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Rental Home -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Daintree, Daintree Region, Queensland

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Ellie A
Cairns, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Magical!”
Reviewed December 5, 2017 for a stay in November 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This is my second time staying at La Vista, and this time I brought my parents along to see Daintree Rainforest for the first time!
They were absolutely stunned with the view from house, the spa pool, and the beautiful rainforest that surrounds this place!

It is definitely a one of a kind experience to be able to sit and look out from your house and not see one other house just the beautiful green rainforest with the ocean in the background!

Will absolutely recommend this place, Ive never stayed anywhere like this!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 14, 2017
Nice to see you back again. Really glad that you and your parents enjoyed my place, and your stay in The Daintree.
All the best, Dean.
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Kimbobald...
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Rainforest magic”
Reviewed July 27, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

What a truly magical spot.
Our group of 2 couples and one child absolutely loved this trip.
Everything is done very tastefully, is well organised with everything on hand for a super relaxing time. We could also spread out and have our own space if we wanted it, but spent time cooking and hanging out in the shack as a group.
The views are absolutely stunning.
Dean was friendly and helpful.

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Management Response
Jul 30, 2017
Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review Kim.
Great to see photo's of your family and friends enjoying La Vista.
All the best, Dean.
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Lola B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ms”
Reviewed July 22, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Beautiful place in the Daintree with a fantastic view. Dean was great with communication and the house had everything we needed plus a pool table and spa which were lots of fun.

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Management Response
Jul 23, 2017
Thanks so much for the upbeat review Lola.
Glad you guys had fun and enjoyed the View.
All the best, Dean.
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katejc201...
Hazelbrook, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A perfect place to take a step away from 'life'”
Reviewed July 18, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
2
people found this review helpful

The location of La Vista was great for both having some time out from busy life as well as for exploring the amazing Daintree surrounds. My partner and I stayed 9 nights so really got to enjoy it. The studio was incredible and we enjoyed its simplicity - the layout allows for a real feeling of being in as well as above the rainforest. Literally waking up to the stunning view every day was a real treat. The shack was our recreation space - playing pool, movies and casual meals. We took a couple of dips in the plunge pool in the afternoon sun which was glorious. We quickly adjusted to being less 'connected' to our mobile phones and internet (WiFi there but slowish at times) and what it means to be off the grid. Walking distance to good ice cream was nice. We loved having lots of quiet and privacy while still being relatively close to walks and activities. We'd love to go back someday. Dean was great from booking onwards and was very quick to respond to any inquiries.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 21, 2017
Thanks Kate. I really appreciate your time taken to write such a conscientious and detailed review. I'm glad that you and Ross enjoyed your stay and had the time to really enjoy La Vista and The Daintree.
All the best, Dean.
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SouthEast...
Batemans Bay, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Waking up in paradise”
Reviewed August 1, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

I am so glad I found this little gem. We recently stayed here with our 9 month old and the inlaws. The inlaws got the shack and we got the studio. The studio is fantastic, waking up to that view each morning is just amazing. Watching the sunrise over the hills (in bed mind you) is just something really special. It was quite magical to drift of to sleep each night actually listening to the sounds of the rainforest, and seeing the stars from your bed. The place is perfectly contained, the facilities great. The shack is not as glam as the studio, think 3 stars and the studio 4 to 5 stars Not being a big beach fan myself the plunge pool and spa was brilliant to cool off in especially with the veiw. Mother in law took a bit of warming to the openness of it all but seemed to enjoy her stay. I think she was jealous we had the nicer room with a veiw and bathroom. It's in a great location, allowing an easy drive to Cape Tribulation to explore the daintree region. There is an icecream shop an easy walk down the road, what more could you need? (once you conqure the driveway) Dean The owner was great to deal with both leading up to and during our stay. Nothing was too much trouble. I would not hesitate to recomend this place to anyone heading up to the daintree. It's not often you get to feel like you are the only people on earth and this little gem let's you do that.

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Management Response
Aug 2, 2016
Really appreciate your time taken to write such a thoughtful review.
Glad you had such a nice time in The Daintree and
enjoyed your stay at La Vista.
All the best, Dean.
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michaelrM...
Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Spectacular view”
Reviewed July 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
2
people found this review helpful

My wife and I stayed here for two nights with our two kids last week. The booking process was a breeze and communication via email with the owner was exceptional. It took a little while for the family to come to terms with the openness of the place, but having stayed in the Daintree previously, I knew most of the places are like that. By the time we were right into it, it was time to go unfortunately, so if you are thinking of visiting I recommend a minimum of three nights....not saying you wont enjoy less but 3 or 4 would have been perfect for us. The only negatives were the generator that ran for about six hours one night and kept us up and the 4 burner cooktop in which only two burners worked. I guess if you are paying $280+ a night you expect everything to work seamlessly. WiFi was very weak but that was good because it kept our kids off their screens!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The cooktop
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 25, 2016
Thanks for the review Michael. It is a pity that you did not contact me during stay. As you know I am only just around the corner, 5 minutes away. I could have resolved both your negatives quite easily. The generator is fully automated, (it will come on if power is being drawn in excess of certain parameters) but I could have turned it off for you, or found out what was making it run. I have never known it to run for six hours. Really sorry about that, I always charge the batteries prior to guests arrival and have not had this happen to guests before.
The 4 burner cook top does indeed have 4 working burners, however I should have shown you how to light the front two. As stated in the La Vista Handbook (one in The Studio, and another in The Shack), you need to click and hold, then these two burners will stay on.
Limited bandwidth on the NBN Interim Satellite allows me only 10GB of Internet per month. The WiFi guest account will allow high speed browsing and general email. Streaming music or video is difficult. However, I have had guests in the past who have had success with Spotify.
NBN are now upgrading there service to the New NBN Muster Satellite. I will (as of 29th July) now have a much faster service (5 x faster) with 30GB per month. I can't wait !
Again, please accept my apologies, and thanks for leaving a 4 Star review, your feedback is appreciated.
All the best, Dean.
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Ellie A
Cairns, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely Amazing”
Reviewed June 12, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Me and my partner stayed at La Vista last weekend and we had the most amazing time! The house is absolutely beautiful and we found out that Dean has actually built this place on his own, very impressive! Dean was great to deal with over email and always responded quickly to my questions. The view from the studio overlooking the rain forest is absolutely incredible! You can't see any other houses or hear anything but the noises from the rain forest..very peaceful! The Spa pool is great with a beautiful view and the Shack has a pool table and a BBQ + a fully equipped kitchen.
We will definitely come back again! Love this place!
Ellie & Paul

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 13, 2016
Hi Ellie, I'm so glad that you and Paul enjoyed your stay.
Thanks for taking the time to post a review, and leaving the place spotless for me; much appreciated.
All the best, Dean.
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