Large home in country setting near Washington DC
House, suburban with 5 bedrooms, sleeps 12, 5 bathroom(s), floor area of 500 m2 (5400 sq.ft), WCs 1, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 5
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our home is spacious and fully equipped, perfect for a large family. There is a ground level master suite, family room, modern kitchen, dining room, living room and laundry; two bedrooms, two baths and an office on the second level; plus a two bedroom apartment, living/dining room, bath and a second kitchen and second laundry on the lower level. I write a blog: Pat's Addition (http://pats-addition.blogspot.com about our home and family. Please visit!
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Garage, parking, garden, bicycles
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), car optional
= marks the location of this home
We are close to all the attractions of Washington DC (Smithsonian and other museums, theatre, restaurants, pro baseball and soccer teams), the historic Old Town of Alexandria, and Mt Vernon. While our house was built in the 80's it has an historic marker on the grounds. There are public bus routes at the corner that connect to the Metro system. We also can offer a car exchange (7 passenger van). There is a park, bike trail and wave pool nearby. Shopping around the corner. Deer and fox visit the yard. Nearest airports are Reagan International (DCA) (4 mi/15 min) and Dulles International (IAD) (36mi/45 min).
Something about ourselves
We are semi-retired, Peter from the USDA as an agricultural economist (he still is teaching at a college part time) and I have been many things, but mostly in the arts/education field as a theatre light designer/video editor. Our daughter, a lawyer for the US government, has worked at OECD. Her twin boys (10) will be traveling with us. I take care of the boys, so our house is fully equipped with toys and books. We are looking for an August exchange of two weeks arranged around sports schedules. We speak a little French. I have some YouTube video tours of the house. If you email me I'll send the link....I could not download it to this site.