About Sue Hawkins
My husband Peter and I are passionate about home renovation and traveling the world. We built our stunning beach house, 'Villa Macleay', 20 years ago and we have decided it is now time to start sharing it with other people. Over the last 2 decades, Villa Macleay has been a haven for our children and now our grandchildren. Likewise, we are excited to announce that we are also now listing our beautifully renovated, art deco New Farm apartments, 'Bursely' and 'Aotea'. Both apartments are too stunning to keep from the growing community and is perfect for business people, visiting families to Brisbane and boarding school parents wanting somewhere more personalised than a hotel when they visit their children for weekends. We believe in presenting our properties in a style that we would like to stay in ourselves. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Sue Hawkins purchased this Apartment in 2001
Why Sue Hawkins chose New Farm
'Aotea' was built as two adjoining flats in the Art - Deco style in 1936 for Mr William Danaher, and has been in the family ever since. It features stunning original hardwood floors, picture rails, timber paneled doors and some of the original light fittings. This property is not our home, it is listed exclusively as a holiday rental, so if it isn't already booked, you can always consider it yours every time you need to stay in beautiful inner city Brisbane.
What makes this Apartment unique
We have added a beautiful relaxed covered courtyard where you can dine, read a book, have a coffee, beer, or glass of wine, and while away the hours.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
New Farm Art Deco Gem
We have stayed at Sue's property several times over the last couple of years. The property is always clean, tidy and well presented with thoughtful touches. Centrally located and easy walking distance to all New Farm and Brisbane has to offer. These properties are great and must stay for us.
Sue is lovely to deal with an very accommodating.
Fab location - fabulous digs - book it there will be no regret.
Hosts helpful and accommodating. Great beds everything you need in simple but classic and classy. 5 star accommodation. Thankyou. We’ll be back. 🙏�🌺�
Beautiful place with everything you need.
Wished we could have stayed longer
Fabulous place and location.
Will definitely recommend this to our family and friends.
Sue was also very professional to deal with.
I give this 5 stars
Fantastic location and a beautiful, absolutely immaculate property furnished with everything you need.
Beautiful historic house with modern updates
The architecture in this house is beautiful. It has been updated with all the modern features, but still has a wonderful character & charm. This home was a perfect size for our family of 4. There is plenty of free street parking, and it is located close to the river walk, which we would highly recommend taking. Very convenient for the airport, CBD, & heading to the outskirts. Sue was kind enough to show us around the home even when we arrived late. There is large backyard, & a nice patio with a large bbq. We highly recommend staying here. Only short fall was the internet was slow.
In both walking directions from 'Aotea', award restaurants and cafes are a mere 5 minutes away. Further afield within a 5 minute drive, New Farm also boasts the James Street Restaurant precinct, Coles and IGA supermarkets, two cinema complexes, the Powerhouse Theatre, the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 24 hour gyms, hairdressers, delicious takeaways, and glorious New Farm Park, which hosts a weekly Saturday Farmer's Market and features one of Brisbane's best children's playgrounds. The adjacent suburbs of Teneriffe , Newstead, and Fortitude Valley are also vibrant and full of clubs, bars, high end fashion boutiques, homeware stores and restaurants.