We'd never stayed at a Homestay property before and didn't quite know what to expect. Boy, were we ever in for a treat! Tiffany, David and Gene were incredibly welcoming, so much so that after just three nights we felt like we'd been made honorary members of the family. We'd actually gone down to the Gold Coast to visit friends, but found that we preferred spending time with our new family.
Aside from the welcome, the property itself is immaculate, with everything supplied that a traveller could possibly need. It is modern and spotlessly clean, with all supplies kept topped up. Full access to the kitchen - oven, stove, microwave, fridge and all the gadgets and appliances Jamie Oliver ever dreamed about. And that coffee machine... I just want to kidnap that and take it home. And just when we thought it couldn't possibly get any better, Tiffany rocked up with breakfast! Totally delicious and totally unexpected, and if you're lucky enough to be able to watch the cooking process, you'll really be in for a treat. Aside from the fabulous kitchen, there are two lounge areas with huge TVs, and a separate dining room. The beds are comfortable, the water's hot, and you get free Wifi! Gotta be happy with that!
I love that the property is in the suburbs and not on a highway like every hotel and motel seems to be. It's lovely and quiet, being opposite a park, yet it's within walking distance of a pub and several good restaurants. (I wouldn't recommend the pub for a meal but the Thai restaurant is outstanding, as is the fully licensed Italian.)
It was a real wrench to leave when our stay came to an end, and we very much looked forward to going back, something we've now done numerous times. We are always greeted like old friends and we'll never stay anywhere else when we're on the Gold Coast.
And they are such generous hosts. When you're ready to leave, there's every chance that you'll be offered a lift to the bus, train or, if they have time, to the airport. Now, where else would you get that kind of service?
How anyone could rate this fantastic property less than EXCELLENT is a mystery to me.
Tiffany and David are so welcome that I just felt like I was at home! They are very hospitable and considerate. I enjoyed staying at their place very much! I will definitely come back if I go to Gold Coast again!