Review Airbnb Palm Cove – la palma Luxury 3 Bedroom Villa [updated 2024]

Planning an Airbnb holiday to Palm Cove Queensland Australia with family or friends?

Welcome to the ultimate oasis in paradise. How about staying in a breathtaking 3-bed luxury villa nestled in prestigious Palm Cove? Immerse yourself in the epitome of tropical elegance with unparalleled beauty and luxury at your doorstep. Relax and rejuvenate as you unwind in your own private haven. Prepare to be awed as you step into this one-of-a-kind retreat.

la palma exterior photo
la palma garden deck and pool view

Are you ready to experience the pinnacle of luxury holiday living in the Airbnb Palm Cove property ‘la palma.’

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Why Choose ‘la palma’ Airbnb property Palm Cove

la palma pool and deck
‘la palma’ deck and pool
  • world-class interior designed luxury 3 bedroom 2 storey villa
  • downstairs master bedroom with its own tropical parent’s outdoor retreat with a hot and cold shower
  • your own private lush tropical oasis with a swimming pool and pool cabana lounge, a shaded patio with twin umbrellas and an extra large lounge overlooking the pool.
  • state of the art kitchen, bbq facilities
  • 65″ HDTV with Netflix
  • NBN WiFi
  • Double garage with parking for 2 cars
  • Secure complex
  • within walking distance to Palm Cove village and its restaurants
  • within walking distance of Palm Cove beaches
  • within walking distance of a supermarket if we did not want to hire a car

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Getting To Palm Cove

The closest airport to Palm Cove is Cairns International Airport which is located 24.8 km away with an average driving time of 24 minutes.

Car hire is available at Cairns Airport. For our visit, we used Jucy Car Rentals which is located about a ten-minute drive from the airport to their base. They offer a pick-up and drop-off service.check availability here

We have also booked an airport transfer from Cairns Airport. You can check availability and pricing here for shared transfers and private transfers.

Private Transfer from Cairns Airport to Palm Cove

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Our Accommodation at ‘la palma’

Master bedroom la palma
Master Bedroom (downstairs)

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We were four adults and two children. Downstairs is the Master Bedroom with an ensuite and a private outdoor parents retreat with a hot and cold shower and luxe toiletries from al.ive.

Parents outdoor retreat
Outdoor parents retreat off master bedroom with hot shower
Bedroom 3 at la palma
Bedroom 3 – can be configured two singles or one king

Upstairs is two good size bedrooms. Bedroom 3 can be either configured for a king-size bed or two singles. We opted for the two singles for our children. There is a bathroom on this level. There is also a separate toilet downstairs near the dining area.

All the natural linen bedding and organic cotton towels have been provided by Eco-Downunder. The beds are extremely comfortable giving us all a great night’s sleep.

Fans and air-conditioning have been installed in all bedrooms.

We loved the interior design both downstairs and upstairs created by Ash from @curated_property ( you can check out her Instagram page here).

Lounge room at la palma

The natural materials and tones used throughout the property gave it a very peaceful, tropical and stylish vibe.

View to kitchen at la palma
View from alfresco area through lounge room to kitchen

Downstairs is the state-of-the-art kitchen. Everything we needed to self-cater for a couple of nights was provided. There are some great Palm Cove restaurants but it was good to know that we could come back and bbq and enjoy dinner around the alfresco outdoor dining table.

An indoor dining table is provided that seats 6. There is bar seating around the kitchen bench and the lounge was extremely comfortable for all of us. Most of the time we sat outside in the alfresco area watching the children either swimming or playing on the lawn.

The interior showcases artwork for Jai Vasicek, Brittney Ferns & Thea Skelsey.

The lush green tropical oasis has been designed by JSW Landscapes and created by DS Property Specialists.

At sunset, we loved sitting on the oversized deck with a sundowner whilst the kids went swimming. During the day the pool cabana was our choice to relax or we sat in the pool on the inbuilt pool seat bench.

Car parking is available for two cars. There is a washing machine and dryer in the garage.

The complex is small and has got very good security. On arrival, you have a code that gives you access through the main gate. Once you check in there are a set of keys for the main entry gate and for the double garage.

Check-in was easy. The day before you arrive you are provided with your own personal access code for their security lock box according to your arrival time.

Check-out was easy it was just a reversal of the check-in but leaving all the keys inside the front door.

Communication was easy with Superhost Rob throughout the whole booking process and during our stay if we needed anything clarified.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Daintree rainforst and Daintree river
View across to the Daintree River from the Daintree Rainforest

There is no shortage of things to do in Palm Cove and the surrounding Far North Queensland region.

As we have visited Palm Cove numerous times our favourite tours are:

Kuranda Skyrail and Historic Train

Green Island

Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation Tour

If you are after some free things to do in Cairns we can recommend heading to the Cairns Botanical Gardens. The butterfly enclosure is a favourite thing to do. You can take a picnic or enjoy lunch at the cafe.

Palm Cove markets are held on the first Sunday of each month (except in September) on Williams Esplanade. They run from April to December from 8 am to 2 pm.

Port Douglas has Sunday markets from 8 am to 1.30 pm. Palm Cove to Port Douglas takes around 45 minutes.

Palm Cove Beaches

Palm Cove Beach
Palm Cove Beach

Palm Cove Beach is the northernmost beach up the coast that includes Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach and Clifton Beach.

The Palm Cove Jetty is fun to walk along and watch the local fisherman. The kids love it.

During the months from November to May, it is advisable to swim in the enclosure off Palm Cove Beach. These are the months that the area experiences box jellyfish. At the northern end of the beach is a small creek called Mangrove Creek it is advisable not to swim or enter the waters here as crocodiles are present.

Palm Cove Restaurants

There are so many top places to eat in Palm Cove you will need at least a week to try them all.

Depending on what restaurant you are going to it takes between 10 – 15 minutes to walk from ‘la palma’.

NuNu Restaurant Palm Cove
Award-winning NuNu Restaurant Palm Cove

One of the best restaurants in Palm Cove is the award-winning NuNu which is located right on the oceanfront at 1 Veivers Road Palm Cove.

Some of our other favourites are:

Vivo Palm Cove at 49 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove

Chill at Portofino at 3/41 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove

Lucky Fish at 18/111-117 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove for the best fish and chips

El Greko for Greek cuisine at 14/115-117 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove

Rattle n Hum for burgers, beers, pizzas and happy hour at 119 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove

Supermarkets in Palm Cove

There is a small deli located at 115 – 117 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove.

Coles Supermarket is located at Clifton Beach Village Shops – Endeavour Road Clifton Beach. It takes about 15 minutes to walk there along a flat pathway from ‘la palma’.

Palm Cove Weather

When is the best time to visit Palm Cove? The best time to visit Palm Cove is from April to December. The busiest months are winter months – June, July and August. During these months we recommend that you book in advance and organise your car rental in advance too! The wet season is from mid-December through to the end of March. During this time you can expect a shower or two during the day.

Final Words

Palm Cove in North Queensland is the ideal location for your next staycation. ‘la palma’ Palm Cove is luxury accommodation at its best. Whether you are travelling with family or friends the 3-bedroom stylish villa has all that you need for that memorable vacation. We can highly recommend a stay at ‘la palma’.

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