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Christine and ColinFront door, veranda
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My place is good for solo adventurers and business travelers. It is a very comfortable king size single bed. You have a desk if you need to do some extra studies on your computer, a fan and very good air-conditioning, off street parking, and you are very close to the center of the city. Only 200 meters walking distance.

The space

In this room you have a king size single bed, that has a top of the range mattress which you will find is very comfortable.
You also have a fan, air conditioning, a desk to work on, and a hanger for your good gear. Just what you need for a bit of down time to yourself.

Guest access

You have access to the new kitchen with all the modern s/s appliances, ice machine and cold water from fridge, spacious lounge room, dinning room, as well as the outdoor bar-b-que in the beautiful back yard garden.
The front veranda is also a great place to sit and enjoy a cocktail while watching the world go by. We have a very relaxed atmosphere here.
In a laid back city like Cairns, you need to be able to enjoy every thing that the place has to offer.

Interaction with guests

If you require any information about what Cairns has to offer, or need directions, please ask.

Other things to note

We have two little dogs that we adore, and I am sure you will as well.
If you do not get along with dogs at all, we might have a problem.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox


Cleaning Fee: 22
Security Deposit: 223
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

- Smoking permitted outside only
- No shoes inside
- Air-Conditioning only to be used when in the house.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

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

1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Rachael User Profile
May 2017
Colin and Christine are welcoming, friendly, easy-going, helpful and wonderful hosts. Highly recommend them and their place. Will happily visit again. Great hosts, home, dogs and location - couldnt ask for better.

Jaimee User Profile
April 2017
Colin and Christine are delightful, as is their place! It's close to the shops and dining and a wonderful place to stay. They are so accommodating and welcoming. Plus their 2 adorable and super sweet dogs. The room was perfect and their house was lovely. It was a quiet escape that I thoroughly enjoyed. I would highly recommend their place and will definitely stay again if I'm ever back in Cairns! Friendly place with a relaxing vibe!
Colin And Christine User Profile
Response from Colin And Christine:
Thank you so much for the kind words, you are always welcome back at The Red Sparrow. It was a pleasure to have been able to meet you. We wish you all the best for you future travels. P.S. The dogs already miss you.
April 2017

Elle User Profile
February 2017
Highly recommend :) Colin and Christine are fantastic hosts, kind and welcoming making you feel instantly at home. The place is in a great location just a short walk from town and the home itself absolutely beautiful. Clean and comfortable with two gorgeous dogs to boot, a lot of love has obviously gone into making it home which makes it a wonderful place to stay. The room is a good size, aircon works well and the bed almost too comfortable I didn't want to get up in the morning. Would strongly recommend to anyone visiting Cairns and thanks again for having me!
Colin And Christine User Profile
Response from Colin And Christine:
Thank you so much for the great review. Christine, myself and the two dogs would love to see you back again at the Red Sparrow. You are welcome any time.
February 2017

Lily User Profile
January 2017
Colin and Christine are fantastic hosts and I spent 3 amazing days with them. Their place is in an very convenient locality and you can walk to city center and train station within 3 minutes. Besides, Their house is very clean, tidy and comfortable, and everything was decorated very cozy and reasonable, you can see they are the people who love the life very much from these details. I really appreciated the help with transport and advice they offered to me these days. Their dogs are also very friendly and obedient. In a word, staying with Colin and Christine is amazing and I strongly recommend their place to you. It will be a bonus to your happy journey and make me feel like at home. I really love them and they are the best hosts I ever experienced.
Colin And Christine User Profile
Response from Colin And Christine:
Lily, thank you so much. Christine, the two dogs and I would love to have you back at the Red Sparrow any time.
January 2017

Jason User Profile
January 2017
Colin and Christine are fantastic hosts who take pride in their home. World travellers with plenty of stories to share and great company to be with, worth sharing a dinner with but they'll happily let you be if you have other plans in mind. Great location walking distance to the marina and lagoon. Colin was super generous offering to take me where I needed to be. Would definitely stay with them again!
Colin And Christine User Profile
Response from Colin And Christine:
Thank you so much for the kind words, and was a pleasure having you here. You are welcome back at the Red Sparrow any time.
January 2017

Nicole User Profile
January 2017
Colin and Christine are so comfortable and easy to be around. Nothing is too much trouble. They are very accommodating hosts who take a lot of effort to make their guests comfortable. The rooms are perfectly clean and comfortable and the common areas are well equipped and Colin and Christine make you feel very at ease in this space. The pooches are lovely too! Very sweet and welcoming but also unassuming! Such a wonderful place to stay a while! Thank you both!

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Colin And Christine User Profile

I am retired now, but I have traveled extensively around the world with work and on vacation. I play golf, take my little tinny out for a cruise's around the Cairns water ways and generally just enjoy the life in Cairns. My wife and I have lived in Grimshaw street since we were married in 2005. In the 30 years that I have lived in Cairns I have checked out most of the tours, restaurants, golf courses and trips around the area, and am glad to share any of my experiences.

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