Your room is suitable to one or two guests and in your airconditioned room there is an ensuite, TV, DVD player, bar fridge, toaster, kettle with tea and coffee supplied with crockery and cutlery. You have your own entrance and lovely shady deck with BBQ. Continental breakfast supplied in your room. Cooked breakfast can be organised at an additional cost. If you wish you are welcome to join us for dinner, again at an additional cost. There is off street parking in the carport.
There is an exchange library, you choose a book and leave a book behind. We have a books on birds, walking tracks and all kinds of information about trips in and around the Cairns area. Many DVD's that you can watch and card games. Laundry facilities, paraphernalia for day trips (cooler, beach towels) and luggage storage for those heading off on further adventures.
We may be able to collect you from the airport just ask.
Freshwater is a green, leafy and quiet suburb of Cairns in Far North Queensland. There is a wonderful bakery, IGA store, great chinese restaurant, fab fish & chip takeaway. We are only 10 minutes from Cairns International Airport, 15 minutes from Cairns CBD, 10 minutes from the nearest beach and also the local swimming hole. Freshwater railway station is on the Kuranda railway route. There is public transport into the city and beaches by bus.
Interaction with Guests
Enjoy interacting with our guests. But still allow time alone
Safe, friendly and quiet
There are buses, that can take you all around Cairns. There is a train the will take you to Kuranda.
Freshwater is a quiet suburb, so we ask that you be mindful of our neighbours and not be too loud. Please treat our home as you would want your home treated. Just decent respect of our home, the dogs and our things. Pick up after yourself and leave everything as you found it. You break it you fix it.
All Guests must supply an Australian Drivers Licence or Overseas guests have to supply passport.
Smoking is allowed on the deck outside. You will have to clean your own ashtray.
Must like dogs.
Jaimelle & John are great hosts. They went out of their way to make sure we had a ride to the Freshwater Station of the Kuranda Railway, then the next day dropped us off in downtown Cairns to arrange for our car rental. Their location is convenient if you have a car & plan on visiting places in or around the Cairns area. Otherwise I believe there is a bus stop within walking distance that can get you around.
The guest room is spacious with an ensuite along with a private deck area complete with bbq. In the room Jaimelle thoughtfully provides makings for a quick breakfast (cereal, toast, coffee, fresh fruit etc). Nice to have a bar size fridge to keep cold any drinks or food that you may have.
Jaimelle & John were easy to get along with and hosted a few wonderful dinners with us for a very reasonable fee. We enjoyed their company and our stay at their home.
We had the best time at John and Jaimelle's place! They were immediately welcoming and friendly from arrival until our departure. They are very easy to get along with and we spent most evenings with them just chatting in front of the TV or outside on the deck. They gave us lots of tips about Cairns and the surrounding areas to ensure we made the most out of our trip.
The room we were staying in was big with everything you could need throughout your stay, and Jaimelle provides a feast worth of breakfast goods in your room! We had a lovely private deck area outside and a BBQ which we used most nights. The house itself is just beautiful, the pictures really don't do it justice.
We would definitely stay here again if we return to Cairns :)
John and Jaimelle made us feel very welcome. They were friendly and helpful with our holiday plans and gave us lots of ideas for trips. The description of the room that was given in the information was accurate. The house is in a quiet street in Freshwater which is about 5 mins from the railway station for the scenic rail trip. Freshwater is on the same side of town as the airport.
The two dogs are very friendly.
Jaimelle is a great cook. We had a hired car which we found very useful for the 15 minute trip to and from Cairns. The room has a small private outside deck with a table and chairs where we sat to eat our breakfast. We swam in the pool which was nice and clean.
John and Jaimelle's house is in a very leafy garden and has a very relaxing atmosphere. We enjoyed our stay and certainly would go back.
Jaimelle & John are very nice hosts and we had a really warm welcome. They host us in emergency because we had to left our previously Airbnb host quickly. We spent three nights. The room was like described in the offer and all is new and clean. We had our own bathroom, TV and a refrigerator was full of breakfast food. We tasted the dragon fruit and we appreciated this.
Jaimelle & John have 2 wonderful and friendly dogs Luppe and Caesar.
We had the honour to enjoy two dinners and we discover a real Australian barbecue. They bring us for Anzac's day to some beautiful place and we shared a delightful fish&chips, with their friends.
We really enjoyed our visit at their house and can highly recommended this stay. This is the best place to stay in Cainrs !
What an amazing place to stay ! The host Jaimelle and John are masters on hospitality and very friendly people. I miss already the time we spent together, their beautiful home in tropical paradise and the big room and the comfortable bed . My room has a private and comfortable bathroom with a shower. The room has a small refrigerator too and it was full of breakfast food (plenty for at least 2 weeks if not more). They provided also coffee of many types and fresh fruits . I had the honor to enjoy some dinners with them and the food was so delicious (Jaimelle is a great chef), better than many local restaurants. I used the local bus for transportation, but many times the host provided me a ride to town. They have two small but lovely dogs that became my friends too. I missed wake up to the birds melodies. I am so happy I chose the best place to stay in Cairns, was a treat and a retreat for me. No hesitation to recommend this place and no doubt will be back . Thanks, gracias Jaimelle , John and dogs.
John & I live in a lovely home in the leafy suburb of Freshwater in Cairns, with our two happy Schnauzers, Caesar and Lupa. We are ten minutes from the airport and fifteen minutes from downtown Cairns, forty five minutes from Port Douglas and ten minutes from, the local swimming hole (Crystal Cascades). John and I love good food, wine and travelling, which we have done quite a lot of. John also enjoys Kart racing, cycling and swimming. I enjoy movies and books, cooking and entertaining friends. We have lived in Cairns for twenty years so know all you would need to know about our region.
Our room is suitable to one or two guests and in your airconditioned room there is an ensuite, TV, bar fridge, toaster, kettle with tea and coffee supplied and glassware, crockery and cutlery. Continental breakfast supplied in your room, that you can enjoy on your own private deck. Cooked breakfast can be organised at an additional cost. If you wish you are welcome to join us for dinner, again at an additional cost.
We may be able to collect you from the airport just ask.