front of house

front of house



dining room

dining room

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

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


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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, an outdoor hot tub, 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 a dog, who will be boarded while we are away, but if you are allergic it might not be a good idea.

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


  • 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


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange


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


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 2


  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Switzerland
  • Croatia
  • 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

0.7 miles (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
Cold Spring Park - 12 minutes' walk
Boston College - farther but definitely walkable.
Churches and synagogues - several within walking distance.

Downtown Boston is about 30 minutes by trolley from Newton Centre. I didn't post any photos from Boston but obviously you can research it online -- it is one of America's oldest and most important cities, site of many historic events from the 17th century onwards. Europeans often enjoy the North End and Beacon Hill, with their narrow and winding streets.

Cambridge (home to Harvard and MIT) is about a 20 minute drive; Uber/Lyft/taxi might be best because parking is hard.

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  • Teacher
  • Lawyer


  • No children will be traveling with us.


  • Dog (would be out of house)


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

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