As beach house holiday rentals go, 'thirty-one degrees', at beautiful Oak Beach, Port Douglas, is the pick of vacation home accommodation. As its backyard blends from sand to sea this Oak Beach, Port Douglas holiday house getaway is an absolute beachfront. Positioned where the World Heritage Rainforest meets the crystal warm waters of the World Heritage Barrier Reef – the setting of this rainforest-protected house is the stuff of tropical dreams.

It's no wonder this Oak Beach house has been favoured by many design and lifestyle magazines including Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and marie claire. Originally converted from a 1970's fisherman's cottage, Conde Nast Traveller UK named thirty-one degrees, Oak Beach in its international beach house feature as one of the 'Best Beach Houses in the World' – an accolade that acknowledges a functional, unpretentious beach house with style. This is the home where sand on your feet doesn't matter!

Interior architect David Katon, of renowned Australian design team BKH, revamped the original basic structure into a contemporary beach home that is simple and relaxed. The quaint Oak Beach House has a huge open plan lounge dining area and an inside/outside appeal, encapsulated in a generous open-plan area that opens out to the pool on one side and the beach on the other. Large 600x600 black slate stone floors and a fresh white palette dominates the interior, which features modernist designer pieces (note the iconic Fritz Hansen chairs) giving dramatic contrast to the tropical greenery, sandy beaches and turquoise sea. Louvered glass walls and a central breezeway ensure the house is always cool and fresh.

Oak Beach, Port Douglas is arguably the most desirable beach due to its privacy, soft white sand and pristine condition. With its own private pool and an abundance of lounging areas, thirty-one degrees is the ultimate easygoing holiday retreat that has everything you want and nothing you don't.

Thirty-One Degrees can sleep 7 guests.