Our beach decorated town house makes you feel like you're on holiday. Located within 10 minutes of some of the best beaches in Australia we're in a central location that's easy access to the major tourist attractions on the Gold Coast.
We're Perfectly Close to Everything! Private Room that includes hearty b'fast & very good wifi :)
Hello and thanks for reading our description. Here's what we are all about!
We have a beautiful beach inspired 3 bedroom townhouse and your choice of 2 bedrooms to use that would be perfect for someone needing a place to stay for work, going to the airport or a short visit.
We actually have 2 rooms but will only be renting one out at a time so you can choose once you get here! It will also mean there will be less people in the house making it more comfortable for everyone.
The Room Includes:
Choice of Queen bed in 1 room or Double bed in the other room which are at the opposite sides of the house - so (depending on the time of year that you are here one room gets the morning sun so for those that like to sleep in the double room is better (it gets the afternoon sun) but you can decide when you get here).
All freshly cleaned bed linen
1 towel for each guest and 2 towels if you stay 3 nights or longer
Drawers and wardrobe space for you luggage
Both rooms have ceiling fans...sorry no air-con in the bedrooms but both have windows for fresh air and we have excellent air conditioning downstairs.
You will have your own private large bathroom.
Awesome hot shower with great water pressure
Large bath if you need to relax
Breakfast is included:
To make it easy we set everything up so when you're ready to eat its all prepared. Breakfast includes:
All the toast you can eat
Tasty toppings - including jam, local honey and vegemite...of course!
Choice of Cereals
Unlimited Tea and Coffee
Fresh seasonal fruit
We have very good wifi and you are welcome to use this. We will give you the access code to use during your stay.
It's a 2 story townhouse that's only 3 years old and we are the first to live here so everything is still fresh, clean and new.
The bedrooms are located upstairs and the living area is downstairs.
Downstairs is the open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area with glass doors that lead out to a small yard. The complex where we live has 2 pools with big lounge chairs and umbrellas that you can use to rest and unwind. It's really beautiful. It's a 2 minute walk to the pool.
It really depends on what you like but we're in a great central location. I've listed below some of the attractions around our area.
Is 5 minutes away - if you need to catch a plane it's only a $12 cab ride or if we're free we'll drop you off.
Brisbane Airport - If you need to fly out of Brisbane its about 1 hour 15mins by car and the same by train which leaves from Varsity Lakes which is a 15min drive from our house.
There is small supermarket for your goodies. It's a 5 minute drive or a larger one with more variety 8-10mins from here. Plus we have the major super markets just over 10mins from home.
Currumbin Wild Life Sanctuary
10 mins away - It's a 30minute walk if you like! You can walk along the beach.
Cafe's - small village cafes - 5 mins - if you love coffee we can recommend a place that serves good coffee.
Currumbin - For stand up paddle boarding 10mins
Surf Clubs - enjoy a meal at the local surf clubs that all located on the beach with amazing views of the ocean and sunset. There are at least 6 within 10 minute drive.
Kirra Beach - 5 mins
Coolangatta Beach - 5-10 mins depending on traffic
Rainbow Bay, Snapper Rocks & D-bah 10mins - If you're a fan of surfing these breaks are only minutes away.
Surfers Paradise 20 - 25min (depending on traffic)
Dream World, Movie World, Water World - 30minutes on the M1
Big Shopping Centres
Harbour Town - Large outlet shopping centre - 30mins
Pacific Fair - 20min
Burleigh Heads- Has great cafes and beach (and free outdoor yoga on Saturdays - highly recommend at 8am) - 15mins
Broadbeach for more great restaurants & shopping - 15 mins
Bryon Bay - too much to say about beautiful Byron - 45mins
Bangalow - A fabulous small town only 45 minutes
Excellent Private Hospital
2 mins away - we hope that you don't need to use that but gives you extra peace of mind!
If you've been traveling and need to wash your clothes you're welcome to use our washing machine and hang your clothes on our line.
We have a spare fridge in our garage that you are welcome to use. We rarely use it so its all yours.
You would enjoy your time more if you have a car as you'll have more freedom to drive around instead of relying on public transport. However, if you don't have a car there is a bus stop only 2 min walk from our front door that will take you down to Coolangatta Shopping area and Tweed heads. The bus to Coolangatta stops all along the beach so you can jump off and head to the water. It runs every 40minutes or you can walk to the beach as its only a 15minute walk away.
If you want to go to Broadbeach or Surfers Paradise or to beautiful Burleigh Heads we can drop you at our local shops (or it's a 20 minute walk) to another bus stop that will take you there. The bus trip along the way is really picturesque as it runs along the coast.
We also have 2 bicycle you can lend (but we have been told the seats are hard! For exploring locally these are fine but medium fitness level would help :)
If you have your own car you can use our drive-way. The area is safe and quiet.
Check In Time
Depending on the day and the booking & if we have a booking the night before, we should be fairly flexible when it comes to checking in but ideally after 2pm. Please message me first with your date so we can work it out. We'll certainly try to accommodate you as much as we can.
I'm from NZ and my husband is from Mauritius. It's only us and our black Labrador, Franji (ex guide dog who did not pass her test...which was good for us!) that live here. She's an inside dog so if you don't like an excited hello or have any sort of pet allergies this probably isn't the the place for you. We enjoy entertaining but we're not big party people as we prefer to go to bed early & wake up early. But don't get me wrong we're not boring we're just not late night party people so if you want to party at night or go clubbing etc we're not the place to stay :).
My husband works from home and I work in Brisbane 3 days a week and then work from home the other days. Sometimes we are really busy and it can get a little crazy for us but we'll make sure you feel welcome!
Other than that, we're really relaxed and we'll make you feel as welcome as possible but please read our description clearly as other than your bedroom and bathroom all areas of our home are shared with us :D.
So, if you're looking for an Australian experience with a semi young couple (and their friendly dog) who are easy going, kind and funny (that's my husband!) then that's us!
We love airbnb & meeting new people. I have traveled a lot and stayed in other peoples homes and understand the needs of budgeting and having a nice safe, clean place to say. We welcome anyone from any country and will do our best to make it a great experience for you and will be happy to share our local knowledge!
Plus, with the discovery of airbnb we hope it will help us travel more as my husband hasn't been out of the country! So, with all that said, we're excited to share our home. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to message me.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing this beautiful part of Australia, we're sure you love it just like we do!! :D
great place, great hosts.
Sam and John are great host and we enjoy the time at them. We had a lot of fun and both are really friendly and helpful.
The bedroom and bathroom are great and the breakfast is fantastic.
We can absolutely recommend them and if we'll come back to Australia, we'll book the room once again.
Hi Dirk & Sandra, you are both our fittest and healthiest airbnb guests ever! What a hot but great week we had......even though we both felt extremely unfit!! We really enjoyed the week you were here and glad to hear that you love Australia and had such a great time. We hope all is well in Switzerland and maybe we'll see you in Australia again! If so let us know!
We had a great time at Sam and John's. They were the perfect hosts, making sure we had everything we needed and sharing their home with us. We spent two evenings sharing our travel experiences and exchanging stories. Samantha has a real eye for decorating and the place was absolutely lovely. Thanks Sam and John for making us feel right at home.
Samantha & John were such awesome hosts! In fact, they were the best we've had (and we've had 8 previous airbnb experiences before). They made us feel so much at home, always looking out for us and making sure we were well taken care of. We love them so much! And they were one of the key reasons why we enjoyed our vacation so much. Here's a place you definitely have to stay if you visit Tugun. In terms of location, it's super close to the airport and yet, highly accessible to other parts of Gold Coast. You won't regret staying here at all. Highly recommended!
Wow, thank you Oriel!! A glowing review from 2 of our favourite guests! Thank you so much, we loved having you both, having a laugh in the evenings and sharing your Charlie juice, the guitar player (I forgot his name but Elena will know) and favourite ice-cream. We're glad to hear that we made your trip better and if you come to Gold Coast again.....for a honeymoon??? Haha let us know! All the best for 2014 and beyond :)
Living with you, make us feeling that our choice is so wise and correct.Bright and neat room, comfortable bed, hospitable Sam and John, smart and quiet Frang, all gave us best memory.
Thank you very much again for your so much help and delicious cooking. We are so relax and comfortable as living in home.
sincerely, we invite you to visit china. If no mind, pl live with (website hidden) remember our appointment to Newzealand:)
Hello Eliza, Bright & Jason, thank you for your review especially writing it in Chinese and English! Having the 3 of you was very special and we loved our conversations about life in Australia & China. Also thank you for opening our eyes to the amazing sites we can see in China, we will certainly stay with you when we visit...hopefully it will be soon! All the best for the rest of your holiday and keep in touch :)
It was our first time with airbnb and it was simply an incredible experience for both me and my wife. We stayed with Samantha and John for 3 days and they made us feel so much at home. We felt like we were visiting our old friends at Gold Coast.
It was so nice of them to help us plan our days in terms of things to do and also provide us with all possible information. They were really kind to give us their bicycles to ride around which we felt was an excellent way to see the town.
To sum it up, Samantha and John - you were excellent hosts.
Hi Apur & Monita! We are still buzzing from the travel stories you shared. You have opened up our world in so many ways and we thank you for choosing us to be your first airbnb hosts. Hopefully we'll see you in Sydney or in the Gold Coast where we can do some sightseeing together. We also owe you an Aussie dinner one day too....John cooking of course :D. All the best, I'm sure you'll meet lots of wonderful people like yourselves!! PS: When you have time could you please email some of your travel photos? I am going to create a collage of airbnb travel pictures in our home for everyone to enjoy.
Samantha and John have a gorgeous home! From the moment we walked in, we found they welcomed us with open arms and we felt instantly at home. It felt like we had known them for much longer! We were particularly impressed with their attention to detail and we loved having a private bathroom to use and a tasty breakfast in the morning. Their dog Franji deserves a mention for being so welcoming and friendly to strangers and allowing us to share her home with her. We would not hesitate to recommend their home as a Gold Coast stop-off. It's also close to the airport which makes it handy for travellers. Thanks Sam & John!
Hi Hayley & Daniel, thank you so much for your review. As fellow Airbnb hosts we loved reading your feedback and seeing how much you loved little Franji. All the best with your pregnancy (I hope your morning sickness has gone for good!) & your renovations go well! We'll definitely be recommending your home to guests that are heading down your way. Also, just a thought....not only will you have a baby soon but maybe a puppy in your near future too! Haha :) Thanks again and all the best!
Hello Martin! Thank you so much for your beautiful review, we have another guest from China staying with us and she translated it for us. We were very moved by your kind words. Hopefully we will see you again! If not in Australia maybe in China. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, Happy New Year and all the best for 2014.
Our stay with Sam was john was fantastic, they could not have made us feel more welcome, this was my first experience using airbnb. My daughter Tayla and i felt like we had known them forever, it was like staying with old friends, their home is stylishly decorated and very comfortable. john cooked us a delicious meal on one of the nights, and welcomed my step sister to join us whom i had not seen for twenty years a good time was had by all. If you are looking for somewhere comfortable modern and friendly than this is the place to stay, also how could i forget Franji the cutest dog i have ever met. I look forward to staying with John and Sam again in the near future.
Hi Rose! Thanks so much for your review we really enjoyed the weekend you were with us and we'll definitely stay in touch. It's funny how you remembered different things about your stay because I remembered your amazing juice & the delicious vegetarian food you bought with you. I made one of the dishes but it wasn't anywhere near as nice! Tayla's so lucky! Also, let us know if you decide to do airbnb because we'll definitely be your first booking that's if we don't see you before that for some cooking lessons! Come back anytime and best wishes to you both in love & life!