Cozy, upscale townhome close to lake, beaches and mountains

ID #12925

McCall, USA Mountain Yes House
10 4 3
12th Sep 2024  to  26th Sep 2024
New Zealand
Non-simultaneous Exchange, Mid-term Exchange (2-4 weeks), Long-term Exchange (1 month plus), Open to offers

Enjoy a cozy, upscale hangout beside a mountain lake in McCall, Idaho, USA, in the Rocky Mountains. It's your headquarters for myriad outdoor activities. The home is located two blocks from Payette Lake beaches and the marina, a five-minute walk to downtown restaurants and shops, and a short drive to skiing and hiking trails leading to alpine lakes and rivers. It's a quick drive to several golf courses. Art lovers will enjoy colorful folk art and intricate Navajo Indian textiles on display at the home. Bicycles and a paddleboard are available. A car can be included in the swap as well.

Balcony, Barbecue, Dishwasher, DVD player, Garage, Internet access/Wifi, Microwave, Parking, Television, Use of bicycle, Washing machine
No Smoking
Sorry no pets
Children welcome
Car swap by arrangement
McCall (about 100 miles north of the state capital, Boise) Boise, Idaho

McCall is a small, low-key city with a population of 4,300. People love decompressing here. There's lots to do outdoors and enough shopping and dining options to keep most folks happy, including a great sushi restaurant and pubs with outdoor music and lake views.

In the summer, rent a boat and waterski or just chill out on the lake. Bring a picnic to the beaches. Escape to the wilderness for hiking and fishing. Ride mountain bike trails through beautiful evergreen forests (some close enough you ride to them from the garage). There's also world-class kayaking down the Payette River, golf courses, and summer music festivals.

In the winter, Brundage ski area is a 20-minute drive away, and Tamarack ski area is a half hour away. There's lots of cross-country skiing and snowmobiling around town. A regionally famous winter carnival in February features spectacular snow sculptures, dog sled racing, a parade, and general revelry around town. Downtown, there's ice skating, hockey and curling.

The map marker is a general indicator of the local area only.
Boating/Sailing, Fishing, Golf, Public Transport, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Skiing, Tennis, Theatres, Walking

McCall Golf Club ( is less than a mile from the townhome. It's a nice, city-run course with challenging holes amid ponderosa pine trees, water hazards, and hills.

Jug Mountain Ranch and MeadowCreek Golf Resort are very good, privately run courses open to the public. Both are within 15-25 minute drives, respectively.

See the following for more details on McCall-area golfing:

Steve and Liz English 2 Yes
No 57 Retired American

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We are a couple in our 50s, with two boys who are now off on their own. I'm retired from the semiconductor industry and my wife raises money for non-profit organizations. We would consider house swapping almost anywhere new to us. In particular, we love the outdoors, and seek places convenient to hiking, beaching, skiing, or other outdoor activities. We also love exploring cities, so if you're well-located in an urban area, please get in touch as well. My wife, Liz, is in her mid-50s and I'm in my late 50s. We pride ourselves in treating other people's homes as we would our own, if not better. We made good friends from previous swaps (from a different web site), and hope to do so again here!