I am really surprised that this place didn't get better rating - we stayed for four nights in its 4 bedroom 2 storey villa and really liked it. It had views (of the peaceful and beautiful golf course), space (for 8 of us we were always comfortable and never got in each other's way), and nice facility (designer kitchen, walk in wardrobe, 3 TVs, comfy beds, spas, 4 toilets, laundry, massive open plan living, double garage...). Yes its a few minutes' drive into town, not a problem if you have a car (and Port Douglas seems to be free parking off the street). It's not far from the four mile beach, and 10 minutes' walk to the Beach Shack, an ok restaurant.
So we were very happy we found this place. There is no doubt that next time we are in PD, this is where we would stay.
One suggestion - quite an important one - is that the wifi really needs to be improved.More