WINNER OF THE STAYZ BEST INDULGENCE AWARD FOR QUEENSLAND 2012
And to quote Simon St John of Beautiful Accommodation "I have to issue a decadence warning here ... Rainforest Estate is a playground for the rich and famous - and you’re invited too … a seemingly endless list of opulent luxuries"
Pure indulgence, in a tranquil, private rainforest setting with every conceivable facility for a secluded holiday, a romantic wedding or a spectacular special event in the lap of luxury. And if that's not enough, we can organise a private chef, helicopter tours and transfers from the property, private spa treatments, entertainment, child minding and any other service you may require or desire. Or we can leave you totally alone to indulge in whatever you fancy. And it won't break the bank.
Rainforest Estate is a luxury property on over 9 acres of very private tropical lawns, gardens, creeks and rainforest near Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. It offers an exclusive, spectacular and convenient venue for a family or group holiday, a wedding ceremony, reception and / or honeymoon, or a special event or function.
HIdden away in a secluded valley surrounded by beautiful lawns, tropical gardens and natural rainforest, Rainforest Estate is perfectly located and close to all tourist attractions and facilities. The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands are on our doorstep, as are pristine beaches, championship golf courses, resort shopping, international cuisine restaurants and all retail, commercial and support services.
Rainforest Estate can accommodate up to 16 in-house guests. Private functions such as weddings and anniversaries can be held for up to 100 guests in a formal or more casual setting. Corporate functions such as seminars and strategy planning meetings can also be accommodated. Various indoor and outdoor options exist for small intimate functions through to larger events.
With our extensive local knowledge and contacts we can also help organise transport, tours, special events (including all wedding arrangements), catering, spa and massage treatments and many other supplies, equipment and services you may require before, during and after your stay.
Or if you prefer, we can leave you totally alone to soak up the luxury, privacy and tranquillity on offer at Rainforest Estate.
Best of all, all this at a price that won’t break the bank and which certainly represents great value for the size and quality of this fantastic property. And we are currently offering up to 3 free nights for bookings of 6 nights or more. See our Special for details, but be quick, as this offer is limited.
We look forward to welcoming you to Rainforest Estate in the very near future.
Christine and Allen
The residence consists of 4 separate buildings interconnected by elevated boardwalks through tropical gardens and an ornamental creek. It has over 900 square metres (9,500 square feet) of internal and external luxury living set among over 9 acres of peace and tranquillity.
• total sleeping capacity of 16 in 4 master bedrooms (all en-suite), 3 additional sleeping areas and 2 additional bathrooms
• top quality fixtures, furnishings, equipment, linen, towels and personal amenities
• extensive indoor and outdoor entertainment and living areas
• formal or casual dining and entertaining for up to 100 people
• fully equipped central gourmet kitchen with island bench and granite benchtops
• second kitchen with full facilities (in the separate pavilion)
• wet bar, bar fridge, wine cabinets (2), fridge/freezers (3), chest freezer
• spectacular indoor waterfall that spans both levels of the main residence and falls into a large reflection pond and cascading stairs
• large tropical lagoon-style swimming pool (solar-heated and cooled for comfortable year round swimming)
• poolside BBQ pavilion (with sink)
• outdoor western red cedar hot tub pavilion (with outdoor shower)
• extensive “under-the-stars” timber deck
• Bose Lifestyle 50 (four zone) home entertainment system incorporating a surround sound home theatre with a 50” (127 cm) plasma screen
• video distribution system that allows all free-to-air, satellite and DVD channels to be operated from and viewed on any of the 7 LCD TVs throughout the property
• library with leather chesterfields, writing desk and various reading materials
• office with wireless broadband (throughout the property), copier, fax and printer
• home automation, monitored security and automated access gates with intercom
• a fully equipped laundry
The property is fully air-conditioned throughout with separately controlled, split cooling systems in every room. Most rooms have louvre windows and ceiling fans. All are fully screened and enclosed to ensure year-round comfort.
All external walls are floor to ceiling glass providing seamless integration between indoor and out living. Large bi-fold doors and walls of louvre windows allow the property to be opened on all sides to enjoy tropical breezes and the sounds of the rainforest. You can enjoy the best of both worlds - open, bright and airy tropical days, and comfortable, secure nights for deep and peaceful sleep.
There is a huge hangar-style garage (as well as the carport adjoining the main building), providing ample undercover storage for cars, boats, caravans, etc.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There are four luxurious private suites that offer five star quality. All include an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and TV. They all have fantastic views of the gardens and rainforest and allow natural breezes to flow.
Three have king beds, the other a queen bed. Three open onto private balconies, the other looks over extensive gardens. One has a separate lounge area with a double sofa bed that can be screened off from the suite to accommodate an extra 2 people in that suite.
There is a day bed area in the main house that contains 2 king single beds screened by privacy curtains and muslim nets. This room also has its own en-suite bathroom.
There is also a lounge area downstairs in the pavilion that contains 2 double sofa beds to accommodate up to 4 extra guests, taking the total accommodation to 16. This room includes an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and TV.
Meal Preparation and Dining Areas
The fully equipped gourmet kitchen, right in the middle of all the action, can handle the demands of the most lavish dining experiences.
European appliances, plenty of bench space and a fantastic central location will please everyone from the casual cook to the executive chef. Being right in the middle of the main entertaining area, along with the large wet bar, the “executive chef” will never feel “away from the action”, in fact will be the centre of attention.
There's an excellent range of kitchen appliances, high-quality utensils and table settings. And there’s plenty of room to help make meal preparation a highlight of your stay if you’re into private dining or entertaining.
And as you’d expect, there’s also a great BBQ area (including sink) alongside the pool for preparing everything from a quick snack to a gourmet meal.
Formal dining for up to 30 guests can be accommodated indoors beside the waterfall in air-conditioned comfort or on the pool-side patio. We can also cater for groups of up to 100 on the huge creek-side “under-the-stars” timber deck. Of course there are also many options for romantic meals for 2.
But if you don't wish to cook, there's also plenty of first class restaurants nearby for that special night out, or we can organise an in-house chef to prepare that special meal. We can also organise cooking classes from internationally experienced chefs.
Entertainment and Living Areas
As you enter the home through large glass double doors you are drawn to the 4.5 metre (14 foot) high indoor waterfall falling into expansive reflection ponds on two levels. Within this “atrium” area you can enjoy a meal, read a newspaper or magazine, play games, listen to the extensive music library or simply sit and chill out. There's plenty of music CDs, DVDs, books, magazines, board games and challenging jigsaw puzzles available on-site for your enjoyment.
The atrium opens onto a large 16 metre (50 foot) long covered timber verandah that overlooks the ornamental creek, tropical gardens, extensive lawns and outdoor hot tub pavilion. This verandah leads onto the huge creek-side “under-the-stars” timber deck. A great, tropically cool place for breakfast, lunch or a late afternoon cocktail before dinner. Also great on balmy summer nights for a tropical outdoor dinner party.
The atrium also leads (in the other direction) to the central kitchen / bar, which in turn opens via full width bi-fold doors onto the large 20 metre (65 foot) long undercover pool-side patio, BBQ pavilion and pool deck. It faces south-east and welcomes the warm morning sun and tropical sea-breezes filtered through palm trees surrounding the huge resort style pool.
The patio and pool deck are great for working on that suntan or for a cool, relaxing place to take a refreshing afternoon swim, read a book or take a “nanny nap" on one of the sumptuous sun lounges, enjoy a cocktail before a casual barbecue or prepare and enjoy a candle lit gourmet meal by the tranquil waters of the pool.
Upstairs, the formal lounge includes a Bose Lifestyle 50 audio system complete with a surround-sound home theatre and a 50” LCD screen TV. Quality lounge suites (with seating for up to 12), in a fully air-conditioned and carpeted environment, with extensive views overlooking the pool, rainforest, gardens and lawns, provides yet another option for private relaxation or group entertainment.
There’s also a comfortable library / office for catching up on e-mail, surfing the web (byo laptop), reading, sitting or napping in one of the high-back leather chesterfield chairs.
Apart from the home theatre, other Bose audio zones include the Atrium, the pool-side patio (which includes the kitchen and bar) and the rear verandah, deck and hot tub pavilion. Each can play a separate source (e.g. TV, CD, DVD, PC, iPod, ladio, tape, etc) to provide individual “sound zones” or the same source throughout all zones (13 speakers in all) for a total concert hall experience, indoors and outdoors, all controlled by an LCD touch screen remote control.
There's a great library of music, films and literature of all ages and genres for your enjoyment. The library includes many Australian classics so you can extend your knowledge of Down Under and it’s varied music, history and culture, including those of the Australian Aborigines. Or just experience some of our sports, humour and relaxed lifestyle. There is also an extensive international music, film and book library so there’s something for everyone.
Technology and Security
Using the home automation system, you can control mood lighting to set any ambience from anywhere on the property, even while washing down a bottle of “champers” in the outdoor hot tub.
Access to the property is controlled through security gates and an intercom system and is also protected by an alarm system for your complete security. There is also a concealed safe for the secure storage of cash, jewellery and other valuables.
Rainforest Estate's abundant, tropical grounds are near the end of a no through road in a pristine rainforest valley with only a handful of large, out of sight, acreage properties nearby.
It's away from suburbia, passing traffic and other unwanted intrusions, yet close to all the action that Tropical North Queensland offers.
Tropical birds, butterflies and Australian native wildlife are in abundance from dawn to dusk and after dark.
The expansive residence is surrounded by acres of sweeping lawns, tropical gardens and exotic fruit and rainforest trees.
Gardens range from mature tropical fruit trees and natives to newly planted exotics. Recent plantings include tens of thousands of native trees, shrubs and exotic plants to provide shade, attraction, aromas, wildlife habitat, colour and tropical snacks. The birdlife and butterflies are abundant all year round.
There's also plenty of room for outdoor activities such as an early morning stroll or power walk, an afternoon game of boulles, kicking a football around or even a little chipping or putting practice for the keen golfers.
A permanent rainforest creek runs along the southern boundary for over 300 feet (100 metres). A walking track follows the creek to steps that provide easy entry into a cool swimming hole fed by the mountain stream. A large bamboo stand under a canopy of rainforest on a bend in the creek is an ideal place to take a dip, read a book, watch and listen to nature, think creatively or just relax.
The year-round flowing mountain creek even contains freshwater fish and crustaceans for keen fishermen.
Another track leads higher, through lush, wet tropics rainforest to the upper areas of the grounds. There are large level pads with extensive mountain vistas, ideal for resting, reading and reflecting.
For the energetic and adventurous, there are walking tracks to high rainforest creeks and spectacular waterfalls. The land rises over 300 feet (100 metres) within the property boundaries backing onto World Heritage, wet tropics national park.
Prefer to fly to and from the property? Your own helicopter pad provides easy access to Cairns International Airport and all local attractions.
The large shed provides plenty of undercover storage for parking cars, boats, trailers and caravans.
Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Free Fixed Line Internet
- Automatic Entry Gates
- Broadband Internet
- Clothes dryer
- Cooking Facilities
- Copier / Fax / Printer
- DVD player
- Extensive Lawns & Gardens
- Free Fixed Line Internet
- Free WiFi
- Heated Spa (not spa bath)
- High chair
- Home Automation
- In-house Movies/Videos
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Office / Library
- Outdoor Games
- Pay Television
- Rumpus room
- Spa Bath
- Swimming Pool
- Towels Supplied
- Washing Machine
- Western Red Cedar Hot Tub
- Wheelchair Access
Our rates range from A$1,100 per night for up to 8 people up to A$1,500 per night for up to 16 people.
Stay before 08 Jun 2013 for 10% off.
FREE NIGHTS. Stay 6 or more nights and get 1 extra free night. Stay 12 or more nights and get 2 extra nights free. Stay 18 or more nights and get 3 extra nights free.
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 8 adults. Property has 9 beds and can sleep a maximum 16 people.
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