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Waltham, USA

Master bedroom in "old house" with private bath and jacuzzi;  in the background is a large window overlooking the back yard

Master bedroom in "old house" with private bath and jacuzzi; in the background is a large window overlooking the back yard

Living room with grand piano in "old house"

Living room with grand piano in "old house"

Guest bedroom in "old house" area

Guest bedroom in "old house" area

All-season porch with dining table overlooking Chester Brook - most beautiful eating spot in town

All-season porch with dining table overlooking Chester Brook - most beautiful eating spot in town

Great Room in "new house" section

Great Room in "new house" section

Backyard from our deck looking towards Chester Brook

Backyard from our deck looking towards Chester Brook

Den with foldout futon couch in "old house" area

Den with foldout futon couch in "old house" area

Modern kitchen with all appliances

Modern kitchen with all appliances

Rear view of our home

Rear view of our home

Carol McKeen & John Dunton on vacation

Carol McKeen & John Dunton on vacation

Guest room & office in "new house"

Guest room & office in "new house"

Dining room in the "old house" area

Dining room in the "old house" area

Bathroom serving "old house" guest bedroom and den

Bathroom serving "old house" guest bedroom and den

Kitchen view to backyard and Chester Brook

Kitchen view to backyard and Chester Brook

New bathroom on first floor - serves guest bedroom in "new house" and first floor

New bathroom on first floor - serves guest bedroom in "new house" and first floor

Guest room & office - couch opens to queen double bed

Guest room & office - couch opens to queen double bed

Jacuzzi tub in master bath - overlooking private back yard

Jacuzzi tub in master bath - overlooking private back yard

Master bedroom in "old house" with private bath and jacuzzi;  in the background is a large window overlooking the back yard Living room with grand piano in "old house" Guest bedroom in "old house" area All-season porch with dining table overlooking Chester Brook - most beautiful eating spot in town Great Room in "new house" section Backyard from our deck looking towards Chester Brook Den with foldout futon couch in "old house" area Modern kitchen with all appliances Rear view of our home Carol McKeen & John Dunton on vacation Guest room & office in "new house" Dining room in the "old house" area Bathroom serving "old house" guest bedroom and den Kitchen view to backyard and Chester Brook New bathroom on first floor - serves guest bedroom in "new house" and first floor Guest room & office - couch opens to queen double bed Jacuzzi tub in master bath - overlooking private back yard
Platinum

Member since

2011

Unavailable for exchange at the moment
Exchange dates Duration
March 12, 2019 - November 30, 2019 3 days

After a magical year's exchange in France we again are ready to meet new visitors, especially from France, Italy, Austria.

House in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

We are a professional couple who enjoy travel, especially our trips to Europe. Since joining Intervac we have had 10 families stay with us in "hospitality exchanges" and we have now visited all of them in France during a spectacular 7-week trip in 2015 that we could not have afforded without the hospitality of our Intervac friends, which then led to a one-year simultaneous exchange which ended 8/13/2018. A magical year for us, successful in every regard.

Our home just west of Boston (about 16km) and a short distance from major highways  is an ideal place from which to explore all of New England.  Easily visit Cape Cod, the rugged coast of Maine, the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, the many historical sites of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and the sailing capital of Newport, Rhode Island. All are reasonable daytrips from our centrally-located home in Waltham, MA.   Boston is about 4 hours driving time from New York City. We have reasonably good public transportation "for the USA", but it frankly doesn't compare with the frequency and thoroughness of European transportation systems, so a visitor would need to rent a car, at least to get to local reliable public transportation and to conveniently tour the New England area.

Our home is two parts: "Old House" built in 1914 with 3 bedrooms, and "New House" addition added in 2005, with large bedroom, great room and basement room. When we are at home there are still 3 separate bedrooms available, two in "old house" with double beds (though one of them is better for 1 person) and the third in "new house" with a queen sized bed in a room which also has floor space for futon or inflatable beds, both of which we have.  Our largest Intervac exchange has been for 4 adults and 3 adult children, but when a marching band of 12 arrived for a weekend performance in Cambridge we found a place for everyone on a mattress or a couch.  Our 3 full bathrooms and the outdoor shower all got use that weekend. 

We'd be happy to consider any reasonable exchange idea (no more marching bands preferably) with anyone who can later reciprocate. Let's see what we can work out together.  You'll enjoy Boston and New England and we'll have fun meeting you. 
 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 30 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Employee Benefits Broker/Benefits Consultant
  • Retired Employee Benefits Broker/Benefits Consultant

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Living Area: 3000 sq ft
  • Total Area: 3600 sq ft

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hospitality wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • France
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • Employee Benefits Broker/Benefits Consultant
  • Retired Employee Benefits Broker/Benefits Consultant

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

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