We are very glad we made this exchange in June, 2010. We had a great time in their pleasant and charming home. The house is very comfortable and easy to live in, and the walled front and back yards provide wonderful privacy but don't make it feel isolated. The bougainvillea are stunning and provide beauty every day. The neighborhood is a well-tended area of family homes, good to walk in, and so convenient to cross-town routes and freeways, but without traffic noise. We had a great time in the Long Beach area, visting the world-class aquarium, the restored ocean liner Queen Mary, several art museums, some local beaches, as well as some good local restaurants. We thought we would spend more time in the Los Angeles area, where we had tickets to two baseball games. But, Long Beach had plenty to do and was so much more pleasant and easy to get around than the L.A. area that we were happy to be there. Staying in Holly and Frank's charming home made it even better. We definitely recommend this exchange opportunity.