A large Gold Coast canal-side holiday apartment, set amongst two acres of sub-tropical gardens and lawns
Unit 53 Bayview Bay is a comfortable two-bedroom apartment with great water views from every aspect. The master bedroom has its own balcony and a generously sized ensuite bathroom. The large main bathroom includes a laundry nook with washing machine and dryer.
The modern, light and airy kitchen is equipped with wall-oven and oven-grill. benchtop stove, double-sink, dishwasher, microwave, all cooking and dining ware and a large refrigerator.
Stand at the sink and enjoy the views over the broadwater to South Stradbroke Island.
FREE ADSL2+ broadband internet access, via ethernet or wi-fi.
You are only two minutes walk from a quiet park and still-water sandy beach. If you are in the mood for some exercise, breath in the salt-sea air as you stride along the waterfront the 2.4 km to Charis Seafood (The Gold Coast’s largest seafood outlet). Walk 1 km the other way along Bayview Street and you will be at the Runaway Bay Shopping Village, with Coles, Woolworths, Big W and a raft of food, clothing and specialty shops.
Dreamworld and Seaworld theme parks are each around 10 km from Bayview Bay and Warner Bros. Movieworld is only 14 km away.
Resort style accommodation with heated pool and spa:
Unit 53 is regarded as the best of the 53 units in the Bayview Bay complex, as it’s end position and height (north end, top floor) affords water views from every aspect. As Unit 53 is located a long distance from Bayview Street, there is absolutely no traffic noise. There is secure underground parking for two cars (or a car and a boat-trailer) and a security tag system, throughout the complex.
We love children, but the apartment is not suitable for children under 12.
Information for our international visitors:
Seasons in Australia are reversed to the Northern Hemisphere - i.e. Winter is June to August with spring in September to November, Summer is December to February. Australia has a temperate climate, with over 340 sunny days per year.
The Gold Coast is on Queensland’s southern border where Queensland meets New South Wales. The climate is sub-tropical - summers are warm, winters are mild and autumn & spring offer the very best of climates.
The Gold Coast is Australia’s premium holiday location. It is large enough to have all the facilities and features of a large resort city, including huge shopping complexes, theatres, nightclubs, fine dining, art galleries, several world-class golf courses and driving ranges, sporting complexes, an international airport and many live music entertainment venues.
But if you are looking for a quieter and more relaxed holiday, the Gold Coast has that too. It has some of the world’s best surfing beaches. If you enjoy fishing you can join a day trip to go deep-sea fishing and there are also plenty of quiet still-water fishing locations.
Behind the Gold Coast's celebrated beaches, city skyline and meandering canals, just 35 minutes away is an impressive frame of hinterland mountains capped with sub-tropical rainforests, complete with many hiking tracks.
The apartment is 25 minutes drive from the Gold Coast International Airport and 60 minutes from the capital city of Brisbane and it's international airport. You can get there by car or train. World famous 'Byron Bay' is only a 75 minute drive away and the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is less than two hours north by plane. A one hour flight south takes you to Sydney.TripAdvisor property ID 3720195...Read more
Left on 06/10/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 10, 2014Stayed May 2014
There is little I can add to the previous reviews other than to endorse their comments regarding the apartment, its setting and location. We both really enjoyed our time here and hope to return in the not too distant future. The only thing is that next time I will make sure I have insect repellent with me. The marina attracts tiny biting midgies (rather like mosquitoes) and although they ignored my husband they seemed to enjoy giving me little nips whenever I decided to relax by the swimming pool.
Left on 08/17/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 17, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
Dealing with Greg (apartment owner) was an absolute breeze, and we were half way around the globe at the time. The apartment was exactly as advertised, plus had all of the immediate essentials that you need already provided on arrival. The location was fantastic for us, and is handy to all that the Gold Coast offers, including supermarkets and shops at Runaway Bay, and a couple of great cafes across the road (La Cloche in particular). We had a great time, and being happy about where you are staying is really important, and we were more than happy. The apartment is in a very secure complex that has ample underground parking, its top floor location gives it great views and plenty of sun. We'll be back!
Left on 07/23/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 23, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
I cannot speak highly enough of our stay in this apartment. My family, 2 adults and 2 kids (8 and 10) loved the place.
Greg, the owner, took care of everything. He was superfast with the communication and made sure that everything went smoothly. That included mailing the keys to us and making sure we had eggs, milk, bread and everything we needed for breakfast on our first morning since we were getting in late at night.
The unit itself was spotless, the beds super comfy and the views were great. Everything was there that we needed. In fact we didnt end up eating out at all.
The location was perfect for getting to the Theme Parks. It was on the water, near to Southport, very close to the Runaway Bay Shopping Centre and close to Main Beach.
It was a beautiful walk or run along the water towards Southport (see the photo). We will be looking to stay there again. A big thanks to Greg.
“A relaxing stay with everything we needed at hand.”
Left on 11/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 18, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We enjoyed our stay in this unit very much. All facilities were excellent and the unit was very clean. Everything we could possibly need was available nearby and the owners went out of their way to make sure we had the little extras we required. Checking in and out were facilitated to suit us and the rate we negotiated was very acceptable. We would be delighted to stay again at some future time.
Left on 10/31/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 31, 2011Stayed Jan 2011
It is not easy to find accomodation for 3 months. We found it at Bayview Bay unit 53. The location is good, it was clean, has water views and sea breeze and is close to shops and restaurants.It was easy to rent without having to go through a real eastae agent.
Left on 10/26/2011 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 26, 2011Stayed Jul 2010
We stayed for 6 weeks. The apartment was comfortable with everything we needed. Everything was spotless and clearly extremely well cared for. Lovely sea views and an excellent location to enjoy the gold coast.
Left on 10/26/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Oct 26, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
We were pleasently surprised that the unit was even better than the photos. It was immaculate, spacious and had wonderful views of the water. We could fish to our hearts content off the jetty and walk to the shops and restaurants. It was quiet and very accessible regarding the parking for our large american ute. We were most appreciative of the guide provided by the owners on appliances and very impressed if we had a problem at the speedy resolution made by the owners. I would recommend to anyone, that staying at the Runaway Bay apartment would be a guaranteed relaxing and most enjoyable time - it would be hard for them to leave once there!! Many thanks Greg and Gloria for such a lovely experience.
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