We live at the 'Reef and Rainforest Coast' in 'Tropical North Queensland' 60 km north of Cairns and 15 km south of Port Douglas. It is a very convenient point to explore the surroundings with their natural wonders like day trips into the Daintree Rainforest, snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, circle the tablelands, have a ride on Kuranda Sky rail, watch crocodiles in the wilds of the Daintree River and much more. If you come back after a day full of experiences into your accommodation, our swimming pool area offers relaxation and tranquility. A gas BBQ and Wi--Fi Internet connection is also available free of charge. Our air-conditioned bungalow is equipped with 2 single beds next to each other, lounge, table, chairs, TV, microwave, fridge, kettle, dishes and all cutlery. Last but not least we like to say, that we would love to share our little paradise for a few days or weeks in the year with nature lovers.
Location: We live at the Reef and Rainforest Coast in Tropical North Queensland 60 km north of Cairns and 15 km south of Port Douglas. Our bungalow to rent in located in a very quiet and private atmosphere. It is a very convenient point to explore the surroundings with their natural wonders like daytrips into the Daintree Rainforest, snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, circle the tablelands, have a ride on Kuranda Skyrail, watch crocodiles in the wilds of the Daintree River and much more. If you come back after a day full of experiences into your accommodation, our swimming pool area offers relaxation and tranquility. The bungalow is also equipped with 2 single beds next to each other, lounge, table, chairs, TV, microwave, fridge, kettle, dishes and cutlery. Last but not least we like to say, that we would like to greet you as guest and to share our little paradise for a few days or weeks in the year with nature lover. Offspring from birds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwFbCUzPR5I
A few reviews from our guest:
“'Perfect Home Base for Exploring Queensland Coast'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012
We stayed here for four days, right after arriving in Australia in December. It was absolutely perfect. The grounds are like a tropical paradise (the pool is amazing) and the bungalow is clean, comfortable and well-stocked and Walter and Rita are ideal hosts. Rita sat down with us for about a half hour when we arrived, going through brochures and giving us tips on how best to use our time, given our interests. Her advice was invaluable. She and Walter are also very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of their grounds and the surrounding area. The location couldn't be better, as long as you have a car. All in all, Mountain View Lodge is a perfect place to stay -- for a relaxing getaway or as a home-base for exploring the region. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer. Should we ever return to Queensland, I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else.
“Value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011
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We came to the Cairns region for some diving and to visit Daintree national park. Mountain View lodge was the perfect place / base for us, close to Port Douglas and daintree national park. After a full day diving or bush walks it was very nice to come back to Mountain View Lodge to chill in the pool and cook some food in our 'outside kitchen'. The place is very well maintained and the owners Walter and Rita are very friendly and helpful people. Rita helped us book some trips and Walter knows a lot about the area and wildlife. Would definitely come here again!
Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
“Quiet, relaxing, yet close to the excitement - just perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011
My husband and I stayed at Mountain View Lodge for our anniversary in August 2011. We thoroughly enjoyed the tranquillity of the environment not more than ten minutes drive from Port Douglas.
We stayed in one of the smaller bungalows which was perfect for our needs. The bungalow was exceptionally clean and very well looked after. Rita and Walter are fantastic hosts. They treat you as guests rather than just customers and are always happy to share their knowledge and help you with your vacation. Upon finding out it was our anniversary, Rita even picked fresh flowers from her garden for us.
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay in Oak Beach and surrounds and plan to stay at Mountain View Lodge again.
Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
Mountain lodge was an ideal place for us all to stay in comfort and with enough privacy to feel totally relaxed. It is position just out of Port Douglas (about 15 mins drive) to feel away from the hub of tourists but close enough to pop in for supplies via the supermarket as well as access to some restaurants. Rita & Walter were excellent hosts providing good local knowledge about all the activities you want to do as well as advising the places/activities to avoid. Great advice given and taken up.
The house had everything we needed and the gardens are lovely to stroll around taking in the many birds surrounding the house.
The pool was a lovely place to relax and we always had it to ourselves, even though there were other guests staying.
One day we had a trip to the reef snorkeling and Rita arranged it all and the bus from Calypso picked us up from outside our door. The owner of Calypso is a neighbour of Walter & Ritas! Great service.
Prior to arriving, Walter & Rita were very helpful with information on getting there as well as some recommendations for activities when we arrived. We felt like we knew them both before we even arrived, our daughters referred to Mountain Lodge as 'Walter & Rita's' long before we stayed.
We were all sorry to leave. We would certainly recommend it to anyone who likes their privacy and a beautiful place to stay.
Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
Mountain View Lodge is incredible! The owners Walter u. Rita have created a private setting and made it one of the highlights of our visit in the area. As soon as we got here Walter a. Rita made us feel comfortable, showing the property and amenities. Being located so close to all major attractions and Port Douglas was very convenient. The bungalows are absolutely beautiful and spotless with everything we needed to make our stay relaxing. The area is quiet and private..... a little piece of paradise. Thank you for making our vacation special!
03.09.2008 Yves + Suzanne, New Brunswick, Canada
We had a fantastic week at Mountain View Lodge. It’s such a luxury to have a pool, garden all to yourself and to wake up to the birds singing. We spent one of the most enjoyable and relaxing holiday here thanks to Rita’s and Walter’s hospitality, the lovely environment and great facilities (internet, cooking, laundry etc) We hope to come back here in the future. Thank you!! Chika and Pierre Franc
and in 2009: Thank you for sharing you magic place with us, beautiful surroundings and very well kept garden and buildings. Will recommend your place to others and hope to come back one day for longer. Ray & Jessie, New Zealand June 2009
Rita and Walter. Thank you for your warm welcoming and hospitality, making us feel like home very quickly. Merci infiniement pourtout. The little bungalow was just perfect for us: clean and fresh, very practical, well integrated with all those large windows and doors, making us feel close to nature… We feel lucky to have find you on the “net”. The place and surroundings are bejond expectation…. We are bringing back home nice memories and pictures of our stay “where the rainforest meets the reef.” Merci enerve a bientol, nous Vesperous!
Carole et Raynold, Quebec Canada October 2009
Had a fantastic time here at Mountain View Lodge. Perfect place to see the beautiful scenery around Port Douglas. Just wish we had more time! Thank you. Zoe and Mark from the UK
My husband and I stayed at Mountain View Lodge for three weeks in August of 2010. We were warmly welcomed by the owners, Rita and Walter - since we were scheduled to arrive in the evening, Rita even did a bit of grocery shopping for us beforehand so that we would have food on hand when we arrived. The bungalow was well-appointed and spotlessly clean. Rita and Walter were a wonderful source of information about things to do in the area (there are MANY!) and loaned us maps and brochures to help us plan our activities. Their property is beautifully kept, and the number of birds attracted to the many trees on the property was astounding - what a wonderful way to enjoy breakfast, sipping tea on the patio at daybreak, listening to the many different calls. We have stayed in many vacation cottages in our travels and Mountain View Lodge impressed us because of the thought and care that had been taken to anticipate our needs as guests. We would go back in a heartbeat - thank you, Walter and Rita, for helping to make our holiday unforgettable!
Wir verbrachten 11 Tage in einem der 3 Bungalows auf Ritas und Walters Anwesen in der Nähe von Port Douglas. Die 3 Bungalows liegen in einem großen Grundstück, dessen wunderschöner Baumbestand mit botan. Sachverstand angelegt wurde. Die kleine Küche, das WZ mit Sofa und großem Fernseher und das Bett befinden sich in einem großen Raum, der so gut aufgeteilt ist, dass jeder Wohnbereich für sich ist. Gut war auch der große Einbauschrank, in dem man seine Sachen gut unterbringen konnte. Das Bad und der Wohnbereich waren sehr sauber und gepflegt.
Besonders genossen haben wir den schönen von Palmen umgebenen Pool und die überdachte Außenküche mit eigenen Kühlschrank, Backofen, 2 Herdplatten, Grillgelegenheit und Sitzecke. Wir haben immer draußen gekocht.
Rita und Walter haben uns bestens mit Informationen versorgt, und wenn es was zu buchen gab, hat Rita das sofort erledigt. Auch ihre Tipps bzgl. der diversen Organisationen waren sehr hilfreich und haben uns bei der Entscheidungsfindung geholfen. Da wir abends immer draußen saßen, obwohl die Nächte noch frisch waren, konnten wir die DVDs, die Rita uns netterweise zur Verfügung gestellt hat, überhaupt nicht anschauen.
Das Quartier ist ein guter Ausgangspunkt für Unternehmungen in alle Richtungen. Es liegt in der Nähe von Port Douglas, so dass wir einerseits die gute Infrastruktur und das Treiben dort genießen konnten, wenn wir wollten, auf der anderen Seite uns die Natur und die schöne Umgebung bei Rita und Walter genauso begeistert hat. Wir sind von dort zum Barrier Reef, mehrmals in den wunderschönen Daintree NP und ins Tableland, sind gewandert, geschnorchelt und getaucht und haben bei weitem noch nicht alles entdeckt, was man dort entdecken und machen kann.
Insgesamt können wir die Unterkunft bei Rita und Walter nur empfehlen, da man bei den beiden bestens aufgehoben ist, sich super erholen kann und anderseits ganz viel in diesem wunderschönen Eck von Queensland mit seiner spektakulären unverbauten Küste und dem Regenwald machen kann. Wir kommen sicher wieder.
The town offers good shopping possibilities, as well as many little cafes and restaurants are invite you to let the world go by. There is also a romantic yacht harbor, where you can start diving or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Swimming is possible all year around at 4mild Beach in Port Douglas. There is a net, which protects against the dangerous 'Bock Jelly Fish'. Water temperature is around 24 to 26 degrees in winter (May till November( and 30 degrees in Summer. At our Beach 'Oak Beach' (about 1,2 km) from here is swimming possible only in Winter. You also can book a sailing trip to a tropical island or sail into the sunset accompanied with a glass of champagne and a few nibbles.
Other Activities: Snorkeling
Golf: Nearby are 4 Golf courses: The Links, Port Douglas about 10 min north by car, Sheraton Mirage, about 15 min north by car, Mossman Golf Club, a bit more simple, but beautiful surroundings,
about 30 min north by car and Paradise Palms, Cairns about 30 min south by car.
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Die Preise beinhalten Übernachtungen für 2 Personen bei Einbuchung von 7 Nächten AU$ 120.00 (ca. € 80.00) pro Nacht. Bei 1 bis 3 Nächte AUD $ 170.00 (ca. € 115.00) pro Nacht / 2 Personen. 4 bis 6 Nächte AUD $ 150.00 pro Nacht / 2 Personen. Extra Person: AUD $ 33.00. Unsere Preise verstehen sich inklusive Strom, Gas zum Kochen und 1 x pro Woche Service, d. h. frische Bettwäsche und Handtücher.
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