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Luxury Tropical Accommodation with Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Most guests describe their joy that the view is more amazing in real life than in our photos. It immediately puts guests into a relaxing frame of mind to make the most of their time in paradise.

Bedrock is ideal for a large family or a group of friends travelling together or gathering for a special occasion.

Elevated into the coastal ranges, the home was designed to maximise the tropical breezes and views to the reef and islands (even from the downstairs apartment).

The sublime indoor/outdoor living spaces allow everyone to make the most of relaxing quietly or socialising constantly. Bedrock has a gourmet Miele appointed kitchen with gas cooktop that makes preparing meals a breeze. You can choose from dining indoors around the 8 seater table or dine on the back deck which also seats 8 around a Teak outdoor setting and really enjoy being in the tropics. The kitchen island will allow all to gather around to enjoy a meal or make plans for your stay.

The property is on a 1000sq metre fully fenced block. The lush gardens and large grass lawns allow for plenty of outdoor family fun when you want to enjoy the amazing Cairns climate, and whilst enjoying the gardens you can jump in and out of the pool or relax on the pool deck.

For those days when it does rain, the generous rear balcony provides an entertaining or recreational area protected from the wind and rain for all the family to enjoy. For more competitive families, the table tennis table in the garage is perfect for family championships, or board games such as Monopoly, Pictionary and Jenga will give plenty of exciting moments.

For designated lazy days staying at Bedrock, there are 2 TV's, with Apple TV & Netflix available on the upstairs TV, so adults and children can both watch their favourite programmes.

You are only a 3 minute drive to the heart of Palm Cove and its restaurants and bars, or it is a very leisurely 20 minute walk. Perfect for an evening meal or nightcap with a peaceful stroll home.

Nearby Attractions

BEDROCK is only minutes from Palm Cove, which has some world renowned restaurants and bars. 'Nu Nu's' is frequently acclaimed by the media for their food, wine list and service.

Chill cafe, opposite NuNu's at the Southern end of the esplanade is great for breakfast or a coffee throughout the day and is one of our favourites.

Other restaurants and bars definitely worthy of a visit include Vivo's and The Rising Sun. Most restaurants serve food all day including breakfast. For a more informal venue try the Palm Cove Surf Club.

10 minutes south of the house is Cairns Sky Rail where you can take a gondola above the rainforest and then explore the markets and cultural attractions of Kuranda village in the hills. At the same location is Tjabukai aboriginal park, displaying aboriginal culture and history.

Next door is the Cairns Cable Ski Park for the more adventurous providing wake boarding, water skiing and knee boarding. Lessons are available for those wanting to learn.

30 minutes drive to the North of Palm Cove is Port Douglas, with its shopping, restaurants and local cultural activities. Just North of Port is Mossman Gorge which is amazing for a swim. Further North is the heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, with Cape Tribulation.

BEDROCK is perfect for a family holiday, but can be configured for a more intimate getaway. Come up and experience this beautiful home and location for yourself; you won't be disappointed!

More Details

Alex & Alexis Winslow
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, polish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About Alex & Alexis Winslow

We are a family who loved living at this house but unfortunately have had to move for work. We love visiting Cairns and enjoying the relaxed lifestyle that it offers.

Alex & Alexis Winslow purchased this house in 2009

Why Alex & Alexis Winslow chose Palm Cove

We built this house to live in and so it is finished to the highest standard with all the personal touches that make staying here feel like a home away from home.

Palm Cove is a beautiful area with the lush rainforest at the back door and Palm Cove and other beaches only minutes away by car. Palm Cove Esplanade has a cosmopolitan feel with bars, many types of restaurants, cafes and all the facilities you could want at the beach. The people are friendly and really foster a fabulous ambiance for a holiday. Only 25 mins to Cairns city and the airport.

Port Douglas is an easy day trip to explore all the restaurants and shops it has to offer. Cairns and Port Douglas are both launching point to go out on the Great Barrier Reef; an absolute must do for anyone visiting the region.

What makes this house unique

When you walk upstairs and see the view of the coast, ocean, and islands it takes your breath away. We have frequently just looked out and enjoyed the view for whole mornings and afternoons. Each day when you wake and see the view again, it instantly relaxes you and you never get tired of looking at the mesmerising vista. You can also enjoy this view whilst relaxing in the pool and from every bedroom in the house. The rear deck provides an opportunity to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Holiday letting allows us to enjoy all these things that we miss when we're away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our family of 6 adults and 3 children stayed at Bedrock during the last week of January, 2013. With so many good features to mention, it's hard to single one out - but the views, the room to move with 3 couples sharing the house (plus 7, 5 and 2 year olds) worked really well. The pool was well used and the outdoor area was perfect for meals outdoors. Plenty of cupboard space, linen and crockery etc. Beautifully appointed and a pleasure to stay in such a clean and well set up home in a trul magnificent setting. Thank you owners... we'll be back! PS: Even in the wet, with tropical monsoons for the first few days, the house provided all we needed, including table tennis and games for the kids. superb!
Jan 2013
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Palm Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite for master bedroom - toilet , shower , Vanity with dual sinks, mirrors and drawers
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Vanity with mirror, drawers and bathroom cupboard.
    downstairs ensuite - toilet , shower , Vanity with mirror and cupboard
  • We also have 2 hairdryers at the house in the bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , with ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Downstairs apartment - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , King or twin singles available. Has kitchenette & ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bed that can unzip to become twin king singles
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Bedrock is powered by and supplies SOLAR electricity to the grid, Close to Paradise palms Golf Course, Hairdryer, Cocktail Blender, Iron and Ironing Board, Freshwater Pool.


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Luxury Tropical Accommodation with Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
London, UK

Dream house with a dream view

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. We were a party of 3 adults and 4 children and there was plenty of space for us all. The location is great - 5 min drive into Palm Cove (or a 10 minute run which I did a few times); practically next door to Cairns tropical zoo; 15 min drive to the Skyrail cable car (which is amazing, a must-do); and 20 mins to Cairns. The view from the house is as stunning as it looks in the pictures here. Alex and Alexis are very helpful and responsive. The pool isn't necessarily big enough to swim in and was a tad chilly for us, but is perfect for a splash-around and cool down. The kitchen is very well equipped; the bedrooms luxurious. We would certainly return and wouldn't hesitate to rave about Bedrock as a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Viv, We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and the house. It sounds like you made the most of your time there and saw a lot of the local attractions. Thanks for your kind words and we hope you come and visit Cairns again. Kind regards, Alex and Alexis
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Place and Owners were amazing A+++++++

  • 5 of 5

This place was brilliant. We had 6 adults and 3 kids aged 4, 8, 10. The place was amazing to stay at with everything you need in the house and lots of things for the kids to do. Owners were so friendly and easy to contact any time of the day. A great location in between Port Douglas and Cairns, with an amazing view.

Highly recommended for families or groups of adults.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Deborah, Thanks so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you all stay and we're so glad you enjoyed your time in Cairns and at Bedrock. We hope we get to see you at Bedrock again in the future. Kind regards, Alex and Alexis
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  • 5 of 5

I am not a lover of overly detailed reviews when they are not needed. In short, Bedrock is EXCELLENT. No need to think or look further, just book and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gareth, it was a pleasure having you come and stay at Bedrock. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back at Bedrock in the future.
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Spectacular View Property

  • 5 of 5

We reached Bedrock after traveling forty hours to get there from Arizona. We had hoped to find a comfortable, quiet retreat where we could relax and recover for a couple of days. Bedrock filled the bill perfectly! We particularly enjoyed the mornings when we would completely open the huge folding glass doors letting in the fresh air and the magnifent view of the Coral sea. We found the location to be convenient to shopping for groceries (5 mins.) as well as some excellent restaurants on the Palm Cove waterfront (10 mins.). During our 8 day stay we chose to "dine in" on several occasions. This was made easy with the high-end Miele appliances along with every conceivable cooking utensil. Everything at Bedrock was maintained to the highest standard. Finally, we must add that dealing with the owners has been a real pleasure in all respects.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we're so glad you had a relaxing stay and Bedrock was worth the journey. It sounds like you enjoyed Palm Cove and the beautiful weather that Cairns offers. It was a pleasure facilitating your stay and we hope we see you again if you want to explore cairns further. All the best, Alex and Alexis
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Gold Coast, Australia

Beautiful House wit great views

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in Palm Cove (half way between Cairns and Port Douglas) which was perfect for sight seeing the area. It is located up the hill on the other side of the highway than the beach so is not walking distance however very close by car. It also gives lovely views of the ocean in the distance. The house is obviously new and pleasantly decorated. it has 3 bedrooms upstairs (all nice) and a large room downstairs with its own bathroom, kitchenette and couches etc. We were two families with a grandmother also so the adults had upstairs and the 5 children stayed downstairs which was perfect.

In this room was a double bed and two singles. The 5th child slept on the couch. There is a TV upstairs and down, a stereo upstairs and a ping pong table in the garage. The pool was in the back yard and was not very big but adequate. The house has air con and ceiling fans. The owners were very helpful from start to finish, were very prompt in addressing any queries/problems and refunded the bond straight after we left. There is a group of shops including a Coles within a couple of mins drive and palm Cove itself has some lovely restaurants. I would not hesitate in going back to Bedrock.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sehr schönes Haus in traumhafter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Lage top.

Haus, Garten, Garage alles n top Zustand.

Alles sauber und geschmackvoll eingerichtet.

Keine Mängel festgestellt.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dieter, Thanks so much for taking the time to do a review. We really appreciate it. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you manage to visit again. Kind regards, Alex and Alexis
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Snorkelling and Scuba Diving on the Great Barrier Reef.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $159.44

Children under 2 years of age stay for free.

The deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to re-let the property for the dates of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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