1. Australia
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Riverside Cottage - South Rockhampton

Cottage, Rockhampton

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Min 2 nights stay

3 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bathroom


Pet friendly, quaint historic riverfront cottage, with gorgeous views and available for short term accommodation. One km from the City centre and 4 kms from hospitals - yet a world away. Rural peaceful feel – private, safe and cool river breezes.

Airconditioned and fully furnished with quality white goods, TV and DVD, pet friendly furniture, full kitchen crockery and cutlery.

Large fully fenced back yard with 1.2 m pool fencing to thwart climbing dogs. Dogs allowed inside and there is back yard access via large sliding double doors on the back deck. Room for boat caravan or horse float. There is a covered carport.

Lovely bathroom, shower, with washing machine and dryer. Gas hot water. Cute timber kitchen, large frig/freezer, microwave, gas oven, and dishwasher.

One very large bedroom with queen bed and its own door to the front deck and the delightful river vista. TV lounge area separates the two bedrooms. The second smaller bedroom/office has a king size single and desk.

Amplimesh security screens on all windows and doors. Fans as well as airconditioning. Back and front decks.

The owner has other pet friendly securely fenced beautiful cottages in Brighton North Brisbane (Happiness Cottage and Paradise Cottage) about 1km from the beachfront and others on the Sunshine Coast (Mudjimba Beach House and Mudjimba Cottage Couples Retreat) approx. 250m from the surf. Look for them on Stayz.

Riverside Cottage history

A grandson of the original owner told me that the building was moved from Dulula. Many of the houses around this area in Rockhampton were also moved from areas such as Mt Morgan when the gold petered out and the towns' populations were decimated . The buildings were taken apart board by board and transported on a dray into Rockhampton and then re-esembled on the land here by the river.

The building was a government building (see the high A framed ceiling inside) and was possibly a school. The original building was 2/3 of the current length and an extension was added later. This extension is now the main bedroom.

The cottage lay derelict for 20 years or so until 2006 when it was sold and the present owner restored the building. A photo of the derelict building at that time is included in the photosection.

Wharf St where the building resides now was indeed a large wharf where sailing ships transported timber and other goods from Rockhampton to southern ports. The south Rockhampton suburb of Depot Hill was so called because immigrants were transported and housed there (as at a depot). The land at the time was rather wet in areas and the inhabitants were called Swampies. Many old timers of Depot Hill fondly call themselves Swampers. Ironically, there is only one slight hill at Depot Hill and most of the suburb is flat. The area is undergoing gradual renewal, being so affordable. so close to the city centre and with such large blocks. The river is its main attraction with a ready supply of barramundi and is a boater's paradise.

Fitzroy River

Do not swim in the river as a few crocodiles inhabit the river as well as bull sharks as the river is only 40 kms from the sea. The river is for fishing boating and contemplation - and great for photographers. You may be lucky to photograph a crocodile sunning itself on the opposite bank and sailing boats moor on the river so there is always much to see.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Clothes dryer Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Garage Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stove Television Toaster Washing machine
Riverside Cottage - South Rockhampton is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property We thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Riverside Cottage. Beds comfortable, rooms spacious, such a sweet little cottage and so peaceful on the river watching the boats bobbing in the water. The back yard was huge and our two small dogs loved running around getting plenty of exercise in safety. Helen was readily available by phone, and people next door available for any problems which may occur. We would recommend this cottage as clean and comfortable and we will definitely be returning next year.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet little haven This little cottage is so peaceful. It has everything you could need and is very comfortable. It is fully fenced and secure at the back for the dogs who just loved having room to run - it was like being at the off leash park for them, very pet friendly. People friendly too! Enjoyed the DVD's and books!
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well thought out property We really enjoyed our stay at your cottage. It was in a quite part of town and everything was well thought out - such a bonus to be able to bring our dogs. We would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys peace and quite and a great view.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent place to stay great place to stay ,clean,neat and tidy we will definitely be stay again
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect and quiet A last minute find and above our expectations, clean,great facilities and area, humble little cottage perfect for pets.
Date published: 2016-04-04
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