1. Australia
  2. QLD
  3. Brisbane
  4. Brisbane City
  5. #8509

Franklinvilla is a restored 1890 Victorian mansion

Guest House, Brisbane City

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Confirmation within 24hr

From $1,200 per night {{quote.pricing.message}} Total {{quote.pricing.price | format:'currency':'short'}} for

17 guests
6 bedrooms
10 beds
6 bathrooms



Luxury accommodation in a fully restored, five level Victorian mansion in the leafy inner Brisbane suburb of Highgate Hill, commanding panoramic views of the city skyline and within walking distance to everything-1 km. to city centre, Southbank and Botanical gardens.Stay fit in the 20 m. lap pool or laze around in the tropical gardens and heated spa.The rooms are very big, are air conditioned and tv, queen size bed and tea and coffee making facilities.There is a huge country kitchen and a supermarket just down the road so you can save by eating in or you can try one of the dozens of cosmopolitan cafes/restaurants only a few mins. walk away. You also have free unlimited internet.


Franklin Villa was constructed in the year 1888 and was the original home of one Thomas Greiner who was the Official Protector of Aborigines in the Colony of Queensland before the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia. Following the inauguration of Australia in 1901 Franklin Villa became the residence of the Postmaster General for the state of Queensland. Until 1924 Franklin Villa was one of the prime government residences for high ranking officials.

In 1924 Franklin Villa passed into private hands and during the years of World War II the house was sequested as an American officers residence. After the war the house reverted to private control and was converted into individual units, or flats as they are called in Australia. In 1990 Nick Proctor acquired the premises and fully restored it back to a grand colonial style private residence. However, with a young family it became obvious that maintaining such a imposing residence without the 'staff' of centuries previous was just not feasible.

So Franklin Villa has been re-re-converted to what is now arguably Brisbane's premier short and medium term accommodation venue.

Rooms and Bedding Configuration

The Master bedroom

Ensuite spa bath overlooking the city, Double bed and single bed, seperate private entrance and balcony, air conditioning,T.V, bar fridge and tea /coffee facilities. Prices start from $189 per night.

The Loft

The best views in Brisbane, air conditioning, King size bed, T.V, barfridge and tea /coffee facilities.Private ensuited bathroom with spa bath. Prices start from $189 per night .

The White room

A huge room that can sleep up to 4 , ceiling fan, Double bed and one single bed, tea /coffee facilities. Own private bathroom - claw foot bath . Prices start from $169 per night.

The Blue room

A beautiful room with antique furnishings, Double bed and single bed,t.v, tea/coffee making facilities. Private bathroom with - claw foot bath down the hall.

Prices start from $159 per night.

The Garden Cottage

Separate from the main house near the pool. Has a queen and double bed. ensuite, tv, foxtel, air conditioning and ensuite bathroom.

Prices start at $199

The Retro Room

On the bottom level of the house with self contained kitchenette, air conditioning, tv, foxtel, ensuite bathroom.

Prices start at $120


All prices are subject to change at Owner/Manager's discretion


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking

Air conditioning Balcony Coffee maker Communal pool Deck/Patio Dishes and utensils Dishwasher Fireplace Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Stove Television Toaster Towels provided
Franklinvilla is a restored 1890 Victorian mansion is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
  • y_2017, m_3, d_21, h_1
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_3
  • loc_en_AU, sid_8509, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_stayz
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Friendly, unique property Loved staying at such a grand, eccentric, quirky property. Friendly owner and huge space to relax in. Was great to have the whole property to ourselves and loved the individual rooms, proximity to city and interesting area.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Stay! Our weekend was awesome! We booked for a family and we all thoroughly love our stay! Highly recommended,
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This place was amazing!! Perfect for our visit and they were so easy to deal with. A highly interesting stay, easy to find. Very memorable for all the right reasons.
Date published: 2013-01-14
  • y_2017, m_3, d_21, h_1
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_3
  • loc_en_AU, sid_8509, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_stayz


({{averageRating | number:1}}) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Rating snapshot
{{item.RatingValue}} star {{item.Count}}
Average customer ratings
{{item.Id}} {{item.AverageRating | number:1}}

Write a review


We need to verify your email address before you can write your review.
Please enter the email address that you used to book the property.

No reviews have been submitted for this property.

Rated {{review.Rating}} out of {{review.RatingRange}} stars


{{review.SubmissionTime | format:'date':'full'}}


{{comment.UserNickname}} responded to this review

{{comment.SubmissionTime | format:'date':'full'}}



Have a question?

Feel free to send a message to the owner/manager if you have any specific needs, or if you require additional information before you can commit to a booking request.


Select request booking to access the quote calculator and to check availability.

Enter your check in and check out dates to see availability and a total price.


Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n avg.) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: {{rates.standardRate | format:'currency':'short'}}
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
{{tariff.weekdayMinimumRate | format:'currency':'short'}} - {{tariff.weekendRate | format:'currency':'short'}} - {{tariff.weeklyRate | format:'currency':'short'}} - {{tariff.minNights}} {{tariff.extraAdultCost | format:'currency':'short'}} - {{tariff.extraChildCost | format:'currency':'short'}} -


The following dates have a special rate or exception applied. Please note any discounts applicable to these dates will still apply.

{{exception.priceInCents / 100 | format:'currency':'short'}} p/n
Additional Costs
Description Cost Mandatory
Security Deposit {{rates.bond | format:'currency':'short'}} p/s Yes
{{extra.name}} {{extra.valueInCents /100 | format:'currency':'short'}} p/n p/p p/np p/s Yes No

p/n = per night, p/s = per stay, p/p = per person, p/np = per night and person. Ask the owner to arrange optional extras

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online booking system incur a 2% Service Fee.

Prices listed based on 3 adults. Property has 10 beds and can sleep a maximum 17 people.


  • Available
  • Unavailable