Washington, DC, USA


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Exchange dates Duration
June 20, 2022 - September 30, 2023 2 weeks

House in Washington, DC, USA, plus townhome in the Hudson Valley, NY

Our comfortable home in Washington has three floors.  The main floor features a living room (salon), dining room, and a kitchen.  The living room has a stereo systems with hundreds of CDs in the music categories of blues, rock, folk, jazz, hillbilly, Hawaiian, and classical.
 The top floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  The main bedroom has a queen size bed and its own bathroom with toilet and shower.  The second bedroom has a single bed and the third bedroom is a guest room and office with a single bed and a second single bed that is hidden below it, which then pops up (a trundle bed).  The desktop computer is also in this room, with high speed Internet (50 mbs).  A full bath with tub and toilet is off this hall. Off the guest room is an outdoor balcony for sun bathing.

The basement features a high-def 55" LED smart TV with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. There is a toilet off  this room. Finally, the other part of the basement features the washer, dryer and central air conditioning unit.  The garage holds our bicycles and lawn care equipment.

BONUS: we have a second home in Beacon, NY, in the beautiful Hudson Valley, 75 minutes north of New York City. This is also available, as part of the exchange.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 7 Exchanges made


  • Engineer (Ken)
  • College Prof (Rosemarie)

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Other musical instruments


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 2


Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Paris, France

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

This is a quiet family neighborhood of single family homes, with friendly neighbors and a convenient location. There is easy on-street parking, a bus line one  block away (Georgia Avenue bus), and the Metro train a 12 minute walk away (Takoma station on the Red Line).
The Shepherd Park section of Washington, DC is about as far north as you can go and still be in Washington; the State of Maryland border is a ten minute walk. Another ten minutes (~1 mile total) places you in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, which is the home of the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre, showing art and new release movies. Also in downtown Silver Spring are Thai, Burmese, Ethiopian, Indian, Salvadoran, Italian, and several pubs.
To the West is Rock Creek Park, a 7 mile long park that goes from the Maryland  border to downtown Washington, terminating at the Kennedy Center, Georgetown, and the various memorials (Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, WW II, Vietnam).   Our home is a ten mimute walk from one of the entrances to the park.  There is picnicing, hiking, and, best of all, the roads are closed to traffic during the weekends.
 To the east, the Metro train system is a 12 minute walk, and a few minutes farther east is downtown Takoma Park, with live music, a weekend farmer's market, a Lebanese restaurant, an ice cream shoppe, and several other unique shops.


  • Engineer (Ken)
  • College Prof (Rosemarie)


  • We do not have children.


  • We do not have pets.


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