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Daintree Holiday Homes - La Vista

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Ocean & Mountain Views. Private Plunge Pool & Spa.

La Vista is not just two stylish post and beam houses built by hand, from sustainable timbers, not merely a wonderful place sitting high on the hill with Mountain and Ocean views – it’s an experience, a real taste of life in a tropical national park that many of our overseas friends tell us they’ve always been searching for, but never previously found.

“A little piece of rainforest heaven, with simply stunning views, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Daintree National Park, a true treasure.”

La Vista originally attracted us because of its absolutely amazing views right out across the breathtaking rainforest valley to Thorntons Peak (Queensland's 3rd highest mountain at 1320m) and beyond to the Coral Sea.

Our superb decks, by the pool, and terrace, provide charming vantage points from where you can relax, enjoy food, drinks and the stunning Vista.

We offer a place to relax and take a break, away from the crowds – but we’re not totally cut off, we do have free Wi-fi and Foxtel for those who want to stay in touch with the outside world!


The accommodation at La Vista consists of two post and beam houses affectionately known as The Shack and The Studio. They can each sleep 2 adults and 2 children. Each house has a queen size bed and a double sofa bed.

They are both exclusively yours. Ideally the parents can stay in The Studio retreat up top and the children have The Shack. Both have a bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. The Studio also has a bathtub with views to Cape Tribulation. The Coral Sea, and Thorntons Peak (Queensland’s third highest mountain). High quality linen and towels are provided.

The Shack has a fully equipped kitchen with a BBQ, Pizza Oven, a Gas cook top and a full size fridge/freezer with ice maker and cold water dispenser.

There is a dining table, a pool table, a flat screen TV with DVD/Stereo and auxiliary port for your device.

The Studio has a galley kitchen with an under counter fridge and an ice box. There is a coffee grinder and kettle. The galley is really just for breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks.

The Upper deck off The Studio has a hammock, sofa and a small table and chairs. Relax, read, enjoy the view. The living area has a comfortable couch, large flat screen TV with Foxtel Movies, and JBL Stereo speakers with auxiliary port for your device.

There is nearly always a breeze on the hill at La Vista. For those sultry days there are turbo ceiling fans in every room.

Both buildings have Free WiFi coverage.

The Plunge Pool and Spa are below The Studio’s upper deck.

The Pool deck is the best place to cool off, relax, have a quiet drink and enjoy the fantastic View.


Please read carefully. You are accepting these when you make a booking.

1. In these terms and conditions, ‘You’ means the guest or guests or

your invitee and ‘We’ means La Vista.

2. By making a booking you agree to the terms set out below. These are legally binding. You agree that these terms and conditions can only be varied by written agreement.

3. Minimum stay as set out on this site.

4. Check-in time is after 2.00pm. Check-out is before 10.00am unless

prior written agreement is made. We reserve the right to charge an additional day if you stay after 10:00am.

5. Bookings:

a. A booking is made only when a deposit is paid. The deposit is 50% of the cost of your stay. The full cost of your stay must be paid at least 28 days before your arrival.

b. Failure to pay the full cost by the due date may be treated as a cancellation by us.

6. Cancellations:

a. To cancel you must email us your cancellation at our email address.

b. It is your duty to ensure your email reaches us.

c. The notice of cancellation will commence on the day after it was received.

d. If the notice period is 28 days or more of your booked arrival date, we will refund all amounts you paid less an administration fee equal to 50% of the total cost of your stay.

e. If the notice is less than 28 days of your booked arrival date, there is no refund. All amounts paid are forfeited.

g. Please note that the above applies irrespective of the reason for cancellation. Without limiting the above we will exercise our discretion reasonably depending on the circumstances which gave rise to the cancellation.

h. Any refund will only be made into the account you specified.

i. We recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover any potential cancellations.

7. Liability for Damage or Loss of The Property or Its Contents:

a. Liability for Damage or Loss of The Property or Its Contents. During your stay you agree that you will take care of the property and its contents. By making the booking you agree that if you damage the

property or goods or items you will pay for the damage. If the damage is to the property you agree to pay for the cost incurred in the repair.

If the damage is to an item or goods you agree to pay the market value of new item or goods. If the same item or goods are no longer available, an item of similar character will be purchased.

b. Liability for Your Property:

You are solely responsible and liable for any loss of your possessions from the property during their stay. This applies to loss or damage due to criminal actions such as theft. You must lock and leave secure the

property if you leave it unattended.

c. Liability for Your Injury: You are solely responsible and liable for any injury sustained during your stay at La Vista.

8. Smoking:

Smoking is not permitted inside the house.

9. Pets:

Sorry, strictly no pets are allowed on the property.

10. Guest Information Manual:

a. You and your invitee agree to read and abide by all instructions as set out in the Guest Information Manual which is located in the kitchen.

b. This Manual has been written for your benefit and contains very important safety information and you agree to follow any instructions contained in the Guest Information Manual.


La Vista is sitting on top of a hill in Far North Queensland surrounded by rainforest, not a road in sight. However, La Vista’s concrete driveway is only 2 hours on the paved Captain Cook Highway from Cairns International Airport.

Driving North on the Captain Cook Highway from the Airport you’ll find yourself on the coast road to Port Douglas. After ‘Port’ you’ll continue North towards Mossman (Woolworths for groceries here) then further North to the Daintree River Ferry turn-off (right). Over the river, over the Alexandra range, and down into Cow Bay. Take the first right after the Cow Bay Hotel (pub) towards the beach. A further 500 m and on the right is the driveway marked by La Vista’s sign.

La Vista is worth the drive.


If you have a query not covered here, please contact us.


Yes, you have exclusive use of the entire property. Staff will service The Shack and The Studio once weekly and the Pool as required. Local Management is only 10 minutes away.


The accommodation consists of two Post & Beam buildings affectionately known as The Shack and The Studio. Both have Queen size beds and double sofa beds. Both sleep up to 4 guests (2 Adults, 2 Children). Both have bathrooms (the Studio even has a small bathtub with Ocean and Mountain views). You decide who sleeps where.


Full Kitchen with Fridge/Freezer, BBQ in The Shack. A small Galley with fridge in The Studio. Plunge Pool & Jet Spa, Free WiFi, Foxtel with Premium Movie Package and beautiful decks with amazing Views from all three levels.


All emails are answered promptly.


Yes, either directly from ourselves or, if you have reserved through one of our agents, from them.


We usually meet and spend 10 minutes with our guests between the hours of 2pm and 6pm.

If you arrive outside of these hours, we will make keys available.


Secure payments can be made by Credit Card, Debit Cards or Direct Deposit EFT's:

Visa, Mastercard and Paypal are accepted.


There is so much to see and explore in this beautiful location that it is really worth hiring a car. A two wheel drive car is all you need for local exploring. La Vista's paved concrete driveway looks steep at first but is easily accessible with a normal two wheel drive car.


We have a sparkling plunge pool with an attached 3 seat mosaic tiled Jet Spa.


My favourite beach is at the end of the road; less than 3 minutes by car. It's a lovely quiet sandy beach in a small cove. (every chance you'll have it to yourselves). Thorntons Beach, a long stretch of white sand, and Cafe are 20 minutes by car. Of course you could go a little further north to Cape Tribulation; 30 minutes by car.


There are several places to eat nearby. Crocodylus, a favourite with the locals is just 500m towards the beach. The Cow Bay pub which is 750 metres back on the main road. Floravilla, just before the pub, has great homemade ice cream.

Within 5-10 minutes you can drive to four more restaurants:

Daintree Wilderness Lodge.

Fan Palm Boardwalk Cafe.


Heritage Lodge.


You can buy essential items at the local shop, however, Woolworths in Mossman is the best place to stock up.


Yes, since the property is rented exclusively, we do have a cancellation policy:

Please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Please read our Terms & Conditions Policy for details.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Cow Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Studio Bedroom - 1 king
    Shack Bedroom - 1 king
    Studio Living Room - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofa Bed
    Shack Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofa Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Daintree Holiday Homes - La Vista
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful view and amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Vista. The view was spectacular and breathtaking in a perfect location! The house was lovely and clean on arrival and Dean was great to deal with. Thank you again, Melia and Wayne.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melia, I really appreciate your comments. Happy to hear that you and Wayne enjoyed your stay. All the best, Dean.
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Great eco accommodation with fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Kids enjoyed the pool, hammock, bathtub and games room. Easy to find and great location to explore Daintree. Well equiped kitchen. Eco accommodation with electricity and water off grid but still convenient.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and positive feedback Roger. Glad you and your family enjoyed La Vista and had a great time in The Daintree. All the best, Dean.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Rainforest Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying La Vista. The views were beautiful. It had beautiful breezes and the plunge pool was great at the end of the day. The property is very well appointed, luxurious but rustic. Very relaxing

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments Kristina. Happy that your family enjoyed your stay and you got a chance to relax. All the best, Dean.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, 2 boys aged 8 and 9, stayed at La Vista for 3 nights. This was the highlight of our FNQ trip. It was a slice of heaven! The view was absolutely amazing! The boys loved the plunge pool and the games room at the shack. We all slept in the studio which was very comfortable. There was more to do in the Daintree than we thought. Also need to say that the communication with Dean and help from Kaz was great! We will definitely return to La Vista but spend longer next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely comments Kim. So glad that your family enjoyed your stay in The Daintree. Look forward to seeing you at La Vista again. All the best, Dean.
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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Fantastic Daintree Property!

  • 5 of 5

What better way to end the day than by taking in the awesome views out over the rainforest while cooling off in the pool on the deck! An amazing property in a perfect location to explore the area. With a pool table and dart board to keep us entertained at night, our stay at La Vista was one of the highlights of our trip. Will hopefully be back one day.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positve upbeat review Dan. Glad that you, your brother and his wife, enjoyed yourselves. All the best, Dean.
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully stunning views of the rainforest, especially from the balcony pool! Great outdoor kitchen!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Kylie. Always good to get excellent feedback. Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in The Daintree. All the best, Dean.
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Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Daintree & Great Barrier Reef




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.