“We thank Philippa for her excellent welcome in her lovely home. We were able to enjoy all the comforts, exceptional panoramic views of the Parramatta River, from the pool where we could watch the boats passing by. What a pleasure to be able to take the nearby ferry to Circular Quay and enjoy the City located just minutes away. We planned with Philippa to return as soon as 2018 to live again these wonderful moments.”
“What an amazing time we had in Sydney - staying at Philippa's and Ian's gorgeous home in Hunters Hill made the time extremely special. It so good to be off the beaten track and to experience living in the this delightful waterside location. the Hunters Hill peninsula is surrounded by water and a perfect location away from the crowds and ideal for the New Years fireworks. The home itself was magnificent and you cannot beat a room with a view and the views from every room in their home was spectacular. The write up on Philippa's home swap page understates just what a great home and location it is. The days slipped by just watching the ever changing scene of the harbourside and with our own private dock we had many a special time sitting on the dock with champagne and sunshine - that's if weren't on the terraces just watching the world go by . Perfect lazy days of summer. If we did want to get into the city the Greenwich Ferry was only a short walk and after a 20min ferry trip you can find yourself cruising under Sydney harbour bridge and into Circular Quay and if you didn't fancy that just stopping in the pub - The Greenwich Hotel was always a good option. Philippa and Ian were very helpful and well organised throughout the swap process and everything was easy. Just fantastic and we would like to swap every year to their home for Christmas is we could - in fact we will try !! . A huge thank you to Philippa and Ian.”
“We have had the privilege of staying in Iain & Philippa's extraordinary waterfront home in Hunters Hill in Sydney. Hunters Hill is one of Sydney's most prestigious suburbs on the north shore with lovely original sandstone homes on a long leafy peninsula. Iain & Philippa's home is nothing short of outstanding with a view of Sydney Harbour and the City. It's a very large and comfortable home with everything you could wish for and more. There is almost no need to leave home because a better view is hard to imagine. We did of course venture out and explore the area and discovered within easy walking distance a great pub 'The Woolwich Pier' which also serves lovely food. If you ever have the opportunity to stay in this gorgeous home don't think twice.”
“The most amazing and luxurious Sydney vacation exchange. We are a family of five who spent a week in this stunning house in the January of 2015. It was the best week of our holiday. And let me make this clear right away - pictures just can't make this house justice. It must be experienced on site. First a word about Philippa and Iain. Two of the most gracious host and hostess we've ever met. They couldn't do enough for us to make sure that we had a wonderful time. The house is spacious, well-planned, well-equipped, comfortable, very private and it has a most spectacular view of the Parramatta river and the Sydney skyline. It is amazingly clean and nicely decorated and offers all you need for a great stay. Outside areas are very well tended and cleverly planned. Our kids just loved the heated pool. There's even a staircase leading down to the water and a small jetty. This house has such qualities - and don’t forget - a short ferry trip takes you to Circular Quay and all that Sydney has to offer. We were able to see everything we wanted in the area and the house was great to come back to at night. Spending time on the terrace with its view, would have been enough for a vacation on its own. Anyone making this exchange will have an unforgettable positive experience. ”
“Fantastic three week stay in lovely home on the water”
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- Philippa & Iain were just fantastic & very helpful
- Location just lovely - right on the water - perfect for Sydney fireworks!
- House had everything we could need
“The swap was so easy and we had a fantastic time! Philippa & Iain's home is great, and it had everything we could possibly need. The views of the harbour are to die for, and they even have their own little jetty with a dinghy. There is a park and oval just a minute away which our boys loved, and plenty of cafes and pubs five minutes away. The house is walking distance to the ferry which was really great for exploring. Hunter's Hill is a really beautiful suburb and a great place to base yourself when visiting Sydney. I can highly recommend Philippa & Iain's home if you are looking for a lovely relaxing, easy stay in Sydney - we are hoping to stay there again on our next visit!”
“Ian and Philippa were delightful guests.The entire swap was most agreeable and my home was left spotless. Hurry back I &P. Richard”
Where is it?
Hunters Hill was the first suburb settled in the colony of Sydney, and is famous for historic homes and leafy residential tree-lined streets. The peninsula offers magnificent water views on both sides, and historic tours of the suburb are popular for tourists and Sydney-siders. Locals enjoy walking the picturesque quiet streets and beautiful gardens. Several excellent restaurants and cafes are popular, especially the iconic Woolwich Pier Pub and harbourside Deckhouse.
Most locals catch the ferry into the city, with a 20 minute enjoyable journey. The community is friendly and has a proud tradition of caring for its environment and heritage.
Our home is in the peaceful historic Sydney suburb of Hunter’s Hill, settled by the French and Italians. Sydney CBD is a scenic 15 -20 minute ferry trip.
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