Absolute Cairns beachfront

Absolute Cairns beachfront

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
3 Bathrooms

About our home

This spacious resort-style home is at Machans Beach, less than 15 minutes from Cairns CBD and is amongst the closest houses to the ocean (with no intervening road) on the East Coast of Australia. It provides an oasis of calm with white décor and cream porcelain tiles providing a backdrop for notable Australian artworks and an eclectic mixture of quality modern and 1960’s furnishings. A Pierre Paulin Chair sits beside a Mabo painting in front of an antique Indian rug! We prefer point swops.

The air-conditioned master suite provides breathtaking views over the swimming pool and Coral Sea. The bedroom leads to the large en-suite shower room with double vanity and separate toilet. A large dressing room completes the master suite with dressing table and ample storage. The four other large, air-conditioned bedrooms are served downstairs by the main floor-to-ceiling tiled bathroom with feature bath and walk-in shower; and by a shower room on the first floor. Three bedrooms have ocean views; the third has garden views and a cot. All five bedrooms possess ceiling fans and all linen is provided.

Two bedrooms, including the master, and the lounge area have TV / DVD players for viewing the extensive DVD collection in the separate well stocked study which houses a good collection of books, toys and games to entertain you. Gentle sea breezes waft through a 250m2 open plan living area which flows seamlessly from the large granite-topped kitchen to the living room with its large leather reclining lounge.

The home has a stylish indoor dining room, but you are likely to spend most of your time eating on the large patio with panoramic views of the Coral Sea and sparkling pool. As well as the large outdoor eight-seater dining space with gas BBQ, there is also a complimentary outdoor lounge. The whole beachside aspect of the living area opens to the patio providing amazing sea views through wall length bi-fold doors creating the perfect indoor/outdoor living experience.

The 6m kitchen equipped with extensive appliances, includes dishwasher, blue glass splashback and a huge island bench - perfect for shared family entertaining. The kitchen is positioned to enable food preparation while still an integral part of your family in the living area.

Laundry facilities are provided. Tropical landscaped gardens abut a resort-style glass-fenced salt water pool with spa seating & lounge deck.

Access to the beach and ocean is just two steps from the open plan deck. As the sun rises you will often see dolphins and pelicans offshore. Watch the children as they play on the sandy beach or in the sparkling pool. Enjoy the wide screen LCD television, Wi-Fi internet access, board games, books and DVDs available to enhance your leisure time. Enjoy a cocktail on the deck as the sunsets over the Coral Sea, then fall asleep to the sound of the lapping waves.

There is plenty of on-street parking in front of the house or off-street parking on the grass verge opposite. The house is very private and not overlooked. This is a holiday home for those looking for relaxed, beautifully appointed, absolute beachfront living. There is a $350 cleaning fee.

Sorry no parties or weddings allowed.

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  1. We have retired early to travel the world. We have travelled to most parts of the world with our work and are now looking to travel to them at a more leisurely pace. We have a large four wheel drive truck which we travel round Australia in and at some point would like to drive it around the world.

  2. We were both academics working in Universities. Scott was the Vice Chancellor of Central Queensland and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia AO for his services to Higher Education. Anita was the Head of the Department of Medical Imaging Sciences at Central Queensland University.

    We have two Children. Adam is a medical doctor in the Royal Australian Navy and Anneka is a medical researcher. We have four grandchildren and another one on the way.

  3. Our house is full of art. We have loved collecting Australian paintings over the years. We have lots of Indigenous and non Indigenous works. We also have a collection of artefacts from around the world. All for you to enjoy if you stay at our house..

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Where is it?

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Activities in Machans Beach, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
Right in front of the house is a beach for kids to play, and for the family to take beach walks. Bush walking opportunities begin adjacent to the house as do cycle ways. You can fish from the beach or the island bridge. Boat enthusiasts can launch boats in Machans Beach. In Machans close to the sea front is a pub - O' Shea, cafe - Mahem on Machans, and local store / post office / petrol station. From the house its a ten minute walk for breakfast, lunch or dinner at these venues.
Within a 15-minute drive there are the world class restaurants of Palm Cove and Cairns CBD; Trips to The Great Barrier Reef and Green Island and Palm Cove; Internationally rated golf courses; Crocodile parks; Bungee Jumping; Cable Ski; White Water Rafting; Go Karts; Skyrail scenic cable car, and many more attractions
Within a 45-minute drive you reach Port Douglas, the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island, Kuranda Rainforest markets, Cairns Highland, Daintree World Heritage Rainforest and much more.

Buzzy restaurants
10 minute stroll to O'Shea's Pub / Resturant. Hundreds of options in Cairns CBD and the other beach suburbs just a 10-20 minute drive away.
Cool bars
O’Shea’s Pub / Resturant on the beach - does good food and is a ten minute stroll away
Cozy cafés
The cafe Mayhem on Machans lies just a 10 minute stroll away
Retail therapy
Most major shops in Cairns CBD, including Myers and Louis Vuitton.
Bit of culture
Two great art galleries in Cairns CBD. Cairns Performing Arts Centre / Theatre has some great shows and performances.
Walks in the park
Lots of great bush walking close by in the Botanic Gardens, Mount Whitfield and Lake Placid . Stroll down the beach from the house and back through the nature reserve.
Spot of exercise
Lots of gyms and sporting venues close by in Cairns CBD or Smithfield Shopping Centre on the northern beaches.
Day tripping
Great Barrier Reef, Crocodile Farm, Aquarium, Atherton Tablelands and its country markets, Port Douglas and much more

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