Modern townhouse in sub-tropical gated community
Townhouse, suburban with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 150 m2 (1615 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
We are open for all dates, mail us.
An exchange organised for June has fallen through and I'm looking for a replacement. Will consider all areas. Dates are slightly flexible.
Where we want to go
Description of our house
My home is set in a quiet leafy suburb less than a 30 minute bus ride to the CBD. The only noise comes from the wildlife, including cockatoos, galahs and possums. The well-equipped kitchen, dining and living rooms are open plan, with timber floor and plantation shutters, opening onto the very private courtyard. The bedrooms are spacious and light, as are the bathrooms. The third bedroom is used as an office, and contains a full size single bed. It is in a complex of 30 townhouses, and overlooks the pool with tennis court nearby. There are security and insect screens on all windows and doors. My friends among the neighbours are happy to welcome visitors and offer any assistance you may need.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, terrace, parking, tenniscourt, garden, barbecue, swimming pool
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, roller blading, hiking, swimming, golfing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, good shopping
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), long term considered, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Brisbane is an easy-going livable city with a winter daytime temperature that rarely falls below 18 degrees C. My home is a 5 minute walk to the bus stop from which express buses leave every 15 minutes, and terminate at South Bank, a very popular attraction to locals and tourists. The man-made beach and lagoon are very inviting, and it's free. My suburb is adjacent to Brisbane Forest Park which contains walking trails and picnic areas. This area leads into Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious, both of which offer rain forest walking tracks complete with paddy-melons (small wallabies)and magnificent parrots in the early morning and later afternoon. It is about an hour's drive north to the Sunshine Coast and Australia Zoo, or south to the Gold Coast, Movie World, Wet'n'Wild, Dream World and Sea World.
Something about ourselves
I am a retired school teacher and my hobbies are cooking, gardening,reading, socializing and travelling. While I live alone, I always travel with a friend. My daughter lives about a 5 minute drive away and will be happy to offer assistance when asked. I have enjoyed some great exchanges in England, Ireland, Holland and Sydney and have met many wonderful people. I am happy to consider long term exchanges.