About this listing
For the family or couples wishing to share a central location with easy access to all that Port Douglas offers, Courthouse Apartment can offer a 2 bedroom spa apartment in the heart of Port Douglas. Courthouse Apartment is a dual key apartment. This means that you have a hotel room + 1 bedroom apartment, combining to form a 2 bedroom apartment. This combined 2 bedroom apartment offers the following :
1 Bedroom spa apartment ( Bedroom 1 )
The 1 bedroom spa apartment is fully self contained with stove top, microwave, toaster, kettle, full size fridge, coffee and tea facilities, washing machine, and dryer. There is a dining room, lounge, and large verandah to sit and watch the world go by. The bathroom has twin sinks with a corner spa and separate shower and toilet. The bedroom has a queen size bed. The 1 bedroom spa apartment is also equipped with 22 inch LCD TV in the bedroom and 42 inch plasma TV in the lounge with DVD, iPod dock, stereo and alarmclock.
Hotel Room ( Bedroom 2)
This room has either a queen size bed or twin bed occupancy with its own bathroom, kettle, coffee and tea facilities. It is also equipped with a desk, LCD TV, DVD, iPod dock and alarm clock.
The 1 bedroom apartment and the hotel room have a common entrance that can only be accessed by key, once through this common entrance you enter into a foyer that will allow you to access the two rooms. You can lock the common entrance and easily have the two doors to the 1 bedroom apartment and the hotel room open, creating a roomy and comfortable 2 bedroom apartment.
We look forward to having you enjoy yourselves at Courthouse Apartments.
Courthouse apartments is situated on Macrossan Street, which is the main street of Port Douglas
The apartment has fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, relaxing spa, large balcony, sun lounges, and complimentary WIFI.
The complex has a pool, underground car parking, and BBQ area for balmy evenings.
Within easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants, reef tours and boutiques shopping.
Port Douglas is a small town with a great village atmosphere. It has a small population of 3500 locals. The village feel will have you believing that everyone knows each other and most likely do. Macrossan street is the main street of Port Douglas and it is the centre and heart Port Douglas village life. With boutique shopping, cosmopolitan arts and crafts, world class restaurants at your doorstep.
Courthouse Apartments is ideally situated for the traveller who wants the convenience and ease of being in the centre of all that Port Douglas has to offer. That wishes to be able to walk to the shops, stroll to a cafe or restaurant, take in a band, or just meander to the beach. Everything at your fingertips.
We ask that you respect our house and that you leave it in the state it was when you checked in. We also hope that you enjoy our apartment in the heart of paradise.
Please note that we will refund the bond upon checkout when our cleaner has had a chance to check the apartment.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Lauren was helpful and accommodating to all our needs. The location was brilliant, so close to everything. I was worried about noise with our 10 month old but we slept in the back room and that wasn't a problem. Only thing to be aware of is there are a lot of stairs. There is a baggage lift which is very handy, but unfortunately we only discovered it after we'd lugged our suitcases up to the room. Overall, a wonderful stay.
The description was accurate and the pictures don't do the apartment justice. It's a fantastic space and the accommodations were wonderful. We rented the 2 BR/2 BA option - me, my fiance, and her mom - and there was plenty of space for us to lounge around and still have some privacy when we wanted it. The location is very central and the check-in/check-out processes were simple and well articulated for us even though we got in late at night.
My wife and I, along with our two daughters, stayed in Lauren's apartment for six nights in May. Our experience with both Lauren and the apartment were wonderful.
Lauren provided a wealth of information regarding Port Douglas, activities, etc., in advance of arrival and was very accessible for questions. Lauren was a great host.
As for the apartment, it was perfect for the four of us. The configuration of the two bed rooms provided my wife and I a little separation from our daughters, and the balcony doors, which open fully to the deck, made the apartment feel very open and spacious. Both the marina and Four Mile Beach, which are on opposite ends of Macrossan Street, were within easy walking distance, a nice park is across the street, and there is plenty of dining/shopping opportunities within walking distance.
If and when we find ourselves back in Port Douglas, Lauren's apartment will be our first choice in accomodations.
It is a very nice flat in the heart of port douglas. The swimming pool is small but very nice. I would come back.
This was the perfect home and perfect location. The home was exactly as it showed in photos if not better. Location was amazing as well as Lauren. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in Port Douglas.
Our stay in Lauren´s 2 bedroom apartment was fantastic.. lot´s of space, privacy for 2 couples, and a large balcony to sit out at night. The only drawback for me was being up on the 2nd floor, and no elevators, it as exhausting to climb the stairs in the heat. Luckily the lady from the Reception of the rental pool explained to us the cargo lift to bring our luggage up the stairs. The pool wasn´t too exciting either, but then you have the big one out there at the reef. Everything else was exactly as descrivbed, I am sure there was no mention about the WIFI , but we take it for granted these days, and there was a public Hotspot available for a charge, so that helped. Highly recommended when looking for a central self containing spot close to all bars and restaurants with a lot of privacy.
Although this space is a bit dated, it's a good size with a fantastic bonus patio and comfortable living space. It is furnished well with the exception of an old mattress. You should know about a few issues we had while visiting if you are considering staying here:
Having a washer / dryer was a key feature of for us during this part of our trip and factored strongly into how we packed for our vacation: we expected to do some laundry part way through before moving on to the next leg of our journey. Unfortunately, the fuse for the washing / drying machine and dishwasher was faulty in the breaker box. Of course, we loaded clothes and poured on detergent before discovering this, which ended up being pretty inconvenient; and overall this event had a significant impact on our wardrobe for the rest of our trip. Also, the fridge didn't close properly so most of our store-bought food spoiled - which is how we discovered this problem. This was inconvenient because we planned on making some dinners ourselves given we were visiting over Christmas and the town was basically closed down during this time. This was a waste a hundred dollars in groceries (steak, shrimp, dairy, etc.), and increased our vacation budget by a hundred plus MORE dollars because we ended up eating out more than expected for this leg of the trip (expensive but delicious Thai food for Christmas dinner...). Given our stay was over a holiday, and it didn't seem like Lauren lived close enough to resolve these issues during our stay, we accepted the situation. Lauren did acknowledge these issues over Email and stated these would be addressed immediately before another guest arrived.
Make sure to get the code to retrieve the keys far in advance since Lauren isn't on-site to let you in herself.
The apartment does not offer wi-fi. So, if you are planning to utilize a Skype account for phone calls or connecting with family back home while staying, you will need to find another option. We heard SIM cards are a good solution for foreign Android phones but didn't follow up. The unit does not have a telephone, either. So, this also factors into connecting with your people as well as tour organizers, restaurant reservations or anyone else you might need to contact easily. Although the unit appeared to be very clean, (there weren't even crumbs in the toaster), we observed about half a dozen large cockroaches creeping around the unit during our stay. By large, I mean around 2-3 inches in length. Port Douglas is humid and hot, so be aware that vermin survive well in this type of climate.
We had a few hitches that were really inconvenient due to the Holiday timing of our trip and not having an on-site manager of the unit, but overall Lauren was nice and we enjoyed our stay.
About the Host, Lauren
We are from Melbourne Australia
We have a holiday rental in Port Douglas off the Great Barrier Reef.
We work full time, but are looking to a time when we have more free time.
We are looking to travel now are children are grown.
We love to laugh, have dinner with friends, and be social.