My centrally-located two-bedroom apartment is just 200m from cheap public transport and perfect for 1-2 people. Friendly pet snakes make for a unique and educational experience. Relax with high-speed wifi, airconditioning throughout & a 12.5m pool!
I live alone and have a busy lifestyle, meaning you will have complete privacy from 6:30am-5:30pm during the week. I have two harmless pythons who each live in a secure enclosure in my loungeroom. I am a non-smoker and my home is drug free and queer friendly.
You will be sleeping on a queen bed in your own room. Fresh towels and linen are provided for each guest.
Shared loungeroom, bathroom and kitchen spaces.
24/7 access to a 12.5m shared swimming pool is included.
Access to high-speed wifi is included.
Smoking is not permitted indoors.
Washing machine, fridge and kitchen use is included.
An iron and ironing board are available free of charge.
Free on-street parking available ONLY.
Interaction with Guests
I love chatting with all of my guests and often invite guests to join me on social outings. I genuinely enjoy listening to everyone's experiences and perspectives on life. I spend a lot of time at home when I'm not working, so am happy to offer advice or answer questions about your stay in Darwin.
My home is:
- 15 minutes' drive from the city centre (20 minutes by bus)
- 10 minutes' drive from the Northern Territory's largest shopping centre, Casuarina Square (15 minutes by bus)
- one street away from local gourmet pizza and greek desserts
- 5 minutes' walk from fresh food markets every Sunday morning, offering Asian cuisine and fresh fruit/vegetables
- 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from the beach. Darwin is famous for its sunsets!
If you are arriving via plane, my home is a 5 minute drive or AU$15 taxi fare from the airport. Bus services to and from the airport are infrequent and difficult to access, so this option is not recommended.
Buses are the only public transport in Darwin; a 3 hour ticket is AU$3, or $1 for Australian students and concession holders. Weekly tickets can also be purchased from any bus interchange for $20, allowing unlimited travel for a week. The route 10 bus stops 200m from my home and runs every 20-30 minutes between Casuarina Square (the Northern Territory's largest shopping centre) and the city.
Other Things to Note
Please do not ask for a discount, as refusal may offend. Please do not contact me for bookings longer than 2 weeks, or for more than 2 people. The limits I have set are firm and again, refusal may offend.
Guests will need to check in when I am home, between 6pm-6:30am weekdays, or negotiate a time for weekend arrivals.
I accept late night/early morning check-ins - as long as you can call or text me when you arrive. Guests planning trips to Kakadu/Litchfield should book tours departing at 7am or later, as the public bus to the city doesn't run before 6:30am.
- Guests are welcome to use my fridge and kitchen, but it is important that these areas are left as they were found.
- No smoking indoors please.
- No food or drinks permitted in the bedroom.
- A house key is provided on the condition that guests will lock the front doors at all times
Brooke gave us a very comfortable start in Australia. We really enjoyed things like having the bus stop, the supermarket and nightcliff nearby. So everythings seemed to be as she has described. She was such a great host helpimg us to get that much information we needed in our first week.
Thanks so much!!
Alex & Jana
Brooke was an excellent host. Despite being quite ill she still went out of her way to provide assistance where needed. Room was as described.
Brooke was the most amazing host! She is totally awesome, nice, welcoming, friendly, funny.. Ahhh!! The list goes on. I cannot express enough how great my stay was!! The listing description for her BnB is totally accurate. The place was clean, comfortable and homely! Highly recommend anyone who wants to stay.. cannot say enough awesome things about my time with Brooke!
Brooke was very kind and caring. The place is quiet beautiful and near to all amenities. I will be happy to come back at her place the next time.
Brooke was very helpful,very abliging and could help with the warm weather air conditioner saved us. But was all we wanted,clean comfortable and close to airport as a late flight in. Thank you. Sue
Brooke is a pleasant hostess. The place is convenient both for the airport and public transport to the city but for excursions you'll have to take a taxi into town as they start earlier than public transport.
The room is fine. The bathroom could be a bit cleaner though.
But altogether I will recommend this place.
I would like to note that my listing does say "Guests planning trips to Kakadu/Litchfield should book tours departing at 7am or later, as the public bus to the city doesn't run before 6:30am."
I reiterated this to Helene via email when she asked me about tours, and prompted her multiple times to read my listing, but it appears she still missed this information.
I was born and raised in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. I am a 25-year-old queer ally, graphic designer and homeowner. I don't smoke, don't do drugs and only drink occasionally.
My family survived Cyclone Tracy, which destroyed Darwin in 1974. I am a very goal-oriented person. I'm proactive and productive; average has never been good enough. I'm into photography and I'm a bit of a geek - I love computers and gadgets. When I'm not working, I'm usually studying, spending time with my pet snakes, or hanging out with friends and family. Guests are welcome to join me on social outings.
My international travel experience is a school trip to Japan in 2005, and more recently New York City (April 2014), and Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland (July 2013). I have hosted over 250 people through Airbnb and other websites, so am accustomed to having a constant flow of guests in my home.
Henry Ford once said, "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
This is my attitude towards life.