- Matt IT Director (46)
- Fran Raising children (45)
- Devon (10)
- Dillon (7)
Welcome to so many options!
We are Matt and Fran, and we are a family of four: Matt, Fran, Devon and Dillon. We love the beach, and we love to travel! Matt works in IT, is British & recently became an American citizen and loves to surf. Fran grew up in New Jersey, recently retired from corporate life and enjoys running. Devon and Dillon were both born in the Bay Area, but named after a couple of our favorite places in the UK and the US. We do require some plant care, only allow smoking outside (no littering please) and are open to a possible car exchange. We love to travel, esp. to surfing and diving destinations! We are very well housed-trained and are looking for an exchange family to do the same.
Check out the feedback from our prior exchange (s):
January 15 — April 3, 2016 These dates are flexible
We are seeking weekend and long weekend exchanges during ski season.
December 15 — September 6, 2016 These dates are flexible
Anywhere near great surf that's safe for families.
December 15 — January 1, 2017
Anywhere near good surf and family friendly beaches!
We have been extremely pleased with our house exchange last August & September with Fran, Matt, Dillon and Devon in San Francisco (more precisely Pacifica city). Their house is really clean and tidy, as well as sizeable and comfortable. Thanks to their car, we could enjoy touring all around the San Francisco bay and close surroundings. Their house is ideally located, and it is very easy and convenient to get from their place to downtown San Francisco. Upon our return home in Cagnes sur mer (France), we were pleased to find our own apartment in clean and perfect conditions. There is no doubt that we would be pleased in some future to repeat such a good experience of house exchange with this family and return to San Francisco."
We had a wonderful home exchange experience with Stef, Laurent and her family! They are polite, responsive, helpful and are exceptionaloly well house trained! Our home was in immaculate condition upon returning home. They were extremely respectful. Their flat in the French Riviera made us feel so at home! We were able to drive their car to visit St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco and so many amazing places! They are truly lucky to live where they do! I would definitely recommend doing an exchange with them...and would be open to exchanging with them again!
The exchange went very well from the first contact to us all going home. The home is a lovely place just off the Pacific Coast Highway to Monterey . The house and car were excellent and the folks did everything to make it a good stay. On my return my home and car proved to be well looked after.All told a very enjoyable experience followed up by a nice post trip note. I would commend the Hardcastles to you and would welcome doing it again some time in the future. Eddy Carroll