The SpaceYour room has a big comfortable Queen Bed and fluffy pillows, quality linen, good airflow, beautiful timber floors, bed side tables, lights, fan, cupboard, bath towels, curtains and lockable door for privacy. Beach towels also available for beach and reef trips.
Kitchen facilities include Microwave, Gas Stove, Fridge, Kettle jug, Coffee Plunger, Cutlery, Plates, Cups, Pots, Rice cooker, Toaster and more, to make your stay comfortable. We start you off with Complimentary breakfast and condiments that may include Teas & Coffee, Sugar, Milk, Biscuits, Cereal, Bread for Toast, Condiments, fresh eggs and fruit juice.
We strive to be a Sustainable home and are very environmentally minded with solar power for energy 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. We have 4 guest bedrooms in total, massive lounge room, kitchen, bathroom. Rooms can be booked individually or you can book out the entire space if you wish exclusivity. 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 will share facilities with other guests ONLY if there are multiple guest otherwise you essentially get an entire house to yourself.
We live 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. 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 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. The NeighborhoodOur house is in a rural setting with majestic views of mountains in every direction. We don't have many neighbors and are the last house in the exclusive street. It’s a very quiet setting. Expect to see Birds, Butterflies, Lizards and Kangaroos and heaps of wildlife. We are constantly planting new gardens to attract wildlife and improve our property. 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 10 kms 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 4, 10 and 11, a black Labrador dog (outside dog), several chickens and fish. We are family friendly and even have bikes, scooters, swings, trampolines and toys to play with. Our kids are even happy to play with yours too if you need time to yourself. We are very family friendly and have plenty of space. We don’t have any close neighbours.