FAQ

Where is the Villa?

Port Douglas in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia

42 Murphy Street, Port Douglas QLD 4877

How do I get to the Villa?

Flights: Cairns Airport in the township of Cairns is the closest airport to Port Douglas. It is approximately one hours drive.

Murphy Street runs parallel to the main town strip, Macrossan Street.

To find the Villa, when approaching Port Douglas on Davison Street, take the left onto Macrossan Street. Then, take the first right onto Owen Street then right again onto Murphy Street.

From there take the first left up what looks like a long driveway and keep following it around to the left. This street is quite steep. You will see the large gates and garage of the Villa on the right.

How many rooms/beds does the Villa have? Can I rearrange the bedding? What about portacots?

There are seven bedrooms: three king rooms and four queen rooms.

Unfortunately, bedding cannot be rearranged or made into singles.

The maximum number of guests staying at the property is 18.

There is the option of adding:

  • Two single rollaway beds at an additional cost of $25 per bed per night

  • Two double fold-out beds at an additional cost of $50 per bed per night

    You can book a different number of rooms for each night of your stay if you wish. The minimum number is four. All beds are made up for your arrival except in the case that you want to utilise the extra beds for later in your stay in which case we would have someone come in and make up the extra beds for you.

What about babies/toddlers?

There are two portacots at the Villa which are free to use however guests must erect these themselves.

There are also two high chairs. Please let us know if you will need any of these items.

Further items can be hired by guests from Oz Baby Hire http://www.ozbabyhire.com.au/.

The pool is fully fenced and has a current safety certificate.

There is also a baby gate that can be used on the stairs if required. 

What about accessibility?

Unfortunately, the Villa is not the most accessible property as it is built into the side of a hill. The streets leading up to the property are steep. There are many stairs both inside and outside the property and it is not recommended for those with a lower level of mobility.

There is however an inclinator which is to be strictly used by those less mobile and for transferring luggage.

What about vehicles/parking?

The streets leading up to the Villa are long and steep. The turn onto the driveway is a hairpin bend so we do not recommend for long vehicles or cars with trailers attempt to drive to the Villa.

There is a double garage available for guest use and there is also street parking.

I want to hold a function/gathering at the Villa

We welcome small gatherings with less than 30 people in total (this includes caterers, photographers etc) for functions/gatherings.

The Villa is located in a residential area thus noise restrictions are enforced. All noise is required to cease at 9:30 pm in line with council regulations. We ask that guests need to be considerate of neighbours at all times.

Given these conditions, please consider whether the Villa is the right place for your group.

There is a minimum booking of five nights of which the whole Villa needs to be booked for three nights if you are holding a function.

The dining room table seats twelve and you can add an extra seat to each end using smaller downstairs chairs making the maximum total fourteen.

We ask that no extra furniture be brought into the property and no big furniture be moved or removed.

Bathrooms

All bedrooms have private ensuites and there are additional powder rooms located near the lounge and next to the pool.

The two queen room ensuites on the first floor have deep spa tubs while the rest of the bathrooms have showers.

Amenities (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap) are provided and each room has a hair dryer.

All linen, bathroom and pool towels are provided.

Restaurants we recommend

Caterers

Magic Mouthfuls - https://www.magicmouthfuls.com/

What to do?

You can book a day at day snorkelling and scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver Cruises https://quicksilver-cruises.com/.

Private charters in Port Douglas which go out to the reef below options:

For a sunset cruise, Enterprise and Aquarius are the ultimate in terms of all the trimmings and getting away from the masses. The Tallarook is a large old style sailing yacht http://www.yachtcharter-portdouglas.websyte.com.au/

There are many great walks in the area https://www.portdouglasuncovered.com/best-walks-and-hikes-port-douglas/ and Hartley’s Crocodile Adventure is a favourite https://www.crocodileadventures.com/

Gbr Helicopters http://Gbrhelicopters.com.au are based in the Port and come highly recommended

Port Douglas is a great place for a golfing trip:

For more information on local events and happenings, please check out: http://Portdouglastourism.com.au

Want to book a massage/treatment/hair appointment?

Local masseurs past guests have recommended:

  • Jennifer Ferguson Mobile Massage - 0408 175 196

  • Mantra Spa - Swan Nguyen - (07) 4087 2000

  • Lyn Gore - (07) 4094 1431

  • Margaret Gordon Shinto Shiatsu Massage - 0404 257 210

  • Face and Body Studio - (07) 4099 4252

  • Wellness@Port Day Spa - (07) 4099 5099

  • Sea Temple Day Spa - (07) 4084 3500

  • Niramaya Day Spa - (07) 4099 1855

Go see Cheri, senior stylist at The Hair Shop: www.thehairshop.com.au

Music

The Villa is equipped with a sound system located in the main lounge. There is an IPod dock and it is bluetooth compatible. There is also an IPod dock by the poolside.

Please remember to be mindful of neighbours and remember that by council regulations, there is to be no noise after 9:30 pm.

I have shopping/deliveries

The main shopping strip, Macrossan Street, is approximately a 5 minute walk down from the Villa. There is a major grocery store, pharmacies, banks, post office, bottle shops and bakeries for your everyday needs.

If you are wanting groceries delivered to you at the Villa, there is a shopping service available at http://www.pleaseshopforme.com.au/, however you will need to be at the property to receive your order.

If you are having items sent to the Villa you will need to be there to receive them. Please do not order for delivery outside the time you are booked in at the Villa. There is a post office located on Owen Street where collections can be arranged.

Please remember, Villa Empat Puluh Dua is a holiday home

And not a function venue or hotel. We can assist you with your reservation and questions however not with organising your stay or event.