Curra Homestead Maleny House Rules and

Helpful Information

We hope you have a wonderful visit and thanks again for choosing our beautiful home.

If you decide to book Curra Homestead you are agreeing that all in your group will abide by our house rules as shown on here and copied in our house manual for review upon your arrival. This information is provided for your comfort, safety and enjoyment during your visit.

PLEASE NOTE it is a condition of your visit that all children are adequately supervised by adults at all times inside the house as well as outside.

General contact info: Jeremy Hall 0416 154 717  

If you have a health concern which is not urgent call the Healthdirect helpline at any time on

1800 022 222 for free advice and reassurance. In an emergency dial 000.

Please pay particular attention to the following: -

·         No smoking anywhere inside the house and preferably not on the deck. If you smoke outside, please dispose of your butts thoughtfully.

·         We do not allow parties or gatherings with more people present than the booked number of guests. Any additional visitors during the time of your stay will be charged accordingly unless previously agreed by us in writing.

·         Please do not go through gates or fences to where the cattle are. They are all curious and will run towards you looking for treats such as hay. Some of them are large and this will be intimidating. This rule applies not only to adults but please pay particular attention to the safety of any children visiting. Under no circumstances are children allowed into the areas where the cattle are even with adult supervision.

·         Please take special note that all gates must be kept closed. Gates to the cattle area are fastened off and must not be opened. Any other gate you do open must be immediately closed after you pass through it. Please do not climb any of the gates or fences and do not allow children to do so.

·         Please keep body parts clear of the white electric fence wire as it can give a hefty shock.

·         We do not allow the use of illicit drugs anywhere on our property.

·         Although the neighbours are a fair distance away, it is so quiet around us that noise travels. Please keep music and other noise to a dull roar and turn the volume to low after 10pm.

External fires: We have set up a fire pit with raised brazier off to the left side of the house. There is a stack of wood close by. Camp chairs for use around the fire are stored under the main deck. It's lovely sitting around the fire at night but please do not have any fires if a total fire ban has been declared.

Smoke alarms: In the living areas and in each bedroom, are the latest interconnected smoke alarms. If one goes off it will flash with a red glow and all the units will give a loud warning sound. If you press gently on the centre of that particular alarm, it will silence all the alarms.

First aid kit: We hope you won’t need it but if you do it is on the top shelf of the upstairs pantry.

Internet: We have satellite via iiNet and a Telstra mobile device. Once all our iiNet allowance is used the Telstra device will be set up for your use. Being in a rural area our internet data allowance is limited. Fortunately, there is good Telstra signal throughout the hinterland for your own data plans.  Should you use up the available data allowance on our Telstra device you are welcome to recharge it by visiting www.telstra.com/recharge. The number to recharge is 0484 068 268. The WiFi name and password are on the upstairs fridge door.

Toilets: The property is on a septic tank system which can only deal with human waste and biodegradable toilet paper. Please do not put anything else into the toilets. If the system backs up it will be messy and expensive to sort out. Should a blockage occur because of any item incorrectly disposed of by a guest, the call out fee and rectification charges will be applied to the guest.

Water: The house is on tank water. It is fresh and clean and wonderful for drinking. We have a decent amount but please be conscious of wasting water or leaving taps running unnecessarily.  

Wood heater: For safety reasons, please keep the heater front door closed when the fire is lit. The box next to the wood heater contains, paper, firelighters and kindling. Matches are on the shelf above the heater.

Barbeque: Please turn the gas off at the bottle underneath when not in use. If the gas runs out, there is a new gas bottle under the deck at the bbq end.

Electricity: Power outages are not uncommon in rural areas particularly in storm season. If the power supply to the area goes off neighbouring properties will not have lights on either. Please call Energex on 136262 to report the outage, they’re usually pretty quick to fix it once they know about it. In the meantime, there are battery powered torches upstairs and downstairs. The stove and BBQ are gas and can still be used although you’ll need to use a match to light the stove if the power is off. There are 2 plastic containers of tank water in the bottom shelf of the upstairs pantry for emergency use only during blackouts.   

Gas: The house uses bottled gas. There are two large cylinders under the front deck at the water tank end. Should the water not flow hot, or the stove not light, it is likely the gas has run out. Changing to the spare full bottle is easy. Close the valve on the empty bottle. Open the valve on the full bottle. Turn the knob between the two to the full one and the indicator will turn green.

Downstairs kitchenette: Regarding the downstairs fridge, we generally leave it turned off with the door ajar. If you need to turn it on, just plug it into the power lead at the right-hand side.

Screens: Please do not inadvertently invite the bugs into the house. The house has insect or security screens on all external doors and windows. The bugs will invade if you do not keep them closed, particularly at night if the inside lights are on.

Deck furniture: If there is rain around during your stay we’d really appreciate it if you could place the fitted covers over the deck furniture. These covers are in the large plastic box on the deck next to the kitchen window.

Fruit and kitchen herbs: You are welcome to enjoy whatever produce is in season but please leave some for the next guests.

When it's time for your departure: - 

·         Put used cutlery and crockery in the dishwasher and turn it on.

·         Empty the rubbish bins and place rubbish outside in the bins at the carport.

·         Leave the home reasonably clean and tidy so additional cleaning fees won't be necessary.

·         Turn off all lights, electric blankets, fans, heaters, A/C.

 

Ensure all windows are closed and all doors closed and locked when departing. Please put the covers on the outdoor furniture in case of rain. When you are finished inside, put the front door key in lockbox and spin the tumblers.