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Comfortable home in quiet location -open for globes


House • Queenstown New Zealand

    4 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    4 Beds  
    2.0 Bathrooms  
    1 Car space 
    Secondary home  

Exchange types accepted

    Simultaneous  
    Non-simultaneous  
    Non-reciprocal  

Statistics

Listed  January 2019
Views  1762
Response rate  100%

General overview

A warm hillside home with views towards the Remarkable Mountain range and Lake Wakatipu, the home has two floors. Downstairs, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms (with electric heating for winter), while upstairs, a single kitchen. lounge and dining room makes the most of the views. This is heated by a very efficient log burner. Internet. There is a very small garden at the back (too much to do in and around Queenstown).

Guest access

Two floors, with living area upstairs to maximise the views and bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs. Not easily accessible if you can’t manage stairs.

Notes

As this is our home (never rented out or used for AirBnB etc,) it is fully equipped. We have lived here full time in the past. We have had many exchanges through a different site where a third party arrangement (balloons) was in place, which we found very helpful as NZ is too far for many people to travel to. We are very happy to accept globes. We are ideally looking for longer exchanges - we would love two weeks - and are keen to spend some time in Italy, France, Scandinavia but will also consider locations - city and countryside anywhere for the northern spring / summer 2022 or later once coronavirus levels are low or safe. As this is our second home, we can accommodate you at any time of the year, and are happy if you would like to come in 2020 in exchange for time for us later (as long as it is feasible). Although we have two queen and two single beds, the home is too small for six people (and the only time in 55 exchanges we have had damage) so we can’t accept offers from more than four. Not suitable for groups of skiers.

Features

Cupboard / drawers
Fireplace
Hair dryer
Heating
Iron
Washer
TV
WiFi
Towels
Bed sheets
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit

Travel styles

    Adventure
    Sport and leisure
    Relaxing
    City
    Village
    Mountains
    Water
    Hiking
    Cycling

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Neighbourhood

Queenstown is in one of NZ's most scenic locations, and is close to world class wineries as well as three skifields in season and world heritage scenery in Fiordland. There is endless choice of activity - slow and reflective, or action-oriented and thrill-seeking, as well as gold mining history (eg. http://www.arrowtown.com/) and of course, Lord of the Rings interest Several of NZ's Great Walks start in the area (http://www.doc.govt.nz/features-archive/great-walks) and slightly further afield, the Catlins and Stewart Island on NZ's south coast are two of the untouristed wildlife opportunities to experience NZ as the locals do. There are a couple of great vineyards very close to town (for example, Amisfield http://www.amisfield.co.nz ) and a personal favourite, Gibbston Valley, http://www.gibbstonvalleynz.com. The central Otago Pinot vineyards are a scenic drive away. There are also a range of golf courses in Queenstown and Arrowtown themselves, as well as nearby. A couple of hours' drive away are the world's most southerly links. Mountain bikers will find a choice of interesting as well as challenging routes. More info: http://www.queenstownnz.co.nz/ http://www.catlins.org.nz/ http://www.stewartisland.co.nz/ http://www.lordoftheringstours.co.nz/

Getting around

There is a small area about a 10 minute slightly hilly walk with a corner dairy, nice Italian restaurant, fish and chip shop etc from the house. The bus stop into town is also there. However, while we have had non-driving home exchangers, you really need a car to make the most of the area. Unfortunately we cannot offer a car exchange.

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Pim

Queenstown New Zealand
Joined January 2019
Response rate 100%
LGBTQ+ friendly  
Travelling group
Member description
We are a retired active couple: Stuart is an engineer and Pim is a doctor. We have lived and worked in the UK and Australia as well as NZ, but always enjoy coming to our Queenstown home to relax and savour our wonderful country. We love travel and have had some wonderful trips of uall kinds in the past - and are looking forward to more in future. We both used to be glider pilots (Stuart had a power licence too), and he still collects old cars and loves tearing around on his motorbike at weekends. We are novice archers. We are also very interested in birdwatching, tramping, cycling and exploring old cities. With 64 exchanges to date so are looking for 2022 or whenever travel allowed again and to covid-free or very limited destinations. Always interested in unusual destinations!
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