The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast

Self-contained apartment in Thorneside

6 reviews (5.0)

Want 1 bedroom/bathroom only? Choose 1, we close the other bedroom/bathroom off, and you have sole use of the living areas - no sharing required! Book the complete space and get it all! Flexible, affordable, comfortable accommodation to suit your needs.

A$135.00 - A$225.00
3 options
Book from A$135.00 per day Low commission
This property has 3 accommodation options - enter dates above to check availability
Queen Room
This room features: comfortable queen-sized bed new ensuite bathroom – walk-in shower, vanity, toilet fresh fluffy towels, toiletries provided hairdryer bedside tables bedside reading lights inbuilt wardrobe ( ample hanging space) cooling ceiling fan opening window onto side garden blackout blind free Wifi


Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 2 nights
from A$135.00
King/Twin Room
This room features: comfortable king bed or twin extra-long single beds bedside tables bedside touch lamps large inbuilt wardrobe, ample hanging space blockout curtains private entrance into this room – sliding door access (keyed) view onto back garden cooling ceiling fan new, large private bathroom (not ensuite) – walk-in shower, vanity, toilet fresh towels, toiletries provided hairdryer free Wifi


Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 2 nights
from A$135.00
Whole Space
Whole Space includes both the Queen Ensuite Room and King/Twin Room with private bathroom (not ensuite), kitchen/dining/ living room area, private covered verandah, 2 offstreet undercover parking spaces, own private entrance, level access, use of back garden and Garden Retreat.


Max. 4 guests (included) Min. 2 nights
from A$225.00

You will receive a reply to your request confirming pricing & availability prior to payment.

Please enter the check-in and check-out dates for your stay as well as the number of adults/children checking in. We will check the availability and confirm the total price including any applicable fees and taxes.


Nestled comfortably on the calming shores of South-East Queensland’s beautiful Moreton Bay, The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast is yours to discover and enjoy.

Whether you are travelling, visiting family, looking for more personable accommodation when on business, or just trying to get away from the crowds, The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast welcomes you.

Conveniently located a mere 30 minutes drive from Brisbane City, and but 30 minutes more from either the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast, The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast will not leave you stranded or short of things to do.

With the many various sporting and activity complexes in the Bayside area located nearby (Chandler Sleeman Sporting Complex, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron – Manly Marina, The Softball Centre – Redlands et al),The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast is an accommodation alternative that will allow you to get the most out of any special events you may be attending.

The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast offers a choice of 2 bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom, and as such is suitable and affordable for people travelling alone, couples, small groups or families.

A well-equipped kitchen allows you the option to self-cater with ease, as you utilise the guest lounge, private covered verandah and spacious garden, but if a little pampering is what you are after, don’t be afraid to engage your hosts in a chat of the friendly kind!

Additional Features:

  • Spacious verandah overlooking a leafy garden with Bay views
  • Free guest WiFi
  • Free undercover off-street parking
  • No steps to negotiate within the B&B

So why not come and experience this relaxing, restful home-away-from-home accommodation, kick up your feet and enjoy our hospitality?


  • Pets not allowed
  • No smoking
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Kitchen
  • Accept VISA
  • Accept MasterCard
  • Television
  • Linen supplied
  • Undercover or off street parking
  • Internet access
  • Fans (ceiling/standard)
  • DVD
  • Cooked Breakfast Available
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Ensuite
  • Boat Ramp Nearby
  • Continental Breakfast Available
  • Continental breakfast provisions available
  • Baby Cot
  • Books/Magazines Supplied
  • Highchair
  • Balcony
  • Bath towels provided
  • Cooking facilities
  • Courtyard
  • Electric stove
  • Hair dryer
  • Heaters provided
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Level access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Secure parking onsite
  • Train nearby
  • Bus nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Dishes and utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


The Friendly Chat is located one block back from the edge of Moreton Bay at Thorneside. It is in a quiet, leafy neighbourhood that offers relaxing walks by the bay, with picnic and recreation areas only a short stroll away. Shopping centres are in close proximity to the B&B, five minutes drive away. Off street, undercover parking is available, and the bus goes right past the door.

Rail  Thorneside Railway Station is close by, with the regular train service from Cleveland offering air conditioned comfort to the city of Brisbane (40 mins).

Air Travel – Brisbane Domestic and International Airports are about a 20 min drive away. A rail link can take you from the airport to Brisbane City, where a Cleveland Line train will bring you to Thorneside or Birkdale Stations.

Motorway – Exiting from the Gateway Motorway onto Wynnum Road, it is a 10km drive to Thorneside through Tingalpa and Manly West onto Rickertt Rd.


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House rules

Non-smoking throughout

Property is for exclusive use of paying guests only

Respect of others' privacy and property

Consideration of neighbours (noise, lights) as the property is in a quiet residential area

No room for additional beds in rooms

Children welcome

Sorry, no pets

Terms & conditions

All prices are in $AUD and daily rates are based on 1-2 night stay. 

For longer stays , reduced daily rates may apply.

Rates do not include breakfast.

Breakfast can be supplied at a cost of $17.50 per person per day.

Cancellation Policy

The guest can cancel free of charge up to 3 days before arrival.

However, in the event of a no-show or if less than 3 days’ notice has been given, then the first night’s accommodation fee will be retained by the owners, or debited from the given credit card.

If an emergency situation occurs resulting in a no-show, please contact the owners so that this can be taken into account.

If the owners have to cancel a booking, a full refund of any monies received will be provided or an alternative date for the booking sought. There will be no liability on The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast other than the repayment of monies received.




"Was happy and friendly.. I had a great time thanks to the owners" Location was great for what I needed. The owners went over and above helping me get around



"Exceptional" Unique food for breakfast

- NZ,


“Would definitely recommend if I need to stay in the area again I will return.” Total area very spacious, living area and kitchen good. Very nice outdoor space with garden and patio, clothes airer outside. Owners (Trish and Chris) very pleasant, chatty and helpful.



We have stayed in many B&B accommodation in our travels. Friendly Chat is our favourite and we will definitely stay here again when visiting Brisbane. Chris and Trish are two extraordinary warm hearted people. Their concern for the guest had a personal touch. Breakfast super quality with homemade hot ginger scons, muffins and pancakes. When Chris offered to pick us up at the Birkeland Station on our return from a day out, we were absolutely overjoyed. Hats off to Friendly Chat. Love the place.



We absolutely loved this place! The garden was fantastic for our boys, who really enjoyed it. Chris and Trish were great at confirming the booking, communicating ahead of our stay and whilst we were there. The kitchen/ lounge is great for breakfast and views out over the garden. Both bedrooms and bathrooms were to a really good standard. Towels were fluffy and bed linen was very nice too! This is a well managed property, with a very homely feel to it. I would definitely recommend this to any friends, and indeed book again, if we were to head back to the area. Great Value

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