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The Artists' Treehouse : Perfect location, spacious, great vibes,

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

perfection in Port Douglas

The Port Douglas Artists' Treehouse is situated in the heart of Port Douglas on a beautiful quiet street. Oozing good vibes, it is the holiday rental you will never want to leave. Breezy, spacious and eclectic, you will shift into holiday mode the moment you arrive. The fully air-conditioned townhouse features three bedrooms (sleeping up to six), two living rooms, two bathrooms, a fully self contained kitchen opening to the balcony, huge front deck, leading to shared pool. Filled with major collections of inter/nationally renowned artists, as well as eclectic and stylish furnishings, (three tv's, unlimited internet, stereo, book collections, toys, beach items), the Port Douglas Artist's Treehouse finds the perfect balance between comfort, and cool, artistic contemporary style with an affordable price.

Situated in the heart of Port Douglas, you can stroll into the main street or take a walk over to the beach, just a few minutes away. Our guests comment about its perfect location. The Artists' Treehouse fronts onto a quiet street, looking over towering paperbark trees, giving it a secluded and serene feel. About eight minutes into the main street to sample one of the many first class restaurants, a few minutes walk to laze the days away at the world famous beach, or about ten minutes to the marina, to whisk you off to an unforgettable day on Great Barrier Reef. If you are looking for the perfect base to explore Port Douglas, a base you can truly relax and feel at home, then the Artists' Treehouse is it.

The Treehouse suits families and friends looking for somewhere to truly relax and feel at home. Its child friendly, filled with toys and dvd's. If your looking for something smaller - please look at the Port Douglas Artists' Cottage, a one bedroom art-filled holiday rental just near to the Artists' Treehouse and also featured in design magazines and websites world wide. We also have the two bedroom Artists Nook, rights beside the Treehouse - you are looking for something larger, consider the Artists' Beach House - a five bedroom house with pool on the beach path or our house on the beach just north of PortDouglas, The Artists' Beach Front. The Artists' Treehouse is owned by Artist Tina Gonsalves, chef, Matthew Wild and their sons Pablo Wild and Hugo Wild, long term locals of Port Douglas. Guest love all of the local information we share with our guests - leading to great local experience of the area.

The Artist's Tree House

On the second floor, wooden flooring leads to an open plan fully equipped kitchen featuring wooden benches. The kitchen has an electric stove and dishwasher, toaster, juicer, blender and other appliances. This leads to the dining areas featuring a bespoke dining table with settings for six people. Expansive sliding french doors lead to the balcony, bringing the outside in, letting mother nature steal the show. Spend your evenings looking over the towering paperbark trees, watching the hundreds of birds flying past everyday. There is a small study area, a living room area with two three seater couches, DVD player, selection of DVD's, and digital television. There is a stereo with iPod/iphone attachment. A large air conditioner is available if needed.

The upstairs master bedroom is also air-conditioned if needed. There is a queen size bed. The upstairs bathroom has a shower/ toilet.

Downstairs is another living room that opens up to a deck via french doors. There is airconditioning if needed. There is a large bookshelf with a range of books/DVD's and games. Another large digital television/DVD player and comfy couch. This is great if there is two families, or children - allowing room to spread out. There are chairs/toys/spades/boards/rugs/towels to take to the beach.

The front bedroom is also airconditioned if needed. It can be set up as king or two singles. French doors open up to the balcony and a small sitting area. The third bedroom, also airconditioned, has a single bed with a pull out trundle bed.

The back gate leads to the pool. The pool is shared with eight other properties, however, all are residential so the pool is rarely used, and its most likely you will have it to yourself.

The location

The Port Douglas Artist's Treehouse is in the heart of Port Douglas, a few minutes walk to the beach, and aobut eight minutes walk to the marina and the main street. Situated on a quiet street, overlooking the towering paper-bark trees. The Treehouse fronts the residential block of "Paper Bark Gardens".

Port Douglas offers something for everyone. The distinctive laid back atmosphere, the breathtaking beauty of the scenery, morning strolls along palm-fringed Four Mile Beach, world championship golf courses, the marina, five star restaurants, local artist's galleries, boutique designer stores finished off with relaxing moments in the sidewalk cafes.

The Farmer's Market every Sunday is a wonderful mix of arts, crafts and local produce. There are amazing experiences diving spectacular Great Barrier Reef that can not be missed. Try a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of Mossman Gorge, or Spring Creek to revitalise the soul. Go sailing, spend a day lazing on the many (most empty) beaches.

Laze the day away on nearby Low Isles. Hike scenic trails to Cape Tribulation where tropical rainforest and coral reef meet. The area is unique, a rainforest that has been in existence for more than 120 million years and contains some plant and animal species not seen anywhere else in the world. or take a cruise up river and come face to face with large crocodiles and pythons in their natural habitat from the comfort and safety of a cruise just spend quiet days lazing about in the Port Douglas Artist's Treehouse. The balmy tropical climate year around keeps visitors coming back to Port Douglas again and again.

On booking you will be sent a large compendium filled full of local ideas of enjoying the area.

More Details

Tina Gonsalves
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

About Tina Gonsalves

We travel the world staying in holiday rentals, so we know what makes a great holiday rental, so you will love to stay in our abodes. I am an artist. My husband, Matthew Wild is a chef, and with our two children, we are passionate about living a life thats adventurous, creative and spirited, and this shows in our homes in North Queensland and Europe. We travel a lot, but when we are not, we live between Beautiful Port Douglas, Wonga Beach and Amazing Berlin. Come and stay in our charming homes oozing art, soul and creative vibes. Our homes are created with love, lots of hard work, and a passion of collecting and creating. We search the world for items we love. As much as possible, we recycle building materials, and upcycle furniture. Our houses aren't fussy or pretentious, but they are all about charming you, making you feel great, and celebrating the creative spirit.

Tina Gonsalves purchased this townhome in 2010

Why Tina Gonsalves chose Port Douglas

Both Matt and I have been based in the area since Port Douglas was a little fishing village in the early 80's. We bought this property from overseas, sight unseen, and poured a lot of love into it to turn it into our home. It was inspired by those beautiful North Queensland tropical homes of the 1970's that capture the sea breeze and embrace the environment. This property was our gorgeous home when the kids were younger. At the time, we were traveling a lot with our work, and then we holiday rented it when we traveled, but it was such a popular holiday rental (great position, great vibes, really spacious) that we then bought another home for us, and we now just share The Artists' Treehouse with other beautiful souls who seem to love it as much as we do. Each year, we spend time working on it to make it more beautiful, and more beautiful - so its an ongoing passion for creating the perfect home and the perfect holiday rental.

What makes this townhome unique

The house has a large set of sliding doors opening to the balcony, which looks over towering paperbark trees. The afternoon light, reflecting on the polished timber floor boards creates the most spectacular warm tones. I love sitting on the balcony, reading a book, watching the people walk by and admiring the copious amounts bird life. We also love the huge front deck. We built a great table, and having a few afternoon beers here is really lovely. For larger groups staying, having two living rooms is a real benefit - sometimes the kids can be playing downstairs, and the adults can be chilling out upstairs for an hour or two. Guest also love the huge front courtyard that the kids can play in safely. It


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Port Douglas in Douglas Shire

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , These singles beds can come together to make a king size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This is a single bed, with a single trundle bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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The Artists' Treehouse : Perfect location, spacious, great vibes,
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Horsham, Victoria, Australia

You'll never want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This property is just so unique and quirky and beautifully presented. Tina goes above and beyond to ensure you enjoy your stay. Everything you need is provided for a comfortable stay in this home away from home. Our family of 5 spent 2 amazing weeks here and never wanted to leave. The open plan and tropical breeze meant we never used the air conditioner once and slept comfortably. Great location. You'll love the day bed on the balcony and breakfast at the huge mermaid table listening to the birds. Faultless!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Tina looked after us very well and responded very quickly to our emails. The house is very bohemian, with a welcoming comfort. Our children felt at home straight away.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Western Australia, Australia

wonderfull family holiday

  • 5 of 5

excellent home , with lots of room to spread out; ideal for families, or 3 couples. Ideal quiet location with lovely balcony; interesting artwork and lots of picturebooks to browse.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Claudia. I hope you come back soon - it was wonderful to have you stay.
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We had a terrific week at the treehouse. The house is both stunning/ecletic and also very comfortabl

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific week at the treehouse. The house is both stunning/ecletic and also very comfortable - with plenty of different spaces to chill out. And very kid friendly with a huge toy box & a bookcase full of kids books & Dvds - our 2 toddlers loved it. A few blocks walk from the beach in one direction & the main cafe strip in the other. Loved it & we would very happily visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had an absolutely brilliant time. The treehouse was just amazing - I just loved it in everyway. T

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely brilliant time. The treehouse was just amazing - I just loved it in everyway. The second day at the Treehouse we went down to the little wharf at the end of the street and happened upon a fishing boat just back from sea after 2 weeks fishing - we brought a red emperor and some cod fresh off the boat!! Delicious:) We swam in the sea every day after a big walk along the beach up the hill and down into town for our morning coffee. Loved the book lounge in town. Read our books lying on the comfy couches upstairs in the treehouse - a small little yellow bird flew in a couple of times and hung from the light fitting in the lounge. The decor was so charming -and I loved the windows and sliding doors. The mermaid table was very cool. So many lovely touches I can't list them all!! My husband was on a bit of quest to find the best lamingtons - so we sampled quite a few on our explorations into the areas around Port Douglas.. The whole time we were on holiday I just thought we were staying in the best place in Port Douglas - it was lovely coming back to "our place" to cook up our meals and try out the new and exotic fruits we couldn't resist buying.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This unique artistic home, offered us a great experience which was beyond hosting us in Port Douglas

  • 5 of 5

This unique artistic home, offered us a great experience which was beyond hosting us in Port Douglas. The house has everything one needs for a great vacation (baskets for the beach, big towels and beach toys and a cute pool), has all needed to have a comfy homy experience (nice soaps, soft towels, clean everything) and fun options to have the meals - bar sitting, big table, chairs on the balcony with BBQ and more... Above all it has a great creative artistic style with a humorist touch that adds a special edge to the whole experience. So glad we found this location it is the icing on the cake of any stay at Port Douglas:).

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: October 2011
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