We rented a 2 bed apartment in the Verve, Broadbeach and it was fab. The apartment was modern, clean and very comfortable.
The kitchen was well equipped including dishwasher & granite worktops, and there was also a washing machine and tumble dryer. There was a bath and large walk in shower in the fully tiled ensuite and a large second bathroom. We also had a reserved parking space in the basement carpark, free local phone calls, and the rubbish chute in the lift lobby on our floor made our day! (simple pleasures....)
The location was perfect - within easy walking distance of the oasis and pacific fair shopping centres, with all the restaurants, casino, parks and beach, and bus stops to theme parks just a couple of blocks away.
Our apartment had 180 degree ocean views, being situated across the road from the park on Old Burleigh Road. It was also extremely quiet and peaceful - you would have no idea of all the hustle and bustle and construction work that was going on all around.
We had two pre-school aged children with us and managed fine with public transport and a double stroller, visiting the theme parks by bus, and walking to and from Surfer's Paradise.
The apartment probably wasn't ideal for kids so young (2 and 3.5) as we spent the first couple of days removing all the designer knick knacks to head height cupboards and praying they wouldn't smack themselves on the various glass tables. The front door to the apartment was locked on the inside by a knob and not a key so probably more ideal if your kids are at least school age, or perhaps more obedient than ours are!
We would definitely stay here again as we couldn't fault the apartment at all. Next time we would probably buy a weekly bus pass rather than pay for individual trips though, or arrange some kind of airport transfer/theme park/bus ride deal of which there seemed to be an abundance.
We used the airtrain connect from brisbane airport and although that was cheap and great fun for the kids on the way there, we ended up returning to the airport by private car as the door to door service was much more convenient.
We would thoroughly recommend you visit Alto restaurant at the Oasis shopping centre at least once fairly early on in your stay as chances are you'll want to return several times - we can highly recommend the salsa night on a sunday.
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- Verve Broadbeach Apartments Gold Coast