About the Homestay
Private rooms available in large house 15 mins walk to QUT Gardens Point, 10 mins walk to Southbank Griffith University, 20 mins to UQ (University of Queensland) and only minutes walk to Southbank, the Mater Hospital etc. The house is a 1930's renovated property with 3.5m ceilings , tastefully decorated and wonderful views. It is a sunny, family friendly property that is our home. You would share the house with two adults, two teens and two lovely mini schnauzers . Have breakfast on the deck and start your day with a wonderful view !
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Highgate Hill is located on the Southside of the Brisbane River, and only a short walk to Southbank. The mix of people are very eclectic, with a large Greek community. The house 15 mins walk to QUT Gardens Point, 10 mins walk to Southbank Griffith University, 20 mins to UQ (University of Queensland) and only minutes walk to Southbank, the Mater Hospital etc. It is a safe & quiet neighbourhood you will find a blend of both traditional high Queenslanders & modern style homes. We are also a short stroll to West End which has a huge array of restaurants, juice bars, organic bakeries and hip bars. We are 10 minutes walk to Southbank which has a man made beach, good markets and great food too. You can use our bikes and cycle the whole river loop cycle path of the Brisbane river. The GABBA and hospital/specialist precinct of the Mater/ Lady Cilento are also within walking distance. There are also swimming pools nearby and a great walk to the Botanical Gardens.
Other places within walking distance :-
•The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
•Queensland Art Gallery (QAG)
•Queensland Performing Arts Centres (QPAC)
•Queensland Theatre Company
•Riverlife Activity Centre
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
As this is our home, please be respectful of our rules;
Please advise if you will be at home during the evening.
1. This is a non-smoking home environment, so smoking is not permitted anywhere inside or around the home.
2. If you use the kitchen, please ensure you leave it clean & tidy after use.
3. All food/ meals are to be consumed downstairs in the dining area, not upstairs in the bedroom. Kitchen is to be kept spotless and cleaned immediately after use. You are expected to help in the house by helping to empty and fill dishwasher etc ..
4. No unauthorised/ non-paying guests permitted to the home please.
5. Please be respectful of noise levels between the hours of 10pm-8am.
6.If you come home late – please do not have a shower late at night, as the house is old, you can hear those late night showers !
7. Pets allowed only under strict conditions and with prior discussion
Smoking is not allowed.
My stay was comfortable and pleasant. I am very grateful to Louise and her family. They were very attentive and patient because my English was very limited but they always made me feel at home.
Dear Louise and Philipp,
Thanks for sharing your home with me, and for being such perfect hosts.
I hope I can welcome you one day in here at my place.
All the best
Louise, Phil & Nash made me welcome. They are great hosts & always there if you need as my advice about Brisbane.
I had an absolutely amazing stay with Louise and her lovely family. It felt like home from the first day. The house is neat and provides anything you ever going to need. I went to UQ everyday by one of their bikes - super convenient! I hope to come back some time, I won't have to think twice were to stay ;)
Super friendly family, made me feel very welcome. Host was very eager to share what to see and do in Brissy. The room and house was clean and provided all the needs in terms of shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Convenient and perfect location, walking distance to the city and many attractions in Brissy. Very safe area. Would highly recommend staying here!
My Australian family is what I miss the most ! The house is lovely, luminous, clean and tidy.
Philip and Louise are both very friendly and chatty. I hope to stay in this house again in the future !
A beautiful house and an awesome family!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.