Greetings from the beautiful Gold Coast in Australia

Traveling Group
  • Andrew Retired pilot (71)
  • Christine Retired Public Servant (63)

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Australia

    May 1 — November 30, 2015 These dates are flexible

    A simultaneous exchange is preferred in Australia during 2015 and we are flexible about dates and venue.

  • Hawaii, USA

    April 1 — October 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    Always love Hawaii

  • Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Any time These dates are flexible

    Looking for a couple of weeks ski-ing. Some flexibility with dates at our end.

Interests

  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Theater/Cinema
Especially Passionate About

We want to live like a local and enjoy the lifestyle.

We love living in small towns/villages where we can walk to most things, or places that have this feel. We don't need the big city destinations always. We enjoy the outdoor life especially and like meeting different people. A place with access to yoga, wonderful hikes and a bridge club would fulfill all my holiday dreams.

Vacation Type
3

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2011

We had a wonderful exchange with Christine and Andrew, and ...

Marilyn & Digby
Marilyn & Digby from Central Coast said

We had a wonderful exchange with Christine and Andrew, and thoroughly enjoyed their beautiful apartment at The Glades. There were 2 balconies to enjoy - one overlooking the golf course and the other the hinterland. Robina shopping was only 3-5 minutes away, and the busy Gold Coast (with shopping, beaches and restaurants galore) was only a few more minutes away. But in their apartment you felt like you were miles away from the maddening crowds - it's such a peaceful setting. And it was such a treat to be able to just walk along the boardwalk, around the lake, to the club restaurant which served great food, with lovely outdoor seating and terrific sunsets. Also, it goes without saying that if you love golf...this is the place for you. We would highly recommend swapping with Chirstine and Andrew. Marilyn & Digby

Christine and Andrew
What we said about Marilyn & Digby's house:

We spent 2 weeks in September 2011 at this beautiful home. The setting was fabulous - great outlook, friendly local village, interesting hikes and good restaurants nearby. The home was extremely comfortable and offered everything we hoped for. Sitting on the verandah in the late afternoon overlooking Brisbane Waters enjoying a relaxing drink was a perfect end to each day. Marilyn and Digby were very accommodating hosts agreeing to us taking our 2 small dogs with us, and also having friends to stay during our visit. Highly recommended.

January - December 2011

A beautiful place to live, on golf All shops close ...

Robert et Marie France
Robert et Marie France from Rueil-Malmaison said

A beautiful place to live, on golf All shops close Visits the area very nice, Mount Tamborine, Springbrook, Brisbane ...Very good restaurants. Beautiful apartment, terrace for breakfast, lunch, diner, including barbecues .. Christina and Andrew are very nice and friendly, they have become our friends, we look forward to seeing them again soon in Melbourne, Sydney, Paris Marie Robert Thierry Shirley

Christine and Andrew
What we said about Robert et Marie France's house:

Rueil-Malmaison was a great place to spend a week. We knew Paris well enough not to need to be on the tourist trail every day, but close enough with convenient trains so that we could meet friends for dinner in the centre of Paris. A great small town with the best pastry/bread shop I have ever come across. Good market, delis and fish shops. All the best of France in a very relaxed place. The apartment was very comfortable and extremely well provided for. Marie-France and Robert have become firm friends and keen exchangers.

July - August 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Christine and Andrew's immaculate apartment ...

Patsy and Peter
Patsy and Peter from Victoria said

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Christine and Andrew's immaculate apartment overlooking the Glades golf course. There were black swans gliding past and many other birds. The apartment was very well set out and comfortable and no noise from neighbours. The golf course is the jewel of the gold coast courses and we played many! It is so well situated near the Pacific Highway so getting about North or South was a breeze as were visits to the beautiful hinterland and the beaches. This was our first home exchange and a wonderful experience from the start of messages with Christine and Andrew to staying with them on our way back South at the end of August. They were so helpful throughout and with stacks of well set out information waiting for us when we arrived. They left our home beautifully clean and tidy.

Christine and Andrew
What we said about Patsy and Peter's house:

We loved our time in Merrijig. Patsy and Peter’s home was very welcoming, comfortable and clean and so easy to move in and enjoy from the start. The wood fire, with loads of wood ready cut, was a great addition on the cooler evenings. Best of all were the fantastic views over the countryside, walks from the front door and birds and wildlife all around. Patsy and Peter went to a lot of trouble to make sure we would find everything in the local area that we could want by providing loads of information and introductions to groups that were of interest to us. If you are looking for an exchange to enjoy the Australian country, with great amenities close by, Andrew and I highly recommend swapping with Patsy and Peter.