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3 bed house in Los Angeles- any takers?

(12 Posts)
lalamom Sun 30-Jan-11 06:47:00

Does anyone fancy 10 days to a fortnight in Los Angeles?

So I am just putting this out here as I see this area is not that busy. We would like to come back to the UK for a holiday but after paying flights cannot really justify the expense of accomodation when we will spend the whole time visiting relatives....not really a holiday more a dutycallsvisit.

So I was thinking that maybe we could flat or house swap?

We would consider something in the following areas
York
Bury St Edmunds
Cambridge
London

We have a 3 bed house up in the hills with fantastic views, a yard with sunloungers ( sorry no pool) in a very pretty and safe part of LA.

We are close to a some great tourist attractions( and of course there is always Disney down the freeway), less than 2 hours from santa barbara( which is fab) and let me say that LA has got loads of stuff for kids to do but when friends come they often just hit the beach for most of the time. We are on the pasadena side so it is a 45 minute drive to the beach when traffic flow is good.

Anyway we are pretty flexible with dates- would rather come in spring or summer or early fall.

Our house has 2 double beds, a nursery with cot, 2 bathrooms but we have blow up beds too.

We would need a two -3 bed place with parking.

Can send photos if anyone fancies it.
Let me tell you, the way the sun shines here.....it is hard not to enjoy whatever you do!

ihatethecold Wed 09-Feb-11 13:57:03

hi, im near cambridge, 7 miles away, my nearest train station gets to london in 38 mins.
i have a 3 bed house with a large garden and parking in a vilage.
my place is set up for kids, ie, lots of toys and garden play equipment.. dont have baby equipment though.

sunside Fri 18-Mar-11 15:49:06

I have a 2-bed house in rural Leicesterhire, hour from London.
Sometimes sun don't shine!
Any good?

hoteljunkie Fri 25-Mar-11 21:53:06

Hi, we live in Birmingham - right in the middle of England - in a lovely suburb (Harborne) but still only 10 minutes from the city centre with great michelin-starred restaurants etc. We are about 40 mins from Stratford upon Avon and about the same from the cotswolds. London is an easy day trip and is about 1h20 on the train. Everywhere in England is an hour and a half from Birmingham on the motorways!

Our house is a 4 bed detached house with a big garden, there are 2 double bedrooms and 2 other bedrooms with single beds (and one trundle bed). We're all set up for kids ( we have 2 of our own - aged 7 and 5). We have off road parking and are a short walk to Harborne high street with its bars, restaurants and supermarkets.

Let me know if you're interested!

jesuswhatnext Tue 29-Mar-11 15:06:34

hi!

i would be very interested! - we have 3 double bedrooms, garden and parking - centre of ipswich, 45 minute drive to bury st eds, hour and a bit to cambridge (but much easier by train due to parking there), an hour to london liverpool street by train, station a ten minute walk from the house (i would be happy to swap cars also)

ipswich has some decent restaurants within walking distance of the house - an attractive waterfront area and some lovely parks.

boxoftricks Tue 29-Mar-11 15:17:30

ooh Harborne! I lived there for 3 years... plough, junction n good ol waitrose!!

ItsMyTurn Wed 18-May-11 22:25:18

we livein Worthing - 20 mins from Brighton if you wanna swap with us. I love LA!!!!

dustwhatdust Sun 29-May-11 22:28:33

SW London - We're 20 mins train to waterloo in Kingston upon Thames - 30 mins heathrow , 45 mins gatwick

Hampton court 5 mins away and we live a 15 mins river walk into the market town of kingston.
Stunning Richmond and Bushy parks within 30 mins cycling distance .

Only a 5 min walk to surbiton railway station and Waitrose !
very accessible for motorways : M25 , M3 , M4 , M40.
Terraced town house with 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms ( 1 ensuite )

I would love to take my 9 year DS to Southern California !

dustwhatdust Sun 29-May-11 22:32:32

SW London - We're 20 mins train to waterloo in Kingston upon Thames - 30 mins heathrow , 45 mins gatwick

Hampton court 5 mins away and we live a 15 mins river walk into the market town of kingston. We're v. close to a good selection of independant resturants and cafes and winebars
Stunning Richmond and Bushy parks within 30 mins cycling distance .

Only a 5 min walk to surbiton railway station and Waitrose !
very accessible for motorways : M25 , M3 , M4 , M40.
Terraced town house with 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms ( 1 ensuite )

I would love to take my 9 year DS to Southern California !

Reenie78 Thu 23-Jun-11 16:40:24

3 bed house In Ireland !!
Ok so it's not England but just a splash across the water in gorgeous Donegal, Ireland. Brand new 3 bed house in rural location, 10 minutes from the beach, 10 minutes to Londonderry. My 8 yr old daughter and I have flights booked to LA in August(part of RTW trip) and would love to house swap - long shot I know but worth a post smile

libbii Tue 13-Mar-12 12:12:19

Hi. are you still looking for a house swap in the UK? If so, please look at my recent post offering our lovely home in Brighton and Hove.

VickityBoo Tue 13-Mar-12 12:13:45

Wow we live near one of your areas, I would so love to do this LA is one of my 'must visit' places (I'm a 70's/80's la music scene addict!) but we can't afford to get flights right now. What a shame sad

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