3 bedrooms, pool, free WiFi/internet, close to airport and Cairns
About Peter Bachleor
Peter works from home and Rose teaches art at a local secondary school. They have travelled extensively both in Australia and internationally and are very willing to assist with places to go, things to do, around Cairns, the Tablelands, Daintree Rain-forest and the Great Barrier Reef. They look forward to welcoming you to the apartment.
Peter Bachleor purchased this Apartment in 2017
Why Peter Bachleor chose Freshwater
Rose and I were looking for a special place to call home after roaming the world for the last 30 years, living and working in Australia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea. It was time to stop and live in our own house for a change. However, we did't want to loose contact with the travelling and expatriate communities which we enjoyed very much. Running a guest apartment and inviting people to stay seemed like a good way to stay in touch and earn a return on our investment. Cairns is also the 'Goldilocks' climate for us. Not too warm, not too cold, just right. This particular property located on the side of a rain-forest covered mountain in tropical north Queensland, is ideally suited to running guest accommodation as it has two separate apartments. The ground floor apartment has three bedrooms, living/dining/kitchen and bathroom. The upstairs apartment has two bedrooms, kitchen, dining, lounge and bathroom. A perfect combination for Rose and I plus guests. The outside pool, extensive deck area, and barmy evening climate cap off a perfect entertainment facility for all to enjoy. If you are interested in seeing the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rain-forest, Atherton Tablelands or just want to enjoy some time out in a tropical paradise, this is the place.
What makes this Apartment unique
The benefits guests can access are: Beautiful lush tropical surroundings. Warm climate Mountain views across the Redlynch valley Quiet suburban location close to the airport, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rain-forest, Kuranda, Port Douglass and Fitzroy Island. National and international travel connections. Cairns is where the mountains meet the reef. What a pleasure to walk, ride, dive, swim, fish, golf, run, soar, fly or sit back and relax in a 'Goldilocks' climate.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great relaxing experience
Would like to say thank you to owner Peter for being a great host and for aleays responding to my queries. The place was exactly as described and very clean and comfy. We very much enjoyed our night stay and definately recommend this to anyone. Will definately book again.
Thank you for choosing to stay at Rain-forest apartment. We appreciated your care of the property and our enjoyable conversations. Please get in touch if coming Cairns in the future.
Lovely quiet location with a beautiful apartment
A very clean and tidy apartment in a quiet area with everything you need. We really Enjoyed our stay here and would recommended to others holidaying in the area.
Thank you for the positive review. We enjoyed your company and respectful use of the apartment, pool and outdoor deck area.
Please stay with us next time you and your family are in Cairns.
Peter and Rose
the property is nice and clean. the.owner Peter is friendly and even bought us a new rice cooker
enjoyed the stay especially the deck.
definitely will be back.
Thank you Henry for the very positive review of our apartment, facilities and service. The rice cooker was a very good suggestion on your part. Glad it helped to make your stay more enjoyable.
Please pass on my apperception to the other members of your party for leaving the property in such good condition and wish them a safe return to China.
We look forward to offering you accommodation on your next visit to Cairns.
Good start to our family holiday!!
We only stayed for one night but it was perfect for our family of 6 on the first night of our Cairns holiday. The apartment was not too far from the centre of Cairns and had a nice deck to sit and relax.
Peter was really helpful and welcoming.
Simply excellent in every way!!!
Peter is a superb host and the house is beautiful in a secluded neighborhood 15 minutes drive from downtown Cairns. Highly recommended!!!
Thank you Bruce for your very positive comments on our rainforest apartment and service to guests. It was a pleasure to host you and your family.
Thank you for leaving the apartment in such a clean and tidy state.
Rose and I look forward to providing accommodation on your next trip to Cairns.
Peter and Rose
By car, the apartment is 10 minutes from the Cairns domestic and international airport, 15 minutes from the Port of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef Cruising fleet, 2 minutes to Freshwater Historic Railway Station and the Kuranda Railway, 10 minutes to the Kuranda Sky Rail. One hour to Port Douglas, 45 minutes to Kuranda by car/bus and one hour to Mareeba and the Atherton Tablelands and Lake Tinaroo.
A five-minute walk (400m) downhill takes you to the local bus stop on Old Smithfield road from which you can connect to all parts north or south.
In other words you cannot be located in a more central position to access all that the Cairns region has to offer.
The following places and destinations will give you a good understanding of things to do and places to see.
Palm Cove is one of the most diverse places in Cairns for food. Catering for breakfast, lunch and diner. Free parking is available on the foreshore while you walk the beautiful palm fringed beach, enjoy a coffee, browse the boutiques or just sit on the grass and watch the world go by.
23km by car and 25 minutes travelling time from the apartment.
Le Crouton Bakery on Kamerunga Road offers authentic French bread, pastries and coffee. Yum.
2 minutes by car or 1.1 km if you’re taking a stroll from the apartment.
Siam Spicy Orchid 21 Kamerunga Road Stratford.
Good quality Thai food with quiet atmosphere. Also offers Take Away.
2.2 km and 3 minutes by car from Rain-forest House. The apartment
Take a trip on the train from Freshwater to Kuranda. It is not cheap, but it is spectacular.
On the return journey, travel by Skyrail to Caravonica and make sure you get off at each stop on the way down to enjoy the experience.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway starts and finishes at Caravonica.
8.2 km and 11 minutes from the apartment by car.
Caters for over night stays, day trippers and camping. Beach equipment hire such as kayaks, stinger suits, goggles, snorkels and flippers are available. Regular ferry services depart from Cairns Marlin Wharf-Berth 20. See Fitzroy Island web site for details.
21 minutes and 11 km from the apartment to the ferry.
Great Barrier Reef
Dive and Snorkel Adventures Located at 100 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Taking a trip out onto the Great Barrier Reef while in Cairns is a must. I have selected this company randomly out of many. Google Great Barrier Reef cruisers for the full selection of experiences.
10 km or 15 minutes by car from the apartment
Cairns Botanic Gardens
Located at Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, QLD, 4870
Known for: Park, Peace & Quiet
Cairns Botanical gardens is worth a visit for the garden lover or a walk in stunning surroundings . See tropical plants in all their glory and diversity and enjoy a well-earned coffee.
11 minutes by car and 7.3 km from the apartment
Cairns Art Gallery
Features Australian art, with a gift shop and cafe.
10 km and 20 minutes by car from The apartment
Redlynch Central Shopping Centre
Located at 20 Larsen Rd, Redlynch, QLD, 4870
Known for: Shopping Mall
Redlynch Central Shopping Centre is a local shopping centre when you are looking for essentials at reasonable prices. At this shopping centre you can find coffee shops, major supermarkets, medical practices and take away fast foods.
4.4 km and 7 minutes by car from Rain-forest House.
Cairns Central Shopping Centre (Spence St)
Located at Cairns City, QLD, 4870
Known for: Shopping Mall
Cairns Central is a typical Australian city shopping mall complex and has free under cover parking for the first 2 hours. It can provide most of what you need in order to keep body and soul together.
10km and 16 minutes by car from the apartment
Convenience Store which also offers take away food.
Located at 229 Kamerunga Rd, Freshwater, QLD, 4870
1 km walk (12 minutes) or a two-minute drive from the apartment.
Hertz Car Rental Cairns
Located at 1 Abbott St, Cairns City, QLD, 4870
Known for: Car Rental & Repair
All the major car rental firms operate from Cairns and the airport. It is a matter of choice and convenience.
TRANSLink operates a bus stop on the corner of Old Smithfield Road and Cassowary Street Freshwater. Timetable arrival and departure times can be accessed from the TRANSLink web site.
If coming from the airport or Cairns get off at the Simon Street stop. If coming from a northerly direction get off at the Cassowary Street stop. Give me a call and I will pick you up if I am home.
The bus stop is 400m down hill from the apartment.