Hi I am Annelies. I welcome you to my apartment and I will tell you all about the attractions and things to do. :-)
I had a wonderful short break at Annelies' lovely apartment. It is a great place and I'd love to come back sometime. The highlights were the peace and quiet, the fantastic swimming pool (large enough to swim my daily laps and I had it to myself every day) and going to sleep and waking to the sound of birdsong. Also the lovely walk from the apartment to the beach and the village. I was in wind-down mode so took my time to walk to Clifton Beach for some groceries (the 'supermarkets' in Palm Cove don't have much and are ridiculously overpriced) and as it was raining I caught the bus back. Lovely restaurants in the village too of course, but I was working and enjoying the apartment so much I didn't have much urge to leave! I met Annelies just briefly as I was leaving and she seems like a really lovely person. Might bheck out her other place next time I'm up that way! Thanks Annelies!
Response from Annelies:
Thanks Di, for the lovely review.
Hopefully, you can make it to Yorkeys Knob next time.
Thanks to Annelies, we had a wonderful time in Cairns for 5 days. She's extremely kind and helpful. We failed to book a day tour to Cape Tribulation, then she organised the day tour for us by herself. She even picked us up from the airport and sent us off. We were so lucky to stay with her as she's not only helping us to arrange our tour, but also help us to experience the local culture and lifestyle that you would never experience by joining traveling agency or exploring by yourself. It's truly a fantastic experience. I will strongly recommend you to stay in her house if you get any chance (as she normally won't do 'bnb' stuff).
Response from Annelies:
Thanks Cherise for the nice review. Hope you brought back lots of nice memories from Australia :)
I really enjoyed staying at Annelies's place in Yorkeys Knob which is a 15 min drive from the Cairns airport. Annelies is an awesomely good natured host who really tries to make you comfortable. I was there during Christmas and she invited her neighbors and other guests for a really nice Christmas lunch. It was fun to chat with other Aussies and to know more about life in Australia.
The location is perfect. The beach is a short walk away. There is a reasonably good Indian place and a few other eateries and a grocery store within walking distance. Downtown Cairns and airport are a short drive away. Trips to the barrier reef depart from the downtown area so it's very convenient. Among other attractions - there are some good hikes close by and lots of nice beaches along the coast. About 2 hrs to cape tribulation. The place is also very quiet and there is a huge backyard with some chickens. There are also 2 nice dogs. It's best to say hello to the dogs on arrival so that they know you. There is good wifi internet. The room has air conditioning but I preferred to use the portable fan as it was nice at night. There is a common fridge and kitchen which I did not use as I was going out early each day. In short I would highly recommend this place.
Response from Annelies:
Thanks Girish for the nice review :)
We had a wonderful stay at Palm Cove using this accommodation. It was extremely clean with all the amenities you would require such as bath towels, beach towels, ample linen and blankets and airconditioners in each room. The stove and oven worked great with fully stocked plates, bowls, utensils etc. The crocodile and local pool was clean and warm. A nice stroll to the beach and main street of Palm cove. We also used the gym/sports centre in the complex.
We had a toddler staying too so it was wonderful to have a high chair, port a cot and stroller supplied so we didn't need to transport any of those interstate. Also a bonus to find children's books, balls, pool equipment, tennis rackets and paper and pencils in the cupboards. I would not hesitate recommending this unit as we had an amazing time and we were 100% happy with this accommodation. We hope to stay here again. With all the little extras it was very affordable and very family friendly.
Fantastic place in a great location, Annelies was a great host that also provided lots of great infomation about the local area. I would recommend this place to anyone.
We stayed with a 17month old and this flat was very baby friendly, quiet and the block of units pool was perfect for us with a very shallow shelf and good shade. There was also a cot and high chair.
Airconditioning was also good at keeping place comfortable
The complex is a little out of town (maybe a ten/ fifteen minute walk) which didn't phase us but some people may want to take into consideration
Great location for a family holiday. Beautiful shaded pool in the complex plus great resort pool also available. Annaliese helped us by proving a cot and high chair. We had a really lovely time.
A great place to stay. The apartment had everything we needed. It quite big and there was plenty of room. Close to all sorts of eating places, the beach and the golf course.
The unit is in the beautiful Palm Cove. The resort is well designed and really close to nature. We can use the swimming pool and bbq facilities downstairs. The rooms were great, comfortable mattresses. The place just worths the price. It is especially great to take a walk in the evening, indulging ourselves in the peaceful surroundings. You can see a lot of wildlife on the way. Anyway, Cairns is just amazing, no matter how many times I have been there, my love to it will never fade. Thanks, Annelies, for everything!
An excellent appartment with all facilities, Pool lovely but very warm - understandable with the temperature. Would benefit from internet access and flyscreens need attention. Be aware that when BBQing on the complex, early evening there are lots of biting insects, Best place to eat is The Surf Club. Great food at excellent prices