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Red Arrow Lodge and Pool House

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 10 nights


About the property

Please note: This home is not available for Weddings, parties or any other events. The Lodge does have noise limitations in place to protect neighbouring properties from disturbances as sound travels very easily along the hillside.

- The Red Arrow Lodge is close to the Cairns Airport so there will be short periods when you will hear them take off and land.

- The minimum rental period is for 5 nights. No shorter stays accepted, sorry.

- The maximum number of guests is 13 including all children.

- There are several staircases in the main Lodge building - internal and external. The pool house has a level floor plan

A unique property overlooking Trinity Bay on the forested slopes of the Whitfield range which has 2 separate residences.

Red Arrow Lodge building has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a huge living area with a modern kitchen and long wide verandah with a brilliant view over Trinity Bay. On clear days you can see Green Island on the horizon, 27 km out from Cairns. The Lodge also has a small gym and a smaller sitting room with a TV and outdoor verandah.

In addition to Main Lodge, there is a beautiful fully self-contained Pool House alongside the swimming pool.(separated by glass security pool fencing) With an extra 3 bedrooms for 5 guests, a full kitchen, living room, bathroom and laundry this luxury property is ideal for a large family group. .

3 acres of private rainforest on Cairns most beautiful avenue

This is a very special property - less than 10 minutes from the Cairns CBD you enter the driveway into private world of tall rainforest trees and small hidden gardens on the slopes of the Whitfield Range. The Lodge sits at the top of the property with a sea view. It was part of an historic property known as Arcadia. The original 1904 house, belonging to Henry MacDonnell, is next door and is the oldest house in Edge Hill. Henry was a pioneer. As well as starting a law firm that still exists today, he built the first private swimming pool in Cairns. Part of it can still be seen on the hillside steps down to the rainforest garden.

Collins Avenue runs for about a kilometre from the Lodge entrance to Edge Hill fiveways passing the Tanks Arts Centre and The Flecker Botanic Gardens. It is a beautiful walk under huge fern-draped Raintrees with beautifully tended ginger and lily gardens under the pleated palm fronds of the native Fan Palm.

There are regular concerts and other happenings at The Tanks. A little further along is the almost new and award winning mirrored Botanic Garden Centre. A great place for breakfast and finding an interesting gift.

The main Botanic Gardens are next. Don't leave Cairns without spending at least an hour here. The gardens are wonderful and I defy anyone to go here without taking lots of pictures. There is another great cafe here so stop and have lunch. There are guided walks every morning and once a month during the dry season there is an outdoor film night.

Past the gardens you enter the village hub of Edge Hill. Lots of coffee places and restaurants around the fiveways - it is a very popular meeting place.

More Details

Lizzie Marshall
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Edge Hill, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No loud noises or loud music at any time - for consideration of neighbours as it travels up hill their properties
  • You acknowledge that you will hear the aircraft take off and land at this home. Check Cairns Airport for information on daily flights before booking
  • Guest responsibility to leave clean and tidy kitchen - all equipment washed or in dishwasher. Report any damages or breakages as soon as they happen
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Red Arrow Lodge and Pool House
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Victoria, Australia

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

My family had a great time. Lots of room, bathrooms and plenty of privacy for everyone. Views across the bay. The pool was well used and the kitchen had everything we needed. The only downside was the noise from the airport in the morning.

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Bronwyn. and we are very happy that you had a great holiday. Yes, the aircraft noise can be a bit bothersome first thing but on the other hand it's quite exciting watching the aircraft taking off over Trinity Bay. We do always tell our guests before booking that the downside of a grandstand view over the bay is that you can hear the aircraft taking off. Nick and Lizzie
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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