Hi, we are Daryll & Lesley, 2 children - a son 14years and a daughter 9 years. We live in Warrandyte, Victoria and together we operate a college of Natural Therapies / Travel Writer / Theatre Producer /Home School / ecommerce / gemmologist . We are interested in travel, other cultures, natural health, eco awareness, environmentalism, meeting new people, music, theatre, dance, IT. We love french inspired cottages, busy cities, tiny villages, and unique locations. As a travel writer, we visit many places, meet some amazing characters and get to experience some fantastic foods. We love creativity in all forms and are soon to build an underground stone studio on our property.
About Our Home
Large open plan living area amidst the bush yet walking distance to the quaint tourist village of Warrandyte. Private & Secluded. Some Native wildlife. Good for older children, family friendly. Good views over the valleys. Large outdoor spa and internal spa. Excellent DVD & Book library. Entertainment area with large screen TV, Full surround sound Bose system throughout entire house in 3 zones. 2 acres of bush and gardens. Wifi. Amazing tea collections & a great Swiss filter coffee machine. Balcony is pleasant to sit outside and take in nature. Good steep bike rides or walks, many local cafes and restaurants. 2 undercover parking areas plus plenty of driveway. Kids and adults bikes/scooter/skateboard available to borrow. Wii machine & Games, good collection of computer games if you bring a laptop. We have 1 small dog and some chickens that lay fresh eggs almost every day. Just in the process of rebuilding the fruit and vegetable gardens and an underground gemstone studio. We have 2 home Schooled children and plenty of activities here to amuse kids, if your children (or you) like gemstones, they will be able to find many around the property. My dad lives 1km away and would be happy to let them select a few treasures to take home. We love creativity and you will find mosaics and little treasures throughout.
- Outdoor entertaining area
- Outdoor BBQ
- Off-street parking
- Bikes available
- Outdoor garden
- Internet Access
Warrandyte, the first place gold was found in Victoria, now filled with cafes, artists and galleries on the river. 40 minutes to CBD, 40 minutes (opposite direction) to Mt Dandenong tourist areas. Bus stop outside the front (although they are irregular), Hire car may be a good idea or perhaps we could arrange something to swap together.
- Movies/ Theatres
- Cultural activities
- Parks/ Gardens
- Hiking/Bush walking
Non smoking house (required no smoking), times of availabilities can be flexible depending on notice and events. Would be lovely if you could do a little light gardening if here for lengthy stays, but not required. You are welcome to help yourself to fresh fruit and vegetables if growing when you are staying. Otherwise there is a local orchard 4 kms away where you can stock up. We travel a lot and are often away, we are therefore open to 2+ weeks overseas or perhaps weekend or mid week swaps within Melbourne or various locations around Australia.
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Preferred Travel DestinationsAustralia, Vietnam, Japan, Egypt, France, Greece, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, United States
Preferred DatesJanuary, July, September
Closest AirportTullamarine (60 kms)
Other DetailsNo smoking
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