- Ubaldo Retired (68)
Enjoy LA's Light!
We are Dennee and Ubaldo, both recently retired. We've had 8 great exchanges and really enjoy the experience.
Since Ubaldo is Italian, from Turin and Tuscany, and his adult daughter lives in San Remo, we particularly welcome exchanges in Italy.
We have a ragdoll cat, Fellini who loves home exchange families, too!(Note: Altho Ragdolls are not technically hypo-allergenic, people with allergies to other breeds often can tolerate them).
Since our house is not child-proof, we prefer exchanges with families with older children; however, this is negotiable.
May 1 — June 30, 2016 These dates are flexible
Interested in Tuscany, Rome, Venice almost anytime
February 1 — September 30, 2016 These dates are flexible
Especially interested in modern and contemporary art.
Nous sommes ravis de notre échange avec Dennee et Ubaldo. Leur maison à Los Angeles est très bien placée. Au cœur de Los Angeles dans un quartier calme et verdoyant. La villa est magnifique, extrêmement confortable, agréable à vivre. Elle est entourée d'un beau jardin ou l'on peut manger, se reposer sous les ombrages. Il y a également la possibilité de garer sa voiture à la villa ce qui, à LA est un réel avantage. Dennee et Ubaldo ont tout mis en œuvre pour que notre accueil soit réussi . Nous les remercions de leur gentillesse,, de leur confiance, d' avoir pris soin de notre maison comme nous l'avons fait pour la leur. Ce fut un merveilleux séjour dans cette belle et attachante ville de Los Angeles.
We had a lovely time at the Villa Oct 20013 and so appreciate the owners' many kindnesses. It was a very successful exchange from our point of view: Hyeres and the Villa are terrific to visit,, and Stephane and Alain took such good care of our home and Fellini, the cat! The Villa is large and comfortable with beautiful gardens and wonderful, ever-changing vistas. The Porquerolle Islands off the Hyeres coast are great to visit by bicycle or hiking. We also visited Provence as Hyeres is about 1.5-2 hrs from Aix and Luberon; and Arles, Nimes, Avignon. A note: the road to the Villa is steep,narrow and curvy so a small car is recommended. There are stairs involved and hills up to the VIlla- great exercise! Thanks so much for our memorable stay! Best, Dennee and Ubaldo
Our first experience exchanging homes was amazing. We enjoyed LA for a whole month, living as locals. Denee and Ubaldo´s house is wonderful, even better than in photographs, and on a perfect location. Just to relax or have lunch in their spacious garden or to stroll around their beautiful neighborhood were big plans. Major museums, shopping centers, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and even the beach were close by. They were very nice, helpful hosts and we enjoyed both being at their home and having them at ours, which we found perfect at our return. A first class experience I would certainly recommend!
We just completed a successful month-long exchange with this lovely family who took such good care of our home and cat. We so enjoyed getting to know Ines and Marcelo and were pleased they had such a great time in Los Angeles. Their lovely and comfortable apartment in Belgrano barrio of Buenos Aires is in a beautiful residential area. There is a charming square near-by 2-3 blocks(Castelli Square) with restaurants, bakery, nail spa, English bookstore, and food shopping very close-by. We were there during record heat, but it was possible to stay cool in the 9th floor apartment. We enjoyed having meals on the spacious terrace and the views. Belgrano has many attractions, including Museo de Arte Espanol Enrique Larreta and the Belgrano Barrancas park. However, although accessible by public transportation(SUBE) and taxis(inexpensive), it is a distance from many of the main tourist attractions in the center,. The SUBE 'Como llego' website was a life-saver to figure out how to travel all over BA and even to El Tigre.
Last Easter, we did a very successful simultaneous exchange with Dennee and Ubaldo. The house is very nice and spacious. Our exchangers made all the effort to make as feel like at home We explored LA and the area nearby. The whole family enjoyed the holiday. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you Denee and Ubaldo!
Thanks to our simultaneous exchangers for their warm and generous hospitality. The property is very special, a lovely hacienda/ranch with fragrant orange blossoms in the courtyard and acres of olive trees. We had a great week here exploring near-by Andulucian White Hill towns such as Grazelema, Ronda(a must), and coastal Cadiz. We found good food in near-by Villamartin at El Cazadore(the hunter). Note: Although the owners sent coordinates, it is not easy to find and we appreciated that they drove to find us!