Our spacious modern home is in an acre of jungle and woods in a convenient suburban neighborhood of Orlando, east of lovely Winter Park. We are 45 minutes from Disney and the other theme parks, and less than an hour to the beach (Cocoa Beach, Canaveral National Seashore and Cape Canaveral). Many lakes, springs and natural attractions are close by.
The house was built in 1972. There are three large bedrooms, two full baths and two porches upstairs, and a large bedroom/office downstairs with a queen futon and a shower that looks out to the garden, and an adjacent office with a single bed futon. There are many large windows looking out into the woods, where you may see hawks, owls, armadillos, gopher tortoises, and lots of squirrels, cardinals, and lizards - if you are very lucky you may see a bald eagle!
Our beautiful, spacious modern home is situated in an acre of jungle and woods in a convenient suburban neighborhood of Orlando, just east of lovely Winter Park, Florida, home of Rollins College, and minutes from the University of Central Florida. We are 45 minutes from Disney and the other theme parks, and less than an hour to the beach (Cocoa Beach, Canaveral National Seashore and Cape Canaveral). The Saint Johns River, Hontoon Island State Park, Blue Springs State Park, Wekiva Springs State Park, and many other lakes, springs and natural attractions are less than an hour's drive.
We are a family of academics and artists. We are all avid readers and movie watchers. We are interested in art, nature, and the environment. We had a great swap in Copenhagen this spring, and another in Washington DC this summer.
We are open to suggestions, and could also do a non-simultaneous swap, or a hospitality exchange at other times. Please write to us with your proposal.
We have allergies, so no pets and no smoking allowed. We can arrange for friends to meet you and get you settled into the house. We are on a quiet dead-end street, but very close to restaurants, shopping, playgrounds, bike paths, and the pretty towns of Winter Park and Maitland. We are 20 Minutes from Downtown Orlando, About 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport, and 20 minutes from Orlando Sanford International, where there are often inexpensive flights available from Europe via Icelandair.
We speak English, and just a bit of French and Spanish.