This is a terrific place to stay in Brisbane. I was in Rose Cottage and found it very comfortable; the homey-ness of it and the peace and quiet made it very restful. Brian is the kind of host who truly makes you feel welcome. I would highly recommend this place in particular to foreign tourists looking for a more in-depth Aussie experience than you would get in a hotel. At Lucerne you can stay in a residential neighborhood that is close to two areas packed with restaurants and shops (Thai, Indian, Italian, Mexican, coffeeshops, ice cream, gourmet food store, etc. within 10 minutes' walk); a short walk to the train station; a longer walk to the river ferry; and within walking distance of some of the Brisbane rent-a-bike program's bike stations (lovely to bike along the river!). Having a kitchen means it's easy to cook simple meals or reheat leftovers from restaurant meals. You can even use the barbeque and enjoy the lovely grounds. It's central enough to be convenient while being removed enough to be quiet and peaceful. And it's above flood line! Highly recommend to all. To top it off, it is excellent value. You won't find accommodation of similar quality at this price elsewhere.