Galvin's Edge Hill Bed & Breakfast AccommodationCairns - Great Barrier ReefTropical Far North Queensland


- Galvin's Edge Hill B&B North Queensland -
Offering tropical bed & breakfast holiday accommodation to Cairns, Port Douglas, Great Barrier Reef and surrounding areas.

 

 

4Star

 

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

 

 

Private entrance & patio
Air conditioning & ceiling fans
Two bedrooms
(one queen and one twin)
Private bathroom, lounge room
& breakfast room
Extensive reference library of the area including the Great Barrier Reef & Wet Tropics World Heritage Areas
Complimentary wireless internet access
Private TV & Video
Spectacular natural swimming pool, surrounded by beautiful lush tropical gardens
Everything you need for day trips - esky (cooler), beach towels, hats, bird books etc
Knowledgeable local advice
and tour booking service
Washer/dryer
Luggage storage

 

 

Queensland Bed & BreakfastTropical North Queensland Holiday

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.

Located just five minutes from downtown Cairns in leafy Edge Hill, Galvin's Bed and Breakfast is one of the most central holiday B&Bs in town, offering rainforest accommodation to Cairns, Port Douglas, The Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Far North Queensland.

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!

Two Bedroom - Self Contained Apartment

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.

The fridge is stocked with a selection of Australian beer and wines.

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.

Cairns Bed and Breakfast
Every Friday, we shop at "Rusty's", the weekly fresh market for local Cairns produce, to ensure the freshest locally grown tropical fruit. Enjoy a fresh fruit platter every morning with fresh juice, a variety of cereals, toast, cheese, yogurt, freshly ground coffee and tea.

We find that our guests generally prefer helping themselves, either in the breakfast room or on the picnic table out by the pool. We can set you up the night before for an early start on an adventure or a relaxing lazy morning.

Rainforest Holiday Australia
Tropical Far North Queensland has so much to offer! The natural environment is spectacular and the range of high quality tours and self guided interpretative facilities is dizzying. The cultural diversity and interpretation is outstanding. As well as the famous tours and places, there are many more out-of-the-way experiences to be enjoyed for the more intrepid traveler.

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).

Edge Hill - Whitfield
Located centrally in Cairns' oldest & most picturesque suburb, we are a handy five minutes from the airport and five minutes from downtown Cairns (location map). The village of Edge Hill, one block away, offers a variety of good restaurants and take aways (Australian, Chinese, Thai, Fish & Chips, Pizza and more), a variety of Cafe's, the spectacular Flecker Botanic Gardens, the scenic Mt Whitfield walking tracks, Melaleuca wetland boardwalk, the Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre, The Tanks Community Art Centre, Post Office, Newsagent, Delicatessen, Bakery, Bottle (liquor) shop, Convenience (grocery) store, Doctor, Business Centre, Garage (mechanic), Hairdressers, Beauticians, Massage and Aromatherapy and more. We are serviced by tour pick-up coaches and hourly by public bus. Taxis are plentiful and prompt. Taxi fare to town or the airport is roughly Aus$12.


From Cork, Ireland, Julie (Galvin) has spent many years working in the hospitality industry in Europe and Australia, and has stayed in many Bed & Breakfasts.

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.

Aus$140 double / Aus$100 single / Family and Weekly rates upon request (prices include GST)
Bedrooms: 1 queen; 1 twin

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Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast - Cairns - Tropical North Queensland
Hosts: Julie and Jesse   | info@galvinsonedge.com.au
61 Walsh Street, Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 4870
Ph: +61 7 40 321308  |  Mobile: 61 0409 345 726  | Fax: +61 7 40 325968
http//:www.galvinsonedge.com.au | ABN  076 767 711 943