|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Rainforest Estate is a very exclusive, luxury property on over 9 acres of very private tropical lawns, gardens, creeks and natural rainforest near Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland (TNQ). It is arguably one of the best (if not THE best) holiday rental properties in TNQ and offers a spectacular and convenient venue for a special family or social group holiday or a special occasion.
Please note that we offer 3 day (weekend), 4 day (midweek) , 7 day and long stay prices for the main Residence plus additional charges for the Pavilion. Homeaway will not correctly calculate the total rental fee for your requested dates. Please send an inquiry letting me know your required dates, number of guests, and whether you want to use the Pavilion. I will be pleased to calculate a correct quote for you.
The property contains every conceivable luxury including a two story high indoor waterfall, a western red cedar hot tub set in the lush tropical gardens and a huge lagoon style. solar heated, saltwater pool. Technology abounds with state-of-the-art home automation, wi-fi, security, audio and video systems throughout.
The extensive, spectacular tropical gardens, fruit orchard and natural rainforest (about 9 acres in all) are a haven for birds, butterflies and rainforest wildlife. In mid to late summer (February to May) the fruit orchard is in full harvest with all citrus varieties (mandarins, oranges, lemons, limes, lemonades, grapefruits) and 4 types of mangoes. We even have a year round mountain fed creek running through the property with fish and platypus.
Privacy is assured in this exclusive property. Your group will be totally alone and have the entire property to yourselves for the duration of your stay. The property is secure with gated entry and is not overlooked by neighbours or passers by. Yet you will literally be minutes away from shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions and all services.
We can also provide all required services such as a private chef, tour guide, transport (including helicopter to / from the property), baby sitter, spa / massage treatments, shopping and daily servicing on request (at additional cost).
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 your 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. TNQ has a year round climate conducive to holidays and exploring. It also has two very distinct seasons, the 'dry' season (May - Nov) and the 'green' or 'wet' season (Dec - Apr). This can be 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. Being the tropics, most rain falls in the evenings or overnight leaving days clear to explore and experience the wonders of this unique region.
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. Yes, this is what we call 'winter'.
The wet season (summer) is characterised by higher temperatures (85-95F) and humidity (70-90%), 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).
Of course the property has full climate control in every room so you will be comfortable any time you come.
Both seasons are well worth experiencing.
How long should you stay?
We know its a long way to Australia and to TNQ 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, a dual World Heritage Area - 'Where the Rainforest Meets the Reef'.
We always suggest you need a minimum of 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. And of course some downtime to enjoy the facilities and just relax. Therefore we recommend you plan on spending a minimum of 7 nights in TNQ.
However, you can spend many weeks or months in our region and still not see it all, so we never make any maximum recommendations.
Some (like us) have come for a few days and stayed a lifetime.
Can we advise you on the best things to see & do?
Yes, that's all part of the service.
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 even 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 personal service you will get direct from the property owners (not via an agent).
Or, we can leave you totally alone to enjoy your vacation time in complete privacy.
Why come now?
Finally, after years of a high Australian Dollar (AUD) making travel to and within Australia very expensive for most travellers, the exchange rate is now in your favour. The AUD has fallen over 35% against most major currencies in the latter half of 2014 and 2015. In 2016 it is expected to fall even further (due to the declining value of our major mining exports and the slowing economies of our major export buyers).
There could not be a better time to come and see why everyone who visits our country goes home in awe, raving about the grandeur, friendliness and inspiration that is Australia and Tropical North Queensland.
And for the locals, for the very same reason, travelling overseas has become very expensive, so why not spend your holiday or special occasion dollars closer to home and enjoy greater value than ever before?
We'd love to welcome you to Rainforest Estate in the near future so you can see for yourself why our past guests rave about Rainforest Estate and this spectacular region. The one thing they all say more than anything else is 'as good as it looks and sounds on the web, it's a great and fantastic surprise to find both Rainforest Estate and TNQ are even more spectacular when you actually get there. We highly recommend it to everyone.'
Rainforest Estate has very limited availability for holiday rentals in 2015. We are also interested in exchanging our spectacular property with similar properties in all parts of the world. So if you are interested in spending the holiday or special occasion of your lifetime at Rainforest Estate, either on a rental or exchange basis, please contact us very soon as we expect available 2015 dates to fill quickly.
Allen & Christine Perry
Owners / Managers
We were greeted warmly on arrival by the owners of the property who paid lots of attention to making our stay as pleasant as possible. They even helped us with making reservations and providing us with recommendations of nearby sites .
The estate offers has well equipped facilities and a gorgeous kitchen and barbecue patio for all sorts of dinner/lunch occasions. My favorite was the outdoor oak paneled Jacuzzi.
The plentiful room and beautifully landscaped backyard makes this place an unforgettable destination for a family vacation or any celebration.
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!!
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!
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.
Rainforest Estate is in the heart of the world famous Tropical North Queensland tourism region and there are lots of things to see and do, so please allow plenty of time to explore this spectacular region (7 days minimum).
Port Douglas, an international five-star resort village with old-world charm, 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, fantastic beaches and many tourism operations, 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 and waterfalls, tropical fruit and coffee plantations and historic towns and villages.
Other activities include: resort shopping, dining, markets, festivals, boating, fishing (blue-water, reef, beach and estuary), jet skiing, canoeing and kayaking, sailing, wildlife viewing, bird watching, parasailing, hot air ballooning, heli-touring, jungle surfing (zip-lining), go-karting, quad biking, mountain biking, horse riding, triathlons and marathons, golf, tennis and much, much more.
And don't forget to spend some down time at Rainforest Estate enjoying the peace, privacy and fantastic luxurious facilities.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
|Use of Pavilion Per Week||A$2,100|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$3,000|
We have various pricing options that include 3 day weekend rates, 4 day midweek rates, 7 day full week rates (Monday to Sunday or Friday to Thursday), 7 day freelance rates (start and end any day of the week). Discounts apply for stays of 8 or more nights. The standard rates are for use of the main residence only (up to 8 guests). There is a separate charge for use of the separate Pavilion (for up to 8 additional guests and / or additional kitchen & lounge).
Rates include free linen change every 3-5 days and reasonable end-of-stay cleaning. Excessive cleaning (if required) will be charged to your account.
Please contact us with details of your required dates and number of guests and we will be happy to prepare an accurate quote for you.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.