- Québec, Québec, Canada
- Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019
Heaven on earthWe had a wonderful time in Hayes! We could not ask for anything better. The house, the beach, the people... Everything was perfect. Thank you Paula and Steve!
We are a large and loving family who enjoy skiing, the beach, boating, good food, music and travel. We have had three really wonderful exchanges so far and hope to see more of the world that way . Our oldest 4 oldest kids are in college or post grad so don't often get to travel with us. We enjoy animals and are happy to care for those at a home exchange (but you do not have to take care of ours if you'd rather not.
Communty Service Volunteers
dog named Addie, cats named Mitzi
Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
Simultaneous Home Exchange
Smoking Not Allowed
Use of Personal Car is possible
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Description of the home we are offering for exchange
We are seeking exchanges in the USA in both Rhode Island and the Florida Gulf Coast.
Our home in a lovely suburb of Washington DC offers privacy, space, and convenience to the city, as well as the beautiful VA countryside. The commuter train is 7 minutes away to take you into DC, or within 15 minutes you can be in the countryside. If you choose to stay home, enjoy grilling and eating on the custom built patio, a soak in the outdoor hot tub, a game of basketball on our court, or maybe a jump on the trampoline! With nearly 4500 square ft of living space, your family will find a place to make themselves at home.We have four bedrooms upstairs, one with two sets of bunkbeds, and one with a day bed (these 2 share a bathroom). The 3rd bedroom has a double with a single and a crib as well as a full bath. The huge master BR has a king bed, exercise equipment, and a large bath with separate shower and soaking tub. We have alot of toys, alot of books, a piano, an open kitchen, eat in area and living room. Our home is elegant and yet comfortable and very liveable. ,
House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence
Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area
We live on 1.3 acres near the end of a dead end street, so it is very quiet. Our home backs up to 50 acres of woods, with a path leading down to the river. It is a friendly neighborhood with children and lots of dogs! We love the fact that we are 5 minutes from grocery stores and shopping, and yet have privacy and nature surrounding us. Our town is a hub for commuting into the Washington DC area, so there are two places to pick up the commuter train, which can drop you in a couple places in DC or connect you to the metro which runs all over DC. We are surrounded by both city and country--within an hour or less you can be on your way to enjoying lovely hikes in the Blue Ridge, numerous winery tours, Civil War battlesites or simply a drive through historic and rolling horsecountry. Or you can head into the multiple museums and monuments and galleries of Washington DC (most of which is free!) Manassas itself has a lovely and vibrant Old Town full of shops and restaurants.
Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home
From our house it is a short drive to the town of Manassas, which has a lovely and thriving Old Town. Many shops & restaurants are there, all locally owned. There is also a Thursday and Saturday morning Farmers Market, which we frequent. If you are here in winter, there is ice skating on that same spot! The two famous Battles of Bull Run were fought in this area, and it is a popular tourist area for those interested in Civil War history. Not far is George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, as well as the homes of other American founders. The local area is literally filled with wineries, the closest one in nearby Clifton. We love to head out West towards the Blue Ridge Mountains, sometimes to hike, to pick fruit at local orchards, or just to drive down the winding backroads and see gorgeous scenery and farms and houses (especially in the Upperville/Middleburg area. And of course, Washington DC, with the zoo, the many Smithsonian museums, the monuments, all free and easily reachable
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Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules
While our house is very well used, it is also well cared for. We have two cats and a dog, but they are not allowed upstairs. We would like the home to be left in the condition in which it was received; If it makes it easier for you, I can provide the number of our wonderful housekeeper.
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