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Orchid Hill Port Douglas. Winner for 2nd Year


Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Orchid Hill Bedroom (2 of 4) with Queen size bed.

Guest house | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Now with Free WiFi (added Oct 2013)

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Secluded away from the rest of the pack, "luxurious" Orchid Hill, recommended by its guests for "a beautiful setting" amongst lush gardens and emerald pool is "highly recommended". Orchid Hills "kitchen had everything you could want" appeals to cooks and chefs alike and you will "gladly want to come back to stay" because privacy, space with 4 bedrooms and 3 living areas will keep you hidden away as you while away the time by the pool.

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All photos taken April 2013 & December 2012.

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Orchid Hill featured as guest accommodation for the bride and her family when UK Masterchef brought UK contestants to Port Douglas to cook a wedding lunch for the series final. The bride has since been back for a second stay.

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A tropical holiday should have the look and feel of the tropics. Orchid Hills interior designer, owner encapsulates the very essence of the tropics with lush, manicured gardens which surround the pool and house. And continues with tropical artwork, cushions and accessories inside to ensure you are fully immersed in a tropical getaway whether you want it relaxing or adventurous.

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Yet still only minutes to everything Port & the Daintree has to offer. Boats, sand, The Great Barrier Reef, sun, croc adventures, shopping, sunset sails, hiking, fishing, birdlife, exotic plants; we can even organise massages within Orchid Hill so you stay relaxed at your holiday home.

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5 star amenities abound within a surprisingly low maintenance elegance. The attention to detail you find at 5 star luxury resorts surround you at Orchid Hill. Pool beach towels, decorative pieces, supportive comfortable beds with crisp sheets are just a few. And the little details like hooks for pool towels or proper cushions on the lounges by the pool. DVDs, iPod/Phone connections, dimmers on lights, the list goes on and on.

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. .COMPLETELY PRIVATE BILLABONG (pool) surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Slip into it's soothing emerald waters and gaze on the gardens and birds whether in sun or moon and you'll understand why it is not a pool, it is your secluded billabong

. .FRAMED AND DECORATIVE ARTWORK thoughtfully placed throughout so wherever you wander within the property, you'll find something visually to delight you. And see how it all changes as day becomes night or sunrises awaken your morning.

. .3 SEPARATE LIVING SPACES. Elegant Living Room, Relaxed Family media room and covered lanai with pool deck seating. 3 DINING AREAS, lux indoor dining and relaxed outdoor dinning, both for 8 and indoor café table and counter for easy quick bits. Find your quiet space while others enjoy theirs. Luxury means having space and comfort to relax, unwind and enjoy your time.

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We passionately believe guests will be hard pressed to find another property in Port Douglas offering this level of privacy, space, gardens, attention to detail and elegant luxury within this price range. We pride ourselves on the best service and ensuring we live up to your expectations of a tropical holiday home away from home

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All photos were taken in December 2012. So they are up to date for your peace of mind and we are showing as many as this website will allow us.

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4 separate bedrooms – Master with ensuite (king). 1 bedroom as Queen and 2 as twin singles or single doubles. And no two bedrooms share a wall with the others. Privacy ensured.

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Elegant living room with adjacent dining room for 8. An oasis when you need space from others.

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Outdoor, covered lanai with second, poolside dining table for 8, plus occasional seating and lounges by the pool

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Media focused family room with open plan kitchen and cafe meals table and sit up counter.

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42 inch LCD TV with Sony DVD surround sound stereo with front connection for whatever music storage devise you use. Large collection of DVDs for when you don't want to run to the local DVD shop

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Gourmet kitchen with all exclusions so you can try your hand at that new recipe that time back home doesn't allow. And Orchid Hills is not stocked for 8. It is stocked with plates and such for 16 or more so that if 8 are in the dishwasher, 8 are still available.

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Large Gas BBQ. Clean, well lit with all the tools needed.

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Pet friendly. We've not forgotten the rest of your family. Water and food bowls; night bed as well as a fully fenced and secured back garden so your 4 legged friend can explore and romp as you relax.

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Washer and dryer located in its own laundry room with a sunny hanging unit just out its own door. Iron and board located here also.

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Fully air-conditioned. Every room has its own individually controlled air conditioning unit

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Private Billabong (pool) with waterfall surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

Completely private, secluded and quiet.

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An abundance of Gorgeous Art and Coffee table books so you don't have to look at the same magazines every day.

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Pool or Beach towels provided, separate to the provided shower, bath towels

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This property has the attention to detail and all the amenities of the best 5 star resorts.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach 4 Mile Beach 1.5 km
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1.2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cairns International Airport 62.2 km, Nearest railway: Cairns Train Station 65 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Queensland region

Port Douglas is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Daintree Rainforest. It is the closet land to the reef offering luxury boat tours, fast cat island tours, sunset sails, Marlin/Swordfish fishing (including international Marlin tournament in November).


Do you ever wonder when top chefs get tired of the big city grind, where do they go? A good few come to Port Douglas. We have a long list of award winning restaurants. Salsa, Nautilus, Harrisons, 2fish, Sassi, Flames of the Forest, The Tin Shed, The Boat Shed, The Yacht Club, to name just a few.


Macrossan and Grant Street Boutique shopping have gorgeous clothes, gifts and jewellery to be discovered.

Don't forget about all the spa treatments. From world-class resort spa services to beach side massage at the Sunday markets or on Four Mile Beach under the marquee.


Adventure? How about…

Crocodile viewing and show parks (sorry, you can't swim with them).

Sail to Coral Sea Island Cay

Dive or Snorkel the pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef

Experience Daintree – the World's Oldest Rainforest

Charter a private yacht, helicopter tour or fishing boat.

Ride Horseback on Tropical Beaches

Swim in breathtaking fresh water Gorges

Visit Lava Tubs and Crater Lakes

Get married! With over 400 marriage ceremonies taking place in Port Douglas each year, you'll find everything you need to plan the perfect romantic tropical wedding.

Come to Carnivale in May.

Compete in a Triathlon in June.

Watch evening movies in the Park all winter long.

Drink beer at Porttoberfest in October

Sunset in the Park Music Festival

Run a Marathon in November

Take part in the Port Douglas Marlin Tournament

Whatever you want you'll find. And we'll be glad to assist however we can.

Port Douglas

Port (as the locals refer to it) is located in the heart of the World Heritage Daintree Tropical Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. It's Tropical climate is perfect for its laid back and relaxed feel. Perfect for a couple or group of couples to get away and enjoy Sunshine, Warm Tropical waters and the Beach. Winter temps range from 22 to 29 with mild humidity. Summer temps sit between 29 and 31. Occasionally getting some warmer days of 33. Humidity levels rise in Summer and whilst called the wet season, the rains are tropically warm and generally come at night. Heaven really.

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Review 1-10 of 11

20 Aug 2014


"A fabulous place"

Spotlessly clean,very welcoming (lights on, Jazz music playing on arrival), great kitchen and lounge area, beautiful pool. This is a great place to stay. Beautiful decor and very comfortable. It is ab… More

2 Aug 2014


"Perfect spot for a big group!"

We stayed in Orchid Hill for 1 week in July 2014. There were 5 adults staying in the house and we had more than enough space between us. No detail was overlooked, it was a joy to stay here!It is beau… More

16 Apr 2014


"Loved the house, loved Queensland - definitely coming back!"

There is so much to do in the Port douglas region. We went scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, trekking in Daintree, went to the Atherton Tablelands and did some bush walking , another day trekked… More

Thank you for writing so much about the Port Douglas area. It is an amazing part of the world. And we want all guests to have the best holiday possible. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip J.D.G. It was a pleasure having you at Orchid Hill.

20 Nov 2013


"The perfect get away"

We stayed at orchid hill with our two small children at the start of November and had a Wonderful holiday. The house had everything we could have wanted (plenty of towels for swimming and bathing, BB… More

30 Oct 2013


"This house will not disappoint"

We stayed at Orchard Hill for four days; it was our base for travels to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree area. It's a beautiful, comfortable home with a wonderful landscaped backyard and p… More

23 Aug 2013


"Paradise at last!"

Firstly, let us start by saying that Brent & Leroy are the most welcoming of guests we have ever met. They ensured our stay was hassle free and were very accommodating.Orchid Hill has all the ameniti… More

14 Jul 2013


"Bali. Hawaii. No, Port Douglas!"

I had to keep asking myself where I was...Bali, Hawaii? No I was in Port Douglas! Surprisingly. From the minute I walked in to Orchid Hill it felt like a tropical paradise, but sophisticated at the sa… More

Thank you for the kind words. The pleasure in hosting your family and sister at Orchid Hill was all ours. We look forward to welcoming you back for another Port holiday.

11 Jul 2013


"Great for family gatherings & groups"

What a wonderful place for get "togethers" - a little nervous as my sister said it was 5 star & it WAS!!! However, just so relaxed & comfortable. 3 Living areas & a stunning pool. Kids playe… More

28 Jun 2013


"5 Star all the way********"

Great place for a holiday of whatever type you desire - the house is luxurious. We were 2 couples - lazing by the pool for some or laying around inside on magnificent lounges, reading, music,etc. One couple were cooks so they were cooking up a storm - couldn't believe the implements,dishes etc available.
NIght time around the pool with the lights created a special mood - never wanted to go out.Would recommend it for groups - fun but so elegant.
A "special"place - we will be back.

17 Jun 2013


"Wonderful ambience, quiet location"

From the moment you enter the front door you feel relaxed. Four good bedrooms that are well separated, large and comfortable living areas, great pool and outdoor area and a garden designed to ensure privacy. The decor and furnishings are comfortable and carefully chosen for the overall design, feel and practicality of a holiday rental. The owners obviously care about the amenity and the condition of the property. We stayed with a group of 6 people and it was perfect in terms of space and accommodation. It was amazing to walk through the front door and see the house open up before us through to the garden pool area. Location is convenient to Port and the hinterland and just near Sea Temple Golf Resort. Perfect for families or groups of friends / couples.

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