Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
House, near the beach with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 175 m2 (1885 sq.ft), car optional, children OK, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 3
1) December 13 2013 - January 13 2014
Where we want to go
Description of our house
These photos were taken in winter; the Gold Coast is very green and lush in summer. Our house is a lovely 3 bedroom home with an additional large playroom/studio. It is a charismatic 50 year old renovated house and only 2 blocks (10 minute walk) to gorgeous Palm Beach if you want surf, or Currumbin Estuary if you prefer calm waters or fishing. The 8m x 6m undercover back deck is the focal point of our living. The house has very efficient air-conditioning in the main bedroom and lounge which cools down the whole house on hot summer days & there are ceiling fans in every room. Timber floors throughout.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, tv / cable, sofa
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, child's swing, terrace, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, diving, surfing, horse riding, tennis, water skiing, hiking, swimming, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, country club, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), long term considered, car optional
= marks the location of this home
A family friendly, beachside suburb. Laguna Park Playground is a 2 minute walk away; this is also a great spot for lake fishing. Beautiful beaches are abound. Currumbin Wildlife Park which is home to plenty of kangaroos & koalas is a 20 min walk or 5 min drive. The local shops, including doctor & chemist are a 3 min walk. The weather is warm all year round and the summers are guaranteed to be hot. An Olympic sized 50 metre public swimming pool & gym are a 5 minute walk away if you wish to swim laps or do exercise classes.
Something about ourselves
We are well travelled and have done two successful house/car-swaps: six weeks in 2010 in Holland and three weeks in 2011 in England. We're in our 40's: I am an aircraft engineer and pilot who is self employed. My wife loves to dabble with art & works part-time as a teacher's aide. We have a well behaved school-aged child who is also well travelled and respectful. We have many friends and family living in Europe and England and are always keen to catch up with them. We can be flexible with dates but are most definitely keen to be away every year from early December until late January but can most definitely be tempted at any time of the year. WE LOVE SNOW SKIING!!!