10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Edge Hill, Australia - Updated 2024

Anne Marie
Anne Marie 
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| 5 min read

Cairns, a city on the coast of Queensland, Australia, is most well-known for its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef. Though this natural wonder is the area’s biggest draw, there are lots of other things to see and do in and around Cairns. Edge Hill is one of the city’s suburbs, and it is the ideal place for those who love the outdoors. Right in the neighborhood are two botanic gardens and Cairns Chinese Friendship Garden. For those looking for a challenge, check out the hiking trails at Mt. Whitfield Conservation Park. Cairns also has a charming village center with cafes and restaurants where you can unwind after a day of exploring. If you’re wondering where to stay, you’re in luck. Read on to see our list of the 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals in Edge Hill, Australia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 06, 2024.

1. Stylish studio near local amenities (from USD 127)

This stylish studio apartment has received perfect ratings from dozens of reviewers, so you can be sure you will have an above-average place to stay. The reviewers are especially pleased with the helpful and communicative hosts who provide personalized recommendations on things to do in the area. The studio is within walking distance of cute cafes, shops, the beach, and even yoga studios. It has room for up to three guests in its one bedroom, making it ideal for a couple, a solo traveler, or a small family. It’s pet friendly so even your dog can join in on the fun.

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Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia
4.56 km (2.9 mi) from Cairns Night Markets
220 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed the afternoon breezes that come through a very light and airy room
easy check-in parking on-site laundry good wifi quiet nice area
the shower was amazing too btw
absolutely amazing so clean and fresh
clean modern and new plus great communication and easy check-in
super clean tidy and had everything we needed
lovely clean and simple space with everything you need
it is exceptionally clean cosy and has lots of nice touches throughout
hosts were attentive and helpful
hosts were courteous and very responsive
amazing hosts and easy to get into contact with
hosts erina and carl are excellent always helpful with local info and very accessible if needed
this little house is perfect in every way and carl and erina are the most wonderful hosts
great location near shops and restaurants
very close to city and a cute cafes within walking distance
nice house at a good location
an amazing stay very close to the city
beautiful accomodation in a perfect location
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2. Charming cottage in a tropical garden (from USD 94)

At this unique rental, the tropics are brought right to your front door. This charming cottage is set in a garden with plants that have been sourced from the nearby botanic garden. Tucked underneath a towering raintree, the cottage has an idyllic and peaceful location. The interior of the cottage is just as lovely as its outside. With the capacity to accommodate four guests, this rental features two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. The glass-enclosed shower is a soothing place to end your day after hours of exploring.

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Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia
4.11 km (2.6 mi) from Cairns Night Markets
374 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the flat has all the creature comforts including a full kitchen a/c and modern furnishings
we loved the space privacy and the beautiful deck to eat our breakfast
comfortable and quiet cottage just a short drive out of town and around the corner from the botanical gardens
beautiful cottage very comfortable and in a great location
very comfy bed great bathroom/shower and a fully equipped kitchen
clean quite and very private
great place very clean & comfortable
beautiful clean and modern
charlie gave us lots of local tips and the space was very clean
amazing clean apartment that offers everything you need
charlie was an amazing host
charlie was a great host very accommodating and went above and beyond
charlie and sam are great hosts they made us feel like we were at home
charlie was an awesome host who always went the extra mile
charlie is a great host
brilliant location and amazing value
great location in a quiet area
awesome location to the botanical gardens
awesome location and eateries
nice place with good location
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3. Bright apartment with private parking (from USD 63)

The interior of this colorful apartment is bathed in sunlight that creates a welcoming atmosphere. You will have everything you need in this one-bedroom studio for a relaxing stay. Up to two guests can stay in the apartment that has separate living, sleeping, and kitchen areas so it doesn’t feel cramped. Guests are welcome to use the parking spot and explore Edge Hill on foot. You will be just steps away from eateries, a botanic garden, and hiking trails.

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Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia
4.02 km (2.5 mi) from Cairns Night Markets
103 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and yes free wifi
lovely shower great wifi great ac and great location
the bed and bedding was very comfortable
super clean apartment fast wifi and really helpful host
clean and tidy accomodation
spotlessly clean nicely and tastefully appointed
very modern and clean apartment
the house is clean quiet
very clean nice small touches such as hairdryer hair straightener available for use
the hosts were accommodating and very helpful
my hosts were very responsive and helpful
hosts are easy to deal with
hosts were very helpful and quick to respond
they were helpful and quick to respond
super cute place in a lovely neighbourhood
great location in edge hill
great location for cafe and food
this place is well located there is few nice shopping near by and close to the city
great location with several bars restaurants and shops at walking distance
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4. Cute bungalow in a garden oasis

Located in a beautiful private yard that is surrounded by plants, this cute cottage offers you the perfect escape. The bungalow has its own small porch with a gas barbecue for cookouts. Though the interior is small, the rental has all the amenities you will need such as a smart TV, a kitchen, and a washing machine. The hosts provide all the necessities such as linens, toiletries, and even coffee and juice to start your day. If you plan to venture out, downtown Cairns and the beach are just a short drive away.

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Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia
4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Cairns Night Markets
146 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
(there is also a grill to use)the furniture was super comfortable especially the bed
there is wifi great bathroom comfy bed complete kitchen and even a clothes washer
i loved the backjard and had allways breakfast on the terrasse
very clean and comfortable
it was very very clean and beautifully decorated
it was clean and well laid out
it was clean modern and beautifully maintained
deb and sean's villa is clean quiet and comfy with everything you need for a short stay
super friendly host highly recommend
deb and sean are great hosts
they are very friendly and hospitable people who made us feel welcome right away
deb and sean are great hosts highly recommend staying with them
place was great out did our expectations very private and hosts were very friendly
great location as well which is just a footstep away from the bus stop
this accommodation is pretty close to perfection
this villa is in a great location
beautiful gardens and outdoors and a short walk to a large park
the location for me was great
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5. Cozy suite with access to a private pool (from USD 83)

When you book this homey vacation rental, you get to enjoy all of the amenities of a hotel. This private one-bedroom suite is located in the host’s home and is accessible via a separate entry. Guests also have access to shared laundry and a private pool which is the perfect place to refresh yourself on a hot day. If you’re staying in Edge Hill for a long period of time, this rental would be a great choice because the host cleans and changes the sheets once a week.

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Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia
4.44 km (2.8 mi) from Cairns Night Markets
389 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the gardens and the pool area was very well maintained and tastefully put together with beautiful butterflies everywhere
very comfortable bed beautiful space thoroughly (website hidden by airbnb) was perfect for us
oh and there's free netflix on the tv
bathroom is a delight
the wifi was good location was perfect in a great neighborhood thank you :)
very clean and spacious
very clean and spacious
it’s a really clean and stylish space
excellent and sparkling clean place to stay in
the place was sparkling clean and very stylish
very nice place and a wonderful host
chris was an amazing host and very lovely
chris was an amazing host her directions were clear and easy to follow
christine herself was very friendly and a great host
chris is a lovely host - easy to communicate with and very responsive
the location is really good only 10 min of the cbd
good location: 10 mins to airport 10 to cairns esplanade
chris’ place was beautiful and close to the botanical gardens
close to great restaurants & the stunning botanical gardens
great place very quiet and close to the botanical gardens
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6. Lovely guest suite for two guests (from USD 64)

The host named this rental “Tropical Bliss” and it’s easy to see why. The private guest suite looks out to a stunning backyard featuring a private pool and lounge chairs where you can soak up the sun. You will even have your own private patio if you want some alone time. Inside, the suite has chic modern decor that makes it feel like a boutique hotel. Guests have a kitchen and access to a barbecue. If you prefer to dine out or get takeaway, you can also enjoy some discounts and local eateries during your stay.

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Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia
4.62 km (2.9 mi) from Cairns Night Markets
383 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a huge window that overlooks the lovely pool area i loved waking up to the view
the bed was nice and comfy and it had a plush sofa for us to sit down in
everything is perfect; bed amenities pool location local knowledge
the pool was wonderful on a warm afternoon
the place is easy to find and the highlights is the private swimming pool
very clean and classy
clean spacious and quiet
the house is clean and well decorated
the house is clean and cosy
the place was clean and neat
samantha is a great host
samantha is very good host
overall great place and great host highly recommend
she was very friendly and she responds very quickly to messages
samantha is a lovely host available if needed but the accomodation is private
great location within walking distance to edge hill village
the location is great
loved the location so close to everything
such a nice location
the location is not far away from city central it's very quiet and peaceful
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7. Rainforest retreat with an outdoor hot tub (from USD 103)

If you’re the kind of person who can spend all day outdoors, this rental is the place for you. The private apartment is located on the top floor of the hosts’ home, and its location on the hillside provides amazing views. This rental features a lovely balcony where you can eat or soak in the hot tub. Although this abode feels like it is set in a tropical rainforest, it is just a short walk from the village and other local attractions.

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Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia
4.23 km (2.7 mi) from Cairns Night Markets
217 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
thoughtful touches including large tea selection and half a dozen eggs for breakfast
kitchen is stocked and my partner loved the coffee machine
a lot of nice touches like cd/dvd with music wifi is good smart tv
lovely view and having a spa pool to relax in was the icing on the cake
the kitchen is supplied with all you can wish for except may be a coffee nespresso machine
the pondys was super clean and so peaceful
the pondys was clean and the bed was comfortable
lots of thoughtful touches clean and great for relaxing
the home was very clean and comfortable
we had a lovely stay at nardine’s everything was cosy comfortable and clean
host is very kind & caring
nardine was a wonderful host and the home was absolutely amazing
the hosts were super helpful responsive and made sure we were comfortable
nardine was such a wonderful host and her hospitality made our stay extra special
she is definitely a 5 star host with her communication
great location just 5 minutes walk to botanic garden
comfortable and close to town
fantastic place to stay and close to everything
it's a peaceful location with the botanics and conservation areas right on the doorstep
we loved the location and that we were away from the busy centre of town
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8. Elegant apartment with a private patio (from USD 88)

This beautifully decorated apartment has luxurious features like a king-sized bed. Up to two guests can stay at this private apartment that is complete with a living room and a kitchen. The hosts provide ingredients for breakfast on your first day, and there are several shops nearby if you need more supplies. Be sure to pick up some ingredients for a cookout on the private covered patio which is surrounded by lush tropical plants.

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Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia
4.36 km (2.8 mi) from Cairns Night Markets
448 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment has all the creature comforts of home including a stocked fridge
we stayed with our 7month old baby and were super comfortable
irena's place is perfect comfortable bed great kitchen for preparing food very stylish and i loved the covered patio
spacious bathroom nice living area and comfortable bedroom
all rooms were clean and pretty
sparkling clean and lovely garden with a pool
we were welcomed and shown around left breakfast foods and all clean and tidy areas
irene is a great host
irena is a great host and communicated seamlessly
irena was a wonderful and thoughtful host
irena was so welcoming and accommodating
she is an excellent host very kind and interesting
super close to the airport
great apartment close to the airport
the location was perfect from airport and city
great place close to the city and the airport but just far away from any noise
great location - close to many shops and restaurants and not too far from downtown cairns
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9. Modern apartment with a spacious living room

With its chic contemporary design, this apartment looks more like a boutique hotel than an Airbnb. It is equal parts stylish and comfortable and has one bedroom, a kitchen, and a living area. The bathroom has a glass-walled shower for a quick rinse and a separate tub if you’d like to soak in a bubble bath. Outside, you will find a gorgeous backyard complete with a lap pool. The rental has its own private patio with an outdoor kitchen if you prefer to prepare your meals out in the fresh air.

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Edge Hill, Queensland, Australia
3.9 km (2.5 mi) from Cairns Night Markets
428 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi connection was good as well
the local spots ‘ozmosis’ for breakfast and ‘noa’ for lunch and dinner are fantastic and walking distance
the outdoor kitchen and grill were wonderful and the lap pool was amazing
the outdoor space and lap pool was great
we really enjoyed cooking dinner in the outdoor kitchen and relaxing on the deck
very clean and updated space
the house was clean stylish and warm
it's beautiful clean quiet and peaceful
the rooms were modern and clean with a tropical vibe
everything was sparkling clean and there were plenty of local tips
the hosts were helpful and kind
very welcoming hosts that were very accommodating
judi & wayne are great hosts
judi & wayne are great communicative hosts
a great spot with great hosts
close to great restaurants too
the location is a lovely place walkable to restraints and the cains botanical garden
whitfield conservation park and the cairns botanic gardens (both free access)
a perfect location for exploring cairns and getting the local experience
it's also close to all the attractions cairns has to offer
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10. Lovely apartment with a stunning balcony

You will feel like you’re staying in a treehouse at this beautiful penthouse rental. This second-floor apartment features a spacious balcony surrounded by palm trees. The balcony has a glass railing so nothing obscures your views of the surroundings. Out on the balcony are a table for dining and a chaise for lounging. Inside, the one-bedroom apartment is colorfully decorated and fully equipped for your stay. Up to two guests can stay here, and it is the ideal place for a romantic getaway or for a solo adventure.

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4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Cairns Night Markets
135 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
new apartment with a huge comfortable balcony overlooking the garden
small private pool and great balcony to top it off
we enjoyed a well appointed kitchen good aircondition and fans the huge balcony and an amazing pool
kitchen looks way better than on the photos
it comes complete with everything you could possibly want as well as a swimming pool
it's clean and beutiful place
great place clean and comfortable
beautiful perfectly clean and well equipped apartment
the house is so clean and tidy
it was beautiful clean and just as described
the best hosts ever
paul and di are lovely hosts
peaceful comfortable well appointed and friendly hosts thank you
we had friendly service and plenty of privacy
not forgetting how genuinely nice our hosts were
the location was great
great location being close to the airport
great little cafe strip walking distance from apartment
close to great restaurants and shops
perfect location and simply stunning
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A tropical oasis with lots to explore

Queensland is a nature lover’s playground, and Edge Hill would be an ideal starting point for exploring the region. All of the Airbnbs on this list are just a short drive from hiking, gardens, beaches, and more. These vacation rentals would be a great place to stay during your visit, and we hope this list helps you plan your trip to Edge Hill.

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