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USC3263

San Diego, USA

Front view of house and front succulent garden.

Front view of house and front succulent garden.

New second queen bedroom addition.

New second queen bedroom addition.

Newly remodeled bathroom with tub and shower.  This adjoins the new queen bedroom.

Newly remodeled bathroom with tub and shower. This adjoins the new queen bedroom.

bedroom with queen bed

bedroom with queen bed

Newly remodeled study.  This couch folds out to a click clack-type bed.

Newly remodeled study. This couch folds out to a click clack-type bed.

canyon during wet months and my car in back of house

canyon during wet months and my car in back of house

view of airport and bay

view of airport and bay

deck extension

deck extension

view from front door to garden

view from front door to garden

livingroom/dining room area

livingroom/dining room area

office area

office area

small bathroom with shower

small bathroom with shower

kitchen

kitchen

front of home from succulent garden

front of home from succulent garden

deck with view of canyon and partial bay view

deck with view of canyon and partial bay view

Sarah - Daughter and Mom - Kathy in Puerto Rico

Sarah - Daughter and Mom - Kathy in Puerto Rico

Kathryn and Tom

Kathryn and Tom

Front view of house and front succulent garden. New second queen bedroom addition. Newly remodeled bathroom with tub and shower.  This adjoins the new queen bedroom. bedroom with queen bed Newly remodeled study.  This couch folds out to a click clack-type bed. canyon during wet months and my car in back of house view of airport and bay deck extension view from front door to garden livingroom/dining room area office area small bathroom with shower kitchen front of home from succulent garden deck with view of canyon and partial bay view Sarah - Daughter and Mom - Kathy in Puerto Rico Kathryn and Tom
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2002


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House in San Diego, USA

I am a veteran Kindergarten teacher of 37 years just retired.  With 11 successful house exchanges over the years, I look forward to adding more adventures as the years roll by.  My home is a nearly 100 year old Spanish revival house located in a quiet canyon, but centrally located in the heart of the city of beautiful San Diego. Although near the airport, we are not under the flight path, so the home is in a very peaceful setting.  I have owned the house for 24 years and have made many renovations that add to its charm.  The house has most creature comforts, but it remains small yet cozy.  I have recently remodeled my homes that there are 2 bedrooms each with a queen-size bed. The master bathroom has also been renovated. Most of the plants surrounding the house are succulents and require very little care or water. The deck and patio have a barbeque and are ideal for entertaining and relaxing.  A recent deck extension now gives a fabulous bay and airport view! The neighbors are extremely friendly, welcoming, and helpful.  San Diego is located on the Pacific Ocean near the border of Mexico.  My home is within 5-10 minutes of most of the frequently visited tourist areas including Sea World, Balboa Park, San Diego Bay, Coronado, The Gaslamp District, and numerous lovely beaches.  I would be willing to exchange my 2006 Toyota Rav4 which can hold up to 7 people (5 for long distances).  
My home has a basement rental apartment attached downstairs.  I rent this large one-bedroom unit separately for vacation visitors.  This space can sleep up to 6 people.  When the apartment is not already rented, I can make arrangements to offer these accommodations as well.  I can also make arrangements to offer the apartment instead of the upstairs house if the exchange is non-simultaneous.  I will be happy to send photos of the apartment if requested. 
*I am considering getting a pair of cats in the near future. It may not be for another year, but I feel that I should mention the possibility of this at the onset. I have lived with pets most of my life feel a desire to welcome some cats back into my home sometime sooner or later. When this does happen, I will post it of course. I just thought I should mention my intensions for guest looking into future dates. I will make arrangements for the cats to reside elsewhere for those who have already made exchange arrangements without expecting pets.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 54 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired Teacher
  • Retired attorney

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

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
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground

Facilities

  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • New York, NY, USA

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • Retired Teacher
  • Retired attorney

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

I am a retired elementary teacher and my boyfriend is a retired attorney. We have both found ways to travel worldwide, even as children. We sometimes enjoy having our adult daughters join us for some of the travel adventures.

Lifestyle

We are active adults who enjoy hiking and sailing. We recently sailed Tom's 44 foot yacht from San Diego to Seattle. The boat now has a new home in a marina in Puget Sound so that we can visit her there and enjoy sailing around the San Juan Islands when the weather is welcoming. We have a wide range of interests that include the arts and music and experiences in urban and rural settings.

References

This member has completed 54 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: