- Linda Retired librarian (55)
- Rob Retired marine engineer fitter (61)
Hi from downunder
Rob is 61, is now retired from installing marine engineering. He also enjoys tinkering with household projects, all things mechanical, and travelling. Linda is 55 and is now also retired, most recently from engineering project work. She enjoys walking, reading, herb and veg gardening, trying out interesting recipes. We both enjoy travelling to local and far away destinations. We have no children, but have a dog (who holidays elsewhere when we exchange). Sometimes we travel with 2 other adult family members.
We usually exchange for 2 - 4 weeks at a time, depending on what we agree with our exchangees. Also, non-simultaneous exchanges are possible, as we have an alternative home that we can use while you are here.
We are also interested in exchanging our home and car for a motorhome, RV, caravan, live-aboard motorboat, barge or narrowboat anywhere in the US, UK or Europe. Rob is very mechanical-minded and takes very good care of our own home, cars, motorbike and boat, and would be equally careful of yours. Our past exchanges have been very successful, and we enjoy maintaining friendships far and wide.
Please contact is with your exchange ideas. We are open to any interesting destination or travel idea. We also can house-sit for you or your friends as an alternative .... let us know your situation or idea and we can generally fit in to your plans.
March 1 — November 30, 2016 These dates are flexible
We are interested in an exchange of 2 to 6 weeks anywhere on the WA coast in Perth and north up to around Karratha, to gives us the chance to explore the coast. We wuld like to see the wildflowers and Ningaloo while we are in WA.
January 4 — December 16, 2016 These dates are flexible
We are keen to exchange for 2 to 4 weeks preferably to the South Island, but would consider visiting both islands in an exchange trip.
January 4 — September 30, 2016 These dates are flexible
1 - 4 weeks anywhere in Tasmania.
March 1 — October 31, 2016 These dates are flexible
Looking for 2-4 weeks anywhere is US.
This was a non-simultaneous exchange and our exchange partners kindly came to collect us, jetlagged and disorientated, from the airport. They were then on hand for the first evening, to show us the ropes (and cooked us dinner!) before heading off in their camper van. The house and location were perfect for us. A beautiful pool, fantastic aspect looking into a park, and only a few minutes' drive from Surfer's Paradise. This standard of accommodation and location would have cost us a fortune if we had been renting - we feel privileged to have been able to share it. Many thanks.
We loved our exchange at Linda and Rob's home on the Gold Coast. The location is great for exploring the Gold Coast, and very close to some of the best restaurants on the Coast at Paradise Point, Mirage, and Main Beach. Their home is very comfortable, and we were especially impressed with the lovely covered outdoor patio area overlooking a beautiful salt water pool, and a large open park. We enjoyed many evenings dining outside, and supping our evening wine! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Linda and Rob for an exchange.
We enjoyed 2 weeks exchange in this lovely home and area. The home is large, inviting and comfortable, with everything available to make our stay terrific. The outdoor deck overlooking the bushland and Hardy’s Bay is the standout feature – it was “breakfast central” each morning and the “happy hour hangout” each evening to watch the ever changing sunsets. The gentle call of the bellbirds was a delightful background to the scenery. The house is very light and spacious and the layout has a welcoming, well-lived-in feeling. It was easy to while away our time here, the vistas from the many windows are magnificent. There is loads of kitchen equipment, many bestsellers to choose from, lots of places to sit and relax.... an ideal ‘kick back’ style of holiday. Marilyn and Digby are experienced and thoughtful exchangers. They provided us with lots of helpful information about their house, the local area, as well as ideas for things to see and do around Brisbane Water. The local area of Killcare and Hardy’s Bay is quiet and friendly. It is noticeably a close-knit and caring community, the locals greeted us everywhere we went. The local stores have great baked goods and coffee. The local walk from Hardy’s Bay, through Pretty Beach and to on Wagstaffe should not be missed on a fine day to see the boats bobbing in the water. The knee-killer walk up and over to Lobster Beach is well worth it too. Don’t miss the walk to the Strom Lookout on a fine day for a beautiful view over the local area and across toward Ettalong Beach. On the really sunny days we enjoyed days out on the ferry from Wagstaffe to Palm Beach and The Basin, as well as another day on the Riverboat Postman trip up the Hawkesbury River. The drive to Berowra Waters for lunch at the waterfront cafe is well worth it too. What a fabulous lunch, great value. Buy wine and beer at the cellars there to enjoy with lunch. We absolutely recommend this home as an ideal exchange destination.