Clifton Beach sunset. Photo taken April 2nd 2016. You can walk to this very spot in 2 minutesStreet view of my home. Beach is to the right
Seaside At Clifton Beach Cairns

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Welcome To My Home!

Wow! Can you believe it? That beach you see in the picture above is just 200m 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 in 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 and sort after neighborhood.

And it’s all just 40 minutes drive to Port Douglas and 30 minutes to Kuranda Village. Most of the main attractions are closer to my home than the city and tour operators will provide transfers to all of those attractions including the Great Barrier Reef.

The airport is 20 minutes drive to the South while the city centre is 30 minutes in the same direction in peak traffic. No matter where you stay in Cairns, I recommend a rental vehicle as driving here is easy and it will provide you with the freedom to explore the region in your own time.

The lifestyle here is relaxing and tranquil surrounded by nature and natural attractions in all directions.

If you choose to stay with me, included in your accommodation is a comfortable private room, quality queen bed, spacious bathroom, bath and separate toilet. I have 2 rooms listed on Airbnb.

Facilities include high-speed wireless ADSL 2 throughout the home, along with a BOSE 5.1 home theatre system with 70 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 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”.

Things To Do And See…Just A Walk Away.

About 20 minutes walk to the North is Palm Cove, one of the most beautiful suburbs of Cairns. There are more than 20 restaurants/cafes 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 a 10 minute walk. My favorite Thai restaurant is also here along with a pizzeria and excellent fish and chip outlet.

Cairns Night Zoo is also just a walk away too, about 15 minutes. It’s a world-class attraction featuring Australian native animals, including crocodiles, kangaroos, koalas, snakes and other animals. See website for more details.

Must-See Highlights

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. Mossman Gouge which is 20 minutes north of Port Douglas is one of my personal favorite places to visit.

Pristine Cape Tribulation is 120 minutes away to the north. This is where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. 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 tourists attractions, 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 the very popular Skyrail, AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping, Trinity Beach restaurants, 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. I have often taken my guests to many of these places.

Wait..There's More....

I own an ad agency and 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.

Other Facilities

Sunbus (public transport) into the city can be taken along the Arlington Esplanade along the beach, 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 Clifton Beach and all other beach suburbs and the rental company will drop off and pick up bikes from my home.


Come and enjoy one of the most naturally beautiful places any where in the world.

My aim is to providing a sense of belonging with a home away from home experience for my guests and I strive to ensure your holiday runs as smooth as possible in every way.

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


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House Rules
Not suitable for pets

Typically I try to be as flexible as possible because the most important outcome for me is that my guests have the best possible experience while they stay in my home.

So with this in mind I kindly ask my guests to exercise common sense, be considerate, respectful, clean and tidy while they're staying with me.


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3 nights minimum stay

111 Reviews

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Boris & Naur User Profile
August 2017
Nice host! Beautiful house near by the beach, for enjoying a relaxed holiday time :-)

Debbie User Profile
August 2017
We would definitely stay here again. Sen is a very caring and helpful host, although we haven't had a chance to meet with him but we felt warmth welcome from the first day.

Arielle User Profile
July 2017
Sen was out of town when I booked with him. But he was one of the most communicative and friendly hosts I have ever stayed with! He was sooo helpful with relaying all the information for the best spots re scuba and beaches. So wonderful! House was great and right next to the beach. Would recommend to anyone looking to stay at the lovely Clifton beach!
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Response from Sen:
Thank you so much Arielle, you are such a good sport in making the most of your time in Cairns while I was away in Europe. You are a brilliant communicator too and I am glad I was able to loan you my car. Specially, since you love driving. That worked out perfectly. All the very best for the future and keep loving life to the fullest.
July 2017

Philip User Profile
July 2017
Never met Sen, which is major problem for me: any issues could not be discussed with the owner face to face. Find it hard to believe that Sen received 90+ reviews, but only 1 person mentioned no air con. This is a major problem in Cairns(tropical weather). Compounding this fan only worked on setting 1 : room very hot & sticky. Towels smelly & had not been washed properly. Washing machine available, but no drier. Sen property Clifton Beach is 30 minutes from Cairns. Everything taken into account : Would not advise people stay Sen's.
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Response from Sen:
Dear Philip, I am offering a private room in my home at the modest fee of $75AUD. This is peak season in Cairns and a hotel room next door in Palm Cove is $200+ You may care to read the reviews written by Arielle, Tomas, Debbie and Megan. Interestingly I was OVERSEAS during their time in my home too. Yet they have highlighted the help and assistance I provided them from Europe. I spoke and messaged each guest almost everyday. Exactly the same service I OFFERED TO YOU ALSO. "How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours". WAYNE DYER With Megan, I organized her entire five days in Cairns. I had my business partner Roberto pick her up from the airport, give her a tour of the neighborhood and she was invited to dine with his family. All the while I was in Germany. I also connected Megan with Marino, an Airbnb guest from Venice who had come to stay with me for the second time. I spoke to you on the day you checked in and explained clearly that I had a travel pass on my mobile without roaming fees should you need to talk to me. Anytime. Also I said Tomas can help you as well if needed. As Tomas was a Airbnb guest that had become a good friend. But you didn't want to do that, the only time I get any feedback is through this review. Your concerns are trivial and had simple easy solutions. But seeking solutions don't appear to be your calling. Further to this, in my absence, I organized for you to have the Master Bedroom. 1.5 times the size of the advertised rooms and has a ensuite. But of course there is no mention of that. "When we criticise others, it says little or nothing about the other person, but rather for our need to be critical." DR RICHARD CARLSON - Author, Don't Sweat The Small Stuff Let me clarify a few other points I have 160 reviews not 90 The reason others didn't whine is they had no reason to Every Airbnb listing shows an amenities page. Last I looked there was no dryer shown on my page Cairns City is a backpacker hostel town with little to offer an older demographic It's a haven for backpackers, it has no beach and I am closer to every major attraction in The region than the city Clifton Beach and Palm Cove are the most sort after suburbs in Cairns and come with the highest Council land rates. Palm Cove Beach (same as Clifton Beach) is ranked in the top 10 beaches in Australia out of some 10,500+ "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt". MARK TWAIN
July 2017

Bessie User Profile
July 2017
Sen is a fantastic host and a genuine person. From the moment you book with him you're in good hands, he isn't only concerned about your commute but also your entire holiday experience. Sen went out of his way to to make us feel at home and even made us a fantastic dinner during our stay. As a first time airbnbers we are happy that we chose Sen as our host. If you're after a fabulous holiday experience and a 'home away from home' feeling, then Sen is you're won't be disappointed. Thanks sen!

Jacqueline User Profile
June 2017
The best airbnb we had on the whole roadtrip - go there! We really enjoyed our stay at sen's airbnb. The house is so beautiful and it is just a 5 minutes walk to Clifton beach which is very nice. Sen is a great host who will make you feel home. We had a lot of nice conversations and he made our time in there really special with his fantastic advices. We would come back anytime.
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Response from Sen:
Thank you so much Jacqueline/David I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay at my home. Just the same I loved hosting you both. Your good vibes are still in my home and I enjoyed the time and meals we shared together. As a host I never tire in doing what I do when I get to meet such incredible people such as you both and you're welcome back anytime. In the meantime enjoy summer back in Germany and keep in touch. You're in my thoughts.
June 2017

Tracey User Profile
April 2017
Thanks to Sen our trip was terrific. As first time Airbnbers ,Sen made us feel very welcome. A very gracious host with great local knowledge . Even offered to chauffeur us to and from the airport. Will look forward to our next visit with Sen when visiting Cairns again.
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Response from Sen:
You are most welcome Tracey. By default, you and John are such flawless guests and making my guests happy and content is my main priority as a host. To that end I am so glad you had such an enjoyable time. Yes please do stay in touch as I'd love to see you both again for sure. Thank you for the flowers and Rambutans.
April 2017

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Sen User ProfileSen is a superhost.

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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