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Bowen Hills 4006 Australia

Listing # 129631

Rates From AUD 2600 Monthly
Academic Verified Referred
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Cool & Cosy: Leafy art-cottage on edge of CBD

Your stay in a cool, but cosy renovated 1950s worker’s cottage will provide the perfect base for exploring Brisbane: the city, the river, and the trendy precincts of Newstead, New Farm, Teneriffe, James Street and Fortitude Valley. With a leafy outlook in the heart of Brisbane, you’ll be nestled in a small pocket surrounded by vegetation and a large backyard. Enjoy the house art collection, including notable Indigenous works and local and international artists.

Relax with an afternoon drink and alfresco meals on the spacious front deck watching the city lights glimmer. Explore the vast selection of excellent cafes, restaurants and bars in Brisbane’s best neighbourhood (Newstead, New Farm, Fortitude Valley)– world class seafood, contemporary Australian dining, Italian and Greek kitchens, a Chocolatier, Japanese Poke bowls, Betty’s Burgers, Campos and Kivahan speciality coffee, and tuck into cult-status cabbage pancakes at "Sourced Grocer" as well as discover a handful of providores selling the best of local fare – just to list a few.

Fast access to Brisbane city and cultural precincts with excellent transport by bus, train or ferry. Relax in any of the nearby parks, enjoy the playgrounds or take a beautiful stroll along the picturesque river-walk.

The iconic Gasworks precinct (250m) will spoil you for choice - a gourmet food market, butcher, bakery, yoghurt bar, boutiques and gift stores as well as Woolworths supermarket, a dry cleaners and newsagent.

A relaxed 10min walk to the fashionable James Street district where more eateries and boutique-stores abound. The trendy areas of Newstead, New Farm & Teneriffe are at your doorstep with a huge selection of bars, restaurants, movie cinemas as well as beauty and hair salons on offer.

[Our neighbourhood was ranked by Lonely Planet as one of Australia’s three coolest suburbs and we think it's pretty great!!]


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
600 Sq. Meters
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, January 12, 2020 until Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Minimum Stay
4 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Happy to be flexible with dates
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Bowen Hills
Postal Code - State or Province 4006 QLD
Country Australia
Neighborhood Keywords Newstead, New Farm, Fortitude Valley, James street, Gasworks, CBD, River, City
Closest University Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, Griffith University
University nearby University of Queensland, Australian Catholic University, CQUniversity, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, Torrens University,

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Madrid
Postal Code

Comunidad de Madrid

Neighborhood Keywords
Goya, Lista, Salamanca, Chambrì, Chueca, Le Conde,
Closest University

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Wednesday, March 20, 2019 until Sunday, July 7, 2019
Wanted from Tuesday, September 3, 2019 until Thursday, December 5, 2019

Rental Price:

AUD 2600 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Rental rate may be negotiated depending on length of stay and inclusion of electricity, car, internet service etc
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: Easel, Bicycles, Cot, High-chair, Change-table


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Academic Confirmed Graduate or Post-Graduate Student
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Member Since Feb 2 2019
This member has 1 review
About Me
WE ARE: Avid travelers // Keen experience-seekers // Handy with saucepans & cake tins // Gallery & museum voyeurs // NICKY (39) is a High School Arts teacher, with Fine Arts & Architecture training // SIMON (39) was once a farm-boy, then a Industrial-Efficiency engineer, now a candidate studying post-grad business in Madrid (iMBA) // THEODORE (almost 2) is our son graduated from Sleep School 6 months ago & enjoys food, stories and playing with boxes.

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Simon, Nicky and Theo were the ideal guests. They spent three months in our apartment while we were away and left it just as they found it or better – no small feat with a two-year-old son! While we were gone they sent us pictures of all the mail that arrived and watered the plants on the balcony, and throughout the whole experience have been exceedingly warm and polite. Having them stay at your home will be like hiring house-sitters! Excellent N. Callaway 8/22/2019 6:00:00 AM