Oakland, New Jersey, United States

Spacious house with piano near NYC

House 6 5 4
About Our Home
We live in New Jersey, "the Garden State," in a quiet suburban community 30 minutes by car from Manhattan. We completely renovated and expanded the house in 1999 and raised our three kids here. There is plenty of room for any size family. Our car(s) are available with the swap and you will have easy access to nature areas, shopping, and everything else the area has to offer. The music room features a beautiful Steinway "M" grand piano. The back deck off the kitchen is the most pleasant summer dining area you can imagine. There is a convenient gas grill. Our property is large and private, on a dead-end street with little traffic. The backyard trampoline is available for your kids (or you!) to bounce away.
Special Considerations
We are looking for a long-term swap in Sydney, Australia. We will be living there January through August 2014 and would love to exchange with a family who would like to be in New Jersey through that time span. We love dogs and would be honored to care for yours while you are traveling.
Choice of shopping malls within 15 minutes. No sales tax on clothing in New Jersey!
New York City!
Hiking trails, horse farms, nature centers all within minutes. Ski areas or beaches within 1 hour drive.
New York City!

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Member since: Jun 2013
Availability:   Within the next 12 months
Prior exchanges: 0

  Our Dream Trip

destinations Australia
Sydney -- south east preferred
destinations Anytime

  About Us

  1. We are a middle-aged couple with 1 teenage girl still at home.
  2. We are both professional classical musicians.

  Personal Message

We will be living and working in Sydney, Australia, for the period January through August, 2014. Our home in New Jersey is in a quiet suburb within an easy car or bus commute to New York City. We love the idea of trading places with an Australian family who wants to enjoy the proximity to New York without the noise and crowds. We love dogs and would be honored to be your pet's "replacement family" if you need us to.