Experience this beautiful old Queenslander with it's charm and character. In the heart of Cairns 200m from a large shopping centre, the railway station and buses. Just several blocks from the Esplanade and the Reef Terminal. More than just 2 guests? Then check my other listings (click on my profile photo) as I do have another room available but only have one party stay at a a time. Your stay will be more than just a bed, it will be a tropical experience.
My home is a 110 year old Queenslander is being restored to it's grand beauty. That's the thing about old Queenslanders, there is always something to work on. If you would like your stay in Cairns to be a sample of authentic local living then this is the place for you. Traditional Queenslanders are open and airy. Wide verandahs surround the house and are built in with classic timber louvres. When they are open it really brings outside inside, however the favourite spot is usually on the deck.
You have access to all the house and as your host I will make your stay as comfortable as possible. You will have access to the front (closed-in) verandah, the dining room, lounge and back deck. There is one bedroom with 2 single beds and a wardrobe. There is one bathroom. The kitchen is open for you to use at any time of the day. The laundry is under the house, again in less-than-princess conditions, but there is a washing machine and dryer for your use. The main computer in the house is available for your use and wireless wi-fi is limited but generally ample for travellers.
Interaction with guests
Most guests love breakfast on the deck. It saves lots of shopping for basics and is appreciated before a big day of adventure so I'm happy to include it. I'll even take you on an early morning walk if you aren't needing to race off to the reef or to catch a train to Kuranda. An idea of sights to see and things to do? If you need to discuss that prior to arriving then I can tell you the spots that the agents won't. My work takes me out of the house and my hours are somewhat unpredictable so you may find yourself getting home before I do sometimes.
Other things to note
The house is high-set with 10 steps to the top. Only the bedrooms are air conditioned.
My home has seen many years but is always very clean. Both bathroom kitchen are simple but functional. Nevertheless, it will be your home away from home and I strive to have you feel comfortable.
I only ask that respect the space we share. Thanks
I am a happy character, open to whatever comes my way.
Every morning I rise to take the dog for a walk, I like a round of gentle exercise and peaceful breakfast, often shared with my Airbnb guests.
I am a 5th generation Australian. I grew up in Victoria, traveled lots and then Cairns became my home. I have been here for over 20 years.
Being a traveller, I appreciate the importance of having a home when away from home. My house is your home whilst you are here with me.