Seaside home south of Sydney, seeks Europe swap

Seaside home south of Sydney, seeks Europe swap




Apr 2014

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our large 4 bedroom home is located in the seaside village of Thirroul, about an hour’s drive south of Sydney. The beach is at the end of our street and we are a short walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and express train service to Sydney.

The ground floor has the main bedroom with a queen size bed and ensuite bathroom. Also on the ground floor is a well equipped kitchen, an open plan family/TV room with a large TV, separate dining and lounge rooms, a laundry and a second bathroom. Upstairs there are three more bedrooms (a queen, 2 doubles – one with a sofabed) as well as a bathroom with a separate shower, bathtub and toilet.

Outside there are lovely places to relax in the private garden with a quiet drink after a day at the beach or sight-seeing, with the sound of the surf in the distance. If you dine at home, you can pick vegetables and herbs from our garden to prepare a gourmet dinner. We will provide someone to look after the lawns and gardens.

There are many activities both locally and a little further away in Sydney and Canberra.

* Swimming and surfing – Thirroul has a patrolled beach as well as an Olympic sized ocean water swimming pool
* Walking – seaside and forest, see natural Australian flora and fauna
* Bike riding - a 15 km cycle path from Thirroul follows the Pacific Ocean and its beautiful beaches and headlands. Our two bicycles and helmets are available for your use.
* Fishing – beach and rock fishing
* Picnics – lots of great spots nearby for picnics
* Dining out – cafes, restaurants, hotels in Thirroul as well as in nearby villages, Wollongong and Sydney
* Theatre – there are theatres in Thirroul and Wollongong or you may choose to travel to Sydney for special events at Sydney's Opera House
* Wineries - south coast and southern highlands (less than 1 hour by car), Hunter Valley (3 hours by car)
* Hang gliding and para gliding – Stanwell Park, north of Thirroul
* Whale watching – whale may be spotted during their annual migration between May and November

A short distance away:
* Sydney (1 hour by car) - Opera House (World Heritage site), Harbour Bridge, the Rocks, Manly and Bondi beaches, Sydney Olympic Park (2000 Olympics)
* Canberra (3 hours by car) - new parliament house, Art Gallery, an amazing War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin, wineries
* Blue Mountains - 1.5 hours by car, includes many national parks, listed as a World Heritage site


More about us

  1. Greg and I are a retired couple and love living in Thirroul

  2. We are keen to travel and spend 4-6 weeks in Europe

  3. We love our home and would treat yours like our own

Swap availability

Open to offers
Not Available

Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Flanagans on the beach, Samuels, Arawan, Postmans Quarter
Cool bars
Bar next door to Samuels, pubs in most local villages
Cozy cafés
Ed's Espresso Bar, Tin Shed Cafe, Finbox
Retail therapy
Nest Emporium, Boutique Thirroul
Bit of culture
Anita's Theatre, Merrigong at Wollongong, Sydney theatres
Walks in the park
Thirroul Beach Reserve, Sandon Point Reserve, Austinmer Park
Spot of exercise
Thirroul to Wollongong bike track (30 km return)
Day tripping
Coastal beaches, Southern Highlands, Sydney, local bushwalks

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