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#1 Always amazed!

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

Title says it all really..

Once you have more then the standard 2 kids everything gets expensive:(

all i want is somewhere half decent somewhere within 40 mins of the theme parks in QLD to accomate 2 adults and 4 kids under 6..

Maybe im juts trying the wrong thing in the search bar:)

#2 bec4

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

Have you tried Ashmore Palms Holiday village.  We just stayed there with five kids (the youngest slept in our bed).  It was the cheapest I could find for our large family.  And yeah I hear you - no where caters for large families.

Bec


#3 Always amazed!

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

Yep thats the winner hands down for now..


#4 girltribe4

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

We have always stayed at Paradise resort in either a interconnecting room if its all of us or their ''family'' room if its just me & the girls.

I know PR gets mixed reviews but its cheaper than Ashmore and we have always had good holidays there.

#5 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

Try airbnb for something different


#6 Ianthe

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

It is tricky finding good accommodation. Gold Coast is pretty good for apartments though and I have always been able to find somewhere for my family.

#7 NunSoFeral

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

I feel your pain. We have the same dynamic -although oldest is seven.
Everything has to get bigger - house/car/fridge.


We booked two rooms  with interconnecting door for a few days at the Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast.
I think, from memory it was among the cheaper options.

I found it pretty horrendous, but I may be in the minority as others I've spoken to about have raved about it.

If its for a week or so have you looked at renting a self contained apartment on the Gold Coast - Palm beach, etc?

Wotif/Last minute, stayz, etc can give you some idea on costing, etc, if you haven't looked at them, yet..

Best of luck - sounds like a fun trip!







#8 Lil-Mum

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

We've recently book at Copacabana. They have 2 and 3 bedrooms and close to Cavill Avenue, reasonable rate also.

#9 Heather11

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

QUOTE (bec4 @ 21/11/2012, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you tried Ashmore Palms Holiday village.  We just stayed there with five kids (the youngest slept in our bed).  It was the cheapest I could find for our large family.  And yeah I hear you - no where caters for large families.

Bec



I instantly thought of APHV when I read the OP.  We housed 4 adults 1 preschooler and a 6 month old.  The 6mo did sleep in our bed.

#10 PrincessPeach

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:01 PM

There are heaps of 3 bedroom apartments in surfers for holiday rentals. Also try looking at southport & labrador - marine parade labrador has some nice apartments for rent & right accross from the broadwater - so you don't need to worry about a pool to swim in.

I'm often travelling from Coomera (where dreamwolrd is) into surfers for work & the longest it's ever taken me is 45 minuts, thanks to a very nasty accident on the highway & road closures in surfers itself due to the V8 supercars.

Just did a wotif search - braodwater tourist aprk has 3 bedroom villa's - it is a caravan park, but it's always very popular & a great location - just out of surfers. $215 per night is the current rate on wotif for this week.

Also sandcastles - another apartment complex has a 3 bedroom unit for $159 per night - 7 night minimum. DH &  Iactually looked at an apartment in this complex to buy - the 2 bedroom was not a bad size & added bonus of having 2 carparks for us.

Edited by PrincessPeach, 21 November 2012 - 01:15 PM.


#11 Always amazed!

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:03 PM

Camping is out of the question.. I need to keep them contained!!!

I looked up Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast. but at over $350 a night its way to expensive. plus i would be paying for 2 of them to sleep n a fold out or roll away bed and at that price i want to be paying for a bed!



#12 bonnybabe

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

we just got back from paradise resort and LOVED it

#13 Libster

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

When are you thinking of going?

#14 lotsofbots

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

we have just come back from a week in QLD, we had a three bedroom apartment on Marine Rd (labrador/southport) 4 kids two adults for $750. Self contained with laundry and kitchen.  


#15 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

Yep it does, we were trying to go to Melbourne in January just for a weekend - we were told we would need 3 rooms!!! makes it totally not affordable, I have found cabins in caravan parks to be the best way to go in the past.
No idea about Surfers though.
Goodluck

#16 Penny*Penny*Penny

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

You might also have some luck using the website 'stayz'

#17 ECsMum

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:14 PM

I have been looking for a place for 3 adults and 6 children for the gold coast/theme parks next year - there are quite a few holiday houses for $250-$300 a night where everyone would have there own bed - try stayz.com.au or takeabreak.com.au

#18 Always amazed!

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE
we have just come back from a week in QLD, we had a three bedroom apartment on Marine Rd (labrador/southport) 4 kids two adults for $750. Self contained with laundry and kitchen.


now thats what i need!! Where was it?

Looking anywhere with in a 40 min drive from the theam parks  in QLD.. were comming from nsw..

#19 Feral timtam

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

What about this one?
http://www.rent-a-home.com.au/accommodatio...t/coomera/11534
There are other listings on the site that will accomadate a large family at a reasonable price, this was the one I liked the look of best.
This site also has a few options for housing 6 guests
http://www.homeaway.com.au/search/refined/...Sleeps:6#sp=300

There's a couple of other companies that do cheap accomadation, the key search term I use to find them is "Holiday Rental", that brings up the real estate agents that do short term rentals for people on holidays.

#20 luv*my*boys

Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

Another suggesting Ashmore Palms Holiday Village. We are going there in January with our 5 kids. They were very friendly and accomdating of large families when I rang. Everywhere else wanted us to book a second room/cabin for our 9 week old and split the adults (my husband and I) between the two!!

I think they are 15-20 minutes from the theme parks?



#21 ~Sorceress~

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

We're off to Paradise Resort because it was by FAR the cheapest option for us, particularly once you throw in breakfasts and daily entry to Dreamworld original.gif .

When we only had four children, we really liked Crown Towers.

#22 Lim Lam

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE (bec4 @ 21/11/2012, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you tried Ashmore Palms Holiday village.  We just stayed there with five kids (the youngest slept in our bed).  It was the cheapest I could find for our large family.  And yeah I hear you - no where caters for large families.

Bec


+1 !!!

Stayed there with 2xA, 4xchildren. We all absolutely loved it biggrin.gif

Cant recommend it enough.

Edited by niknok, 21 November 2012 - 05:25 PM.


#23 ~Nodnol~

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

Another for Ashmore Palms. They are fantastic. Last time we were there we only had two kids but the family cabins are great- they will easily fit four kids.

#24 Always amazed!

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

Just been given a quote for Ashmore Palms and its $945 for our family for 7 nights.with their current hot offer..

Me thinks that might be the place to go ..


#25 *maddierose*

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:30 PM

Glad to come in here and read so many positives about Ashmore Palms.

We actually just booked there today for early jan.






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