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Doonan, Australia

Our local beach -Noosa

Our local beach -Noosa

House viewed from back garden

House viewed from back garden

Waterfall at the side of our house

Waterfall at the side of our house

Anyone for a swim?

Anyone for a swim?

Beautiful garden lilies with house in background

Beautiful garden lilies with house in background

Sunset at the bottom of our garden

Sunset at the bottom of our garden

TV lounge with a view

TV lounge with a view

Living area

Living area

Family photos with front door in background

Family photos with front door in background

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

We love our bears

We love our bears

Ensuite off main bedroom

Ensuite off main bedroom

Second bedroom with queen-sized bed

Second bedroom with queen-sized bed

Third bedroom

Third bedroom

Back patio with barbie and outdoor setting

Back patio with barbie and outdoor setting

The natives around here sure taste good!

The natives around here sure taste good!

Overseas visitors on the dam

Overseas visitors on the dam

Gosh this tastes good. The wallaroo another family visitor

Gosh this tastes good. The wallaroo another family visitor

Our early morning wake up call

Our early morning wake up call

John and June celebrating Christmas in Vietnam

John and June celebrating Christmas in Vietnam

Sunset cruise on the Noosa River

Sunset cruise on the Noosa River

Our local beach -Noosa House viewed from back garden Waterfall at the side of our house Anyone for a swim? Beautiful garden lilies with house in background Sunset at the bottom of our garden TV lounge with a view Living area Family photos with front door in background Main bedroom We love our bears Ensuite off main bedroom Second bedroom with queen-sized bed Third bedroom Back patio with barbie and outdoor setting The natives around here sure taste good! Overseas visitors on the dam Gosh this tastes good. The wallaroo another family visitor Our early morning wake up call John and June celebrating Christmas in Vietnam Sunset cruise on the Noosa River
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2015

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Peaceful rainforest retreat in South East Queensland near to Noosa Heads Beach and National Park

Modern single storey three bedroomed house in semi-rural location with two large open plan living areas, newly renovated kitchen, study and a 'quiet room'. Two of the bedrooms have queen sized beds and the third has two singles. All the usual modern appliances and a very well equipped kitchen. Main bedroom has ensuite bathroom plus second large bathroom is complete with both shower and bath. All rooms have overhead fans. Beautiful garden with swimming pool, small orchard and veggie garden. A rainforest runs down one side of the house and a dam with a profusion of water-lilies on the other. Nature lovers will be thrilled with the wonderful bird life: kookaburras, lorikeets, parrots, ducks, geese and butcher birds....not to mention other animals such as frill necked lizards, long necked turtles and a wallaby.
Noosa is a foodies paradise with some of the best chefs from around Australia owning restaurants here. There are wonderful restaurants and cafes to suit all budgets. There is a strong emphasis on locally grown foods and the Noosa Growers Market a great place for Sunday breakfast. (See Neighbourhood and Lifestyle texts and photos for more info)
Local attractions Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo, Noosa National Park (for koala watching), the Glasshouse Mountains and Brisbane. Day trips can be made to Fraser Island, the Gold Coast with Surfers Paradise, Movie World, Wet and Wild and Tambourine Mountains. Two cars, one four-wheel drive available, plus golf clubs, boogie boards etc.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

References

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Private swimming pool

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Japan
  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Iceland
  • Greenland

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

We live in a semi rural location and there are four other houses which come off our driveway. All the houses have complete privacy and yet are close enough for there to be a really nice community feeling amongst us all. We meet a couple of times a year for a "get together".
Our local village is Eumundi which is fairly quiet most of the time but on Wednesday and Saturday it has hundreds of visitors keen to visit the market where a lot of the goods are locally produced and are either home made or home grown. It is a huge tourist attraction and has something for everybody.
Other local country towns are Yandina (which also has a great market on Saturday), Cooroy and Pomona. There is an abundance of quaint shops with antiques, bookshops clothes, cafes and coffee shops.
Noosa which is probably the most popular tourist destination in Queensland has three shopping centres, the Noosa River, Noosa Main Beach and the National Park. Hastings Street is the "up-market" place where tourists from Melbourne, Sydney and in fact all over the world, come to be seen. Famous celebrities are often seen in the cafes here.
Every type of sport that you can think of is within a short distance of here including golf courses, swimming pools, gyms, surfing. Noosa is awash with healthy people keen to keep as fit as possible. There are also a couple of local theatres and a movie theatre complex.
Brisbane is only a couple of hours away, by either car or train if you enjoy city life.

Occupation

  • Teacher

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We do not have a family but regard all the local wildlife as part of our family group.

Lifestyle

We enjoy living a healthy life style and eating some fruit and veges from our garden. Our garden is very peaceful and we enjoy spending time eating outdoors. There is a barbeque on the back patio and also an outdoor setting. For more al fresco eating there is another outdoor setting complete with umbrella in the orchard by the dam. A hammock overlooking the dam is my favourite reading place. We also love watching the bird life on the dam. Every morning we go for a 30 minute walk around Marnie Crescent and then John does his weight exercises and I do tai chi. Saturday mornings John runs and I walk along the coast path in the Noosa National Park then Sunday we have breakfast in a little French café in Peregian Beach and then go for a swim and a long walk along the beach. Eumundi Markets are only a short ride away and are ideal for buying locally grown produce, having a delicious breakfast and listening to some local musicians. Golf clubs, boogie boards and tennis rackets are at your disposal if you feel inclined.

References

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