This heritage-listed colonial cottage, not far from the Brisbane Transit Centre, has five rooms and an attic suite, all with en suite bathrooms. The attic suite is a self-contained apartment with its own entrance and kitchen. Room no. 1, at the front of the house, is my pick—it has a claw-foot tub and king-size bed. Out in the back is a garden courtyard, where you can breakfast among the palms, ferns, and frangipani trees. It has a guest laundry and kitchen. There’s no smoking indoors and children under 4 are not allowed.