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The Artist's Cottage,

Bedrooms 1
Space 110 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The Artists Cottage is the perfect one bedroom romantic retreat to lure you into holiday bliss the moment you walk through the french doors. Voted by Grazia as the 'best summer escape', voted the BEST holiday rental in Port Douglas. Stop looking! Here is a perfectly located, inspired, spacious, chilled out escape in the heart of Port Douglas - a walk to the main street, beach and marina. If the conventional and bland is not your style in holiday rentals, the Artists' Cottage is for you.

If you are looking for something larger, consider the Artists' Beach House - a five bedroom house with pool on the beach path, or our three bedroom holiday rental, the Artists' Treehouse,, or our two bedroom Artists' Nook, just down the street from the Artists' Cottage.

You can also find out a lot more about all our properties on our site, artistshouses. Visit this for up to date reviews, instagram feeds, calendar and blog. We are glad to announce that the recent construction next door to the Artists' cottage is coming to an end and is at landscaping stage.

The Port Douglas Artist's Cottage

The Port Douglas Artists' Cottage is a spacious, open, tropical-styled cottage featuring classical Queensland architecture, set against luscious gardens and looking outwards to towering paperbark eucalyptus. The cottage is a standalone structure tucked away in the local residential block of "Full Moon Terraces", both quiet and secluded. Situated on the second story, it takes full advantage of the breeze and light - essential for the balmy climate.

The Port Douglas Artists' Cottage comprises of one large comfortable bedroom with private verandah, fully contained kitchen, large bathroom and laundry, living room and indoor dining, leading to french doors opening to tropical outdoor dining area. On ground level there is deck with a setting for four, to enjoy the colourful gardens. With the tropical landscaping and sparkling pool, the cottages finds the perfect balance between comfort, and cool artistic contemporary style.The size of the apartment is 98 square metres, and its known as the largest one bedroom unit in Port Douglas. We also have free unlimited internet.

The large bedroom has a queensize bed, with french doors opening onto verandah with 3 seater couch. There is a large built in robe, drawers, television and DVD player. On most nights the verandah doors are left open, for the fresh seabreeze to cool off. Their are also a ceiling fan and air-conditioning.The cottage also is filled with timber louvres providing further airflow. The airflow is essential both for cooling and keeping the insects away.

Next to the bedroom is a large bathroom, with bath/shower. The walls are filled with mirrors collected over the region. The laundry has a washing machine, dryer and sink.

A hall way leads to the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen has a 4 burner hot plate, oven, quality china, cutlery, glassware, saucepans and fridge and freezer. The living room has two couches with TV. French doors open to verandah for tropical outdoor dining, with a setting for four people.

Downstairs, on ground level is a deck with small pond and sitting area for four. Filled with colourful tropical plants and vines. 20 metres away from the cottage is the pool, with area for lazing about in the sun.

The Location

Port Douglas Artists' Cottage is in the heart of the village of Port Douglas, a short walk away from the beach, the marina and the main street. It is tucked away in a quiet, local and secluded location of "Full Moon Terraces". Port Douglas is an hour's drive north of Cairns international airport, passing beach after beach, through world heritage rainforest, the drive is spectacular.

Port Douglas offers something for everyone. The distinctive laid back atmosphere, the breathtaking beauty of the scenery, morning strolls along palm-fringed Four Mile Beach, world championship golf courses, the marina, five star restaurants, local artist's galleries, boutique designer stores finished off with relaxing moments in the sidewalk cafes. The Farmer's Market every Sunday is a wonderful mix of arts, crafts and local produce. There are amazing experiences diving spectacular Great Barrier Reef that can not be missed.

Try a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of Mossman Gorge, or Spring Creek to revitalise the soul. Go sailing, spend a day lazing on the many (most empty) beaches. Laze the day away on nearby Low Isles. Hike scenic trails to Cape Tribulation where tropical rainforest and coral reef meet. The area is unique, a rainforest that has been in existence for more than 120 million years and contains some plant and animal species not seen anywhere else in the world. or take a cruise up river and come face to face with large crocodiles and pythons in their natural habitat from the comfort and safety of a cruise boat.

More Details

Tina Gonsalves
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Tina Gonsalves

We love airbnb - We travel the world staying in holiday rentals, so we know what makes a great stay, so you will love to stay in our abodes. I am an artist. My husband, Matthew Wild is a chef. Our son, Pablo Wild is ten and sees the world as his home. Our baby, Hugo is three, and loving the adventures. We travel a lot, but when we are not, we live between Beautiful Port Douglas, Wonga Beach and Amazing Berlin. Come and stay in our charming homes oozing art, soul and creative vibes. Our homes are created with love, lots of hard work, and a passion of collecting and creating. We search the world for items we love. As much as possible, we recycle building materials, and upcycle furniture. Our houses aren't fussy or pretentious, but they are all about charming you, making you feel great, and celebrating the creative spirit.

Tina Gonsalves purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Tina Gonsalves chose Port Douglas

This was our first home, where we bought back Pablo when he was a baby. Its rare to find such a beautiful space in Port Douglas (a lot of the units are cavernous boxes). The light, the breezy airiness, the wood panelled construction, the spacious bedroom, and the beautiful way the living room opens to the verandah we instantly fell in love with. We kept traveling with our work, so we started holiday renting the Artists' Cottage, and it proved so popular, that it was hard to move back into.

What makes this cottage unique

The Artists' Cottage is built in true north Queensland style, capturing the light and sea breeze. Its known as the largest one bedroom apartment in Port Douglas. The feel is truly tropical, chilled out and spacious. The verandah is the perfect spot to sit, read a book and slow your self down. The bedroom is abundantly spacious, the perfect space to wake up in. The kitchen is the a joy to cook in. Newly renovated, with bespoke benches and cupboards, and containing all you need to make the best meal. The artwork is collected internationally,


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(28 traveller reviews)

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The Artist's Cottage,
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stunning apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was amazing. Such a beautiful apartment - everything about it made you want to spend more time there! It's on a beautiful quiet complex. The balcony is such a lovely place to relax. If you're going to port douglas I would definitely look at staying here. I'd recommend a car but I think you want a car anyway if you're coming to port douglas. It was nice to be able to take yourself on trips - we went to the daintree, mosman gorge and on a few drives. Would absolutely stay here again if I come back to port douglas

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding apartment

  • 5 of 5

A stylish, charming apartment decorated with great verve. Spacious and well equipped. And tucked away, within reach of the bay and the town.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A hidden gem.

  • 5 of 5

Different than the normal apartment in that there were pieces of art throughout the property. We were a bit apprehensive to start with as the surrounding units were quite close but it is very quiet and quite serene and relaxing with all the trees and plants around. It's bright and airy and comfortable inside with all the facilities and equipment you could wish for. I loved sitting with the French doors open listening to the birds. One evening there was a green tree frog on the steps when we came home from town. The pool made it easy to refresh yourself and it was easy to get to and from. Good communication with the owner and nothing too much of a problem, not that there were any as the unit has everything you could need. Good aircon and blinds for temperature control. All in all a very clean cosy relaxing home from home with an artistic twist.

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Artistic Tropical Haven

  • 5 of 5

The Artist's Cottage is a unique haven of style in a wonderful setting. From the carefully chosen art work to the eclectic and comfortable styling, everything is designed to help you relax and chill out in the tropical breezes. The cottage is close to town and equipped with everything you might need to enjoy the pleasures of Port Douglas, whether that is reading on the balcony or picnicking on the beach. If, like us, you can't face another boring white box, you will be uplifted by staying in this artistic tropical haven.

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belgrave, Victoria, Australia

Wonderfully unique accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The Artist's Cottage is a wonderfully unique place to stay in lovely Port Douglas. So many holiday rentals are beige and boring but The Artist's Cottage is full of fabulous artwork and colourful, unusual furnishings. It is a great place to feel artistically inspired in. It is also very comfortable and has everything you need for a great stay. The bed was comfy, there were lots of great coffee table books to peruse, we loved having the balcony doors open at both ends of the building allowing the warm breeze to pass right through the "cottage" and it was great having a BBQ on the balcony. The kitchen is well set up to enable you to cook up a storm, but there are lots of good dining options in town too. Tina, your host, provides a very thorough written guide to Port Douglas, which was much appreciated. The cottage is in walking distance to lovely 4 Mile Beach and fairly close to the centre of town. It is a perfect spot for some relaxation and romance. We certainly look forward to returning some day in the not too distance future!

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home. Private & Peaceful. Very comfy. Has all you would need. Loved every aspect of the cotta

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home. Private & Peaceful. Very comfy. Has all you would need. Loved every aspect of the cottage. Ideal for couples. Very romantic too. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Daintree Ferry
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Great Barrier Reef Drive
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Four Mile Beach
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