About This Listing
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 some 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.
Interaction with Guests
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.
Treat my home as if it's yours while being honest and courteous; and we wont have any issues.
Joe's place was absolutely perfect! Having just returned from a 3 day Live-a-board SCUBA trip, being able to walk from the dive shop to Joe's was so handy. As well as the ensuite of Room 2. Perfect location, and you are so independent staying there
The room and the apartment are perfect, close from everything (shops, CBD, esplanade), very clean and everything you need is there.
Joe is always available and we received by mail all the informations we needed to find the place. We really enjoyed our trip and felt like we were at home. We definitely recommend this place to anyone!
Joe's condo is relatively central in Cairns and is about a 15 minute walk (6-7 city blocks) from the centre of town. It is a two bdrm, two bthrm apartment, so you may be sharing the unit with other travellers but you will have your own dedicated bathroom. We had separate stays in both rooms and both beds are very comfy.
There are full kitchen and laundry facilities so you can do all your cooking there and wash your clothes. The complex also has an outdoor pool, which looks very inviting, although we didn't use the pool ourselves.
We did meet Joe and his mom and both were pleasant and friendly and also very flexible and accommodating of guests' needs; we stayed, left for a few days on a dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef, and then returned to stay for another week, and they allowed us to leave our packs in one of the closets while we were away. They also have a parking spot in a gated garage that we were able to park our rented car.
The only critique i have is that the place has a very sterile feel (which you may notice from the pictures) and is very sparsely furnished. The ceiling, walls, and mouldings in every room are white and the blue/white fluorescent ceiling lights accentuate and make it feel especially harsh in the evening, There are basically no decorations and the 2 sofa/fold out beds are incredibly uncomfortable.
Despite this, the building is new, the unit is modern, clean, functional and central, the owners are friendly and easy going, and i have no problems recommending this place to other travellers.
My Stay at Joe's has been great. The communication went smooth, Joe is flexible. The apartment is a 7 mins walk from downtown. Woolworth supermarket is 5 mins away. Quiet and spacious. Fast internet. Nice kitchen. Instructions were clear and easy. Thanks Joe!
It is a very friendly place, good sized two bedroom two bathroom apartment. We stayed with another friendly couple. Kitchen is fully equipped with lots of food as well. It is slightly away from the city centre, about 20 mins walk. Very good place to stay.
Joe's apartment is very nice and clean! We had room Nummer 2 and enjoyed the spacious room and the comfortable bed. We really enjoyed the stay and would definetely recommend this apartment.
We haven't met Joe, but the instructions for entering the apartment are easy to understand and questions were answered promtly.
Joe's place was great! We never met him ourselves however he was quick to respond to text messages and mail.
Joe made it very easy for us with a clear description of how to get to the apartment, passwords for the wifi, and everything else that we might wonder about. The apartment was nice and clean, with two balconies and an amazing pool in the building to enjoy when it was sunny and warm. The location is perfect too with walking distance to the marina, esplanade and Cairns CBD. If we would come back we would definitely love to stay there again.
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