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North Sydney, Australia

Entrance to our apartment block

Entrance to our apartment block

The secure entrance.

The secure entrance.

The Entrance/Foyer

The Entrance/Foyer

The Bedroom

The Bedroom

The Bedroom at Twilight

The Bedroom at Twilight

The Bedroom

The Bedroom

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Lounge/Dining Room

The Lounge/Dining Room

The Loung/Dining Roomp

The Loung/Dining Roomp

The Lounge/Dining Room

The Lounge/Dining Room

The Dining Area

The Dining Area

The Study

The Study

Moscow 2015

Moscow 2015

The Study

The Study

The Balcony

The Balcony

The Balcony

The Balcony

The Ensuite Bathroom

The Ensuite Bathroom

The Main Bathroom

The Main Bathroom

The Dining Area

The Dining Area

We read, watch TV, and chat in these comfortable chairs

We read, watch TV, and chat in these comfortable chairs

The floor plan of our new apartment

The floor plan of our new apartment

The heated indoor pool - there is a sauna and spa pool as well

The heated indoor pool - there is a sauna and spa pool as well

The heated pool and spa.

The heated pool and spa.

The gym

The gym

St. Leonards Park is 5 minutes walk from our apartment.

St. Leonards Park is 5 minutes walk from our apartment.

Sydney Harbour from St. Leonards Park

Sydney Harbour from St. Leonards Park

Stanton Library, full of books, DVD's and CD's

Stanton Library, full of books, DVD's and CD's

Tennis Courts are nearby

Tennis Courts are nearby

The entrance to our building

The entrance to our building

In Salzburg for Christmas with our daughter

In Salzburg for Christmas with our daughter

Paul & Michele in Croatia

Paul & Michele in Croatia

In Moscow

In Moscow

In Sydney

In Sydney

In Nîmes, France

In Nîmes, France

Farm-sitting outside Sydney recently.

Farm-sitting outside Sydney recently.

We looked after Alpacas and 2 Old English Sheepdogs for a month this year.

We looked after Alpacas and 2 Old English Sheepdogs for a month this year.

In the mountains near Grenoble.

In the mountains near Grenoble.

We enjoyed a scenic 12k walk beside lovely Sydney Harbour.

We enjoyed a scenic 12k walk beside lovely Sydney Harbour.

Entrance to our apartment block The secure entrance. The Entrance/Foyer The Bedroom The Bedroom at Twilight The Bedroom The Kitchen The Kitchen The Lounge/Dining Room The Loung/Dining Roomp The Lounge/Dining Room The Dining Area The Study Moscow 2015 The Study The Balcony The Balcony The Ensuite Bathroom The Main Bathroom The Dining Area We read, watch TV, and chat in these comfortable chairs The floor plan of our new apartment The heated indoor pool - there is a sauna and spa pool as well The heated pool and spa. The gym St. Leonards Park is 5 minutes walk from our apartment. Sydney Harbour from St. Leonards Park Stanton Library, full of books, DVD's and CD's Tennis Courts are nearby The entrance to our building In Salzburg for Christmas with our daughter Paul & Michele in Croatia In Moscow In Sydney In Nîmes, France Farm-sitting outside Sydney recently. We looked after Alpacas and 2 Old English Sheepdogs for a month this year. In the mountains near Grenoble. We enjoyed a scenic 12k walk beside lovely Sydney Harbour.
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2014

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
November 01, 2018 - November 01, 2019

We prefer to stay at least 1 month, preferably more. As we are retired, our dates can be flexible.

1 months

Chic, modern city apartment

Our apartment is in a well-maintained security block, which includes an indoor swimming-pool, sauna, gym and spa pool. The apartment is on the second floor with 2 lifts for ease of access.

The kitchen has a Smeg electric oven and gas cooktop, with a double sink and sink disposal unit as well as a dishwasher. There is an Optimum Blender, an espresso machine and a Magimix food processor so cooking is a pleasure - we do not need a microwave.

The lounge/dining room has a comfortable sofa (which can covert into a bed) and 2 lounge chairs and opens out onto a large balcony with table and chairs, great for casual dining. The apartment has ducted air-conditioning, which is perfect for Sydney summers.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed, with a small balcony and ensuite bathroom with shower. There is a larger bathroom with bath and shower and we have turned the second bedroom into a study - it also opens onto the balcony so it is light and airy. The compact laundry has a washer and dryer.

We love having a gym and swimming pool downstairs and the sauna is great, too.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Michele is a retired social worker/therapist
  • Paul is a retired corporate video producer.

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: Second Floor with a lift
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2
  • Total Area: 92 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Balcony
  • Sauna private
  • Garage
  • Private swimming pool

Our Destination Wish List

  • France
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Belgium
  • Austria

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Sydney Airport -

We love living in North Sydney as public transport is so good - on one side of our apartment block there are buses which go over the Harbour Bridge and take about 15 minutes at most to get into the city. There are also buses that go to the beautiful Northern beaches of Sydney, or to the major shopping centre, Chatswood. We can also take a 5-10 minute bus ride to Sydney Harbour where we can enjoy a scenic ferry ride to the city, with spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge.

We walk to either North Sydney or Crows Nest to shop or meet friends for a meal - it's about an 8 minute, pleasant walk and there are many good restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. Since moving here last year, we do not use our car as much, which is good for our purse and the environment !

We regularly walk in nearby St. Leonards Park, a lovely green oasis, where we sometimes stop at "The Greens", a bowling club with a very good restaurant and views to the city. All visitors are welcome there,too.

There is a golf course in the next suburb, Cammeray and tennis courts are just over the road from our apartment.

Occupation

  • Michele is a retired social worker/therapist
  • Paul is a retired corporate video producer.

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

Paul & I have been retired for some years now and we try to do at least one exchange a year - we have had 10 exchanges so far, In Australia, France, Germany & Austria, and we have enjoyed the experience of 'living like a local' very much. We are members of a pet and house-sitting site as well, and have really enjoyed looking after dogs, cats and Alpacas !

We are both fit and enjoy walking - I like yoga & tai chi and also swim and exercise in our gym. We are interested in politics, history and reading and have many books on a range of subjects. We also have a lot of DVD's, many in French - striving to become more proficient in French is a constant challenge for us!! I am also a volunteer English teacher at Red Cross and I love meeting newcomers to Australia. Paul volunteers at our local community radio station.

We have one daughter who lives in Sydney as well as other extended members of our families.

Lifestyle

We enjoy the outdoors, just as much as we enjoy visiting museums, art galleries and attending concerts. We love walking, swimming in the pool at our apartment block as well as using the gym there.

References

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