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  • Perfect location

    Alaya Verde? Perfect location, wonderful hosts, comfort personified…want to know more?
    Then you must make a visit.
    All the words in the world can’t describe a place that makes you feel instantly happy, you have to experience it for yourself.

  • Rob & Breanna

    “We had a splendid overnight stay at Alaya Verde! The warm, friendly and generous hospitality made our getaway really relaxing and enjoyable. Our room was delightfully decorated and so comfortable, we only wish we could of stayed a little longer! Definitely would love to come back again. Thankyou.”

    Rob & Breanna, Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Giok & Annie

    “I stumbled across the website by chance and I am so relieved that I did. Although the weather wasn’t the best this place even in the rain is absolutely beautiful. Gina greeted us with a smile and such a peaceful nature and we felt so relaxed the whole stay.

    Shame we only stayed one night but even so left feeling relaxed. Beautiful fire, amazing place, simply delicious breakfast. My partner had the full train drivers breakfast with homemade chutneys and I had beautiful muesli and yoghurt and toast with homemade jams.

    We stayed in the blue room and it is private and well equipped with a garden shower and tv and lovely comfortable king size bed. We sat outside and enjoyed a drink on arrival. Can’t wait to stay again only next time I would have to stay longer than one night.

    Thank you Gina and Duncan – you are amazing hosts who made us feel so welcome and comfortable and relaxed. Superb food and stunning location.”

    Giok & Annie, Brisbane, Australia
  • Katrina & Jason

    “WOW! What a fabulous and relaxing B.&B. Being surrounded by beautiful, quiet and serene grounds was so tranquil and peaceful. Duncan, you are an amazing Chef and every meal was absolutely fabulous! This was the getaway that we needed to reconnect as a couple (without our gorgeous kids). Thank you Duncan & Gina, for welcoming us at Alaya Verde.”

    Katrina & Jason, Brisbane, Australia
  • Meg Ellis

    “Thank you so much to the lovely Franci and Kimmana for making my birthday weekend so special. This is just the most perfect place and my lovely hubby Terry (love you honey) will be singing the praises of this wonderful place for a very long time to come.”

    Meg Ellis, Ormiston Qld, Australia
  • Kristine & Bryan

    “We were looking for something quiet, relaxing, romantic and we found it all at AV. Stayed in a suite with outdoor spa bath, perfect on a cold winters afternoon with a book (one of my fav things is reading in the bath). Dinner in Tewantin and then back home for a stress free night, drinking wine and yes, again reading in front of the fire. And the hosts, just lovely! My partner was suffering from a cold and Duncan made him a herbal remedy to take during our stay. And breakfast was divine. Will definitely be making another visit, we loved our time there!”

    Kristine & Bryan, Brisbane, Australia — May, 2012
  • Conny

    “Alaya Verde is the perfect place for a romantic get-away. It is secluded, it is intimite, the setting is STUNNING, Gina and Duncin are the perfect hosts – all in all it made the most memorable stay that one can ask for. Thank you!”

    Conny, Brisbane, Australia
  • Miriam

    “If you want to get away from it all, then this is the place to do it in style! The house is stylish and fresh, the pool inviting and the food just beautiful. The bushland setting is just perfect for a quiet retreat with a good book and the birdlife will keep you entertained….I would definitely recommend Alaya Verde.”

    Miriam, Brisbane, Australia
  • Libby & Paul

    “We didn’t have far to get there, but it seemed a world away once we arrived. Alaya Verde was the perfect place to celebrate 25 years of marriage with our equally tenacious friends. The rooms and outdoor areas are beautiful spaces that flow easily together and within the private, peaceful setting.

    Dinner in the Gazebo beside the pool, a relaxing spa in the outdoor bath, early walks in the magnificent forest, Duncan’s fresh & tasty breakfasts and Gina’s delightful service with a smile, made our stay perfectly delightful.”

    Libby & Paul, Sunshine Beach, Australia
  • Daniela

    “WOW, is just one of the words that I can use to describe Alaya Verde. Richard and I had our wedding there in August 2011. It was the most amazing venue we had the ceremony, reception and the photo’s all at the house which was great because we didn’t have to leave the property.

    Gina and Duncan are the most loving and welcoming people, they treated us like we were old friends. They where so helpful the whole time no matter what it was from speaking to caterers ( Spoonfed which where wonderful) letting people come days earlier to drop equipment off and answering my one hundred e mails that I sent them.

    I would recommend Alaya Verde to anyone especially for a wedding. For a get away it is the most relaxing and beautiful place, we loved all the wildlife from the duck’s, wallabies, lizards to the native birds. Thank you so much Gina and Duncan you made our wedding day so special we can’t thank you enough. “

    Daniela and Richard, Brisbane, Australia — August, 2011
  • Anita

    “What a wonderful adult retreat! Nestled in the beautiful hills of the Noosa hinterland, we could not have hoped for a more idyllic setting for a much needed escape from city life.We could already feel a shift in our energy just driving to ‘Alaya Verda’ through the glorious forest approach. We were so warmly welcomed by our gracious hosts, Gina and Duncan, who ensured that our entire stay was decadently comfortable. The accomodation was superb – tasteful, pristine and uplifting. We have been spoilt for life by Duncan’s sumptous breakfast banquets that sustained us throughout the day – the presentation and quality of the produce makes breakfast a dreary affair at home. Nevertheless I have a renewed inspiration to try to revive weekend breakfasts – thanks Duncan! Congratulations to our wonderful hosts whose passion and love for running a superior B&B shines through in every detail!Recommended, 5 out of 5”

    Anita, Perth, Australia
  • Laura

    “This place is a hidden gem. Welcoming, hospitable, laid-back hosts. The room was immaculate & the outdoor bath a definite winner!! The 3-course meal was well worth every penny. A perfectly relaxing & romantic night away. Thanks ever so much Duncan & Gina. We’ll be back for sure!!!”

    Laura, Brisbane
  • Justine

    “Alaya Verde is incomparable to the countless other listings you’re scrolling through on the web. My partner and I stayed here for three nights and had to tear ourselves away. It was romantic, peaceful, beautiful, inspiring and every whim was satisfied without even having to ask. Duncan and Gina have built a paradise just minutes from the surf of Noosa and to top it of the food they dish out is of the ‘melt in your mouth and beg for more’ quality. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It felt like paradise and home all at once. We will definitely be returning.”

    Justine, Begara
  • Sandra

    “We surprised our rellies from the UK with a visit to Alaya Verde for 3 nights and it was the most awesome stay and fantastic hosts, wonderful location and the facilities were brilliant. Certainly will do it again and again and ……..”

    Sandra, Ipswich
  • Rhys and Jess

    “We stayed only one night at Alaya Verde however we wished we stayed longer as soon as we arrived. The property is beautiful and the room was amazing. It’s such a short drive to an amazing lookout and to the restaurants at Noosa. Duncan was an extremely accommodating host and amazing chef who clearly loves what he does. Would recommend it to anyone!”

    Rhys and Jess , Brisbane
  • Dominic

    “My girlfriend and I recently stayed at Alaya Verde and we can honestly say it was one of the best weekends we can ever remember. Our room was immaculate and the setting in the Ringtail Creek State Forest both tranquil and beautiful, yet only a short drive into the picturesque township of Noosa. Our hosts, Gina and Duncan, were so warm and welcoming, as though we were visiting old friends rather than merely holidaying abroad. Our breakfasts were sumptuous to say the least, and the 3 course dinner was absolutely delicious! I cannot say a negative word about our experience at Alaya Verde. It was the most perfect, romantic weekend. I would recommend it to anyone.”

    Dominic, Sydney — May, 2010
  • Kassie

    “Alaya Verde, what can I say? To start…amazing location, sensational breakfasts and beautiful hosts. Our room with king bed, outdoor shower and views over the beautiful forest were simply perfect. THIS is the type of place people search really hard for when looking for a relaxing getaway. I couldn’t have been more rejuvenated after spending my time here. I definitely cannot wait to return. :)”

    Kassie , — September, 2010
  • Kamal

    “This is the perfect hideaway in an Eco Lodge for those wishing a quiet rejuvenating time with all tourist facilities only a few minutes away- This is on our annual holiday holiday calendar and the visions the owners have for this property is commendable.”

    Kamal , New Zealand — September, 2010
  • Shiree Ferguson

    “When I first chanced upon ‘Alaya Verde’ on the net I knew it was just what I had been looking for to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday. We hadn’t had a night away from our children in almost four years and we dearly needed some time to recharge and reconnect. Travelling along a dirt road through old growth forest to reach Ringtail Creek, our sense of anticipation rose and as we meandered up the driveway and discovered our accommodation nestled in a rainforest clearing we were both speechless. Gina greeted us warmly at the door and as the rain drizzled frogs splashed happily amongst papyrus reeds in ponds along our path. Our room was dreamy and the outdoor bathroom was pure bliss. It was clearly obvious that meticulous consideration had been given to designing an environment which resonated with nature and the senses on every level. Duncan’s wholesome breakfasts have to be seen to be believed and they sustained us both days through until dinner.Fred the magpie entertained us during breakfast with his charming displays of endearment as he successfully poached our glorious muesli and sourdough toast. We will carry the essence of Duncan and Gina’s hospitality with us for a long time to come. As my husband told Duncan upon our departure “We cried farewelling our children for the weekend but we are going to be bawling leaving here!”

    Shiree, Brisbane — September, 2010
  • Georgie

    “My partner and I were looking for a romantic weekend away in the sunshine coast, somewhere away from the city noise but still close enough to the beach. This was perfect! Duncan and Gina were so welcoming and wonderful during our stay. The house was beautiful, our room amazing, and the only noise heard was leaves and birds – absolute bliss! I would definitely recommend this property to anyone and everyone, I am already planning a girls weekend away. A special mention should also go to the head chef – Duncan, for his fantastic breakfasts! Loved the stay, 5 stars out of 5!”

    Georgie , Brisbane — November, 2010
  • Anonymous

    Hi Gina, Many thanks, we really enjoyed our stay. Love the tropical gardens!! Markets had beautiful produce. Hopefully back again soon.

    Anonymous, — December 2008
  • Jovan

    “What a wonderful place! We came to Alaya Verde on recommendation from friends and we were not disappointed.

    The location, the decor, the atmosphere and the hosts – all outstanding. Only spent one night here but could have stayed for a week. Loved the breakfast, the pool and the journey to the property through amazing forests.

    Highly recommend this place and would love to come again. Thank you Gina and Duncan for a lovely stay.”

    Jovan, London — 12th December 2010
  • Heather

    “I brought my parents from the US to Noosa for their first trip abroad. They could not have been happier with this home! My husband and I were very excited to find the perfect station in Noosa, complete with extensive decks, lush gardens, and a salt water pool to soak in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and shall return again and again, referring all our friends and family! “


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