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.
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* Small Room with added benefit of its own private outdoor deck, complete with curtains and outdoor light
* Wall Fan
* Keyed Lock on Door
* Flatscreen TV with full package cable channels
* Free WiFi
* Fully Furnished - 1 x comfortable double bed, bedside table, lamp, open 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 two 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.
* BBQ on the back deck with view of tropical 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.
During your stay if you would like to contact us for any reason, it is as simple as asking in person or 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 25 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 joints, 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 on the large upper deck and the second outdoor garden BBQ 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.
You have your own private walled off deck made from beautiful timber, complete with outdoor table, chairs and shade cloth above. The room is compact but functional, with a large storage bookcase and hanging space with shelf for your clothes. A comfortable double bed, with clean and fresh quality linen and four pillows. The door has its own keyed lock entry. The large double glass timber doors with blinds open back to reveal your private deck. The deck also has it's own bug zapper to enjoy our summer nights.
Also included is free foxtel cable television in your room and WiFi throughout the house.
The house itself is very clean, modern and tidy with polished wooden floors thoughout and all mod cons.
Enjoy this gorgeous room in Newstead, near the border of both New Farm and Teneriffe, just a short walk from all the attractions of Fortitude Valley and City.
We are very central to all forms of public transport, including ferry, city cat, city gliders (express bus) and trains (fortitude valley station)
Public Transport is plentiful, you can choose from three bus stops (2 min walk) two train stations (15 min walk) and a ferry station (5 min walk)
The Teneriffe City Cat stop is a five minute walk away, this is a fast catermaran ferry that takes you all along the brisbane river, highly recommended way to see Brisbane.
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 station.
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.
Upon entering through secure gated entry the house opens to reveal a large open plan entertaining area/lounge/kitchen/dining area, open plan living at its best with polished wooden floors throughout.
Bifold doors open completely which takes you out onto the triple sized deck with views of the mini rainforest like tropical oasis we call the back yard. The design of the BBQ area down the back is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. A hidden paradise to enjoy a great Aussie BBQ.
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 equiped kitchen.
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.
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 serentity 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 Brisbanes award winning 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 5 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 7 days, 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 safe 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 catermaran boat, will wizz you up or down the Brisbane River, taking in the sights 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 are 25 minutes from the airport and 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 views and photo opportunitys, there is a park on the corner, free BBQs 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 and its free public sand beach lagoon for a swim.
Want a coffee?
We provide coffee and tea facilities, there is also heaps of world class 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. 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 a world class 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.
More information is available on day trips out of Brisbane should you like to message or ask us.
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.
More information is available should you like to message us.
Thanks and we hope to see you soon!
Leon and Andrea
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, especially the deck light if you are last to sleep, there are nightlights plugged in which come on in the darkness so you can find your way if need be.
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.
Leon was helpful in giving us a map of the local area, where a short walk will take you to James St shopping and food.
We only used the room for one night to sleep but there is a large open house you can utilise. The room is small but with a deck as described. The only thing is closing the big doors to the deck when you sleep is a little stuffy, but the bed was comfy enough!
Cereals, bread and fruit are provided for you to help yourself at breakfast if needed.
Leon is very friendly and has a nice place to offer. The room was good for us for a night. It is a great area to stay, and near to the city. We parked easily on a Sunday evening.
Am I allowed to recommend coffee and an almond croissant from Bellissimo on Wandoo Street!? Yum first thing in the morning :)
Leon is a really helpful host. He just give us useful advice to travel around brisbane! Wonderful airbnb experience
Leon was a wonderful host during our time in Brisbane. He was very welcoming and accommodating, and was there for anything he may have needed. We felt he went above and beyond to make our stay an exceptional one. The room is just the right size for two people and the private deck is a great addition. The neighbourhood is in a nice quaint residential district and is only a five minute walk from the CityCat ferry and Brisbane Riverwalk, which takes you into the Central Business District. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would definitely stay again!
Leon was very welcoming and reached out before my arrival to ensure I had a ride from the airport to his place. He provided a map and some city viewing suggestions. The place is beautiful with many large outdoor decks. The other people staying in the air bnb were very friendly and it was great to share stories and suggestions with other travelers. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable.
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our time at Leon's place! He was a fantastic host. He immediately made us feel welcome and gave us lots of good tips for the area. He also went above and beyond to help us get our car out of a sticky situation. The room itself is cozy and true to the description. Beyond that, the apartment is equipped with everything you could possibly need -- wifi, phone chargers, and a stocked refrigerator.
Leon was a great host. Living and working in the apartment downstairs he was always available. The apartment upstairs had 4 rooms and a bathroom, and even though there were always new people arriving and leaving, the apartment was always clean and quiet. We used the kitchen a couple of times to cook. Breakfast cereals, milk and fruit were always available. Leon picked us up and dropped us in the airport, saving us time and some money. The apartment is well located, just a few minutes walk from Teneriffe ferry station and bus stops that will take you to the city center in about 15 minutes.
Excellent modern feel and private zen deck area. Graciously hosted and well kept, I will be back for sure. Great little gem.
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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.