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“A comfortable house with everything.”
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Exterior of house .  Carport  for one car with additional park space in driveway. Fenced garden
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Exterior of house .  Carport  for one car with additional park space in driveway. Fenced garden
Front Verandah screened from the street by palms Back garden  Private with lots of space for Children to play
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Exterior of house .  Carport  for one car with additional park space in driveway. Fenced garden
Front Verandah screened from the street by palms
Back garden  Private with lots of space for Children to play
Master bedroom - Queen bed, air conditioned, ceiling fan, TV.
Ensuite to master bedroom - shower , basin and toilet
Bedroom 2 - twin singles (king size) Air conditioned, ceiling fan.
Bedroom 3 - twin singles, air conditioned, ceiling fan
Bathroom - 2 basins, bath with shower (separate W.C)
Bedroom 4 - lower ground floor beside the back patio - Queen bed, Air conditioned, ceiling fan
Kitchen - dishwasher, microwave, gas cook top electric oven  open plan to dining and living area
Living room - comfy leather sofa, TV, Foxtel and wifi
second sitting room with TV and small bar fridge
Back patio with dining , BBQ and access to garden.
Private tropical garden with large lychee tree
Cairns Esplanade
Cairns Seniors enjoying a game of boules on the Esplanade
Large Swimming Lagoon on the Esplanade (no entry charge)
Net casting for Prawns, northern end of Esplanade
The Pier and Marina  Cairns
Centenary Lakes water-lilies
Centenary Lakes Livingstonia palm
Copperlode dam - Cairns water supply
Davies Creek - Atherton Tablelands
Clancy\'s Lagoon - Mareeba wetlands
Skyrail gondola on the way to Kuranda over Rainforest
Kuranda Tourist Train
View along the coast road, Cairns to Port Douglas
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland

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Takeiteas...
Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A comfortable house with everything.”
Reviewed August 19, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

"Wilks House" was the base for 4 of us while visiting Cairns over 6 days. The accommodation was excellent in all ways. Being close to the city, 10 mins by car and an easy drive was a plus. The house is very well presented and has everything most people would require in a rental. Tea, coffee, condiments, fruit in the bowl and fresh milk on arrival plus a little gift snack on the table. The cupboards and drawers are stacked with ALL those extras needed when cooking and even when packing your picnic lunch for a days outing. Comment from our group, "we have never seem a rental so stocked with everything we need". Breakfasts were a joy in the morning light on the covered outdoor patio overlooking the back garden and evening meals were also eaten here. Lizzie our host greeted us with a friendly smile, explained the house and was only a phone call away if needed, thank you Lizzie.
If you want a comfortable,well presented house when visiting Cairns look no further.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2017
A pleasure to have you all to stay and delighted to hear you found everything you needed in the cupboards for cooking and packing a picnic. North Queensland's lifestyle is all about the great outdoors!. Thanks for taking the time to write a review for Wilks House. Lizzie and Nick
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Lockwood...
Robertson, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed April 26, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Close to shops, Restaurants....
Brilliant house with all one could need!
Excellent house, well appointed for comfort & entertainment.
Bright, airy, comfortable, excellently equipped for any activity.
SUNBIRDS nesting in the garden!

Very generous, obliging hosts.

Thank you Lizzy & Nick

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jandaharr...
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An excellent house which felt like a home away from home.”
Reviewed July 31, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I found Wilks house to be a very comfortable and clean home away from home. It is ideally located close to shopping centres and only a short trip into Cairns. A lot of thought had obviously been given by the owners to the needs of the occupants. Things like a bowl of fruit, cleaning/washing powders etc. tea,coffee,sugar were there for our convenience. It was also a plus that Fox and Wifi were available. The only negative was the three steep steps from the rumpus room to the kitchen (my two adult children have muscular dystrophy and found the steps hard to negotiate). However for anyone without a disability it didn't matter. I would recommend this house to my friends and certainly stay there again. I appreciated the fact that Lizzie was on hand but certainly not intrusive.

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Liked best: The family feel of the house and fact that it has two bathrooms.
Liked least: The kitchen - the microwave almost impossible to use because of the way the door opened.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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nic105201...
Canberra, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great house, fully furnished”
Reviewed June 19, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed here with my extended family in June 2016 for about 5 nights. It's a great house that came with lots of extra touches like fresh milk, fruit, beach towels and face washers. We travelled with little children and had requested a cot from the managers. They went the extra mile and also provided a baby bath, nappy bin, high chair and even baby wash - brilliant!
The house was clean and airy, with plenty of space; we had six adults and two young children and never felt cramped. The layout is great for larger groups.
It's about a 10 minute drive to the Esplanade but was well worth the trade off to have a 'home away from home'.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 22, 2016
Thanks for your kind comments on the house Nic and happy to hear that the baby equipment came in handy for you. Best wishes Lizzie and Nick.
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Fabianna2...
Papua New Guinea
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Realxing & Comfortable”
Reviewed January 10, 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My Family of nine, that is my spouse ,my seven children and I stayed at the Wilks house for Christmas and new year -2016. We had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The kids really enjoyed themselves because they could play out in the back yard. We also found it to be a very convinient location beacause the house was only a walking distance to stockland and the DFO. The bus stop also close. The house had everything inclduing a lovely owner who made sure we had everything we needed to make our holiday pleasant and enjoyable. I would recommend any one to stay at the Wilks house when in Cairns.

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Liked best: Location of the House
Traveling group: Other
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jan 12, 2016
Hi Fabianna... it was a pleasure to meet you all. Nice to hear the kids enjoyed the back garden. It does make a difference to have some space - Guests often tell us this is one of the main reasons which influences them to rent a holiday house . We were very touched by your Christmas gift of beautiful coffee... thank you!
Hope to see you back in Cairns again in the not too distant future. Regards Lizzie
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Stuart M
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything that you need and more”
Reviewed August 30, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for 5 nights and I'm delighted to give the property full marks. Everything was clean, well maintained and of high quality. A nice touch was the fact that everyday essentials were provided (washing powder, salt, pepper, milk, cooking oil etc). We used the BBQ facilities one night and sat outside until the wee hours of the morning - lots of fun! The property manager was easy to interact with and very helpful. Would definitely return.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 21, 2015
If we were staying in a home we would like to find the basics such as oil, salt pepper sugar etc in the pantry too! Thank you so much for giving Wilks House the 'thumbs up'. I will pass your comments on to the Housekeeping team as it is great for them to know that guests have enjoyed their stay. Regards, Lizzie
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kenny k
Kilkenny, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Super house highly recommended”
Reviewed August 23, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

My family and I stayed for 8 nights in the house in August. What can I say, its a great house large and spacious, very comfortable and in a convenient location. The house has everything you want after a day spent exploring wonderful Cairns, BBQ, wifi, TV with all channels including movies. Lizzie responded very quickly to our queries. When we arrived she had kindly bought us milk, bread, fruit and chocolate and drove us to the local supermarket to stock up. Deposit was refunded on departure.
Highly recommended.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 24, 2015
Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay and we are so pleased to hear that it suited your family. It was really great to find out which day trips you recommended as this can be passed on to other guests. Regards, Lizzie
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