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Philadelphia, USA

Picnic area in back yard

Picnic area in back yard

Detail, front porch

Detail, front porch

Picnic area in back yard Detail, front porch
Silver

Member since

2004


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 25, 2018 - November 05, 2020 14 days

flexible time period- can include less or more than 14 days- depending when

Philadelphia

 
Large 19th century home, huge yard/garden, easy access to beaches, NYC, Philadelphia
We live in a rural area, but at an intersection that connects to the city or the shore. Easy access to trains, should one not want to drive. We are conveniently located between ocean, the famous Pine Barrens, and high culture found in either New York City or Philadelphia (art, theater, orchestra, museums, zoos, restaurants, etc.) Within 5 miles (less than 10 minutes) to shopping, cinema, malls, etc.  Cultural and beautiful Princeton is ½ hour drive.  Our yard is enormous and is contiguous to farmland behind. There are many rivers, and we have 3 canoes and 2 kayaks. We also have bikes - very flat so easy cycling.  Large kitchen with glass-top stove, microwave, dishwasher, hand-made cabinets, and view of garden with patio, grill and outside eating. We are a couple in our 60s. My husband is a pastor and I direct a non-profit agency. We have a piano, many books to browse (art, theology, textiles, travel, nature). My husband is a birder and loves nature. I love art, culture and travel. I collect textiles and one could easily think they were in Central Asia, the Middle East or Africa from our decor.  Our son is married and lives in Grand Rapids, MI.

Copied below are helpful links and photos, if you are interested in the NJ Pine Barrens (hiking and canoeing), Great Adventure (huge amusement park), biking, the Jersey Shore beaches, and Philadelphia:
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/island.html
http://www.njpinebarrens.com
http://www.pineypower.com
http://www.state.nj.us/pinelands/pastimes/index.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=nj+pine+barrens&biw=1024&bih=729&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=C-atVPLAEcazer-xhLgI&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAw&dpr=2

https://www.google.com/search?q=nj+pine+barrens&biw=1024&bih=729&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=C-atVPLAEcazer-xhLgI&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAw&dpr=2#tbm=isch&q=delaware++river+bike+path+lambertville

http://www.njhiking.com/nj-bike-trails/
http://www.newjerseyshore.com
http://www.visitnj.org/nj/beaches
http://www.visitphilly.com
https://www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Je parle /comprends francais - si vous préférez de m'écrire avec les questions, ou je peux traduire les details au dessus.
Entiendo espanol, pero hablo y escribo mal. Si uds escriben, yo puedo comprender.
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 5 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Pastor/director

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hospitality wanted
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Use of boat

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Italy
  • Tunisia
  • USA
  • Scotland, UK
  • Morocco
  • Turkey
  • Canada
  • Quebec, Canada

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Philadelphia, Trenton, Newark, Atlantic City - many airport choices- Philadelphia is 41 miles

Occupation

  • Pastor/director

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • Have 2 cockatiels, one outside cat and one dog. We can find sitter if problem.

About Our Family

 

Dana and Karen

Lifestyle

We have participated in hosting guests,or being received as guests over 10 times, in addition to the 5 simultaneous exchanges listed. We enjoy art, culture, history, and nature. We are looking to retire within the next couple of years- and will be more flexible with time and duration of visits. Both of us have Master's degrees and enjoy discovering new stimulating places in the world.The convenience of our location on the east coast of the US- makes many cities accessible (Princeton, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Washington DC, and even Boston if you don't mind driving) .

References

This member has completed 5 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: