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Modern 5BR home - short walk to train to Manhattan

Tuckahoe NY United States
8 Guests   5 Bedrooms   6 Beds   3.5 Bathrooms   2 Car spaces 
Primary home  
Exchange type Simultaneous  Non-simultaneous  Non-reciprocal  Hospitality 
Listed February 2019
Views 366
Response rate 100%

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

Travel styles

Good public transport

House rules

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


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...). Our home truly offers the best of both world: alternate your visits between the bustling city and the verdant countryside. There are so many amazing activities to do close to our home such as the Bronx zoo, Botanical Gardens, Bronx River Park, Playland amusement park, Rye beach, Bear Mountain, and numerous hiking, cycling and horseback riding opportunities. Legoland NY is opening in Spring 2020 in Goshen NY, approximately 1hr from our home. We highly recommend visiting these cultural and artistic landmarks: Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at Pepsico Dia Beacon Art Museum Rockefeller Estate at Kykuit Pocantico Church, with stained glass by Chagall and Matisse Stone Barns Center and Blue Hill, its Michelin-starred restaurant Storm King Outdoor Art Center Untermyer Gardens Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island The Cloisters Museum (part of the Met) New York Botanical Gardens

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, 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. 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 will gladly take care of your plants, gardens and chickens while you are away. 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. We are open to most destinations, and when we travel with the family, we favor homes with enough bedrooms to accommodate our three grown children comfortably. Access to reliable and free Wifi is imperative for work requirements. Julie is French-Canadian and has a lot of family in the Montreal and Eastern Townships region, therefore we rarely arrange reciprocal exchanges with Québec since we most often stay with relatives when we travel to the province. We have nice neighbors who would be happy 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!
Member description
We are a family in transition at the moment. Our oldest daughter is heading to university in Montreal in Sept 2019 and our other two children are busy with high school and sports, so family vacations are becoming more challenging to organize. We usually find out about our summer family vacation dates later in March or April. At other times of the year, Vincent and Julie can make plans to travel alone while the children are in school, but since this is our only home, those exchanges need to be non-simultaneous. We can host 2 people in hospitality for short stays while we are home.

Desired destinations

Open to any destination

Basilicata, Italy
Apr 3, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020 (Flexible)
"We would like to visit Basilicata, where my husband grandfather was born before he emigrated to the USA."

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