- Marianne Actor (67)
- Tom Retired Military (66)
Welcome to LA !
My husband Tom is a retired US Air Force officer and I, Marianne, am an actress. He is originally from Charlottesville, VA, and I am from St. Louis, MO. We love the flexibility of our lives and the vast cultural and entertainment opportunities in LA. We are both involved in many charitable efforts and travel regularly.
We sometimes invite 2 friends or 2 of our siblings to join us on a home exchange.
Of special note is the fact that Tom is disabled. He has chronic pain which sometimes means he is in bed for many hours. It is critical that he sleep on a firm mattress. Although he can walk he can not do long distances or up steep hills. In such cases we would need to drive relatively close to your home entry. For an apartment exchange 2 floors is fine and three would be the most he could climb. Thanks.
December 19 — December 28, 2015 These dates are flexible
June 6 — June 17, 2016 These dates are flexible
We seek to be in Rome for 10 days prior to taking a cruise. Our home however, will be available from June 5 to June 27 so you may wish to stay longer in our home than we stay in yours.
June 17 — July 23, 2016 These dates are flexible
We would like to be in or near London for 4 or 5 weeks.
July 23 — August 3, 2016 These dates are flexible
We must be in Glenfarne, Leitrim for a family reunion July 30, 31 & Aug 1 of 2016. I would like to come earlier to introduce my husband to Dublin before going to Leitrim.
It is safe to say, if you have any kind of historical site, store, factory, church, meadow, bridge, ETC. anything remotely historical, we'll want to know about it.
We also both love the theatre, museums, cultural performances of any sort.
Marianne loves the urban rush, Tom prefers bucolic nature settings.
Fortunately we both enjoy each others preferences.
What a perfect exchange. Marianne and Tom left our house in excellent order, and their house was understated in their photos and description. It was spectacular! A turn of the century Craftsman home in central LA, with easy access to freeways and downtown. And we felt like we were in a historic Hollywood home with Marianne's studio memorabilia framed on walls and her movie and TV collections on display. Also, a very nice backyard and a great DVD collection. What a fantastic place and wonderful exchange! Highly recommended.
Our week in this charming Port Richmond cottage was nothing less than spectacular. Beautifully positioned with the entire Bay area at our fingertips we enjoyed exploring areas of Oakland, San Francisco and the delightful historical town of Port Richmond. Bill & Barbara's home is a comfort haven and exquisitedly appointed in Old World detail. We just loved our stay.
Marianne and Tom were our hospitality hosts for five days in August 2014. This means, we did not swap homes. We lived together under their roof. This home exchange experience was new to us and very exciting. It takes a lot of trust, to allow people you do not know, to stay with you for a number of days. When you are young, you maybe try couch surfing, but as you get older, it is not really an option. You want some privacy, space, a good bed.... We felt very welcome from the first minute on. Marianne and Tom are wonderful people, we are very glad, to have met. Both have busy schedules, but nevertheless took the time to show us some interesting spots in LA, we otherwise had never seen. Marianne took us to an exclusive film screening and Tom baked a cake, together with my son. We loved every minute of our stay. Their home is state of the art for respect, love and good taste. We highly recommend Marianne and Tom as exchange partners.
My husband and I hosted the delightful Flora and her son Rio for five days in August, 2014. This mother- son team could not be more engaging, adventuresome and, independent. Although we maintained a busy schedule we managed to spend time together each day and enjoyed hearing about what they had seen and where they had traveled in big, beautiful Los Angeles. We are looking forward to visiting them in Potsdam, Germany.
Marianne and Tom were our hospitality hosts for a week in March 2015. In a word, it was just PERFECT ! They are lovely people and their house is so nice...we felt so good being there, we didnt want to leave ! We HIGHLY recommend Marianne and Tom as exchange partners.
My husband & I had such a marvelous time visiting Paris for three weeks. Being able to come home to Anne & Perre's charming apartment was pivotal in makeing this trip so exceptional. We loved being in a working class neighborhood, where you see a true cross section of Parisians. We loved the privacy, secuity and quiet of their home. Larger than the standard Parisian aparrtment, we enjoyed cooking meals, sitting in their grden & visiting neighbors. The fact that they live so near one of the most historical cemeteries in the world was a great bonus. We spent the bulk of two days exploring that glorious place, chock a block with the final resting place of so many famous people. Thank you Anne & Pierre!