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“PERFECT (large family of all ages)”
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Review of Anchorage Waters

Nighttime skyline views from the pontoon, offering tranquility minutes from CBD
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Nighttime skyline views from the pontoon, offering tranquility minutes from CBD
THE place to stay for luxurious surroundings, where you can walk everywhere. Open plan kitchen with views over the pool & Nerang river, (little ones are always in sight).
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Nighttime skyline views from the pontoon, offering tranquility minutes from CBD
THE place to stay for luxurious surroundings, where you can walk everywhere.
Open plan kitchen with views over the pool & Nerang river, (little ones are always in sight).
Large comfy lounge, leading to alfresco and water views. Large 3D Foxtel platinum TV.
Covered alfresco with BBQ perfect for entertaining, while enjoying Gold Coast sunshine.
Small lawn area ideal for children or small pets to play.
Deep pool, with safety ledge along length of pool to sit and enjoy river views before using Spa.
Kayak, fish, pull up crabs, or just enjoy feeding the swans, ducks or pelicans.
Master suite with ensuite, WIR, large TV and views to die for, futon for infants to sleep with you.
Who wouldn't want to wake up o this view? TV & ensuite with separate bath & shower.
Bedroom 3, spacious with King bed, WIR, TV and ensuite.
Bed 4. King bed, TV, WIR and ensuite.
Bed 5. Huge family room with 6 x King Single beds, Ensuite with separate bath & shower. WIR & TV
Upstairs TV lounge has Video games Foxtel platinum and double sofa bed sleeping two extra guests.
(Downstairs), Bed 6 large room with TV, ensuite, & futon for kids to sleep in same room as parents.
(Downstairs), Bed 7, TV & ensuite, great for guests who cant manage stairs.
Example of one of eight bath/shower rooms. (This is ensuite for bedroom 2).
Comfortable dining seating 12 guests at the table, plus seating for 6 at breakfast bar.
Play pool as much as you want (FREE). Great for nights in, as will keep all guests entertained.
Enjoy nightime skyline views as you relax and unwind after a busy days sightseeing.
Pool side or river side, the night time views will delight you.
Enjoy a hot soak in the Spa, seating 8, everyone gets a comfy seat. 76 jets to sooth & massage you.
Night time views of Surfers skyline
Iconic Q1 is mtrs away CBD is 5 minute walk, enjoy accessing the water from your own private jetty.
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7 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland

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AwesomeTi...
Taupo, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“PERFECT (large family of all ages)”
Reviewed October 29, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Anchorage Waters made our family holiday perfect. This home is large, luxurious, clean, and well situated (just a 5min walk to Surfers centre). When I was originally looking for a home, Jenny was so helpful and the booking process was really simple and hassle free. When we arrived at the house Jenny had the coffee machine full of beans and a lovely fruit platter as well as all the necessities we needed for the baby (cot and highchair). We had 10 children with us from ages 4-13 and the rooms were perfect to fit them all comfortably! The 9 adults had their own space and the place was so spacious that we never felt cramped. The outdoor area was lovely and perfect even for the young ones. Unfortunately for most of our stay the spa was not working properly but Jenny was doing all she could to have this fixed. TVs in each room, crabbing, kayaking, playstation, Foxtel, bikes, fishing, pool table and swimming meant we WANTED to stay at the house in the days to make the most of it! The rooms were lovely and we definitely want to go back. Also parking fit 4 cars which was perfect – thanks so much Jenny!

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Liked best: Location, rooms, amenities
Liked least: It was pretty perfect. Could have done with better kitchen knives (to be picky)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 31, 2014
We are thankful that you have taken the time to share your experience of staying with us at Anchorage Waters. We are glad that all of you enjoyed our home so much, as you say spending quality time with all the children and enjoying all being together is what it is all about, we apologize that the spa needed a repair whilst you were staying with us, as the swimming pool spa and fishing off the jetty are always highlights of guests holidays.
We would be happy to see you and your family again, thanks for taking great care of our home.
Regards Anchorage Waters
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jo642014
Hornsby, Australia
1 review
“Wonderful”
Reviewed October 16, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had a wonderful family holiday at Anchorage Waters.
The property caters for all ages and there is plenty to keep everyone happily occupied.
I think my family used everything on offer while we were there.
Sometimes we had people fishing,Kayaking, enjoying the spa and pool, someone in the massage chair and a couple playing pool all at the same time!
The property is only moments away to the shops so it is very convenient.
It is also a comfortable drive to all the theme parks as well.
Since we returned, my 7 year old grandson said to me "Nan, why can't we just go back and all live in that nice hotel forever". and a phone call from a granddaughter who was crying because she missed our special holiday so much and didn't think 9 nights was enough!
On another note:We also brought our close family friends with us, one who was in a wheel chair.
We hired a shower chair and they used the bedroom downstairs closest to the kitchen and managed very well with getting around the kitchen/ living areas.

Also the owners couldn't have been more helpful, from the enquiry stage to check out.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 20, 2014
Hi Jo, thanks for taking the time to post this review, it's great to hear everyone had such a nice time, it's lovely that you all had such great quality time together. Should you decide on another GC holiday at some point in the future we hope you may consider booking with us again.
Regards Anchorage Waters
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Sheeny5
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Couldn't Fault It!”
Reviewed October 12, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We were so looking forward to our first overseas holiday in years and Anchorage Waters was one of the reasons we were so excited! Well we just finished our 8 night stay with 12 family members and we LOVED it! The pool table was a huge hit with the boys of all ages, the girls loved the outside lounging area and the gorgeous ensuites and the kids just had a blast in the pool area - not to mention the fishing and crabbing off the pontoon - so much fun. Would love to stay again in the future - "when are we coming back" all the kids wanted to know!

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Liked best: First Class Service by Jennifer and Nick
Liked least: No Incincerator/garbage guzzler but hey, small in the scheme of it all :-)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 14, 2014
Thanks Sherene thanks for the lovely review.
I'm so glad that everyone had a great time. you took excellent care of our home. I'm sure at some point you will come back to the Gold Coast, as there is always so many fun things for the kids to do.
Shame the crab you caught only put in an appearance on your last day.
Regards Anchorage Waters
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dianeruth...
Buderim, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“This home provided exactly what we needed for a wonderful holiday with all the family.”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful vacation at Anchorage Waters to celebrate my husband’s 60th birthday. The home was spacious and beautiful, and comfortably accommodated our extended family of 12 adults and 8 children. It was very well supplied with all the crockery and cooking utensils to cater for a large family, and a great deal of thought had gone into providing many little extra touches that made the holiday even more special. The position is fabulous, within walking distance of the beach, the tram and local shopping venues, allowing those who wished to, to leave their cars unused for the week. As well as many mornings on the beach, the spa and pool provided hours of entertainment, the canoes many races and adventures, and the fish and crabs around the pontoon were somewhat harassed with fishing lines and crab pots. The owners were very friendly and obliging, and promptly responded to any questions and requests we had, both before and during our stay. All in all, we had a wonderful time and would thoroughly recommend this home. We would love to live there, and will definitely be back!!

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Liked best: Room for families to be comfortable in their own space and with their own ensuite bathrooms.
Liked least: There was nothing that we didn't like.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2014
Thanks Diane for your comments, I'm sure you have all created excellent memories to be treasured for years to come. Spending quality time with your children and grandchildren is wonderful, thank you for choosing our home for your vacation. I'm glad that everyone had such a lovely holiday.
Regards Jennifer
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Jenny D
1 review
“Amazing property - very highly recommended”
Reviewed September 26, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

I was so happy with this property. The convenience of eight bathrooms and seven bedrooms with ample bedding and facilities for all was wonderful. My family had such a wonderful time we didn't want to leave and we still all talk about it now. Three generations stayed in the house at the same time and we all found our holiday to be wonderful and wished we had stayed for longer . The cleanliness, comfort, location and quality are all excellent We hope one day to be able to return all together as we all had such a wonderful time . We found the description on Stayz to be precise and accurate. The owners were easy to converse with and made our stay very easy and very pleasant with all their extra conveniences in the home. A very well thought out holiday rental of superb quality.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 2, 2014
We are grateful for you taking the time to post this review, thanks for your comments.
Loved hearing the great feedback.
We would welcome you and your family back any time.
Regards Jennifer :)
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Laura T
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Mansion in the heart of Surfers Paradise”
Reviewed September 2, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The communication and assistance given to us by the owner before, during and after our stay was fabulous. The house was in a great location and large enough to accommodate all of our guests in style with their own bathrooms. The spa and pool were a great added bonus to the downstairs area and we even managed to take the canoe's out for a paddle. Would highly recommend Anchorage Water as a great place to stay in the Gold Coast. Great value for money!

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How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Sep 6, 2014
Hi thank you for taking the time to post this review for us. We really appreciate getting positive feedback.
Your group are welcome back anytime.
I'm pleased you all had a nice time, and that our home was to everyones liking.
Regards Anchorage Waters
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VHCTang
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“A beautiful and well lcoated holiday home”
Reviewed August 27, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

My family of 22 people from Hong Kong stayed at Anchorage Waters for six nights in mid-August 2014. The house was beautiful and spacious. It is very well located, just ten minutes walk to shops, restaurants and the beach. And yet the neighbourhood is nice and quiet.
We had a wonderful time and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property to anyone.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Sep 4, 2014
We are very pleased that you chose our home for your Australian holiday.
It was lovely to meet you all.
We have now included a large wok in our kitchen inventory - thanks for the suggestion!
We hope someday you may decide to return.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Regards Jennifer
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