Rural retreat in spacious home

Rural retreat in spacious home

Kate and Mark

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 baths

About our home

Our spacious home sits on 5 acres in a peaceful valley nestled in the hills of the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

The large deck overlooking the valley is ideal for entertaining with a gas BBQ a large table seating eight.

The master suite includes a library, master bedroom, walk-in-robe and ensuite. The ensuite has his and hers vanity basins as well as a walk through shower with his and hers over head showers. There is nothing more relaxing than a soaking bubble bath in the spa with a glass of wine and overhead piped music.

The 'snug' is ideal for intimate conversation or just reading a good book and you will never sit in a more comfortable leather lounge.

The kitchen has a large range oven with gas jobs and electric oven, all the appliances you could need and a walk in pantry.

There is a modern three way bathroom that services the other bedrooms as well as a guest powder room and a separate laundry with front loading washer and a dryer.

We also have a dedicated completely blacked out home theatre room with surround sound, air conditioning, theatre style recliner lounges and a vast collection of DVD's.

Our beautiful flooring is polished Australian Spotted Gum hardwood.

Our Neighbourhood:

The Sunshine Coast lies approximately 90kms north of the state capital Brisbane and its international airport.

The Sunshine Coast has a population of around 350,000. It extenda 60 kms north to south where almost all residents live and includes a number of small hinterland towns and villages. Thus each area has its own character and is not just one large city.

http://www.visitsunshinecoast.com.au

We are located in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast with its fabulous sandy beaches and blue waters only a short 15 minute drive away The hinterland tourist villages of Montville and Maleny with their local hand made crafts are a 5 to 10 minute drive away

Other local attractions include Eumundi Markets, the world famous Australia Zoo 30 minutes drive away, Underwater world 15 mins, the Glasshouse Mountains 30 mins, Noosa 30 mins and numerous little hinterland towns and villages close by.

http://www.australiazoo.com
http://www.eumundimarkets.com.au
http://www.underwaterworld.com.au

Whale-watching is popular mid year. There is plenty of fishing both surf and deep sea and if you are a little more adventurous the world heritage listed Fraser Island is approximately 1.5 hours away, you can either hire a 4x4 fully kitted for camping or take an organised tour, either way its not to be missed.

http://www.fraserisland.net

We are also ideally situated for touring with our more famous and glitzier big cousin the Gold Coast, with its theme park attractions and shopping approximately 200 Kim's and 2 hours drive away. If you are a nature lover and have the time then the Gold Coast hinterland and O'Rielleys/Lamington National Park a must.

http://www.visitgoldcoast.com

Our climate is very kind with warm summer days and a mild winter.

Due to our location and lack of nearby public transport we are open to car exchange as well.
more info about West Woombye

Something about ourselves:
We are Mark and Kate, a married couple both working for the Queensland Ambulance. Mark also serving in the Australian army and Queensland Police Force.

We are keen outdoors people with a spirit of adventure and love to hike, camp and 4x4. Travel and the opportunity to broaden our horizons and experience new culture is a burning desire, and home exchange is the perfect medium which makes travelling a tangible reality and not an elusive and expensive dream.

We have already participated in one home exchange which was a huge success and are eager to repeat the experience. Due to Down Under being so geographically removed from the rest of the world and the cost of travel we would ideally like to exchange for several weeks. Our home is reasonably large and we both enjoy hosting foreign guests so a non simultaneous exchange would be welcome.

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