About This Listing
Welcome To My Home!
Wow! Can you believe it? That beach you see in the picture above is just 150 metres from my home.
That’s right. It’s not a postcard or a stock image from some tropical island. That’s my beach! And if you stay at my place, it can be your beach – at least for the duration of your stay.
I live in a beautiful, contemporary home in the seaside suburb of Clifton Beach, Cairns. My street is very quiet, and just minute’s stroll from Clifton Beach (yep, the same one in the photo). It’s a very secure, prestigious neighborhood.
And it’s all just 40 minutes drive to Port Douglas and 30 minutes to Kuranda Village.
The lifestyle here is tranquil, relaxed and rejuvenating, it will nourish your soul. Experience it for yourself.
If you choose to stay with me, included in your accommodation is a large private room, queen bed, spacious bathroom, bath and separate toilet.
Facilities include high-speed wireless ADSL 2 throughout the home, along with a BOSE 5.1 home theatre system with 50 inch wide screen television. You can download any movie on iTunes through Apple TV if you feel like staying in for a night.
I am more than happy to provide airport transfers where I can free of charge. I am also happy to give you information on how to get the most out of exploring the region from a local perspective, so you can avoid tourist traps and take advantage of our local “secrets”.
My office is located at the Shangri-La Hotel at the Cairns Marina in the city. My Airbnb guests have full use of the 5 star pool at the hotel with cocktail waiters and food menu on call. See photos.
Things To Do And See…Just A Walk Away.
About 25 minutes to the North is Palm Cove, one of the most beautiful suburbs of Cairns. There are more than 20 restaurants along the paved street across from palm trees lining the beach’s edge. Eateries range from a choice of five-star gourmet experiences to take away fish and chips.
The new, modern Clifton Village Shopping Centre with Coles Supermarket, Australia Post, Banks, Medical Centre, Pharmacy and other specialty stores is even closer (see photo).
Cairns Night Zoo is also just a walk away. It’s a world-class attraction featuring Australian native animals, including crocodiles, kangaroos, koalas, snakes and other animals. See website for more details.
Port Douglas (see photo) is 40 minutes drive north along one of Australia’s most famous drives (see photo). The road winds along the coastline with magnificent, breathtaking views of the Coral Ocean along the way.
Pristine Cape Tribulation is 120 minutes away to the north. Here, the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. This is the only place in the world where two world heritage sites come together. There are numerous free rainforest walks in Cape Tribulation.
Kuranda Village and Barron Falls (see photo) are just 30 minutes drive to the west of Clifton Beach. Kuranda is a boutique village with genuine Australian arts and crafts, cafes and restaurants, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region.
There are many other attractions within just a few minutes drive. These include AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping, Trinity Beach restaurants, Skyrail, Tjapukai Aboriginal Centre, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Rex Lookout, James Cook University (JCU), Lake Placid, Copperlode Dam and Barron Gorge, just to name a few.
Sunbus (public transport) into the city can be caught along the Arlington Esplanade, which is a few minutes walk from home.
Clifton Beach has BBQ’s, children’s playground and lifeguard beach petrol on duty.
There are cycle paths between the beach suburbs and a major shopping complex just 10 minutes drive away.
Come and enjoy one of the most beautiful places on our planet.
My aim is to bring happiness to my guests by providing a home away from home experience.
Warmest wishes and safe travels.
Time pending my friend Julie can take you on private, personalised day tour to Cape Tribulation/Daintree, Milla Milla Water Fall Circuit, Tablelands, Kuranda and many other areas for a reasonable fee.
Typically I try to do without rules as the most important outcome for me is that my guests have the best possible experience while they stay with me with effortless ease, comfort and fun.
With this in mind I kindly ask my guests be considerate, respectful, clean and tidy while they enjoy staying with me.
If you require something special like a favorite food, I am happy to buy it for you and have it ready when you arrive.
Sen kindly picked us up from where we were staying to bring us to his home. He made sure we felt at home, and we enjoyed a dinner together. One of our favorite things that we did with Sen was watch to fascinating documentaries with him. Thank you so much Sen for showing those to us! His house is located in a nice area, and it's right next to the beach. It's a little far from Cairns city (although we mainly went to Cairns to see nature, the beach, etc.) if you're taking the bus, but it is right next to a very pretty area called Palm Cove.
It was great to meet you Kate and Mohammad and thank you for choosing to stay with me. I enjoyed the riveting conversations we engaged in and the industry of commuter science and where it is headed is fascinating indeed.
I loved sharing and showing my favorite documentaries with you and I am glad that you found them so interesting.
All the very best with your studies in Australia and the travel you will be doing in the coming months to support your studies. I am sure you will excel with flying colors.
This was my second time staying with Sen. A quick holiday weekend but it was just right. It's a great location for my 2-year-old and I; we rent bikes and everything we need is in reach. As always, Sen was generous with his time and we enjoyed having dinner with him and the other guest.
Our stay with Sen was wonderful. He warmly welcomed us into his lovely home. The location is great! Just steps from the beach. Cairns tropical zoo is right around the corner and close proximity to port Douglas cairns central and the rain forest. Our room was nice and clean and we felt like we were at home! Amazing time with a great host!
Thank you Rose. It was my pleasure to host you and Alex. As I mentioned meeting people from around the world is a great privilege, specially when they are so easy going, self reliant and friendly as you and Alex.
I enjoyed our shared times, dining, watching Red Dog and chatting about science and the universe. Thank you also for the invitation to visit you in the US at some point in the future. I will certainly keep it in mind and hope to catch up with you again.
We had a fantastic stay at Sen's place. Sen is a remarkable host - he guided us very well. Sen suggested that we rent a car during our stay, which we did and saw more places in and around Cairns. It was raining when we were in Cairns and Sen's guidance on picking a suitable day for the Great Barrier Reef turned out to be very useful. Sen also got us a good discount with the Reef tour operator, "Passions of Paradise" and the tour was spectacular. Sen has a special visitor in his garden on certain days(almost daily? :)) - a cute wallaby, who keeps everyone entertained. I will recommend anyone visiting Cairns to stay with Sen.
Karthik, thank you so much for your kind review. I enjoyed hosting you and Preeti just the same and sharing a little part of my the world with my guests brings me a lot of joy. Being a tourist town it is very easy for travelers to fall into tourist traps and my goal is to ensure my guests have the best possible experience while in Cairns in my care.
So I am really glad to have accomplished that goal with you and Preeti. As you found out there is so much to see and do here in Cairns and that is why I always recommend a vehicle to my guests.
I am also glad to hear that you enjoyed some of the World Cup Cricket games in Melbourne too.
Once again a heartfelt thank you to both of you for being such fabulous guests and I hope we get to meet again.
I was with my girlfriend with him. He was a fantastic host. He picked us up from the airport and drop off.
He has organized for us, taking into account all the weather excursions. His neighborhood is just perfect. Very quiet location, the beach is about 3min away from his house. Supermarket, restaurants, post office, Tropical Zoo and much more is within walking distance. He has showed us during a road trip and gave us lots of information and insider tips.
We felt like we were at home. We are likely to share everything. The house was very clean, his photos that corresponded exactly what we found. We had a lot of fun together. For this reason alone, because our English is not so good. He was very patient with us. We enjoyed our time with him very much. We would have liked to have stayed longer. He was very friendly, courteous, attentive, self-sacrificing, cordial, helpful, personable, very communicative and totally uncomplicated. Simply the best host you can imagine. We would hesitate to book him again as host. We enjoyed our stay very much with him and keep him in our memory.
The pleasure was all mine Michaela. A heartfelt thank you and Irma for being such perfect, happy, easy-going guests and for this lovely review. I loved hosting you and assisting you with tour booking and the like as well as spending time with you, getting to know each other. Being a Airbnb host is so rewarding when I get to meet amazing guests like you two, who have such a positive outlook to make the most of any situation with permanent smiles on your faces. You are in my memory too and I hope to see you again one day in season this time. Wishing you grand, happy, adventure for the rest of your holiday. Keep in touch.
Schon die Ankunft bei Sen war so herzlich, alsob man zu einem guten Freund kommt. Seine sehr freundliche, hilfsbereite Art haben diesen Aufenthalt zu einem schönen Erlebnis werden lassen. Wir hatten tolle und interessante Gespräche. Er hat mir alle wichtigen und sehenswerten Dinge in der näheren Umgebung während einer Tour mit seinem Auto gezeigt bzw viele Informationen parat gehabt. Es war dies meine zweite Buchung über Airbnb und ich bin zutiefst beeindruckt, welch schöne Erfahrung ich auf menschlicher Seite aber auch zu 100% was die Unterbringung betrifft, gemacht habe. Alles war sehr sauber, ich konnte mich im Haus prima aufhalten, die Küche ist optimal fürs Kochen ausgestattet, der Strand ist nur ein paar Meter entfernt. Alles zusammen eine große Empfehlung!
Thank you so much for this lovely review Antje. Likewise I felt you were a friend even before you arrived in Cairns and like you I am very grateful for the human experience that transpired, where we went from being strangers to friends in a short time.
I too enjoyed the conversations we shared along with the dining, watching movies and just hanging out. You are an incredibly open and easy person to spend time with and I am glad our paths crossed.
Wishing you many good things settling into work back in Germany and do keep in touch as it will be great to see you and experience your positive, gentle manner again.
It was a beautiful experience to live in Sens house. Its a sweet home out of home.
Though we could not meet Sen, he ensured that the place was ready for us and constantly followed up with me to check whether everthing was OK. He also gave us contact points in case we needed any assistance which was great.
We also met Diane his friend who was such a sweet heart. She had dropped by to ensure that the place was ready for the next guests which i found really impressive on Sens part, that he made sure everything is OK for his guests even in his absence.
We thoroughly enjoyed each and every moment spent here and did a lot of activities around cairns. There is also a Wallaby staying at his property and we kept spotting it now and then.
All in all, highly recommend place and host.
You are too good Sen
My sentiments exactly Roshan. I wish I got the chance to meet you and wife too. Typically I spend a lot of time with my guests showing them around and taking care of them as much as I can. So you guys will just have to come back.
I must thank you so much for being such easy going, relaxed and wonderful guests in my absence. I could not have asked for anything more from a guest than to be self-reliant and care free as you were while I was away. Bravo!
Keep in touch and I hope to meet you somewhere, someday. You never know what is possible.
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About the Host, Sen
Hello, bonjour, hola, ciao, hallo, aloha...
I was born a traveler. From a young age, I’ve been lucky enough to live in a number of locations around the world. This has allowed me to meet people of many cultures and backgrounds. It’s an experience I cherish and it has largely formed my own love of travel and passion for building relationships with like-minded travelers.
My most treasured memories of travel are often measured by the positive experiences gained through contact with others. This is something I like to reciprocate to my guests here in Cairns, by being the best host I can through providing guidance and support to my guest where needed.
Airbnb is a fabulous way to accomplish this goal.
I am the co-founder of an advertising agency based out of Cairns. I often travel to Sydney, Melbourne and even overseas on occasions. My business partner and good friend Roberto is in one of my profile photos.
I enjoy open discussions over a meal, visiting nearby attractions with my guests, cooking, driving my cars, science (especially astronomy!) and, most of all, meeting people and making new friends. A photo with a group of my close friends is in my profile photos.
Travel safely and enjoy the wonder of Australia.
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