About the Homestay
We are a warm and welcoming couple in their 50's whose children have now left home and study interstate.
We live close to Brisbane City and to the University of Queensland.
We have 2 large air conditioned room for rent available. Both rooms are on the ground floor, and have private entry and exits, so you can come and go as you choose.
Both are fitted out for student use, and have a Queen size bed, desk, small refrigerator, and plenty of cupboard space. As well there is a new kitchenette for guests use. The kitchenette includes a clothes washing machine, cooking equipment, a table and chairs and a larger refrigerator. There is a coffee machine, kettle, pots and pans, cutlery etc., all for guests use. Both it and the shared bathroom are situated on the ground floor.
We do not provide meals however.
The University is about a 15 min walk or 1 stop on the bus. It is also very easy to ride a bike to campus. In the past, most of the students who stayed with us took the bus, but a number also walked and a few rode; however we do not supply bicycles.
Cleaning of all the guests' spaces is the responsibility of the guests.
We do not have any restrictions on the length of showers, nor do we charge for internet, or any other service. Guests however do need to provide entirely for themselves, including toilet paper, soap, laundry powder etc..
We have over 10 years experience in providing for Guests.
If you need referrals from past guests, we can easily provide a number of names and email addresses.
By the way we have 2 cats and a very friendly old dog.
My wife and I live on the first floor, but you and we will rarely see each other, judging on past experience; with previous guests. Both of our families immigrated to Australia from the UK in the 1820's, and so English is the language spoken at home.
We have no strict house rules; we simply ask that guests are kind and considerate.
The bus and train are within a 10 minute walk, and both will have you into the city in 10-12 minutes or at UQ in about 7 minutes.
Please consider us for your stay.
Please feel free to contact us at any time with any questions.
Dog, Cat, Fish
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We live in the inner city of Brisbane, close to the city itself and the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
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.