The SpaceThis is a modern mansion with a lovely garden, set way up high with a splendid verandah on two sides, fantastic for memorable group meals in the private gazebo, unless those occasional wild westerlies are blowing. Or you can eat privately at the indoor dining table. The bedrooms are spacious, beautiful and private - all with lovely garden views. The place is surrounded by gum trees!
The Logan Motorway is just visible in the distance through the trees, so there is some minimal traffic noise which might be noticeable on the verandah by those coming from the bush/country. I prefer to think of the place as an oasis of natural beauty, pulsing with birdsong, hidden in the middle of a vibrant city. Guest AccessYou have your own private front door entry.
There are three luxury guest bedrooms upstairs with your own lounge and bathroom, and a large rumpus room downstairs, where you can share a double bed, a single bed, a laundry and toilet.
Groups are welcome to bunk down here with swags, pillows, cushions, doonas and sleeping bags in this marvellous den.
Guests can access the whole huge house except my ensuite bedroom.
The beautiful verandah is where you may want to spend most of your time.
There is a half acre of native shrubs and fruit trees on different levels of a sloping block, three hens in their "Cluckingham Palace" and three small vegetable gardens to visit. Interaction with GuestsI am retired and live in the main bedroom upstairs.
I love to prepare a large healthy breakfast on the verandah for you, to chat, or cook any other meals, or show you where to get your own iced water or late night tea or coffee.
I prefer that you don't bring food or drink as space in the fridge is limited. The NeighborhoodThis house is called "Tanah Merah's best kept secret" - in a new estate of half-acre blocks, each with an original architect-designed house.
The Loganholme Hyperdome, with hundreds of modern shops, two food courts, including the new Market Room, community garden, library, restaurants, cinemas, gym, pool, banks, doctors, post office, take aways and service station, are all 5 mins away by car.
We are 10 mins away from the Daisy Hill Koala Centre where you can enjoy koalas up close, lots of wallabies, picnics, mountain biking, jogging or bush walks. 3 minutes away is a horse trail-riding school.
There is easy access from this house to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba, as we are near the conjunction of two main freeways.
There is some traffic congestion on the M1 motorway at peak times. Luckily the motorways are on the far side of the hill from us. Getting AroundThe Loganholme Hyperdome bus/transit station has a 20 min express bus to the city and a 30-60 mins bus to the Gold Coast. Beenleigh Train Station is 15 mins away by car.
Griffith University (Logan Campus), Logan Hospital and Metro Central TAFE (Loganlea Campus) are all an easy 7-10 mins away by car. The University of Queensland - St Lucia, Griffith University and the Queensland University of Technology in the city centre, are 20-30 mins away by car or bus.
There is easy access to many hundreds of smaller local industries and businesses. The famous winery/restaurant, Sirromet, is 22 minutes pleasant country drive away. Ivory Rock at Peak's Crossing is 55 mins away. Wellwood Health Centre is 7 mins away. Logan North Aquatic Centre is 9 mins away with 4 pools including a heated one (30 - 33 degrees), a great gym and over 30 group training fitness classes per week.
The Gold Coast is roughly one hour south. It has some of the best beaches in Australia and four famous theme parks (Dreamworld, Wet & Wild, Seaworld, Movie World). The Gold Coast hinterland is especially beautiful.
The Sunshine/North Coast and its famous hinterland, is one to two hours north of Brisbane. Other Things to NoteYou are welcome to use the clothes washer. [I'll show you how - it's dead easy.] There are plenty of internal and external clothes lines - NOTE: no clothes dryer.
My guests do love walking along beautiful Murrays Road [see photo] and spotting the birds and wallabies.
Note: There is no public transport closer than a 20-30 mins walk from the house. You need a car to be here.
Parking here is free and plentiful. There is a double garage, so beside my car, there is one undercover space. Two or three more cars can be parked in front of the garage, or in the second entrance to the property, or on the other side of the street.
The property is surrounded by tall red gum/eucalyptus trees, so you might see wallabies, a possum or rarely, a koala. 18 sightings this year so far! though i've never seen one. You will hear so many birds greet the dawn every morning and chatter happily about their day at sunset. Sometimes the kookaburras sing for us at 4am.
Mobile phone reception is excellent and there is unlimited Wifi access.
We adore our new grandfather clock, with Westminster/Big Ben chimes every quarter hour ceasing during the night from 10pm to 7am.
We can accept sports teams who bring swags and sleeping bags to sleep on the floor of the rumpus room, while their parents or teachers sleep in the beautiful rooms upstairs, as long as you can assure me that they are well-behaved, clean, tidy and thoughtful.
Good healthy meals are always available and no trouble at all. (A nominal fee to cover costs.)