The 12 Best Airbnbs In Cairns, Australia

December 29, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Cairns, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Cairns and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Stroll To Cairns’ Attractions From Parramatta Park Apartment

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $110 per night, airbnb.com

Whether you plan on visiting the Esplanade, the Great Barrier Reef or the Skyrail, this 3-bedroom apartment in Parramatta Park makes it easy. Contemporary décor, high-end furnishings, a fully loaded kitchen and fast Wi-Fi are some of this home’s best features, which make it ideal for a family travelling to Cairn for the first time.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Refresh with Sukin toiletries under the rain shower in the tiled bathroom after a swim in the shared pool. Then open the complimentary wine and head for one of the patios. Other nice touches include polished floors and bright abstract pictures. This place is in a very convenient location in the city but still quiet.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker

Guest Reviews

“This place is in a very convenient location in the city but still quiet. It had everything we needed and more. It was just a really lovely place to be.” – Jadeen
“Great place. Clean, comfortable, air-conditioners worked well, two fridges, comfortable beds, updated bathrooms, secure parking, nice pool.” – Will
“Thanks Alex for a beautiful home and comfortable stay. Perfect for the family Close to everything you need. A perfect beautiful get away for me and my 4 kids” – Di
“Nice Clean well appointed unit in a quiet complex a little out of town but only 7 minutes Uber ride away. Perfect for our family of 4.” – Teresa
“Alex is very helpful and informative. Value for price, not far from City area. Comfortable beds.” – Gladys

#2 94 Northhouse – Beachside Luxury In Palm Cove

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $290 per night, airbnb.com

If you’re looking for an extra bit of luxury for you and a small group of friends on your next beach vacation to Cairn, then this place will not disappoint. Modern décor permeates all spaces including the gorgeous private pool. You’ll enjoy everything from the big plush beds to the full kitchen and the bathtub, but it’s its prime location in Palm Cove, North of Cairn that you’ll love.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Step into your own tropical haven within the lush, exclusive surrounds of Ocean’s Edge estate at beautiful Palm Cove. Embraced by nature and set just a short stroll from the beach, 94 Northhouse wraps you in contemporary luxury from the moment you arrive. The spacious and light-filled villa affords the ultimate relaxed tropical lifestyle, with doorstep access to the vibrant esplanade precinct of Palm Cove.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Dryer | Air conditioning | Iron | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Bathtub | Free parking on premises | Pool | Single level home

Guest Reviews

“The house was amazing! We loved the pool area and space in the house, also loved how spread-out the rooms were. Aircon was awesome to have especially with this crazy north QLD heat.” – Amber
“Amazing property and location!” – Sebastian
“Great place for a holiday! Perfect location – really nice suburb, close to everything. Definitely recommend!” – Dmitry
“Loved our stay here. Close walk to the esplanade. The pool and outdoor area was idyllic and host was very helpful! Would stay again” – Sammy
“We stayed three days there to celebrated our 1 st wedding anniversary, the house is better than I expected. The house is very private with a big swimming pool, and the bed was really comfy makes us not wanna leave…” – Bao

#3 Lazenby Lodge – Stunning Private Pool

6 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

Four bedrooms with 5 beds mean that this slightly rustic yet very charming home can accommodate up to 8 guests. Its open layout and bright, airy spaces mean that everyone will be able to unwind while sharing as a group, no matter what they may be up to. You’ll also be in the heart of Edge Hill, one of Cairn’s best neighbourhoods will plenty of eateries to choose from.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“If you’re thinking of visiting Queensland, what could be better than a cozie stays in a charming traditional Queenslander! This delightful, spacious home is bursting with character and charm, making it perfect for a relaxing family getaway, or a leisurely trip away with friends. Feel free to experience everything that beautiful, tropical Cairns and its beaches have to offer, whilst staying in a stunning home, featuring sumptuous open plan living, a lush pool and plenty of space to relax.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Air conditioning | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Ceiling fan | Hot water

Guest Reviews

“Excellent home. Beautiful space. Perfectly clean.” – Julia-Rose
“Beautiful, tropical and cosy, our whole family (2 adults, 4 boys) loved staying here and want to stay again! The pool is awesome and the garden is so pretty.” – Monique
“Very cool house. Styled well and consistently. Great space for families” – Rebecca
“Absolutely beautiful home, couldn’t fault a thing!” – Monica
“Toms place is conveniently located with plenty of cafes and restaurants within walking distance. It is also a only a short drive to all of the attractions in Cairns.” – Pravin

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#4 Views @ The Edge

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $710 per night, airbnb.com

With a kitchen/dining/living room that completely opens up to a glass-fenced terrace with astounding views, this is a place you have to check out. This place offers huge rooms with super plush beds for a big group of up to 8 friends or family, plenty of seating both inside and out and a gorgeous pool you just won’t want to get out of.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Location Location Location…. and Views to die for! Without any doubt, this property sits comfortably amongst Cairns’ premium Luxury Holiday Homes exclusively managed with The Boutique Collection. Setting the ultimate benchmark for privacy & style, this stunning home presents with an immaculate luxury finish and offers a lifestyle most only dream of.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Air conditioning | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Views, views and views! What a location and such a beautiful place to call home for a week. The location and the place itself is amazing, we ended up staying in for a day just to enjoy the place itself.” – Harman
“We stayed at Rob’s place with extended family. Plenty of space for everyone to relax and we spent many hours enjoying the views from the huge deck area. Well-appointed & private, yet so close to great cafes, restaurants and the Botanical Gardens.” – Dan
“We spent a week at Edge Hill and found it to be an ideal base to explore Cairns and the surrounding areas. The property offers lovely views and is a quiet and secluded space. Edge Hill is a great precinct with easy access to shops and restaurants.” – Tony

#5 Cairns Luxury Seafront Apartment

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $170 per night, airbnb.com

If you’re looking for a perfect place to stay for you, your spouse and perhaps two sons or daughters with their partners, then this could be the perfect place to book. Not only will you be right on the water, but you’ll also be only blocks away from the city center with all its restaurants, cafes, galleries and shops. It’ll be a weekend getaway like no other.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“It is our pleasure to welcome you to our exclusive apartment here in beautiful Tropical Queensland. We offer a spacious luxury apartment (120m2) which is comfortable, modern, air-conditioned, and fully self-contained, with two bedrooms each with their own bathrooms. The open plan kitchen, dining – and living room area giving plenty of space along with two balconies with uninterrupted views out over the Great Barrier Reef.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Air conditioning | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Beach essentials | Hot water | Children’s dinnerware

Guest Reviews

“Absolutely perfect. Everything has been thought of from actual sharp knives and a knife sharpener to tennis rackets. Quality cookware that made me feel like I was in my own kitchen.” – Heiko
“Highly recommended. Everything you need is there.” – Graham
“Apartment was perfect. It was very clean and had great communication with Lina. 100% recommend and when we travel again will definitely be saying with them again.” – Tina
“This is a great family apartment. Having two teenage boys, they loved the big beds in the second bedroom and having their own bathroom. Beautiful views from the balcony.” – Kerrie
“What a beautiful apartment! It felt very luxury, super clean and well cared for. It’s in a great location and the amenities are very cool!” – Ellen

#6 Paradise Resort At Kewarra Beach

16 Guests | 9 Bedrooms | 10 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,710 per night, airbnb.com

This luxurious 9-bedroom lodging is the place to book for a big company event or celebration in one of Queensland’s best destinations. Only a short drive away from downtown Cairn, this Kewarra Beach paradise is totally loaded with comfort and entertainment for all including a pool, a pool table, a big backyard, a massive kitchen and more.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Paradise Resort is a gated estate with an interior inspired by the majestic Australian coast. Minimalist rooms meet natural textures and patterns, huge windows bathe the open spaces in light, all surrounded by lush tropical nature. An early evening game of Tennis under lights, followed by a swim in the pool with a refreshing drink, is always a lovely way to end the day with your friends and family.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“The house was simply amazing, it is perfect in every way, you cannot find better in Cairns that's guaranteed. We loved everything about the property and will definitely be staying there again.” – Enis
“We loved our stay at Paradise Palms. The home was everything we needed and more. From the pictures, I could tell this was a nice and well-maintained place that we would love.” – John
“The house is kept clean and is huge with plenty of rooms. Children enjoyed themselves with various entertainment in the house, tennis court, swimming pool and PlayStation etc.” – Wilson
“Emily is an absolute gun host. Property speaks for itself and is absolutely top shelf. Our second time here and we absolutely love it.” – Paul
“Emily, thanks for sharing your fantastic home… It's amazing and had everything! Had the lot… Pool, tennis court, table tennis, snooker table and a pool table! Wow. Thanks for letting our group stay – everyone loved it!” – Colin

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#7 The Treehouse – 10 minutes To City And With Private Creek!

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

Outdoors enthusiasts visiting Cairn will love The Treehouse. Not only is completely secluded and surrounded by nature in the middle of a forest, but it’s also full of modern amenities to make for a comfortable stay. Downtown Cairn will be only 10 minutes away, so you and your family will be able to enjoy both the mountain and the beach from the same home base.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This stunning ‘Tree Home' was built to compliment the lush surroundings of the World Heritage rainforest. Built this way to improve the view, take in prevailing winds and add to the privacy. Also solving the problem of building on steeply sloping sites to sit within the natural environment. This thoughtfully planned home allows you to sit on a huge verandah amongst the rainforest canopy and take in the stunning views and wildlife, or even pop down to your own private waterfall for a paddle!”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Air conditioning | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Hot tub | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“Great location, lovely view into the treetops and down to the creek. The bathroom and only toilet are on the lower floor with the bedrooms. The house is very comfy, has good aircon and WiFi, great well equipped kitchen with a view and relaxing outdoor spaces. ” – Leanne
“There are some properties that are so unique that they are the stuff of great memories and the Treehouse is one of them. From the sumptuous furnished verandah, huge chef’s kitchen to the picturesque private creek this property is outstanding.” – Teena
“Was a good location to get out of the town a bit to be a bit quieter. Tom was a good host” – Matthew
“A beautiful, relaxing spot. So many places to unwind and take in the natural surroundings. Beat part is you can hear the creek flow from anywhere!” – Abbie
“Amazing place! Beautiful and unique! Would highly recommend!” – Ryan

#8 Luxury Waterfront Apartment With Sea Views

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

If you want to explore Cairn on foot with your family, then this modern apartment is what you need. Located very close to the downtown area, you’ll also be across the street from the ocean and you’ll enjoy two big bedrooms, a full kitchen, a nice balcony and access to a great shared pool that your kids will absolutely love.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Stunning uninterrupted views of the Cairns Esplanade and the waterfront, guests are welcomed into our well-catered luxury apartment in a prime location for travellers wanting to explore Cairns. Accommodating comfortably up to 6 guests, our apartment is fully air-conditioned, newly renovated, offers free WIFI, coffee machine and 3 resort swimming pools.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Air conditioning | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | High chair | Crib | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Great location friendly environment and beautiful space. Highly recommend” – Erin
“Amazing views and beautiful apartment.” – Eve
“Perfect location and amazing views. We travelled with our young children and found the space great for our family.” – Kirryn
“Great Location, views and superb apartment” – Melanie
“Lovely apartment close to everything. Julie is a wonderful host and very responsive” – Sonja

#9 Coral Sea Penthouse – Great Views & Free Parking

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $320 per night, airbnb.com

With two bedrooms and two baths, this characterful apartment with its statement stone wall and its unique contemporary furniture will be the best possible choice for two couples looking to stay in the middle of the action of downtown Cairn. Everything will be within walking distance including the ocean, making this a place you won’t soon forget.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Penthouse Level apartment situated in the heart of the city overlooking the Esplanade lagoon…. what more could you want? This luxurious and spacious property offers guests the most amazing views, amenities in the best location in Cairns. Take the lift down to the Esplanade (entrance next to the Night markets) and you can walk to the Reef Fleet Terminal, Lagoon and to some of the most incredible Restaurants that Cairns has to offer!”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Heating | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Air conditioning | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Beach essentials

Guest Reviews

“Judith was an exceptional host. We had a self check in that was documented by photos etc. So everything went extremely smoothly.” – Edith
“The view is fabulous. The apartment itself is amazing. Very central.” – Francois
“Accommodation was exactly as shown in photos, fantastic location and great communication. Would definitely recommend staying here – thank you!!” – Kerri
“Such a convenient location. A gorgeous unit.” – Greg & Judy
“Great apartment, perfect location. Lovely host!” – Leah

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#10 Superior Luxury Apartment In The City

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $340 per night, airbnb.com

If there was ever a perfect lodging for you and your extended family when travelling to Cairn, then this is definitely it. Room for up to 8 guests, an open layout, a stunning pool with a hot tub and an unbeatable location… What more could you possibly ask for?

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“New to the holiday market this stylish 4-bedroom apartment located 1 street back from the Cairns esplanade with mountain and partial water views is one not to be missed. Situated on the 3rd floor of the complex, this luxurious apartment includes 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms including a TV in every room.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Air conditioning | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | High chair | Bathtub | Pack ’n Play/travel crib

Guest Reviews

“This apartment is like stepping from your home into another home. The extra thought of labeling the cupboard to supplying just about everything was fabulous. We certainly felt very comfortable here and would stay again” – Sally
“Very easy and convenient accomodation” – Rosaline
“A great place to stay , spacious and stylish, ensuites with each room, amazing and central location , we had a great weekend stay here” – Chell
“A great place to stay , spacious and stylish, ensuites with each room, amazing and central location , we had a great weekend stay here” – Chell
“Great equipped apartment. Good space with quality furnishings. Nice walk along the esplanade to town. Friendly host” – Joshua

#11 Vista Hillview Family Villa

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

If booking an apartment is not your idea of a vacation rental, then this house in Whitfield is definitely for you! You’ll be right next to Edge Hill with all its scenery and gastronomy, and you’ll still be only a short drive away from downtown Cairn. Additionally, you’ll get a great per-person rate, a pool, a backyard with a kids’ playground and enough room to sleep 8 guests.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Nestled in one of Cairns premier suburbs against the tropical backdrop of Mount Whitfield, this beautiful, spacious villa mixes stylish luxury with practicality to create the perfect getaway. Boasting 4 bedrooms and 3. 5 bathrooms, this is the perfect holiday escape for an extended family, or friends seeking a relaxing weekend away.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Dryer | Air conditioning | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Pool | Free street parking

Guest Reviews

“The host is super easy to communicate with. The house/villa is a good definition of a holiday home. It is well designed and well thought of.” – Martin
“Tom was an awesome host. Quick responses and always a phone call away if needed. Great value for money.” – Setu
“Tom's home is spacious and beautiful. Its setup is ideal for family with children of any age. It has pretty much everything you need for a short stay.” – Cheryl
“Amazing house for kids and families, excellent location and great host – we didn’t want to leave!” – Kiriana
“I really like the style of this house. It’s very comfortable to barbecue here with friends” – Queena

#12 Elevated Beachside Sanctuary

6 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $250 per night, airbnb.com

Perhaps you want to be able to enjoy some of Queensland’s best beaches but still be close to Cairn and all its touristy spots. If that’s the case, then staying at this home in Trinity Beach is an excellent choice. You’ll get a spotlessly clean home with a private pool, surrounded by lush greenery and right across the street from the beach, making this a place you won’t want to miss.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“One street back from the ocean, this stunning contemporary beach house offers sea views from the living space and three upper level bedrooms and an ambience of absolute tranquillity. The expansive open plan layout is set over two levels and encompasses self-contained guest quarters, a spacious entertaining deck with heated pool and built-in BBQ, and multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces to capitalise on the glorious North Queensland al fresco lifestyle.”

Amenities

Wifi | Heating | Dryer | Air conditioning | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Hot water | Bathtub | Free parking on premises | Pool

Guest Reviews

“The house is amazing and you’ll feel on top of the world. The house is located in a quiet street and is on the foot of a hill, so views from all windows (even in the bedrooms are fantastic). The house is modern and well furnished with everything you need.” – Natalie
“Corinne's place had a lot of space to move around, the place was clean and tidy and had everything that we needed for our stay. Corinne was helpful with giving local tips for the surrounding areas.” – Andrew
“Highly recommend this place. Loved everything about it. It has an amazing view from the balcony, great location and the house was immaculately clean.” – Mel
“This house is absolutely amazing! One of the best airbnb stays I’ve had. Beautiful location and much balcony space all around the house. Also very well” – Peter
“Our family had a lovely stay in this amazing house. The house is in a fantastic location a couple of hundred metres from the beach and Trinity Beach's restaurants. The home was beautify appointed and we found it a peaceful retreat with a lovely pool and BBQ area.” – Sarah

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