About the Homestay

Suburban Spacious
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

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, laundry facilities, lounge, and a large timber deck overlooking a tropical garden.

With three bathrooms and six bedrooms, this large and very comfortable home can easily accommodate up to 10 people without us feeling crowded.

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 15-20 minute drive (depending on traffic) 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 (currently working from home) and Kerry is a retired engineering surveyor and visual artist. Our two adult children live at home and we care for a very delightful 6 year old boy.

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!

Additional Info

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House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 21 nights

Check-in date must be before 18 Dec 2024

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Delux Queen
From $70 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double, 1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is large and provides very comfortable for three people. It has a comfortable queen sized bed and a single. It also gets plenty of natural light and cool breezes. The bathroom is shared only with my 15 year old daughter.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2+ Guests
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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
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

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 Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

8 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2024

    It was really nice staying with Anne and her husband Kerry, both were really lovely and welcoming, chaty and they always helped us with everything we needed.

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    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    August 2022

    We stayed 15 days at this excellent homestay. The place is conveniently close to the bus stop where you can catch the 141, 142, 143 and 150 into Cairns Central for a $3 Single Adult ticket. A weekly ticket costs $24 and it's half price if you're a senior. Also there's the Earlville Shopping Town which is about 800 metres west. Here they have Coles, Woolworths , Target, Big W, the Reject Shop, Terry White Chemist and a fruit shop.
    About 300 metres away on Mulgrave Road is the Cazalys sports club. If you're staying here a week or more then it's probably worth joining. The cost was $5 for one year membership.
    The room that we had, had a double bed and a single bed and could accommodate 3 people. The kitchen and bathroom was shared with the household. The accommodation is a big airy two storey residence with the homestay room upstairs. There's a well-equipped kitchen and downstairs is the laundry with a front loader washing machine.
    If you are booking a tour, then you can specify the pick up point to be the Cairns Southside International, which is close by on Mulgrave Road.
    The hosts, Anne and Kerry were very helpful and friendly and pretty much left us alone to our own devices.
    Unfortunately my travelling companion caught COVID-19 and so she had to be isolated in the room for a week, but apart from that everything was great.

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    July 2022

    I really enjoyed staying with Anne. She welcomed us Thank you Anne

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    July 2022

    Anne and her family were so welcoming and lovely, they really made our experience comfortable. The house was really nice and homely.

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    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

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    Age 75+

    5 hearts
    March 2017

    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.

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    5 hearts
    November 2016

    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 ?

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    5 hearts
    June 2015

    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.

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When do I pay?

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