Cheers San Francisco!

Traveling Group
  • Shannon Social Worker, Artist (44)
  • Lady T Seamstress, high schooler (17)
  • Dude Avid maker, high schooler (15)
  • Little Buddy Athlete, math whiz, middle schooler (13)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Beach Locations

    Any time

    Always open to beach locations on the West Coast. We are surfers and love to explore new breaks.


  • Hiking
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
Especially Passionate About

We are a family of surfers!

Can't we all just get a longboard?

We also love street art, thrift stores, fabric shopping, and getting lost.

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2012

Really a great experience in San Francisco! A lovely and ...

Cristina from Lauro de Freitas, Brazil said

Really a great experience in San Francisco! A lovely and charming apartment, very cozy and situated in a great neighborhood, near everything. The owner was so kind that shared insider tips and showed the main restaurants, shops and stores. We had a neverforgeting week there. Thanks , again, Homeexchange!

January - December 2011

This is a lovely, spacious and charming apartment in a ...

Chris and Paul
Chris and Paul from New York said

This is a lovely, spacious and charming apartment in a fabulous neighborhood of San Francisco with many shops and great restaurants. The apartment had easy access to everything with the BART and highway about a block away. Trading was a great experience because of such a positive and friendly attitude of the trader. San Francisco is such a magnificent city and I can't think of a better place to have as a base for vacation.It was one of our best trades ever!

What we said about Chris and Paul's house:

These experienced home exchangers are fabulous to work with. They are easy and prompt to communicate and asked early on about our interests so they could connect us with local events. Their home is clean and lovely, situated in a darling town - relaxing environment and friendly neighbors who waved to us each morning. I'd come just for the small town experience and ability to walk to local shops. However, we originally set up this vacation for the proximity to tourist sites and historical destinations. Our week was nearly too short - there was so much to see and do all within easy access of this home. Thank you for a fantastic vacation - we made life long memories as a family and are leaving for home seeing the world with new eyes.

March - March 2014

It was such a pleasure to swap homes with Shannon ...

Erin from Carlsbad said

It was such a pleasure to swap homes with Shannon and her children. The home is in the perfect spot -- close to the city center but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful. Shannon shared great hints about what to do and see in the area and her restaurant recommendations were spot-on. We appreciated the use of her car to drive across the bridge to Muir Woods, and also appreciated that we could leave it at her house and BART everywhere else we wanted to go, as the BART station is just down the street. What a lovely way for us to introduce this beautiful city to our children!

What we said about Erin's house:

One of the most organized and thoughtful families I've ever met. What a treat to exchange with these seasoned home exchangers. Their home is in a quiet, well kept, lovely neighborhood close to shopping, Legoland and beaches. Erin leaves detailed maps, restaurant notes, passes for attractions and instructions on how to fully enjoy their home. The outdoor patio for breakfast and dinner may be the highlight of our trip. Thank you for a memorable and fantastic vacation! Shannon

August - August 2015

We loved our stay in San Francisco... Shannon kindly spent ...

Antoine from 7th arrondissement of Paris said

We loved our stay in San Francisco... Shannon kindly spent time to help us prepare our trip, and she gave us precious advice for visiting her neighbourhood (where to eat, have a drink, shop), San Francisco (places to visit, tours, what is adapted for kids) - but also other places in California we visited after. Our California trip was so nice thanks to her. Her home is cosy and lovely decorated, and there's everything you need. The neighbourhood is quiet with a park and lots of shops and restaurants. At a five minute walk there is a BART station you can use to go or come from the airport, or downtown - in a few minutes. Shannon and her family took care of our appartment (and goldfish !) and where very nice guests. Exchanging with this family is definitely a good idea.

What we said about Antoine's house:

This family is warm, thoughtful, detail oriented and great with communicating. They were quick to answer my questions about visiting Paris and provided lots of great information for our trip planning. Their apartment is in a FANTASTIC location, within walking distance of Paris' great neighborhoods and attractions, close to public transport and a short Uber ride home from anywhere at the end of a long day. The home is spacious, has everything you will need to enjoy your stay, full of light and very welcoming. This family left our home in tip top shape and were lovely guests. I high recommend resonding to an inquiry from this family! Thank you all so much for the trip of a lifetime!

March - March 2014

We loved the Glen Park neighborhood and access to public ...

Steven & Diane
Steven & Diane from Hawaii said

We loved the Glen Park neighborhood and access to public transportation. Neighborhood had bakery, bookshop, stores, grocery, best French restaurant in the city, and numerous others! Great walkable park that is a hidden countryside for hiking in the middle of the city. Home was very comfortable, and we'd exchange again!

What we said about Steven & Diane's house:

Such a fabulous location. Everything you need in this home. Very clean, well organized and with excellent instructions. We fell in love with this small beach town and can't wait to go back. Thank you!