We had a great time in Roy and Caroles house in San Rafael. It is in a beautiful area overlooking a canal. The location is ideal for exploring San Francisco and Marin County. We were there in May and the whole place,including their neighbourhood, was green and lush. There is a lovely park near there house. Roy and Carole made us so welcome and has left detailed instructions on how to do everything from putting on a wash to refilling the bird feeders. They gave great advice on where to visit. Their house was lovely - so clean and tidy and had everything one could possibly need. The deck overlooking the estuary was a favorite place of mine - if you were lucky a hummingbird would come and feed while you sat there! Heavenly. Roy and Carole stayed with us in Ireland and had use of our car for 10 days. They were always a pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend a home exchange with them.