Our relaxed and comfortable family home in Ashgrove is ready to welcome you as a homestay guest. Our home has 3 bedrooms plus a separate studio, 2 bathrooms, TV room, sitting room and two outdoor areas for eating and relaxing. The living areas of the house have air-conditioning and we have a beautiful freshwater swimming pool.
Your private bedroom has
a comfortable queen sized bed with clean linen provided every week,
a bedside table and lamp,
a study desk, chair and desk lamp,
ceiling fan and heater provided in winter if needed,
plenty of storage room - drawers and hanging space in the closet,
easy access to the bathroom and powder room which you will share with my son.
We are an Australian family - Mum and a 16 year old son. Mum has lived overseas and understands the challenges, and excitement, of living in a new culture. We also have two very affectionate cats.
The house is in Ashgrove which is a very green, leafy suburb, popular with families and just 4km from the Brisbane CBD. We have a large park and creek across the road that has abundant wildlife - koalas, wallabies and lots of birds, and immediate access to lots of walking and cycling tracks. A bicycle is available for your use.
There are two nearby shopping centres each within 500 metres walk distance, offering supermarkets (Woolworths, Coles and Aldi) fruit shop, butcher, banks, pharmacies, restaurants and cafes. gymnasiums, cinemas, and medical centres.
There are several bus stops within easy walking distance, offering access to:
QUT campuses - Kelving Grove and Gardens Point
UQ St Lucia campus
Kelvin Grove State College
Qld Academy of Creative Industries (QACI)
Brisbane Grammar School
Brisbane Girls Grammar School
Brisbane State High
The Gap State High School
Hillbrook Anglican School
Roma Street Parklands and Transit Centre
Your homestay fee of $350 per week includes:
Private room as described above
Unlimited high speed wi-fi
All utilities - electricity, water, wifi are included
Access to all common areas of the house - kitchen, laundry, TV room, verandah, pool, garden etc
A bicycle to use
If you would like to include meals:
add lunch + dinner 5 days per week = an additional $100 week ($450 per week total) - you can eat with our family or in your own time.
Add dinner 5 days per week = an additional $50 week ( $400 per week total)
Homestay fee is due at the beginning of each two week period.
Up front cost is 4 weeks homestay fee - 2 weeks homestay fee + 2 weeks bond to be returned at end of homestay*
*2 weeks' notice must be given before moving out
*Any excessive damages must be paid for out of the bond ie. if you break a cup that's okay! If you break the window in your bedroom that's not okay!