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Big Tropical Family Friendly large home (+Aircon & WiFi)

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4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
10 guests
1 night minimum
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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, 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. 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. TRANSPORT 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 everythiMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
- Must be happy & friendly people; - No uninvited guests without checking; - We have a dog so you must be ok with dogs & shut the gate behind you (he's very friendly as he was raised with kids); - Smoking is ONLY allowed outside under the mango tree please; - Please leave your Bedroom, Lounge and kitchen areas as clean; - You are welcome to use the games equipment but please limit noise by 9pm; - It would be helpful if you could please sweep the floor and strip the sheets before you leave;
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Evelyn & Rod I
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2017
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

I would like to thank Rodney and his family for being excellent hosts while my friends and I put up in their home for a week. I particularly enjoyed the last 3 days of my time in Cairns owing to the warmth that Rodney and...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank NinoR424
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The location is stunning, set back from the busy coast and snuggled among the leafy foothills, it is the perfect balance of quiet and convenience. The accommodation is newly renovated and beautifully presented, clean, comfortable, practical, spacious, and fully equipped. What really made it feel...More

Date of stay: February 2017
1  Thank Taariq B
Management response:Responded 1 October 2017

So pleased to have been able to host these wonderful people in our home.Your welcome anytime.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Rodney and Evelyn’s place is nestled in the foothills of the rainforest hills and they provide guests with a magical experience. Their Queenslander home is equipped with lots of room and generous facilities. I loved the tasteful decor and modern appliances which makes staying there...More

Date of stay: October 2016
1  Thank Jeff T
Management response:Responded 1 October 2017

thanks for the positive review Jeff. We really appreciate your visit and happy to welcome you back anytime. We do everything we can to make our guests visits comfortable.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

A beautiful setting with majestic views of the mountains. Quiet peaceful neighbourhood. Friendly hosts

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank 2911buttercup
Management response:Responded 1 October 2017

Your welcome anytime. We love having guests from different countries and cultures. We love learning from other guests experiences. It inspires us to travel.

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Rod & Evelyn are wonderful hosts, sharing their large family home with our extended family. There is heaps of space, a decent kitchen and pool table. They are incredibly welcoming and friendly. Rod is a fantastic tour guide as well sharing his knowledge and love...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank Jessssie26
Management response:Responded 1 October 2017

thanks Jess, appreciate your feedback. We enjoyed having your family for a second time.So pleased we could fit a few walks in to some of Cairns spectacular lookouts. Your always welcome.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Boat Available
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Pool Table
Private Garden
Safe
Staffed Property
Cooker
Swingset
Toaster
Trampoline
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
We are just 5 mins minutes’ walk to the shopping center, 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. If your using this house as a base to see the area it is right in the middle of everything.
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