The Painted View - for Creatives & Ocean Lovers


Entire rental unit hosted by Gillian

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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The photos don't do justice to the view! We own and operate art workshops and retreats so we filled our little unit with art. Every inch of the unit has been updated & filled with the artworks of our local artisans right down to the ceramics, but please note that this building itself is an original 1965 unit building and the external areas are in need of updating!

The space
An Oceanfront Oasis
Situated high on Kirra Hill overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean, the 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment originally built in 1965 has been lovingly renovated and styled.

We spent some time carefully renovating the little unit ensuring that attention to detail was at a premium. Whilst the outside of the building is in original condition (and a little shabby in places), the inside is all brand new.

White washed walls with large open windows to the ocean.
Hand-cut herringbone wooden floors.
A hand-poured concrete basin in the bathroom, complete with brushed copper fittings.
A luxury King bed (that can be split into 2 singles for friends sharing) complete with luxury linen and comfy pillows.
2 mid-century wooden chairs that look to the sea and a leather couch
Full cooking facilities with local hand-made ceramic dinnerware
Hand-picked art from the Artable stable of creatives.

You have access to all the usual comforts of home with full wifi access, towels, kitchen amenities and more but no TV :)

The Experience
For those keen to head to the surf, The Painted View is just moments to the beach. Please note that there are 2 flights of narrow stairs to the apartment and that we also situated on Kirra Hill (that means some hills to walk to get around). We also like to point out that there is no TV at this property, but wifi is available :)

The Location
The location is iconic. The retro building stands high on Kirra Hill overlooking the ocean. It is one of the best views on the Gold Coast and no neighbors look into the unit. You are a 2 minute walk to Coolangatta where you can find any number of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and retail. The beachfront paths go for miles in this area so when you can pull yourself away from the view, you can follow the beach paths.

A Final Note
Order take-out every day from some of the best restaurants the coast has to offer or make use of the stylish kitchen space. Head out for an afternoon beach walk each day and a morning dip in the turquoise waters of Kirra Beach. However you choose to spend your time, we hope that you enjoy our amazing experience.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

Sea view
Ocean view
Beach access
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia

We can connect you with all things creative; painting & pottery workshops, the best galleries to see and epic coast culture experiences. You are a short 2 minute walk (yes there is a hill) to hundreds of restaurants and coffee shops in Coolangatta as well as the best surfing beaches on the Gold Coast. We are set high on Kirra Hill, so grab a picnic rug & an easel to paint the view and watch the sun set from the Eagle statue or cosy up on the couch and enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony with your sketch pad.

Hosted by Gillian

  1. Joined in December 2015
  • 65 Reviews
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I own and run artist workshops and retreats around the world. I’m an avid traveller but love to have a bit of a home away from home when I travel. I’ve been looked after by so many amazing hosts & hope that our guests love our beautiful space too.
I own and run artist workshops and retreats around the world. I’m an avid traveller but love to have a bit of a home away from home when I travel. I’ve been looked after by so many…


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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