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Encinitas, California, USA

Lounge/Family Room

Lounge/Family Room

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room and Kitchen

Living Room and Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Small patio and fountain off the dining area.

Small patio and fountain off the dining area.

Downstairs Powder Room

Downstairs Powder Room

Househusband  : )  Let's go upstairs - 3 bedrooms & 2 baths are on upper floor.

Househusband : ) Let's go upstairs - 3 bedrooms & 2 baths are on upper floor.

Bedroom #1: Sleeps 2 in a king-size bed.

Bedroom #1: Sleeps 2 in a king-size bed.

Ensuite Bathroom

Ensuite Bathroom

Ensuite Bathroom

Ensuite Bathroom

Ensuite Bathroom

Ensuite Bathroom

Bedroom #2:  Sleeps 2 in a double bed.

Bedroom #2: Sleeps 2 in a double bed.

Bedroom #2

Bedroom #2

Bedroom #3: Sleeps 2 in a twin bed with trundle below.

Bedroom #3: Sleeps 2 in a twin bed with trundle below.

Bedroom #3 - Trundle bed for 2.

Bedroom #3 - Trundle bed for 2.

Bathroom #2 upstairs

Bathroom #2 upstairs

View from the street.

View from the street.

Entry walkway

Entry walkway

Househusband and his garden in back.

Househusband and his garden in back.

Grilling and Dining Table

Grilling and Dining Table

View across the canyon.

View across the canyon.

Surf School at Moonlight Beach

Surf School at Moonlight Beach

Grandview Beach, Encinitas

Grandview Beach, Encinitas

Stairway down to Swami's Beach, Encinitas

Stairway down to Swami's Beach, Encinitas

Hiking San Elijo Lagoon-3 miles from home

Hiking San Elijo Lagoon-3 miles from home

Easter at church.

Easter at church.

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Announcing the good news - another home exch arranged!

Announcing the good news - another home exch arranged!

Gold

Member since

2011


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

We welcome your offers to exchange anywhere in the world! We're still hoping to visit the Netherlands - our 2020 trip was cancelled due to the pandemic. And we're talking with friends about a trip to New Orleans in the spring of 2023.

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 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, 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:
- San Diego Zoo, Space Museum, and Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park
- Children's Museum downtown
- Old Town
- Coronado
- Scripps Institute of Oceanography Aquarium in La Jolla
- Sea World
- Beaches, Beaches, Beaches

Some visitors have driven to Anaheim - 70 miles north - to spend the day at the original Disneyland. Los Angeles, with the Getty Museums in Malibu and so many other attractions, is 2 hours north, and 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: 6
  • Total Area: 2000 sq ft

References

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

  • We do not have pets.

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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