Small, self-contained suite with private entry. Host family lives upstairs, guests downstairs. Your own space with a modern private ensuite and private keyed entry. A small kitchenette is available in the adjacent laundry to prepare simple meals to eat in your room. A covered outdoor space with a BBQ. Free use of bicycles; Bikeway to CBD nearby.
Small recently renovated self-contained 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.
This "micro apartment" is located downstairs underneath a high-set classic Queenslander style house only 2.5 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. 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 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 separately in our laundry, right next to your room. There is also a toaster, a mini electric frypan, single electric hotplate and 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.
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 the kitchenette for your convenience if you have no energy to locate shops when you first arrive. We supply breakfast for guests for first day only and will give you instructions on where to get groceries if you ask us.
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 may be able to 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 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.
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]
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.
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.
UPON 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.
- An E-bike - battery powered for people who need help pedalling up hills.
- We require guests who are smokers to use the outdoor area for smoking; smoking is not permitted in your room).
Общение с гостями
You 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, and access to kitchenette facilities in laundry with your own fridge and microwave oven. 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 a 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.
Другие важные подробности
In 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 OFFER!
Come and go as you please using your own key to your own self_contained accommodation. Please keep noise down if arriving or leaving after hours. Please be careful with keeping the gate to the back yard closed so there is no chance of our dog escaping. If you are a smoker, please smoke outside - no smoking inside room. No burning of candles or incense in the room due to fire risk. That's all - very simple really. Extended bookings (more than two weeks duration) may be approved by means of "special offer" - but we will normally only agree to this if you are a sole traveller. We once did host a university professor on a 13 week Sabbatical!
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We are a professional couple, both working in health care, with an 17 year old daughter still living at home with us. We each work different days/hours from one week to the next, but we do our best to provide hospitality and information while we are here. Duncan is working part-time on a "transition to retirement" program and will respond to messages sent via airbnb website promptly. Our guest space has private entry so you can come and go as you please using your own key to your own self-contained space.