The Secret Treehouse - Gorgeous Pole Home secluded in some world heritage rainforest!

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2 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Smart TV
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The Secret Treehouse - Gorgeous Pole Home secluded in some world heritage rainforest!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire cabin

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Water view

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Contactless check-in
Cairns, QLD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDFO Cairns6 min drive
  • Popular LocationCairns Golf Club7 min drive
  • AirportCairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)17 min drive
  • Popular LocationCopperlode Dam22 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
80 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Common area
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Secret Treehouse - Gorgeous Pole Home secluded in some world heritage rainforest!

Adults-only Cairns cabin in Earlville with hot tub
This stunning 'Tree Home' was built to compliment the lush surroundings of the World Heritage rainforest.

Built this way to improve the view, take in prevailing winds and add to the privacy. Also solving the problem of building on steeply sloping sites to sit within the natural environment.

This thoughtfully planned home allows you to sit on a huge verandah amongst the rainforest canopy and take in the stunning views and wildlife, or even pop down to your own private waterfall for a paddle!

Strictly no parties, no events, no late night noise and drinking. This is a quiet family neighbourhood.

Built in 1989 and lovingly restored in recent years, this property couldn't be more harmonious with its natural surroundings. The home sits on huge poles against a small rock face in low land sub tropical rainforest, cascading down towards its own private waterfall.

Inside, the home boasts ample, open plan living space, a huge entertainer's chef kitchen, chic design and a spa in the bathroom.

The spring running through the gardens is the headwaters of Chinamans creek. This creek is spring fed from the mountains above Lake Morris, flowing all year round and snakes its way through Cairns and down to the sea. Spend a bit of time at the creek and you could be lucky to see little Freshwater Yabbies, Guppy Fantails, Rainbow Fish and Penny Turtles.

Relaxing on the third storey verandah, with a perfect view of the rainforest canopy, common butterflies to see would be the Ulyssess, Monarch or Birdwing Species. This vantage point also makes it an awesome getaway for bird watchers with common sightings of the following species:

Yellow Spotted Honey Eater, Little Shrike Thrush, Black Butcherbird, Fairy Gerygone, Black Butcherbird, Spangled Drongo, Helmeted Friarbird, Varied Triller, Brush Turkey, McCleays Honey Eater, Torres Imperial Pidgeon, Woompoo Pidgeon, Little Bronze Cuckoo, Spotted Catbird, Victorias Rifle Bird, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Laughing Kookaburra, Orange Footed Scrubfowl, Bar Shouldered Dove, Bazza, Papuan Frogmouth Owl, Forest Kingfisher, Australian Swiftlet.

Whether you're interested in rainforest, wildlife or just want a relaxing change from the city, without being too far away, make this your perfect little spot for isolation.

You have private access to the property.

You will have private access to the property however I don't live far away so am only a phone call away if you need me.

the best thing about this location is feeling completely secluded in the amazing surroundings but still a 10 minute drive from the city, meaning you have easy access to everything you need.

The best way to travel around Cairns is by car, to nip in and out of town, as well as to see the best it has to offer. Within a 30 minute walk there is a huge shopping centre with everything you could possible need and a little nearer there is a little convenience store and a chinese restaurant.

I also have my own travel agency and have been operating booking tours within Cairns and beyond for the last six years. I am more than happy to assist with car rental and booking all manor of tours within Cairns and throughout the rest of Australia. Please do not hesitate with any queries you might have in relation to tours and excursions, even if it is just for honest advice.
Guests are required to fill and sign a check in form on, or prior to arrival.
All adults will need to present I.D when checking in or beforehand.
Only the amount of people on the booking are permitted at the property.
If you plan to have visitors at the property, please clear this with us first.
We have a strict no parties/gatherings/events rule.
Please do not run A/C when you are not home.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cabin offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation is furnished with desks and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Tommo Railton

Cleaning and safety practices


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Hot tub


  • Free WiFi


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Jetted bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • Smart TV

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 861 sq ft (80 sq m)


  • Cycling
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Motor-boating
  • Mountain climbing
  • Outlet shopping
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Water tubing
  • Wildlife and game walks

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 13 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 13 and older are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests under 13 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

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About this area


Located on a river, this cabin is in Earlville, a neighbourhood in Cairns. Muddy's Playground and ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre and DFO Cairns. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Cazaly's Stadium or Barlow Park. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • DFO Cairns - 6 min drive
  • Cairns Golf Club - 7 min drive
  • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens - 8 min drive
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 12 min drive
  • Copperlode Dam - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairns Station - 10 min drive
  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 17 min drive


  • Balaclava Fish - 17 min walk
  • Mr Soy Boy - 3 min drive
  • Pearl Garden Chinese Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Thai Coins - 5 min drive
  • Industry One Cafe - 6 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Great location quiet & peaceful
Easy processes
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Best holiday home ever
This was such an amazing place to stay, from the moment we entered the property we couldn't wipe the smile off our faces, the property manager was very professional and accommodating. The property is just magical, it is so clean and has everything you need for your stay. We where gifted a beautiful bottle of wine on arrival too. They have thought of everything. We highly recommend staying here for a relaxing stay and it's very central. We plan on staying again in the future.