Private double room in family home set in tranquil bushland 20km from Brisbane. Close to excellent bus service and shops. Rate is for room only. Limited use of kitchen. No smoking. No remaining on the premises all day.
Our home is set in bushland with abundant native birds and is ideal for environmentally conscious and nature loving guests. 20 km from Brisbane, which is 45 mins away by an excellent bus service 2 mins’ walk away, or 25 mins drive. (Off peak times.)
The accommodation is not suitable for guests looking for somewhere to hang around all day or to make daily trips to Brisbane.
This is bed and breakfast style accommodation and guests are expected to be out during the day, unless there are special circumstances.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen (during the times given below), dining room, pool yard and garden.
The living room is not for guests’ use.
Two recently double bedrooms with double or twin beds. Each room provides:
- pleasant views of the garden or bush
- ceiling fan
- wardrobe and drawer space
- bedside table and light
- desk and chair
- WIFI (moderate use only)
- electric blanket in winter
An extra single trundle bed can be provided if needed for a third person at and additional $10 per day. An electric heater can be provided in the bedroom if required for $5 a day per room.
Shared by guests and occasional family members. Bath, shower, toilet and hand basin. Hair dryer and winter heating provided.
Breakfast is not included in room rate but a continental breakfast may be provided on request at the time of booking at $5 per head payable on arrival. A simple evening meal may be provided by prior arrangement at $10 per head.
Guests are permitted limited use of the kitchen at these times:
• Before 10:00am
• Between either 5:30pm – 6:30pm or 7:30pm – 8:30pm.
Guests may store a reasonable amount of food in the fridge and food cupboard.
All food must be kept in the kitchen.
Guests may use the laundry facilities but note there is no dryer.
Moderate use of internet only – no downloading of videos etc.
Guests are reminded that this is our home and while we welcome guests and enjoy their company we also value our privacy. Guests are expected to be out between approx 11:00am and 5:00pm every day unless there are special circumstances.
Guests may use the kitchen before 10:00 am and between EITHER 5:30pm and 6:30pm OR 7:30 and 8:30pm.
Guests may use the laundry facilities (washing machine and clotheslines).
The bathroom is shared between guests and occasional other family members.
Guests are welcome to use the garden and poolyard.
Interaction with guests
We enjoy meeting, chatting with and sharing our home and wildlife with our guests but request that guests recognise this is a family home. It is not a hotel or backpacker hostel and guests are expected to be out during the day unless there are special circumstances.
Other things to note
Further information is provided in the House Manual (available on booking). Contact us for any prior queries.
No food in the bedrooms.
All outside doors to be kept closed.
Kitchen and bathroom to be left as they were found.
Young children must be supervised.
Consideration for hosts and any other guests.
I love living at 'my place in the Country' as it fits so well with my values, which focus on the conservation and protection of our environment. By profession I am a transport planner with a focus on sustainable transport. Not currently in paid employment I have time to pursue my project to create Land for Wildlife on our property and will usually be seen under my sunhat with a spade in my hand. We already have plenty of wildlife visitors to our property, bird varieties too many to list but which include sulphur crested cockatoos, lorikeets, rosellas, butcher birds, noisy minors, coucals, doves and king parrots. We also host possums, fruit bats, and occasionally snakes (we have only seen harmless ones), a koala, echidna and kangaroo.
My husband David is a water engineer and shares my love of our home, garden and bushland.
But our 'country house' does not mean we have to rely on a car to get around - as just two minutes' walk away we have a bus stop with a high frequency, all day every day service to the City and we can walk or cycle to the shop which are close by.
We are energy and waste conservers, water for the garden and toilet come from the rain tank, water in the bathrooms and pool is solar heated and we carefully separate out recyclables and compostable material from our waste.
I am actively involved in a community steel band (I play the Trinidadian steel pan), a walking advocacy group and a local community organisation promoting sustainable living.
David and I have four adult children and one grandchild.
Our lives have been spent in various parts of the world, we have lived in the UK, New Zealand, Lesotho, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, USA and for the past six years here in Bellbowrie. We are very well used to people from different cultures and walks of life and enjoy meeting new people and having them stay with us.