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Flagstaff, USA

The Wave

The Wave

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Living room

Front bedroom

Front bedroom

Front bedroom

Front bedroom

Front bedroom

Front bedroom

Kathi in the kitchen

Kathi in the kitchen

Kathi

Kathi

Mike

Mike

San Francisco Peaks overlook Flagstaff

San Francisco Peaks overlook Flagstaff

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Library

Library

Library

Library

Library

Library

Library

Library

Library

Library

Havasu Falls on Havasupai Reservation

Havasu Falls on Havasupai Reservation

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Grand Canyon river trip

Grand Canyon river trip

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Laundry

Laundry

Backyard

Backyard

Backyard from deck

Backyard from deck

Ramada

Ramada

San Francisco Peaks

San Francisco Peaks

Inner Basin of the San Francisco Peaks

Inner Basin of the San Francisco Peaks

Aspens

Aspens

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

Platinum

Member since

1995


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
September 15, 2024 - October 29, 2024 4 weeks

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Flagstaff--near the Grand Canyon--is a great base for exploring the Colorado Plateau's national parks and indigenous cultures.

Flagstaff is ideally situated for exploring the Colorado Plateau, a region with an astounding concentration of national parks and monuments. We are located a leisurely 5 minute walk from the historic downtown area and Route 66.  The house was originally built in 1914 and at the time was on the edge of town.  Flagstaff has now grown into a small city and the house is now considered to be downtown.   We thoroughly remodeled it in 1994 (the kitchen in 1999) with all the modern conveniences and the house is now 242 sq. meters.  On the ground floor are: a comfortable living room with stereo; dish satellite and internet-streaming television and Blueray player; the dining room; library with piano and computer with free internet; fully equipped kitchen with eating area; laundry room; and two bedrooms, each with a full bathroom.  Upstairs is a second living room, a small office, bathroom and a third bedroom being used as an art studio .  We installed solar hot water heating in 2008 and added 21 roof-top photovoltaic panels in 2009.

The backyard has a small, private garden for relaxation.  It includes some interesting plants, including hops plants for privacy in the summer and for beer making in the autumn.  There is also a small vegetable garden and a strawberry patch for you to eat from.  Two bar-b-q grills are available: one is gas for convenience and the other uses charcoal for the better taste.
 
Twelve years ago we removed the lawn in front and have emphasized edible ornamental plants, including 2 fruit trees and saffron crocuses for making paella. 
   
The vehicle we would exchange is a 2003 Toyota RAV-4, a small SUV that seats 4 comfortably and gets decent fuel economy.
 
Some of our exchangers have remarked on how many stars there are here. With 5 major observatories, Flagstaff became the world's very first International Dark Sky City. The deck in the backyard is a good place for observing meteor showers, weather permitting.
   
One can spend a lifetime exploring the area; a one month exchange would allow only a very small taste of what the region has to offer and would come nowhere near to exhausting the possibilities.  There are still "hidden secrets" that we are discovering after 33 years here.  We invite you to begin your exploration with our home as a base.

 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 22 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • River Guide/Retired teacher
  • Artist/Retired teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 1

Facilities

  • Non-smoking house
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Costa Rica
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Alsace, France
  • Prague, Czechia
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Portugal
  • Granada, Spain
  • Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
  • New York, NY, USA
  • France
  • Paris, France
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • New Brunswick, Canada
  • Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español

Occupation

  • River Guide/Retired teacher
  • Artist/Retired teacher

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

Mike is retired after 23 years of teaching and rowing rafts in the Grand Canyon as a river guide.
After 45 years of teaching high school English Kathi reluctantly retired.  Both of us are avid readers and travelers. Kathi also loves to paint.
 

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