Home exchange and house swap holiday accommodation in Toormina, Coffs Coast, NSW
We are a happy family of 6, with three girls aged 14, 9 and 7 years old and a 12 year old son plus nanny. Mark and I own a well established IT business, not far from our home. We love our location because we are in walking distance to the new shopping centre, Boambee Creek Reserve, which is great for fishing and swimming with the kids, especially young children, and the dog friendly Boambee & Murrays Beaches which are great for swimming, beach walking and rock climbing. We often take the bikes and ride to the beautiful centre of Sawtell with its boutiques and many great cafes and restaurants. Coffs Harbour is only a short car trip away and has a lot to offer, like great surfing beaches, the Big Banana Tourist Attractions, Pet Porpoise Pool, Creek Walk, brand new sky walk, indoor play centres, and so much more. We also love the Coffs hinterland as we lived there for 8 years before moving to the coast - it is just gorgeous and great for taking day trips or even going on an organized white water rafting tour! As we have a number of small pets it is important to us that a matching family would be happy to look after them while we are away, and also turn on the watering system every now and then, which of course we are happy to do for you if you have pets to care for or gardens and pot plants to be watered. We love our house and garden and would respect your home as you would ours!
Our home is a cosy 4 bedroom split level house with large family room/dining/kitchen area and an extra large guest bedroom in the granny flat wit ha queen size bed. The kid's rooms offer two children's beds and two single beds.
We love IKEA so the interior looks a little bit like an IKEA showroom.
The level back yard is fully fenced and great for the kids to play. There is a great climbing tree, swings, soccer goals and a giant trampoline. For rainy days there is a large flat screen TV on board as well as a Wii gaming console with four remotes and a, Xbox One.
Wireless internet for the computer fans and stacks of board games & toys for all age groups.
You can walk to the shops in Toormina or picturesque Sawtell and to beach nearby, as well as the very child friendly Boambee Creek Reserve with playgrounds, BBQs and shallow swimming in the river, perfect for young children and babies. Coffs Harbour is just an eight minute drive away with it's beautiful jetty & marina, shops & restaurants. This is also a great destination for a bicycle trip, with cycle ways virtually all the way to the marina.
Airconditioning, Heating, Bath, Internet, Wifi, Computer, TV, DVD, VCR, Piano, Fans, Dishwasher, Coffee machine, Microwave, Washing Machine, Security Screens, Stereo
Play Equipment, Toys
Garden Yard, BBQ, Verandah, Deck, Bicycle
Simultaneous, Open to last minute
Short term (1-4 wks), Weekend, Extra Long Term (11 mths+)
School Holidays, Christmas, Easter
Children Welcome, Pets Welcome, No Smoking, Pet care required, Wheelchair Access, Car Swap Negotiable
We have a cat, Rocket, seven guinea pigs, a bunch of chooks in the back yard and you are welcome to use the fresh eggs they will supply for you.
Family holiday, Tree change, Sea change, Foodie indulgence, Romantic, Weekend Getaway
Ballooning, Biking, Boating, Bushwalking, Canoeing, Fishing, Fossicking, Go Carts, Golf, Hiking, Horse Racing, Kids Activities, Lawn Bowls, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Shopping, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling, Water Slides, Ice Skating, Skateboarding, Windsurfing
Aquarium, Art Gallery, Cafes, Cinema, Night Clubs, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Library, Pubs/Bars, Restaurants, Theatre, Clubs [e.g. RSL], Live Music, Farmer's markets, Skate park, Public Pool, Museum
Being located on the beautiful Holiday Coast near Coffs Harbour we have lots to offer! Apart from beautiful beaches and bushwalks you will find a wide choice of restaurants and I don't know any I couldn't recommend - especially those in the picturesque First Avenue of nearby Sawtell. (correction: do not visit the Coffs Harbour Hogs Breath Cafe - always a disappointment)
Furthermore you will find a variety of attractions for all ages, too many to name! But the top of the list is probably Marine Magic Dolphin Pool - you don't get that much interaction with the animals in any other dolphinarium!
The Big Banana has lots to offer and there are two trampoline parks in town as well as two indoor play centres for younger children.
If going to the movies, make sure to choose one at our historic Sawtell Cinema. It is newly refurbished and has the best, most comfortable seating ever. Plus, it's cheaper than the venue in town
Nature, Quiet, Family
Gymnasium, Bakery, Pharmacy, Supermarket, Yoga/Pilates
Coffs Harbour (8kms)
Note: The location shown on the map is approximate only.
There are 2 endorsements for this house swap member:
Sharon and her family were the perfect swappers, our best experience to date. They left our house so spotless, we couldn't even tell anyone had stayed. Their house had everything we needed and a a toy selection beyond my children's wildest dreams! The location was fantastic, just a short walk to beautiful Boambee River & supermarket. Very helpful and great communication. We would highly recommend this family to swap with and would certainly consider swapping with them ourselves again.
Alex from Byron Bay Shire, Ocean Shores NSW (Jan 2019)
we had a wonderful time during our swap with mark and Sharon. the kids loved the house, feeding the bunnys and guinea pigs. great location, we could bike ride to shops and beach. Sharon and mark left my house spotless. would gladly recommend them.
kayte from Mount Coolum QLD (Jan 2018)