Home Exchange / House Swap or Home Sitting


Funchal Portugal

Listing # 130144


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Last Updated: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Swap for our sunny, spacious 3-bedroom home on lush Madeira vineyard

We live on a Madeira wine estate in a two-storey traditional detached house. It's a 15-minute walk into the center of Funchal. We enjoy sea views and are surrounded by lush flora. The house is very tranquil, light and airy. Amenities include: fully equipped kitchen, large cookbook collection, fast wifi throughout the house, flatscreen TV with cable and Netflix, DVD, Wii, Clavinova piano, guitars, sunny garden with fresh herbs, barbecue, outdoor table/chairs, croquet, badminton, foosball, etc. We have a cat (Bolacha Maria) and are interested in a pet/housesitting exchange while on vacation/ academic travel.

The island's various levada walks are truly special experiences, not to be missed. We also love swimming in the sea and will happily recommend all our favorite swimming, walking and eating spots in Funchal and on the island.

We're flexible on swap destinations, but especially keen to find a home exchange in the U.S. (Berkeley|San Francisco|Napa|Los Angeles|Brooklyn|NYC), Canada (Victoria), Germany (Berlin), Greece (Crete|Cyclades), Iceland, Italy, the UK (London), or Japan.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
3
Number of Bathrooms
2
Number of Offices
0

 
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
House

Availability:

Available from Friday, December 13, 2019 until Saturday, January 4, 2020
Minimum Stay
1 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Funchal
Postal Code - State or Province Madeira
Country Portugal
Neighborhood Keywords Santa Luzia
Closest University
University nearby Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute




Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Gilroy
City
Gilroy
Postal Code
95020
State or Province
CA
Country
United States of America




Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Friday, December 13, 2019 until Monday, December 30, 2019


Destination 2: San Francisco
City
San Francisco

State or Province
CA
Country
United States of America




Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Thursday, December 26, 2019 until Saturday, January 4, 2020

Destination 3: Sonoma
City
Sonoma
Postal Code
95476
State or Province
CA


Country
United States of America


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Thursday, December 26, 2019 until Saturday, January 4, 2020

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.

Surroundings:

  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Yes
Small Children Safe
Negotiable
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
No
Car Available
Negotiable

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

Yes
  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
We have a cat who needs a bit of tending

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I am an Assistant Professor in Exact Sciences & Engineering at the University of Madeira, and my husband and I are both Research Fellows at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute. I am also a Pronunciation Editor for the Oxford English Dictionary Online. We have been in Portugal since 2008 and were previously in Lisbon. I'm originally from the United States, and my husband is from Canada. We have two lovely creative children, both edging into their teens. We travel Europe often and try to get back to the U.S. and Canada as often as possible. This summer (August 2019), we are hoping to arrange a swap; we’re currently very flexible on locations, but San Francisco | Berkeley | New York City | Brooklyn would be strong contenders.
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