Cape York Accommodation - Portland House - Self contained beach house in Queensland Australia
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About Portland House in Cape York, Australia

Portland House sleeps up to 8 people in an open plan cottage setting. There are 2 queen size beds and 4 singles.

“We arrived at sunset and we left at sunrise.
We felt it was a dream in an enchanted cottage”
- Mr T. Weller & Ms A. Dunlop — Cairns, North Queensland, Australia

Wood-fired pizza ovenHouse Contents & Features

Portland House features a small kitchen, with a gas fridge/freezer and gas stove/oven.

In the backyard is a unique hand-made wood fired pizza oven and bbq facility. Instructions for use are provided in the Portland House book.

Portland House is a television free zone.

For your pleasure you may have the full use of my private library which contains a selection of reading material including natural history, fauna and flora, African birds, National Geographic, Australian Geographic, New Yorker, Vogue etc. Games include chess, backgammon, scrabble and tropical boules. Music includes a selection of classical, jazz and modern CDs.

Noughts and Crosses on a driftwood coffee table The cottage has:

  • Bed linen
  • Quilts
  • Towels
  • Handmade soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Mosquito nets and coils
  • Earl Grey tea, plunger coffee

What to bring:Mosquito net above bed

  • Food and personal alcohol supplies
  • Toiletries
  • Comfortable long sleeved shirts/trousers
  • Insect repellent
  • Hats, sunscreen
  • Binoculars and field guides
  • Cameras/film
  • Torch (spare batteries)
  • Fishing gear
  • First aid kit
  • Easels, writing materials

Personal effects you would normally bring when renting a furnished property

Alcohol restrictions

Comfy cornerCarriage of personal alcohol supplies is permitted from Cairns to Portland Roads, via the Cape York Peninsular Development Road and the Portland Roads Road from the Archer River turnoff. It is also permitted on the road to Chili Beach.

However, you are not permitted to carry alcohol into the Lockhart River aboriginal community. Please consider this when planning your fuel stops. You are not permitted to carry alcohol by airplane via Lockhart River airport. More updated information and maps are available from the Queensland Government website.


Portland House Lot 10 Portland Roads · Cape York · Far North Queensland · Australia
Phone/Fax: 07 4060 7193 International: +61 7 4060 7193 Email: