RELAX in a peaceful, family friendly resort - leaving all the crowds and noise of the Port Douglas village area an easy 5 minutes drive away.
ENJOY extensive resort amenities like - 3 separate swimming pools, 1 fitness & lap pool, BBQ area, gym & kids playground, all set within - large, tropical, landscaped gardens.
STAY in a 2 level self-contained townhouse with; 3 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, plus the convenience of - living space, modern kitchen, fully equipped laundry & second bathroom downstairs.
More like a home away from home, than just another tropical getaway in Port Douglas. You can enjoy staying in a large and spacious resort - with townhouse style residences set amongst tropical landscaped grounds, and scattered around a large array of recreation and relaxation facilities, including one of the largest and best free form pools in Port Douglas. This townhouse is in the enviable 'end position' of a terrace row of six (meaning only one common wall with the neighbours). There are sleeping spaces upstairs and living spaces downstairs - so everyone can find room to do their own thing, but it's also big enough that when everyone wants to come together, you won't feel crowded.
The resort complex was constructed in the Eighties, when Port Douglas was coming of age - so while it is not as modern as some of the 'ultanew' developments, neither is the price to stay at villa 35 'ultrahigh'. Plus being located outside of the densely built-up village area (but still on the main road leading into the town) this resort is able to offer you substantially more space, with more amenities, than those in the immediate port precinct: however with the village centre just a mere five minute drive away - you can still easily access all the busy restaurants, bars and shops on Macrossan Street , and then - retreat home to more tranquil, serene, spacious surroundings afterwards. Internally the townhouse has had a refresh to bring its style into this millennium and the owner has injected heaps of additional amenities into the space to make your stay extra comfortable, which when added together with the extensive resort facilities, delivers you a unique holiday experience and outstanding value for money.
(Each with individual air-conditioning, ceiling fans and fly screens on the windows.)
Bedroom #1. Largest room, south facing with small private balcony. This room is configured with two single beds. There is also a small south facing balcony off this room, providing all day outdoor shade, It’s a great room for early risers, as there can be activity outside in the mornings, which may wake some up if the windows are left open overnight. Light sleepers should probably avoid this room.
Bedroom #2. Medium size room, with queen size bed, plus a huge northwest facing, wrap around balcony - which is ideal for sunset drinks and nibbles in the evening, or enjoying the afternoon sun during the day.
Bedroom #3. Small room, with king-single size bed, and single size trundle bed (which can be stowed away underneath, if only one person is sleeping in the room). Large north facing windows allow a cascade of light in during the day.
BEDDING AND LINENS
The beds will be made, with linens and towels supplied based on the number of people staying. If you want all beds made please book 6 people to stay. If less than six people are in the booking please specific which beds you want made up for your arrival. (The last image in the listing is an upstairs layout plan - showing the bedrooms.)
You will find the bedrooms and main bathroom (with shower) upstairs, as well as access to two different balconies. Downstairs you can enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, with compact convection oven and bench top microwave. There is a medium size refrigerator, dish washing machine and heaps of kitchenware - so you can make the most of townhouse living and budget your nights out on the town. (Although there are some great restaurants around Port Douglas, so try to eat out at least once!)
The laundry has a washing machine and drier, and a second bathroom off to the side. (There is a small shower in the downstairs bathroom, which has a raised well wall, to enable it to be used as a bath for washing toddlers.)
The living area has a large dining table, that can seat everyone easily, and lounging area with seating for six. Outside the kitchen there is a four seat table setting, adjacent to the lawn and gardens.
Within the grounds there are 3 swimming pools to enjoy, each with its own style & atmosphere, but all set in lush tropical gardens. The onsite letting agent (whose booking services you bypass, by dealing directly with the townhouse owner via this website, ensuring that you stay in villa 35 as pictured on this listing) also has facilities for tourist activity bookings, sightseeing and great barrier reef day trips, available for everyone who wants to book, or there is a full tourist agent desk in the old train station up in the village, near the Port Marina.
OUT & ABOUT
You will be located a short drive (approximately 5 minutes or 3.5km) out of the Port Douglas village area, but easily accessible on the main road into town. Staying here enables you to travel into town, and make the most of the village's vibrant 'hustle and bustle' when you want it, but escape back to more serene, relaxed surroundings when you don't. Choosing a resort outside the town's immediate business district offers you - a stay in a place with more personal space, larger grounds and lower crowds, and with a hire car - you have quick access to all the world class tourist facilities in the village anyway, and enable you to travel out to all the nearby attractions easily, at your own speed.
Drive right up to the front door of the townhouse, and park in your exclusive use undercover car port. Hiring a car will enable you to easily access all the fabulous sights around the area, including sandy beaches, world heritage rain forests, rural communities and events, tourist sites, and also around the Port Douglas village itself (5 minute drive away, up the main road). (If you are from a country where driving is normally on the other side of the road, don't worry... the easy going pace and low traffic levels up here, makes this an ideal place for your first time on the left.)
Alternatively, there are regular bus services from the resort bus stop, just outside the reception building, going into the village each day (cost approx. $6 p.p. one way, or 1, 3 & 7 day and family passes are available from some bus companies) or you can wander over to Four Mile Beach (approx. 500m away) , take your shoes off, and stroll up the white sands to the main population area & patrolled end of the beach (approx. 45 minutes).
You can even hire push bikes, for extended rental periods, up in the main village area. Great for those who prefer to get a bit of extra exercise while in town.
If you don't hire a car at the airport, there are regular shuttle bus services, that run direct from Cairns airport up to Port Douglas, which will drop you off right at the resort.
Other Things to Note
The resort is made up of individually owned townhouses (called villas), and an onsite letting agency (called Rendezvous) - but by booking on this website you are dealing directly with the owner of the townhouse, and so bypassing the onsite letting agent - this means great value for your money and ensures that you get to stay in the fully updated villa 35, with heaps more special touches inside, to make your stay extra comfortable, plus comes with complete access to all of the resort's common area facilities - pools, playgrounds, BBQ area, etc.
So, if you have any questions, queries or problems during your stay, you should use this website to contact the owner directly, rather than the onsite agent, however please do use the services of the resort reception for - organising tours, the bus service, booking meals or any other general questions that you have about the Port Douglas area or resort facilities (as they do manage the resort facilities on behalf of all owners).
An offsite cleaning contractor/manager will ensure that the townhouse is thoroughly cleaned and beds made by 3pm on the day of your arrival.
Neither cleaning nor linen changes take place during your stay. The cleaner will set up and clean the place prior to your check in, but if you want fresh linens or a light cleaning done during your stay, then please contact the agency on the phone number provided and pay them directly for their additional service.
You will be given instructions on how to access the townhouse when you book - There is an electronic access process using a PIN code, so there is no need to pick up the keys offsite, nor wait for someone to bring them to you. Just go straight to the townhouse, when ever you like after 3pm, on the day that you check in. You will need to provide a mobile/cell phone number with your booking/contact details, to receive this PIN.