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Falmouth, USA

Our historic home, built in 1859

Our historic home, built in 1859

Front house view from driveway

Front house view from driveway

Side walkway entrance to deck

Side walkway entrance to deck

Backyard and garden

Backyard and garden

Kitchen and Island

Kitchen and Island

Family Room with basic cableTV and Blu-ray player

Family Room with basic cableTV and Blu-ray player

2nd floor Master with Queen bed, original windows and pineboard floors

2nd floor Master with Queen bed, original windows and pineboard floors

The 1st floor bathroom with small shower

The 1st floor bathroom with small shower

Upstairs bath with clawfoot tub, serves master bedroom and 3 small 2nd floor guest bedrooms.

Upstairs bath with clawfoot tub, serves master bedroom and 3 small 2nd floor guest bedrooms.

West Falmouth Harbor 1/2 mile walk

West Falmouth Harbor 1/2 mile walk

West Falmouth Market and deli, 10 minute walk

West Falmouth Market and deli, 10 minute walk

Our honeymoon, Auckland, New Zealand, 2009

Our honeymoon, Auckland, New Zealand, 2009

Egrets gather on the Great Sippewissett Marsh just off the bike path

Egrets gather on the Great Sippewissett Marsh just off the bike path

The Shining Sea bikeway, accessible about 1/4 mile from our home

The Shining Sea bikeway, accessible about 1/4 mile from our home

 Sunset at "our" beach - Chappaquoit - walk, drive or ride your bike but don't miss it

Sunset at "our" beach - Chappaquoit - walk, drive or ride your bike but don't miss it

Boats in West Falmouth harbor, just down the road

Boats in West Falmouth harbor, just down the road

Our historic home, built in 1859 Front house view from driveway Side walkway entrance to deck Backyard and garden Kitchen and Island Family Room with basic cableTV and Blu-ray player 2nd floor Master with Queen bed, original windows and pineboard floors The 1st floor bathroom with small shower Upstairs bath with clawfoot tub, serves master bedroom and 3 small 2nd floor guest bedrooms. West Falmouth Harbor 1/2 mile walk West Falmouth Market and deli, 10 minute walk Our honeymoon, Auckland, New Zealand, 2009 Egrets gather on the Great Sippewissett Marsh just off the bike path The Shining Sea bikeway, accessible about 1/4 mile from our home  Sunset at "our" beach - Chappaquoit - walk, drive or ride your bike but don't miss it Boats in West Falmouth harbor, just down the road
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Unavailable for exchange at the moment
Exchange dates Duration
August 17, 2020 - October 15, 2020 2 weeks

Seeking exchanges to large cities with central locations and public transportation.

Historic House in West Falmouth, MA, Cape Cod USA

This is a lovingly maintained historic house (1859) on Cape Cod with beaches, a nearby bike path, a neighborhood market and a cafe within walking distance. A short drive takes you to downtown Falmouth, full of year round activities for tourists and locals, and a variety of shops and restaurants to explore. The quaint villages and beaches of Cape Cod, including Hyannis, Provincetown and the Cape Cod National Seashore, are unique and picturesque.The ferry to Martha's Vineyard leaves from the village of Woods Hole, considered part of Falmouth. Ferry parking lots for day trips to the island are easily accessed in the heart of Falmouth. Day trips can also be made to Plymouth, Boston, Providence, Newport and other nearby New England destinations.Bus service runs daily from Boston Logan International airport to Falmouth.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 10 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired engineer
  • retired banker

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: Two story home, two stairways.
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Bicycles: 5

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK
  • London, UK
  • Paris, France
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Zürich, Switzerland

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Boston Logan International Airport - 1 1/2 hours

  • beach Chappaquoit Beach (2.5 km)
  • forest Woods along the bike path (3.9 km)
  • boating West Falmouth Harbor (1.4 km)
  • lake Great Sippewisset Marsh (2.6 km)
  • sea Old Silver Beach (6.0 km)
  • golfing Paul Harney Golf Course (10.6 km)
  • shopping Stop and Shop Grocery Store (7.6 km)

Our village, West Falmouth, is a rural part of Falmouth with easy access to beaches, a harbor, bike path and walking paths. In the village we have a neighborhood market and cafe, a library, an ice cream and coffee shop (summer only), and an historic Methodist Church and Quaker Meeting House.

In Falmouth Center, about 8 miles from our home, there is a beautiful New England main street with a town park and a classic town green surrounded by stately homes, churches (one with a bell crafted by Paul Revere), and the Museums on the Green with two 18th century houses complete with period furnishings. From Main Street you can gaze out at Shiverick's Pond or browse the many shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. There is a Chamber of Commerce visitor center ready to assist visiting tourists and an impressive main library with an expansive front lawn, both with available wi-fi access.

The Falmouth Historical Society has exhibits on the whaling industry and the life of "America the Beautiful" author Katharine Lee Bates. Her birthplace at 16 Main Street was restored and is now a private residence. Another historic site is 1878 Highfield Hall which has been restored by a local non-profit group. The house and grounds are open year-round to the public with a museum, galleries, garden and special programs. Also on the grounds is Highfield Theatre, home of the College Light Opera Company (CLOC), a summer repertory theater. A new musical production is performed by college students every week throughout the summer.

Considered part of Falmouth, Woods Hole is a distinct location and destination. It is the home to three world-class scientific research institutions with visitor centers, an aquarium and museum. Woods Hole has good restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops and is where the ferries to Martha's Vineyard depart.

Occupation

  • retired engineer
  • retired banker

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

Ken (78) is a retired Engineer and Michele (69) is a retired Banker. Our family consists of Ken's two adult children and four grandchildren and Michele's two adult children and two grand-dogs. Since retiring, we spend time in the winter at our second home in Florida and in the summer traveling to Intervac Home exchanges. We enjoy visiting museums, historic sites, attending music events and meeting the people in the area. We are members of the local singers group, Falmouth Chorale, as well as our church choir, and Ken is active in volunteer groups in the community. Traveling and spending time with friends and family, especially with our 4 grandchildren, keeps us busy.

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