About the Homestay
We live in a charming unit with 2 bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, dining and spacious living room with a private patio in a secured complex by a beautiful lake. It is located conveniently in Carrara, walking distance to supermarket, cafes and public transport - 10 km away from the central Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise (5 mins to Robina, 10 mins to Broadbeach, 15 mins to Surfers Paradise).
The complex offers a swimming pool, BBQ facility, gym, and jogging/cycling track around the lake. You can often spot native habitats such as ducks, swans and water dragons. The area is tranquil and very peaceful, yet convenient and safe.
We are able to provide you a private garden-view bedroom with wardrobe, desk and bed. You are able to use the guest bathroom with toilet and bath. Internet access with WIFI is available at no extra charge.
We are a happily married couple with two small kids with passion for travel, sports, outdoor activities and cooking. We speak English, Japanese and French at home. David is a swimming coach at a local swimming club. Akino is self-employed and works from home for the travel industry.
We both enjoy meeting people from different countries and to learn different cultures. We are very positive, warm and caring individuals, and will be happy to show you what the Gold Coast has to offer. We look forward to meeting and hosting you at our inviting home.
There is no better way to learn a foreign language than to speak it in everyday situations. Your host Akino offers qualified language instruction in her native language English. One hour of instruction costs 50.00 AUD. The classes will be given by the family member at the accommodation.
The room rate includes the following services: washing machine usage and internet access
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Regular room cleaning: 5.00 AUD per day
Pick up service: 35.00 AUD one-way
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Gym at home
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is the perfect location when visiting the Gold Coast - 15 min drive to Surfers Paradise, 10 min drive to Broadbeach and 5 min drive to Robina. Once you confirm your booking you will get an email with our complete address so you won't have any problems finding us.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house.
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance.
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I would like to give 5 hearts + i.e. 9.99 points.It was a very pleasant 17 day stay.
Akino is a very kind, helpful, intelligent, hard working, responsible person.On my very first day she took me around by car in the neighbourhood and explained me all well.She even drove me to the stadium to attend Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.She would advise and take good care.Her husband assisted me in her absence.Very friendly people.
I am in Christchurch, NZL at the moment and have a feeling that I stayed with my family and have left them behind in Gold Coast.Above all, I look forward to staying with Akino in future as I miss her hospitality!
all good couldn't have been better thanks ray see you next time around
Awesome homestay and very nice family. Hosts are very kind and helpful.
Had wonderful time there (with occasional party/social gathering organized by host). Room is nice, very clean and fully furnished. Small garden and gym is handy. Swimming pool is epic.
Will be happy to stay also next time ;)
My stay with Akino and David was extremely enjoyable. It was a very welcoming environment. This was my first experience at a homestay. I would defiantly highly recommend staying with Akino. The homestay is relatively close to all amendaties including Surfers Paradise. The public transport system was convenient and cost effective. Akino was extremely helpful.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.