About this listing
A beautiful self-contained unit located close to the heart of the city. You can have your privacy and freedom while still being in close contact with a local family. We provide breakfast, tea, coffee, wifi and 2 bicycles free of charge.
It's hard to believe that the tropical forest that is literally out the back door, is only walking distance from the city!
With lush rainforests, big rivers and the Great Barrier Reef just off the coast, Cairns is close to some of the most beautiful parts of the Great Barrier Reef.
This self-contained unit is under our Queenslander Blue House. It is a nice place to be while visiting Cairns because it is close to the city but with a very green, forest back garden.
Complete with your own kitchen, toilet and shower - this unit has air-conditioning, shared plunge pool, DVD player, and free wifi internet access. The laundry is shared. The unit is well equipped and best suited to a couple or family. The bathroom is quite small, and only has a curtain on the door so best for people that know each other well. The sofa bed is a click-clack style, double bed - but again probably best suited to one additional person. The kitchen is well stocked and includes a two burner electric stove and a small oven/grill. The bedroom has a queen sized bed. We also have various baby equipment available, including a porta-cot and high chair.
Our house is in a residential neighbourhood where you can walk to the city in about 20 minutes. We use bikes to get around as it is nice and flat with some great pathways. We like to live in an eco-friendly manner and our house is in a tropical forest setting. We keep the place neat and clean, but if you're chasing hotel-grade sterile surroundings, this unit may not suit you.
We are a really easy going, fun couple with a 5yo son Chad and our new arrival Dexter. We have been renting this unit for over 5 years to long-term tenants, and 2 years on AirBNB - so we are good at respecting your privacy, while being friendly and helpful. If you want convenience and amenity with a friendly family atmosphere, this is the unit for you.
Range of local knowledge and tourist information;
Cereal, milk, tea and coffee;
Fully equipped kitchen;
2 bicycles with helmets and lock;
Interaction with Guests
We are able to provide privacy to our guests, however we are only a stair case away. If you would like a chat or need some information, all you need to do is come upstairs and knock on the door.
Our house is located in the most beautiful natural setting, while only being walking distance to town. The back garden features a conservation area with paperbark and palm tree forests. You can walk to all tours and facilities in about 20 minutes, but it's a bit faster on the bikes we provide for free.
A taxi from the airport is best, however the shuttle bus has been know to drop guests at our doorstep. A few blocks from our house is the bus stop to catch buses into the city. Otherwise, most guests walk or use the bicycles.
Other Things to Note
The laundry is a shared facility and is part of the accommodation space. We try to use the washing machine only when you are out for the day so that is does not impact on your stay too much.
We want you to have a really enjoyable stay. The unit is underneath our high-set queenslander house. So, we'll be around for a chat and some advice on the best things to do in Cairns. None of us smoke and we would like it if you did not smoke on the property either. We also have young children, so would request that loud parties are finished by midnight. Other than that, come and go as you please - enjoy the house and the beautiful city.
Rob and Tania were great, very friendly and accommodating. Rob shared his knowledge of the area and offered great suggestions for what to see in our short time in Cairns. The space was clean and well stocked with linens and kitchen supplies. This was our first Airbnb experience and it was definitely a good one!
I had a short but wunderfull stay in your house ,thanks again,if i ever come back to Cairns , i would love to stay at yours again. Short ways to downtown,the trainstation,the esplanada,perfect !!! I had a "homefeeling" !
Wish you all the best and say , see you ....
and "tschüss" , Natalie
Great place- host was extremely helpful giving us advice on what to do around town (both tourist stuff and faves of the locals). Apartment was perfect for a short stay for three women.
Oh, and the rainforest in your backyard is epic.
Everything was great. Place is really spacious. Bikes was great, we used them every day to go to the city. Tania and Rob was not home when we came but they prepared everything for our arrival.
We had a very enjoyable short stay with Tania. The room was spacious and had everything we needed. The bikes were really handy for getting around. Tania and her family were excellent hosts and we would not hesitate to stay with her again in the future.
We were in a hurry so we couldn't talk a lot with Tania and her family, but we enjoyed the place. The unit was exactly as described and Tania was very kind and helpful. I recommend!
We had a great stay. Conveniently located, friendly family, they loaned us their bikes and we explored the esplanade area.
About the Host, Tania
Long-term Cairns residents, we make the most of the tropical lifestyle. Riding our bikes or skateboards most places, we love living close the city and work. Our family is me (Tania), my husband (Rob), our 4 year old son (Chad) and our new addition (Dexter). We're really active in the Community and you can often find us volunteering at the local food co-operative, on an environmental bike tour or just chilling out on the back deck drinking coffee.