www.northwestcrossing.com) It is on the west side of Bend, and very conveniently located for access to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, the Cascade Mountains and lakes, and charming downtown Bend. It is an 8 yr. old custom-built 3 bedroom, 2-bath home with approx. 1800 sq. ft. and a very nice level of finish including granite in the kitchen and marble in the master bathroom. We have a beautiful deck with a garden and gas barbecue. There are neighborhood shops, restaurants, and galleries only a few blocks away.
Amenities include: king size bed in master suite with a jetted tub in master bathroom, second bedroom with queen bed and walk-in closet, separate office with queen futon, gas fireplace, central air-conditioning, large high definition LCD flat screen TV with premium sound system and Netflix & Pandora built into the DVD system, and a piano. We also have high speed wireless broadband internet, bikes, golf clubs, canoe, skis, snowshoes, packs, camping equipment, and more! We have a two-car attached garage, and we are open to swapping cars. Please see Listing #148967 on homeexchange.com for more photos of our home.
Bend is a recreational paradise with: world class skiing & snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, climbing, boating, cycling, whitewater rafting, river floating, water skiing, over 20 golf courses, mountain biking, trail running, etc. There are also great cultural activities such as: theater, concerts, art walks, galleries galore, farmerâ€™s markets, 7 breweries, free outdoor music concerts, seasonal cultural festivals, and more!
Bend has a great, sunny, year-round climate with one of the longest ski seasons in the US, and only lighter amounts of snow in town (sometimes enough to cross country ski!). Summers are clear and hot during the day while nice and cool at night. The shoulder seasons are usually pleasantly warm.
I am a retired Paramedic/Fire Captain and my wife works part-time as a substitute K-12 teacher. Our life style affords us a very flexible schedule, and we are open to considering all exchange locations in the world - even on short notice! (We do have a preference for warm locations during our winter.) A non-simultaneous exchange is possible. We are non-smokers with adult children who no longer live at home, and would only consider the swap if you are non-smokers as well. We are very clean and neat people, and will provide professional cleaning prior to leaving home, and would want the same from you. We would love to hear from you!!