The Beach House
Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD
- Guests: 13
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Wireless Internet
- Air conditioning
- Car space
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The Beach House
The beach house is situate at 91 Old Burleigh Road in the north in Broadbeach, a mere stones through from sandy beaches and the rolling Pacific Ocean. It is the last standing beach house in Broadbeach and hails from the era which put the Gold Coast on the map as Australia's premiere tourist destination. It is within walking distance of the Broadbeach world famous restaurant precinct along the beachfront promenade.
Built in the 1930's it was the beach house of Queensland's Surveyor General. For a short period it served as the Broadbeach Surf Club. During the 1970's the beach house was home to an SP bookie operation run by the notorious bag man Jack Herbert who turned state's evidence at the Fitzgerald Inquiry into official corruption in the years of the Bejelkie Petersen Government. Acquired by prominent Surfers Paradise lawyer Michael Elliot for redevelopment in the late 19070's through development company Overlord Traders Pty Ltd the beach house was saved by the Smith Family in the early 1980's. Lovingly restored by the Gold Coast's most flamboyant Aldermen Kerry Smith and her husband Clinton the beach house is a reminder of halcyon days past and the reverie of the 60's pyjama parties, Jonny O'Keefe and rock and roll.…
Guests will enter the beach house through a latch gate over hand painted Italian mosaic tiles which has a parcel seat which accommodates 3 people. The gate is electrified and is accessed by a code for the guests safety and privacy.
Upon entering the property guests will cross a grass court yard boarded by white picket fence, an 8 foot hedge and scented garden and then trip over three large stepping stones which are a part of a Balinese water feature stretching the full breadth of the house which contains 3 flood lit fountains.
The beach house is surrounded by large sweeping verandahs on two sides upon which guests can sit, converse, dine and if desired catch a snooze on a day bed in the cool with wafting breezes from the South Pacific.
Entry to the house proper is through French doors immediately into the lounge room, followed by the formal dining room which can accommodate 10 persons when the Italian designed glass table is extended.
The formal living area flows through to a private internal Tuscan garden which is served from a French provincial galley kitchen fully equipped for those who like to cook.
In the summer the beach house is naturally cool with 10 foot ceiling in the ground floor bedrooms. All rooms have wooden hopper windows to catch the prevailing sea breezes. On the rare day when the air is still guests can enjoy the comfort of air conditioning in their rooms.
In the winter the beach house is serviced by two working fire places, an open fire place in the main lounge room with a smaller Victorian fire place with hand painted faux mantle piece and surround in the master bedroom.
On cold winter nights the rain plays its tune on the Queensland tin roof while guests are snug and warm in front of the dancing fire.
The Tuscan garden features an entombed Chinese Warrior who guards the guests from the west. Covered by the canopy of a large cotton tree, it filters the hot summer sun and allows dappled soft light to poor down upon guests without them getting burnt. The garden is equipped with a 4 gas burner barbeque and is fully lit with soft mood lighting for casual evening dining.
If preferred, guests can dine on the open verandah to the front of the property, and listen to the cascading fountains while watching the passing parade. Of an evening the Balinese pond is flood lit which gives a soft blue hue.
Guests in the loft have their own private balcony which overlooks the Tuscan garden.
The beach house accommodates 13 persons, with 3 queen beds, 1 queen sized sofa bed, 2 king single beds and a combined double and single bed ensemble.
All bedrooms have separate ensuites.
There is a 40 inch plasma television and DVD player in each bedroom. The lounge has the same as well as a sound system with docking station. Wi Fi is also available throughout the beach house.
For the guests comfort, the beach house has access to a large heated swimming pool, spa and sauna.
Beach Umbrellas, deck chairs and boogie boards are provided which are located in the garage.
The beach house accommodates two cars off the street.
For those who want to keep fit special arrangements have been made for Guests to have access to the Broadbeach One Life Gymnasium at minimum cost.
Upon request catering arrangements can also be arranged at reasonable prices.
Step back into the history of the true Gold Coast.
We hope you enjoy the beach house as much as we have.
The Smith Family
The fine print
- DirectPay - Rent-A-Home takes reservations on this property but the property manager processes payments directly with you.
- up to 365 Days before Arrival
- Minimum Stay 3 Nights
- Bond $1,000
Guest reviews & questions
Just house to just hang around and be lazy...
Awesome stay! The house has so much character & history! Absolutely loved sitting on the front veranda with a cold beer in the afternoon! Would stay again anytime!
Questions & Answers
What is a double/single bunk?
The lower level of the bunk bed is a double bed and the top bunk is single.
Hi can you tell me the bedding options in this house ?
Main bedroom 1 queen and 1 pull out double sofa. BR2 1 queen and 1 bunk with double and sing…
Does the property have a private swimming pool for exclusive use of guests in the house?
NO. It has a large moat surrounding the front of the house which is approx 30cm deep but the…
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- Beach Getaway
- Water Sports
- Bath Towels provided
- Bedding & Sheets provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Cooking Facilities
- Gas Stove
- Iron & Ironing board
- Laundry facilities
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Internet Connection
- Stereo/Music system
- Wading pool
- Outdoor pool
- Lock Up Garage Parking
- Public transport
- Walk to the shops
- Baby Cot Hire - $5 inc. GST Per Person/Night
- High Chair Hire - $5 inc. GST Per Person/Night
- Sofa Bed Linen Charge - $5 inc. GST Per Booking
- Fold Up Bed Hire - $10 inc. GST Per Booking
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from $544 to $957 per night*
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The Property Manager will process payment with guests directly.