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"Ala Moana Beachhouse"

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,444 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Want to stay at the quintessential Australian beach house that is just steps away from a patrolled beach, mere metres away from restaurants, shops, day spa and park? Then you will enjoy your stay at Ala Moana Beachhouse at beautiful Salt Village, Kingscliff, New South Wales.

Salt Village is only a 15 minute drive from the Gold Coast's Coolangatta airport. It is also within easy reach of world-class surf beaches, including Byron Bay, Snapper Rocks, Kirra Point, Duranbah and Burleigh Heads. Great fishing is to be found in the local area including Tweed River and offshore to Cook island. In winter you will often see whales cruising past.

Ala Moana Beachhouse (footsteps to the beach in Hawaiian), is two back from the beach front and less than 100m from the Salt precinct shops, restaurants, day spa and 365-days a year patrolled flags. Drive the 3 minutes in Kingscliff or take the walking trail and boardwalk over Cudgen creek instead.

The house itself has three bedrooms. A master king bedroom with ensuite upstairs, a queen bedroom downstairs and a third bedroom with two singles. The massive north-east wrap-around deck allow our guests to enjoy in-door, out-door living all year round. The home has been set-up with our guests absolute comfort our top priority, with a chef's kitchen, two lounge room areas, Foxtel on both TV's, DVD library, study, two bathrooms, three toilets and washrooms, internet, a gas BBQ located off the kitchen to enjoy those cooling summer breezes, fresh off the Pacific Ocean.

The house also has a remote controlled double garage plus parking areas off the road.

These restaurants and facilities are located less than 100m from the house:-

The famous Fins Seafood Restaurant

IGA Supermarket

Bottle Shop

Golden Door Day Spa

Salt Bean Coffee Shop

Sea Salt Pizzeria

Mahsuri Thai

Fish and Chips shop

Patrolled beach

23km of walking trails and bike paths

Seasons Restaurant

Salt bar and grill

French Patisserie

These tourist attractions are located within an easy drive of Ala Moana: -

SeaWorld Theme Park - 40 minutes

Movie World - 40 minutes

Wet N Wild - 40 minutes

Dreamworld - 50 minutes

Currumbin Bird Sanctuary - 20 minutes

Coolangatta Aiport - 15 minutes

Burleigh Heads - 20 minutes

Byron Bay - 35 minutes (south)


* Less than 100m from the beach

* Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, plus sperate powder room, reverse cycle air-conditioned main living

* Wrap-around north-eastern decks capturing all the sea-breezes

* Child-friendly fully fenced yard

* 50" and 40" big screen TV's Inc main bedroom

* Kids downstairs rumpus zone with Playstation3, DVD library, and separate Foxtel box

* DVD library, games cupboard, novels

* Free broadband WI-FI

* 10m inground pool with alfresco seating adjacent

* Study

* Bluetooth streaming and MP3 into sound bar,. smart wired

* Double garage with remote control


Ala Moana Beachhouse has council approval to operate as a holiday home. The conditions of use are as follows:

Strictly no parties or functions to be held.

Not to be used for commercial purposes, etc. The quoted rate does not include excessive wear and tear on the home from guests staying.

Pets permitted at owners discretion.

A valid credit card number with expiration date must be given before check-in to serve as a security bond.

Guests numbers as approved by the owners.

50% deposit required as a confirmation of booking, with the balance due two weeks before arrival.

Credit cards can be accepted as payment.

Note: Minimum 3-nightly rental applies to off-peak of $990. Wintersun promotion only available for stays of 4 nights and longer.

More Details

Richard Cooke
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Richard Cooke

Hi I am Richard and Ala Moana beach house is my families own beach house that we have owned for nearly 11 years now.

I am in the electrical industry and have installed modern technologies in the house and made an effort to install lighting and other quality features within the house.

Living in the Gold Coast Hinterland, the house is only a short drive for us and our escape to the beach. My family and I enjoy, surfing ,fishing, walking, cycling and eating out. Salt Village and Kingscliff is ideal for all of these activities.

My wife works in interior design and has really put her touch into our beach house. We have enjoyed travelling to Hawaii a few times and have tried to give our house a beach and Hawaiian feel . We really hope this give the house a relaxed and tasteful feel which in turns gives you relaxed and enjoyable stay.

The northern NSW coast has been are area where my wife spent school holidays growing up locally and a place I visited regularly when my family travelled up from Sydney around every second year. It has always been a dream of ours to own a holiday home in this area.

We have two grown adult children and have enjoyed holidaying and growing up around our beach house. There has been a lot of good times and memories there. We hope to share this with you, your family and friends.

Richard Cooke purchased this house in 2006


Kingscliff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3444 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , twin sinks
    Bathroom 2 Ensuite - toilet , shower , twin sinks
    Powder room - toilet , Full sink and mirror
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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"Ala Moana Beachhouse"
average rating of 4.836066 based on 61 reviews

Wonderful Beach House

  • 4 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful week at Ala Moana Beachhouse for a very relaxing family holiday. We were so grateful that we could bring our 2 fur babies on holidays with us. The home was well styled and had a lovely homely and beachy feel. The pool is amazing. Our daughter absolutely loved the pool and we spent countless hours enjoying it. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing on the front verandah listening to the ocean and enjoying our meals and a quiet drink. The home is incredibly well located and is only a few minutes walk to the beach and all the amazing restaurants and cafes and play ground at Salt Village. Richard was incredibly lovely to deal with. We will definitely be back to Ala Moana for our next beach holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind comments Nicky, I hope we do see you again down here at our beach house.
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Great Location but not 'luxurious'

  • 3 of 5

We've stayed at Salt Village many times, this is the first time we've booked a house. The pool is amazing and we loved it, especially the kids. The location is really good and an easy walk to the beach and to Salt Village. Unfortunately we were disappointed in the house after reading all the amazing comments. The main issue we had was how dirty it was, the surface clean was ok, but if you looked beyond that it was filthy. No one had bothered to wipe dust off surfaces, skirting boards or check drawers. I had to wash out the kids bedside drawers and found an old kids pair of undies squashed in the back of one of the drawers. I had to take out the surfboard rug in the room because it had dog hair all over it - clearly someone had their dog sleeping on it. Not great when you have a child with asthma. I wiped the bedside drawers out in the main bedroom too. I stopped at the drawers in the walk in wardrobe they were full of sand so I just left them I was over it by then, we used our suitcase to store the rest of our things. The other issue we had was no blinds or curtains in the upstairs hallway between main living area and bedroom. With us having young kids we like to leave our door open in case the kids need us (especially because they were downstairs & a bit scared) but because there were no blinds we were woken by bright light at the crack of dawn (you could see there used to be blinds because there were holes in the window surrounds). Blinds on the glass doors off the kitchen didn't work they were broken, curtains in the lounge room that looked like shower curtain material had what looked like mould on them. We found the bed in the main bedroom very uncomfortable, my husband who can normally sleep anywhere complained about it so it wasn't just me. The queen bedroom downstairs needs block out curtains not just thin curtains that let all the light in first thing in the morning. January is so hot and I wouldn't stay in a property again without air conditioning in the bedrooms. I saw one bad review when I was looking at the property and I thought how odd because all the other reviews were glowing. I just expect a property to be clean (properly clean ie so I don't have to clean it when I arrive and things to be working. I can overlook a deck that needs oiling and paintwork outside that needs addressing but I can't overlook filth & things that need to be replaced (ie like broken and/or mouldy blinds) and chipped plates. These things do not say 'luxurious' to me.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lesley, thank you for your comments and making me aware of these facts. I was not aware of them previously. In any case, I taken up these issues with my cleaner and waiting to hear back from her currently. We have had several cleaning companies over the 10years we have rented the house and have always been very pleased with the job her company has done. You are correct that there were blinds in the upstairs hallway but we removed them on advice that the hanging cords posed a risk to small children. Because this is just a hallway we preferred the look also of no blinds or curtains up there. My wife also works in interiors and the curtains in the lounge are “sheers” and have been installed for their look and complementing the rest of the furniture in the lounge area. They are not a cheap “shower curtain” solution. I was not aware they are mouldy and will have that addressed. I suffer from a bad back and I am very fussy about my beds. The mattress there is a quality brand with a pillow top. I and my wife find it very comfortable and equal to a new mattress we have at our home so that comment is a complete surprise and I am sorry but I do not agree with it. The queen bed downstairs has a roller blind that is black out facing east but again the curtains are there to match the décor and seeing they face into the covered verandah area,didn’t see a need for them to be black out type also. We stayed in the house early December and did throw out cutlery and crockery that was damaged and installed replacements. The house has been heavily booked over Christmas and January and its possible there has been recent damages. The house has also been booked back to back leaving only a few hours between tenants so its very hard to get much inspection time down there. I have also been away myself and I was overseas during your time at the house. There have been people who brought a dog and there are strict guidelines that dogs cannot come inside into the bedrooms and carpeted areas. I am very disappointed that you found dog hair on that rug as it should have been picked up and addressed by my cleaner also and not even of happened in the first place. Sorry. I do text most people who stay at our house after they initially arrive and after their stay and I can assure you that many people do find our house a luxury home and have no complaints. Its a shame that many do not bother to put the positive comments they share with me in our reviews section. I am sorry
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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Our Annual Holiday Bliss

  • 5 of 5

We are regulars to Ala Moana and I wanted to take the time to write a review for Richard and Katherine. We have been most fortunate to stay at Ala Moana for the past 4 years for our annual holiday. We are always so grateful for the beautiful surrounds as well as the trouble Richard and Katherine go to in making the property comfortable and trouble free for our stay. The interior is always changing, reflecting the beach/coastal theme.The property is clean,comfortable and easily accessible to the surrounding Salt Village.This visit, funnily enough, after staying all these years, the microwave stopped working. Then the next day, the clothes dryer also stopped. Richard wasn't phased by a friendly text message to let him know. The very next day he was here with a brand new clothes dryer and microwave. He even gave us a bottle of wine for the inconvenience! We absolutely look forward to, and love our visit to Ala Moana each and every year. For our family..this property and destination is Number 1.This property is one of a kind and we will be back again next year..(not in our usual spot..) but back all the same...and we can't wait!!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Monique and Clayton for your kind review. It was good to finally meet up face to face this time even if it was due to appliances failing. You have always been great tenants and we appreciate how well you look after the house including cleaning it up before you leave even though you know the cleaner is coming. Sorry someone had already beat you to December next year but we look forward to seeing you in September instead. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fantastic property!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with our recent stay at Ala Moana Beachhouse at Kingscliff. We travel often but this was our first trip to this beautiful location but I have a feeling it won't be our last. The house was spotless, homey, light and breezy and had everything necessary for a great holiday. The house was ideal for our small family but would easily suits two families holidaying together. My only regret was we didn't book it for longer. Highly reccommend!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Toni, sorry I was not aware that you had left a review until today . Your certainly did sound like your were enjoying it there when I texted you during your stay. Its our own family beach house and I am happy you enjoyed the surroundings and appreciated all the things we have tried to create with our house down there. As I said, we do not get to use it much ourselves these days but have booked a week this month finally for ourselves. I look forward to seeing your name pop up again.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Great holiday House

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at Ala Moana - pleasant and beachy decor. Unfortunately the downstairs TV was not working well and the dishwasher didn't clean very well.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janette, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and our decorating. We have really tried to have a coastal theme to the house. I am surprised about the downstairs TV as a new aerial was installed on the roof the day before your stay and the we were told that all was fine. I texted the current tenant yesterday and they indicated all was fine also but I will check it again between the next people coming and going. I will also get the dishwasher looked at as this is first we have heard of this issue as well. Thanks for letting me know.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented dog friendly Property, close to the beach and Salt Village. The owner was very pleasant and ensured all our needs were fulfilled. Unfortunately our stay was too short, but we certainly look forward to returning in the future. Would certainly recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, glad you enjoyed our house and appreciated just how close to the beach and Village our house is. I know your Lucy is very much a part of your family and I am happy you were able to include her in your stay just like we do we our Ollie. Hope we see you again.
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Salt Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Chinderah Gold Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
M1 Pacific Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Salt Beach
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:



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