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Alawara Mansion - Gold Coast - Private Resort - Pub - Pool - Tennis Court - More

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 750 m²
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Private resort on the Gold Coast sleeping up to 26 guests!


Rent by the room only available for COMMONWEALTH GAMES in April 2018. ASK US FOR A PRICE FOR A SUITE ONLY.


On over 2 manicured garden acres, Alawara Mansion is an enormous holiday house located in the prestigious rural suburb of Tallai on the Gold Coast. The property features a grand mansion, private pub, sparkling resort pool, tennis court, playground and much more!

Ideal for large families and groups who want to stay together, Alawara Mansion is central to everything on the Gold Coast including our famous beaches and amazing theme parks.

Alawara Mansion has been operating very successfully for over 6 years and is less than 5 minutes drive to Robina Town Centre, the Gold Coast's premier retail and leisure destination.


The property sleeps 22 people and if you need to sleep more, ask us to quote for our private apartment and guest room - now available as optional extras to sleep up to 26.

FEEL LIKE ROYALTY in a mansion with:

Regal entrance and sweeping staircase

Stately lounge or ballroom - The Von Trapp Room

Elegant formal dining room

Large open living area

New Guinea Rosewood gourmet kitchen

2 family size refrigerators and double ovens

Master suite that is bigger than most hotel rooms

3 more huge suites, all with ensuites and walk-in robes

Bunk room for the kids

Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning


Owner's Private Apartment sleeps 2 - King

Owner's Private Guest Room sleeps 2 - Double

Availability is also subject to the make-up of your group - i.e. Number of adults and children.

All suites and our private apartment feature ensuites, walk-in robes, TVs and DVD players. Bunk room guests also have their own bathroom.

We use a linen service so that you get crisp clean bedding and bath towels every time!


Also at Alawara Mansion is the Frog and Toad, the scene of fabulous get togethers - an entertainer's dream come true.

A stand-alone building with sliding bi-fold doors that open to a huge timber deck, enjoy a quiet one whilst supervising the kids in the pool or the playground across the creek!

When you hit the Frog and Toad, you'll find:

Wet bar with all the trimmings

Big open room with pool table and entertainment system including Foxtel

Full bathroom

Wood heater with pipe chimney

Reverse-cycle air-conditioning

Amazing lighting.


This is an extraordinary leisure resort, resembling a scene from a Hollywood movie - literally!

The centre-piece of the property is an enormous swimming pool, surrounded by wide paved areas on which to lounge in privacy and marvel at the property whilst you thank your lucky stars.

Security gated

Circular driveway with off-street parking for many vehicles

Saltwater pool with lights and solar heating to give you an extra few degrees in winter

Championship tennis court

Professional basketball hoop and putting hole

Garden gazebo and park area

Children's playground and cubbyhouse with lighting

All this and still something like half a football field of grassy park.

Managers onsite in a separate building to assist you.


Alawara Mansion is not a function centre or party house, although we do allow guests to hold their own DIY weddings and events under strict conditions.

A minimum 4 night stay applies and wedding ceremonies are held in our beautiful gazebo and gardens, whilst receptions are conducted in a small ballroom known as the Von Trapp Room.

Ask us for wedding photos or see FB.


You will have less than 50 guests - including resident guests.

You do not intend to have live music or a DJ - although background musicians may be permitted.

You are prepared to pay High Season prices to cover our higher workload, increased costs, council compliance and greater inclusions such as our private apartment and guest room to sleep 4 more guests.

A wedding or event venue for 50 guests can cost you a fortune without even factoring in accommodation costs. Alawara Mansion sleeps over half your guests, so if you are happy with our conditions, a DIY wedding or event at Alawara Mansion will likely save you many thousands of dollars.

We do not accept all-male groups, buck's nights or schoolie groups.




More Details

Karen Brieger
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Karen Brieger

My husband Geoff and I have lived on the Gold Coast for over 20 years. Together we manage our 2 properties - Alawara Mansion at Tallai and Swell Family Residence at Burleigh Heads.

Karen Brieger purchased this guest house in 2004

Why Karen Brieger chose Tallai

Alawara Mansion offers incredible value per person when considering we sleep 22 guests. Unbeatable for large family groups and reunions!

What makes this guest house unique

There's something for everyone at Alawara Mansion and so much space and serenity inside and outside. Large suites, great living areas, themed bar, pool, tennis court, playground and incredible grounds. There's so much you can do on the Gold Coast, but some guests just want to hang out at the property for days on end.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house rental in Tallai, Australia

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Balcony Suite - toilet , shower enclosure
    Central Suite - toilet , shower enclosure
    Queen Suite - toilet , shower enclosure
    Owner's Apartment (Optional) - toilet , shower enclosure
    Frog & Toad - toilet , shower enclosure
    Powder Room - toilet
    Master Suite - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , bidet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Central Suite - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Queen + Single + Single - Sleeps 4
    Queen Suite - 2 large double bed , Queen + Queen - Sleeps 4
    Owner's Guest Room (Optional) - 1 double bed , Double - Sleeps 2
    Balcony Suite - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , Queen + Single + Roll-out - Sleeps 4
    Master Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , King + Sofa - Sleeps 4
    Bunk Room - 6 single bed , Bunk Set + Bunk Set + Bunk Set - Sleeps 6
    Owner's Apartment (Optional) - 1 extra lg. double bed , King - Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Alawara Mansion is central to all Gold Coast tourist attractions including the beaches, theme parks, major shopping centres, restaurants and bars.


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Alawara Mansion - Gold Coast - Private Resort - Pub - Pool - Tennis Court - More
average rating of 4.97191 based on 178 reviews
Mt Martha, Vic

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous property to cater for a family of 22. The property is immaculate inside and the grounds are maintained beautifully. The facilities are well maintained and the hosts very friendly and accommodating. It was a bonus to have all those extra bathrooms so sharing was at a minimal. Will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 02/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gold Coast

Perfect for a staff retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our large staff team loved staying here, with the space and amenities we needed to work and relax. Lots of breakout spaces, and who can go past the fantastic grounds with pool and tennis court! Super comfortable, it felt like home.

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Awesome Wedding venue

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Alawara was absolutely amazing. It was the perfect layout for our dream d.i.y wedding. The grounds and garden immaculate. The frog and toad bar was our favourite area. The rain kept us from our outdoor ceremony but the huge size of the house allowed us to make a beautful set up.

Everything was clean and all you need is right there at your finger tips. The wildlife was amazing, with a super friendly kookaburra and possums visiting us to say hello.The owners were the most down to earth helpful and friendly people who made our stay and wedding stress free. We will most definitely be back to stay and reminice on our beautiful day. Thanks Karen and Geoff for sharing your wonderful family home with us. Kim and Matt Faulkner

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a DIY wedding at this beautiful property. The owners are very friendly and were always willing to help and make our time at the mansion as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. There was plenty of room to host all our visitors as well as spend quality time together. I would highly recommend this property for any big families or gatherings that are wanting something special.

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing family experience

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned to Alawara Mansion for the 3rd time, this time bringing four generations of our family together. It was fantastic with plenty of room and great facilities for us all too enjoy. Geoff and Karen are absolutely wonderful hosts and we will be back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Perfect venue for our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We have been holding family reunions since 2007, every 2 years all over QLD and NSW and our family just continues to grow .... and Alawara Mansion is seriously the best venue we've ever stayed in. For a group of our size (17 adults, 4 teens, 6 under 5 years), the ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms was fantastic (often we've found houses that could sleep 20+ but only have 2 or 3 bathrooms - not ideal for a large, mostly female group!)

The number of different living areas, inside and outside, meant no one ever felt like they were on top of each other.

The weather was fantastic, so we just lived in the pool! It was really great to have the Frog & Toad pub seperate from the main house, which meant the adults could stay up at night and enjoy themselves, without disturbing the younger kids who had gone to bed.

We also booked the Private Apartment, which gave us a second kitchen and tv/lounge area. This meant various groups could cook different food at different times, and watch different things. The men could go and enjoy the game on TV, and us women didn't have to suffer through it! There was more than enough space for all of us!

We were pleased to be so close to Robina Town Centre and all the shops. There were ample options in the area for Uber Eats/food delivery, a lovely historic pub nearby for a nice meal out, and it was just so convenient for all of us to get to (whether flying up from Sydney, or driving down from Brisbane or further north).

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Coolangatta Airport
Nearest Train
4.7 Kilometres
Robina Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Pacific Motorway
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

New Robina Town Centre

Central to everything on the Gold Coast.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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