Pricing reflects preference for stays of 1 month+. Private entrance rear "granny flat" air-conditioned apt with private covered courtyard. Proper size fridge, pantry and gas stove. Your own bathroom! Queen-size luxe mattress. BIR. Calm green outlook. Quiet street but short stroll to bus stop (zone 1) and cafes. Health Works gym is on the corner on my street.
Fabulous private apartment in a premium location: 100/100 on the app "walk-score" for walkability. The top end of Paris Street, West End, is your location, and a cozy one bedroom apartment awaits, featuring a full kitchen, laundry, Queen size bedroom, and private courtyard. West End has organic grocery stores, and has a bohemian-intellectual vibe because of its proximity to the best universities. It has a Saturday weekly outdoor market on the Brisbane River, five minutes walk away, with music, fruit and vege. This is the cafe-ladden cultural heart of Brisbane. West End and South Bank are neighbours, and the centre of Brisbane is just across the River from South Bank! It takes only 20 minutes walk to be in South Bank.
The apartment's entrance is completely separate from main house. I prefer longer stays over 30 days, so many people choose this option when relocating to Brisbane or when coming to study English for several months. The apartment has everything you need, including A/C and super fast wifi, and LOCATION is absolutely PRIME even though it's a quiet street, a direct bus to the city is located less than a minute's stroll away, across Hardgrave Road, in front of a convenience store. Coles and Aldi for groceries just five mins away! Organic grocery (Marcia's on Montague) also five minutes walk down Victoria Street.
West End has a buzzing craft beer and live music scene. Bars such as The End are less than 500m away from the apartment. Boundary Street is approximately 800m away. Avid Reader is a great book shop and always has famous authors dropping in to speak when they launch a new book, so your literary cravings will be satisfied. Art Galleries abound in South Bank, GoMA is one of the best in Australia, featuring a cinema with amazing art-house programmes year-long, usually held in conjunction with the wonderful curating and world class exhibitions.
Foodies! You're so going to love Hardgrave Road (just parallel and behind Paris Street)... award-winning restaurants, including Vietnamese, Thai, Himalayan, Japanese, Greek, organic modern Australian, Turkish, and Malaysian!
GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art), QAG (Qld Art Gallery) and the State Library are a 15 minute walk.
The I-Max cinema at South Bank and the City are both a 20 minute walk or a bus ride away.
Brisbane River is a 5 minute walk away.
Saturday morning Farmer's market at Davies Park West End Markets - five minutes away on foot.
Try the Greek food and take the trolley (provided) to load up on locally-made treats, food and drinks, fruit and vegetables. Stock up the apartment's full-size fridge with fresh fruit from the markets. You have a dedicated fruit and veg "drawer" in the fridge.
Bus Stop - less than 2 minutes walk (on Hardgrave Road)
Visit TransLink website for the timetable, but you will probably use the Bus 199 "BUZZ" bus (every 5 mins in peak times) which takes you to either the city or to the central bus interchange where you can get onto any other bus that you need.
Buy a GO card as soon as you arrive and keep it charged so that you can use it on trains, bus, and ferries!
What is great about the apartment is its ultra premier location. You can have beers at a cool bar (such as my personal fave The End on Vulture Street) and simply walk home. Less than one minute walk to a convenience store in case you forget to buy milk or need a bottle of wine at Chalk 'n Cheese bottle shop (one minute walk away) for dinner. All this so close, and yet, a quiet spot to call home.
Stroll down Granville Street through Brisbane's oldest estate on your way to Avid Reader bookshop and on your way visit Hanasho Flower Art on Boundary Street.
BlackStar coffee on Thomas Street or Sol Bread Cafe on corner of Hardgrave Road. Read about the newest cafes in West End (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 'The Urban Spoon' website.
Apartment is also one minute to two doctors surgeries in case you feel unwell.
What I love about my apartment is the leafy view and the light. It feels so tucked away in nature but it is also so close to things, literally seconds away! Lovely breezes come through the apartment, and I have just had reverse cycle A/C installed!
The Queen size bed is fitted with lovely pillows and linen, and is such a good quality mattress. The high ceilings and the glass-stained window in the bedroom are very relaxing and pretty romantic. The apartment's courtyard has a French iron table with chairs. I'm never in the courtyard when guests are staying. I've also got great neighbours, and overall it is one of the handiest, sweetest streets in West End.
The "Buzz" 199 bus is literally less than one minute walk and it comes every five minutes (peak) and every 15 minutes (off-peak) and takes 10 mins into centre of Brisbane city on bus. Or in the other direction, it takes you to the Ferry Terminal at Orleigh Park (one stop to the University of Queensland.
I own and rent my Paris Street home and created my granny flat which is completely separate from my part of the house.
"West End in Brisbane we call "Best End" because it has the best of everything, including the people. The people are the most relaxed in all of Brisbane in West End," Matt, beer expert at the wine/beer shop on Hardgrave Road (Two mins walk away - slightly too convenient if you need a beer!)...
Bring a hat and suncream because if you walk around you will need it, as you know it is very sunny in Brisbane. Queensland's tourism slogan is "Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next". (whatever. I also love the February tropical rain with the thunderstorms and butterflies !)
* Super fast cable Wi-Fi
* Miele clothes washing machine
Across the street behind is a bus going into the city every five minutes
Also behind the house is Nibbles convenience store, many fine dining options from Nepal, Vietnam, Indian, Mexico, Japan, Indonesia, Greece and Malaysia.
A fruit and vegetable market every Saturday at Davies Park West End on Brisbane River is five minutes away .... with delicious food stalls, live music, flowers, craft, meet farmers and buy their organic produce, it is incredible to bring back to your own private kitchen.
I've priced my apartment at a rate that is competitive with "private rooms" category, even though it is an "entire home", due to the fact that it is a compact space. If you need a parking permit I can provide one but it must be given back before you leave. This allows you to park anywhere on Paris, Hardgrave Rd, and Granville Street.
Very hospitable person with excellent communication skills. I will meet you there, explain how everything works and then I am just a phone call or text away.
I live in and own the house. I occasionally rent out my back apartment/granny flat to people visiting Brisbane.
No smoking. Please go outside.
A proper length - long - clothesline is located at the side of the house in a sunny position. We have consistently great weather in Brisbane so using a dryer I find is not necessary. A Miele washing machine is provided in the laundry and if you desperately need to use a dryer there is a laundromat across the street on Hardgrave Road (Two mins to walk). But the sun is by far the healthiest option for drying clothes.
The apartment has fly screens so no bugs come in, and it features a beautiful covered area in a private courtyard for your use. I think the apartment is a perfect retreat for one or two people.
No smoking at all inside the apartment. Hosts reserve the right to let air bnb know (and cancel) if this or other rules are not being observed.
It is suitable for adults (2 max) and no children sorry.
Use of the gas stove - please of course make sure it is
Please turn off any electrical utilities such as the air conditioner before leaving the apartment.
Please empty the fridge contents when you leave.
During the week, place any rubbish (bin under sink) into the dark bin at the front of the house. This bin is put onto the curb Thursday morning or Wednesday nights for collection.
Recycling goes into the yellow-top bin, and is collected every second Thursday, also by putting the bin on the curb of the pavement. Someone in the main house usually will do this because but sometimes we are away so please keep it in mind.
In Australia we call / dial the number 000 in an emergency - ambulance, police and fire brigade.
Thanks and enjoy!
Art history student at Christie's 2009-10. And I am still studying art! I have been a travel addict since age 19. I'm a writer/journalist/PR consultant. I've lived in Northern California, London, New York and Copenhagen. In 2010 I studied post-grad art history and the art market. I love travelling by train (especially in France) and listening to music and watching the scenery float by! I love seeing new parts of the world Favourite places - so far - Lucerne, Switzerland, England's Lake District, London, Brooklyn, North West Coast of the U.S., San Juan Islands (near Bellingham, WA), Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), the Big Sur, Istanbul, Innsbruck, Venice, Melbourne, Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia), Sydney Opera House (International Piano Festival), Pebble Beach (Concours d'Elegance), Barossa Valley (South Australia), Amsterdam, Copenhagen, countryside along the Danube outside Vienna, Buenos Aires (Hotel Bonito is so amazing I kind of want to live there). I love music, cinema and poetry.
I look forward to meeting you!