Access to an entire floor of the house. Great view from private deck with selection of indoor spaces for all types of weather. This is short-stay accommodation (a week or less). Work-space for laptop: office chair and desk. Kitchen facilities are available for light use. WiFi. Secure.
Guests over 40yrs preferred.
Off-street parking (undercover).
Double bed, looking out at view through glass doors.
Own large bathroom.
Aircon / heating
GREAT mountain-view from back deck (outside bedroom).
Your deck is at tree-top level, up with the birds!
Separate room to store suitcases etc.
Kitchen available for light use. A little to one side of your area and you can find owner there sometimes. Good place to chat. Breakfast is provided in the kitchen.
Good indoor spaces for sitting, if it is windy or rainy and the large deck is not suitable.
日本人の方大歓迎です。 This says "Japanese people welcome"
Set on a gentle hill, this house is in a safe, residential, suburban street. Guests have access to an entire floor of the 2-level house. The large kitchen is to one side, a little separate.
Your floor is home-like - this does not mean untidy !! it means there are scattered books, interesting objects, indoor plants and a general home-like feeling - as opposed to stark minimalism.
If you want CBD / 'downtown' buzz, please stay closer to the city. (Younger guests can be dismayed at how quiet and far from 'the action' this property is.) If you'd like a quiet retreat at the city edge, where the architecture changes from CBD concrete to traditional wooden Queenslander style, with verandas, trees, rainbow lorikeets (small parrots) and a big sky - consider this Aussie accommodation.
The high back deck has an uninterrupted view of the D'Aguilar Range - the roof-tops of other houses are below as you stand on the large veranda and look out.
Restaurants are within very easy driving distance if you have a car and walking distance if you are fit. (Truly not far, but some people are just not walkers ! )
No cleaning fee added on to price.
$62 for one person. $72 for 2 people. Note that the extra charge covers breakfast, separate towels, hot water and showers for the second person.
With no stairs for guests, this house really suits mature guests. (Hosts use internal stairs.) So mature guests are welcomed. Over 35 is a good starting point !
There is an entirely private carport, set aside for guest use only. You walk through an entry room (drop off your suitcases, if you like) to get to your back-of-house bedroom. Between these two rooms there's your large, private bathroom. A large deck / veranda, a sitting room and a private television. The kitchen can be accessed for light cooking (often, guests eat at the pleasant kitchen table - but in Brisbane the veranda is fine for breakfast for most of the year.
This accommodation is for up to 5 nights & 5 easy-going, slow-start-to-the-day breakfasts. When our paths cross, very happy to answer questions about trains/ buses and other queries.
Television and sitting room. A scattering of different styles of chairs, which can be swapped around, rather than a sofa.
The guest bedroom is at the back of the house (where the view is) and therefore away from the street. The bedroom is standard size but opens onto a large deck immediately outside the sliding glass door. In daylight hours, leave the door open and treat the large, covered, private deck as an extension of the bedroom. Table, cane chairs with cushions, potted plants / herbs, and great view.
IT'S B&B, NOT 'RENTED SPACE'
Like 80% of Airbnbs, this is a private home and you are a paying guest not a renter-of-space . If you have Brisbane friends or relatives, meet them at their place, have them pick you up here (outside), meet at a cafe etc.
GETTING OUT AND ABOUT
Have the best of both worlds: spend your days in the CBD ("downtown"), Southbank or elsewhere and return to peace and quiet.
Easy access to buses and trains.
Bus takes you straight to Southbank, the 'arts precinct' of Brisbane - big state art galleries, theatres, museum, restaurants etc. Southbank is set on the banks of the wide Brisbane River, which also has 'city cats' - catamarans that are part of the public transport system in Brisbane.
Buy a "Go-card" for a bus or train and you can use the city cats too - to get somewhere or just for a very cheap river cruise! There's also CityHopper, Brisbane City Council’s free ferry service. These CityHopper ferries run every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week, and service the more 'tourist' stops such as the Maritime Museum, South Bank 3 etc.
There's a train station at about the same distance as bus stop (7 -10 min casual walk, less if you are a brisk walker). 5 stops and you are in Fortitude Valley or another stop and you are at Central Station - the heart of Brisbane.
For free City Loop buses, use your search engine to look for Free City Loop buses, Brisbane. Free and saves a lot of walking around downtown / CBD.
* The private guest entrance leads directly into under-cover guest parking. Unload suitcases in shade and protected from rain.
* Aircon / heating in bedroom and other areas, also ceiling fans (very effective).
* Big back deck, half-covered, with view.
* Your own big, spotless bathroom.
* Most of year, eat breakfast on back deck at tree-top level.
* No children of any age. (Tree-top-height veranda and un-gated internal stairs. Sorry - no exceptions.)
Different privacy requirements are respected.
PHOTO on your profile which shows who you are (not a group).
No entertaining other people (mates, relatives). It is from one or two unpleasant experiences that we insist on this, alas ! It's not a commercial property.
You only have to look at the reviews to see that mature folks, who ‘get’ the deal, have a great time here. Quiet but enjoyable. (Party folks - elsewhere please.)
* It's called BnB (Bed and Breakfast) with the assumption that people will be out doing their thing for a few hours in the daytime.
Julia - I'm the one who does the Airbnb! I have a strong preference for older guests. The property really suits older folks, as the Guest Floor is all on one level - from the carport through the house to the big back deck.
Helpful, cheerful and polite.
At least 3 days' notice is really appreciated - and a profile with a good ID photo and some info about you is lovely too.
As Airbnb themselves say - "no-one wants to host a cat or a landscape" so please make it a recognisable picture of YOU :-)