Top 10 Stayz Accommodations In Cairns, Australia - Updated 2021

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Does the idea of being surrounded by a tropical rainforest paradise sound exciting to you? Often called as the “gateway to the Great Barrier Reef” in Australia, Cairns is the ideal lush tropical destination to explore. You can spend time gorging on fresh seafood and exotic local fruits or explore this oasis by swimming and lazing around. The best time to visit is after June and that is when the weather is the most pleasant. Explore the history of the Aboriginals by visiting the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park while snorkeling and glass-bottom boat rides are popular activities that tourists love. Read below for the best Stayz accommodations in Cairns if you are planning a trip soon.

1. Bentleys on Brindabella (from USD 656)

This bungalow-style rental is the ultimate place to stay for a luxurious tropical experience. Surrounded by large freshwater ponds and tranquil Bali-style gardens, the insides of the house are decked up with many pretty plants. The five-bedroom modern rental has a great audio system with integrated speakers throughout the entire house so you can play the music of your choice. The large outdoor area has a barbecue deck and the interiors are sparkling modern.

Bentleys on Brindabella
19 reviews
House 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
again the main ensuite was shared by all
only minor problem was only 2 full bathrooms to accomadate a house that fits up to 10 people
Cleanliness:
everything clean & tidy
very beautiful and clean house
great for groups, and plenty of room
Host:
the owner was very helpful when we were asking questions & assisting us with the surround sound system, which we could not work out but we got by
great experience and certainly great memories created in this property
great house & great location! property owner responded to all messages very quickly, also very helpful when it came to questions about the area and suggested a bar/restaurant within walking distanc...
the property was absolutely wonderful, a fantastic family destination
Location:
amazing property , nice area , close to everything , scenic views !
tranquil , beautiful, awesome
we had a lovely time and enjoyed the outdoor area and the pool
just needs some minor maintenance but that did not stop us from enjoying our stay
great pub up the 3min away
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2. Pandanus House a bohemian delight (from USD 92)

This three-bedroom rental is a home away from home with a cozy bohemian decor. Marita, the owner is an avid art collector and her unique taste reflects in every nook of the house. You can lazily cycle to the nearby restaurants and shops and take your own sweet time exploring the area from Marita’s house. All rooms are air-conditioned and the bathtub calls for a relaxing bath after a tiring day out. The open garden is perfect for having cups of coffee in the morning. The house is located on a quiet street and just a short distance from the airport, making it a great option.

Pandanus House - Pet Friendly + 4th beds self contained unit, longer bookings.
22 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen is fully stocked with everything
pandanus house has everything one would require to enjoy their holidays in cairns
rooms are large and beds very comfortable
it provides real flexibility to your plans
lovely garden, very comfy beds with nice linen and pillows, great tv and comfy couches
Cleanliness:
the house and studio were very clean and everything was in place for our arrival
the house was neat and tidy with lovely gardens, and decent sized yard
the house was clean, well-equipped, spacious and decorated with taste, and beds were very comfortable
the rates are very good
great location, great facilities, great hostess - very comfy beds and very clean
Host:
marita has been the most helpful from the moment we arrived to our last day
she gives us all useful tips
warm welcome and follow up of the owner
the owner very friendly
the owner met us at the house when we arrived, and showed us through the house, and offered us that 'local' information that came in handy
Location:
beautifull surround the area
the house is in a great location, quiet but walking distance to shops and restaurants
the house is located in a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood close to cairns city and is only minutes away from the airport
location is very convenient, close to the city and airport
the house is well equipped and has beautiful gardens to admire
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3. An apartment with ocean views (from USD 138)

Your vacation cannot get better than in this apartment which has lovely views overlooking the ocean. The stunning views are complemented by the fact that the apartment is located right on the happening Esplanade area of Cairns. All of the popular restaurants and shopping areas are right below the apartment building in which the house is located. The apartment features a gym and an on-site barbecue. You can avail the free Cairns Esplanade swimming pool free of charge located just opposite the house.

Best Location in Cairns - Ocean Views
20 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the one bedroom had a delightfully comfortable king size bed
very comfortable with all amenities
apartment was as described
no vent in the bathroom no vent in the kitchen
that is not acceptable when it is stated that there is a dryer in the unit
Cleanliness:
great centrally located apartment
very clean and lovely property
lovely apartment, very clean and well equipped
it was spacious clean and well appointed
the vrbo was clean, quite and set up very nicely
Host:
expect us again next year
many thanks johnson family from uk
not sure about the exposed shower to the rest of the property
we were right across from promenade and the ferris wheel
great location, great view, very clean and very well appointed, very highly recommended, we hope to be back
Location:
nearby night market for take out and a supermarket for cooking in
central location for marina, large grocery store, restaurants
you could walk out of the vrbo and everything was right there to enjoy
we enjoyed the location and the vrbo very much
a swim in the lagoon,a meal at night and a short walk to the wharf
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4. Billabong Island

Located 10 minutes away from the city of Cairns, this unique property is a destination in itself. The property is located at the center of a billabong (oxbow lake) and it is the perfect oasis for your next getaway. The lake around the island is full of barramundi fish and other interesting catch. Spending your days lazing around fishing is such a perfect way to spend your holiday. If you’d like to venture out, the main city is close by. The house accommodates up to 13 people and is fully furnished so you wouldn’t need to worry about anything while you’re here.

Billabong Island, Cairns QLD
30 Caribbean Street
3 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

5. Billabong Island - Villa Retreat

If you are a group of four looking to live the private island life, Billabong Island - Villa Retreat offers three acres of an island surrounded by a lake. The most amazing part is that the lake is full of barramundi fish and you can fish right from the deck of the house. The villa is designed in an open-space manner so that you can enjoy the stunning lake view right from the living room itself. The hosts can provide a tin boat or 2 x 2 kayaks allowing you to explore the waterbody on your own. The villa is very well appointed for people with disabilities who need a wheelchair accessible room. The outdoor garden and the back deck are great places for bird-watching.

Billabong Island - Villa Retreat
30 Caribbean Street
14 reviews
villa 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

6. Three-bedroom apartment close to Esplanade

This three-bedroom and two-bathroom apartment is located just a five-minute walk from the Esplanade in Cairns. You would have the apartment to yourself while the complex pool and garden will also be available for use. The hosts provide pool noodles and children’s kickboards for you to use in the pool. The house has air conditioning and free internet access. The fact that it is located so close to Cairns means that you can enjoy private living while the poshest area of Cairns is just a walk away. Esplanade is a beautiful recreational spot for locals and tourists alike where you can barbecue, or have waterfront meals. Another exciting aspect is that you can see Mount Whitfield - the conservation park offering scenic views - from the balcony itself.

3 B'room apartment close to Esplanade
6/351 Lake Street, Cairns
12 reviews
Apartment 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

7. Luxurious tropical villa

Rethink luxury with this opulent three-bedroom tropical villa located in a private gated community. You can either cool off in your own private pool or chill out at any one of the eight pools which are a part of the property. The kitchen is stunning giving you everything you need including a double-door fridge and a full-size dishwasher. The interiors are done up in wood accents and light colors have been used for a classic feel. The open plan lounge comes with free WiFi, TV, and PlayStation. To further keep you in the holiday mood, there is an onsite spa and gym.

Luxurious Tropical Villa
12 Gregory Street
12 reviews
villa 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

8. Cassowary Retreat in Freshwater

The five-bedroom property provides spectacular views of the mountains from the outdoor patio and private pool. It is only 20 minutes away from the city center and there is off-street parking if you have cars. The different areas of the house are beautifully sectioned so that you can enjoy your private time while having get-togethers in the house if you feel like it.

Cassowary Retreat - Freshwater
76 Cassowary Street
3 reviews
House 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

9. Waterfront Terraces on the Cairns Esplanade (from USD 70)

This one-bedroom apartment located on the Esplanade area in Cairns is just perfect for a couple traveling together. It provides a waterfront view and the apartment is furnished beautifully with all the necessary amenities. The air-conditioned apartment also has a private pool in the building which is free to use and it is located on the quieter part of Esplanade. The open balcony has a barbecue where you can grill your favorite food in the evenings.

Waterfront Terraces on the Cairns Esplanade
3 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Host:
very friendly owners and good amenities
our every need was catered for, donna looked after our bookings and was a great help to us in every way
Location:
great location and easy access to pool and to the esplanade
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10. Trinity Cove Hideaway

trinity cove hideaway
Source: Vrbo

Luxury is another name for this tropical paradise located just above Trinity Beach. This four-bedroom beauty will spoil your senses with its lush decor and incredible natural ambiance. The house features a saltwater infinity pool with a view that you would not want to leave during our vacation. The house has two pavilions, where one is exclusively dedicated to the master bedroom and the second area with the pavilion has three other bedrooms attached to the back gardens. A short walk through the garden will take you to the beach. The owners supply L’Occitane toiletries for the ultimate in luxury and there can be elaborate custom spa sessions on request at the convenience of your own retreat.

Trinity Beach Hideaway
Trinity Beach, QLD, AU
2 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

There is so much to explore in Cairns

The Great Barrier Reef is not the only place to see in Cairns. If you are a true traveler, you will see the stunning natural beauty of Cairns too. This tropical getaway is quite underrated and offers adventurous activities for all age groups. Do not miss out on the Skyrail - a cable car journey through the dense rainforests in Cairns - making it one of the highlights of a trip to Cairns.

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Nikita belongs to India and has studied English language along with Fashion. She also has a keen interest and is certified in Graphology (the science of handwriting analysis). Pale, awkward and...Read more

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