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Wilks House: Classic Timber Queenslander home, close to the City.

45 reviews
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT AN ARRIVAL ON THE 25TH DECEMBER, SORRY. This is the only day of the year that we reserve just for 'family time' Wilks House can be booked from the 24th Dec or the 26th December. Why settle for an apartment when you can rent your own spacious and comfortable family home close to the City Centre? Wilks House is a classic timber Queenslander home of great character with 4 bedrooms (2 Queen beds, and 2 sets of Twin Single beds) 2 modern bathrooms with showers and a bath, a large family room, a second sitting room, and a well equipped kitchen for those who like to cook. With high ceilings and polished timber floors, this house was built for our tropical climate . There is a lovely big back garden for children to play in which is fully fenced and private. The s...WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT AN ARRIVAL ON THE 25TH DECEMBER, SORRY. This is the only day of the year that we reserve just for 'family time' Wilks House can be booked from the 24th Dec or the 26th December. Why settle for an apartment when you can rent your own spacious and comfortable family home close to the City Centre? Wilks House is a classic timber Queenslander home of great character with 4 bedrooms (2 Queen beds, and 2 sets of Twin Single beds) 2 modern bathrooms with showers and a bath, a large family room, a second sitting room, and a well equipped kitchen for those who like to cook. With high ceilings and polished timber floors, this house was built for our tropical climate . There is a lovely big back garden for children to play in which is fully fenced and private. The street is a quiet cul de sac and if you walk to the end, you can see wallabies (small kangaroos) grazing in the paddock in the evening. This home is fully air conditioned for our hot summer months and a solar hot water system provides you with masses of energy efficient hot water. NBN internet connection provided. This Free Service is not unlimited and there is a usage allowance which is explained in the house folder It is just a short drive from Wilks House to Earlville shopping centre, a cinema complex and several restaurants. The city centre and the Esplanade's spectacular Lagoon is approximately a 7 minute drive, depending on traffic. This is a huge saltwater pool with life guards on duty and a shallow section for small children. - Free exercises classes, water aerobics, and tai chi are provided by the council at the Esplanade during the week. - Birdwatching is a popular pastime along the boardwalk. - The Cairns Botanical Gardens should not be missed for a fantastic display of tropical plants. - There are many local attractions to keep you occupied during your stay in Cairns such as a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, visits to the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, exploring the Daintree Rainforest, and drives around the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. We look forward to meeting you on arrival at the house to welcome you, show you around and hand over keys. More
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About the Manager
Nick & Lizzie Marshall
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2009
Interaction with guests
We live in the area and so you can contact us easily for any help you may need during your stay.
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Convenient for travel into centre of Cairns and outer regions - residential mixed with shops/businesses. House had everything we needed including washing and drying facilities and was very comfy. We didn’t use outside lounge except for drinks fridge as it was winter. Hostess was very...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank FamilyMumx6
Management response:Responded July 31, 2018

It was a bit ironic that weather in the UK was better than North Queensland during your stay but unfortunately that was out of our control! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the house and that you found it had...More

Reviewed August 19, 2017

"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...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Takeiteasytheworld
Management response:Responded September 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...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

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

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank Lockwood W
Reviewed July 31, 2016

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...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank jandaharrland
Reviewed June 19, 2016

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...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank nic1052016
JackyJacky, VR Owner at Wilks House: Classic Timber Queenslander home, close to the City., responded to this reviewResponded June 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.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Wilks House is located in a quiet no through road, just 5 - 6 minutes by car from the city centre with views to the wooded hills from the front porch.. It is within walking distance of Stockland Shopping centre at Earlville, which has 2 major grocery stores and many specialty shops. This shopping centre also has a cinema complex. Restaurants, a doctors/dentist surgery, chemist Public bus transport is frequent along Mulgrave Road, if you do not have a hire car. The Esplanade Lagoon swimming pool and children's water park/playground are also easy to get to and a very popular place for locals and tourists to Cairns. Trips to the Great Barrier Reef leave from the reef fleet terminal in town. Skyrail gives you a birds eye view of Cairns as you skim across the top of the rainforest in sm...
Getting around
Getting a hire car is a more convenient way to see the area, but you do have easy access to public bus transport (bus stop less than 5 minutes walk from the house)
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