We are very close to a large shopping centre with supermarket, chemist, library, newsagent, and bakery. We are within a block of great parks, and a lovely cafe, and within a couple of blocks of bike paths and the Brisbane river. It's a short bike ride to the Green Bridge, which you can cross to get to the University of Queensland, with its pool, running tracks, and walking tracks.
Our cosy family home is a 2 minute walk from Fairfield train station, and a 12 min train ride to the best that Brisbane has to offer: South Bank, Street's Beach, the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and the Queensland State museum.
Central Brisbane city is 15 min away on the train. There's also a bus to downtown Brisbane and Fortitude Valley which leaves from near our house. The house is in a fairly quiet neighbourhood, but it's conveniently close to most of Brisbane's attractions.
The house is a traditional 1940s Queenslander, which means that it is a wooden house up on stilts: there's a big space under the house for playing, laundry, and storage. It's got hardwood floors throughout, and traditional ornate wooden features. You can enjoy staying in an authentic subtropical Queenslander home. Our garden is small.
We have 2 kids aged 8 and 3, so there are toys, books, bikes and beds to suit!
The house suits 2 adults and up to 4 kids.
We have wifi, TV, DVD player, ipod dock, air conditioning/heating, PS2 and a Wii you can use.
It's a quiet neighbourhood, so the house best suits a quiet family with young kids. It is not suitable for events. We'd be most appreciative if you'd look after our very easy going cat while you're here.
The whole house is yours to relax in - I will be away.
No parties or loud music: our neighbours have a baby.
It's an old wooden house so please be cautious with any fire (ie candles)
We're a vegetarian household, we will leave you a designated cooking pan for meat; please don't use our cookware for meat.
Please leave the house as clean as you found it.