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Cape Cod home on Delaware River and Canal, near Princeton, between NY City and Philadelphia

House • Washington Crossing PA United States

    2 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    0 Beds  
    1.5 Bathrooms  
    4 Car spaces 
    Primary home  

Exchange types accepted



Listed  July 2018
Views  1430
Response rate  100%

General overview

We downsized and moved here in 2002 with the thought of moving to an apartment in Philadelphia or New York City. We loved it so much we've never left. We front on the Delaware River between Yardley and Washington Crossing, PA. We back on the canal with miles of bike riding, kayak and swim in the river and hike on its islands. It's like being on permanent holiday and yet we're so close to the cities. NY City is 1.2 hours north by train from Hamilton Station, NJ, Philly is 45 minutes south by train from Yardley. Princeton is 25 minutes and the Jersey Shore one hour away by car. Bucks County is beautiful. All our guests have been amazed by this secret part of the USA. The little towns up the river are a lot like England with a strong Quaker influence. It's hard to believe you're so close to dynamic cities. You can even drive down to Washington, DC in three hours. We have been gratified by the amazing, generous, kind, interesting people we have met so far on home swaps. I have swapped my car on previous swaps but I'd prefer not to for future swaps. Rental cars here are inexpensive but we can talk about it, if you feel strongly. We have traveled widely and hope to spend more time in Asia, Africa, North and South America and locally.

The space

1.4 acres on river at front and canal at back

Guest access

Two floors plus basement


We will e-mail our house manual if you're interested.


Air conditioning
Cupboard / drawers
Hair dryer
Bed sheets
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit

House rules

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


This describes Bucks County. http://www.visitbuckscounty.com/ New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ are magic towns, just up the river. http://www.visitnewhope.com/visitor-info/ http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/pennsylvania/fairy-tale-town-pa/ Princeton, Philly, NY City, NJ Shore, Lancaster, etc. sites below. There are many more. http://www.visitprinceton.org/activities/ http://www.discoverphl.com/visit/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwg9-vBRCK7L7wmO2u0JcBEiQA_tzoaDLCBDfGT8h0rGYwOvhTH3cM5Tpu0_P6iHOZHvlhr8MaAmpL8P8HAQ http://www.nytours.us/ http://www.oceangrovenj.com/new-jersey-beaches.html http://www.discoverlancaster.com/activities/index.asp http://www.discoverlancaster.com/towns-and-heritage/amish-country/index.asp Best restaurants - Blue Moose, New Hope. Many more locally. Nightlife - NY City and Philly Your area's cultural and historical landmarks - It all started in Philly. Scores of landmarks in the area. Local walks - Canal path and Islands in River

Getting around

We are convenient to both Newark (EWR) and Philly airports. Trenton Airport is even closer and often less expensive, if you can get a flight on Frontier to and from there. JFK is quite a hassle, depending on traffic.

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Frank and Shanti

Washington Crossing, PA 18977 USA
Joined July 2018
Response rate 100%
Member description
Frank grew up in Cowra, NSW and Sydney, Australia, Shanti grew up in the US, Zurich and the Netherlands. We love home swapping and are prepared to go most places.
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