We have a beautiful historic home with a quaint cafe next door. The roomhas a private bedroom, bathroom, entrance and kitchenette so you can enjoy your privacy or join us for a chat. Just 7 mins to the city with plenty of great local cafes, restaurants and bikeways close by. Lutwyche/Windsor is a beautiful area with many restored 'Queenslander' homes, gardens, hills, parks and views. We're approx 15-20 mins from the airport and there is a nearby bus to the city
Our house and the attached shop were built in 1924 so it's quaint and quirky. The shop has been a general store, craft shop and a milnery throughout the years but is now a popular suburban cafe. Gilbert road is a quiet street which becomes a bit busier in peak times but the main traffic is from bike riders and dogs with their owners as we're close to a popular creek and bikeway. We have bikes available for guest use if you'd like to do some exploring and you can ride all of the way to Nudgee Beach along Kedron Brook from our house.
The guest areas are a newish extension and for privacy, we've created a rear entrance. The bedroom is bright and sunny but has block out curtains if you like darkness. The kitchenette has a breakfast bar which doubles as a workspace. This is mainly in the fishpond area which we may have to access from time to time. It's quite peaceful when the cafe is closed but in the morning you can hear some cafe noise in this room.
There is free and unrestricted parking in our area so you should be able to find a spot nearby without any trouble. We do ask that guests don't park directly in front of the shop as we leave these spots free for their customers.
The bathroom and bedroom are for the exclusive use of our guests but the kitchenette area also houses our laundry so if you're staying for a longer period of time, we may have to pop in to do a quick bit of washing.
Zugang für Gäste
The guest area has a spacious bedroom with a dresser and luggage space. It also has hooks and hangers for your clothes. The guest kitchenette is in a decked and covered indoor courtyard complete with tranquil fish pond. Guests also have use of the laundry facilities. While our use of the laundry and fishpond will be limited during your stay, they are shared spaces which we may have to access to feed the fish and top up breakfast supplies etc.
Guests can use our bikes to explore the area.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We're available for help and advice throughout your stay. When we aren't at home the main house is locked but at other times guests are welcome to pop in. We'll respect your privacy but if you'd like to come out for a chat, we're very hospitable and friendly. :)
Weitere wichtige Infos
The cafe next door is open from 6am-2pm Tuesday-Sunday. While the guest bedroom is pretty quiet, there is often a buzz of happy cafe people in the street during these times. It's a friendly neighbourhood coffee shop so it's a great spot to meet the locals and enjoy amazing DiBella coffee from an award winning barista. We can offer you a complimentary basic breakfast, tea and coffee for the first morning of your stay and if you require anything fancy, the cafe folks will happily oblige!
- The guest kitchen has your own fridge, gas burner, microwave, kettle and toaster for independent catering. We have also supplied cutlery utensils etc but if there is anything else you need, just let us know.
- guests are requested to lock all entry doors and close the bedroom window before going out. While we have never had security issues here, it's always wise to lock up to protect both your belongings and ours. Th bedroom window does have a security grill but should it rain while you're out, the carpets will get wet so we request this consideration. Thank you :)
- Bus to city is 5 mins walk and we are near bike ways to explore Brisbane. Please let us know the day before you would like to use our bikes so that we have time to make sure they're pumped up and ready.
-while older children are welcome, we can't accept younger than 7. We have a fish pond in the guest kitchen which could pose a hazard for younger children.
- we are happy for you to have visitors during your stay but we request that any young children are closely supervised due to the potential risk of the fish pond. It is about 60 cm deep and very inviting to little ones.
-no smoking on the premises please
2 Nächte Mindestaufenthalt vom 8. Dezember 2017 - 28. Januar 2018.
Mark and I are pretty laid back and enjoy sitting on our front deck, watching the world go by. We both run our own small businesses so we are in and out throughout the week and usually available to help guests if needed.