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.
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.
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.
I live with the philosophy that you treat others as you would like to be treated in life.
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.
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.