Sydney, Light-filled Northern Beaches Home

Australia - New South Wales - Balgowlah Heights, Sydney

Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Welcome to our home
Welcome to our home
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Sunny morning in early Spring
Sunny morning in early Spring
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Northern end of covered outdoor entertainment area
Northern end of covered outdoor entertainment area
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Open plan Family/Dining
Open plan Family/Dining
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Open Plan Family/Dining/Kitchen
Open Plan Family/Dining/Kitchen
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Kitchen
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Lounge, Winter evening
Lounge, Winter evening
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Master bedroom (Queen bed 153x203cms)
Master bedroom (Queen bed 153x203cms)
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Downstairs Bathroom.
Downstairs Bathroom.
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,First Floor King Size Single
First Floor King Size Single
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,First floor, double bedroom.
First floor, double bedroom.
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,First floor, Bathroom
First floor, Bathroom
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Laundry/Utility Room
Laundry/Utility Room
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Study
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,North Harbour. 10 minutes walk
North Harbour. 10 minutes walk
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Forty Baskets Harbour Beach. 15 minutes walk
Forty Baskets Harbour Beach. 15 minutes walk
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Forty Baskets Harbour Pool. 15 minutes walk
Forty Baskets Harbour Pool. 15 minutes walk
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,Manly Beach, Marine Parade walkway.
Manly Beach, Marine Parade walkway.
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah Heights, Sydney,New Year's fireworks, Sydney Harbour.
New Year's fireworks, Sydney Harbour.
  • Sleeping capacity5
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates New Zealand | South Island, New Zealand | Central Otago, New Zealand
Open to all dates Melbourne VIC, Australia | Geelong VIC, Australia | Victoria, Australia
Open to all dates South Coast, NSW, Australia | Coffs Coast, New South Wales, Australia | Port Stephens NSW, Australia
Mar 19, 2022 - Jun 11, 2022 UK | France | Europe

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our two storey family home is located in a garden setting in a leafy suburb within easy reach of the city, Sydney Harbour and magnificent beaches. Our home is well-appointed and boasts a 30 square metre covered deck for your outdoor dining and entertainment. Located at the gateway to the Northern Beaches of Sydney, stretching from Manly to Palm Beach, our home is a 12 minute walk to Forty Baskets harbourside beach and 30 minutes walk along the scenic walkway to Manly's ocean beach (5 min drive). Within easy reach of surf beaches, cafes, restaurants, shopping malls, sailing clubs and alike, this is an ideal holiday destination.


House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Fireplace
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio


  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom


  • None


  • Suburban
  • Seaside


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our home is located in a premium leafy suburb of Sydney, close to beaches, coastal walking trails, parks and is within easy reach of the city of Sydney. The neighbourhood is popular among professionals, especially those with young families. Houses are predominantly detached homes located within garden settings. The nearest shopping centre is a pleasant 18 minutes walk from our home.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing


  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket


Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Apart from the many beaches and the multitude of cafes and restaurants, this is also an attractive area for walking, with a variety of tracks offering magnificent panoramic seascapes. The closest café is 10 minutes walk away and a modern shopping mall is 18 minutes by foot. There is an hourly bus service to Manly Beach and return. The famous Manly ferry sails to the city's Circular Quay at regular intervals. A free community bus also runs at hourly intervals to the nearest shopping mall, with connections to other complimentary routes. Express buses to and from the city operate during peak periods Monday - Friday. If you have children, it would be beneficial to have a car, especially if you wish explore the northern beaches. A stroll to Forty Baskets beach and a coffee at Forty Beans café on your way home is a great way to start the day.

Our favourite restaurants

Cafés & bars

Special places to shop

Leisure and cultural activities

Walks or jogging paths

Health or fitness clubs

Interesting day trips

  • Manly - Palm Beach (aka Summer Bay)
  • Sydney Harbour
  • Blue Mountains

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

As a retired couple, we are open to travel suggestions at any time and also requests for long exchanges. Please feel free to get in touch. We endeavour to answer all requests promptly.

It is important that our home is clean and tidy. We have a large garden which may require watering in hot weather. We will arrange garden maintenance for longer exchanges. We require the windows and doors locked during absences. Should we agree to exchange cars, we will ensure appropriately licenced drivers are covered by comprehensive car insurance and we expect our exchangers to do the same. Our son and daughter-in-law, who live locally, can provide assistance as required (outside of work hours). We have excellent neighbours and we would appreciate your consideration of their wellbeing.


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered

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