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    hi we hoping to arrive in nov11 and are panicking that we may have trouble finding a rental for our family, 4 adults 1 child. we looking for summit around 500 bucks weekly with pool hopefully and 4 b/rooms.is it really near impossible to get a rental where you prefer to live which in our case would be near seaford rise and preferably 2 storey. any thoughts thankyou.:idea:

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    Hi there,

    For $500 per week you should be able to get a really good rental but it is really difficult to get one before you are here.

    Best option is to rent a furnished home for a few weeks and then look for a good unfurnished rental that suits you.

    If it's Seaford that you want you should take a look at a rental property that Tyke has in Seaford. He's a really decent British bloke (for a Yorkshireman that is!) and his e mail address is:

     

    Auseelife - Quality Furnished Rentals in Seaford, Adelaide, South Australia

     

    Tamara

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    Hi,

     

    We rented Tyke's place in Seaford Rise in February this year and can highly recommend it.

     

    A really nice house, not too far from the beach at Moana and the shops at Seaford Rise Shopping Centre are just up the road as well. It's a two storey modern building with 3 bedrooms, although there isn't a pool, the beach isn't too far away.

     

    As Tamara said Tyke's a really decent bloke who is very helpful and can give you alot of very useful information about the local area and Adelaide as well. :)

     

     

    Cheers

    Scott

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    Guest bosco

    thanks for the info i must drop tyke an email to see if he has any long term rentals in seaford rise area i need one unfurnished though as we gonna send all our household stuff over.

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    Hiya

     

    Thanks for the nice words :cute::cute:

     

    Sorry but we don't have an unfurnished long termer down south,just the short termers.

     

    2 story property's are a lot rarer in the suburbs, Grand Boulevard and surrounds in Seaford have some - nice views as well with most.

     

    $500PW in the southern suburbs should see you with a decent house. It's just a case of having a good look when you arrive to see which suburb you like.

     

    Probably in that rent bracket you won't have as much competition. The most popular are 3 bed mid $300's PW range down south.

     

    Careful about arranging long term from abroad, seriously an agent worth his/her salt should not rent out to unseen clients. Plus some of the photos and descriptions are not always "quite right" :shocked:

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    Just a word about two-storey houses - bear in mind that when summer comes, the upstairs will be really hot, or cost you that much more in air conditioning to cool down. When we came out here, someone told us that they hadn't even been able to use their kids bunkbeds on the hottest days as the upper bunk was too unpleasantly hot to sleep in. That's why the majority of houses here in SA are single storey - and the two storeys tend to be where builders want to put the largest house on the smallest plot - i.e. modern (as land prices have increased) and not really suited to conditions sometimes.

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    Just a word about two-storey houses - bear in mind that when summer comes, the upstairs will be really hot, or cost you that much more in air conditioning to cool down. When we came out here, someone told us that they hadn't even been able to use their kids bunkbeds on the hottest days as the upper bunk was too unpleasantly hot to sleep in. That's why the majority of houses here in SA are single storey - and the two storeys tend to be where builders want to put the largest house on the smallest plot - i.e. modern (as land prices have increased) and not really suited to conditions sometimes.

     

     

    In my opinion two storey houses are fine.

     

    We live in a two storey house, and our living and sleeping quarters are upstairs...thats where all the views are!

     

    We havent found it uncomfortable at all. I hardly ever use my aircon....unless its in late 30s/early 40s/.......I find just having the patio doors open at one end and windows/door open at the other - that we get that lovely sea breeze!

     

    sarahx

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    Hi there,

    I moved into a double storey in Port Noarlunga about 8 months ago.

     

    There are some issues with the house that I am busy sorting out (it's 20 years old and the newer houses should be fine) that affect the temperature in the two upper rooms....these are:

    lack of insulation

    colour of the roof tile (black)

    no twirly birds to reduce the roof void temperature

    poor aircon venting to upper rooms

     

    The upper rooms are 10 degrees hotter than the lower rooms on a 25 degree day BUT

    I agree that there's plenty that you can do to control this.

    I have had the upper windows tinted to reflect the heat.

    The clever use of the sea breeze is crucial! Open the windows upstairs and it's a pleasure.

    I am going to install two reverse cycle units in the rooms upstairs though and maybe ceiling extractors to dispel the heat.

     

    Another bonus of the double storey is that the winter temperatures are better. The upper rooms are 5 degrees warmer than the lower ones so if the extreme heat days can be sorted (additional aircon) then overall it's not too bad.

     

    The sea views and views of the Onkaparinga estuary over Port Noarlunga are worth it!

     

    Tamara

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    LOL Just wait till your air con packs in on a 40+ day, or EDSA cuts the power off for a couple of hours! :D

     

    I think it's the europeans coming over that lead the demand for two storey houses as that's what they're used to, but most born and bred aussies you talk to tell a different story!

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    2 storeys are no good when you get old and knackered legs!!

     

    stevo

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    2 storeys are no good when you get old and knackered legs!!

     

    stevo

     

     

    LOL Haven't you heard of Stannah Stairlifts? (Come to think of it, not seen them advertised here so maybe no demand!)

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    LOL Just wait till your air con packs in on a 40+ day, or EDSA cuts the power off for a couple of hours! :D

     

    I think it's the europeans coming over that lead the demand for two storey houses as that's what they're used to, but most born and bred aussies you talk to tell a different story!

    I live in a 2 story dont have a problem with the heat it is a bit warmer in summer but not much. Most of the aussies I know dream about living in a 2 story but its out of there reach.And most Eouropeans like single stories as they were out of there reach back in there own countries.

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    LOL Haven't you heard of Stannah Stairlifts? (Come to think of it, not seen them advertised here so maybe no demand!)

     

    :biglaugh::biglaugh: smart ar#se,

    but thinking of it, what a great own business opportunity, you'd make a fortune in Victor Harbour;)

     

    stevo

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    I live in a 2 story dont have a problem with the heat it is a bit warmer in summer but not much. Most of the aussies I know dream about living in a 2 story but its out of there reach.And most Eouropeans like single stories as they were out of there reach back in there own countries.

     

    Are you not from Britain then?

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    :biglaugh::biglaugh: smart ar#se,

    but thinking of it, what a great own business opportunity, you'd make a fortune in Victor Harbour;)

     

    stevo

     

    LOL nah - all the houses down there are single storey Stevo!!!!:biglaugh:

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    Sorry - you said that double storeys were out of most europeans reach in their home country and as far as I remember, they were pretty much the norm in Britain so I wondered if you were from a different part of europe. I've only really got experience of western europe I admit, and because of the cost of land there, most properties are built two storey. Going the same way here now for the same reason.

     

    Wasn't saying there was anything wrong with two-storeys here, just that people coming from the northern hemisphere might not have considered the heat issue in a 'taller' house. And might not be aware of the local electricity company's penchant for cutting the power supply for a couple of hours on a 44 degree day (just for fun!)

     

    Big spread out house on big plot of land is what most aussies I meet aspire to (like this one: Country Estates Hills & Country Specialists - Find Real Estate in One Tree Hill  |  Springton  |  Cambrai  |  Mount Pleasant  |  Williamstown) - but those tend to be more out in the country areas than suburbia.

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    Playing Devil's advocate here, but I will make the point that there are many multi-storey houses in Southern Europe/North Africa etc etc that cope absolutely fine with hot weather. The issue isn't the height, but the style of build.

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    I live in a 2 story dont have a problem with the heat it is a bit warmer in summer but not much. Most of the aussies I know dream about living in a 2 story but its out of there reach.And most Eouropeans like single stories as they were out of there reach back in there own countries.

     

     

    Sorry - you said that double storeys were out of most europeans reach in their home country and as far as I remember, they were pretty much the norm in Britain so I wondered if you were from a different part of europe. I've only really got experience of western europe I admit, and because of the cost of land there, most properties are built two storey. Going the same way here now for the same reason.

     

    Think you have it a bit mixed up if you read the post again.

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    Think you have it a bit mixed up if you read the post again.

     

    ahhhh these mods are all the same:D:D:D

     

    stevo

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    Love you too Stevo!

     

     

    :P:p:jiggy:MWAH !!

     

    stevo

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    Sorry - you said that double storeys were out of most europeans reach in their home country and as far as I remember, they were pretty much the norm in Britain so I wondered if you were from a different part of europe. I've only really got experience of western europe I admit, and because of the cost of land there, most properties are built two storey. Going the same way here now for the same reason.

     

    Think you have it a bit mixed up if you read the post again.

     

     

    My apologies - you're right, you did say that single storeys were out of most Europeans' reach in their own countries, and I mis-read it as double! Mea culpa!!

     

    Not sure if I agree that Europeans like single storeys more here though - have you seen some of the places the Italians and Greeks build??:D I have just observed generally that people coming from cooler climates seem to prefer to stick with what they know in terms of houses (i.e. two-storey, so they can go "upstairs" to bed!) without perhaps considering the different requirements of a hotter climate.

     

    Certainly sitting in my house today, with doors and windows all open to try and get a breeze through so I don't have to turn the air con on, it was still pretty warm. Glad I wasn't upstairs!!

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    No tongues, please!

     

    oh no......:Randy-git::Randy-git:

     

    stevo

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