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Resident host who loves living in the Tropics and by the sea ,like adventure ,ocean activities, bushwalking , meeting people from all over the globe and travelling ( which is not often enough)spare me traffic and city crowd living.
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I booked through Anna, who couldn't have been more help, asking how we would like the beds made up (as we needed three singles) arranged wonderful reef and forest trips as I asked her to do so. The appartment was clean, cool and comfortable, overlooking a safe bathing area protected from stingers to swim. They have breakfast on site if you don't want make your own and the boat club is perfect for a relaxed dinner. Malcom was a real star helping out with the airport travel. Thank you both and their lovely daughter Tahlia
What great hosts! Very welcoming and great help with bookings. Although the weather wasn't on our side, we had a great time. Beautiful large space with nice balcony right across from the ocean! Very quiet area, nice and relaxing :)
What a great place !! Everything was perfect , we didn't want to leave this lovely place . The flat was juge, very Clean , Good internet , and the best : The FAMILY Thank you Anna , Malcolm and Thalia . We will come back for sure, it is The place to be in cairns
Imagine a place equipped with everything you need....a complete kitchen, wifi access, cozy living space, a soft, comfortable bed, and even access to laundry facilities. Now imagine that place to be right across a quiet road from a beautiful sandy beach with amazing sunrise views. Then imagine your hosts to be warm, welcoming and wonderful, and you have a small part of what makes this spot magical. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you still have access to transportation, either to the city or whatever excursion you'd like to plan, as well as hosts to help you choose what's just right for you. We have stayed at many airbnb spots, both at home and internationally, but I have to rank this most highly. Thank you, Malcolm, Anna and Talia, for making our visit very special.
Oh, and you can listen to the kookaburra and other Australian birds too. A definite plus!
Malcolm and Anna were incredible hosts. They were very accommodating with our late arrival and our last minute planning to take a day trip to the Outter Reef (everything was taken care of before we arrived). They room exceeded our expectations and having a kitchen was wonderful. They were both very knowledgable about the area and had so many great recommendations. We enjoyed getting to spend sometime with Malcom, Anna, and Tahlia during our short stay and hope to visit them again!
Malcolm, his daughter, and his wife were very welcoming. They seem to very much enjoy being hosts and will most likely invite you to join them for conversations and/or meals. They were also kind enough to upgrade us to a beachfront apartment on the same street and to give us recommendations of places to visit. They also offered to book us tours and activities to do during our stay. I would absolutely recommend staying at any of their establishments.
Yorkeys Knob is a very quiet area outside of Cairns, but a perfect location to see the sights in the region. The apartment was just what our family of four needed, allowing us plenty of space, a beautiful view of the beach, and a place that felt more like a home than a vacation rental. We had our own car, and were able to park easily on property, but transport to and from the apartment was offered and readily available.
Malcolm, Anna, and Tahlia were gracious hosts. Had I not already made our sightseeing arrangements, they would have happily booked for us. Malcolm was kind enough to arrange a dinner location for us our first evening before we had a chance to visit the local grocery store. We only had a brief stay with them, but would have enjoyed spending more time getting to know them.
I don't know that we'll ever have a chance to visit again, but I would certainly recommend this location to anyone visiting the Cairns area.
We enjoyed our stay at the Beach Place a lot. Malcolm, Anna and their daughter Tahlia are wonderful hosts and we felt very welcome during our entire stay. They went to great lengths to make our stay as comfortable as possible and even organised a cot for our baby.
The hosts are also very knowledgeable about the area and can book activities for you if required. Their recommendations were always spot on.
The apartment is nice, spacious and impeccably clean. The location is superb too, right at the beach and conveniently situated next to the guarded swimming area. Further, the location is quiet and relaxing and lends itself well as a base to explore the Cairns area.
We would definitely book again and can recommend this listing without hesitation.
Malcolm, Anna, and their daughter made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. I'd like to say we're great planners but when we arrived we had nothing booked. Anna & Malcolm took care of it - booking everything for us - sometimes even after-hours. Thanks to them we got to snorkel/dive the reef twice, see the reef from a small sightseeing plane, swim in a beautiful fresh water river with waterfall, and learn to paddle board!
Quiet when we wanted it but lively when we didn't - there's always something to do at The Beach Place. Whether it's lounging on the deck listening to birds, sunning on the beach, swimming, or talking to locals as they stop by the store to say hello or get some supplies, it's a wonderful place to vacation. The beach is literally across the street and thanks to the time difference I saw the sunrise over the beach almost everyday. We swam every day, at odd hours, because it was so convenient. While we traveled during jelly season, there was a very large net installed at the beach in front of the Beach Place so jellies didn't stop us from taking advantage of the water.
The apartment was as pictured, with washer and dryer in the unit (though we air dried our clothes). The living space was wonderfully breezy and we left the windows open the entire time. It was nice to have a full kitchen table, especially when we had to squeeze in a bit of work during our time there. Wireless was fast, free, and reliable - not to be taken for granted in Australia. For you coffee (espresso) lovers, they have a "real" espresso machine downstairs and Malcolm will be happy to make you a long-black or whatever you're keen to drink that day.
In summary, the apartment was spacious and made our stay feel as comfortable as a luxury hotel. Anna, Malcolm and their daughter made our stay feel like a family visit. We hope to visit them again someday.
We had a great time here in your very comfortable apartment. (Shower is fab!) It's a great base from which to explore all the things which the area has to offer. Thanks to Malcolm and Anna for their helpful tips and advice. We were truly reef struck!