About this listing
Since 2003, The Botanical Ark Retreat has offered more than just exclusive Daintree accommodation. It is your own private, peaceful family villa, with private beach and free WIFI, set within a globally unique rainforest conservation garden.
Port Douglas has a hidden gem...
Port Douglas Holiday House The Botanical Ark Retreat is the perfect choice for your next holiday to paradise!
Voted one of the top 10 holiday choices in Australian House and Garden Magazine, March 2008, The Botanical Ark Retreat is a private holiday home surrounded by award winning exotic, tropical gardens.
The Botanical Ark Retreat was designed for embracing the tropical lifestyle of North Queensland, Australia and is now available for exclusive holiday rental.
Accommodating up to eight guests in four bedrooms, The Botanical Ark Retreat features beautiful timber furniture, wide verandahs and all of the mod cons that are necessary for a relaxing and well-deserved holiday.
Your holiday experience at The Botanical Ark Retreat is complete with
4 bedrooms (1K with marble ensuite and spa bath, 2Q and 2s)
Gourmet kitchen featuring a walk in pantry, espresso machine, dishwasher, microwave and gas cooking
Television with AUSTAR, DVD, CD stacker, surround sound, i pod dock
Freshwater swimming hole with private sandy beach and 2 sun lounges
Extensive Award Winning Gardens – WINNER of Australia’s Best Backyard in 2007
Extensive library with books, magazines, CD’s, DVD’s and games
Large verandah for entertaining with hammock
Indoor and outdoor dining, Gas BBQ
Telephone, fax and Broadband Internet access
Full laundry facilities
All linen including beach towels provided
A complimentary service is provided for stays of 8 nights or more
In House Catering, In House Spa Treatments, Yoga, Meditation and Babysitting are available on request
Comprehensive Tour Compendium available
Arrival pack – tropical flowers, exotic fruit, chilled champagne, fine chocolates, L’Occitane amenities
Interaction with guests
When we are not away travelling, we are available to assist guests with any needs during their stay.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I spent the first 19 years of my life in the Catskill Mountains, near Woodstock, New York State. My band played ‘in Woodstock’ – not to be confused with ‘at Woodstock’. From the age of ten, I knew that Australia was my true home, and was determined to reach her shores early in my life. I’ve been here since 1970 and my youthful judgment goes unchallenged.
I arrived in Sydney, Australia, on a one-way ticket in 1970 with eighty cents in my pocket. I headed north to the Great Barrier Reef where I had dreams of building an underwater house. I studied marine biology at the Townsville campus of James Cook University.
Together with my wife, Susan, from Brooklyn, NY we developed a deep appreciation of the natural beauty, wealth, and wonders of the planet.
It was plans by the Queensland Premier of the day, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, that led us on our present path. Bjelke-Petersen wanted to drill for oil on the Great Barrier Reef and chop down Queensland’s rainforests for woodchips. Alan left university to work full time for the Cape York Conservation Council in an effort to save these national icons.
Millions of people within Australia and around the world fought to protect the reef and rainforest. “Thankfully”, says Susan, “We won.” And today, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest are world heritage listed areas and promoted as, “Where the rainforest meets the reef”, and is probably one of the main reasons why you are or will be visiting this beautiful region.