Unique Architect's own tropical home in Cairns. Enjoy the beautiful natural breezes & views, both of the rainforest & to the city lights. This house truly embodies the concept of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that tropical locations are so fabled for. Watch the scrub turkeys & guinea fowls parade through the yard. 5 bedroom 3 bathroom rainforest home located in quiet leafy close, in prestigious & beautiful Edge Hill. 5 mins walk to Cairns famous botanic gardens, 3 mins walk to coffee shops, bakery, restaurants, delicatessant, 10 mins walk to whitfield conservation park, rainforest walking tracks & Centenary Lakes. 7 mins bike ride to esplanade, 12 mins bike ride to CBD, 5 mins by car. 7 mins to airport.
Enjoy a stroll down to the Sunday morning monthly markets in Collins Avenue, or to any of the numerous music & arts events at the Tanks Arts Centre, which run throughout the year.
Many tour boats depart daily for the Great Barrier Reef from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, which is 5km from our home. The World heritage listed Daintree & Cape Tribulation rainforests are located about 1.25hours drive north. Port Douglas is 50 minutes north, the charming Atherton Tablelands an hour west, & the beautiful Mission Beach region 1.5 hours south.
For those feeling adventurous, try the 50 minute round trip walk from Raintree Place up to the Red Arrow walking track, which offers some spectacular views of the city & surrounds, as well as some possible closer interaction with the local wildlife. Fitter guests might even take on the Blue Arrow track, which will add 45 minutes to your walk, & snakes along the top of the Mount Whitfied Range.
For those feeling less active, the fruit salad waffles with a glass of Champagne or cappuccino for breakfast in the Flecker Botanic Gardens Cafe, a 10 minute walk away, is hard to resist.
All rooms contain ceiling fans & abundant louvres for cooling natural breezes. 2 car lock up garage. Edge Hill tennis club 400m away, Edge Hill Bowls Club 1km away.
Unforgettable holiday experience!
Bedding & furniture
Please note that our advertised price is based on 2 people sleeping in each double or queen bed, of which there are 4 upstairs & 1 down. We can cater for up to 14 people in 1 extended family, with additional double bunk bed, fold out bed, & mattresses, & this means we can also offer bedding arrangements where people do not have to share double beds if required, however bedding required surplus to numbers of guests is charged at $15/bed/night. For example, the house can accommodate 9 people all sleeping in separate beds, however the additional 4 beds attract additional cost.
Local council by laws prevent us from accommodating groups of 7 or more unrelated people, & booking through this site warrants that your group falls within this requirement.
Please note that some of the furniture shown in the photographs has been replaced with new and additional furniture items, the artwork has been changed. Other than these alterations, the property is as represented in the photographs.
We do reiterate that the house is located in a tropical rainforest environment. Summers can be warm & wet, & insects such as ants, flies, mosquitoes (outside) beetles and maybe even a cockroach (hopefully not) might be encountered. All of these are part of everyday life in the tropics, particularly in summer. None are dangerous and insect spray will usually prevent itchy bites when sitting outside. Good food and waste hygeine and disposal such as placing scraps in tied plastic bags & put in downstairs bins promptly is important, & will reduce the prospect of insects.
Hope this helps your stay.
Parties & loud or raucous gatherings are prohibited. The house is located in a quiet street where noise travels very easily, particularly at night.
Guests at the house who have not been clearly identified in initial booking are not permitted.
The property is unfenced & located in natural rainforest, & is not suitable for pets of any description.
Breach of these requirements may result in visitors being asked to leave.
Washing machine, Parking, Dishwasher
- Non-Smoking, Eco-Friendly
- Outdoor grill
- Entertainment and Family
- DVD player, Parking, Cot
- Kitchen and Dining
- Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave, Dishwasher
- Linen and Cleaning
- Linens provided, Clothes dryer, Iron and board, Washing machine, Towels provided
- insect screens, tea coffee sugar milk, ceiling fans, entertaining deck , fresh flowers