Small, self-contained, air-conditioned guest suite with private entry. Host family lives upstairs, you live downstairs. You have your own space with a modern private ensuite and private keyed entry. A small well-equipped kitchenette with your own mini-bar fridge is available in the adjacent laundry. You may need to share this kitchenette with a guest staying in our other room. Free use of bicycles included; easy access to CBD and Southbank via designated bikeway (no sharing road with cars!).
Small recently renovated self-contained air-conditioned suite. You have your own private entrance and key to come and go as you please from your own private space. The room has its own modern private ensuite (not shared) and you also have access to a separate kitchenette which is in the adjacent laundry (see pictures!).
This "micro apartment" is located downstairs underneath a high-set classic Queenslander style house only 3 km 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. Or we can email you a map with clear instructions to walk here and let yourselves in. 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 queen size bed fitted with Queen sheets if you are travelling as a couple. You will need to tell us BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL if you want the beds made up as two single beds rather than a double bed.
The kitchenette (see photo) with a mini-bar fridge and a microwave is located separately in our laundry, right next to your room. There is also a toaster, a mini electric frypan, single electric hotplate and an electric kettle along with a espresso coffee machine (coffee pods provided by us) and a set of basic crockery and cutlery. You may have to share this space with a student staying in our other room.
A 'start up kit' of of basic breakfast supplies (cereal, milk and your choice of yogurt, orange juice or two minute noodles) plus tea bags and espresso coffee pods can be provided on requestt for you in the kitchenette for your convenience if you have no time or energy to locate shops when you first arrive. We supply breakfast supplies for guests for first morning only and can give you instructions on where to get groceries once your "start up supplies" run out.
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 resident's guest 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 between the hours of 9 am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Just let us know that you will need this before you arrive. There will be a $20 security deposit required for the parking permit which will be returned when you give the permit back on your day of departure.
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 quite small but it is modern, private, and separate/self-contained from our family's living space upstairs.
It is therefore especially suited for people who might prefer the feeling of privacy provided by self-contained accommodation rather than having to share a bathroom or living space with others, but who might also travelling on a tight budget making a normal studio apartment too expensive.
The cleaning fee of $20 includes your fresh linen and towels, first morning breakfast supplies (teabags, milk, breakfast cereal, yoghurt, orange juice, coffee) to cover you for the first day or so. We supply coffee pods for the espresso machine. 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]
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 vegetarians - but eat vegetarian food at least twice per week and vegetarians can be easily catered for). Cost is $10 per person per 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. In making a booking you agree that you are NOT purchasing a product or service from a registered ABN 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 with our offer of hospitality, we will advise the airbnb website to FULLY refund any money we had received in relation to your reservation.
Due to our irregular schedules, we are not always as consistent in our hospitality as we might like to be. We do not aspire to be Airbnb "Superhosts" - we do aspire to be 5-star hosts in terms of Value For Money!
Close 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 scal(URL HIDDEN)
An Uber ride into the CBD is typically only $10, to the Southbank tourist precinct maybe even less than $10. Get the Uber app on your phone.
Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia