I am a teacher and business owner working on the Gold Coast. I love dining out, walking along the beach with my dogs and catching up with good friends. I also love travelling and meeting people from around the world.
I stayed here from 6/29/14 to 7/5/14. The room and its amenities were exactly as described in the listing. I loved sleeping in my cozy bed and and having the breakfast on the beautiful deck that overlooked the river. Virginia and her parents are very warm and kind-hearted people, and I felt very comfortable during my stay. I am glad I chose to use airB&B and chose her house to stay. I highly recommend it.
We are so glad to living Virginia's house! Wonderful experience for using Airbnb, beautiful place and really warm people, Virginia,Roy and Molly. Very cute doggy Elly.
I'm so enjoyed backyard view, when first sunshine covered you will feel whole body fresh!
Never had this kind experience before,I love Roy and Molly's romantic story, 71 years emotional life let me know the travel's mean not only focus on the view, also you need to listen local people's story then understand travel's glamour！
Virginia's place 8 km far from Gold Coast city, only 16 mins for driving, 5-10 mins driving to Burleigh heads beach that was fantastic place for relaxing!
My family stayed at Virginia's for one night only but it was a wonderful experience.The house is beautiful and the spa, splendid! Virginia and her parents were perfect hosts; warm and friendly yet never intrusive. Thank you Virginia and Roy for the rides to town and to the airport. We'll recommend this place to people but best if you have your own transport for convenience of exploring the area.
I loved everything about our stay with Virginia and co! They were kind enough to offer us rides several times throughout our stay, which saved us tons of money as the buses aren't cheap. The beds were so clean and comfortable. As college students living on dorm mattresses, we didn't want to leave! We got to enjoy the hot tub several times and spent every evening just relaxing by the lake. Virginia has two kayaks that we took out a few times to paddle around the lake. Breakfast was very delicious and big every morning. And we got our puppy fix with her dog and a visiting pooch one of the nights. Overall, A+. I hope I can come back again some day.
We stayed with Virginia only one night, but we wished we could have stayed longer. Virginia and her family made us feel at home the minute we walked through the door. They are wonderful and very helpful hosts with a beautiful home. We can only highly recommend staying with Virginia.
Virginia lives in a palace and she offers you a place in it ! It qualifies to be a prime Gold Coast attraction all by itself :) Its a peaceful riverside place where Kayaking was a pleasure and friendly ducks come over to eat bread right off your (website hidden) boot, Virginia can double up as a LifeGuard too in case the kayak topples over like mine did :(
If she has guests in the other room - bathroom will be shared although it is not much of a problem. The room size is comfortable enough for a couple although with a child it may get a bit crowded. Being a well managed running home, it was especially very cosy ! There is a supermarket centre closeby. Advisable that a car be hired during the course of the stay as it will be a bit difficult without it - but that is probably true for all of Gold (website hidden) public transportation is not as widespread Sydney and Melbourne. A very healthy and filling The breakfast is included.
Thanx Virginia for a memorable home stay !
Beautiful! The home was fantastic and easily accessible. Shops and eating places close by. Neighborhood, nice, clean and quite. No doubt, the best thing, was the people! Virginia, was the best! Very real! Roy and Molly were fantastic! Not only did we have a great place to stay, we have new friends and the food is second to none. Had a great time getting to know each other and yet our room was very quite and private.
What a wonderful experience! Beautiful location and home and fantastic hosts, Virginia, Tony, Molly and Roy. I booked the room for my aunty visiting from Melbourne and they all went out of their way to make her comfortable. She said she felt like a member of the family. My aunty said her room was lovely with a very comfortable bed and lovely bathroom. The breakfast in the morning was very fresh and my aunty wishes she could have eaten more. A enticing variety of fresh fruit, cearals and croissant. The whole house was very clean and comfortable. She is now spreading the word in Melbourne about Airbnb. Thank you Virginia and family. You did a wonderful job.
Living in Virginia's house was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Virginia is a lovely and friendly host, and alongside Tony, Molly and Roy, we had a fantastic experience in Australia. The house itself is wonderful; having breakfast in the patio was a very refreshing experience, and the scenery is gorgeous! (plus, the breakfast spread they served us was fantastic) The beds were also really comfortable, and they even had canoes (so we could canoe down the lake). Time spent in this house will be unforgettable, and we are very thankful to have stayed here. If we head back to Gold Coast, we will definitely come back :)
We had a lovely time staying with Virginia, we felt very welcome and comfortable in her home. Good location and beautiful house with the veranda out the back. Would definitely recommend staying with Virginia to anyone visiting the Gold Coast. We would love to stay here again if we return to the area.
This is one of those reviews with a difference.
Young Virginia is a personal friend of ours who has her own very popular Gold Coast Robina Airbnb host site at 'Gold Coast Waterfront Lifestyle'. In fact her place is so popular that when one of her guests (young Silke from Germany) wanted to stay an extra two nights she found that she was not able to be accommodated.
That was when Virginia suggested to her that she would see if we were free for the nights in question, and after looking up our listing and noticing that we had the nights spare she allowed Silke to view our page on her computer and in her excitement of seeing our availability Silke hit the Instant Book button to secure the nights while they were still available.
The unfortunate result of this action was that the booking then came up under Virginias name and not under Silke's name.
Because of the lateness of the booking, by the time that we had notified Airbnb of the incorrect listing and by the time that Airbnb had investigated our advising the payment process had been processed and it was too late for Airbnb to change the booking details in their system. [This was later confirmed during a personal discussion with Darren Vincent, Market Expert Oceania for Airbnb.]
Having said that, it was a real pleasure for both Vivien and myself to host young Silke and her friend, the young Larissa, who together were seeing some of the sights of Australia while Larissa was on holidays and visiting Silke who had been working in Sydney for the last six months.
The two girls made the most of the great local public transport system to visit a number of the attractions that add to the great flavour that is the Gold Coast, while also taking plenty of time to relax on the beach and also on our balcony in order to soak up the beautiful warm days that also strongly feature as part of the Gold Coast experience.
We also found the two girls to be a bundle of fun, outgoing and ever so easy to relate to. They also took no time at all to quickly made themselves at home and were ever so polite and courteous.
We have no hesitation in recommending both girls as being ideal guests and ones that any Airbnb host should love to have stay with them.
Along with my wife I first met Virginia some three and a half years ago after we moved from Melbourne to experience the great Gold Coast warmth and lifestyle. Virginia is a very active, vibrant and thoroughly engaging young woman who displays a real deal zest for life.
She is a first class people person who loves to see others enjoying a great time. She also loves catching up with friends, both old and new.
Her delightful home backs onto the Robina waterway and sitting out on the enclosed back patio is the ideal location to appreciate the great natural wild life that frequents the area. Her home is shared with her charming parents Roy and Molly, who reside in a separate 'Granny Flat' area of the house.
A number of times I have had the privilege of being a family guest for one of the great meals that Virginia is known for and I certainly envy any Airbnb guest that has the opportunity to partake of such a pleasure.
Virginia also loves her two dogs and they add to the relaxed homely atmosphere of the house by eagerly offer themselves for patting and play.
All I can say is that with Virginia as your Airbnb host you can rest be assured that you are in for a great stay.