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Serenity! Short walk to beach, shops, CBD, stadium

5.0(34)SuperhostNorth Ward, Queensland, Australia
Entire apartment hosted by Leigh
8 guests2 bedrooms5 beds1 bath
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A private & secure 2br end apartment, renovated in March 2020, with all new bathroom, split-system air conditioners, fans, bedroom flooring, furniture, linen, appliances & kitchenware. It has a fully equipped kitchen & laundry, undercover parking, shady pool & stacks of books, games, jigsaws & Lego (join our Serenity Lego Challenge!). Enjoy tropical Queens Gardens opposite or hike nearby Castle Hill. A 5min walk to Gregory St shops/cafes/bars & Strand beaches, & a 10/20min walk to city/stadium.

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The short version:

Here’s the essential checklist if you’re coming to North Queensland this summer (or anytime really). Make sure any accommodation you book ticks all of these boxes, or you’ll be sweating it out wishing you’d stayed at Serenity...

✅ near the Strand: simply the best place to stay in TSV🥇
✅ new split-system aircon throughout: non-negotiable! ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
✅ flexibility: early 10am check-in, and late check-out often possible ⏰
✅ shady swimming pool: not shady = not cool 😎
✅ close undercover parking: drive sweaty otherwise 😓
✅ heaps of quality eateries within walking distance🥂🍾🍸🍹🍻🍷🍺
✅ dishwasher: washing up on holiday? No way! ❌
✅ internal laundry: easy overnight washing, La Niña or no La Niña ☔️
✅ easy self check-in: no waiting around in the heat 🔑
✅ 5 star reviews: dodgy accom always disappoints ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
✅ problem-free wifi: avoid this: 😍😕😫😤😡🤬🤯
✅ shady park right across the road 🌳🌸🌴🌺🦜🦅🦋🐞🐛🐝🐸🦎🦉
✅ patrolled beaches & pools just down the road 🏖🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🐢🏝
✅ range of leisure options nearby 🧘🏽‍♀️🎣🪁🚴🏻‍♂️⛹️‍♀️🤸🏿‍♀️⛳️🏃🏽‍♂️🏊‍♀️⛵️🎾🛴🛹
✅ supermarket, shops, doctor, pharmacy nearby for emergencies 🩺
✅ space for everyone to spread out a bit 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👩‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👦‍👦
✅ boardgames, jigsaws & Lego + books for everyone 📕📗📘📙📚
✅ Superhost nearby to assist if anything goes wrong 🆘
✅ affordable: more $ for fun times 🎁🥳🪂 🤿 🎳🎬🎭⛸🎟🎪🚁🛍

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The longer version:

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Booking notes: With 98% occupancy and 100% 5-star reviews since opening in April, this apartment is popular - book early if you can. All guests must be respectful of the noise expectations of the mostly owner-occupier residents in other apartments. Schoolies and rowdy groups are not suitable for this apartment.

With unlimited Wifi, this well-designed 112m² apartment is in a small block in a popular, safe and convenient location and has easy self check-in from 10am (earlier than most places, so you can get started with your holiday). The apartment has leafy outlooks on three sides, and there is a shady pool at the rear of the property. It’s just a walk to the best of everything Townsville has to offer: the Strand waterfront, Castle Hill, city, stadium, museums, casino, aquarium, art galleries, parks, pools and sporting facilities. Also only a 5 minute walk away are a supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, bottle shops, butcher, newsagency, fashion boutiques and a range of great places to eat.

Apart from being fully equipped with everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay, this apartment is so popular because of the range of outdoor spaces at your doorstep:

1. Queens Gardens is a luscious park right across the road from the apartment. It hosts historic botanical gardens with tropical rainforest trails, a hedge maze, aviary, herb garden, playground and plenty of space for ball games, picnics, tree climbing, butterfly spotting, birdwatching and quiet nooks to relax in. Occasionally Queens Gardens hosts some of Townsville’s best events, including Shakespeare Under the Stars, EcoFiesta, HALO (Townsville’s version of Sydney’s Vivid) and Australian Festival of Chamber Music concerts.

2. The apartment is at the base of Castle Hill - Townsville’s iconic landmark, just a few metres short of meeting the definition of a mountain. You can drive to the spectacular lookouts at the top, but hike like the locals if you can, on any of the many bush tracks that wind their way up and around the hill. If you’re lucky you’ll spot local wildlife including wallabies, echidnas, goannas and numerous birds. Easy directions to some of the best tracks are provided in the apartment.

3. The magnificent Strand is an easy 8 minute walk away. This 3 kilometre long waterfront has something for everyone: spectacular running and walking paths, outdoor fitness gyms, public art trails, free gas barbecues, fishing platforms, playgrounds, lifeguard-patrolled ocean swimming, the Waterpark, Rockpool and historic Tobruk swimming pool. A range of cafes, restaurants and bars dot the length of the Strand. If you’re super keen, you can extend your Strand adventure and follow the Jezzine Barracks boardwalk past the mangroves onto the 8 kilometre Rowes Bay to Pallarenda coastal cycling/walking track - if you’re lucky you might spot a green sea turtle or dugong!

4. It’s just a 20 minute walk to the Magnetic Island ferry terminal. Get an early start and with the 20 minute ferry trip you can easily experience the best of Maggie in a day trip. I can customise itineraries to suit your interests and fitness - as active or relaxed as you like, with bush tracks to secluded beaches, wild koala spotting almost guaranteed on the historic Forts Walk, safe and spectacular swimming spots, a range of watersports at Horseshoe Bay, and great cafes, bars and restaurants all easily accessible.

With plenty of storage, this apartment is perfect for short, medium or long stays for singles, couples, professionals, families and small groups.

The bedding setup is deliberately flexible, and will be adapted to suit your booking. There is a queen bed in each bedroom with two foldaway singles, and a double sofa bed in the living room. Please refer to the photo showing the 10 bedding options, and advise which one suits you when you book. It will be ready for you when you arrive. All of the beds have beautiful Jocelyn Proust bed covers profiling Australian birds and flora.

The bookshelves have a range of books, games, jigsaws and Lego. There are pool noodles, balls and frisbees in the storeroom. There are also tennis racquets/balls for you to use - nearby courts are easy to hire. Mambo beach towels, a picnic rug and portable chairs are also provided.

What’s the Serenity Lego Challenge? Create something amazing with our Lego during your stay and you could win a $50 gift card to buy Lego (or other goodies). Everything you need to create your entry - simple instructions and Lego - are provided in the apartment.

Parking: there is a dedicated undercover carpark, an additional off-street parking spot, and plenty of free street parking.

Stairs: There are 12 stairs to the apartment. There is no lift in the building.

Tea & coffee: There is a Delonghi Dedica espresso machine and an initial supply of ground coffee. There is a teapot and a range of Chinese leaf teas and Twinings teabags.

Young children: There is a portable cot with fitted sheet and a highchair. Please let me know before you arrive if you need these. My children, aged 14 and 16, live nearby and are available for babysitting. Please ask for details.

Coles Click & Collect: Where possible, I am happy to collect your pre-ordered groceries from the North Ward Coles - up to 3 bags of items - either the day of, or day before your arrival, and put them in the fridge and pantry. This is helpful for people arriving late at night or for those wanting some essentials when they arrive. Choose the bag-free option and I will use reusable bags from the apartment. Before placing your order, please consult with me to arrange a time that suits my schedule.

COVID-19: All of the AirBnb enhanced cleaning and sanitising protocols are adhered to, including: thorough cleaning after each check-out, a day minimum between cleaning completion and guest check-in, and a range of cleaning and sanitising products provided for guest use during each stay.

Sustainability: I'm committed to ensuring your stay has as little environmental impact as possible. Measures include:
- using energy and water efficient appliances
- providing Who Gives A Crap toilet paper and tissues (let me know if you want your own $10 referral discount)
- bulk purchases of eco-friendly products such as shampoo and laundry detergent, to limit packaging
- providing reusable shopping bags for you to use during your stay
- providing extra crockery, glassware and cutlery so the dishwasher runs full
- facilitating Containers For Change recycling of drink bottles and cans
- providing keep-cups and reusable water bottles for purchase, in case you forget your own
- suggesting settings for running the air-conditioners efficiently
- switching off appliances between bookings to limit energy waste
- welcoming guest feedback on ways to improve sustainability

Guest access
Entire apartment including private balcony, landscaped gardens, swimming pool, storeroom, carport and second parking space.

Other things to note
All guests will need to be respectful of noise expectations of the mostly owner-occupier residents in other units. Schoolies and rowdy groups are not suitable for this apartment.

Please ask if you have any specific questions about your potential stay.
A private & secure 2br end apartment, renovated in March 2020, with all new bathroom, split-system air conditioners, fans, bedroom flooring, furniture, linen, appliances & kitchenware. It has a fully equipped kitchen & laundry, undercover parking, shady pool & stacks of books, games, jigsaws & Lego (join our Serenity Lego Challenge!). Enjoy tropical Queens Gardens opposite or hike nearby Castle Hill. A 5min walk to G… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pool
Dedicated workspace
Air conditioning
TV
Washer
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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North Ward, Queensland, Australia

Directly opposite Queens Gardens (which you can walk through to get to the touch football fields, tennis courts and Townsville Sports Reserve). 1 minute walk to Stanley Street and the various tracks up Castle Hill. 5 minutes walk to the bustling Gregory Street cafes/restaurants and shopping centre including Coles supermarket, pharmacy, bottleshop, bakery, ATMs and fashion boutiques. Just past the shops is the Strand: a 3 kilometre waterfront, perfect for sitting/walking/running/swimming/playing/fishing any time of the day or night. The CBD is a 1 minute drive or a 10 minute walk, and the new Townsville football stadium is a 20 minute walk through the CBD (or a short drive).
Directly opposite Queens Gardens (which you can walk through to get to the touch football fields, tennis courts and Townsville Sports Reserve). 1 minute walk to Stanley Street and the various tracks up Castle H…

Hosted by Leigh

Joined in September 2017
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I’m a school teacher with a love of languages, books, photography and travel. I have lived in Townsville for 20 years, and can provide lots of local recommendations, based on your interests, about where to go, how to get there and the best places to eat. When I travel I appreciate accommodation that provides quality kitchenware, appliances and coffee, space to store my stuff to avoid clutter, comfortable furniture and spaces to relax in, interesting artwork, books and boardgames, and genuine efforts at sustainability. I aim to provide all of these in my AirBnb accommodation.
I’m a school teacher with a love of languages, books, photography and travel. I have lived in Townsville for 20 years, and can provide lots of local recommendations, based on your…
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House rules
Check-in: After 10:00 a.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy