Family Home in Sunny Sai Kung home swap
We have a lovely Family home with sea views and a 5 minute walk from Sai Kung town Centre. Our family has lived in this house for 2.5 years now and it really is our home. It has 4 Bedrooms that can sleep up to 8 people (3 kids beds, one cot) and 4 bathrooms. There is Aircon throughout the house.
We have a big Children's playroom with lots of toys, 2 sofas and TV/DVD (we have 3 children who are 5, 3.5 and 2) and a shared pool (with 4 other houses) with pool slide.
In the garden there is a trampoline 2 sofas , big table with umbrella and a BBQ and the garden has shade in the afternoon and a big wall fan if it gets too warm.
There are lots fabulous hills and hiking trails out of the back of the house and beaches abound nearby (closest a 5 minute walk). We have books detailing all the trails.
Sai Kung is very convenient and has great transport links. We also have a family 6 seater car with children's seats/boosters etc.
There is also the option of a full-time or part-time house maid (6 days a week) who has her own 5th bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor of the house and has worked for us for a year and is great with kids!
We also have a very cute small friendly 7 year old dog called Leni who is an optional extra!
About the location
Our house is in a lovely gated leafy village next to a small town. It is a Great base to explore Hong Kong or just relax in the country and on the water.
Sai Kung has lots of Chinese and western restaurants and a few bars, lots of local bakeries and shops and 3 supermarkets. The town is on the waterfront with a nice long promenade and lots of boats. Day trips can be arranged at the waterfront to nearby islands and beaches at very good prices and fresh seafood can be bought from the boats.
There are lots of buses to nearby places and the nearest Underground is 20 minutes away by bus. There are 3 very good public golf courses on an island, Kau Sai Chau (which only has the golf courses on it) which is a 15 minutes free boat ride away from the promenade in Sai Kung. Bookings can be made a week in advance and it is very easy to make bookings on weekdays. It is a public complex also open to visitors to Hong Kong.
Our house is the best of both worlds as it is in the country, has a lively town 5 minutes walk away but it is also still very close to the city and Hong Kong's many tourist attractions. Both Disney Land and Ocean Park are 45 minutes away. There are lots of shops/museums/restaurants/bars and other sites of interest within 30 - 45 minutes. We have a great local driver who is cheap and very reliable and taxis are very cheap in Hong Kong (45 minute drive from the airport is about GBP25 - 30.
China is only one hour away and getting a visa is a very straightforward process that takes a few days only. Macau is another large island that was a Portuguese Colony and is one hour away from Hong Kong by jet ferry. Its beautiful and well worth a day trip. It also has an area away from the old town that has more casinos than Vegas now and lots of good bars and restaurants!
Please feel free to ask any questions!
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Children welcome
- Swimming pool
- Garage / Parking
- Baby / children facilities
- Use of computer
- Washer / Drier
- Car exchange offered
- Use of bike
- Shopping facilities
- Scuba diving
- Local restaurants
- Art galleries
- Horse Riding
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Hong Kong
Nearest city: Sai Kung
Property type: House
Location type: Suburban