Share our home up in the Northern Beaches of Cairns.
**UPDATE** As of October 2014 we now have new rooms available. We have a beautiful Twin Single room with two comfortable single beds, and we have a larger room with a comfortable Queen sized bed. We only take one booking at a time so you can choose which room you want!
****Our home is a modern, open and very friendly place. We can host up to 4 people very comfortably in our spare bedrooms (2 in Twin room and 2 in Double room).
****BEACHES, BEACHES BEACHES...situated just a 2 minute walk from Kewarra Beach. 15 min walk to Trinity Beach and a short ride to Clifton Beach and Palm Cove this is a great place where you can experience Cairns' tropical beaches.
****Our house is 4 bedroom, with two living areas, 2 bathrooms, a large verandah overlooking a pool.
****House is occupied by ourselves and two small friendly dogs CoCo and MuMu
****Our house has a nature reserve next door so we often have butterflies, critters and birds visiting and saying hello.
****We have a great kitchen which is available for use so your meals can be easily prepared. We put aside fridge space for guests so you can cook up a feast if you like. We'll also provide some cereals and milk for breakfast if you want.
****Free WiFi provided.
****We have a lovely pool you can use anytime.
****Let us know if you want to use the laundry facilities too we're more than happy to show you.
Interaction with Guests
****Guests are welcomed warmly into our home. We enjoy meeting people from all over the world, and love our chats. But we also respect their need for privacy and downtime.
****We are often out of the house during the day, which allows our guests space to enjoy all that our home has to offer.
****We are more than happy to help visitors organise their time whilst staying in the Beautiful Far North. Far North Queensland has many attractions including the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, the Daintree Peninsula, many wonderful Aboriginal performances and exhibitions, Skyrail and Scenic railway up to Kuranda on the Atherton Tablelands. There are tours to Josephine Falls, Mamu Canopy Walk, and Babinda Boulders all available on a daily basis.
****Let us know what your likes and dislikes are from gourmet restaurants (soo many to choose from!!), bird watching, hiking, swimming on the Great Barrier Reef or local Aboriginal culture. we are more than happy to point you in the right direction.
****Our neighbourhood is excellent because it has the beaches, the nature, the hills to walk, the nearby restaurants, golf courses and coffee shops which all make this an ideal location.
****The neighbourhood is safe and quiet and has a lovely energy about it.
Most of our guests simply hire a car as it opens up so many possibilities of things to see.
****We are located only 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns by car, where there are cinemas, a casino, a night market, marina and plenty of shopping.
****Nearby shopping centres including supermarkets at Smithfield, Clifton and Trinity Beach are only 3 to 10 minutes away by car.
****Kewarra Beach Resort Bungalow cafe is in walking distance serving wood-fired pizzas with live music right on the beach.
****We have a bus stop just outside our house. There are regular bus services to Cairns and Palm Cove. Bus trip can take a little while as it stops to pick people up so sometimes 30-45 minutes into town.
****Leigh or Yosi can pick you up at the airport for $20 (if not working) - taxi fare is usually $55 Shuttle bus service is also available from the airport @$25.
Other Things to Note
****We have kayaks and bikes available free of charge to help guests make the most of their stay.
****Our little dogs will give you a noisy welcome but settle down instantly once they have met you.
****If you don't feel like cooking there are plenty of nice restaurants and take-aways nearby.
****We have been travellers and know how wonderful it is to stay with locals and meet the people who live in the areas we have travelled in.
Our house is very easy going and friendly.
We do not like smoking (we value a healthy and active lifestyle).
Cleanliness is appreciated.
We had a wonderful time at Leigh's place! We felt at home from the very beginning, the house is really beautiful and cosy.
Leigh and Josi are great hosts they showed us around the area, even gave us a lift to the supermarket and gave us with very important advise on where to go and what to do.
The house is a little further away from cairns - for us that wasn't a bad thing at all- we really enjoyed the privacy and had some great nights with some barbecues at the beach, which is not even a 10 minute walk.
I absolutely recommend this place if you're planning on going anywhere near Cairns.
I probably can't say enough great things about Leigh and her beautiful home here to do them justice. Due to poor planning on my part we booked very last minute and Leigh was amazing from the get go. She responded very quickly and was very accommodating.
Her house was beautiful and clean and was located in an amazing area that let us explore all of the destinations that we had wanted to visit to the north and south (and is a quick 15min drive from the Cairns airport). Leigh provided us with a wealth of local knowledge and helped us plan our vacation (while sipping on tea and chatting in her beautiful backyard). She provided everything you could want for breakfast and even cooked us delicious crapes one morning. We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door, and loved her doggies Coco and Mumu.
I would highly recommend staying at Leigh's home for anyone that is in the area - and we promptly extended our stay once we were there. Hopefully we will be back sooner than later to enjoy such a beautiful home and company once again - Thanks Leigh!
I had an amazing stay here!! It was one of my best! They are such a lovely couple and i had a warm welcom! It just felt like family!! And we had very intersting talks and they gave me heaps if ideas what i can do and where to go! The house and the room are very luxurious and so nice and cosy! And leighs food, her homemade bread is amazing!! It was a perfect stay! Thank you so much!
We arrived to a beautiful home with every facility that you could wish for. The location of the house is only a few minutes walk from the stunning beach which was wonderful. Leigh and Yosi are warm and welcoming and could not be more helpful. Their advice with regards to excursions and places to visit was extremely helpful and made our stay perfect. From superb lemon desert to crepes on a Saturday morning, what can we say but thank you. We absolutely loved the 2 dogs Mumu and Coco who lovingly greeted us every day of our stay. We enjoyed swimming in Leigh and Yosi's salt water pool and meeting some of their friends. My husband was lucky to be invited to a free night at the Rugby League with one of their friends and I got to spend a lovely evening with Leigh with a glass of Sauvignon and a great film. Our stay was truly perfect and I would not hesitate in recommending Leigh and Yosi's home, they are warm and lovely hosts. Thank you both of you, we will not forget you xxxx
We had a very warm welkom and our hosts were both interested and convivial. We shared a lot of common interests; the women felt connected with cooking as the men spoke pollitcs, sport and technical issues. We really felt home so "partir" felt a little " morier une peu" (leaving feels like dieing a little bit)
Yoshi was an amazing host!! Unfortunately Leigh was out of town but our stay at Kewarra Beach was amazing! Yoshi made sure we had everything we needed and gave us really great recommendations on what to do and how to get around. The area is great, extremely safe and peaceful. We had a car, and getting to and from Cairns was extremely easy. Perfect location to visit Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge as well. Definitely would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
It's lovely house and clean, comfortable like your home. Leigh and Lee warmly welcome our stay and give a lot of help for planning our trip. I should stay more days rather than 3 days... :(
We have lived in Cairns for the last 5 years.
My husband and I have lived all over Australia, but really enjoy living in the Tropical North of Australia and having access to World Heritage rain forests and tropical reefs . I love to cook and enjoy meeting people, sharing stories and a good bottle of wine.
My husband and I love hiking and love to help visitors get the most of their stay in this beautiful part of the world.
We have both traveled a lot and know how wonderful it is to stay in a welcoming , clean and relaxing home. We try and offer our guests a warm hospitality that is easygoing and friendly.