Lovely 4 Bed home swap in Boston, USA
Well maintained Victorian era home built in 1888 and is ~2200 square feet (205 square meters), there are lots of windows with hardwood floors throughout. The house has central air conditioning on the first two floors. The third floor has window air conditioning units in both rooms.
First floor has a large living room with French doors, bookcase filled with a variety of books, an entertainment center with a 40 flat screen HDTV, DVD player and Wii game system. The living room opens into dining room. A large dining table seats up to 10. There is also a piano. The kitchen was recently renovated and includes stainless appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave & oven), granite counters, dual sink with disposal and walk in pantry. There is also a half bathroom on the first floor with a toilet and sink.
Second floor has 3 large bedrooms and a full bathroom. First bedroom has a queen bed and a walk in closet. Second bedroom has a full bed, a huge beanbag and lots of kids toys and books. Third bedroom has a twin bed, huge beanbag and is filled with more toys and books. There is also a sitting area with several bookcases filled with books.
Third floor has two rooms. The first is a guest bedroom with a trundle bed that converts to a king bed or that can be kept as 2 twin beds. The second room is an office with a computer.
The washer and dryer are located in the basement. There is a back deck and patio. Both have tables for eating/relaxing at. For cookouts, there is a Weber gas grill on the deck.
Our relatively large yard (for Boston!) is fenced in the back. In addition to the space for kids to run around, the backyard has a tree house and swing set. We have lots of sporting equipment including 2 kids bikes and 2 adult bikes, baseball, soccer, football, scooters, skateboards, tennis rackets. There is also a basketball hoop in the driveway in front of the garage. The driveway can park up to 4 cars and there is plenty of parking on the street should that be needed.
We live in a quiet, diverse neighborhood in Boston. We enjoy all the benefit of the city but in a residential setting. There are lots of friendly kids on the street as well as several couples with grown children. Within walking distance there are many great restaurants and stores (book stores, drug stores, pubs, clothing stores, etc.) as well as:
the town library
a park with playground, 3 tennis, and 3 basketball courts
a grocery store
the post office
Within short driving distance there is:
a community pool and splash park (5 minute drive)
a golf range/mini-golf course (7-8 minute drive)
great hiking trails (7-8 minute drive)
the Arnold Arboretum is 3 miles away (5 minute drive)
a public Donald Ross golf course (10 minute drive) next to
the Franklin Park Zoo (also 10 minutes away)
a new movie theater and shopping plaza (10 minute drive)
Fenway Park (the Boston Red Sox home field) is 6 miles away (~15 minute drive)
Further away, but still very manageable:
Beautiful beaches to the north and south are 1 hour drive
Cape Cod is 60-90 minutes away (depending on which part of the Cape)
Newport is 90 minutes away
2 major area casinos (Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun) are ~ 2 hours away
Bus routes to various other areas of Boston and beyond. Great central location for seeing all there is to see.
Type of home swap
- Home Exchange
- Hospitality Exchange
Conditions of home exchange
- Non smokers only
- Children welcome