An apartment close to the city (3 blocks from the central city) with pool in the facility. This is my home so it has that feel and I'm a functional self aware nerd so there is WiFi and other little knick knacks that make life more fun.
There are heaps of books if you are interested in having a down day reading and there is a decent kitchen for food. The apartment is close to almost everything in Cairns city so walking is almost all you'll need.
There is a lagoon a few blocks away as well as restaurants and a large park by the water 4 blocks from the front door.
I'll be living in the other room but work away so I might be home or I might not. It's a lucky dip. Someone else might book you in if I'm not home. Also, if I'm out and I get two bookings you'll have another person in my room that you can hang out with if you like.
Cairns city is a cool little place. It's got everything from decadent indulgence to schooners with tradesmen in a local pub and everything in between. That's why I love it and I think you will too.
There are buses to everywhere you could want to go and you can walk to all the major bus stops. There's also a train but I don't know anybody who uses it for anything except the love of trains as the bus is quicker and cheaper.
I also have a Farm near Bartle Frere and can arrange hiking, fishing, camping, ect. Just ask and I'll do my best to organise it.
Great place! It was clean, comfortable, had great amentities, (kitchen, balconies, wifi) and was quite a large place. I definitely recommend staying and will again - if I ever make it back to Cairns.
As a single female I am always concerned with making sure my accomodations in foreign adventures are safe; I felt very safe here. Both the building and then within the apt. you are safe. There are multiple codes and locks to get to the apt. and then you have your own bedroom and bathroom - with locks. :) Not to mention Joe's mom actually emailed me to ensure I was there - that was super nice.
Small (email hidden)d I mean these are tiny... it's quite an extensive set of steps to get into and to the actual apt. the first time you arrive. But Joe's directions are very clear so don't feel overwhelmed.
Distance to the strip. This was fine for me, but I could see for others that it may seem a little far, 15mins. walking or so and a bit difficult to get a cab. Everyone seems to know the location, "Accent on Mcleod", but it's not in the heart. For me I didn't mind that as the city has a lot of backpackers and was a bit of a younger crowd with some habits I don't partake in - so consider that if you are into some of those younger, partying day type habits :).
We stayed for two nights in Joe's flat. The living area as well as the kitchen were very clean and tidy. We had the impression that our room and our bathroom were not made up before our arrival. We never meet Joe, we just met his mother is a very friendly and open - minded person.
My husband and I had a wonderfull time staying at Joe's appartement in Cairns. Great value for money, the appartement is large, clean, comfortabele and has a good location near city Center, bus and taxi stops and shops. And a lovely pool ( big plus in tropical Cairns!) We didn't meet Joe because he was working and had the appartement to ourselves. Recommended!
Auch wenn wir Joe nie persönlich kennengelernt haben , war er jederzeit per Email erreichbar und sehr hilfsbereit. Die Wohnung ist sehr groß und schön, wenn man will , kann man sogar den Pool benutzen. Ich würde jederzeit wieder dort übernachten . Zumal wir auch das Glück hatten , die Wohnung für uns alleine zu nutzen.
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay at Joseph's beautiful apartment. As others have said Joseph wasn't there so we had the place to ourselves which was great. We used the refreshing pool and enjoyed the short walk into Cairns center. It was a great location and beautiful clean apartment. Even though Joseph wasn't there he was great about communicating and helping us out. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Joe's place was clean, spacious and convenient for central Cairns. Joe wasn't around very much so we almost had the place to ourselves. Also, spent some free time chilling out around the pool. Very nice!
While I never met Joe, he was in constant contact and put his mom in touch with us. She is such a sweet lady and showed us the apartment as soon as we arrived in town. While the apartment isn't along the Esplanade, which is where the heart of Cairns is centered, it was a short walk to and from the water's edge. The space itself is large and airy.
Great place huge, clean, confy Joe was great. A***** more than recommend it. Thank joe!
Very convenient location and very laid back host. Highly recommended!
Joe was a great host and the place was large, very clean, and has a nice pool and balcony to relax on.
We ended up having the whole place to ourselves.