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.
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.
The 'bungalow' met and exceeded our expectations as a place to unwind, relax and make ourselves at home. My partner and I were travelling to Cairns for some fun in the sun activities, and coming home to the cottage became our favorite part of every day. It was so well kept, extremely well organized, and offered all of the comforts one would want as a traveller - a comfy couch, a kitchen with all the utensils and instruments the traveling chef may need, and a bed that gave us the best sleep we had during our Aussie holiday. Not to mention the zen backyard with a private pond and deck to take in the sun on! Simon and his partner were so easy to communicate with, readily provided directions and recommendations, and warmly welcomed any question or traveling anxiety while we were on our beach getaway. The location is perfect for getting to Palm Cove and Cairns, easily accessible to both destinations but tucked away privately and quietly! I would highly recomend this listing as a sanctuary for relaxation and comfort! The pictures don't even do it justice!
the "Lodge" is just fantastic. It's a beautiful Bali style granny flat, comfortable with all necessities, own terrace and pond, access to a refreshing pool, just a little Paradise for yourself.
John and Simon are just great hosts. They welcome you in a way that makes you feel home right away. You have a question, they will answer faster than you expect.
A charming family that makes you feel part of their own paradise the time you are there. Highly recommended.
Just north of the city, and close to all sights to see in Cairns area.
We will definitively go back
dannyboy & johno
Simon met me upon my arrival and gave me a complete explanation about the lodge, neighborhood and access to local areas. The lodge was very clean, nicely decorated, and exactly as protrayed. I enjoyed my stay and highly recommend it!
We booked the lodge for a week in the Cairns rainforest GBR area. The lodge is an excellent self contained apartment next door to Simon & John the hosts. Internally, it is great with 4 poster bed, nice bathroom with rain shower. The kitchen, dining table and sitting area with large tv are all in one well laid out area. The kitchen is well equipped. Outside a sliding glass door a sizeable deck with additional dining table. The outstanding feature is the garden of tall palms, banana trees, etc etc. it is a real rain forest experience complete with croaking tree frogs (after sunset). Guests can also use Simon and John's pool which we did many times. We selected times when it was not being used by the owners so it was like having a private pool.
The location is excellent for touring the area. We drove up to Daintree NP and out to Atherton Tablelands plus a day snorkelling with Seastar (recommended). A car is essential if you want to see the area as public transport appeared limited. There are several firms that offer cheaper older cars in Cairns town or the normal agencies at the airport. Simon and John are excellent hosts with a wealth of local info about what to see and do. They have a wide selection of brochures of tourist info at the apartment. They have clearly thought about the guest experience not just booking the spare room. First class.
Fantastic apartment with everything you could possibly need. Super location, close to beaches, Cairns airport and CBD. On top of that, John and Simon provided a nice and warm welcome, and great communication.
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!