About this listing
We have a beautiful open plan home with 4 bedrooms (one of which is ours).
The Hibiscus Room, has a QUEEN BED. This room shares the bathroom with the 3rd bedroom. The bathroom has a shower and a spa with complimentary Shampoo, Conditioner & Shower Gel for your use. Clean linen including Bath & Beach towels are provided in your room. This room is available at a cost of $55.00 per night.
.....A cleaning fee of $10.00 applies for ONE NIGHT STAYS.
.....A weekly rate can be negotiated on request.
.....The spa is available for your use at no extra charge.
The toilet, situated at the end of the hall, outside the Sunflower Room, is shared by the 3 bedrooms.
The Hibiscus Room has its' own private entrance from the magnificent timber deck which surrounds the pool.
The waterfall, which cascades into the swimming pool, is enhanced by beautiful lush greenery. The pool has a shade sail to keep the water at a magic temperature. A fully waterproof sail covers the deck so that you can enjoy the area in all weather conditions.
Wi Fi is connected and is included in the price of your room.
If you wish to cook your own meals the barbeque area has full cooking facilities with gas barbeque, refrigerator, microwave & gas stove for your use. This is one of our outside living areas.
A TOASTER specifically for GLUTEN FREE requirements is available on request.
We are within walking distance to the Edge Hill Village which has a bakery, butcher, cafes, and restaurants. The Centenary Lakes, Botanic Gardens and Red Arrow walking track are within a 10 minute walk of our home. For those who wish to climb the Red Arrow, it takes approximately 30 Minutes up and down. This is a great way to experience some natural rainforest with its' habitants and exercise if you wish to do so. Once at the top of the Red Arrow you can see the picturesque views of Cairns City, the foreshore and surrounding harbour.
For those who do not wish to climb mountains but do want to do some form of leisurely exercise, there is a 2.5 klm walking track along the esplanade. This stretches the full length of our foreshore. Beautiful by day or night.
Cairns has a salt water Lagoon for swimming which is used by all (locals and visitors alike). It is surrounded by grassed areas for sun baking and FREE barbeques and FREE Wifi.
On Saturdays our local markets are held at the Lagoon. Local crafts and souvenirs to purchase.
We are close to the bus routes to the City and the Beaches. If self driving the furtherest of our beaches is only 20 minutes away. Gorgeous beaches for you to enjoy.
Port Douglas is only 45 minutes away and on Sundays hold their own markets. Here you can purchase arts & crafts and Local fruit and Vegetables. The spectacular drive to Port Douglas is an experience not to be missed while visiting our area.
There is a comprehensive collection of travel brochures in your room to help you plan your adventures while visiting us.
The airport is only a 10 minute drive away and we are more than happy to do pickups and drop offs.
We have 3 wonderful animals which include:
Kira.......8 year old female maltese poodle cross dog
Xana.......8 year old female Himalayan persian cross cat
Sonny.....4 year old Cockateil (bird)
We have been told that our house (our pride and joy) is like living at a Resort in the suburbs. We are proud of what we have achieved with our renovations.
Feel free to contact us and we look forward to sharing our home and the wonderful surrounding area with you.
Guests have access to the whole house but in particular the beautiful deck, swimming pool and Outside kitchen/bbq area.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to have as much or as little interaction with our guests that they would like. We can help with your tour bookings and directions around town.
Our neighbourhood is usually quiet. One can wake to the sounds of the native birds chirping in the mornings. We have Kookaburras laughing regularly.
Come visit us and you will soon see why we love our neighbourhood.
We have a good transport system e.g. regular buses to and from the city. If you don't wish to use the bus service a taxi will do.
If we are going your way we would love to take you to your destination.
Other Things to Note
We have great coffee shops, bakery, butcher and restaurants close by within walking distance to enjoy at your leisure.
Smoking outdoors only. PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you are not near any doorways as the smell of smoke wafts into the house. Please be mindful of the other occupants of the house. It would be appreciated if you would empty the ashtray daily and before checking out.
The pool can be used anytime but please be aware of other guests and neighbours with noise.
When using the pool DEFINITELY NO GLASS past the glass fence. There are plastic glasses and plates in the bbq cupboards which can be taken beyond the glass fence.
Please DO NOT hang wet towels or clothing over the furniture in your room. There is a personal clothes line outside the Sunflower Room, another in the back yard or in the carport for your clothing. A towel rack(made by Tony) is in your room for your wet towels.
Thank you for your understanding with this matter.
Your comfortable Queen Bed with a small desk for writing your postcards or using your computer.
Lynn and Tony are the most welcoming people! They were so kind to pick us up from the airport, showing us the centre so we would know where to go, suggested a great tour for exploring the GBR,... Lynn and Tony have a beautiful home and the cutest dog and cat :-) they made us feel right at home! The bed was so comfy and we do not say this because we were sleeping in a horrible campervanbed the past week ;-) Lynn and Tony, thank you so much for everything! Travelers, do book this room if you go to Cairns!!!
Many thanks for your review. Ever so pleased the bed was to your satisfaction. :-) We like to think that "Our home is your home away from home" while staying with us. The animals love having guests giving them the extra attention. (Not that we don't give them any attention :-) ) Would love to keep in touch.
Dear Lynn and Tony thank you for making our stay in Cairns so Great! Even though you were not in Cairns you managed to organize our stay in your house within an hour! We left in Cairns without any place to stay and you helped us so much. We really appreciate your hospitality and kindness. Your house is a beautiful place just perfect for a holiday. We truly believe that you should be an example for other hosts. We will definitely recommend your place to our friends. If you consider staying with Tony and Lynn don't hesitate any longer.
We had a wonderul time at Tony and Lynn's! They're such a lovely and welcoming couple, we really felt at home in their lovely house. They also have the cutest pets :) We especially enjoyed the huge outdoor kitchen where we had breakfast and cooked in the evenings. The room we stayed in was spacious and had a big, comfy bed. Lots of storage space too. We would most definitely stay here again, and recommend Tony and Lynn's to others as well!
Lynn & Tony (and their pets Kira, Xana and Sonny) made me feel right at home, even from when I first started communicating with them. Both my room and the whole house was lovely. their relaxed and thoughtful hospitality was greatly appreciated, just felt as though there was no problem they couldn't help me with, including picking me up and taking me to the airport.
Just like staying with family.
We have culture different with Lynn but really thank for their caring in those five days . Tony was so kind to drive us to down town when there is no bus services
Tony is so nice to drive us to the city when there is no bus services. Lynn is so kind to explain everything in the house to us . The dog is so cute and the house is tidy and clean . We spend five good days with Tony and Lynn .
Tony und Lynn sind sehr erfahrene Gastgeber und Tony und Lynn sind sehr erfahrene Gastgeber und betreiben ein professionell geführtes “Bed and Breakfast” mitsamt Preisliste für Zusatzdienstleistungen (für Frühstück, Wäsche etc). Wir verbrachten zwei Nächte an diesem Ort. Küche und Bad machten einen sehr sauberen Eindruck und das Schlafzimmer war sehr gemütlich. Die Gastgeber waren auch sehr hilfsbereit und offerierten uns sogar einen kostenlosen Transfer zum Flughafen, was wir sehr schätzten.
Während der Zeit unseres Aufenthaltes, waren die Gastgeber im Begriff ihr Haus zu verkaufen. Während der Hausbesichtigungen (ca. 2 bis 3 Stunden) war es uns weder e erlaubt, im Haus zu sein, noch unsere Wäsche aufzuhängen. Als wir diese Unterkunft buchten, wussten wir allerdings noch nichts von diesen “open house”-Days. Erst 6 Tage vor unserer Ankunft wurden wir darüber informiert, dass es am Tag unserer Ankunft eine Hausbesichtigung geben würde. Am zweiten Tag unseres Aufenthaltes erfuhren wir dann, dass es noch einen zweiten Hausbesichtigungstermin gäbe, und dass wir in etwa einer Stunde aus dem Haus sein müssten und 2 Stunden später wieder zurückkehren könnten. Da wir dringend Wäsche zu waschen hatten, suchten wir gemeinsam nach einer Lösung, welche darin bestand, dass unsere Wäsche gegen eine Extragebühr gewaschen wurde, als die Hausbesichtigung vorüber war. Wir hätten es geschätzt, wenn wir früher über diese Hausbesichtigung informiert worden wären.
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About the Host, Tony And Lynn
We are a fun loving retired couple who love sharing our home with family and visitors alike. I (Lynn) have been hosting international students for the past 24 years. Tony is new to hosting (only 7 years) and is loving it too. We enjoy being ambassadors for our region of which we are very proud.
We enjoy rock n roll dancing and entertaining guests. We often have friends and family visit for bar-b-ques or dinner parties.
I (Lynn) love cooking and trying new recipes.
Between us we have travelled extensively. Some of our favourite places are Canada, Uluru (Ayres Rock), Japan, Tasmania and cruising the South Pacific.
We love going to musicals especially those produced by our Local Choral Society.Tony (being a bit of a revhead) loves attending the local speedway. I am learning to enjoy this sport too. We enjoy watching any sport (mainly on television) which includes our local or Australian Teams e.g. Tennis, Basketball, Cricket and Football. We have recently attended the Brisbane International Tennis. What an amazing time we had. 50's 60's music is our favourite dance music. You will often hear this music played throughout the day.
While staying with us you can enjoy as much privacy as you wish or you can join us at anytime including mealtimes to share your days activities or just talking.
Chatting about our beautiful country is something we enjoy immensely and we love hearing about your countries too.
Giving you information on beautiful places to see and things to do while you are staying with us is what we love to do.
We look forward to hearing from you soon and we can enjoy each others company in a beautiful piece of paradise.