House Boat in Hong Kong

House Boat in Hong Kong

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms
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Our home

We love our boat! 'Hunky Dory' is moored at the Discovery Bay Marina Club on Lantau Island. It is not a sailing boat but a house boat. It only ever travels out of the marina to have routine maintenance every couple of years at the local ship yard. You don't have to know anything about boats to stay here! We are have electricity, aircon, wifi, cable TV, phone etc just like a regular house.
There is a large living, dining and kitchen area on the main deck with small outdoor balcony and lovely open water views. We also have a small projector/cinema room on this level. Downstairs is a large master bedroom with ensuite bath and toilet, 2 double bedrooms and one single bedroom plus additional shower and toilet. The top deck deck has a large covered outdoor entertaining area with BBQ. An additional queen sized bedroom with ensuite shower and toilet is off this area. From the top deck you can see the DisneyLand fireworks every night and have views of Hong Kong Island.
The Marina Club has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, tennis courts, gym and outdoor childrens playing field.There are two other Club Houses in DB with swimming pools and sporting facilities which can used for a small fee.
We have a 'helper' who is available to clean/wash/babysit as and when required. Her husband takes care of the cleaning outside the boat and general maintenance. We will leave their contact details should you need them.
(Internal photos of boat to follow).

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Who we are

  1. We are a British couple in our 40's with a 10 year old daughter.There would just be 3 of us on a home swap. We have 2 older children- one has just finished university and is now working in the UK. The other is still at university in the UK. We have lived in HK for 8 years. My husband is an airline pilot and I am a nurse and midwife. We have a small schnauzer dog who is like a 4th child- he will be cared for at a friends home during a swap.
    Happy to swap for the whole or part of July 2012.

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Discovery Bay (DB) is a small town on Lantau Island. It is 25 minute ferry ride to Central Hong Kong and a 20 minute bus ride from the airport and Hong Kong DisneyLand. It is a nice relaxing place to return to after the "hustle and bustle" of Central Hong Kong and a great place for children.
There are several restaurants and bars in each of the two 'plaza' areas of DB. There are also two supermarkets, a bank and several other shops. The main plaza has outdoor seating where people meet up for drinks, coffee and a chat. Young children tend to run free in this area!
DB has many lovely hiking trails to other parts of Lantau Island and it is a great base for exploring all parts of Hong Kong.

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