The breakfast deck
Private room
4 Guests
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Licensed, council-approved B&B in the tropics. Two luxury suites in a large timber home surrounded by trees. Exclusive accommodation for a maximum of two couples. One of the Top 10 Bed & Breakfasts in Australia according to Frommers.

The breakfast deck

The breakfast deck

The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $126 / night after 2 guests
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Our 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 Access

The 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 Guests

Pam 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 Around

There 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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House Rules
Check-in is after 2PM

The house is not suitable for children.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

2 nights minimum stay
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Your Host

John And Pam

John And Pam

Port Douglas, Australia · Member since July 2013

John and Pam have owned Marae B&B for 12 years. We are retired from the film and television industries and adore living in the beautiful warm tropics. We love discussing movies, theatre, books and the countries we've visited.

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