My 8 night stay in April at The Port Douglas Cottage was the culmination of many months and research and planning and playing off the idea of staying in a resort or having our own private place positioned closer to town, with our own pool away from noise and chaos that the school holidays brings to resort towns like Port Douglas.
We decided on The Cottage - and it was the perfect choice. It gave us the peace and laid back privacy we craved whilst being 20 metres from the main street so you could wander down and get an ice cream if you felt like it late at night. The Cottage is also a few blocks from beautiful Four Mile beach and just a short stroll to the Marina and as it is so central all the tours are happy to pick you right up from your door.
The deck has lovely view over PD and is surprisingly private and the pool, whilst small, is very deep and is perfect for cooling down at the end of a frantic day. The BBQ was great and one evening we cooked up some fresh seafood from the seafood markets nearby.
However, as you are so close to all the great restaurants it hardly seems worth cooking anything at all! Our favourites were Nautilus and The Living Room but Zinc, Zues and On the Inlet are great also. Not so stoked with Port favourite Salsa (sorry).
The mid week service was most appreciated (clean towels / linen / more toiletries etc.) and was more than we could have expected at a 5 start resort.
A couple of visits from the resident tree frog made our stay just perfect!
We never wanted to come home……
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Port Douglas Cottage & Lodge, two Queenslander style, architecturally designed hideaways located in the centre of Port Douglas. Each space have exclusive use of their own private heated pool, sundeck and BBQ.Nestled in a lush, vibrant tropical garden that retains some of the original giant rainforest trees, both the Cottage and the Lodge have their own individual tropical character.Typical of the Queenslander style buildings erected in the Port Douglas area over 100 years ago, The Port Douglas Lodge is a single storey building with wide, shady, cool verandahs, exposed timber stud work and high cathedral ceilings.The Port Douglas Cottage is a romantic two storey structure of similar traditional Queenslander design. The spacious first floor loft bedroom leads to a expansive deck with spectacular sunset views over the rainforest clad mountains of the Great Dividing Range and north to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.The romantic Port Douglas Cottage is one of the most popular vacation accomodation hideaways for honeymooners worldwide. An ideal location for small, intimate, exotic weddings and honeymoons. The Port Douglas Cottage & Lodge are exactly how one imagines a stylish tropical escape: white, fresh, uncomplicated and breezy. It has the feel of a tropical hinterland escape and echoes the style of the famous St Mary’s By The Sea church in Port Douglas, all easy walking distance to the beach, award winning restaurants, cafes, bars & boutiques. ... more less
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