View of the city in the morning from the upper deck.2 couches.  The darker on the left is a double sofa bed the other, a click clack sofa,  makes into a single bed.
Near South Bank & Convention Centre

Entire home/apt

5 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

In a quiet neighbourhood close to South Bank, West End, The Convention Centre, the City and major Bus and Train lines.
Free fast Optic Fibre Wi-Fi, TV & DVDs
Free Permit for easy street parking
Loan of Public Transport Go Cards
Walk to South Bank, The Convention Centre, QUT and West End.
Nearby is fast & frequent transport to the City, Gold Coast or to University of Queensland.
Convenience Store & great Coffee Shops ½ block away.

The space

This apartment has its own entrance
Queen sized bedroom
Large living area with a double sofa bed and a click clack single sofa bed
Private bathroom with shower and bathtub
The fully equipped kitchenette has a gas stove top and a microwave/convention oven.
Linen, towels, hairdryer and iron are provided.

This is one of two apartments on the lower level of a heritage Queenslander situated in a quiet neighbourhood 1/2 block from the Highgate Hill shopping street. The house is perched on the lower slope of the hill with city and mountain views. This apartment is tucked into the side of the hill. There are small windows on the east side and it stays warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The house gets wonderful river breezes in the summer.
(The other listing has the same photo and the description is, "Comfy Inner City w/ Courtyard & Views", and booked on its own costs a bit more because it has a large outside courtyard, has a better view and is a bit more private.) Both apartments may be booked simultaneously for a larger group.

This apartment has 3 "proper" beds but often guests want more individual sleeping areas I can provide foam mattresses to make sleeping nests on the floor.

Guest access

This apartment has a covered verandah next to small garden at the top of the steps to the street.
Guests have access to plunge pool The plunge pool is solar heated from sometime in November to around March.
A large washing machine (including laundry detergent) is located in the back yard next to the pool and a dryer is available if needed. You have your own washing line in front of your apartment and a laundry rack.
We have 2 puppies that live in the back yard. You are welcome to come up and pet them at any time.

Interaction with guests

When a guest arrives I often spend about 20 minutes showing them around the property and by using a map and the view orientate them in the Brisbane topography. It often happens that after this initial introduction that I do not see the guests again. I live on the top floor and live my life towards the back of the house and the apartments are on the lower level and they live life towards the front of the house. But I am often available if you need help or have questions.
If you arrive and depart in the daylight hours I will try to pick you up and drop you off at the local train station.
I will also endeavour to take you on your first grocery shop.

Other things to note

I am happy for babies and children to stay. Please note that children are considered another person when booking. A port-a-cot and high chair are available on request.
A large BBQ also available. ($20 cleaning fee applies)
Check In is listed at noon. Let us talk about when you are arriving; sometimes the apartment is ready earlier and you can certainly come later.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 24 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 41
Weekend Price: 90 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Gatherings are OK, parties are not.
Please, control your noise after 10 pm. Upstairs we are noise tolerant but you may have neighbours in the other apartment.
Smoking is allowed only outside.
The apartment should be left as tidy as when you arrived. Please do all your dishes.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Staircase from street and staircase to backyard.
Pet(s) live on property - 1 old cat is often asleep outside the apartment. 2 puppies and 1 cat live in the backyard.
No parking on property - Always a spot on the street
Some spaces are shared - Backyard, pool and apartment entrance area.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

131 Reviews

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Tony User Profile
August 2017
Melissa has everything organised. Everything we needed was there and she was very helpful if we needed anything else, even borrowing a stroller from one of her friends so we could get around the town easier with our children. Her instructions are thorough and clear. Really pleasant stay. Highly recommended!

Anne User Profile
July 2017
A great place to stay over and be close to south bank and west end. We walked everywhere and lived it.

Nicole User Profile
July 2017
Melissa is a lovely host who predicts your needs and tries to make sure you have lots of info about the house and area. It was surprisingly quiet and relaxed. Other locations in the area can have a lot of traffic noise. The kids loved playing with her dogs. Easy walk to the South Bank and Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. We loved The Lucky Duck cafe around the corner. Great value.

Elyza User Profile
July 2017
Melissa is a wonderful host, a real home away from home. Highly recommended to any traveler

Kate User Profile
July 2017
Fantastic host and location. 7 minute walk to Southbank Parklands. Premises clean and well cared for. Excellent communication from Melissa, attention to detail and friendly presence. Highly recommended.

Barbara User Profile
July 2017
Central to Brisbane city. Melissa is a fantastic host, so much care and thought into everything that leaves such a welcoming warm feeling.

Tarryn User Profile
June 2017
Lovely spot close to the city beautifully decorated with all the comforts of home!

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Queensland, AustraliaJoined in January 2014
Melissa User ProfileMelissa is a superhost.

I am originally from California and have lived in this neighbourhood 34 years and this house, 29. I love living so close to South Bank, the Cultural Centre and the Museums. I particularly enjoy meeting a friend for lunch in one of the great cafes in this area and going to an exhibit at GOMA or the Art Gallery.
I traveled a lot before I had children and in recent years have travelled often to California and London to visit family. Now I am delighted the world is coming to me with all the far flung Australians and International guests coming to stay. It is a real joy and pleasure.

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Response time: within an hour
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