Very spacious big family home on 1/2 acre, surrounded by a beautiful World Heritage National Park mountainous backdrop just 10 mins from Cairns City. We offer x4 bedrooms (+spare mattresses & sofa beds (can fit 10+), big lounge, kitchen, facilities, laundry, bathroom. We are 5 mins walk from a shopping center, fuel, bus stop & cafes. We are a short drive to Palm Cove, Kuranda, Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Port Douglas, Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. We are a sustainable home & grow our own food.
We love helping our guests. We go the extra mile to help you have a great holiday. That's why our guests have made us Super Hosts for 5 seasons in a row! thanks.
Welcome to our spacious home surrounded by beautiful Rainforest Mountain Ranges with views in every direction.
One booking secures the exclusive use of the entire lower level of our spacious home (with a shared laundry that we will only ever use when you’re out). We offer FREE use of the Pool table, Wi-Fi, Air Hockey table, x2 TV’s and Wii games, washing machine etc.
All rooms have bedside tables, reading light, fan, cupboards, wardrobes, wall mounted temperature controlled air conditioning, fluffy pillows, quality linen, good airflow, beautiful timber floors, bath towels, curtains and lockable doors for privacy. Beach towels also available for beach and reef trips. Large glass dinning table for family dinners.
Full use of Kitchen facilities which includes Coffee pod machine, Microwave, Gas Stove, Fridge, Kettle jug, Coffee Plunger, Cutlery, Plates, Cups, Pots, Rice cooker, Toaster and lots more to make your stay comfortable.
The water is 100% safe to drink. We are also connected to Cairns town water. Feel free to drink as much water as you like.
We start your trip off with some complimentary breakfast cereals, snacks and condiments that may include Teas & Coffee, Sugar, Milk, Biscuits, Cereal, Bread for Toast, Condiments, free range fresh eggs and fruit juice. We add organic seasonal fruits and home grown veges and herbs from our greenhouse. All you can eat Mangos, Limes, Lychees, Coconuts when in season too.
BBQ and outside tables also available for your use. Happy to cook you up an Australian BBQ and share stories.
We strive to be a Sustainable home and are very environmentally minded with solar power for energy, permaculture gardens and grow our own fresh organic vegetables, have chickens for fresh eggs, farm Barramundi and Jade Perch in our Aquaponics system, native bees & fruit trees. The house if fully fenced with a massive back yard. Kangaroos and Wallabies and exotic birds and butterflies visit us every day from nearby bushland.
You have full access to grounds and downstairs apartment. We live onsite upstairs and respect your privacy but am available for advice and even as a tour guide if needed. Feel free to check out our greenhouse, fish ponds, vegetable gardens, Australian Bush Tucker, orchids, tropical gardens & chickens. We are very happy to show you around. We are currently growing over 50 types or vegetables, herbs and fruit growing.
Interaction with guests
Our aim is to make you comfortable and happy. If you want us to stay out of your hair and respect your privacy we will and if you wish to join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner - you can (for small fee).
We are more than happy to share our local knowledge and point you in the right direction or be your tour guide and take you to our favorite spots. We often have campfires outside and cook marshmallows on the open fire, BBQ's and your free to join us. We have local knowledge where the fish are, lookouts, rainforest bushwalks, cycle ways etc. We are an adventurous family and love getting out and about. If you chip in for fuel we can even include you in our family adventures. Also we have an aluminum 16ft fishing boat and if your nice to Rod he may take you fishing. As an Environmental guy- Rod can lead you on spotlighting tours into National Parks, bush walks, bird watching trips, frog, crocodile spotting, mammal, insect and reptile spotlights. If you want to explore the world heritage national parks or see aboriginal culture we can organise it. (must be pre arranged for when Rods available). Rod takes many guests on private tours if your nice to him.
Other things to note
We are a family of five and have three beautiful kids aged 6 (boy), 12 and 13 (girls), a black Labrador dog (outside dog), several chickens (in a chicken run) & fish in the pond. We are family friendly and even offer swings, trampolines and toys to play with if you need them. Our kids are happy to play with your kids to help you relax. We are very family friendly and have plenty of space for the kids to run around.
- Must be happy & friendly people;
- No uninvited guests without checking with us please for insurance reasons;
- We have a dog so you must be ok with dogs & make sure you shut the gate behind you so he doesn't get out (he's very friendly as he was raised with kids);
- We are a smoke free home that's fitted with smoke detectors. Smoking is ONLY allowed outside under the mango tree please;
- Please leave your Bedroom, Lounge and kitchen areas as clean;
- Please leave all room keys in doors on exit;
- You are welcome to use all the games equipment- the Pool Table, Wii and Air Hockey all day long but please limit noise by 9pm as it can wake up the kids on school nights;
- It would be helpful if you could please sweep the floor and strip the sheets before you leave;
- Other than that, enjoy the space!
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We have been SUPER HOSTS for over a year now. We love meeting people. We are a family friendly married couple, seeking to create memories by inviting guests into our home. We enjoy meeting people, learning new cultures and about different countries and traditions. Rods from Australia, Evelyn is from Papua New Guinea. We love Cairns tropical environment and happy to share our knowledge with guests.
We love AirBNB and have been inviting guests into our home for the past two years and have met so many wonderful people travelling this great country. We have had over 100 groups through and dozens of individuals and really know what you need and do our best to provided it eg tourist information, bus timetables, toiletries, beach towels, sunscreen, airport transfers, maps, books, bush walks, waterfalls, lookouts, family spots etc.
Rods been a tour guide with National Parks and Wildlife Service, is an Ecologist, international Community Development aid worker and teaches sustainability and knows the bush and its wildlife well.
He often takes guests spotlighting at night in search of wildlife (for a small $10/head petrol money). He is also a PADI diver and has dived the reef as well. Rod bought an old fishing boat that he is fixing up so if you like fishing I'm sure he will take you for a spin if you fill his fuel tank. Evelyn knows the shopping centers, cafes, restaurants, discount stores etc that Rod never goes too. Together we have cairns covered and happy to provide our local knowledge to guests.
We have a camper trailer and love exploring the Australian bush camping with the family. We travel all over the place frequently so have plenty of good spots we can share.
We love people and will try and assist in any way possible to help you have a good time. We often also take our guests to and from airport if we can too (just $20/ trip petrol money).
In between guests, work and camping trips in National Parks, Rod teaches sustainable gardening in Permaculture, Aquaponics, composting, worm farms, black solider fly larvae etc from our home.