About the Homestay
Our large Queenslander home (built in the 1950s) is cool, comfortable and has inspiring views of the mountains. This family home is spacious and guests have access to a modern kitchen upstairs, kitchenette downstairs, a large timber deck overlooking a tropical garden, three separate lounge areas – one upstairs and two downstairs. One of the lounge areas has been set up as a reading room/quiet area. The downstairs area contains a pool table, TV, DVD, two home office areas and wireless internet. With three bathrooms and six bedrooms, this large and very comfortable home can easily accommodate up to 10 people with quiet areas available.
The home is well positioned only 4 km from the CBD, 2 minutes’ walk to public transport and 5 minutes’ walk to a large shopping centre where you can purchase just about anything you need. Guests have easy access to street parking. The airport is a short 15 minute drive and transfers to and from the airport can often be arranged.
We are long time residents in Cairns and we are happy to share our local knowledge, stories, and home with you. I am a psychologist and love working with people and Kerry is an engineering surveyor and visual artist. We are now both working from home. Our youngest daughter (13) lives at home, is active and sporty and attends a local school.
For an additional cost and some notice, we would be pleased to light up the Barbeque for an easy and delicious meal after a day out sightseeing. Our upstairs deck overlooks a leafy green garden, has views of the mountains, and is a great place for dinner and a glass of wine while enjoying the cool of the evening.
We enjoy sharing our hospitality with others and look forward to meeting you soon!
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- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The home is well positioned only 4 km from the CBD, 2 minutes’ walk to public transport and 5 minutes’ walk to a large shopping centre where you can purchase just about anything you need. Guests have easy access to street parking. The airport is a short 15 minute drive and transfers to and from the airport can be arranged.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
You are welcome to use everything in the common areas of the house as long as you show respect to other guests and clean up after yourself.
Your host has a chemical sensitivity so we request that you do not use any perfumes or sprays during your stay. Hence, all of our cleaning products are also environmentally friendly.
Please turn off lights and air conditioners when you go out. Also, turn off lights if you are the last to leave the rooms before you go to bed at night.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
To stay with the family of Anne and her husband Kerry was like being at home in a new country. They were very kind and nice to us and helped us to deal with issues a tourist can have.
Our room was very clean. The aircondition system worked well.
We had all that we need to enjoy our vaccation.
Many thanks again to Anne and her family.
Heike and Michael Heck, Germany
Anne and Kerry were most gracious hosts. The room was large and had an air conditioner, which is important if you visit Cairns in their summer. They were very helpful with information and had a lovely view from their veranda. The room could have fit 3 people. Their daughter is very nice as well. Anne took me for a drive with beautiful views of the city and ocean and a serene lake.
Thank you to Anne and her family for welcoming us into her home and helping make our three days in Cairns very relaxed and comfortable .Home away from home on a budget .Beds very comfortable.Light breakfast a nice surprise .Lovely family so easy to talk to what more can one ask for ?
Anne and her husband are gracious, helpful and kindness personified. My stay was blessed with their kindness to me in many ways - even offering to taking me to my departure destination.
I would most certainly stay with them again when in Cairns as they are nice and so close to buses to Central.
How do I book?
Contact the host about your stay - tell them a little about yourself, why you are staying and ask any questions you have about their homestay. You will be able to book immediately after sending your message.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.