The SpaceQUICK OVERVIEW
Guests over 40yrs preferred.
Off-street parking (undercover).
Double bed, looking out at view through glass doors.
Own large bathroom.
Aircon / heating
GREAT mountain-view from back deck (outside bedroom).
Separate room to store suitcases etc.
Kitchen available for light use. A little to one side of your area and you can find owner there sometimes, making a cup of tea ! Good place to chat, ask questions etc. Breakfast is provided in the kitchen.
Your own TV room.
Good indoor spaces for sitting, if it is windy or rainy and the large deck is not suitable.
Set on a gentle hill, this house is in a safe, residential, suburban street. One entire floor of the house is given over to guests. The large kitchen is to one side, a little separate, so very occasional use of kitchen by owner/s is hardly noticed. Guests will find that there is no overlap in the kitchen apart from tea-making, which can provide the opportunity for a brief chat, answering queries about the area etc.
If you want CBD / 'downtown' buzz, please stay closer to the city. (Younger guests can be dismayed at how quiet and far from 'the action' this property is.) If you'd like a quiet retreat at the edge, where the architecture changes from CBD concrete to traditional wooden Queenslander style, with verandas, trees, rainbow lorikeets (small parrots) and a big sky - consider this Aussie accommodation.
The back deck has an uninterrupted view of the D'Aguilar Range - the roof-tops of other houses are below you as you stand on your large veranda and look out.
Restaurants are within very easy driving distance if you have a car and walking distance if you are fit. (Truly not far, but some people are just not walkers ! )
Wifi is available but no heavy streaming please.
$62 for one person. $72 for 2 people. Note that the extra charge covers an excellent breakfast, separate good-quality towels, hot water and showers for the second person. Note also there is no cleaning fee.
This is a house full of natural light with big windows / sliding glass doors.
With no stairs for guests, this house really suits mature guests. (Hosts use internal stairs.) So mature guests are welcomed. Over 30 is a good starting point !
There is an entirely private carport, set aside for guest use only. You walk through an entry room (drop off your suitcases, if you like) to get to your back-of-house, double-bed bedroom. Between these two rooms there's your large, private bathroom. A large deck / veranda with a great view, a sitting room and a private television. The kitchen can be accessed for light cooking (often, guests eat at the pleasant kitchen table - but in Brisbane the veranda is fine for breakfast for most of the year. Worth the effort of walking 2 steps out of the kitchen to the deck's outdoor tables, with your muesli etc - to eat at tree-top level, gazing at the lovely view.)
As well as the TV room, there's also an area with seating close to the large windows, so if it's a windy or rainy day, you can relax indoors, looking at the same great view.
This accommodation is for up to 5 nights & 5 easy-going, slow-start-to-the-day breakfasts. When our paths cross, very happy to answer questions about trains/ buses and so on.
Television and sitting room. Have not yet updated photo, but we are trying a scattering of comfortable chairs.
The guest bedroom is at the back of the house (where the view is) and therefore away from the street. The bedroom is standard size but opens onto a large deck immediately outside the sliding glass door. In daylight hours, leave the door open and treat the large, covered, private deck as an extension of the bedroom. Table, cane chairs with cushions, potted orchids and great view just outside.
IT'S B&B, NOT 'RENTED SPACE'
Please read House Rules, which explain Bed & Breakfast if you've only stayed in hotels/motels before. Here, you are the ONLY guest/s and have pleasant, relaxing, private spaces beyond the bedroom. Tea and coffee always available. Milk in fridge.
No parties - no entertaining other people here. If you are new to Airbnb please make sure you read the House Rules (below).
VIEWS FROM ALMOST EVERYWHERE
Walk two steps from kitchen onto back deck. Even the TV room has a view of the D'Aguilar Range !
There's a dishwasher for plates, bowls etc and please wash up any pans you use.
GETTING OUT AND ABOUT
Have the best of both worlds: spend your days in the CBD ("downtown"), Southbank or elsewhere and return to peace and quiet.
Easy access to buses and trains.
Bus takes you straight to Southbank, the 'arts precinct' of Brisbane - big state art galleries, theatres, museum, restaurants etc. Southbank is set on the banks of the wide Brisbane River, which also has 'city cats' - catamarans that are part of the public transport system in Brisbane. Buy a "Go-card" for a bus or train and you can use the city cats too - to get somewhere or just for a very cheap river cruise! There's also CityHopper, Brisbane City Council’s free ferry service. These CityHopper ferries run every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week, and service the more 'tourist' stops such as the Maritime Museum, South Bank 3 etc.
There's a train station at about the same distance as bus stop (7 -10 min casual walk, less if you are a brisk walker). 5 stops and you are in Fortitude Valley or another stop and you are at Central Station - the heart of Brisbane.
For free City Loop buses, use your search engine to look for Free City Loop buses, Brisbane. Free and saves a lot of walking around downtown / CBD. Guest Access* Flood-proof - on a hill.
* Private guest entrance which leads directly into your private carport (ie under-cover guest parking).
* Aircon / heating in bedroom and other areas, also ceiling fans (very effective).
* Big back deck, half-covered, with view, all to yourself.
* Your own big, spotless bathroom.
* Most of year, eat breakfast on back deck at tree-top level.
* If weather is inclement (rare) then there are private indoor spaces for guest/s to relax.
* No children of any age. (Tree-top-height veranda and un-gated internal stairs. Sorry - no exceptions.) Interaction with GuestsFlexible, but our paths are bound to cross.
Please read House Rules. The NeighborhoodAmazingly green and treed for an inner suburb. Nearby large, natural-style parks for walks. Perhaps boring for the younger set - for the older set, safe and secure area, no discos or hotels rolling out their clientele in the small hours. Walking distance to the train station. Getting AroundYour train line will be the Ferny Grove train line direct into the city. Your bus is the 345 direct into the City and Cultural precinct (galleries, theatres, South Bank, museum etc) Other Things to NoteYour train line will be the Ferny Grove train line direct into the city. Your bus is the 345 direct into the City and Cultural precinct (galleries, theatres, South Bank, museum etc)