(A) Large 165m2 condo close to inner City + (B) Weekend home in the mountains
Condo, urban with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 150 m2 (1615 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 5
1) September 01 2015 - June 30 2016
+++Please note: ONLY long term exchange from September 2015 to June 2016 in Victoria, BC - THANKS +++
Where we want to go
1) Victoria (Canada)
- +++ As we already live in VICTORIA, BC, CANADA we ONLY look for homeexchange in VICTORIA, ideally SAANICH -Sorry no other destinations this year :-)++
Description of our house
We have two homes: (A) one in the inner city of Vienna and (B) one weekend home in the mountains.
(A) INNER CITY Home
Close to the heart of Vienna (Austria) our condominium has 4 large rooms of app. 22 m2 each (1 living room, 1 music room/library, 2 bedrooms for the kids) and 2 small rooms of app. 12 m2 (1 parents' bedroom and 1 guest bedroom), including bath, an extra-shower, 2 toilets and others summing up to 165 m2.
There are two entrances and two hallways, apartment is in the second floor (one floor above ground floor. We have renovated our home (2011, 2012 and 2013), so all rooms are in very good condition. Primary Kitchen is completely new (2012), it includes high performance induction stove and low temp. steamer. Secondary kitchen was renovated in 2013.
New windows with double and triple glazing made in 2011 and 2012.
We have a high-high-speed internet access with speed up to 50 MBit/sec, cable TV, 42" flat screen, 3 computers, WiFi, hifi sound system, alarm system. The piano (baby grand) is in perfect condition.
In the ground floor you can store bicycles or buggies in shared lockable storage room.
(B) WEEKEND HOME in the Mountains
About 60 m2; 2 floors: ground floor includes kitchen, bathroom and toilet as well as a small living room (can be used as bedroom for 2 persons). Second floor has 3 small bedrooms: one contains 1 bed for 2 persons, second contains 2 beds for 2 persons and third is good for one person. So all together beds for up to 7 persons.
There are two wood stoves which give a wonderful warmth in winter, when there's up to 2 meters of snow outside. In summer you may enjoy the grill in the garden and the shadow under the huge tree.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, security system, central heating, tv / cable, sofa
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, country club, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Schwechat (vienna), 24 km / 15 mile
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), long term considered, car optional
= marks the location of this home
(A) INNER CITY Home
Our home is located in the 7th district (inner city) of Vienna, its a small district and directly borders the inner district, called first district, which is the historical center of Vienna.
It takes only a 15 minutes walk from our home to the historic city center of Vienna. 1 minute walk to the next grocery, 5 minutes walk to shopping street, 10 minutes walk to the famous main shopping street Mariahilfer Strasse.
Public transport, bus and tramway, are each a 3 minutes walk, subway is a 6 minutes walk.
In Vienna public bicycles are available free of charge (for usage up to 1 hour), the next self-service rental station for such bicycles is only a 3 minutes walk away.
Take a 15 minutes walk to reach University of Vienna (Schottentor) or Technical University of Vienna (Karlsplatz). Go for 5 minutes from home to visit little cafes or craftworks in the Bohemian side of town (Spittelberg)
For the last several years Vienna has been rated number one of cities worldwide in the "Quality of Living Ranking" by Mercer ( http://www.mercer.com ) or United Nations ( http://www.unhabitat.org ) , and ranked fifth in "Personal Safety" worldwide. Vienna has a lot to offer: see e.g. http://www.wien.gv.at for more details.
(B) WEEKEND HOME in the Mountains
This rented house is a small and lovely cottage located in the mountains close to the village Rohr im Gebirge, Niederösterreich, Austria. It's a 1h and 15 minutes drive by car from our home to the weekend home in the mountains. Just step out of the house and you are in the woods, when you sleep with windows open you hear the sound of nature like birds and the very near creek.
It's a 20 minutes walk to the village where you find a grocery and a nice inn serving good food.
About 4 minutes drive away you'll find a small skiing resort running two ski-lifts in winter time.
You will also like this home as a perfect starting point for hiking in summer. Visit one of the farmers for organic food (meat, honey, cheese, bread etc.). Infos in German language: http://www.rohrimgebirge.at
Something about ourselves
We (Roland and Hemma) are in our end-forties. We are both business owners, Roland is founder of an IT Company and running this company for 15 years, Hemma is founder of a shop for juggling equipment. She started 20 years ago.
We have three kids, Simon is 15 years, loves snow-boarding, playing piano and teasing his little sister Klara ;-). Klara is 11 years, plays violin and loves all kind of acrobatics. Julia, is 7 years and gets all the attention of everyone!
We are interested in long term exchange in Victoria, Saanich, or Brentwood, BC, Canada starting Sep 2015 to Jun 2016.
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