Unique Architect's own tropical treehouse holiday home in Cairns. Located high in Edge Hill, Cairns' most leafy & prestigious suburb, in natural rainforest setting alongside seasonal creek. Enjoy the beautiful natural breezes & views, both of the rainforest & to the city lights. This house truly embodies the concept of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that tropical locations are so fabled for. Watch the scrub turkeys & guinea fowls parade through the yard. 5 bedroom 3 bathroom rainforest home located in quiet leafy close, in beautiful Edge Hill. 5 mins walk to Cairns famous botanic gardens, 3 mins walk to coffee shops, bakery, restaurants, delicatessant, 10 mins walk to whitfield conservation park, rainforest walking tracks & Centenary Lakes. 7 mins bike ride to esplanade, 12 mins bike ride to CBD, 5 mins by car. 7 mins car to airport.
Enjoy a stroll down to the Sunday morning monthly markets in Collins Avenue, or to any of the numerous music & arts events at the Tanks Arts Centre, which run throughout the year.
Many tour boats depart daily for the Great Barrier Reef from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, which is 5km from our home. The World heritage listed Daintree & Cape Tribulation rainforests are located about 1.25hours drive north. Port Douglas is 50 minutes north, the charming Atherton Tablelands an hour west, & the beautiful Mission Beach region 1.5 hours south.
For those feeling adventurous, try the 50 minute round trip walk from Raintree Place up to the Red Arrow walking track, which offers some spectacular views of the city & surrounds, as well as some possible closer interaction with the local wildlife. Fitter guests might even take on the Blue Arrow track, which will add 45 minutes to your walk, & snakes along the top of the Mount Whitfied Range.
For those feeling less active, the fruit salad waffles with a glass of Champagne or cappuccino for breakfast in the Flecker Botanic Gardens Cafe, a 10 minute walk away, is hard to resist.
All rooms have ceiling fans & abundant louvres. 2 car lock up garage. Edge Hill tennis club 400m away, Edge Hill Bowls Club 1km away. Unforgettable holiday experience!
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Please note, the furniture shown in the photographs has been replaced with new and additional furniture items, & the artwork &/ or sculptures have been removed from the house when we moved out. The backyard has also been extensively renovated to create an accessible outdoor courtyard off the back deck. Other than these alterations, the property is exactly as represented in the photographs.TripAdvisor property ID 3579072...Read more
Architect's tropical treehouse Cairns Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Additional Location Information
Raintree Place in Edge Hill is one of Cairns's most highly sought after streets, with most properties in the $1M + price bracket. It is ideally located, 400m from Edge Hill Village, & 500m to the Cairns Botanic Gardens. Also within very easy walking distance are tennis courts & bowls club, centenary lakes, and mount Whitfield walking tracks.
More About This Location
City vacations, Mountain nearby, Warm winter getaways
Nearest ferry port, 4 miles Nearest airport, 3.5 miles Nearest train station, 4 miles Car is recommended
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Jul 6 - Aug 30, 2015
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Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Cleaning fee | $124 per stay
Damage Deposit | $365 per stay
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Rates are based on 10 people, with double beds accommodating 2 people. for numbers greater than 10, or for additional bedding such that double beds are not shared, additional charges apply. Check with owners on additional costs involved based on time of booking.
Left on 06/10/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 10, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
The location of this house is hard to beat. It is very private and has a great outlook yet it is quite close to a nice little shopping precinct where there was great coffee and most other provisions readily available. It is not too far from the CBD of Cairns and is within an easy drive of the beaches north of the city.
The home is well designed for the tropics being open plan but still providing privacy. There is no airconditioniing but the open plan and ceiling fans kept us cool even on hot days.
The service was very welcoming and the owner was knowledgeable about the area. It was very comfortable and we will definitely consider it next time we are in Cairns
Left on 05/22/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 22, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
Loves the house and the surrounding, close to fabulous cafe and botanic garden and a quiet street with fabulous neighbour... Within close proximity to the beaches and Cairns city. After the hustle and bustle in Sydney city, arriving in this fabulous house surrounded by forrest, with nice big deck looking towards the hills and backyard facing the small forrest, what else do you wish for...;)
Left on 05/13/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 13, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
Me,my girlfriend and some of our best mates from Ireland were looking for a holiday with a difference so we ventured all the way to north queensland for a taste of the tropical life. We came across this cool looking hideaway in the rainforest and we couldn't resist! There was a group of 10 of us in all and this house was perfect for us...there was even room for a few more :-) we stayed for a week and had a fantastic time. The house was located at the edge of the city and there was very easy bus & taxi access to the many local beaches and sites. We spent our days soaking up the beautiful sunshine and also went diving on the great barrier reef which is so easy to get to from Cairns. We enjoyed chilling out in the evenings back at the house and had the best time together. I loved our stay here and i hope some day we'll get to return to Cairns...we'll definently be staying here again!!
Left on 05/13/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 13, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
I booked 1 Raintree Place on behalf of extended family from Northern NSW for a reunion we had here in March. Having personally organized hotel and resort style accommodation for family and friends over the years this option turned out to be the perfect choice. Being a Cairns local I also had the advantage to inspect prior to booking which confirmed the uniqness of the setting. The subsequent feedback from family was excellent "beautiful rainforest environment", "handy to town", "short walk to "Botanical Gardens" to name just a few. Would definitely recommend this accommodation option again.
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