The Artists' Beach House

House - Entire home/apt · Sorrento Crescent, Port Douglas, QLD 4877, Australia
Your host, Tina
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The Port Douglas Artists' Beach House is a five bedroom holiday rental, beside the beach in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland, Australia. The Beach House was built in the 60's, and was recently renovated to celebrate old-style tropical living. The Beach House features five spacious bedrooms (sleeping up to 10), two living rooms, two bathrooms, and balcony, decked garden sitting area, expansive gardens backing onto a creek filled with towering rainforest and paperbark trees. It also has a private pool. Filled with major collections of inter/nationally renowned artists, as well as eclectic and stylish furnishings, the Port Douglas Artist's Beach House finds the perfect balance between comfort, and cool, artistic contemporary style with an affordable price.

The Beach House suits large families, two families, or groups of friends looking for somewhere to truly relax and feel at home. It is also child friendly. We have games, books, dvd's and toys as well as chairs, picnic baskets, esky and rugs to take to the beach. The house features unlimited internet access, as well as unlimited local, mobile and national phone calls. If you are looking for somewhere you can truly relax and feel at home, then the Artists' Beach House is it.

Situated in an exclusive and quiet area of Port Douglas, you can stroll to the beach in a minute. There are also a range of restaurants and bars in walking distance. sThe main street is a couple of minutes drive away, or alternatively, take a twenty minute stroll to town via the beautiful four mile beach. On booking, we will send you a large compendium filled of great local ideas of enjoying Port Douglas and the region.

The Port Douglas Artists' Beach House is owned by Artist Tina Gonsalves and chef, Matthew Wild and their son Pablo Wild, long term locals of Port Douglas. If your a couple, just email us to see if we can organise a better price, as we can close off the other bedrooms. If your looking for something smaller - please look at the Port Douglas Artists' Cottage, a one bedroom art-filled holiday rental, as well as the Artists Treehouse a three bedroom holiday rental in Port Douglas. Both have featured in design magazines and design websites world wide.

An Inspiring house with all you need for a great holiday:
The fully self contained kitchen features a large two door fridge with ice maker, stove, dishwasher and kitchen servery to the balcony. The kitchen has all the kitchen appliances you should need, including juicer, food processor, and blender.

The house features two living rooms. The upstairs open plan living room is open to the kitchen, featuring comfortable couches and 32 inch digital TV as well as Bose Stereo. The dining area is perfect for dinner parties, seating 10. The reading room boasts more couches to laze away the day and many coffee table books, to contemplate the view. The master bedroom is spacious, with queen bed and french doors overlooking canopies of rainforest trees. The second upstairs bedroom has two singe beds, overlooking the mango tree. The upstairs bathroom, is near to the master bedroom has a shower and toilet. Their is an upstairs balcony which has a bbq and another ten seater table for outside dining.

Downstairs features a large living room with 50 inch digital TV. It has a huge bookshelf filled with games, books and dvd's. The third bedroom, also air-conditioned, is a spacious room with a queen size bed, and boast a view to the pool. The fourth bedroom, also air-conditioned, features a queen size bedroom, with door to ensuite bathroom. This room faces the garden, which can be accessed via french doors. The fifth bedroom, also air-conditioned, has two single beds.

There is also an out door entertaining area beside the private pool.

Fantastic Location next to the beach:

The Artists' Beach House is set on a spacious property, fronting onto a quiet crescent, over looking over towering grove of bamboo, giving it a secluded, private and serene feel. The property backs onto a creek (where the kids can fish). The view from the house looks to paperbark trees filled with birdlife and butterflies. The Beach House sides onto a direct beach path to Fourmile Beach, only 100 meters away. The path leads to a more private part of the beach, away from the crowds.

The Artists' Beach House is situated in the exclusive Solander area of Port Douglas, a few minutes drive (or local bus) from the main street and marina. You can also walk to town via a beautiful stroll down Fourmile Beach. Also a few minutes walk away are both casual and fine dining restaurants and bars (including the fantastic QT bar). With in 10 minutes walk are 2 championship golf courses, and The Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary.

Port Douglas offers 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 finished off with relaxing moments in the sidewalk cafes. Port Douglas is a wonderful, relaxed and safe family holiday.

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 Beach House.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 11
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 7
Extra people: $39 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $2708 /week
Monthly Price: $7255 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We spent 7-nights with my family (6 adults, 2 children) and had a fantastic time. The house is wonderful, and the interiors are fantastic. There are plenty of lounges, alcoves and spots for everyone to have space, as well as time together. Although it's a drive to the town, it's walking distance to the beach, and nearby resorts. We recommend a drink or meal at QT.

    The downstairs floor couldn't get wet, which required effort with small children swimming 2-3 times a day. Not an ideal floor for a beach-house. All that said, we loved it and we'd definitely visit again.

    April 2014
  • fantastic house - a wonderful place to spend time and Tina was great - highly recommended!

    December 2013
  • I cannot recommend The Artist Beach House enough!! With 6 adults in our group, finding a property to satisfy everyone's needs was difficult but this place was perfect and we all fell in love with it. It is a gorgeous property, very spacious and really well equipped. The beach was a very short stroll away and the pool was great -we were spoilt for choice!

    Prior to our arrival Tina was very helpful in providing extensive information regarding the property and Port Douglas and Kerry was also a great point of contact during our stay.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to stay in your very beautiful and inspirational home - our holiday would not have been the same had we stayed elsewhere!

    I would highly recommend staying here and I can't wait for another opportunity to visit!

    October 2013
  • The “Artist’s Beach House” is absolutely the best place to stay for your Port Douglas Holiday. The house is located in the rainforest, just a 5 minute walk from the four mile beach. The Port Douglas town is about a 30-40 minute walk down Four Mile Beach. The house is located across the road from the Rendevous hotel (5 minute walk), which has a convenient shuttle service and for tours that only pick up from hotels. Kerry was wonderful and greeted us upon arrival. She gave us a brief tour of the beautiful house. The two living rooms are especially nice for big groups. Each floor is spacious with new wooden flooring and modern appliances. The house is both luxurious and “homey”. Tina and Matt are wonderful designers. I would definitely encourage you to spend some time walking around the house and looking at all the different art on the walls. The way Tina arranges the color scheme in the house is spectacular. She has an amazing attention to detail. Every painting and picture on the wall seems carefully placed to match various color themes and furniture around the house. There are several “easter eggs” in the art around the house that we didn’t even notice until the end of our stay which I thought was really cool. (hint: look closely at the Tiki statues!) Each bedroom is unique. The downstairs bedroom near the pool was my favorite. It has an outdoor bed just in front of the room for post-beach naps, a hammock and outdoor shower. The entire house almost feels outside with all of the windows, sliding doors and sunlight. There are high speed ceiling fans all over the house which do a great job of keeping out bugs and the house cool. The kitchen balcony is the ideal place for drinks and dinner. You have a view of the pool, backyard and rainforest that surrounds the property. Each room seems to flow seamlessly into the next. The house truly looks better than the pictures.

    One night we went for a midnight swim at Four Mile Beach (careful depending on season), it has amazing star watching and the water was BIOLUMINESCENT! My hands and feet were glowing in the water, and whenever you splashed the water blue sparks would shoot out everywhere. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I think this is a rather rare occurrence in Port Douglas but definitely worth looking for!

    Some tips: You may want to bring an eye mask and earplugs if you are a late sleeper. I was woken up each morning by sunlight and exotic birds (in a good way!). Also, check for enough toilet paper when you arrive, we ran out the last night we were there. There are no paper towels provided so don’t forget those.

    I highly recommend the Artist’s Beach House for your holiday!

    October 2013
  • The house has been beautiful renovated by Tina and Matt with every detail covered. We found the location perfect being on a quiet street and only a moonwalk away from 4mile beach. I can't recommend this place high enough, we will definitely be back.

    August 2013
  • Although I'd like to keep this place a secret so we can be assured of rebooking it when we next go to Port Douglas I don't think that would be fair. I've been very lucky to have done a lot of travel to many beautiful places but I would have to rate Port Douglas and more specifially the Artist's Beach House as one of the nicest places I've stayed in. The house is beautifully decorated with all the creature comforts you could desire. The artwork and the decor are amazing and the pool and grounds are fantastic. Tina, Matt and Pablo are extremely welcoming and helpul and I'd highly recommend them and their house to everyone. We really didn't want to leave. Thank you Tina, Matt & Pablo and good luck with your next adventure.

    July 2013
  • Beautiful house! You could easily spend your whole holiday without ever going to town, just lazing around the house, pool and beach. If you do want to go to town it's about 40 mins walk via the beach or a short drive or bike ride. Highly recommended!

    June 2013
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I am an artist. My husband, Matthew Wild is a chef. Our son, Pablo Wild is two years old and loving the traveling. We travel a lot, but when we are not we live between Port Douglas, Berlin and London.
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