Your comfortable bedroom away from home awaits youQueen size bed with latex mattress and comfortable 500 thread count bedding

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

A private air conditioned room, 12 min from the airport, only a few min walk to beach and 20 min bus trip to the city (15 min by car).
The house is set in tropical gardens and has all modern creature comforts.
Breakfasts and dinners can be organised as well.

The space

My home is a relaxed and comfortable space and is central to go and visit the beautiful surrounding areas. Close to shops, bus stop and the beach with a fantastic pub/restaurant "Straight on the Beach" close by.
The newly renovated bedroom is spacious and tastefully decorated and has a queen bed with a latex mattress with luxurious 500 thread count sheets, fluffy bathroom towels, built in robes, beach towels and all your toiletry needs. The bedroom is fully airconditioned.
Wifi is provided with a password.
There are two bathrooms, one shower and one bath and both with toilets. The bath is a prominent and well commented on feature and well worth a soak in.

Guest access

Guests have access to my house and all its amenities. Whether you want to cook, BBQ or relax on the sofa with a book or watch cable TV. I own and operate my own business so am generally out during the day.
I am a fairly good cook with 10 years catering experience so breakfast and dinners can be organised in advance (price according to requests).
If you enjoy cooking I have a really well equipped kitchen to cater for your needs including a easy to operate automatic coffee machine and a spacious fridge with a ice maker.

Interaction with guests

I am a friendly easy going person and love a good chat. I enjoy cooking and having a wine and am fairly knowledgeable of the local area having lived in Cairns for almost 17 years.
Airport pickups can be organise if booked well in advance for $25. A taxi will cost you $37.

Other things to note

The marina for reef trips is only 20 min away and the picturesque Port Douglas less than 1 hour away.
Meals can be organised, please book in advance.
Washing machine use, $5 per load including detergent/fabric softener. .
Please note I am not in the Cairns CBD but my house is located 1 minutes walk from the bus stop and a bus, No 120, runs every hour into the city and takes approximately 20 minutes.
Late check outs or early check ins can be organised depending on future bookings. A flat fee equal to a half day booking fee applies either way.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 10PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 6 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 4
Weekly Discount: 12%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 10PM

I live with the philosophy that you treat others as you would like to be treated in life.
House Requests:
Please remove shoes at the front entrance area.
The smoking area is outside.
Please turn off the aircon when you go out or will not be in your room for awhile :)
Please clean the kitchen after use.
Please make sure sand is washed off your feet before entering the house.
Enjoy your stay :)



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

88 Reviews

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Marissa User Profile
July 2017
Deon's place is a real find. I learned that I was the first person to stay there in a few months due to a friend staying there. He had just renovated he room and it is even lovelier than the pictures. We were in communication as much as necessary, and he was incredibly friendly when we were at the house together. I couldn't recommend this place more if you want a lovely place a bit away from the tourist trap that is central Cairns.

Caleb User Profile
March 2017
My stay at Deon's place was perfect. It is located a little outside of the city but within walking distance of a few restaurants as well as pick up points for tours of both the reef and rainforest. The room is clean and as advertised. Deon goes out of his way to make sure your stay goes well and is a genuinely interesting guy to talk to.

Julie User Profile
March 2017
Superb location a short walk from a gorgeous stretch of beach and friendly beachfront cafe and just a quick easy bus ride into the city. Tucked away in tropical foliage, Deon's place is a sanctuary - quiet, clean and cool, with air con in the room if you need it. He was a fabulous host, relaxed and chatty, and made sure I had everything I needed. Highly recommended.

Sybille User Profile
February 2017
Deon is a very nice person, he tries to help whenever he can and is/ would be always there if you have questions. I definitely did enjoy my stay there. The room is so comfortable equipped with everything you'll need. Thank you so much for the short period I stayed with you.

Penny User Profile
February 2017
It's my first experience of airbnb,excellent! Host Deon is a cool guy,and l feel his life is an art. l'm so envious:D He given us more useful information,and the bed make us sleep like a log. It's a pity that we just stay two nights.( ̄ ̄"")

Heike User Profile
December 2016
Straight from the beginning we were welcomed warm heartedly by Deon and his son. He has a really lovely home that is close to the beach which is ideal for a quick swim in the afternoon or a nice relaxing Day at the beach. We really enjoyed his hospitality and the easy conversations we had at the dinner table.

Eden User Profile
December 2016
Great location for a quick getaway; can be as relaxing or as action-packed as you want it to be. Close to the city and next door to the beach; it's a great room with an above and beyond set-up ! Deon is friendly and accomodating and it was nice to be able to chat but also do our own thing.

Queensland, AustraliaJoined in May 2015
Deon User ProfileDeon is a superhost.

I'm originally from South Africa but lived here for 16 years now. I also lived in London for a period of time as well. I get on well with people and enjoy having a chat about places, life and, well, things in general.
Until recently I worked on the big tourist boats for 13 years, diving on the Great Barrier Reef as a photographer/videographer and working as an diving instructor. I now run my own handyman and small renovation business.
I spent 10 years in the catering industry in South Africa and love food and wine. The photo of the wine fridge explains that one :)
Photography is also a great passion of mine.
Japan is my favorite country, been 11 times now. I love the food, sake and culture and I understand/speak a very very small amount of Japanese.
I've traveled a bit, China, Bali, UK, Germany, HK and Namibia but would really like to travel some more but i have a 3 year old son who has recently moved back to Cairns with his mom. He does spend some time at my house so you may meet him along the way :)
Other than that, movies, camping and reading are good ways to pass my time as well.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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