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2 Bedrooms (sleeps 4)
1 King Size - 2 Bunks
Located close to CBD
Short walk to main public transport
"Green Gables" is located in Auchenflower, just 3.5km from Brisbane's CBD. Once you've gotten to know the suburb's hotspots (try Sprout BYO French Cafe). Walk to the legendary Park Road strip for great coffee and many restaurant choices or a little further to Rosalie for a wonderful selection of Eateries. Well worth checking out the newly constructed Frew Park - just a walk away on Milton Road and fabulous for kids. Frew Park
You'll find bus and train stops close by with frequent services to help you get where you need to go and park your car down the back of the apartment to avoid the parking meters.
You should also try the City Cat fast ferry service along the river to Southbank with the new Milton Ferry Terminal completed just a short walk away. There's another wonderful kid's playground which has just been completed at Southbank - well worth checking out! SoutbankStuff
Check out http://blog.queensland.com/2014/08/11/100-things-to-do-in-brisbane/
If you’re visiting friends at the Wesley Hospital there’s a great shortcut so they’re only 5 minutes stroll away.
It's a 3 minute drive to the massive Toowong Shopping Village, just refurbished, for anything else you may need.
You can also cuddle a koala or pat a kangaroo at Lone Pine – catch a boat up the river. Lone Pine
Jen and Ian were welcoming from our first exchanges, efficient friendly and engaging. They were also welcoming toward our two small children.
The apartment was clean, smart and comfortable. It was well furnished without being cluttered, important for a small space in which four of us lived over the weekend.
Thanks for the generous and friendly welcome!
- Charlene Mc K
We were made to feel very welcome with our hosts Jen and Ian with pre arrival communications and some lovely welcoming gestures on arrival - that they had left for us. Jen was very generous with her time in making sure we knew to ask for anything we might need and in texts emails and phone calls to assist us with our stay. The apartment was very comfortable and everything was as the listing had advertised. It was cute, and so handy and close to the train and bus stops. Far enough away from the city to be away from the hustle and bustle but walking distance to the neighbouring suburbs restaurants and cafes and easy to get to the city and other inner suburbs.
- Erika S
We had a very good time in this charming and confortable house. Big enough for our family of 4 in a very quiet area. We loved the European touch of the house. The perfect place to be in Brisbane : very close to the city and Southbank and only 25' by car from the airport. Free parking at the back of the house.
Jen and Ian were so welcoming, being careful to all of our questions. Very lovely people.
- Vincent T
The welcome card is soooo sweet. Jan and Lan are very kindly allowed us to do early check-in and late check-out, even we have not met each other during my stay, but we communicated by text very smoothly. The house is quite charming, especially the common room, and just perfectly suitable to 4 adults to 1-2 nights stay, very near train station and surrounding is quiet.
- Helen G
Happy to stay at Jen & Ian's warm and clear house. They are great hosts and considerate person, communications were smooth. Everything in the house was in a good condition with no problems all. Welcome card and gudie are clear and useful. The house base in a quite resident area, quite and comfortable. Really thank Jen & Ian.
- Xin H
Nice clean confidently located accommodation with helpful friendly hosts. We would certainly recommend the property.
- Michael L
Jen and Ian are very kind,welcoming hosts. Though we are not able to meet them in person, they made the effort to contact us a few times to ensure that everything was in order and that we enjoyed our stay there. The apartment is conveniently located near the Auchenflower station and is also rather easy to get to/fro from the motorway. The apartment was exactly as we saw in the pictures and my friends and I enjoyed playing on the grand piano. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely go back there if we have a chance.
- Angela N
Jen and Ian were generous and attentive hosts, and made me feel very welcome. The house was very comfortable, with a very comfy bed and lovely bathroom. While being very central, it was very quiet and peaceful. Many thanks for making my time in Brisbane so comfortable.
- Hilary T
We really enjoyed our stay at Green Gables. It is a light and airy apartment at the front of the block, with a large living area/kitchen and front verandah. Its close to everything, with trains and buses in walking distance and a great little take away at the end of the street. Thoroughly recommend it.
- Margaret B
Green Gables is a clean, well-equipped little apartment in the inner suburbs of Brisbane. It is well-served by public transport (bus, train and ferry stations all within short walks) and close enough to the city that you can even walk there. It is a traditional Queensland-style weatherboard house, so an authentic experience for visitors. Jen and Ian would have to be about the loveliest, warmest hosts you can imagine, they check in regularly to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need. They also provide wifi and have a coffee percolator so I was very happy about that!
- Julia W.
Dear Ian and Jen, We had a great time in town. Your warm house is definitely our best choice in here. We all four are very appreciative to your consideration and kindness. You two made our trip.
From Nikki, Josee, Wenging and Yongmei
THANK YOU so very much for allowing us to sojourn at the beautiful "Green Gables". We have had a fine time being river people!The boys have been living large and making the most of the parks and running tracks. Ellie has loved the grand and the abundance of Marilyn's! Enjoy
Brilliant - I wasn't expecting that!”
What a delight to stay four nights at Ian & Jen's "Green Gables". My family easily fitted into this cosy heritage styled apartment. "GG" had a great kitchen kitted out with everything we needed if we chose to eat in or close proximity to many fine eating out options. Ian left some scrumptious fruit cake for us which made cuppas on the verandah extra special. The beds were super comfy & my daughter just loved tinkling on the grand piano (brilliant I wasn't expecting that!). We loved being 'river' people & with the City Cat close by we didn't use the car - opting for cruising up or down the river - a thoroughly pleasant experience! The best part about our stay however was connecting with Ian & Jen - the most caring & generous people who communicate so warmly & checked on us to ensure we had everything we needed (& more)! We look forward to meeting you face to face one day Ian & Jen when we "Runaway to Maleny"!! Thanks again for letting us stay at "Green Gables" - we will be back for sure! xxxxx
Ros & Co
Aloha Jen and Ian,
Thank you so much for such a comfortable stay at your lovely little cottage Green Gables. You are beautiful people and your kindness and overflowing generosity made us feel so welcome and at home during our stay in Brisbane! We truly fell in love with Green Gables, it was an amazing blessing to have had the pleasure to stay in your peaceful sanctuary. We also throughly enjoyed getting to know the little town of Auchenflower -where we walked every morning and evening as a family together! it really is such a pleasant and safe neighborhood - Being all the way from Hawaii we are just so happy that by Divine intervention we somehow or other found each other and found our way to stay with you - at Green Gables truly the very best place we could have ended up!
We look forward to coming back to stay again next year!
Thanking you from the bottom of our hearts for everything !
Radha & Gopal H
A gorgeous cottage which is very close to the Wesley hospital and Park Rd cafés. Jen and I didn't meet but spoke regularly during the stay. Jen is very accommodating and caring. The description is very accurate and I would certainly recommend the cottage.
- Linda J
Nice house in quiet neighbourhood, good for exploring the city. Friendly owners, who are easy to communicate with. The place has a private parking space which comes in handy
- Riet D'H
I was introduced to Airbnb by a friend and when we were spending a weekend in Brisbane recently I joined up and discovered this charming apartment called Green Gables in Auchenflower.
The apartment is owned by Jen & Ian and they were so amazing. From the arrangements made prior to arriving at the apartment and whilst we were there, they made us feel so welcome and we were part of their family. The apartment was charming and comfortable, a home away from home in a quiet neighbourhood. Jen even left a plate of yummy treats for us. We had the privilege of meeting Jen & Ian on the morning we checked out and we felt we were saying goodbye to family members.
We fully recommend staying at Green Gables when you need a getaway in Brisbane as it's close to the South Bank and to the city centre. Thank you Jen & Ian for having us.
- Sharon J
Dear Jen and Ian
Thank you for making us feel so welcomeand for the goodies you left to share. The cake was very tasty! We only sampled as we did have some food and goodies we were finishing up from our mountain stay. (enough for desert and breakfast.
Thank you again for your hospitality and sharing you lovely place with us.
Randy and Margie
We felt very welcome, there were even snacks left in the fridge for us..... it was very clean and the little office/room outside was great for the kids! Thanks so much!
- Alexis G
We were made to feel welcome, the place was clean, comfortable and in an excellent location.
- Adrian M
Jen & Ian were fantastic hosts and we enjoyed our experience at Green Gables. The little touches such as homemade muesli and fruit cake were very thoughtful and Jen contacted us prior, during and after our stay to ensure everything was in order. I'd like to thank them both for their warm welcome and personal touches.
- Joanne W
Green Gables is a different kind of accommodation from what I'm used to. It is the owners (Ian & Jen's) city pad. There was a lovely welcome card, complimentary home made fruit cake and muesli in the fridge and Jen couldn't do enough to make sure our stay was a pleasant experience, Savannah was also very helpful. The location was perfect for us as it was within walking distance to where we needed to be, two minutes to the train station (one stop from the shopping centre), a close walk to the river boats and it was very quiet spot. It was hard to leave after four nights as it felt like a second home. I will definitely be looking to stay there again when I visit Brisbane. I would have no hesitation in recommending Green Gables as a place to stay.
- Brendan E
Our stay at Green Gables was lovely. The location was great and it was a perfect size for the four of us. The house was very clean and well presented. Jen and Ian were great to deal with, always very responsive and friendly. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.
- Rebecca H
A gorgeous cottage that we felt very welcome. Jen & Ian are warm and lovely, also we met Savanah - she is so sweet and pretty. Our stay at Green Gables was lovely it
has great location very near train station and everything in the house was in a good condition with no problems.
We would recommend this place that you will love it .thank you Jen&Ian
- Rebecca L
My daughter and I have just spent a lovely weekend in Brisbane shopping for a formal dress and attending the UQ Open Day. We stayed at Green Gables which was perfect for us; airy and spacious, comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, a desk in the second bedroom so my daughter could squeeze some school work into a very full weekend, and car parking available both on the street at the front door or in the back garden.
Green Gables is in a great location; easy to get to from the airport, close to the city and shopping in Paddington, Toowong and Indooroopilly, and just a few minute drive along Coronation Drive to the university.
We walked easily to local shops in Milton to pick up supplies and take-aways, and while we ran out of time this weekend, we could have easily walked to both the ferry terminal or to the train station if we relying on public transport.
Thanks Jen and Ian.
- Pat N
I wish i could have submitted this review earlier but due to some complications at home, this review was delayed. My friends and I stayed at Green Gables on the 21st to the 23rd of October and it was a really lovely experience.
Green Gables is a wonderful cottage apartment that me and my friends called our home away from home.
Jen and Ian were both lovely host that were very welcoming and catered to our needs. It was a pity that we couldn't meet face to face but their presence was felt throughout our stay.
The nice little touches that were done for our stay was greatly appreciated. The wonderful veranda was also a great place for us to sit down and have a nice chat in the evenings.
The location was also wonderful as it is close to the Brisbane CBD. Additionally, the lovely free parking at the back of the apartment was great as it was just what we required on our stay.
Jen and Ian made our stay a memorable one as they even gave us suggestions on where we could find food nearby.
We would definitely stay at the Green Gables again on our next visit to Brisbane.
Kudos to Jen and Ian.
Jenny and Ian's little cottage is a home away from home in a very convenient position, just minutes to the city or Toowong. It was wonderful to be there and have that lovely space to myself so I could get on with my own things. The cottage was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Everything you need is supplied, and the little welcome pack was much appreciated. Very appreciative also of the easy and attentive communication during the organising phase. Highly recommended! Will definitely book again on my next trip to Brisbane. Thank you!!!
Green Gables is a cosy, traditional semi-detached Queenslander cottage, that comes with a fully equipped kitchen and a grand piano. It is located in a quiet inner Brisbane suburb with lovely & helpful neighbours, close to Brisbane city, Suncorp Stadium, Wesley Hospital and the Southbank cultural hub. Off street parking. Descriptions and instructions for guests are accurate and the hosts are happy to respond to queries. Will definitely stay there again.
John & Waltraud W
We were made to feel very welcome from the minute we booked. There was homemade cake and muesli for us to try and Ian phoned during our visit to check all was OK. The spacious living/kitchen area was welcome (we were a family of 4) although there wasn't a sofa and the TV is in the bedroom. The teenagers were very pleased with their accommodation - the number of pillows and softness of the blankets surpassing their previous experiences of holiday rentals! Green Gables very much has a "lived in" feel. Some of the owner's personal effects are in evidence, although the details do say to expect this and it does contribute to the "at home" feel. It's an interesting 40 minute walk into the city along the river, away from the road, or the ferry terminal is less than 10 minutes away; beware it's quite a hill back!
Recently stayed at Green Gables for a Friend’s wedding in Brisbane. The house itself is fantastic. Exactly as seen the photos. Very clean all everything required is provided. Location is great, it's just outside the city but loads of local shops / bars / cafes all very close. Transport into the city is easy and quick, bus or train stops close by. We got the ferry into the city which was a nice way to travel. Jen and Ian was excellent hosts, anything we needed was dealt with quickly and great to deal with. Highly recommend this house to anybody wanting to stay in Brisbane
We stayed at Green Gables for 5 nights over Melbourne Cup long weekend. Having lived in Auchenflower 12 years ago, we chose GG as we wanted to stay in a traditional Queenslander, not a hotel. I think it was even nicer than the photos suggest and Jen and Ian are lovely people and were extremely welcoming and easy to deal without throughout the whole experience. We loved the yummy fruitcake and chocolates waiting for us when we arrived! GG was clean and tidy and in a great location close to public transport, making it easy to get around if you don’t have a car.
We would definitely stay here again if we visit Brisbane again. Thanks Jen & Ian, it was a pleasure.
Marguerite & Brian C