffee maker was awesome. Our host Anita was very friendly and helpful. Will come again in Winter to climb Mt Warning. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Nicole and family, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you all and hosting you at Chalet Hotaru. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled that you have all had a good time here and can't wait to see you back here again in winter for your Mt Warning climb! Warm regards, Anita, Andrew and family.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

A beuatiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the ambiance of the chalet - the details were delightful. Little Japanese ceramic bowls. Sake for the evening. Looking out over the farm as we made breakfast in the morning was delightful. Highly recommended as a getaway. Close to Mt Warning for hiking.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you and Rob at Chalet Hotaru. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments and we are happy you enjoyed the little Japanese touches as well as the local area. Please come again one day. :)
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Tranquil Japanese inspired chalet

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful space was themed perfectly. Clean, well appointed and peaceful. Our host was lovely and left us with a delicious hamper that fed us for breakfast over 2 days. The small touches made our stay so much better. Quality food, bath products and everything you needed to relax for a couple of days. We climbed the mountain so it was the perfect location to come back and have a relaxing bath. Beautiful stay. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Izobell and John, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for all your wonderful feedback. It is very much appreciated. I am thrilled that everything met your expectations and that you enjoyed the little Japanese touches too. Thank you also, for leaving the chalet in such immaculate condition! We look forward to having you both back here another time in the future. Best wishes, Anita & Andrew
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gorgeous warm cozy luxurious cottage!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous warm cozy luxurious cottage with an utterly authentic Japanese flavour and wonderful hospitality. Fantastic attention to detail, cleanliness, and wonderful eco products. Anita, your thoughtfulness in providing the breakfast hamper for our stay was deeply appreciated. Zen calm with all the beauty this area has to offer made this a stunning place to call home for a few days.The bird and wildlife was incredible. Breakfast outside with the trickling creek below was magical! Amazing location too with the magnificent Mount Warning-Wollumbin National Park so close. Thank you Anita and Andrew!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hello Andrew and Nicky! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for all that lovely feedback. It is reassuring to know that we have met all of your expectations. It was a pleasure having you here as our guests, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chalet Hotaru in the future. Kind regards, Anita and Andrew.
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed down for 1 night for a wedding over the weekend. Greeted with a friendly smile and Awesome hospitality! Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful place, perfect surrounds, excellent host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chalet Hotaru for 3 nights with our two children ages 2 and 5. Anita went out of her way to create a comfortable sleeping room for all of us that was safe given our children's ages. We loved the attention to detail in the kitchen and bathroom and the Japanese theme throughout the house. The kids enjoyed the access to the animals on 'their farm' and we enjoyed fresh eggs from the hens. The views were spectacular and the stars magic at night. Andrew was very helpful too especially when our 2 year old used the veranda as a bank machine and helped us fish out my amex card. All in all we had a wonderful stay and highly recommend staying here. We hope to return one day.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hello Guy, sincere thanks to you for taking the time to post a review about your time here at Chalet Hotaru, Mt Warning. I am very glad that our little B&B "ticked many boxes" for you and your family. Mission accomplished! Have passed your kind words to my husband re the deck/ATM incident! Thank goodness he was able to be of help at that time! It was a real pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. Hopefully we might see you all back here one day. Kind regards, Anita :)
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018


Other Activities:

Mt Warning/Wollumbin Nat. Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Optional Costs
    extra adult: $75 per night
    extra child: $50 per night
    Deluxe brekky hamper: $40 per stay
    Single night surchar: $60 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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