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**AN APARTMENT AFLOAT** - Blue Bayou - Gold Coast, Australia
Bedrooms: 4 Berth: 8 Length: 45Ft
From: AU$195 Per night (min 3 nts) Mon-Thu
(or last minute bookings 4 nites min Mon/Thur $165 night)
** A MARINA OR ANCHORAGE HOLIDAY AFLOAT!
We have introduced Australia`s first Marina or Anchorage holiday with all the facilties of a modern home
MOST IMPORTANT!..."Blue Bayou" is not available for self-skippering!
Having furnished her to a degree of comfortable with one of the best Marina positions in Australia...in a private corner near the wonderful Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort...she is best suited to a few days Marina holiday where you have the facilities of one of the world`s leading Marina Villages plus 4 bedrooms and the furnishings of a superb apartment...
Alternatively with our experienced skipper enjoy a cruise through the magnificent Broadwater
OR!...experience an anchorage holiday at our exclusive moorings... or try a blend of all these!
HERE'S SOME GREAT HOLIDAY AFLOAT IDEAS!
(a) Marina Holiday at Sanctuary Cove village resort...fr $195 a night
(b) Anchorage Holidays at our six Gold Coast locations...fr $340 a night
(c) Day Cruise to Broadwater & Tipplers Stradbroke Island... fr $365
(d) "Paradise Weekend" 3 days/2 nights...$240 p.p. (min 4)(Extra persons to 8 free)(Only $40 per person pernight!)
(e) Celebration or Seminar overnight... Marina $495 Anchorage $695
See below for a full list of modern facilities on "Blue Bayou"
BLUE BAYOU...Apartment Afloat holidays...RATES: 2013/14
(a) MARINA HOLIDAY!... fr.$195 PER NIGHT!
mid-week(Min 3 nights)...0r $340 weekends..(min 2 nights)
BONUS OFFER...lAST MINUTE BOOKINGS (4 NITES MIN..MON/THUR)
only $165 a night...Total $660 (only $82 pp for 8 pax)
Rate covers 8 persons (extra persons $25 per day)(linen/towels & powered dinghy are included free)
(Maximum up to 12 persons aboard.)
Four bedrooms...spacious lounge and entertaining upper deck & barbeque..Modern "gourmet" kitchen.
Enjoy the shopping & restaurants of magnificent Sanctuary Cove in a quiet corner of the Marina..and all the facilties nearby of the famous Hyatt Regency Resort with Australia`s largest sand beach swimming pool.We find this is a popular weekend break...360 degree water views...a spacious luxury apartment/houseboat with the best of facilities...and you also have the use of dinghy & motor to explore the canals & rivers or do a spot of fishing.
OR!..THREE GREAT ANCHORAGE OPTIONS...fr $340 NIGHT!
The Marina or Anchorage holidays are the same nighly rate!
There's just the skippered positioning cruise extra.
ANCHORAGE HOLIDAY! off Paradise Point... fr $340 NIGHT!
plus positioning fee...$285
Paradise Point is one of the Gold Coast's most charming beach suburbs.Adjacent to Millionaires Sovereign Island with a string of great little "Bohemian" restaurants & shopping...safe beach swimming and playground areas for the kids..You enjoy a one hour river & Broadwater cruise with our skipper to the calm water anchorage in Paradise Bay...the skipper then leaves you in complete privacy with 360 degree water views...and you use the powered dinghy to explore nearby canals/fishing and of course the waterfront restaurants.On the last day our skipper boards again for the cruise back to Sanctuary Cove
ANCHORAGE HOLIDAY...SOUTHPORT OFF SURFERS!...
FR $340 a night...Positioning fee $285
We have an exclusive mooring at this location...Firstly it's a one/two hour river/Broadwater cruise to Southport where you'll find one of the best anchorages on the Gold Coast...with the backdrop of Surfers and nearby famous Marina Mirage...Southport Yacht Club...Mariners Cove and of course Versace Hotel...what a choice of water front restaurants & shopping all within about 10/15 mins in your powered dinghy.
An added bonus is the work now completing on the nearby Broadwater Parkland waterfront gardens with an accent on shaded walkways...safe swimming and just across the highway is the major shopping complex Australia Fair...Yet your anchorage gives a secluded and private setting..
Our skipper cruises you to Southport...then leaves the boat to your private use until the return cruise to Sanctuary Cove.
fr $340 night(Positioning fee $225)...
on the eco-friendly Commera River Nth with great fishing and bird life...great for mid week...a little prone to "Rivieras at 20 knots" during the day at weekends...
TIPPLERS AND COURAN COVE or WAVEBREAK ISLAND
fr $340 Night(Positioning fee $495)
Popular with yachties and those seeking Stradbroke Island experience...Can be a little crowded!
Powered dinghy incl free (petrol $25 chargeable)
(a) PARADISE WEEKEND...$240 PER PERSON (min 4)
a romantic or family weekend afloat (extra adults to 8 ..$25 pp.perday..Weekend covers 3 days/ 2 nights...
available either from Friday or Saturday night.
Includes... Marina 1 night stay & positioning cruise (approx 2 hr)down Coomera river and through Broadwater (with our skipper who then leaves in the chase boat to give you absolute privacy) 1 night at exclusive Southport/Labrador or Pardise Island mooring.(Your choice!) The price covers two day cruising/two nights luxury accom./fuel/gas/all facilities & four bedrooms in a luxury houseboat/use of dinghy & motor...ALL THIS FOR ONLY $40 per day/per perrson IF YOUR PARTY IS 8 PERSONS!
HERE'S A DESCRIPTION OF "PARADISE WEEKEND!'
Come aboard Friday or Saturday (a private carpark at the boat) & enjoy Sanctuary Cove Village facilities.
Next day we sail/cruise! ...Yes! this is an apartment afloat that sails!...to Broadwater via the millionaire Sovereign island to our exclusive anchorage EITHER AT Paradise Point OR Southport...just off Surfers Paradise.(approx 2 hour sailing in calm waters.)
Enjoy the restaurants/facilities & shopping of Mariners Cove..Marina Mirage & luxury Versace Resort
You now have the private use of a 4 bedroom luxury Apartment/houseboat and the chance to explore Surfers Paradise canals & Mirage/Versace attractions plus nearby SeaWorld in your dinghy...or simply try your hand at fishing for that perfect supper.A great family or romantic weekend idea !
YET ONLY! $40 per person per day! for up to 8 persons!
DAY CRUISE ON THE BROADWATER!
A great option either for guests on a Marina or Anchorage holiday...or available simply as a wonderful day on the water for a birthday/celebration or even a small Seminar
4/5 hour Cruise.....$295 (Weekends $365)
6/7 hour Cruise.....$365 " " $465
(d) "CELEBRATION AFLOAT" or Small seminar!
When booking pattern permits we can arrange one night bookings for a special occasion...
$320 for one night at Marina berth or $495 at river mooring or Santa Barbara.Our skipper sails you & guests(max 8 adults) to mooring,then leaves in our chase boat and picks you up next day for return sailing to Marina berth..Thus you have complete 4 bedroom apartment privacy! .
(e) A surcharge of $40 per night applies to Christmas holiday period (December 21 to January 10...school holidays & long weekends such as Easter. (During high season a minimum of 6 nights could apply) Standby rates apply to 7 night bookings made under three weeks prior..
"APARTMENT AFLOAT" "Blue Bayou"facilities...
**Boutique luxury with up-market furnishings & facilities
**A spacious lounge area with contemporary & theme furnishing.
**Two large "Balinese-style" Bale beds & formal dining setting.
**Four bedrooms,one of which is the Captains Cabin with full glass wall.
**A modern full kitchen with automatic Caprice gas oven...
** Fast speed ADSL wireless internet available at the Marina berth
**Complete settings of crockery & utensils for the most
demanding "Gourmet chef"
** Toilet and full-size bathroom
**Two door Electrolux gas/electric fridge...Microwave...
** LG Flat screen LCD TV..
*** DVD player...Gas hot water system...
**Iron & ironing board
**Modern large capacity Inverter
**Electric winch for anchor
**Modern Targa shading large upper deck
** 5hp powered dinghy to explore nearby
beaches/shopping/restaurants..The dinghy is included in your Marina or Anchorage stay..A charge of $25 is made for a tank of petrol(a boating licence is necessary for any person handling the dinghy)
"BLUE BAYOU" "APARTMENT AFLOAT" is the perfect retreat for a romantic weekend...a small intimate wedding..for that holiday break afloat you've been seeking for years...!
We have many families declaring this was the best holiday they'd enjoyed for years!
A bond of $500 applies to all bookings covering possible damage etc
MARINA HOLIDAY fr $195night...ANCHORAGE fr $340night
An Apartment Afloat in Style!...
BLUE BAYOU IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SELF SKIPPERING
We've renovated her as one of the best boats on the Gold Coast...and the way to keep that standard is with our skipper
For cruises and your anchorage bookings our qualified skipper takes the helm..or sits beside you as you try your hand! At the anchorage he gets in the chase boat & you have complete privacy for a holiday afloat!
Many houseboat holidays are offered on "self-skippering" basis..You'll find these boats are often "tired" in appearance & equipment.
We've furnished & equipped "Blue Bayou" to a degree of luxury not found generally in Australia...and we offer holidays afloat with our qualified skipper on board whilst sailing to your preffered anchorage...On arrival he briefs you with the equipment and then leaves in the chase boat...giving you absolute privacy
"Is that a blue or green marker?"..."Let's not run aground !"..."Is that the anchor dragging?"...
None of these concerns arise on "Blue Bayou"
The real joy of cruising is relaxing with the breeze thru your hair...the sparkle of sun on blue water...To assist with the steering & boat running...But!...not to have the concern of boat safety or responsibilty.
So let's give you the best of both worlds !...
The advantage of a"Blue Bayou" holiday is the ability to relax in privacy...To go for a swim when you feel like it...eat at any time..go off exploring the beaches in the dinghy..and most importantly...Not to have worries about navigation and boat handling.
We'll take care of that for you !
Most of us enjoying life afloat want to have a red or a beer or two or three...Having a Skipper aboard solves that.
Next day (or when you choose)...early or late.. he returns and you choose the route to the next mooring or back to the Marina. "Blue Bayou"is available either for one week holidays...weekends or mid-week...it's your choice!.
HOWEVER!...IF SELF SKIPPERING IS A MUST!
Our associate fleet at Horizon Shores has small & large houseboats nd cruisers..Ask us for a quote!
YOUR CHOICE !...A 2 BEDROOM FLAT...OR A HOLIDAY AFLOAT!
AS AUSTRALIA'S LEADING VILLA HOLIDAY EXPERTS...
(Look at Google for Australia Villa Experts)
with over 2000 Villas to choose in Bali or Thailand
we've had over 48 years experience in holidays
DO YOU CHOOSE A 2 BEDROOM FLAT OR A FOUR BEDROOM MODERN HOUSEBOAT FOR THAT NEXT GOLD COAST HOLIDAY?...
THE SUCCESS OF "BLUE BAYOU" (One of the most popular houseboats on the Gold Coast) is that you've got the best of several "worlds"...360 degree water views...Space for your family! Realise!...There's only one bathroom & a boat does require a change in thinking!...BUT! We find many clients prefer the Village atmosphere of Sanctuary Cove...great restaurants...clothes and upmarket shopping..close to the theme parks...Your own powered dinghy to go fishing...explore the river and canals..
IN OTHER WORDS!...A marina holiday can be a fun in comparison to being cramped up in a huge apartment block!
AND THE DAY CRUISE!...
Our popular skipper Scotty..comes aboard about 9.30 am...casts off the lines & you're sailing down the Coomera river via millionaires mansions on Sovereign Island and out onto the magnificent Broadwater..We cruise over to Stradbroke Island wherethe anchor goes down...Ashore for a trek through the island to the surf beach...a swim and then a barbeque aboard in the sunny & shaded upper deck...Then it's back via North Coomera..a beautiful remote area and home about 3PM...AND if the kids want to try their "Skippering skills" under Scotty's watchful eye...That's fine!
Swimming Pool, Wheelchair Access, Parking
- 2 huge "Bale" beds
- 360 degree water views
- 4 Bedrooms
- Captains Cabin full glass view wall
- Conference Facilities
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Huge sun deck & barbeque
- Linen Supplied
- Luxury Afloat
- Modern Facilities
- Solar panel electricity
- State of art kitchen
- Swimming Pool
- Towels Supplied
- Wheelchair Access
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