Grant & Sharon Burnell
About Grant & Sharon Burnell
A nurse and an accountant who had a career seachange! We want to share our beautiful renovated house with the rest of the world. We now own and manage 6 beautiful villas / houses, each that we have restored / renovated or built with our passion for the tropics and Port Douglas. We hope to always exceed our guests expectations .... #BeachPavilions
Grant & Sharon Burnell purchased this House in 2013
Why Grant & Sharon Burnell chose Port Douglas
We holidayed in Port Douglas every year, & fell inlove with the area - the weather is summer year round, surrounded by Reef and Rainforest , it really is nature's playground. The town is just the right size for us, not too big and not too small - just right! It is a very special tropical location, with SO much to see and do. Beach Pavilions is so close to the beach, 177 steps to the sand of Four Mile Beach and a cute shady playground by the beach for our little VIP's. Secluded quiet area, but only one block behind Port Douglas Rd where you can catch a shutlle bus into town day and night. Very spacious home and perfect for big families or a 3 generation family holiday, where everyone needs some space and privacy but also a grand area to come together.
What makes this House unique
Gorgeous Old Queenslander beach house,we renovated sympathetically to keep the beautiful old timber and tropical architecture of pavilion style living. Today it has all the mod cons but still retains its old charm. Everyone falls inlove with Beach Pavilions and we hope you do also!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely home for a fantastic holiday
We loved our stay at Beach Pavilions. Ideal property for a large group, whether family or a special occasion. All our needs were catered for, the kids loved the pool and close proximity to the beach. The house was so relaxing, indoor, outdoor configuration worked very well. Highly recommended.
Hi Jenny, thank you so much for your review for Beach Pavilions! Our kids LOVE the pool also, how good is it!! So glad the house style worked well for you all and you enjoyed the many different spaces to relax in. We would love for you to all return one day. You were wonderful guests, Sharon & Grant
A great house for groups
The house presented just like the pictures. The layout is excellent for a group. We had 5 family couples and it worked well. The separation of the common area from the bedrooms is good and the layout has nooks where one can sit quietly without being in the way of others. Lisa the housekeeper is first class. This is a big property to clean and back to backs must be a challenge. On the downside there needs to be more crockery and cutlery as when the dishwasher is loaded after eating we ran out of items. Otherwisw well set up. We would recommend.
We are thrilled that you all loved Beach Pavilions, the layout is great for families or large groups as you say. Lisa is terrific and we shall pass on your feedback. Thank you for being such great guests. Sharon & Grant
Need to have appropriate number of glasses and cutlery for number of beds. A few more platters and salad bowls to catering for number in the house Outdoor table needs the vanishing. It’s lookong a bit worn Extra towels would be good. Pool heating that we paid for didn’t work but owner has refunded. Our deposit has still not been refunded.
Hi Lesley, we are sorry that some issues arose during your stay. We do have crockery and cutlery for x12 guests and e.g. x14 wine glasses plus other x12 tumblers and copious platters and salad bowls, we can appreciate that if you have a dishwasher load on then you need more extras so we have ordered more glasses and dinnerware should this be an issue for future guests.
We are more than happy to drop off more towels complimentary for our guests if required. Apologies that the pool heating malfunctioned during some of your stay, whilst we contacted the Pool Service guys, we were more than happy to give you full refund for this inconvenience. Your booking refund, was not held by us, it was held by Stayz/ HomeAway and we see that you have received it back since you left your review.
We otherwise hope you enjoyed your time in beautiful Port Douglas.
The house is presented well. It has most things you need. Having a few odds and ends in the pantry and fridge was great and I don't understand why more holiday places don't do this.
The only downfall was the separate bedroom needed a good dust as it really stirred up our allergies.
It was a lovely house to stay with other families as it has heaps of room and really easy to watch the kids in the pool.
Taya thank you for your Beach Pavilions review. The pool position is great for those with little kids as you say its easy to supervise from a multitude of areas. Glad you appreciated our fridge and pantry condiments also :) We are very sorry about the dust in the bedroom, we have a fantastic cleaning team, and this was clearly ovelooked on the day. We hope you all loved your time in Port Douglas! Sharon & Grant :)
A family of 8, across three generations sharing a birthday celebration over 5 days - and this is the perfect place to call home for the week.
Plenty of space for everyone to find time to have a quiet moment; to share in group festivities; or cool off in the fantastic pool.
The main living quarters of generous proportions and a large kitchen provide an ideal space.
Each of the bedrooms are fantastically set up - with plenty of fans, or A/C for those requiring a little extra cool-comfort.
Beds were comfy.
Bathrooms are wonderful.
The hosts also assisted us by receiving a delivery of groceries the day before our arrival. Amazing commitment to ensure our holiday was a special trip. Thank you!
Highly recommend this accommodation!
And my recommendation - whatever length of stay you have planned - add an extra day or two to prolong the onset of post-holiday depression.
Wow, thank you for your Beach Pavilions review, it really is a great house for families or 3 generation family holidays. The spaces are all to encourage relaxation and enjoyment, so glad your family loved their time here. You were brilliant guests and welcome back anytime! Sharon & Grant
We had an amazing stay at Beach Pavilions for my mother's 70th Birthday. The set up of the house is fantastic - the amazing and huge open plan entertainment area was fabulous for our group of 9 adults, and was even better in person than in the pictures. And then the separate bedroom areas are great for those who want to disappear for a bit of peace and quiet. A perfect combination.
The house was so well equipped with everything we needed, it felt like a home away from home, and in a beautiful peaceful location just a few minutes walk from the beach.
I would highly recommend Beach Pavilions and hope to return again one day.
Mara, we are so thrilled, Beach Pavilions is a perfect house for a large family / 3 generation family. The open plan living is great for entertaining and the bedrooms great for a bit of peace and quiet as you mention. Also great for that early morning beach walk that we love. You were absolutely wonderful guests and welcome back anytime :) Sharon & Grant