This is our second visit to the area, and with three under-tens in our group, we knew we wanted somewhere to stay this time that was close to the centre of Port Douglas and the beach and marina. The Beach House is perfectly located - just a few minutes walk from Macrossan Street and over the road from the beach and surf club.
With four bedrooms, there was ample space for our extended family, and the private pool and spa have been a godsend - the only downside has been the challenge of getting the kids out of them to go and do other things!!
The house is very well equipped and Bernie, in the motel office next door, helped us out with booking trips and anything else we needed. He seemed to be permanently on duty!! We even had fresh towels and bed linen delivered mid-visit, which we hadn't been expecting, since the house has full laundry facilities.
We only had a couple of small niggles; the oven wasn't working properly. I suppose that with the choice of restaurants within walking distance, that may not be an issue for everyone, but we had a couple of nights that we could have done with it, having three kids with us. We got by on the Weber, but still not ideal. Other things were indicative of it being the end of the season - minor things not working or small things that might have been useful not being available (I don't know how many times we could have done with a pair of scissors!!).
But these are tiny issues. Our overall feeling has been that we've hit on a gem right in the heart of PD. We'll be back to this area at some point - we love it here. And when we do, we'll be looking to see if the Beach House is available. Thanks to Lillian, John and Bernie for a wonderful trip.
The Port Douglas Holiday Beach House exceeded our expectations. It is spacious and well laid out, with every detail covered. It has everything you possibly need for a wonderful stay in Port Douglas. The location is absolutely perfect to maximize your stay in Port Douglas.
One of the best things about this house are the owners. Lillian, John and Bernie are very helpful and someone is always available to answer your questions. Their hospitality made our trip that much more enjoyable. You can also book tours through the Port Douglas Motel, next door. We found this to be very convenient.
Some additional details:
-location is walking distance to the main street, grocery stores, the port and the beach
-the kitchen contains everything you need to cook a meal
-the pool & jacuzzi are immaculate
-the house is very spacious and easily can accommodate 8 people
-the location of the Port Douglas Motel next door is very convenient should you need anything
-all rooms have their own AC
I HIGHLY recommend this house, it has everything you could possibly want for a comfortable stay in Port Douglas--and then some! The details are impeccable and the owners are wonderful.
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