Home Exchange / House Swap

Oxford OX2 6PX United Kingdom

Listing # 127731

Academic Verified
About Member
Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2018

A family house in a quiet Oxford neighbourhood

We are looking to swap houses. We will be on sabbatical leave and plan to be away from Oxford for the full academic year 2019-2020. We can offer our house for the whole year. We are a family of 5: we have three daughters who will then be 4, 7 and 10. We hope to use your house from mid-August 2019 to mid-December 2019, possibly to January 2020, to be agreed. It has to be large enough to fit us and be located in the district of a very good primary school. Otherwise we are very much open to offers! We are considering several locations at present linked to universities that we have visiting offers from including Santa Barbara (or Montecito) CA, Berkeley CA, Vancouver, Sydney. Our plans are still flexible - any questions please ask!

Our house in Oxford is in Waterways, Summertown, which is a quiet yet very popular and family friendly part of Oxford, known for excellent schools. It's a spacious 4 bedroom house, with an open plan kitchen+dining area, a sitting room and a playroom. The house is located in a very quiet cul-de-sac street with virtually no traffic, extremely safe for children’s outdoor play and no vis-a-vis. Summertown high street with its shops, cafes and restaurants is 10min walk, beautiful Oxford canal is 2min away and Port Meadow by river Thames, very popular with walkers and joggers, is 10 mins away. Historical centre with Oxford Colleges is 10min by bike and we are within easy reach (walk, cycle, taxi) of two Oxford train stations for trains to London (1hr journey). Oxford is a wonderful place to live with a real community feel, excellent schools and an animated cultural scene.

The house is fully furnished. We also have 2 adult and 2 children bicycles and 3 scooters which you are welcome to use. The swap could also include the use of our car – a large 7 seater (Seat Alhambra Lux).
The swap would include the use of our trusted cleaners. They currently come 3 times a week and also help with household chores but this could be reduced. The house has a maintenance contract so if and whenever anything breaks down it takes a simple phone call to get it fixed.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
160 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type


Available from Thursday, August 1, 2019 until Saturday, August 29, 2020
Minimum Stay
1 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Our house will be available for the full academic year 2019-2020.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Oxford
Postal Code - State or Province OX2 6PX England
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Summertown, Waterways, Oxford
Closest University University of Oxford
University nearby Brooks University, Imperial College London, King's, University College London, London School of Economics,

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara

State or Province
United States of America

Neighborhood Keywords
Santa Barbara or Montecito; Berkeley
Closest University
University of California Santa Barbara; University of California Berkeley
University nearby
Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Saturday, August 10, 2019 until Saturday, December 14, 2019

Destination 2: Sydney CBD
Sydney CBD


Neighborhood Keywords
Flexible. Good school key. Relaxed neighbourhood, beach proximity an added bonus.
Closest University
Technical University of Sydney

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Saturday, July 27, 2019 until Saturday, January 11, 2020

Destination 3: Vancouver

State or Province

Neighborhood Keywords
Flexible. Good school key.
Closest University
University of British Columbia

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Saturday, August 10, 2019 until Saturday, December 21, 2019

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:


About Member

Name (Alias)
Academic Confirmed Academic Faculty or Staff (Universities, Research Institutes, and Museums)
(Status Confirmed)
(0) Number of success-based contributions
Member Since Oct 27 2018
This member has no review
About Me

This member has referred 0 registered user(s) (0 academics)
Contact Member:
Please use the form below to contact party. Unless you give sufficient background information about yourself and we deem your query appropriate, we do not guarantee that your message will be forwarded. all fields required
Your Name
Your Email
Message Help
Human? Please answer: 1 + 3 =


This member has no review