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San Diego, USA

Street view of my house.

Street view of my house.

The dining area/kitchen.

The dining area/kitchen.

The kitchen--stop by for a nice cup of tea.

The kitchen--stop by for a nice cup of tea.

Living room, with view to kitchen

Living room, with view to kitchen

Living room

Living room

The living room

The living room

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Second bedroom--twin bed

Second bedroom--twin bed

Guest bath (master is the same style)

Guest bath (master is the same style)

Library/music room

Library/music room

The garden

The garden

The garden

The garden

Back yard

Back yard

Nothing quite like the smell of lavender in my back yard.

Nothing quite like the smell of lavender in my back yard.

Behind the sun room.

Behind the sun room.

My very productive lemon tree.

My very productive lemon tree.

San Diego Bay skyline.

San Diego Bay skyline.

Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego.

Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego.

San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood.

San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park

Mountain town of Julian, a short drive from San Diego.

Mountain town of Julian, a short drive from San Diego.

Street view of my house. The dining area/kitchen. The kitchen--stop by for a nice cup of tea. Living room, with view to kitchen Living room The living room Master bedroom Second bedroom--twin bed Guest bath (master is the same style) Library/music room The garden The garden Back yard Nothing quite like the smell of lavender in my back yard. Behind the sun room. My very productive lemon tree. San Diego Bay skyline. Old Town State Historic Park, San Diego. San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood. Balboa Park Mountain town of Julian, a short drive from San Diego.
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Member since

2013


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
June 10, 2021 - July 31, 2021 1 weeks

I am flexible on length of stay, and am open to a non-simultaneous exchange, as well.

Ranch home in quiet San Diego cul-de-sac

My home is in a residential area a few minutes drive from the freeway, making all San Diego attractions easily accessible. My home is quiet and comfortable, and includes a good-sized garden with a variety of fruit trees.

While you're visiting, be sure to check out the museums at Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Legoland, Seaport Village, Old Town, and the beaches at La Jolla and Torrey Pines. I'll direct you to some of my favorite Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, and Italian restaurants, or if you'd prefer an all-American burger or steakhouse, I can tell you about that, too. If you like outdoors activities, try hiking in the desert or mountains, surfing, bicycling, or perhaps trying out something more extreme--hot air ballooning, skydiving? You name it, and San Diego has the activity for you!

For times when you want to rest, relax in my garden with a book from my personal library, enjoy one of my many DVDs, or have fun messing about in the kitchen...chocolate cookies, anyone?

Let me know if there's anything else I can do to make your stay in San Diego more comfortable! Welcome!

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 8 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • High School English Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 3
  • Living Area: 1140 sq ft

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • BBQ
  • Garage

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Sicilia, Italy
  • Eastern Europe
  • Croatia
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Slovenia
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Ireland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Español

Occupation

  • High School English Teacher

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

I generally travel with my mother, who is also a teacher--of deaf and hard of hearing students. We both are semi-fluent in several Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, and French) and love immersing ourselves in other cultures.

I'm very excited to share what I love about San Diego, and hope you feel the same about your hometown!

Lifestyle

I live a fairly typical suburban American lifestyle. I'm close enough to the city center to enjoy the sights of San Diego, but far enough away to have peace and quiet when I want it. Because this is Southern California, I drive everywhere, but I am always thrilled to use public transportation when I travel.

I love kids, but am allergic to most pets. I'd love to meet my host family, perhaps through a non-simultaneous exchange or bed-and-breakfast arrangement, or at least through skype.

When I travel, I tend to seek out museums, concerts, outdoor markets, gardens, and popular (but not too expensive) restaurants. Aside from gardens (and perhaps the walk up to a nice vineyard), I'm not very outdoorsy, and won't be going on 20-mile hikes. This is somewhat ironic, since I will walk twice that distance in order to find a great museum or market, or in order to walk up the first two levels of the Eiffel Tower.

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