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Holiday homes in Port Douglas

Leave the hotel behind while you’re relaxing on the beaches of Port Douglas with our top holiday-home options.

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Find a home away from home on your next holiday. If you're looking for accommodation that makes you feel like a local in Port Douglas, then you've come to the right place. This guide has all the sites you'll need to book, things to do, the cheapest stays available as well as your most frequently asked questions.

Where to book holiday houses in Port Douglas

Stayz: Best for home experiences
Browse through a range of villas, apartments, studios, homes, townhouses, condos, cabins or bed and breakfasts on the Port Douglas coast with Stayz .
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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HomeAway: Best for coastal location
Find an array of cosy apartments along Port Douglas's main coastline and within its main city centre. From villas and apartments to beach houses and homes, HomeAway lets you holiday your way.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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HomeExchange: Best for trying to save
Don't let money be the reason why you can't see Australia's backyard. HomeExchange lets you swap homes across Northern Queensland's coast. Options range from beachfront houses to luxury homes.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You'll need to become a HomeExchange member which gives you unlimited stays for a year
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HotelsCombined: Best for luxury stays
Compare a range of different stays in Port Douglas to ensure that you're maximising how much you can save on your next holiday.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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Airbnb: Best for the whole package
Booking through Airbnb for your next trip up to North Queensland's town of Port Douglas brings you a variety of budget options, things to do, property types, amenities, booking options and unique stays.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees aren’t always included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay upon booking
FlipKey: Best for specific types of destinations
Browse through a range of retreats, villas and apartments in the sunny region of Port Douglas. Find your perfect holiday with a stay from FlipKey.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees aren’t always included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host

How did we pick these Port Douglas stays?

Our editorial team selected these Port Douglas stays on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences in Port Douglas to make recommendations.

Where should I stay in Port Douglas?

  • For beaches and coastline. Four Mile Beach is the main strip of coastline in Port Douglas. If you intend to spend most of your time chilling on the sand, we recommend staying somewhere along Port Douglas Road/Davidson Street.
  • For reef tours and activities. Most cruises leave from the main town, so you'll want to look at stays in the city centre.
  • For family-friendly activities. The Wildlife Habitat, the Rainforest Habitat and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary are all conveniently located in the southern part of Port Douglas within a few minutes' drive of each other.
  • For shopping and leisure. For those of you looking to roam the town's streets and spend some cash, then the city centre is the most convenient place to find accommodation.

Where to stay in Port Douglas for cheap

Just because you're heading to paradise, doesn't mean you have to break the bank. To save a few extra dollars, we recommend finding accommodation that is further inland as beachfront and city centre properties will cost the most. You can also save by looking for stays that are shared or without features including multiple bedrooms, spas and pools.

Where to stay in Port Douglas for luxury

You don't have to look far to find luxury in Port Douglas. If you're after the 5-star experience, then look for the beachfront properties off Port Douglas Road. Your pricier stays might also feature jacuzzis or pools, beachfront options and added extras you wouldn't normally get with a standard stay.

Where to stay in Port Douglas for pet-friendly accommodation

If you're looking for a stay that will accommodate your furry friends, then Port Douglas has you covered. You'll want to book places that have space to run around and possibly near a park or walkway. Some locations include beachfront lodges and homes further inland that have larger backyards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it legal to stay at a holiday home in Port Douglas?

Currently staying in a holiday home is illegal but you can still book for the future. It's recommended that you check the cancellation policy before booking.

What do I need to bring to a holiday home in Port Douglas?

Port Douglas is a beachside holiday town, so we recommend you pack a few things before you go. Items such as bathers, towels, snorkelling gear, sandals for the beach, surfboards or bodyboards will go a long way.

What should I consider when I'm staying in a holiday home in Port Douglas?

We recommend a few things when looking to book in Port Douglas. You'll want to book a stay that has air-conditioning (especially for holidays in the summer) and walking distance or a short drive to the beach. The main town is on the northern end of Davidson Road and is in close proximity to the shoreline.

How do I get to my holiday home?

The closest airport to Port Douglas is situated in Cairns. It will take an hour's car ride to reach Port Douglas, so we recommend organising a rental. Unfortunately, there is no public transport, but this will allow you to visit neighbouring coastal beaches and towns with no fuss. Keep in mind that you'll want to ensure your stay has adequate parking onsite.

If you'd rather not be driving around while you're up north, there are also private airport shuttle transfers available.

Latest Port Douglas holiday home deals


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Available on stays until 31 December 2022 across Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Port Douglas and more. Sample stay is in Perth.

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