Welcome to Burleigh Heads!
We (Graeme & Vivien) have a comfortable bedroom available in our two bedroom apartment in the beautiful 2nd Avenue Beachside Resort located right opposite the great Burleigh Heads beach and over the past three years we have had over 140 guests reviews via our Airbnb site and by booking to stay with us through AURA you will be saving, as the commission cost with AURA is cheaper than that charged by Airbnb.
The room contains two single beds. You also have your own private bathroom, free wi-fi availability and use of our kitchen during your stay.
We are located on level 8 so the height is comfortable and not scary. Our building has an outdoor pool as well as a newly renovated indoor area incorporating a well heated pool, hot spa and a great sized steam room. The resort also has a full sized tennis court as well, should you wish to avail yourself of yet another opportunity to exercise!
Street parking will be a must, and we have middle of the road parking in Second Ave as well as curb side parking on the Gold Coast Highway.
There is great public transport via Surfside Busses and light rail to either Surfers up north or just by bus to Tweed Heads down south. If you use the public transport system then you may wish to buy a Go Card as that offers the cheapest travel costs, and can be used on the bus, train and in Brisbane the water ferys' as well. The cards can be purchased from most 7/11 convenience stores as well as other outlets. The closest 7/11 store to us is on the corner of 5th Avenue and the Gold Coast Highway.
The Gold Coast airport is some 15 minutes south, and apart from taxis, Surfside Busses (bus 777) which leaves from outside the Domestic Arrivals area and a Shuttle bus which leaves from outside the International Arrival section of the airport.
If you want the cheapest transport from the airport then we recommend that you buy a Go Card from the GC Tourist Shuttle bus desk.
During your stay you can then top-up the Go Card on-board with the bus driver, but you need to do that before you tap-on and do remember to tap-on and tap-off every time you get on and off the bus.
[ At the end of your holiday you can take your card to either of the following local agents and you will receive a refund on any remaining credit, as well as your full deposit:
. Nextra Burleigh Heads - Stockland Burleigh Shopping Centre
. Varsity Lakes Railway Station (Booking Office) ]
The GC Tourist Shuttle bus counter is also the place to go to pick up free brochures for discounts and the 'Get Around Guide'.
The Gold Coast Airport transport and Information desk is right outside the International Arrivals and you can see their friendly staff for either the Surfside Buslines or Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle tickets.
The Surfside bus number 777 leaves from directly in front of the Domestic arrivals/baggage collection area at the terminal and the bus runs to Broadbeach South Terminal every twenty minutes between the first and last flights of the day, connecting to other services on the Gold Coast Highway. that runs from the airport right up past our Resort at Burleigh Heads to Broadbeach - we are the second stop after the main Burleigh Heads stop, and the stop is called 'Second Avenue' and our Resort is directly across the road.
The bus departs 01, 21 and 41 minutes past the hour every hour during the day except for public holidays when you would need to check with Translink to confirm the departure times.
Should you decide to catch the Shuttle service the cost will be around $20 each however you may find that you would rather get here quicker and arrive right at the front door of the Resort by taxi at a cost of approx. $45 for the two of you.
If you are travelling by train from Brisbane you would catch the Gold Coast train and exit at the end of the line at Varsity Lakes and then catch the number 765 bus service to The Pines exiting at the Second Avenue bus stop which is less than 100 metres from the resort.
For all public transport information please ring Translink on 131230.
When it comes to attractions, the Gold Coast is full of them and they range from Theme Parks to the Outback Spectacular horse show, fishing cruises to even Whale watching (in season) PLUS so much more.
As for food, there is a nice Take Away place across the road for the quick hamburger or serve of fish and chips and we also have two top surf clubs and a number of eating places within walking distance.
For those of you who prefer some vegetarian food there is a great shop in James St Burleigh Heads called Govindas Pure Vegetarian and a number of our guests have commented on how good it is. Then, if you want to really go up market, we even have a revolving restaurant in Broadbeach that not only provides great food but also great views of the coast and hinterland.
We guarantee that apart from working on your tan you will love chilling out here as there are plenty of books and DVD's to keep you going should you wish to do nothing but kick back and relax!
To give you another perspective of our location, please do a search on 2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments for a link to the official internet site for our Resort. (Please be aware that this is just to give you an idea of the surrounds only and is not meant to indicate the facilities that we can offer within our unit).
Likewise, you may want to check out the social internet site that requires all members to have a timeline and check out the listing page of 'Australia' as there is a set of 16 photos of the Gold Coast under the heading of '72 hours on the Gold Coast' that will give you another aspect of this great area of Queensland.
Before you consider staying with us we ask that you not be offended if we ask upon your arrival to see proof of your identification, as we need to ensure for insurance purposes that the person who has booked to stay is the person who arrives.
In return, from our end we also undertake to post a 'guest review' on how we felt about your time with us, and as you may already be aware, you have the same opportunity to do the same with us. By doing this we trust that we are assisting everyone else when it comes to future bookings, both for you as a guest and for us as hosts.
Now for some back office information. Should approve your booking then payment is to be made by BPay direct to our company account, and these details will be provided to you at the time that we accept your booking.
As far as the Resort goes you will be able to have full access to all the facilities that the Resort has to offer, these include:
Outdoor cold pool
Indoor heated pool (32C average)
Indoor spa (38C average)
Indoor steam room (45C max) and
Interaction with Guests
As both Viv and I work, our time available to spend with guests does vary but we do make ourselves available to assist you as much as possible bearing the above in mind.
The Esplanade strip at Burleigh Heads is definitely quieter and as my grandmother would say, 'more refined' than the hurly burly of Surfers Paradise which is only some 20/30 minutes north by bus and light rail from us.
Our resort is close by to the local primary school which on the weekends plays host to a great farmers market every Saturday morning and a general market once a month on the Sunday morning.
The Burleigh beach is about as unique as a beach can be. As the beautiful swimming beach stretches south it transforms into a spectacularly accessible landscape of smooth rock pools which fringe the base of Burleigh Head National Park. All easily explored, the natural landscapes are a short walk from each other and are all adjacent to the James Street cafe precinct. Kick back at Burleigh with fresh fish and chips and admire the coastal vista.
Translink through the local Surfside Bus company runs an extensive service that has the Gold Coast Highway as its backbone, and there are regular busses throughout the day that travel from Tweed Heads in the south to the new Interchange at South Broadbeach and then travel by light rail to Surfers Paradise and also Southport and beyond in the North.
The use of the local 'Go Card' is recommended as that offers the cheapest fare structure and can be used for both the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas.
It cannot be used however once you have gone down south into NSW, as it is only available on the Queensland side of the border.
Other Things to Note
Arrival and departure times.
We are fairly flexible on arrivals and departures as we like to assist guests enjoy their time at Burleigh Heads no matter how short or long their stay is. The catch is that we both work and we do want one of us to be home to welcome you to our place on your arrival, so please do not be disappointed if we cannot allow you access at the time that you would like.
Another thing to take into account is that often we have a check out and in on the same day. This has not been a problem in the past, but all we ask is that you give us time to clean the bedroom and bathroom before you occupy your room. Your luggage can be left in the Lounge area in the meantime, while you kick back with a coffee or stronger and enjoy getting to know the Resort and the beautiful surrounds.