Discover a selection of 3,000 holiday rentals in Gold Coast, AU that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 80 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Gold Coast. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The beachside setting of Gold Coast is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Gold Coast. This romantic city is known for its shopping, restaurants and theme park. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Gold Coast

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Gold Coast a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Broadbeach Bowls Club (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Slingshot (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Timezone (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Infinity Attraction (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Southport Golf Club (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Pizzey Park Sporting Complex (3 mi / 4.8 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Gold Coast

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°C.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Gold Coast

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Gold Coast is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Broadbeach Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Surfers Paradise Beach (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Kurrawa Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Pratten Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Chevron Island (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Budds Beach (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Gold Coast

The nearest airport is in Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Brisbane Airport (BNE), which is 47.5 mi (76.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Varsity Lakes Station, Helensvale Station and Gold Coast City Coomera Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Gold Coast by catching a ride on the metro at Florida Gardens station, Broadbeach South Light Rail Station or Cypress Avenue Station.

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Gold Coast?

Whether you're seeking a cosy retreat for you and your honey or somewhere roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top holiday rentals in and around Gold Coast. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Make use of conveniences like a stereo and a DVD player at "Eagle's Vista Mountain Retreat". Situated around 14 miles from Gold Coast, this unique option has 4 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another enticing choice is "Cloud 9 - Cliff Top Eagle Heights. Family Friendly", which is around 16 miles from Gold Coast. Featuring 4 bedrooms, an ocean view and a dining table, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Gold Coast holiday rental for you.

What are the best tiny house holiday rentals in or near Gold Coast?

You need only take a look inside our tiny house holiday rentals in Gold Coast to recognise that great things really do come in small packages. Smartly designed to make use of every square inch of space, these fun-sized digs promise a big holiday experience:

  • Escape from the world and disappear to "Unique Leafy Tiny House /granny Flat". This retreat in Ipswich packs plenty of conveniences into its small space, such as off-street parking options and a microwave oven.
  • "Kookaburra Tiny House" in Palmwoods is another superb pick. A swimming pool and a kitchen will make your getaway here extra comfortable.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in or near Gold Coast?

There's nothing better than squeezing in a quick break to make you feel alive again. Pack your overnight bag and take five at one of these appealing weekend getaways in and near Gold Coast:

  • "Waterfront Russ Vegas" is a favourite option around 25 miles north of central Gold Coast. You'll never have to travel far to find something interesting to do around this holiday rental. Get out and visit Guyatt Park Ferry Terminal and Royal Pines Resort Golf Course. Activities like fishing and kayaking will nicely cap off your mini getaway.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Tina's Beachside At Bilinga - Beautiful Beachfront With 180 Degree Ocean Views". Approximately 11 miles southeast of Gold Coast, fun activities around here include fishing and surfing and boogie boarding. Rather see the sights? Plan an outing to Glow Worm Caves and Pimpama Conservation Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Gold Coast?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish option, perfectly suited for travelling sweethearts or solo adventurers. Spend your days checking out the area and your nights kicking back in your cosy hideaway. The following options in or near Gold Coast are sure to please:

  • Enjoy some time out on your own or take a few friends to "Iconic Q1 - Central Location - Parking". You'll have plenty of amenities to take advantage of, including a TV and internet services.
  • Or, use "Great Cost Effective Apartment For Family Fun" as a base to tick off the best sights around you. This cosy stay comes with an ocean view, an oven and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Gold Coast?

Whether you're looking for a simple cabin or a house with room enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Sneak in a mini break at one of these favourite picks in or near Gold Coast:

  • For an awesome weekend away, it's hard to go past "2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 3 Balconies At Chevron Renaissance". It's close to the centre of Gold Coast, in addition to loads of things to see and do.
  • Another awesome option is "Ocean Views Located Level 30 At Q1". Gather your crew and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of Gold Coast.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Gold Coast?

Forget chocolates and roses. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Gold Coast that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll adore:

  • Put on some soothing music and kick back together at "Eagle's Vista Mountain Retreat". Around 14 miles from Gold Coast, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including beauty services and winery tours.
  • "Cloud 9 - Cliff Top Eagle Heights. Family Friendly" is another terrific option that'll impress. It's about 16 miles from Gold Coast and comes with a fireplace and massage services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Gold Coast?

Nothing screams "best holiday evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Spoil the family with a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around Gold Coast:

  • Approximately 1 mile to the north of Gold Coast is "Anchorage Waters" Waterfront Mansion Surfers Cbd". Along with its grand design and posh interiors, you'll be impressed by its first-class amenities, such as a swimming pool and golf.
  • Another great pick is "5 Million Dollar Surfers Paradise Dream Mansion". Around 2 miles to the north of Gold Coast, this opulent holiday rental represents the height of high-class living and comes with a swimming pool, a garden and more.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in or near Gold Coast?

Approximately 1 mile to the north of Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is a wonderful spot to rent a holiday home for a weekend. Spend Saturday sightseeing in the local area and then Sunday simply relaxing. Coolangatta is another superb place for a weekend trip. It's about 12 miles southeast of Gold Coast.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Gold Coast?

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your whole crew. Check out our large group holiday rentals in or around Gold Coast and spend time with your favourite people under the one roof:

  • Offering privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Coral Waterfront, Broadbeach". Up to 16 people can stay at this property which has 6 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a kitchen. You'll find it around 1 mile to the south of Gold Coast.
  • "Anchorage Waters" Waterfront Mansion Surfers Cbd" is another fantastic option. It's around 1 mile to the north of Gold Coast, has 7 bedrooms and sleeps up to 20 guests. A chef and a water park are just a couple of things that'll help make your group holiday even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Gold Coast?

Of all the conveniences a holiday rental can offer, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Gold Coast and spend your time splashing around. Just don't forget your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Winner Best Family Holiday House. Luxury Waterfront Home With Everything", where your top priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities such as a porch and a TV help make this escape a favourite with guests.
  • "Mermaid Beach House - Walk To Beach" is the type of place you go to get away from everything and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its pool. A nearby laundromat and a microwave oven are also on hand to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Unsure what to pack for your Gold Coast break? This impressive destination has a humid subtropical climate. In summer, you can expect average temperatures of between 75null and 80null. Check out our range of Gold Coast holiday rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

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