Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Close to the Brisbane City, close to both the beautiful Sunshine and Gold Coasts this bayside town has much to offer its visitors.
Unique to Queensland, this style cottage has a traditional front verandah, a lovely shady place to sit and enjoy the bay breezes on a hot Queensland day. The Australian outdoor lifestyle theme carries to the fully fenced garden at the rear of the house where you will find a large covered outdoor living area complete with BBQ and outdoor dining setting.
This cottage is only minutes walk to all local amenities. Shops, cafes, transport (buses and trains), schools, childcare, doctors, playgrounds, restaurants and hotels are all nearby.
If the outdoors are on your agenda then the Sandgate & Shorncliffe foreshore, Moreton Bay, Cabbage Tree Creek, bird attracting natural lagoons, parklands and many bike ways ensure that you are well catered for, and all are literally at your back door.
Brisbane City is just 25 minutes on the train. Australia Zoo and Underwater World are under an hours drive to the north and the BIG 4 theme parks Movie World, Dream World, Sea World and Wet n Wild are an hour to the south. Beautiful golden beaches, dolphin feeding, sailing and diving is just across the bay on Moreton island.
Our cottage has been recently refurbished and has been receiving wonderful feedback from guests. Sandgate Cottages is a beautiful traditional timber cottage in a fantastic central location.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandgate 500 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brisbane Airport - International & Domestic 18 km, Nearest railway: Sandgate Railway Station 800 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
There is a second toilet suite toward the rear of the cottage. This is ideal when suing the covered BBQ and entertainment area in the back garden.
All linen and towels are provided as is an optional weekly clean and linen change
|Further details outdoors|
We have a fully fenced garden with a covered outdoor entertainment area. A Gas BBQ is provided for all your outdoor cooking needs.
For the information of those with restricted mobility there are 4 steps into the cottage. Once inside the cottage is all on one level.
The Queensland region
The population of South East Queensland is estimated to be approximately 2.9 million. The regional population is concentrated along the coast with the three largest population centres being Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
South East Queensland is the fastest growing region in Australia, people just love living here, the growth equates to 1,000 new arrivals in the region every week.
Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and dry, mild winters. From November through March, tropical thunderstorms are common over Brisbane.
Brisbane has a growing live music scene, both popular and classical. The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), which is located at South Bank, consists of the Lyric Theatre, a Concert Hall, Cremorne Theatre and the Playhouse Theatre. The Queensland Ballet, Opera Queensland, Queensland Theatre Company and other performance art groups stage performances in the different venues.
The city's major sporting venues include Brisbane Cricket Ground, Sleeman Centre at Chandler, Suncorp Stadium, Ballymore Stadium and the stadium facilities of the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre in Nathan. The new A$65 million tennis stadium can be found at Tenyson and hosts the new Brisbane International.
Tourism plays a major role in Brisbane's economy, being the third-most popular destination for international tourist after Sydney and Melbourne.
Popular tourist and recreation areas in Brisbane include the South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland, the City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane Forest Park and Portside Wharf. The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary opened in 1927 and was the world's first koala sanctuary.
The suburb of Mount Coot-tha is home to a popular state forest, and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens which houses the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and the "Tsuki-yama-chisen" Japanese Garden (formerly of the Japanese Government Pavilion of Brisbane's World Expo '88).
Brisbane has over 27 km (16.8 mi) of bicycle pathways, mostly surrounding the Brisbane river and city centre, extending to the west of the city. Today fishing and boating are river common. Other popular recreation activities include the Story Bridge adventure climb and rock climbing at the Kangaroo Point cliffs.
There are so many things to see and do in Brisbane and South East Queensland. Find the best beaches, daytrips, scenic drives, camping spots, 4WD destinations and more. You can enjoy galleries, museums, markets and festivals in the city or head out and explore the river, mountains and forests. Whatever you want to do around Brisbane, chances are you'll find it here.
City of Brisbane
With fresh sea breezes and endless views of the bay, lovely shady picnic grounds and cycling and walking tracks, Sandgate is one of Brisbane's favourite weekend escapes. As a little seaside town in the 1880s it was "the" beach for Brisbane socialites. Today, people still visit Sandgate to catch the sea breezes and enjoy a picnic under huge fig trees. Bike riders will enjoy the kilometres of flat bikeways that follow the curves of the Bay..
There are many community and performing arts events and festivals held at Sandgate each year. The Bluewater festival over the Easter period sees huge crowds gather to watch the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race. The Einbunpin Lagoon festival in July celebrates all that is Sandgate and the annual Music by the Sea boasts many fine performances at venues within the area.
Just a few minutes by train is the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, this centre plays host to world class performers from all musical backgrounds.
You may wish to play golf at one of many golf courses in the area. The club at Virginia has come to be known as “The Course Of Champions.” Many rising stars have honed their skills on the challenging layout and used it as a platform to launch their careers. The list of Club Champions includes major winners Greg Norman (1972 and 1973) and Wayne Grady (1976 and 1977).
Swimming pools and aquatic centres are all close by as are sailing, kite surfing, canoeing and kayaking facilities. The list is endless......so many things to do, so many choices to make!!!!
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2 Sep 2014
"Another perfect stay"
Fourth time of staying in this cottage.It's not an adventure holiday for us but total relaxation.We don't have to stress about what the cottage is like.Always immaculately clean and,great b… More
26 Aug 2013
"Back for 3rd visit"
It is not always wise to re visit places but in this case,our third time,all our expectations were met.After travelling for 5 months this was like coming home.Everything immaculate,the sun shone,we sa… More
21 Jan 2013
"Beautiful cottage, great location"
Beautifully decorated cottage, spotlessly clean and with a great deal of thought put into the needs of the guests. We would highly recommend the property and look forward to staying there again in th… More
31 Jul 2012
"Seconds-we will be back for thirds"
Great to go back to a place that met all our wishes last time.This time an added(and appreciated) luxury of a heat pump-even though we had come from a cold NZ winter to warm sunshine it did get chil… More
28 Jul 2011
"Unbeatable value for comfort, price and area to stay in"
We have just come back from this lovely litlle 1890s cottage in Sandgate - 12 days of Queensland warmth and absolute relaxationThe owner has been great to deal with when booking,the cottage in immac… More
14 Mar 2011
"Home away from home!"
I contacted the owner/manager VERY last minute (on my way to Brisbane from LAX) and she was able to accomodate my last minute stay. We checked in hassle free, the cottage was very clean and had all t… More