Morning sun on the Balcony. View towards North Stunning view to the Ocean at midday
Ocean View - Heart of the City
Ocean View - Heart of the City
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Since I started hosting in April 2016 I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my home with guests from everywhere. It is wonderful to meet people of many walks of life from different part of the globe! Being a Host of AirBnB has given me an amazing opportunity to meet travellers of kindred spirits, exchanging stories and ideas. Staying with me means waking up to breathtaking sunrises and relaxing at sunsets on the Balcony. Your Ocean View Room, is in the heart of the City where there is everything.

The space

The Apartment has 2 bedrooms. Both bedrooms has its own bathroom and toilet. My cat Lily and I, live in the Northern bedroom and the second room, the Southern bedroom is available for guests to stay. Both rooms are far apart, separated by the lounge and the kitchen. It's private. The apartment is located in a complex which has 2 pools and a spa for your use. Your lockable room is clean and airconditioned and you have your own private ensuite. Instead of the Queen size bed as in the pictures in this album I have upgraded your bed to a King Size bed for your comfort. A huge balcony where you can enjoy meals or drinks as well as a desk for your use. You are welcomed to use the kitchen as well as the lounge room. There is no available parking in the building complex itself however, there are Free parking at the back of the premises in the public area. The Complex is Fully secure, The BBQ area is available to be used upon request. Located on the waterfront in the heart of the city, and both, your room and the balcony command exquisite view of the ocean

Guest access

The guests have access to the whole apartment except for my bedroom on the northern wing. Guests also can use the pools, Spa and BBQ area of the complex which are located on the mezzanine floor.

Interaction with guests

Guests who wish to be private and be left alone will be respected. However if guests wish to socialise with me, they are more than welcomed to have a chat and interact with me as I am home most nights and if they wish to come with me to meet my local friends they can also do that.

Other things to note

The great thing about staying here is that Aquarius Apartments are recognized by almost ALL tour companies as a "pick up/drop off " location which is very convenient for you should you participate in any tours. Very safe and secure. The apartment is on the 6th Floor with an uninterrupted view of the Ocean. Most importantly I am excited to meet each of you and am a passionate traveler who would love to host you.

I am also a registered Tour Consultant which means I am knowledgeable about all tours in Cairns and able to assist and book all your tours in Cairns. I have worked as a consultant since 2007 and has been recognized by Tourism Cairns for my customer service. I am more than happy to assist you if you require any guidance.

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Free parking on premises

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Cleaning Fee $39 NZD
Security Deposit $225 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 11PM
Check out by 9AM

Dear Guests, the house rules are all about being considerate and respectful in regards to noise and to each other. If there's any questions please don't hesitate to ask me however below is what I would appreciate for you to agree:

- Kindly take off your shoes when you are inside the house. We are trying to keep the floor as clean as possible. InHouse sandals are provided for you if you wish to wear them.
- Unfortunately this is a strictly NON-SMOKING home in all parts of the house including the balcony
- You may use the kitchen at ALL times day and night to make a cup of hot drinks and use of toaster and microwave but please No heavy duty cooking (using the stove) before 6.30 am and after 9.30 pm. Please clean and tidy up kitchen once used.
- Food is not provided during the stay with the Exception of Coffee, Tea, and Filtered Drinking water
- Please do NOT bring any unregistered visitors unless previously arranged with me.
- Please be considerate of noise (TV or otherwise) before 730 am and after 2200 pm.
- This is NOT a party place. Please party outside but relax and rest at home. The ONLY exception is when I hold a once a year, New Year's Eve Party. If you book to say on December 31st you must agree and understand that there will be a party at my place and it may last till 1 am. You are most certainly welcomed to join. the Fireworks is right infront of The Balcony !
- Due to the smell and smoke produced by frying, you are more than welcomed to use the BBQ at the mezzanine floor of the Complex to cook all your meat : steak/pork/sausage or bacon.
- No children under 14 years of age please.
- In regards to pet. I am unable to accept any guests with pets. This will not go well with Lily, hence my note in saying my place is not-pet freindly !
If you have queries about any of the rules please message me ... I will try my very best to make you feel comfortable and at home away from home.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

3 nights minimum stay

104 Reviews

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Tessa User Profile
September 2017
Casimah is a friendly and knowledgeable host, and her home is a beautiful place to stay. Location couldn't be better. Casimah helped me out with travel advice and also towels and other items to make my stay go smoothly. I'd definitely stay here again!
Casimah User ProfileCasimah is a superhost.
Response from Casimah:
Tessa, I am very happy that you have really enjoyed Cairns, and I am glad that you stayed and do things like a local ... best wishes and Happy travels !
September 2017

Murray User ProfileMurray is a superhost.
October 2016
We loved staying with Casimah in Cairns. It was a wonderful end to our holiday in Australia. The apartment accomodation was as described and our bedroom, bathroom and toilet were totally private. Having a drink and nibbles on the deck was delightful. The waterfront is even nicer and more interesting than expected. For our arrival, Casimah left us very clear instructions and a welcome pack, so we were right at home when she arrived later as arranged. Communication was excellent, (written and verbal) with lots of helpful suggestions/directions for eating and shopping, including site-seeing further abroad. Extremely helpful when we left our ipad by accident, and helped us retrieve it before our plane departed! A delightful lady and experience. Highly recommended! Thanks so much Casimah.
Casimah User ProfileCasimah is a superhost.
Response from Casimah:
Kathie and Murray, thank you very much for your review. You both were great to have, and thank you for all the chit chats. I wish you both the very best in as a Host of Air BnB , you both will be great at it .. you have the right attitude, intention and resources .. I can't wait to visit you both in New Zealand. Thank you again !
October 2016

Colin User Profile
June 2016
Casimah's apartment is perfect - overlooking the bay, right on the Esplanade, just along the street from all the main eateries and around the corner from the CBD. Everything you want within easy walking distance. The view from the balcony is breathtaking. We could not fault our five-night stay. Casimah's warm welcome into her attractively decorated apartment set the tone for our visit to Cairns. Our bed was super comfortable, the room light and airy with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space and the ensuite was well appointed - even down to the complementary sunscreen! We appreciated the use of the apartment's two swimming pools and mini tennis court. A large part of the enjoyment we get from staying with AirBnB hosts is getting to know our hosts and Casimah is certainly an easy lady to spend time with. She is very well travelled, has lived in many interesting places, obviously enjoys meeting new people and goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need. This is a perfect place to stay with an incredible host. Highly recommend.
Casimah User ProfileCasimah is a superhost.
Response from Casimah:
Colin and Amy ... what a review you gave me !!!... especially from world travellers and a well seasoned Air BnB guests like you two ... thank you for such complements. What can I say except a great big humongous thank you for taking the time to write what you felt. I have thoroughly enjoyed every quality minute knowing you both .. everyone is so special in their own way and especially both of you from whom I loved listening to ... of your life's rich experiences ... thank you so much for staying with me .. it was very much my pleasure !!! Please please come again !!
June 2016

Sue User Profile
October 2017
Casimah is a really lovely host. She has lots of local knowledge and suggestions which were welcome for our first time in the area. The view is stunning from the apartment, particularly the sunrises. The apartment is as described and is spotlessly clean. There are lots of shops and restaurants very close by. We enjoyed over a week with Casimah and I would like to think we have made a new friend.
Casimah User ProfileCasimah is a superhost.
Response from Casimah:
You definitely have !!! and may be we could meet and dive at one of the destinations ... I was very please to also have met Graham and Dave .. very nice personalities ... please keep in touch .. very nice knowing you !
October 2017

Bhaskar User Profile
September 2017
Cairns is a small and a very beautiful destination and esplanade is like the heart of cairns and this house is in the most ideally located place and that too the ocean view of room as well as balcony is just amazing. You can walk every required place in 5 to 8 Min and it's worth. Public swimming pool, gym, barbecue are just in front of the building. If you are a health freak and want to be like home with a family member then this is the house for you. You will get every required information from casimah to make your visit to cairns the most efficient and effective. She has travelled half of the world and knows what you need. Her cat never bothers anyone and is the most quiet cat ever seen. Lastly if you want to explore the world, she is one stop solution to it. I give h(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Casimah User ProfileCasimah is a superhost.
Response from Casimah:
Thank you so much for your amazing review .. you are too kind ! I truly enjoyed sharing my home with you and I hope we will meet again .. good luck in all your future travels and please keep in touch .
September 2017

MaShon User Profile
June 2017
I had a great experience and would absolutely stay at this location again. Casimah was very welcoming and helpful during my stay from great food to activity recommendations. Her beautifully decorated apartment has scenic views of the shoreline and is right in the middle of Cairns. The combination made for a very relaxing vacation experience.

Diane User Profile
June 2017
Casimah's apartment was right on the Cairns esplanade and the 6th floor balcony provided great views of the esplanade, the sea and surrounding areas. Our room was comfortable with a large KS bed, we had our own bathroom with lots of hot water and our own toilet. We shared kitchen facilities but did not do any cooking. Casimah was very welcoming and was helpful with tips on travel excursions, etc.

Lived in Cairns from 1991 and have been in love with this Tropical Paradise ever since. Working in tourism and hospitality since 2007 and have extensive local knowledge. I am passionate about travelling, meeting new people and making new friends. Listening to Classical music, dancing Salsa, Tango and going Scuba Diving are some of my favourite things to do..... I am looking forward to meeting you and hope you will love Cairns as much as I do ! Please go ahead and book using "Instant Booking' and Air BnB will confirm your booking straightaway. Generally I also will respond to your booking straight away to thank you for your booking however between 15th June and 15 August I am away in Africa where wifi is not an everyday luxury, hence I will be thanking you for your booking or answer your question as soon as I get wifi connection when I am in Africa. I thank you for your understanding and patience and looking forward to meeting you if you choose to book with me, I will be home on August 16th ... Jambo and Hakuna Matata

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