Easy to find, easy to park, Magnolia Cottage is in a very central yet very quiet location, only 1km from the Australian War Memorial, and a short drive to the Capital's tourist attractions.

Fully equipped and family friendly, Magnolia Cottage is a heritage-listed weatherboard two-bedroom home set in established gardens, on a quiet residential street. Built in in the late 1920s, with wide Baltic pine floor boards, high ceilings, cedar picture rails, and original sash windows throughout, this cottage is an original alternative accommodation for your Canberra short or long stay.

Magnolia Cottage has two bedrooms - queen bed in one, 2 singles (electric blankets), and large cot in the other, and a day bed in the enclosed front verandah. The house can sleep 4 comfortably, and up to 6-7. Linen is provided for each booked person.

The fully equipped kitchen has oven, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, tea and coffee facilities, quality crockery and cutlery. I provide some cooking basics, plus Australian tea, coffee, biscuits, cereal and milk.

The laundry has a front loader washing machine, tumble dryer and drying racks, ironing board and steam iron. I provide washing powder and fabric conditioner. There's an original 'Hills Hoist' clothes line out back too.

The cottage's fully sound-insulated internal and external walls reduce sound transmission between rooms making for a quiet night's sleep, reduced heat gain in summer and heat loss or drafts in winter.

Heating is by programable gas convection heater in sitting room, oil-filled column radiators for the bedrooms, Tastic and heated towel rail in the bathroom.

Cooling by free-standing fans for bedrooms, portable air conditioner (new from Jan 2013) for sitting room with the cooling effect flowing throughout. External passive cooling by natural hessian drop shading in summer and keeping curtains closed to reduce heat gain.

The front garden is a riot of colour in spring, with its feature magnolia tree, azaleas, camellias, and borders chock full of herbs, flowering bulbs and pigface.

The securely fenced pet friendly back yard with lots of space for kids and pets to run around has shady spots for chilling out, plus fledgling espalier fruit trees, herb and vegetable gardens, and its iconic Hills Hoist. See my facebook page for what's for picking, plucking, browsing!

A bitumen drive links front to back giving plenty of hard standing for off road parking.

Corroboree Park, with its tennis & basketball courts, climbing frames, swings, slides and picnic areas with free barbecue is just over the quiet road.

Nearby you'll find a great range of restaurants, pubs and clubs located minutes away in Ainslie, Braddon, Civic and Dickson. The new and vibrant Braddon precinct is only a 10-15 minute walk away. However, if you prefer to cater for yourselves, the wonderful local Ainslie IGA can supply all your shopping needs from fresh veg, goat chops to free range cooked chook, local made breads and dips.

Out and about

Magnolia Cottage is ideally placed for exploring Canberra and surrounds. Take an orientation trip up Mount Ainslie for the iconic view over the war memorial and Anzac Parade to Parliament House and the Brindabellas.

Ainslie is a great base for visiting Canberra's fabulous National institutions - Parliament House, National Art Gallery, Questacon, National Library, Australian War Memorial, the Mint, National Archives, Australian National Botanic Gardens, the AIS and Canberra Zoo and Aquarium. Tour the embassies, visit Canberra's local museums, galleries, theatre, restaurants and cafes. Cycle, segway or walk around Lake Burley Griffin.

Slightly further afield, a short and easy drive away: wine tasting drives for Canberra cool climate wineries, spend time at the dinosaur museum, Cockington Green, the Arboretum, Tidbinbilla space tracking centre, Tidbinbilla nature park, and lots of nature reserves and hilltops for bush walking and kangaroo spotting.

Minimum stay, longer stay discount, extra people, pets, smoking

Minimum nights stay:

More than four months out from a booking the minimum stay is 7 nights. Happy to make an exception where it is adjacent to or within a smaller gap between existing bookings.

Less than four months out the minimum stay is 4 nights. Shorter bookings will certainly be considered, however an additional fee of $40 for 3 night stays or $65 for 2 night stays is applied.

Multi day discount:

7+ days $100 discount (or as shown)
14+ days $200 per week discount

Extra people:

The advertised tariffs include up to four people. There is a per night per additional person fee of $30 for adults or $15 for children.


Well behaved pets are welcome, and are allowed inside the sun room kitchen and sitting room. Pets are not allowed on the furniture or in bedrooms. I provide some old sheets and towels for you to use for your pet/s in the sunroom. Pets are to be fed outside or in the sunroom - not elsewhere in the house please. Dog water bowls are located under taps for use outside.

The large back garden is securely fenced (fences are1.2-1.8m) with lots of running around space and some dog toys (earlier guests dependent). As usual, please pick up after your pet - droppings to be sensitively disposed of (bagged and binned).


Smoking is not allowed inside. I have provided a sand-filled container for stubbing out and containing the butts for outside smoking. Please pick up, double bag and bin all butts.

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Magnolia Cottage is rated 4.6552 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely accomadation, well equiped, nice floral garden, close to the city, was a nice time with family.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We had a lovely time at Magnolia Cottage. We were all very comfortable during our stay, especially our dog Toby! A beautiful picturesque cottage in a convenient and central location. What more could you want on holiday. We would definitely stay there again. I highly recommend this accommodation for you and your furkids.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely cottage with plenty of little extras supplied and plenty of room for our little dogs to make themselves at home and enjoy their holiday as well.It was cosy and warm, comfortable beds and a wonderful shower - all very much appreciated and are the little touches that make a holiday that extra bit special.Would certainly stay again and recommend.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The property was very comfortable and warm, everything we needed was available. Loved our stay.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice older home in excellent suburb and very good location (1km to the War Memorial and city). Beds were comfortable and home had all we needed. As an older home it had a few creeks etc. and not all the windows had architrave on them, but it did not affect the cosiness of the house. The house is close to the main road, but far enough away so that there is absolutely no road noise. Very peaceful night���s sleeps were guaranteed.My dog settled in very quickly (which doesn���t always happen). There was a small park very close by and a large park 3 blocks away. The garden was also secure and dog friendly. The local people were so nice and friendly.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a fantastic week at Magnolia Cottage. The house was really comfortable and all the extra personal touches were greatly appreciated. Our two small children and two dogs enjoyed the house and gardens, the location was great, with a park just across the road and so close to the city. One of the most comfortable places we have stayed. Thankyou, we will definitely be staying again when next in Canberra.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my family and friends enjoyed the stay at the Magnolia cottage very much,the fresh fruit in the garden,the great location, the computer and internet access were fantastic. The cottage itself was very comfortable too, it's very quiet and eventhough it's summer, it was cool over night during our stay.The manager of the property was very friendly and extra helpful in providing guidance and information as needed. The kids enjoyed the visit to questcon and cockington green garden especially.
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fabulous little cottage. Very central to the city and tourist spots. It is great for families needing a "homelike" base to come and go from. It has all the basic requirements a family could want. Very clean. Situated in a lovely suburb of Canberra with shops and parks nearby.
Date published: 2014-02-01


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

81cm high definition LCD TV
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Free Fixed Line Internet
Free WiFi
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Pets allowed
Tennis Courts
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
clock radio with IPod dock
computer with unlimited (wireless) internet
front loader washing machine & omo
fruit & veg in season for the plucking
nearby playground, bbq, basketball & tennis courts
off street parking
securely fenced rear garden
short easy drive to many of Canberra's attractions


Prices listed are based on 1 to 4 adults or a 2+2 family. The cottage has 2 bedrooms, with queen bed in one, 2 singles, a cot and spare futon mattress in the second bedroom. There is also a double sofa bed in sitting room. The cottage can hold a maximum squashy 6, though 4 is more comfortable.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $230 $460 $1456 4 $30 $15
* $210 $420 $1400 4 $20 $15
* $235 $470 $1500 4 $30 $15
* $210 $420 $1400 4 $20 $15
* $230 $460 $1456 4 $30 $15
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $300 p/s Pet charge $40 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 people.

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