About the Homestay
Privately tucked away upstairs, away from rest of the house, a beautifully appointed, clean and light non-smoking room with queen bed, awaits our guests. Price is for two. An extra queen bed for 3rd and 4th person is available at request at $10/per extra person p/night payable at arrival. Plush bedding and towels. Air conditioner in room.
Quality linen and complimentary, self serve, light breakfast is included (cereal, toast, spreads, tea/coffee) Exquisite bathrooms with fresh, plush towels and shower gel, shampoo provided. Fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster plus cutlery and crockery for guest use.
Reclining chairs and outdoor barbecue, guest alfresco area provides for a relaxing stay.
This modern property is in the leafy and peaceful, upmarket Bayside (Eastern) suburbs of Brisbane metro area.
Trains to the city and busses are readily available.
We offer one complimentary drop of and pick up per day to the train station, which is walking distance too, on request, availability permits. Local bus stop is 3 minutes walk away. Train connects to Roma street transport centre/airport/Gold Coast etc.trains and busses and to Brisbane city and Southbank . Please check translink for bus/train/ferry fares, maps and roster.
Myriad of shopping and dining options and movies are available within 10 minutes walk. Please see photos for location of Island ferries, beach and Koala spotting in our area.The hosts, Ray and Cat are helpful, friendly and respect guest's privacy and choices.
Just come and relax or explore all Brisbane and surroundings has to offer. Please notify us of your time of arrival, so you arrive to a freshly appointed room. A front door key is available for unlimited entry.
Looking forward to meet you. Safe travels!
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Birkdale is the perfect place for great access to the greater Brisbane attractions, quick access to The Goldcoast and Sunshine Coast motorways and located in a quiet and peaceful enclave of the sought after Eastern suburbs of Brisbane, which create an environment for joyful days and peaceful nights. The natural beauty and abundance of wildlife, like kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, sealife and a myriad of bird life, with the foreshore approximately a mile away, is enhanced by lovely picnic spots and tracking,cycling and horse riding opportunities. Our suburb is safe and secure and we enjoy night time walks and stargazing, as well picnics on the beach and ferries to Islands. We trust our guests will enjoy it as much as we do.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No smoking. Check out before 10am. Prepaid accommodation. Please discuss with us your preferred method of payment' 20% Deposit with confirmed booking. Balance payable 21 days prior to arrival. Last minute bookings require full payment with confirmation.
Free wifi moderate use.
We offer a peaceful, quiet and respectful environment and expect that it must be respected at all times. Children must be supervised at all time and not interfere with others guests.
Please keep all personal belongings inside your room..
Entry doors must be kept closed to keep house temperature comfortable and keep insects out.
If a key is requested, a $20 refundable deposit is required
Stays less than three nights incur a cleaning fee of $15, payable at arrival.
Washing machine, 2 free washes p/w. but please clean up after use. Dryer available at $2 per cycle.
Please don't change settings of washing machine and ask for help before first use. Free washing detergent and washing machine 2x per week.
Please call, txt or email us if you can't find us. Ray and Cat's suite is private, please don't knock on our door. Please call us in case of an emergency. The entry area to Cat and Ray's suite is a no go zone for guests. Please txt or call us if you can't find us and have an urgent question.
Enjoy your stay.
We require payment in advance of all stays please. Once the booking is completed we will provide banking details for transfer.
If a guest cancels the booking less than 7 days before the arrival time and date, you will not be entitled to a refund of any money you've already paid, as we miss the opportunity of other bookings.
Smoking is not allowed.
Friendly and welcoming. Ideal location if you want a bit of peace from a day in the city. Short stroll to bus stop but never waited more than three minutes for bus. Lovely bedroom and good living space. Recommend to anyone.
It was a very nice and clean house and the host are very friendly and welcoming.
This guest awarded the host 3 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Cat and ray are the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.
They made me feel at home in thier beautiful house with million dollar views.
They cooked us all a massive banquet style Xmas dinner for free and also suprised us all with amazing desserts after.
The house has a great feeling / vibe about it, you really feel relaxed and ray is really funny.. He took us all on a tour of the city one night and also drove us to the lookout that overlooks the entire area of Brisbane, it was a magical night, really good stuff!!!
So, if anybody wants to stay in an awsome 5 star rated homestay, I highly recommend you stay at ray and cats, awsome stuff!!
Thank you for a tremendous 2 weeks....I loved it!!!!!
How do I book?
Contact the host about your stay - tell them a little about yourself, why you are staying and ask any questions you have about their homestay. You will be able to book immediately after sending your message.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.