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Barry & Linda Rickeard

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Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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AQUA @ RAMADA * Fantastic Rates

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Port Douglas Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Escape the fast pace of life in beautiful Port Douglas!!

Relax, unwind and soak up the sun on beautiful Four Mile Beach or just relax by the gorgeous lagoon pool set amidst a tropical rainforest of ancient Melaleuca trees.

So relaxing and rejuvenating! We call it paradise!

Aqua @ Ramada is a privately owned and managed studio apartment located within the Ramada Resort, a tropical paradise of trees and tranquil lily ponds awaits you. This lovely apartment is on the top floor with easy lift access and overlooks the divine tropical gardens and offers the comforts of a king size bed and large separate bathroom with a corner bath to relax in.

The apartment is well appointed to make your holiday a comfortable and relaxing getaway. There is a flat screen TV and DVD player with surround sound system and of course air-conditioning and a comfortable sofa to relax on.

This delightful room has the basic equipment needed to prepare your own breakfast, lunch etc there is a fridge, microwave, toaster, crockery & cutlery and of course coffee & tea making facilities; or if you prefer to dine out there is a great onsite restaurant at your fingertips. This unique restaurant is nestled amongst the large ancient Melaleuca trees and overlooks the tranquil lagoon pool offering reasonably priced meals for breakfast, lunch & dinner in a casual and family friendly atmosphere; or you can take the short drive (approx 5 mins by local bus or car) into town and explore some of the many excellent restaurants and fine dining experiences Port Douglas has to offer.

There is a free internet kiosk in reception & free Wi-Fi use @ the Restaurant and pool area. If you just want to relax by the pool on one of the many comfortable sun lounges you can be waited on and have your food & drinks brought to you at the pool side.

Imagine relaxing by the pool enjoying your favourite cocktail and sharing a special occasion with your partner or you could choose to laze in the pool whilst enjoying a cool drink from the swim up bar. The large lagoon style pool is surrounded by large Melaleuca trees making you feel like you are in a tropical rainforest and the pool is even heated in cooler months to take the chill off the water. The far end of the pool is designed so you can walk in and is great for the young ones and parents to wade in. The swim up bar is a big favourite by all!

There are many activities to meet your needs in Tropical Nth Queensland including snorkelling/diving in the Great Barrier Reef an absolutely magical time and a world away from everything. On the other hand you may just like to walk along the coconut lined beach or sit and read your favourite book/magazine, there is something in' Paradise for everyone'

Beautiful Four Mile Beach is just a short walk from the Ramada Resort and there is a great children's playground and free barbecue facilities on the foreshore for you and your family to enjoy.

Our rates are affordable and the months fill up quickly in Tropical Port Douglas where you have the best of both worlds. You have the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and beautiful Four Mile Beach @ your finger tips and you can also explore the fantastic selection of fine restaurants, boutique shops and local markets Port Douglas township has to offer.

If you would like to be in a tropical paradise with a relaxed atmosphere that's close to everything but far enough away for complete relaxation, then Aqua @ Ramada is for you!!

Come and relax, revive, and renew your senses!

Ramada Resort is located approximately 5km from Macrossan street which is the main centre of town (approx 5min drive) and is within an easy stroll to 4 mile beach.

Public transport runs in out of town approximately every 20mins and stops at the front entrance of the resort or you can hire a car so you can explore the region at your convenience.

Bikes are also available for hire or if you like walking you can enjoy the walk via the beach into town (approx. 40mins).

Close to the beach and everything is within reach!!

Your hosts are Linda & Barry, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Internet kiosk in front foyer & Free Wi-Fi around restaurant/Pool area

Onsite shared laundry facilities- coin operated

Restaurant/ Bar/Lounge

Large Lagoon pool with waterfall & swim up bar (Pool heated in cooler months to take the chill off)

Onsite Day Spa- Tree House Spa

Local Shuttle service in & out town (charges apply- weekly tickets unlimited travel recommended)

Free onsite car parking (can be limited in peak season but you can park out the front)

24hr reception - Tour Desk & Bike Hire


Non-Smoking room

Top floor apartment- (3rd level) with elevator or stair access

King bed- linen & towels supplied

Mid-stay service optional extra ( Please enquire for price)

Large separate bathroom - shower over corner bath, hairdryer & starter of essentials

Sofa bed Couch- extra charges apply( max 3 guest)

Prices displayed are for 2 guests only

Dining Table & chairs

Limited Cooking facilities- fridge, microwave, toaster, sandwich maker, coffee & tea making facilities and crockery/cutlery ( No cooktop)

Flat screen TV Foxtel & DVD player

Onsite shared Laundry facilities- coin operated

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barry & Linda Rickeard (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
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About Barry & Linda Rickeard

Hi our names are Barry & Linda, we both fell in love with Port Douglas several years ago, we love to get up to PD as often as we can. We have just recently acquired this great apartment at one of our favourite resorts and take pride in running our privately run accommodation to a high standard. We also love to share our lovely apartments at reasonable and affordable prices so all can experience this special place, we are always happy to answer any of your questions.

Barry & Linda Rickeard purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Barry & Linda Rickeard chose Port Douglas

This property has been recently renovated in a very modern style It has the option of the owner living in it for short period of time and having a holiday in Paradise an opportunity to good to miss!!!

What makes this apartment unique

The Ramada Resort is a perfect place to completely unwind & relax at whilst plus having the benefits of a beautifully appointed and tranquil room to retreat to. This lovely apartment is in a quiet location and 2 minutes from the pool and Restaurant/bar. There is a internet kiosk in the front Foyer and free Wi Fi in the restaurant/bar; happy hour is from 5 till 6 everyday with discounted wines,beers spirits and discounted meals from time to time. Large lagoon pool with swim up bar is a big favourite, the pool is heated in cooler months to take the chill off the water for your comfort.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nice Relaxing Break

Hi Eileen, just to let you know we have had a really nice relaxing break and amazing time at the resort and surrounds. The room was beautifully furnished and equipped and was just met our needs perfectly. The resort itself is really nice with good amenities and an amazing pool. The staff are very friendly staff and the restaurant plus its happy hour added to a great stay! Also we found the prices in the resort for food and drinks to be reasonable and there are always special family-friendly offers available. We would like to return and have already recommended to our friends. Thanks for everything! Paul and Sansiri
Dec 2013
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AQUA @ RAMADA * Fantastic Rates
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Amazing value! Amazing location! Amazing area!

  • 5 of 5

EILEEN: It seems appropriate to start with our host. She was a dream to deal with. Happy to answer any questions. Good communication. However in no way did she intrude on our privacy in any way.

THE UNIT: Exactly as shown in the pictures. What incredible value! It was a great location on the 3rd floor overlooking the treetops. Had everything that we needed. Very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. We stayed for 16 nights and it was glorious.

THE RESORT: The resort itself is lovely and you get to use the facilities such as the pool, etc. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The resort setting is beautiful and very relaxing. One of our favourite spots was sitting in "the wharf" in a comfy chair and reading or just watching the barramundi in the ponds. The resort restaurant was alright but nothing to write home about. They have daily specials and we had the use of a 15% discount card on food and drinks which was nice. We had much better meals in Port Douglas itself. Two of our favourite options were the new Indian place and Paddy's Pub. Great value for money. Be aware that at the resort you are about 4km out of Port Douglas proper. You either have to walk into town (takes about 40 minutes) or catch a shuttle bus which costs $10 for a return trip.

The area: Our first time this far up the east coast. Incredible! Took quite a few trips to the reef which was our main interest. Went with Quicksilver (3 day reef pass). The pick of the trips was with Silversonic which visits 3 sites during the day. The Nursery bommie was astounding. Hired a care for 4 days and did Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, Kuranda, Mareeba Wetlands, etc. Not impressed much with Kuranda and surrounds. If you love rivers. etc go a little further toward Mareeba. You will find Davies Creek National Park. You will not be disappointed with this area - far better than "touristy" Kuranda in our opinion. Mareeba Wetlands great if (like us) you are interested in birds.

CONCLUSION: Great location, great accommodation. Do as much or as little as you like. If you have never been to TNQ you must do it.

PS: Don't forget to protect yourself from sandflies!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A superb room in a superb resort

  • 5 of 5

Bright, clean, modern and comfortable large room with king-size bed and single fold out couch, perfect for my two children and I for our family holiday. Located on the corner of the third floor facing the resorts very pretty gardens. Great customer service with reasonable restaurant and specials, fabulous coffee and inviting pool with bar and plenty of room to lounge around. Close enough to the action of Port Douglas and just far enough away to appreciate the resort and it's peacefulness. Owner offers exceptional rate and value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

SSSHHHH, Don't tell anybody!

  • 5 of 5

We are very reluctant to post this review due to the rest of the world finding out about the most amazing slice of paradise that Eileen's unit offers. We were nervous on arrival due to cost of apartment thinking, can this be genuine? Our stay was much more than we expected & felt privileged that ordinary people like ourselves can experience this beautiful resort for such a reasonable price. The tranquility at Ramada was beautiful. The pool & surrounding area is mesmerising. They need to tie the chef up at their restaurant so he doesn't get away, every meal, the breakfast was sensational. As far as dealing with Eileen, too easy! Nothing was too much trouble when organising dates or information relating to the apartment. Her discount card was also another added extra bonus that was very much appreciated. Thank you Eileen for an experience we will remember forever. IF there are any available times in the future that your beautiful apartment is free, we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My guests never cease to amaze me with there generous and heart warming comments . I am so grateful for such glowing comments about the accommodation and the Ramada Resort and of course me. It restores my faith in human nature to have had guests who are genuinely respectful of my property it makes my affordable offer worth while and I hope i can continue to provide excellent accommodation for people who perhaps otherwise may miss out on this peace of paradise in Port Douglas Thanks heaps Eileen Still Owner/Manager Ramada Resort Paradise

Great place to chill out!

  • 5 of 5

In the beginning, when I found this place on homeaway (after searching for a nice place to stay for weeks), it seemed too good to be true - very affordable price, great location, and everything you need in the room itself. In addition, Eileen was very flexible and accommodating for a host. This was asking for some trouble…But when we arrived at Ramada, all became true! The room has everything, really EVERYTHING, you need for a stay as a couple or a young family. Eileen even equipped it with a stroller, baby cot and high-chair! And everything is new as well! Location is superb – top floor (with elevator) and end flat, which makes the place very quiet. Pool is cosy, and great place to chill. We used restaurant in the evenings, and Eileen leaves you her discount card, so you get good value for your money – food is really nice and they have theme evenings. Beach is 2 minute walk, and it is a pity that it was still stinger season, otherwise, beach is wonderful and great joy for all ages! As we had a rental car, we explored the area –half day trip to Mosman Gorge, one day trip to Daintree Forest and of course outer Great Barrier Reef!!! Overall, when you read description of Eileen that her room is paradise – trust her – she is 150% RIGHT!

Thanks Eileen!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am truly flattered and most grateful to the majority of my guest who have really given wonderful and kind thoughts regarding my deluxe room @ the Ramada Resort which is truly paradise. All my guest have always respected and left the room in very good condition so i feel very blessed that my guest treat my room as if it is there own home. My price will always be affordable for potential guest and my previous guest so people can enjoy a well deserved holiday without breaking the bank!! Warm regards Eileen Still
San Francisco, CA

Enjoyed my stay!!

  • 5 of 5

It was my first time to Port Douglas (and Australia), and I couldn't have been happier with my stay at the Ramada! The resort is a short distance from the beach, so I was able to go on morning runs while enjoying the beautiful scenery. It was also nice that it is an end unit and on the top floor - so I was not bothered by noise from other guests.

Eileen was a very accommodating and gracious host. I encountered a few issues when trying to rent the unit, but Eileen was very patient and reserved the unit for me anyway. My stay was very affordable; the place is a great value! I would happily recommend Eileen's place to anyone thinking of visiting this area!

Thanks again!!

Nina (San Francisco, CA)

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Little Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for our relaxing getaway and provided us with everything we needed. The room itself is spacious and well presented just as it looks in the pictures. The resort has a lovely pool area perfect for chilling out and having some down town. It is located about a five minute drive from town and I would recommend you hire a car to explore the area. Overall we had a great stay and have already raved about it to our family and friends. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for the excellent reviews and would be more than happy to accommodate my previous guest who would like to return to return to Paradise!! I love providing my guest with the best quality accommodation at an affordable price as everyone deserves a holiday The Ramada Resort is an oasis and staff are more than happy to ensure all guests have a fun relaxing time and are mindful of the importance of good quality service for all guest. Warm regards Eileen Still Manager/Owner Deluxe Room Ramada Resort Paradise!!


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Ramada Resort
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Palmer port douglas
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
captain cook highway to port douglas
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ramada Restaurant/bar within the resort
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
4 mile beach
Car: recommended

Welcome to Paradise, our deluxe modern room has limited cooking facilities(more time for you ) but has what you need , microwave, fridge, kettle & toaster. It also has a sofa bed and king size bed kitchen table and coffee table

The resort has a large pool, excellent restaurant with a buffet breakfast, excellent cuisine choices for all to enjoy.During the week there is special discount offers for lunch and evening meals to satisfy all tastes. The town centre is approx 5 minutes by shuttle bus which picks you up from the Resort and can return you to the resort. Or you can drive /or bike ride into town. When you arrive in the main street called Macrossan Street there is a variety of restaurants/cafes with different cuisines including Thai,Chinese fresh Seafood ,Japanese food, many eating places to choose from even the best of fine dining. There is a Coles Supermarket and Target for your extra shopping needs or a gourmet fresh produce with a difference and vaccumed sealed fresh delicious fish and seafood selection the shop is called Blood Orange( just behind coles) . There are many tourist attractions including the Great Barrier reef, where you can snorkel and get close too the beautiful sea life . When you are not snorkling you can enjoy a lunch banquet and beverages and sit back and relax on the deck other tourists attractions is the Mossman Gorge , Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Forest , tours are available every day The friendly staff at the Ramada Reception can organize your trip and your choice of the tour company and can answer any of your questions/queries . Other leisurely activities include playing a game of golf and/or massage to help you while away the day and then in the evening there is always the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll to the pristine Four Mile Beach which is approximately 200 meters from the Resort where you can enjoy a BBQ, read a book and just relax . Also if you love keeping physically active you can always hire a bike/scooter go to the gym if you choose to visit other Tourist attractions car hire is available. Or for the more adventurous traveler there is always the opportunity to go White Water Rafting or have a Wetland boat ride to have a close encounter with the crocodiles, turtles and a myriad of wild life .There is so much to see and do in Port Douglas the place is picture perfect and will be an experience of a lifetime .

Have a great day and happy holidays and safe traveling.

The weather is around 28 degrees and sunny the majority of days , their is the popular 4 mile beach and without doubt one of the most beautiful clean beaches in the world and is surrounded by tropical flowers and trees. The Four mile beach is approximately 100 meters from the resort and has a no coin BBQ and play equipment for the children . The resort has an excellent restaurant with excellent cuisine choices for all the family and affordable prices with special discount offers.Service is available whilst relaxing at the pool which is next to the restaurant and has child safety locked gates. Or if you want to go into town to eat or buy groceries or try out the WICKED ice-cream shop which has many flavors and is refreshing on a hot day . The town center is approximately 10 minutes by shuttle bus which picks you and your family up from the Resort and can return you to the resort. When you arrive in the main street called Macrossan Street there are is a variety of restaurants with different cuisines including Thai,Chinese fresh Seafood ,pubs and cafes and of course Coles Supermarket and Target.


Rates & Availability

From AU$79 Per night

Port Douglas Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 9 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 26 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2015 - Oct 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 24 2015
4 night minimum stay
Oct 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 22nd
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2015 - Jan 8 2016
5 night minimum stay
January 7nt special
Jan 9 2016 - Jan 23 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are for strictly 2 Guests; apartment has a sofa bed and can accommodate up to a max of 3 guests. Extra guest is $10 per night ; ALL GUESTS MUST BE DECLARED AT TIME OF BOOKING.
Young infants stay free of charge if using existing linen but must be declared at time of booking ( Porta Cot available on request BYO LINEN)
To secure your booking a 20% deposit ( being a min of $100 ) is required and then the balance is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment may be made by direct bank transfer ( no extra charges) Australian banks only or via credit card which does incur a 2% surcharge. Please let us know which payment method you prefer.
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Port Douglas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 38 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bath mat available
  • The bathroom is large and has two individual basins,bath with shower includes starter of essentials soap, shampoo, and washing powder for the laundry and of course all linen is supplied. RATES ARE FOR 2 Guests
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • deluxe king bed suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sofa bed -extra charges do apply
  • Large light and airy deluxe room which has a king size bed, the room overlooks the tree tops and lily pond which is set amongst tropical plants with the sound of running water and birds singing in the tree tops. The other features in the room is that it has a double sofa lounge/bed, please note prices displayed are for 2 guests only (there is an extra $100 charge per week for use of sofa bed) Max of 3 guests Port Cot available on request $25 per stay, bottom sheet supplied ( no extra charges apply for infants)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The above ticked facilities are available @ the Ramada Resort in Port Douglas. There are non -smoking signs on the door of all rooms but smoking areas are available within the resort. The laundry is on the ground floor and is coin operated, there is a Large Resort Pool is heated in cooler months to take the chill off. This holiday will embrace all the senses and will nourish mind, body and soul (a magical experience is waiting for you)

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