Mountain views, 4 bedrooms, huge space close to Cairns
- English, PNG Tok Pisin
About Rodney Ingersoll
We love meeting people. We are a family friendly married couple, seeking to create memories by inviting guests into our home. We enjoy meeting people, learning new cultures and about different countries and traditions. Rods from Australia, Evelyn is from Papua New Guinea. We love Cairns tropical environment and happy to share our knowledge with guests. We love inviting guests into our home and have met so many wonderful people travelling this great country. We have had over 100 groups through and dozens of individuals and really know what you need and do our best to provided it eg tourist information, bus timetables, toiletries, beach towels, sunscreen, airport transfers, maps, books, bush walks, waterfalls, lookouts, family spots etc.
Rodney Ingersoll purchased this House in 2013
Why Rodney Ingersoll chose Redlynch
We strive to be a Sustainable home and are very environmentally minded with solar power for energy, permaculture gardens and grow our own fresh organic vegetables, have chickens for fresh eggs, farm Barramundi and Jade Perch in our Aquaponics system, native bees & fruit trees. The house if fully fenced with a massive back yard. Kangaroos and Wallabies and exotic birds and butterflies visit us every day from nearby bushland. Also 5 mins drive from the house is one of the most popular train stations for the historic Kuranda Train. Kuranda is well worth a visit and you can either drive, take the train or do the Skyrail. The Skyrail is a gondola trip over the rainforest that takes you from the bottom of the range to the top where you can check out all the great things to see in Kuranda. Of course there are all of the tours going out to reef and up to the Daintree which are also on offer in town. You can easily book these tours or go for a drive yourself up to the Daintree and see all the attractions on the way up. It is a lovely drive and you can always stop in at Port Douglas on your way up or back.
What makes this House unique
We are more than happy to share our local knowledge and point you in the right direction or be your tour guide and take you to our favorite spots. We often have campfires outside and cook marshmallows on the open fire, BBQ's and your free to join us. We have local knowledge where the fish are, lookouts, rainforest bushwalks, cycle ways etc. We are an adventurous family and love getting out and about. If you chip in for fuel we can even include you in our family adventures. Also we have an aluminum 16ft fishing boat and if your nice to Rod he may take you fishing. As an Environmental guy- Rod can lead you on spotlighting tours into National Parks, bush walks, bird watching trips, frog, crocodile spotting, mammal, insect and reptile spotlights, if you want to explore the world heritage national parks (must be pre arranged for when Rods available). Rod takes many guests on private tours to suit guests needs. Our house is in a rural residential setting in a new exclusive estate with majestic views of mountains in every direction (yet so close to town). We don't have many neighbors and are the last house in the street. It’s a very quiet setting. Expect to see Birds, Butterflies, Lizards and Kangaroos and heaps of wildlife at our house. We currently have sun birds, willi wagtails and doves nesting in our trees. There are wallabies and kangaroos feeding on grass outside everyday as well. We are constantly planting new tropical food gardens to attract wildlife and improve our property. We have recently planted the entire boundary for privacy and plants are growing quickly.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
One of the most memorable experiences we every had
Our stay with Rod and Evelyn will an amazing experience. They are amazing hosts, very special people, their place is unique and magical, and staying there was as much as part of our trip for these days as the places we've seen. The house is situated in front of beautiful mountains, with green all around it, and looks like a colonial tropical building of the past. The first floor, where the guests are, is very spacious, which was great for us, it has a pool table, and air hockey which the kids loved, and many bedrooms. The garden is huge and beautiful, and we had breakfast in there. But most of all are Rod and Evelyn. Rod took us to a night animal spotting which was magical - we saw quite a few animals and the kids were fascinated. Then we had a bonfire, twice, with them, and shared many thoughts and stories, We learned a lot about the economical green house the Ron has, and about snakes, frogs, and all the animals of the area. The kids connected with their kids, and played with them in the garden, so that we felt like being with a family and not just with hosts. We will remember this for a long time, and greatly recommend the place.
We are a great base to travel throughout Cairns and far north Queensland. Located near to Crystal Cascades, Kuranda Skyrail and Train. Port Douglas and Daintree rainforest is to the north, Atherton tablelands to west and reef to the east.