Enjoy the peaceful location of this large house situated in Magill, a suburb of Adelaide, 7 km from the centre of the city and about 15km from the beach. The house includes:
- access to broadband;
- three bedrooms, one with a queen bed, another with a double bed, and another with a single bunk bed - ie two beds on top of each other;
- bed linen, towels, etc.
- lounge room with television which effectively air conditions the whole house;
- full kitchen (fridge, stove and microwave) with some general food provisions;
- separate bathroom (shower and bath);
- toilet as well as laundry with washing machine;
- iron and hair dryer; and
- dining room - seating for six.
- lockable carport is available for car parking.
A computer with broadband will also be available which can access msn, facebook and other internet services.
The house is located on a quiet street, less than 500m away from hair and beauty parlours, grocery and take away food shops, and medical facilities.
We also have a playground and free BBQ area, and oval within 250m of the house, and excellent bush walking trails are also close by, and there is a good chance to see a koala ot two.
Free tennis courts, and a soccer playing field are about 700m away.
Firle Plaza, located about 1.5 km from the house, contains almost everything you require (such as banks, chemist, Coles, K-Mart, restaurants, medical facilities and take away/home delivery shops).
Within 3 kms, the are also three wineries which provide tastings and tours.
Magill is the ideal base from which to explore Adelaide and the famous Wine districts. For the more adventurous, there is plenty of bush walking (Morialta Conservation Park in Rostrevor), and the beaches are not too far.
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia, with beaches on one side and hills on the other. It has heritage buildings, churches, universities, theatres, cafes, beaches, parks and gardens set beside the River Torrens.
Food and Wine - Adelaide has a diverse mix of restaurant food of all origins and at Central Market you can buy fresh produce from all regions or you can enjoy fantastic cellar door experiences at Australia’s top wine regions (Barossa Valley (1.2 hours), Clare Valley (1.5hrs) and McLaren Vale (30mins)).
Events and Sports - “The Tour Down Under” cycle race and Clipsal 500 car race. Home also to the world renowned Adelaide Festival of Arts, Womadelaide and the Fringe Festival which is second in the world only to the Edinburgh Festival.
Other Travel - You can travel locally to Mount Gambier for the blue lake/caves, the Coorong for wildlife, the unique Flinders Ranges, Murray River for the house boats, Kangaroo Island for the wildlife and Yorke Peninsula for coastal ruggedness.
Our family comprises of two adults - Neil and Annalynn (mid 40's) and four children aged 18 (Ellen), 16 (Alyse), 14 (Shireen) and 14(Nathan) (twins) in January 2013 who are all very well behaved. Neil and Annalynn may travel separately, or we might bring the children with us.
Neil works in IT with the commonwealth government, and Annalynn was a science/maths high school teacher until the twins arrived. Now she looks after the children fulltime and helps out at school.
We also run a Bed and Breakfast ( http://adelaidebnb.info/ ), and this three bedroom house is one of the accommodation businesses we run, so a non synchronous swap is possible. .
We are interested in swapping our house with people in other parts of Australia, even South Australia, New Zealand, England (particularly London), Europe, Canada, and America.
In the past (arround 1997 to 2001) we have had three successful holiday swaps, all being in Australia in the State of Victoria.
Neil used to live in England and moved to Australia when he was 15.
We also stayed in Canberra for 13 years, and then moved to Adelaide in 2000.
In 2010, the six of us had a trip to Singapore, England, Italy and America.
We can be contacted via email on Neil_Ann_de_Souza@bigpond.com , and will respond to all enquiries generally within 48 hours.