About this listing
"Best location in Cairns"...
"Cairns Ocean Views Esplanade Apartment"
Handy to everything with uninterrupted ocean views from the balcony.
Relax in the spa or take the lift to the gym or pool...
Watch the boats and planes come and go from your balcony...
Unit is situated right in the middle of the "restaurant strip"...
Just take the lift to the ground floor and enjoy al fresco dining at the best restaurants Cairns can offer...
Directly above the Night Markets and 300 meters from the Reef Terminal where all the boats depart for the Great Barrier Reef. Also directly opposite the huge outdoor (free) Cairns Esplanade swimming pool.
The Cairns Esplanade boardwalk runs right by the front door. Excellent bird, fish, crustacean and crab watching or check out the fascinating tropical plants, trees and insects right at your doorstep. Bring your binoculars. Stroll along the Esplanade or enjoy the weekend outdoor markets and occasional free entertainment.
Supermarket is 100 meters from the back door. Unit has a full-size fridge, benchtop hotplates for cooking and a microwave. Also fully automatic washing machine, large screen TV and sound system. Full outdoor setting on the balcony. Unit is fully air-conditioned.
Under-cover parking included plus free use of the gym.
Spa bath is a feature. Draw the curtains back and watch the ships come and go from your bath if you dare :)
Sleeping arrangements can be twin single or kingsize bed in the separate bedroom and the night-and-day lounge folds out to a comfortable double bed. Tariff is for 2 persons. Additional adults (16 and over) attract a $10 per night surcharge.
Cleaning/linen fee of $140 covers all linen hire.
Large regional public library at the back door. Local tours available from the tour desk downstairs and buses leave from the front door.
As of the 31st of October:
China Souther Airlines will be having direct flights from Shanghai-Cairns (3 times a week!)
-this great apartment is only 10 minutes to airport
-taxi from airport costs about $25.
The perfect place to chill and enjoy everything the tropics have to offer....
If you would like some hints on "What to do in Cairns", drop me a line and I will give you a true "local's" recommendations!
Free onsite parking
Free onsite pool
Free onsite gym (need to register at reception)
Choice of two onsite tour agents
Direct lift access to Cairns Esplanade
Interaction with Guests
Happy to provide advice and/or ideas on Cairns and environs
Happy to make sure your visit is enjoyable and memorable!
Ocean views from your balcony, wall-to-wall dining at your doorstep, situated in the most scenic and central location in Cairns, heart of Tropical North Queensland
A short walk to supermarkets, local library and Great Barrier Reef tours. Taxis and tour buses available from the door. Public buses two blocks from your unit. Esplanade and night markets either in your building or in the park opposite.
Other Things to Note
Perfect central location from which to explore the Reef, Daintree, Atherton Tableland, Cassowary Coast and even the near Outback.
No smoking. Maintain the tranquility and serenity of the resort.
The hospitality of the host was great. All the basic necessities and then some were provided to make the stay as enjoyable as possible. It's always hard to know how good a location is if you've never been to a city before, but this property is indeed at the best location. It's conveniently located near many restaurants and in a lively neighborhood. I would definitely stay here again if returning to Cairns!
Darrell's apartment was excellent. Our stay was in winter and the balcony had the benefit of sunshine for most of the day, plus a view over the esplanade. The facilities were good - we didn't make use of the pool, but did use the bbq. The location was excellent - right by Cairn's lagoon and very close to shops and restaurants. We were also able to book a snorkelling trip at the reception on the ground floor.
We didn't meet Darrell but his communication was very good and he provided us with a lot of useful information by email beforehand.
Stayed 12 days with my 2 x sons, 15 & 13. Location of the Apartment was the biggest bonus as we had limited access to a vehicle. Could walk to the station, marina (great fresh prawns off trawler). As well balcony caught beautiful morning sun. Condition and facilities were impeccable, recently refurbished. The Front desk girls were extremely helpful, as was the booking company in the Ground foyer. The host Darrell's communication was excellent and our stay went without a hitch. Used the gym daily, swam mostly in the Cairns lagoon across the road, and by the end of our visit were classed as "locals" at a pile of our favourite hangouts. Unforgettable stay in the heart of a wonderful area.
Staying at Darrell's place was an absolute delight. The unit is right on the beach downtown, with stunning views of the ocean. Cockatoos and the giant bats can be seen flying right off the porch, and the travel desk downstairs helped us organize all of our activities. The only issue was that there was not internet in the unit except on the porch, and it was still unreliable and slow, but the whole town has free internet otherwise and there are plenty of coffee shops and restaurants with a fast, reliable connection. We were downright tickled by the sexy shower, and the tub looks amazing. Darrell also gave s a comprehensive list of things to do in the area that helped us plan and organize our trip so much. Would stay again.
Thank you Darrell, our stay was fantastic. The location of the accommodation is perfect. From walking out the front exit where there is the waterfront, cafes, restaurants, walking facilities ..... to the rear exit where there is car hire, Woolworths and the Railway shopping complex ...... to the 2nd floor pool with immaculate grounds ... the complex staff were so friendly and warm as were all the people of Cairns we encountered .... and finally the apartment was just divine. Loved the fully self contained apartment, clean and well setup, air-conditioning was such a necessity, sun shining in the ranch sliders in the morning, we didn't mind the smell of the food from the restaurants, the views of the hills, sea, marina, planes taking off and landing, the street, the boats, the bats flying past religiously at sunset, and simply loved the comfortable bed. We didn't use the spa bath, preferring the shower after a day or swim, and most of all the pleasant manner which Darrell accommodated us in our stay. We give it a 10 out of 10. Wonderful place to stay for our holiday in Cairns, definitely the "Best location in Cairns". Thank you Darrell, Thank you Royal Harbour, Thank you Cairns. :)
What a fantastic location safe and very well appointed. Will definitely stay again
The apartment was very nice, clean, and close to everything. Amenities were good. It felt like home.
About the Host, Darrell
I am a retired China/Korea Librarian from the Australian National University in Canberra and an accredited Chinese (mandarin) interpreter/translator. I love travel and the outdoors, seeing new places, meeting new people and experiencing the best in life. Love tropical North Queensland where my AirBnB property is situated and love helping guests discover and enjoy this unique part of the world just as much as I have myself.