Beach side apartment, ocean views, 3 Bed, 2 Bathroom Australia.
We are soon to retire and plan to spend our extra time doing more global travel and seeing more of Australia. We are interested in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada, USA and Mexico to name a few destinations! Anywhere in Australia, in particular we would love to see more of W.A. We have grandchildren in Brisbane, so are very interested in short or longer stays there. (In the short term we would like to head to Brisbane mid Dec 2019 for 4- 6 weeks). We will be ready for overseas tripping after July 2020. However, we will seriously consider any swap that works for us and the other house swapper.
Our apartment is located in a quiet, safe, beachside suburb, overlooking the ocean. The apartment is 1 of only 2 in the complex. Ours is the upstairs one and our friendly neighbours own the downstairs apartment. Our home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have double beds. The 3rd bedroom is set up with an exercise bike, selection of exercise equipment and a 2nd TV. The living areas and main bedroom (with bathroom and walk in robes); have ocean views and all rooms have fans and air-conditioning. We have Wi Fi & Netflix.The kitchen is very well equipped for making anything from an espresso, to a gourmet dinner at home. The front balcony is the perfect place to relax or cook a BBQ, whilst overlooking the park, ocean and island. The apartment is clean, secure, comfortable and uncluttered; with its own private pool, gazebo and small garden (no maintenance required) . The gazebo is set up for comfortably lounging by the pool and the small garden.
We are located in tropical North Queensland, our apartment overlooks the Coral Sea and is a 50m walk from the beach and walking tracks to other nearby beach suburbs. Townsville has a population around 200,000 and has a relaxed and friendly vibe. The city has museums, the Great Barrier Reef HQ, home to the world's largest living coral reef aquarium, and a few small art galleries. A 1km walk to the local shop and coffee shops. A supermarket, bakery, butcher, restaurant strip, cinema and the city are located 3-5 km away. Our local gym is a 5 min drive. There are several operators providing boat trips to the Barrier Reef and Magnetic and Orpheus Is, for fishing and diving. Magnetic Is. is a 20 min ferry ride for day trips or longer. 3k’s to The Strand, a beachside leisure precinct with free waterpark, bbqs, parks, etc. For road trips, to the north is Mission Beach, Cairns and Port Douglas, to the south, beautiful Airlie Beach, which is the gateway to the magnificent Whitsunday Islands.
Golf Course is 2 km away. 3 golf courses in the city. ( We are not golfers, so don't know much about the golfing here)