Licuala Lodge

Licuala Lodge

11 Mission Cir, Mission Beach, Queensland 4852 Australia
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5.0
#2 of 8 B&Bs in Mission Beach
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
Traditional Queenslander timber home in world heritage rainforest just 1.5 kms from the beach. Guest accommodation, separate to the main house, overlooks award winning lush tropical gardens. We have 4 Queen rooms, all with ensuite shower rooms. These can be double or twin upon request. The Queen rooms share a long veranda overlooking the garden. The King Room is a larger room, with a king sized bed, and is situated at one end and underneath the main house. It has its own patio/dining area with a garden view., BBQ and private access to the guest lounge/kitchen. There is a large salt water swimming pool with waterfall feature, with views of the garden. Price includes a wonderful breakfast. The magnificent (and sadly endangered) Cassowary is a daily visitor to the Lodge. Free Wi-Fi, full kitchen facilities, BBQ, laundry and guest lounge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Patio
Full body massage
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Bam MacDonald wrote a review Aug 2020
Kewarra Beach, Australia76 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you can picture an old-style Queenslander, fully renovated, in amongst a garden of Eden, you get a picture of what this place is like. Brilliant location close to everything. Okay, it’s not on the beach but you gain more than you lose. The gardens are well maintained and could be described as a piece of art with all of the different native trees in the yard. We didn’t go swimming but the pool is well maintained and looked inviting (a bit cold for us in winter at this time of year).
The peacefulness of the area at night time is amazing and relaxing.
The rooms are cleaned immaculately. The communal kitchen area is well stocked with everything you will need. Water pressure is great. We used the communal barbeque and it worked out great (Woolworths is a 3-minute drive).
Dawn and Blair are fantastic people and so accommodating to any requests or needs.
I am normally pretty harsh on my reviews, but Licuala Lodge didn’t let me down in any area.
In fact, I’m already planning another trip back there when relatives come up from down south after COVID-19.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The King is the front half of a Queenslander.Owners live in back ½ with timber floors.For privacy...
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Response from LicualaLodge, Owner at Licuala Lodge
Responded Aug 16, 2020
Thank you very much for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We do try to maintain the gardens and the rooms to a very high standard, and look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.
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melbourneros wrote a review Sep 2020
Point Lonsdale, Australia373 contributions110 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so lucky to see a cassowary wandering along the driveway of Licaula Lodge - a highlight of our visit . Dawn and Blair our hosts of this 6 room bnb were very welcoming and attentive throughout our 3 night stay . We used the well stocked guest kitchen and lounge to relax and prepare evening meals , watch tv and meet other travellers much like in a small caravan park but more personal . The bedroom was cosy quiet and bed comfortable. Wide verandah outside the room as well as outside the main house provided lovely outlook over the garden . We enjoyed the freshly cooked generous breakfast on the balcony each morning with Dawn’s special home baked bread . A most interesting couple providing a great personal service.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from New Owner, Owner at Licuala Lodge
Responded Feb 2, 2021
Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you met one of our cassowaries!
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Freddiemarie wrote a review Sep 2020
Perth, Australia17 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Dawn & Blair couldn't do enough to make our stay fantastic. Their garden is just lovely with a great pool also. The rooms are spotlessly clean with a nice sitting area on the veranda. And the highlight is the beautiful breakfast laid out every morning. They will cater for just about all dietary needs and if not too busy will cook special requests. On our last morning we had the best pancakes ever! I had mine with maple syrup and my husband had his with fruit & yoghurt.
What a great place with warm and friendly people. Thank you Dawn, Blair, Rohan and Bailey.
Pat&Neil
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from LicualaLodge, Owner at Licuala Lodge
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Hi Pat & Neil, thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to host you. We are pleased you had an excellent time. We hope to see you again. All the best Dawn, Blair, Rowan and Mr Bailey (woof!)
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Kim P wrote a review Jan 2021
Darwin, Australia20 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We picked this place because it looked a little bit different from the regular beachfront accommodation and we weren’t disappointed. As we drove in we were literally greeted with a cassowary and his chics strolling passed and disappearing into the rainforest that surrounds this special property. This cassowary was no stranger and hung around.
While you are still close to the beach you get to fall asleep to the sounds of the rainforest, and wake up to a beautiful breakfast served high on the deck of this pole home looking down on a tropical garden.
Dawn and Blair were very welcoming hosts even though we arrived early, thank you to you both for making it special.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from New Owner, Owner at Licuala Lodge
Responded Feb 2, 2021
Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed the special welcoming committee! The cassowary babies are growing fast.....
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Zena H wrote a review Aug 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the best kept secrets in Oz! Dawn & Blair offer a 6⭐ experience of a lifetime. This beautiful stay nestled in envoloping beautifully landscaped luscious tropical gardens, along with meandering local Cassowaries that gives you a feeling of total isolation yet only minutes to local shops/dining/attractions. Their sumptuous breakfast of homemade bread/jam/cake inc much more leaves you so fulfilled ready for a day of amazing adventure in this most wonderful place named Mission Beach.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from LicualaLodge, Owner at Licuala Lodge
Responded Aug 31, 2020
Dear Zena, thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, just wish we had been able to spend more time with you! Hopefully you will come again in the future? Stay safe, Dawn & Blair
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CodyMav wrote a review Aug 2020
Gold Coast, Australia27,287 contributions1,394 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tucked away, this almost hidden gem is an absolutely no-brainer to book.

Very comfortable rooms in picturesque surrounds.

Delightful, considerate, helpful, courteous hosts make this even better

With a fresh and filling breakfast included, I am planning to return to stay longer.

Book direct for the best deal offered
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from LicualaLodge, Owner at Licuala Lodge
Responded Aug 16, 2020
Thanks for a great recommendation, we hope to see you again soon.
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RaspberryShortcake wrote a review May 2021
Brisbane, Australia110 contributions75 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Licuala Lodge is a little out of town, but we loved the peace and seclusion. The setting is amongst gorgeous gardens filled with birdlife and butterflies. The room was spotless, with beautiful decor. There was no TV in the room, but a guest lounge (which we didn't use) is available. The continental breakfast (fresh tropical fruit salad and toast) was delicious, and cooked options are also available. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming and we enjoyed our stay very much.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Dawn Shimmield, Owner at Licuala Lodge
Responded May 19, 2021
Thank you for you great review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Bawn & Blair
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iang2088 wrote a review Jul 2021
Brisbane, Australia27 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Licuala Lodge came highly recommended in the Lonely Planet guide. We booked four nights and were not disappointed. The colonial lodge is run by the super friendly Dawn and Blair who serve fabulous breakfasts each day. They are also really happy to provide advice and recommendations on what to see and do each day, pulling out walking maps etc. We really enjoyed our stay here in the super clean and comfortable rooms, we would definitely stay again if we pass through Mission Beach.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Dawn Shimmield, Owner at Licuala Lodge
Responded Aug 1, 2021
Thank you so much for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and made the most of your time at Mission Beach. We hope to see you again. All the best, Dawn & Blair
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Dave wrote a review Jul 2021
Mt Martha, Australia9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cant speak highly enough of Licaula Lodge and it’s owners Dawn and Blair. Wonderful stay here as a family, the grounds are beautiful and a profusion of tropical plants and the kids loved the pool. The breakfasts on the balcony really are excellent and we enjoyed the company of the hosts , who could not have been more welcoming. Lots of thoughtful small touches throughout the lodge and a guest lounge. To top it all we were lucky enough to see the local Cassowary and her Chicks in the garden. Highly recommended for a relaxing stay in natural surroundings.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dawn Shimmield, Owner at Licuala Lodge
Responded Jul 17, 2021
Thank you for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again. All the best, Dawn & Blair
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BackPacker571559 wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dawn and Blair’s Licuala Lodge is an absolutely incredible place to stay. We were lucky enough to enjoy 4 nights at the Licuala Lodge and we could have stayed for weeks! The gorgeous garden full of tropical fruit, butterflies and birds is really special. We saw cassowaries every day, swam in the beautiful pool and felt totally relaxed. Dawn and Blair go out of their way to make your experience the best it can possibly be. The spread they put on for breakfast is worth the trip in itself!!!! Located a short drive from the beach, lots of walks and hip restaurants, the Licuala Lodge has something for everyone and we’ll be recommending it to every traveler we come across. Thanks again for your wonderful generosity Dawn and Blair, we hope our paths cross again in the future! Adrienne and Richard :)
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from LicualaLodge, Owner at Licuala Lodge
Responded Sep 2, 2020
Adrienne and Richard many thanks for your review. We are so happy that you were able to have a peaceful and relaxing time at the Lodge, hopefully your batteries are once again fully charged. Have a wonderful rest of your trip in far North Queensland. All the best, Dawn & Blair
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Erik Buchholz wrote a tip Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia38 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can walk into Wongaling within 20min. There is a footpath next to the main street, so walking is fairly safe. The Thai is great for dinner, booking required."
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Danielle wrote a tip Aug 2022
11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all 5 rooms are good"
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Rosemary H wrote a tip May 2021
Hervey Bay, Australia407 contributions39 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your bug spray the mosquito's love to hang around."
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Bam MacDonald wrote a tip Aug 2020
Kewarra Beach, Australia76 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The King is the front half of a Queenslander.Owners live in back ½ with timber floors.For privacy ask for a queen away from other guests."
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Ian n Ali wrote a tip Dec 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All good. Each room is similarly set out."
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₱7,041 - ₱8,567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandMission Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Licuala Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Licuala Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mission Beach (6.3 km), Dunk Island Reef Adventures (3.4 km), and Kennedy Walking Track (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Licuala Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Licuala Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Licuala Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Licuala Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tuskers Tuckerbox and Catering, Bingil Bay Cafe, and PepperVine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Licuala Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Licuala Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Licuala Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
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