Tropical city oasis **available for non simultaneous from 24 Dec-18 Jan*

Tropical city oasis **available for non simultaneous from 24 Dec-18 Jan*

Nayara

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 baths

About our home

We fell in love with our house at first sight in October 2008 and had moved in within 3 weeks. When you see the photos you will understand why -it is a tranquil oasis. Our home has lush tropical gardens and a pool, and is designed to capture light and make the most of indoor/outdoor living. Features include vast travertine courtyard, mosaic tiled pool, koi carp fish pond, marble bathrooms, hydrotherapy spa, brand new sleek designer kitchen (completed in August 2011), bifold glass doors throughout, all living spaces and master bedroom open to courtyard, formal and informal loungerooms and a children's playroom. We have a gardener, cleaner and pool man. Our garden won the 2010 "Best Residential Garden" awards & our home has also been featured on TV Commercials.

West Kensington is approx 5kms from the city centre - My husband cycles to work every day. By car it is 10 minutes to Bondi Beach, under 2kms to beautiful Centennial Park and the Sydney Cricket Ground, under 2kms to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Surry Hills and Paddington, as well as 15 minutes by car to Sydney international airport. The neighbourhood is quiet, with large blocks of land and broad, leafy streets.

We are have 4 young children aged 5, 4, 3 & 1.5 years. (Our children are good travellers having travelled with us on short & long trips since their birth). We both love adventurous holidays generally in developing/interesting countries with warm climates (past holidays include India, France, South America and Indonesia). We also love snow skiing (in particular, Japan and Europe). We are interested in a cross cultural experience and would make every effort to learn the language before arriving at a new destination. We have 2 short haired cats who like to think they are human.

For our next exchange, we would like to do a ski experience in North America of 3- 4 weeks over our end of school summer break in Dec/Jan or over our Easter break between March & April 2015. If you live near a ski resort, please email us your offer!

In 2016, we would be looking to do a longer exchange as my husband is on sabbatical. We would like to go to France with the first few weeks in a ski resort & then 4 weeks in the South of France. We are flexible with dates - so please email us your offer! Existing French language skills - with some Spanish and Portuguese. We have done 8 fantastic home exchanges all of which have been a very positive experience.

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More about us

  1. We are a family of 6, with 4 kids aged 7 years & under - no twins!
  2. We LOVE snow skiing (Nayara used to ski race against Aussie bronze Olympic medalist Zali Steggall)
  3. We like adventure. We did our 1st home exchange when our 1st born was 8 months old & have never looked back

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Surry Hills is 10 minutes from our house - Sydney's mecca for eating
Bit of culture
Cycle in to the Art gallery - 10 minuets on the bike
Walks in the park
10 minuets from Centennial Park
Spot of exercise
Centennial Park, Bondi Beach all 10 minutes by car
Day tripping
Shopping less than 5km's away

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