About this listing
This large centrally located house is in the most desirable area in Brisbane. The area is known for restaurants, shops, cafes and bars. Quiet yet a few blocks to the CBD and Fortitude Valley. The bedroom features both a double and two single beds
Thanks for checking out our page. We are Leon and Andi and we are here to help you while you enjoy your time in Brisbane.
**FOUR large binders full of things to see and do in Brisbane including restaurants, what to do and what's on in Brisbane, day trips to the islands and dolphins, trips to the beach and more, in addition to a detailed check in and personal map for you to keep upon your arrival including how to walk to local supermarkets, cafes, facilities, riverwalk and all info to make the most of your trip to Brisbane**
**Free to borow
4 Bikes and helmets available to borrow
and much more, just ask :)
* Large Room for up-to four people
* Air conditioning and floor fan
* Keyed Lock on Door
* Large Flatscreen TV with full package Foxtel cable channels
* Free WiFi
* Fully Furnished - 1 x comfortable double bed, 1 - 2 x single beds, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe, draws, mirror, art work)
* Quality Bedding (mattress protector, base sheet, flat sheet, top cover, four pillows, pillow protectors, spare blankets and throw pillows and towels)
* Fully Equipped and furnished
* Cleaned Daily
* Washing Machine
* Kitchen with cooking utensils and equipment
* Continental Breakfast - Toast, Spreads, Cereal, Fruit, Milk,Tea & Coffee provided
* Lounge with leather couch and foxtel cable tv with channels including sports, movies, music, entertainment and more.
* Very Central, walk to cafes, restaurants, transport, ferry, parks, CBD, nightlife, bars, nightclubs, 24/7 food, lots of grocery stores etc very easy to walk to.
* Outdoor area with tables and chairs to enjoy in the gardens
* WiFi internet throughout the property
When you arrive, you will receive your own Map and shown where things are and how to get there. It's a good time for you to plan further what you would like to do in Brisbane. I certainly make plenty of suggestions on things to do and will let you know of local events occurring during your stay. As life long residents who are also world travellers, we know how useful it is to receive this information and you may have things you would like to know more about that you have read on this profile.
At least one of us is always home so if you need anything day or night just please simply ask us as we are always happy to help you. During your stay if you would like to contact us for any reason, it is as simple as asking in person, sending an airbnb message, picking up the intercom or sending a text/or email (which we get straight away) so please let us know.
I hope you are excited about your upcoming trip to Brisbane - as it is certainly the place to be, there is always something happening and the location here is certainly amongst the action. There are so many things to see and do locally.
We are in a beautiful tree lined area of gorgeous houses in a beautiful pocket ('the prestigious' Teneriffe Hill) although so close to everything, it is surprisingly tranquil and quiet.
We also have a beautiful fairly private park with city view and bush walks located just around the corner, it's a great place to chill out with free BBQ area and playground overlooking the natural landscape, the bush tracks show you some native Australian fauna and flora.
River walks are near by and are a great way to get around as well. There's so much to do within this local vicinity (easy walk away) that you will be spoilt for choice.
Set amongst plentiful award winning cafes, bars, markets, restaurants, bakeries, butchers, nightlife, arts centers and a huge selection of many different restaurants, all within an easy walk away. There are seven (large and small) supermarkets within a 15 minute Walking Distance
There is plenty to do here, in fact, you can walk to many different local attractions and facilities. At the end of the block is a local market with cafe section which is worth a visit. In fact, walk in any direction and you are bound to stumble upon cafes and shops etc of a high standard.
Literally a five minute walk is the City Cat Ferry stop (these are very converted in Brisbane) and are wonderful to take you peacefully into the CBD, while you stand on the back of a high powered Catamaran boat (from 6am til midnight) and take in the sights as you travel the Brisbane River (AKA the River City) There are also lots of other buses that leave from even closer to our location.
Next to the City Cat stop are the express buses into the CBD (called 'City Glider') in under ten minutes in peak hour. There are also other buses even closer to our location.
If you want to go into the CBD then you can easily get there (to drive in peak hour is 5 minutes) walk in 20min via the river and under the Story Bridge.
Or, if you want to enjoy the local attractions, there are certainly plenty of them within a 15 minutes walk.
Next to the City Cat stop is Vernon Terrace, which is populated with lots of bars, restaurants, cocktail and beer specialist places, definitely worth a look.
At the City Cat stop we then have a River Walk that takes you across the top of the water down to New Farm Park, a beautiful park on the River, home to the fortnightly large Farmers Markets and the PowerHouse which is a funky converted building housing plays, comedy, bands, art, talks and so on.
Also, about ten minutes walk from our place we have the brand new Gasworks complex, complete with large Grocery Store, an organic market, chocolate restaurant and great cafes and eateries and worth a mention. The amazing historic Waterloo Hotel has been reopened and is very popular. The bar/restaurant has an Art Deco feel and is great to enjoy.
From the house in the other direction, we also have the famous James Street within a five minute walk. It is lined with things to see and do, including palace cinema, pizza place, bars, restaurants, clothes stores, boutiques, farmers markets, cafes. Definitely the place to be seen and get seen, Can get quite busy on the weekend and people from Brisbane flock to this area.
Not only that, we also have 'The Emporium' which is close to us and is filled with wonderful restaurants of the highest quality and amazing boutiques and stores.
You can also walk to Fortitude Valley, which is the night life and weekend market district, which also has China Town Mall where there is amazing Asian Restaurants at good prices.
In Fortitude Valley, there is a pedestrian mall with 24 hour food places and all your usual take away places. There are also some great places to get $8 steaks with all the usual accompaniments so it's worth a look. The weekend markets are fun and there are a few '$2 shops' here as well if you need any basics including discount souvenirs.
Brunswick Street, Connects to our street easily and is lined with restaurants, bars, art galleries, take away food, burger bars, IGA, Night Owl Convenience store open 24/7.
Next to the intersection with Brunswick Street and Kent Street (Our street) is the outlook of the story bridge where you can enjoy the park and amazing view and also start the *short cut into the CBD* from our location, where you take the footpath direct, which goes under the Story Bridge itself and through to the center of the city via a River Walk (ten minutes from park)
You can take the City Cat (five minutes walk from our place) to lots of great locations around Brisbane including the famed South bank which is really wonderful including a huge swimming pool and a man made beach as you look at the city skyline, surrounded by free BBQs, amazing parkland, performance center, art gallery, museum, science center, gallery of modern art and state library, it's easy to catch the city cat back to here and it's open really late. Also, don't forget the FREE inner city Ferry!
If you have any need to know a place to eat, just ask us. We also have a huge amount of menus out for your to look at (as well as brouchers of things to do) so be sure to check them out.
There are wonderful getaways with an 1 hour or so's drive....and beautiful day trips to think about: options include dolphins, islands, rainforests, beaches, swimming and more. If there is something particular you would like to do be sure to mention it to us as we may have some insider info for you.
We have lots of information about things to see and do so if you would like some inspiration, let us know what kind of holiday you are looking for and we will make some suggestions and show you some flyers.
The easiest train is Brunswick St Station (Fortitude Valley) which is where the night life is, this is one of the central major stops meaning you can go in pretty much any direction from here via train (including the Gold Coast, Roma Street Bus Terminal and The Airports) The train to the airport is a special train and is $16/each. If you would like a lift to the airport it can be arranged for $30.
These local places I've mentioned are so close, if you aren't walking there, you are looking at around a $5 - $10 taxi
You get to cook for yourself and enjoy the top of the line kitchen with granite benchtops and everything you will need to cook.
Not to mention the BBQ and outdoor garden equipped with party lights and music facilities and Insect Vac protection. Please ask to use BBQ so we can show you how they work.
WALKING DISTANCE TO SUPERMARKETS:
(Small Organic Market and Deli 5 minutes, Woolworths 10 Mins, IGA open til midnight 10 minutes, ALDI 15 minutes, Coles 15 minutes, Organic Market Gasworks 10 minutes, James St Fine food Market 10 minutes plus 24/7 convenience stores all walking distance.
This large bedroom is complete with Cable large flat screen TV, draws, Rug, Side Tables, Lamps, clothes wardrobe, artwork and fans, Polished timber floors and a keyed lock of the door.
The room has 1 x double bed and 2 x single beds thus sleeping four comfortably
So close to the city and valley yet enjoy the quite and peaceful surrounds of one of Brisbane's Premier Suburbs!
Upon entering the lower level of this beautiful two story house through a large modern galley kitchen leading into the lounge and entertainment area.
Beautiful landscaped gardens and undercover outdoor lounge/dining/chill zone. With addition outdoor table and chairs to make the most of the sun.
The house has every modern convenience such as
- Super fast wifi access throughout the property
- Complimentary cable tv in your room and in lounge room
- Linen and bedding of a top quality
- Fully equipped kitchen with every thing you need
- Washing Machine
Please contact us if the dates you are looking for are not available. There are other rooms you may be able to move to for part of your stay and please see our other listings.
We have travelled extensively throughout the world and love chatting with fellow travellers, we have all of the insider info about great places to go and things to do in the great city of Brisbane.
We had a great time travelling around with airbnb so when we got back home to Australia we decided to offer rooms in our gorgeous house so close you can walk to the CBD or Fortitude Valley.
The house has every modern convenience such as super fast wifi access throughout the property, complimentary cable tv, reverse cycle airconditioning, linen and bedding of a top quality and a fully equipped kitchen.
New Farm/Teneriffe where we are located are some of Brisbane's most desirable neighborhoods, with heaps of restaurants, cinemas, night clubs, cafes, shops, boutiques, bottle shops and more just a very short stroll away.
WHAT TO DO:
Want to relax?
We are in a residential area and yet within a very close walking distance from many different restaurants and entertaining establishments, we are in a quiet tree lined pocket of this desirable inner city suburb. Enjoy the beautiful greenery view from our upper level deck. Enjoy the bush scape serenity of Teneriffe Park, just a three minute walk will have you getting back to nature where you can enjoy a bush walk, playground and BBQ with some city views. Take a stroll along the teneriffe river walk taking you from the house to the renown New Farm Park, one of Brisbanes best parks which fronts the river.
Want to eat out?
We have three onsite BBQs, a cafe on each corner, a multitude of restaurants spoils you for choice all walking distance away, we have many different menus available for your perusal. Italian, Thai, Seafood, Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian, Indian, Australian, Fusion and more are all in the local area for you to enjoy. For late night options, enjoy china town and the Brunswick street mall. James street has great restaurants and the trendy Vernon Terrace is packed full of fantastic eateries and concept bars. The Emporium is another great restaurant and shopping precinct with loads of fantastic top notch restaurants and designer stores a 15 minute walk away.
Want to self cater?
We have the IGA supermarket a few blocks down open til midnight seven days, the 24 hour night owl, the very large coles supermarket open til 9pm, the Jan Powers Farmers markets (twice a month) at new farm park - take the river walk there, and the very fancy James Street Markets with amazing top notch quality produce on offer. You can cook in one of our two fully equipped kitchens.
Want to party?
Walk to the heart of the nightclub precinct in 15 minutes, where there are heaps of clubs, china town and bars. There are also pubs/bars even closer which are lively and happening and packed full of locals. Further there are also great bars in Teneriffe including specialist cocktail and beer places. There are three bottle shops all a short walk away, take some back here with you and relax on the deck and enjoy.
Want to Park your car?
Free street parking on Kent Street, out the front of the house (unlimited this side of the street, two hours the opposite side of the street)
Want to Catch Public Transport?
The most fun is the City Cat, a fast catamaran boat, will travel you up or down the Brisbane River, taking in the sights including the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Southbank and the CBD where you can stand on the open front or back deck and feel the wind in your hair.
There are heaps of bus options including the central "City Glider" a bus stop on the corner, so many bus options: Buses include the 199, the Night Bus N199, 196 (Brunswick st and Kent st) 193 (chester Street exit) as well as the city glider (express bus into the CBD from the Tenriffe Ferry/City Cat)
The closest train station is Fortitude Valley ("the valley") 15 minutes walk away. We also offer airport pick ups or drop offs for $30 one way.
Want a great view?
The end of our street has a great view of the famous Story Bridge, on the top of the cliffs which offers a magnificent view, there is a park on the corner, with picnic tables and the ambience is great, day or night (there is also a public exercise station) this is often the backdrop featured on local TV shows.
Want to go for a walk?
Take the river walk to new farm park and back, walk to the valley in 15 minutes, walk to the center of the CBD in about 25 minutes, take a bush walk through the lovely local secret park called teneriffe park or anywhere you shoes choose to take you. If you want a big walk, you can walk to the top of the cliffs, under the story bridge, down to the city, through the botanical gardens and over the foot bridge to the famous Southbank.
Want a coffee?
We provide coffee and tea facilities, there is also heaps of cafes around including cafes in both directions no more than five minutes walk away for perfect Italian coffee (and cake)
Want local entertainment?
The James Street Centro Cinema is fantastic and James Street in general is great, Southbank is excellent, complete with man-made sand beach lagoon (
no waves) where you can swim infront of the city skyline - take the city cat there - there are lots of restaurants, weekend markets and more to do. Enjoy the sites of New Farm park, the amazing local hotspot, the New Farm Bowls club, where you can do barefoot lawn bowls with a mixed age crowd and enjoy very affordable drinks and food with a great view of the Brisbane River. There are summer moon light cinema in the park showing movies after dark, relax on beanbags, watch a film and have snacks and drinks. The amazing Powerhouse Arts Center is an amazing venue for all kinds of performing arts, including comedy, performers, arts shows complete with riverside restaurant, take the river walk to New Farm park to get there. The Judith Wright Centre is also walking distance and has on many various shows. Or simply relax in your room (or lounge) with your own TV with foxtel (cable television) with a large variety of channels including movies, there is fast WiFi throughout the property and you can relax on the amazing deck or the BBQ area down the back. There is heaps more to do in Brisbane and the surrounding areas so get in touch if you want more info.
Want to Shop?
Don't miss James Street with its various boutiques, trendy cutting edge clothes can be found at the Valley, take the City Cat or City Glider Bus to West End where there are great local designers and fantastic clothes at good prices.
We are flexible with options so get in touch with what you would like to do and we shall do what we can to accommodate.
More information is available should you like to message me, or see my other listings.
The space is fully equipped, you are welcome to use:
All cooking facilities,
Many serving trays and platters
Iron, ironing board and garment steamer
Foxtel Cable TV with all the channels including movies and sport
Washing machine and dryer as well as clothes line
Outdoor living room with dining table and view of gardens
Heaps of wine glasses, plates and cutlery etc
Juicer - please provide your own produce
Basic Pantry supplies for cooking - available in the baskets
Tea and Coffee, cereals, toast, bread, fruit, spreads, milk and juice
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash
Clean sheets, blankets, towels provided and more - extras available on request
Available to Borrow
Bikes and Helmets
Beach kit - goggles, flippers, snorkel, umbrella, blanket, towels etc
Picnic set - basket, plates, cups, cutlery, blanket etc
Sporting gear - cricket, baseball, tennis, balls, ping pong etc
4 Massive A4 Binders for you to peruse, full of leaflets and information sheets of things to do and see in Brisbane, including what's on, local highlights, tourist attractions, island trips, day trips, beach visits, restaurant menus and much more - please just ask so we can give it to you :)
The house rules in general include everything to do with being clean, tidy, quiet and mindful of others. Please exercise safety and caution at all times.
As per your itinerary check in is at 12 noon and check out is at 10:00am. While we try to be as flexible with check in times as possible, it is very important you let us know what time you will be arriving so we can arrange to meet you.
For instance, if you would like to arrive at 4:30pm please let us know in advance so we can schedule our day accordingly. Also, if you are not going to be there on time, please also let us know as soon as possible by airbnb message, text message, email or phone call.
As a guideline, the room will be ready for you by 12:00 noon. If you would like to arrive earlier, you can request to drop your bags off in advance and come back for 12 o’clock however this may not always be possible.
Please check out of the room by 10:00am, if you would like this to be later it is with prior advance arrangement only. When you are leaving please: a) ensure you have your things, b) if you have happened to damage anything or stain sheets etc please let us know, c) leave the key in the room, d) switch off all appliances and close/lock the windows, e) lock the house up when leaving f) place your rubbish bag from the bin in your room in the appropriate garbage bin outside the front gate. For bonus points, remove the sheets and pillows slips etc from the mattress and place appropriately in the room.
Make sure you let us know your Australian telephone number when you get one or if you are still on your international number ensure that you can be contacted by us on that number.
DO NOT WORK in Australia. Please do not try, there is different electricity systems and it is dangerous to try, this is whether you have a converter travel plug or not!!
There is all the cleaning equipment you will need to clean up your own mess, this includes food you spill on the floor while cooking or other mess made. There is a dyson vacuum cleaner available for your use, simply plug it back in to charge when you are finished. Similarly there is a broom, mop, bucket, cleaning liquids, clothes, rags etc supplied for you to take care of your own mess.
The common areas of the house are cleaned daily and we expect them to stay in that condition. We spend hours each day cleaning and maintaining the house and gardens you are enjoying so please don’t deflate our spirits by leaving a mess in the house for us to come home to after work, it’s just not fair.
Please don’t spend too long in the bathroom and no longer then ten minutes in the shower.
Illegal downloads or illegal activity is strictly prohibited and not acceptable.
We would really appreciate it if, you could please:
Not use US appliances here.
Turn your TV off, preferably at the switch.
Turn OFF other appliances, kettle etc at the switch.
Don’t leave phone or internet charges plugged in.
Use your fan over the air-conditioning where possible.
Turn the house lights off, when last to bed, there are nightlights plugged in which come on in the darkness so you can find your way if need be.
Absolutely turn off air conditioning when leaving the house and don’t use air conditioning with other windows open.
Please let us know if there has been damage to the house or contents, including things such as stained sheets etc. If you spill something on the sheets for example the faster your can soak, treat the stain and wash them the more likely it is to save them. Please be mindful of the house and treat it and others with respect.
Your kids are your own responsibility and must be supervised at all times. The house is not baby proof and you must be mindful and considerate of children at all times.
COMING INTO THE HOUSE LATE OR EARLY
Be mindful of people asleep, maybe take your shoes off and not stomp around if it is early or late and people are sleeping. Be considerate.
MUST be locked at ALL TIMES. Don’t leave it off the latch.
You are responsible for your own items and belongings, there is a keyed lock on the bedroom door and be sure to make use of it.
Please DO NOT have your mail sent to this address, especially without prior permission. It will be returned to sender. The mail boxes are locked.
Excessive noise between 10:00pm and 8:00am is not appreciated or allowed, please be mindful of others.
The kind of guests we appreciate are those who realise what a wonderful opportunity they are enjoying staying in a place like this, so close to everything and for such a good price. The least you can do is understand and appreciate these rules and be friendly, polite and considerate.
We are very busy people with many different activities and business interests keeping us busy all day and night. Although we are happy to help in anyway please be mindful that you didn’t come all the way here to hang out with us and you will in general be left to your own devices to get on with your adventures in Brisbane.
Let us know by intercom, email, text or phone call. If you have any concerns you must let us know straight away. If the first we hear about it is on a review, what’s the point for you? You won’t get the issue sorted straight away like you could if you informed someone. Not that we expect you to have any issues, if there are it is usually something that can be sorted so feel free to let us know.
On a positive note,centrally located ,clean rooms ,nice host.Maybe not positive,I asked for a room upstairs thinking it would be a bit quieter but ended up downstairs .This proved to be a mistake as was quite noisy.Four rooms opening onto a common area like a hostel not a house.Walls really thin so not much sleep ,also TV not working but may be I'm not Teck savy .i would say this place will suit the budget conscious looking for a good location .For me ,perhaps it's time to pay the extra dollars and stay in a hotel ,a good nights sleep is worth far to much !
Hi Leon and Andi, thanks for an enjoyable quick stay. Comfortable 3 bed room. We felt safe and welcome. We had some apprehension about sharing bathroom facilities with other guests but those guest were lovely. Thanks for your hospitality, was lovely. Nicole.
Leon and Andrea are the nicest hosts we have ever had ! We felt at home in their amazing house and they helped us with everything we needed. Thank you again for your kindness and generosity. I would recommend this AirBNB to anybody who wants to enjoy Brisbane in a relaxed and cool manner :)
Leon's place are very lovely. We really like to stay there again definitely.
Leon is very welcome, show us around the house and explain the nearby location. We are very glad to stay at his place. The location is also great 10-15 mins to tennerife ferry, bus stop, brunseick st and james st tht has many stores , cafe or resto.
The location of the place is perfect if you don't have a car. The room was perfectly clean, Leo was awesome and helpful. Me and my friends enjoyed Brisbane and Leo's place.
As our first Airbnb experience, if all from this point on are as simple and easy as our stay with Leon then we'll be very happy. The room was exactly as described and our communications with Leon confirming arrangements for our stay were timely and detailed. It could not have been any easier. The location was close to the city and has easy access to public transport. Thanks so much for a great experience - we'll be sure to book with you again next time we're in Brisbane.
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About the Host, Leon
We are Leon and Andi and we are well travelled Australians with a gorgeous house to shared with like minded people!
At least one of us is always home if you need anything night or day please just ask as we are always happy to help you!
Leon is a keen yachtsman and enjoys boating, fishing and camping. Leon enjoys completing projects to improve the property and studying. He is a keen foodie and loves to cook, make friends, enjoys music and exploring the Great South East of Queensland.
Andi is studying Medicine and enjoys cooking, yoga and pilates. She is a keen musician and loves meeting new people, having fun and enjoying the beautiful area of Brisbane we live in called Teneriffe.
We also have a cute cat, a little bengal who looks like a little leopard. He is very friendly and well behaved, loves a pat and never scratches but doesn't like being picked up.
We love chatting with fellow travellers, we have all of the insider info about great places to go and things to do in the great city of Brisbane, South East Queensland and Australia in general.
We can also give you advice if you are moving to Brisbane to help you to settle in.
Are you international? I use my "samsung google translate" to communicate with you if you do not speak english. You will hear a voice speak in your language. Now you can understand everything without needing to speak english. You can use the phone too, now you can ask me questions in your language so I can know what you need. It is very good. We can communicate together easily.
Korean: 당신은 한국 에서 입니까? 나는 당신이 영어 를 못하는 경우 와 통신하기 위해 " 삼성 구글 번역 "를 사용합니다. 당신은 목소리가 한국어로 말을 듣게 될 것입니다 . 지금 당신은 영어를 할 필요없이 모든 것을 이해할 수있다. 당신은 내가 당신이 필요 알 수 있도록 지금 당신은 나에게 해당 언어로 질문을 할 수 도전화를 사용할 수 있습니다 . 그것은 아주 좋은 것입니다. 우리는 쉽게 서로 통신 할 수 있습니다.
French: Êtes-vous de la France ? Je utiliser mon " Samsung Google translate " pour communiquer avec vous si vous ne parlez pas anglais . Vous entendrez une voix parle en français . Maintenant, vous pouvez tout comprendre sans avoir besoin de parler anglais . Vous pouvez utiliser le téléphone trop , maintenant vous pouvez me poser des questions dans votre langue pour que je puisse savoir ce que vous avez besoin. C'est très bien. Nous pouvons communiquer facilement ensemble .
Italian: Sei in Italia ? Io uso il mio " samsung google translate " per comunicare con voi , se non si parla inglese . Si sente una voce che parlava in italiano . Ora si può capire tutto senza bisogno di parlare inglese . È possibile utilizzare il telefono anche , ora mi puoi fare domande in italiano , così posso sapere che cosa avete bisogno . È molto buono. Possiamo comunicare insieme facilmente .
Brazil: Você é do Brasil? Eu uso o meu " samsung Traduz Google " para se comunicar com você, se você não fala Inglês . Você vai ouvir uma voz falar em português . Agora você pode entender tudo sem a necessidade de falar Inglês . Você pode usar o telefone muito , agora você pode me fazer perguntas em português para que eu possa saber o que você precisa. É muito bom. Nós podemos comunicar -se com facilidade