About This Listing
A self contained one bedroom modern Asian influenced tropical lodge in smart Clifton Beach! Queen size four poster bed, verandah and decks overlooking its own lush water gardens nestled within rainforest trees. Only 5 min walk to the beach
Modern Asian style with antique Chinese furniture. The bedroom has a four poster bed with a very comfortable mattress and quality bed linens. The lodge has its own water garden and deck paths, full of tropical plants and Banana palms. Easy access through to the swimming pool situated within tropical gardens and native gum trees. The Gardens attract wildlife so sit back and watch the Parrots, Sunbirds, Butterflies and Cockatoo's fly by or go in search of our resident Green Tree Frogs....you can even feed the tropical fish in the ponds!!
You can walk up the Beach to Palm Cove for the bars and restaurants or relax on the quieter beach of Clifton and Kewarra.
Free Wifi Internet
Free home grown Oranges and Bananas when in season. Free Tea, Sugar and ground Coffee for you on arrival.
own access to the lodge. Access to swimming pool in the owners garden beside the Lodge. The Lodge is situated on a quiet wide residential road with views of the rainforest on the range behind. The beach is less than a five minute walk away and only about 300m away as the Crow flys!
The bus stop to Cairns and Palm Cove is a 4 minute walk away. Clifton Beach has a large Coles and other shops/restaurants/takeaways.
Two mountain bike's and helmets come with the Lodge so you can peddle your way around the Northern Beaches!
The Lodge has a driveway and covered carport just in front to park your car.
Interaction with Guests
We are on hand if you require any assistance as we live in the main house on the property but will ensure you have your privacy.
Friendly hosts, all welcome!
Were easy going and want you to have an enjoyable stay! Its a peaceful residential area so be respectful of our neighbours. No smoking in the Lodge. We fully clean after every guest but we ask you to leave the Lodge reasonably tidy when you check out!
Any problems please let us know so we can sort it out for you!
Please turn off the fans and Air conditioning when you are not in The Lodge.
unfortunately we arrived later than expected but John and his daughter greeted us and made us feel welcome. John showed us through the accommodation and explained how everything worked. The Lodge was exactly as described, a great place to relax and unwind. The garden is amazing, We felt like we were a million miles from anywhere but we were in a quiet suburb of Cairns. I would definitely recommend this accommodation to my friends.
The lodge is fantastic. The back porch backing onto the garden was our favourite place to start and end the days we stayed. The lodge is in a really beautiful setting, immaculately decorated, everything you need, excellent value, super clean and close to the beach for gorgeous sunset walks! Simon and John are amazing hosts who made us feel very welcome, adding some special touches to our stay, yet ensured our privacy and space. It was conveniently located for us having a hire car we popped up to palm cove a couple of times and into cairns city to check it all out. Overall I highly recommend this place!
The Lodge is a great reflection of life in the tropics. The Balinese inspired accommodation is spacious and private. Sitting on the deck in the evening, you can hear the sea whilst enjoying the tropical garden and fishpond. The hosts were great and there if you needed anything. Lots of nice touches here, fruit and tea/coffee on arrival to the mountain bikes - great for a ride to Palm Cove or to the BP for the morning papers. Thanks for the wine!
This house was the best part of our trip in Cairns. Before making the reservation we were considering booking a hotel on the beach, but Simon's place was by far such a better choice. We stayed for two weeks, and did not want to leave... ever :)
The Lodge is a relaxing and calm place, 5 minutes away from beautiful Clifton Beach. The water garden deck on the back is an amazing place to relax, have breakfast/lunch, read, and enjoy the wildlife.
So, you can choose to go to the beach an enjoy the sun and the sea, and also you have this oasis to relax after and before. There's also a nice swimming pool.
Palm Cove and Trinity Beach are the other closest beaches and are truly beautiful as well. Lots of dining options, and delicious food. We walked some times there, only 30 minutes walk. And there are also two bikes to use if you don't want to walk or go by car. Cairns city is only 25 minutes away by car. We were really glad of having chosen Clifton Beach instead of Cairns City as the beach is nicer, and you better located in case you decide to visit other "must places", like Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, the Daintree National Park, etc.
The Lodge had everything we need, lots of kitchen utensils. We cooked a lot and even tried some of the local recipes of the cookbook that's on the Lodge.
Simon and John were great hosts. They welcomed us with some fresh fruit, with bananas from their garden! (Lady finger bananas, which are even more delicious than the regulars).
They regularly changed our linnens and provided fresh and beautiful flowers.
If you rent a car they also have parking place.
So definetly best options while visiting Cairns. We are already dreaming about when to get back there.
Thank you Simon and John :)
Were spent in this magical place beautiful moments. House looks much better , it is everything we needed to rest . Equipped kitchen, two bikes , music and television, wi- fi..ale primarily climate of the rainforest , two min. the beach, silence..beautifule..
We highly recommend , we regret that the time has already ended .
Kind regards Simon and John .
Margaret and Raphael . Poland
Aaron and I had a lovely time at Simon and John's lodge in Clifton beach. They were unable to meet us for our check in due to their flight from Bali being delayed 15 hours but we figured out how to get in and everything was fine. The place is beautiful and we were very impressed with their attention to details. You can tell they love entertaining and decorating. They have a folder full of information in the lodge about the area which is very helpful. We had a very busy tour through Australia so this place was perfect was us to relax. We would definitely recommend the lodge to anyone.
About the Host, Simon
We are Simon & John and our daughter. We are "living the dream" in Cairns, Australia! Originally from Manchester in the UK. We enjoy traveling and of course hosting!