A PRIVATE resort-style oasis at a secluded spot 30km north of the tourist mecca of Port Douglas will go to auction next month.
Designed and built by influential Port Douglas property tycoon John Morris as a family getaway in 2000, the 1.15ha property has private beach access to moor a small boat, and a pool and outdoor space that lends itself to exclusive social functions.
Ray White Port Douglas principal Mark Flinn said Mr Morris sold the property in 2009.
It had since been owned by a couple who undertook extensive upgrades it to ensure it remained contemporary and classy.
“It has European owners, who used to move around and were a bit nomadic but have been 12 years in this one spot because they loved it so much, and couldn’t replicate it anywhere else,” Mr Flinn said.
“But they are moving back to Europe to assist with family.
“There aren’t many properties like this in Australia – you can see the Port Douglas sugar wharf from the property, you’re 10 minutes from Mossman and 15 minutes from Port Douglas, on acreage on the beachfront,” Mr Flinn said.
An expansive water feature complete with lilies leads to swathes of immaculately-kept lawn surrounding a very large pool.
A big gourmet galley-style kitchen opens to the outdoor entertainment area, with a breakfast bar on the exterior that could easily seat six.
Bi-fold doors that are almost floor to ceiling, combined with high raked timber ceilings, create a genuine Balinese pavilion feel, opening rooms to the outdoors.
The bathrooms are worthy of a five-star hotel and a roomy walk-in robe off a giant master bedroom would win the approval of the most discerning celebrity.
The gated property has views of Snapper Island as well as a rainforest mountain backdrop.
It has custom cabinetry with natural timber accents throughout.
It also boasts a five car garage.
1190 Mossman Daintree Rd, Rocky Point
■ Beds: 3
■ Baths: 4
■ Car: 5
■ Pool: 1
■ Price: Auction January 22 at 10am onsite
■ Agent: Mark Flinn, Ray White Port Douglas, 0405 646 313