- Sunshine Beach, QLD, Australia
- Mar 7, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020
We are a couple in our 70's. Stuart is a retired engineer and I work part time as a psychotherapist. Our preference for exchanges at the moment is for the Greek Islands; possibly London; and anywhere near Mooloolaba, Australia, where our son lives. We are happy to receive requests from other places however, if we are able to bank our end of the exchange until 2024. We are most interested in Italy, France, the U.K., Croatia, Greece, and New York.
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Pet Care Needed
Smoking Not Allowed
No Children Please
Use of Personal Car is possible
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Description of the home we are offering for exchange
We have a very light and sunny home with views over Wellington from nearly every room. The living areas are open plan and open with french doors onto a sunny deck that overlooks the view. It can be windy in some weathers but wonderfully calm in others. We have two bedrooms upstairs, each with a queen bed. Downstairs is a study and the second bathroom and laundry. Despite having the two bedrooms we only have capacity for a couple as the other room is not set up for guests. The house is up about 50 steps and there is off street parking. The street is a cul-de-sac so it's pretty quiet and we enjoy the sight and sound of tui, grey warblers, kereru, kaka, thrush and blackbirds and the occasional kingfisher.
House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence
Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area
Brooklyn sits just above the city and within easy walking distance. We are about a half hour pleasant walk into central Wellington (and there are buses handy too) and there are some good walks and mountain bike tracks accessible from the house. Our village has several cafes, a very popular independent picture theatre, a well reviewed cafe/bistro/bar, as well as a pharmacy, money machine, small convenience stores, liquor store and takeaway shops. By car, the city and waterfront is a 5-10 minute drive and in the other direction it's a 10 min drive to the coast and a lovely drive (or walk) around a rugged coastline and several bays and beaches.
Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home
Wellington is a vibrant and very walkable city, with great cafes, museums, theatres, and shopping, a lovely harbour and waterfront, as well as beaches and wild coastal walks. It's also the headquarters of Peter Jackson's movie making with access to Wellywood tours.
Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules
At the moment while the pandemic is raging we can only consider NZ exchanges, and possibly Queensland Australia.
Once we are free to travel our usual preferences apply; ie. the Greek Islands; possibly London; NY; France, Italy and Australia, especially Queensland. But we are open to other places if we can bank our part of the exchange until a year or two or three ahead.
We have wooden floors so no stillettos.
Our deck is high above the ground and not safe for children. We also have white sofa covers which are a nightmare with children.
We have a cat that needs to be fed night and morning.
Use of Personal Car
Home Exchange Type
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