The Gold Coast- Peace In Parkwood!

House - Private room · Henry Cotton Dr, Parkwood, QLD 4214, Australia

Great location. Near to GCUH hospital GUGC university access to M1 and theme parks.

The Space

Looking for a GREAT stay close to beaches, theme parks and Southport?

Come stay in this well positioned home in peaceful Parkwood:

* Bus stops at door to beaches
* Only a 20 minute bus ride to Southport
* Easy connections to theme parks such as Movie World, Wet & Wild and Dreamworld. Only 45 minutes by public transport! Less by car.
*Access to the M1 Hwy to Brisbane & Coolangatta
*Close to university for students

Your stay:

*Available is two single fully furnished rooms
*Available is a third bedroom with double bed (please check first)
*Light breakfast is provided
*Home has large backyard for relaxation
*Internet is available for your use
*Must have your own laptop or tablet
*Can accommodate up to 4 people maximum.

I have been hosting for over 10 years and mainly have hosted to students. I welcome all enquiries and am excited to have people over Christmas or families staying while visiting the theme parks. I have a small dog named Oskar who lives inside and I prefer non smokers.

A negotiable $60 plus $40 for extra guest

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Guest Access

The bathroom has a tub as well as shower. This bathroom is shared by guests. You will have full use of the bathroom, kitchen, common eating room. The back yard is huge and you are welcome to sit to read and enjoy the local birdlife under a cove(website hidden).

The Neighborhood

Behind our home is a treed reserve with a walking path. If followed this park leads to a position above Smith Street where views of the high rises and the ocean in Surfers Paradise can be seen. A short walk from home is Parkwood Family Park which has BBQ's and children's playground. The Parkwood tavern including two restaurants is a ten minute walk from home across the intersection is the Gold Coast University hospital and Griffith University Gold Coast Campus.

Getting around

A bus stops nearby 710 , (two minute walk) in one direction travels to Southport and in the other Helensvale rail. From the Hospital other busses are available and within 6 months the new Gold Coast Light rail (tram) will begin operation.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Weekly Price: $404 /week
Monthly Price: $634 /month
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

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  • My time at Laura's place was short but it was everything I hoped it would be. The dog, Oscar, is so quiet that you almost forget that there is a dog living in the house. Laura was the perfect host, providing useful tips to getting around, and a delight to chat to about the day's events.

    March 2014
  • I have had the best time staying with Laura. She is a gracious and helpful host who is willing to make guests feel welcome and at home as soon as they arrive! Oscar is an absolute joy and the location is perfect for those who like a peaceful suburb near the university. The house has great facilities and I would recommend this host and house to anyone looking for a place in the Gold Coast :)

    February 2014
  • Laura's place is amazing!! Not only is the house warm and inviting, so is her genuine personality - Definitely great company!!

    The house is roomy, with a gorgeous garden and close to public transport, the hospital, shops and everything you could possibly need.

    The place is neat and tidy, and the pets are so cute and add to the greatness of Laura's wonderful place.I would highly recommend this place and would stay here again, most definitely!!

    January 2014
  • Stayed for 5 days. Was a very average place
    The bedrooms were termed as Double Bed rooms but were even congested for a single person, no where did they appear to be double bed rooms.
    There wasnt any proper ventilation and was too humid inside the rooms
    Even the ceiling fan in one of the rooms was faulty

    Overall not a good experience

    WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE

    January 2014
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    In my defence the two single rooms are as advertised. Single rooms with king single beds, which are larger than single beds. Not advertised as double. There is one double bedroom which a long term tenant has been renting for twelve months. That particular room will become vacant in February 2014. Binni and her friends stayed here during the heat wave late dec 2013 early January 2014. They requested and accepted an extra single mattress on the floor which of course made the room smaller. I was very DISAPPOINTED with the conduct of Binni. My first bad experience after two years of renting my space as well as staying in other apartments.

  • I enjoyed my stay in Laura's place. There is a cute dog and a lot of beautiful birds. Laura is very willing to help whenever I ask her about local's tips.

    November 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Hi Kenneth, I do feel blessed with the daily visit from the Rainbow Lorikeets. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay

  • Great experience and excellent hosting.
    Too bad I only stayed for a short time.

    May 2013
  • Staying with Laura (and little doggie buddy Oscar) was a blast. Great location near public transport that will get you where you need to be, and a beautiful walk to the Uni.
    I enjoyed my convos with Laura and regret having to leave early in the morning on my last day and not being able to give her a brig hug goodbye and thank her properly for welcoming me into her home and allowing me to stay for 11nights! :).

    May 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Oh that is a sweet thing for you to say. I missed having a big hug too. 0 thank you for being a perfect guest. You are welcome to return, at any time.

  • Had a great time staying at Laura's or the Big Day Out weekend! She was a great host and great company, and even learned our Scandinavian card-game :) Hope to see you again soon!!!

    January 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Hi Elisabeth, Thanks for comments. Have to get together fora another game of Casino card game. Hope you had no damage in the recent floods on the Sunshine Coast, so glad that did not happen on BDO weekend. All is good here....

  • Laura was very accommodating and helpful and the room for the night served my purposes. Laura had prepared some dinner to share which was very thoughtful. The accommodation is on a bus route and there is a Pub a few minutes by car down the road.

    June 2012
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Hi I am Laura I live on the beautiful Gold Coast, born and bred a Queenslander. The Gold Coast is a place of scenic beaches which stretches from Paradise Point in the north to Coollangatta at he New South Wales border. Behind the coast sits the hinterland where the township of Mt Tamborine may be found. Personally I have only ever travelled in the Pacific, via cruise, a stay in Tahiti back in the 70's and I worked in New Zealand many years ago too.One of the favourite things I like to do is record the things I see in the form of a photo. I always had a camera in my hand as a child and young adult and now that I have an iPad which I take everywhere and I have become an instragram iPad addict. Therefore very passionate about photography.I do enjoy a social drink and enjoy watching a few Aussie soapies on the TV. I have a small dog Maltese X Shitzu at home. I have named him Oskar. One can't help but love to feed the Rainbow Lorikeets in the back garden of my home I enjoy hosting people in my home which I have been doing for several years, mostly uni.students. I have hosted people for short stays through airbnb and also have stayed in Melbourne in host homes. Airbnb is a great way to meet people while seeing the world. My home on the Gold Coast is handy to the Gold Coast Theme Parks, Movie World and Dreamworld..
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