Our home is a medium sized, recently painted and renovated, high-set Brisbane cottage, with open plan dining/living area and two available double bedrooms. It is comfortable, cool and airy with air-conditioned lounge and master bedroom. The backyard is landscaped and designed for sitting and enjoying an afternoon cuppa in the shade. And, for the environmentally conscious, the house has water tanks and solar power; although connected to the grid to ensure constant supply. There are TVs in both the lounge room and the master bedroom, equipped with DVD players, internet and Netflix.
The property is located in the quiet, leafy, inner-city suburb of Stafford; 15 minutes from Brisbane's CBD and the airport; 5 minutes from the Stafford City shopping mall and the Hoyts movie theatre; and a 2 minute walk to coffee shops, medical centre and pharmacy. The neighbourhood is residential and the residents are quiet and friendly - mostly professionals and retirees. Churches (Catholic, Anglican and Uniting Church), shops, restaurants, parks and bus stops are all within an easy 5 to 10 minute walk from the house with very few hills.
Brisbane city is one of the most livable cities in the world, with a sub tropical climate, expansive blue skies, many park lands, extensive bike tracks, and the wonderful Brisbane River with its City Cat ferry services. Visitors can spend the day shopping in the CBD and cross the river to South Bank park lands for a stroll along the River and have dinner at one of the many bars and restaurants that line the water's edge. The CBD or South Bank can be easily reached via two bus services that run directly from Stafford from two locations within 5 minutes of the house. Trains run from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, the airport, and North Queensland for visitors who want to widen their scope beyond the River City.
The house, neighourhood and city are ideal for a couple who want to simply kick back and enjoy life in a new environment. Public transport is readily available and there are two bicycles at the house so visitors can make use of the bike tracks in the area.