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Swap ID: 06363Phillip Island, Cowes, VIC, Australia
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Type of Home: House
Location: Beach/Coastal, Country, Island, Town/Village
Preferred Swap Length: Short Term (up to 4 wks), School Holidays, Weekends, Christmas, Easter
Open to any Destination: Yes
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We are a professional couple in our 40's working in the wine industry. We love the beaches of Phillip Island and get away to our holiday home whenever we can. We also love to be somewhere warm in the VIC winter and are flexible about swapping dates. We have with 2 mature teenage girls (one doing VCE the other at uni, so they may not travel with us) . We own 3 homes of our own, 2 of which we rent out, so we know how important it is to look after other properties in which we stay and will treat your home as our own.
Our cosy mudbrick cottage, the Grape Escape, as in central Cowes on Phillip Island. Take a look at the details and photos at www.stayz.com.au/24113 We are interested in any location more than 40km outside of Melbourne CBD anytime but esp. somewhere warm in the July school holidays. - QLD or northern NSW - but tempt us with other ideas. Overseas would also be great in the Xmas holidays.
Did I tell you we'd leave a couple of bottles of our wine in the Grape Escape? We are winemakers after all! Look forward to hearing from you.
Type: House, Bathrooms: 2, Bedrooms: 3, Sleeps: 6
About our House: Enjoy a break at Cowes, Phillip Island at our "Grape Escape". This is a wonderfully cosy mudbrick cottage with all the comforts of home. See full details at www.stayz.com.au/24113
The Grape Escape is 300m from the safe, north facing Cowes beach and 900m to the main street of Cowes, which has some lovely restaurants and cafes on the street leading right to the water. From the pier, you can catch the ferry to French Island, Mornington Peninsular or take a seal watching cruise. We are just a 5 min drive from the famous Penguin Parade and Seal Centre, as well as the Grand Prix track.
There is also a great take away/corner store a few minutes walk away from our house, perfect for the morning paper and coffee! The island is quite flat so easy to cycle around and we have some bikes you can use.
We are in a quiet street, on a corner block, yet close to the beach and main st. Our homes' fully fenced back yard ensures total privacy and safety for children. Here are the other features of our fully equipped holiday house:
*Accommodates up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms (1 with semi ensuite).
*Natural insulation of mudbrick and reverse cycle airconditioning keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
*Coonara fire place. Gorgeous in winter, it keeps the whole house warm and you can hear the fire crackle as you drift off to sleep.
*1 queen bed, 1 double bed and 1 set of bunks.
* Fully equipped kitchen - even a coffee plunger, slow cooker and toasted sandwich maker.
*Open plan kitchen, dining and living.
*Bathroom with shower and toilet, plus separate toilet off laundry, which has a washing machine.
*Fully fenced, private back yard features established plum and pear trees.
*Fully covered front verandah for extra outdoor living or covered carport.
*iPod speakers. Listen to your favourite music.
*Family games, videos, cookbooks, wine books and other good reads supplied.
*Bocci set for playing in the fenced backyard.
Walk to the Cowes beach - voted "Best Beach for Kids in VIC" (Herald Sun 4/1/08)
Just a few minutes walk leads you to the calm waters of the famous north facing Cowes Beach - perfect for long walks.
We are open to swapping in other parts of Australia in the July school holidays, especially QLD and NT. We'd also look at Xmas - late Jan. Stays can be non simultaneous, as this is a holiday rental - however we cannot offer it from Xmas until Jan 31st or for PI Sporting events (such as Grand Prix) as it is already rented out. Look forward to hearing from you.
The famous Phillip Island penguin parade, spectacular beaches - safe north facing Cowes beach just 3 mins walk away or surf beaches 5 mins drive, Grand Prix circuit, Churchill Island markets and historic house, Seal Discovery Centre, Koala Park, Maze for the Children, Fishing Park, two wineries, cruises to French Island and seal watching, the list goes on! Take a look at www.visitphillipisland.com