We offer a very spacious family home set on 1/2 acre surrounded by beautiful World Heritage National Park mountainous backdrop 10mins from 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.
Welcome to our air conditioned 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 home with a shared laundry that we will only 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 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 if you need it.
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 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 must be pre arranged for when Rods available. Rod takes many guests on private tours to suit guests needs.
Our house is in a rural residential setting in a new exclusive estate with majestic views of mountains in every direction yet so close to town. We don't have many neighbors and are the last house in the street. It’s a very quiet setting. Expect to see Birds, Butterflies, Lizards and Kangaroos and heaps of wildlife at our house. We currently have sun birds, willi wagtails and doves nesting in our trees. There are wallabies and kangaroos feeding on grass outside everyday as well. We are constantly planting new tropical food gardens to attract wildlife and improve our property. We have recently planted the entire boundary for privacy and plants are growing quickly.
We are just 5 mins minutes’ walk to the shopping centre, 5mins to local pub/ bistro and just 15 mins drive to Cairns CBD and airport. The 121 bus runs regularly to and from Cairns city and departs the shopping centre every hour. It’s a very safe area in a very quiet street. We can arrange to pick you up/drop you off in the City/ airport for small fee. There is a network of 10kms of cycle tracks as well that can take you through cane fields, shopping centres, historic railway, parks, Crystal Cascades, and all the way to the airport, foreshore and City. If your using this house as a base to see the area it is right in the middle of everything. Whether you have a hire car or are using public transport it is easy to get to all the attractions.
Also 5 mins drive from the house is one of the most popular train stations for the historic Kuranda Train. Kuranda is well worth a visit and you can either drive, take the train or do the Skyrail. The Skyrail is a gondola trip over the rainforest that takes you from the bottom of the range to the top where you can check out all the great things to see in Kuranda. Of course there are all of the tours going out to reef and up to the Daintree which are also on offer in town. You can easily book these tours or go for a drive yourself up to the Daintree and see all the attractions on the way up. It is a lovely drive and you can always stop in at Port Douglas on your way up or back.