Soquel, USA

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Exchange dates Duration
June 23, 2023 - August 02, 2023 3 weeks

Still open for an exchange this summer! Looking at Europe for up to three weeks. Surprise us!


A large house surrounded by nature, two miles from the ocean

Our house is often compared to a castle, with the turret perched up on the hill. It's the last house on the road and behind it hiking trails into the redwoods start. Above the fog, it's always a little bit warmer here than in town. And certainly more quiet. Still, it's possible to be in town in less than ten minutes. We really only have one neighboring house and it feels quite remote here at the end of Amigo Road.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made


  • homestead and retreat
  • writer
  • hosts for writers

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

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


  • Free internet access
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Private swimming pool


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

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Leipzig, Germany
  • Potsdam, Germany
  • Dresden, Germany
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Vienna, Austria
  • France
  • Hawaii, USA
  • Greece
  • Berlin, Germany

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Español
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: San Jose Mineta - 34 miles

Quiet area up on the little hill. People live pretty close to nature and a little drawn back. But we all know each other on Amigo Road and occasionally meet and greet. Slow driving on the road in appreciated.


  • homestead and retreat
  • writer
  • hosts for writers


  • Girl - Age: 7
  • Girl - Age: 9


  • (outside) cat Joan Didion
  • goats Henriette and her two kids
  • (outside) dog Max
  • (outside) dog Sally

About Our Family

We are a fun and spontaneous family. Sarah is from Germany, so we tend to go to Europe, but just love to travel in general. Still, we've so much enjoyed our time here in our own little paradise during Covid. Here you can walk for hours in the redwoods or sit in the sun. But usually, Steve writes a lot and Sarah also stays busy with kids, maintaining the garden and hosting writers. We've had so many visitors over the last 9 years!


The environment that we've created invites to a healthy lifestyle: fresh fruit and greens from the garden, hiking trails behind the house and an atmosphere that makes us want to exhale and live intentionally.