Beach and Town 3 Mins Away! - House

House - Entire home/apt · Davidson Street, Port Douglas, QLD 4877, Australia
Rosie

You couldn't get closer to town or beach ! With one bedroom and bathroom on the first floor and another bedroom and bathroom on the second floor privacy is assured for 2 couples sharing. Modern, with outside balcony, use of pool and courtyard.

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You couldn't get closer to town or beach ! With one bedroom and bathroom on the first floor and another bedroom and bathroom on the second floor privacy is assured for 2 couples sharing. Modern, with outside balcony, use of pool and courtyard.

The Space

Yep... all you need is to be able to walk for 3 minutes and you can find yourself either on Four Mile Beach or in the heart of Port Douglas.

The town house is one of 8 houses in a small development. The property is on two floors with the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom on the ground floor and the other bedroom and main bathroom on the first floor with the living area, which is great for privacy.

The upstairs double bedroom is next to the main bathroom (with hair dryer and Instyler).

The master bedroom downstairs comes with modern ensuite bathroom (including hair dryer) that leads out to a courtyard where there are lounge chairs and coffee table for you to relax in surrounded by the small tropical courtyard. It has its own small fridge where you can store your own food, beers or wine and there is also a kettle for you to make your own tea or coffee in your own room and a microwave and toaster.

The modern kitchen comes with an electric hob, coffee perculator and juicer, water filter machine, blender, toaster and microwave.

The living area has polished wooden floors that lead to a balcony that has table and chairs that you can sit outside and soak up the tropical atmosphere.

On the balcony there is also an electric BBQ so you can enjoy a true Aussie experience.

There are few mosquitoes and one can comfortably sit outside without being bothered.

Being the closest point to the Barrier Reef there are many dive operations for those who want to dive. If you want any information on what to do or who to go with I would be happy to provide any advice.

It is 10 minute drive away from the Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest forests in the world. There are a host of activities for people wanting to experience adventure on land and off land! I am easy going and have lived all around the world with a wide variety of room mates.

There is an outside laundry area with washing machine and dryer (though laundry in Port Douglas usually dries within hours!).

There is a car port under the house if you have a rental car and the house has a communal pool to keep cool in! There is free parking on the road also (please advise if you wish to use the parking space)

There is wifi internet, but this can be intermittent and unreliable . A café (Origins) 2 minutes round the corner has broadband that is more reliable and the best coffee in town!

Just a note to say that this is my home and as such there are some personal items stored in the house (food in cupboards) and some clothes and bags in the main wardrobe) and in boxes outside. You are welcome to use the food in the cupboards (oil, butter, condiments, spices etc). The house is not big, but there are a set of drawers and hanging areas for clothes in both bedrooms and drawers.

The house is literally two blocks from the beach and two blocks from the main high street. It's also only a 5 minute walk from the Marina where all the boats leave for the Barrier Reef. Once at home you will have everything nearby and at your fingertips!

Getting around

If you wish to get around there is a local bus that picks up outside and can take you to the Capt Cook Highway turnoff for $5 (approx. 3 miles). Private bus companies organise tours and trips. There is an electrical bike hire, car hire, motorbike hire places within 2 mins walk away.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $967 /week
Monthly Price: $3385 /month
Security Deposit: $484
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  • Rosie was a fantastic host. and very responsive to our needs. If you want a cozy place close to everything - this is the spot. We walked everywhere in Port Douglas, no problem. If you are looking for luxury - this is not for you - as the place is a bit small and cluttered. Interesting photo art - and thank you for the natural bug spray to ward off the mosquitoes!

    June 2014
    Rosie
    Response from Rosie:

    Lee Ann thank you for your feedback. Yes, the size can be a bit limiting for larger groups as it is a small apartment and if there are too many adults can seem small and cluttered. Hopefully, in the tropics it's spent most of the time outside and exploring. I am pleased you liked my photo art and good that the repellent (my own brand - Naturesaysno) was helpful to you.

    June 2014
  • Not suitable for 1 week stay with 3 adults and one baby. This is a small apartment in a block of 8 not a house. Very little room in bedrooms other than beds, and little space to unpack. Bed in downstairs bedroom creaks and floors not soundproof nor particularly clean. Garage cramped for car due to storage use. Good location.

    June 2014
    Rosie
    Response from Rosie:

    In my description it does state the layout of the accommodation. Whether described as a town house (it is a terraced house on two storeys - or an apartment - on two floors) I hope that there is sufficient description for people's different definitions to be made clear. There are wardrobe and chest of drawers for use in each room. It is not a big house and I don't portray it as such. The floors are wooden floors and after your suggestion I might lay a rug down on the upper floor for soundproofing. I would like to know more about the 'not particularly clean' - they are older floors but are cleaned before each visit. The car port is small and I agree that it can be difficult to manoeuvre in. The car port does have storage boxes outside which I do admit is not a good sight, but since I do live in the house when not renting, I have mentioned that I do need to store my belongings outside the house and to allow in the rental for my personal items. As for the creaky bed, apart from getting a new bed or some oil I cannot do much about this. Since it was your first holiday away with the new baby staying in a strange place is always difficult. I hope that your next trip will be less trouble free.

    June 2014
  • Thanks Rosie, your apartment was perfect for our trip to port Douglas. It had everything we needed and plenty of space to relax. The location was so convenient to the beach and town so walking everywhere was nice. Thanks for letting us collect our bags and freshening up after the reef, it worked out perfectly. Thank you

    May 2014
  • Rosie was great! We did have some issues with a broken a/c unit which Rosie had recently had repaired. She ended up renting one for us, out of her pocket. Much thanks and a great host!

    Keith

    March 2014
  • Great location in Port Douglas. Rosie was super helpful and responsive. Would stay there again!

    March 2014
  • Having the 2 bedrooms, each having the use of a new bathroom was fantastic. Location is excellent. The photos do suggest that the living room is small, and it really is. Fine for 2 people, but cramped for 4. Not having a reliable Internet/Wifi connection was very inconvenient, and the local bars/coffee shops benefitted as a result. Wonderful comfy beds, and effective air conditioning.

    February 2014
  • Great location - walking distance to Macrossan Street - which made the walk bearable in the heat. Enough space for 2 adults / 2 kids, not sure it would be comfortable for 4 adults, if you wanted to spend a lot of time inside. Modern bathrooms, suitable kitchen & washing facilities. Didn't see anyone in the pool the whole week we were there, so you might have it all to yourself!

    January 2014
  • Lovely town house in a great location! Rosie left a very welcoming and helpful note with brilliant tips on Port Douglas. I would highly recommend and would definitely stay there again.

    November 2013
  • The unit was in a great location and very quiet. As we were 2 separate couples it was good having bedrooms upstairs and downstairs. Comfortable beds and clean bathrooms. Close to beach and shops we had a great meal at the Surf Lifesaving Club.

    September 2013
  • Fantastic Location, walking distance to everything. Will definately use Rosie's apartment again if we head PD again.

    Great value for money and spacious. We stayed a week and could have stayed longer.
    Thanks Rosie. ;)

    September 2013
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I am a professional diver and have worked since 2002 all round the world - Thailand (Phi Phi), Honduras (Utila), Antigua, Grand Cayman, Malta, LA, Costa Rica. I have dived all over the world, but still have my 'wish list'. I did work for a few years in Sydney back in my 'office' job in Marketing and New Product Development for Cosmetics. I have my own artworks range (check out (website hidden)) and natural health products , Nature Says No (check out (email hidden)). I am easy going and having backpacked round Asia and Central America, would say that I love meeting new people. Life Motto: Grass is always Greener - just depends where you water it! Very easy going with anybody staying - but draw the line at DIY Graffiti or the new stucco effect wall finish with diced carrots after too much alcohol from the night before!
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