Beachfront vacation rentals in Cairns

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Top-rated beachfront rentals in Cairns

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Apartment in Trinity Beach
‘Dome By The Sea’ a unique stay at Trinity Beach
Unique 'Dome by the Sea' comfortably accommodates two adults. Visitors are amazed by the spacious, well appointed unit. Location is ideal, offering easy access to the wider Cairns region, Atherton Tablelands & Port Douglas. A great base to explore from. With a pool at your door & a fantastic front garden area, this is an ideal place to unwind. An easy stroll to all amenities, restaurants, mini mart and tavern. The sand & surf are out front, guaranteeing The Best Beach Escape Anyone Can Have!
Jan 15 – 22
$71 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 172 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
Comfort, City Centre with Ocean View!
A fully renovated and comfortable one bedroom apartment situated right on Cairns Esplanade in the heart of the city. Only a short walk to the Reef Fleet Terminal for your adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. Great views over the Cairns Lagoon & Harbour. Walking distance to many great restaurants, bars, cafés & with the Night Markets meters away. See Green Island on a clear day, from the balcony or kitchen. There is a pool, gym and BBQ's. Free WiFi & Carpark.
Jan 13 – 20
$141 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 264 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
(124) Hotel Style Room - Top Floor, Balcony, WiFi
This privately owned and managed Hotel Style Room on the top (12th) floor overlooking the city and ocean is perfectly located on the Cairns Esplanade in the heart of the city. Featuring a luxurious KING size pillow top bed, Fast free wifi, desk, wardrobe, balcony, tea & coffee making facilities, a mini fridge, pool, gym and much more. Please note there are no in-room cooking or laundry facilities, however the complex does have BBQs which are free.
Aug 17 – 24
$142 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 363 reviews

Popular amenities for Cairns beachfront rentals

Pet-friendly beachfront home rentals

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Home in Machans Beach
Beach House on Cinderella - absolute beachfront
Apr 27 – May 4
$229 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 59 reviews
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Apartment in Trinity Beach
NEW 20% OFF 2 Bedroom Apartment at the Beach
Dec 4 – 11
$96 per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 91 reviews
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Home in Palm Cove
Palm Cove Tropical Beach House
May 13 – 20
$372 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 22 reviews
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Home in Oak Beach
Luxury Beachfront home
Mar 27 – Apr 3
$913 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 10 reviews
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Guesthouse in Trinity Beach
Barefoot@Trinity
Mar 22 – 29
$82 per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 27 reviews
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Home in Kewarra Beach
Cairns Kewarra Beachfront Home
Feb 2 – 9
$326 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 21 reviews
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Home in Machans Beach
The Ultimate Beach Getaway
Sep 13 – 20
$255 per night
4.82 out of 5 average rating, 11 reviews
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Vacation home in Yorkeys Knob
Amazing location 50 Metres from patrolled beach.
Apr 23 – 30
$213 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 10 reviews
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Home in Yorkeys Knob
Great Northern Beach House (Beachfront)
May 3 – 10
$282 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 64 reviews
Guesthouse in Machans Beach
Beachside Guest House
Mar 7 – 14
$62 per night
4.56 out of 5 average rating, 27 reviews
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Home in Kewarra Beach
Big Beach HouseTranquility - beachfront luxury
Dec 15 – 22
$851 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 8 reviews
Home in Machans Beach
Seaside Serenity: Modern Cottage with Spa
Jun 28 – Jul 5
$220 per night
4.75 out of 5 average rating, 8 reviews

Beachfront home rentals with a pool

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Apartment in Palm Cove
Luxury Spa Studio 322: Sea Temple Resort & Spa
Jan 19 – 26
$101 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 217 reviews
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Guesthouse in Clifton Beach
Argentea Beachfront House
May 25 – Jun 1
$261 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 207 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
(7) Amazing Harbour Views - 2Bdrm 2Bath Apartment
Sep 25 – Oct 2
$247 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 125 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
Harbour Lights Barrier Reef Rainforest Water Views
May 16 – 23
$257 per night
4.85 out of 5 average rating, 293 reviews
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Guest suite in East Trinity
ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT! 🌴 Cairns Beachside retreat
Aug 29 – Sep 5
$117 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Apartment in Machans Beach
TIDE NINE YOUR ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT APARTMENT
Dec 24 – 31
$138 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 143 reviews
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Loft in Holloways Beach
Cairns Beaches Absolute Beach Front Studio
Jun 6 – 13
$135 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 158 reviews
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Home in Machans Beach
Luxury ocean property “ La Flotte” in North Qld
Sep 27 – Oct 4
$281 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 155 reviews
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Apartment in Trinity Beach
❤️ The Beach Shack -3BR Waterfront Resort ❤️WIFI✔️
Jan 31 – Feb 7
$162 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 216 reviews
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Condo in Palm Cove
Palm Cove Paradise - Couples spa unit in Peppers
Oct 13 – 20
$202 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 112 reviews
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Apartment in Palm Cove
2bed beach-resort apartment 10steps to pool
Nov 25 – Dec 2
$155 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 111 reviews
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Apartment in Palm Cove
5 Star luxury @ affordable prices Spoil yourself
Jul 19 – 26
$196 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews

Private beachfront home rentals

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Place to stay in Machans Beach
Ruby’s Beachfront Studio Hideaway
May 8 – 15
$103 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 51 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
Exclusive 2bed Apt Cairns Marina
Jan 4 – 11
$223 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 32 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
Aqua Vista @ Harbour Lights
Dec 25 – Jan 1
$194 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 21 reviews
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Guest suite in Cairns City
Ocean Front 2 Bedroom Unit CBD
Oct 16 – 23
$226 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 4 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
Privately owned Hotel Room by Cairns Marina
Mar 20 – 27
$145 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 15 reviews
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Home in Holloways Beach
Absolute Beachfront House @palmtreesforever_aus
Dec 2 – 9
$324 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 61 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
Belle Escapes 24 Harbour Lights
Dec 16 – 23
$446 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 6 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
The Reef Pad, ideally located with a stellar view!
Jun 23 – 30
$152 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 7 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
Cairns Waterfront Luxury at Harbourlights
Oct 6 – 13
$323 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 43 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
Luxury Stay on the Waterfront
Jun 19 – 26
$375 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 12 reviews
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Apartment in Trinity Beach
Beachfront Beauty
Dec 21 – 28
$132 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 91 reviews
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Apartment in Cairns City
Cairns Esplanade 2 Bedroom Apartment
Jul 29 – Aug 5
$206 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 95 reviews

Quick stats about beachfront rentals in Cairns

Total rentals

260 properties

Rentals with a pool

240 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

160 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

11K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

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