Once we had booked our airfares, I started looking at accommodation options. I started with Air BnB and although there appears to be plenty of options at first glance, I found that some of my possible choices were not available for the dates I wanted. This made me all the more determined as I felt we needed to book well in advance to secure accommodation which offered the facilities and features that we were looking for.
We finally decided on this one which is AUD$977 for 7 nights. That includes daily cleaning of the room and breakfast included.
We have current passports and suitable bags so there is really nothing else to do between now and September, except perhaps downloading travel guide to my Kindle to get a few ideas about what to do and where to go.
I can go back to the daily grind at work and know that when September rolls around I can just pack my bag and go. Looking forward to it!