Gold Coast holiday homes
Where to book your ideal stay and get your pick of beachfront apartments and suburban stays on the Gold Coast.
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The Gold Coast is the home of play. It has some of the country's best theme parks and beaches. What's more, it basks in sunshine all throughout the year.
It's no surprise then that it's loved by all, from backpackers to families to luxury travellers. Whichever you are, there's bound to be a homestay to suit your budget and travel style. Start your search for your ideal stay below.
Where to book a Gold Coast holiday home
Specialising in rental properties worldwide, on the Gold Coast Stayz has everything from romantic bungalows and Hinterland cottages to beachfront apartments and suburban houses for your getaway.
Airbnb is a homestay site that lets you book everything from a single room (great for backpackers) to entire homes (ideal for families hitting the theme parks). Experiences such as surfing classes are also available.
- Free cancellations
- Taxes and fees aren’t always included in the price
- You’ll need to pay for your stay upon booking
Offering short and long-term stays where the host is always present to share their insider knowledge of the city, Homestay is for those looking to make the Gold Coast their new home.
Despite the name HotelsCombined offers more than just hotels. On the Gold Coast you'll find homes with pools in Broadbeach and mini mansions with forest views in Lower Beechmont.
Booking.com features thousands of holiday homes across Australia, and on the Gold Coast it offers more than a handful of penthouses and beachfront mansions to stay in.
Where to stay on the Gold Coast
- For beaches and shopping: Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Main Beach is where the action is. You'll be moments from the waterfront and its promenade of shops and marine-based activities, and just a short drive from popular entertainment and shopping venues such as Sea World and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.
- For family-friendly activities: Stay in Surfers Paradise for a family holiday filled with beach and marine activities. Or, stay inland in Coomera to be close to Movie World and Dreamworld.
- Best for surfing: Stay in Burleigh Heads or Mermaid Beach to catch that perfect wave along a quieter beach. Well, compared to Surfers Paradise and Main Beach, that is.
- For romance and relaxation: Avoid the throngs of holidaymakers and stay in the beautiful Hinterland region. There are more than a handful of sleepy towns, bushwalks and treehouse accommodation options to choose from to keep the flames alive or to just unwind.
Where to book cheap Gold Coast holiday homes
Staying away from those waterfront will save you a pretty penny on the Gold Coast. Suburbs that aren't too far from the golden sands but cost less include Southport, Miami, Varsity Lakes and Burleigh Heads.
You can further save on costs by sacrificing space. For example, the Gold Coast has plenty of one-bedroom apartments that accommodate up to four with the use of a fold-out couch.
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Where to book luxury Gold Coast holiday homes
With kilometres of waterfront properties to boast, the Gold Coast isn't short on luxury accommodation. Surfers Paradise, Mermaid Beach, Paradise Point and Runaway Bay offer some of the most pristine penthouses and mansions for an exquisite stay. On top of the views, consider a property with a hot tub, pool and multiple ensuites to really make your stay sing.
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Where to book pet-friendly holiday homes
Dog parks pepper the coast, which means it's never too hard to find somewhere where you pooch can have a play. Burleigh Heads, Currumbin, Labrador and Main Beach in particular have high concentrations of beaches and parks where your four-legged friend is welcome.
For your accommodation, make sure you filter by "pets allowed" and read the rules for your stay. Some places can only accommodate smaller pets. It's also a good idea to look out for added extras such as large backyards, pet flaps and high, lockable fencing.
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