Settle into one of these stylish Airbnbs on your next tropical escape.
With so much beauty to explore in Cairns and beyond, staying in an Airbnb property is perfect for longer stays as they’re affordable yet provide those familiar home touches we love. Alongside great amenities and the option to work and play if you wish, you’re also on the doorstep of Cairns City and the surrounding suburbs so you can soak in the local character with ease.
There are plenty of homes across Cairns to choose between. From a castle high in the sky to a tiny house in the rainforest or a hideaway treehouse, settle into one of these top 10 Airbnbs in Cairns on your next visit to Tropical North Queensland.
1. Seaside Azul
Best for: City centre location
Just a 15-minute stroll to Cairns Esplanade and directly next to Cairns Central Shopping Centre, this cosy Seaside Azul studio is for those who want to stay close to the action.
Make yourself at home in Seaside Azul.
After waking up in the king-sized bed and whipping up a coffee using the Nespresso machine, head up to the shared rooftop pool and spa, complete with alfresco dining and sun loungers where you can enjoy the balmy weather and views of the city.
Swim a few laps in the morning at Seaside Azul’s rooftop pool.
Address: Cairns City
Price: $173 per night. A three-night minimum stay is required
2. Scenic 1BR Cairns Apartment
Best for: Close to the airport
Flying into Cairns and want a nearby place to call your own? An eight-minute drive from the airport, step inside this Scenic 1BR Cairns Apartment and find an airy combined living and dining area, complete with decor that radiates a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Beat the heat and cool off in the pool.
Soak up the tropical sun and take a refreshing dip at one of the complex’s four swimming pools, and if you’ve just landed, there’s a convenience store on-site to grab some quick snacks and essentials.
Lay your head on the comfy pillows at Scenic 1BR Apartment, Cairns North.
Address: Cairns North
Price: $147.33 per night. A three-night minimum stay is required
3. Sky High
Best for: City skyline view and private hot tub
From the moment you walk through the chic front doors of Sky High, you’ll be greeted by views of Cairns City from your balcony which is superbly positioned at sunrise.
Soak in your own private hot tub at Sky High.
Equipped with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and two bedrooms, the main attraction is your very own private hot tub. Pop some bubbles and enjoy.
Sky High Airbnb is spacious with complete amenities.
Address: Bayview Heights
Price: $200 per night. A three-night minimum stay is required
4. Hideaway Treehouse
Best for: Rainforest retreat
If a secluded rainforest retreat sounds like your kind of getaway, you’ll feel a world away at this tranquil Hideaway Treehouse.
Hear the humming of birds in your rainforest retreat at Hideaway Treehouse.
Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with your own direct access to a spring-fed creek, the architectural tree-house design of this home is impressive.
Relax on the treehouse deck.
In particular, the entertainer’s balcony nestled in the treetops is a real highlight as you can relax with your morning cuppa surrounded by the noise of the surrounding rainforest and running creek.
Settle in your rainforest home.
Price: $300 per night. A three-night minimum stay is required
5. Quiet barn with mountain views
Best for: Mountain views and home theatre
Set on private acreage separate from the main house, this beautiful barn stay has awesome mountain views from all sides, along with cathedral ceilings, French doors, and spiral stairs.
The barn loft with mountain views has a beautiful spiral staircase.
After a busy day exploring, get cosy and watch movies on the home theatre screen, indulge in the rain shower, or relax on the patio with festoon lights. Nearby are the Crystal Cascades waterfalls for every age to enjoy.
Soak up the fresh air on the outdoor deck.
Address: Redlynch Valley
Price: $220 per night
6. Maison Daintree
Best for: Gatherings
Close to Cairns Botanic Gardens is Maison Daintree, a three-bedroom home with an elegant design and a spacious layout — ideal for gatherings with family and friends and hosting memorable gatherings.
Maison Daintree Airbnb is chic and minimalist.
The outdoor space is equally impressive, featuring a private pool, complimented by a meticulously landscaped garden that provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Stay cosy in your whitewashed bedroom at Maison Daintree.
Price: $308.86 per night. A four-night minimum stay is required
7. Pura Vida
Best for: A luxury coastal escape.
Found in the coastal town of Palm Cove, Pura Vida is a modern four-bedroom home with a private in-ground pool and outdoor entertaining area.
Cap the night with a drink by the pool.
With its minimalist design, high ceilings, and walls of glass that seamlessly connect the indoor and outdoor areas, this stunning property creates a sense of freedom and endless space.
The bedroom extends to an outdoor deck.
Ready to explore? You’re within easy reach of the beach, cafes, restaurants, and other things to do in Palm Cove.
Pura Vida is located at the heart of Palm Cove.
Address: Palm Cove
Price: $474 per night. A four-night minimum stay is required
8. Belle Escapes Cairns
Best for: Exclusive neighbourhood
Another incredible Palm Cove option is Belle Escapes, a tropical haven in the exclusive Oceans Edge neighbourhood.
Sip some wine or take a refreshing afternoon dip in the pool.
With three tranquil bedrooms, an alfresco area set around a pool, and only footsteps away from the vibrant Williams Esplanade, you’re not going to want to leave.
Wake up next to your own private pool.
You can also access the Ocean Edge Health Club with a fully equipped gymnasium, 25-metre lap pool, sauna, crèche, and cafe for an additional charge.
The suite comes with a modern and fully furnished bathroom.
Address: Palm Cove
Price: $543 per night. A five-night minimum stay is required
9. Castle in the Sky
Best for: Huge family home
Built high up on the hill slopes of Cairns, Castle in the Sky is a house like no other, offering you the experience of living on a super grand scale with panoramic views of Cairns City, Coral Sea, Green Island, and across the Mountain Ranges and south to Walsh’s Pyramid.
Castle in the Sky is perched atop a hill.
With six bedrooms, four bathrooms, three kitchens, and multiple living areas, bring your friends, family, and in-laws because there’s room for everybody.
Live like a royal at Castle in the Sky, Cairns.
Price: $500 per night. A four-night minimum stay is required
10. Rainforest Sunsets
Best for: Romantic mountain escape
For a romantic escape that feels like camping but offers much more luxury, get out of the city and head to the mountain village of Kuranda.
Feel closer to nature when you stay at Rainforest Sunsets.
Rainforest Sunsets is a tiny house for holidaymakers looking to immerse themselves in nature yet who want a comfy bed, shower, and coffee on hand too.
In the evening, light up the outdoor fire pit and watch the spectacular sunset views overlooking rolling green hills.
Relax by the outdoor bonfire at sunset.
Price: $242 per night