4 bedroom home on tree lined street in DC Area

4 bedroom home on tree lined street in DC Area

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 9
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is comfortable, clean, and cozy with a lot of natural light. It has a modern kitchen with an herb garden outside, and adjoining dining room where all the family can eat. We have a well-used fire place in our cozy living room. We have a piano in the living room, and a violin and guitar in the house. We have clean, wooden floors. We have four bedrooms, two with queen-size beds and one twin bed on the second floor.

We also have a finished basement that sleeps 4-6 additional people (2 queen size beds). We also have additional air mattresses of various sizes. The basement has a TV, separate access, shower, and a kitchenette (kitchen is still under development). This will be ideal for bringing another family along with you on vacation, or for a non-simultaneous swap so you can stay in privacy even if we are still at home.

Our house is surrounded by large, mature oak trees. It is in an area of the DC Metro Area called Takoma Park. It sits up on a bank in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood easily accessible to Washington, D.C. by bus, train, cycling, or car. Our home is connected to Washington, D.C. by a 5 minute bus ride from our neighborhood to the DC Metro Red Line train. Union Station is a 10 minute ride to Takoma Park. We have a fenced-in back yard with an herb garden, large hammock, trampoline, charcoal grill, and fire pit. We have two adult bikes, three children's bikes of different sizes, and a tandem bike!, which you are welcome to use.

We are open to car swapping. We own a Subaru Outback and a Mazda 5. We have parking in front of the house.

We have a backyard with a trampoline, barbecue grill (charcoal), hammock, and Adirondack chairs.

We have hi speed Wi Fi.

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More about us

  1. We are Frank and Kim and have two younger children. Frank is from the UK with family in western Scotland and the south of England (Bedfordshire). We are both professionals. Kim is a conservation biologist and Frank is a network engineer. Kim founded a small eco-travel business for families and field courses for teachers and we enjoy traveling immensely. We mainly flock to places that offer a lot of outdoor activities (hiking, kayaking, etc) as well as access to urban attractions, such as restaurants and museums. We also enjoy small villages. Wherever we stay, we like to live like the locals and get to know the people there. We have done one home exchange so far (domestically) and loved it. We also like to get to know your interests beforehand, so we can facilitate your stay here in Maryland and the DC area.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Our home is surrounded by large, mature oak trees. It is in an area of the DC Metro Area called Takoma Park. It sits up on a bank in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood easily accessible to Washington, D.C. by bus, train, cycling, or car. Our home is connected to Washington, D.C. by a 5 minute bus ride from our neighborhood to the DC Metro Red Line train. Union Station is a 10 minute ride to Takoma Park.

We have neighbors of all sorts of backgrounds: artists, environmental activists, journalists, non-profit and Federal government professionals, physicians, aid workers... The Old Town area, just a 5 minute bus ride away near the Metro/train, has plenty of nice restaurants, including an authentic Italian restaurant with oven roasted pizza, Korean, Thai, Middle Eastern, and Cafes with bookshops, music, and entertainment in the evening -- all restaurants are laid back, inexpensive, and family friendly. There are two parks in the neighborhood for kids, both next to a beautiful, ankle-deep creek for more added fun.

It is easily accessible to downtown Washington, D.C. A popular area for music and clubbing is U-Street.

Buzzy restaurants
Mark's Kitchen, Middle Eastern Restaurant, Kin Da Thai, Roscoe's, Trattoria da Lina, Pizza Movers, apital City Cheesecake, NaTra Tea's (on Flower Avenue), Bus Boys and Poets
Cool bars
U Street
Cozy cafés
Mark's Kitchen, Capital City Cheesecake, NaTra Tea's (on Flower Avenue), Bus Boys and Poets
Retail therapy
Downtown Takoma Park along Carroll Avenue up from the Takoma metro station has local, high quality retail shops and a small bookstore in Bus Boys and Poets.Prince Georges and Wheaton Mall are closest, but most popular are Tyson's Corner, Pentagon City, Union Station. There are also outlet malls but they are 1-3 hours drive away.
Bit of culture
Farmer's Market on Carroll Avenue near the Takoma Metro every Sunday all year round from 10:00-2:00, Washington, D.C., Annapolis, Mount Vernon
Walks in the park
Sligo Creek trail, Rachel Carson Trail, Rock Creek Park
Spot of exercise
The running trail along the creek in our neighborhood and the YMCA
Day tripping
Sugarloaf Mountain, Mount Vernon, Great Falls National Park, Annapolis, NYC

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