We are a retired couple in our seventies. We usually travel with another retired couple. I only speak a very little French! We like exploring towns & villages & really enjoy home exchange
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THE BELLARINE PENINSULA WAS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP TEN BEST VALUE DESTINATIONS BY LONELY PLANET IN THEIR BEST IN TRAVEL 2017 LISTING.
This large modern home at Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula offers new delights for travellers to Melbourne. Located a stones throw from the beach in an olde world fishing village complete with jetty, mussel farms, seaside walking paths, restaurants and cafes this home offers a wonderful base for seeing the attractions of Victoria or just having a perfectly well rounded holiday with lots of day trips to take and local attractions.
Portarlington offers a Mussel Festival in January, a Celtic Festival in June, the Bellarine Agricultural Show in March and is part of an exciting Cycling and Triathlon course that offers year round events. There are wineries on your doorstep, many with top eateries, a golf course at the end of the street, in fact the Bellarine Peninsula has 5 golf courses ranked in the top 100 public access courses in Australia. The delights of the heritage town of Queenslcliff are just 20 minutes away where you can also catch the commuter ferry to Sorrento and the delights of the Mornington Peninsula on the other side of Port Phillip Bay, with its eateries, surf and wineries.
You are also just 30 minutes from the major regional centre of Geelong with its Performing Arts Centre, Gallery, foreshore dining and walking paths, paths and fine eateries.
You are also on the doorstep of the Great Ocean Road with its jaw dropping seascapes and wonderful towns. Indeed you can drive all the way to Adelaide.
This large home has floor to ceiling windows throughout offering wonderful vistas. It is equipped with every modern appliance and has three bedrooms with an option for a fourth. There is an internal courtyard with BBQ.
There are two bikes & helmets.
We are prepared to exchange a car.
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There are lots of cafes and restaurants in town and around 10 wineries within a 20 minute drive. We have a good swimming beach, and a great walking track along the foreshore. We are across the road from the beach and located close to wineries and restaurants and golf courses (including one at the end of our street
Only 1 1/2 hours to Melbourne by car or 70 minutes by ferry direct from Portarlington to Melbourne
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We have 10 restaurants and cafes within a 20 minute walk of our home with a number of others within a 20 min drive ( http://www.thebellarinetastetrail.com.au ). You can also have at a meal and entertainment of the Blues Train (thebluestrain.com.au) that leaves from and returns to the nearby town of Drysdale. Using the same route is The Q Train serving
quality food whilst travelling between Drysdale and Queenscliff ( http://www.theqtrain.com.au ) Children's attractions in the area include the Adventure Park Water Park in Wallington (https://www.adventurepark.com.au), The Geelong Waterfront ( ½ hr by car) and the Werribee Zoo (1hr by car)
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Roliga kaféer och barer
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Vad vi gillar, vad vi inte gillar ... Här är våra preferenser och husregler.
We are happy to discuss your wishes. We have done 6 exchanges in Europe, 4 in France,1 in England &1 in Ireland] but on another website. We like to exchange cars but it is not necessary.
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