The Sanctuary Rainforest Retreat


From its exclusive hill top position this home offers a breathtaking panoramic view that encompasses Port Douglas and beyond to the Great Barrier Reef. The surrounding rainforest provides privacy in a lush natural environment, while its convenient location offers easy access to Port Douglas and its attractions. The Sanctuary’s design embraces Queensland’s tropical lifestyle with its vast space that can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 en-suite rooms over two levels.

The Space

Entering the property is just the beginning of an exciting journey of discovery and a delight in itself. The secure gated driveway winds through the rainforest on its way to the hillside house parking area that includes garage space for three vehicles and outdoor space for several more. To access the house the guests can use the double-tiered staircase leading to the two living levels from the garage and the carport or alternatively use the ramp that takes you to the main (upper) living level.

Located on the upper main level are 3 king-size bedrooms each with their own en-suite and outstanding view. The 90m2 master bedroom features spacious closets, double vanity, large walk-in shower, jet spa bath and bidet. 
The upper level also comprises the vast living and dining space featuring 2 large dining tables, comfortable couches and large screen TV. A fully equipped open kitchen (including dishwasher, oven, microwave and large fridge and freezer) with separate pantry perfectly integrates with the living and dining areas. Just next to the kitchen the guests can access the laundry room equipped with washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board. A stand alone guest toilet-washroom is also situated on this floor. The generous front balconies take full advantage of the ocean and the unique surrounding view. 

A waterfall feature enhances the dreamlike tropical atmosphere in the rear entertaining and cocktail veranda situated just off the main living level. The lower level is fitted out with 3 more generous king sized beds (or two king single beds in each room on request) complete with en-suite bathrooms and their own spectacular view. The substantial balconies in front of the rooms form a vast entertaining area connected to the pool entrance where the bar/kitchen facility is also located. The glass-gated private pool facility contains the saltwater-chlorinated infinity swimming pool and heated spa, large wooden deck with sunshade umbrella, and comfortable sun lounges where guests can relax and enjoy the unimpeded 180-degree view.

There are fans throughout the house and ducted air-conditioning on both levels, which is rarely required because of the tropical sea breezes. 
The Sanctuary is perfect for numerous families with children but also ideal for couples retreats or a group of friends travelling together.

Other Things to Note

Wi-Fi and 4G phone signal coverage is available in the house. However please note that due to the exclusive rural location of the property, our Internet connection relies on satellite data. Fine for most day to day use such as email, social media, music streaming and browsing although it can be slow on occasions even though it’s on the NBN (National Broadband Network).

Please note that only the master bedroom has blackout curtains, the other rooms do not, so you are guaranteed the very best sunrise over the ocean.

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  • Wi-Fi

  • Continuous access in the listing

  • Air conditioning

  • TV

  • Washing machine

  • In the building, free or for a fee

  • Dryer

  • In the building, free or for a fee

  • Iron

  • Essentials

  • Towels, bed sheets, soap and toilet paper

  • Laptop friendly workspace

  • A table or desk with space for a laptop and a chair that’s comfortable to work in


  • BBQ grill

  • Patio or balcony


  • Free parking on premises

  • Spa

  • Pool

  • Private or Shared


  • Kitchen

  • Space where guests can cook their own meals

Guest access

  • Private entrance

  • Separate street or building entrance

Bed and bath

  • Hangers

  • Hair dryer