Fabulous large family home close to the airport and easy distance to all tourist and business destinations in and around Cairns. Just a 2 minute walk to the gorgeous Botanic Gardens with mangrove boardwalk, flowering exotics & fruiting plants. Another 2 minutes to the TANKS Cultural Centre, Art Gallery and Performance/Music venue, and the same to the funky Edge Hill shops.
We are a creative family of theatre-makers and performers. WIllem's a dutchman and I'm a 7th generation Australian. We have 2 children - a boy 3 and a girl 7. Our 2-storey, retro home is full of colour and has lots of large windows and light for inspiration and happiness. And there's the pool . . . . We like to cook and eat well, and you are welcome to partake and make a contribution or use our large kitchen to prepare your own.
As culture makers we know what's on around town and there's usually something happening in our orbit if that takes your fancy or plenty of space for autonomy should you prefer it. We are well-known for our hospitality and look forward to you joining us for a taste of life in tropical Australia.
Catherine has a big warm home to feel comfortable in and a lovely family. Fatastic tea with a twist! No aircon -. if you are fine with that you have a great stay!
I enjoyed staying here so much. The room was nice and the house was lovely, airy and just plain felt "homey". The entire family was incredibly gracious and welcoming to me as well.
It was awesome being so close to the botanical gardens too. I found downtown Cairns a bit too busy and touristy but you wouldn't even know that existed 5KM away if you didn't look at a map.
Speaking of which there was a bus that ran downtown every 30 minutes to an hour right from the botanic gardens which was very convenient and the main bus line that had more routes up the coast was only about another 10 minute walk for the times I wanted to venture out a bit further.
I would absolutely stay there again if I was planning on being in that general area of AU.
I stayed at Catherine's place for four nights and I felt like home there. Catherine was such a friendly and generous host, always a smile on her face. And I had so much fun with the kids! The house was bright and so nicely decorated. I spent a lot of time at the pool, just enjoying life ! I highly recommend this place!
It was such a treat staying at Catherine's place. Her home is in one the the lushest, greenest parts of Cairns, right near the Botanic Gardens and the Tanks arts centre. great location. The house is very welcoming and her family are just gorgeous. The rooms are sunny, well kept and private. I would happily stay again at Catherine's and can definitely recommend her place to other traveller's.
Catherine's household is familial, very welcoming and serene, located in a green and beautiful surroundings just a few steps away from the botanic gardens and the bus stop. I had full privacy as the room is located at the ground floor. The house is large and comfy yet lively and with a laid back approach of its inhabitants. I was glad to stay at a quite and lovely neighborhood and enjoyed getting to know Catherine and her family.
Catherine and her family made us very welcome.
Her place is a real home with active lifestyles and children.
People staying with Catherines lovely family need to be open to a little chaos but the experience is well worth it.
Her place is close enough to Cairns town and walkable to restaurants and cafe's
And the beautiful botanical gardens are right across the street.
She helped us with travel and meals and we connected on many levels.
the bedroom was very cute, a queen bed and open up to a private alcove with view of the gardens.
We had a great time staying with Catherine and her family. The house is beautiful and the atmosphere is really special. They had some great tips for our time in Cairns and were always ready to help us. We would definitely stay there again and can highly recommend it.
Close to transport, city, airport. Plane are not a problem as they don't fly at night. Family was very friendly and caring and kids were great too.
If you don't mind kids then I highly recommend it