Location and Surrounds
Solana on Four Mile Beach is a townhouse located in a very quiet cul-de-sac only 120 metres from the renown and picturesque Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas. Less than a two minute walk or a 30 second run for the kids. The permanent right of way access path to the beach crosses a delightful, tropical public park with BBQs and a well equipped children's playground.
We have a four-night minimum because of high cleaning, pool and garden costs. Do not do an instant book for less than four nights. Send a message to the owner if you want less than four nights and we will negotiate.
This modern two story townhouse of cyclone rated, brick construction offers a private, gated plunge pool with outdoor shower, set in a neat tropical garden.
Shared with only five other units, Solana townhouse is away from major resorts. The Four Mile Shops, including a delicatessen/cafe, bottle shop, video store and take-away are about 500m away and the IGA supermarket and Tropical Habitat less than 1 km. Several great restaurants are within easy bike or walking distance. Port Douglas's shopping, restaurant and entertainment street, Macrossan Street, is less than five minutes by car or an easy 15-20 minute ride on the dedicated, safe bike path. Local mini-bus services also operate routine schedule to and from town. Considering regional attractions, guests may however find the convenience of a hire car for the duration of their stay to be useful.
Furniture and Fittings
The townhouse is exceptionally well appointed, being a private residence rented to guests only because the owner currently travels much overseas. Furniture, linen, electrical appliances and kitchenware in the townhouse are of the highest quality and functionality and mostly less than two years old. Throughout, rooms are fully air-conditioned, as well as having efficient ceiling fans (including patio and balconies outdoors). Upstairs balconies are screened, to allow sleeping guests to enjoy the balmy tropical night air during the dry season.
FREE WIFI INTERNET AND WIFI-ENABLED TV IS PROVIDED. It is a powerful modem, with advanced 5G capacity and well covers the entire apartment, under password protection. Includes 'Telstra TV'. A very generous Gb limit is maintained, suitable for all reasonable usage, but slows if high volume downloads are made. Mobile phone reception is functional but Port Douglas, being 'rural', does not enjoy perfect blanket coverage as in a major city. At times, reception drops if the operator is moving around inside the apartment. Stationary conversation on the patio/balconies is best.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
#Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and 2½-bathrooms configured as:
*Master bedroom with King size bed and en suite bathroom with a large spa bath.
*Second bedroom with Queen size bed
*Third bedroom with two singles that, on request, can be zipped into one King
*All beds are top range, with quality mattresses and underlays
#A second bathroom and a separate toilet, to serve the second and third bedrooms
#Private balconies off each bedroom, with ceiling fan, cushioned seats and table
The modern fully equipped kitchen downstairs has functional, quality fittings:
#Miele oven, hotplates, hood, dishwasher
#Dual function convection/microwave
#Twin tub sink on island breakfast bar
#Large capacity Fischer and Paykel fridge/freezer
#Full range of electrical appliances, including Italian electric coffee peculator, top-of-the-range food processor, juice extractor and hand whisk
#Professional Breville 'Barista' espresso/cappuccino coffee machine
#Extensive range of quality cutlery, crockery, utensils, and cooking/baking equipment
#Wide selection of cookbooks
#Useful range of cleaning materials and kitchen/laundry brushes/brooms etc.
The open space dining room downstairs seats a minimum 6.
#Dining crockery and handcrafted serving platters is in the sideboard near the front door. Instructions in Welcome Brief.
The lounge and entertainment area has:
#Australian leather lounge seats (2 x 21/2 seater)
#Samsung SMART TV with FTA channels; play movies from laptop/storage device
#DVD player and a selection of DVDs
#Sound system 'tower' (FM-AM/Internet/iPhone/MP3)
#Range of family and board games
#Selection of novels
#SECURITY FENCED plunge pool; routinely maintained. PLEASE ENSURE GATE IS ALWAYS CLOSED. Light switch is in pump shed.
#A fully equipped laundry with a guest vanity bathroom
#An outdoor dining area next to pool, seating up to 8, with Weber gas BBQ
#Linen, towels, beach towels, tea towels and starter toiletries are provided free
#Cleaning agents and equipment are available for guests to help keep the unit clean and tidy
#Responsible insect and rodent protection in place
Beach items, including chairs, umbrella, towels, portable fridge, drink cooler, racquets and children's beach toys are provided. If taken to the beach or park, please treat as your own. Ensure they are brought back to the unit and washed/cleaned of sand and salt.
Two ADULT bicycles (one male,one female) with helmets and carry baskets, are at the unit for guest use. They are stored in the garage, accessible through its side door opposite the back gate. PLEASE keep tyres inflated; moving parts oiled (provided); wash off after use, especially when ridden along the beach; and report if maintenance is required. USE IS STRICTLY AT YOUR OWN RISK. If more bikes are needed (or say for children), several bike hire outlets operate in Port Douglas.
Children and Disabled
Children, appropriately supervised, are welcome at 5 Solana by the Beach. A baby cot, high chair (a 'booster' type seat that fastens securely to one of the solid bench chairs) and stair guard are in the unit. The kitchen is equipped with children's cutlery and crockery.
Being a two-story townhouse, the unit has limitations for guests that may be wheel-chair confined. If desired, a fold away bed can be arranged with ablutions possible in the laundry.
Regrettably carport parking is not usually available and when it is, tricky to access. Parking is therefore easiest kerbside, immediately in front of the townhouse. The street is a very quiet cul-de-sac, so a convenient and safe space is normally available. Port Douglas can be considered a low crime area, but keep your vehicle locked and any valuables out of sight.
To protect furniture and fittings, and in the interest of future guests who may have allergies, NO PETS PLEASE.
In the interests of future guests and in keeping with now common practice in Australian homes, PLEASE NO SMOKING INSIDE the townhouse. If you need to smoke, use the patio, garden or upstairs balconies and dispose your butts in the rubbish.
Solana offers a relaxing and comfortable holiday base, perfectly located to discover Port Douglas and attractions beyond. Port Douglas is one of Australia's prettiest and iconic tourist destinations, founded in 1877 around a small river outlet to service initially gold, then the timber and sugar industries. The village offers great shopping, especially resort clothing and accessories, and a diverse range of restaurants, cafes and hotels/bars. There is a fantastic Sunday market. Unquestionably, it is the premier base to explore two of Australia's, and indeed the World's, most remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Firtly, the Great Barrier Reef. It is the largest living structure on the planet. Stretching 2300km, the reef covers some 344,400 square km in area, with over 3000 individual coral reef clusters, 600 continental islands, 300 coral cays and about 150 inshore mangrove islands. Despite recent bleaching, there are more than 600 types of soft and hard corals, 3000 plus varieties of molluscs, 625 types of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins. Secondly, the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation National Parks. They form part of the greater Wet Tropics of Queensland, a wider region of spectacular scenery and rugged topography. Over 30 per cent of Australia's marsupial species, 58 per cent of bat species, 29 per cent of frog species, 20 per cent of reptile species, 58 per cent of the butterfly species, 40 per cent of bird species and 85 species of vertebrate animals reside in the Wet Tropics. Aboriginal occupation of the area probably dates back to the earliest human occupation of Australia some 50,000 years ago.
Stayz policy prohibits internet links, but for details and options on how to visit our unique local attractions, please make a search under 'Great Barrier Reef Park Authority', 'Queensland Government National Parks' (GBR; Daintree/Tropical Rain forest) sites and Port Douglas tourist information sites.
We invite you to enjoy Port Douglas and the Four Mile Beach, the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree, the Tablelands and other attractions by staying at Solana.
If you experience any booking issue, any fault or inadequacy at the property, unacceptable uncleanliness, insufficient or broken furniture, fittings or equipment or any reasonable complaint PLEASE advise us IMMEDIATELY. Instructions how to do so are provided on arrival. We will do our utmost to promptly, efficiently and professionally rectify the issue. If you break something, please report it. Don't hide it for a future guest to be inconvenienced! If the damage was not wilful, we accept accidents happen.
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