One of Cairns' finest examples of Queensland style
architecture, this grand old Queenslander, built in the 1930s and
renovated with tender loving care offers our guests luxury with a
difference: downstairs apartment with a private entrance, patio and wifi throughout; two bedrooms (Queen and
twin); bathroom; lounge room with TV/DVD & extensive reference
library; and sunny breakfast room opening onto a tropical swimming
pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, lovingly tended.
We only accept one booking at a time so you are guaranteed the whole place to yourselves - no need to share. Whether single, double, family or two groups travelling together, with our special blend of hospitality and privacy, you will want for nothing.
Our relaxing bed & breakfast property offers laundry facilities, paraphernalia for day trips (cooler, beach towels, bird books) and luggage storage for those heading off on further adventures. A home away from home.
"Cairns bed & breakfast accommodation - Far North Queensland hospitality - Self contained holiday apartment"
Sound tempting? ................ read on!
Perfect for families and groups.
Air conditioning, screening and ceiling fans ensure your comfort year round. Luxurious and tastefully decorated, the apartment has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two singles; lounge room with TV/video & library; a sunny breakfast room (fridge, sink, cutlery & crockery, coffee plunger, coffee, tea, toaster, hot water jug and more); bathroom; private outside sitting areas front and back; and your own private entrance. At the back, French doors & hinged windows fold away to open onto a tropical North Queensland paradise, the centerpiece being a large rock swimming pool - larger and deeper than most.
Enjoy complimentary access to our private wireless ADSL network.
Come upstairs and socialise over a glass of wine after a day's outing or end the day in peace, lounging quietly by the pool, as you like. Either way, enjoy complete privacy and tranquility, with all of the benefits of a homestay.
Don't just take our word for it, read from our guest book.
Our guest welcome pack details our favorite tours and sights in Edge Hill, Cairns, Port Douglas, Cooktown, the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area including the Daintree River & Rainforest, and the Atherton Tablelands. It also includes a binder full of interesting information you're not likely to find in any booking office. Our library, in your lounge room, has historical as well as extensive reference information. It also hosts information on out-of the-way places for the free and independent traveler. For the naturalist or eco tourist we have the information and contacts to set you in the right direction (you can find more than 20 species of birds in our garden alone).
We have traveled extensively in the region ourselves, with and without children, and can advise you, depending on your particular interests. Once you have made up your mind, we can take care of all of your bookings, arrange convenient pick-up and drop-offs and fine tune any special requirements you may have. Most of the tours have courtesy buses that will pick you up either at our front door or in Edge Hill (2 minutes walk). Frequent feedback from our guests ensures that we pass on only the most up-to-date information.
We can set you up for day trips with eskies (coolers), beach towels, mats, hats, bird books, and almost anything else you can think of.
Car hire can be pre-arranged or done on an ad hoc day-to-day basis. Cairns is well supplied and rarely runs short.
While the apartment is equipped with its own BBQ, small microwave and fridge, it is not set up for cooking. The village of Edge Hill, one block away, offers a variety of good restaurants and takeaways as well as grocery stores, cafes, delis, etc (keep reading for more on Edge Hill).
Jesse has worked for over 20 years in day-to-day management of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the area's natural and cultural values and how they are best presented, preserved and experienced.
Now we are happily raising a family in this magnificent part of the world and welcome you to come and experience the finest Cairns has to offer.
double / Aus$100 single / Family and Weekly rates upon request (prices
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Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast - Cairns - Tropical