Garran Accommodations

Accommodations in Garran

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2br Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceWhile not in the CBD, the apartment is the geographic centre of Canberra - that's why we love to live in Garran. It is a lovely established suburb that has lots of nice walks but is close to everything you need. There is a great set of local shops less than 100 steps away but there is a Westfield shopping complex five minutes drive away as well as lots of nice restaurants in Kingston and Manuka (two suburbs away). The apartment has everything you want in a two bedroom apartment. The main bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom is flexible - it has either a king size bed (perfect for the business travellers) or two king singles (ready for the family). Just let us know and we can make it up as your prefer. We are keeping the price equal to a studio hotel room. I travel for work - both interstate and overseas - and appreciate space and the ability to do my own thing. You can cook a meal, have a friend over, or sit out on the courtyard and have a coffee and read the paper (there is a Nespresso machine but if you prefer, the nearby cafe does great takeaway coffee), Guest AccessThe apartment is self contained - everything in the apartment is there for your use (including what's in the fridge and the pantry). Interaction with GuestsWe live two minutes away from the apartment and work 15 minutes away. So if you have a question about Canberra or the apartment, we are more than happy to help :-) The NeighborhoodYou can see lots of Australian fauna and flora - you will see and hear the kookaburras and cockatoos in the morning and the evening. I walk early in the morning along the flat parts of the suburb and enjoy seeing all the native birds and the occasional kangaroo (you can guarantee a sighting of a mob of kangaroos if you walk to the local golf course, just five minutes away). If you prefer a more energetic walk, head up the hill into the Red Hill national park - stunning views of Canberra from the lookout. And a lovely cafe and superb restaurant. Getting AroundThere are two bus stops - with many different routes - that are a stone's throw from the front door of the apartment. Route 3 (Woden to Belconnen via the City) Route 4/5 (Woden to City West via Russell) Route 720 (Express from Garran to City) Route 23/24 (Garran to Mawson) Route 66/67 (Garran to Tuggeranong) Other Things to NoteWe welcome guests from all walks of life. We embrace the values of diversity and inclusion.
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1br Other
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceEntry is from your own off-street driveway or you can park in the garage. In your suite you'll find a choice of complimentary teas and coffees, milk and breakfast cereals. You look out over bushland and the golf course but there are two restaurants (Red Hill Lookout Restaurant and the Federal Golf Club restaurant) with 500 metres. In the evening, if you sit out on your deck while having dinner or a drink, you'll usually be joined by kangaroos grazing on the lawn a few metres away. Scanning the trees with a torch will often reveal sugar gliders, brushtail possums or a passing owl. During the day, gang-gangs, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, little corellas, king parrots, crimson and eastern rosellas, rainbow lorikeets, grey butcher birds, tawny frogmouths, wood ducks and satin bowerbirds are frequent visitors, as well as the more familiar white cockatoos, galahs, crested pigeons, magpies, kookaburras, mudlarks, and noisy miners. Guest AccessGiven the private entry and facilities in your suite, you can be entirely private if you prefer but the kitchen, laundry, office, garage and main sitting areas of the house are available for you to use if you wish. Reasonable amounts of copying and printing can be undertaken in the office without charge. Interaction with GuestsI'm usually on hand to give you any help that you may need. My son, Matthew, will be available if I'm not around. The NeighborhoodThis part of Garran is very safe and many locals walk in the evening. Red Hill Nature Park occupies a geographically central position in Canberra/Queanbeyan. It's one of the few remaining substantial remnants of the once-extensive but now endangered yellow box-red gum grassy woodland. The Park is criss-crossed by rough paths which make for interesting walks - or rides, for the more adventurous. There are usually one or two mobs of eastern-grey kangaroos in the Park. There are excellent views of Canberra from various parts of the Park but especially from the restaurant, from Red Hill (500m to the north) and Mount Davidson (1km to the south). Marked walking trails have signs describing the wildlife, geology and ecology of the Park. The two nearby restaurants are readily accessible by foot. The Golf Club welcomes visitors, either for a game or to use the restaurant. Further afield, but still in easy riding distance, are the trendy restaurants and bars of Manuka. Getting AroundThe nearest bus stop is 1 km away, so you will need to be prepared to walk, ride or drive some distance to get to most places apart from the adjoining Nature Park and Golf Club. However, you can get to the Parliamentary Triangle or the city without changing buses. Most of Canberra's major tourist attractions are within cycling distance and bikes are available for your use at no charge. Other Things to NoteThis is an LGBT friendly, non-smoking environment. Your ensuite has a bidet, heated towel rails, and overhead as well as hand shower. The ensuite opens on to the deck, as does your sitting room. There may be re-arrangements of your suite from time to time but the facilities shown in the photos are always available.