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US829291

Encinitas, California, USA

Hello, come in!

Hello, come in!

Great Room

Great Room

Another view of the great room

Another view of the great room

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room and Kitchen

Living Room and Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Downstairs Office

Downstairs Office

Downstairs Powder Room

Downstairs Powder Room

Main Bedroom

Main Bedroom

Main Bedroom with king size bed

Main Bedroom with king size bed

Main Bathroom with Double Vanity

Main Bathroom with Double Vanity

Main Bathroom

Main Bathroom

Main Bathtub

Main Bathtub

Bedroom 2: Sleeps two in a double bed.

Bedroom 2: Sleeps two in a double bed.

Bedroom 3: Sleeps 2 in a daybed with trundle below.

Bedroom 3: Sleeps 2 in a daybed with trundle below.

Patio

Patio

View from Patio

View from Patio

Moonlight Beach-swimming, surfing, beach volleyball-4 miles from home.

Moonlight Beach-swimming, surfing, beach volleyball-4 miles from home.

Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines State Beach

Hiking San Elijo Lagoon-3 miles from home

Hiking San Elijo Lagoon-3 miles from home

Grandview Beach, Encinitas

Grandview Beach, Encinitas

San Diego Bay

San Diego Bay

Gold

Member since

2011


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Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
January 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023 3 weeks

We prefer to travel in the spring and fall, but we know families need exchanges during school holidays, so we're open to your suggestions. Any length of exchange, from two weeks to a month or more can work for us.

Welcome to California!

Greetings Intervac Friends,  

We are BIG fans of home exchange! We love living in your communities, meeting your neighbors, and discovering the beauty, the history and all there is to see and do in your part of the world. And we're so happy to have you and your family staying in our home, going to the beach and exploring San Diego, Southern California and beyond. Isn't it the best way to vacation?

Our Travel Plans
2023 - We're still hoping to visit the Netherlands - our 2020 trip was cancelled due to the pandemic. But we're open to your offers to exchange anywhere in the world!

Our Home
The home is clean, uncluttered, and relaxing.  You'll be able to settle in quickly and go to the beach!  There are 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, an office and a great room downstairs that includes a lounge, dining areas and kitchen. The back patio has a grill and dining table and places to relax in shade and sun.

We are just four miles from downtown Encinitas, Moonlight Beach and the train station. Trains run south to San Diego and north to Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and beyond. We're about 20 miles north of San Diego, La Jolla, and Coronado.

Our Car
We have a 2017 Honda CRV which seats five comfortably and has plenty of space for luggage or camping equipment.

Our Community
Encinitas, home of the Surfing Madonna!  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfing_Madonna)
We live in the beach community of Encinitas, California, 20 miles north of San Diego. Our town has been known for flower growing and surfing for decades. It is a great place to enjoy beaches, parks, lagoon hiking, and relaxing. ( http://www.ci.encinitas.ca.us/index.aspx?page=290 )  And it is a perfect jumping-off point for day trips to all the sights in southern California.

Previous exchange partners have visited the sights in San Diego and driven to Anaheim for the original Disneyland. Los Angeles (don't miss the Getty Museums in Malibu), Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Big Sur and San Francisco are all within reach. Others have traveled to National and State Parks like Yosemite, Big Sur, Death Valley, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree and Sequoia. The Grand Canyon in Arizona, and beautiful Bryce and Zion National Parks in Utah are within reach, and Las Vegas is on the highway to these natural wonders.

There is so much to enjoy in this area.  Let's talk about your vacation to Southern California and beyond!
 
 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 9 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired corporate trainers & business owners, event manager.

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Total Area: 2000 sq ft

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands

Spoken Languages

  • English

Occupation

  • Retired corporate trainers & business owners, event manager.

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

Doug and I are retired from being business owners, corporate trainers, and Susie's work as an event manager for an educational non-profit.  Our "retirement jobs" include Doug's work as a docent on the USS Midway Museum in San Diego - he'll leave you tickets so you can visit the ship for free - and Susie's outreach projects at church. And both of us work for the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. It's sort of an acting job. We portray patients with specific medical conditions so the medical students can practice their interviewing and diagnostic skills with real, live people.

We love travel (of course!), theater, museums, touring historic areas, seeing how local products are made, and discovering the local wonders wherever we visit.  Then we like to retreat to a quiet place to relax, read our books and enjoy nature.  We’d love to discover the local wonders in your community!

Lifestyle

We both love travel (of course!), theater, museums, and touring historic areas and world capitals. Then we like to retreat to a quiet place to relax, read our books, and enjoy nature. We’d love to discover the local wonders in your community!

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