With our two Jack Russell Terriers, we stayed at Sunrise Retreat's Cottage No. 2 for more than two weeks. Uli and Rob are wonderful hosts and couldn't do enough to make us feel at home. The cottage is thoughtfully equipped and very comfortable inside but perhaps the best feature is the huge verandah where we spent much of our time and ate all our meals to the sound of beautiful birdcalls. The dawn chorus of birds at Sunrise Retreat is a delight and we were lucky enough to see Double-eyed fig-parrots feeding in the canopy at eye level next to the verandah - a special treat for a birder like me. Make sure you take advantage of the infinity pool with its stunning view across to the Coral Sea. It's hard to believe that such a tranquil setting is only 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Port Douglas.
Jane, Peter, Muscles and Chilli
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sunrise Retreat Port Douglas is nestled on the hills of the beautiful Mowbray Valley, just a 10-minute drive from the Port Douglas town centre and its famous 4 Mile Beach. Port Douglas is a beautiful coastal harbour town with exceptional restaurants, great visitor facilities and a full range of services and infrastructure and is also renowned to be the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the ancient Daintree Rainforest, the Mossman Gorge National Park and the Atherton Tablelands. Just 45 minutes north of Cairns International Airport, Sunrise Retreat has easy access to all major attractions of Tropical North Queensland, but is far enough from the hustle and bustle that relaxation is assured. Stay in one of 2 beautiful, private, fully self-contained, air conditioned Guest Houses in a peaceful bush land setting, taking advantage of the magnificent ocean and mountain views just minutes from Port Douglas. Offering warm hospitality, the Sunrise Reteat is the ultimate place for a relaxing and romantic getaway. Treat yourself in style, comfort and the magically relaxing ambience of Australia's Northern Tropics. After a day of activities, come home and simply relax in this special hideaway. Guest House 1 caters for 2-3 guests, with a queen size bed in the open upstairs bedroom and a single bed in the downstairs living room area, fully self contained kitchen, TV/DVD, blue tooth speaker, air conditioning, wireless Internet, laundry facilities, en-suite bathroom with large shower, tropical garden and your own private veranda with a 2 person spa and ocean views. Guest House 2 caters for 2 guests and is our pet friendly, fully tiled studio accommodation with a queen size bed in the sleeping/living area with fully self contained kitchen, TV/DVD, bluetooth speaker, wireless Internet, en-suite bathroom as well as a veranda amongst the trees, all on one level. Pets are allowed inside and outside and one big dog bed can be provided. Both Guest Houses have their own car park right in front of it and the main house level is accessible via a stair case. The wet edge pool area and sundeck on the main house level boast panoramic views to the Coral Sea and are available for our guests during daytime hours. PLEASE NOTE: A hire car is essential to explore the area and to get to and from your accomodation. ... more less