About this listing
Not across the road- not two blocks away, we are on the beach ! Rare , I know ! :)
Think: Honeymoon, Anniversary, Girls weekend, Boys Weekend, Grandparents and the kids, Diving Groups, Bird-watches, Fishers and people who just want to get-a-way from it all. Everyone loves Aqua Mondo. This is not your typical holiday rental. Aqua Mondo is a special place. A modest ‘beach shaque" with all the unique charms of a bygone era.
Aqua Mondo builds on the charms of a 50's style 'beach shack 'by adding a touch of 'Palm Springs' to this unique location. Nestled between Redden Island Nature Reserve and the the Coral Sea, AquaMondo is part of a very special enclave.
If you appreciate luxurious amenities , butterfly filled tropical gardens, retro inspired design and best of all, absolute beach front location (just 1 step to the sand); Like many others... you will fall in love with AquaMondo!
The property is conveniently located near major attractions in and around Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef is a mere 40 minute boat ride away, Cairns central 15 minutes, the Rainforest of the Tablelands and Port Douglas 30 to 45 minutes.
Within walking distance: The bird life of Redden Island Reserve and the sand spit of the (fish filled) Barron River.
AquaMondo is perfect if you are looking for a unique holiday experience, it is not your 'usual ' multi story 'concrete box' holiday style accommodation.
AquaMondo is within close proximity of the with the very best that Cairns has to offer. TRUE!
We have modest off street parking with one or two steps to access the house. The "shaque" is on the beach via a pool deck that has secure pool fencing.
Interaction with Guests
You will have full privacy with no on site manger present.
We are on a small island. A nature reserve one side - beach the other. Unique. One small strip of houses. Access to the Barron river. Great for - foreshore walks.
Public transport is available in the hamlet of Machans beach. Business hours only bus available to the city. Taxis are available - but ridiculously expensive. Best hire a car at the airport.
Other Things to Note
Hey . Thought about making the most of your stay? How about adding a Trigger class to your stay. Seriously cool people who are passionate about there skills/knowledge really willing and able to share what they know. Your own group. One on one. (Stu - a photographer is great. He will give you a Master class in Digital photography whilst show you a few very cool - off piste place round Cairns.)
We can't do parties...loud ones, big ones, small ones white or blue ones..Smaller , wine and cheese type gatherings are OK. ( Can you believe 2 guests have held weddings at Aqua Mondo after acknowledging our 'no parties/weddings' policy. Seriously ... we are talking catering trucks and musicians).
Noise after 10pm is an issue. We have cool neighbours who don't like to be bothered or disturbed - you get the picture. Speaking of pictures , we have a great DVD library that some have borrowed from and forgotten to return :( If you would really like a title let us know and we'll organise it for you).
There you have.. it. No big deal. The rest, we hope, is fairly common sense.. ( like, umm, not peeing in the pool! The water will turn bright pink if you do and photo's will automatically be posted to (website hidden)) .
One of the best weekends I have had in years. Thank you!
From the time we booked until we arrived we were excited to see Aqua Mondo and spend our weekend in Cairns there. Rob was always prompt and obliging in all of our enquiries. The place was tidy and equipped for everything we needed - The amazing tropical fruit platter was a perfect touch and greatly appreciated every breakfast!!
Great location, it is easy to access the Machan Beach and the sunset was amazing!! Also, The pool and deck are lovely. We really enjoyed the experience that we lived with AquaMondo!!
Rob was super friendly and the property was great. Would come back and would recommend!!
The beach house is amazing! Great location, nice design, you have no idea how comfortable we were. That's so called holiday!! Thank you Bob.
What a GREAT find this place was! We stayed in AirBNB places in Sydney (2x), Melbourne and Cairns. There is no doubt that AquaModo was my favorite and the most unique place. If you want to experience tropical living with quite a few comforts, this is the place for you.
I highly encourage you to wake up for the sunrise in the morning which can be clearly seen from the pool deck, or walk right out onto the beach out the back door. When the low tide is out, a huge sand bar appears, and on other mornings, 2 to 3 little islands appear beyond the sand bar. Its so cool to walk out there with a cup of coffee and start your day.
Loved this place and it had me thinking about never going home.
Aquamondo is just gorgeous, it far surpassed our expectations. The house is larger than I expected and has three great sized double bedrooms. The pool and deck are lovely and the view and access on to Machans beach are wonderful. It is 15 mins from Cairns downtown and 10 mins from the airport. Because it is on a nature reserve you feel like there is no-one else around. We already miss not waking up to the sound of the sea. I would book this house again at a moment's notice! Thanks Rob!
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About the Host, Rob
Hello, my name is Rob and I am an Independent Creative . I have two cool listings on AirBnB. One in Cairns - AquaMondo and another in Sydney- Turtle Run. Both Waterfront and both very unique