15 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Cairns City, Australia - Updated 2022

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Cairns, considered as the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges, and beaches. Planning a trip to this hidden gem? Check out some of these amazing Airbnb vacation rentals in Cairns City, Australia as well!

1. An urban oasis with a private garden (from USD 206)

Have the ultimate stay in Queensland as you book this modern apartment that will become your urban oasis throughout your vacation. Facilities you can enjoy include two bedrooms for four people, an equipped kitchen and a spacious living room. You will also be granted access to the private garden, outdoor dining are and private balcony, so you can unwind, relax and enjoy the beautiful moments.

Inner City Oasis
Cairns North, Queensland, Australia
227 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi tv air conditioning all great
beds were very comfortable and coffee dish soap and tissue was plentiful
the outdoor space was lovely and the beds were very comfortable
we had a fantastic stay at fabian and vanessa’s place the place was perfect stylish and comfortable
the home was clean neat and had air condition in the rooms (which helped with the high humidity)
Cleanliness:
clean and nicely decorated
very clean and nice equipment
it is very clean and livable
the unit is as pictured - clean upmarket and very comfortable
our stay was excellent such a nice apartment very clean and just beautiful
Host:
friendly and quick response hosts
hosts were responsive and friendly
the host was really nice and provided all the help we needed
and the owner is very helpful
great hosts who respond very quickly to any questions and great system with keys
Location:
great place and great location
great stay in central cairns close to the board walk and a few blocks from the main streets
excellent location everything you need is there
the apartment is in a great location being just a 5 min walk to the esplanade
great guests great location
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2. Modern and comfy room, located 10 minutes away from city (from USD 51)

This light and airy rental has all the charm of a hotel but with the warmth of a home. It features a modern and cozy living room with a stylish bathroom and contemporary kitchen. You can take your breakfast in the outdoor dining area. The accommodation is a 10-minute walk away from Cairns’ major shopping center, Esplanade, and a wide variety of local amenities. Everything you need is at your doorstep!

Estilo 3 - Modern & comfy room, 15min walk to city
Parramatta Park, Queensland, Australia
479 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it came with complimentary breakfast and great amenities
it’s exactly as it looks in the photos cozy comfortable and beautiful
the common area is big with a huge open kitchen
plus it was super clean with air conditioning and a comfortable bed
very nice householder and comfortable room hope meet next time in the future
Cleanliness:
clean well supplied with towels/linens
clean and well organised property
so clean and nice
the apartment was clean and the bed
the place is clean and beautiful
Host:
lovely host quick response and really helpful highly recommend
tamara’s property manager was a great host hospitable friendly and warm
bread baked by the host was a special treat at breakfast
the host is very friendly and willing to share the experience to us
tamara is very responsive she responses to my request just like she is living next door
Location:
the location was really great
great place n close to the esplanade
great place in very central location
the location is great only a straight 15 minute walk to the esplanade
great location spotless
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3. Studio-style apartment with amazing ocean views (from USD 108)

This resort-style studio room located on the seventh floor of a building is perfectly positioned on the Cairns Esplanade. Be blown away by the spectacular views of the city and the Coral Sea from the private balcony or take a relaxing dip in the resort pool and allow your worries to drift away. Here, you will be granted free access to the gym and barbecue area. It’s an ideal place for couples and solo travelers!

(77) Amazing Views at Trilogy Resort Hotel Room
Cairns City, Queensland, Australia
397 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the balcony and enjoyed the pool
inside there is an ac and a fan cause we know how hot it can get
it was great having netflix for the day we just wanted to chill in the room
we had a fantastic weekend in scott and kris’s apartment
scott and kris have a lovely hotel room
Cleanliness:
clean facilities and clear communication
everything was very clean
plenty of linen and very clean premises
very clean and had everything we needed
lovely clean and comfortable accommodation
Host:
hosts were incredibly helpful and checkin/checkout was very easy
amazing hosts stayed up til 1
the hosts were very communicative and the check-in/out process was super easy
scott is an excellent host
great host and great place would definitely recommend to others and i’d stay here again
Location:
great location and everything in walking distance
great location everything we needed
great location near everything you might need
great location right in the middle of cairns
the location can't be beat; it's literally walking distance to all the attractions
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4. A luxury seafront apartment (from USD 462)

Indulge in luxury on your vacation in Queensland by booking this luxury apartment that boasts the stunning views of Cairns Esplanade. Everything you find inside and outside this apartment is going to make you feel comfortable and happy all the time. There are two bedrooms that come with their own bathrooms along with an open-plan kitchen, a spacious living room, a dining area and a balcony. Step into the swimming pool whenever you want to relax. Or, head to the landscaped garden to refresh your mind.

Cairns Luxury Seafront Apartment
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
59 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view from the apartment
the highlights for us were the spectacular views and the comfortable mattresses
we had a fabulous stay in the apartment
thanks again and we wouldn't hesitiate to stay at your luxury apartment again
Cleanliness:
clean and well maintained
the apartment was spotlessly clean with a few extra touches that made our stay very comfortable
splended stay super stylish sparkling clean spacious for a family of five
clean well equipped and with great access to facilities on site
this was a spotless stylish apartment with beautiful views of the ocean
Host:
thank you to the hosts
the host was responsive and helpful would stay here again
our host chris was extremely helpful attending to requests promptly
our hosts were kind and efficient with communication we will certainly be staying here again
chris and lina were perfect hosts with quick friendly and helpful communication
Location:
good location too just a short walk to muddy's playground and the esplanade
fantastic apartment in a fantastic location
this place is a paradise within itself
great location to walk to a huge amount of restaurants and parks beaches etc
lovely location really good amenities
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5. Studio-style apartment with amazing ocean views (from USD 118)

This studio-style apartment allows you access to a private entrance and spacious bathroom with walk-in shower. There is also a 32-inch television with Foxtel with lots of channels available for you to watch and indulge in. Lay back and enjoy yourself on the balcony where there are spectacular ocean views. Have a fun day out at the barbecue area or work out at the fitness center. Why stay at a hotel when you can enjoy the same facilities at half the price?

(103) Amazing Views at Trilogy Resort Hotel Room
Cairns City, Queensland, Australia
318 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
strong wifi full cable tv and a pool
great place to stay nice room and we really enjoyed the balcony and pool
location was great view spectacular the climate effects the room so be prepared for a humid room
beautifully kept apartment with amazing view of mountains and ocean
beautiful view good located comfortable bed - couldn’t be better
Cleanliness:
it was spotlessly clean
nice and clean
room was extremely clean and hospitable
good quality clean room
clean great pool and gym and extremely good value too
Host:
hosts were brilliant and communicated regularly
we loved everything about this host definitely recommend scott and kris as your hosts thank you
very helpful easy to contact hosts
not much the hosts can do about that but everything that was in their control was great
hosts are very responsive and provide clear instructions for check in and check out process
Location:
great location in the esplanade
location is also really good and central
perfect location for our stay
great location easy check in
great location for a great price
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6. Tropical, peaceful home in Queensland (from USD 27)

This is a nice Queenslander-style home located in West Court. It’s a mere 10 minutes’ walk from a shopping center, clubs, restaurants, and gym. This modern home offers wireless internet and continental breakfast. It has a fully equipped kitchen stocked with a huge variety of condiments. The house also comes with two verandas, one indoor and another outdoor. Sit down and watch a movie, play some tunes or have a game of pool and cards. Feel like relaxing in the sun while reading a novel? The sun lounges in the backyard are the perfect spots for you to do so! With bikes available for you to use, wandering around the vicinity has never been made easier.

Peaceful tropical for one no extra cleaning fee.
Westcourt, Queensland, Australia
279 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are full amenities and a really nice bathroom to boot
wi-fi a/c full entertainment options in the shared sitting room and even a pool table
good kitchen facilities (2 kitchens) comfortable bed breakfast provided was great and air con was perfect
air conditioned room beautiful bathroom and a very cool upstairs lounge space
really nice that there was breakfast included
Cleanliness:
clean comfortable and well appointed
room is clean with fresh linens and towels
the whole accommodation was very clean
it was always left clean and the other guests were very considerate of me
the property is kept very clean
Host:
sarah is a thoughtful host
sarah was a fantastic host
sarah and darren are wonderful hosts
sarah is a great host
sarah was truly helpful
Location:
great location highly recommend
location is perfect close to the city and shops
in a nutshell sarah offers outstanding value for money accommodation close to town
a lovely place to stay
i recommend this place
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7. Apartment with rooftop garden and terrace (from USD 66)

Fully furnished and finished with a contemporary tropical decor, this holiday unit offers you the perfect space to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. A well-facilitated accommodation, this place has everything you can possibly need. From the air-conditioned kitchen, stylish dining area, attractive balcony, basement carpark and a spacious bedroom, it’s got you covered. The complex is surrounded by cafes, shops, and transportation, with the famous Esplanade and Logan located just a stroll away. The apartment has a pool and barbecue gazebo area with a timber deck. Be pleasantly surprised by the rooftop garden and terrace, which offers you a 360-degree view of the city, mountains, and the Coral Sea.

CBD Boutique Apartment on an Elevated level
Cairns City, Queensland, Australia
276 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi had great speed which i always appreciate and the air conditioning kept the room nice and cool
wifi and pay tv beautiful pool area
all worked fine (wifi tv warm water toilets both fan and airco which you will need during summer)
apt has nice view and has comfortable bed and sofas
the pool and bbq area are pleasant with lovely city views from the rooftop garden
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable place with some personal touches
very clean and a great base to explore from
well appointed and very clean apartment very accessible
sandie was a great host and keeps the apartment very clean and tidy
the apartment was clean and lived up to expectations per the description
Host:
friendly staff at the desk
the host was very obliging and friendly
peter was an excellent host
peter was a great host and made everything easy for us
hosts were easy to communicate with and offered to help book tours and assist were needed
Location:
great venue location central to everything
excellent location easy walking distance to tourist locations
it’s a great central location
easy walk to everywhere
great location and rooftop garden
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8. Stylish tropical haven in secluded garden sanctuary (from USD 97)

Experience topnotch accommodations in a hidden gem located near the peaceful village of Machans Beach. A luxury three-bedroom home big enough for six guests is ideal for a getaway trip in Cairns City. Sleep comfortably in two queen bedrooms, and a double bedroom with high quality sheets and plush plilows. There is one bathroom with a functional toilet, shower, and washbin with toiletries provided for guests’ convenience.

The open-plan living room and kitchen area is ideal for gatherings with stylish interiors with bohemian touches and furnishings. Kitchen utilities are available for basic meal preps and cookware. One of the most idyllic features of this home is the outdoor patio and pool area, designed with a Balinese design in mind, great for late night drinks and dinner with company.

Makilaki Tropical Haven in Machans Beach
Machans Beach, Queensland, Australia
82 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was comfortable had everything we needed plus more
the space was superb the pool was a hit also
the space has everything you need very comfortable attention to details and the pool area is a real luxury
Cleanliness:
moti's place was super clean and well-appointed
spotlessly clean well equipped and great facilities
beautifully furnished clean and so tranquil
very beautiful spacious and super clean apartment
the whole place is spotlessly clean
Host:
moti is a gem of a host who made us feel just like we were @ home
was an awesome place and moti is a great host fun dude to chat with
moti is very responsive and friendly
we enjoyed our conversations with moti and he provided many helpful tips and recommendations throughout our stay
moti was very friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed our stay
Location:
the location was great near all the beach and reef/ boat trip locations
the location is great with a beautiful bar & restaurant right on the beach
great place about 15min north of downtown cairns and even closer to the airport
it is a charming and stylish house the ideal place to enjoy your vacation
the location is perfect (a rental car is a must not expensive and very handy)
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9. A modern townhouse

Enjoy complete privacy and a relaxed stay as you stay at this townhouse that is equipped with all modernities possible. There are two bedrooms available, which can be found upstairs, that can accommodate four people. Go downstairs to relax in the living room. Make your favorite coffee first in the kitchen before reclining on the couch in the living area for relaxation and killing time. Other facilities include two bathrooms and access to wireless internet.

Townhome Getaway Cairns
Cairns City, Queensland, Australia
45 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds aren’t super comfortable but ok
Cleanliness:
apartment is clean and well prepared
the airbnb was clean and well equipped
everything was clean a really confortable space well located
Host:
kevin is a very thoughtful host
kevin has been a wonderful host
friendly and helpful staff
the host is polite responsive and helpful
kevin was friendly and gave us great tips on reef tours
Location:
the location is also quote good near to the heart of city
really nice place good location
location is perfect and convenient to go anywhere
this was a roomy 2 floor apartment within easy walking distance of the town center
very nice apartment at a fabulous location
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10. Apartment located close to everything

This is a light, breezy unit in a quiet complex located just one street away from Cairns Esplanade. The apartment features a swimming pool, cable TV with Netflix services, and a well-equipped kitchen. The rental is great for those looking to recharge and reenergize. When you open the window, the wind blows in, and you can immerse yourself n the atmosphere of the resort. Check-in simply by using a PIN key lock, which will be texted to you upon confirmation – how convenient!

Close to everything,WiFi,Swim Pool. 2 Bdrms
Cairns North, Queensland, Australia
133 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the netflix and wifi worked perfectly
tea and coffee pods available roomy light and airy with excellent air conditioning
the room is also easy to use wifi can be used without problems
loved that i could watch kids in the pool from the balcony in the unit
just as described with great aircon and fans throughout to combat the heat & humidity
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean and stylish
great communication very clean would recommended
very clean and lovely decor
clean cool and comfortable
fantastic comfortable and clean accommodation
Host:
nice host and great facilities
she is a great host - quick to communicate and answer questions
friendly host thanks ruth
a great host ruth was very hospitable and surprised us with a little welcoming gift
lovely host ruth went out of her way to help us
Location:
awesome location just a short walk to shops and restaurants
central and very well stocked
very comfortable good location
location is great walking distance to town and access to the board walk is just around the corner
great location and fantastic set up
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11. Apartment close to the city

This apartment is just three blocks away from Cairns’ city center. The house is equipped with a decent kitchen where you can easily prepare your own food. As the apartment is close to almost everything in the city, walking is all you will need. There are some books here for those who love to read. There is a pool in the facility as well!

Cairns as I see it...Room 2
328 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 3 Guests

12. Holiday home with tropical rainforest ambiance

This small and simple rental is located about 100 meters (109.3 yards) from a shopping center. it is a convenient and easy pick-up and drop-off locations for tourist coaches and transports. Are you a nature lover? If yes, then this is the place for you! With a tropical rainforest ambiance, this rental gives you the opportunity to be close to the outdoors. With a huge and comfortable bed, you are sure to experience a pleasant stay here!

Holiday Accomodation
104 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

13. Yacht in Cairns City Marina

Located at Cairns City Marina, this yacht allows you to enjoy a sensational 360-degree view of the city and its surrounding mountains. Close to the Barrier Reef, this 55-foot-long (16.7-meter) yacht has huge indoor and outdoor lounging areas–perfect for couples watching the spectacular sunsets in Far North Queensland. You will have access to showers and toilets onboard this private yacht. Equipped with a full kitchen and anchored only 100 meters (109.3 yards) away from the swimming lagoon, this floating accommodation will amaze you. Say goodbye to humdrum hotels and backpacking and find your new romance and tranquility here!

Private Romantic Yacht at Cairns City Marina
92 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 3 Guests

14. Chic monochromatic home with stunning ocean views

Savor the best of what Cairns has to offer and stay in this chic and modern two-bedroom home for travelers making their way to Australia. This home is stylish and boasts function and design in mind. Guests of four are welcome to make the most out of this vacation rental where they can sleep in king bedroom and a single bedroom with luxury linens and plug pillows for a good night’s rest. An open-plan living room is equally accessible with a comfy couch, a flat-screen TV for some quality lounging time, with a patio balcony area to enjoy the ocean views.

Preparing meals in the updated and spacious kitchen is definitely possible with stainless steel appliances and marble countertops amateur cooks will enjoy using. There are two bathrooms with shower essentials and toiletries provided for guests use. Guests may also use the building swimming pool for a quick dip after along day exploring Cairns. Local restaurants, coffee shops, are nearby and walking distance from the property.

Aquarius 5th Floor Waterfront Apartment With Ocean Views
Cairns City, Queensland, Australia
59 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
aquarius 5th floor waterfront apartment with ocean views was amazing
the apartment is very stylish with gorgeous views and interiors
beautiful apartment great views extremely clean with fantastic amenities
the apartment was beautiful and the view made us relax instantly on entering the place
very nice and functional kitchen with everything you need and lovely bathrooms complete with quality toiletries
Cleanliness:
awesome place - updated modern clean and well decorated
all stuff in house is clean and new
lovely apartment nicely renovated and very clean and comfortable
the unit itself was clean up to date very spacious equipped with everything you need
very beautiful home very clean we have spent 4 nights here everyone was happy
Host:
the host is nice and warm thank them a lot
the self check in and out was very user friendly
thank you again for everything ash you are a super host
that was adequate and very helpful
communication with the host was very good
Location:
the location is perfect
the location is too nice
the location was fantastic close to almost everything you need
the location is amazing with many restaurants shops and tourist infomation spots a short walk away
great location well furnished and equipped plus friendly hosts
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15. Cozy and airy apartment for 3

This cozy apartment was first built 100 years ago. It’s an airy rental with high ceilings and spacious open sitting area. You can easily capture the breeze and unwind here. The apartment is in a modern building with a back veranda and swimming pool. It can accommodate up to three guests. This place is your perfect accommodation after a long day of road trips!

Cosy for 3 Cairns Central
Parramatta Park, Queensland, Australia
205 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning was wonderful
good wifi and nice beds
there is air conditioning wi-fi bath towel kitchen goods and so on so it’s comfortable and convenience to stay
the room was very comfortable and had great air conditioning
i recommend this house all include and rooms with air conditioning
Cleanliness:
very clean and spacious
very clean and comfortable
place we clean and tidy as described
very clean and stylish with great space
amazing place really clean and lovely
Host:
the host was friendly
the host is really helpful
cam himself is friendly and helps you out willingly
and mike is a very kind host who gave us a lot of help
other than that though it was good and the hosts were nice
Location:
really good location just a short walk to the central area
the location is really good
the location is good
nice place within walking distance to everything
nice place close to the cbd
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Admire the beautiful works of nature here

Cairns is a spectacular place to visit with lots of wonderful things to do, with a gorgeous backdrop of lush tropical mountains and a view of the sparkling Coral Sea. Cairns City has amazing world-class restaurants, laid-back cafes, pubs, and bars so you can enjoy a cool drink and some great shopping for some well-needed retail therapy. The Cairns Esplanade Foreshore and Lagoon has something for everyone no matter what age group you belong. Complete your wonderful Cairns vacation by booking one of the lovely Airbnb rentals described above!

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