- Betsy School administrator--retired (66)
- Frank Attorney--retired (73)
Pool home in sunny Central Florida!
We're two retirees who love to travel. Over the years we have traveled extensively visiting over 30 countries. Frank enjoys camping, hunting and fishing, He also builds fine furniture. Notice the china cabinet--he built it. Betsy enjoys oil painting--the walls are filled with her art..
We have no pets and do not smoke. Due to allergies, we will not accept exchanges with smokers.
We've never met a museum we didn't love! Traditional art and history or wacky weird museums. We love waterfalls, canyons, cliffs, and interesting natural land formations.
Betsy and Frank This is a perfect exchange trip! We have returned to kunming, but still immersed in the memories of trip to the United States. Orlando, in particular, gave us the most profound, the most beautiful and good memory. Betsy and Frank, a beautiful house, their care and help to us, and their sincere friendship, and their enthusiasm and good neighbors, let us deeply moved. We are deeply in love with Orlando this kind the people, the scenery beautiful place, also fell in love with the exchange of traveling this way to travel.This kind of way to travel can not only save travel costs, but to experience deeply, local customs and culture.
Although our exchange was a year ago, the wonderful memories are as vibrant as if it were yesterday. We fell in love with our Chinese home exchange family. Jane, Xiaoming, and their son Allen opened their hearts to us, as well as extended family. We were graciously included in a family wedding as honored guests. Jane & Xiaoming entertained us in their home and took us far into the mountains on a trip to meet people from the Miao Chinese ethnic minority. Our experience was beyond expectation. Our goal was to meet local residents and experience Chinese culture. Jane and her family were incredible. We enjoyed their spacious, well-equipped apartment. Jane offered her assistance so that we could travel independently. Jane wrote out directions in Chinese which helped us immensely. I highly recommend this exchange--friendship, hospitality, insight, and lifelong memories.
Betsy and Frank could not have been more welcoming to us when we arrived (early!): they had even borrowed a huge box of Lego for our son, having found out that this was what he loved most. Our little girl just loved all the dolls in the toy closet. Being in Maitland enabled us to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Orlando and to chill in their large, lovely and comfortable house which was a real home from home. We all loved the pool. The beautiful Winter Park is close by and we really enjoyed a couple of afternoons there. Frank and Betsy have compiled a very comprehensive information file for home exchangers which is a great resource. I would recommend Frank and Betsy's home to anyone visiting Orlando: it has the best of all worlds, easy access to downtown Orlando with the theme parks and Disney and a perfect experience in it's own right with the opportunity to meet the lovely Frank and Betsy.
Wonderful exchange experience. This vacation home is lovely, spacious, commodious, and immaculate. Gourmet kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances; spotless upscale bathrooms. We were welcomed personally by owners Philip and Aisling and their adorable young children Tom and Molly. They drove over for the day just to welcome and orient us. We were overwhelmed by their friendliness and generosity. A sumptuous crock-pot dinner awaited our arrival as well as food in the refrigerator. Philip efficiently showed us how everything worked. Aisling kindly set out pertinent reading material which we enjoyed. We found plenty of interesting activities in the area—beaches, ferry to Gola Island, Glenveagh National Park with tour of the impressive castle and gardens. Thank you, dear friends.