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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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CORAL DRIVE RETREAT

Port Douglas House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 8

This is a spacious, fantastic property perfect for larger families or groups of friends seeking their own private holiday resort. There is so much on offer: close to the beach, private tropical gardens and lawn, private pool, an abundance of separate living areas and sleeping up to 8 guests.

Coral Drive Retreat enjoys a great location on a quiet street just a few minutes stroll from beautiful Four Mile Beach. Port Douglas village centre is only four minutes drive away or enjoy a cruisy bicycle ride straight along the beach to the shops, restaurants and marina.

The well appointed kitchen adjoins the dining room and large open-plan living / entertainment room. A second living room opens out to an outdoor dining area overlooking the pool and gardens. Another separate, covered dining area offers the chance to enjoy that newspaper and coffee in peace.

Enjoy Coral Drive Retreat as your own resort with its abundance of quality facilities within easy reach of the best of Port Douglas.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Ulysses Getaways

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Coral Drive Retreat
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews
business
Coral Drive Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p989774i
+61 0740991799
Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef
5

Highly recommended! Couldn't fault.

Highly recommended! Couldn't fault.
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
What a spectacular location! This home is exactly as described online.

From the moment I entered the home I was struck by the magnificent pool, surrounded by lush palms that provide excellent shelter from the sun, and made me feel as though I was taking a dip in a lagoon on a tropical island!

The spacious living area opens into the massive Alfresco area by way of gigantic bi-fold doors, which create a wonderful area in which to entertain both indoors and out. Plenty of new outdoor furniture, and immaculately maintained gardens; what a treat to be able to enjoy a morning cuppa, (or evening glass of wine,) in such a relaxing setting.

The Kitchen is gigantic, suitable for a large family, and is the hub to a huge dining and second living area. Just when you think there couldn't possibly be any more, there is a second Alfresco providing a little privacy for adults, another family, or even just an alternative place to enjoy the climate.

All the bedrooms are large, with handy bedside tables and lighting, and air conditioning throughout. I'm a constant user of air con, (I don't handle the heat well,) but this home has clearly been designed with solar passive principles in mind, and stays cool of its own accord. Quite remarkable really; I come from a design & construction background, and I cannot fault the layout of this home.
There's also a huge selection of crockery/cutlery, and all modern appliances you would expect.

Each living area has a large TV and stereo, and cable TV connection for the days you just feel like doing nothing, but I found myself reading by the pool, with the stereo in the background more often than not!

Easy access to/from town via a shuttle stop less than 2min walk from the house, and a short walk to the beach and nearby restaurants & shops.

Wouldn't have known the neighbours existed, or the outside world for that matter; I felt as though I was on my own private island!

The home was beyond immaculate, and friendly management staff were available to answer my questions.

The mark of a good holiday home is whether you would recommend a close friend or family to stay there, and I would have no hesitation in doing so. I will most certainly stay at Coral Drive Retreat again and again, whenever I'm in Port Douglas, and I highly recommend you do, too.
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review Matt. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we'd like to thank you also in return for leaving the house so clean and tidy. We can't wait to welcome yourself and your family back the next chance you have to visit our little slice of paradise! Best regards, Kent.
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Coral Drive Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p989774i
+61 0740991799
Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef
5

B E A Utiful!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
All I can say is I am very impressed with this beautiful home! The pool was great, it actually looked and felt like we were at a tropical beach from all of the stone features. The inside of the house was chilled to my liking which was good relief after being in the hot humid temperature. The property came with 2 large spacious tv rooms, one great for the young ones and the other perfect for the adults for entertainment as it is facing the alfresco. The alfresco also has an outdoor fan which was great help for us while sitting outside. Both of the TV rooms actually have Austar tv so i have no idea what the comment is talking about (probably didnt know how to work it?) . The yard was large so it was a great space for the kids to play.

All i can really say is that i will defiantly be back again!
Helpful votes: 7/7
business
Coral Drive Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p989774i
+61 0740991799
Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef
1

Poor Quality

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We were very disappointed by this villa.

The Garden and “pool” side is shrouded by trees, so we had no sun at all.

Only 2 sun loungers were provided for 8 guests….when we asked for more, we were told there was no room to place them…we agree that only 2 more would fit at poolside…it is that small.

The Swimming Pool, (and it is more like an ornamental pond) was very cold (no sun on it) …so, like us you will not want to use it.

The advertised waterfall has been permanently cut off “due to mishandling of the controls” by guests.

In fact, we had to pay to enter the Sheraton Mirage Pool Area to get some sun time.

HomeAway.com / HomeAway.co.uk / amazingaccom.com have the whole villa air conditioned, which was our understanding prior to booking.

However, we now see that Ulysses Gataways have only bedroom aircon on their website.

The temperature in the main living area was too hot and needs aircon. The fans were not satisfactory and this was with an outside temperature of only 23 degrees. For the price being charged the villa should provide aircon throughout.

The 2 x Singles bedroom is unusable unless you are happy with massive noise from the aircon which seriously needs new bearings

amazingaccom.com show that a Welcome Hamper will be available; it wasn’t. There wasn’t even a bottle of milk for our arrival at 10.00pm. The free bottle of sweet white wine was not what we wanted either.

We also had to complain about no Austar TV, a shortage of bedside lighting and far too few ordinary glasses, although there were 28 wine glasses. These three things were sorted within 72 hours.

This is not a “fantastic” property and is very far from “perfect.”

We were looking forward to excellent accommodation, just as the websites are selling it but there were too many disappointments. If the agents are happy to over-promise like this, they are not worth dealing with.

We would strongly advise that this property is not rented.
Helpful votes: 6/15

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Availability & Rates

Port Douglas House Rental Rates

Notes

  • 1-6 guest $475 per night.
    Entire house $500 per night.
  • Notes:

    A minimum 7 night stay may apply in peak holiday periods.
    Guests will receive a welcome pack on arrival which will include a bottle of wine & flowers as well as basic household items.
    There will be a complimentary mid stay service provided for bookings of 8 nights or more.
    Daily services can be arranged at an additional cost.

Amenities

Port Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing