Welcome to sunny San Diego

Traveling Group
  • Erin ,daughter College admissions (30)
  • Greg, son-in-law Modern coffee shop (31)
  • Maria Retired (61)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • New Zealand

    December 20 — December 31, 2016

  • Japan

    December 20 — December 31, 2016

    Spring or fall

  • Switzerland

    December 20 — December 31, 2016

    Spring, summer, fall

  • Quebec City, QC, Canada

    December 20 — January 21, 2870

    Spring, summer, fall

  • Seville, Spain

    December 20 — December 31, 2016

    Spring, fall, or winter

  • Germany

    July 24 — August 7, 2016 These dates are flexible

    Southern Germany

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  • Hiking
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

June - July 2013

Hi We had a great exchange with Maria and her ...

Brian Foster
Brian Foster from Whitemans Green said

Hi We had a great exchange with Maria and her Spring Valley home. The home is perfectly located just about 20 minutes from all main attractions whether beach or city or foothills. Her home is spacious and comfy but homely with a very private nice garden with loads of trees and bushes........would recommend to anybody. Cheers Brian

What we said about Brian Foster's house:

Hello, I really enjoyed my stay in Brian and Penny's cottage. Very charming and comfortable with a lovely garden. Surrounded by some beautiful countryside Cuckfield is an easy train ride to London and Brighton. I enjoyed the history in the home, the ventures to the cities and the rambles in the countryside. I highly recommend this home for an exchange. Enjoy! Maria

June - July 2012

We had a wonderful exchange in Maria's home. Her house ...

Maria from Ireland said

We had a wonderful exchange in Maria's home. Her house is perfect for visiting the San Diego area. It is just a short drive from downtown and from a number of beautiful beaches. Maria was very easy to communicate with and she gave us everything we needed for a San Diego visit (beach chairs and beach towels, restaurant recommendations etc) she even left us a home baked quiche for when we arrived after a long journey! The house is cosy and comfortable and the neighbourhood is quiet. We would highly recommend Maria as an exchange partner and we really felt at home in her lovely home.

What we said about Maria's house:

I had a grand first exchange in Maria and Derrick's home. Their home is large and comfortable. It is and easy drive or bus trip into Dublin to explore. There are great day trips near to their home too such as visiting the villages of Howth and Malahide and walking the coast between Bray and Greystones. Maria was so very helpful in all aspects of the exchange. I would recommend a stay in their home. Maria, summer 2012 exchange. .

May - June 2014

We had a wonderful time staying at Maria's home. She ...

Rudi and Serene
Rudi and Serene from Voorburg said

We had a wonderful time staying at Maria's home. She had everything prepared for us, from leaving beach towels and blankets out, to leaving us information about local hikes and a variety of other tourist opportunities in the area. She was also kind enough to collect some toys for our toddler! The house is conveniently located to several area attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, Coronado Island, and Balboa Park. Maria was very responsive to our questions prior to and during our home exchange. This was our first time doing a home exchange and this makes us want to travel this way all of the time! Maria's home is comfortable and welcoming and having her home as a home base made for a very relaxed and enjoyable two weeks in Southern California. Thank you Maria!

What we said about Rudi and Serene 's house:

Having just completed a great exchange in The Netherlands, I have nothing but good things to say about my stay in Serene and Rudi's home. Their home is spacious and very comfortable. The neighborhood is so pretty with a lovely park just steps from the house. And transportation to The Hague, Amsterdam, and all around Holland is very easy with their great public transit system. Serene was amazingly helpful with great how to videos for the home and good orienting info for The Netherlands. I would recommend this exchange to anyone interested in exploring more of the Netherlands.

March - April 2015

We had a wonderful stay in Maria's home. Maria made ...

Rose Wayne
Rose Wayne from Rome said

We had a wonderful stay in Maria's home. Maria made sure the home was ready for us and our two adult sons. The backyard was wonderful with birds, butterflies and beautiful plants - like be in an oasis. The home is close to the freeway and all the San Diego sites. We would love to stay there again on our next San Diego visit - which is one of the best cities in the US. Rose

What we said about Rose Wayne's house:

I really enjoyed my stay in Wayne and Rose's apartment. Their home is just the right size with a fabulous terrace. All necessary shops are close by and gelato right next door! Rome was so easy to visit with the metro and bus stops so close. I highly recommend an exchange in this lovely apartment. Maria