About this listing
If you are wanting to step outside the usual beige accommodation offerings, then the Port Douglas Artist's Tree House is for you! 3 bedroom, (sleeps 6), 2 bathroom, 2 living rooms, and a short walk to the mainstreet, marina and the beach.
Filled with major collections of inter/nationally renowned artists and eclectic and stylish furnishings, the Port Douglas Artist's Treehouse finds the perfect balance between comfort, and cool, artistic contemporary style with an affordable price. Its a perfect, creative holiday rental for friends and families and couples.
The Artists Treehouse is right beside our new holiday rental the Artists' Nook (2 bedrooms). Only 300 metres away is our other rental the Artists' Cottage (1 bedroom). if you are looking for something larger, we also have the five bedroom Artists Beach House - a perfect holiday rental by the beach.
Situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Port Douglas, you can stroll into the main street or take a walk over to the beach, just a minute away. Spend your days lazing by the beach, diving the Great Barrier Reef, trekking though the rainforest, or sampling the fantastic restaurants a walk away.
The Port Douglas Tree House is fully airconditioned. It features three bedrooms, two living rooms, two bathrooms, and balcony, garden sitting area, courtyard area leading to shared pool. The size of the two story townhouse is 140 square metres, leaving room for all to spread out and relax. It sleeps up to six.
On the second floor, polished wooden flooring leads to an open plan fully equipped kitchen featuring wooden benches. Expansive sliding french doors open the living area to the balcony , creating inspiring tropical living which is great for dining and enjoying the hundreds of birds flying past everyday. The large kitchen has an electric stove and dishwasher, toaster, juicer, blender and other appliances, as well as settings for six people. Gorgeous bifold windows open up to a servery on the balcony area.
There is a small upstairs study area, a dining table for six, a living room with two three seater couches, with DVD player, selection of DVD’s and 32 inch LCD TV.
The upstairs bedroom has a queen size bed and large cupbourd space. The upstairs bathroom has a shower and toilet.
On ground level the front bedroom can split between a king and two singles beds. The smaller second bedroom consists of a single bed and a trundle bed if needed. The downstairs bathroom has a bath/shower, toilet and laundry with washing machine and dryer. There is a secondary living room with teak parquet floors, and secondary study area, with French doors opening to a small gardens setting to enjoy the gardens.
There is a side door leading to a private courtyard with direct access to the pool. The pool, although shared, is rarely used, so you will most likely have it to yourself. The towering trees keeps the water crisp – fantastic in the summer months.
The entire townhouse is yours to enjoy. We provide beach towels, towels and all linen. We have enough essentials to settle you in till you get to the shops. The pool is shared, however, most likely you will have it to yourself.
Interaction with Guests
On booking, I will send you a huge compendium filled full of the 50 best things to do in Port Douglas. It will also contain all information about tours, transfers and all the numbers and websites you might need to make the most of your holiday. We have been based in the area for over 30 years, so we like to share our ideas of enjoying Port Douglas like a local. When your in Port Douglas, we like to come over and say hi - but after that, we generally want you to feel the house is yours, so we leave you to yourselves - but we are close by if you need us!
IN THE HEART OF PORT DOUGLAS:
The Port Douglas Artists Treehouse is situated in the heart of Port Douglas, you can stroll into the main street or take a walk over to the beach, just a couple of minutes away. The Artists' Treehouse fronts onto a quiet street, looking over towering paperbark trees, giving it a secluded and serene feel. You will wake up to the sounds of birds. Experience your morning coffee on the balcony, watching the birds play and the sun filter through the trees. You can either cook your own breakfast in the expansive fully contained kitchen, or stroll into the main street to sample one of the many first class restaurants. The main street is about 8 minutes walk away. Here you can find a great supermarket with all you should want, a selection of Australia's best restaurants, some cool cafes and a great selection of boutiques. Port Douglas has everything you should need. If you want to laze the days away at the beach, it just a couple of minutes walk away. The beautiful Fourmile beach is perfect for long morning walks, is wonderfully safe for swimming, bike riding, sunning or kite surfing. Do you feel like heading to the reef? The marina is about eight minutes walk way. A large selection of boats head out to the reef to dive, to snorkel and to fish. The marina also has a few restaurants and shops. If you don't feel like walking to town, just near to the Artists' Treehouse is a selection of cheap restaurants and takeaways, an alcohol shop and cake shop. With plenty of sunshine, beautiful warm seas, refreshing sea breezes and a warm climate all year round, Port Douglas weather is always wonderful. Winter (Dry season) starts in May and finishes in October offering sunshine, fresh breezes and relatively low humidity. Summer is quieter, extends from November to April and refreshes the region with incredible tropical afternoon downpours, abundant tropical fruit, and less people. This is a spectacular time of year. The tropical vegetation is abundant and the forests are filled with clear streams and many waterfalls to cool off in. Ocean water temperatures range from 23 degrees Celsius in July to 29 degrees Celsius in February. Thanks to the beautiful Port Douglas weather you can swim all year round. The 'best' swimming season runs between April and October. Between the months of November and March, Port Douglas is home to the box jellyfish, so special swimming enclosures are erected at Fourmile Beach to protect swimmers.
Port Douglas is a small village, on the coast of Far North Queensland, Australia. It is situated a spectacular hours drive north of the international airport in Cairns. The only place where two World Heritage listed areas sit side by side, Port Douglas offers spectacular tropical landscapes and exhilarating natural adventures. Port Douglas hass something for everyone. The balmy tropical climate year around keeps visitors coming back again and again. The distinctive laid back atmosphere, the breathtaking beauty of the scenery, morning strolls along palm-fringed Four Mile Beach, world championship golf courses, the marina, five star restaurants, local artist's galleries, boutique designer stores, wonderful supermarkets and gourmet food supplies, finished off with relaxing moments in the sidewalk cafes. Port Douglas is a wonderful for a relaxed and safe family holiday. Port Douglas is the perfect place to explore the Great Barrier reef, the world's largest coral system and the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. Port Douglas is the closest town and departure point to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, with 12 tours departing daily to the outer reef and Low Isles inner reef areas. The Farmer's Market every Sunday is a wonderful mix of arts, crafts and local produce. There are amazing experiences diving spectacular Great Barrier Reef that can not be missed. Try a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of Mossman Gorge, or Spring Creek to revitalise the soul. Go sailing, spend a day lazing on the many (most empty) beaches. Laze the day away on nearby Low Isles. Hike scenic trails to Cape Tribulation where tropical rainforest and coral reef meet. The area is unique, a rainforest that has been in existence for more than 120 million years and contains some plant and animal species not seen anywhere else in the world. Take a cruise up river and come face to face with large crocodiles and pythons in their natural habitat from the comfort and safety of a cruise boat... Or just spend quiet days lazing about in the Port Douglas Artist's Treehouse.
The Port Douglas Artists Treehouse is situated next to the Artists Nook, (our two bedroom holiday rental) in the heart of Port Douglas, you can stroll into the main street or take a walk over to the beach, just a couple of minutes away.
You are in town, so you won't need public transport - but if you want to explore the region - hire a car - you can do this in Port Douglas or from Cairns Airport.
Air conditioning must be turned off when out.
No smoking inside
Please leave house in a tidy state
We stayed at the Artists's Tree House for 8 nights and we could not have asked for a more enjoyable, relaxing experience. If you're looking for a colourful, eclectic, inspiring "home away from home" then this is definitely the place for you! We did not want for anything during our stay. The house had everything we needed. With 3 young children, we chose to eat in most nights and the fully equipped kitchen provided all we needed and more. The hosts were lovely - very friendly and helpful. As long as Tina and Matt are renting out their fabulous homes, we will be back! Loved Port Douglas. Loved the Artist's Tree House.
The first point to make is that we had a lovely stay and would chose this house or another one in the Artist's portfolio in a heart beat. However if monochrome masculine minimalism is your thing then the exuberant colourful maximalism of the Treehouse is probably not for you! We loved it as did our neighbour's at the Artist Nook. It is great fun looking at all the ways the house has been embellished. The garden is gorgeous too - with comfy hammocks under the palms. The big cain sofa on the first floor veranda was the most popular spot to relax and look into the canopy of the trees. It is without doubt a very welcoming place in an ideal location between the shopping district and the beach. But if travelling with the very young or very old a car is helpful. As we passed the smart resorts on our travels to and from the beach we did not regret our choice at all - it was so lovely to come "home" each day. The house is well equipped and there are some very handy touches like beach towels and beach chairs. We were five adults of varying ages and found it comfortable and accommodating. There was a little miscommunication over bedding needs in the initial stages, but our hosts resolved it in a trice. They were a low key presence but we knew we could call on them if we needed. Indeed they swiftly made some repairs in the garden we had not even noticed needed doing.The detailed booklet provided is very useful and offers lots of helpful local advice. We missed out on the Walker brothers tour but did lots of great things. TIna and Matt do hint in the booklet that wifi in the treehouse is not a strong point and for us this was at times a bit frustrating - so reliant have we all become on easy access. If I ever returned I would bring a portable modem as Tina suggests - in the meantime we used the While Away bookshop wifi to send important emails. A very nice place for a coffee and a few internet chores. On the plus side I read more books! There are so many wonderful things to do - we were happy with all the tours we choose - Brett's Atherton tour was great and the Daintree trip was excellent value too. We chose the great big catamaran for the reef as it suited our needs but would not do so again if we did not need to - a smaller boat would be more appealing. That said it is very well organised and we had a very good day. on our last night We had a sunset sail with Sailaway and it was just lovely the skipper was charming and the crew brilliant. The Sunday markets are super and a seafood dinner at the inlet is a must. Lots of gorgeous shops to browse through too along...
I stayed in the Artist Treehouse for 6 nights with my family and it was perfect. We arrived late in the evening so Tina met us the next morning to welcome us and to check we had everything we needed.
The treehouse was descibed accurately and is a work of art in itself. Always something to look at or read and everyday finding new nooks of the house to explore.
Treehouse was about 10 mins walk from town in a lovely area and easy to find.
Would definitely recommend the Artist Treehouse for a family stay, a small group of couples, or anyone who loves art!
Beautiful space, exactly what the dr ordered. Plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby but you may find as we did that the kitchen inspires you to stay in and dyi. Books, art, windows that open up to the breeze: we were genuinely sorry to leave. Will be looking for an excuse to return.
The Artists Treehouse made our Port Douglas experience a wonderful fun and relaxed family holiday. The layout and styling of the house meant that we did not want to leave and we had such fun cooking meals and having drinks at home.
We loved the kitchen/lounge/diner and balcony, it is such a great space for a group and feels really tropical as set high up in the trees.
The house was really well equipped and had everything we needed which was really useful with a family.
Tina was extremely helpful and friendly in accommodating our requests as we had 3 small children.
Thanks to Tina and our experience at the Artists Treehouse - I would highly recommend it.
Wir wurden äußerst herzlich willkommen geheißen - bei offenen Türen und angenehmer Athmospäre. Das Häuschen ist sehr zu empfehlen, wir waren für eine Woche dort und haben uns sehr wohl und heimelig gefühlt. Jeder Raum hat seine eigene Atmosphäre, der Garten, die Veranda haben besonders für hohen Wohlfühlfaktor gesorgt! Einzig das WLAN ist ungünstig platziert, da es nur dicht an der Wand Richtung Nachbarhaus funktioniert.
Port Douglas liegt sehr günstig, um viele Ausflüge in den Regenwald , das Great Barriere Reef oder Richtung Cape Tribulation zu unternehmen.
Es hat uns sehr leid getan, wieder weiterzuziehen, wir haben den Aufenthalt in Tinas außergewöhnlichem, gemütlichen, großen und ausgezeichnet ausgestattetem Haus sehr genossen. Besonders erwähnenswert ist die Infobroschüre, die im Haus aufliegt und viele wertvolle Tipps enthält.
A great place to rest & unwind.
The description does not do the place justice.
Would have loved to have stayed longer.
John & Pam
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About the Host, Tina
We love airbnb - We travel the world staying in airbnb apartments, 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 try to use recycled 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.