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US152309

NEWTON, USA

front of house

front of house

kitchen

kitchen

dining room

dining room

rear of house [not showing new lawn & hot tub]

rear of house [not showing new lawn & hot tub]

front of house kitchen dining room rear of house [not showing new lawn & hot tub]
Bronze

Member since

2013


Open for exchange

The member has not specified any exchange dates

3br house just outside Boston, accessible by public transit

Our 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath 1926 Colonial house has a deck overlooking a big grassy backyard, a semi-finished basement with a queen-sized bed, and a contemporary kitchen. It's in Newton, Massachusetts, a "streetcar suburb" of Boston that is among the safest cities in America.

A car is not strictly necessary, as we are in a very walkable neighborhood and one mile away from a light rail stop that can get you into Boston. But it is certainly useful, especially if you want to explore outside the immediate Boston area. We may be able to do a car exchange with you - we have two cars.

We have a dog and a cat, which will be boarded while we are away, but if you are allergic, it might not be a good idea.

Notes:
1. We have installed a grass yard in the back (where the photo shows a driveway), and a hot tub.
2. We have not posted photos of bedrooms but those can be available on request if we start a serious conversation.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 1931 sq ft

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

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

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • London, UK
  • Spain
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Vermont, USA
  • United States
  • West Glacier, MT, United States
  • Portugal
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • France
  • Israel
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Australia

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Boston (Logan) - 12.7 miles

One mile (a 15 minute walk) away is Newton Centre, a neighborhood with restaurants, bars, stores, and a light rail (Green Line) stop that will take you into Boston; Newton Highlands, a different neighborhood with restaurants, bars, etc. is a similar distance.

Other walking distances:
Whole Foods (grocery/health food store) and Walgreens Pharmacy are two blocks away.
Library - 5 minute walk.
Public parks and playgrounds - less than 10 minutes' walk.
Crystal Lake swimming beach - 15 minutes' walk.
Boston College - farther but definitely walkable.
Churches and synagogues - several within walking distance.

Occupation

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • Cat (would be out of house)
  • Dog (would be out of house)

Lifestyle

For this trip it would just be the two adults - kids will be at summer camp. We're looking for a fun vacation in an interesting city or place where we can do some outdoor activities.

References

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