Cottage in the Tropics

Australia - Queensland - Townsville

Home exchange in,Australia,Townsville,Lounge room
Lounge room
Home exchange in,Australia,Townsville,Dining area from lounge
Dining area from lounge
Home exchange in,Australia,Townsville,Shower room/bathroom
Shower room/bathroom
Home exchange in,Australia,Townsville,Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Home exchange in,Australia,Townsville,Lounge area from kitchen
Lounge area from kitchen
Home exchange in,Australia,Townsville,Kitchen
Kitchen
Home exchange in,Australia,Townsville,Bedroom two
Bedroom two
Home exchange in,Australia,Townsville,My home
My home
Home exchange in,Australia,Townsville,Reading room
Reading room
Home exchange in,Australia,Townsville,Study
Study
  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms1

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Open to all dates and destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Two bedroom detached house in Townsville, North Queensland with study, one bathroom, front and back patios (so you can enjoy the outdoors in different seasons and at different times of the day) and a lovely reading room. House is a typical Queenslander workers cottage - timber chamferboard construction, hardwood floors, some casement windows, fully screened and air-conditioned. I bought this old lady last year and have gutted and fully renovated it. It's very secure - the original window security screens have been sandblasted and powder-coated. The garden is only new - started from scratch last May - but it's getting there.

Type

House - single floor/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Garden
  • Garage
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

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

Setting

  • Suburban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

My neighbourhood is quiet, close to the city and the beach. It is an area of older homes (cottages and Queenslander-style homes - high set on stilts) with a nice mix of older residents and young families. Very central area.

Outdoor Activities

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

Leisure

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

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

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

Townsville is a regional city in North Queensland, Australia. It is part of the Dry Tropics and is the gateway to the Far North and Outback. It is a popular jumping off point for the Great Barrier Reef - diving, snorkelling and fishing are major sports here – and the reef is only an hour away by fast Cat. It is also the gateway to the Outback - one hour to historic gold mining town of Charters Towers; two hours to Mission Beach – “where the rainforest meets the reef”; and four hours to Cairns and Palm Cove – the Wet Tropics. Townsville has about 300 days of sunshine a year, and only two real seasons - Wet and Dry. Daily temps in the Dry (aka Winter - March to September) are between 10 and 25 usually. The Wet (Summer - October to February) is very hot and humid, very tropical and not for the faint hearted. Great for those who really enjoy the heat though.
Townsville is quite spread out and I am happy to swap my car. There is a Sunday market nearby, hotel, neighbourhood shops and parks. It’s about 10 minutes to the Strand beach – a glorious esplanade which everyone runs/walks/roller skates and walks their dogs before retiring to a beachside café for a cold drink or a gelato at Juliette’s. Great walking track from the Stand over Kissing Point and up to Pallarenda – all on a beachside boardwalk (to protect the fore-shore).
A large shopping centre - Castletown - is a few minutes away by car. The Museum of Tropical North Queensland, Reef HQ (get up close to the reef without having to go to sea) and galleries within 10 minutes by car. Restaurant strip (Palmer St), also about 10 minutes by car.
https://www.townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au/
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Tourism-g255073-Townsville_Queensland-Vacations.html
http://www.divethereef.com/DiveResults.asp?CategoryTypes=13&Departs=Townsville&TripLength=DC&TripStandard=DC&B2=%A0%A0%A0Find+Trips%21%A0%A0%A0?mm_campaign=C3390689E4DEF72D169B34168A6C66DF&mm_replace=true&_vsrefdom=googleppc&gclid=Cj0KEQjw2NvLBRCjsq-Qq6TjwecBEiQAF98GMQ5Kn8JEKCcldD-awjp-Kw1yzaseyHd5Ul8Q7hwTsyMaAioX8P8HAQ
https://www.queenslandislands.com
www.tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au

Our favourite restaurants

  • Seasoned
  • Jam
  • Odyssey

Cafés & bars

  • Longboards
  • Cbar
  • Coffee Club

Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Nothing specific. Just leave my house as you find it. Polished wood floors (but I'm not fussy about them - my brother's dog has already done her damage :). House is best suited for a couple or just three people (as only one bathroom), but is cosy and comfortable.

Conditions

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

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
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