Room 1 with double bed (can also have single/twin beds)Desk in room 1


4 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath


4 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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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.


Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: £9
Weekly Discount: 10%

Description

The space

SUITABILITY
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.

BEDROOMS
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.

BATHROOM
Shared by guests (more often than not this will just be yours to use). Hair dryer and winter heating.

KITCHEN
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.

Guest access

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.

The neighbourhood

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)
Playground
Moggill historic cemetery (next door)

Within a 5 – 10 min drive:
Petrol station
Moggill ferry (reserve are and access to Ipswich & the south)
Anstead Bush Reserve
Rafting Ground Reserve
D’Aguilar National Park (formerly Brisbane Forest park)
Riding schools

Within a 15 – 30 min drive and accessible by bus:
Lone Park Koala sanctuary
Mount Cootha – City views, Botanic Gardens and Observatory
Brisbane City

Getting around

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
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.

CAR
Journey times:
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.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking.
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.


Cancellations

Moderate

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


Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Cheryl-Lynn User Profile
April 2017
Linda and David warmly welcomed us to their home and we enjoyed the quite country life of Brisbane while being close to the city and other activities in the area, such as the lone pine koala sanctuary and the Indooroopilly mall. A family friendly environment; close to public transportation, parks and super markets. Linda was also very helpful in giving us tips on how to the navigate the city, such as where to find good parking places. We truly enjoyed our stay - thank you for having us!

David User Profile
March 2017
Our stay at Linda was really nice. She was very helpful and a good host. The backyard and the swimmingpool are very enjoyable

Hilde User Profile
November 2016
Linda was a pleasure to deal with, the communication was quick and easy. We did not have much time to explore the neighbourhood, instead just relaxed at the pool which was lovely. The big garden attracts a lot of birds, one feels like far away from the city. But it is just a short walk to shops and a variety of restaurants. Thank you, Linda!

Andrew User Profile
July 2016
Linda was very friendly and we had a great stay.

Aaron User Profile
June 2016
We stayed with Linda at her apartment for 2 nights. The entire experience was great. Linda provided us with everything that we needed from the start, giving us clear instructions and directions how to get to her apartment. Her house was lovely and clean and we were not in need of anything. The beds were extremely comfy as well. Thanks Linda for hosting us during our stay.
Linda User Profile
Response from Linda:
Hi Aaron. Thank you for a lovely review :) You were all such a pleasure to have here. Good luck with your travels. :)
June 2016

Jeff User Profile
September 2014
We felt extremely welcome with Linda and David. They have a lovely country home as described. My family enjoyed the pool and we all really enjoyed the Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Rainbow Lorikeets and Laughing Kookaburras at the feeders. It was the perfect place for us to stay while I was working in Brisbane. The drive to the Queensland Museum was about 30 minutes. Not too onerous.

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Bellbowrie, Australia · Joined in September 2012
Linda User Profile

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.

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