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Our modern terrace home is located half way between Sydney and Katoomba (famous for the Three Sisters) making it an ideal base for those wanting to explore both the city, its beaches and the Blue Mountains. We have two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and a second bedroom is a nursery with a crib and we can provide a single mattress on the floor of this room if required. We have wifi so you can chat to your loved ones back home and a barbeque so you can enjoy a true Aussie meal.
Our gorgeous suburb is a new development which includes a community pool, tennis court, beautiful walking paths, parks and barbeque areas set amongst small lakes so that if you need a day of rest from your exploring of the city and mountains, there are still plenty of things to do.
Within a 5 minute drive you can reach our local shopping district with restaurants and cafes and the Nepean River which is popular for picnics. The Sydney International Regatta Centre and Whitewater Rafting Stadium (venues for the Sydney Olympics) are within walking distance - http://www.penrithwhitewater.com.au/pages/whitewater-rafting.asp
Within 15 minutes drive you can be in Glenbrook which is the first access point to the beautiful Blue Mountains National Park, a bushwalkers delight - http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/parks?keyword=Blue%20Mountains%20National%20Park
You can reach both Sydney city and the Blue Mountains easily by public transport. From Penrith train station (5 min drive or 15 min bus from our home) you will be at Sydney Central Station or Katoomba Station in approximately 1 hour. We are happy to consider a car swap depending on the circumstances. Train timetable can be found here: http://www.sydneytrains.info/timetables/#landingPoint
We have two adorable, well behaved and affectionate cats named Vlad and Yassie. Depending on the swap arrangement we can either leave them in your care or can arrange for them to be housed elsewhere if you are not fond of cats. Please note that while every effort is made to have the house spotlessly clean, this may not be the place for you if you have a cat allergy.
We are a young family with our beautiful daughter having just arrived in January 2015. As I (Belinda) am on maternity leave and addicted to travel we would like to take the opportunity this year to explore. We think house swapping will be ideal when traveling with a newborn and also love the experience of living as locals do. We have previously traveled as Couchsurfers in Europe and through Air BnB in the USA. We have reviews on both of these sites.
We are interested in traveling to France, Spain, NYC, Hawaii and/or Bali and are flexible with our dates for 2015, although we would prefer a warm holiday. The best time to visit Sydney is December/January, summer here is just divine and celebrating New Years on Sydney Harbor is not to be missed! We can offer a non simultaneous swap as my parents have a house in the Blue Mountains that we can stay at. We are also happy for you to use the points system (this is not updating on our profile for some reason.)
We are also open to offers from all destinations and dates so please do not hesitate to contact us :)