Check out some of the great recent reviews we have received for our apartments from our many happy guests.
Jenny (June 2019)
The rare combination of superb customer service, competitive pricing and flawless accommodation can be found at the Banana Apartment (Retro Port Douglas). I chose this apartment as the images online made it appear fresh and new...and it was! I’ve stayed in many hotels/apartments where the images used to advertise them are clearly very old.
I booked directly through the website and as soon as I did I received a friendly message from Doug (the owner - a friendly, and helpful soul) with a summary of my booking. Doug was in contact throughout my stay with helpful tips, and to ensure I had everything I needed.
The apartment it’s self is charmingly retro, and wonderfully comfortable. It’s cosy, but by no means cramped - perfectly suited for 2 people. The appliances are of high quality and the internal laundry is a god send. The little extras such as beach towels and chairs, umbrellas and a kitchen full of basic condiments came in very handy.
It’s situated in a quiet part of Port Douglas over looking a lush green park, and it’s an easy stroll to 4 Mile Beach, Macrossan St, and the Marina. I would highly recommend this apartment without hesitation. Big ‘Thank you’ to Doug and Jess for ensuring a fantastic stay! I’ll be back.
Deb (May 2019)
There’s so much to love about this gorgeous retro inspired apartment, the stunning attention to detail and all the extra touches make this place a perfect holiday destination to just relax and unwind. Doug and the team are super helpful right from the moment you book and leading up to your checkin which we really appreciated.
We really enjoyed the complimentary welcoming wine & chocolate and all of the extras that help make this such an enjoyable stay. The banana palm wallpaper will forever have a place in my heart ( love so much! ) and the egg seat on the balcony was next level relaxation. We had such a great time in the beautiful lagoon style pool just lazing around.
It was a short walk into town and if you cross the road there is a path that takes you to the Main Street where there are some lovely restaurants and shops and the Sunday market is also a must. We can’t wait to come back again as it truly is a delicious slice of paradise!
Bron (April 2019)
Incredibly comfortable and stylish apartment in quiet block, perfectly located close to main street, beach and marina. Close enough to walk for those who enjoy a wander and minutes if not seconds to drive... just the right distance for peace, quiet and convenience to all the fun stuff. Owners have not left out a single thing you could possibly require for a very enjoyable stay...even sending texts to recommend things to do on rainy days...as we stayed in the wet season. Everything in the apartmemt is of a high standard. Did not find one thing i could fault. Great value for money. Will most definitely recommend to all travelling to Port Douglas. You will not be disappointed.
Bertrand (March 2019)
Honestly, we have been traveling and visiting a lot of countries but I have to admit that the Retro Jungle is obviously one of the best apartments we have stayed in. All you can imagine is in the appartement and and the owners are very responsive and care about their clients. Very clean, modern and cosy, quiet and close to everything. A bottle of wine and chocolat in the fridge were the icing on the cake! It is a round of applause and a huge recommendation for everybody visiting port Douglas and it’s surrounding. Thank you again Doug and Jude and your team for the regular advice and again it is definitely a perfect place to stay.
Jack (February 2019)
Doug and Jude have done an exceptional job at providing everything you could possibly want for your perfect holiday away. Want music, there's a Bose sound system. Want coffee, there is an excellent coffee machine and milk already in the fridge. Want to know where to go out, they've prepared material to let you know all about the area. Want to stay in and cook, there is everything you could need to cook, from pots and pans to oils and spices. Want to relax and watch TV, there is a 4k smart TV with Netflix and Youtube functions. I don't think you'll find another place that will have your every need covered and one that has been planned out so methodically. Thanks again for such a lovely place to stay, we really enjoyed our getaway.
Kyle (February 2019)
Super easy check in and great information packs emailed to us prior to check in which were really useful! Blown away on entry at the awesome retro apartment, instantly feeling comfortable. No detail was missed! Every single thing that you think you’d need while away was provided - sunscreen, mozzie spray, delish coffee - we couldn’t think of anything that was missed! Beds and pillows super comfortable, and whole apartment has a really nice lush vibe. Peaceful sitting out on the balcony and watching the bats fly around. Doug was extremely helpful organising a stroller and high chair for our toddler. Couldn’t recommend this gorgeous place enough!
Sharne (February 2019)
Wonderful place to stay and everything you could possibly need is included. Doug and Jude truly are super hosts!!
Rumbie (February 2019)
Honestly the best holiday-rental we have ever stayed in! Amazing service and very hospitable.
Bryan (January 2019)
What a fantastic space. If it’s available I highly recommend it. Great hosts, great space, and close to all the great spots in Port Douglas.
Sofia (January 2019)
As you walk through the doors of this apartment, you will be struck by the airy and light filled interior.
Perfectly styled with everything in its place, there is little the owners have not thought of when decorating and furnishing (and stocking the pantry basics). The appliances are all top quality appliances and the apartment is immaculately kept (even the kitchen drawers are so perfectly organised!).
The owners checked in to make sure we had settled in okay and they had left us a compendium with everything we needed to know to get out and about in Port Douglas. We had the pool to ourselves most of the time, and we enjoyed the quiet and calm these apartments had to offer.
I have to make a special mention, the apartment was so so clean (like ridiculously clean)! We were so impressed and will definitely be back for more. We have already passed on the recommendation to family and friends.
Special thank you to the owners who obviously take pride in sharing their inspired apartments with others
Ruby (December 2018)
Loved the cool, quirky design of this apartment. It was clean, comfortable, modern and has everything you need.
Good location, quiet and private yet just a very short walk from the centre of town. Appreciated all the little extras and spot on recommendations for things to do and where to eat from the hosts.
Thanks to Doug for offering us check in early too. We hope to be back!
Lyndsay (November 2018)
We absolute loved the cool, quirky design of this apartment. It was clean, comfortable, modern and has everything you need. Good location, quiet and private yet just a very short walk from the centre of town.
Appreciated all the little extras and spot on recommendations for things to do and where to eat from the hosts.
Thanks to Doug for offering us check in early too. We hope to be back!
Sofia (October 2018)
Clean, modern, inspired!
As you walk through the doors of this apartment, you will be struck by the airy and light filled interior. Perfectly styled with everything in its place, there is little the owners have not thought of when decorating and furnishing (and stocking the pantry basics). The appliances are all top quality appliances and the apartment is immaculately kept (even the kitchen drawers are so perfectly organised!).
The owners checked in to make sure we had settled in okay and they had left us a compendium with everything we needed to know to get out and about in Port Douglas.
We had the pool to ourselves most of the time, and we enjoyed the quiet and calm these apartments had to offer. I have to make a special mention, the apartment was so so clean (like ridiculously clean)! We were so impressed and will definitely be back for more. We have already passed on the recommendation to family and friends. Special thank you to the owners who obviously take pride in sharing their inspired apartments with others.
We absolutely loved our stay here in the 'Jungle Room'! The decor was on point with the retro theme! Beautiful! Loved all the little extras like cooking oils, sauces, spices, variety of teas, coffee machine, laundry products, beach accessories, Netflix....the list goes on! The large lounge made it easy to enjoy watching Netflix, all while our 1 year old slept in the bedroom who we could keep an eye on by opening the sliding privacy screen. My husband took our daughter for a swim in the well maintained pool which had plenty of shade. Easy walk into town too. The hosts were also great at responding to messages promptly. Thanks so much for a lovely 2 nights away.
Best customer service I've ever experienced. Doug was always on hand (online response) with local knowledge and provided all the extras we needed for baby at no extra charge. The apartment felt like home - the owners thought of everything - and it was immaculate. The location is perfect for a family. 7 minutes to the beach and the 10 minutes to town. It was really quiet at night. I couldn't recommend Retro more highly.
Karen (May 2018)
We loved absolutely everything about our stay at Retro, and will happily recommend this apartment to anyone who will listen (friends and family included!). We've travelled extensively both domestically and abroad, and this is one of the loveliest places that we have stayed to date. Really hoping to make it back one day for a longer stay :)
Lisa (February 2018)
This place is a gem it is beautifully decorated with all the comforts you need the bed is so comfortable and our teenager was very happy with the pull out sofa bed. Amazing pool - very tropical. Short 5 min walk to beach and Main Street. I would definitely stay here again and will recommend to anyone travelling to Port Douglas. Doug the owner was extremely helpful and the info guide in apartment is very comprehensive. Thanks for a very relaxing luxurious holiday.
Katie (January 2018)
Doug & Jude's place is just as dreamy as the pictures show it to be. The interior is stunning - and the sheets, towels, appliances, etc are all top notch. There's an espresso machine in the kitchen, a Bose speaker in the living room, a swing on the balcony, and the hosts left a bottle of wine and chocolate in the fridge. Doug called me right after making the reservation to confirm everything and he was very easy to get a hold of if I had any questions. This is one of the best, most well-equipped Airbnb's I have ever stayed in - ever. The hosts clearly put a lot of thought into making sure each guest has everything they need. Highly recommend!
Jim (November 2017)
Wonderfully decorated and incredibly well provisioned, this is an excellent newly renovated apartment just a 3 minute walk to Four Mile Beach. Everything (even 8 different types of tea, Netflix, beach towels, all cooking supplies and so much more) is provided by your hosts (who seem to have thought of everything) to make you feel right at home. A great place to stay.
Suzanne (July 2017)
Perfectly delightful: Furnished comfortably and with style. Fresh and spotlessly clean. Thoughtfully appointed which made you feel instantly welcome. Plenty of wardrobe space and hangars. Good idea to include picnic rug, beach chairs and the little extras in kitchen and bathroom. Great to have beach towels and bath towels! Close to Main Street so easy to get out'n about. We'd happily stay there again.
Leisa (June 2017)
Just loved the apartment. So beautifully decorated, clean, welcoming, comfortable and cosy. Exactly as the photos depict. It had everything we needed, so well equipped. We had the pleasure of staying for 11 nights and we were even provided with a clean in the middle of our stay. Would definitely recommend Retro Banana. Fabulous location short beautiful walk into MaCrossan street and 4 Mile Beach was a five minute walk. Thanks to our great host Doug and Jude who were so helpful and obliging with everything we asked. Thanks so much it made our holiday so much better
TP (May 2017)
My partner and I stayed in Retro Palms; it was perfect for us! Tropical, quirky and very cosy, it had the trappings of modern life with a great coffee machine, Netflix, Foxtel and Bose Bluetooth speakers. Four Mile Beach is 5 minutes walk away and Coles is 10 minute walk. We enjoyed the pool. Overall, a fantastic little gem with a very cool vibe. We loved this place and only regret not staying longer. Next time!
Connie (February 2017)
These apartments are perfect for a Port Douglas getaway if you're wanting a great location, to avoid huge resort crowds and are looking for an uber hip pad. The decor is spot on for a tropical apartment. The apartment was super clean and comfortable. A great location - short stroll to either Macrossan St or Four Mile beach. What really made our stay was how obliging the property manager Doug was. So nice to support local. Highly recommend this little gem.
Angela (December 2016)
We had the most wonderful stay in Port Douglas at Retro! Wonderfully clean, modern and stylish apartment with everything we needed - comfy bed, plenty of space, and the most beautiful outlook across the palm trees. All just around the corner from the beach and a comfortable walk to the main street. Thank you!
Matt & Amy (November 2016)
Retro Port Douglas was such a cool place to stay. Everything was so well thought out – from the supplied items in the kitchen and laundry to the Netflix. The pool is amazing to spend hours in. We just couldn't fault any of it. Thanks Retro Gang!
Harly (October 2016)
Absolutely incredible holiday location! Nice clean and brilliant for a couples weekend. Couldn't be happier with our stay. No way.
Becca (September 2016)
Our stay at Doug & Jude's Retro Jungle apartment in Port Douglas was absolutely perfect. The apartment is exactly as in the pictures and description...freshly updated, clean and has all the amenities & more. It is a little "home away from home". The location is walking distance to Port Douglas center and super convenient. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone who is wanting a great place to stay in Port Douglas. Thanks Doug & Jude for being such great hosts to this little piece of paradise!
Margie (September 2016)
Relaxing, clean, bright apartment. Felt like we were sleeping in the palm trees being on the third floor. Just seconds from the beach and a 10min walk to shops and restaurants! Would definitely recommend staying here A+
Boden (August 2016)
This is the best place to stay in Port Douglas. Beautifully renovated with sophistication and style. Complete with relaxing swing chair, an awesome coffee machine to compete with Melbourne's fussiest and even Netflix!
Just a short walk to shops, bars, restaurants and beach. This amazing apartment has more than you need to feel relaxed and perfectly at home with the perfect amount of retro fun lux.
Anna (August 2016)
Great location! The apartment is amazing, very clean, tidy. We loved our stay, perfect. We love the layout of the apartment, The rooms, the space outside. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Sofia was fantastic - very helpful from the start of the booking, providing advice, etc. when we had questions. She was kind enough to accommodate our later check out time. Highly recommend. Will definitely come back soon.
Stefanie (August 2016)
I was one of the first guests at Retro Port Douglas and highly suggest you stay here! It truly felt like a home I could live in, and I even tried to extend from 4 nights to 6 but unfortunately someone was already booked right after me.
Clean, newly furnished, lots of amenities from expected (like Wifi and washer) to pleasant extras (Netflix, Bose speaker, espresso machine). Super soft sheets and a comfortable bed made for a lovely stay. Excellent apartment, I would definitely book again if I find myself in Port Douglas!
Amy (July 2016)
This was a really fantastic place to stay during our trip to Port Douglas. Clean, modern, comfortable and beautifully designed interior.
Just a short walk down to Four Mile Beach, and a stone's throw to the main street. Hosts Doug, Jude and Sofia were easy to contact and quick to respond to any questions. Would definitely stay here again!
Beautiful apartment with excellent location near the beach and the town center. The staff (Doug and Sofia) were really nice and answered all our questions before our arrival and during our stay! The apartment is fully equipped with a full kitchen and even washer and drier. And the decoration of the place is excellent and really well thought out! Don't be afraid to stay here because it's a new listing! Trust me, Doug and Sofia really know what they are doing!
Krystle (June 2016)
My favourite experience in this apartment was reading an entire novel in one afternoon in the swing chair on the balcony; it was so comfortable. I would definitely like to come back and stay in this apartment.
I was delighted to be Doug and Jude's first Airbnb guest. The apartment is absolutely gorgeous and beautifully designed. I loved the balcony with its chair swing and the shutters that open the bedroom to the living room.
The apartment is located about a 10 minute walk to the heart of Port Douglas, with its numerous restaurants and cafes. I highly recommend staying here.