Laid back vibe and great design, Pineapple Pete's is a perfect getaway
About Sofia Goncalves
Peter, originally from Sydney and Sofia, Portuguese born and raised met in Port Douglas 6 years ago. It wasn't long until we discovered each other's love for renovating, designing and breathing new life into spaces, making them more user friendly, soul soothing and ultimately happier places. Pineapple Pete's is our personal home which we share with visitors form all over the globe and has been mindfully curated over the years. We hope that its good vibe will rub off on all of those staying, it really is the perfect beach family home.
Sofia Goncalves purchased this House in 2000
Why Sofia Goncalves chose Port Douglas
The house was built in the 80's and completely renovated and extended in the last 7/5 years. Peter's family had moved from Sydney's Pittwatter to Port Douglas in 1981where they settled before taking off on a Round the World sailing trip that lasted for 5 years. Many years on, and after having lived overseas for the majority of the time, Peter decided to settle back in Port Douglas and turn an old 80's shack into the modern beach house that it is today. The house is in Solander, which is the quietest and nicest neighbourhood of Port Douglas, where you can find a well balanced mix of holiday homes and secluded local homes, local kids riding their bikes and skate boards in the streets, familiar faces walking their dogs or returning from their ritual morning beach yoga. We feel the house is the pinnacle of the laid back Australian way of life, and love sharing it with others.
What makes this House unique
This house has a VIBE - there is frankly no other way of saying it. It has a personality of its own that embraces who's in it. Is it the abundant artworks, the colour scheme, the honey tones of the local timbers used throughout, the crisp white walls, the surrounding coconut trees? Come stay and tell us what you think! :)
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
One of the best homes we have ever stayed at on VRBO. Great house and location. House looked just like the photos. Highly recommend.
Stunning house, great location
Simply put, as we sat in the car to leave we told to the kids to say to goodbye to our house and we said we will be back soon.
Everything about this house just works. Great space, great features ie pool, location is spot on 5 min walk to beach, 5 min drive to town.
The house opens up beautifully even the way you can watch the kids play in the pool while you prepare food or do the dishes through the kitchen.
The master suite is just unbelievable and all you want staying up in the stunning north qld area.
We loved our stay at Pineapple Pete’s. Great for 2 families with plenty of room. Well equipped kitchen, beautifully decorated and we loved the inside and outside living areas and made good use of the pool. Thanks for a great stay.
A beautiful, large, well-appointed property, close to the beach and a short drive from town
We had a great week at Pineapple Pete's Beach House. Everything is provided for, and the rooms have a modern design with tasteful furnishings and eclectic artwork. The layout allowed everyone to have some privacy in our own areas, but we could come together in the main living space that flowed to the beautiful pool. Sofia and Pete were lovely hosts, giving us a warm welcome and ensuring we had everything we needed for our stay.
Bright, clean, airy, beautifully presented. Felt like home from the minute we walked in.
Peter and Sofia, thankyou so much for a wonderful stay at your stunning property. We were blown away by your hospitality, and the house! It is rare to stay somewhere that has everything you could need and everything you didn’t even know you needed. We loved that we were so close to the beach and that our only chore was to buy groceries and relax. The adults very much appreciated the coffee machine that was full of beans when we arrived. Thankyou for being so accommodating of our children, they were in heaven with all the toys, books, pool toys etc. We have not one negative thing to say except that we wish we didn’t have to leave. We can’t recommend you highly enough and we would love to stay again in the future.
Thank you SO, SO much for your wonderful review but even more so for having looked after the house so well. It was left remarkably clean and tidy, especially considering the little people that you had with you, which tend to make such things so hard :)
We were so happy that you loved your stay and that Pineapple Pete’s will stay with you as a great memory - that’s what it is all about!
You will be most welcome to stay again :)
Warmest regards to you and your lovely friends,
Sofia and Peter
We absolutely loved our stay at Pineapple Petes. A gorgeous house that was just perfect for our 5 nights at Port Douglas. The house was beautifully decorated, spacious, clean and well equipped. The kids loved the pool and outdoor bathroom. We can't wait to stay again. Thank you to Lou for checking in on us and making sure our stay was perfect.
Thank you so much Karen! We look forward to meeting you next time! All the best. Sofia