“Our hosts were very friendly. Peter was very helpful and more than willing to provide information about the area which was very helpful. The property was lovely with a large back yard and a huge deck where we often had breakfast or dinner. We were 3 couples who each had their own air conditioned bedrooms and bathrooms. We were all very comfortable. Would highly recommend. Great hosts!”
Tropical modern house beside suburban forest
Tropical modern house beside suburban forest
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- 4 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 8
- 3 baths
About our home
Built in 2006 on a hill side to capture the freshness of tropical living we provide four bedrooms with three bathrooms. Open living and dining flow onto an outdoor covered timber deck where dining occurs most of the year. The master bedroom has wonderful light and air flowing into it and an outdoor private paved sexy herb terrace. The other bedrooms are generous in size and have natural light and have queen size beds. The fourth bed would be a day/night with additional mattress added. Three bedrooms are security screened. The house has air-conditioning throughout but it is seldom used and never needed in winter. There is no requirement for heating. The veranda looks onto a large tropical forested hill top with access to the top to join a delegated walking track towards the city to the Botanic Gardens. Views towards the Barron RIver Gorge are available from the back.
Granite kitchen top with servery to outdoor veranda
65" smart TV in lounge
45" smart TV in Master bedroom
Laundry room with top load washer dryer, tub and extra fridge
Huge Timber deck 4m x 16m
Fans and air-con in all rooms
3 x Queen size beds
Two fold flat couches make additional double beds
Indoor 8 seat dining with 6 seats
Veranda 8 seat dining with 6 seats
Lounge seating 6
Veranda lounge seating 5
Kitchen gas cooktop and electric oven and Dishwasher
Private herb garden terrace off master bedroom
3m x 15m Organic garden with seasonal produce available (no tending required)
Hyundai 5 seat car available
Located on the edge of an inner suburb only 13 minutes drive from the city, 50 minutes from Port Douglas (another international tourist mecca), 1 hour to Mossman Gorge a stunning river attraction run by the traditional owners and 1 hour 10 from Atherton on the elevated Atherton Tablelands where the climate is very different. We offer a 5 seat car which makes getting to anywhere absolutely convenient. There is also a bus service to the city and a convenience store and liquor store all within 7 minutes walk.. A large supermarket and shopping centre is 5 minutes drive. Crystal Cascades and other local freshwater swimming spots are about 10 minutes drive. The Skyrail tourist attraction is 10 minutes drive. Many tour operators operate out of Cairns if you seek guided tours.
Cairns is known internationally as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the great wonders of the planet, with many options for diving, snorkeling or sightseeing from commercial operators. Tropical North Queensland is also home to World Wilderness Rainforest where it sweeps down to fringe the reef. A google search will reveal unlimited options for ecotourism from the reef to outback camping.
We are grandparents so assorted kids equipment can be available including portable cot and pusher.
We would prefer a points swap. We intend to have the house available during the cooler months of May June July which is the peak tourist season. We will also try to accommodate requests for other dates.
- Main home
- Air conditioning
- Equipped for kids
- Disabled access
- No pets
“Peter has always been very prompt to answer to any questions and very easy to deal with regarding schedule changes. Their house is beautiful and wide, a peaceful nest in the forest. They lend a car with a child booster and a stroller, perfect for us. The house is 15' driving from center town, and close to the highway leading to north and south, very convenient to move around. We met Peter and Marcia at the lagoon with their grand kids, we had good times together, very friendly. Thanks Peter and Marcia, your generosity made our week in Cairns very easy going.”
More about us
- Marcia is completing a PhD in environmental stewardship
- Peter is a computer technician and accomplished home musician
- We love to visit cities as well as the great outdoors
Where is it?
- Cool bars
- Red Beret Hotel, a traditional refurbished aussie pub with great pub meals. Very popular with locals.
- Cozy cafés
- Le Crouton, Freshwater Connection Cafe and Limberlost Nursery Cafe aare all within 3 minutes drive.
- Retail therapy
- Small shopping centre at Redlynch. More selection at Smithfield 10 minutes or Cairns 10 minutes dirve. Kuranda markets and Rusty's markets and the Night Markets are popular.
- Bit of culture
- Botanic Gardens 10 minutes drive. Tjapukai Aborigional Dance Theatre and Skyrail 10 mins drive.
- Walks in the park
- Red Blue and Green arrow walks from 20 mins to 2 or 4 hour return walks at the botanic Gardens.
- Spot of exercise
- Cairns Esplanade is a popular jogging and exercise strip with some outdoor exercise equipment. Many fitness gyms in city 15 minutes drive.
- Day tripping
- The Great Barrier Reef is essential. Several operators to choose from. many other options like Rivers, lakes and ocean trips and swimmng as well as tropical rainforest.
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