Front door of B&B unit with private porch to sit & watch the wavesThe relaxing lounge area looking out the front door to the Coral Sea.
Machans Beach Bed & Breakfast

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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New B&B situated on the Coral Sea front at Machans Beach. Separate unit, fits one or two, own entrance, pool, and front porch.
Unit has queen bedroom, lounge, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette and artistically furnished with great art. 12 mins to Cairns

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $34 NZD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules

I would like guests to enjoy themselves, communicate well and have fun.



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
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Catriona User Profile
April 2017
Great place to stay. Great hospitality in a quirky setting. So close to Cairns yet so quiet. Nothing to much trouble for Gaby in making stay as comfortable as possible

Sandris User Profile
January 2017
The host canceled this reservation 91 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Dana And Jon User Profile
January 2017
Gabrielle was incredibly welcoming and friendly. It was lovely to chat with her about her life and love of art. The room was very comfortable with all the necessities as well as a delicious breakfast. It rained a bit so we didn't get to enjoy the pool but it had a nice intimate feel. The ocean view was gorgeous on our walks and resteraunt next door was a great place to eat!! A good stopover indeed! Thank you Gabrielle!

Ray User Profile
January 2017
If you are looking for a secluded and/or romantic getaway, then you have come to the right place. It is a quick 12 minute (and $30 AUD) cab ride from the Cairns airport and overlooks the water with a beach just slightly North. It is also within a 5 minute walk of public transportation which runs every hour and drops you off right in the middle of Cairns City. The room is quaint and attached to Gabi's house, with a separate offroom with a kitchenette and living space, a bathroom, outdoor tub, and A/C unit in the bedroom. Gabi is a wonderful host, and provided home-made bread, butter, cereals, and various fruits, meats and cheeses throughout our 5 day stay in addition to recommending and booking a number of excursions for us at no extra charge. We thank Gabi and Poppet (her pup) for their hospitality and this is a stay we won't soon forget.
Gabrielle User Profile
Response from Gabrielle:
Yes living in the Tropics involves some insects and bugs, they are not dangerous and add to the atmosphere of a Tropical lifestyle, that's one of the joys of travelling.
January 2017

Janna User Profile
December 2016
We loved our stay at Machan's Beach B&B! The village was so quiet and peaceful. The apartment itself was clean and beautifully decorated. Gabrielle provided milk, tea, and coffee, along with muesli and a loaf of fresh-baked bread. Each morning, she brought us a huge beautiful plate of fresh tropical fruits, yogurt, meat, and cheese, which we ate on our private little verandah overlooking the sea. Gabrielle was a wonderful host, providing excellent dinner recommendation (O'Shea's next door is convenient and delicious), and booking us on great ours to the rainforest and reef. Thank you!!

Richard User Profile
November 2016
There was s a grea restaurant next door. Th bus is convenient and takes the outright to the center is of town. There was s a fabulous mall and huge Lagoon pool nearby. There isn't a nicer person in this world than Gabrielle. She looks after everything. We were totally spoiled and relaxed after our stay. I recommend this B and B. Linda and Larry Rudyk

Nadia User Profile
October 2016
Gabby was wonderfully warm and a great host in every way. The house was fantastic: the guest's quarters is a fully self-contained unit, very spacious and light, with everything you could want or need. Terrific, large fruit and cheese platters for brekky, plus home-made bread! Mobile phone coverage was not great, but wifi was excellent.

Joined in March 2015
Gabrielle User Profile

Happy friendly person who loves meeting new people. Trained as a Journalist, Newspaper Editor, found my calling in looking after guests, I just love it.
Enjoy living on the waters edge and like sharing it with everyone too.
Have children and grandchildren and I am a keen fishing person. Always been active in local issues.
Life Motto
If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. (Katherine Hepburn)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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