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Entire flat hosted by Mark
5 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bathroom
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Located in Bungalow, which is approximately 2 kilometres from the City is this lovely two bedroom, ground floor, renovated apartment.

The space

We are the owners of the entire block. There are seven units in the complex and over the years we have tried to upgrade the property to bring it up to a good standard. This is a work in progress and we are constantly upgrading as we can. We have beautiful gardens externally - and inside we have renovated the units to make them a comfortable place for our guests. We are offering good quality accommodation at a budget price.


Having a well-presented and clean apartment is high on our priorities. We have recently renovated inside and the photos don’t do it justice. It is a nice, clean apartment and perfect for your stay. It is fully tiled throughout, including the bedrooms.

There is near new furniture and good quality for budget accommodation. The kitchen has lots of bench and cupboard space, as well as a new fridge/freezer. We do provide a washing machine, but not a dryer. We provide a clothes drying rack and there are external washing lines as well.

You get to use the entire two-bedroom unit for your stay. Each bedroom has a queen sized bed, ceiling fans, air conditioning and a wardrobe. There is a sofa as well as a day bed in the living room. The day bed has a good quality single mattress – so it doubles as an extra bed or a lounge. This provides beds for 5 guests comfortably.

The bathroom has a bathtub - and a new vanity and shaving cabinet mirror. There is a separate toilet as well.

We have put lots of photos on so you can see the property internally and externally.


The property comes self-contained and we provide linen to the beds and towels for all guests. The kitchen has everything down to the wine glasses!

To make your stay a little bit nicer we do provide some extras. In the shower you will find shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. There is hand wash at both the kitchen and vanity. We provide the essentials like toilet paper, paper towels, aluminium foil, plastic wrap etc. There is a large fridge and freezer for you to use, a full cooking facility as well as a microwave. The unit does come with a washing machine, but no dryer. There are plenty of washing lines to the side of the property for you to use.

There is a television so you can watch all the free to air channels. We also have high speed internet at the property. You will receive the wifi details the day before you arrive. You and your guests can use this during your stay.

In the fridge you will find some basics to make your stay nice – we have tea, coffee, milk and sugar – we have a nice variety of teas as well as herbal teas. In the fridge you will find a variety of jams, peanut butter and of course the all Australian VEGEMITE!! There is tomato sauce, salt and pepper as well as oil and vinegar. Best of all we also leave you a packet of our famous Australian Tim Tam biscuits. We do not provide breakfast with in the booking.

There is a small balcony area to sit at the front of the apartment if you wish to smoke. We ask that you please do not smoke inside. We ask guests to dispose of cigarette butts during and at the end of your stay.

As we live in a tropical environment where the temperature rarely dips below 20 degrees at night time - WE DO NOT PROVIDE BLANKETS. There will be a towel for each paying guest provided, as well as hand towels. Please note we do not provide beach towels.


We do live in the wet tropics and being hot and humid is part of daily life. Our winters are cooler, but during the day they are still warm enough to wear shorts and a t shirt.

There is air conditioning in the unit for you to use during your stay. In the bedrooms there are box air conditioner. If you have this set at 25 degrees, this will keep the bedrooms cool but still be efficient. Part of offering affordable accommodation is asking our guests to turn off the air conditioners when they aren’t home. There is no issue with using the air conditioners when at home.

I do need to stress that this property is an older property and it is not as cool as many modern properties. We have tried to provide sufficient air conditioning to make your stay comfortable.


Cairns is still a large Country town in many respects. Fortunately, there is only timed and paid for parking right in the middle of the City. At Buchan Street there is plenty of parking in the carports in the complex. You can park there for free.

At the front of the building there is a large open area and you may park anywhere. These are not marked and are available for any of our guests to use during their stay. Again, it is free to park and not timed.

Check in time – 2pm
Check out time – 10am

One of the most important things to us is to provide a clean property for our guests to stay at. A thorough clean is performed between guests. To maintain our high standard of cleaning we need to have the checkout time at 10am as new guests can check in at 2pm.

We have a lock box on site for the apartment – meaning you can arrive at any time without the need for us to meet you on site. Details of the property and how to access the lock box will be sent to you on the day of your arrival. You will be provided with two keys for you to use during your stay. Fees will apply if both keys are not returned at the end of the stay.


One of the reasons we started doing Airbnb is because of the lack of pet friendly accommodation. We have two small dogs and we love to travel with them. The definition of pet friendly varies – for us it means they can come inside, sit on the sofa with you and they can be part of your holiday here in Cairns. We do not expect our dogs to sleep outside – so if your pets live inside with you, that is fine.

We do simply as that all dogs be on a lead when in common areas, all poops are bagged and disposed of and that they are not on the bed linen (as this is laundered externally and a condition the company enforces).

The property does not have an exclusively fenced yard and limited gardens. The Esplanade is a short walk away and the ideal place to go for a long scenic walk and enjoy our beautiful City of Cairns.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Bungalow, Queensland, Australia

The location of our Buchan Street property is great as the City Centre, Esplanade, shops and restaurants are not far away. It is approximately 2 kilometres away. There are lots of take away restaurants nearby. The major supermarkets of Coles and Woolworths are closer into the middle of the City but still an easy walk away.

The walk into the Centre of the City will depend on your level of fitness and speed you walk. It will take anywhere between 25 - 40 minutes to get right into the middle of the City.

The reef tours all depart from the Pier, which is in the middle of the City and easy to get to. Cairns has one of the best range of restaurants you could desire. Feel free to check out our guestbook with recommendations.

The Airport is approximately 10-15 minutes’ drive away. You can take a taxi which will cost approximately $20 depending on the time of day and traffic conditioners. There is also Uber as well and the pick up spot is easy to located at the airport.

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Joined in February 2017
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During your stay
We do not live on site and provide a self-check in and self-checkout service.

While we are not onsite, we are nearby if needed and keeping our guests content is a high priority. If there are any issues or questions during the stay all we ask is that a message be sent via the Airbnb messenger service and we can try our best to resolve any issues quickly.
We do not live on site and provide a self-check in and self-checkout service.

While we are not onsite, we are nearby if needed and keeping our guests content is a high…
Mark is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £109
Cancellation policy