About the Homestay
Big 6 bedroom house in Mermaid Waters with a friendly Aussie family. Margaret speaks Japanese and is an ESL English teacher. We have a gentle, quiet Labrador dog, orange cat and two chickens for fresh eggs.
Walking distance to the fabulous newly renovated Pacific Fair shopping Centre, close to public transport, the beach, tram, train station and local shops.
Free wifi access, table tennis, billiard table.
Host mum is a fantastic cook. Everyone is very friendly with over 15 years experience hosting. Milano is 28 and Joh is 22.
Because I am also hosting a young female high student from Italy , we are only able to accept females. A 24 year old girl from Russia is also with us.
Dog, Cat, Other
- Internet Access
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Mermaid Waters is a central area 15 minutes to Surfers Paradise, 5 minutes to the beach, Great shopping at nearby shopping centres Pacific Fair shopping centre and Robina shopping centre.
Public transport is very easy and convenient. Bus stop is a 3 minute walk away.
It is a safe and nice area.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
No smoking inside- can smoke outside
Be considerate after 10pm of being loud
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
This house is my recommendation!!
It is a wonderful house, a wonderful family, the good place of the location.
Margaret is an English teacher and she is proficient in Japanese.
When I don't understand English, she help me,
and she will amend my incorrect sentences for me.
When you ask it from me, she can tell me willingly.
Her family is always kind. and there are pretty dog, pretty cat, and rare pet George!?
There is the guest of the repeater, too.
Margaret took us to a beach and Bush walk, the supermarket.
And she taught us bodyboarding!!
That was very fun!
I could have a precious experience there.
And she cooks very well!!
Her handmade cake is very delicious too.
I will definitely go to see you again!
When visiting my son over Christmas and New Year, I wanted to find a place near him, as he lives in a shared house in Mermaid Waters, I was not able to stay with him so chose Margarets house as it was the closest. I was very pleased to be staying with such a lovely family who made me feel very welcome and made me feel that I was part of their family. Margaret even took me body boarding which is something I had never done before. The house was near to buses and local Q Center and Pacific Fair shopping centers. Now I am back home I can think back on what a fabulous Christmas/New Year I had. I would recommend Margarets house to stay in and and when I go back to Gold Coast will look her up to see if she has a room free.
Marg and her family are lovely, and Marg makes the best homemade baking! :-)
It was fantastic! Felt like I was part of the family.
It was great staying at Margaret's house, I always felt really comfortable. It was like being at home with mum again.
Margaret went above and beyond to help me and it was extremely appreciated.
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) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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.