Cosy home in Geelong's best location

Australia - VIC - Highton

Home exchange in,Australia,Highton,Lounge room
Lounge room
Home exchange in,Australia,Highton,Bathroom - bath, shower & separate toilet
Bathroom - bath, shower & separate toilet
Home exchange in,Australia,Highton,Main bedroom - window
Main bedroom - window
Home exchange in,Australia,Highton,Main bedroom
Main bedroom
  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms1

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Open to all dates New Zealand | Tasmania, Australia | Darwin NT, Australia

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

My little home is a classic early 60's Modern in leafy old Highton, within walking distance of the most picturesque stretch of the Barwon River on one side and the locally renowned Highton Village cafes and shops on the other. Montpellier lookout, with sweeping 180 degree views across Geelong, Corio Bay and down the coast, is a 5 minute walk up the hill behind us. This is a cosy, comfortable small home where you can tuck up with a book from the extensive collection in our lounge room or sit on the front porch and listen to the hundreds of birds that inhabit this well-established area. If you like music, enjoy playing our piano, guitars or the professional drum set. You will have the whole house to enjoy. There are 3 bedrooms, a single bathroom with a separate toilet, reverse cycle air conditioning and ducted heating. From our location, if you are game, you can bike ride the 35km Bellarine Rail Trail all the way to the entrance of Port Phillip Bay. Alternatively, take the steam train! Help yourself to vegetables and herbs from our garden or make use of our commuter bikes.

Type

House - single floor/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our little community is friendly and ready to help out, as our street is a great mix of young and older families, some having lived here their whole lives. People will smile and say hello when you pass them out walking, but there is also plenty of privacy. The bus into town stops right outside our house, or you can drive the 6 kms to Geelong's waterfront area, where you will find shopping malls, restaurants, galleries and even fabulous local breweries, such as Little Creatures and White Rabbit. There are also plenty of wineries nearby. It is an easy 20 minute drive to all the best beaches on the world-renowned Surf Coast, such as Bells, Jan Juc and Torquay, or explore the little seaside towns of Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale or Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula. The Great Ocean Road is 30 minutes drive, with many more spectacular beaches, coastal towns and the unique environments of the South West Coast. If your interest is wildlife, there are significant wetlands nearby. I moved here in 2014 for my work, and I love the fact that everything you need is within a 10 minute drive. Melbourne is an hour away by car, train or boat, and Avalon airport is 20 minutes drive.

Outdoor Activities

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

Leisure

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

Cultural Activities

  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

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

There are delicious cafes, fresh local produce (green grocery and butcher) supermarkets, takeaway food and boutique shops within walking distance from our house. Coffee and breakfast is big in Geelong! We love almond croissants and biscotti from the award-winning Pane De Matteo Italian artisan bakery, but there are so many options. There are also interesting 'Makers' areas along the river, including the Fyansford Paper Mills at one end and Rutland street Boom Gallery at the other, connected by the river walk. In the centre of this area is the Balyang Sanctuary, a nice picnic spot very close by. There are so many interesting things to do nearby beyond the major tourist attractions and we are happy to help you out to suit your interests.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


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Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Please keep the house clean and tidy as it has been left for you.

Conditions

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

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered
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