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“Stunning views”
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A Villa Gail
Ranked #1 of 2 Yorkeys Knob B&B and Inns
Milton, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
83 hotel reviews
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“Stunning views”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed here too briefly; just a one night stopover before an early morning flight from Cairns. Just one sunset (and moonrise!) and sunrise were not enough! The views are simply stunning and the room quite comfortable. We really just slept there. Gail had stocked our fridge with some fruit for breakfast, which we nibbled at before we took off. Very convenient to the airport There are quite a number of stairs, though, so definitely not accessible by any means.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Our time at Villa Gail was nothing short of amazing.

Clifftop ocean views matched with a beautiful sea breeze...and Gail our host, is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.

Thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting a truly relaxing experience away from the crowds.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

The most amazing ocean views! We did not know but there is a room with a balcony also, although our views were spectacular, we will request that room for next time. Clean rooms and super friendly host (Gail). It is almost like you own the joint! Enough privacy with all the availability you need from the host. Only a 10-15 min drive from the main stretch of Cairns, it is perfect for a getaway slithly away from all the tourism, which is easily accessed if needed.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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South Pole
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

what a pleasant stay, coming off a year in Antarctica, it's hard to imagine a better place to relax and enjoy some tropical sun combined with stunning views and the sound of the ocean. Gail is a wonderful host and I hope I will make it back to that marvelous place in the near future.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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CA
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

To say A Villa Gail commands the most breathtaking view on Yorkey's Knob is a sheer understatement. The breakfasts, with a luscious and delicious variety of local fruits was the tastiest we've ever eaten at a B&B. Gail's continuous kindness, helpfulness, and good cheer added immeasurably to an already terrific stay. We recommend A Villa Gail to everyone who wants to be in this area, and doesn't want a city-like atmosphere of Cairns.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at A Villa Gail from 15 – 22 September. It was our second visit. We just had to return to this beautiful terraced property. We stayed again in the spacious and well-equipped apartment. There are breathtaking, panoramic views of the ocean, the beach, Cairns, the mountains and beyond. The sitting areas are peaceful and relaxing and there is a very pleasant swimming pool. Gail is a delightful host who has mastered the art of going the extra mile for her guests without imposing on their privacy. She provides a good and generous variety of breakfast supplies and is helpful with any information you may need.
Yorkey’s Knob is a great location, with it’s own excellent beach, shops and eateries.
It is affords good access to Cairns, the Smithfield shopping Plaza, the northern beaches, Kuranda and the Atherton tableland.
We’ll be back for a third visit. Why stay anywhere else?

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We have just stayed at Villa Gail at Yorkeys Knob in Cairns.
It was a family affair with husbands and teenage kids. There were the mod cons for the kids with internet and TV and a beautiful pool and for the adults a gorgeous place to sip wine, barbecue and enjoy the views! Plenty of privacy for all of us and the icing on top was the wonderful Gail whose home we were staying at! It felt like we were were staying with a lovely Aunt. Invisible most of the time but always there if we needed the slightest thing ! She was also our guide for the things to do and see in Cairns and to top all of that she even drove two of the children to the airport who were on a later flight than us!
A truly gorgeous lady that we hope to see again! Our stay was simply 5 out of 5 !
Just a warning though, to have such beautiful views you need to have stairs, Villa Gail has a few, but we enjoyed the workout after lazing around that pool ! We will return!
Janette Middleton,
Mount Eliza

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: A Villa Gail
Address: 36 Janett St, Yorkeys Knob, Queensland 4878, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Yorkeys Knob
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Yorkeys Knob
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — A Villa Gail 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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A Villa Gail Yorkeys Knob, Cairns Region, Australia

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