Spacious family home at the foot of the Jura

France - Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,

Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,the view on a typical evening
The view on a typical evening
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,walking up to the house
Walking up to the house
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,the house seen from below
The house seen from below
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,part of the terrace
Part of the terrace
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,the kitchen
The kitchen
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,the "music room", with a piano and a sofa bed
The "music room", with a piano and a sofa bed
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,our bedroom
Our bedroom
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,the mezzanine upstairs, with a a pull-out couch
The mezzanine upstairs, with a a pull-out couch
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,part of the shared play area for the kids upstairs
Part of the shared play area for the kids upstairs
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,bedroom upstairs 1
Bedroom upstairs 1
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,bedroom upstairs 2
Bedroom upstairs 2
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,bedroom upstairs 3
Bedroom upstairs 3
Home exchange,France,Geneva, Switzerland, 15k,,part of the back garden
Part of the back garden
  • Sleeping capacity9
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Hospitality Exchange Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

A house in a wooded setting at the foot of the Jura mountains, still within the village.

We are a family of 5. We have toys, games and books in 3 languages. We have children's bikes and scooters, bike helmets, skis and ski apparel. We have car seats for age newborn through 10 years.

Our home is welcoming and there are plenty of things for the children. The house is about 30 years old and we did some renovation when we bought it in 2014. There are three floors. The central (main) one is where we have our kitchen, an open dining / living room, a toilet, a bathroom, our large bedroom, and two rooms - one set up as an office and the other with a desk, a convertible couch and a piano. The upstairs floor has an open loft area with a couch, a table and books, and another half more for the children, with a bathroom, an open shared play space and three bedrooms. The downstairs is used mostly for storage, with also the furnace and the laundry room. Outside there's a garden about 600 msq, with a terrace and a nice view over the Geneva valley, the Alps (Mont Blanc in particular) and the Saleve.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

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

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Mountains

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

The neighbourhood is quiet, green and family friendly, in a cul-de-sac. We are a little up the Jura, though still within the village. We can walk to the bakery, the bus stop in the centre of town (with a bus going into Geneva), the pharmacy, a park, etc.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Museums

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Attractions

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

Thoiry is a quiet French village and a nice place to start hikes up the mountain, with paths in the Jura starting where we live. Alternatively, with a 10 min drive it's possible to take a cablecar, and in the winter even to ski from up there. Lake Geneva is not far, either by public transportation or by car. In fact we go quite regularly sailing on the lake, in Versoix. Besides these outdoor activities, there's the city of Geneva to visit - 15 km away, reachable also by public transportation.
Geneva is an international city with many beautiful parks and sights, lovely (often free) museums, the UN and other international organizations, shopping (although pricey) and a variety of food options. Other beautiful towns like Lausanne and Annecy are within 1 hour drive. CERN is very close - 10 min by car - and it can be visited as well for free.

Our favourite restaurants


Walks or jogging paths

  • Reculet

Health or fitness clubs


Interesting day trips

  • Annecy
  • Lausanne
  • Vevey

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Please take care of our home as you do your own.

We are not looking for exchanges outside Europe at this time.

Conditions

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

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange Offered

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