Picture yourself here in sub tropical surrounds; feet up with a good book and a morning coffee.Large airy bedroom with plenty of ventilation and double bed
Bamboo Gardens- Home Away From Home

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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

Over 180 visitors have now enjoyed BAMBOO GARDENS as the great alternative to staying in a hotel in town and found they have loose change in their pockets to spend on the real holiday! Read the reviews!

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $9 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $12
Weekly Discount: 5%


The space


Hello and welcome to Brisbane!

My son, small dog and I have a large leafy Queenslander home in Cannon Hill with roomy private self contained accommodation for up to four people downstairs. Cannon Hill is 8kms from city centre. The space has 1 large bedroom with TV (double bed with new mattress topper) with own bathroom and separate toilet and separate secure entrance so you can come and go without any disruptions. Kitchenette/living room connected to outdoor undercover terrace. This room contains a sofa bed or fold out beds for extra guests. The bedroom can also accommodate the single beds if preferred.
Insect screens are installed on windows.

A very child friendly property, with a secure tall fence all around and a large trampoline available for use. Offstreet parking for one car is available if needed, (I will put my car out) but there is plenty of free parking in the street outside for car caravan, boat etc.

Cannon Hill is located approximately 8kms from the CBD or roughly 15 minutes to the city or 15 minutes out to Cleveland and other bayside areas. We are only 20 minutes by car / taxi from the airport. Very handy to access both the Sunshine and Gold Coasts on the Gateway Motorway.

There is a car rental office just around the corner!

Train: Cannon Hill Station on the Cleveland Line is 700 metres away.

Bus: Route 227 to and from City stops around the corner - 50 metres away- all timetables available.
Citycat Ferries: stop at Bulimba where there is a bus (Route 232) that comes to near our home. SEE TRANSPORT DETAILS.
Airport or train station pick up can be arranged (small charge) if really needed. All timetables available here.

Wireless internet available throughout house, and a small library for relaxing. Am working on a reference visitor information resource section but as a Brisbane person, I am able to provide good information regarding Brisbane's attractions. I have been a traveller so have a good understanding of visitor needs and will be delighted to share whatever I have in my head over a cup of coffee (or something more grown up) on the big back deck upstairs.

It is simple, clean and contemporary - a good space to relax after a long business day, conference, student stay or visit to Brisbane.There are leafy options for outdoor eating relaxing in the simple undercover area or in the bamboo garden.

New modern kitchenette within the living area with:
Induction cooktop, microwave, electric frypan and skillet, toaster, electric kettle, flat bed griller (upon request) and refrigerator as well as tea and coffee making facilities, plates, cutlery for simple independent self catering.
Pedestal fan, IPOD dock, large flat screen TV, iron and ironing board, large work table/ desk, plenty of wardrobe space and tallboy for clothes.
BBQ is available for outdoor cooking day and night, if you want the real Queenslander experience.

Shared front load washing machine and drying area.
WIFI throughout.

Oil Heater available upon request for a fee of $4 per night. It is a safe oil type heater. See "Other things to Note" below.

- 700m from two large supermarkets, deli, butcher, newsagent cafe.
- 700m from several takeaway food places - I have takeaway menus available.
Organic supermarket is about 600m away.

Nightly Rate Includes

- Accommodation for first person plus $10 for each additional guest. There is a sofa bed that can accommodate 1-2 people / children or one adult plus I have another single mattress on floor if preferred. Bedroom is quite a large room.
- Tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter and jams will be in fridge to get you started. After that I leave it up to you to purchase your own supplies.
- Fresh linen, towels, soaps, shampoo etc. Supplied linen will be changed after one week for longer stays or upon request.
- Access to wireless internet as long as use is not in the mega proportions for movie downloads and TV streaming.


Our standard check in time is after 2pm and check out before 10am. We are happy to be flexible on this wherever it doesn't conflict with other bookings, please just communicate with us about what you need.

Minimum 2 nights night up to a maximum stay of four weeks.
If you do require a longer stay, please get in touch to discuss further as I am flexible.


This is definately a non smoking home. Please do not smoke anywhere in or around the house.

I am an Airbnb user for overseas trips so hopefully have covered the basics for a simple affordable alternative for your stay in Brisbane. Thank you for visiting our property page and I look forward to meeting you on your visit to Brisbane!

Annette, Toby and Dusty the wonderdog

Guest access

You will have access to a self contained one bedroom unit including kitchen facilities. You also have use of outdoor area which I may pass through to service my garden or hang out the washing.
Washing machine is upstairs on rear deck for your use. My office on ground level is private and has no access to guests.

Interaction with guests

I will aim to meet you on arrival and help become familiar with everything including safety items. Introduce the puppy and where maps, shops and transport are.
After that I may pop in to see everything is as it should be then you are free of me. I am happily available to answer questions or you need help.

Getting around

Buses are 100 m away and the train station is about 700 m away - a 5-10 minute walk. Both take you into the city about 15 minutes away.

I can collect from the station if you have a lot of luggage.

Other things to note

Upon request - an 11 bar oil heater is available for a nightly fee of $4 - to cover electricity etc. as I normally would not have a heater here in the sub-tropics. Some guests have made the suggestion to have a heater; but to keep the costs down for those who would not use a heater, I ask the fee. Thank you.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No candles or naked flames inside the unit or on garden terrace - as a timber house, the fire hazard is high.

This is a smoke free home so no smoking in and around the house or garden thank you.
No illicit substances or inappropriate behaviour is accepted.

Internet download use to be within reason. This is a simple but comfortable and welcoming accommodation reflected in the nightly rate. Large usage will slow internet down for EVERYONE.

No additional uninvited guests or parties please.

Happy to get feedback from guests.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

188 Reviews

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Mike User Profile
April 2017
Annie is a wonderful host - she gets the balance between helping/advising guests of the local facilities (e.g., 10 minute walk to Cannon Hill Station which is in Zone 1 of the Brisbane Transport System - A$2.50 or so each way with a GO Card available from the station) and our need for privacy just right. The accommodation is comfortable - we were able to cook meals on an induction hob - good range of cooking utensils available. Without asking Annie offered us an additional duvet when the overnight temperature was predicted to drop following in the wake of Cyclone Debbie. It was thoughtful touches such as this which made our stay enjoyable. Unfortunately we could not enjoy the wonderful terrace seating - we arrived at the tale end of Cyclone Debbie - it rained constantly for two days..... Annie is wonderful but she has no control on the local mosquito population following the rains! She did, however, supply insect repellent. By the way, previously to the cyclone the daytime temperatures were high (+35C) thus reducing the mosquito population. We would have no hesitation in re-booking this accommodation on our return to Brisbane.

Yunkai User Profile
March 2017
Clean and spacious house, and very kind and friendly host. Highly recommend to live here!

Thomas User Profile
March 2017
Everything was perfect. The apartment was very modern, clean and much space for us. Annie was very kind, she made us a little welcome package in the fridge and answered all our questions regarding our trip. Her dog Dusty is also lovely :) We would totally recommend Annie/her apartment. Thanks for everything, we had a wonderful time in Brisbane.

Farib User Profile
March 2017
Annie is a very nice host, very helpful and flexible, place was quite good, clean and tidy. Having our breakfast always on the table outside was quite pleasant and sharing some cuddles with "Dusty" was really good. Thanks Annie!

Amy User Profile
February 2017
Annie's apartment is gorgeous - chic, clean and complete with everything I could need. Annie is a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating. The location was easy to get to and close to my business meetings. Wifi was reliable for video conferencing etc.

Marc User Profile
February 2017
This apartment is perfect for a stay in Brisbane and Annie is the best host you could have.

Scott User Profile
February 2017
A wonderful place! Was able to truly relax in peace and quiet, as well as access transport very easily. Spacious accomodation and close to the city for dinner on the river which was fantastic. Incredible value BnB. Annie is also a lovely woman. I highly recommend this host!
Annie User Profile
Response from Annie:
Thank you Scott. Always glad to hear that it meets your needs and expectations. Look forward to your next stay perhaps.
February 2017

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Annie User Profile

My son Toby and I live in Brisbane Australia. Toby is in Year 11 and is a quiet lad. I am a Landscape Architect and work from home with my own private consultancy. I have travelled far and wide in earlier years, have lived and worked in the Middle East for five years. Am now back home an establishing Chapter 10 of the life cycle in our Brisbane home. I have a keen desire to show Toby the hot spots of the world while he is still happy age to travel with me. I do this homestay to bring the world to us now that I am anchored for a while. Oh it also helps to pay for paint and other toys!! Come and meet us some day soon.
Cheers Annette

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