Just had a week's stay at Balboa, can't recommend this place enough. We were in Apartment 7 on the ground floor, spacious,modern and spotlessly clean, the outdoor area has ocean views. It's location is perfect, a stone's throw from the beach,quiet yet just off the main street with all the bars, restaurants and shops. The managers couldn't have been more helpful, especially as our return flights were cancelled and they accommodated us for an extra 3 nights until our rescheduled flights. Looking forward to another stay soon 🙂
We stayed in apartment 7 which was spacious and well appointed. Located right next to the pool on the ground floor we enjoyed the large front balcony that was private but at the same time allowed us to take in views of the beach. Location is perfect too... lovely and quiet but only a stone’s throw to Macrossan Street where you can walk to the array of cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Would highly recommend to families or couples.
We spent 12 days in Port Douglas at Balboa Holiday Apartments. There are a total of 13 apartments, which was a good size apartment block for us. We were very fortunate to stay in Unit 1, as we felt that is the best location in the complex. It is on the ground floor, close to the swimming pool, has easy access from the road. It is very close to the beach, and the great walkway around the bluff. It is also an easy short walk into the town.The resident managers (Lynette & Andrew) are very helpful, accomodating, and willing to help with any of our questions regarding things to do, places to eat, and tours. They also have fold up chairs, esky’s etc that are available to be used. We would definitely stay here again.
We were very excited to get to Balboa as the location for the property is great. The apartment was really nice though walking up 3 flights of stairs regularly got very annoying when carrying up luggage, groceries, being wet from the pool hoping we didn't slip etc. The woman when we first checked in was very nice and when we checked out she again was very nice though for the rest of our stay (5 nights) we did not see her. The other gentleman who runs the property was quiet rude. Our first trip to the pool he spoke to my 12 year old from the above walkway and told her no hitting the noodles in the pool water (their policy) mind you a smile would have been nice instead of a scowl and we were the only ones in the pool at the time. Also when we were parking out the front which we were advised to do as it was closer to our 3rd story room he stood a few meters away and just scowled at us. When i went to approach him and ask if there was a problem he just walked off. So hence he made us very uncomfortable for our stay and i was constantly making sure our kids made not noise etc. There are a lot of properties in this area which i would definitely choose next time.…
My wife & I spent 5 nights at Balboa a month ago. In order to get an apartment with a view, we needed to take one with 3 bedrooms. The apartment was very clean, very spacious, but a little dated and not quite as well appointed as I expected,. I mistakenly thought we would be in apartment 11, the pick of the bunch, in my opinion, but we were next door. Balboa advertises off street, undercover parking, but on the first night it was suggested we park on the street, which we did, but from then on we used the carpark, even though manoeuvring was a little tricky. Overall an enjoyable stay.