Apartment, urban with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 100 m2 (1075 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, second home, including internet , number of travellers: 2
We are open for all dates, mail us.
My part of the exchange would most likely be during your warmer months (my winter)
Where we want to go
1) North America
- We like to go anywhere, surprise us!!
- I would like to travel the world in my retirement so open to any destination. Non simultaneous exchanges preferred.
Description of our house
My house is perfect for house swapping, it is "Convenient, Compact and Comfortable".
+ Newly furnished modern holiday house that has all the basics when on holiday.
+ Maintenance free and OK to leave for longer periods if traveling around NZ and using Christchurch as a base.
+ One of 15 apartments, it has 3 levels with an internal garage.
+ 2 bedrooms on the top level both with views of the city.
+ Not been affected by the earthquakes.
+ My second home so available for non-simultaneous exchanges.
+ Ideally located close to a major shopping center and in one of the worlds best cities.
Accommodation and facilities
Tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, oven, washing machine, dryer
Balcony, garage, parking
Local places to go:
Fine restaurants, good shopping
Nearest major airport:
Christchurch intl, 7 km / 4 mile
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet, long term considered, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
+ My unit is located near the Riccarton shopping Mall only a 3 minute walk away.
+ 12 mins bus ride from airport.
+ Riccarton is the new city center while the city rebuilds after the earthquakes.
+ The South Island of NZ has breath-taking scenery and there are many places of interest only a few hours drive away from Christchurch: Hanmer Springs with its hot thermal springs, Akaroa a quaint French village, and Kaikoura (whale watching).
+ Christchurch is the gateway for the South Island and the largest city in the South Island.
+ The South Island has a mountain range running the full length of the West Coast of the Island (Southern Alps), and is ideal for outdoor activities (tramping, biking, fishing) or just enjoying the view.
Something about ourselves
My name is Brian and I live and work in Melbourne (Australia)
+ A semi-retired professional who would like to have more holidays in the future.
+ Am closer to 60 than 50
+ Plan to retire in Christchurch at some stage in the future using my Christchurch apartment as a base.
+ Non smoker.
+ Do not mind doing any minor maintenance and would consider looking after pets.
+ Love to travel and would consider any destination for a house swap.
+ Like to keep fit and swim most days, unfortunately running is too hard.
+ Like walking, tramping, fly fishing, and travel.
+ Understand computers and technical things.
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