Our home is a delightful 1930's style cottage with a brand new (so new it's due to be finished in may 2013) 2 bed extension overlooking a new pool and a good sized landscaped garden, The 2 new bedrooms overlook the back garden and are spacious, light and airy. The 3rd bedroom plus bathroom and walk-in runs the length of the original house and has views to the city from its own verandah and cosy window seat. Downstairs, there is a new lounge, dining area and kitchen opening out onto the garden and al fresco area, great for dining, or have drinks by the pool, in the cool shade.
If you bring children with you we have 2 lounge areas, one dedicated to TV so everyone can have their own space. The other lounge looks out onto the garden, where there's plenty of room to play.If you're animal lovers we can leave you our dog and 2 cats, otherwise they can stay with friends. We have no control over the other animals that come into our garden, possums run the wires, kookaburras dive into the pool and mornings are full of chattering birds.
Our suburb Bulimba is a very popular inner city suburb with good transport links (including the river) to the city and beyond. A short walk away is trendy Oxford St with a great selection of shops and restaurants. For children there are 2 parks close by with great children's playgrounds, the cheapest 6 screen cinema in Brisbane, and 2 ice cream parlours. 5 minutes drive away is a 50m public swimming pool, plus a 25m children's pool.
If that's not enough, we are close to the motorway (10 min), so getting to the surf beaches and theme parks (Movie World, Dream World, Wet'n Wild and Sea World) is easy. The same motorway will you to the rainforest and hinterland where there are great walking tracks and wildlife. A 20 minute drive takes you to the bayside suburbs and their child friendly beaches, whilst a 15 min drive to the airport means that you can go further afield and get to Sydney or Melbourne within a few hours.