The SpaceWelcome to our spacious historical home that's surrounded by beautiful Rainforest Mountain Ranges with views in every direction. Relax and watch the tropical fish in the fish tank swimming around enjoying themselves while you plan your adventures with the brochures we provide. We have x4 guest bedrooms to fit 8 people in beds+ a double sofa lounge that folds out to fit another two people + if you need it we also have a trundle bed, have x3 airbeds and x2 mattresses for bigger groups and the lounge to also sleep on. An Air conditioner is provided in one bedroom, fans in all other rooms but we plan to put more air cons in the coming months.
Your single booking secures the entire downstairs level for your private use.
We have a massive lounge room, kitchen, bathroom with FREE use of the pool table, Wi-Fi, air hockey table, TV and Wii games. You get the exclusive use of the entire lower level of the big spacious home (with a shared laundry that we will only use when your out).
Room 1: Queen bed (+ trundle single bed),
Room 2: x2 single beds (+ 2 extra mattresses)
Room 3: Queen bed
Room 4: Queen bed
All rooms have fluffy pillows, quality linen, good airflow, beautiful timber floors, bed side tables, lights, fan, cupboard, bath towels, curtains and lockable doors for privacy. Beach towels also available for beach and reef trips. Large glass dinning table also available for dinners.
Kitchen facilities include 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 connected to Cairns town water. Feel free to drink as much 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 seasonal fruits and home made veges and herbs too from our greenhouse. All you can eat Mangos, Limes, Lychees, Coconuts when in season too.
BBQ and outside tables also available too 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 visit us every day from nearby bushland. Guest AccessWe have recently renovated our house with a new kitchen, laundry, bathroom, huge lounge room, wireless internet, TV, pool table, air hokey table, Wii games and four big guest bedrooms that can be booked. You have full access to grounds and downstairs. You get an entire house level to yourself. We live onsite upstairs and respect your privacy. Feel free to check out our grounds with greenhouse, fish ponds, vegetable gardens, Australian Bush Tucker, orchids, bromeliads and chickens. We are very happy to show you around. We are currently growing over 60 types or vegetables, herbs and fruit growing. Interaction with GuestsOur 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. We sometimes 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 and suggest great day trips. 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, mammal, insect and reptile spotlights ($20/head or $80 group rate), if you want to explore the world heritage national parks. The NeighborhoodOur house is in a rural setting 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 exclusive new estate and 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 gardens to attract wildlife and improve our property. We have recently planted the entire boundary for privacy and plants are growing quickly. Getting AroundWe 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. Other Things to NoteWe are a family of five and have three beautiful kids aged 5 (boy), 11 and 12 (girls), a black Labrador dog (outside dog), several chickens (in a chicken run) birds in an Avery and fish in the pond. We are family friendly and even have bikes, scooters, swings, trampolines and toys to play with if you need them. Our kids are even 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.