New Zealand / Wellington

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A much-admired character house in a magical, very private and peaceful garden setting.

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The refurbished house has two double bedrooms and a study (you are welcome to use my computer and Broadband Internet access), two lovely new bathrooms, a new kitchen and dining area, and a very large lounge with four sofas and full length windows looking out on to hills. I also have a furnished studio outside, which has a double bed. Everything is immaculate, but comfortable and harmonious. I have a very large and gorgeous garden on three levels, and a deck, and the house has excellent indoor-outdoor flow for those lovely summer days and evenings. There is a petanque piste for those partial to this pastime.

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Our Neighbourhood BeachGolf

The suburb, Ngaio, is a very pleasant area only 10 minutes drive from the central city. The house is also a few minutes walk to a railway station for a short ride into the city, or to the north. There is a supermarket and cafe nearby. I am happy to leave my car for use.

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Wellington is New Zealand's capital city - and a very vibrant, cultural centre, with many excellent cafes and some of the best coffee in the world. The film, Lord of the Rings, was created here (Peter Jackson lives in Wellington). The city is located around an attractive harbour, surrounded by an ampitheatre of hills. The topography makes for some interesting cityscapes, and abundant views.

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About Us

I am a former journalist who is now teaching writing at a university in Wellington. I am open to offers for home exchange for eight or nine weeks from September 2009 to the end of January 2010, in or near London. I am very practical about houses and would know what to do if anything went wrong while I was staying in your home.

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I would look after your home as if it were my own.

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Details

Property Suburban House
Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)
Bathrooms 2
Airport Wellington (10 km)
Conditions

When & Where

Dates not specified

Amenities

CarComputer
PianoTV (Terrestrial)
DishwasherBarbeque

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About Us

Travellers5
Languages English
OccupationUniversity teacher
Member since26-08-2007
Exchange
Featured City
Rental
Location of the property i.e. distance from central position, attractions and shops; Considering the cleanliness and safety of the surrounding streets; Includes the settings and views.
Considering the décor and furnishings throughout the home
Balconies, terraces, garden. Considering the size, availability of garden furniture or the type of garden (parkland or flowerbed). Communal facilities not included here.
Reasonable consideration of the tranquillity. All possible noise disturbances will be mentioned in the description (motorway, main road, railway line and so on)
No smoking allowed
No pets allowed
No young children allowed
Only experienced exchangers
Kosher only
Experienced swapper
Based on feedback, Members earn Geenees for being good exchangers. One Geenee is very good. Three is excellent.
Our Neighbourhood
Long weekends considered
Open to Offers
Golf
Skiing
Beach
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