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Modern 5BR home - short walk to train to Manhattan


8 Guests   5 Bedrooms   3.5 Bathrooms   2 Car spaces 

Primary home  
Exchange type Simultaneous 
Views 242
Response rate 100%

Luminous, modern home with garden 6 miles / 9 km north of NY city limits Walk to shoppes, restaurants and commuter train Quiet, tree-lined street w/ friendly neighbors 2600sq feet (240sq meters) 3-story home

The space

MAIN FLOOR Large living room Dinning room with table for 6-10 people Eat-in counter for 3 people Fully equipped American kitchen with modern appliances 1/2 bathroom (toilet only) TOP FLOOR (4 bedrooms + 2 full bathrooms) Master suite: king bed (183cm) and a newly built bathroom with large Italian shower, separate toilet, washer and dryer, radiant heat, computer area, television Bedroom #2: double bed (137cm) Bedroom #3: twin bed (106cm) + trundle bed (106cm) Bedroom #4: single bed (106cm) over double bunk bed (137cm) + single pull-out couch Full bathroom with bath BOTTOM FLOOR: (1 bedroom + 1 full bathroom) Family playroom with large television, cable, game console and sofa bed Bedroom #5: queen bed (153cm) Full bathroom with shower Computer area Washer & dryer Radiant heat Our home sleeps more than 8 comfortably, but that is the maximum number of guests we prefer to exchange with. Our garden is leveled and fenced in, with a picnic table, gas grill and outdoor fireplace. We are in the process of completing landscaping. We will share photos as they come available. The back of our home faces west and our unobstructed view of the sunset and the village below is stunning. Other amenities: Central air conditioning High speed internet over WiFi Nespresso 3 televisions (cable, Netflix and other) Game console Sonos Musical instruments: Guitars, keyboard, drums Peloton bike (SPD clips) Countless board games Tents Bikes


Our trusted cleaning lady of 10 years comes once per week on Fridays. We prefer to keep her engaged even during our multi-week exchanges, out of respect for her livelihood. If you have a cleaning lady too, we will gladly swap services. Our philosophy is that we do not expect our guests to do extensive cleaning when leaving our home, and we would prefer the same. It should be vacation after all!

Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Toilet paper
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
Clothes dryer

Travel styles

House rules
No smoking
Pets not allowed
Unsuitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12


Tuckahoe is a friendly historic village of 6,000 residents on the edge of the Bronx River. Our quiet, winding street is conveniently located just minutes by foot from all amenities: train station, bus stops, parks, grocery store, shoppes, restaurants, pharmacy, and library. It is also within quick access of major parkways for easy travels to Manhattan, New Jersey (beaches...), Long Island (The Hamptons...), Upstate New York and New England (Boston...). Aside from all New York City offers, there are wonderful activities to do close to our neighborhood as well, such as visiting the Bronx zoo, Botanical Gardens, Bronx River Park, Playland amusement park, Rye beach, Bear Mountain, and numerous hiking, cycling and horseback riding opportunities. Also plenty of cultural and artistic opportunities close by: Dia Beacon, Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at Pepsico, Pollepel island, Caramoor, Blue Hills at Stone Barns, Pocantico Church, Rockefeller Estate at Kykuit, Untermyer Gardens, Storm King, The Cloisters.

Getting around

Commuting to midtown Manhattan takes 28-45 minutes via commuter train, and the station is a 7 min walk from our home. Fares cost $7-11 per adult each way, and $1 per child under 12yrs old.

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Tuckahoe, NY
Joined February 2019
Response rate 100%
Travelling group
We are Julie and Vincent, proud parents of three teenage daughters. We are fans of the home exchange concept because we enjoy the relationship we develop with our fellow exchangers, and prefer to vacation away from touristy crowds. We have been exchanging since 2009. We don’t smoke, and don’t have pets. One of our daughters is allergic to cat hair, therefore for family trips, we cannot accept reciprocal exchanges with homes with indoor cats but we will gladly take care of your plants, gardens and chickens while you are away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLEASE NOTE: At the moment, we are only available for a simultaneous one-week in mid-July, ideally in the Pacific Northwest. We won't be traveling to Europe this year. Thank you.
Member description
We are a family in transition at the moment. Our oldest daughter is heading to college in Sept 2019 and our other two children are busy with high school and sports, so family vacations are becoming more and more challenging to organize. We usually find out about our summer family vacation dates later in March or April so we cannot commit early to simultaneous summer plans. At other times of the year, Vincent and Julie can make plans to travel alone while the children are in school, but since we live in our primary home, those exchanges need to be non-simultaneous. We can host 2-3 people in hospitality for short stays while we are home. When we travel, we like to stay in one place to really get acquainted with the area. We do short field trips, and enjoy returning home for a relaxing evening. We like to cook and enjoy a well-equipped kitchen. We are open to most destinations, and when we travel with the family, we favor homes with enough bedrooms to accommodate our three children comfortably, and friends or relatives who may visit us while away.  Reliable and free Wifi is imperative since Julie must tend to her internet business when away. We have nice neighbors who would be happy to to guide you around our neighborhood. We also have many sports connections! Julie is part of a triathlon club, Vincent does martial arts and the girls play football (soccer). If you want a connection to local sports enthusiasts, we'd be happy to introduce you!

Desired destinations

Pacific Northwest (Flexible)
Jul 18 - 25, 2019 (Flexible)
"This is a "working vacation" so we will need access to reliable free Wifi during that time."

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