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About our home
Live with the outdoors inside in this open and airy two storey home with an open plan kitchen/living area that opens out onto a massive entertaining deck with BBQ and looks over a swimming pool where you can laze about with views over the leafy suburbs to Cairns city and the inlet with the mountains in the distance and National reserve park to the back and sides. Escape for day trips out to the Great Barrier Reef or lounge on one of the nearby beaches. Take a trip into the Rainforest or swim in one of the local creek swimming holes. The perfect tropical escape!
The house has a kingsize bed in the main bedroom with ensuite, a queensize bed in another and a double bed in another. There is a possibility to sleep on couches if required so the house sleeps 6 comfortably in their own rooms and 8 if necessary. There is a bathroom upstairs withat the two smaller bedrooms share as well as a double shower bathroom downstairs by the pool.
Stayed February 2016
“Very nice house in excellent location. Lovely outdoor area + pool. Eventhough the time we visited was extremely hot the house was nice and cool. Very good communication with Dorrit both before and during our swap - I highly recommend to swap with Dorrit and her family.”
Stayed January 2017
“My family and I spent an incredible week at Dorit's beautiful home in magnificent Cairns. It is a great base to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and much more.
Dorit and Russell were wonderful hosts and did everything they could to make our stay as memorable as possible.”
Stayed March 2016
“We really enjoyed the swimming pool as the weather was very warm, the kitchen is also a delight as it is very well stocked. I really enjoyed the spice choices. The peace and quiet that we experienced both day and night while sitting on the balcony was terrific, the rain forest is literally surrounding you. ”
More about us
We are a married couple with 4 adult children from 18-23 and two cats
I am a writer, building biologist and my husband Russell is an emergency doctor and wellness doctor.
We have travelled extensively and are experienced home swappers. We enjoy the opprtunity to live in and absorb new cultures.
Close to Edge Hill which is a cafe/restaurant area - notable places are NOA, Ozmosis, Cafe 21. The esplanade is only 10 minutes away which abounds with restaurants overlooking the green esplanade and ocean.
No.1. is the Salt House, Vertigo, The Woolshed, The Pier Bar.
Ozmosis, Bang & Grind, Paleo Cafe, Caffiend, Silk.
Cairns Central shopping mall, city centre Lake St, Grafton St, Abbott St
Botanical Gardens at Edge Hill 5 minutes down the road.
Spot of exercise
Run along the esplanade or try the Red Arrow hill track through rainforest down the road in Edge Hill
Great Barrier Reef day trips for snorkeling and scuba diving, Green Island and Fitzroy Island for day trips or stay a few days, Port Douglas an hours drive North, visit the Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest 2 & !/2 hours north of Cairns, Mission Beach 2 hours south, Kuranda and waterfall country of the tablelands an hour up the range.