GREAT position on M1 and central to the GOLD COAST, BRISBANE, TAMBOURINE MOUNTAIN & THEME PARKS. Perfect house for large family with children. Nestled amongst native Australian gum trees, we have lived & loved our home for 19 years & raising 3 happy healthy children who travel with us. Our home has 4 bedrooms, the main has a king size bed, bathroom, air conditioning, & LCD TV. The other 3 bedroom have queen size beds, 1 with LCD TV, all bedrooms have ceiling fans, comfortable quality beds & linen. The fully equipped kitchen has gas cook top, stone bench tops, stainless steel appliances, and casual dinning area off the kitchen has air conditioning, fire place, LCD TV, 8 seating dinning table & lounge. A separate lounge area has large plasma TV, corner leather lounge, surround sound, Sonos digital stereo system, Wifi, blue ray & DVD player. The veranda is off the family room & has an 8 seat timber BBQ table & a 6 burner stainless BBQ & weber overlooking a beautiful fenced resort style swimming pool & tropical gardens. Laundry has a front load washing machine, dryer & iron. Our acreage property is complete with chickens, fruit trees & vegetable garden along with plenty of room to play, kick a football or a game of cricket. We live in a quite safe friendly neighborhood which is just off the main M1 highway, north 30 minutes to Brisbane, south 30 minutes to the Gold Coast and only 15 minute drive to theme parks such as Movie world & Dreamworld. Local shops include supermarkets, bottle shop, gym & restaurants. Bus & train stations are a short drive. A park with swings & exercise equipment is a short walk. My Suzuki Sport Swift can be included if you an international drivers license. OPTIONAL - Spoiled family boxer dog, 2 x cats and chickens can be cared for by house guest or can have a friend call by daily to feed animals. All pets are great with children. A cleaner if available if you need her at a charge. Our home is available for 4 weeks from December 27 to January 27, we are looking for accommodation (1) Midtown NY from 27 Dec to 4 Jan &/or (2) Boston from 6 - 11 January 2013. We have traveled overseas before & normally family stay at our home. We are new to the house swap experience, and looking forward to others enjoying our home & environment as much as we do.