House Rentals On The Gold Coast
From time to time we get listings from locals who are keen to rent out their granny flat or house to visitors to the Gold Coast. We are not real estate agents and do not get a commission for any of these bookings. Nor do we take any responsibility or give any customer support from this website regarding these bookings. It is up to you to make appropriate arrangements concerning these bookings and deal directly with the people who have listed their properties here. House rentals are generally appealing for many reasons, some of the foremost being cost savings, more space, and no tips, taxes or service charges that are associated with hotel rooms. House rentals have kitchens for cooking, living rooms for gathering together and offer the appeal of living in a real neighborhood and soaking up the rhythm of the locals. On the Gold Coast, hotels often enjoy the advantages of brand recognition, familiar reservation processes, and on-site staff for problem resolution. For a vacationer, booking a house rental may mean stepping out of that comfort zone in order to take advantage of the benefits they offer. Perceived disadvantages of house rentals can include having to communicate directly with the property owner, being unfamiliar with the property, lack of on-site staff, and concerns about quality or cleanliness — however, these are most often mitigated by dealing with house rental agencies that manage vacation properties for owners and they offer many of the same services hotels offer to their guests, e.g., front desk check-in, 24-hour maintenance, in-house housekeeping, concierge service.
The benefits generally outweigh the potential negatives, with many house rentals offering more space (multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, separate living areas), more amenities (fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, private hot tubs), convenient locations (on the beach, city centers in real neighborhoods) and greater privacy than a hotel, including the fact that many house rentals give travelers the option of inhabiting real neighborhoods in their destination and living like the locals. As of 2006, house – vacation rental management has become a $10 billion industry world wide and continues to become more popular.
Vacation rentals can range from budget studio apartments, room in an occupied house, un-serviced house to lavish, expensive private villas in the Gold Coast’s most desirable locations, some as cheap as chips, others with price tags of many thousands per night and all the amenities you would find in any luxury accommodation (fully staffed, private beaches, boats, chefs, cooking lessons, etc) to cater to the guests.