- Carolyn teacher (48)
- Ken artist (48)
- Trevor student (13)
- Toby student (11)
Hi from Venice Beach!
We are a family of four. We principally manage property for a living. Ken (dad) is also an artist and Carolyn (mom) teaches and designs ESL programs. Our boys are 10 and 12. We all love travel because it provides us a real window onto the world that one never gets from the daily news. It is always an adventure. Our photo above is our last trip to La Mancha in Spain :) Other photos are from a recent trip to Yellowstone, Wyoming
Our cat mostly lives outdoors in the garden. We need exchangers willing to feed him. He has a cat door to the garage office where his food is... and can take care of himself should you travel around Southern California for a day or two.
We love walking through interesting cities, reading, drawing, painting, café culture, playing music and hanging out with family and friends. When in Venice, we are frequently swimming, boating or at the beach. :)
We take great care of our home and we would treat your home with loving care as well. We don't smoke and ask our guests not to either.
June 15 — August 17, 2015 These dates are flexible
We will be renting out our home for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays this year. Stay tuned for our VRBO listing. :)
What we love about home exchange, and travel in general, are all the unexpected and unplanned things we discover: Finding a great, new café around a busy city corner. Chatting with the locals. Or… like our photo here, happening upon a herd of bison in Yellowstone Park. :)
Carolyn, Ken, Toby and Trevor have made us feel at home. Their house is cozy and it’s located in one of the best places in LA. We also were very lucky to meet them during our stay and we had a great time together with them visiting some places in Venice and around. If you want to exchange in LA, worth you talk to them. You will not regret!
We stayed at Carolyn and Ken's wonderful house in Venice during a week in February '13. The location is perfect, not far from the ocean and in a lovely and quiet neighborhood. I had a conference at UCLA and USC and they let me use their car to drive there. We felt at home and it was at the same time convenient and enjoyable. Thanks to this exchange with Carolyn and Ken and their boys, we spent a wonderful week in LA, in a very beautiful house. Highly recommended!
Stéphane! We look forward to visiting you in Paris next year! Thanks!