Vineyard and Olive Orchard View, Large Family Home with Swimming Pool

Vineyard and Olive Orchard View, Large Family Home with Swimming Pool

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is 380 square meters, half of it built in 1988, the rest added in 1999. The house is in a Contemporary Mediterranean style with white walls, several balconies and terraces, and tile or wood floors. There are two master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, three minor bedrooms, another bathroom, and a half-bathroom (toilet). The home has wireless broadband connection, a High Definition Television, and a stereo system. There is central heating and air conditioning.

We have an excellent collection of adult and children's bicycles and a 2005 top of the line 7 seat Honda Odyssey Van available for exchange. This car is old and we are thinking about getting a new, smaller vehicle.

The house is on a bluff with beautiful views of a park, the neighboring farmer's vineyard and olive orchard, and our garden. The large living room and country kitchen overlook the garden and park. The garden includes a 80 square meter area suitable for badminton or boules, many oak trees, several orange trees, and a vegetable garden. There is a 14 foot by 34 foot swimming pool. The size of our lot is about 2000 square meters. The part of the park next to our house is primarily riparian oak forest so although we live in a suburban setting the impression from the back terrace and the back of the house is of being in the country.

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Who we are

  1. John, 64, Julia 59, three older kids who are not likely to travel with us. I am owner and manager of a family lumber and building materials business. I also am an elected Director of a public agency that supplies water and power to our region. Julia, originally from England works in our business. Julia and I both speak French, I speak some Spanish. We love to travel and have had successful home exchanges with families in Denmark, France, Spain, Ireland, England, Scotland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Cyprus, and Wales. We like to have the option of our friends visiting us while we are on home exchange vacations.

    As regards destination preferences we will consider all offers. We are not available for July and August 2018.

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Where is it?

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Modesto is located in the center of California. San Francisco and the Napa Valley are less than two hours away, Yosemite National Park and Monterey/Carmel (the beach) are about two and a half hours away. Other tourist spots such as wine growing regions, the historic gold mining region (The Mother Lode), and the Sierra Nevada mountains are 45 minutes to two hours away.

Modesto is a pleasant tree shaded city of 200, 000. Our house is about 4km from the center of town which has over 50 restaurants, an 18 screen cinema, performing arts center, nightclubs, and other attractions. The nearest supermarket is about 2km. The park next to the house runs for several kilometers along the creek and includes undeveloped riparian forest, picnic areas, grassy fields, 8 km long recreational trail (running, walking, cycling), free municipal tennis courts and an 18 hole golf course. We have a gate that provides direct access from our garden to the park.

Best restaurants
Concetta, Raw Sushi, Surla's, Galleto Ristorante
Churchkey, St. Stan's, Commonwealth
Favourite cafés
Deva, Queen Bean
Where to go shopping
Vintage Faire Mall
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
McHenry Mansion, Gallo Arts Center, State Theatre
Local walks
Dry Creek Recreational Trail
Places you love to exercise
La Loma Regional Park
Top day trips
Knight's Ferry, Sonora, Columbia, Murphys, Big Trees

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