We have just been back for the third time and the place is as good as ever. The location is excellent, close to the stinger net (swimming section) of Four Mile Beach and the shops and restaurants of Macrossan street. The spetacular Flagstaff hill walk is also just around the corner. The unit is well equipped, clean, quiet and feels like home. The hosts Lisa and Phil are very helpful. Awesome value for money. We'll certainly be back again if the unit is available next we're back in Port Douglas.
Great location at the quiet end of Macrossan Street & a short stroll to both the beach and restaurants. Good idea to have some accommodation ‘not kid friendly’ for those of us who enjoy peace & quiet. Good value.
A great apartment with all you need for a relaxing holiday. Comfortable bed and living area. Well equipped kitchen. Fantastic balcony with tropical outlook and view of the ocean. Only minutes walk to; patrolled beach and also the main shopping strip of Port Douglas. With every in walking distance your car is secure in underground carpark. Highly recommend.
We booked a 7-night stay at the Port Douglas apartment via the TripAdvisor website eight months prior to our trip to Australia as I was keen to reserve the Asian style apartment on Macrossan Street. Phil sent really helpful emails prior to our visit and answered any questions we had and also kept in touch during our stay to ensure we had everything we needed.
The apartment in located on the main street in Port Douglas however it is at the quiet end (nowhere is particularly noisy though) - a few minutes walk from Four Mile Beach so we had the benefit of a peaceful stay but only a few minutes walk in the opposite direction to the shops, cafes and restaurants.
Unfortunately the weather was ‘being tropical’ for the week we stayed and it rained most days (warm rain) so it was really nice to be able to relax in the apartment. It is a very good size and well equipped which was much appreciated as we had been travelling for some time so it was nice to relax and do some self catering (buying food from Coles supermarket a short walk away). Phil had got a few supplies for our arrival - (lovely Lamingtons!) which was thoughtful. The apartment is on the second floor of the small block with views through the palm trees (with colourful parakeets) to the street below. It is cleverly designed with a kitchen and dining area and a bedroom that can be closed off with sliding doors. Good beach towels are supplied and there is a free onsite laundry downstairs (just detergent needed). The apartment block has a small salt water pool which looks nice but we did not use it as we preferred swimming in the sea. We also appreciated the undercover parking space as we had a car for the week. I really cannot think of any negatives… the wifi is a bit patchy sometimes but then so is ours at home!
During our stay we visited the Great Barrier Reef with Wavelength Charters (a very good company - snorkelling only and much smaller groups than most boats), we enjoyed a river trip on the Lady Douglas from Port Douglas marina and saw a large salt water croc. I also recommend making the 1.5 hour journey north to the Daintree rainforest.
We really enjoyed our time at the apartment in Port Douglas and I would throughly recommend staying in Port Douglas as opposed to Cairns (much noisier and more commercial). The apartment was just what we had hoped and if we win the lottery and are lucky enough to return to Australia in the future, this will definitely be our home in Port Douglas - thank you Phil and Lisa.
Fantastic location, short walk to 4 mile beach and close to a great choice of places to shop and eat....also grocery store. The apartment was comfortable with full bathroom and bathtub, great kitchen facilities and lounge and the private balcony is an exceptional outdoor space. Other facilities included great pool, bbq area, laundry and undercover carpark. Will definitely stay again. Highly recomend.
Amazing location, with the beach only 5 minutes away. Phil (the owner) is easy to reach and so helpful with organizing tours and answering any questions you may have. Would definitely recommend to anyone coming to Port Douglas, and will stay here again.
Lovely apartment in great location close to beach and good shopping outlets. Our holiday was made much better with the attention to detail and friendly cooperation of our hosts Lisa & Phil who went out of their way for our benefit