3br Family-Friendly Home - Minutes to Paris

France - Yvelines - Maisons-Laffitte

Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,Garden and Patio
Garden and Patio
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,France,Maisons-Laffitte,House photos, home images
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates Chicago, IL, USA

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our cozy, 3 bedroom single-family "urban cottage" is located in Maisons-Laffitte, just 20 minutes by direct train to the center of Paris (Champs-Elysees). We love being close to the excitement and bustle of Paris, but also the calm, quaint village atmosphere of Maisons-Laffitte. Our house is perfect for a family with children OR for adults who want a more typical French experience than what is usually found staying at a downtown Paris hotel. We are a short (10 minute) walk from the river Seine, where you can have picnics, ride your bike, or just relax.

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We have all of the American “creature comforts”- washer/dryer, dishwasher, Wi-Fi, Netflix, Xbox, etc. The house is extremely sunny with high windows , tall ceilings, and a ridiculous amount of marble fireplaces :) We have a private garden for eating and/or hanging out during warmer weather, as well as a firepit area for chilling out once the sun goes down.

The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, the 2 smaller rooms each have double sized beds. The living room also has a sleeper sofa, with french doors to close it off from the rest of the house (for privacy). Lastly, we've built out a "man-cave" in the basement where we have xbox/wii, a home cinema set-up, television, and another double sleeper-sofa.

Our house is extremely cozy and sunny. We love going to flea markets and have decorated our place with a lot of our flea-market treasures. Our kids are in their teens, but we still have lots of toys, books, games, etc for younger kids to play with, as well.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Security / Doorman
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Small Town or Village

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Maisons-Laffitte is pretty quiet considering its proximity to Paris. Our house is just 3 blocks from the train which takes you directly into Paris (RER line A).

The house is 5mn away from the cute town center, with its shops, bakeries and cafes. The main street, Avenue Longeuil, has small shops (butcher, cheese, wine, bakeries, patisseries, etc.,) as well as a major supermarket. There is also a cinema which often shows first-run movies in English.

There's a Farmers market every Wednesday and Saturday.
We're also really close to a park/wooded area which borders the Seine, where you'll find basket-ball and tennis courts, a soccer field, archery, skate park and the river way, where you can enjoy nice walks, picnics or bike rides.

The town also has a tennis club, swimming pool, golf course, and is bordered by the St Germain Forest.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Museums
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Maisons-Laffitte is famous for the Château de Maisons-Laffitte, built by architect François Mansart in the 17th century. It's mostly known, though, as the "Cité du cheval" for its horse racing track, the Hippodrome de Maisons-Laffitte, built in 1878.

The town also hosts an International School (preK - 12th) so there is a strong English-speaking community. There is an Anglophone church up the street from our house, plus several pubs/restaurants that show English football/soccer games.

The train into Paris runs roughly every 10 minutes, and is direct to Charles de Gaule/Etoile (for the Champs Elysees), Chatelet- Les Halles (for the Louvre) and even goes direct to Disneyland (Marne-Les Vallés)! Day trips to Chateau de Versailles and Giverny are also easy to get to from Maisons-Laffitte.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Health or fitness clubs


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We have allergies, so we cannot have any pets/animals of any kind in our home. Our house is also cigarette/vape/ecig-free.
Our kids are older now, but we can make accomodations for smaller children (provide toys, books, etc) if given advance notice. The house isn't "baby proof", though, as we no longer have safety gates, guardrails, etc.,.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
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