HomeExchange.com™ - Listing #68945 - -♥ Comfortable and spacious 4 floors family home in a very pleasant, green and quiet residential area in sparkling city of Utrecht, the heart of the Netherlands ♥-
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Listing ID # 68945
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|People in our Party:||4|
|Nearest Large City:|
|Amsterdam (25 min), in Utrecht|
|Nearest Major Airport:|
|Schiphol (30 min)|
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-On the ground floor you will find the entrance with the stairs to the next floor, 2 piece washroom, kitchen with a breakfast area, and a door to the dining area and the family room. Behind the house is a small but beautiful urban style garden with blossoming flowers, massive teak furnature, swing and Weber BBQ set, it is fenced and lighted, behind the garden is a large secluded communal area with playgrounds.
-On the first floor there is a study which is connected to the formal living room.
-On the second floor there is a master bedroom, bathroom with bathtub, basin, a second toilet and a separate glass shower, a separate laundry and ironing room, and our son's bedroom.
-On the third floor is our daugther's domain with her bedroom, a storage room and a large panoramic terrace overlooking the city.
Our very central location makes our home an ideal base for exploring The Netherlands, very calm, green and safe with lots of parks and children playgrounds, the local shopping centre is just across the park, only 300 meters away, 10 minutes to the old city centre and a train station and close to all major highways.
Excellent links to Amsterdam (25 min), Rotterdam (40 min), The Hague (40 min) by car or by train. Germany and Belgium are about 1 hour drive.
Close to the Veluwe, Betuwe, beach, and lakes. Utrecht has a historic centre, with canals, shops, good museums, several theatres, cinemas, concerts, festivals, many restaurants and a lot to do for children.
For nature lovers or just to relax a short (bike) ride to the opposite direction then the city centre takes you to a beautiful countryside with lots of greenary, lakes, windmills and a 14-th century De Haar castel.
Car exchange is an option for exchanges outside of the european continent on the base of an equal trade and upon insurance approval. We can offer 4 bikes 3 adults with a child carrier 1 children bike. Holland is truely a biking country , with safe biking lanes, everywhere, on the countryside and in the inner cities.
We have a cleaner twice a week, she might be available during the exchange (upon request).
|Single Family||Senior Friendly|
Due to the most central position in the country, Utrecht is also the center of the Dutch railroad network.
A large indoor shopping mall called Hoog Catharijne (located next to the central railway station) prolonged with a large outdoor shopping centre giving Utrecht the title the best shopping city of The Netherlands.
Utrecht University is the largest university of The Netherlands.
in Florida & in Israel (2005 & 2006)
2 exchanges in Canada (Ottawa & Niagara-on-the-lake) (2007)
In May 2008 we exchanged with a family from Barcelona
In summer 2008 we had 2 exchanges in Val de Loire France & in Swabian Alb Germany.
In may 2009 we enjoyed 1 week city-break during London exchange.
In august 2009 we had a great time in Mont de Marsan France.
In july-august 2010 we had an amazing time in Gulfport, on the West coast of Florida.
In july-august 2011 we discovered how great Croatia (Istria) is.
ALL exchanges were a GREAT success and we thoroughly enjoyed the convenience of having a home away from home with recommendations on where to go and what to do.
|Smoking Prohibited||Plant care needed||Pets Prohibited|
|Auto Exchange is negotiable|
We would like to travel within the time frame of our children's school holidays
STILL OPEN FOR:
We prefer propeties close to beach or with a swimming pool in a warm climate.(3-4 weeks)
December 17, 2012 - Januari 01, 2013
Like to spend Christmas in urban location and will consider all major European citie's. Another wish is New York city (1-2 weeks)
For "hospitality" option, we will be able to welcome couples or very small families at any time that we are not traveling to show you around Utrecht area and help with any advise in seeing Holland.
OPEN FOR NICE SUGGESTIONS for Christmas 2012 & for Summer 2013.
If you like what you see, feel free to make us any offer. We will carefully study and answer EVERY inquiry for the exchange in the future.
We enjoy traveling, meeting people, good restaurants, and understand the importance of respecting each others property.
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