- Who are we?
- Travellers At Heart
- Why Book Direct?
Your hosts have been married for over 30 years and live on the Gold Coast QLD, Australia.
Hilary is from South Africa. She emigrated with her family to Australia when she was 10 years old. David loves wearing Hawaiian Shirts and dreams of traveling and working at the same time. For me it’s got to be a Working Holiday!
We’ve both worked in aged care and disability services and we put a lot of care in our short stay holiday rental businesses which we founded in 2004.
Like you, we LOVE to travel. We love to find great, new places to stay and interact with our hosts. We understand the inate curiosity of a traveller, but also that you want to feel safe and secure. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. Over the past 20 years we have been lucky enough to have been to:
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- South Africa
NO BOOKING CHANNEL OR PROPERTY MANAGER FEES!
Why Book Direct?
- Guests don’t have to pay booking channel or property manager fees
- No confusion over terms & conditions or cancellation fees
- We own the properties and either lived or stayed in them plus we have local knowledge
- You can ring us and ask questions before booking
- We are Aussies based on Gold Coast and you are not speaking with someone from overseas
- For assurance check out our hundreds of positive reviews for peace of mind
“We started with one-holiday rental in 2004. By 2014 we had 7-holiday rentals in total and is still the same today.”
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“David and Hilary's apartment is clean, well-appointed and provides everything you need for a comfortable stay in Coolum. Its walking distance to shop s/restaurants, major supermarket and amazing beach. Communication is excellent and they reply quickly to any emails. We stayed here with our two small children and had a very relaxing time. Thank you”!
“What a great spot to stay .... 5 minute walk to Coles, 10 minutes to the Surf Club. Short drive to Noosa and Eumundi and great access to Mapleton etc. There was only 3 of us staying so we had a bedroom each which was great but could easily accommodate 3 couples. David and Hilary...
“Great, tidy, secure apartment close to a big shopping centre. Had everything we needed and more and was a great location for our needs”
“Manilla cottage is a great little house in a great location, walking distance to everything. Yes the place is quite old so if your expecting modern it's not the place for you. However, it has everything you need, the beds are very comfy, the air con works great especially when it was around 40 degrees...
“Amazing experience with great views, kids loved to see Kangaroos at backdoor, swimming pool, golf course, played cricket and such a lovely place to stay. We would definitely recommend your place to our friends and would come back again to stay”.
“We loved our stay at David and Hilary's place. The location is perfect and so stunning. So many beautiful sights to see in the area and the house was cosy, warm and safe place to come home to after big days of exploring”.
“Had a great stay. House was exactly what we needed for a large group. Ample space and bedding. House in good location, close to amenities and transport to vineyards. Great communication and information provided about the surrounding area. Would be happy to stay again”.
“House was cute and very clean with all that you need. Access is easy and secure. Clean linen available with all your basic needs catered for. Free WiFi, Stan and Netflix was a great touch. Plenty of room for families. Great location”.
“Located close to Wine Country Drive and a short distance from the wineries and also Central Cessnock, the house is in a great spot. Its also quiet and a pretty normal street. The house itself was perfect for our needs, we were two families so parents had a double room each and the kids had...
“David and Hilary’s place is really nice. We really enjoyed the pool as it was 45 degrees when we were there and the shade sail was perfect as we would’ve burned in the pool without it. The living and bedrooms are all comfortable but our favourite part would be the bathroom. The house is close...