AN INSPIRING, QUIET ESCAPE
The Port Douglas Artists' Cottage is the perfect romantic escape for a couple, or a couple with a young child. The Artists Cottage has been voted one the best places to stay by GRAZIA magazine, the best holiday villa in Port Douglas. Guests especially love our great location, close to the beach and the main street.
The cottage is made for the tropics, designed with two verandahs, and louvres to take advantage of the sea breeze. One spacious bedroom opens up to a private reading/sun room with two built in daybeds and a bespoke writers desk, The fully contained kitchen has all you need, the large bathroom has a free standing bath and walk in shower - and laundry, The living room has a three seater couch, two day chairs, a 40 inch smart TV, and indoor dining, The french doors open to a tropical outdoor dining area with daybed and weber bbq. With the tropical landscaping and sparkling pool, the cottage finds the perfect balance between comfort, and cool artistic contemporary style. The Artists' Cottage has unlimited high speed internet.
The spacious bedroom has a queensize bed, with french doors opening onto sun room. The private verandah has two couches and a table setting for two. There is a large built in robe, drawers, and selection of international artwork and images gracing the walls. On most nights the verandah doors are left open, for the fresh sea breeze to cool off. There is also a ceiling fan and air-conditioning. The bedroom is filled with timber louvres providing further airflow. Next to the bedroom is a large bathroom, with bath/shower. The walls are filled with mirrors collected over the region, giving it a magical feel. The laundry has a washing machine, dryer and sink. A hallway leads to the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen has a 4 burner hot plate, oven, quality china, cutlery, glassware, saucepans and fridge and freezer. You will also find a blender, sandwich maker, and juicer. The living room has two couches with TV. There is a small stereo system that connects to an ipod. French doors open to verandah for tropical outdoor dining, with a setting for four people. 20 metres away from the cottage is the pool, with area for lazing about in the sun.
IN THE HEART OF PORT DOUGLAS
The cottage is a standalone structure tucked away in the local residential block of Full Moon Terraces, a body corporate property at the end of a quiet cul de sac. It is situated in the heart of the village of Port Douglas, just a short walk away from the beach, the marina and the main street. Even though its location is central to all you need, the cottage is still very quiet. Most of the time, all you will hear is nature.
The beach path is just accross the main road, a couple of minutes walk away. This beach path leads you to Fourmile beach, the perfect beach for walking, riding, swimming and sunning. A perfect way to end the day is to take the chairs and some champagne to watch the sunset. With plenty of sunshine, beautiful warm seas, refreshing sea breezes and a warm climate all year round, Port Douglas weather is always wonderful. Winter (Dry season) starts in May and finishes in October offering sunshine, fresh breezes and relatively low humidity. Summer is quieter, extends from November to April and refreshes the region with incredible tropical afternoon downpours, abundant tropical fruit, and less people. This is a spectacular time of year. The tropical vegetation is abundant and the forests are filled with clear streams and many waterfalls to cool off in. Ocean water temperatures range from 23 degrees Celsius in July to 29 degrees Celsius in February. Thanks to the beautiful Port Douglas weather you can swim all year round. The 'best' swimming season runs between April and October. Between the months of November and March, Port Douglas is home to the box jellyfish, so special swimming enclosures are erected at Fourmile Beach to protect swimmers. Macrossan Street, the main street of Port Douglas is about ten minutes walk away. Walk into town for to find some wonderful coffee shops, or browse the boutiques, or sample some of Australia's finest restaurants. If you feel like heading to the Great Barrier Reef, the marina is about eight minutes walk away. Also, if you don't want to venture to the main street, we are lucky enough to have a selection of restaurants and takeaways just near to the Artists Cottage. Half of our guests choose not to hire cars, its up to you. Some of our guests hire bikes, but most love walking. The convenient location of the cottage makes walking anywhere very easy.
Port Douglas is a small village, on the coast of Far North Queensland, Australia. It is situated a spectular hours drive north of the international airport in Cairns. The only place where two World Heritage listed areas sit side by side, Port Douglas offers spectacular tropical landscapes and exhilarating natural adventures. Port Douglas hass 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, wonderful supermarkets and gourmet food supplies, finished off with relaxing moments in the sidewalk cafes.
Port Douglas is a wonderful for a relaxed and safe family holiday. Port Douglas is the perfect place to explore the Great Barrier reef, the world's largest coral system and the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. Port Douglas is the closest town and departure point to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, with 12 tours departing daily to the outer reef and Low Isles inner reef areas. 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 Cottage.
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High Season dates: Christmas, Easter, 1st May to 1st November. At the Artists' Cottage, we have a seven night minimum in the High Season. Our rates are $215 per night. Bookings must start on the day the previous booking leaves. If you would like a longer booking, one month or over, please get in touch.
Low Season dates:Late January, February, March, April (except Easter), end of November,Early December. At the Artists' Cottage, we have a five night minimum in the Low Season. Our rates are $175 per night. Bookings must start on the day the previous booking leaves. If you are looking for a longer break, this is the perfect time - over this time, we can do booking for up to three months. Please get in touch.
We take a twenty percent non refundable deposit and a non refundable balance two months before arrival. We strongly advise travel insurance as a lot of life happens while making holiday plans.
no parties, no pets. The artists' cottage has a travel cot available.