The infinity pool (looking the other way) on Spa Island (the covered children's pool is even bigger!)Spacious apartment with separate kingsize bedroom (ignore the old balcony furniture)
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A recent guest: "The best resort holiday we have ever had and we have had a lot being in the travel industry for 25 years. Loved the quiet atmosphere, bikes, kangaroos, quality fit out, friendly staff, surf beach, sports facilities & general opulence!"

This must be the easiest island to get to that leaves you feeling you have left the crazy world far behind. From your balcony over the sand you can sip your favourite drink as you watch the fish jump in the lagoon & the wallabies wander past...

The space

Your apartment is unique in Couran Cove which, as of late 2016, has undergone a complete refurbishement. It is the only waterfront apartment that has an extended kitchen with dishwasher and indoor seating for 5.

At 75sqm, this is a very large apartment with a separate kingsize bedroom and two sofa beds in the loungeroom making it ideal for two adults and two children (three if two can share a double sofa bed).

The huge marble bathroom has twin sinks and a bath separate from the shower (even the toilet is in a separate room!)

Remember - even though you are booking through the owners, you have the same access to all resort facilities like any other guest!!

This resort is so big that you do need the bicycles we supply to make the most of it. This can represent a significant cost as the bicycles are $15/day, which adds $60 to a weekend stay for a couple.

NEW OPTIONS FOR EATING OUT as of Spring 2016 - The fully licensed Spa Island restaurant is still serving great, inexpensive meals. The all new fine dining restaurant (open during busy periods on weekends) has moved to the refurbished Surf Club to make the most of the untamed, majestic surf beach and ocean views. The old restaurant site over the water in the marina has been replaced by a modern Tavern - The Marlin Bar. The boardwalk cafe has been reopened as the Shingle Inn where you can enjoy coffee, cake and more with waterfront views over the marina.

Guest access

Your apartment is part of the Couran Cove Island Resort and you get to enjoy full use of all facilities as would any guest of the resort. Sporting equipment and activities on the island are complimentary. The following facilities and activities are available:

- 25 m heated lap infinity pool (refurbished in Sept 2016)
- children’s heated pool (refurbished in Sept 2016)
- children’s playgrounds and gym
- tennis and squash courts (refurbished in Sept 2016)
- kayaking
- lawn bowls and boule
- giant chess board
- BBQ’s in the Broadwater picnic area

On top of this there are many lovely walks including the beautiful rainforest boardwalk and lookout.

Then there are the running/walking/cycling tracks.

And then there's the fishing - you have the broadwater on one side and the ocean on the other.

It is such a huge resort with much to explore that you need your own bikes to get around. If you were staying through the Couran Cove Island Resort, this would cost extra, but we include bikes that could otherwise cost you around 30% of your accommodation to hire!

Interaction with guests

This is what a recent guest said: "The best resort holiday we have ever had and we have had a lot being in the travel industry for 25 years. Loved the quiet atmosphere, bikes, kangaroos, quality fit out of the apartment , friendly staff, surf beach, sports facilities and feeling of general opulence" - Brook Felsenthal

While you're there, we are on the end of the phone to help you with any issues that arise, but the entire holiday is well refined and runs smoothly (we have owned our two apartments from when the Resort was built).

Other things to note

Once you make your booking we will email you all the information you will need about booking ferries, or a berth if you choose to come by your own boat.
Please note that we also own the larger adjacent unit - that has an interconnecting door - in the event that you would like to accommodate a larger group. (It is called 'Waterfront Island Paradise' and has the same photo - as they are side by side with the same view.)

***UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT - NEW REFURB***
You may have heard that Couran Cove has new management as of August 2016. It's all true and they are currently:
- refurbishing the beautiful Olympic infinity pool, 
- upgrading the sporting facilities, 
- repairing the island’s network of boardwalks, bicycle paths and walking tracks and 
- sprucing up the gardens

The fully licensed Spa Island restaurant is still serving great, inexpensive meals. The all new al a carte restaurant (open during busy periods) is moving to the refurbished Surf Club to make the most of the untamed, majestic surf beach and ocean views. The old restaurant site over the water in the marina is being replaced by a modern Tavern.

Security services are in place through-out this huge resort - it spans the island from the surf beach to the broadwater - including the modern, world class marina


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Air conditioning

Prices
Extra people $28 NZD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $224 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $191 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

If you don't seriously relax you will be in major trouble!!


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Joy User Profile
January 2017
The island is amazing, a great get away. This apartment is very close to the pool and restaurants and a nice quiet space to relax. George contacted us before check in and made sure all was ok which was great. The staff at Stradbroke are all really friendly and helped with everything.

Rachel User Profile
December 2016
Couran Cove is a nice place to visit for a couple of days. George and Penny's place was clean, tidy and spacious. If you like a firm bed you'll sleep well! We loved that they provided bikes so we didn't have to pay the daily hire costs from the resort itself. We had a nice stay.

Catherine User Profile
October 2015
Communication was excellent. The apartment at the resort was even nicer than expected. Would definitely recommend staying in George's apartment and would love to go back one day.

Sarah User Profile
October 2015
We had a lovely 2 nights at George and Penny's apartment. We had to change our dates at the last minute and they were very accommodating. The place had everything we needed for us and our toddler.

Tali User Profile
January 2015
Upon arrival George made sure to get in touch to see if everything was in order with the apartment. We were very happy with the accommodation which was spacious, clean and comfortable, with a well equipped kitchenette. The addition of having bikes available for us to explore the island was also great and a lovely way to get around. As a couple looking for a quiet getaway we did notice that the resort island itself seems more geared towards families and would be a great place to take kids for a weekend away. Our stay of 8 nights was probably a little too long as we ran out of things to do. The food at the poolside restaurant was good and the staff were lovely and hospitable and made sure we were well looked after. We were a little disappointed with the beach which was quiet and not that great conditions for swimming as there was a strong current. Be prepared for the mosquitoes (make sure to pack lots of repellant), with all of that rainforest they are a natural and unavoidable inhabitant; and the heat which was at times unbearable and the aircon in the apartment seemed to not be working properly.

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We are a professional couple whose children are at university freeing us up to travel!

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