Here at Sanctuary Stays, we pride ourselves on managing a wide range of privately owned Port Douglas accommodation for travellers, holiday-makers and long-term renters wanting to feel at home in, and explore, beautiful Port Douglas in Far North Queensland.

For your perusal, here are just a few of the fantastic Sanctuary Stays Reviews our listed properties have received!

Joel Norton, Villa Fullmoon

‘Our villa was fantastic and immaculate! Jeremy and Karen were the best hosts and bent over backwards to assist us in our needs. A true credit to them both. With a large family the villa was spacious and provided all the necessities for cooking, sleeping and holiday living. So close to the Main Street of Port Douglas it still offered a quiet and private sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle. We are looking forward to returning and definitely using Sanctuary Stays in the near future’

Tracey via Airbnb

‘An absolutely lovely home. A beautiful place to stay for a week. Karen was helpful, friendly and gave us lots of information about the local area and the home itself. Would certainly book through Karen again if I’m planning a trip to the area. The villa was well appointed and beautifully presented. The pool was perfect for cooling off on the hot days of our stay (every day!) and well used by all of us. The local pizza place was within walking distance as was the coffee shop – both I would recommend for future guests to visit too.’

Nigel via Email

‘This house has everything you need for your stay in Port Douglas and is central for all the sightseeing tour for the surrounding areas.

We called ahead from the airport and were met when we arrived and given a guided tour of the property and given a very comprehensive information pack which proved valuable. We have been to Port Douglas before and loved it for its quietness and laid back style.

Its a good base to see the Great Barrier Reef, (lots of boats travel to the reef daily) the rainforests and many other tours from and many spectacular beaches which are never overcrowded. Book your Reef trip when you arrive and keep an eye on the wind speed as this will make your trip our very uncomfortable and when you get into the sea. Would recommend Port Douglas and staying at Chez Willow to everybody.’

Sophie via Airbnb

‘Karen’s place is the perfect Port Douglas escape. Ridiculously close walking distance to everything you could need – groceries, restaurants, shopping, beach, and even the marina for day trips on a boat to see the Reef (an absolute must do!). On arrival we were given tons of helpful advice for where to eat and things to do. The unit/apartment was nicely set-up and had plenty of space for two people (mother + daughter). Loved the Balinese vibes. And the heated pool. Overall, couldn’t ask for better accommodations.’

Helen via Email

‘This apartment is amazing! We stayed here for our first year anniversary, and was more than we could hope for. Having the run of the resort facilities, with the most incredible pool was such a bonus. The apartment is clean, and luxurious (that spa!) With a beautiful outlook and fresh floral arrangements. We had a marvellous time and will definitely be back’

Fionna Flint via Email

‘Dear Sanctuary Stays my girl friends and I stayed in 8 Sands for 5 nights to celebrate a 50th Birthday. Your top quality service enabled us to both book online while also chat to you personally about the booking before we arrived. The house was absolutely perfect. Especially for 4 women all wanting to enjoy being together while have our own personal space, it was perfect to have our own rooms. Coming from Melbourne in early September the house combined with the weather made our stay nothing short of heaven. Jeremy’s warm welcome when we arrived was unbelievably helpful. He helped us book bikes, explained the way to ride to town on the beach, what restaurants he thought we would like and also advised what reef trips were available. We booked a sailing trip with Sail Away through him and when he realised the weather would be rough on the day he rang us and advised we buy some sea sick tablets. Our trip was a first class, once in a life time, bucket list experience because of this.

The pool and the layout of the house at 8 Sands is exactly what we wanted. The house has been beautifully furnished and the position of the pool makes you feel like your in an oasis you never want to leave.

Thank you for all your help we have all agreed that we will all visit 8 Sands again in the next year.’

Judy via Airbnb

’The studio is just as you see it in the pictures. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The bed was soooo comfortable! The studio is close to everything, no need for a car. Short stroll to centre of town, beach and marina. The resort itself is fabulous with two lovely pools available. Karen was easy to contact and check in was smooth. Would highly recommend to friends.’

Private Port Douglas Apartments, Studios, Houses and Villas

Find your perfect stay in Port Douglas with us at Sanctuary Stays! We offer studio, apartment, house and villa Port Douglas holiday accommodation in the heart of Port Douglas – suitable for solo travellers, couples, families and large groups – each beautifully appointed, furnished and complete with everything you need upon arrival.

Our private Port Douglas rentals are all ideally located near Four Mile Beach, Macrossan Street and more, with many offering superb guest perks such as free WiFi, resort facilities and private onsite pools/spas.

Take a moment to view all our budget-friendly and luxury accommodation options today – just visit Sanctuary Stays Port Douglas Accommodation.