We live in a two-storey, three bedroom home, with renovated kitchen and bathroom, in Belmont in New South Wales. Our home comes with Foxtel, ducted air-conditioning, security system, wireless internet, a garage, and a big backyard (mowing is optional). There is also daily delivery of the local Newcastle Herald (SMH too on weekends) which is included. All utilities included except for phone usage.
Belmont is located in the city of Lake Macquarie, about 20 minutes by car from the Newcastle CBD, and about 2 hours from the Sydney CBD. Our home is about 5 minutes walk from Lake Macquarie and Green Point reserve (plus beaches only 10 minutes away by car). There is a bus to the local shops nearby, which is also only 2 mins by car.
We have a much loved and very spoilt 11 year old dog called Billy. Billy is an inside dog, he must sleep inside (downstairs) at night, but is okay to be outside during the day (though he is inside when we are home during the day). Billy is a friendly dog, but can be rather excitable and unpredictable if frightened, but easily won over with food! He just takes a couple of days to get used to new people, so we would like it if you could come for a few days before we leave so you can get to know Billy. Our main concern is getting someone who loves dogs and will take good care of Billy. He’s a great dog, but you do need to be comfortable with large dogs.