The Best Villas to Book on Australia's Gold Coast

Enjoy waterside views and spacious accommodation with these Gold Coast villas
Enjoy waterside views and spacious accommodation with these Gold Coast villas | Courtesy of La Vida / Expedia
Adejoke Emmanuel

The city of Gold Coast, in the state of Queensland, Australia, is well known – and loved – for its sandy beaches and surfing activities, as well as its sophisticated, eye-catching system of inland canals and waterways. There are also many attractions here that’ll leave you astounded – Dreamworld, Sea World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Springbrook National Park are among the key sights. You’ll want somewhere to stay – and since chances are you’re here with a family or a group of pals, why not stay in a villa? Here are the best to check into in Gold Coast – they are all bookable on Culture Trip.

Toby’s Beach House, for a family-friendly stay in Mermaid Beach


Tobys Beach House
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Head to the Gold Coast suburb of Mermaid Beach, near Surfers Paradise Beach, and you’ll find this delightful air-conditioned home with all the self-catering trimmings. Expect an outdoor pool, great laundry facilities and a barbecue. The property is warm and inviting, with a light palette based around soothing beige furnishings. There are four bedrooms and a bathroom with a jetted tub, as well as a kitchen that’s got the works – crucially a fridge and an oven. Want to explore? Kurrawa Beach and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre are nearby, as well as restaurants and the Pacific Fair shopping centre.

La Vida, for a peaceful and relaxing Gold Coast stay


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This lovely property is a stylish single-level home with a generous main bedroom, three other bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are lavish outdoor entertaining areas, complete with a built-in barbecue area, al fresco dining and a glass-screened pool that overlooks the waterfront. There’s a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, an oven, a hob and a microwave. This waterfront home is your opportunity to find peace and quiet, but it’s also within easy walking distance of restaurants, cafes and, of course, the beach.

La Casetta, for a romantic get-away at Broadbeach Waters


La Casetta
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Here in the Gold Coast suburb of Broadbeach Waters, near Surfers Paradise Beach, you’ll find this cosy adults-only house – ideal for two, with just one bedroom and a bathroom, as well as a beautifully appointed kitchen and an outdoor pool. The air-conditioned rooms are all-white, spacious and bright – conducive to nights in with a flat-screen TV that’s got cable channels. The furnished patio leads to the pool and gives you fantastic views of the great outdoors all around. If you fancy heading out, you’re spoilt for choice, with Sea World and Sling Shot not far away, as well as Cavill Avenue and Robina Town Centre.

Casa Grande on the Water, for a luxury Surfers Paradise retreat


Casa Grande on the Water
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Four levels of luxury accommodation await you here – a basement entrance that gives access to the pool and riverfront, as well as a rooftop terrace from where you’ll get breathtaking views of the water and the Gold Coast city skyline. There are six bedrooms, some of which have private balconies, and a self-contained basement, all super-spick-and-span, with white walls and unobtrusive decorative art. There are spacious living and dining areas, and a kitchen a professional chef would envy, with its gleaming black granite countertops and white units.

Petrel by the Sea, for group escapes at Mermaid Beach


Petrel By The Sea
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You want: an expansive place where cool ocean breezes eddy about. You need: this awesome property on Mermaid Beach. Petrel is an ideal multi-storey holiday house that will hit the spot for large families or groups. You’ve got five bedrooms, blessed with beautiful, themed decor. Amenities aren’t too shabby either – consider the upstairs lounge, dining area and kitchen. Downstairs is a massive kids’ play area and a second lounge. Ready for more fresh air? Head out for a stroll along the beach, or walk to the Miami Beach cliff, from you’ll have the spectacular views unravelling up and down the coast.

Sardinia, a seven-bedroom waterfront house for large groups in Broadbeach Waters


Sardinia 7 Bedroom Waterfront House - Q Stay
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This sprawling family-friendly holiday home has a garden, free self-parking and an outdoor pool. There’s a spacious living room, seven bedrooms and a kitchen with the essentials like a fridge and an oven. You and the clan won’t be bored – not with LCD TVs in the rooms and free wifi. The interior decor floats our boat – it’s clean and lined in neutral tones, enhanced by contemporary furnishings. A matter of minutes from base, there’s shopping and dining at Capri on Via Roma – the upbeat waterfront market place – as well as SkyPoint Observation Deck and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Amalfi, an executive five-bedroom home for a luxe Surfers Paradise holiday


Amalfi Executive 5 Bedroom Home
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This expansive, black-and-white-themed home is a genuine luxury getaway – settle in and soon you’ll be immersed in the views of nature all around, enjoying a rejuvenating breeze from the beach. The large rooms open to balconies and have floor-to-ceiling windows, meaning you get ample views as well as tons of natural light. There are also separate living rooms, a kitchen and – if you really can’t leave the office behind – workspaces. But you should – after all there’s that outdoor pool to dive into, as well as TVs in rooms for lazy days and free wifi.

Spacious two-bedroom townhouse in Southport, for great nearby attractions


Head to this lovely two-bedroom townhouse on Stevens Street, in the Southport district of Gold Coast city, and you’re ready for laid-back living – note the open-plan-living arrangement, which allows plenty of light and fresh air throughout the house. Amenities more than meet expectations, among them a fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer. The rooms are air-conditioned – but they also open onto balconies so you can enjoy natural breezes. For entertainment, there are flatscreen TVs and free internet access for limitless web surfing. Don’t miss a dip in the outdoor pool – or, if you want a bit of sightseeing, Broadwater Parklands and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre are not far away.

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