To put this report in perspective we are Canadian "snowbirds" who have stayed for up to ten week periods at this property six times in the last eight years and we have stayed in Coolangatta 11 times in the last 13 years.
We discovered the Bella Mare about nine years ago. We had been staying nearby but decided we wanted a change. The attraction of the Bella Mare was its low rise construction, oasis like pool and BBQ area and its proximity to all local facilities. It’s across the street from the Coolangatta and Tweed Heads Surf Life Saving Club, a block from the Twin Towns RSL, recognized as perhaps the best RSL in Queenland and within walking distance of the Tweed Heads Centro, home of Coles and Woolworths grocery stores and many other shops. During the month of February the nearby Rainbow Bay SLSC/Snapper Rocks is host to the Roxy Pro and Quicksilver surfing competitions.
The resort consists of three, four story blocks which enclose the BBQ, spa and pool area. Tucked below Greenmount hill the pool area is protected from most winds. Nearly all of the units are fully equipped two bedroom units. On the first two floors the units are one level while on level 3 and 4 the units are called villas and are two floor units having the bedrooms on the upper floor. The units are individually furnished by the owners so there are differences in standards. For those staying for extended periods the resort offers weekly service which included fresh linens and supposedly significant cleaning. Unfortunately our experience had been that the cleaning is spotty at best. We usually end up doing most of it ourselves. The units could use better security. In room safes would be nice and a dead bolt lock or at least security chain would be appreciated.
The resort is particularly attractive for families so the pool and BBQ areas are very busy during the “season”. At this point, its location, facility and value for money keep us returning.
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