Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Gold Coast, AU that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $101 per night, and houses and condos 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

When you're on the Gold Coast, you're home

What would the world be without the magnificent Gold Coast in Queensland? One of the largest cities in the state and all of Australia, it's a major draw for its incredible weather, beautiful beaches, and laid-back spirit. Nature is equally significant, which you'll likely notice the moment you step outside your Gold Coast vacation rental. It's difficult to resist the spectacular beauty of the flowing waterfalls and lush rainforests further inland. There's a cozy, family-like vibe here that's evident from the many theme parks and the friendly locals.

Things to do

So you say you're a theme park junkie

You've come to the right place if you love theme parks—the Gold Coast is brimming with top-level amusement parks. Wet ‘n' Wild is a must for water lovers, while Warner Bros Movie World offers kids the chance to meet and greet their favorite characters. The beloved Gold Coast City Gallery is a must-stop for art junkies, while the Gold Coast War Museum provides a fascinating glimpse at some of Australia's major military memorabilia. You can also dive into local history at the Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum.


The thrill's the thing on the Gold Coast

Thrill seekers, the Gold Coast is for you. Try some skydiving and enjoy epic views from 12,000 feet as you free-fall, or take a multi-day Gold Coast Hinterland Grand Walk and explore the area on foot. You'll encounter everything from rainforests to breweries to volcanoes. If you're feeling a little swanky, you can make like a red-carpet star and hit one of the area's plush spas for a little R&R before heading back to your Gold Coast vacation rental. The Gold Coast is also an awesome area to watch for whales—book a tour or spend some time gazing waterside with your binoculars.


From sultry summers to warm winters, the Gold Coast sizzles

You'll feel hot, hot, hot when you arrive at your Gold Coast vacation rental. There's nothing but comfortable air here, although summer can be exceptionally humid at times. Highs hover in the mid-80s throughout summer, and it rains heavily throughout—you'll probably encounter a storm or two while there. Winter, meanwhile, stays practical at around 70 degrees and produces little to no precipitation. This delightful winter is part of the reason the Gold Coast is so renowned. You'll never need anything more than a light jacket here.

Natural features

A golden paradise for surfers and animal lovers

The Gold Coast comes alive with forests located throughout the coastal city. There are distinctive rainforests, islands coated in mangroves and farm lands thick with fragrant trees. Another highlight is the Gold Coast Seaway, near the area where the Nerang River meets the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps most popular, though, are the fabulous beaches that make the Gold Coast such a surfer's paradise. Golden sands, craggy rocks, and even some sleepy bedroom communities characterize these charming beach areas. The Gold Coast is also home to some 600 native animals, from cute koalas to slithering snakes.

How to get there

How to get to and around Gold Coast

The nearest airport is in Coolangatta Airport (OOL), located 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly 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 city. It's easy to get around Gold Coast by catching a ride on the metro at Florida Gardens station, Broadbeach South Light Rail Station or Robina Station.

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

Whether you're seeking a cozy retreat for you and your honey or somewhere roomy to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation 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 vacation rental for you.

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

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Gold Coast opens the door to big adventure. Turn off your tech and switch your focus to nature at one of these compact escapes:

  • Leave it all behind and escape to "Unique Leafy Tiny House /granny Flat". This property in Ipswich packs plenty of comforts into its compact space, such as a dryer and heating.
  • Alternatively, settle in at "Kookaburra Tiny House". Situated in Palmwoods, this little gem comes with a fridge and a stovetop.

What are the top-rated vacation 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 favorite option around 25 miles north of central Gold Coast. You'll never have to travel far to find something interesting to do around this vacation 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 traveling sweethearts or solo adventurers. Spend your days checking out the area and your nights kicking back in your cozy 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 cozy 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 favorite 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 center 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 vacation 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 vacation rental represents the height of high-class living and comes with a swimming pool, a garden and more.

What are the best large group vacation 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 vacation rentals in or around Gold Coast and spend time with your favorite 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 vacation even more comfortable.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation 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 favorite 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 75 ºF and 80 ºF. Check out our range of Gold Coast vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Gold Coast?

Comfort, space and privacy are all essential ingredients for a successful family escape, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Gold Coast offer an ideal solution. Check out these to get you started:

  • Suitable for up to 9 guests spread over 4 bedrooms, "Eagle's Vista Mountain Retreat" is popular with large families. It comes with a separate dining area and a living room and is located around 14 miles northwest of Gold Coast.
  • Another family escape is "Cloud 9 - Cliff Top Eagle Heights. Family Friendly". Around 16 miles to the northwest of Gold Coast, it features 4 bedrooms, space for up to 9 guests, childrens activities and free toiletries.

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