PURE LUXURY IN A LARGE, PRIVATE RAINFOREST RESIDENCE NEAR THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Christine Brinkley

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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PURE LUXURY IN A LARGE, PRIVATE RAINFOREST RESIDENCE NEAR THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Photos and Description of this Port Douglas holiday house

4 master bedroom suites, 3 private sleeping areas, sleeps up to 16. 6 bathrooms

*** IMPORTANT NOTICE - RAINFOREST ESTATE IS CLOSING - BE QUICK ***

Regrettably we have decided to close Rainforest Estate. We will not be accepting any new bookings for dates commencing after 15 September 2014. There are a limited number of vacancies available prior to then so if you would like a fabulous holiday at, or a return visit to, one of the best properties in Tropical North Queensland, be very quick to book.

Rainforest Estate is a luxury property on over 9 acres of very private tropical lawns, gardens, creeks and natural rainforest near Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland. It offers an exclusive, spectacular and convenient venue for a family or group holiday, a wedding ceremony, reception and / or honeymoon, or a special event or function.

The property contains every conceivable luxury including a two story high indoor waterfall, a western red cedar hot tub set in the gardens and a huge lagoon style heated saltwater pool.

Hidden away in a secluded valley, Rainforest Estate is perfectly located and close to all tourist attractions and activities. The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands are on our doorstep, as are pristine beaches, championship golf courses, great fishing, resort shopping, international cuisine restaurants and all retail, commercial and support services. A great base to explore the region or simply relax in luxury and privacy.

What's the best time of year to come?: The short answer is anytime. Tropical North Queensland has two very distinct seasons, the 'dry' season (May - Nov) and the 'wet' season (Dec - Apr). This is somewhat misleading however because its not unusual to get 2-4 inches of rain per month during the dry season and only 4-12 inches per month during the wet season.

The dry season (winter) is our busy tourist season and is characterised by warm sunny days (75-85F), cool nights (60-70F) and gentle sea breezes (15-20 knots - great for sailing, kite surfing, hang gliding, etc). Rain is rare.

The wet season (summer) is characterised by higher temperatures and humidity, spectacular summer storms (usually in the evening or overnight) and nature teaming with life. It is not unusal to get 3-4 feet of rain per month (especially Jan-Mar) which means massive mountain waterfalls, tropical vegetation growing in front of your eyes and smaller crowds to deal with (and often better deals).

Both seasons are well worth experiencing.

How long should you stay?: We know its a long way to Australia and to Tropical North Queensland from most parts of the world, and that your vacation time is limited. However you will be very disappointed if you get here and realise you have not allowed enough time to at least 'hit the highlights' of our beautiful region.

We always suggest you need a minimum of 4-6 clear days (excluding arrival and departure days) to see the 'must sees' e.g. the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest, the Atherton Tablelands, the willdlife and nearby historic outback towns. Therefore we recommend you plan on spending a minimum of 5-7 nights in Tropical North Queensland.

However, you can spend many weeks in our region and still not see it all, so we never make any maximum recommendations.

Some have come for a few days and stayed a lifetime (like us).

Can we advise you on the best things to see & do?: Yes, that's all part of the serivce.

We can advise and assist (if required) with anything you may need before, during and after your stay. This includes local transport, tours (organised and self-drive), restaurants, shopping, sporting activities, spa and massage treatments, special events (e.g. a wedding or special anniversary or birthday), an in-house chef, baby-sitter or personal guide to mention a few.

We can advise you on where to buy the best meat, fresh organic produce, the best range of wine & spirits and the cheapest gas.

We'll even do your food and beverage shopping for you so everything is ready to go as soon as you arrive (there's a small charge for this service).

We do things like monitor the weather to advise on the best days to go out on the Great Barrier Reef and the best boat to go out on in any weather conditions.

We are not aligned with anyone, we simply advise what we think is best for you according to your requirements. All part of the service

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • wheelchair accessible

Christine Brinkley

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Speaks english
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Pure luxury in a large, private rainforest residence near the Great Barrier Reef
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Pure luxury in a large, private rainforest residence near the Great Barrier Reef
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Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef
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5

Fabtastic stay at Rainforest Estate

  • 5 out of 5
Can't say enough about the great week we spent at Rainforest Estate. The pictures of the property tell it all--it is absolutely beautiful. Modern decor, impeccably maintained inside and out. The location is ideal as it affords you easy access to the beach, Port Douglas, Daintree Rainforest, and even the Queensland Outback. There is so much to do and see in the area that the week went by in a flash. You will want to reserve extra time there so you can just stay on the property a few days to soak up the beauty!

Christine and Allen were the most gracious and courteous hosts we have dealt with in a long time. We arrived late on a Sunday evening (at almost midnight) but they insisted on greeting us personally at the Estate when we arrived to get us settled in which was great. They were extremely helpful as far as recommendations for things to do in the area as well as places to eat. They arranged several of our day trips directly with contacts they know. One of the highlights of our stay was a day trip to the Queensland Outback that they arranged--Allen actually was our tour guide (and driver--which was most appreciated given some of the "roads" we travelled over--a true Outback experience!) while Christine prepared an evening cookout near the property that was topped off by a local singer who played Australian folk songs for us by campfire--a truly magical day!

You will be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful place to stay than Rainforest Estate, or a more friendly couple to rent from than Christine and Allen!!
  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Pure luxury in a large, private rainforest residence near the Great Barrier Reef
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Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef
5

Our wedding at Rainforest Estate

  • 5 out of 5
There is no word to describe how we loved this stunning property. We got married at Rainforest Estate and stayed there for 3 days, away too short stay but that was definitely enough for us to fall in love with the place.

The house itself is impressive, well appointed and beautifully decorated, very modern, everything is made to make your life easy! The music and lights systems are amazing, you can control everything wherever you are in the house. A few light spots around the house make the rainforest looks magnificent at night which we enjoyed every night from the balcony. You can't escape the stunning views of the wild life, enjoy it even while having a shower. The garden is very well kept with so many different plants and gorgeous tropical flowers, which you will also find a bit everywhere inside the house in vases. And the creek, how great that was! Walk a couple of minutes away from your bedroom and your feet are in the cool running water of this stunning creek! Full enough to swim in it.

We brought lots of things thinking we might need them, no need, the house is fully equipped, everything you need for cooking and barbecue is there.

The service is at the house's level; perfect. The owners, a lovely couple, make things happen your way, they really cared about what we wanted and how, they provide a personalized and very professional customer service. You will enjoy your stay at Rainforest Estate, no doubt, and you will also enjoy feeling welcomed. But unfortunately, like every good thing in life, an end will come and I have to say it is hard to leave this place.

We have decided to come back every year to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, we think the excuse is good enough to spoil ourselves again!
  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef
5

Excellent Queensland Estate

  • 5 out of 5
We are a Canadian family of seven. We stayed a whole month at this estate in the rainforest in Queensland, Australia. The house is beautifully designed and was spotlessly clean upon arrival and throughout our stay. The couple that owns the place bent over backwards for us and were more than accommodating at all times. They even organized a bonfire night for us, complete with a traveling "swagman" who sang traditional folk songs for us and told us fascinating stories about the history of Australia. It was one of the many highlights of our trip. Port Douglas is only ten minutes away by car - a quaint little town, good for eating out and lazy days at Four Mile beach. We also did day trips up the coast to see the Daintree Rainforest, where we kayaked, snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef, and the kids went ziplining/ "junglesurfing" through the rainforest canopy.
We can't recommend the Rainforest Estate enough. A truly wonderful experience in the best part of Northern Australia.
  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Rainforest Estate is in the heart of the world famous Tropical North Queensland tourism region so there are plenty of things to see and do.

Port Douglas, an international five-star resort village with old-world charm and the home of Four Mile Beach and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, is just 15 minutes to the south.

The Daintree Rainforest, the oldest wet tropics rainforest on earth containing rare and protected rainforest flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet, is just 15 minutes to the north.

The Atherton Tablelands, the northern-most section of the Great Dividing Range rising over 1,200 metres (4,000 feet) from the coastal plains, is just 15 minutes to the west. Experience spectacular Baron Falls, Kuranda Markets, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail, mountain lakes, plantations and historic towns and villages.

Other Activities: shopping, dining, markets, boating, kayaking, wildlife viewing, parasailing, hot air ballooning, heli-touring, jungle surfing

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental Rates for this holiday house in Port Douglas, Australia

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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5 night minimum stay
AU$995
AU$6,970
AU$29,930
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$50 per night, per additional guest

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Cleaning Fee (from) AU$440
Notes *** IMPORTANT NOTICE - RAINFOREST ESTATE IS CLOSING - BE QUICK ***
Regrettably we have decided to close Rainforest Estate. We will not be accepting any new bookings for dates commencing after 15 September 2014. There are a limited number of vacancies available prior to then so if you would like a fabulous holiday at one of the best properties in Tropical North Queensland, be quick to book.
A deposit of 25% is required to confirm a reservation. The remaining 75% is due 30 days prior to check-in.

Payment can be made by direct deposit (preferred) or by PayPal, MasterCard or Visa (merchant fee applies).

*** Our special promotion is for bookings commencing by 30 June 2014. For each 7 nights booked, two nights are free.
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Amenities

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Port Douglas, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Shampoo
  • soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Study Room
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Rumpus Room
  • Grey Water System
  • Alarm System
  • Carport
  • Living Area
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Secure Parking
  • Baby Gate
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • mini-fridge
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Wet Bar
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 32 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Double shower
    Ensuite 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , bidet
    Ensuite 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Wheelchair accessible
    Powder Room - toilet , shower enclosure , Off Day Bed Area
    Pavilion Upstairs - toilet , shower enclosure , Ensuite to Bed 4
    Pavilion Downstairs - toilet , shower enclosure , Ensuite to Lounge
  • All bathrooms are fully tiled and have screened glass louvres with great garden views. All include quality soaps, shampoos, conditioners, hair dryers, vanity basins and mirrors.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Master Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Master Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , In separate pavilion
    Day Bed Area - 2 single bed , Outside Bedroom 3. King singles.
    Sitting Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , In separate pavilion. Off Bedroom 4. Sleeps 1 or 2.
    Pavilion Lounge - 2 sofa bed/futon , In separate pavilion. Sleeps 1 to 4.
  • All 4 master bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, wardrobes, balconies, TV (incl cable & in-house DVD channels), air conditioning, screened glass louvre windows, carpets, muslin curtains, great garden views. The Pavilion Lounge has two double sofa beds and is suitable for 2 adults or up to 4 small children. The Day Bed Area and Sitting Room are suitable for children or small adults. Quality bed linen, toiletries, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Radio
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • wooden decking
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • 24 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • car optional
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • reefs
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • live theatre
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • antique hunting
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • paragliding
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • bay fishing
  • diving
  • hiking
Notes:
Ideal for weddings and private functions Can provide all goods, services and staff required Private gated access Plenty of undercover parking for cars, RV, boat, trailer Helipad on property
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