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Rainforest Reiki Retreat. FREE Yoga
Rainforest Reiki Retreat. FREE Yoga
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath

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Clean, quiet peaceful home
Beautiful rainforest garden where you can relax
Plenty of verandah space to enjoy meals outside
Reiki treatments & yoga available
Traditional Japanese Reiki Courses
Close to public transport. Friendly, informative host
Continental breakfast included
Free tour information, maps available
Wake up to the sound of the birds

The space


The Room

Located in a clean, quiet, open plan home with lovely ambience. The room overlooks a beautiful rainforest garden and there is a large verandah to relax on.

The house is situated in a safe, well established neighbourhood on the southside of Cairns 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 cars.

There is also a good 30 minute return walk up the hill for those that would like some exercise and 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, coffee machine and fridge is available for guests to use. Most guests like to eat outside on the verandah overlooking the rainforest garden. There is also a bbq/grill if you like to cook outside. I ask that you please clean up after yourselves. There is also a TV and a DVD player 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.

Yoga, Meditation & Reiki

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 .

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 offer personalized tours for guests to the Tablelands and Cape Tribulation.

Towels and linen are provided. Free Wifi is available.

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

Please contact me for bookings and further information. Julie

The house is not suitable for pets or young children.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to use all areas of the house inside and outside. With the common areas, kitchen, bathroom etc I do ask that guests leave these clean and tidy after use. Thank you.

Interaction with guests

I enjoy interacting with guests and all guests are different. I respect that some guests are very happy doing there own thing whilst others like more connection and time with the host. I am happy to 'go with the flow'!

Other things to note

Occassionally I rent both rooms out to other guests especially in the busy season. I find this works really well and guests enjoy meeting other travellers and can make new friends..

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Extra people $10 AUD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 6%
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 10AM
Check out by 10AM

Everyone who stays is welcome to cook, make tea and coffee, help themselves to filtered water and use cutlery, utensils and equipment. Please clean up afterwards, wipe down benches and stove top, wash dishes and sweep mop if necessary. Thank you.

Please turn off fans and lights when not in use.

You are welcome to smoke outside on the verandah, down the driveway or in the garden.

No noise after 10pm.

Sorry no refunds on accommodation if you decide to leave early due to weather etc.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
2 nights minimum stay

53 Reviews

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Nicholas User Profile
February 2016
This is a great space for anyone looking for peace and quiet but still close enough to the city for day trips and excursions to the surrounding attractions of Cairns. The energy here is great due the to focus on healing and meditation. Julie was very helpful and easy to communicate with.

Fernando User Profile
November 2015
Was a wonderful experience been in Julie's place , everyday you wake up with a different sound of the nature , just beautiful , the house and the room are spacious neat and clean , I enjoyed very much seating in the coach in the veranda. Julie makes you feel at home and relax from the beginning and was kind to invite me to join her and her friends to a beautiful concert , and at the end I had a reiki healing session from her , highly recommended, thanks Julie !!

Johnny User Profile
July 2015
Beautiful rainforest house with kind host. Julie is an excellent host who can make difference to your visit in Cairns. Strongly recommend her place.
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
Thank you for staying. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves.
July 2015

Sophie User Profile
December 2014
Staying at Rainforest Reiki was a wonderful introduction to Cairns. We really enjoyed waking up to the sounds of tropical birds, eating breakfast on the veranda, and relaxing in the peaceful environment created by the rainforest garden surrounding Julie's place. Julie was a warm and friendly host and made our stay very comfortable and easy. It was nice to have a couple of chats over cups of tea and get to know her as well. The house is well located close to a bus stop that made it straightforward getting into and out of Cairns.
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
Thanks for staying Sophie. It was really good to meet you both and I'm glad you enjoyed Rainforest Reiki.
December 2014

Talia User Profile
October 2013
Julie is lovely and the perfect hostess, all in a tranquil rainforest setting! :)

Cedric User Profile
September 2013
We had a great stay at Julie's place. Julie is a very friendly host. She knows a lot about the region and was very helpful in planning our trips. The house is very conveniently located, not far from the city center, but still very relaxed, and with a wonderful rainforest garden. Though the house is not very big, Julie made sure we had enough privacy. Julie was also very flexible. We contacted her only 2 days in advance, but she responded very quickly. We also prolonged our stay with 4 days, very last minute, which was not a problem for her. We would definitely recommend a stay at Julie's rainforest home.
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
It was a pleasure to have you and Kaat stay Cedric and thank you for your lovely review. I hope you enjoyed your camping up north and have a terrific time sailing the Whitsundays and the rest of the East coast. You are always welcome back whenever you are in this part of Australia again.
September 2013

Nikola User Profile
September 2013
Julie was the perfect host. From a friendly pick up at the airport to a delicious evening meal, everything was wonderful. Highly recommended and I will be staying with Julie whenever I go to Cairns. Her home is lovely, very conveniently located and I couldn't have wished for a better trip. Thank you Julie!
Julie User Profile
Response from Julie:
Thank you Nikola. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit so much and I really enjoyed meeting you. I hope you had a fantastic yoga retreat up in the Daintree and I will definitely try and make it to the next one.
September 2013

Bayview Heights, AustraliaJoined in April 2012
Julie User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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