The SpaceSmall recently renovated self-contained micro apartment. You have your own private entrance and key to come and go as you please from your own private space. The room has a clean, modern ensuite and you have access to a kitchenette which is in the adjacent laundry. This "micro apartment" is located downstairs underneath a high-set classic Queenslander style house only 2km from the Brisbane CBD. We live upstairs and will offer you assistance and hospitality if that is what you want, or total privacy if that is what you prefer. You can freely come and go as you please with your own key to your own private and self-contained accommodation.
The local area is well-served by public transport. The Brisbane airtrain travelling to the Gold Coast from Brisbane airport provides you with a direct link to our place. You get off at Park Road Railway station which is a 10 minute walk from our place. Pick up from the train station can be arranged if your arrival in Brisbane is at a convenient time to us. We accept will make every effort to allow for 24 hour check in (e.g. during the day when we are both at work, or even in the middle of the night) by making arrangements that enable you to collect your key and let yourself into your room without needing our assistance. However, due to past experience (our dog escaping when guests left gate open costing us $208 to retrieve him from the dog pound!), we require clear communication between you and us via airbnb messaging before we confirm any arrangements for you to check in without us being here!!)
The room has two single folding Ikea sofa beds, which can also be configured into a double bed fitted with Queen sheets if you are travelling as a couple. You will need to tell us how you want the beds set up - two singles?? or a Queen bed?
The kitchenette (see photo) with a mini-bar fridge and a microwave is located in our laundry, right next to your room. There is also a toaster, electric frypan, single electric hotplate and electric kettle along with coffee bags (for making plunger coffee) and a set of basic crockery and cutlery.
Basic breakfast supplies - a 'start up kit' of cereal, milk, yogurt, orange juice, two minute noodles, and tea and coffee are waiting for you in your mini-bar fridge for your convenience if you have no energy to locate shops when you first arrive.
There is a TV with built in DVD player in your room.
WiFi internet will work easily in your room, even though modem is upstairs in our house.
No off street parking available. If you have a car, we can provide you with a parking permit to be displayed on the dashboard of your car which will prevent you from getting a parking ticket if your car is parked in our street for more than 2 hours. Just let us know that you will need this before you arrive.
We offer bicycles (2) free of charge with a bicycle lock also supplied - if you would like to explore inner Brisbane in this way. There are scenic bike rides along the nearby Brisbane River and Kangaroo Point cliffs which you can access using the bikeway system (no on road riding needed). We can give you information about the Brisbane bikeway system - maps etc - if this is your interest. We also have an e-bike as well as regular bicycles. Please ask in advance if you want to use the e-bike. We actually live in a great spot for cycling enthusiasts who might be interested in exploring inner Brisbane via bicycle.
You're welcome to use our front-loading washing machine to catch up with laundry while here. Just let us know so we don't end up needing to both do laundry at the same time!
This accommodation is small but it is clean, modern, private, and separate/self-contained from our family's living space upstairs.
It is therefore especially suited for people who might prefer the privacy of self-contained accommodation rather than having to share with others, but who might also travelling on a tight budget.
The cleaning fee of $20 includes your fresh linen and towels, breakfast supplies (teabags, milk, breakfast cereal, yoghurt, orange juice, coffee bags, and maybe a little treat such as a choc biscuit or two) to cover you for the first day or two. However, the deal is that from Day 2 onward, after we have given you info re local shops etc, you supply your own breakfast.
Ask us if you would like to borrow umbrellas . . . hopefully not required!!
We have recently done a home renovation. The "inside" renovation, including your space, is complete but some of the "outside" is not yet finished. As you can see from the photos the house still has no front steps or front fence and we still need to do the landscaping in the front garden. But this does not affect the privacy, amenity or cleanliness of your accommodation.
In the past, we have had home stay students from overseas stay with us. Persons from overseas countries, with English as a second language or from different cultural backgrounds especially welcomed.
We have hosted people immigrating to Australia who have used our room as their first base as they find their way and settle in to a new country. We enjoy cultural exchange and learning.
We seek to offer a special type of true hospitality to those who specifically ask for it. [Matthew 25:35-40]
We have visited China twice and hope to go again. If you are from China and speak Mandarin Chinese, and are travelling on a limited budget please ask about the possibility of special rates. Maybe we could make it possible for you to stay in Australia at Chinese prices - in return for Chinese lessons! LOL.
The option of joining us for dinner on our "deck" - Australian for "outdoor living room" - is available. This would need to be by discussion - depends on your dietary requirements and whether we can easily cater for them (We are not 100% vegetarians - but vegetarians are easily catered for). Cost is $10 per person per meal for a "meat" meal or $7 per person per meal for a vegetarian meal We request 24 hours notice if you are interested in taking up this offer.
Despite the term “airbnb”, we are NOT a registered bed and breakfast business. Although we do pay taxes on the income we earn via airbnb, nevertheless, in making a booking you agree that you are NOT purchasing a product or service from a business enterprise. Rather, you are using an internet-based social networking facility to request an offer of hospitality from us, as a guest staying with us in our own home.
In accepting an offer of accommodation from us, you are agreeing any money we receive via the “airbnb” website is not a payment to a business for service, but rather an “ex gratia” (“out of goodwill”) payment made to us because we have invited you to be a guest in our own home and you have accepted this invitation.
In return, we agree that if FOR ANY REASON, upon your arrival at our home, you IMMEDIATELY inform us that you do not wish to go ahead to go ahead with our offer of hospitality, we will advise the airbnb website to fully refund any money we had received in relation to your reservation. Guest AccessUPON YOUR REQUEST, we can arrange for you to use
- An outdoor barbecue area with gas barbecue.
- Laundry (front loading washing machine).
- Bicycles (2) with helmets and bike lock.
- E-bikes (2) - battery powered for help pedalling up hills
- We require guests who are smokers to use the outdoor area for smoking; smoking is not permitted in your room). Interaction with GuestsYou have what is virtually a private, self-contained studio apartment, downstairs on the lower level of our house (we live upstairs). You have your own private entry, your own ensuite bathroom, your own kitchen facilities. Therefore, unless you request otherwise we will leave you to yourselves once we have checked you in. But please understand we are happy for you to knock on our front door or send us z text message at any time with any specific request for advice or information from a person with local knowledge which might be helpful to a visitor to Brisbane. The NeighborhoodClose to the city and CBD, with a good variety of cheap places to eat out if you have the information you need to find them, an area which is now suddenly experiencing urban renewal/gentrification on a big scale . . . . Getting AroundCatch bus numbers 174 or 175 or 204 or 61 (Maroon City Glider) from Logan Road end of our street to CBD (3 minute walk). A Go-Card is essential for Maroon City Glider.
Or catch 124 or 117 from Ipswich Road end of our street (3 minute walk)
Local train stations (either Buranda Station or Park Road Station) are each a 10 minute walk away. Check the Brisbane City translink website for public transport details. Other Things to NoteIn case you may have any animal allergies or phobias, we have a dog (Clancy), a cat (Heston) and two free range chickens (Grazie and Peggy) that roam our back yard during the day. We are happy to offer you two free range eggs from our chickens if you would like to have eggs for breakfast one morning! Just send us a message asking for the TWO FREE RANGE EGGS!