About this listing
Nimala is a contemporary three bedroom home with a lush tropical gardens and lake views.
Derived from an Aboriginal term which means “near a Billabong”, the property has been designed to maximise the south easterly sea breezes that flow across the lake and directly in naturally cooling the home. For those hot and balmy days, air-conditioning is also available. The house is a contemporary styled three bedroom home set in tropical gardens and decorated with a palette of earthy tones and tropical influences. Its layout enables relaxation and where you can experience the ultimate in inside-out living. The floor plan is a basic ‘H-shape’ with two pavilions linked by a large covered outdoor alfresco area. You enter the main pavilion from the alfresco area directly into the open planned living area. In front is a gourmet kitchen fitted out to entice the chef in you and you can dine inside or out depending on the mode or occasion. You may simply wish to relax and put your feet up as you watch a movie or a TV show in the living area or grab a book from the selection provided and lounge (website hidden)-fold doors enable the living area to open out directly to the alfresco and pool area There is a large porch at the front which is accessed through the french doors looking out to a courtyard garden and the lake.
Walking down a light filled hallway, you will find a powder room and a utility room to cater for all your laundry needs. Further along is the study nook where the Wi-Fi Broadband modem enables your internet access throughout the property during your stay. Finally you arrive at the main bedroom suite. Here you are presented with a walk in robe and an ensuite that pampers to all your needs. The Guest pavilion will not disappoint. Here you will find 2 king sized bedrooms each with their own ensuite. There is also a home gym located in the garage and two adult bikes for those who want to maintain their fitness regime.
- Three bedrooms - with ensuites (3K or 2K + 2s)
-Air conditioning and ceiling fans
-Television, CD/DVD entertainment system
-State of the art gourmet kitchen with dishwasher and Nespresso machine
-Close to shops
-Close to transport
-Undercover parking in garage for 2 cars
-2 x adult bicycles
-Saltwater swimming pool (6m x 3m)with sun deck and sun lounges
-Views of Ferndale Lake
-Full laundry facilities
-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
-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 Nimala - (subject to arrival times). Boutique wine, a selection of local produce and tropical flowers await your arrival. L'Occitane amenities are provided for your enjoyment.
The pictures do not really do justice to this beautiful home. Light floods into the large windows which can open to the center section which has outside seating, a bbq and a pool. Across the breezeway are two very private sleeping suites which are connected by their own bathroom, well away from the master bedroom and bath in the main house. Everything was beautifully appointed and it is a very short 5 minute drive to the center of bustling Port Douglas.
My husband, our son and his girlfriend loved this experience...for three couples it would definitely be even considered a bargain given how expensive this area of Australia has become.
Nimala was wonderful! Very clean and spacious and close to shops for last minute items. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need - and more - and Bec who met us at the house was extremely helpful with activities and dining suggestions. We'll hopefully be back in the not too distant future,
When we arrived at Nimala we were expecting new and stylish retreat...we got that and more! The house is beautiful, open and very welcoming. Nimala is set up perfectly for the traveller, it has everything you need.
All communication I had in setting up this holiday was made very easy with Wendy and Heather, with plenty of information emailed straight away. Everything was clear and easily understood.
On arrival Bec came to explain things to us and to answer any questions we had. She did this with a welcoming friendliness that started our holiday off very positively.
We were travelling as a family of five adults and Nimala was perfect for privacy needed when adults holiday together. The two studio ensuites are separated from the main bedroom and living area by a relaxing outdoor area and pool. The garden is lovely, green and serene. Even though we did a lot of sightseeing we could just as easily spent our holiday lazing around the pool and house and been quite content. We would happily recommend Nimala to others especially if they wanted helpful and professional people to deal with.
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About the Host, Wendy
I love living in Tropical North Queensland. I was a Flight Attendant for Pan Am and QANTAS for many years and have chosen paradise to settle down in. I'm passionate about travel and interior design and architecture and have built homes in the region that reflect this.