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Happiness Cottage pets allowed inside & 1km to the beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

One bedroom king bed with 2 sofas in lounge. Fully fenced. Covered carport.

So very private for a memorable getaway or relocation with or without your pets. The cottage is a new build, light filled and cool with huge sliding doors and screens opening up onto a breezy north facing deck and aromatic tropical gardens. The cottage has every convenience, and is fully equipped with kitchen utensils, appliances, linen, laundry and air conditioning. Guest have access to free wifi; a 42 inch TV and DVD; free unlimited wifi, and an undercover carpark.

The cottage has one bedroom with a king sized bed and a beautiful spacious bathroom with stone tiles. Even if staying up to six months, electricity is free.

We welcome pets and as pet owners, we believe in taking pets on holidays. Your pets will adore the garden for foraging and exploring and are welcome inside as the floors are timber. There is a pet door and fencing is very secure. The area has 2 dog parks in the area (which you would drive to) and Council also allows leashed walking of dogs on the beachfront and at nearby Peace Park at the top of the street. This is an upmarket quality property and is kept beautifully clean and well presented for pets and their humans.

The cottage is in a very safe neighbourhood. The street is a quiet street hiding gorgeous tranquil Brighton Cottages: Happiness Cottage and the two bedroom Paradise Cottage! Both cottages are quite separate and privately situated from one another.

Our Paradise Cottage Brighton (the two bedroom cottage) has reviews on Stayz if you would like to check out our high standards. Happiness Cottage is also available for holidays and 1 - 6 month relocations. These Brighton cottages are the perfect place to begin your search for a longer term rental/lease in north Brisbane if you are relocating.

Relax and enjoy. If Happiness Cottage is not available for the dates you require, try Paradise Cottage (on Stayz) on the same property but separated by gardens and its own carport.

Guest Access

Our street is 1km from the beachfront and also 200m to Peace Park surrounding the Third Lagoon and its bikeways and walks. There are restaurants, coffee shops and fish n chips shops in the nearby Sandgate Village centre and a lovely 3km walking/biking track along the Shorncliffe/ Sandgate/ Brighton beachfront (Flinders Parade).

Interaction with Guests

We meet out guests where possible and if you are new to the area or to Australia we will be a phone call away for advice on supermarkets, restaurants, medical and transport issues.

The Neighbourhood

Brighton has a seaside village atmosphere with an emphasis on nature and serenity. However, it is close to the M1 (motorway) entrance which gives you easy access to the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast and to the city.

Getting around

The train is 20min walk away at Sandgate Station. If you don't want to walk catch the bus 200m closeby in the next street. This bus also takes you further to the Toombul Bus interchange where you catch another to the city.

Other Things to Note

The Sandgate Brighton Shorncliffe area is one of the oldest areas of Brisbane as it was once THE holiday destination before the Gold Coast and Sunshine coast were developed. As a result, there remain some lovely stately old homes along the waterfront which in their heyday were upmarket boarding house in the 1800s. The old post office and town hall on the main roundabout in the village centre have been restored and are usually open to view.

Try our other pet friendly cottages:

For a Sunshine Coast holiday try Mudjimba Beach House. Google Stazy 190782 as there are 2 with the same name. Can take up to 6 people but still cosy for a couple.

If you are travelling up north and need to stop after a 8 hour journey, Try Riverside Cottage South Rockhampton. Glorious view of the Fitzroy River . Google Stayz 187805

More Details

Helen McKeering
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Brisbane, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Happiness Cottage pets allowed inside & 1km to the beach
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Safe Pet Friendly Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Everything is provided for a long or short stay. Helen took the worry out of moving interstate with our two dogs and needing to have them with us. The cottage has everything you need and the dogs were safe. The local area is very well set up for dogs and their humans, providing a great lifestyle along the foreshore. We will be coming back for our mini breaks... Thank you Helen

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tanya thank you. Your are very welcome. So pleased the dogs feel secure and happy - as well as their parents.
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had more comfort and labour saving devices than our own house! Great walks in the vicinity which was what we were looking for particularly Peace Park.

  • Review Submitted: 11/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vonnie I am so pleased you loved Happiness Cottage and found it all so convenient and efficient. We initially had the cottage built just for us so we did spoil ourselves. Do come again and ask for a returning guest discount!
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Very peaceful & quiet

  • 5 of 5

A lovely peaceful cottage in a quiet spot, close to everything Sandgate has to offer. Everything we needed for our couple of day stay was there & Helen was fabulous and very quick to get back to our enquiry & any questions. Thanks Helen

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Belinda thank you for your review of Happiness and I was pleased to be able to help you and your little dog out with accommodation at the last minute after your long overseas trip. Fortunately we had had that window in the bookings! A pity the weather was so foul for you with all that rain.
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Forster, New South Wales, Australia

All we needed

  • 4 of 5

Happiness Cottage Suited the purpose of a couple and small dog very well. The deck was great and the tropical garden added to the atmosphere. As the steps up to the deck are quite steep, a hand rail is required. Our stay was enjoyable, the owner Glen came to make sure everything was ok. we would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane yes a handrail is a good idea and we will install one in the future. The steps are the standard gradiant but some may find they need the extra assistance of a handrail. Next time try Paradise Cottage (the 2 bedroom cottage at the back) as there is only 2 steps into the cottage and I will do a special deal for you as a returning guest. Thank you for your review!
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Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Happiness Cottage with our two dogs was awesome. We loved the deck the bed was very comfortable. Everything you need was on hand. Highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Inge thanks for choosing Happiness and taking the time to review your stay. When you are next down here please stsy again at a discounted rate for my return guests.
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Concordia, South Australia

Truly a 'Happiness Cottage' ..

  • 5 of 5

After reading all the other reviews from people who have enjoyed their stay as much as we did, what more could we say about our lovely stay at the cottage.

The days were beautiful and sunny, the mornings almost frosty, and then the sun would rise over the patio pouring warming sunlight into the lounge.

A lovely way to start the day after sleeping in the most comfortable of beds.

How beautiful is that!

We were within walking distance of our aging aunt and uncle so location perfect.

Our stay was much too short.

It will certainly be our place for future visits.

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rose it is a restful cottage isn't it? And so close to Regis Aged Care (formerly the Masonic Home) - just a block away. Please put in a reminder when you book next for "returning guests"" so I can offer you best price.
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