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We stayed in the one bed beach house and it was beautiful. It was so lovely that you get exclusive use of the pool and grounds without having to pay for the full house-very thoughtful! We barely left the house and ate in most of the time as we didn't want to leave and we normally eat out a lot on holiday! It's right on the beach at the end of a super quiet road that leads only to the beach so you don't get lots of cars going past, just the occasional walker. It's a lovely walk up to palm cove on the beach. The place is great for couples and we had a really romantic , relaxing time and left feelimg so re-charged but I could also imagine a big group of you in both properties having a really fun time. The property manager was also very helpful and can help organise cheap/exclusive airport transfers so you don't have to share the bus with others and can work to your own schedules instead of waiting round for others ! Thanks, we will definitely return! 
  Natalie | Randwick | November 2012

I didn't want to write this review but feel compelled to tell all how good I found my recent stay at Onda Beach House. The property consists of two Pavilions. My husband and I rented Pavilion 1 which is the one bedroom pavilion. The property has its own private pool with all the amenities you could ask for. It is located right on the Esplanade, and takes a while for you to realise that the noise you hear at night is the pounding of the waves! It is meticulously maintained and I would thoroughly recommend, although would prefer to keep this property my secret!!
  Adelaide | July 2012

The property was perfectly presented with lovely linen and excellent crockery and glassware. There was ample supply of each. It was great to have the small touches such as the soap and shampoo it showed a very thoughtful attitude to travelling guests. These things are small but are memorable and it is this sort of information that we tend to pass on to people who are looking for a place to stay. We have recommended the front property to some friends who we believe have booked for September holidays.  Our only recommendation would be that we found the couches in the television area uncomfortable to sit on for any period of time. Apart from that one gripe we had a wonderful stay and would recommend it to  our friends and family (in fact as mentioned above we already have).
  Kerrie and Phillip | Victoria | July 2012

The view, location and style.  We loved the extra touches – bikes, fishing gear, coffee pods – YUMMM J But the bed was too firm for us. We will definitely be back :)
  Annie | Queensland | June 2012

We had a great stay at Onda beach.  We love your house and the location.  It is very pleasing to see the care you are taking with your property with the pool man and the gardeners. If we come back to Cairns from the UK we would certainly like to stay at your lovely place again. This may not be the most appropriate guest book comment but I honestly said that this was the best bathroom view I have ever enjoyed. Thank you very much.
  Chris | UK | August 2011

We got married at Palm Cove and chose onda as our honeymoon location and could not have made a better choice. We stayed in Pavilion 1 which was very clean, comfortably, well equipped and literally 15 yards from the beach. Supermarket was within walking distance and enabled us to make good use of the barbeque. The local bus service made going further a field easy, either going into Cairns, to the Smithfield shopping mall or to the bars and restaurants in Palm cove. The owners were very helpful at all stages and their policy of only renting the property to one group at a time is a definitely a major advantage. The local agents were also helpful and friendly we would highly recommend Onda.
   James and Hannah | UK | Feb 2011

We stayed at Onda Beach House for 6 nights in Jan'2011. What a lovely place!. Idealic beach front location, own private pool, amenities great, including outside bbq area. Not too far a walk into Palm Cove. Ideal for both families or groups. Our morning coffee walk along the beach was always a hightlight of the day as we saw rays swimming in the surf!!. We can not wait to return again.
    Brian | UK | January 2011

It has been an absolute delight staying at your beautiful house.Sadly, my time at Onda is just about over! I am leaving a very comfortable Lilo which is perfect for reading in the pool-hope you get to enjoy it too. Thanks again for a lovely stay. I hope I am able to book in again for next year -I definitely would like to if it is available. My friends absolutely loved it! Having the beach so close was wonderful. The morning routine started with a walk, followed by a beach swim, followed by breakfast and then a few hours by the pool. The biggest decision of each day was which restaurant to go to for dinner. We also had a BBQ  a couple of times. Beach Almond was delicious - thanks for your recommendation. I even saw a crocodile a few times, on the path walk to [Palm Cove]. You are very lucky to have such a lovely home up here-& we are so lucky that you share it with others.
   Marissa | Melbourne | September 2010

The meet and greet service was excellent, extremely accommodating and very kind which set the tone for a great week. The overall cleanliness was great. Our 2 year old went very well with the veranda.  We spent ample time on the deck and had no concerns with her safety, though she does listen and obey remarkably well for a 2 year old! I really appreciated the attention to detail, especially the household items ie. laundry soap, al foil, cling wrap, matches, etc. It was very handy not to have to stock up on those items for a short stay. Overall it was an excellent stay and I will recommend Onda to others.
     Kyle and Shauna | SA | September 2010

We had a great stay at Onda - great location etc. We will definitely be recommending you to friends and hope to return sometime soon  
    Emma | Melbourne | August 2010

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful house. We had a great time. [comment about agent] All going well, we will be booking with you next year for another wonderful holiday.
     Ian | Victoria | June 2010

We had the most lovely time staying at Onda Beach House. What a beautiful place and the location is perfect and so nice and quiet, we could have stayed forever. We have recommended it to so many people. When we come back to Cairns we will definitely stay there again. We will be back for sure. Thanks for the great holiday.
     Kristyn and Jayson | Victoria | Feb 2010

Roy and I had the most fabulous and wonderful time at Onda - what a perfect location and perfect jewel of a house! We have been to many different places in the world but this was definitely one of the best, if not THE best. I actually shed a tear when we had to leave. We would love to return and bring all or part of our family to have the "Onda experience" Many thanks for making our holiday in Queensland a truly memorable one.
     Gerrit  | Kent, UK | November 2009

Just returned from a fabulous week at Onda. Our family (two adults, two kids) perfectly accommodated in Pavilion 2, modern, well furnished, all amenities, wonderful pool and deck and most of all a stones throw away from the relaxed Clifton Beach and a 10 minute walk away along the beach from the restaurants of Palm Cove.
If you like peace, tranquility and away from the crowds, this is a home for you.
   Martin | NSW | October 2009

Our stay was excellent. Your property is beautiful and met our every need. We will certainly look to stay again. Really liked the quality of the place and little things like internet access and a printer to print off our boarding pass. The location is also great. So glad we stayed here and not Cairns. One  very minor item......blinds on the small bedroom windows would be perfect to keep that early morning light out. Nonetheless, 10/10.
    Eric and Chris | Western Australia | September 2009

Just wanted to let you know we really enjoyed our all-too-short holiday at your beautiful beach house. We've travelled throughout Australia and despite staying at some lovely houses, we were most impressed at your attention to even the smallest detail (ie. gladwrap - I forget EVERYTIME). As you can appreciate, travelling with little ones is often a challenge, but we found we could really relax and enjoy the beach and the house; it was a true break for all of us! A beautiful house with absolutely everything you need for a perfect tropical holiday - great pool, tasteful furnishings, super clean, 2 minutes (if that) to quiet local beach with easy 15 minute walk along coast to Palm Cove or 30 minute drive to Cairns. Everything has been thought of for self catering with a handy Coles nearby. I have 2 young children so the main house was perfect, but the smaller would also be wonderful for couples. The owners also provided some wonderful ideas for local attractions. I am very picky with accommodation, but there is nothing to fault here. I did have reservations in sharing this little gem, wanting to keep it to myself, but the effort put into this place deserves all the praise it can get. You will not be disappointed.
    
Ira | Victoria | August 2009

Your place was the best place during our 12-week-stay in Australia! We had tears in the eyes, when we were leaving. Miha said: "It was like living a dream". We would like to come back but unfortunately it is too far away from Germany. We will give notice of your accommodation to our friends.
    Miha and Kurt | Germany | June 2009

Just wanted to contact you to let you know we enjoyed our stay, and you were right, it is a Dream house but its also in a dream location. It was beautiful and we didn't want to leave, Clifton Beach was superb, and Palm Cove was our fave, we didn't like Port, too busy and commercial. We congratulate you on your home and wish you good luck with future rentals. Wishing we were back at Onda already! 
    Mandi | Queensland | June 2009    

What a glorious find is Onda. We usually spend our holidays in back country huts on the top of mountains, in tents or in caravans etc. Onda gave us a luxurious alternative, especially with all the amenities of Palm Cove such a short walk away. (Just loved the dolphins in the morning surf (you should put that on your website photos!) , coffee with sunrise, the birds ...please ask your guests to leave the blinds half down in the morning to protect the local birds on their way through to the beach.

    Mike and Joan | NZ | May 2009


images from the beach opposite Onda