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Hi There,

 

My apologies if this has been asked before!

 

We (myself, husband and two year old daughter) had our visas granted, and are planning on booking our flights to Brisbane. :ssign19: We plan on booking a holiday rental for 3 weeks and have checked out the Brisbane Holiday Village. Has anyone any experience of staying here or can you recommend anywhere else? We are planning on checking out North Lakes and surrounding suburbs to secure a long term rental.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Kirsty :hug:

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I have known quite a few familys stay here in the past and they have been happy with the par and its location. Another one is Ashmore palms on the Gold Coast if you wanted to check around the coastal suburbs.

 

Cal x


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Hi Cal,

 

Thank you very much, I will check out Ashmore Palms too! Getting far too excited now - I am going Google mad!

 

Kirsty x

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We booked 3 nights in the meriton and then had a holiday let through stayz.com.

 

Good luck


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Airbnb did the job for us, from rooms to entire houses. We have used it 3 times and always has done the job without any issue.

 

We we have not been to but drove through (via Bruce Highway to Sunny Coast) North Lakes, seemed a long way out of the city!

 

S


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Airbnb did the job for us, from rooms to entire houses. We have used it 3 times and always has done the job without any issue.

 

We we have not been to but drove through (via Bruce Highway to Sunny Coast) North Lakes, seemed a long way out of the city!

 

S

 

It always surprises me how far out North Lakes is when I head to the Sunny Coast. I probably would never bother going into Brisbane if i lived out there

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Stayed in a private short term rental for 3 weeks before traveling up the coast and picking where we would live for a good number of years.

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Meritons are great and you often can get a good rate.


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Hi There,

 

My apologies if this has been asked before!

 

We (myself, husband and two year old daughter) had our visas granted, and are planning on booking our flights to Brisbane. :ssign19: We plan on booking a holiday rental for 3 weeks and have checked out the Brisbane Holiday Village. Has anyone any experience of staying here or can you recommend anywhere else? We are planning on checking out North Lakes and surrounding suburbs to secure a long term rental.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Kirsty :hug:[/QUOT

Personally I think a holiday village is a good base to start as you can generally extend your stay without any problems if need be .we stayed in ashmore palms as we wanted to go to the gold coast , brisbane holiday village Im sure will be ideal if your wanting to settle in brisbane ... we used our address in the holiday village for our drivers licence , medicare , job applications and also used them as a reference for our first rental .they were extremely helpful and even kept our personal mail pigeoned holed for us to collect after we left

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Hi Beddy,

 

Thank you for the reply, you make a great point about using the holiday village as our address. As we are planning on staying for 3 weeks this should be enough time to sort out our drivers licence, medicare, job applications etc. We have looked at holiday apartments but with an almost 3 year old we feel a holiday village will be a good start for us, looks fun and friendly!

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I know of a few familys that stayed in the same holiday village as us when they arrived and all managed to get everything up and running during there stay ,three weeks should be ample time ..securing a rental that suits you is probably the hardest task at the beginng along with a job ;) but the rest is very straight forward ..thing is you can just try extend your stay if a suitable rental is not found ..I would ask when booking your 3 weeks about extensions for a heads up ..as that is what we did and we just paid week to week until our rental was ready .we stayed in what they class as a long term rental .. It was very dated lol but heaps cheaper and meant we could save the price difference to pay for other things .they are not for everyone lol but we figured as it was only for a short term we were prepared to downgrade to save some funds as during the settling in period n buying the necessaries until your shipment arrives and securing jobs (if you coming like us without one) your bank balance gets an hammering ;)

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I too like Beddy stayed at Ashmore Palms holiday village. I pre booked 4 weeks and so although once here I secured a rental within about 10 days I stayed the full time at Ashmore whilst I waited for furniture to be delivered. It was a lovely 2 bed portacabin style home, big enough for me and my 16 year old. It also allowed us to to use this address for medicare, driving licences, my nursing reg and a reference for renting!


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We stayed at Brisbane Holiday Village on our reccy, it's not bad at all. Good location for getting around and accommodation is well equipped but a little small. Good first base as it has a pool, put put, nice field, So will give you a bit of a holiday feel as well.


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Fabby thank you very much!

 

Look out Brisbane holiday village, this wee Scottish family are coming soon! :jiggy:

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We stayed in Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast which was fab but we wanted to live in North Lakes (which is also fab) and wish we had stayed in Scarborough or Redcliffe as it would have been much easier for us. I don't know which hotel would be best in Scarborough but it is a lovely spot.

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Hi Fourcandles,

 

We have went for the Brisbane holiday village. Booked 4 weeks to get a good feel for our surroundings. We will be checking out North lakes and surrounding, will all depend on where we can find work I suppose. we are fully prepared to move around and find rentals until we settle in work, all part of the fun!

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