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House near Philadelphia, PA, USA
Our home is a two-story house in a quiet neighborhood in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, a town in the Lehigh Valley about one hour's drive from Philadelphia. On the top level are four bedrooms: a master bedroom with a king-size bed, a guest room with a queen-size bed, a bedroom with a full-size bed (not pictured) and an office with a full-size futon.
The master bathroom has an en-suite bathroom and there's also a second full bathroom on the top level.
Downstairs is a living room with TV, an office, a kitchen, a dining room, a sunroom, a half-bathroom, and a washing machine and dryer. Half of the basement is finished and includes another bedroom and bathroom as well as an area with exercise equipment.
We have a computer with free Internet access available for your use, as well as an Xbox 360 game system and a DVD player.
Outside, there’s a large yard with a patio, tables and chairs and a gas grill. We have two adult bicycles and one older child's/teen bicycle.
- 2 Adults
- 2 Children
- 11 Exchanges made
- House Type: House
- Environment: In the suburbs
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 3
- Sleeping Capacity: 8
- Living Area: 3500 sq ft
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 3
- No smoking
- Car necessary
- Use/Exchange of car
- Pet care wanted
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Great Britain
Nearest Airport: Philadelphia - 99 km
Our neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and our patio is a great place to sit and sip a drink or enjoy a meal. There is a playground within walking distance and a pretty trail that runs alongside a creek.
Emmaus has a small downtown area with shops, restaurants, and a weekly farmers' market.
Nearby you'll find grocery stores, shopping centers, gas stations, restaurants, pharmacies, and other amenities.
For kids and teens, the biggest local attraction is Dorney Park, which is an amusement park and water park only 10 minutes away.
We also have:
SkyZone, a trampoline park, about 25 minutes away
An escape room about 25 minutes away
Minor league baseball (which is professional baseball but one level down from the top) 20 minutes away
Musikfest at SteelStacks in August, about 25 minutes away
Laser tag about 20 minutes away
Go-kart racing 15 minutes away
Movie theatres 15 minutes away
A roller skating rink 25 minutes away
Various museums that might be of interest
Plenty of shopping less than 10 minutes away and a high-end outlet mall 25 minutes away
For outdoor swimming pools (in addition to Wildwater Kingdom at Dorney Park) there are 2 more traditional pools nearby, Lower Macungie Pool a mile away and Macungie Pool about 1.5 miles away.
Further away, the Atlantic beaches in New Jersey are about a 2-hour drive.
In Philadelphia (87km) you’ll find historical sites, museums, restaurants, shopping, sports venues and just about everything a city has to offer.
From our home in the Lehigh Valley you can explore natural wonders and urban areas in day trips and short overnight trips:
Bethlehem PA 23 km
Easton PA 37 km
Poconos Mountains 89 km
Jersey Shore beaches (Atlantic Ocean) 157 km
New York City 147 km. A convenient local bus makes the 2-hour trip to NYC frequently.
Baltimore MD 260 km
Washington DC 286 km
Philadelphia, Newark NJ and NYC are all options for airports.
- Boy - Age: 23
- Girl - Age: 20
- two housecats, Dasher and Dancer
- one dog, Daisy
About Our Family
Our family includes Stephanie and Paul, both writers, and our two children, Mark, age 20, and Kelly, age 16. We also have two cats, Dasher and Dancer, and we would like it if you could care for them during your stay but if not we can make other arrangements. Our dog Daisy will not be staying at the house during the exchange.
We’ve exchanged homes for the last 10 summers, twice each in Paris and Amsterdam as well as in Dublin, Germany, Normandy, Lyon, Barcelona and San Francisco.