Our Queenslander home (built in the 1940s) sits high in the hills of Smithfield, capturing all the sea breezes from the coast. The home is well positioned being a 5 minute walk to James Cook University; a 10 minute drive to the beaches; 15 minutes to the city; and 20 minutes to Kuranda. In addition, Smithfield has a large shopping centre where you can purchase just about anything you need.
We have two accommodation alternatives to choose from. The first is
a double room with adjoining bathroom upstairs in our home. The room configures to accommodate a couple (king bed) or travelling companions (2 singles). The room has a large wardrobe, bedside tables, a fan and a television.
We also have a spacious double room downstairs with it's own bathroom, and kitchenette. The bedroom has a queen bed, desk, and fans. The bathroom has a double sink and the kitchenette has a bar fridge, toaster and kettle.
The house is spacious, and guests have access to a modern kitchen, lounge (with TV & DVD), dining room, office and wireless internet, a large wooden deck and a tropical garden. Parking is on the quiet street so you will easily park outside the house and the neighbourhood is extremely safe.
We are a busy family with diverse interests.
Our son (19) is an accomplished tennis player and is now studying in the USA on a scholarship. He is home 4 months of the year.
Mark (husband) is an artist and a musician and also works part time in a music shop and as a framer - he is very busy. His artwork adorns all the walls of our home.
I am a psychologist working with disadvantaged children and youth in the Cairns area. I work in education with schools and families. My position is challenging, but I love it.
We have lived in Cairns for over 20 years and are happy to share our local knowledge and home with you. We can point you to the best cafes, music, restaurants, attractions and natural beauty Cairns has to offer! We have compiled a guide that will help you find the places that we recommend and we have included their addresses so that you can find them with your GPS!
In addition, transfers to and from the airport, can be arranged. There are times that we also have a spare car that can be hired for a mutually agreeable price. Just ask about it's availability and of course you will need a current drivers licence! We are also on bus routes but be warned buses in Cairns are not that great.
Family evening meals can be provided for additional costs and some notice - feel free to enquire - we know that sometimes after a long day sightseeing the last thing you feel like doing is cooking and eating out tends to get expensive - we should know after 3 months on the road.
So come and stay with us - you won't be disappointed.
We look forward to meeting you soon!