Bed and Breakfast The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast
137 Mooroondu Rd Thorneside, 4158 Birkdale, Australia – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.6/10! (score from 18 reviews)
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Chris and Trish Irons
The Friendly Chat B&B offers choices. You book a room and self-cater or you can add breakfast for an additional charge and be pampered. This allows you to use the accommodation in a way that best suits your purpose. With a well-equipped kitchen and indoor and outdoor dining choices, you are easily able to do your own thing. We have worked hard over the past year to make the large garden and retreat a place that gives you the opportunity to relax and unwind, taking advantage of the cooling bay breezes. Off-street undercover parking and free wifi are always available making it a little more like home. Living upstairs, we are available if you need something. or want local knowledge.
We are both retired from teaching, and decided to start a B&B as a hobby/part-time job. Loving travel and the experiences it brings, we thought it would be fun to meet a variety of people travelling to our part of the world, and share stories. During our travels, we have stayed in a range of accommodation. We have often chosen B&Bs because of their uniqueness - that something special that sets them apart from other accommodation. Staying with people who have lots of local knowledge has helped us gain the most out of our stay, whether it be finding best places to eat or visit , or activities to experience. We have lived in the area for nearly 30 years so hopefully, we are able to offer that to you. The amount of interaction you have with us is up to you – if you wish to do your own thing that’s fine; if you seek us out, we are always up for a friendly chat! We have already enjoyed lots of good company, and look forward to welcoming many more guests.
Situated one street back from the shores of Moreton Bay, The Friendly Chat B&B is a great place for enjoying nature. Whether it is the refreshing breezes, watching the migratory birds on the foreshore, walking/jogging or cycling along the pathways or gathering in the parklands for family outings and recreation, this area offers much. It even has its own coffee shop opposite the park now, where you can enjoy breakfasts and light lunches as well! Kayaking is popular on Tingalpa Creek and the Bay, whilst windsurfers and swimmers are often at nearby Wellington Point Reserve. Wellington Point Village is a few minutes’ drive, and offers a diverse range of cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy. For guests who have time to spare, why not take a day trip to North Stradbroke Island where you can enjoy the pristine surfing beaches and lakes on offer? A short train ride to Cleveland linked with a water taxi/barge and bus provide transport for a wonderful day out. If you want a day in the city, you can catch a train from the nearby Thorneside station and spend the day exploring Brisbane, perhaps from the City Cat? Opportunities abound – come and explore this area!
Languages spoken: English
Area Info– Excellent location – show map
What's nearby *
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Marina1.7 miles
East Coast Marina1.9 miles
Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club Marina2.3 miles
Sleeman Sports Complex4 miles
Anna Meares Velodrome4.2 miles
Raby Bay Marina4.8 miles
Raby Bay Harbour4.9 miles
Belmont Shooting Complex5.1 miles
Fort Lytton National Park6.2 miles
Rivergate Marina & Shipyard6.6 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Woolworths Supermarket Supermarket1.2 miles
IGA Supermarket Supermarket1.2 miles
Jaipur Palace Indian Restaurant Restaurant1.9 miles
Weladee Thai Restaurant Restaurant1.9 miles
Hogan's Hotel Wellington Point Restaurant1.9 miles
Unico Coffee Shop Cafe/Bar0.2 miles
Blue Tongue Cafe Cafe/Bar0.2 miles
Natural Beauty *
Moreton Bay Ocean/Sea0.2 miles
Closest Airports *
Brisbane Airport8.7 miles
Gold Coast Airport50.9 miles
Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport61.1 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
New Farm Park9.4 miles
New Farm Riverwalk10.4 miles
Story Bridge10.4 miles
City Botanical Gardens10.7 miles
Boggo Road Gaol10.8 miles
Queen Street Mall10.9 miles
Brisbane Central Station11 miles
South Bank Parklands11.2 miles
Southbank Station11.2 miles
Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC)11.4 miles
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- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Garden view
- Outdoor fireplace
- Outdoor furniture
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- BBQ facilities
- Dining table
- Electric kettle
- Socket near the bed
- Drying rack for clothing
- Clothes rack
Pets are not allowed.
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
- DVD Player
Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Private check-in/out
Front Desk Services
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Designated smoking area
- Smoke-free property
- Private entrance
- Family rooms
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Entire unit located on ground floor
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3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Breakfast is not included in the quoted price. Breakfast can be purchased as an optional extra.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property.
Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
This property is located in a residential area, and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.
Please inform The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.