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Toowoomba escarpment, quiet, secluded, excellent views and close to town.

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2 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Balcony
Balcony
Smart TV, Netflix, DVD player, books
2 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Toowoomba escarpment, quiet, secluded, excellent views and close to town.

Entire apartment

Toowoomba escarpment, quiet, secluded, excellent views and close to town.

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4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
Preston, QLD

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFlagstone Creek Conservation Park9 min drive
  • Popular LocationKalisha Nature Refuge15 min drive
  • Popular LocationHarman Bushland Reserve17 min drive
  • AirportToowoomba, QLD (WTB-Wellcamp)44 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
85 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds

About this property

Entire place

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

Toowoomba escarpment, quiet, secluded, excellent views and close to town.

Apartment in Preston with kitchen and balcony or patio
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The property, in a nutshell, is 3-4 stars with a 5+ star view, very secluded and about 15-20 minutes from Toowoomba. Nearest neighbours are 70+ metres away and you can't see them for the trees. And there are NO kids on trail bikes. The property is less than 3 km from the Preson Peak Winery and Preston Manor, both of which are popular function centres.

The apartment has a large kitchen/living/dining area with good views. There is a convertible sofa/bed, 42" TV, BluRay player, good free-to-air reception (Brisbane, not Toowoomba) and Apple TV with Netflix subscription.

Kitchen has solid plate stove with oven and grill, microwave, large refrigerator, capsule and drip percolater coffee makers, all cooking utensils and will have a supply of basic foodstuffs such as bread, butter, milk, cereal eggs etc sufficient for guests to prepare breakfast each morning, and condiments, sugar, tea, coffee, cooking oil etc. and also emergency tinned and frozen food for late arrivals. There will also be some complimentary beer, soft drinks and cask wine.

Bedrooms have fans and fan heaters.Bathroom has tub and shower, heat lights. An adjacent (private) room has large wood heater in case of cold nights which will help warm living area. Patio has gas barbecue and outdoor table and chairs.

The only downside is some days of strong easterly winds during summer. There is wind more often than not but the downstairs area is sheltered to a degree. The location is sheltered from winter westerlies, which is a big plus in Toowoomba.

The property is designed to comfortably accommodate 4 guests, one couple and two singles. However, the double sofa bed and/or caravan queen bed will allow up to 6 guests at a pinch in the short-term. Contact owners for details, including pricing.

GUEST ACCESS
Clothes dryer on patio, washing machine available on request. Clothes line available. Weber BBQ available on request. Wi Fi is free, bandwidth about 10 Mbps. Mobile coverage is reasonable. An internet-connected computer is available on request.

GUEST INTERACTION
Host will be available for initial orientation and then pretty much hands-off unless guests require assistance. Host will be happy to show guests picnic spots, 4WD tracks etc.
Undercover parking is available on the patio in front of the apartment. If guests decide this interferes with the view, there are plenty of other places to park.

NEIGHBOURHOOD
Preston is a rural-residential area south of Toowoomba. Most of the residents enjoy a rural lifestyle while commuting to Toowoomba for work. It's about 10 minutes to Kmart and 15-20 minute to the CBD. Brisbane West Wellcamp airport is about 35-40 km depending on route, km, allow 35-40 minutes. There is no public transportation available.


SURROUNDING BUSH
The property consists of 80 acres of Great Dividing Range escarpment. Excellent Lockyer Valley views, including Tabletop. A bit of wildlife, wallabies come up to eat the green grass, butcher birds and a magpie ready for a handout, and walkers may spot the odd dingo.
4WD tracks are available for use, providing guests are adequately prepared and equipped and have mobile phone contact in case of emergency. The terrain is not lovely rainforest but is ok, lots of grass trees (and rocks and lantana).

There are secluded picnic areas accessible by SUV or even front-drive cars with reasonable clearance. One has water (from old house tanks, probably won't pass any health tests but won't hurt anyone who's lived in the country). Folding tables and chairs are available on request.

Note that the Toowoomba escarpment can be WINDY. The house is well protected from winter westerlies but it does cop the easterlies. Sometimes you can sit on the patio and enjoy the view and sometimes you don't bother to go out there.

DIRECTIONS

Mt Flag Road is more of a driveway, only 120m long, but is on GPS. In case of guests who prefer written directions.....

1. Start from KMart/Coles at the intersection of Ruthven St (New England Highway) and Stenner
Street.
2. Go south towards Warwick for approximately 4.5 km and turn left into PRESTON
BOUNDARY ROAD. The turnoff come up fast on a right-hand bend; be ready to get into the
slip lane.
3. Follow this road for 6.5 km - IGNORE the left turn into Preston Manor and Preston Peak
Winery. The road now becomes plain Preston Road.
4. At 6.5 km, at the top of a steep rise, turn hard left onto a road signposted MT FLAG ESTATE.
5. Go 400 m, past the cement tank and solar panels and turn right into Mt Flag Road. The road is signposted - look for three white mailboxes
6. Go 50 m and turn right at the post with #5 and follow the red arrows about 70 m to the
house. The arrows will take you behind the house under a walkway.
7. The left turn to park on the patio under the deck is tight, go a bit wide.
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Smart televisions come with Netflix. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.

This Preston apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs.

Property manager

Tony and Dzung Kenny
Speaks English, Spanish, Russian

Property amenities

Beach

  • Beach sunloungers

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Free breakfast available
  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo

Entertainment

  • Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Firepit

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 6
  • Smartphone
  • Unit size: 915 sq ft (85 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Toowoomba Escarpment Quiet Secluded Excellent Views Town
Toowoomba Escarpment Quiet Secluded Excellent Views Town Preston
Toowoomba Escarpment Quiet Secluded Excellent Views Town Preston
Toowoomba Escarpment Quiet Secluded Excellent Views Town Preston
Toowoomba Escarpment Quiet Secluded Excellent Views Town

About this area

Preston

Located in Preston, this apartment is in a rural area. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Flagstone Creek Conservation Park and Walker's Wilderness Nature Refuge, while Empire Theatre and Cobb & Co Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Clifford Park Racecourse or Toowoomba Showgrounds. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Flagstone Creek Conservation Park - 9 min drive
  • Kalisha Nature Refuge - 15 min drive
  • Waterbird Habitat - 15 min drive
  • Harman Bushland Reserve - 17 min drive
  • Walker's Wilderness Nature Refuge - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Toowoomba Station - 17 min drive
  • Toowoomba, QLD (WTB-Wellcamp) - 44 min drive

Restaurants

  • Kingfishers Cafe Restaurant - 12 min drive
  • Bay Leaf Curry House - 12 min drive
  • Curry 'n' Spice - 12 min drive
  • Pizza Hut - 12 min drive
  • Chrysdals Restaurant - 12 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfect hideaway
We had a great time staying here as a base for the Carnival of Flowers. Interesting views over the escarpment and the hospitality was wonderful. So kind to have the fridge stocked with all sorts of goodies for breakfast and dinner. Unexpected pleasure. We were exhausted after touring the gardens so it was so relaxing to return to such glorious views and the fire stove keeping us warm and cosy. Tony was the consummate host. Highly recommended.

5/5 Excellent

Brilliant accommodation
A two bedroom unit with everything. Fully and logically equipped with all mod cons, utensils and B n B supplies. The host has provided a fully functional unit. Everything worked. Spotlessly clean. Spectacular views. Convenient location just to the south of Toowoomba. Pet friendly and our dear old boy Jack (13 years old Australian Cattle Dog) also enjoyed the location and comforts. We highly recommend this accommodation to visitors to the Toowoomba region and look forward to our next visit.

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This has to be one of the best scenic locations in Toowoomba. Amazing sunrise to watch one morn. Overall a great value accommodation, a place to chill and get away from a busy lifestyle. The owners were helpful and very nice. The only small detraction is the owners lve above the accom, so you do get some walking noise above you at times in teh evening or morning when thay are getting up. We woud go back though no problem.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

I often feel that I should be able to give just less than 5 stars because there is always some little thing that could be better. But NOT HERE! It is a full 5 star, one of the best places I have stayed in. The location is fantastic, both for the view and the peace. The facilities are wonderful and very well organised. The provisions are very good and the owners very obliging and lit the wood stove on a surprisingly cold night in September. Preston is a good centre for touring and near to a very good winery. This is really a gem! Thankyou for making a memorable stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Lovely stay
Clean and comfortable. Dog friendly which was a great plus. Everything was there that we needed, beds were comfortable and had a great time at the 'Carnival of Flowers'. Could not ask for much more...Thank You