Mossman Accommodations

Accommodations in Mossman

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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWelcome to Sweetwater Lodge, unique accommodation for couples, situated in the beautiful Port Douglas hinterland and at the gateway to Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, your home away from home. Sweetwater Lodge consists of two private eco retreats each accommodating two people with spacious interiors offering beautiful views, a large verandah for al-fresco dining, luxurious bathroom facilities, and tastefully furnished throughout in tropical Australian style. Relax and unwind at this exceptional new architect designed property, surrounded by unsurpassed natural beauty. Explore the rainforest, listen to the sounds of nature, and enjoy the abundance of wildlife and magnificent bird species on the 160 acre property. The 160 acre property is part cleared, part rainforest and surrounded by the Mt Frazer and Mt Lewis mountain range, part of the World Heritage Wet Tropics Listed Region, with reputably one of the ten best climates in the world. Half an hours drive from Port Douglas our property is in the rural community of Julatten and perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding region including Cairns, Port Douglas, Daintree national Park, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Kuranda, and the Tropical Tablelands including the waterfall circuit and lakes region. Every effort has been made to ensure your absolute comfort during your stay at the luxury new architect designed lodges. Your wonderful hosts, Glenn and Wendy offer you a warm welcome and an unforgettable holiday experience away from the pressures of every day life. The luxury, relaxed accommodation and attention to detail, together with the natural and private surrounds will recharge you, touch your heart, and enrich your soul. Accommodation and Facilities The two luxurious retreats are perched on a hill in an open setting overlooking the rainforest and creek beyond, and are surrounded by the awe-inspiring Julatten mountain range. The retreats, each accommodating 2 people, are situated 50m apart and are landscaped with a cooling tropical garden, adding to nature’s charms and your sense of well-being. The spacious retreats are in tropical Australian style, well appointed with modern conveniences and fitted throughout with custom-made furniture built from North Queensland timbers. Local artwork adds to the ambience including works by renowned landscape artist Louise Derry. 2 x private self contained retreats each accommodating two people in king bed/king twin configuration with a luxury en-suite bathroom, cosy living area, spacious verandah and kitchen. Both retreats are wheelchair accessible Accommodation Features Luxurious king size bed with comfy duvets, (king twin configuration also available), lounge, coffee table, log fire, lcd tv, dvd/cd, clock radio, desk, tea and coffee facilities, fridge, iron and ironing board, picnic basket, hammock, timber floorboards throughout, and tropical garden and mountain views. A spacious verandah adjoins the main living area with quality kitchen facilities including a ceramic cooktop, bbq, dishwasher, dining table and chairs. The en-suite bathroom includes a spa bath, a separate spacious indoor/outdoor rain head shower, and a hairdryer. Solar hot water system. A Port-a-cot is available upon request. Included for your enjoyment: Flowers, fresh local coffee and tea, biscuits, herbal teas, sugar, milk, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, plain flour, salt, cracked black pepper, and a selection of herbs and spices. In the bathroom, local hand made soap and bathroom amenities. A variety of magazines, books, and dvd’s are also available for your personal use during your stay. Available upon request at additional charge, (minimum 48 hours notice): Continental Breakfast Hamper – Fresh ciabatta bread (2 slices/pp), fruit bread (2 slices/pp), butter, selection of spreads and jams, muesli, plain greek yoghurt or fruit yoghurt, seasonal tropical fruit platter, orange juice. $15.00/pp Full Breakfast Hamper – Free range eggs (2/pp), bacon (2/pp), tomato, sausage (1/pp), fresh bread (2 slices/pp), butter, spreads and jams, orange juice. $15.00/pp Deluxe Combi Hamper – Free range eggs (2/pp), bacon (2/pp), tomato, sausage, fresh bread (2 slices/pp), butter, fruit bread (2 slices/pp), selection of spreads and jams, muesli, yoghurt, milk, tropical fruit platter, orange juice. ($25.00/pp) The retreats are serviced once at the end of a seven day period to ensure guests privacy. Daily servicing is also available upon request at an additional charge. Laundering is available at an additional charge. BBQ facility/central fireplace 50 square metres of covered area with dining/kitchen and bbq facility situated on the creek’s edge overlooking the platypus pond. Wander down to the creek and listen to the rush of water flow over the rocks. Observe the abundant birdlife, spot our resident platypus and look out for the electric blue Ulysees butterfly. Watch the sun set over the mountains. Enjoy the beauty of the night sky, spot the milky-way and watch the moon come up while sitting around a warm fire at the outdoor fireplace. Simply enjoy a picnic down by the cool of the creek on a warm sunny day. Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate! Platypus Pond Stroll down to the Platypus pond and take your place on the water’s edge. Watch for our resident platypus and water dragon. Have a paddle in our refreshing and rejuvenating spring- fed freshwater creek. Watch the birds swoop through the rainforest along the creek and dive down to feed off the surface of the water. Look out for the Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfisher during the summer months. Feast your eyes on the changing moods and colours of the natural canvas surrounding you. Chill out down at the creek Take your favourite book and string up your hammock on the water's edge and set yourself up for a rare moment of self indulgence surrounded by nature’s symphony. After indulging in nature’s abundance away from everyday pressures, retreat to the privacy of your own lodge for a warm spa bath and a glass of wine on your verandah as you watch the sun set behind the mountains.
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4br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceWelcome to your paradise hideaway, where you will enjoy a large, spacious, luxurious home with spectacular views overlooking sweeping cane fileds to the Coral Sea and Port Douglas. Relax in our therapeutic magnesium swimming pool, great for relaxing after a day of sightseeing. Situated within close proximity to both the reef and rainforest, Jade Ridge is private and unique, offering a relaxed atmosphere with room for all to find their own space and indulge in the luxury they deserve. Guest Access+ Therapeutic magnesium swimming pool + Bar with magic views + Large entertaining areas + Modern style fittings + Close to all major attractions + Classic tropical living + Landscaped gardens + Large kitchen + Spacious rooms + Xbox + Linen/Beach Towels + Coffee Machine + Laundry Facilities + Iron/Ironing board + Hairdryers + Pay TV + Wifi Interaction with GuestsAfter check in guests are left to have their privacy. The NeighborhoodJade Ridge is close to all major tourist attractions and amenities while also being very private with no neighbours within close proximity. Magic views with uniqueness and privacy. Other Things to NoteKids stay free Jade Ridge is also perfect for functions such as weddings.
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3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceSo private it's address is 'somewhere in the rainforest'. Bali Hai is the ultimate in tropical living. This slice of heaven can be yours... An idyllic hideaway where every room opens up to views to the majestic Daintree Mountains. Your own 80 acres of paradise. Whether you choose to holiday with friends, honeymoon or have a family getaway, the separate thatched bures accommodate up to 8 guests in three bedrooms. Bali Hai offers all the mod cons essential for a tropical holiday in paradise. From the stunning wet edge pool and sunken baths to the swimming holes and rapids in the pristine river, water is a key element in the beautiful landscape of this property. The river and natural springs flow through the property to calm the soul. Here, your senses are stimulated, luxury surrounds you and time stands still. Change your latitude and experience Bali Hai... Location used for X FACTOR UK 2010 So private it's address is 'somewhere in the rainforest'. Bali Hai is the ultimate in tropical living. This slice of heaven can be yours... An idyllic hideaway where every room opens up to views to the majestic Daintree Mountains. Your own 80 acres of paradise. Whether you choose to holiday with friends, honeymoon or have a family getaway, the separate thatched bures accommodate up to 8 guests in three bedrooms. Bali Hai offers all the mod cons essential for a tropical holiday in paradise. From the stunning wet edge pool and sunken baths to the swimming holes and rapids in the pristine river, water is a key element in the beautiful landscape of this property. The river and natural springs flow through the property to calm the soul. Here, your senses are stimulated, luxury surrounds you and time stands still. Change your latitude and experience Bali Hai... Bali Hai is a luxurious outdoor living concept featuring -Accommodation to sleep 6-8 guests -3 bedrooms, each with Balinese styled ensuites (3K or 2K + 2ks) -Tropical outdoor dining -State of the art' gourmet kitchen with gas cooking -TV/DVD/CD entertainment system -Bose sound system -Gas BBQ -Telephone/fax -WIFI broadband internet access -Hair dryers -Saltwater wet-edge swimming pool with plenty of sun -Sunlounges -Freshwater creek and fruit orchard -Videos, books, magazines, CD's, games, DVD's -Fully equipped laundry -All linen and beach towels are provided -A complimentary mid stay service is provided for stays of 8 nights or more -Day excursions and car rental can be arranged -Access by helicopter available -In house catering, babysitting and massage can be arranged -Private yoga sessions available Especially for our Guests We offer a personal meet and greet service upon your arrival at the Bali Hai. (subject to arrival times). Boutique wine, a selection of local produce and tropical flowers welcome you. L'Occitane amenities are provided for your enjoyment. Testimonials 'Absolutely amazing property! Soothed away every stress and strain in my body!' 'It was an absolute pleasure bringing our 8 month old daughter to such an amazing place for her first holiday. Hans and Wendy you have done an amazing job with Bali Hai and you should be very proud of yourselves. We look forward to letting all of Western Australia know of your perfect creation - Thank you!!' 'Thank you for creating this little slice of heaven. The magic of Bali Hai is mirrored in the warm hospitality of the charming hosts'. Location Bali Hai has a confidential location to protect guests privacy. It is located just 5 minutes drive from the nearest town, Mossman and 20 minutes from Port Douglas. A map with directions is provided on payment of the final balance. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR UP TO DATE AVAILABILITY
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2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceMagnificent Luxury Private Villa set in the Hinterlands of Port Douglas and only 10 minutes to beaches and restaurants. Mai Tai Executive Villa is one of the most unique private escapes within the region. Set on 5 acres completely private with magnificent views across the rainforest towards the Coral Coast. Executive Villa consists of 2 bedrooms both with king size beds and walk-in-robes. Separate toilet and massive bathroom. Has a full kitchen and lounge area plus outdoor sun lounges and dining table with the best views in the region. Guest AccessNew Build private Villa - built to a high standard offering peace and tranquillity. Interaction with GuestsThe Executive Villa is completely private and situated high above the Mai Tai Resort and other guests. The owners are available onsite for all guests 24/7 and can help with all your plans and tours throughout the region. Second language - German. The NeighborhoodTropical environment set amongst the rainforest with magical views. All within easy access to beaches, shops, restaurants, Coral Coast and Daintree / Cape Tribulation. Getting AroundCar hire is necessary as no public transport within the region
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The SpaceTropical rainforest bed and breakfast accommodation overlooking Daintree national park. Guest have the use of a cool clear saltwater pool and lush tropical gardens and is just a couple of minutes drive to Mossman Gorge National park and it's crystal clear swimming holes. Guest room comprises double bed, ensuite bathroom Generous breakfast provisions supplied for guests to self-cater. Coffee & tea making facilities, fridge, toaster, kettle, microwave, crockery & cutlery (not full kitchen). All linen, towels, pool towels, etc. supplied. Flat-screen TV, DVD player & library of DVD's on guest verandah Free Wi-Fi internet access. Indoor or Outdoor dining with BBQ Air-conditioned, ceiling fans, screens. Laundry facilities by arrangement On-site under-cover parking Walking distance to local shops, tavern, restaurants. Guests will require a car to get the best from the area The whole top floor is guest space, large open plan areas with high ceilings, beautiful timber floors and large verandas with views of Daintree national park and our saltwater pool and gardens. Guest AccessGuests have the whole top floor of the house at their disposal, indoor and outdoor lounge and dining areas, 2 verandahs, kitchen with microwave, toaster, fridge, cutlery, crockery etc, not a full kitchen Interaction with GuestsWe respect our guest's privacy. We live on site and our guest accommodation is serviced daily. We are available, if required, to assist with tour bookings, restaurant recommendations, to help you make the most of your stay with us. The NeighborhoodWe live in a magical part of tropical North Queensland, with the lush Rainforest and swimming holes of Mossman Gorge on our doorstep. Very easy access to the Barrier Reef and beaches. Getting AroundGuests will need a hire car to stay with us. Other Things to NoteAs our guests are sharing we ask them to be considerate of us and anyone else in house. We are a shoe free home, shoes are left at the front door. We are on solar power so ask our guests to be mindful of their electricity consumption. We are also a water conscious house and try not to waste our water.
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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceTwo private unique tropical Australian style retreats set in wonderful setting on 160 acres overlooking Julatten's beautiful mountain range and the freshwater creek beyond. Very friendly welcome by on site hosts with absolute attention to detail and exceptional level of service offering you a holiday/break like no other. Freshwater swimming holes and rainforest walks on-site. Platypus and wallabies. Just 1 and a quarter hours drive from Cairns International Airport and half an hour from Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef. Atherton Tablelands and Daintree National Park also just half an hour away. Perfectly placed to enjoy the very best the region has to offer. Indoor outdoor bathroom, al-fresco kitchen, king bed, log fire, large comfy lounge offering very high level of comfort. Fitted throughout with hand made timber kitchen and furniture, timber floorboards, and quality kitchen facilities with weber bbq. Check out Trip Advisor for customer feedback. Set in a rural area just 5 minutes drive to nearby small town of Mt Molloy with classic orginal National Hotel offering good quality counter meals, also a general store, gift shop, Mexican restaurant and casual cafe. The Highlander Tavern is also 5 minutes away and offers good quality meals in the restaurant. Great walking, wildlife and birdlife abounds in the area. No public transport, self drive only or helicopter access! A very warm welcome, nothing too much trouble, absolute comfort in architect designed lodges set in beautiful surroundings with an abundance of native wildlife and birdlife offer a unique Australian holiday experience. Paradise awaits at Sweetwater!
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The SpaceOur stunningly designed timber home is perched on a ridge between Port Douglas and Mossman in Far North Queensland. Recently featured in the Top 10 B&Bs in “Frommers Australia 2012” guide book, we also have good reviews on Trip Advisor. We are secluded but not remote, and guests will need a car to stay with us. We are only 15 minutes’ drive to Port Douglas, the local base for all snorkeling and dive boats which daily visit the Great Barrier Reef, and 10 minutes’ drive to magnificent Mossman Gorge where the World Heritage rainforest waits to be explored. Our fully approved bed and breakfast home is a peaceful retreat surrounded by trees. Birds and wallabies visit the garden and butterflies dip into the rock pool. It’s an ideal haven for honeymooners or discerning travellers escaping humdrum hotel life. Have a look at our website. There is a minimum 2 night stay. Guest AccessThe Garden Room beside the pool has a king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom with open shower. The East Room on the first floor has timber shutters opening onto the garden. It has a bathtub as well as a shower in its ensuite bathroom and has a queen-sized bed or two singles. Both rooms sleep a maximum of two people and cost $195 per night per room, which of course includes a delicious tropical breakfast. A single is $145 per night. No other meals are provided and there are no cooking facilities, but there are many excellent restaurants in Port Douglas, and a secret few in Mossman. There are no facilities for children at Marae. Interaction with GuestsPam and John are excellent hosts who are always ready to help with tour bookings or to tell stories about the beautiful tropics where we live. Because we're only a new listing we don't have any reviews yet, but here's a good comment from John and Judy in Canberra who stayed in June 2013: "Others have rightly lauded the stunning nature of the position, the comfort of the accommodation and the excellence of the breakfasts served at Marae. I will add a note about our hosts. Not only did Pam and John make us very welcome, but they made time to discuss with us a wide range of local, national and global issues, bringing to these discussions ideas formed interviewing, working with and analysing the views of the great, the good, the famous and the infamous. Make time to engage, for Marae can be more than a delightful B&B." Getting AroundThere isn't any public transport near us and taxies are expensive so you'll need your own car to stay at Marae. But you'll also use it to tour Cape Tribulation, the Tablelands and enjoy all the fantastic restaurants in Port Douglas.
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4br house
    Welcome to your paradise hideaway, where you will enjoy a large, spacious, luxurious home with spectacular views overlooking sweeping cane fields to the Coral Sea and Port Douglas. Situated within close proximity to both the reef and rainforest, Jade Ridge is private and unique, offering a relaxed atmosphere with room for all to find their own space and indulge in the luxury they deserve. This property is truly amazing and offers our guests the opportunity to create unforgettable memories to cherish. Perfect for weddings and functions. Jade Ridge has all the comforts of your own home and boasts its own bar and therapeutic swimming pool all with amazing views. Surrounded by tropical gardens and cane fields at your doorstep there is no better place to experience North Queensland than Jade Ridge Mossman Markets (Saturdays) Port Douglas Markets (Sundays) Golf Courses Beaches and swimming holes Departures to the reef Award winning dining Boutique shopping Many tourist attractions
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    Excellent
    6 reviews
    7br villa
      Rainforest Estate is a luxury private residence on over 9 acres of tropical lawns, gardens, creeks and rainforest near Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. It offers an exclusive, spectacular and convenient venue for a family or group holiday, a small wedding and / or honeymoon, or a special event or function. Pure indulgence, in a tranquil, private rainforest setting with every conceivable facility for a secluded holiday, a romantic wedding or a spectacular special event in the lap of luxury. And if that's not enough, we can organise a private chef, helicopter tours and transfers to and from the property, private spa treatments, entertainment, child minding and any other service you may require or desire. Or we can leave you totally alone to indulge whatever you fancy. And it won't break the bank. Hidden away in a secluded valley surrounded by beautiful lawns, tropical gardens and natural rainforest, Rainforest Estate is perfectly located and close to all tourist attractions and facilities. The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands are on our doorstep, as are pristine beaches, championship golf courses, resort shopping, international cuisine restaurants and all retail, commercial and support services. Rainforest Estate can accommodate up to 16 in-house guests. Private functions such as weddings and anniversaries can be held for up to 40 guests in a formal seated setting or cocktail party style setting. Corporate functions such as seminars and strategy planning meetings can also be accommodated. Various indoor and outdoor options exist for seated or cocktail party events. With our extensive local knowledge and contacts we can also help organise transport, tours, special events (including all wedding arrangements), catering, spa and massage treatments and many other supplies, equipment and services you may require before, during and after your stay. Or if you prefer, we can leave you totally alone to soak up the luxury, privacy and tranquillity on offer at Rainforest Estate. Best of all, all this at a price that won’t break the bank and which certainly represents great value. The residence consists of 4 separate buildings interconnected by elevated boardwalks through tropical gardens and an ornamental creek. It has over 900 square metres (9,500 square feet) of internal and external luxury living set among over 9 acres of peace and tranquillity. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE • top quality fixtures, furnishings, equipment, linen, towels and personal amenities • total sleeping capacity of 16 in 4 master bedrooms (all en-suite), 3 additional sleeping areas and 2 additional bathrooms • extensive indoor and outdoor entertainment and living areas • formal or casual dining and entertaining for up to 40 people • fully equipped central gourmet kitchen with island bench and granite benchtops • second kitchen with full facilities (in the separate pavilion) • wet bar, bar fridge, wine cabinets (2), fridge/freezers (3), chest freezer • spectacular indoor waterfall that spans both levels of the main residence and falls into a large reflection pond and cascading stairs • large tropical lagoon-style swimming pool (solar-heated and cooled for comfortable year round swimming) • poolside BBQ pavilion (with sink) • outdoor western red cedar hot tub pavilion (with outdoor shower) • extensive “under-the-stars” timber deck • Bose Lifestyle 50 (four zone) home entertainment system incorporating a surround sound home theatre with a 50” (127 cm) plasma screen • video distribution system that allows all free-to-air, satellite and DVD channels to be operated from and viewed on any of the 7 LCD TVs throughout the property • home automation, security system and automated access gates with intercom • library with leather chesterfields, writing desk and various reading materials • office with wireless broadband (throughout the property), copier, fax and printer • a fully equipped laundry The property is fully air-conditioned throughout with separately controlled, split cooling systems in every room. Most rooms have louvre windows and ceiling fans. All are fully screened and enclosed to ensure year-round comfort. All external walls are floor to ceiling glass providing seamless integration between indoor and out living. Large bi-fold doors and walls of louvre windows allow the property to be opened on all sides to enjoy tropical breezes and the sounds of the rainforest. You can enjoy the best of both worlds - open, bright and airy tropical days, and comfortable, secure nights for deep and peaceful sleep. For 2016 we have revised our pricing to offer several more flexible packages to better suit your specific requirements. We offer Rainforest Estate for a 3 night weekends (Friday to Monday), 4 night mid week (Monday to Friday), 7 day or long stay prices for the main Residences (up to 8 guests) plus additional charges for the Pavilion. The nightly rental fee is for a 3 night stay. Generous discounts apply for longer stays. We provide one cot (including linen), high chair and play pen free of charge. Additional equipment for infants can be hired locally. Discounts may also be available for last minute bookings (within 14 days of arrival) if available.Please contact us for a quotation for your preferred dates. Unfortunately we cannot hold dates for you while you confirm other travel arrangements. We receive many inquiries and respond to all with information that is current at the time. We must always accept the first reservation received. Reservations can only be confirmed by paying the deposit. Payment Terms A deposit of 25% of the charges is required to confirm a reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to the arrival date. Full payment is required if making a reservation within 30 days of your arrival date.Charges incurred by us on your behalf prior to your arrival will be charged to your account and settled when incurred. Any other charges you incur during your stay will be charged to your account and settled on your departure. Payment Methods We prefer all payments are made by direct deposit to our bank account. We also accept Visa, MasterCard and PayPal (a merchant fee applies). Cancellations - See our web site for full details. Check In / Check Out Times To ensure Rainforest Estate is in pristine condition for your arrival, check in time is 4pm. We request you check out by 10am on the day of departure. We will whenever possible, try to accommodate any special requirements you have to suit your travel arrangements. Children Well-behaved children are welcome at Rainforest Estate. We provide many DVDs, CDs, games, books and other activities suitable for children of all ages. Pets Because the property is near World Heritage national parks with a wonderful variety of bird and animal life (some very rare or endangered) we cannot accept domestic pets of any kind. Smoking Rainforest Estate is a no smoking venue to ensure the comfort of all our guests. On request we can set up an outdoor designated smoking area to ensure smells and debris from smoking does not impact the property or future guests. There is absolutely no smoking indoors or within proximity to open doors or windows. Failure to follow this policy will incur additional charges. Noise We want you to thoroughly relax and enjoy yourselves in this peaceful valley. The property is in a small rural residential area, a predominantly very quiet neighbourhood with just a handful of medium acreage properties. It is not suitable for noisy parties or noisy outdoor activities that are likely to impact on the residential amenity of the neighbours. General Rainforest Estate is a private residence and is available on a sole occupancy basis only. That means its all yours for the duration of your stay . All prices quoted on this web site are in Australian Dollars. They are subject to change without notice. With all the facilities and space available to you at Rainforest Estate there's really no reason to leave. And you don’t have to. However, you are in the heart of the world famous Tropical North Queensland tourism region so there are plenty of things to do if you want to explore and experience this unique part of the world, which of course you should. Rainforest Estate is perfectly located in the middle of two World Heritage Areas and on the edge of the Atherton Tablelands. Port Douglas, an international five-star resort village with old-world charm and the home of Four Mile Beach and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, is 15 minutes to the south. The Daintree Rainforest, the oldest wet tropics rainforest on earth containing rare and protected rainforest flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet, is 15 minutes to the north. The Atherton Tablelands, the northern-most section of the Great Dividing Range rising over 1,200 metres (4,000 feet) from the coastal plains, is 15 minutes to the west. Experience spectacular Baron Falls, Kuranda Markets, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail, mountain lakes, plantations and historic towns and villages like Yungaburra, Milla Milla, Mareeba, Atherton and many more. Within 5-10 minutes of Rainforest Estate are the Mossman township, Mossman Gorge, fantastic restaurants (Silky Oaks, Mojo’s, D’s), beaches (Newell, Cooya and Wonga) and Diane Cilento’s famous Karnak Theatre. Other nearby attractions and activities (5-15 minutes) include: world class eco, dive, 4wd and adventure tours; a large selection of international cuisine restaurants and resort shopping; great Aussie pubs and clubs including late night discos, sports bars and even cane toad racing; indigenous and contemporary arts, crafts and interpretive centres; every form of water sport and fishing adventure known to man; 3 top class golf courses, tennis courts, lawn bowls and many other sporting facilities; an endless list of spa treatments and massage therapies; many self-drive day tours, activities and attractions; full range of commercial and community facilities; and much, much more. Cairns International Airport is 60 minutes to the south by road (15 minutes by helicopter from Rainforest Estate’s helicopter pad). There’s a world of excitement, intrigue and culture right at our doorstep. You don't have to go far. You can rent a car and explore in your own time and at your own pace. You can join organised tours or create your own itineraries with private guides. We can provide advice on the best local attractions (some totally private) and / or we can arrange everything for you. We can provide written driving instructions that provide suggestions for self-guided tours, from one-hour to full day. With a climate that suits year round holiday makers, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this unique and spectacular part of the world. You can spend a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months being totally entranced by this very special five-star destination at any time of the year.
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        Set in the Hinterlands of Port Douglas – this hidden gem is surrounded by tropical rainforest and commands amazing views across the valley towards the Coral Coast and Daintree Rainforest. Voted most Romantic Stay for 2015 - this award winning retreat is the perfect location to experience the natural wonders of Port Douglas in an atmosphere of ambience, privacy, beauty and tranquility. Mai Tai Executive Villa is ideal for 2 or up to 4 guests at any one time. Set on 5 acres this boutique adults only Retreat has been furnished with an exotic blend of tropical style, with mostly imported Indonesian furnishings and textiles. The Mai Tai Executive Villa offers the ultimate in luxury, perched high above Mai Tai Resort with its majestic views. Beautifully appointed master suite overlooking private spa / plunge pool, 2nd bedroom with large walk-in-robe, large well-appointed ensuite and kitchen, spacious indoor / outdoor entertainment area and its unique mountain location make the Executive Villa one of the most sort after Romantic getaways in Tropical Far North Queensland. Mai Tai Resort is an Adult only Boutique Balinese inspired Mountain Retreat set in the Hinterlands of Port Douglas. We recommend that guest hire a car when staying at Mai Tai.
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        Excellent
        3 reviews
        4br house
          Welcome to your paradise hideaway, where you will enjoy a large, spacious, luxurious home with spectacular views overlooking sweeping cane fileds to the Coral Sea and Port Douglas. Situated within close proximity to both the reef and rainforest, Jade Ridge is private and unique, offering a relaxed atmosphere with room for all to find their own space and indulge in the luxury they deserve. This property is truly amazing and offers our guests the opportunity to create unforgettable memories to cherish. Perfect for weddings and functions. Jade Ridge has all the comforts of your own home and boasts its own bar where you can enjoy a beverage while soaking up the endless breathtaking views. Surrounded by tropical gardens and cane fields at your doorstep there is no better place to experience North Queensland than Jade Ridge.
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          The SpaceI am an international reader combining astrology, numerology and the tarot and my partner Jacques is a qualified Bowen Therapist, Naturopath, Homoeopath and we both have skills that can help you to relax and enjoy your holiday and change your life. We both have successful businesses from home. Our fees can be listed by request. Guest AccessWe are home most of the time and are willing to share our space with you. Interaction with GuestsWill can offer help with directions to Mount Molloy, tours and places of interest in our area. The NeighborhoodMount Molloy is a very unique historical town only 40kms from the coast and Port Douglas but only 300 people live here. There are 300 different species of birds so it is a bird watcher's paradise. We have Bower birds and nests in our garden. Getting AroundYou will need a car to get around or we can drop you off to Mossman, Mareeba or Port Douglas. Other Things to NoteMount Molloy only has a population of 300 people but it is the perfect gateway to the Atherton Tablelands, Cooktown and Far North Queensland.
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          The SpaceBoutique Balinese style adults only mountain retreat set in the Hinterlands of Port Douglas. Situated within easy reach of restaurants, beaches, Cape Tribulation (oldest rainforest in the world) and the Great Barrier Reef. Mai Tai Resort is one of the most unique private escapes within the region. Set on 5 acres completely private with magnificent views across the rainforest towards the Coral Coast. Each room consists of main bedroom with king size beds and walk-in-robes, private ensuite and lounge sitting area. Private outdoor garden areas for guests to relax. Guest AccessEach room has it's own private garden area, plus guests have access to main pool and sundeck area, observation deck and breakfast area Interaction with GuestsAvailable 24/7 for all guests The NeighborhoodGateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation the oldest Rainforest in the World. Getting AroundYou will need to hire a car from Cairns Airport as there is no public transport as such in the Cairns / Port Douglas region. Other Things to NoteDue to our mountain location guests will need to hire a car to stay at Mai Tai Resort.
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          The SpaceBoutique Balinese style adults only mountain retreat set in the Hinterlands of Port Douglas. Situated within easy reach of restaurants, beaches, Cape Tribulation (oldest rainforest in the world) and the Great Barrier Reef. Mai Tai Resort is one of the most unique private escapes within the region. Set on 5 acres completely private with magnificent views across the rainforest towards the Coral Coast. Each room consists of main bedroom with king size beds and walk-in-robes, private ensuite and lounge sitting area. Private outdoor garden areas for guests to relax. Guest AccessEach room has it's own private garden area, plus guests have access to main pool and sundeck area, observation deck and breakfast area Interaction with GuestsAvailable 24/7 The NeighborhoodGateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation the oldest Rainforest in the World. Getting AroundYou will need to hire a car from Cairns Airport as there is no public transport as such in the Cairns / Port Douglas region. Other Things to NoteDue to our mountain location guests will need to hire a car to stay at Mai Tai Resort.
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          Excellent
          14 reviews
          1br Home/Apartment
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          • Smoking Allowed
          • Pets Allowed
          The SpaceYour space is attached to the house with its own private entrance and facilities. We live on a 3.5 acres, mostly rainforest with extensive gardens that are an ongoing creation. You will have privacy, but also the opportunity to interact if you'd like some local tips. As well as being a chef, Jens had a lot of knowledge about local flora and fauna, and is a local tour guide.The windows and door ways are screened. The main window and entrance are blinds so they can be up or down according to your preference. The kitchen facilities are simple. There is a fridge, microwave, and toaster. Generally it's a peaceful block, secluded by trees. There is a walk in wardrobe behind the bed. You can drive to the room, and have your car conveniently parked. We have added some personal touches, and hope you enjoy your stay. Please don't hesitate to ask if there is something we can assist with. Guest AccessThe room has been set up with facilities so that you can enjoy your own space and unwind. There is a kitchenette, bathroom area, separate shower and toilet. The room has a sofa and TV. You are most welcome to meander around the garden, Jens will be happy to chat about plants and mulch with anyone who is interested! Interaction with GuestsWe hope to greet you on arrival, or arrange so that our neighbour can show you your space and amenities. We live in the main house area, so we are close by if you need us, but you'll have your privacy too. The NeighborhoodThis is a popular tourist destination, due to the proximity to World heritage rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Shannonvale is situated between Port Douglas and Mossman. Mossman Gorge is a great place enjoy a swim in the pristine waters. Explore a rainforest trail walk and coffee and snacks at the visitors centre that is run by the local Aboriginal community. Cultural information is intertwined within the experience. The local winery is worth checking out too! Getting AroundYou really need a car as we are situated between Mossman and Port Douglas.
          Home/Apartment
          1br Home/Apartment
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Breakfast
          • Parking
          • Swimming Pool
          The SpaceThe Guesthouse is a unique original space featuring hand made brick from the nearby Mary Creek, built by Italian migrants during the Tobacco farming days in 1950s. Rooms are cool, crisp and clean, larger than average, take in mountain views, private gardens, king size beds, 100% cotton linen, fans, windows and doors are fully screened. Set among native and tropical food gardens on a working organic, bio-dynamic cattle farm. Guest AccessOutdoor dining BBQ on veranda, 20meter freshwater swimming pool, kitchen/lounge room, library, DVD/TV, free* WiFi Internet, Self-guided walking maps covering most of the 220acre farm and bushland, 1km Mary Creek. The owners home is private - access by invitation only. Interaction with GuestsAn estimated time of arrival is required so we can be here to welcome you. We are happy to give tips on things to do in the local area, places to find birds. This is a working farm so depending on what is happening at the time of your stay and the length of your stay, our work and family commitments. The Guesthouse is approx 60m from the family Homestead, so we are not far away for assistance, otherwise we leave you to your own privacy. The NeighborhoodBustard Downs is over 200 acres of privately owned land on the western side of The Great Dividing Range situated on the Mulligan Highway between Mt. Molloy and Mt. Carbine. You can base yourself here for birding Julatten Mt. Lewis NP, Mt. Molloy and Mareeba wetlands, stay on your way to Cooktown and Cape York. Less than 1hr drive from Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge. Getting AroundYou need a car to get here There is a Cairns to Cooktown bus service bookings (URL HIDDEN) drop off at Bustard Downs, from there its a 1km walk to the Guesthouse Other Things to NoteBustard Downs also run a small caravan and camping ground 500meteres from the Guesthouse. Campers do not have access to the Guesthouse and Homestead gardens, pool or facilities.
          lodge
          Poor
          53 reviews
          50br lodge
          • Breakfast
          • Gym
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Swimming Pool
          • Wifi
          Situated on a river, this luxury lodge is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Mossman Gorge and within 16 mi (25 km) of Marina Mirage and St Mary's by the Sea Chapel.
          resort
          Poor
          15 reviews
          6br resort
          • Breakfast
          • Gym
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Swimming Pool
          • Wifi
          Situated in the mountains, this spa guesthouse is 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mossman Gorge and Mossman Gorge Center. Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Golf Club are also within 9 mi (15 km).
          holiday park
          22br holiday park
          • Breakfast
          • Gym
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Swimming Pool
          • Wifi
          Situated in Mossman, this apartment is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Mossman Gorge Center and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Mossman Gorge. Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Golf Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).
          Home/Apartment
          Excellent
          28 reviews
          Home/Apartment
          • Wifi
          • Parking
          The SpaceWe are so proud of our little shack and look forward to sharing it with you. We recommend that you come by car or bike as we are located 10 minutes from the nearest town of Mossman. Toaster, kettle tea, coffee microwaves and fridge supplied. Guest AccessThe shack has its own entrance and is away from the main house. We would love to help you enjoy our beautiful area and answer any questions. Although there isn't a pool we have the most beautiful swimming hole a short walk away. There are no crocodiles in this area :) Interaction with GuestsWe love the area we live in and look forward to helping you explore it. We have lived her for over 20 years and will happily advise you on great places to visit and experience while you are here. The NeighborhoodShannonvale is located in a valley where most homes are 3-10 acre lots. It is a very quiet rural area where you can see various wildlife depending of the time of year, jabiru's, wallabies and our family chooks are regular visitors. Getting AroundPlease note there is no public transport in the area. Other Things to NoteShannonvale is a popular cyclist route and a favourite with bird watchers. There is a Tropical winery in the Shannonvale valley and a cocoa farm. We are located less than 1 hour from the tablelands and the Daintree Ferry and 15 minutes from Port Douglas. We have a beautiful yoga teacher in the valley who would happily give private classes.
          hotel
          Poor
          32 reviews
          20br hotel
          • Breakfast
          • Gym
          • Parking
          • Pets Allowed
          • Swimming Pool
          • Wifi
          Located in the heart of Mossman, this motel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Mossman Gorge Center and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Mossman Gorge. Marina Mirage and Sugar Wharf are also within 16 mi (25 km).
          guest house
          4br guest house
            Mai Tai is a small adults only boutique Resort / Retreat set in the hinterlands just 10 minutes North from the Port Douglas entrance - with only 4 rooms - 2 Superior Rooms / 2 Deluxe Rooms, which will guarantee you privacy and excellent service. Situated high up in the clouds Mai Tai commands some of the most spectacular views in the region. With our high altitude you can always be guaranteed of peaceful days and cool breezes. Mai Tai is the perfect location away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, traffic and people. Mai Tai offers an exclusive adults only romantic mountain retreat, gay owned and operated and welcoming to everyone. Special occassions such as honeymoons, romantic getaways are our specialty. Well behaved pets are allowed and children over 18 are also welcome.A romantic mountain retreat lush with tropical plants and encircled by magical views across the valley to the Daintree Rainforest, Thornton's Peak and the sparkling coral coast. Situated high in the hinterlands of Port Douglas and only 10 minutes from the city centre makes Mai Tai the perfect destination for romance-seekers, honeymooners and special occasion guests who yearn for tranquility. Mai Tai is within easy reach to beautifully beaches, fine dining, shopping and all local tours and attractions the region has to offer. Positioned high up in the clouds and nestled amongst the rainforest this exclusive retreat caters for a maximum of only 8 discerning guests at any one time. Mai Tai consists of four romantic Balinese influenced suites, which have been carefully designed with hand carved furnishings and fittings. Escape to Paradise and discover our hidden treasure, amidst the mountains, with cool sea breeze while relaxing around the saltwater pool.Couples can enjoy one of four beautifully designed Balinese influenced rooms:- Superior - Hibiscus or Poppy and Deluxe - Orchid or Lotus
            Bedroom
            Bedroom
            • Swimming Pool
            The SpaceSeparate to main house, this studio room is private with a tropical garden. Two minutes walk to Cooya Beach. No Smoking on or in property. No Pets Allowed. Guest AccessGuests are welcome to use the pool 8am - 4pm. Under cover parking available and own side access to studio. Interaction with GuestsHosts are happy to provide local knowledge and information. The NeighborhoodWe are in a small residential area. Getting AroundThere is no public transport. Guests will need their own transport. Other Things to NoteNo Kitchen and no cooking facilities. Guests are welcome to stay Monday - Thursday only. Minimum one night stay. Maximum four night stay - discount applies - ask your host. No Friday or Saturday Night Stays Available.
            Country House
            Excellent
            6 reviews
            7br Country House
              Rainforest Estate is a luxury private residence on over 9 acres of tropical lawns, gardens, creeks and rainforest near Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. It offers an exclusive, spectacular and convenient venue for a family or group holiday, a small wedding and / or honeymoon, or a special event or function. Pure indulgence, in a tranquil, private rainforest setting with every conceivable facility for a secluded holiday, a romantic wedding or a spectacular special event in the lap of luxury. And if that's not enough, we can organise a private chef, helicopter tours and transfers to and from the property, private spa treatments, entertainment, child minding and any other service you may require or desire. Or we can leave you totally alone to indulge whatever you fancy. And it won't break the bank. Hidden away in a secluded valley surrounded by beautiful lawns, tropical gardens and natural rainforest, Rainforest Estate is perfectly located and close to all tourist attractions and facilities. The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands are on our doorstep, as are pristine beaches, championship golf courses, resort shopping, international cuisine restaurants and all retail, commercial and support services. Rainforest Estate can accommodate up to 16 in-house guests. Private functions such as weddings and anniversaries can be held for up to 40 guests in a formal seated setting or cocktail party style setting. Corporate functions such as seminars and strategy planning meetings can also be accommodated. Various indoor and outdoor options exist for seated or cocktail party events. With our extensive local knowledge and contacts we can also help organise transport, tours, special events (including all wedding arrangements), catering, spa and massage treatments and many other supplies, equipment and services you may require before, during and after your stay. Or if you prefer, we can leave you totally alone to soak up the luxury, privacy and tranquillity on offer at Rainforest Estate. Best of all, all this at a price that won’t break the bank and which certainly represents great value. The residence consists of 4 separate buildings interconnected by elevated boardwalks through tropical gardens and an ornamental creek. It has over 900 square metres (9,500 square feet) of internal and external luxury living set among over 9 acres of peace and tranquillity. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE • top quality fixtures, furnishings, equipment, linen, towels and personal amenities • total sleeping capacity of 16 in 4 master bedrooms (all en-suite), 3 additional sleeping areas and 2 additional bathrooms • extensive indoor and outdoor entertainment and living areas • formal or casual dining and entertaining for up to 40 people • fully equipped central gourmet kitchen with island bench and granite benchtops • second kitchen with full facilities (in the separate pavilion) • wet bar, bar fridge, wine cabinets (2), fridge/freezers (3), chest freezer • spectacular indoor waterfall that spans both levels of the main residence and falls into a large reflection pond and cascading stairs • large tropical lagoon-style swimming pool (solar-heated and cooled for comfortable year round swimming) • poolside BBQ pavilion (with sink) • outdoor western red cedar hot tub pavilion (with outdoor shower) • extensive “under-the-stars” timber deck • Bose Lifestyle 50 (four zone) home entertainment system incorporating a surround sound home theatre with a 50” (127 cm) plasma screen • video distribution system that allows all free-to-air, satellite and DVD channels to be operated from and viewed on any of the 7 LCD TVs throughout the property • home automation, security system and automated access gates with intercom • library with leather chesterfields, writing desk and various reading materials • office with wireless broadband (throughout the property), copier, fax and printer • a fully equipped laundry The property is fully air-conditioned throughout with separately controlled, split cooling systems in every room. Most rooms have louvre windows and ceiling fans. All are fully screened and enclosed to ensure year-round comfort. All external walls are floor to ceiling glass providing seamless integration between indoor and out living. Large bi-fold doors and walls of louvre windows allow the property to be opened on all sides to enjoy tropical breezes and the sounds of the rainforest. You can enjoy the best of both worlds - open, bright and airy tropical days, and comfortable, secure nights for deep and peaceful sleep.
              Home/Apartment
              2br Home/Apartment
              • Pets Allowed
              Situé dans l'arrière-pays du Port Douglas – ce joyau caché est entouré d'une forêt tropicale et jouit d'une vue incroyable sur la vallée vers la côte de corail et la Daintree Rainforest. Voté la plupart romantique séjour pour 2015 - cet retraite primé est l'endroit idéal pour découvrir les merveilles naturelles de Port Douglas, dans une atmosphère d'ambiance, de la vie privée, de beauté et de tranquillité. Mai Tai Executive Villa est idéale pour 2 ou 4 personnes à tout moment. Ensemble sur 2 hectares que ce adultes boutique retraite seulement a été meublé avec un mélange exotique de style tropical, avec un mobilier indonésien pour la plupart importé et les textiles. La Villa Executive Mai Tai offre le summum du luxe, perché au-dessus de Mai Tai Resort avec ses points de vue majestueux. Superbement aménagées suite parentale donnant sur spa privé / plunge pool, 2ème chambre avec grand walk-in-robe, grand bien aménagée salle de bains et cuisine, quartier intérieur / extérieur spacieux et son emplacement unique montagne font l'exécutif Villa un de la plupart tri après une escapade romantique dans Tropical extrême nord du Queensland. Mai Tai Resort est un adulte seule Boutique balinais inspiré de refuge de montagne situé dans l'arrière-pays de Port Douglas. Nous recommandons ce commentaires louer une voiture si vous séjournez au Mai Tai.
              Home/Apartment
              Excellent
              3 reviews
              4br Home/Apartment
                Welcome to your paradise hideaway, where you will enjoy a large, spacious, luxurious home with spectacular views overlooking sweeping cane fileds to the Coral Sea and Port Douglas. Situated within close proximity to both the reef and rainforest, Jade Ridge is private and unique, offering a relaxed atmosphere with room for all to find their own space and indulge in the luxury they deserve. This property is truly amazing and offers our guests the opportunity to create unforgettable memories to cherish. Perfect for weddings and functions. Jade Ridge has all the comforts of your own home and boasts its own bar where you can enjoy a beverage while soaking up the endless breathtaking views. Surrounded by tropical gardens and cane fields at your doorstep there is no better place to experience North Queensland than Jade Ridge.
                Home/Apartment
                Excellent
                3 reviews
                4br Home/Apartment
                  Welcome to your paradise hideaway, where you will enjoy a large, spacious, luxurious home with spectacular views overlooking sweeping cane fields to the Coral Sea and Port Douglas. Situated within close proximity to both the reef and rainforest, Jade Ridge is private and unique, offering a relaxed atmosphere with room for all to find their own space and indulge in the luxury they deserve. This property is truly amazing and offers our guests the opportunity to create unforgettable memories to cherish. Perfect for weddings and functions. Jade Ridge has all the comforts of your own home and boasts its own bar and therapeutic swimming pool all with amazing views. Surrounded by tropical gardens and cane fields at your doorstep there is no better place to experience North Queensland than Jade Ridge
                  Hotel
                  4br Hotel
                  • Pets Allowed
                  Mai Tai is a small adults only boutique Resort / Retreat set in the hinterlands just 10 minutes North from the Port Douglas entrance - with only 4 rooms - 2 Superior Rooms / 2 Deluxe Rooms, which will guarantee you privacy and excellent service. Situated high up in the clouds Mai Tai commands some of the most spectacular views in the region. With our high altitude you can always be guaranteed of peaceful days and cool breezes. Mai Tai is the perfect location away from the hustle and bustle of big cities, traffic and people. Mai Tai offers an exclusive adults only romantic mountain retreat, gay owned and operated and welcoming to everyone. Special occassions such as honeymoons, romantic getaways are our specialty. Well behaved pets are allowed and children over 18 are also welcome.A romantic mountain retreat lush with tropical plants and encircled by magical views across the valley to the Daintree Rainforest, Thornton's Peak and the sparkling coral coast. Situated high in the hinterlands of Port Douglas and only 10 minutes from the city centre makes Mai Tai the perfect destination for romance-seekers, honeymooners and special occasion guests who yearn for tranquility. Mai Tai is within easy reach to beautifully beaches, fine dining, shopping and all local tours and attractions the region has to offer. Positioned high up in the clouds and nestled amongst the rainforest this exclusive retreat caters for a maximum of only 8 discerning guests at any one time. Mai Tai consists of four romantic Balinese influenced suites, which have been carefully designed with hand carved furnishings and fittings. Escape to Paradise and discover our hidden treasure, amidst the mountains, with cool sea breeze while relaxing around the saltwater pool.Couples can enjoy one of four beautifully designed Balinese influenced rooms:- Superior - Hibiscus or Poppy and Deluxe - Orchid or Lotus
                  Home/Apartment
                  Excellent
                  7 reviews
                  3br Home/Apartment
                  • Wifi
                  • Parking
                  • Swimming Pool
                  The SpaceHacienda Cooya Beach. We think it's the perfect place to de-stress - the house is relaxing and charming. It has a nice wow factor without being pretentious. Our friends and family love it. Guests also really enjoy the house. Its separate living areas and bedrooms mean you don't live on top of each other. The house wraps around the swimming pool fringed with tropical gardens. The verandah has a number of areas for relaxing, coffee and dining from comfortable sofas, two dining areas, outside big screen TV, and a nook for two for brekkie, an evening drink or just a quiet place to read. Telephone Telstra home ph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Mobile phones. Telstra signal is strong. Other carriers such as Optus are very patchy - especially in the house (solid cyclone construction of house doesn’t help reception). The guest information folder lists medical and police numbers. • Mossman Hospital: 9 Hospital St, Mossman. Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). • Port Village Medical. 17/11 Macrossan St Port Douglas. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) • Mossman Medical Centre. 37 Front St, Mossman. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Police stations are at: Port Douglas: 31 Wharf St. Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Mossman: Bow St. Tel (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Queensland Policelink number is 13 1444 Security. We recommend keeping front gates locked whenever you leave the house and at night - just pull the gate to and make sure it is latched. Queensland is not immune to petty thieves, so protect your valuables, car keys, etc. Guest AccessThe house is in 2 villas, all under the one joining verandah. There are just 2 keys: one or the front gate, the other for all doors in the house. We can usually help with early check-in and late check-out. Let us know if required. Interaction with GuestsWe're always happy to help if needed and we have great helpers (cleaners and gardeners). Contact Lew Deegan (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or E: (EMAIL HIDDEN) The NeighborhoodCOOYA BEACH AND SURROUNDING AREAS Cooya Beach. A small, family friendly coastal township near the mouth of the Mossman River, 7 km north-west of Port Douglas as the crow flies, and around 18km by road to Macrossan Street in Port Douglas. Cooya Beach is relatively untouched. At low tide, you can walk on the sand flats or go mud-crabbing around the mangroves. The walk to the northern end (along Bougainvillaea Street) is an easy 15 minutes. If you continue north along the beach for approx 300 metres, you reach the mouth of the Mossman River. Newell Beach is on the other side of the estuary. DO NOT SWIM: Crocodiles inhabit the area. There can be good fishing in the Mossman River. Cooya Beach has a boat ramp for small craft at the northern end of Bougainvillaea Street. Port Douglas It is the hub of the region with the marina, cafes, restaurants, pubs, shopping, tours (Great Barrier Reef, Daintree and beyond), entertainment, golf and medical services. If you want to get your heart rate up, run or walk up Flagstaff Hill to Island Point lookout (start out at the stairs from Four Mile Beach near the end of Macrossan Street), or just stroll along Four Mile Beach. Good firm sand makes easy walking or bike riding, and the beach has some safe swimming areas (patrolled and netted). Newell Beach Is the next beach township north of Cooya. Head north from Mossman. 4km on, turn right at the Mossman Golf Course onto Newell Rd. Newell Beach has a small take-away shop on Marine Pde (pretty good pizza and take away food). If you turn right off Newell Rd into Rankin St it will take you to the Mossman River where there is a boat ramp and car park (also a popular fishing spot). Mossman A small farming town on Captain Cook Highway heading north, and is less than 5km from Cooya Beach. Head back out to Bonnie Doon Rd (you can go left or right, but turning right is shorter and more interesting as it crosses the Mossman River). Outside agricultural services, it has the district hospital, a Woolworths and local shopping and cafes. It is also home to the Mossman Sugar Mill, one of the most technologically advanced mills in the country (tours available). Wonga Beach 20 minutes north of Mossman. Shops are limited (almost non-existent), but the beach makes for a great walk with fantastic views to the mountains to the north and Snapper Island to the east. Crocodiles inhabit these waters, especially near the Daintree River mouth. Swimming is not recommended. Atherton Tablelands. The tablelands are at the top of the range. Take the Mt Molloy Rd off Captain Cook Highway (turn off 2ks before Mossman). The road wends its way up the range and has several scenic lookouts. The first 12kms or so are winding – take care driving, especially in cane harvest time. You reach the Mulligan Highway at the end of the road (30kms). Turn left at Mulligan Hwy to go to Mt Molloy (just one kilometre or so), or on to Mareeba (40kms). Turn right at Mulligan Hwy to head to Cooktown (220kms on great bitumen road). Cooktown. 250kms from Mossman on the inland road. You will travel through Mt Carbine, Bob’s Lookout, Palmer River Roadhouse, Lakeland and past Black Mountain, an imposing mountain made up of large black rocks. You can get to Cooktown on the coast road/Bloomfield track, but it’s 4WD only. Check conditions first. We love the drive to Cooktown and an overnight stay in the Sovereign Hotel. Daintree and Cape Tribulation are on your doorstep. The Daintree River crossing (car ferry) is 30km north from Mossman. Cross the river and head north. The road is bitumen all the way to Cape Tribulation (around 35kms from the river crossing). There's plenty to see and do along the way with many shops, cafes & restaurants and tours as well as the natural wonders. All are well signposted. After the bitumen, the Bloomfield Track is a spectacular 4WD recommended drive to to Wujal Wujal and on to Cooktown, 102kms away. The track is being improved all the time and has new bridges over Woobadda and the Bloomfield River. It is regarded as one of the most scenic short 4WD drives in Queensland and a must-do for 4WD travellers, whether self-driving or experiencing a little extra through a local 4WD tour company. RESTAURANTS, BARS & PUBS Coffee and Cafés. There’s plenty around, but our favourites in Port Douglas are: Lure at the Marina, the Lighthouse Café (Esplanade on 4 Mile Beach), The Little Larder 40 Macrossan St (not our favourite, but coffee is good), and Whileaway Bookshop & Cafe at 43 Macrossan Street. Restaurants: Again, plenty around Port Douglas. Our recommendations are: • On The Inlet (waterside seafood, great deck right on the water). Between Macrossan St and the Marina. Not too expensive (around $100-$120 couple inc wine). Need to book in peak season. • Nautilus. Famous upmarket modern Australian restaurant. If you want to spoil yourselves, this is the one. Usually around $200 per couple. 17 Murphy Street. • Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria. Relaxed open garden restaurant. Great food and very reasonable. Lic and BYO. Easy 2 min walk from Macrossan St (2 Mowbray St) • The Tin Shed. It’s a friendly RSL-type club. Food and wine are predictable, but great location on the water (off Wharf St between Macrossan St and the Marina). Gets busy in school holidays, so be early to get a table. • Port Douglas Yacht Club. Unpretentious, relaxed club open to visitors. We’ve not eaten there, but great for a drink in the evening. On the water, 300m or so past the Marina. • Han Court Chinese Restaurant. 85 Davidson St (on the left on the road into Pt Douglas). Great ambience on the verandah, very reasonable prices, good but unexceptional food. • Courthouse Hotel. A bit ‘touristy’, but worth a visit anyway. Great Queenslander looking pub across from the water (cnr Macrossan and Wharf Sts). • Wharf Street restaurants: Also popular along the waterfront area include: Salsa, Siam By The Sea, Billy’s and Seabean Tapas. • There’s also the new Barbados Bar in the Marina and Hemmingway’s Brewery. Both are great spots for a drink or a feed. Getting AroundHiring a car is essential. There is no public transport in the area, and taxis are expensive. If you hire from an off-airport rental company, they can be cheaper than Avis, Budget, etc. They pick you and drop off at airport and are only a few minutes away. Try the two below, but check any security deposits they hold. Atlas Car Rental. 410 Sheridan St, Cairns. T: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Apex Car Rental 396 Sheridan St, Cairns. T: ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Other Things to NoteTrading Hours: Port Douglas & Mossman shops Woolworths – Front St, Mossman Mon-Fri | 8am – 9pm Sat | 8am – 5.30pm Sun | 9am – 6pm IGA – Cnr Port Douglas Rd & the Bruce H/way Open every day except Christmas day 7am – 8pm Coles – Macrossan St, Port Douglas Mon-Fri | 7am – 9pm Sat | 7am – 5.30pm Sun | 7am – 6pm Mossman Butchers – 3 Junction Rd, Mossman Mon-Fri | 6am – 5pm Sat | 6am – noon Malone’s Butcher & Seafood Mon-Fri | 9am – 6pm Sat | 7am – 2pm Mobil Port Douglas, 13 Warner St – Open Daily – 24 hours Shell Port Douglas, 10 Captain Cook Hwy – Open Daily – 24 hours Markets Mossman Markets: Every Saturday | 8am – 1pm (check around Christmas) Port Douglas Markets: Every Saturday | 8am – 1pm (often later, check around Christmas) Bugs and Bities Many people imagine Far North Queensland is crawling with snakes and crocs and other nasties. It’s really not, but you need to be mindful when outdoors. The thing you do need to guard against most is insect bites. Mosquitos and sandflies: We find there are very few mozzies, but heaps of sandflies. You don’t see or hear the sandflies, and the bites can take a day or two to come up. They are prevalent in gardens, parks, on the beaches, waterside restaurants, golf courses, etc. If you are prone to insect bites, use a repellent when outside. Mozzies can transmit diseases, so try to avoid bites. If you do get itchy bites, calamine lotion helps. Spiders: Surprisingly, hardly any. Mind you, I check my shoes and boots if they’ve been outside overnight (but never found anything nasty). Prevention: Please keep all flyscreens closed at all times to keep all bities outside. Use a personal insect repellent if outside for any length of time (Aeroguard Tropical Strength). If dining outdoors in the evening, citronella candles and mozzie coils are recommended. Snakes: We’ve never seen one in Cooya Beach, but one of our neighbours had a small harmless python a year or so ago. That said, be mindful – it is a rural area. We have seen them on golf courses and occasionally on the roads. They are mostly nocturnal, so if you go walking in the evening or night, make sure you can see clearly where you’re walking and avoid bush paths and long grass. Box Jellyfish and Irakanji. Jellyfish stings can cause death, although this is very rare. High risk season is November – May, but take notice of warning signs at beaches, swim in netted areas when provided and only swim where there are other people. Treatment for both box jelly and irakanji stings is to wash the affected area with vinegar, and seek urgent medical assistance. Crocodiles: Saltwater crocs are common in the region, and they are lethal. DON’T swim in creeks, rivers or estuaries or walk on the edge of these waterways. Take notice of warning signs. Saltwater crocs can also inhabit the lower reaches of freshwater rivers, so be certain the area is declared safe before entering the water. You can treat bites with vinegar, but it won't help. Sharks: Large predatory sharks are rarely a problem inside the Great Barrier Reef and attacks are very rare. Prevention: Be croc wise. DON’T camp near riverbeds or walk too close to any river or creek. Only swim in patrolled beaches or in rivers and creeks declared ‘safe’ such as Mossman Gorge (10mins from Cooya Beach), Cassowary Falls (near the Daintree village), Spring Creek Falls (10 mins south of Port Douglas off Trezise Rd) and Cape Tribulation (there’s a ‘secret’ swimming hole behind Mason’s tourist info centre).
                  Bed & Breakfast
                  Bed & Breakfast
                    Our cosy self-contained cottage, surrounded by tropical rainforest and cool mountain air, will ensure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable. As there is no mobile coverage in our area, your time here will be uninterrupted and stress free.
                    house
                    3br house
                      Open, pavilion house set in lush tropical gardens with huge verandah joining the living area with outside dining, pool and separate 2 bedroom villa. The house is solid and quiet, so guests can get up early and make a cuppa without waking others. Pool and veranda are very private. 3 bedrooms (2 Queen 1 King). Suits up to 3 couples, travellers, and families. Cot, high chair and 1 rollaway (extra charges if linen required). Unspoilt and uncrowded, Cooya Beach is 10 min north bustling Port Douglas. 200m walk to beach. Time at our Hacienda Cooya Beach is the perfect way to de-stress. The house is relaxing and charming. It has a nice wow factor without being opulent or pretentious. Our friends and family love it. Guests also really enjoy the house. Its separate living areas and bedrooms mean you don't live on top of each other. Here’s just one review from June 2016: Hacienda is in the most incredible part of the world, gateway to the Daintree rain forest & beyond (Bloomfield track a must!) the tablelands and 10 minutes from Port Douglas. The property is very clean, extremely well equipped, secure, quiet and private. The beds were very comfortable. The main bathroom was totally enchanting! Total relaxation enjoying the huge bath and outside lighting illuminating the magnificent tropical flora and the precious green tree frogs. The pool/ outside area are superb! With soft lighting in inlets set along the terra-cotta coloured walls. The pool has a wonderful waterfall and lite in the evening creates yet another area of ambience. 2 minutes from Cooya Beach (u tube Cooya beach and watch the the fabulous videos or the traditional people fishing here) A week wasn't long enough! Would certainly stay here again. Quiet beachside community with great neighbours and friendly locals in the shops and markets. The house is in a cul de sac 300m from Cooya Beach, so there's no passing traffic. It's great place for relaxing and morning and evening walks, but with easy access to Port Douglas for great shopping and restaurants. The Great Barrier Reef is on your doorstep as is the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.
                      Home/Apartment
                      3br Home/Apartment
                        Open, pavilion house set in lush tropical gardens with huge verandah joining the living area with outside dining, pool and separate 2 bedroom villa. The house is solid and quiet, so guests can get up early and make a cuppa without waking others. Pool and veranda are very private. 3 bedrooms (2 Queen 1 King). Suits up to 3 couples, travellers, and families. Cot, high chair and 1 rollaway (extra charges if linen required). Unspoilt and uncrowded, Cooya Beach is 10 min north bustling Port Douglas. 200m walk to beach. Time at our Hacienda Cooya Beach is the perfect way to de-stress. The house is relaxing and charming. It has a nice wow factor without being opulent or pretentious. Our friends and family love it. Guests also really enjoy the house. Its separate living areas and bedrooms mean you don't live on top of each other. Here’s just one review from June 2016: Hacienda is in the most incredible part of the world, gateway to the Daintree rain forest & beyond (Bloomfield track a must!) the tablelands and 10 minutes from Port Douglas. The property is very clean, extremely well equipped, secure, quiet and private. The beds were very comfortable. The main bathroom was totally enchanting! Total relaxation enjoying the huge bath and outside lighting illuminating the magnificent tropical flora and the precious green tree frogs. The pool/ outside area are superb! With soft lighting in inlets set along the terra-cotta coloured walls. The pool has a wonderful waterfall and lite in the evening creates yet another area of ambience. 2 minutes from Cooya Beach (u tube Cooya beach and watch the the fabulous videos or the traditional people fishing here) A week wasn't long enough! Would certainly stay here again.
                        Country House
                        2br Country House
                        • Pets Allowed
                        • Wifi
                        There are two deluxe rooms at this glamping property: the lotus and the orchid. The rooms have a Balinese influence and can accommodate two guests each.Both superior rooms come with a hand-carved, Balinese, king-size opium bed with a luxury mattress and sheets. There is a cotton mosquito net, a comfortable day bed, a flat-screen television and a DVD player. Guests will also find a DVD library, a minibar, and tea and coffee facilities. There is a safe, air conditioning, ceiling fans, an exclusive bathroom with robes, and beautiful private gardens. They are both completely screened-in, too.A special feature that the deluxe rooms have is an outdoor tropical shower, in addition to the interior private bathroom..
                        Country House
                        2br Country House
                        • Pets Allowed
                        • Wifi
                        There are two superior rooms at this glamping property: the hibiscus and the poppy. The rooms have a Balinese interior and can accommodate two guests each.Both superior rooms come with a hand-carved, Balinese, king-size opium bed with a luxury mattress and sheets. There is a cotton mosquito net, a comfortable day bed, a flat-screen television and a DVD player. Guests will also find a DVD library, a minibar, and tea and coffee facilities. There is a safe, air conditioning, ceiling fans, an exclusive bathroom with robes, and beautiful private gardens. They are both completely screened-in, too.
                        Country House
                        1br Country House
                        • Pets Allowed
                        • Swimming Pool
                        • Wifi
                        The executive villa at this glamping property can accommodate up to four guests, but also serves as a lovely romantic retreat for a couple. There are two bedrooms, each with a four-poster, king-size bed. There is air conditioning throughout the villa, and it is also entirely screened-in to protect bugs from entering.There is a large ensuite bathroom, and a living room with a seating area. The kitchen comes full equipped with a refrigerator, oven, and a dishwasher. There is secure parking, a private cold spa/plunge pool, sun loungers and outdoor tables and chairs. In addition, this villa comes with ceiling fans, tea and coffee facilities, an iron and ironing board, washing machine, hairdryer, and a Bose iPod/iPhone dock with speakers. This stunning villa is self-catered, but guests will be provided with a starter pack upon arrival that includes tissues, toilet paper, shampoo and conditioner, hand soap, milk, tea bags, and coffee.
                        Treehouse
                        33br Treehouse
                          There are several beautiful tree house rooms at this Eco-lodge in Australia. Each have tropical influences and a relaxing ambiance, making this getaway a heavenly experience. All treehouse rooms are fully air conditioned, with extras such as a mini bar (stocked upon request), tea and coffee facilities, an iron and ironing board, and an oil burner. For entertainment, there are iPod docking stations. To provide a fully luxurious experience, guests will receive a gourmet breakfast every morning, and there is also a daily turndown service and complimentary bath robes. Each suite has a fantastic balcony, with sublime views of the rainforest and river. Studio Tree House: There are two studio tree house rooms for rent. Each is cozy and modern and has an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. They include a king-size bed, a day bed, and complimentary linens. These studios have private balconies overlooking the encircling rainforest. Garden Tree House: There are 11 garden tree house rooms available. They each have stylish tropical interiors made up of beautiful Rosewood and Silky Oak timber. The bedrooms have a king-size bed, a day bed, and complimentary linens. Each has a luxurious bathroom with a spacious spa bathtub and a separate shower. They also each have stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that open to a private balcony with a double hammock. These rooms are located near the main eco lodge. Deluxe Tree House: The site has nine deluxe tree house rooms which are all elegant and private, offering stunning views of the rainforest surroundings. They each have an elegant en suite marble bathroom with a walk-in rain shower and a double spa bathtub. The bedrooms have a king-size bed, a day bed, and complimentary linens. They also have a balcony with a double hammock, so guests can relax and take in the scenery. Riverhouse Room: There are 11 riverhouse rooms perched on the riverfront with wonderful rainforest views, which can be enjoyed from the large spa bathtub or the balcony. They include a king-size bed, a day bed, and complimentary linens.
                          Retreat
                          1br Retreat
                          • Smoking Allowed
                          • Pets Allowed
                          • Parking
                          The Space35 minutes from cosmopolitan Port Douglas and beautiful beaches, 1 hour from the City of Cairns, 30 minutes to Mareeba and 5 minutes from the historic township of Mt Molloy, in the perfect climate of the Tablelands, is our peaceful 20 acre property where the wet and dry tropics meet to offer the most abundant selection of wildlife in its natural habitat. We have lots of books both fiction and non fiction and plenty of comfy couches to read them in. Fresh organic duck eggs and fresh locally baked bread (plus basics.. milk sugar tea coffee salt pepper olive oil etc) are supplied. Guest AccessGuest have access to the whole house and its gardens, 20 acres and private lagoons. There is one store room in the house not accessible to guests. We also have some storage outbuildings dotted around the property which are also not accessible to guests. Sometimes there are horses on the property that arent available for riding but you can give them a pat. Interaction with GuestsWe can interact as much or as little as you like. We do not live on the property but are available if needed. We can either greet you when you arrive or leave the key out. Whatever you would prefer. We can help book activities you'd like to experience or point you in some amazing directions for local things to do. The NeighborhoodMt Molloy is found on the Tablelands and is a tiny, friendly, quaint historic village of wooden buildings on the main road to the top of Australia. Lots of interesting locals and travellers to meet and great pub food at The National Hotel, a classic huge wooden pub. The town has a couple of cool cafes, a post office, general store, service station, an opal/gems/jewelery/gifts shop and a great vintage antique shop. An easy, picturesque 30 min drive down the range to the more humid coast takes you to world class beaches, The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Getting AroundYou will need your own transport. Other Things to NoteWe suggest our property isnt suitable for children under the age of around 8 years old as we have lagoons, a seasonal creek and second story balustrades that are climbable. Please contact us for further information about children staying. Best to do your grocery shopping in either cosmopolitan Port Douglas or the sugar cane town of Mossman or the country Tableland town of Mareeba on your way to Mt Molloy. Sometimes horses may be in the fenced paddocks. We dont have laundry facilities, but the local pub has a coin operated washing machine and dryer and we have a clothes line with pegs.
                          Bedroom
                          Bedroom
                          • Wifi
                          • Pets Allowed
                          • Breakfast
                          • Parking
                          • Swimming Pool
                          Our place is close to the walking tracks and swimming holes of beautiful Mossman Gorge National park, a couple of minutes out of Mossman and just a short 20 drive into Port Douglas You’ll love our place because of it's position perched on the edge of the valley with views across to World heritage listed Daintree national park. We also provide a breakfast of local and home grown tropical fruits, a selection of cereals, toasting breads/muffins, homemade jams and preserves,tea,coffee and juice
                          Home/Apartment
                          3br Home/Apartment
                          • Swimming Pool
                          Coco Beach Villa, a contemporary beach house, is situated directly opposite pristine Newell Beach on the Coral Sea. The home comprises private front deck with outdoor lounge setting; 3 bedrooms with air-conditioning (bedding configurations include 2K + 2S or 1K + 4S); 2 bathrooms (1 with bathtub); fully equipped epicureans kitchen with European appliances; fully equipped laundry; open plan living & dining; alfresco dining with gas BBQ; private garden & swimming pool with sun-lounges adjacent; secure car parking. The open plan design allows sea views throughout. For your reference, this property has recently changed ownership & was formerly known as "Teranga" at Newell Beach. Newell Beach on the Coral Sea Newell Beach, a peaceful seaside hamlet located in tropical Far North Queensland, is surrounded by some of Australia's most beautiful environments. The quiet, sandy beach is fringed with coconut palms & invites walking, beachcombing, rest & play, swimming & water sports. The Great Barrier Reef, situated in the Coral Sea to the east, offers unprecedented opportunities for snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking & boating. The Daintree River Valley to the north & west, provides spectacular scenery and scope for walks, hikes, rafting, mountain biking & horse riding. The region offers countless opportunities for relaxation, family fun & adventure, including reef, rainforest, hinterland & outback tours. The Best of Both Worlds . . . . While you are able to completely relax in the peaceful surrounds of Newell Beach, the bustling village of Port Douglas is just a short drive away. This cosmopolitan resort town offers world-class dining, boutique shopping, superb day spa facilities, golf courses, marina and access to all regional tourist information and tour bookings. Between Newell Beach & Port Douglas you'll find the quaint "sugar town" of Mossman, gateway to beautiful Mossman Gorge and the Daintree National Park. Just a 5 minute drive from your beachside home, Mossman provides shopping, supermarkets, cafes & local restaurants, post office, banking & medical facilities.
                          Home/Apartment
                          7br Home/Apartment
                          • Parking
                          • Swimming Pool
                          • Wifi
                          Rainforest Estate is a very exclusive, luxury property on over 9 acres of very private tropical lawns, gardens, creeks and natural rainforest near Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland (TNQ). It is arguably one of the best (if not THE best) holiday rental properties in TNQ and offers a spectacular and convenient venue for a special family or social group holiday or a special occasion. Please note that we offer 3 day (weekend), 4 day (midweek) , 7 day and long stay prices for the main Residence plus additional charges for the Pavilion. Homeaway will not correctly calculate the total rental fee for your requested dates. Please send an inquiry letting me know your required dates, number of guests, and whether you want to use the Pavilion. I will be pleased to calculate a correct quote for you. The property contains every conceivable luxury including a two story high indoor waterfall, a western red cedar hot tub set in the lush tropical gardens and a huge lagoon style. solar heated, saltwater pool. Technology abounds with state-of-the-art home automation, wi-fi, security, audio and video systems throughout. The extensive, spectacular tropical gardens, fruit orchard and natural rainforest (about 9 acres in all) are a haven for birds, butterflies and rainforest wildlife. In mid to late summer (February to May) the fruit orchard is in full harvest with all citrus varieties (mandarins, oranges, lemons, limes, lemonades, grapefruits) and 4 types of mangoes. We even have a year round mountain fed creek running through the property with fish and platypus. Privacy is assured in this exclusive property. Your group will be totally alone and have the entire property to yourselves for the duration of your stay. The property is secure with gated entry and is not overlooked by neighbours or passers by. Yet you will literally be minutes away from shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions and all services. We can also provide all required services such as a private chef, tour guide, transport (including helicopter to / from the property), baby sitter, spa / massage treatments, shopping and daily servicing on request (at additional cost). Hidden away in a secluded valley, Rainforest Estate is perfectly located and close to all tourist attractions and activities. The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands are on your doorstep, as are pristine beaches, championship golf courses, great fishing, resort shopping, international cuisine restaurants and all retail, commercial and support services. A great base to explore the region or simply relax in luxury and privacy. What's the best time of year to come? The short answer is anytime. TNQ has a year round climate conducive to holidays and exploring. It also has two very distinct seasons, the 'dry' season (May - Nov) and the 'green' or 'wet' season (Dec - Apr). This can be somewhat misleading however because its not unusual to get 2-4 inches of rain per month during the 'dry' season and only 4-12 inches per month during the 'wet' season. Being the tropics, most rain falls in the evenings or overnight leaving days clear to explore and experience the wonders of this unique region. The dry season (winter) is our busy tourist season and is characterised by warm sunny days (75-85F), cool nights (60-70F) and gentle sea breezes (15-20 knots - great for sailing, kite surfing, hang gliding, etc). Rain is rare. Yes, this is what we call 'winter'. The wet season (summer) is characterised by higher temperatures (85-95F) and humidity (70-90%), spectacular summer storms (usually in the evening or overnight) and nature teaming with life. It is not unusal to get 3-4 feet of rain per month (especially Jan-Mar) which means massive mountain waterfalls, tropical vegetation growing in front of your eyes and smaller crowds to deal with (and often better deals). Of course the property has full climate control in every room so you will be comfortable any time you come. Both seasons are well worth experiencing. How long should you stay? We know its a long way to Australia and to TNQ from most parts of the world, and that your vacation time is limited. However you will be very disappointed if you get here and realise you have not allowed enough time to at least 'hit the highlights' of our beautiful region, a dual World Heritage Area - 'Where the Rainforest Meets the Reef'. We always suggest you need a minimum of 6 clear days (excluding arrival and departure days) to see the 'must sees' e.g. the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, the Atherton Tablelands, the willdlife and nearby historic outback towns. And of course some downtime to enjoy the facilities and just relax. Therefore we recommend you plan on spending a minimum of 7 nights in TNQ. However, you can spend many weeks or months in our region and still not see it all, so we never make any maximum recommendations. Some (like us) have come for a few days and stayed a lifetime. Can we advise you on the best things to see & do? Yes, that's all part of the service. We can advise and assist (if required) with anything you may need before, during and after your stay. This includes local transport, tours (organised and self-drive), restaurants, shopping, sporting activities, spa and massage treatments, special events (e.g. a wedding or special anniversary or birthday), an in-house chef, baby-sitter or personal guide to mention a few. We can advise you on where to buy the best meat, fresh organic produce, the best range of wine & spirits and the cheapest gas. We'll even do your food and beverage shopping for you so everything is ready to go as soon as you arrive (there's a small charge for this service). We even do things like monitor the weather to advise on the best days to go out on the Great Barrier Reef and the best boat to go out on in any weather conditions. We are not aligned with anyone, we simply advise what we think is best for you according to your requirements. All part of the personal service you will get direct from the property owners (not via an agent). Or, we can leave you totally alone to enjoy your vacation time in complete privacy. Why come now? Finally, after years of a high Australian Dollar (AUD) making travel to and within Australia very expensive for most travellers, the exchange rate is now in your favour. The AUD has fallen over 35% against most major currencies in the latter half of 2014 and 2015. In 2016 it is expected to fall even further (due to the declining value of our major mining exports and the slowing economies of our major export buyers). There could not be a better time to come and see why everyone who visits our country goes home in awe, raving about the grandeur, friendliness and inspiration that is Australia and Tropical North Queensland. And for the locals, for the very same reason, travelling overseas has become very expensive, so why not spend your holiday or special occasion dollars closer to home and enjoy greater value than ever before? We'd love to welcome you to Rainforest Estate in the near future so you can see for yourself why our past guests rave about Rainforest Estate and this spectacular region. The one thing they all say more than anything else is 'as good as it looks and sounds on the web, it's a great and fantastic surprise to find both Rainforest Estate and TNQ are even more spectacular when you actually get there. We highly recommend it to everyone.' Rainforest Estate has very limited availability for holiday rentals in 2015. We are also interested in exchanging our spectacular property with similar properties in all parts of the world. So if you are interested in spending the holiday or special occasion of your lifetime at Rainforest Estate, either on a rental or exchange basis, please contact us very soon as we expect available 2015 dates to fill quickly. Allen & Christine Perry Owners / Managers
                          Estate
                          2br Estate
                          • Parking
                          • Swimming Pool
                          Welcome to Mai Tai Resort - Boutique mountain retreat set in the HInterlands of Port Doulgas. Mai Tai was proudly voted "Romantic Stay" -for 2015 by Tripadvisor Travellers Choice & ranks No. 1 of best places to stay in Port Douglas. Mai Tai is an exclusive adults only, private and romantic mountain retreat lush with tropical plants and encircled by magical views across the valley to the Daintree Rainforest, Thornton's Peak and the sparkling coral coast. The Mai Tai Executive Villa is perfect for a romantic getaway for 2, but can accommodate up to 4 guests. Situated only 10 minutes north of Port Douglas makes Mai Tai the perfect destination for Honeymooners, couples and those looking for a peaceful romantic getaway. Mai Tai Executive Villa is situated high above the Mai Tai Resort and commands spectacular views across the Rainforest towards the Coral Coast. Mai Tai is within easy reach of shops, restaurants and other attractions including Mossman Gorge, four mile beach, Great Barrier Reef and of course, the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world. Your hosts speak English, German, Spanish and Italian. On site management will take care of your every need and provide valuable local knowledge. Mai Tai is situated in the Port Douglas Hinterlands and due to our mountain location all guests would need to hire a car to stay at Mai Tai. Mai Tai Resort - "You don't have to die to be in Heaven" Facilities: Executive Villa ( Comprising of 2 King size bedrooms) - completely self contained with own Cold water Plunge Pool / Spa. Each Room comprises of: Stunning king size hand carved opium beds Finest quality 100pc cotton mosquito nets Both rooms completely screened Walk-in-robes Air-conditioning & Ceiling fans Comfortable day beds Other Facilities: Completely private location TV DVD Full Kitchen Beautifully appointed bathroom Hairdryer Private gardens and garden settings with stunning views Free WiFi Private outdoor area with magnificent views The villa is secluded and completely private. Indulge yourself with absolute luxury in your own private playground.
                          Home/Apartment
                          4br Home/Apartment
                          • Parking
                          • Swimming Pool
                          • Wifi
                          Jade ridge is a modern executive home with panoramic views of the Coral Sea encompassing Snapper Island, Low Isles and Port Douglas. Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, this enormous two-storey home is set on 3000m2 and is uniquely nestled on a ridge central in location, 10 minutes to Port Douglas the closest departure point to the Great Barrier Reef and 10 minutes from the Mossman Gorge and the gateway to the Daintree Rainforest. Secluded and very private yet close to all amenities. Open the bi-fold doors to enjoy open tropical living at its best. Sip on a cocktail at the bar while overlooking the sweeping cane fields and exquisite ocean views. Very private, very unique, a world away from everyone and room for all to have their own privacy and space. This family friendly home will accommodate 10 guests comfortably. Embracing the tropical and relaxing atmosphere of North Queensland, all king sized bedrooms boast majestic views over sugar cane fields to the Coral Sea. Two of the three upstairs bedrooms have ensuite with the third bedroom adjoining the master bathroom This amazing bathroom features a spa bath and opens onto a tropical garden setting. The enormous fourth bedroom/ensuite is situated on the ground level and offers 3 king single beds and features its own lounge suite, large TV and opens onto a spacious patio which overlooks the swimming pool. This space is ideal for larger groups or the kid's retreat. Jade Ridge has also recently added a magnesium swimming pool. Just like swimming in fresh water. Very therapeutic and fantastic for relaxing your muscles and unwinding. For your ultimate beach experience, you can laze on the warm tropical sands of the famous Four Mile Beach, take a stroll along the pristine shores with the Coral Sea lapping at your feet or compliment your day at the beach with a picnic while listening to the palm trees swaying in the breeze. We provide picnic basket, rug, esky and chairs to create your amazing beach experience. Fancy a spot of golf,( choice of 3 golf courses all within 10 minutes) wet a fishing line or refresh at one of our tropical swimming holes, the activities are endless...... Relax and enjoy the serenity of this luxuriously appointed designer home with quality features throughout, including a therapeutic swimming pool for your comfort and convenience. With all North Queensland's major attractions at your doorstep, Jade Ridge is the ultimate holiday destination for families, groups or couples. Relax, unwind and treat yourself to the indulgence of luxury you deserve. Let Jade Ridge make this happen for you! FEATURES + Bar with magic views of the ocean + Large entertaining areas + Modern style fittings + Close to all major attractions + Classic tropical living + Landscaped gardens + Large kitchen + Spacious rooms + Xbox + Linen/Beach Towels + Coffee Machine + Laundry Facilities + Iron/Ironing board + Hairdryers + Swimming Pool (therapeutic magnesium water) + Large home, space for everyone + King sized beds + Picnic basket, rug,esky and chairs + helicopter airport transfers (extra charge) All reasonable requests are catered for. Visit our website - for more information JADE RIDGE has added a new therapeutic magnesium pool. Great for relaxation. Jade Ridge is a perfect venue for weddings and other functions. This home is large and spacious, ideal for large groups There is no noise curfew
                          Home/Apartment
                          7br Home/Apartment
                          • Parking
                          • Swimming Pool
                          • Wifi
                          Rainforest Estate is a very exclusive, luxury property on over 9 acres of very private tropical lawns, gardens, creeks and natural rainforest near Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland (TNQ). It is arguably one of the best (if not THE best) holiday rental properties in TNQ and offers a spectacular and convenient venue for a special family or social group holiday or a special occasion. Please note that we offer 3 day (weekend), 4 day (midweek) , 7 day and long stay prices for the main Residence plus additional charges for the Pavilion. Homeaway will not correctly calculate the total rental fee for your requested dates. Please send an inquiry letting me know your required dates, number of guests, and whether you want to use the Pavilion. I will be pleased to calculate a correct quote for you. The property contains every conceivable luxury including a two story high indoor waterfall, a western red cedar hot tub set in the lush tropical gardens and a huge lagoon style. solar heated, saltwater pool. Technology abounds with state-of-the-art home automation, wi-fi, security, audio and video systems throughout. The extensive, spectacular tropical gardens, fruit orchard and natural rainforest (about 9 acres in all) are a haven for birds, butterflies and rainforest wildlife. In mid to late summer (February to May) the fruit orchard is in full harvest with all citrus varieties (mandarins, oranges, lemons, limes, lemonades, grapefruits) and 4 types of mangoes. We even have a year round mountain fed creek running through the property with fish and platypus. Privacy is assured in this exclusive property. Your group will be totally alone and have the entire property to yourselves for the duration of your stay. The property is secure with gated entry and is not overlooked by neighbours or passers by. Yet you will literally be minutes away from shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions and all services. We can also provide all required services such as a private chef, tour guide, transport (including helicopter to / from the property), baby sitter, spa / massage treatments, shopping and daily servicing on request (at additional cost). Hidden away in a secluded valley, Rainforest Estate is perfectly located and close to all tourist attractions and activities. The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands are on your doorstep, as are pristine beaches, championship golf courses, great fishing, resort shopping, international cuisine restaurants and all retail, commercial and support services. A great base to explore the region or simply relax in luxury and privacy. What's the best time of year to come? The short answer is anytime. TNQ has a year round climate conducive to holidays and exploring. It also has two very distinct seasons, the 'dry' season (May - Nov) and the 'green' or 'wet' season (Dec - Apr). This can be somewhat misleading however because its not unusual to get 2-4 inches of rain per month during the 'dry' season and only 4-12 inches per month during the 'wet' season. Being the tropics, most rain falls in the evenings or overnight leaving days clear to explore and experience the wonders of this unique region. The dry season (winter) is our busy tourist season and is characterised by warm sunny days (75-85F), cool nights (60-70F) and gentle sea breezes (15-20 knots - great for sailing, kite surfing, hang gliding, etc). Rain is rare. Yes, this is what we call 'winter'. The wet season (summer) is characterised by higher temperatures (85-95F) and humidity (70-90%), spectacular summer storms (usually in the evening or overnight) and nature teaming with life. It is not unusal to get 3-4 feet of rain per month (especially Jan-Mar) which means massive mountain waterfalls, tropical vegetation growing in front of your eyes and smaller crowds to deal with (and often better deals). Of course the property has full climate control in every room so you will be comfortable any time you come. Both seasons are well worth experiencing. How long should you stay? We know its a long way to Australia and to TNQ from most parts of the world, and that your vacation time is limited. However you will be very disappointed if you get here and realise you have not allowed enough time to at least 'hit the highlights' of our beautiful region, a dual World Heritage Area - 'Where the Rainforest Meets the Reef'. We always suggest you need a minimum of 6 clear days (excluding arrival and departure days) to see the 'must sees' e.g. the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, the Atherton Tablelands, the willdlife and nearby historic outback towns. And of course some downtime to enjoy the facilities and just relax. Therefore we recommend you plan on spending a minimum of 7 nights in TNQ. However, you can spend many weeks or months in our region and still not see it all, so we never make any maximum recommendations. Some (like us) have come for a few days and stayed a lifetime. Can we advise you on the best things to see & do? Yes, that's all part of the service. We can advise and assist (if required) with anything you may need before, during and after your stay. This includes local transport, tours (organised and self-drive), restaurants, shopping, sporting activities, spa and massage treatments, special events (e.g. a wedding or special anniversary or birthday), an in-house chef, baby-sitter or personal guide to mention a few. We can advise you on where to buy the best meat, fresh organic produce, the best range of wine & spirits and the cheapest gas. We'll even do your food and beverage shopping for you so everything is ready to go as soon as you arrive (there's a small charge for this service). We even do things like monitor the weather to advise on the best days to go out on the Great Barrier Reef and the best boat to go out on in any weather conditions. We are not aligned with anyone, we simply advise what we think is best for you according to your requirements. All part of the personal service you will get direct from the property owners (not via an agent). Or, we can leave you totally alone to enjoy your vacation time in complete privacy. Why come now? Finally, after years of a high Australian Dollar (AUD) making travel to and within Australia very expensive for most travellers, the exchange rate is now in your favour. The AUD has fallen over 35% against most major currencies in the latter half of 2014 and 2015. In 2016 it is expected to fall even further (due to the declining value of our major mining exports and the slowing economies of our major export buyers). There could not be a better time to come and see why everyone who visits our country goes home in awe, raving about the grandeur, friendliness and inspiration that is Australia and Tropical North Queensland. And for the locals, for the very same reason, travelling overseas has become very expensive, so why not spend your holiday or special occasion dollars closer to home and enjoy greater value than ever before? We'd love to welcome you to Rainforest Estate in the near future so you can see for yourself why our past guests rave about Rainforest Estate and this spectacular region. The one thing they all say more than anything else is 'as good as it looks and sounds on the web, it's a great and fantastic surprise to find both Rainforest Estate and TNQ are even more spectacular when you actually get there. We highly recommend it to everyone.' Rainforest Estate has very limited availability for holiday rentals in 2015. We are also interested in exchanging our spectacular property with similar properties in all parts of the world. So if you are interested in spending the holiday or special occasion of your lifetime at Rainforest Estate, either on a rental or exchange basis, please contact us very soon as we expect available 2015 dates to fill quickly. Allen & Christine Perry Owners / Managers
                          Cabin
                          1br Cabin
                          • Parking
                          • Wifi
                          Stay at this beautiful private luxury retreat in the cool tropical climate of Julatten in the Port Douglas hinterland at the northern tip of the Atherton Tablelands. 160 acres of private grounds in nature's paradise. Freshwater creek with many swimming holes, rainforest walks, walking tracks, native gardens and absolute peace and tranquility in luxurious surroundings. The lodges are spacious, beautifully appointed with absolute attention to detail. Sublime comfort and timber floorboards throughout. Just 30 minutes from the coast and centrally located to enjoy the best the region has to offer including the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Listed Rainforest, Atherton Tablelands, Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Park, Cairns, Kuranda and the gateway to Cape York Peninsula with Cooktown just a scenic 2 and a quarter hours drive away. Fantastic birdlife, native flora and fauna including wallabies and platypus, and easy rainforest walks abound at Sweetwater making it the perfect place to relax and unwind. A holiday experience you will never forget. Base yourself at this exceptional new retreat to enjoy the best the property has to offer in luxurious private and beautifully appointed self contained lodges. Slow the pace of life by relaxing in front of a log fire on a cool winter's night in the comfort of your own lodge, or sipping cocktails on your verandah as you watch the sun set behind the mountains on warm tropical evenings. Take a leisurely stroll through our rainforest alongside the creek listening to the flow of running water and spot the Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfisher in the summer months. Wake to the early morning mists, charge your camera batteries and take a stroll around the property capturing the flighty agile wallabies or spot our resident platypus in the swimming hole. Bush bbq facility Enjoy our 50 square metre covered area bush bbq facility down on the edge of the creek by the platypus pond. Take down a picnic lunch and relax on the water's edge or prepare and cook your bbq dinner as the sun sets and the myriad of stars take over in the night sky. Look out for night owls, possums, platypus, wallabies and curlews as night falls. Listen to the sounds of frogs and cicadas, reminding you of your wonderful tropical surroundings. During the winter months enquire about the central log fireplace.
                          Home/Apartment
                          3br Home/Apartment
                          • Parking
                          • Swimming Pool
                          • Wifi
                          Open, pavilion house set in lush tropical gardens with huge verandah joining the living area with outside dining and pool with waterfall. There is one bedroom in the main house, and there's a separate 2 bedroom villa all joined under the one big verandah. The separated villa allows a large family or separate couples fantastic privacy and it gives the house a very open and distinctive layout. Everyone who ever comes there loves it. House is solid and quiet, so guests can get up early and make a cuppa without waking others. Pool and veranda are very private. 3 bedrooms (2 x Queen, 1 x King). Suits up to 3 couples, travellers, and families (note, no single beds). Within a few minutes you're on your way to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. The ferry over the Daintree is 30 minutes north. Unspoilt and uncrowded, Hacienda Cooya Beach is 10 min drive north of bustling Port Douglas and a 200m walk to the unspoiled beach.
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                          • Wifi
                          • Smoking Allowed
                          • Parking
                          • Swimming Pool
                          The SpaceThe bedroom has its own entrance and is small and intimate, containing a double bed and desk. Outside, relax in a large covered outdoor area with a comfortable lounge and basic cooking appliances. You have private use of the bathroom and washing machine. Guest AccessBedroom, bathroom / laundry with large shower and washing machine, large covered outdoor entertaining area, pool, gardens, bicycles Interaction with GuestsWe are a family of 4 with 2 children under 7 living in the upstairs part of the house. My mother lives with us in the self-contained flat downstairs. We all love a chat and are happy to give you some local pointers. There will always be someone at home to assist with anything you need, and there's plenty of space if you just need to unwind. The NeighborhoodThe neighbourhood is rural and secluded. Surrounded by cane fields, jungle and the hills leading to the Coast Range. Getting AroundWe can pick you up from Mossman or Port Douglas if you don't have a car. Once here, most attractions and services are within walking or riding distance (2 bikes available with helmets). Other Things to NoteWe have a friendly outdoor dog, ducks and chickens. Fresh eggs for breakfast!
                          Hotel
                          5-star Hotel
                            The 5-star Silky Oaks Lodge Hotel offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Port Douglas. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas are just some of the facilities on offer. Some of the well-appointed guestrooms feature television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning. Take a break from a long day and make use of hot tub, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, spa. Convenience and comfort makes Silky Oaks Lodge Hotel the perfect choice for your stay in Port Douglas.
                            Resort
                            Resort
                              Stop at Mai Tai Resort to discover the wonders of Port Douglas. Both business travelers and tourists can enjoy the hotel's facilities and services. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour room service, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park are there for guest's enjoyment. Some of the well-appointed guestrooms feature television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, private pool, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the hotel's recreational facilities, including golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, garden. Mai Tai Resort is an excellent choice from which to explore Port Douglas or to simply relax and rejuvenate.
                              Country House
                              Country House
                                The 4-star Mossman Motel Holiday Villas offers comfort and convenience whether you're on business or holiday in Port Douglas. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. Luggage storage, car park, room service, family room, BBQ facilities are there for guest's enjoyment. Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and some offering convenient amenities like television LCD/plasma screen, mirror, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. Friendly staff, great facilities and close proximity to all that Port Douglas has to offer are three great reasons you should stay at Mossman Motel Holiday Villas.