Artist's home in Manoora, Cairns

Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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Share with a performer / artist and her child, a funny 13 year old, and a cute collie cross called Maxi (sleeps outdoors!). We are queer friendly, kid friendly, just about every kind of friendly :} Clean, comfortable and fun!

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $11 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 11%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Queen bed in a sweet room overlooking a lush tropical garden. House is fully fenced and secure, in a quiet street in Manoora, Cairns. Wifi and all landline calls included. Gorgeous pool with fountain. Bus stop around the corner, we are 15 minutes from town, and 7 minutes from the airport. Quickest and easiest way to get here from the airport is by taxi - around $20 - and I can often pick guests up from the airport or station, depending on my work schedule.

Share with a performer / artist and her child, a quirky 13 year old, and a cute collie cross called Maxi (sleeps outdoors!). We are queer friendly, kid friendly, just about every kind of friendly :} Expect lots of artworks, musical instruments, movie nights and an occasional rehearsal! I keep my home clean and my garden fruitful - herbs, vegies and fruit trees out front, tropical forest plants out back. We are breeding the endangered Cairns Birdwing Butterfly in our back yard!

While you are here, you are one of the family. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and if you would like to share other meals with us you are welcome - I just ask that you contribute something to the kitchen in return :} If you prefer to eat out or to cook for yourself that is also perfectly fine.

I walk the dog at the creek or the beach every day, and we quite often do day trips to beautiful local forests, markets and festivals. Guests are welcome to join us on our outings. We are both involved in the arts, and you are also welcome to join us at theater, music and visual arts events. Be as social, or as reclusive, as you feel - this is your home for the time being. Come and stay!

Guest Access

There is a bicycle, and a moped that guests can borrow to get around. Guests are welcome to use all the household amenities: pool, washing machine, computer and printer, kitchen, TV and X Box, musical instruments, games - anything that is kept in shared areas is for sharing!

Interaction with Guests

I work from home, and am usually on hand to answer questions or give local tips. We like to share meals with our guests, and to spend time having fun.

The Neighborhood

A multicultural neighbourhood close to the town centre. 2 shopping centres in walking distance, with take away food shops, pharmacies, post offices, banks etc. Beautiful parks and swimming holes nearby.

Getting Around

Reef trips all depart from the Marina, which is in town - a 20 minute bus ride or a 10 minute cab fare (around $20 by cab). Depending on my work and home schedule, I'm happy to offer lifts into town and/or to the Marina. There are 2 bus routes within 5 minute's walk from our front door. Both will take you to town, local shopping centres, and the Botanical Gardens and Arts Centres.

Other Things to Note

We have a very friendly dog called Maxi - Maxi will cry if you don't say hello to him! The garden is full of flowers, butterflies and beautiful birds. We grow our own herbs and spices.

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House Rules

no shoes and no smoking indoors! Shoes and smoking outdoors is fine :'}
No food in the bedrooms.
Far North Queensland is full of wildlife, and the wildlife will come into your bedroom if you have food in it!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
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coffee machine - my pride and joy

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About the Host, Zelda

Cairns, Australia
Member since April 2011


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