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We had confirmation of our accomodation exactly six weeks before we were due to arrive and an email 3 weeks before we were due to arrive to give is the address.
We have also found that agents are not good at getting back to us.
If we can help with anthing else, just ask.
I think from one or two of the replies that I haven't explained myself correctly. I am not complaining, I just wanted to see the house propely and I can't for the trees. I love the fact that there are trees there, I like the sound of the area and I am so excited about living in Australia that I would sleep in a tent. The reason for my post was that we don't know any of the areas and we had some people tell us that the on arrival accomodation was of a poor standard so we just wanted to find out what other people felt and use the power of the forum.
We realise it is cheap accomodation and we are not complaining, honest :)
Thank you all very mch for your assistance, the more help we can get the better.
Oooooohhhhhh now you`ve explained yourself .............
Surrey Downs is a nice area with some other really nice areas around it, will you be working in the N.East of Adelaide ? Were you hoping to settle around the Surrey Downs area?
Plenty of stuff for the kids to do, Water World is nearby and there are a plethora of shops and loads of other stuff, and the city is about 20 mins away and so are the beaches :)
And the people are mighty friendly up here as long as you don`t stare at their webbed hands and feet
PM me the address and I`ll go and inspect the place and case out the neighbours !!!
Last edited by lastboyscout; 21-07-2009 at 07:52 AM.
We were given OAA assistance less than a week before we arrived and with three children it was a god send very cheap, clean. Not much to look at but done the job very well. Reminded me of an Terrace House back in the UK. Neighbours were great, arrival assistance was great taxi there also. Housing association good. You would be mad to knock it back and pay at least three times as much for something for a very short time. It will give you chance to get out an have a look before you settle on a rental that could be in the wrong place for you. Just relax and enjoy.
Good advice, thanks for that.
Craig Surry Downs is a nice area and like others have said lots to do in the area. If you want I can drive by the address and have a look for you x I'm only in Golden grove.
As for Agents ray White in golden grove are good at getting back to you if your in the UK.
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I was joking about the trees.:)
Look the fact of the matter is OAA is very very basic accomodation. Someone i know had one in Golden Grove and I thought it was sparce. There won't be a TV either, or radio. It will come with somewhere to sleep, somewhere to eat and somewhere to sit. Surrey Downs is a great starting point, its not near any beaches though, Semaphore is about 40 minutes drive away, You get 3 months to enroll the kids in school so if you are hoping to be by the beach maybe you should hold off renting in the North East and have a look down south. The main thing about OAA is you've got a place to rest your weary, world wind heads at the end of the day, which isn't costing you much money. Moving is such a complete trauma, emotionally and physically having Oaa, however sparce is one less thing to worry about. If you want, PM me the address and I'll go and take some photos and email them to you, I did that for the people at Golden Grove.
PS, bring coat hangers. There won't be any of those either.
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