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Rainforest Reiki - An Affordable Retreat

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Clean, quiet peaceful home
Beautiful rainforest garden where you can relax
10-15 mins drive to Cairns CBD
Close to public transport (bus timetable available)
Reiki treatments, meditation & yoga available
Reiki courses
Friendly, informative host
Continental breakfast included
Free tour information, maps available
Wake up to the sound of the birds

The space


The House

This is a clean, quiet and relaxed home with a lovely ambience. Spacious rooms and a large deck overlook a beautiful rainforest garden and there is a hammock and lounge to relax on.

The house is situated in a safe, well established neighbourhood on the southside of Cairns 10-15 mins drive from Cairns CBD and Marina. There is also a bus stop 7 mins walk away with buses available to the city. The driveway provides off road parking for hire cars. There is also a good 30 minute walk up the hill for those that would like some exercise in the morning - you can see Green Island from the top!

The house has 2 spacious bedrooms, an open plan lounge area, one toilet and a separate bathroom. The bedrooms have arched doorways and are separated from the main area by thick curtains. Each room has a very comfortable queensize bed and sleeps 2.

A large fully equipped kitchen with electric oven, gas top, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine and fridge is available for guests to use. Most guests like to eat outside on the verandah overlooking the rainforest garden. A bbq/grill is also available.

This home is unique, surrounded by tall, magnificent trees. Birds and butterflies are abundant here. It makes a great base for those wanting to explore the Tablelands, Cape Tribulation and beaches. Birdwatchers will also love the variety of birds here.

Free highspeed NBN wifi included & towels & linen.

Tours & Reef Trips

I love hosting people and am happy to help you plan your trip. For years I worked in travel in Cairns so can give you advice on where to go and where to get discounts on trips. I also provide guided tours to Cape Tribulation or the Tablelands, etc if you are interested.

Reiki, Yoga & Meditation

I facilitate reiki treatments & teach Traditional Japanese Reiki here so if you are interested in learning please let me know. Recently I completed my Yoga Teacher training so offer FREE yoga and meditation for those who are interested .

Breakfast Included

Continental breakfast is included.. Tea, coffee, muesli, toast, jam etc.

Please contact me for bookings and further information. Julie

Guest access

Guests have access to all facilities, lounge, kitchen, verandahs, laundry. I request that guests clean up after themselves and leave the place as you found it. Thank you etc.

Interaction with guests

I go with the flow with guests and enjoy interaction. I also respect that you may want peace and quiet and that's great too.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 20
Weekly Discount: 6%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

I would like you to come and relax and enjoy your stay here so try not to have too many rules!

If there are other guests staying please be considerate of them.

Please smoke in the driveway or away from the house.

Please clean up after yourselves and respect the home and switch off fans and lights when not in use. Thank you. Julie



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

61 Reviews

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Ilona User Profile
May 2017
What an amazing place to stay! I had a marvellous time with Julie in her tropical paradise! She made me really feel at home, I am grateful for her kindness and generous hospitality, the wonderful conversations and laughter we shared - and all so close to vivid nature - a very special retreat!
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.
Response from Julie:
Thank you for being such a wonderful guest Ilona. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Happy travels.
May 2017

Dominique User Profile
May 2017
I highly recommend to stay here when visiting Cairns. The house and garden are amazing. It's such a relaxing and peaceful place. Julie is a great host and a wonderful Yoga teacher. I had a great time at Rainforest Retreat and would love to come back. Thanks for all Julie :)
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.
Response from Julie:
Thank you Dominique. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the yoga. It was great to see you practicing in the garden every morning.
May 2017

Jai User Profile
April 2017
Super chilled, beautiful home . Feels like you staying in the rain forest
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.
Response from Julie:
Thank u Jai. It was great to meet you & I'm glad u enjoyed yr stay here.
April 2017

Amanda User Profile
September 2016
I had a wonderful stay at Julie's place within the rainforest! Very serene with a beautiful outside setting and many relaxing places. Julie was away but still made sure that I was welcomed. I will be staying again! Thank you Julie for providing such a lovely space for people.

Adam User Profile
August 2016
Loved our stay at the beautiful Rainforest abode. The rainforest is right on your doorstep with birdsong day and night. Very well decorated suited our tastes and really relaxing. We were really lucky and got the place to ourselves over the 4 nights even though it would have been a pleasure to meet the host Julie. Would highly recommend a stay has everything that you need, having transport is a big plus to get around Cairns though walking and public buses are possible. Thanks Adam n Tanya

Max User Profile
June 2016
Julie was far and away the best Airbnb host I have had the privilege to stay with. From the beginning of my stay at her lovely home until the minute she dropped me off she made me feel relaxed, welcome, and at home. Thanks to Julie my stay in Cairns was absolutely phenomenal and I hope to be back again soon.
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.
Response from Julie:
Thank you so much for staying Max. It was a pleasure to meet you. Enjoy your time in Oz and see you again when you return.
June 2016

Anne User Profile
June 2016
Rainforest Reiki is such a beautiful, peaceful place where we loved staying. Julie was such a welcoming, friendly person who couldn't do enough for us. She took us to Palm Cove, collected us from and took us to the airport. We both felt so much at home. I loved having some Reiki and meditation with Julie. Sitting on the balcony watching the rain fall on the gorgeous rainforest garden was magnificent. So was lying in bed listening to the rain on the roof. Thanks Julie for a wonderful holiday in Cairns.
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.
Response from Julie:
Thank you Anne. You are always welcome to return and I'm glad you enjoyed the ambience of the garden so much.
June 2016

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Bayview Heights, AustraliaJoined in April 2012
Julie User ProfileJulie is a superhost.

Originally from the UK, I have lived in Cairns for 24 years and was involved in tourism for 15 years so am happy to give you ideas for your stay here. Since then I have started my own Reiki business and do treatments, facilitate Courses and instruct people in meditation. Recently I completed my Yoga Teacher training so if you'd like to learn some I'm happy to share.

I love hosting people from overseas and thought Airbnb would be a great opportunity to do more of this.

My passion is travel both overseas and around the local area. I enjoy reading a good book, yoga and getting together with friends. I also enjoy good food, relaxation music and conversation.

My motto in life is BE HAPPY and make the most out of every day.

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