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72 Macrossan St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
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Updated 02/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 73 in Port Douglas
Travellers' Choice
By the Sea Port Douglas is an award winning boutique in the most perfect of locations with both Four Mile Beach and the town center on their door step. You will enjoy their friendly & relaxing beach-side atmosphere and their extensive range of free extras. They have a range of different apartments for you to choose from to suit different requirements and budgets. All apartments were recently renovated and have full cooking facilities, fast WiFi and a private barbecue on each balcony. Many have rare and lovely views of the Coral Sea, whilst others overlook lush rainforest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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ke79 wrote a review Apr 2022
Goodwood, Australia53 contributions12 helpful votes
Great location - two minute walk to netted beach area as part of the beautiful coastline. Close to a range of restaurants, coffee spots and the main shopping strip. Friendly service and an amazing range of gear for you to use whilst there - beach chairs, eskies, pool equipment, umbrellas, and bikes (no hire fee and we enjoyed half a day exploring Pt Douglas). Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Car parking available.
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KD wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely loved our stay here! The ladies were so welcoming and helpful and location is perfect. Had everything you could need for a holiday and Ryan was the cutest resident dog, great for those people missing there own dogs, like us! Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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kh0011 wrote a review Apr 2022
Gold Coast, Australia20 contributions1 helpful vote
I cannot rate By The Sea highly enough! The girls are amazing, nothing is too much trouble and really make everyone feel special, which makes for a wonderful holiday experience. They will take care of everything from booking your room, transfers, dining and experiences. The rooms are perfect, clean, very comfortable, everything you need and beautifully decorated. Facilities are second to none, with a huge range of holiday items to use throughout your stay. This is our 3rd visit and just booked our 4th before we left!! I have recommended to many friends who also enjoyed their stay. Well done ladies!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: The ladies at By The Sea can book your airport transfers. There is also parking on site if you...
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susanmaffei wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia53 contributions26 helpful votes
Stayed for a week and loved Sadie’s Den. A spacious 1 bedroom apartment on the first floor. The facilities are great and staff are so friendly and helpful. We are astounded at the use of free bikes, beach chairs, esky’s, ice, beach trolleys and the list goes on. Perfect for children. I would thoroughly recommend this accommodation to couples or families. I was even given an iPad to use & Nespresso machine.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Check out their free facilities as they supply everything for kids, eg. High chairs, pram , kids...
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Niamh L wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I cannot say enough good things about our trip. Staff, accommodation, facilities, location, all perfect. We stayed for 5 nights with our 8 and 5 year old, we didn't want to leave. The girls at reception could not be nicer, so friendly and helpful. Accommodation was gorgeous, we were in the Rainforest Balcony apt, just perfect, loved my morning coffee on the balcony. Facilities!! The girls have thought of EVERYTHING. If you can't find something, well then you just haven't looked in the right place. There is nothing they have forgotten. The amount that can be borrowed in reception is unbelievable and everything is in such good condition. The pool is small as they say on their website, but my kids adored it. It was hard to get them out! Location is PERFECT. You are a minute away from the beach and there are so many nice family friendly restaurants within a few minutes walk. Easy for little legs. If you are considering booking this place - do it. If you can get a reservation!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: We were in Rainforest Balcony. It was so silent and peaceful. Great aircon
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Kirsten H wrote a review Mar 2022
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions35 helpful votes
I booked By the Sea based on TA reviews and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived, the team made us feel welcome and we knew we had chosen the right place to stay. From walking into reception and being told all the equipment we could borrow - from pool floats, beach chairs, eskies to board games, bluetooth speakers and dvds. Anything you can think you might need, they have! The rooms were clean and again, anything you might need, was in there. Having a washing machine and dryer was great to do a mid-holiday wash! Location is also spot on. Right on 4 mile beach and at the end of the main street but still blissfully quiet. If this hasn't convinced you that this is the perfect place to stay in Port Douglas, i haven't even told you about the amazing ladies here! From recommendations on where to visit, places to stop and ringing to check availability on tours, these ladies make By the Sea. Thank you for having us. We loved every minute of out stay and wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be back next time we visit Port Douglas.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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LisaEstella71 wrote a review Mar 2022
Adelaide, Australia785 contributions192 helpful votes
We will be back! Outstanding service, everything is in their job description! Anything you could use or borrow for a day trip or on the beach is supplied. Beach toys, towels, eskies of various sizes, water coolers, fresh ice water…. Ugh, they’ve thought of all of it. The ladies booked some great reef outings for us before we even left home! The location of the accommodation was perfect too. Main Street, but quiet end, right at 4 mile beach and walking trail. Very clean, practical and well presented. We even had a little balcony for our pre dinner drinks each day. Just great.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Each room gets one car park under building. Front single room good for couples. Ask them to...
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Terry P wrote a review Mar 2022
Cairns, Australia156 contributions9 helpful votes
Besides the perfect location, great facilities, very friendly and helpful staff, By The Sea is the ideal place for a beach holiday because your stay includes use of an exhaustive list of complementary items - bicycles, eskies, beach chairs and toys, umbrellas, goggles, exercise equipment and even buggies to transport everything! Literally all you need to bring is your suitcase!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Seamless arrival and checkin, even after hours. Undercover parking is great as we didn’t need our...
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K Gould wrote a review Mar 2022
Groote Eylandt, Australia75 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed here with our family of 6, and were pleasantly surprised with our accomodation - the 3 Bed Villa. It was immaculate and bigger than we had imagined with 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms upstairs and the loungeroom, kitchen, dining and another bathroom/laundry downstairs. Balconys were a treat upstairs and downstairs, with beatiful views. We had a shared pool however as we were nearly the only ones in our section, it felt like it was a personal pool just for our villa! The kids were able to access all sorts of floaties and pool toys from reception, they had a great time. The reception had a lot to offer with boardgames, videos, beach items and more. The staff were so lovely, made us feel so welcome! We would definitely stay here again soon!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Lyn R wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had such a great time. The accomodation was just perfect. We had a large room with all the amenities needed to be self contained from dryer,washing machine to cooking utensils and much much more. This accomodation is absolutley awesome for young families ,couples and friends. It is the most friendly and comfortable place we have ever stayed. The staff are absolutley beautiful so helpful , happy and always pleased to see us with huge smiles when they greeted us. Very special ladies. The freebies are amazing. From a shopping trolley for your groceries that you can purchase just a 5 min walk up the street to a complementary esky full of ice to take to the beach which is only 5 mins away. I could go on and on how great this place is but do yourself a huge favour go and book this hotel for yourself and you'll be going back and back. Absolutley loved it. Thankyou so much girls for making our stay so enjoyable. We will definatley be back and this time we will be bringing both our families with us.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about By The Sea Port Douglas Resort
Which popular attractions are close to By The Sea Port Douglas Resort?
Nearby attractions include Jimmy Rum's (0.2 km), Flagstaff Hill Lookout (0.3 km), and Trinity Bay Lookout (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at By The Sea Port Douglas Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at By The Sea Port Douglas Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at By The Sea Port Douglas Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at By The Sea Port Douglas Resort?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to By The Sea Port Douglas Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Capannina, Epicurean Port Douglas, and Sparrow Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at By The Sea Port Douglas Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does By The Sea Port Douglas Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, By The Sea Port Douglas Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is By The Sea Port Douglas Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Port Douglas.
Are any cleaning services offered at By The Sea Port Douglas Resort?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to By The Sea Port Douglas Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St David's Anglican Church Mossman (10.5 km).