ESCAPE VILLAS | Attracting A New Wave Of Investment In Port Douglas


Attracting A New Wave Of Investment In Port Douglas

Renowned for decades as “the end of the line” in North Queensland, Port Douglas is the place to relax and escape the madding crowds. The small, quiet village has so many simple pleasures to offer, fringed by Four Mile Beach with the Coral Sea on one side and the world’s oldest rainforest on the other.

For 40 years, John Morris and his family have been shaping Port Douglas with a long history of successful significant property projects. Extensive tropical landscaping and tasteful design have always been a hallmark, and this is exemplified in the understated yet contemporary architecture of this latest project, with construction now well advanced with the first villas ready for occupation mid 2021.

“Although we have done many projects, this is one of our most exciting as it is the last piece of land left in Port Douglas where new developments such as Escape Villas can take place,” said the brainchild behind the development, John Morris.

The land overlooks the Mirage Golf Course and the waters of the Mirage lagoon and is framed by a backdrop of spectacular rainforest mountains. He continues, “Understanding the tropical climate and aspect is key. Each villa has been designed for luxe and low maintenance, with high ceilings and deep eves to best capture breezes and of course the views.”

Those lucky enough to secure one of these villas will also receive a five-year membership for gym, swim and tennis at the adjacent Mirage Country Club.

Local construction and project management firm Prime Constructions Australia is tasked with bringing the high end development to life, a company no stranger to building iconic buildings in Far North Queensland.

“We are delighted to be involved with the John Morris family on yet another significant landmark development for Port Douglas. Prime Constructions and our founder Andy Taylor have a long and well established history with the Morris family and together have delivered many developments that to this day are iconic to Port Douglas. Everything we have created together has had a tropical feel unique to the Port Douglas lifestyle, from the Treetops Resort, which is now The Ramada, to a number of significant residential developments, commercial properties and resorts, there are a many and varied number of projects we have completed over the years together. We are honoured to again be associated with a new development that has been the vision of John Morris in the Escape Villas. It will be nothing short of breathtaking for those who have the rare opportunity to purchase this piece of paradise to call their own,” said Managing Director, Prime Constructions AUST, John MacPherson.

“A simple and elegant lifestyle Escape Villas seems to encompass it all”

“As a family we’re very bullish for the long term for Port Douglas and the north. We are already seeing a trend of movers and shakers taking on more of a footprint in Port Douglas – accelerated by remote working opportunities and as always, drawn by lifestyle. Increasingly driving the ‘organic growth’ and economic diversification we’ve long been striving for,” Mr Morris said.

If you are looking to enjoy a simple and elegant tropical lifestyle, Escape Villas seems to encompass it all. After all, living like a local in Tropical North Queensland is a rich tapestry. Casual, classy dining at one of the many restaurants, walks on the headland trail perched above the sea to the beach or heading out to crystal clear reef waters for snorkelling or fishing. And who wouldn’t want to live like that?

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