Charming house near Copenhagen - we look for Portugal summer 2016
Villa , suburban with 3 bedrooms , sleeps 4 , 2 bathroom(s) , floor area of 175 m2 (1885 sq.ft) , WCs 2 , car optional , children OK , NO smoking , including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 4
1) December 19 2016 - November 17 2017
Where we want to go
Description of our house
We love our house from 1930, because we most of all feel that we live in a cottage. We get this feeling, because there are windows all around in the combined kitchen and livingroom which is the heart of the house, so it seems as if the garden is growing into the rooms. There is always full of light. We can see the sunrise from one side of the house, the kitchen, and the sunset from the garden on the other side. We have decorated our home with furniture and art that we love, but our things are all functional, because with two boys in the house, it is important to us that you can live here. We love our kitchen because it has a direct exit to the garden and terrasse. From both doors in the combined kitchen and living room you can go out on a 45 m2 wooden terrace. Our garden is 1200 m2 and there is a hedge all around, so during summer you have the experience of being on a private island. On the first floor we have two bedrooms for our boys together with the parents' bedroom. In the new renovated basement there is a washroom with washing machine and dryer, an extra bathroom, a big playroom for children with tv and playstation, netflix and games. There is also and guestroom downstairs.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, security system, central heating, tv / cable, sunbed, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, terrace, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, surfing, horse riding, tennis, roller blading, swimming, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
English, francais, deutsch, espanol
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), hospitality considered, car optional
marks the location of this home
We live on a quiet and peaceful road with little traffic and with children playing on the road. We are surrounded by friendly and quiet neighbourgs, who know each other well. The house is located only 50 meters from a large, lush marsh where you can take long walks, running and cycling. The center of Copenhagen 8 km (5 miles away) can be reached by car within 10-15 minutes, you go by bus in half an hour og you can easily bike. Its flat here in Danmark. It talks 30 min. by bike. Here you have eg. Tivoli, Strøget, Zoo, The Planatarium and lots of other wonderful places to go for both grown ups and children. We have made a book for you, which is in the house, where we and outher swappers have wrote a long list of nice places and things to do. The beach is 5 km away (3 miles) along with the forest and deer park Dyrehaven - both natural areas beautiful places to walk, run or do picnic. (There are beaches all along the coast). 30 minutes up the coast lies Humlebæk with the renowned Louisiana museum and a bit further away Helsingør, where you can visit Sweden and Helsinborg. Søborg itself is a small town, rich in pleasant shopping to use in everyday life, but you can also find restaurants and cafes here. Søborg is placed few kilometers from the highway that takes you all over Sjælland, maybe to the little charming island Møn, where you can visit Møns Klint. Our family car, a Citroen Xsara, is available and can be used just as much as you like. Also we have good bikes in the garage. You can bike to the center of Copenhagen in 30 minutes on good bicycle path, and Copenhagen ia a paradise for bicycling. We made 4 exhanges so far, and every family talkes about the safe biking in Copenhagen, that it is a wonderful way to see the city.
Something about ourselves
We are two adults in the family, Søren, 49 years old, and Lene, 46 years old, and our two boys, Mads and Kalle, 13 and 10 years old. Søren is a medical doctor (ENT specialist) and Lene is a journalist. Last summer, 2015, it was our 6. time that we try to swap homes with others. We love all the idea of sharing our home with another couple or a family that will take as good care of our house, that we will take good care of yours.