Alkira Award Winning Luxury Beachfront Rainforest Holiday House

Holiday house in Cape Tribulation

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Alkira Resort House and Rainforest Retreat is an award-winning luxury property located in the heart of the pristine Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland

A$1,709.87 - A$3,989.00
6 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
12 guests
Book from A$1,709.87 per day Low commission
6 bedrooms 6 bathrooms Max. 12 guests (included) Min. 1 night

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Description

Alkira Resort House and Rainforest Retreat is an award-winning luxury property located in the heart of the pristine Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is exquisitely nestled within 30 hectares of the worlds oldest and unspoilt rainforest landscape, and features a breathtaking 600 metre stretch of private ocean beach along The Great Barrier Reef. Designed by multi award-winning architect Charles Wright,Akira is a true haven to purveyors of great architecture and design. Completed in 2013, Alkira is a groundbreaking off-grid and carbon neutral architectural masterpiece.

The original owner an avid stamp collector and property developer inspired many of the propertys most distinguishing features. The unusual swimming pool shape and surrounding roofline is based on the silhouette of the head on the One Pound Jimmy postage stamp issued in Australia in the 1950s. The stamp was chosen to acknowledge the Aboriginal heritage of the region and to acknowledge the owners appreciation for the stamp as a collector.

The artful indentations on Alkiras concrete facade reflect the perforation lines between postage stamps, as do the property's porthole windows that cast beams of light deep inside. Rich in concept as it is in unique aesthetics, Alkira wholeheartedly lives up to its name which in Aboriginal means bright and sunny.

Comprised of prefabricated concrete, steel and glass, the property's materials are designed to become a part of the surrounding environment over time and to deal with the harsh, corrosive wet tropical environment.

Akira is composed of six massive cantilevered wings that emerge from the lake and appear to almost float on its surface. The wings rest on deep underground foundations are designed to reduce the impact of the vibrant tropical weather. Alkira is Category 5 cyclone-proof and therefore classes as a cyclone shelter.

The property's different spaces oscillate around the silhouette pool, which acts as a focal point and anchors the rest of the property. Alkira's open design allows for a range of functions including living, entertaining and recreation in a secure but flexible setting that captures spectacular views of the property's lake, the surrounding rainforest and mountains.

Alkira's green design paves the way for in sustainable rainforest architecture. It is entirely off-grid and carbon neutral in operation and is powered by renewable energy. The property generates solar energy via solar panels that cover the entire surface of the roof.

Alkira truly exists in harmony with the surrounding environment, integrating elements of the native wetland surrounds into its design through its newly engineered water ecosystem. The entire roof area is used to harvest rainwater into a 250,000-litre in-ground tank integrated with all hydraulic systems. The man-made wetland is filled with water pumped via solar energy from a nearby on-site creek. Alkira also hosts an Advanced Tertiary Sewerage treatment plant and the capacity for grey water recycling and irrigation.

Alkira also exudes sustainable comfort. Green cooling has been integrated into its design where each of its spaces are completely naturally ventilated and capture delightful ocean breezes, while the property's multiple cascading water features give off evaporative cooling effects in the drier months. The property's concrete structure has also been specifically engineered and insulated to avoid retaining heat, resulting in a cooler and more comfortable ambient temperature year-round.

Each of Akiras 6 bedrooms located at the tip of each wing of the property capture a differing framed perspective of the lake and rainforest, while offering privacy and seclusion to guests. Each room is panelled with a different variety responsibly sourced Daintree Rainforest tree species timber and feature ensuite marble bathrooms and private balconies. They are also equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, flat screen TV's, and surround sound.

BEDDING CONFIGURATION

Bedroom #1: Queen bed w/ ensuite & outdoor spa

Bedroom #2: Queen bed w/ ensuite & private balcony

Bedroom #3: Queen bed w/ ensuite & private balcony

Bedroom #4: Queen bed w/ ensuite & private balcony

Bedroom #5: Queen bed w/ ensuite & private balcony

Bedroom #6 (downstairs): Queen bed w/ ensuite

Spectacularly positioned in the heart of the Daintree at CapeTribulation and yet walking distance from a secluded yet dramatic ocean beach Alkira is an architectural masterpiece. As though floating on the water which surrounds it, the home rises up out of the ground and displays an extraordinarily unique marriage between form and function.

Perfectly suited to the eternally mild climate that this region affords the central living areas connect seamlessly with nature. A large open-air living area connects the 5 en-suited bedroom wings which protrude elegantly out over the lake which envelopes the home and feature timber lined rooms and Chillagoe marble bathrooms. The beautiful 6th bedroom is downstairs.

The kitchen is subtly designed and yet thoughtfully appointed for serious entertaining.

Stunning swimming pool in the middle of the large open living area.

A stroll through the grounds offers a myriad of plant life and stunning scenery.

Perfect for those looking for a private luxury retreat, close enough to the necessary amenities and yet completely private and secluded for absolute relaxation.

LOCATION

Alkira is nestled within the pristine Daintree Rainforest, 40kms north of Port Douglas in Queensland, Australia. The site occupies a generous 40 hectares of land that is the only place on earth covered by two World Heritage Listings The Great Barrier Reef and The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Alkira is located on natural low wet-land with 1.2kms of private beach and is close to necessary amenities yet concealed and secluded for absolute relaxation. Access to Alkiras exclusive beach is a pleasant stroll along timber boardwalks and trails through the rainforest, much of it the rarest type found in The Daintree Rainforest.

The Daintree is of vast value to the wider scientific community due to its astounding biodiversity and high concentration of plant and animal species that are found nowhere else on the planet. Alkira is located within a Cassowary corridor, providing the perfect vantage point to observe these exquisite native land-dwelling birds in their natural environment.

GETTING THERE

Alkira is accessible either by car or chartered helicopter. Cape Tribulation by road is a scenic journey approximately 2 hrs 15 mins from Cairns International Airport, 1 hr 20 mins from Port Douglas. Charter helicopters are available from both origins to Alkira helipad, a picturesque flight north over The Great Barrier Reef: 40mins ex Cairns, 25 mins ex Port Douglas.

Amenities

  • Laundry facilities
  • Pets not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Pool
  • Games room
  • Kitchen
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • Linen supplied
  • Internet access
  • Fans (ceiling/standard)
  • DVD
  • Gym
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Ensuite
  • Dishwasher
  • Balcony
  • Bath towels provided
  • Broadband internet available
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Reverse cycle heating
  • Washing machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Dishes and utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Location

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Terms & conditions

CANCELLATION POLICY:

For all properties listed on the Luxury Holidays website (except Oceans Edge) your 20% deposit is non-refundable after payment, but is transferable to another date for the same property if you notify us at least 8 weeks prior to your stay. Different rates apply to different seasons. If you choose to transfer your deposit a $100 administration fee will apply. The balance of your payment (due 6 weeks prior to your arrival) is non-refundable. If we manage to rebook your dates at the same rate we can refund your rent minus $100 admin fee.

USE OF PROPERTY FOR ACCOMMODATION PURPOSES ONLY - NO PARTY/NO FUNCTION POLICY

There is strictly a No Party/No Function Policy in the property, however guests are allowed to have a barbecue and small celebration in the property provided that you inform Luxury Holidays via email (enquiries@luxuryholidays.com.au) at the time of booking. If unregistered guests are to attend any gatherings please inform the Agent for approval in writing. We highly encourage that guest/s will be responsible in limiting the noise so as to not create unnecessary disturbance within the neighbouring properties. Please no noise audible by neighbours between 10pm and 8am. Please note we do not allow any wedding related activity. These rules are designed to ensure no party groups or upsets to neighbours. Thank you for understanding. To make a booking you must be at least 23 years of age. If you are under this age please email us at enquiries@luxuryholidays.com.au

No more than 4 visitors may attend the house throughout the day in addition to the registered guests.

The use of the property for hens/bucks nights, wedding ceremonies/receptions, functions, parties, performances, photo/video/movie shoots etc., commercial activities or activities outside of the intended use of the property is prohibited and will result in eviction and charges to your bond. I acknowledge that the property is to be maintained as a smoke-free environment and should the guest smoke cigarettes, tobacco or any form of product inside the property a minimum of $200 bond charge will apply. I acknowledge that pets cannot be kept at the property. 

SWIMMING POOLS

You are responsible for keeping your children safe in the swimming pool. Please supervise children at all times. If you notice pool latches failing or anything else considered unsafe please bring it to the attention of the Agent immediately who will then inform the property owner. Please ensure no chairs or sun lounges nor other climbable objects are kept near the pool fences and ensure the pool gates are closed at all times.

INKEEPERS ACT NOT APPLICABLE

This agreement is made under special contract and the host does not provide accommodation to any and all comers and is accordingly not an innkeeper. It shall therefore be the guest's responsibility to ensure that guests provide their own travel insurance, personal effects insurance and vehicle or watercraft insurance for any goods brought onto the property as the guests property is not covered by the property owner's insurance policy.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY

The guests understand that they are using the property at the sole risk and responsibility of the guest. The guest waives all rights and claims that the guest may have against the owner or agent concerning the fitness or use of the property and any damage or loss to any property or injury to any person. Rest assured that the owner will ensure the property is well maintained.

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT NOT APPLICABLE

The Guest and the Owner acknowledge and agree that the Rental Agreement to which these conditions apply is bona fide entered into for the purposes of conferring on the Guest a right to occupy premises for a holiday within the meaning of Section 21 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1994 ("the Act") and the parties to the Agreement confirm that the provisions of the Act shall not apply to the Rental Agreement notwithstanding the fact that the term entered into is not in excess of 6 weeks.

EXCESS CLEANING FEES

The guest is required to leave the property in a tidy condition needing standard departure clean by the cleaners upon departure only. Please remove all rubbish from the property to the kerbside bins. Please wash all dishes and empty dishwasher. Guests are NOT required to strip bed linen from beds. Please leave used towels in bathrooms. If the property is left in an excessively messy condition excess cleaning fees may apply.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY

All information in respect of the Property contained in property's promotional material is believed to be correct at the time of the printing, however all details contained in the material are subject to change without notice. The owner and agent will not accept any responsibility for any alterations to the Property or any part thereof beyond The Owner and agent's control or any liability for any matter or occurrences beyond The Owner or agents reasonable control including damage caused by extreme weather conditions, break-down of appliances or motor vehicles, wiring, plumbing, invasion of pests.

AVAILABILITY OF PROPERTY

The short term accommodation contract between the Guest and The Agent is made on the understanding that the Property and its facilities as stated in the booking confirmation will be available as represented to the Guest. Should any events whatsoever arise rendering the property unavailable for holiday letting and/ or accommodation purposes (including change of ownership) or that prevent or render the Property uninhabitable (for example major maintenance need) then The Agent may have to cancel the Guest's booking for the Property. The Agent will refund all monies paid by the Guest in respect of the Property. Upon refund of the monies paid, the guest shall have no further claims whatsoever against the Agent or Property Owner. The agent and property owner do not accept liability if natural disasters affect the area preventing you to reach your accommodation or affecting the property, i.e. electricity outage, storm damage, and in these cases the guest agrees to use their travel insurance for compensation of monies paid.

USE OF PROPERTY FOR ACCOMMODATION PURPOSES ONLY - NO PARTY/NO FUNCTION POLICY

There is strictly a No Party/No Function Policy in the property, however guests are allowed to have a barbecue and small celebration in the property provided that only registered guests are attending. If unregistered guests are to attend any gatherings please inform the Agent for approval in writing. We highly encourage that guest/s will be responsible in limiting the noise so as to not create unnecessary disturbance within the neighbouring properties. Please no noise audible by neighbours between 10pm and 8am. Please note we do not allow any wedding related activity.

No more than 4 visitors may attend the house throughout the day in addition to the registered guests.

The use of the property for hens/bucks nights, wedding ceremonies/receptions, functions, parties, performances, photo/video/movie shoots etc., commercial activities or activities outside of the intended use of the property is prohibited and will result in eviction and charges to your bond. I acknowledge that the property is to be maintained as a smoke-free environment and should the guest smoke cigarettes, tobacco or any form of product inside the property a minimum of $200 bond charge will apply. I acknowledge that pets cannot be kept at the property.

PETS

Pets are not allowed unless approved in writing at time of making your reservation.

Reviews

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5/5

This property was exceptional - one of those life experiences you are glad you've had. It is surrounded by rainforest and an architectural masterpiece. We were also surprised by the number of activities to do in Cape Tribulation - suitable for little kids too. The property managers provide you with a booklet and over 8 nights we still didn't get through it all. The area itself is incredibly beautiful. As an Australian who travels a lot abroad, we sometimes under-appreciate our own backyard and I was really grateful to experience the beauty of Cape Tribulation. This was a very memorable experience and Australia at its best.

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