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1 Bedroom

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About this listing

The Artists Cottage is the perfect one bedroom romantic retreat to lure you into holiday bliss the moment you walk through the door. Voted by Grazia as the 'best summer escape', voted the BEST holiday rental in Port Douglas. Stop looking! Here is a perfectly located, inspired, spacious, chilled out escape in the heart of Port Douglas - a walk to the main street, beach and marina. If the conventional and bland is not your style in holiday rentals, the Artists' Cottage is for you.

The space

The Port Douglas Artist’s Cottage is a unique holiday rental in the heart of the seaside village of Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia. Just a few minutes walk to the beach, and a stroll to the main street, it is the perfect place to base yourself in Port Douglas. The cottage has been designed to capture the essence of the tropics and your imagination - it is like stepping into a work of art. If the conventional and bland is not your style in holiday rentals, come and stay at the cottage.

The Port Douglas Artist's Cottage is spacious, contemporary, eclectic and fully self contained with all that you need for the perfect holiday.

The cottage is owned by artist, Tina Gonsalves and chef, Matthew Wild who have been based in Port Douglas for many years, and are extremely familiar with the region and its diverse tours and attractions.

The Port Douglas Artist's Cottage is a spacious, open, tropical-styled cottage featuring classical Queensland architecture, set against luscious gardens and looking outwards to towering paperbark eucalyptus. The cottage is a standalone structure tucked away in the local residential block of "Full Moon Terraces", both quiet and secluded. Situated on the second story (with garage and storage below), it takes full advantage of the breeze and light.

The Port Douglas Artist's Cottage comprises of one large comfortable bedroom with private verandah, fully contained kitchen, large bathroom and laundry, living room and indoor dining, leading to french doors opening to tropical outdoor dining area. On ground level there is deck with a setting for four, to enjoy the colourful gardens. The tropical landscaping and sparkling pool, the cottages finds the perfect balance between comfort, and cool artistic contemporary style.The size of the apartment is 98 square metres, and its known as the largest one bedroom unit in Port Douglas.

The large bedroom has a queensize bed, with french doors opening onto a small, light filled study. There is a large built in robe, drawers, television and DVD player. On most nights the verandah doors are left open, for the fresh seabreeze to cool off. Their are also a ceiling fan and (URL HIDDEN) cottage also is filled with timber louvres providing further airflow.

Next to the bedroom is a large bathroom, with bath/shower. The walls are filled with mirrors collected over the region. The laundry has a washing machine, dryer and sink.

A hall way leads to the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen has a 4 burner hot plate, oven, quality china, cutlery, glassware, saucepans and fridge and freezer. The living room has a large modular couch (can be slept on) with TV. French doors open to verandah for tropical outdoor dining, with a setting for four people.

The gardens are filled with colourful tropical plants and vines. 20 metres away from the cottage is the pool, with area for lazing about in the sun. The Artists Cottage has unlimited free internet.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire cottage. We will greet the guests and be available if they need anything during their stay.

Other things to note

We have had construction in the property next door in 2016 resulting in some disappointing reviews. We are really glad to see this construction is up to landscaping stage, and the loud noise has stopped. Please do get in touch before booking, or booking flights, as the calendar is often not up to date. We do take back to back bookings.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

no parties, no pets.

150 low season

185 per night high season



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

5 nights minimum stay

25 Reviews

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Stephanie User Profile
June 2017
Great stay in this apartment-great location , relaxing, louvres perfect!

Prameeta User Profile
February 2017
This is such a beautiful cottage! I loved the comfy bed, the reading material and all the natural light that flowed in. There was interesting artwork all over the place and I felt like I found something new everyday. It was so nice to have a peaceful night of sleep and wake up by the morning late. We had everything we needed. Thanks for creating such a beautiful space and sharing it - it has given me major house decor inspo.

Jackson User Profile
January 2017
Our stay at Tina's place was good. We loved the location and the funky, artistic vibe she created in the studio. The A/C worked great and, much needed for January heat/ humidity. The bed was comfortable and the shower provided ample hot water. The washer was a plus, as we are on a 3.5 month journey. The walk to town and the marina are both about 15 minutes.

Sam User Profile
October 2016
Tina was fantastic leading up to our holiday. Everything was provided for, and Tina went the extra mile providing a list of activities to do while in Port Douglas, which was great for someone like me who had never been there before. The accommodation was perfect for a couple and great to come back to after a day out and about. Would definitely stay again.

Phil User Profile
October 2016
The Artist's Cottage was the perfect escape from our city lives. The space is bright and airy, with large windows on all sides. After a couple touring days visiting Cape Tribulation and the Great Barrier Reef, we settled into beach mode. The cottage is a few easy blocks from 4-Mile Beach, which is where we spent much of our time lounging, reading, swimming, doing morning yoga, and running. The cottage is outfitted with everything you need to sink into Port Douglas life, including Tina's top 50 things-to-do list. We only wish we had more time to make it through everything on the list. Thank you for sharing your beautiful place with us!

Megan User Profile
July 2016
We received informative emails from Tina welcoming us to the Airbnb experience and detailing the features of the Artists Cottage. We found the cottage easily and settled in happily.

Laurel User Profile
July 2016
Tina was a fabulous host! She was quick and easy to communicate with and provided very pertinent and detailed information about the Cottage and activities in the surrounding community. On our arrival the cottage was open, very welcoming and clean. The Cottage was exactly as described. It actually was bigger than I had expected. The cottage is in close proximity to other homes but it felt very private. I found the neighbors and neighborhood quiet. There are 2 parking areas for cottage guests and we always found one available. Although another reviewer mentioned a building project on a neighboring lot, we did not see anyone at the building site during our 6 day stay. It looked like the major works at this site are finished. Tina has thought of everything. The Cottage is a visual smorgasbord of unique treasures. The front verandah was the perfect place to have a morning cuppa and an evening cocktail. The Cottage was the perfect place to call home for our visit to Port Douglas. I hope you open your home to us in the future.

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Tina User Profile

We love airbnb - We travel the world staying in airbnb rentals, so we know what makes a great holiday rental, so you will love to stay in our abodes. I am an artist. My husband, Matthew Wild is a chef. Our son, Pablo Wild is seven and sees the world as his home. Our baby, Hugo is loving the adventures. We travel a lot, but when we are not, we live between Beautiful Port Douglas and Amazing Berlin. Come and stay in our charming homes oozing art, soul and creative vibes. Our homes are created with love, lots of hard work, and a passion of collecting and creating. We search the world for items we love. As much as possible, we recycle building materials, and upcycle furniture. Our houses aren't fussy or pretentious, but they are all about charming you, making you feel great, and celebrating the creative spirit.

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