About the Homestay
Our house is in a fantastic location in Graceville. It is about 150m from the train station. The city is seven stops away. The bus stop is about the same distance from the house. It is very easy to get to the city, University of Queensland and Griffith University from this location.
We are very close to the Honour Avenue shops which boast 15 restaurants, a butcher, grocer, small supermarket, movie theatre, CBA bank etc etc. Indooroopilly Shopping town is 2 stations away. Sherwood Woolworths is one stop away.
Things to do nearby include: walk along the Brisbane River, Lone Pine Sanctuary (Australian Animals), Mt Coot-tha lookout, Botanical Gardens, DFO factory outlets, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. With a car there is easy access to the Sunshine Coast to the north, the Gold Coast to the south and to Toowoomba (a lovely rural city) to the west.
We live in a large, comfortable, old timber Queensland home on a good size block. We have three bedrooms available for home stay. Room 1 is a single room. Room 2 has a Queen bed and is only available for short term home stays. Room 3 can be configured with a King bed for a couple or with 2 King singles for twin share. Bathroom facilities would be shared.
We have been sharing our home with home stays for the past 20 years and have always enjoyed it. We were also on the receiving end of wonderful hospitality overseas which we would like to reciprocate.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is situated 8 km from the city centre in a wonderful suburb full of traditional Queenslander homes. We are only 200m from the train line. The train trip into the city takes about 20 minutes and we are in Zone 1. We are right next to the Honour Avenue shops which boast 15 restaurants offering various national cuisines, a bakery, fruit shop, small supermarket and a cinema. Sherwood Arboretum is an easy 10 minute walk away. An abundant bird life is visible here. Indooroopilly Shopping Town is just 2 stations away.
With a car it is an easy drive there and back: north to the Sunshine Coast, or south to the Gold Coast or west to Toowoomba up on the Darling Downs.
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
- Full Board
Diet Type available on request
Keep noise to a minimum after 10pm. We along with many Queenslanders get up very early with the sun-about 5am. Feel free to use the kitchen but please clean up after yourself.
Smoking is not allowed.
Heather and her husband are kind, friendly and lovely. I liked chatting with them at home and while they gave me a lift. They were willing to share time with me when they went to the supermarket, church and etc. The location of the house is also good. It’s only a couple-of-minute walk away from the nearest train station and it takes around 20 minutes to the city centre. The house is located in the calm and cozy residential area and it’s nice to take a walk around the neighborhood. I’d recommend her place to anyone who prefers home-like atmosphere.
I love to stay at Heather's home. She is a very nice and helpful host. She has drive me to the uni before the orientation day and drive us to the tourist attractions ! We have dinner together .The dinner was so Yammy! I recommended, and thank you so much for these days in your house!
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.