About this listing
Two private, bed-and-breakfast style double rooms in spacious family home set in bushland with abundant wild bird life near Brisbane. Two mins walk to an excellent bus service. Ten mins walk to shopping centre with supermarket and take aways. Twin beds can be provided in one room, instead of the double bed, on request.
The accommodation is ideal for environmentally conscious and nature loving visitors and people moving to Brisbane in need of comfortable short term accommodation near Brisbane, but in semi-rural setting. Our large house is set in bushland with abundant native birds, which will often allow people to hand feed them. Two mins' walk to an excellent bus service to the City that operates from 5:00am to 11:00pm every day every 15 mins and 5 mins in peak periods.
Two recently decorated double bedrooms. 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
Twin beds can be provided for one room only on request. An extra single trundle bed can be provided if needed for a third person, in addition to the double bed, 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 (more often than not this will just be yours to use). Hair dryer and winter heating.
Breakfast is not included but may be provided on request at the time of booking at $5 per head.
Guests are welcome to reasonable use of the kitchen and cooking facilities to prepare meals.
Exclusive fridge and cupboard space is provided.
Guests are welcome to use all indoor and outdoor living areas including use of the TV, exercise equipment, piano, outdoor pool, barbecue and garden.
Guests may use the laundry facilities (washing machine and clotheslines).
Other bedrooms and the study are off limits.
Interaction with guests
We enjoy meeting, chatting to and sharing our home and wildlife with our guests. Non-native English speakers can practice their English with a fuklky qualified and experienced English as a Second Language teacher, and private lessons are available at reasonable fees.
On the fringes of Brisbane, our neighbourhood has a delightfully rural feel to it yet we are close to transport and amenities including:
Within 5 – 15 mins’ walk:
Bellbowrie shopping centre including: large supermarket, chemist, medical facilities, restaurants, take-aways, bottle shop, hair dressers and a tavern.
Swimming pool (50m and children’s)
Moggill historic cemetery (next door)
Within a 5 – 10 min drive:
Moggill ferry (reserve are and access to Ipswich & the south)
Anstead Bush Reserve
Rafting Ground Reserve
D’Aguilar National Park (formerly Brisbane Forest park)
Within a 15 – 30 min drive and accessible by bus:
Lone Park Koala sanctuary
Mount Cootha – City views, Botanic Gardens and Observatory
Walking time to bus stop: 2 mins
Service frequency: 5 to 15 mins 6:00am to 11:00pm every day
Journey time to Brisbane City: 45 minutes
Fares and other public transport information: see TransLink website. Zones to Brisbane CBD: 5. Note it is advisable to purchase a go card for cheaper fares.
Brisbane: 25 mins
Gold or Sunshine Coast: 1.5 hours
Kenmore shopping centre: 15 mins
Indooroopilly shopping centre: 20 mins.
Other things to note
More information is provided in the house manual. For any prior queries please contact us.
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.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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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.