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11 May 2014
Thank you for your warm friendly hospitality. What a beautiful home and area to live. You live in heaven. We will be back for more paradise. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Kylie and Travis
Victor Harbor, SA

7 May 2014
Appreciate your hospitality, warm friendly atmosphere, great hosts, a wonderful experience here in Queensland. Great to see how the environment is being managed, an example to the rest of the world. Julie/Jesse thanks so much.

John and Vanessa
Cape Town, South Africa

24 April 2014
Dear Julie and Jesse. We would like to thank you warmly for your hospitality and your “friendship”. We will miss deeply your little paradise (and the beautiful frog). We do hope to be able to come again in the time to come. We are grateful for what you so kindly have done for us. See you in Tasmania, perhaps??

Adolfo and Giuliana

12 April 2014
From the early start we were warmly welcomed by Julie. We felt right away at home at your B&B. The cleanliness, the finishing touches and many details and coziness. All assets that you have in your hands! Outside we witnessed cyclone ‘Ita’, but inside it was all peace and holiday feeling thanks to the good care of Julie. And then the culinary indulgences; every morning and heavenly breakfast and home made cakes and scones on our last day. We are also grateful for the many explanations and updates by Jesse on the nautical wonder and the answers on our questions and fears. A guest comes to you in paradise where time seems to go at lightning speed. In our minds we will always carry a piece of your paradise. We hope to meet you one day on the other side, so we can repay you the wonderful time spent here!

Stefan & Yvette: Raf and Wim
Brussels, Belgium

4 June 2014
This place is heaven. You two are very gracious and wonderful hosts. You cared for us so terrifically. It makes our stay so fantastic. We will recommend you to whoever is travelling this way. You always have a place to stay with us if you come our way.

Bob, Judy and Biera
Prescott, AZ, USA


29 November 2013
Thank you for all your help in booking trips, etc. and for the lovely comfortable accommodation and thoughtful hospitality. Perfect!!


23 November 2013

Beautiful house, pool and garden. Truly enjoyed our stay and our hospitable hosts. Thanks for the dinner recommendations!

The St. Pierres

15 November 2013
Our second visit. Beautiful place as always, lovely weekend. Fruit platter was lovely. Thank you.

Paula and Dale
Townsville, Queensland

We loved Cairns but it was your warm hospitality that made our visit special. Thank you for everything. We’ll be back.

Los Angeles, USA

Delightful. Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful home and wonderfully friendly and hospitable. You will see us again.

John and Catherine
Uki, NSW

31 October 2013
Sure a little bit of heaven fell from out the sky one day and it landed right here in Cairns per kind favour, Julie and Jesse. Their hospitality made our stay joyous. Many thanks!

Pat, Brian and Bett
Gold Coast

October 2013
Julie and Jesse. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!! Your hospitality was amazing! Thanks for all of the great recommendations for entertainment and restaurants!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you!!

Dave and Leanne
Sutton, MA, USA

19 October 2013
The best of the nice accommodation is the wonderful library. We have learned a lot about the “Tropical north Queensland’s” nature.

Adolfo and Giuliana
Italy and Tasmania

6 October 2013
Thanks for a lovely stay in beautiful surroundings! I’ll be recommending this place to anyone coming up this way for sure!! See you some time next year.

Cheltenham, Victoria

29 September 2013
Dear Julie and Jesse. I am writing this the day before we leave in case there should not be time tomorrow. Your B&B is delightful and we feel stupendously spoiled! Wonderful accommodation, delicious breakfasts and charming, gracious and kind hosts. You can be sure that we will recommend you. Thank you!! Definitely 5 stars *****

Myles and Wiki
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

27 September 2013
Thank you so much for a lovely stay. We really appreciated your friendly assistance and advice on places to visit, restaurants etc. and the little extras that make for a memorable holiday.

Susanne and Jesse
Sydney, NSW

19 September 2013
Wonderful and friendly hosts. Beautiful accommodation. What more could we ask for? Thanks so much for a great stay!

Andy and Diane
Phoenix, AZ, USA

Could not ask for a better place to stay nor find more precious hosts. Thanks for sharing your home and providing all the extra assistance.

Frank and Mary Ellen
Tempe, AZ, USA


8 June 2013
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. we’ve had a wonderful time and hope, one day, to visit again.

Aga, Teresa, Greg, Malcolm
Lismore, NSW

31 May 2013
Thanks to you, we have had a dream vacation! Your warmth, hospitality and oodles of fresh fruit and goodies made this an experience that we will always treasure and Australia has changed our lives. It seems we have seen a richer, simpler more robust way to live! Many blessings to your all! Fondly

Millie and Greg
New York, New York, USA

24 May 2013
What a beautiful place and fun area to visit. Thank you so much for your warm hospitality. We would love to stay longer!

Libby, Stuart and Frances
Paradise Valley, AZ, USA

20 May 2013
There is little I can say that hasn’t already been said. This is simply a little piece of paradise! Thank you for your warm hospitality. Sorry we couldn’t say longer. Thank you so much!

Bev and Bob
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

15 May 2013
This was home away from home! Thank you for your warmth and care and of course the delicious fresh fruit every morning. Look us up in India! Would love stay in touch with you and Jesse.

Radha and Gopa
Madanapalec, A.P. India

10 May 2013
So relaxing. Could stay for ever!! Thanks for everything and when next in sunny SA, you must visit.

Heather and Steven
Willalooka, SA

28 April 2013
Eileen said it would be wonderful but it was much, much more. I felt part of the Australian dream which you have created so beautifully. For me it was truly special to be part of this – for too short a time. It was pure pleasure to savour and enjoy this idyllic ;lace, your generosity of spirit, and cead mile mile failte. Thank you for the stories, the poems and of course the music! I felt so at home here. I wish you all good health and happiness for the future. See you in Cork sometime.

Dublin, Ireland

Oh, to live in paradise! Heavenly surroundings- pool, lush gardens, breakfasting on the fabulous fruit platter al fresco. Our every need catered for. Thank you so much, Julie, Jesse and Stephanie. You’re just wonderful!

Cork, Ireland

Wonderful place. Great hosts!

Mike and Sue
Sidmouth, Devon U.K.

4 April 2013
What a lovely stay we had at this fantastic ;lace. Thanks for all your help, it was truly appreciated. Give us a call if you visit Sweden in the future. Thanks!

Oskar, Viktor and Anna
Gothenburg, Sweden

24 March 2013
What a wonderful place! The perfect respite from a sea of hotels. Thank you for such a warm and gracious welcome and all the food and reef hook ups! It couldn’t have worked out more perfectly!

Stacie and Matt
San Diego, CA and Boston MA

21 March 2013
Thanks a lot for everything! We have spend the greatest time in this tropical place. This garden and this house are an example.

Walter, Barbara, Anna

Rome and Sydney

8 March 2013
Amazing! We had a perfect stay and will be telling everyone they MUST stay here! Thanks so much.

Clayfield, QLD

28 February 2013
What a perfect getaway after our Great Barrier Reef Scuba adventure. We love this place! Thanks for everything!

Kelly and Zack
Portland, Oregon, USA

26 February 2013
I had a wonderful time! This is a fantastic place!

Halifax, NS, CANADA

19 November 2012
We had a great time staying with you in this beautiful place. Thank you for your advice for our trip to the reef – we enjoyed it a lot! It was perfect for the kids to relax and settle down a bit! Best wishes!

Susanne, Roland, Nora & Eliane

12 November 2012
Thank you everything. Julie & Jesse’s support is perfect!! We have wonderful memories. We never forget looking the solar eclipse with your family! See you again!!

Thank you for your perfect suggestion about our holiday. We are excited for everything in Cairns. We want to come back here at Galvins!!

Naomi & Shuhei

8 November 2012
Wish we had more time here. Feels like you are in a tropical forest. Wonderful place to stay, Enjoyed everything so much. Close to town, tropical atmosphere, perfect! Julie & Jesse, what a perfect place.

Liz & Diann
Florida, USA

5 November 2012
Very pleasant tropical surrounding adds to the peace and coolness of the handy location. Well done Julie and Jesse.

Pay, Betty & Brian

29 October 2012
No other lodging can begin to compare with the lovely and quiet setting and gracious hospitality Julie and Jesse offer.  We loved the fruit plate each morning! Thanks for helping to make this trip special for us. Would love it if your paths crossed again someday!

Char and Randy
Marshall, WI  USA

28 September 2012
This is a lovely base for a visit to Cairns. Couldn’t have been better.  Many thanks.

Steven & Diana

5 August 2012
We had a great week in Cairns: coral reefs rainforest, the town and of course your lovely and convenient apartment.  This is the way we like the winter of the southern hemisphere, escaping the heat of Provence. Thanks for your help and tips during our stay.

Edouard & Frauke
Provence, FRANCE

20 July 2012
Our first nights in Australi! We are now ready for our holidays. It was a ferfect start at this lovely place!

Irene & Felix

12 July 2012
Love this place! Thanks.

The Marlows
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

28 June 2012
Wonderful! Love your B&B! It was so cozy and comfortable!

Cheri, Kelli and Sue
Tucson, Arizona, USA

24 June 2012
A lovely home away from home is how I would describe our stay at Galvins. Thank you Julie and Jesse for your warm hospitality. Have loved every minute of our stay here and of course the attention to detail and always a great breakfast. We shall pass on the word to our friends and always return here if visiting Cairns again! Has been a great holiday.

Sanjay & family

Thank you Julie aunty for the delicious scones!

Thanks for opening up your home and hearts for us …

18 June 2012
What a great find. Your BnB was the perfect home away from home. Thanks for making it so enjoyable!!

Mitch, Elly, Maisy
Townsville, QLD
Laynn & Mimi
Portland, VIC

Great time in Cairns and everything about your place is the best! Thanks!

Darren, Damon
Texas, USA

10 June 2012
Thanks for a lovely stay in what must be the nicest accommodation in Cairns.  Look forward to staying again.

Annelia and Sam
Highgate Hill, QLD

7 June 2012
Thank you Julie and family for your wonderful B&B, thoughtfulness and generosity!

Melbourne, VIC

15 May 2012
Truly lovely stay here and great experience of Cairns in our short stay. First thing that trikes you here is the thoughtfulness and attention to detail of Julie and Jesse. Thx for the lifts too. Best wishes in your families futures!!

Mike & Tracey

29 April 2012
Jesse and Julie are very nice people. This is the best B&B on our world trip: very warm welcome, very helpful, relaxing, refreshing breakfast, nature all around. Excellent service and last but not least: nice chats about important things of life! Thanks for all. We are happy!

D L Family

23 April 2012
Everything here was excellent! We really love this place. Lovely rooms, gardens and lovely Lucy. Thank you so much for your hospitality! Very happy to be your first Chinese guests. Wish you’ll visit China soon!

Cynthia & family

3 September 2011
Thank you for such a beautiful sanctuary to return to each day and being such kind & generous hosts.  Hope to return.

Coffs Harbour, Australia

21 August 2011
After a day of exploring the area it was always a delight to return to the Inn!  What a lovely home and family you have.  We enjoyed everything so much and will never forget it.  I especially love your winter weather compared to ours!  Thanks so much

Cindy, Dennis, Michael & Melissa
Sutton, MA, USA

August 2011
The perfect place for our little family and especially loved the piano recitals from upstairs. Thank you.

Palfreyman Clan
Daintree, Australia

2 August 2011
We liked it very much and would have stayed longer if possible.

Georg, Claudia & Moritz

29 July 2011
Thanks a lot for a great place to stay.  Lovely home and great kind family.

Melbourne, Australia

3 June 2011
Beautiful as expected.  Perfect hosts.

Gail & Steve
Croydon, Australia

May 2011
Enjoyed our stay immensely.  The recommended tapas bar was fantastic and the fruit platter amazing.  Thanks for your care and friendliness.

Ken, Sue and Peter

4 May 2011
Fantastic place to unwind.  A huge thanks to Julie especially.  We LOVED fruit platter.  Attention to detail – amazing.

Kath & Graham
Woolgoolga, NSW, Australia

April 2011
Enjoyed our stay immensely!  Lovely rooms, outdoor space and ever-attentive hostess Julie .. Perfect!  We also enjoyed the beautiful swimming pool surrounded by tropical trees and plants.  Very much enjoyed the visit of “Lucy”, the charming little dog of the house.  Warm regards

Arne, Randi, Gunnar
Oslo, Norway

April 2011
Absolutely the best B&B we have ever stayed in.  Wonderful garden and pool, and living space equipped with everything we needed.  Julie & Jesse very helpful getting us to places we wanted to go.  Thanks

Julie and Jim
Sheffield, UK

1 April 2011
We had a very nice relaxing time here.  Thanks so much for your help in booking the tours.  Love your pool, Lucy and most of all, thanks for your hospitality!

Lina & David
Alameda, CA, USA

24 March 2011
Recommended by my parents who visited a year ago and we were not disappointed.  A lovely location and made to feel comfortable at all times.  Lucy has become our favourite animal in Australia, beating the koala and kangaroo!  Thank you.

Anthony & Claire
Wrexham, UK

March 2011
Our five nights didn’t seem long enough.  What a wonderful stay and such attentive concern for our comfort.  Thank you so much.  Lovely place!

Mary & Tony
Florida, USA

19 February 2011
Thank you so much!  Your place is beautiful!  Had a lovely stay

Lew and Sharon

31 January 2011
A very peaceful haven for our visit.  Thank you for your tropical hospitality.

Sue and Jenny

24 January 2011
This has been a lovely respite from our travels.  Thank you.  All your advice was spot on.  What great memories for our trip.

Great stay.  Lovely weekend adventure and relaxed time.  Thank you for the hospitality.

Naomi & Marlene
Washington, D.C. and Boston

21 December 2010
We have had a wonderful week here – everything has been perfect.  Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail is outstanding.  WE don’t want to leave!  Hope to visit again soon.  Have a fabulous Christmas!

Dave, Debbie and Ross
Bedfordshire, England

December 2010
We’ve had a lovely relaxing time here and feels like the start of our proper holiday.  A B&B with all the privacy of an apartment.  Thanks for all your help, lifts & hospitality.  We’ve had a great time and baby Bea has enjoyed the pool

Nathan, Kara and Beatrice
London, UK

December 2010
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.  This is the best B&B experience we have had.  WE can’t thank you enough for all your help.  We will post a very nick recommendation for your B&B.

Frank & Mary
Midlothian, VA, USA

22 November 2010
Thank you for two wonderful days and all your support!

Hamburg, Germany

20 November 2010
Thanks so much Julie! For your hospitality and all the rides to places.  It made the trip so much easier.  Thanks for the fruit! and all the well stocked provisions.  We found your place so restful.

Jim, Silvia and Alina
Ojai, CA, USA

November 2010
This was the perfect spot to recover from jet lag and from which to explore the Cairns area.  I now realize that I should have planned another day or two … that will have to be the next trip!  Thank you very much for your lovely hospitality, help with activity planning, rides, restaurant suggestions and lovely breakfasts.  This has been a wonderful start to my Aussie adventure.

Minnesota, USA

12 November 2010
Thank you for a relaxing stay after our ecotrip up north.  Wonderful garden, pool and hospitality.

George & Heather

8 November 2010
After a long flight from Germany to Cairns we enjoyed our stay in your home and the wonderful garden very much.  Thanks for your warm hospitality and helpful information.  We are sad that the time in your house is over.  Thanks for all and the best wishes for you.

Manfred & Gabriele

November 2010
Julie and Jesse – Thank you so very much for a wonderful place to stay while in Cairns.  From our day of just relaxing at your B&B to going out on the reef for a day trip.  You have made this one of the best parts of visiting AU.  I would recommend a stay here to anyone who might visit Cairns in the future.  Julie, thanks again for your hospitality and all the rides.  Sincerely

Baltimore, MD, USA

28 October 2010
Thank you for a lovely stay in a tremendous surrounding.  We felt like being in paradise.  Thank you for the assistance finding the highlights around Cairns, which we will never forget!  Best regards.

Margitta & Christian

October 2010
Thank you so much for all the attention and help you gave us to make our stay in Cairns just perfect!  We loved the reef and the crew of Passions of Paradise.  They made the experience one we will never forget.  Thank you Jesse for helping to keep that reef alive and thriving.  Julie, thank you for helping us with making good choices and driving us when you were able!  Thanks to Steph for the lovely piano music – such talent!  We will be coming back!  Best regards

Sandra & Warren
Monroe, VA, USA

October 2010
Absolutely fabulous once again!

Paul & Jenny
Andover, England

17 September 2010
Dear Julie and Jesse and the girls (and Lucy)!  Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home, pool and gardens with us.  We felt so at home here and that is such a nice feeling when one is so far away from home.  Julie, you were so very helpful and kind to us to take us and pick us up.  We know that it was beyond what you need to do.

Diane and Bosha
Albuquerque, NM, USA

5 September 2010
Thank you for your nice welcome and your friendly help in all our excursions!  If the weather was not so nice at the beginning of our stay, you, dear Julie, you were our sunshine!  Your house is very beautiful and we were all feeling like home here.
May thanks for the warm welcome, the constant care for us all and as Gaby says, the sun shined all the time at Galvin’s Edge Hill!  Hope to come back one day.

Gabrielle and Marc
Brussels, Belgium

We enjoy soo much our week in your home, even if the weather was very bad.  WE forgot the weather with the very kindness of Julie.  We’ll never forget our stay here.  Very nice house with the swimming pool welcome after the trips in the hot but the best in the house is JULIA.

Diane and Jean Pierre
Brussels, Belgium

19 August 2010
Thank you for a relaxing stay in such beautiful surroundings.  We appreciated the warm hospitality and all the homely and practical touches throughout the apartment.  We will miss the delicious fruit platters in the morning.  We’ll definitely return if/or hopefully when we holiday in Cairns again.  More than happy to recommend Galvin’s to others!  P.S. We’d stay for the books alone!

Grant & Helena
Melbourne, Australia

August 2010
What an amazing place!  Thank you so much for fitting us in at the last minute.  We’re so pleased we came here for our last night in Australia.  We will go on Trip Advisor when we get home and recommend you to everyone!

Clare and Dave
Milton, Bristol, UK

August 2010
Many thanks for a great stay,  It’s a wonderful space and one that we’ll look forward to coming back!  Your hospitality and generosity has been marvellous.  See you all soon.

Hugh, Chris & Oli
Darwin, Australia

August 2010
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.  This lovely apartment is like a home away from home!  The fridge was well stocked when we arrived which was great and the fruit was delicious.  You really thought of everything!  We would definitely recommend you to any others traveling down under!  Thanks again

Jenny, David Anna & Joe
Birmingham, England

29 July 2010
We came and left … but …oh we came again and how charming it was to be back in such a lovely home.  Oh yes!  WE feel at home here and everything is so perfect, so beautiful, so practical, so charming.  I wrote to both of my children saying that one day I would love to give them this present with their respectively husband and wife.  It would be wonderful for two couples to be in this place.  Thank you again and again.  Thank you for a piece of happiness.

Ariane & Juliana

27 July 2010
Dear Friends.  We have had a great stay in your B&B, a little piece of paradise.  We loved the breakfast, your friendly help with everything, phone and computer, the pool and of course Lucy.  You have 3 lovely girls!  Nice to have met them.  We would love to write some good things at Trip advisor about Galvin’s.

Monica and Thomas
Hultberg, Vellinge, Sweden

24 July 2010
Once again thank you for your kindness and generosity – we so love coming here.

Ann & Danielle
Horwich, England

23 June 2010
Thank you Julie and Jesse for the use of your beautiful apartment.  WE have enjoyed our short stay here and wish we could have seen more of Cairns.  Weather was fantastic

Espert Family
Toronto, Canada

Absolutely beautiful living space.  Cairns is a beautiful city with lots of things to see and do.  The reef cruise was wonderful.  Thank you for the use of your place.

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

19 June 2010
I enjoyed the space and peace at ‘Galvin’s’ and beautiful, leafy Edge Hill.  Thank you Julie and Jesse.

Mitchell, Qld, Australia

31 May 2010
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.  Our family of five was very comfortable here and will remember your hospitality warmly for years to come.  Take care!

The Castellos

22 May 2010
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and for your great hospitality and help.  What a lovely end of our holidays in Australia!  We really enjoyed our stay.  Possibly it will not be for the last time.

Peter and Sybille
Berlin, Germany

17 May 2010
What an amazing oasis this has been for us.  I’m convinced that Julie, Jesse & girls ordered our perfect weather day to experience the Great Barrier Reef.  It was awesome.  Your guidance and help has been spot on and has relieved us of any possible anxiety.  WE felt right at home, being so far away from home.  Morning coffee has never tasted so good!  Gracias y Adios!

Melva & Lynn
Montana, USA and Costa Rica

27 April 2010
Thank you all so much for making us feel so at home here.  The accommodation is perfect and the garden has been an inspiration.  Julie and Jesse, you have the knack of making people relax and we very much appreciate the help you have given us in deciding what to do during our stay (thanks again for the scone recipe – we will let you know how they turn out when we get home!).  Undoubtedly the best place we have stayed in during our trip.  Thanks again – we so enjoyed being part of your lovely family.

Dee and Mike
Salisbury, UK

22 April 2010
Paradise!  Albeit a brief sojourn.  We were made so welcome by Julie and Jesse and we will, as McArthur said, “Be back”!  So relaxing – especially the musical interludes!  Thank you so much.

Alan & Linda
Corwen, Wales

26 March 2010
Excellent B&B.  Very comfortable. “Just like Home from Home”.  Thanks to Julie and Jesse for their hospitability.  This B&B is highly recommended.  Good luck in the future.

Patrick & Dorothy
Melville, WA, Australia

March 2010
Thanks again Jesse & Julie.  We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely home.  It’s a great place for all the activities and lovely and quiet for a relax.  Don’t forget us if you need B&B sitters!!  Take care.

Barry & Vera
Chichester, England

10 March 2010
Magnificent oasis of calm – Julie and Jesse are marvellous hosts – booked us on spectacular excursions – the pool was most welcome at the end of each day’s adventure!

Alice & John
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

27 February 2010
May thanks for letting us share your home.  A great place to take a couple days rest after our long drives up from Melbourne.  Thank you for your hospitality.

Jana & Mike
Frinton On Sea, UK

22 February 2010
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home!  We enjoyed every minute of our stay, from the recommendations on excursions to the well-appointed - -A+++!!

Jason and Lea
Princeton, NJ, USA

30 November 2009
We’ve loved our stay here in your great abode.  Your help on our little side trips was greatly appreciated.  Swims in your pool were a highlight.  We wish you a happy holiday with your families.

Ken and Alice
Seattle, WA, USA

26 November 2009
Thanks Jesse & Julie for your kindness and your hospitality!  Your place is perfect to relax and have a swim in your beautiful pool!  Don’t want to leave.  I just wanted to add that I’ll highly recommend your lovely B&B to all whom will pass in this area … we enjoyed a lot our stay here, your paradise …!  Thanks again for everything!  We’ll try to come back asap!

Maryam & Sebastian
Montreal, Canada

16 November 2009
Absolutely perfect – a home away from home!  Wish we could stay longer.  The best B&B we have encountered anywhere.  Your generous hospitality is much appreciated.  Enjoy your trip to London.

John & Brenda
Harrow on the Hill, UK

6 November 2009
A fantastic place to recover from the jet lag and to make plans for our 3 months trip to Australia. Thank you so much for the warm hospitality! The great fruit plate and surroundings!

Nadine and Bernhard
Berne, Switzerland

Just wonderful so hope we can come again. Perfect

Val and John
Hervey Bay, Australia

October 2009
A home away from home! Thanks for the warm welcome to Cairns and the surroundings. We had a great time, starting with a delicious breakfast every morning and good and sound advice on tours and trips! A beautiful place to stay, thanks.

Laura, Ilse and Martin

Thank you so much, Julie and Jesse, for your hospitality and kindness. We loved staying here: so relaxing, peaceful and comfortable. We loved the beautiful pool, and looked forward to what fruit platter each morning!

Jan and Richard

23 September 2009
What a beautiful B&B. This is so relaxing we don’t want to go out! Thank you for your great hospitality. We were so lucky to find you on the internet. This will definitely be one of our highlights and a beautiful home we will never forget. This is our first major trip aborad and what a great way to get started. Thanks for everything.

Bob and Barb          

15 September 2009
What a perfect start to our first trip to Australia! Julie … you’ve made our stay so warm and welcoming – great breakfast platter too! Fond regards to you, Jesse and the family and see you on the 24th.

(24th) It was like coming home last night! We both feel quite sad to leave … we just can’t fault your hospitality and kindness Julie. You won’t be forgotten, that’s for sure and we’ll be recommending you to all our friends! Much love

Bill and Linda

10 September 2009
Cairns was out final stop and what a great way to end our 1st long vacation together with a fabulous stay at this lovely B&B! Heartfelt thanks to Julie and Jesse for a fantastic memory. You have a truly beautiful home & “four” even more beautiful gals. Hope to e back one day!!!

Mei and Yo
Singapore & Taiwan (living in Tokyo)

Fantastic hospitality, fantastic surroundings, fantastic service = fantastic experience! Thankyou for a memorable stay.

John and Denise         

30 August 2009
Great B&B. We really enjoyed our stay. Cairns was beautiful. Thanks for being great Ambassadors for Australia

Barry and Jill
Webster, South Dakota, USA

16 August 2009
Enjoyed every moment of our stay. Very attentive hosts, lovely location, peaceful and relaxing. Thankyou for providing this location.

David and Rachel
Sydney, Australia

13 August 2009
How tranquil is this. Could have stayed a week if we had the time. Thank you.

Western Australia

9 August 2009
It has been a short but wonderful stay at this lovely B&B. Great breakfast. Thank you for your attention to detail and warm hospitality. Thanks!! Fantastic Pool!!!!

Laura, Eduardo, Emilia and Rosa
Madrid, Spain

8 August 2009
Lovely. Such character and peace. Made a wonderful tropical escape for painting and bike riding away from a southern winter. Thanks

Brian and Vicki
Hobart, Australia

It has been wonderful to share some time with you all. We will take with us some great memories.  Love to you all.

The Goveas Family
Cork, Ireland

28 July 2009
It has been a true pleasure staying with you. This is our last stop on our trip to Australia. We realise that we need to go back to this amazing country very soon. Thank you so much for your high level of hospitality and kindness!

Thorbjorn and Anna
Malmo, Sweden

22 July 2009
A gorgeous place. Just what I needed, restful and relaxing. I will e telling all my friends. Thank you so much

Terrigal, Australia

17 July 2009
So we had to travel all that long way to finally find the ultimate B&B: comfort, hospitality, luxury surroundings, the love put into al the details, caring hands … Than you very much for opening your house for us!

Tina, Urs and Lukas

16 July 2009
Thank you Julie and Jesse. The serenity and warmth of this gentle retreat extends into the relaxed naturalness of the lovely garden. Your sensitivity and helpfulness are greatly appreciated.

Albany, Australia

This has been one of the most beautiful and peaceful retreats of anywhere I’ve ever travelled in Australia and overseas. I shall carry it in my heart as long as I live.

Albany, Australia

Thanks so much for your warm and caring hospitality and the luxuriant relaxing garden has been such a pleasure. See you again!

Albany, Australia

12 July 2009
Thanks for having us. Your place was just what we needed. See you again soon. Thanks

Brian and Ollie
Brisbane, Australia

5 July 2009
Thanks so much – your B&B is beautiful – the backyard unmatched in our travels! Sorry for the date mix-up! Call us when you are in the States – let us know if your daughter will be in school in the US. Cheers!

Anne, Russ, Molly and Grant
Oakley, USA

3 July 2009
Thank you for your warm welcome – we enjoyed our brief stay in Cairns. Great garden and marvellous location.

Munich, Germany

30 June 2009
Perfect! We didn’t think our trip could get any better. Then we arrived here. Julie and Jesse were amazing hosts and we couldn’t have felt more at home. Any return to Cairns will include a stay here. Cheers

John and Diana
Zionsville, Indiana, USA

26 June 2009
Our three days here have passed much too quickly. Next time we will reserve a week! Outstanding B&B experience. Great apartment. Great family. Great neighbourhood. Great value. Will strongly recommend it to all our friends.

Jeremy and Mariana
Santa Rosa, California, USA

21 June 2009
Grazie Mille to Julie and Jesse for your warm hospitality and your beautiful B&B with its gorgeous garden! It easily makes one of the highlights to this enjoyable trip to Cairns. If you ever pass by Milan, feel free to call in our call up if you need any help/tips – or just a quick cappuccino! ARRRIVEDERCI!

Bev and Enzo
Milano, Italy

10 June 2009
Jesse and the girls … what a great, huge apartment that felt like home away from home! Thanks for your great hospitality and guidance! We enjoyed talking with your family and really seeing how this world is very small. Mi casa es su casa anytime in Costa Rica. I promise the girls they will see heaps of monkeys. Thanks for everything.

Juan Carols and Kristen
San Jose & Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Thank you for the warm welcome and lift to the station. We enjoyed our brief visit to Cairns. We’ll recommend you to family, friends and guests.

Bill and Debbie
Rotorua, New Zealand

3 June 2009
As already wrote by others, we felt here a little like at home. It’s really a quietful place and we leave with a piece of regrets. But as a first experience in Australia (even out of Europe), we really enjoyed the stay in your “Chambre d’hote”. A special mention for the nice dog! And for the turtle as said Thomas

Corinne, Thomas and Jean-Pierre
Rennes, France

10 May 2009
Dear Julie, Jesse and girls.  Thank you for a wonderful stay. We have a beautiful surprise on coming through the door. Thank you all for making my birthday a memorable one. Particularly the piano playing!!!

Sonia and Rod
Queensland, Australia

5 May 2009
Dear Julie and Jesse.  Thanks for your hospitality.  You have a lovely place in which to stay. We would recommend it to anyone.

Michael and Renate
New South Wales, Australia

30 April 2009
We really enjoyed our stay here.  What a great place!! We highly recommend this little paradise!!

Zach and Ingrid
San Diego, California, USA

26 April 2009
Dear Julie, Jesse and girls.  Thank you for your warm hospitality. We felt really at home here. We will almost certainly come back and hope to have you as our own guests in Jerusalem.

Tamy and Yoram

16 April 2009
Wonderful stay here in Cairns.  Very warm and welcoming.  Love the accommodations, fresh breakfasts.  The kids loved the pool (& Lucy too).  We’ll remember this fondly.  Thank you!

Scott, Michelle, Thomas and Abby
West Bend, Wisconsin, USA

6 April 2009
Paradise, gorgeous colours, wonderful feel, great hospitality, lovely family, affectionate dog!  Our escape from Port Moresby.  As Arnie almost said “We’ll be back!: (We love Lucy).

Gordon, Mandy Laura and Hannah
New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Perth

5 April 2009
Thanks for a perfect place to end our trip.  The setting is very relaxed and an ideal base for local trips.  Thanks

Mark, Carol and Laura
Melbourne, Australia

1 April 2009
Thank you.  In our trip we have stayed in many B&B.  Yours must rank with the best for the way you have provided and helped us beyond what was expected.  We have thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Cairns and the tropical north (a first to Australia).  Perhaps we need to return to see more

Chantal and Ian
Bedford, UK

23 March 2009
A wonderful, comfortable abode, with the bonus of having the friendship of you Julie and your family.

Gold Coast, Australia

Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful home with us; for such warm hospitality, the comfort, the friendliness of your family.  Love and light on this house.

Georgina and Sylvia
Maleny, Australia

15 March 2009
A home away from home.  Thank you for letting me stay in this gorgeous paradise and being so accommodating with my bookings and the internet.


11 March 2009
Thanks a whole bunch!  What a unique, private haven – a tropical paradise!  Julie we are indebted to you for your organising and bookings and lifts.  You certainly went beyond the call of a B&B hostess.  We enjoyed meeting your family including Lucy!  The pool and A/C saved us!!  PS – We may return to Cairns – you never know?!?

Nora and Elson

3 March 2009
Difficult to find words to describe your place.  Everything has already been said.  Recommend it to anyone.  Lovely stay, shame it couldn’t be longer.

Steve and Carol
Staffs, England

25 February 2009
What a lovely place!  The accommodation and the swimming pool are magnificent and the location of the BandB in Cairns is perfect to travel.  Thanks a lot to Julie and Jesse for their kindness and their seriousness in managing their wonderful BandB.  Best Regards

Sophie and Bruno

8 February 2009
The wet tropics!  An apt name.  But what is a little rain (OK, a lot of rain) when one is able to stay in such a lovely home with such kind people.  Thank you for all your help and advice.  The girls are charmers!  Don’t forget tripadvisor.com.

Mary and David
Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA

3 February 2009
We’ve had a wonderful time, caught the highlights o this tropical region and also relaxed in this beautiful home.  Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful life with us.  Best wishes and thanks to you all for the great hospitality.

Anna and Lizzie
Somerset, England

9 December 2008
A wonderful tropical place with the garden setting, pool and plants.  We will definitely recommend your place to anyone coming to Australia for holiday.  Thank you Julie for your helpful guidance and the air conditioner.

Rich and Barbara
San Jose, California, USA

3 December 2008
Definitely too short … we love to stay longer!  Your house is like in our dream … just wonderful & perfect!  Thanks so much … we hope come back another time.

Luke and Fabienne

Wonderful. Thank you Julie for everything – one of the prettiest homes we’ve ever stayed in

Barbi and Chaz
Somerset, England

23 November 2008
Loved the tropical paradise garden, pool and home.  The lorikeets were a great alarm clock to get us up for Reef and Rainforest

Pam, Jerry and Pat

Toronto, Canada

17 November 2008
Thank you for having a great time in your paradise!  Exploring the Tablelands, the reef and Daintree, coming home and having a swim in the pool… we loved it!  We will recommend you at the German International School in Sydney!

Britta and Karin
Hamburg, Germany

12 November 2008
Fantastic accommodation.  The garden, pool and house stunning, close to the amenities and the great “Naked Nut” (restaurant), bird watching brilliant.  Shame no cassowaries this time.  Will be back May 2015 (unless we win the lottery).

Martin and Heather
Somerset, England

9 November 2008
Thank you for your GREAT hospitality during our vacation.  We had a lovely time in your beautiful house, and enjoyed ourselves in your fantastic pool.  You family has been amazing, always happy and nice.  Lucy stole our hearts.  Thank you for booking our adventures, we will remember this stay FOREVER!

Caroline and Carin
Stockholm, Sweden

By far the best B&B we have ever encountered!  We will defini8tely be returning and telling everyone to come here.  Fantastic atmosphere – garden, space, food (fruit, yoghurt, etc) & hospitality.  Thank you

Stephanie and Megan
Melbourne, Australia

Too short a stay in such a beautiful, tranquil setting.  Loved the water features, the organic, local fresh produce. Thanks Julie

Ruth and Mary
Auckland, New Zealand

30 October 2008
A wonderful week.  Beautiful home and generous hospitality.


Thank you so much for a wonderful stay here and for being so thoughtful.  Very relaxing and loved Lucy.


30 October 2008
A wonderful week.  Beautiful home and generous hospitality.


Thank you so much for a wonderful stay here and for being so thoughtful.  Very relaxing and loved Lucy.


20 October 2008
Wonderful relaxing spot to stay after a long day.  Most certainly recommended and will be my choice of places to stay on any return.

Hamilton, New Zealand

9 October 2008
Thank you Julie.  It’s amazing what nice things can happen in sad times.  I will be telling my friends about you.

Brisbane, Australia

4 October 2008
A beautiful setting & definitely a home away from home.  Hope to come back.  In the words of the song .. “Simply the Best” – best we’ve ever stayed in.

Paul and Jenny
Andover, England

11 September 2008
Thank you all for sharing your beautiful home with us.  This place has really felt like home away from home, especially now as we return for one last night before heading home.  We will be back in Cairns and day soon I hope and will definitely stay with you guys.  Many thanks

Mid and Mike
Darwin, Australia

21 August 2008
A little bit of paradise in the tropical north – what a haven! We’ve loved the space, facilities and lush surroundings.  Just sad we can’t stay for longer.  Will have to return when it is sunny to use the pool!  Many thanks

Liz, Martin & Rebecca
Basingstoke, England

27 July 2008
Wonderful place to stay for our first week in Oz.  Perfect hosts, helpful and friendly (even Lucy ….).  Will certainly recommend to friends back home.  Thank you

Rob & Gil
Tom & Alex
York, England

19 July 2008
Thanks for a very comfortable week.  Our first time this far north – it’s been a great experience.

Michele & John
Hobart, Tasmania

9 July 2008

Great resting place.  Thankyou for sharing your home and family.  Lucy too!

Mike and Pat

29 June 2008
We’ve had a thoroughly enjoyable stay here – thankyou for looking after us so well.  We will be recommending this B&B to fellow travellers (great fruit platters).  See you again one day.  Regards

Denis and Jill

21 June 2008

Thanking Julie, Jesse, Ciara, Roisin and Stephanie and Lucy for looking after us and making it a welcome soft landing to Cairns. To pack up house and contents and move back to this beautiful part of the world after spending the last 10 years in Ireland – it’s good to be back – and to arrive without notice and to be welcomed with open arms just shows the Low’s level of warmth, compassion, courage and wisdom.  We only hope one day we can be there for you.  Lots of love and thanks

Denis, Joyce, Niamh and Ciara

11 June 2008

Dear Julie, Jesse, Ciara, Roisin, Stephanie (and Lucy).  Thank you so much for your welcoming and very generous hospitality which helped us celebrate our special occasion.  Wherever we have gone in Edge Hill (and Cairns), people have been open and friendly and we particularly recommend Franco at the Naked Nut to your guests. Best wishes to you all in your many pursuits.  We would love to come back some day.

David and Rae
Hobart, Tasmania

21 May 2008

A great home away from home for me during the conference …… thanks

Adelaide, South Australia

14 May 2008

Thank you Julie, Jesse and girls for letting us use your home as our home away from home.  You have a beautiful and unique house and beautiful gardens and pool.  Would like to have spent more time here.  Keep up with the flute, piano and guitar girls.  Best wishes

Bill and Berrie

9 May 2008

Julie, Jesse and girls.  Thanks a million for sharing your wonderful home with us. It was just so unique – the garden so tranquil – pool amazing, will be back again with Mike  Looking forward to meeting in Cork or here, very soon.

Annemarie and Allison

30 April 2008

Thank you for the lovely stay. It was a great welcome to FNQ!

James and Ebony
Coburg, Victoria

21 April 2008

Hope to come back sometime to enjoy your wonderful hospitality, gardens and your beautiful breakfasts!!! Thank you once again for the excellent service.

Pat and Mandy
Tweed Heads, NSW

21 April 2008

Peace and tranquillity in a superb tropical setting with excellent amenities and services, which made our sojourn to Chris and Dale’s wedding relaxing and enjoyable.  Thank you for all your assistance in making our 5-day stay so relaxing.

Linda & Graham
Dunsborough, Western Australia

15 April 2008

Thanks you so much for the nicest stay, we have really enjoyed every minute! We don’t want to leave! It was such a treat – we were spoiled rotten! Best wishes to you all, looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Deirdre & Helen
Cork, Ireland

13 April 2008

So sorry we couldn’t stay longer – beautiful home and garden we will tell all our friends sand hope we can come back soon.

Pauline and Michael
Valencia, Spain

11 April 2008

Back again – this time to stay for a little longer, a last piece of paradise before the outback! Thank you again for all your kindness – we enjoyed the musical accompaniment, someone is very talented. Good luck to you all

Angus & Jodie
Auckland, New Zealand

7 April 2008

Much thanks for a great eight days, definitely the best accommodation I have had on my trip. I will recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in Cairns. Best of luck in the future.

Mullingar, Ireland

22 March 2008

Thank you all so much for your exceptional hospitality. I will be telling EVERYONE about your beautiful B&B. We look forward to coming back soon! Good luck to your beautiful girls with all their music/drama/school exams – they are delightful.

Bevan and Jacqui
Dayboro, Queensland

14 March 2008

I’m still trying to figure out how to pack up the outdoor shower and take it with me. It felt truly spoiled and I’m sure I’ll be comparing our future accommodation to yours.

Eagan, Minnesota

14 March 2008

Where do I begin. Everything was perfect! What more can I say –

Richfield, Minnesota

14 March 2008

The sounds of a rainforest right outside my bedroom – what more could I want? What I did get was the most gracious hospitality I could have found.  Thank you, Julie, for your special caring and all the help you gave us.

Bloomington, Minnesota

14 March 2008

What a treat – pool, outdoor shower, symphony from bugs and frogs. I will spread your name far and wide. Thank you for your extraordinary hospitality.

Edina, Minnesota

11 March 2008

The music, the music, the music, the Kookaburras, the tropical paradise. You made us feel so at home. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Dave and Dawn
Fallbrook, California

12 March 2008

How could we have been so fortunate to find your website as we searched for the perfect place to stay in Cairns? This is a tropical paradise – and I mean your wonderful Galvins B&B as much as this special part of Australia.  The things you have done to your home and garden to make them special are so beautifully done. We have loved meeting you all and so appreciate the extra help you have given us. Our fish feast was delicious! A perfect ending to our month of travelling.

Dick and Lynn
Ventura, California

8 March 2008

You guys really went out of your way to accommodate us.  Thank you for your superb recommendations, your hospitality, and overall good times. We look forward to visiting again.

Doug & Van

6 March 2008

What a fantastic tropical paradise you have here and your warmth, support and generosity when we ran into problems was very much appreciated.  All the very best to you, Julie and Jesse, and to your delightful daughters (not forgetting Lucy!)

Donald, Sheila and Clare
Edinburgh, Scotland

22 February 2008

Here again and once more enjoying your kindness and wonderful Queenslander home and garden.  Lots of love to Julie, Jesse, Ciara, Roisin and Stephanie. See you next time I am in your hemisphere.

Bridge of Weir, Scotland

14 February 2008

Thank you so much for saving us from the “backpacker-Hell”. Your B&B is just beautiful and we’ve loved to stay 4 ever …. We hope to come back soon! All the best!

Matthias, Birgit, Claudia

11 February 2008

So sorry we couldn’t stay longer – what a wonderful place (beautiful inside and out). Thank you. PS Check Lucy is not missing – I’d like to put her in my suitcase!

Paul and Sheryl

16 December 2007
I’m upset having to write this little note as I don’t want to go!  It was so great spending this time with you all in your beautiful home in beautiful Cairns!  A fab stay I’ll always treasure but will be back to do it again someday!  Thank you all so much for everything.  Will miss you guys lots!

Cork, Ireland

12 December 2007
A little bit of heaven fell from out the sky one day
It landed here on Queensland when we arrived to stay
This B&B a glittering star above the rest
The friendly service is the best
So as we leave with happy heart
Our onward journey we must start
We leave you all our best wishes; and
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts

Shirley and Bob
Somerset, UK

10 December 2007

Thank you so much for a lovely stay.  We’re taking away lots of inspiration for our own little B&B in Denmark, although the tropical setting & weather we cannot match!  The trips you arranged to the reef and rainforest were great and can definitely be recommended.  If ever you’re in Denmark you’ll be very welcome!

Kevin & Ian
Aalborg, Denmark

5 December 2007
Thankyou for your hospitality and for sharing your gorgeous home with us on our honeymoon.  Hope to return one day soon!

Tien and Monique

30 November 2007
You have a gorgeous home.  We love the area and had a great time.  Thank you for the recommendation of the Naked Nut – much enjoyed.

Alison, Brett & Rorie
Kildare, Ireland

25 November 2007
Thanks for everything.  The stay6 here was like being in a resort owned by good friends.  A beautiful family and home.  We are looking forward to our next trip.

Buy, Caroline & Clive

November 2007
Thank you so much for everything!  Certainly the most beautiful B&B we have come across.  Such lovely food, gardens and hospitality.  Hopefully we will see you again.

David, Catherine & Savian

2 November 2007
What a paradise!  Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with four weary travellers.  It was such a joy to relax in your oasis and seee the fruits of your labour.  You have been so generous and we will tell our friends who cam this way.  Hope to see you in Canada one day.

Peg & Ivan
Ajax, Ontario

November 2007
Than you so much for sharing your beautiful home, pool and garden with us and for making us feel so welcome and comfortable.  You do have the most lovely B&B that we have stayed at.  Thanks so much for everything.

Judy & Ron
Toronto, Canada

29 October 2007
We have enjoyed a wonderful relaxing time at your lovely oasis.  Our restful stay has allowed us time to enjoy with our family.  Thank you for providing the perfect stay.  It was lovely to meet all family members.  I am sure we will return.

Robyn & Joan
Sunshine Coast, Queensland

24 October 2007
Every bit as good as Helen told us.  We owe her a wee dram.  We enjoyed the budding musicians with our BBQ.  Beautiful place to stay and relax.  Julie and Jesse very helpful.

Robert and Catherine
Kilbarchan, Scotland

19 October 2007
A wonderful oasis to relax and chill.  Jesse and Julie assisted and provided when we needed it and left us in peace the rest of the time.  A truly beautiful place.  Thank you very much.

Steve & Claire
Sussex, UK

15 October 2007
Thank you for a wonderful stay!  Your accommodation was a perfect spot to relax after a couple of days in the rainforest and before travelling in a campervan through the outback.

Stephan & Yvonne
Munich, Germany

12 October 2007
Home away from home.  Best B&B we’ve experienced.  Lovely to come back to after a day of exploring.  Thanks very much for your help and hospitality.  Morning fruit by the pool a most relaxing way to start the day.  Will recommend!

Dave & Bernardo
Auckland, NZ

3 October 2007
Loved it!  Absolutely great, happy friendly visit full of fun for the family!  I’m definitely coming back!

Cairns, Queensland

25 September 2007
Thank you very much for having such a lovely home to share as a B&B.  It was very relaxing and an enjoyable place to be.  Thanks also for all your help and rides.  Much appreciated.  Definitely a 4 star rating.  Can’t wait to come back!

David & Sharon
Alberta, Canada

19 September 2007
We have really enjoyed our rest and relax after exploring the Tablelands by campervan.  Loved the pool and garden.  Will recommend Kiwis come to stay here.  Thanks again for all your help!

Margaret & Carl
Christchurch, NZ

14 September 2007
We love it here!  Who would every stay in a motel when this is an option?  We’re telling anyone and everyone we know (who may be visiting Cairns) and we’ll be back

Jim & Lynn
Hesperus, Colorado

7 September 2007
Thank you for your kindness, hospitality and your wonderful daughters.  My 84 year mother really enjoyed your lovely house and your beautiful garden.  We have wonderful time in Cairns for this B&B.  I will be back here with my family again.  If your family come to Japan, please stay my house in Nagoya.  We are very lucky to stay this B&B.

Kiroko & Emi
Nagoya, Japan

1 September 2007

Thank you.  A lovely spot and gorgeous gardens.

John & Geraldine

31 August 2007
We chose to conclude our second sojourn down under in a place and in a manner that would send us home rested and relaxed.  Well done!  Glad to see all is well.  Until we meet again.  So long, and thanks for all the fish.

Grady, Carlynn & Lucas
San Diego

25 August 2007
There once came from Ireland a ‘Julie’
Who with Jesse fell in love well and truly
Now as I write in the log
There are three girls and a dog
And a B and B that is paradise as it should be.
Thanks for the great memories of Cairns in this perfect spot.  We leave Australia with the warmth of the tropics and of your family.  We look forward to our next stay.

Stephanie, Mark and Tess
Lyon, France

25 August 2007
Thank you ever so much for a stay in your lovely home and garden.  We shall always keep good memory of our short time here.  Beautiful Queensland and great Australia!  We feel confident that either our children or our grandchildren will also come over here and may be visit you.  Many thanks again and God bless you all.

Bruno & Carmen
Lyon, France

7 August 2007
It was superb; a beautiful house.  Our hosts are absolutely great and very kind people.  It was a deep pleasure each day with a breakfast prepared with so much attention.  We will firmly recommend it and will return here if one day we’ll come back to Cairns.

Francoise & Patrick
Boeuf, France

30 July 2007
This is one out of the box.  Not only is the home, garden & pool just beautiful, but more importantly, they are matched with such hospitality and kindness.  As they say – “it’s the little things that count”, so thank you Julie, Jesse and family for the many little things and great kindnesses which made my stay so enjoyable and relaxing.

Auckland, NZ

26 July 2007
We really enjoyed the breakfast, especially the fruit plate.  You have a beautiful home.  We really felt at home, this was a wonderful start to our Australian holiday.  Many thanks.

Bob, Pauline, Cliff and Gregory
Ackerville, North Carolina

9 July 2007
A peaceful stay.  Thank you.

Clive & Maureen
New Zealand

22 June 2007
Once again we thank you for your wonderful hospitality.  You make us feel so welcome and it’s always a delight to see how much the girls have grown.

Clark and Rae

14 June 2007
Thanks for a delightful time.  We love the Reef and the advice you gave us.  We will come back to your tropical paradise!

Jim & Sherry
Austin, Texas

21 May 2007
Glad that we found you at the end of our holiday because it would have been difficult to move on.

Jane & Geoff

18 June 2007
This has been a lovely stay.  It is close to everything.  Lovely facilities, excellent care to us.  It was great to experience the rain.

Denise and Ron
Southern Queensland

19 May 2007
Thank you for a wonderful end to our Australian holiday.  Thanks for sharing your lovely home and garden with us.  Your excursions advice was excellent – Michaelmas Cay was great.  Sorry to be leaving for home.

Phil and Pam
Surrey, UK

12 May 2007
Thanks for the serenity.  Would recommend anyone to stay for the peace and tranquillity.


7 May 2007
Thank you very much for having us and for sharing your beautiful house and garden.  This is a perfect place to stay in Cairns, the pool is the best I have swum in and the surroundings are so tranquil.

Ann, Viv and Claire

May 2007
We had a beautiful stay in your house.  It is so warm and welcoming.  We wish you much Joy and peace in your adventure and hope that the next time you come to Brooklyn we can welcome you.

Rosemary & Margaret
Brooklyn, NY

April 2007
What a great respite between visits to  big cities and stays in major hotels.  Travelling with two adult “children” we loved the homey feeling, great surroundings and Julie’s help and welcome!  Friendly and comfortable.  Thank you!

Kathy, Jimi, Pat and Colleen

April 2007
On our adventure around the world one place that stood out from the rest was the 5* Grand Hyatt in Santiago where we were serenaded by piano from the lobby – Put yourselves up there with the best!  We have had such a relaxing stay it is hard to pull ourselves away.  Thanks for everything.  It was brilliant.

Linda, David and Paul
La Vinuela, Malaga

8 April 2007
Thanks again for everything exceeding expectations.  Loved the company of the family sounds upstairs, the birds around in chorus to the flute, violin and piano, the sulphur yellow sunbirds dipping mid flights in the pool, the random Ulysses skimming overhead like sapphires scissored from the sky.  All in all a marvellous week.  As for the fruit platters everyone comments on, they were delicious – keep me going all day!  Galvin’s B&B (that has to stand for Best of the Best) is an address to be remembered, and to pass on to all my friends.

Papua New Guinea

31 March 2007
What a wonderful start to our trip.  Galvins will be a hard act to follow!  Thank you for your hospitality – the fruit platters are amazing!

Jenny & Richard
Bristol, UK

26 March 2007
A lovely place to stay – pool is fantastic.  Wish we had time to stay longer!  Thanks for the info on trips, etc. and friendly welcome.

Chris & Fiona
Derbyshire, UK

23 March 2007
After five weeks in a camper van it was brilliant to stay in such a lovely house with a beautiful garden.  Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality

Janet & Martyn

14 March 2007
You have set a new high standard for the remainder of our trip.  We thoroughly enjoyed our early morning dips and relaxing in your beautiful surroundings.  Many thanks.

Mike and Katherine

10 March 2007
We thought this looked wonderful when we found it on the internet but the reality far exceeded our expectations.  All one could wish for in the accommodation, a stunning garden, a wonderful pool, gourmet fruit platter – a treat to have tropical fruit that hadn’t flown miles to our plates.  And we can’t thank the family enough for all the kindness, help and advice shown to us.  V. sad to go!

Sarah and Andrew
Surrey, UK

3 March 2007
After touring all day we loved cooling off in the pool.  What a great treat.  We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, the variety of bird songs in the morning and the fresh mango that tasted scrumptious!  We want to come back.  Your efforts in everything is greatly appreciated.  Keep up the great work!

Mark, MaryJane & Barbara
Kodiak Island, Alaska

16 November 2006
We were lucky as we got to come back a second time after a brief 2 nights in Atherton.  What a wonderful place you have here Jesse, Julie and Co.  Rest assured I will be returning here next year with my husband.  Many thanks for making this such a memorable holiday.


29 October 2006
Many, many thanks for your wonderful hospitality and for all your assistance in making our short stay in Cairns so enjoyable, relaxing and memorable.  I do sincerely hope that we get the chance to return some time.  We will recommend you to our friends.  Thanks.

Phil & Stephanie
Ludham, England

20 October 2006
This is truly paradise!  Thank you so much for your hospitality … it is top notch.  We spent our time in Queensland at 3 B&Bs.  This one is by far the most beautiful.  We will certainly recommend you to our friends.

Ginny, Steve and Ben
Manchester, New Hampshire

17 October 2006
Thankx for the hospitality; we have recommended you to others.

Ceri & Val

13 October 2006
Thank you so much.  Words really can’t describe the generosity and hospitality provided here.  It was a shame our short trip ended so soon!  We hope to return again some day.

Andy & Claire

11 October 2006
What can we say that hasn’t been said already.  Delightful accommodation with gracious hosts.  A great place to base a trip to Cairns and so we thank you for being on the internet at such an appropriate time!  The fruit platter is to die for – can’t belive the flavour different and is so nice to taste bananas again.  You’ve given us (me!) ideas for redecorating on my return home.  Thank you.

Ada, Rob & Jen

10 October 2006
Lovely accommodation for the first stop of our Australian Adventure!  Thank you for your hospitality (and the wonderful fruit platter!).

Patty and Anne
Switzerland and England

3 October 2006
A wonderful base for exploration of the Cairns area.  We would certainly return here if ever we visit Oz again!  What a beautiful garden / pool area.

June & Eddie
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

22 September 2006
What a wonderful family, house and garden!  We’ve certainly enjoyed our time here, especially with your suggestions and assistance.  Our week has flown by

Sam & Glenda
Lorida, Florida

29 August 2006
Thanks a lot for your hospitality!  Very nice house and garden!  Nice and friendly kids!

Natalia and Frank
The Netherlands

21 August 2006
A wonderful house andn garden!  Thank you!

Athens, Greece

16 August 2006
Thank you so much for a very relaxing stay!  We couldn’t have been more comfortable!

Nate and Erin

12 August 2006
Thank you.  It was an amazing stay in a gorgeous place.  Hope to see you again soon!

Kylie and Sam

31 July 2006
Thank you so much for all your hospitality!  You have a beautiful home and family – so generous!  Everything was wonderful.  We’ll be sure to return someday.

Sean & Jenny

Leesburg, VA

26 July 2006
Our stay was brief, the weather fine, hospitality sweet, memories divine.

Phil and Jackie
Wandin, Victoria

24 July 2007
Lovely and comfortable stay and beautiful gardens.  Thank you.


20 July 2006
Thank you so much – your place is paradise!

Lisa & Alec
Chantilly, VA

11 July 2006
A very lovely place to stay.  Thanks for a great stay, hope to see you in Alice.

Vicki & Tmara
Alice Springs

11 July 2006
What a lovely garden to rest and relax in.  Thankyou so much for a lovely stay in a beautiful environment.  Hope to see you in Alice Springs one day.

Alice Springs

5 July 2006
We are very lucky to have discovered this wonderful, homely B&B. Congratulations; a great set up. We will certainly tell our friends giving you A+ for recommendation. We have enjoyed our time in Edge Hill. Great shopping centre. Buses to Cairns. All very convenient. Regards to you Julie, Jesse & family. Thank you.

Peter & Gail
Medowie (near Newcastle)

27 June 2006
We have enjoyed our stay very much. Hopefully we’ll be lucky enough to experience this “Beautiful Tropical Abode” again! Hospitality was generous in every way. I hope you apply for and ‘WIN’ the “2006 Cairns Garden Award”. Cheers

Emma, Dale and Eric

19 June 2006
Thank you very much for our very comfortable and pleasant stay. We will return as we continue to visit our family in Cairns. Thank you for our very relaxing and comfortable stay. Just what we were hoping for and couldn’t have been better. See you again sometime very soon hopefully, when we visit our family.

Marilyn & Joan
Caloundra, QLD

10 June 2006
We love your home and appreciate being nearby such a lovely family. Thanks for all your assistance and advice. Cairns is a truly interesting place with immense natural beauty all around.

Tom & Leah
New Mexico

2 June 2006
Great hospitality, above and beyond. We’ve had a wonderful time in this beautiful setting. Julie and Jesse’s knowledge of tours and sights made our holiday planning so easy. Thanks for everything. P.S. I’ll miss my morning fruit plate.

Paul and Michelle
Halifax, Nova Scotia

28 May 2006
This is exactly what I wanted. I was here doing a course and though I wasn’t in the room much, when I was , I was studying. Having a relaxing environment made it a lot easier. Thank you for your wonderful accommodation.

Groote Eylandt, Australia

13 May 2006
Many thanks – a great place to stay. I look forward to a return visit in a year or so

Wellington, New Zealand

28 April 2006
Hard to imagine this could be bettered. Warm & friendly; thank you for your kindness and for the small details like the yoghurt and soy milk. Till next time. Thanks also for a really pleasant stay, lovely ambience and pool and thanks also for the lovely breakfasts.

Angus & Josephine

22 April 2006
We visit Cairns regularly & since our stay here, we’ve decided we would certainly make this B&B a regular stay for us. Most of our trip was marred with rain but staying somewhere that was roomy & beautiful kept certainly played a huge role in us enjoying our small holiday.

Paul & Marina
Brisbane, QLD

19 April 2006
We’ve stayed at some of the best luxury hotels while up here in FNQ, and this B&B is the place that we will return to the next time we’re here. Thanks for making us both feel welcome and creating a lovely sanctuary for travellers.

Johanna, New York
Dee, Perth

13 April 2006
My travel agent suggested a hotel in Palm Cove or Port Douglas. I found your lovely B&B on the internet and insisted we had to stay here! I am so glad that I did. Coming back to a home each night was so much nicer than walking down a long hallway to find the door to your room. Your house and yard are lovely. The pool so refreshing. The entire family was so welcoming, especially the girls and Lucy! If or should I say when I return to Cairns I will return here as well. Thanks again for the lovely stay.

Cynthia & Horace
Yarmouth, Maine

28 March 2006
The best B&B in Australia! Every possible want is supplied and the hospitality is so generous. This is truly a little haven of peace to relax after a busy day! We are sorry to be leaving for Sydney!

Paddy & Jannice
Paisley, Scotland

14 March 2006
Thank-you Julie and Jesse for comfortable stay. It was only too short. Next time we will come before the wet season! We loved it here! Thanks.

Don & Pat
Juneau, Alaska

9 March 2006
Thank you for a short but wonderful stay. What a beautiful home!

Peter & Monika

6 March 2006
What a wonderful place to stay – so relaxing and comfortable. Just sorry our stay was so short but we would love to return someday!!

John and Chris, Ray & Margaret
Scogings, UK

28 Feburary 2006
Most enjoyable stay – all the more so due to Julie & Jesse’s expert advice re. tours to the reef and Kuranda. Lovely swimming pool and how are we to find all this fruit back in Scotland!! Thank you again. Will pass on your good name to others.

Jenny, Robert, Martin,
Angus, Scotland

15 Feburary 2006
What a wonderful place. I’m going to tell all my friends – expect many more Mt Elizians. Exactly what we wanted and I know the boys have loved it too – and loved Lucy’s licks – no more potatoes in their ears!! Thank you so much for having us – wish we could have stayed longer but we’ll be back one day. A lovely place with a lovely family. See you soon.

Tierney, Kristian & Jesse
Mt Eliza, Victoria

6 Feburary 2006
How delightful it is for us to return to your kind hospitality. Just like coming home. Your beautiful girls have certainly grown – maybe on our next visit they will need to assist us into the pool!!

Clark & Rae

28 January 2006
The most beautiful B&B of the world - we guess! Thank you so much for your hospitality and warm welcome. Now, as we are about to leave for flying back home, we realized this lovely place was really like home for these few days in Cairns. Many greetings to the 3 girls playing so wonderful with Martha – She was missing you this morning. All the best to you!

Jana, Jan & Martha
Berlin, Germany

19 January 2006
As you know Julie, my circumstances were a little different – with a son and family just a few streets away (in a too small house!) I was literally here for bed and breakfast. Had things been different it would have been 100% pleasure to spend more time as part of your lovely home. See you again possibly!

Hunters Hill, NSW

20 December 2005
Thank you all for welcoming us into your beautiful home. Your hospitality and friendship was wonderful. Thank you also for the amazing entertainment in the form of “Monty” – We loved meeting you all not forgetting Charlie and Lucy.

Liz and Matt
Bath, England

10 December 2005
What a wonderful way to start our adventures in Oz. You really made us both feel at home. Look forward to staying again some day. Thanks for everything.

Dan & Sammy
Cheltenham, England

28 November 2005
Your home and garden are a little paradise – so beautiful and calm and you were so nice and welcoming to us. Thank You! Wish we could stay longer!

Tariz and Inge
Zurich, Switzerland

25 November 2005
Thank you very much for a fabulous stay and making me feel so at home. This is such a beautiful area to explore. Hope to see you again.

Calgary, Canada

20 November 2005
Dear Julie, Jesse and girls – Lucy too! Thank you for the privilege of making your B&B truly our home away from home. You have a “slice of paradise” hidden away here in Cairns. You made us feel truly welcome. We will recommend your place to all our friends and travel buddies. Our brief conversations with your family were truly delightful. The pool is awesome, as well as refreshing. So glad Lucy is going to be okay. God Bless you all.

Bryan & Sue, Harvey & Carolyn
Berthoud, Colorado

17 November 2005
Thank you to both of you for sharing your beautiful home with us! We loved our stay here. Everything was beautiful, comfortable and very relaxing. We loved all the tropical fruits, the fabulous pool and also Lucy. Andy and Bo left their puppy at home so it was a treat to have Lucy here. We would love to be able to come back one day and we will definitely recommend to all our friends! Thanks again!

Helen, Bo, Andy
Mission Viejo & Monrovia, California

14 November 2005
Absolutely fabulous! You have yourselves a little piece of paradise. Thank you so much for letting us share it. And we didn’t let Lucy in, honest!!!

Hamish & Jean, Rory
West Midlands, UK & Newcastle NSW

4 November 2005
Thanks for your hospitality and for arranging our tours. They were superb.

Eva & Susan

30 October 2005
Wow! Spectacular! Those type of words. What a pleasant, pleasant surprise this B&B turned out to be. Referencing the dog now “I love Lucy” – great house pet and a gracious host – she shared her luscious back yard and pool with us. I hope my new bride doesn’t get jealous of my affection for her! See this stay here in Cairns was part of our month-long honeymoon here in Oz. Thanx for the picturesque memories Jesse, Julie and family. You have wonderful kids by the way – very hospitable.

We are so lucky to have found this place on the internet. We had 6 gorgeous nights here and good weather too. Thank you for your generosity. This will be a Honeymoon I’ll never forget. Thank you.

Matt & Missy
Bethlehem, PA USA

24 October 2005
Can’t believe we found such a wonderful place on-line! North Queensland is paradise but your house & hospitality have made it heaven. Thank you so much. We will tell all our friends about 61 Walsh St.

Mike, Sheila and Marcel
Peterborough, England

16 October 2005
Thank you for sharing your lovely home. We thank you for all the suggestions on things to do. Your family were great hosts and the garden so tranquil! We hate to leave! Lorraine’s 50th birthday was smashing! Best wishes to y’all!!

Joyce, Lorraine and Carol
Virginia and Arizona

13 October 2005
Dear Julie and Jesse, Thank you for the wonderful time in Cairns. We really enjoyed our time at your place and hope to return soon. Danke sction! Spagibo! Tack sa mycket!!!

Heiko and Naica

12 October 2005
It’s hard to think of something to say which hasn’t already been said. No complaints from us. A fantastic place to stay which will be mentioned to all our friends. Thanks to Julie and Jesse for your hospitality and help in sorting out our trips etc. We’ve had a lovely time and will choose to stay again when we come to Cairns in the future.

Ian and Kay
Co. Durham, UK

4 October 2005
No wonder the tropics can be paradise. Very impressed with the creativity and colour used to create this haven. An inspiration! Thank you.

Julie and Devin
Bendigo, Victoria

1 October 2005
Thanks for providing the perfect retreat after long adventurous days. Tack sa myckea!

Maria and Maria

26 September 2005
What a fantastic place! A fabulous, tropical retreat. Thanks for making us feel so comfortable here. Good luck with Lucy!

Christian & Freddie

25 September 2005
Thanks for making this the perfect holiday. The place was lovely and your hospitality wonderful. Special thanks to the girls and Lucy for their time and friendship.

Manoj & Maha

15 September 2005
Thank you. Thank you ….. Your hospitality was wonderful! Thanks to the girls as well and Lucy.

Dianne & Benjamin
Port Douglas

12 September 2005
Spent a fabulous few days in the area and found the Low family extremely helpful & v. friendly. Take care and needless to say we’d love to see you again!!

Steve and Edel

4 September 2005
Thank you for a lovely weekend. Your suggestions on tours were perfect and met all our need on our first trip to Cairns. We will recommend to our friends on the Sunshine Coast and in the States.

Steve & Sandy Woodside,

2 September 2005
A short but very pleasant stay.

David, Lib & Nic
Victoria and Tasmania

28 August 2005
We loved it! Too bad we cannot take you with us. We will recommend you to all our friends, so do not wonder if some Germans come up soon.

Sebastian and Heide

26 August 2005
Thank you for the gorgeous breakfasts, the suggestions and for the swimming pool – Goodbye! Just wonderful – the house, smart Lucy and you all! The best place we’ve been in Australia. Thanks. Nice meals in “Pencils”.

Stefano, Valeria, Pietro & Alberto
Milano, Italy

18 August 2005
Excellent - first impressions are definitely fulfilled here at Galvins. Thank you for a lovely break; your kindness and help won’t be forgotten. You have made this house a home. God Bless you.

Pete and Tracy
Plymouth, UK

12 August 2005
Thanks for all your help during our stay. The apartment is great and we really enjoyed our stay. The help planning the trips was very much appreciated, all in all a great way to round off our honeymoon.

Clare & Michael
Newcastle, England

6 August 2005
Absolutely wonderful! Literally a piece of paradise. The accommodation only surpassed by the hospitality of Julie and Jesse and family (including Lucy the pup)!

Heather and Laurence
Auckland, New Zealand

4 August 2005
Thank you for a very restful stay – it was a great way to end our holiday. We hope to see you again soon..

Peter & Louise
Canberra, ACT

31 July 2005
We had a lovely stay and love what you have done with the place – inside and out – I’m sure we will see you again when next we visit.

Geoffrey and Ann Marie
Townsville, Australia

28 July 2005
A beautiful place and wonderfully hospitable hosts. Thank you.Very clean and comfortable apartment – easily one of the best we’ve stayed in on many travels. You’re both very helpful with advice on where to go / what to do – and TUSA Dive was a good recommendation. Hope to visit you again sometime when we don’t have as far to travel. A great stay in a great place! (even the rain was warm).

Graeme, Ann and Jack Durham,

20 July 2005
Thanks for making our visit to Cairns the best possible. After 3 weary weeks away from home, you’ve made us feel welcome and refreshed for our next leg of the Australian visit. The food was absolutely delicious. Your three beautiful daughters were bright, entertaining, hospitable and charming. Your house was comfortable and luxurious for a couple of teens living in motels for the past week. Your dog and cat were the cutest I’ve ever seen. If Erie is ever on your list of vacation get-aways, please visit us so we can be as hospitable as you were to us. Keep in touch!

Tricia and Wenli Waterford & Erie PA
Waterford & Erie PA

28 July 2005
Very clean and comfortable apartment – easily one of the best we’ve stayed in on many travels. You’re both very helpful with advice on where to go / what to do – and TUSA Dive was a good recommendation. Hope to visit you again sometime when we don’t have as far to travel. A great stay in a great place! (even the rain was warm).

Brian, Wenda, Elli and Asha Bunbury,
Western Australia

8 July 2005
A beautiful place and wonderfully hospitable hosts. Thank you.Very clean and comfortable apartment – easily one of the best we’ve stayed in on many travels. You’re both very helpful with advice on where to go / what to do – and TUSA Dive was a good recommendation. Hope to visit you again sometime when we don’t have as far to travel. A great stay in a great place! (even the rain was warm).

Graeme, Ann and Jack Durham,

5 July 2005
Lovely place – beautiful pool and gardens. Had a super time (Just loved Lucy!!)

Andy & Maree, Malc & Marion
New Zealand

1 July 2005
An oasis of calm and rest for the weary traveller! Thanks a million for your kindness and hospitality.

Noirin and Paidraig Tralee,
Co. Kerry

29 June 2005
Thank you for having us. We enjoyed the lovely spread of fruit and generous variety of breakfast cereals, juices and organic jam. Good to meet Jesse and Ciara and also not to forget Lucy. You have a beautiful and bright daughter. God Bless and Julie keep those Irish eyes smiling. Until we meet again. Love from Singapore. P/s Hope you enjoy Scrubby.

Jennifer & Swee

4 June 2005
There are no adequate words! Thank you for allowing me to experience a tranquil oasis.


1 June 2005
Dear Julie, Jesse, Ciara, Roisin and Stephanie – We truly enjoyed your little slice of paradise. It was the perfect relaxing ending to our Australian adventure. Best wishes to all of you, especially the girls with upcoming competitions and exams. We’ll just have to come back some day and see Lucy when she’s all grown up. Thanks for everything!

Jamie & Loretta

16 June 2005
A little piece of paradise! Absolutely wonderful home to stay in, the pool being a great hit with us all. The peace and serenity of the garden, just perfect. Lovely to meet you Julie, Jesse and girls. Thanks so much for making us feel so welcome. Would love to come back.

Maureen, Steve & Fraser

9 May 2005
A very restful place to be – I will have to come back when I don’t have to work too and have a real holiday. Thank you.


29 April 2005
It was wonderful! Absolutely delightful! It’s so cute and the pool is beautiful! Julie was so kind and a true bonus to staying here! Thank you! P.S. We were intrigued by the red hairy fruit here.

Cindi, Kimberlee & Emilee

14 April 2005
What a wonderful place to be, very relaxing, you have a beautiful garden, and it was lovely to swim in the rain in the heat. Thank you so much for your hospitality and the wonderful fruit breakfasts.

Sheralee Cumbria,

10 April 2005
Thank you so much! We have very much enjoyed starting our holiday here. All the fascinating information has given us lots of ideas. You have one of the most wonderful pools we’ve ever swum in, and surrounded by such a delightful garden, it really is a piece of paradise. As a keen gardener in a completely different climate zone, your plants and garden design are truly amazing to me.

Simone, Steve, Seireadam and Madeleine
Hepburn Springs, Victoria

8 April 2005
Lovely accommodation and gracious hosts. We loved all of the special touches. The garden and pool area are a welcome retreat after a very long trip. Thank you so much!

Phyllus & Marc, Shelley and herb

6 April 2005
Really comfortable and lovely. Thank you all! We loved the garden too! Very convenient for the Aussie cousin in Friend St!!

Phillip, Yolande and Gareth

1 April 2005
Thank you so much. Wonderful accommodation. It was really splendid. Absolutely perfect – a real home away from home! See you next time we’re in Cairns.

Rhodes family

30 March 2005
Thank you for your welcome, the fine tropical fruit, your advice about visits / activities in the area such as Ocean Spirit to Michaelmas Cay and the local Botanic Gardens – both sides of Collins! What a pleasure to relax in your self designed garden and pool. Excellent food at the Edge down the road. We admire your older house and have enjoyed our stay very much.

Betsy, David and Hannah Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada

22 March 2005
Our family has enjoyed a wonderful time in Cairns. This has made a beautiful base for all our outings. Thank you!!

JCathy, Wayne, TJ & Emily Orangeville,
Ontario, Canada

17 March 2005
A touch of paradise, a lovely experience for our few days in Cains. Warm and friendly hosts Julie and Jesse provide a family atmosphere making the home away from home feeling.

Janice and Grant Frankston,

9 March 2005
Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home and garden with us. We were very comfortable here. Our only regret was that we were here such a short time!

Jill and Dennis Vancouver,

2 March 2005
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home. A real paradise in the tropics. We look forward to staying longer when next in Cairns.)

Lynette & Steve

24 February 2005
Thanks for your kindness and hospitality. Your attention to detail and care have made this a very special place to stay. We are sorry to be leaving this home from home (but yours has much better service!!)

Michelle & Toby Plymouth,

21 February 2005
A 6 Star B&B. I need to say no more. A wonderful end to a fantastic Australian experience.

Keith & Jill

11 February 2005
A more relaxing stay would be hard to find. It’s quiet except for the delightful piano practicing which no where else can offer! Home from home. Your pool is a credit to you and a joy to us. Well done. A mini Tropical Paradise! And the fruit at breakfast – “Food of the Gods”! so beautifully presented, as is the rest of this “Suite”. Thank you for your friendliness and help and sweet girls – Good luck to them all again. If ever you are in Norfolk U.K. – do come and see us. Pony to ride and farm to explore! We’re sorry to leave this very attractive warm (not the temperature!) place.

John and Gill Norfolk,

3 February 2005
What a beautiful home you have here. We loved our stay and you were so helpful in what to do and where to go. Loved your landscaping and pool – so lush! The Great Barrier Reef was out of this world. Do not want to leave! So glad that you were recommended. If you ever come back to the States and come to NC – please look us up and come see us. Thanks too for the wonderful hospitality and warm kindness you provided for our stay. The pool was so relaxing and did not want to give up that special “perk”. Your generosity, kindness will always be remembered in our lives. What a beautiful family you have.

Dennis and Mary Jane, Jock and Mary
North Carolina

11 January 2005
A remarkable spot on the globe to explore more of this amazing Creation. Like all guests before us we have loved staying here, and appreciated the attention to detail down to the matching coat hangers!

Roger & Jennie
Bucks, UK

6 January 2005
Thank you both for a fabulous time and of course for your generous hospitality which we hope to return someday. We had a great stay here and will visit again. .

Liza and Billy

27 December 2004
This Christmas is a special present from the Santacross (?). In Japan we allway have the Christmas in winter. Here the Christmas in summer with a big hospitality. We want to visit again.

Kimiko and Naoko
Sapporo, Japan

22 December 2004
We had an incredible stay!  Very warm, like a home away from home.  Also great advice, and a fitting end to our stay in this wonderful country.

Sarang & Namrata
Mumbai, India 

19 December 2004
We only had 2 full days with you, but you have made our short stay a unique experience. Your patience and help and attention to detail, in a friendly family environment, will be remembered for years. Maybe we shall see you and your lovely daughters in England! 

You have been so very kind and helpful to us, I only wish we had longer to enjoy your beautiful home and to get to know you and your girls a little better.  You deserve to do very well and we both wish you the very best for the future.

Laurie & Diana
Cotswolds, UK 

16 December 2004
What a wonderful place!  Thanks for all your help and hospitality, which has made our stay so exceptional. 

Margaret & Michael
Surrey  UK 

5 December 2004
Thanks so much for all your help over the few days.  Had a great time and will highly recommend your place to friends.

Sarah & Lee

2 December 2004

Can’t thank you enough for making our stay so perfect.  You have a beautiful home and a stunning garden, we wanted for nothing it was truly a pleasure to have such luxurious surroundings.  Your help in arranging our trips was greatly appreciated and the hospitality second to none.  Do hope we get back again sometime soon.  Wishing you all the very best for the future.

Linda and Andrian
Surrey, UK

26 November 2004

Thank you so much for your kind hospitality which made us feel so good in your “Paradise”!  It’s really a highlight of our 4 weeks vacation in Australia!!  Good luck to all of you and stay happy & healthy so that many more guest may stay at your nice home!

Elizabeth & Elizabeth
Bern, Switzerland

23 November 2004
On the money!

Philip, Margaret & William

20 November 2004
Beautiful place.  Enjoyed it very much.

Marian & Gene

13 November 2004
Bootiful, a mini paradise.  Hope we pass back this way again.

Dizzy & Sue
Norfolk, England

9 November 2004
Thank you for making our stay a comfortable and memorable one, also for all your help and advice re things to do.  If any of our friends ever come to Australia, we shall certainly recommend that they stay with you.

Polly, Paul & Charlie
Coventry, England

21 October 2004
As a B&B owner in the U.s., I can fully appreciate the work that has gone into your lovely establishment.  It is a perfect setting – a paradise beyond description.  I hope I can someday host you at our north woods setting and show you our wonderful state.  Tank you for opening your home to travellers! 


7 October 2004
What a lovely place!  Very comfortable, friendly and stylish.  Cheers! 

Rhodes family

 5 October 2004
Thank you for making our stay so relaxing.  The surroundings are beautiful.  Thank you 

David & Leanne
Mooroolbank, Victoria 

24 September 2004
Followed recommendation of friends in Edinburgh who were here in Feb 03.  All they said was correct.  Beautifully done.  Sorry we couldn’t stay longer. 

Michael & Elizabeth
Canterbury, UK

David & Berwyn
Western Australia 

18 September 2004
Wonderful time!  Wonderful family!  Hospitality second to none!  You gave us a superb kick start to our holiday.  Thank you so much!!

Joe, Deb, Roy and Gail

14 May 2004
Thank you for your hospitality & warm welcome.  Our time here in the Far North is one of happy wonderful colourful memories.

Pauline & Naomi

10 May 2004
We have had such a wonderful holiday.  Thank you for ‘homely’ accommodation.  Your place is beautiful and relaxing, just what we needed.  Thank you for your help. 

Paul & Adele
Highbury, South Australia 

15 April 2004
Far away from home, we felt at home.  We sure love your place.  And if I was the editor of “Better Homes and Gardens” you’d get the “Aussie Garden of the Year Award”.  Take care. 

Alex and Michael

24 March 2004
Beautiful place.  Too bad we didn’t have more time to enjoy it.  Thanks again. 

Karen & Steve
Ontario, Canada 

19 March 2004
Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.  Even the rain couldn’t spoil our visit to Cairns.  Your hospitality and attention to detail are second to none.  We hope to be back again ….. when it’s not raining!! 

Lee & Paul
Esperance, Western Australia 

27 February 2004
An excellent stay, and you were both very helpful.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience a tropical Queensland home.  It is a beaut mate, no worries about that!  We shall certainly recommend to all we talk to.  Best regards.

Tony & Elaine

25 February 2004
Thoroughly enjoyed my brief stay in this gorgeous tropical getaway.  Wish I could have stayed longer.  Will most definitely be coming back and recommending to my friends.  Thanks


22 February 2004
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your fantastic home – we had such a good time.  We loved the girls – so polite!!  Thank you – we shall be back and will recommend to all!! 

Clare & Rob

16 February 2004
Thank you for all your loving kindness.  With only two touring days we made the most of them and had an introduction to the coral reef and experienced the beauty of the rainforest.  You are such good listeners!  You heard our love of nature, our interest in learning about the rainforest and its uniqueness to anything we have experienced – and found the perfect tour!  The Habitat was spectacular, the guided walk in the rainforest, the forest meeting the reef, and the river trip to view Crocs, snakes and mandrake trees – with beautiful views of the coast, coming and going – a one day experience in many aspects of the rainforest – IT WAS PERFECT!!!  Thank you for giving us our privacy, yet helping whenever we needed it.  Your home is lovely – and experiencing the rainy season with screened windows and splashing leaves outside – it was great.  With deep gratitude.

Margo & David
San Jose, California 

11 January 2004
Having looked through these pages, I find it difficult to express my appreciation and to avoid repetitious compliments.  All that could be said has been said several time s over.  Still ….. I also skipped through your bookcase, and I found two books that I love and that may well represent you both for what you are: Joyce would be Julie’s brightness; Thoreau would be Jesse’s involvement with ecology.  It may be a roundabout way to say thank you but it best expresses what I mean 

Paris – Naples 

I am the last one to write in this book, but I decided to add something to what Lucio said because I really want to express my gratitude for the feeling of relax and ……. Your hospitality, your ….  so respectful of your guests’s privacy.


2 December 2003
Thank you Jesse & Julie for making our vacation to Australia that much more special!  You will be our fist recommendation to our friends!  Again – thank you and keep well. 

Barbara & Brian
Bangkok, Thailand 

28 November 2003
What a great place!  Wherever we seem to travel in the world we always seem to land on our feet and your lovely home is no exception.  This has been a great ending to a great holiday to celebrate our 0th wedding anniversary – Thank you for making the end of our trip so special.  All the best.

Dave and Helen
Notts, England 

15 November 2003
Fabulous – Pictures don’t do it justice.  We hope to return.

9 November 2003
So short but such a pleasant experience.  Thanks for the tips and info as we had so little time.  Fantastic home, welcoming hospitality.  Even the “night the lights went out” did not phase your hospitality.  Thanks again and hope to be back soon. 

Ron and Wendy
Calgary, Alberta  Canada 

8 November 2003
What can we say that we didn’t say this time last year.  The house has changed but not the wonderful family.  Our granddaughter will remember her stay here for every.  Thank you all for everything, we hope to see you all next year.  Good luck and best wishes. 

Maggie, Nick and Rebecca
Suffolk, England 

29 October 2003
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cairns.  Thanks for sharing your house.  The pool/garden and of course the fruit trays for b’fast were memorable.  Hope the new accommodation is as good as it looks!

Peter & Christine
Surrey, UK 

We continually referred to Galvin’s as “home” …… need we say any more.  Excellent and many thanks.  PS – hot tip Pencils

Brian and Gilliam
Cambridge, UK 

29 October 2003
Thank you Jesse and Julie for making us feel so welcome.  We appreciated your help and advice about places to go – we particularly enjoyed ‘Pencils’ and Bruno’s hospitality!  We only wish we were a little more local so we could visit your lovely home regularly.  Many Thanks 

Gill and Colin
Blakesley, England 

11 October 2003
Thank you for such wonderful hospitality in your beautiful home and garden.  WE had a wonderful time visiting all our old ‘haunts’ and memories after 29 years.  It was so nice to be so well looked after.  We wish you all the best with your new additions.  What a lovely garden!  Thank you. 

Bronwyn & Dave

26 September 2003
WE have had a wonderful time staying in your delightful home.  Even the tree frogs and geckos are charming!  I’m sure your new deck will look grand. 

Erin, Andy & Susan
Northumberland, UK 

18 September 2003
Thank you for letting us share your little corner of paradise!  Your helpfulness was much appreciated.  PS – Thank you for Pencils – a dining experience not to be missed. 

Joan & Alan
Bristol, UK

6 July 2003
Thank you for your hospitality in an idyllic environment.

Geoff and Robyn
Bendigo, Victoria

2 July 2003

Classy B&B – loved the classy touches, also the garden landscaping.  Beautiful meal at ‘Pencils’ (Restaurant).

Carter, New Zealand

30 June 2003
Dear home away from home.  Thank you so much for opening your home to travelling strangers.  You took just the right care of us that we needed.  Best to you and the girls.

The Zarbachs et al
Denver & Des Moines

25 June 2003
You made our stay in Cairns absolutely delightful.  WE didn’t want to leave!  WE love your house, your hospitality, the girls are fantastic – they have great musical careers ahead of them!  We will always remember your sanctuary.

Michelle, Grady and Geoff

18 June
Our visit with your family was wonderful!  I’ll always remember lunch by the pool.  You’re great hosts.

Quincy, Massachusetts

I feel privileged to have been made to feel a part of your beautiful home and family for this moment in time.  Thank you!

Quincy, Massachusetts

12 June 2003
“It is to the small satisfactions we must return, ….”  Autumn by John Brehme

The pleasure of fruit trays, refilled sugar bowls, wine reappearing with loaves of bread, dishes clean and hiding, beds tucked and folded, and the sound of music bloating from above.  We have had a beautiful stay, loved it from the moment we walked through the doors.

Michelle, Clark and Helen
Sunter, South Carolina

31 May 2003
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful property. The web site pictures just do not do it justice. Many thanks for your helpful travel hints and the relaxed check In/Out hours. Your hospitality has been just wonderful?

Paula and Bob
Calgary. Alberta, Canada

23 May 2003
Devine.  Will look forward to next time.  The stay was just what I needed 


 14 May 2003
Three best things about our stay here:

  1. Hospitality of Jesse and Julie
  2. Meals at Pencils and meeting owner – Bruno
  3. Introduction to ‘Jif’ cleaning cloths.  They’re fabulous.

Jack & Ellen
Edmonds, Washington

8 May 2003
Ches Julie et Jesse, mille merci pour ce chaleureux acceril.  L’etustralie et les australiens sont vraiment hospitaliers et ne donnest qu’une envie, c’est de revenir dans ce magnifique pays. Alors je n’ai plus qu’une chore a dire, A BIENTOT


25 April
Our stay was much too short.  Thank you for everything.  We lacked for nothing and the fruit was wonderful.  Thanks, Jesse, for all your help in finding us transportation to Cape Tribulation.  Hope very much to come and visit again ….. some day!

Sharon, Joy, Dorah
Belleville, Michigan

17 April 2003
Thank you so much for your hospitality.  No one could have made us feel more welcome, the rooms were great, breakfasts a work of are and the swimming pool was the icing on the cake.  Once again thank you.

Aidan, Shane, Ian and Daisy

13 April 2003
Thank you for your hospitality.  We have really enjoyed our stay and loved swimming in the pool at night.  The reef snorkelling was wonderful; the scenic train; skyrail recommended.  Also worth seeking out the Bat rehab centre at Kuranda

Hayley & Stephen
Glos, England

8 April 2003
Without doubt the best accommodation I have ever stayed at.  Fabulous hosts who allowed us our privacy yet provided a wealth of information on the Cairns Area.  Thank you for allowing us into your wonderful home.

Calgary, Alberta  Canada

29 March 2003
It’s been a wonderful holiday to have so much to do and come back to this “South Pacific Paradise”.  Thank you for your hospitality and the wonderful fruit plate we look forward to every morning.

Julius and Ian
Vancouver, Canada

25 March 2003
Time lends itself so short, hardly enough to share the precious moments.  With all our thanks for a marvellous and remedial stay and of course for our great memories.


15 March 2003
Wonderful hospitality and kindness in a most attractive setting.  Sorry not to have stayed longer and appreciated the garden more.  Alas the rain prevented much bird watching.  Thank you both very much for a marvellous stay.

Jane and Charles
Suffolk, England

13 March 2003
We’ve enjoyed a wonderful week in your beautiful home.  Thank you for making the last part of our holiday so relaxing.  The garden and your ‘Fruit Platters’ will stay with us for a long time.  Thank you.

Chris and Steve
London, England

5 March 2003
What a wonderful place!  Thank you very much for your friendly hospitality, comfortable accommodation, good food, so beautifully presented.  WE loved being in the pool and jacuzzi – so relaxing.  Wendy and Diane even learnt to snorkel!  It’s so different to Scotland and has been a “never to be forgotten” experience.  We’ve all had a great time.

Wendy & Jenny

1 March 2003
Thanks for sharing your beautiful tropical home.  Your hospitality was great.  Thank you for everything.

Sandi and George
Armstrong, B.C.  Canada

We had a great time in Cairns.  Your home is a paradise!  Thanks.

Chris & Anita Pieper
Armstrong, B.C.  Canada

18 February 2003
We had a wonderful time – you have such a pretty and peaceful place.  Your warmth and hospitality have really made this stay in Cairns (though too short) a real highlight of our 1st Australian adventure.  Thank you!  PS – Your fruit trays are a work of art.

Sergia & Chip
San Francisco 

16 February 2003
An idyllic few days in a tropical paradise!  Unfortunately not long enough – but we hope to come back to stay next time we come North. 

Ian and Dorothy

Agree!  We had a great time with our friends.  Just hope the wonderful wilderness remains a wonderful wilderness.  Hospitality was friendly, discrete and very attentive.  Thank you.

Jenny and Ian
Edinburgh, Scotland 

February 7 2003
We came as guests and leave as friends – you can’t ask for much more than that!  Ti’s rare when everyone in the family finds a friend at the same time so we feel very fortunate.  As travellers we know we’ll keep in touch and see you again – somewhere!  All the best – thanks for everything. 

Tracey, Gary, Derek, Danica & Evan
Toronto, Canada

18 January 2003
We had a most excellent stay.  You two really made it feel like home.  Thanks for letting us stay in your home and enjoy this tropical paradise.

Peter & Connie
Fountain Valley, California

11th December 2002
Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality. We’ve had a wonderful stay at your lovely home. The garden is an amazing sight.

Val and Gary
Los Angeles & Sydney

3rd December 2002
A great stay in Cairns. We worried after our original plans fell through. But after a day here our worries faded away. Thanks

Billy and Weston
Houston, Texas

27th November 2002
Lovely; first class setting & accommodation. We have really enjoyed our stay.

Simon and Susan

23rd November 2002
Thanks for a wonderful place to stay. It was difficult to get the enthusiasm to go out to see the sights of Cairns. But your enthusiasm and advice persuaded us. Wonderful stay – just too short.

Maurice and Joan
Suffolk, England

17th November 2002
The Low family have made us really welcome in their exceptional home, which we have enjoyed sharing. We certainly recommend this outstanding B&B!

Celia and Bob
London, UK

6th November 2002
A very special place that invites you to come again! Thanks for your warm hospitality in the delightful setting you have created.

Lina and John
Melbourne, Australia

1st November 2002
For two weeks we have had a most wonderful time. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and garden with us. We have wanted for nothing, your family are wonderful and made us feel so welcome, the girls are most polite and a delight to be around. Thank you for everything. All our best wishes.

Nick and Maggie
Suffolk, UK

16th October 2002
Thanks for welcome in this little paradise.

Otto, Gunter and Achim

13th October 2002
Thanks for a short but wonderful stay. What a beautiful home and lovely family. As Arnie would say “I’ll be back”.

Yorkshire, England

10th October 2002

When we surfed the net to find a B&B in Cairns, we chose yours because it sounded like us – how right we were! The facility, the food, the welcoming family, the advice – and the cat too! Thanks for everything. We’ll tell all of our Canadian friends.

Les and Pat
Nanaimo, BC, Canada

20th September 2002

Paradise! We have had a lovely time here with you. Thank you for your great hospitality – we hope to come back some time. Line and Ida will miss the fantastic pool …. Hope to see you in Norway. All our best wishes.

Wenche, Kjell Magne, Line and Ida

11th September 2002
Great location, great hosts, great children, great cat and finally grateful!

Diane and John
London, England

1st September 2002
Thank you so much for a lovely stay – quiet and so beautiful.

Blanche and Nat

27th August 2002
A delightful stay. Many thanks.

Allan and Annabelle
Victor Harbor, South Australia

26th August 2002
Superb hospitality – babysitting our 8 yr old as well! Well considered advice was much appreciated; accommodation excellent. Thanks

Cheryl, Brian and Jemma

19th August 2002
A wonderful stay – all too short! Best B&B in the North!

Jude and David
Tecoma, Victoria

9th August 2002

Others recommended Galvins to us – we shall recommend it to others. We appreciated your reference library. Thank you.

Bruce and Rachel
Perth, WA

5th August 2002
Thank you so much for letting us share your lovely home and garden – an absolute paradise. If only we could stay longer …..

Linda and Neil

3rd August 2002
Thank you very much for your great hospitality whilst we stayed at your wonderful B&B and garden in Cairns. Thanks also for the yummy food … you certainly made us very welcome. Take care.

Julie & Barry
Avalon, Sydney

26th July 2002
A very nice, neat and comfortable place; I feel very happy and lucky to stay here! I never expect there is such a nice paradise. I love here. I like all the plants. Thank you very much for all the help and warm hospitality. See you again.

Ming, Angel, Lee and Pearl
Hong Kong

22nd July 2002
Very nice, comfortable B&B. We relaxed in the beautiful garden and enjoyed dipping into the books! We really appreciated the attention to detail and to our needs! Thanks Julie and Jesse.

Roy and Anita
Norwich, UK

17th July 2002

And what a tremendous week we have spent here! The time has almost stopped for a while … your friendship, our girls’ games, those great moments together will stay and remain in our hearts. We appreciated so much our stay here in Edge Hill B&B, your kindness, your generosity, ….

Luc, Sarah, Fanny & Hannah

29th June 2002
A perfect B&B, beautiful garden outlook and delightful hosts, who have been caring and considerate.

Burra, NSW

Absolutely! Accommodation most comfortable and attractive. Hosts intelligent and caring. I will be back.


23rd June 2002
Thanks so much for everything!! It was wonderful and ditto on all previous praises!

Jim Tammy, Alec and Sebastian

9th June 2002
Thank you so much Jesse and Julie for providing us such a lovely spot to spend our time while in Cairns. We appreciate you taking us to our bus pick-ups, and the great fruit each morning. Your daughters are very sweet – you have a great family! If we are ever in Cairns again, we’ll certainly stay with you!

Michael and Barbara

11th May 2002
Thank you for helping make our stay in Cairns so wonderful. You are a model family and have created winning conditions for visitors to the area. Should we ever be back this way again, we would love to stay here again. Good luck in all your future plans.

Dominique and Jean

4th May 2002
Just what the doctor ordered! What a find! We have both so enjoyed the quiet and peaceful surroundings of your charming B&B, the quiet décor with its rushes of colour and energy, and those little but much appreciated thoughtful touches of hospitality. A definite recommend in our world of travel …..

Frances and Kevin
Cooranbong, NSW, Australia

30th April 2002
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place. We enjoyed our stay very much. It is really too bad that we have to leave. If we ever come back, we will definitely come back here to stay. Thanks for all your help and hospitality.

Wimmpy, Manitoba, Canada

15th April 2002
Thank you for your delightful hospitality and friendly faces! We have appreciated your attention to details and will certainly pass your name to our friends. A most enjoyable holiday.

Ken, Jean, Kim, Nareda and Mark
Terrigal, NSW, Australia

14th April 2002
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was very relaxing and we thank you very much for your hospitality, great breakfasts and your tips and advice.

Dom & Karen
Essex, England

12th April 2002

Thank you for sharing your home with us and for being so kind and helpful. We loved it here and hope someday to come again.

Mark, Nancy & Matt
Yokosuke, Japan

23rd March 2002

We enjoyed our stay so much. Thanks for all your help and your hospitality. We’ll spread the word in Ireland about your beautiful home. Best wishes.

Siobhan & Denis

21st March 2002

Alas, we could only stay for one night. But we hope to return to this wonderful place one day.

Viele, Birgitt, Dieter, Ike and Michael

19th March 2002
Many thanks for making our stay very special. Thank you for arranging the reef trip and pointing us in the best direction for places to eat! We hope to return one day and will certainly recommend friends and family to give you a visit. Best regards

Peter & James

8th March 2002

Many thanks for the wonderful time we have spent in Cairns and for all the arrangements you made for us. We have fallen in love with North Queensland so do not be surprised if we return! Best wishes to you and your girls.

Fred and Ann
Stafford, England

17th February 2002
Thank you for making our stay in Cairns such a memorable one. No one could have done more, organising trips etc, and everything you recommended was first class. We look forward to meeting you all again in Ireland where we may return some of the hospitality shown to us. Thanks for everything.

Don and Noreen
Nenagh, Ireland

29th November 2001
Many thanks to you all for making our stay in Cairns so relaxing. Edge Hill is truly a beautiful suburb and your retreat ‘the best’ – a real tropical paradise. Thanks Stephanie for making Ashley’s stay so enjoyable.

Kaye and Graham, Sue, Mick, Yvette, Rod, Ashley and Lachlan

26th November 2001
We want to thank you for making our stay in Cairns so enjoyable. Your warmth and hospitality will be remembered long after our return home to Chicago. Your home truly is a tropical paradise.

Chicago, Illinois

21st November 2001

We are looking forward to coming back soon.

Anneliese and Hubert

14th October 2001

Thank you Julie, Jesse and girls. We had a lovely time. You have a beautiful home.

Vera and Tony
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

22nd July 2001
Thanks for a really great stay at your beautiful home. We had a fabulous time on all the day trips that you recommended, so thanks for your terrific advice. We love all the gorgeous orchids and flowers. It would be great to wake up to such arrangements everyday at home. We hope to come back again one day. Thanks again to you all.

Sandra & Josephine
Woking, England

19th July 2001

As Lucas would (did) say “Sweeeeet”. We enjoyed the refuge of your lovely home – thanks for all your help ……

We came to a town name of Cairns
Of which we can say we’re now fans
At Galvin’s we did stay
Went all around town to play

In the future you’ll be in our plans!

Carlynn, Grady & Lucas
San Diego, California

13 July 2001
It is always a treat, when constantly running from one place to another, to feel like you are coming home. Every night spent here was like spending time at home. We enjoyed all the comforts of home and actually felt relaxed! Thank you both for your hospitality and charming stay. We are truly grateful. Best of luck to your lovely 3 daughters and to you both!

Dani, Alex, Paula and Eric
St John, US Virgin Islands

9 July 2001
Only regret is being on the go so much – I would love to just sit and relax for a few days in this wonderful setting. Truly a tropical paradise. Thank you so much!

Sharon and Herman
Portland, Oregon USA

6 July 2001
Thank you for everything! This trip was for my parents. WE needed a place and time to be relaxed. Your place is perfect for us! And your hospitality is so helpful. I put the time here with you in my heart for long. I hope that I’ll see you again. With love and thanks.

Yuriko & Parents

25 June 2001
What a lovely home you have! Thanks for opening it up to us.

Janet, Les and Julie
Berkeley, California

21 June 2001
You have a lovely house and open hearts. Thank you for your kindness and interest in our well being. We shall be back!

Bernard and Estelle

18 June 2001
Thank you Julie, Jesse and girls. We enjoyed our stay here in your lovely house. Great food too! You helped to make our visit to Dad very easy.

Margaret and Will
Apollo Bay, Victoria

16 June 2001
You have a lovely home! Thank you so much for allowing us to share it. Our stay here has been so relaxing and comfortable. We are sorry to be leaving and cannot believe how quickly the time has passed. Many thanks for taking such good care of us in our “Home from home”. Best wishes and good luck for the future.

PS The children have wonderful manners. You should be very proud to have 3 such lovely girls!

Ken and Jean
Southhampton, England

7 June 2001
Through the unreliability of the weather and the disappointment of Elizabeth and Kaye being ill (flu), the one constant thing we could always rely on was your warm hospitality and consideration. My only regret is that we were not able to enjoy ourselves as much as I’m sure we could have. You have re-defined ‘luxury’ – it is as much a warm welcome, acts of kindness and lovely touches as it is beautiful surroundings. All our best wishes.

Kaye, Richard & Elizabeth 
Notts, UK

29 May 2001
Lovely weather and scenery complimented by a comfortable and enjoyable stay at your place. Thank you and best wishes.

Malcolm and Jessie
Epsom, UK

13 May 2001
Without the internet we would never have found this little oasis! Thank you so much for making the start of our holiday so relaxing and enjoyable. The breakfasts were wonderful – if only we had the promise of this for the rest of the trip! All the best for the future for your family and may we meet again in the upcoming years of we venture this way again.

Vicki and Niall
Hobart, Tasmania

6 May 2001
What a special place and what delightful company! Having known Jesse’s parents for so long, it was great to meet the next two generations! Thanks for everything.

Ursula and David
Virginia, USA

4 May 2001
Thanks so much for letting us stay at such short notice. You helped to make our last night in Australia very enjoyable. It’s a fabulous place and we hope we’ll be back to stay longer.

Sarah, Geoff, Elspeth & James

3 May 2001
Thank you for letting us stay in your magnificent house. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Deborah and Victor
Cork, Ireland

28 April 2001
Thank you for your gracious hospitality and thoughtful introduction to this fascinating corner of the world. You made our stay here very comfortable and special.

Mel and Linda
Pasadena, California, USA

22 April 2001
Thanks for the relaxing time and the return to the “real world” after a wonderful trip to Orpheus Island. The rooms were great and your service was extraordinary. Thanks for a delightful end to our honeymoon!

Chris and Rebecca
San Francisco, USA

20 April 2001
Galvin’s Edge Hill B&B – Hosts to an incredibly beautiful part of the world – interesting, exciting full of wonder – a beautiful home to visit, but nothing as charming as the family who greet and welcome you into their world. Thank you for making our visit so magical.

Suzanne & Graham
Boston (and Wyoming), USA

9 April 2001
Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful home with us. Very relaxing and peaceful!

Mehnaz and Jeff
Toronto, Canada

4 April 2001
The air was wet and the skies were grey – but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I met such charming creatures under the sea, and 61 Walsh Street was the perfect place for me. Thank you so much for the warmest of welcomes.


30 March 2001
A lovely relaxing space and retreat after 4 days diving. A great place – we wish we were able to stay longer. Good luck.


27 March 2001
We enjoyed our stay with you and loved the pool! Thanks for all the help with tours, etc. We felt very much at home in your lovely surroundings.

Faye and Sheldon, George and Sylvia
BC, Canada

24 March 2001
We came for one night and stayed for a week!! You have a wonderful home with that extra special touch. Thank you very much for sharing it with us. The last week being able to relax in the tranquillity of your garden has prepared us for the next stage of our trip

Mark and Helena

17 March 2001
Thank you all so very much for a wonderful stay with you. We had a fantastic time here in the tropics, and staying here has made it very special for both of us. It surely must be paradise. Thank you for your recommendation for our reef trip – it was a marvelous day – a truly amazing experience. Wishing you all the very best in the future, and maybe some day we’ll return to Cairns and look you up.

Damien and Michelle

5 March 2001
A big “Thank You” for all your help during our stay in Cairns. The reef trip was simply “great”, Kuranda was very interesting. Thanks for arranging for us. Your home is very comfortable and you’ve not forgotten a single detail. As B&B owners ourselves (in USA), our impression is you rank at the TOP. Best of Luck.

Beverly and David
Westerville, Ohio, USA

25 February 2001
A truly delightful home and excellent hospitality. The close proximity of Cyclone Abigail gave us a new experience, and we hope to return to see more of Cairns and district. Thank you very much.

Gillian and Andrew
Turnbridge Wells, Kent, UK

16 February 2001
We are lucky even though a rainy seasons, we enjoy reef at Green Island in sunny day. Thanks for hospitality and beautiful rooms. We could have good memories at Cairns with your B&B. Whenever you came to Japan, we welcome to invite yours. Our locations are good for skiing at winter (your time summer). Please do not hesitate to send email at any time. Thank you.


15 February 2001
This book is packed with superlative and having spent a week here, we now know why. Your home and surroundings are beautiful and the help and consideration received when the weather was not at its best, to say the least, really were appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of staying with you.

Anne and Richard
North Wales

9 February 2001
A big thank you Jesse and Julie and the girls. We have r3eally enjoyed the peace, tranquility and the beautiful garden! After 18 months in the factory, it has been the most wonderful start to our holiday. Would love to come back.

Anne and Bert

6 February 2001
Thank you for your hospitality. We had a very pleasant stay at your place. Than you for your advice about the trip on the reef – it was a wonderful day. Thank you for everything it was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast house. We don’t regret it. We wish you all the best and may be see you again some time.

Van Gastel family

26 January 2001
We feel sure we stumbled into paradise! Thank you for sharing it with us. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and the girls and seeing this beautiful part of the world. We hope we’ll see you again when we return to Cairns as we will surely be back!

Patricia, Chuck, Andrew, Emily and Catherine
Tuscaloosa, Alabama USA

19 January 2001
I enjoyed my stay here so much and will remember the fruit especially and the rainforest trees and plants.

Minnesota USA

19 January 2001
It was so wonderful to see Julie, Jesse and Stephanie standing on the street, after dark, greeting Dollis and I. We were so very tired and your calling to confirm our tour reservations helped us to sleep soundly without worry. WE loved the wonderful fruit and the pool and the air conditioned room. We had a wonderful time. Thanks

Burnsville, USA

28 December 2000
We enjoyed a quiet afternoon while Daniel and Claire played with the girls! We are sorry we did not book your place for the first nights of our holiday in Queensland, but this is a great end of our twelve days in the tropical part of Australia.
Thanks for your hospitality

Andre, Lia, Claire and Daniel

24 December 2000
We can echo the many approving comments from your visitors. You have a great formula and your homestay is a great source of healing for us stressed dwellers of the Northern Hemisphere. Best wishes at Xmas to you and your family

John, Linda and Chloe

19 December 2000
Wow! This was my first toime to stay at a Bed and Breakfast and I'm so happy I selected this one. I had the best of both worlds in that I wanted privacy but I wanted someone around. I was able to have a nice talk (and wine) with Julie and the girls. Jesse even let me borrow his own shoes. I think I found the best place in Cairns to stay. Thank you for everything.

(American living in Japan)

18 December 2000
Our first experience of surfing the World Wide Web produced magical results. A real castle in the rainforest, complete with King, Queen and 3 little princesses.

Tony & Breda

24 November 2000
Thank you so much for your hospitality and the most comfortable and attractive apartment. After a one night stay in the 'factory' called xxxx's xxxx, Galvin's really was an oasis! We really enjoyed our stay which was all too brief!

Dianne and Greg

22 November 2000
After traveling through this big and beautiful country, it was a real pleasure to come to this place. Here you can find the energy you need before going back home. Thanks Jesse and Julie for being here.

Rijk and Greet
The Netherlands

11 November 2000
Thanks for looking after us so well. A super garden, a super pool! In a super part of the world - with a really super family - PARADISE!!

Mary and John
Disley, Cheshire, England

2 November 2000
Thanks Julie and Jesse. You made our stay very pleasant, it was an extra special treat.

Allan and Ruth
New York

30 October 2000
To a very special family, we say thank you for all theh friendship you have shared with us this last week. Your lovely home is so welcoming and open. Our children have been happy together and we have all felt so relaxed here. We will miss you lots, but we'll return and our hope is that through the children, this friendship will go on.

Liz, Andy, Hannah, Sam
Nottingham, UK

13 October 2000
Too short a stay to enjoy this delightful home to the full.


4 October 2000
This B&B is so beautiful that is is heavenly! We had the best time here!! Thanks for your hospitality. Hope to see you again someday.


30 September 2000
Thank you so very much for everything! All of your recommendations turned out perfect - even the fish on the reef recommended you!


21 September 2000
Thanks very much for your hospitality. We had "heaps" of fun and your advice saved us loads of time. IF only the taxi drivers could understand my pronunciation of "Walsh Street"

Saul and Fatima

19 September 2000
Back again and enjoying your kind hospitality. Wonderful to see the girls again - they are delightful.

Mark and Rae

15 September 2000
Thanks very much for a wonderful time. Of all the places we have stopped in, in all parts of the world, this has been by far the most pleasant, welcoming and relaxing. Breakfast beside the pool is so glorious! It will never seem the same again!! It has been a pleasure to stop in such a lovely, well decorated and pleasing apartment.

Dennis and Linda
Lancaster, UK

28th August 2000
Well - what can I say! We have loved every aspect of our stay with you - your wonderfully tasteful apartment, your ability to make guests feel at home and part of the family, and attention to every possible eventuality and element of care and your over riding warmth have made this an incredibly perfect introduction to life in tropical Queensland. I only wish we could stay longer. However, when we do return to Cairns, we won't have any problems about deciding where to stay; as long as you'll have us! We feel very much at home both here in Edge Hill and in Cairns and your care has had a big hand in that feeling. You have a lovely home and a wonderful family and we wish you continuing health and happiness until we see you again.

Sue, Rich & Alex
Boston, Lincolnshire, UK

5th August 2000
Thanks very much for making us feel so welcome in our lovely and tasteful home. It made our holiday all the more enjoyable and relaxing, so that the rainy days mattered far less. We will certainly want to recommend you to others.

Mike, Liz, Daniel and Simon

30th June 2000
Had a wonderful time here at Galvin's Edge Hill. What a paradise. Thanks for taking us in and sharing your home & the girls. Jennie and Mike will miss you. When you come to Canada, you have an open invitation to stay with us in Barrie.

Peggy, Robert, Jennie and Mike
Barrie Ontario

17th June 2000
Our second stay has been as enjoyable as the first and very relaxing. We look forward to our next stay. Thanks for everything.

Richard, Deborah and Perri

6th May 2000
Dear Julie, Jesse and Girls
Thankyou so much for your hospitality and for making us feel welcome and part of your family. Our stay with you and everything about Cairns have made this six days the highlight of our holiday. If you ever find the time to come to Cornwall, please look us up.

Jane, Andy, Martin, Rob Sarah and Guy
Cornwall, England

24th April 2000
Dear Julie and Jesse
You have been perfect hosts. Thank you very much for your hospitality, your help with Mathew's dive course, your willingness to give me lifts to town and your company in the mornings which made my stay less lonely. I wish you and your lovely family all the best.

Hilary and Mathew
Toronto, Canada

22nd March 2000
If only we had the right information when we arrived in Cairns - only sorry we didn't have longer to appreciate and use this lovely suite of rooms - we loved all the extra things - unusual things that make this place so special.

Sandy and Simon

24th February 2000
Having stayed in B&B's in several countries, never have we come upon such a special one as this. It is outstanding in every aspect and we'll certainly recommend it.

Helen and Jacqui

20 October 1999
We couldn't have wished for a nicer and more hospitable end to our Oz trip. It was delightful.

Edith and Isobel

2 October 1999
Thanks you for your attention to detail, the attractive surroundings and delectable breakfasts.

Dulcie and Joe
Rochester, Victoria

18 September 1999
Excellent, what more can I say?


28 August 1999
Many thanks for all the help and assistance you have given us during the past four days. The apartment was just beautiful and we felt very comfortable here. We certainly could recommend it highly to anyone who would e coming to Cairns.

Helen, John and Deborah
Cork, Ireland

24 August 1999
You are special hosts of a special Bed and Breakfast. The beautiful setting, the comfortable rooms, and most of all the exceptional hospitality made our short stay in Cairns very sweet. We didn't want to leave - what higher compliment could be paid to one's hosts? We will remember our time here fondly.

Brian and Dianne
Annapolis, Maryland

August 1999
Your home is lovely but the warmth of your personalities is most welcoming. You were always one step ahead of what we might need as tourist but also tourists with young children. The backyard gardening was so enjoyable as well.

Bernie and Linda
Gilbert, Arizona

August 1999
Thank you so much for making my "solo" stay so enjoyable - the diving was fantastic and the lodging superb.

Austin, Texas

August 1999
This is the best B&B I have been in. I highly recommend you to anyone!


August 1999
Many, many thanks for all your kindness over the past few days. The flat is gorgeous and the breakfasts wonderful! Also, thank you for all the advice and help with our plans!

Aileen and Kevin

April 1999
A good way to start our Easter get away. Maybe we should have saved the best till last.

Kath and Damian
Darwin, NT

February 1999
The best place in Australia we have been so far. Sad that it was for one night only.

Regine and Nicos
Rorbas, Switzerland

January 1999
Thank you, Julie and Jesse, for your warm hospitality and wonderful accommodation. We have had a great time - especially with the company of your delightful girls! Thank you for letting us share them with you - check our suitcases before we leave!!

Mark and Rae

December 1998
Thank you for your hospitality and kindness, and for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Ed and Elaine
San Francisco

November 1998
This is a very beautiful, stylish and comfortable place - we were so glad to have ended up here by accident - Thanks for putting us up at such short notice. I loved looking up all the corals, fish, plants we've seen and especially, the nostalgia of reading about Castletownshend (in the tropics!).

Caroline and Steve

December 1998
You are extraordinarily kind and considerate. The hardest part of being here is leaving.

Fanchon and Manny

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