The Sunflower Room with your comfy KING BED waiting for you. This bed can be converted to a Twin Share.
We have a beautiful open plan home with 4 bedrooms (one of which is ours).
The Sunflower Room, has been upgraded to a KING BED with the added option of a TWIN SHARE (if you prefer).
Please let me know if you want the King Bed or Twin Share when booking.
This room has its' own shower with complimentary Shampoo, Conditioner & Shower Gel for your use. Clean linen including Bath & Beach towels are provided in your room.
.....A cleaning fee of $10.00 applies for SINGLE NIGHT STAYS
.....A weekly rate can be negotiated on request.
.....A spa is also available for your use. No charge
A SINGLE FOLD UP BED can be added to this room if travelling with an extra adult for an additional cost of $15.00 per night.
A COT is also available if travelling with an infant at an extra cost of $5.00 per night.
The toilet, situated at the end of the hall, outside the sunflower room, is shared by the 3 bedrooms.
A magnificent timber deck surrounds the pool and leads to the private entrance of the Sunflower Room. Our waterfall, which cascades into the swimming pool, is enhanced by beautiful lush greenery. A shade sail covers the pool to keep the water at a magic temperature for everyones use. The fully waterproof sail covers the deck so that you can enjoy this area in all weather conditions.
Wi Fi is connected and is included in the price of your room.
A fully equipped kitchen, in the barbeque area, has a gas barbeque, refrigerator, microwave & gas stove for your use. This is one of 3 outside living areas.
A TOASTER specifically for GLUTEN FREE requirements available on request.
We are within walking distance to the Edge Hill Village which has a bakery, butcher, cafes, and restaurants. The Centenary Lakes, Botanic Gardens and Red Arrow walking track are within a 10 minute walk of our home. For those who wish to climb the Red Arrow, it takes approximately 30 Minutes up and down. This is a great way to experience some natural rainforest with its' habitants and exercise if you wish to do so. Once at the top of the Red Arrow you can see the picturesque views of Cairns City, the foreshore and surrounding harbour.
For those who do not wish to climb mountains but do want to do some form of leisurely exercise, there is a 2.5 klm walking track along the esplanade. This stretches the full length of our foreshore/esplanade. Beautiful by day or night.
Cairns has a salt water Lagoon for swimming which is used by all (locals and visitors alike). It is surrounded by grassed areas for sun baking and FREE barbeques and FREE WIFI.
On Saturdays our local markets are held at the Lagoon. Local crafts and souvenirs to purchase.
We are close to the bus routes to the City and the Beaches. If self driving the furtherest of our beaches is only 20 minutes away. Gorgeous beaches for you to enjoy.
Port Douglas is only 45 minutes away and on Sundays hold their own markets. Here you can purchase arts & crafts and Local fruit and Vegetables. The spectacular drive to Port Douglas is an experience not to be missed while visiting our area.
There is a comprehensive collection of travel brochures in your room to help you plan your adventures while visiting us.
The airport is only a 10 minute drive away and we are more than happy to do pickups and drop offs.
We have 3 wonderful animals which include:
Kira.......8 year old female maltese poodle cross dog
Xana.......8 year old female Himalayan persian cross cat
Sonny.....4 year old Cockateil (bird)
We have been told that our house (our pride and joy) is like living at a Resort in the suburbs. We are proud of what we have achieved with our renovations.
Feel free to contact us and we look forward to sharing our home and the wonderful surrounding areas with you.
Our guests have access to the WI FI, pool, back deck and open air kitchen/bar-b-que area and Bar-b-que (if using the bar-b-que we ask if you clean it afterwards ready for someone else to use). Our guests are most welcome to join us in the lounge to watch favourite shows or sports on television or just a friendly chat.
Interaction with Guests
We will interact with our guests as much or as little as they want. Tony and I are generally at home while the guests are staying with us and willing to help with daily excursions.
We like our neighbourhood as it is close to our wonderful Botanical Gardens, Red Arrow Walk and lots of cafes and restaurants for all peoples tastes. Our house is greatly situated ... only 5klms from the airport and the City Centre (in different directions).
If the weather if good guests can walk to the city.
We have a very good bus system which leaves from the next street (2-3minutes walk) and from the small shopping centre (10 minutes walk from our house). There is also a taxi service.
Lots of daily trips to be had and we are happy to help organise these for our guests.
We do sometimes help our guests get to their daily trips e.g. marina for reef trip.
Other Things to Note
We do not have air-conditioning but do have good fans and a pool to cool off with.
Smoking outdoors only. PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you are not near any doorways as the smell of smoke wafts into the house. Please be mindful of the other occupants of the house. It would be appreciated if you would empty the ashtray daily and before checking out(as the smell is not good for those of us who do not smoke).
Pool can be used anytime but please be aware of other guests and neighbours with noise.
When using the pool DEFINITELY NO GLASS past the glass fence. There are plastic glasses and plates in the bar-b-q cupboards which can be taken beyond the glass fence.
Please DO NOT hang wet towels or clothing over the furniture in your room. There is a personal clothes line outside your room,also in the back yard and 1 in the carport for your clothing. A towel rack(made by Tony) is in your room for your wet towels.
PLEASE NOTE: When using the handbasin outside your room please DO NOT leave personal toiletries there as other people in the house use this area too. You have an area in your room to store these items.
Thank you for your understanding with this matter.
Lynn and Tony welcomed us mid-morning, provided us full access to their beautiful home, pool and outside patio area. Laundry was hung on her outside clothes line after visiting the local laundry mat (although Lynn offered to wash for a minimal charge). Her quiet neighborhood is near a local grocery store and close to the cruise terminal (10 minute drive). Her home is also on the bus line although we rented a car at the airport. We appreciated their recommendations for Green Island, Tablelands and Mossman/Daintree area. If you have your own transport, do visit these beautiful areas. Tony and Lynn attempt to meet all of your needs. I wish I was one of their neighbors.
The first impression of Tony and Lynn was a welcoming sign and a gracious ride to their home from the airport... what more could we ask. They started our trip off perfectly by giving us a tour of Cairns as soon as we arrived. They are the kindest, most generous and helpful people you could possibly stay with there. Everyday they were eager to assist us in anyway possible including dropping us off at tour pick up locations and giving us awesome tips about which tours and sites were the best. Their home was lovely, the beds were comfortable, clean, very well prepared for our arrival. They have a beautiful backyard including a pool and outside kitchen. Also, their pets were absolutely adorable. I am missing their dog already. I would 100% recommend choosing their house when planning your trip, it really pays to stay with the locals. Thanks Tony and Lynn!!!!!
I will add another enthusiastic review to the multitude already posted here. Tony and Lynn are the best hosts - helpful, full of good tips. I stayed in the Sunflower Room, which is spacious and very comfortable. The house is just outside the center of Cairns, an easy walk to,restaurants and shops and a short, convenient bus ride to the center of town. I had a great time in Cairns and thought this was just a great place to stay.
Even though my stay was short, the accommodations felt like I was staying at a top notch hotel, but with a warm and personal touch.
Very clean and welcoming place -with a great outdoor area to have breakfast. Attention to detail -and a fresh breakfast that made my morning... Better accommodations than I had expected!
Lynn made quite an effort to make sure I met my tour appointments by driving me to the pick up locations and contacting the tour companies on my behalf. Very conscientious of my schedule. This was greatly appreciated!
(They were extremely helpful when my flight was changed and I had to come in late... so willing to aid me in re-arranging my plans.)
Only thing I regret is I wish I had stayed longer to get to know Tony and Lynn better. :)
It is a nice house for stay which offers all you may need , the couple are nice they pick me up and also take me to the airport , there is a beautiful swimming pool in the house it's givens me a lots of help to live throgh of the high temperature .
Great place to stay! They picked us up from the airport and showed us the city. Their house is not near the center but the bus connection is good and they brought us to pick up points. The house is great, room is large and got its own shower! We also used the swimmingpool and garden which is very relaxing! Would totally recommend this place!
We had a great time at the home of Tony and Lynn. Great warm hospitality, all very clean and just as you see it on the pictures. We especially enjoyed the clean, refreshing Pool at the end of a warm day. Highly recommended!
Thanks a lot again to Lynn and Tony!
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We are a fun loving retired couple who love sharing our home with family and visitors alike. I (Lynn) have been hosting international students for the past 24 years. Tony is new to hosting (only 7 years) and is loving it too. We enjoy being ambassadors for our region of which we are very proud.
We enjoy rock n roll dancing and entertaining guests. We often have friends and family visit for bar-b-ques or dinner parties.
I (Lynn) love cooking and trying new recipes.
Between us we have travelled extensively. Some of our favourite places are Canada, Uluru (Ayres Rock), Japan, Tasmania and cruising the South Pacific.
We love going to musicals especially those produced by our Local Choral Society.Tony (being a bit of a revhead) loves attending the local speedway. I am learning to enjoy this sport too. We enjoy watching any sport (mainly on television) which includes our local or Australian Teams e.g. Tennis, Basketball, Cricket and Football. We have recently attended the Brisbane International Tennis. What an amazing time we had. 50's 60's music is our favourite dance music. You will often hear this music played throughout the day.
While staying with us you can enjoy as much privacy as you wish or you can join us at anytime including mealtimes to share your days activities or just talking.
Chatting about our beautiful country is something we enjoy immensely and we love hearing about your countries too.
Giving you information on beautiful places to see and things to do while you are staying with us is what we love to do.
We look forward to hearing from you soon and we can enjoy each others company in a beautiful piece of paradise.