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Fishing Point, Australia

Lake view from all rooms over terraced gardens

Lake view from all rooms over terraced gardens

Regatta at nearby Wangi Wangi Sailing Club

Regatta at nearby Wangi Wangi Sailing Club

Main bedroom with lake view is on the left

Main bedroom with lake view is on the left

Waterfront beach

Waterfront beach

lakeside queen bedroom

lakeside queen bedroom

kitchenette

kitchenette

courtyard double bedroom

courtyard double bedroom

bathroom

bathroom

Dining

Dining

bedroom 3

bedroom 3

breakfast on  2nd terrace

breakfast on 2nd terrace

terrace outdoor dining

terrace outdoor dining

Terrace dining

Terrace dining

Ready for a sail

Ready for a sail

Boathouse, patio and beach

Boathouse, patio and beach

Boathouse outdoor area and beach

Boathouse outdoor area and beach

pelicans like our jetty

pelicans like our jetty

Lake Macquarie foreshore

Lake Macquarie foreshore

sunrise

sunrise

Lake view from all rooms over terraced gardens Regatta at nearby Wangi Wangi Sailing Club Main bedroom with lake view is on the left Waterfront beach lakeside queen bedroom kitchenette courtyard double bedroom bathroom Dining bedroom 3 breakfast on  2nd terrace terrace outdoor dining Terrace dining Ready for a sail Boathouse, patio and beach Boathouse outdoor area and beach pelicans like our jetty Lake Macquarie foreshore sunrise
Platinum

Member since

2009

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
February 21, 2018 - November 30, 2019 6 weeks

We have 2 types of accommodation available for exchanges and non-simultaneous exchanges: a 3-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of our home, completely separate, with everything - kitchen, bathroom, living room and 3 bedrooms plus 2 garden terraces with BBQ and outdoor seating. A boathouse studio apartment is right on the waters edge, with a patio and garden and outdoor eating area. Guests in both are free to use the sandy beach and the jetty. You can hire kayaks, dinghies and other water sport items from businesses nearby.

House or boathouse in Fishing Point, Australia

The lower floor of our home and our boathouse are both available to intervac exchange friends. We transformed the ground floor into a self-contained Apartment with its own entrance after our 3 sons moved out. The Main bedroom, kitchenette and living room overlook the lake. It has a brand new kitchenette with microwave, electric 2-burner cooktop, small frig, toaster & kettle, plus table and 4 chairs.  The main bedroom has a queen-size bed.  The second bedroom opens onto a leafy courtyard, and has a double bed. The third bedroom has a single bed & trundle.  The TV room has comfortable lounges, TV and DVD, plus a study desk, and lots of books, mostly crime novels and books about sailing! There is a choice of 4 outdoor areas to sit and enjoy the view, eat meals, read a book, enjoy the breezes, watch the yacht races and contemplate the birdlife.
Separate to the house is a Boathouse. We have completely re-built our boatshed right at the waters' edge, and turned it into a 28 square-mtr "boathouse" studio with a separate bathroom. You can sit at the wide windows and eat your meals looking out at the lake only metres away. It has a double bed and 2 single-size bunk beds. The kitchenette has a 4-burner electric hotplate, under-bench frig, microwave, kettle and toaster, and lots of cooking equipment and crockery It is especially well-equipped with wine glasses! I would live there if I didn't have so much accumulated memorabilia from over the years! You can wake up to beautiful sunrises and walk a few steps out onto your own terrace, into the water to swim, or fish at the jetty right at your door.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 16 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired School Psychologist
  • School Principal retired

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 32 m2
  • Total Area: 82 m2

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 6

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Germany
  • Berlin, Germany
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Slovenia
  • Czechia
  • Slovakia
  • Poland

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

  • shopping IGA supermarket (0.6 km)
  • golfing Toronto Golf Club (3.8 km)
  • boating Wangi Wangi Sailing Club (7.2 km)

Our home is on the shores of Lake Macquarie, Australia's largest coastal lake. It is more than 8 times the size of Sydney Harbour. You can swim or fish from our private sandy beach or our jetty. The lake is a very popular sailing venue and there are several yacht clubs nearby, and regular races to watch.
Newcastle is 40 minutes away by car or bus, and Sydney is 90 minutes away by road, and 2 hours by train. The main highway connecting the east coast of Australia is 10 minutes away. The quaint villages of Wangi Wangi and Rathmines are a few minutes away. Both have walks and bike tracks along the beautiful foreshore. You can find waterfront cafes and a larger supermarket in Toronto village 8 minutes away. Newcastle is an interesting port city with fantastic surfing beaches and restaurants, cliff walks and rock platform swimming pools.
The vineyards of the Hunter Valley are about 40minutes drive through farming countryside. Numerous art galleries, cafes/restaurants and beautiful gardens & villages are also in the vineyard area, not to mention superb wines (but I am biased!). Further afield are the historic townships of Morpeth, Lorn and Stockton. Stockton is a $2 ferry ride across the mouth of the Hunter river from Newcastle city. You can walk around it in an hour or so and have a coffee at Lexi's On The Beach.
Newcastle airport is about 50minutes away.

Occupation

  • retired School Psychologist
  • School Principal retired

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

This member has completed 16 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: