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Listing id# 6540
   
  We, Alex and Louise, are retired teachers living in a beach house at Point Cartwright on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. Our bright, modern, breezy, 3 storey, 3 bed/ 2bath, open-plan home is on the dune of a narrow headland overlooking the river, marina, the beach resort town of Mooloolaba, the mountains beyond and the coastline north to Noosa.

Walking out the front door past 4 houses brings you to kilometers of green shady parklands along the Mooloola River with fishing, forest, picnic tables, free BBQ’s and amenities, an excellent cafe, walking/cycling paths, coves and lagoons for swimming and breathtaking views.

On the second floor, step from the living/dining area opening onto the integrated deck and pool terraces and continue out the back gate to access 15 km of pristine surf beaches stretching from the point with its cliffs, lighthouse and wave-cut platforms to the rocky headlands of Caloundra.

The top floor is the retreat with expansive master bedroom, study, ensuite and walk in robe. This can be open to the sea breezes, views and sounds of the surf or completely shade and temperature controlled.

Local shops, cafes, fitness centre are within a few minutes walk while a 5 minute bike ride outside this quiet enclave brings you to the Kawana supermarkets, restaurants,medical centres, major liquor outlets....one of the principal retail and service precincts on the coast.

We are 12 minutes from Sunshine Coast airport and 1 hour North of Brisbane and Brisbane Airport. The Rainforest Walks and charming mountain townships of Maleny, Montville and Mapleton along the scenic Blackall range and the coastal resort towns of Noosa, Peregian, Coolum, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Caloundra are all within a half hour drive. An Automatic Mitsubishi Colt is part of the exchange and non simultaneous / hospitality exchanges are possible. Please consider enjoying our house and a holiday in our beautiful part of Queensland. The weather is very mild so close to the water which never drops below 19 deg C. We are Louise and Alex, newly retired teachers whose interests include walks, film, music, books, cuisine, cycling, sailing and obviously, people, travel and cultural experiences.

Our home is situated on the narrow isthmus of Point Cartwright between the Pacific Ocean and the Mooloola River with sweeping views over the harbour and coastline north towards Noosa. It is an airy, open plan house fanned by cool ocean breezes. The Middle floor living area spills out onto a covered deck and terrace/pool/bbq. Exiting our garden gate onto a shaded walkway, 100 paces eastward accesses 15km of quiet, pristine surf beach and coastal pathways to Caloundra. 100 paces westward brings you to kilometres of shady parkland with free public bbq? s, picnic shelters, amenities and a trendy cafe. Cycle & walk ways access sheltered beaches along the river leading past tropical bushland, the harbour entrance, rock pools and wave cut platforms to breathtaking cliff-top lookouts and our lighthouse. A 30 minute drive will encompass:- * The iconic Noosa beaches and National Park; http://noosanationalpark.com/ * The famous Eumundi markets; http://www.eumundimarkets.com. a u/ * The beach resort towns of Caloundra, Coolum, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba http://www.mooloolabatourism.c o m.au/ * The rainforest walks and rustic villages of Flaxton, Mapleton, Montville and Maleny along the Blackall Ranges; http://www.hinterlandtourism.c o m.au/ * The climbs(easy to challenging) and thrilling views of the Glasshouse Mountains. http://nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/ g lass-house- mountains/index.html We are seeking definite house swaps in Byron Bay (Mar/Apr 2013) and Japan (Sep/Oct 2013), and are open to opportunities in Vietnam, UK, South Africa, Europe, USA (particularly NE), Canada, South America and shorter swaps in Australia throughout 2013-14 and beyond.


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