Brisbane Bay Cycle Home Stay
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- sleeps 4
Description from the owner
High on a hill overlooking a spectacular bay which is separated from the Pacific Ocean by two of the largest sand islands in the world, this modern, self-contained, fully equipped half of a house is ideally situated to take in all of the tourist attractions in and around sub-tropical Brisbane on the eastern coast of Australia.
While our main purpose is to provide cycling excursions for our guests, accommodation is also available for travellers seeking a more traditional vacation experience in one of Australia's premier tourist regions.
Guests are able to fully cater for themselves, or allow us to provide breakfast and/or dinner...Read more
Brisbane Bay Cycle Home Stay
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Additional Location Information
The Wynnum-Manly area is a 40 minute train/bus ride to the city or access to the surrounding bay islands such as Stradbroke, Macleay,CoochieMudlo and others. The islands lend themselves to exploration by bike as well.
Local restaurants provide a variety of cuisines including Thai, Indian and Mediterranean. Fresh or cooked seafood is a feature of the area. Cafes abound and help reinforce the village feel of the area.
Activities have been outlined earlier for your persusal.
Our home is approximately 15 minutes by car from the Brisbane Airport. Visitors may take a taxi or use public transport - airport monorail then suburban train (we would collect you from the local station). Should you bring your own car, covered lockup and street parking are available.
Location Type Tropical, Village, Waterfront
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: November 19, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in AUD) (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|All other dates ||$91||$546|
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in | $36 per person per night for more than 2 guests|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Rate quoted is for 2 people - Breakfast is $15 per person per day.
Rate for 4 adults is $180 per night or $1080 per week - room only - breakfast as above.
Rate for children dependent on age/s.
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Concierge Service
- Towels Provided
- Paper Towels Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access
- Outdoor Pool
- Cable TV [?]
- Board Games
- High Definition TV
- DVD Player
- Movie/Video Library
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Beach Chairs
- Fishing Equipment
- Smoking allowed - Ask
- Suitable for children - Yes
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- 80 square meters
What Past Guests Are Saying
Mel and Vic
South Grafton NSW
very much at home
John and Lou (and rubes)were friendly, polite, down to earth and just a bloody nice couple of queenslanders in fact. Their home felt like you were at home. The location was perfect, close to family, shopping centers, Brisbane city, loved the boardwalk. Would definitely stay again.
Relaxed stay in super suburb
I was made to feel very welcome when I arrived to stay with John and Lou. Accommodation was very comfortable and all facilities were provided. Particularly enjoyed having the pool at my front door!
The location is great so close to the waterfront, which I enjoy, and to all amenities.
I'm fond of the area and John and Lou are terrific hosts.
We were very well looked after by both Lou & John during our stay.
A very pleasant surprise was the pool that my 3 Children thoroughly enjoyed and made it hard for us to leave.
We had our privacy, the location was great and our host were fantastic.
Kathie and John
John and Lou were brilliant - they were so friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this lovely, clean and spacious apartment which is walking distance from the sea front and public transport. We didn't actually get to cycle anywhere because of the horizontal rain! However, despite the unseasonal weather, we had a great stay here.
Soozy & Andy Smith
Wilmcote, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
What a fantastic month we've had with the lovely John & Lou in their fabulous home. They are so friendly and ensured we had an amazing holiday.
The bike rides we're so exciting, going through mangroves along miles of lovely boardwalks taking in stunning scenery along the way. We never would have had such an amazing experience back in the UK.
We loved Wynnum as our base for exploring Brisbane. Such friendly and hospitable locals with lots of great places to eat & drink along the very pretty bayside.
We decided to not have the expense of hiring a car, and used the very accessible public transport system which was so easy to use and got us to loads of destinations. We got ourselves a 'Go Card' which you top up with money. It then allows you to travel on the Queensland TransLink system which is train, bus, river cat ferry on the Brisbane river. We would highly recommend getting a Go Card, so easy to use!
John & Lou's lovely family friendly home was a sheer delight to base our month long stay in. They are such gracious, friendly, knowledgable, and helpful hosts. We knew we'd chosen the perfect place to stay as soon as we arrived.
The accommodation was faultless. There were three of us, ourselves and our adult son. There was plenty of room to rest and relax after a busy day sightseeing and exploring. The swimming pool was an added bonus after a long hot day! You have the whole of the ground floor of their beautiful home including the pool which was just perfect. There are excellent facilities in the kitchen, bath/shower room, laundry room, bedrooms, and comfy relaxing lounge. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. Lou always made sure we had plenty of clean, fluffy towels whenever we needed them. Both for the bathroom, and for swimming.
We would highly recommend Brisbane Bay Cycle Homestay. What a fantastic part of the world.
Thank you John & Lou!
Andy, Soozy, & Simon Smith
Everything at your doorstep.
John and Lou are great very friendly and helpful. We went to the Ekka and they had information on the table for us about the Ekka ,found out what time the trains were leaving for us. Everything is in walking distance, it is a top location and would recommend anyone to stay,even made the kids feel welcome.
A great place to base your Brisbane visit, especially if you enj
We drove from Melbourne and with Google Maps had no problem finding John & Lou's place. Wonderful, gracious hosts with beautiful self-contained guest accommodation with lovely pool & outdoor BBQ facilities, overlooking Moreton Bay. We elected self-catering and the kitchen facilities were great. Also had a dinner with fine wines with Lou & John - Lou's a great cook. Very interesting people - been everywhere, including extensive cycling in Europe.
We went on a couple of cycling days, using their bikes and maps on recommended routes around Moreton Bay - very scenic with islands in the distance. Good cycle paths along the water's edge for miles, varying from Mangrove swamps to beaches. John will come & pick you up, if you go too far and get tired! We recommend a day trip cycling around Coochie Island - a short ferry ride - great beaches (at high tide!). Very relaxing.
A short walk to the station takes you into the heart of Brisbane with its many attractions. Apparently, you can take your bikes free on the train, outside rush hour, so you can cycle around Brisbane, over the bridges etc. Lou & John can tell you more - we didn't have time.
Very relaxing and friendly and convenient to Brisbane and the Bay - with cycling thrown in!
Fantastic hospitality from our hosts and unforgettable cycling e
We escaped the winter back in the UK looking for sun, sea and some cycling. Here we found all we wanted and more. Lou and John's hospitality was generous, their advice on routes perfect and the self contained accommodation private, comfortable and spacious. The pool right outside the living area and the sea views were the icing on the cake.
Their base in Wynnum was ideal for exploring both central Brisbane and the coast and islands just off the mainland. Brisbane is making an effort to become more cyclist friendly so we were able to make the most of marked cycle ways and stay off any busy routes.
Lou and John's catering was delicious and we have fond memories of sitting on the balcony looking onto the Pacific sipping a good white Riesling. Happy Days!
If you are more of a do it yourself holiday person and enjoy niche and independent offerings then this is for you. We also found John and Lou really helpful in advising us on general travel arrangements, which made life so much easier!
An unforgettable stay on Moreton Bay
I loved every minute of my stay at Brisbane Bay Cycle Stay. The home is spacious, spotless and modern without being formal or pretentious.Guest accomodation is downstairs which means having the wherewithal to be part of the family or self contained.It also means being able to wander out into a subtropical garden and dive straight into a beautiful pool. Being high above Moreton Bay ensures fantastic sun and moon rise views and a refreshing breeze at all times. But best of all is the service. Lou and John are friendly, relaxed and welcoming, and Lou's cooking is divine.
Karen and Keith Videan
Gold Coast, Queensland
This holiday would be ''up there'' with the best. .
Upon arriving we felt we were ''at home'' with Lou and John's hospitality. Their hospitality flowed on to the delicious meals, adequate in size and the variety of wines that we ''sampled'' were nothing short of generous.
There was a character and atmosphere about our surroundings that made us totally relax particularly in the evenings sitting on the balcony taking in the most amazing sunsets, after a big day on the bikes.
In our opinion, there would be nothing we would change except a longer stay with our delightful host and hostess who we might add, were so helpful when it came to local knowledge and venues for our bike treks. Thank you Lou and John. We will return.