Relax on the Sunshine Coast! Europe/Can Summer2020

Relax on the Sunshine Coast! Europe/Can Summer2020

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Kathryn

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home sits on the side of a hill near the base of Mount Ninderry on the Sunshine Coast, a holiday area north of Brisbane which is the capital city of Queensland. From our covered verandah and pool area, we have an extensive view of the neighbouring hinterland and valley.

Our single story home has an open-plan kitchen-living area extending out onto a private deck and pool. The master bedroom, with a view of the pool, has an ensuite with walk-in wardrobe and king bed which can convert to two king singles. There is a second bedroom with ensuite with bath and shower and queen bed. The third sitting/bedroom has a convertible double couch with inner-spring mattress. There is also an office and a laundry.

Wireless internet is available. There is reverse cycle air-conditioning, though our climate is so wonderful it is not needed often. Our home is environmentally friendly, with solar hot water, solar boosted electricity and water tanks which provide the best drinking water.

We live in a very friendly neighbourhood where we enjoy afternoon walks and beautiful sunsets from the deck. We love traveling, but we always love coming back to Ninderry; living here is like being on a holiday.

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Who we are

  1. We are both retired. I am a dual US/Austalian - more of the latter after 45 year. I was an art specialist in a junior school for 17 years. John is a 'true blue' Aussie, and was a purchasing manager of two international eco-resorts for twenty years.

    Our son lives in Brisbane and our daughter and family - including our only grandchild!! - live in Virgina. We travel to the US as much as possible so are interested in any exchange from spring through fall, near them or somewhere we could meet up. We are interested in any exchange in the USA to meet up with our granddaughter during the school holidays.

    We have been landlords, have rented for a number of years, have house-sat, and have left our home in the care of others. We appreciate the responsibility involved in caring for the property of others. We have thoroughly enjoyed our exchanges and look forward to more adventures.

  2. Non-simultaneous exchanges are fine. We would like to explore Norway in May 2019.Exchanging cars would also be appreciated if appropriate for the area

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Where is it?

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Ninderry is a relaxing semi-rural area in the center of the Sunshine Coast. As small as it is, it boasts a world class restaurant, The Spirit House, and other restaurants and bistros in close proximity in the neighbouring communities of Eumundi and Noosa.

Five minutes away is the oldest village on the Sunshine Coast, Yandina, with all the day-to-day amenities, grocery, butcher, bakery, post office etc. Twenty minutes away in Maroochydore, Coolum and Noosa are more substantial shopping areas.

Along the coast there are many beautiful, sandy beaches for both surf and calm water sports. The main swimming areas are patrolled by our famous Queensland surf lifesavers. There are many areas devoted to surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Kayaking happens on the various river systems in the area.There are also walks and boardwalks all along the coastline - the Caloundra coastal walk goes for 25 kilometers. Our international visitors might be lucky to find a koala or two while walking the boardwalk and trails of Noosa national park which skirt the ocean.

The hinterland villages are a short drive up the range to the west. There are over 500 artists who live in this area and much of their work is displayed in the galleries. You will have a choice of produce and craft markets to explore every weekend ~ of particular note is the local produce, plant and second-hand market of Yandina (5 minutes away), which we frequent every Saturday morning - and the popular Eumundi Market on Wednesday and Saturday. Many of the local towns have theatre groups and there seem to be a plethora of plays to attend.

You can hike Mount Ninderry which is five minutes away and most likely see kangaroos on your way to the base of the mountain at dawn and dusk. There are also many hikes in the hinterland to the west to explore the natural wonders of the area, including the infamous Mt Cooroora at Pomona where the "The King of the Mountain" race is held annually. Kondalilla National Park, Mapleton Falls National Park and the Glasshouse Mountains National Park are just a few of the places to investigate - all within an easy drive.

To the north, there are organised trips available to get to Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. To the south Brisbane and the Gold Coast are easily accessible by car or train.

Queensland is a big state, and Australia is around the size of the USA and bigger than than Europe and the UK combined. You may wish to combine a few home-exchanges in other parts of Australia for your 'downunder' adventure. We are one and a half hours from Brisbane International airport and twenty minutes from the Sunshine Coast airport which has daily flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland, New Zealand. Both Qantas and Virgin Australia have air passes available at certain times which may be of interest. Ninderry is a wonderful place to base yourself to discover southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales!
We try to keep these links up to date:
NOOSA NATIONAL PARK
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/noosa/about.html
FRASER ISLAND
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/
SUNSHINE COAST
http://www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au/
GOLF
http://www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au/search-results?keywords=golf
HIKES
http://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/addfiles/documents/planning/walking_trail_brochure.pdf
SURFING
http://www.coolumsurfschool.com.au/
BRISBANE
http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/Travel/Destination-Maps/Brisbane.aspx
ZOO http://www.australiazoo.com.au/

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