Belmont cottage home swap

Geelong is a port city, often considered a suburb of Melbourne. Belmont is a suburb of Geelong. A small 2 B/R house, plus sewing room, in a friendly quiet street close to all amenities. It is well-equipped with hydronic central heating, solar power, and a sizeable back yard. 2 TV's, both with DVD and hard drives, one in large family room and the other in lounge room. WiFi. Large walk-in shower. Washing machine but no drier.
2 bikes available.

About the location

This is a fantastic location with local shopping and cafés, wonderful river walks, and excellent access to Melbourne (1 hr by train or car). Nearby are the Goldfields of Ballarat (1 hr),Surf Coast beaches (Bells Beach is approx 30 mins drive) and The Great Ocean Road (beginning approx 30 mins away, leading to the Twelve Apostles). There are many excellent local wineries, most with cafés or restaurants.
We retired to this location from Melbourne for a more relaxed lifestyle, with less traffic (virtually no peak hour) and safe from bush fires. The climate here is one of the mildest in Victoria, rarely dropping below 5 degrees in our short winter. We have friendly, helpful neighbours.
Exterior photos taken on our winter solstice (June 21), one alongside Barwon river, 5 mins walk from home.
Avalon (20 mins) has daily flights to the Gold Coast, Sydney and Adelaide.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Housesitting Wanted
  • Housesitting Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Geelong (HE30259)

Victoria,   Australia

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • England
  • France
  • Canada
  • Italy
  • Australia

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 months

Meet the member

Adults: 2     

Membership expiry date: 24 Jun 2017