G'Day from the sunny Gold Coast

Traveling Group
  • Chris CTO IT company (34)
  • Beth Property Investment (33)
  • Daniel Student (4)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • San Francisco, CA, USA

    June 16 — June 16, 2016 These dates are flexible

  • Australia

    May 8 — November 30, 2015 These dates are flexible

    We are always intetested in local swaps during long weekends & the QLD school holidays. Except for the Christmas / New Year period as this is when we do most of our overseas swaps.


  • Cycling
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
Especially Passionate About
Anything goes

Anything goes

We love activities that we can do as a family. Iconic sights that an area is known for are high on our list along with checking out the native wildlife.

We enjoy skiing but we haven't done very much as it doesn't snow in Queensland.

We adore all things Disney, From the movies to the parks & especially the cruise line.

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

April - April 2014

What a wonderful short holiday we had. The apartment is ...

Leah Nosenzo
Leah Nosenzo said

What a wonderful short holiday we had. The apartment is amazing and the views are breathtaking, day and night. So much to see and do in the area though that we did not have very much time to enjoy the large TV and relax on the giant leather sofa. The QI building is beautiful. We enjoyed a massage and deluxe facial. The kids loved the pools and spa and we loved watching them from the bistro. So much to see and do and all in walking distance! We had a great exchange and would definitely recommend this wonderful stay to everyone.

What we said about Leah Nosenzo's house:

We had a fantastic weekend exchange at Leah's cottage. The 2 bedroom cottage was very well located, only 5 minutes away from the center of town yet far enough away to see thousands of stars in the sky at night. The cottage was very clean & they were nice enough to build a fire in the fireplace ready to go. We were awoken each morning to bright coloured birds 10 meters away from us next to the quiet pond. There are over 30 wineries within 40 mins drive of the cottage as well as apple & strawberry picking when in season. This is one house swap we would happily do again & again.

June - July 2014

Our entire family had a wonderful experience. The apartment was ...

Jody from San Francisco said

Our entire family had a wonderful experience. The apartment was exactly as advertised when we arrived. This place has so much room and awesome views of the Gold Coast. Further, both Beth and Chris were incredibly responsive to our inquires before and during the exchange. They are such wonderful people. Lastly, our house was treated with respect and was very clean upon our return. Our family is still talking about our memorable exchange. Thank you Beth and Chris.

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What we said about Jody's house:

We had an amazing stay at Rak & Jody's house over the summer of 2014. The house is beautifully kept and has plenty of space as well as being in a very nice area right across the harbour from San Francisco. Rak and Jody were easy to communicate with before and during our exchange and are a truly lovely family. The neighbours were very friendly & helpful, even helping to organise babysitting of our 3 year old son for 2 evenings. There is a weekday commuter ferry to San Francisco within a 2 minute walk of the house however we found hiring a car was the best way to get everywhere we wanted to go. The home is within easy driving distance to the Napa & Sonoma wine regions as well as San Francisco's beaches, park & the zoo. There are so many famous attractions including the cable cars, Fisherman's wharf, Lombard street, AT&T park & Alcatraz prison all easily accessible by ferry. Upon returning home we found our house to be very clean & well maintained. We would gladly swap with Rak & Jody again and we would recommend them to anyone interested in a future swap. Rak & Jody thanks again for making our San Francisco dreams come true. We wish you all the best in the future.