Whether you are having a Destination Wedding, planning to enjoy a few nights away with your bridesmaids before your special day, or are looking for accommodation for family/friends, we at La Maison Pacifique have some top tips for you to consider when booking your wedding accommodation:
We’ve done the comparisons and you will be surprised by the result! Often, it is not just the cost is more affordable per person, but the amount of space available to you and the fact that you can book your own private resort experience (children optional!)
Can I access my hairdresser and makeup artist at the Holiday Home?
Absolutely – it is really no different to what you would do normally and there are a range of fantastic local services (including local Day Spa – Workshop at Cabarita Beach) ready to have you and your bridesmaids looking your best.
Can I fit everyone in comfortably?
This of course depends on your party, but if you are looking for a fun, collective experience, a Holiday Home may be your best option. Remember though, think about your own privacy and look for accommodation that offers separation for the main bedroom (ie like La Maison Pacifique’s Master Bedroom Wing)
Will the Holiday Home offer me many opportunities for the photos I want of my day? You can always check with your photographer to see whether they have taken photos at the Holiday Home before and what they have been able to achieve. Also, check the location – are you near the beach for your much wanted beach shots? Do you have access to a garden or boardwalk which will add another dimension to your photos? Does the Home offer the plethora of opportunities you are looking for? If you can, visit the Holiday Home prior (many owners/manager will happily show you around when the home is free) to put your mind at ease. At La Maison Pacifique our growing Bush Tucker Garden could provide a perfect backdrop for photos.
Can I access other services (including online groceries)?
We at La Maison Pacifique offer a grocery arrival and unpack service where for a small fee ($40) can be there when your groceries arrive and have them unpacked into the fridge/freezer/pantry ready for your arrival)
What about the add-ons?
Make sure when you are sourcing accommodation, that you compare like-for-like. Often Holiday Home owners are able to offer more inclusive prices (ie. Free wifi, Foxtel) and many added extras (Games, Books, Cookbooks, BBQ, private spa/pool). In fact, with Holiday Homes there are rarely any surprise costs.
Why do I have to pay a Bond?
Many Holiday Home owners (in an effort to protect their investment) charge a bond. Most committed Holiday Home owners (like us) are keen to ensure that the full bond is returned wherever possible. As a general rule, minor breakages are not charged for, but if there is more serious damage (same as with a hotel room), there may be a charge. Don’t be frightened by this as most owners are reasonable and expect minor breakages (and much prefer if you let them know first!)
How do I check in?
Many Holiday Homes will ask you to collect the key from their agent or from a special security box on site. At La Maison Pacifique, we have a keyless system where you are given an access code (changed for each guest) enabling entry.
Can I pay with my credit card?
Generally, yes! However you will need to check with individual Holiday House owners/services.
I don’t need accommodation for me, but for my guests.
Again, work out requirements and you will find that family or friend groups often love the whole Holiday Home experience. There are a number of Holiday Home options in Casuarina and at La Maison Pacifique, we have a range of other options available (other Holiday Homes managed by myself, Di Hendy) should more accommodation be required.
Are you worried about being scammed?
We have done a series of blogs on what to look for in a Holiday Home rental:
We are hopeful that the above information gives you a start on what to look for in your Wedding Accommodation and certainly recommend that you consider a Holiday Home for your special day. We at La Maison Pacifique find that many of our bridal groups stay for a week (including a few nights for just the newlyweds!) to enable them to enjoy the experience and take advantage of the weekly rate in the most luxurious surroundings.
….Have we convinced you yet that your Casuarina NSW holiday and/or wedding could be your best ever at any time of the year?
..and… if you are looking for a resort-style luxury beachfront holiday home for your family holiday, romantic break wedding accommodation, (watch our video here), or a girls getaway contact us at La Maison Pacifique for availability and a quote…. Remember, our rates compare really well with local 5-star resorts – and La Maison Pacifique is private – on the beach – walking distance to cafes at Cabarita Beach – perfect spot for whale watching (June to November each year) – children optional!
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Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique “The Peaceful House” and your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast QLD and Byron Bay NSW, Australia.
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La Maison Pacifique
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