About this listing
Located on the boarder of downtown in a peaceful tropical setting in a security gated apartment complex.A 25 minute walk to The Esplanade,Cairns Central is 10minutes.
A comfortable queen sized bed within the master bedroom
No cleaning/bond charges
A great sized outdoor living area to relax. There is a great breeze in Summer and the morning Sun in Winter.
Your bedroom is the Master room of the 3 bedroom apartment.
Which is a spacious room that includes-
*High speed internet ADSL2+ (WiFi)
*Queen sized bed fitted with comfortable and quality linen and pillows *Your own private bathroom/ensuite ( shower and toilet )
*Television with free to air stations/dvd player
*Air Conditioning and a ceiling fan
*Cupboard space to hang and store clothing
*Access to balcony
I am located very close to everything around Downtown Cairns by walking/bicycle/bus or taxi.
It's a leisurely 15-25 minute walk to The Esplanade ( 6 blocks )
Cairns Central Shopping Centre is a 10-15 minute walk ( 2.5 blocks ) where you have access to Coles supermarket, the Train station( Kuranda) & bus terminal (Kuranda & local buses)
Please see the maps in the photo album.
Your welcome to come and make yourself at home as long as you have respect towards other people. As I want you to have fond memories of your stay in Cairns.
Note: I sanitise all linen and protective layers on the mattress and pillows between each and every guest!
The bathroom is also bleached and steamed down between guests.
You are also welcome to make use of the living areas of the unit and its facilities-
*The kitchen to prepare meals-I provide breakfast cereals,tea/coffee/milk
*The laundry facilities ( washing machine which I provide detergent )
*The outdoor living area to relax on whilst catching the breeze in summer or the sun in winter.
Interaction with Guests
I am always nearby for anything you need and practically invisible if you don't need much at all. It's all up to you. You can choose your interaction level and I will respect it. I will always do my best to be as helpful as I can.
Please contact me for any information regarding Cairns, I have websites that provide discounted bookings for the Reef, Daintree and many more activities.
Also if you have any other questions regarding any other locations in Australia, please ask.
Located in a small no through road, I am privileged to avoid the traffic noise of downtown Cairns.
The Apartment is located and overlooks a park that runs alongside the complex giving it a very tropical outlook from the living area located outside.
This giving you a feeling of being in the tropics but still having the convenience of access to the areas of downtown.
There is also a bike path/ walkway that runs alongside the creek in the park known as Lilly Creek, which you can use as a short cut walking into Cairns Central or The Esplanade.
Airport pick up and drop are available if organized at least a week in advance of your stay. I will still try to otherwise pending on my work schedule and availability.
Pickups that are before the checkin time are okay, I will drop you into the downtown area and bring your luggage back with me.
Drop offs are anytime up until your checkout time unless your on the 6.00am flights.
There are shuttle buses and taxis as an alternative.
Taxis are around $25-$30 and shuttles vary from around $16
Being on the edge of the downtown precinct, you can walk or cycle to anywhere in the Cairns central area safely. As mentioned above I am located on one of many Cairns bicycle paths.
You can catch a bus that is a 5 minute walk away and will take you several more blocks into downtown, please see maps in photo album. Otherwise the free lagoon is only a 6 block walk away,15-25 minutes depending on your fitness
Look on the maps( one showing in my pictures)
Cairns Central Shopping Mall is 2 blocks away( train and buses for Kuranda leave from there)
The reef fleet terminal for diving and snorkelling trips are 25-30 minute walk away pending on your fitness levels.
Other Things to Note
Cairns boosts beautiful warm winter days and slightly cool nights normally during the months of June through to September.
The summer and what is known as the monsoon & Cyclone season starts to build up from October and goes through to April/May.
Each season has it's own advantages and disadvantages pending on what you have come to Cairns to see and do.
Do your research so you know what weather to expect generally, as the heat & humidity from November to March is quite high but a great time to go diving and the RainForrest is at its best during monsoon.
Winters are very pleasant generally with no humidity and only cool to mild nights.
My philosophy in life is to treat people how you like to be treated yourself.
Your welcomed into our home to treat as your home during your stay.
Having traveled around the globe, I realised having a place to be at ease with makes it a lot easier to enjoy your holiday even with short stay holidays, having a place that you can just relax after big full days of tours.
Having lived in the area on and off over 25 years, please feel free to ask about any questions you have regarding Cairns and the surrounding areas.
Robert was a very friendly host. We went there by bus from Townsville, so he picked us at McDonald's Cairns Esplanade and pointed out the super market place and the secret bike pathway to city. He also gave us some recommondations when we hardly decided to choose which cruise we would go. Robert gave us a lift to the pier in the early morning the other day which I never expected. The room was nice and neat. He provided hair dryer,shampoo and even conditioner, which was so lovely for long hair girls. As the first time use airbnb, it was a great experience. Thanks Robert.
Robert was a great host! He picked us up at from the airport and told us of the little pathway. He was very accommodating, and made us feel very welcome in his home. I would definitely stay if I were to come back to Cairns.
Super Empfang. Rob holte mich vom Airport ab. Excellenres Zimmer. Alles wie beschrieben.
Great location, welcoming host drove us from airport. Good room and laundry facilities. Provided us nice breakfasts as well.
This was a fantastic place:
*VERY clean and comfortable apartment with large covered balcony
*Huge room with ensuite
*Extremely safe and quiet neighbourhood
*Only 2 short blocks to Sheridan St, so within very easy walking distance to CBD shops, eateries, tour shops, beach, etc.
Robert was an awesome host!
He picked us up at the airport and helpfully pointedly out major landmarks so that we could find our own way later.
Room and toilet was clean and had the basic amenities and appliances like shampoo and hairdryer. Unfortunately, no hair conditioner for long hair ladies like me but I had my own anyway.
Can't say much about his kitchen because I didn't make use of it beyond the water boiler but it seems well equipped with an oven and various pots and pans.
Robert's place is a thirty minute walk away from the Esplanade but it is a nice stroll since the weather isn't too hot at the moment and you can stop by Cairns central for shopping and food along the way.
Overall, definitely recommend his place! Robert is super kind and accommodating to make sure our stay was comfortable. Hosts like Robert is the core reason of why airbnb is much better than hotels.
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments Victoria. Yourself and your brother were a pleasure to have stay in my home. Not that I got that much time to spend with you due to your amazing tour itinerary! I believe you both clocked up more sight seeing hours than any of the previous guests that had stayed! Great enthusiasm for adventure and embracing a different culture.
It was a pleasure to meet you both and have you stay in my home, your certainly welcome back to stay anytime you visit Cairns!
We had a delightful visit and felt welcomed and comfortable staying with Robert. The airport transfers provided by Robert were a welcome addition to the experience, making the entire arrival and departure process smooth and stress-free. The apartment was clean and well looked after and our room was clean and comfortable. Great recommendations for things to see and do and lots of chats and laughs. We would both welcome the opportunity to stay with Robert again in the future.
Thank you both for making my new apartment feel like a warm and loving home.
Your friendliness and laughter when we got a chance to sit down and talk, took the stress out of an apartment move where everything had gone wrong seem irrelevant.
Your both so caring and considerate and embracing of the Airbnb's homestay concept!
Looking forward to seeing both again in the future!
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About the Host, Robert
Friendly and accommodating and fairly well travelled.
I am a remedial therapist that works from home and enjoys meeting people from around the globe of different cultures and religions.
If I can help you with any local knowledge of the Cairns and Cape York regions please message me and I will gladly give you some insight into where to go.