This home is wonderful! Our family of 5 had an outstanding stay and everything is perfectly appointed for guests. Fresh linens, spices, lovely dishes, and friendly hosts were some of the highlights. The outdoor patio is so charming and the hot tub was fun in the evening. We travelled with 3 young children who were also very happy and comfortable. The location is fantastic! A quick stroll to Main Street St. Helena (an amazing Main Street), close to wineries, parks, etc...but also private and with a quiet out of the way feel on a little cul de sac. We are looking forward to going back!
Having now enjoyed about a dozen Home Exchanges in the USA, Europe, and Australia, we want to write a review of our Home Exchange experience with the G----- family of Annapolis, Md (#222743) with whom we exchanged in the summer of 2013 for 2 weeks. The G-----' home was everything they described and more. It is a large, four story home on a pleasant street which ends at a small creek. There is a small public dock there from which you can launch the family's canoe or kayak, or hail a water taxi which can take you on a short and pleasant ride to the docks in "downtown" Annapolis or it's neighbor across the creek, Eastport. Both towns, also joined by a bridge, are absolutely packed with great shops, restaurants, and American history at every turn. You can also easily walk or bike to downtown, or catch a free shuttle tram a short distance from the house. The splendors of Washington, DC are an easy day trip to the west, and the vibrant sailing grounds of the Chesapeake Bay are literally at your doorstep. The house itself is beautifully appointed and well maintained, having been recently renovated to a very high standard. It can comfortably accommodate a large family or multiple couples, and has every amenity that any Home Exchanger might want. Finally, the G----- family were wonderful exchange partners. We were welcomed to their home with warm wishes and a portfolio of useful tips from where to get the best latte to when the local sailboat races would take place. Their care of our home was also excellent. So, with a great location, a great home, and great exchange partners, we really couldn't have asked for a better experience. We look forward to an opportunity to exchange with them again. Dave & Susanne HE #s 114332 & 238077