Entire home/flat

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

6 Beds


Entire home/flat

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

6 Beds

Please set the number of adults.
Adults
1
Please set the number of children.
Children
Ages 2 - 12
0
Please set the number of infants.
Infants
Under 2
0
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet
You won’t be charged yet

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.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 6
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: £30 / night after 2 guests

Description

The space

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
Absolute privacy
4 bedrooms (1K with marble ensuite and spa bath, 2Q and 2s)
2 bathrooms
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
Ceiling fans
Extensive library with books, magazines, CD’s, DVD’s and games
Art collection
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.


House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
First aid kit

Availability
1 night minimum stay

1 Review


Nadir User Profile
July 2016
We were guided in, which is ESSENTIAL for this venue! Alan and Heather had great communication with us from contact. This location really is a retreat and a treat! Hard to describe in words, but if you love nature and serenity and isolation with birds and insects chirping, and water gurgling, you've arrived. We regretted only booking three nights here and spending much of our daylight time touring the area. Next time we'll stay a week and soak up more of the ambiance. House has lived-in warmth and all the amenities one needs for a tropical clime. We were there in winter 2016. When we left we forgot something behind and they were kind enough to get it forwarded to Cairns. Great folk and great location.

Queensland, Australia · Joined in August 2012
Alan User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.