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'aotea' - Inner City Art Deco Oasis

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2 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, travel cot
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Smart TV, books, offices
Smart TV, books, offices

Overview of 'aotea' - Inner City Art Deco Oasis

'aotea' - Inner City Art Deco Oasis

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
Brisbane, QLD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHoward Smith Wharves14 min walk
  • Popular LocationStory Bridge18 min walk
  • Popular LocationEagle Street Pier8 min drive
  • AirportBrisbane, QLD (BNE)24 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
95 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

'aotea' - Inner City Art Deco Oasis

Family-friendly Brisbane apartments in New Farm, near The Gabba
Stay in a piece of New Farm history! Located on desirable Moray Street, our recently renovated Art Deco gem, 'Aotea', is your perfect base to work or relax, stroll to the Riverwalk or famous local cafes, or catch the 196 bus from your door step to the Valley, City or South Bank.

'Aotea' was built as two adjoining flats in the Art - Deco style in 1936 for Mr William Danaher, and has been in the family ever since. It features stunning original hardwood floors, picture rails, timber paneled doors and some of the original light fittings.

'Aotea' is ideal for wedding guest accommodation, bridal party preparations or family reunions.

This property is not our home, it is listed exclusively through Stayz .com, so if it isn't already booked, you can always consider it yours every time you need to stay in beautiful inner city Brisbane.

The living space is :
- A large double bedroom with air conditioning, built in wardrobes, a flat screen television and an adjoining sunroom/office. (Queen size bed)
- A second bedroom with air conditioning, built in wardrobes , and a flat screen television. (Double bed)
- A bathroom with shower and heated towel rail.
- A comfortable lounge room with a flat screen television, and split system air conditioner.
- A kitchen with dishwasher, gas cook top, electric oven, refrigerator, microwave and a Nespresso coffee machine.
- A separate dining area adjoining the kitchen.
- A gorgeous professionally landscaped and maintained, tropical outdoor entertaining space with a dining setting that seats 4, 2 comfortable chairs, a BBQ and outdoor lighting. Simply stunning - day or night.
- A covered, but outdoor laundry underneath the back steps of the property with a washing machine and dryer.
- A beautiful green lawn space with a clothesline.

Further details to enhance your experience at 'Aotea'.

We can be there for your arrival to greet you and run through Aotea's' highlights, or if you prefer privacy, everything will be detailed in the property manual available onsite. We are always available to answer any questions leading up to your booking via email. We aim to respond within 24 hours.

Guests can also access the property through an electronic keypad. We will supply the code closer to your arrival.

We live nearby so if anything needs attention, it can be done promptly.

If you are a really organised traveler and would like to do a Coles or Woolworths online grocery order, I will happily accept delivery, unpack your groceries, and put cold goods in the refrigerator, all ready for your arrival.

Would you like to see more of South - East Queensland?
We can arrange for you to be picked up by our fabulous Tour Guide for a day trip if you wish, to explore Dream World, Movie World, Sea World, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Australia Zoo, Mount Tamborine, Maleny, or any other Brisbane attractions. Day trips to world famous Noosa for lunch can also be arranged. POA

Our Neighbourhood

We wouldn't live anywhere else in Brisbane other than New Farm and we are excited to share why we love this suburb so much.

Voted Brisbane's most liveable suburb many times, New Farm is on a historic inner city peninsular only 1.8 kms from the CBD.

In both walking directions from 'Aotea', award winning restaurants and cafes are a mere 5 minutes away.

Further afield within a 5 minute drive, New Farm also boasts the James Street Restaurant precinct, Coles and IGA supermarkets, two cinema complexes, the Powerhouse Theatre, the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 24 hour gyms, hairdressers, delicious takeaways, and glorious New Farm Park, which hosts a weekly Saturday Farmer's Market and features one of Brisbane's best children's playgrounds.

The adjacent suburbs of Teneriffe , Newstead, and Fortitude Valley are also vibrant and full of clubs, rooftop bars, high end fashion boutiques, homeware stores and restaurants.

Getting Around.

'Aotea' has free on street parking. As we live nearby, we can assure you that we have never had to wait for an Uber or taxi for longer than 5 minutes.

Directly across the road from 'Aotea' is the 196 bus that will take you to The Valley, City and South Bank.

South Bank is located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush park lands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.

A 10 minute walk away is the famous Riverwalk walkway, where you can stroll 1.8 km to Brisbane City. For the more energetic, you can hire a City Cycle and ride for kilometres to your heart's content.

A 9 minute walk away is the Sydney Street City Cat terminal that will take you into the city.
You can also catch the CityHopper ferry service.
The CityHopper service allows you to rediscover Brisbane for free with ferries running every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week.

The CityHopper travels along the Brisbane River, stopping at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside and Sydney Street terminals.
As the CityHopper is free, all you need to do is hop on and hop off and enjoy taking in the Brisbane River and city sights.

City Cycles.
Just around the corner in Barker Street, you'll see the Brisbane City Council City Cycle rank. To use City Cycle, subscribe online with a credit or debit card. It's quick and easy! The Brisbane City Cycle website has all the information you need.

Brisbane Explorer
See some of the best of Brisbane in 90 minutes!

Explore the City with a 24 or 48 hour ticket on-board the Brisbane Explorer’s open-top double decker buses.

To experience the charm of Brisbane, you can hop on and hop off at any of the 15 designated stops around the City.

Take a stroll through one of many parks, enjoy superb views of the city or dine in any of Brisbane's cafes or restaurants.

Where can I get-on?

You can hop on and hop off at any of the stops listed below:

1. Post Office Square - Queen Street, opposite the GPO
2. City Hall - Adelaide Street stop 41, outside King George Square
3. Treasury Casino Hotel - William Street, corner of Elizabeth Street CityCat connection
4. Riverside Centre - Eagle Street Pier stop 155, corner Charlotte street CityCat connection
5. Old Windmill - Wickham Terrace, opposite Bartley Street
6. Transit Centre - Roma Street, in front of Police Headquarters
7. Suncorp Stadium - Caxton Street, near Hale Street
8. Regatta Hotel - Coronation Drive, near Land Street CityCat connection
9. Park Road - Coronation Drive, near Park Road
10.Cultural Centre - Grey Street (museum side), near Melbourne Street
11. South Bank (Ferris Wheel) - Grey Street, near Ernest Street CityCat connection
12.Maritime Museum - Vulture Street, near South Brisbane Memorial Park CityCat connection
13. City Lookout, Kangaroo Point - River Terrace, in front of Scout Place
14. Chinatown - Ann Street, near Gipps Street
15. ANZAC Square - Ann Street, opposite Central station
CityCat connection Connect to a CityCat or CityFerry from this location.

Operating hours
Brisbane Explorer tours run every day except Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.

The first tour departs Post Office Square at 9am. The last tour departs at 5.15pm, returning around 6.45pm.

For full timetable and stop information, or to buy tickets, visit the online

visitor centres
travel agents
Your ticket includes a 90 minute tour and is valid for either 24 or 48 hours.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this apartment offers washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include offices, desks and desk chairs.

Recreational amenities at the apartment include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Sue Hawkins

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free off-site parking
  • Street parking available
  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • High chair
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • Smart TV
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor entertainment area


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Office
  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the city centre
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Casino nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1023 sq ft (95 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an access code
You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Access methods

Access code


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

A car is not required for transport to and from this property

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About this area


Located in Brisbane, this apartment is in the city centre. Howard Smith Wharves and Story Bridge are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Queen Street Mall and Portside Wharf. Consider Riverstage for a night out, and don't miss South Bank Parklands if you're travelling with kids. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby swimming, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling.

What's nearby

  • Howard Smith Wharves - 14 min walk
  • Story Bridge - 18 min walk
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs - 4 min drive
  • Eagle Street Pier - 8 min drive
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Brisbane Bowen Hills Station - 4 min drive
  • Brisbane Airport (BNE) - 24 min drive


  • The Little Larder - 2 min walk
  • The Moray Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Continental Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Chouquette - 6 min walk
  • Death Before Decaf - 7 min walk

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 14 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Art Deco gem
Lovely property in a great location. We really enjoyed our stay and will be returning.

5/5 Excellent

My new homeaway!
Perfect place when staying in New Farm. Loved every bit of the out stay.

5/5 Excellent

A gorgeous cosy Art Deco flat in a fantastic location
We rented Aotea for two months while we were in Australia for the birth of our child. It was just what we needed - clean, comfortable (the beds and bed linen were wonderful!) and well-located for trips to New Farm park, the River Walk etc. Sue was an exceptional host - responding quickly and helpfully to our queries! We recommend Aotea to anyone looking for an extremely well-appointed home away from home (in the short or long term)!

5/5 Excellent

Beautifully looked after property

5/5 Excellent

The charm & comfort of Aotea is something to be experienced. Every inch of this cottage has been lovingly styled & decorated with great deliberation. An absolute credit to the owners.