Large historic home set with mountain view from every window.
Big Family Friendly, Tropical Home (+WiFi)
Hosted by Evelyn & Rodney
Evelyn & Rodney is the host.Evelyn & Rodney is a superhost.
10 guests
4 bedrooms
15 beds
1.5 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
15 beds
1.5 baths
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Smoking allowed

Extra people $25 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $39 NZD
Security Deposit $169 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 bunk bed, 2 floor mattresses
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed, 1 floor mattress
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 couch, 3 air mattresses, 1 floor mattress, 1 toddler bed, 1 hammock

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 10AM

- 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!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We have a very friendly black Labrador that loves a good pat and tail wag.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

39 Reviews

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Raghu User Profile
October 2017
Excellent hosts, loved the place beautiful location and helps us wind back while staying close to the city. Both Rod and Evelyn were very accommodative. Highly recommend this place for young families as all our needs were catered to and we were very well looked after.
Evelyn & Rodney User ProfileEvelyn & Rodney is a superhost.
Response from Evelyn & Rodney:
thanks guys. we really enjoyed your visit. Very pleased that you had a great time. Your Welcome anytime.
October 2017

Anna User Profile
September 2017
Evelyn and Rodney's place was great, we enjoyed the space and friendliness very much
Evelyn & Rodney User ProfileEvelyn & Rodney is a superhost.
Response from Evelyn & Rodney:
Anna and her work colleagues were from interstate and needed a home from which to work from for a few days. They found our home ideal as they could easily travel to and from Cairns and surrounds. They also enjoyed our wi fi and large space.
September 2017

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
We had a great stay. Very welcoming and lovely hosts. So helpful with little extras like bread and fruit. We loved the house and the area. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Evelyn & Rodney User ProfileEvelyn & Rodney is a superhost.
Response from Evelyn & Rodney:
Thanks for the wonderful feedback. We enjoyed having your family in our home. The seasonal fruits we provide usually come from our garden and can contain limes, lemons, paw paw, mangos, etc. Glad you liked them.
August 2017

Helen User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful house in a beautiful location, Evelyn is the perfect host,really welcoming and helpful. Good location for public transport to cairns would highly recommend this property, perfect for a family.
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Response from Evelyn & Rodney:
Thank you Helen, we enjoyed sharing time with your family. As the kids were around the same age we had a great time around the open fire and BBQ. The kids all seemed to get on together and played on the trampoline well. Of course everyone loved our dog.
August 2017

Mathieu User Profile
July 2017
Evelyn and Rodney are so friendly and such good hosts. The house is very clean and it was an amazing experience. Go to this place and put a needle in the map !
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Response from Evelyn & Rodney:
Thanks for your kind words. We are really pleased that your very large group of 18 youth and teachers enjoyed our hospitality. I know they loved the pool table, wii games, movies, trampoline and back garden to play in. It was great to share stories and a BBQ meal with your group. Wish you all the best in the future.
July 2017

Aaron User Profile
June 2017
We were very impressed with this place. Lots of amenities provided and the hosts are ultra friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone
Evelyn & Rodney User ProfileEvelyn & Rodney is a superhost.
Response from Evelyn & Rodney:
thanks Aaron, we really had a great time spending time with your family and getting to know you all. Your welcome back anytime. Just wish you were able to stay longer. Your boy and ours had a great time playing together on our swings.
June 2017

Tom User Profile
June 2017
Evelyn & Rodney's place is in a beautiful part of Cairns, close to the environment and city alike. Wallabys and birdlife at home and within 10 minutes of the city/airport. The house is very large with lots of comfy beds. Pool table and other games. Kitchen well equipped. Hosts are very welcoming and discrete. We had a very pleasurable stay! Our dog loved the stay also, making friends with Rocky.
Evelyn & Rodney User ProfileEvelyn & Rodney is a superhost.
Response from Evelyn & Rodney:
Thank Tom, we enjoy having people around and learning from their experiences. Appreciate the good feedback. Glad you like our local wallabies that come and feed on our grass daily. You can always guarantee to see native animals here. Only wish your stay was longer so we could chat more.
June 2017

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Redlynch, AustraliaJoined in January 2015
Evelyn & Rodney User ProfileEvelyn & Rodney is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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