1. Australia
  2. QLD
  3. Cairns and Barrier Reef
  4. Palm Cove
  5. #187559

Bonita Vida - Private Couples Retreat

House, Palm Cove

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

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Min 3 nights stay

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom


Bonita Vida is located in the heart of Palm Cove, only a 5-minute walk to the beach and main esplanade (ALL of Palm Coves restaurants are on the Esplanade) via a tropical boardwalk. Our pavilion-style house embraces a tropical lifestyle and oozes holiday vibes. It's completely private, yet close to the action.

Bonita Vida – Our guest’s favourite bits:

- “It was like a 5-star resort without the crowds and loud children”.

Lindsay - Brunswick VIC

- “The property is well designed, fully equipped and there is nothing you have to worry about”.

Philippe - Switzerland

- “Loved having the plunge pool to ourselves to take a dip whenever we felt like it, and the BBQ area

is awesome.

There are so many great restaurants in Palm Cove, and the main strip along the beach is just a 5min walk from Bonita Vida”.

Nikki – Perth, WA

The house is very well-equipped. There is a spacious bedroom with king-sized bed, ensuite, comfortable living area, a chef's kitchen, indoor dining, laundry, office and double lock-up garage. Undercover decking surrounds the house with outdoor dining, kitchen & BBQ facilities, a plunge pool and lush gardens. There is also a port-a-cot and highchair for any little ones.

All facilities, furnishings and linen are of high quality (we have a strict, 100% fluffy towel policy). We aim to be your home away from home, offering you a unique and memorable holiday experience.

You’ll also have access to a health club, with gym, tennis court, lap pool and sauna facilities only a 5-minute stroll from our front door.

The full property has two pavilions, but this listing is for the main pavilion only (you will have Bonita Vida exclusively to yourself, we just close off the pavilion with the extra bedrooms). We have the two listings so we can accommodate for all of our guest's needs in the most affordable way possible.

[If you have more people see our other Bonita Vida listing that includes both pavilions.]

Bonita Vida – Up to 6 People.


What you can expect:

We offer a 24-hour meet & greet service. If your plane arrives late, we’ll make sure we are at the house to greet you and get you settled. And it doesn’t stop with the meet-and-greet…

It’s our attention to detail that our guests love, every inch of Bonita Vida has been designed to let you immediately relax as soon as you walk in. There is soft lighting, locally sourced artwork, a cupboard with oil/condiments, three different ways to make coffee (plus the coffee, milk and sugar), board games, eco-friendly soaps, laundry detergent and even a bottle of bubbles to get you started.

Bonita Vida looks like the pictures (no generous Photoshopping here!).


Main Pavilion

- Bedroom with king-sized bed

- Ensuite with dual sinks and large shower

- Very well-appointed kitchen

- Indoor dining

- Comfortable & relaxed TV/living area with dvds

- Laundry (with detergent)

- Office

- Double lock-up garage with dryer and beach equipment

Outdoor Living:

- Kitchen & BBQ facilities

- Mineral plunge pool

- Outdoor dining

- Sun beds


- WiFi

- Healthclub passes: Gym, 25m lap pool, tennis courts & sauna

- DVDs

- Portable cot & highchair

- Children's beach toys

- Board games

- All linen including beach towels

- Esky & picnic supplies

- Bluetooth music speaker


- 25 minute drive from airport

- 40 minute drive from Port Douglas

- Walking distance to Palm Cove Esplanade- restaurants & shops

- 5 minute walk from beach via a tropical boardwalk

- Car hire walking distance away

- Bus routes & tour pick-up within walking distance

- Bike hire, yoga, classes & golf available from gym (at cost)

- Shopping centre with a Coles 5 minute drive


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Private pool, Washing machine

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fitness room/Equipment Games Garage Hair dryer Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Private pool Refrigerator Sauna Stereo Stove Television Tennis Toaster Towels provided Toys Video library Washing machine
Bonita Vida - Private Couples Retreat is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent property After a year difficult year my husband and I set off on our holiday to Palm Cove for an intentional time just to rest and rejuvenate. To arrive at this home with its organic feel and total comfort was a joy! Location is fantastic, plunge pool for late afternoon when you get home from the beach. Extremely quiet and comfortable outdoor area. So good to arrive to find more than enough 'staples' to get you started for a couple of days together with a cold beer and bubbly in the fridge. Jacquie and Max are very in tune with what makes a 'whole package' to make a holiday home somewhere to return to again and again..... I know you will not regret booking this little gem.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally relaxing accommodation My husband and I wanted a relaxing break and Bonita Vida provided the exact accommodation that we needed. Jacquie (unfortunately we didn't meet Max) made us so welcome on our arrival, fantastic hosts with great communication between us at all times. We thoroughly enjoyed our 7 nights and would certainly recommend this property to anyone who would like the peace and quiet but within walking distance to the beach and restaurants by way of a boardwalk. Thank you both for having such a wonderful house for others to enjoy and relax.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing couples luxury getaway. We recently spent 4 nights in the main Pavillon of Bonita Vida and didn't want to leave. Everything was amazing. Jacquie and Max were excellent hosts and have thought of everything you could need. Loved having the plunge pool to ourselves to take a dip whenever we felt like it, and the bbq area is awesome. There are so many great restaurants in Palm Cove, and the main strip along the beach is just a 5 min walk from Bonita Vida. We also made use of the free passes to the gym and lap pool within the estate which is handy if the weather is warm but you still want to do a bit of exercise. Overall we loved our stay here, and wish that we had booked it for longer! If you were in a group or family, I could see that booking the whole house would be ideal. We would stay here again in a heartbeat
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful relaxing retreat. Bonita Vida was a delight to stay in! Our hosts Jacquie and Max, could not be more thoughtful in their attention to detail, and the finishing touches to their house, which made our stay so relaxing ... It was like a 5 star resort without the crowds and loud children (apart from ours).... and it's perfectly located, just a 5 min walk from the beach and restaurants. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-05-18
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