A beautiful, rural retreat on the banks of the Susquehanna River

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Listing #145402

Preferred Destination: Scotland, United Kingdom

Alternate Destination: Milan, Lombardy, Italy | Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France | Open to any destination

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About

My husband and I are professors of literature at Bucknell University and we will be on sabbatical for the academic year 2022-23. Our house is a newly renovated four bedroom Victorian home on the banks of the Susquehanna River in the charming town of Lewisburg. Our porch has a fabulous view of the river (the photo here is taken from our porch with a swing) , and the back garden is large, fenced-in, and is filled with fresh herbs, flowers, and Magnolia blossoms in the spring. The backyard patio offers a full sitting area for dining and lounging by the firepit, or chilling under the umbrella. We are a short walk by the river into campus with all its amenities, and a block away from the historical town center with its shops and restaurants -- as well as a stellar 1940s, single screen cinema offering first run and art house movies. It is a very safe, livable town with a huge playground for young children a quick walk from our house, a public pool, a rails-to-trails hiking path, and plenty of regional sites. A car would be recommended (which we could provide) and we are approximately three hours by car from New York, Philadelphia and Washington. We love to cook with our two children (now in University) so the kitchen is well-appointed with a gas range, large pantry, and all the equipment you could desire. We also have a charcoal grill in the back garden for picnics and sunny days. Located in the heart of Amish Country, there is plenty to do and see while enjoying the natural beauty of the Susquehanna Valley.

Bedrooms
4

Bathrooms
2

Offices
1

Size
2,888 ft2

Suited For
8

Property Type
House

Availability

From July 15, 2022 until December 10, 2022

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing | Open to non-simultaneous exchanges

Comments: I will be on sabbatical all of the academic year beginning in the summer of 2022. I am very open to shifting availability as needed.

Location

House in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Closest University

Bucknell University

Nearby Universities
Penn State University
Neighborhood

Bucknell University

Nearby Cities

Philadelphia | New York | Washington

Comments: Come stay in a beautiful, Victorian home on the banks of the Susquehanna River. Blocks away from Bucknell University, and only steps from the downtown historic centre with all its shops and restaurants.

Surroundings

  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Countryside
  • Historic Home
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops

Exchange Terms

Utilities are included

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: The house has a large fenced in yard, and we will have bikes, a kayak and barbeque equipment available for use. Pets are negotiable.

Considerations

The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Printer

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Backyard

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Fireplace

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Comments: On our property we have an unrenovated coach house with a large, windowed upper story. We use it as a yoga and exercise space, but it could also be used for an artist studio or work area. It is not air-conditioned or heated but there is electricity.

Our Travel Preferences

Who's Coming?

Party of
4
2 Adults

Our Destinations

Preferred Destination

Scotland, United Kingdom

Closest University

The University of Edinburgh

Alternate Destination

Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Alternate Destination

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Flexibility

Open to a home exchange in any destination

Comments: Pretty open to anywhere in Europe with access to wifi.

What We Are Looking for


Bedrooms
2


Bathrooms
2


Offices
1


Size
2,000 ft2

Pet

I would like to bring my pet if it is okay

Smoking

I prefer smoking not allowed in the home

Car

I would like a car if possible

Comments: We have a small dog we can leave behind, but would consider bringing with us. We would be happy to have access to a car, but this is not crucial by any means. I have mild seasonal allergies.

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