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Couran Cove Waterfront Studio

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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


You may have heard that Couran Cove has new management as of August 2016. It's all true and they have:

- refurbished the beautiful Olympic infinity pool and kids pool

- upgraded the sporting facilities,including tennis court resurfacing

- repaired the island’s network of boardwalks, bicycle paths and walking tracks and

- spruced up the gardens

- provided free wifi access around reception area

AND NEW OPTIONS FOR EATING OUT - 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 The old restaurant site over the water in the marina has been replaced by a modern Tavern - The Marlin Bar.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.

This is a very large apartment with a kingsize bed and a sofa bed in the loungeroom making it ideal for two adults and a child (two if two can share the 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!!

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.


As private owners, we can price our apartment at a lower price, even though it is the same as the equivalent Couran Cove Island Resort studios.

The only thing we do not offer is in-room movies - but we supply DVD players (and a range of DVDs) and recommend you bring DVDs with you, which is a much cheaper way to go - especially for young children who happily watch movies again and again and again ...


Importantly, while you can easily walk to the main resort facilities, because Couran Cove is such a large resort, pushbikes are the best way to enjoy it. We supply up to 6 pushbikes (you may be sharing with our neighbouring unit) at no charge. Couran Cove Island Resort charges $15 per bike per day, which can add $60 dollars to a 2 day stay for a couple!

Couran Cove Island Resort charge $40 for a late checkout to midday. For $35 (Sun - Fridays) you can stay in our unit (if it is available) until the 5pm ferry departs.

Free WiFi access is available around reception area - although we just use our mobile's hotspot data.


If you book through Couran Cove Island Resort you will be allocated to whatever room is next available. If position and view are important to you, then what we offer is knowing exactly what your experience will look like!


Along with the king sized bed, this room also has a double sofa bed in it. For larger groups, we have an adjoining apartment (interconnecting door) with a separate bedroom with kingsize bed and two double sofa beds in the lounge. You can book this through our other listing on Stayz called "Couran Cove Island Resort Suite"


If you love nature, you will love Couran. Nature and luxury amenities blend harmoniously together to create a truly unique getaway experience. Imagine waking each morning to the gentle sounds of nature, the call of native birds and the whisper of the breeze through abundant Banksia and rainforest. Watch the foraging wallabies from your balcony as you breakfast on your large waterfront balcony right on the beach looking down the lagoon.

What makes this apartment so Special?

Of our two adjoining apartments my wife and I actually prefer to stay in this apartment because from the bed you can enjoy the lovely view north over the lagoon in the mornings. This apartment has a kitchenette with a two gas burner stovetop and microwave. This apartment also has a stunning marble, double sink bathroom with separate shower and full-size bath (the toilet is separate again).


Being an island, the only ways to access it are by ferry, water taxi or your own boat. There are very reasonable fees (with special discount vouchers) to moor your own boat in the modern, secure marina when you are our guest.

Otherwise, the ferry service runs from Hope Harbour, but check when you book as they are looking to run from Runaway Bay later in 2016. The cost of the ferry is $30 return per adult and $15 return per child (3-14 years, under 3 free).

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in South Stradbroke Island, Australia

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Couran Cove Waterfront Studio
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Nice lagoon views, lots of activities

  • 4 of 5

My partner and I stayed 2 nights over Australia Day. There were lots of resort activities to take part in, which mainly suited young family's and children. The resort is very spread out and I highly recommend hiring bikes to see the best the island has to offer. Also, bring your own fishing rods as the resort only has a few.

As for food, the resort food isn't that great so I'd recommend bringing what you can over, including cooking oils, sauces and water! The small general store is quite expensive and hasnt got too much to choose from.

Overall, it was a lovely place to relax, swim in the pool, ride bikes, fish and venture to the surf beach.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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NSW, Australia

Excellent place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the peace & quiet of the island & the weather was fantastic

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Couran Cove

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet place to chill out. Beautiful location, a real hidden treasure on our doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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NSW, Australia


  • 5 of 5

My sister & I recently stayed in one of George & Penny's units at the resort, and we honestly could not have picked a more perfect location for a girls getaway. Everything was just perfect. The room was clean & comfortable, the views from the balcony are so beautiful and relaxing. Neither of us wanted to leave, and already started planning our next trip there before we even came home! Thanks again Penny & George for sharing your little piece of paradise with the rest of the world.

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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George Blair-West / Penny Blair-West
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017


Other Activities:

Water - Ocean, lagoon, pools


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