- james actor (59)
- elizabeth actress (55)
- jack student (18)
- william student (16)
Home exchange has changed our lives; we love 'living' in a place rather than merely being tourists.
My husband and I are both actors, He is originally from Ireland, and I am from NY. We have two boys, and we are very involved with their school where Jack is a theatre student and William in the Cinematic Arts. We never thought Hollywood would be a great place to raise children, but it's brilliant! There is so much to do. Hollywood Bowl! the Greek! Art classes at LACMA, the Getty, and the Barnsdall Art Park which is situated on the grounds of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House. Rollerblading or bike-riding on the Venice Boardwalk. Baseball Games, concerts, the beach the Mountains,fantastic food, LA has it all. We love to go hiking with Jack and William on the weekends in Griffith Park or Runyon and Bronson Canyons where there's walking and horse trails, and the Bat Cave where they filmed Batman, then a visit to the Hollywood Farmer's Market.
We are limited to school vacations because of the children. We usually bring grandmas with us in the summer.
December 20 — January 6, 2016 These dates are flexible
We have family in New York we'd love to see over Christmas
Families who have exchanged with us used our house as a base from which they explored the whole South West region of North America- the Grand Canyon! Las Vegas! San Francisco! Disneyland! Venice Beach! Tahoe!
if you live near a University boasting a good film and/or theatre dept please let us know. Our son is a Junior in high school and very interested in theatre arts. We plan on spending Spring Break and the summer touring schools nationally and abroad. My son will attend a summer 2 week program at or LAMDA so if you live in London near brand have lodging available 8/1-8/16; we are your people.
We had a great stay at Elizabeth and James home in Hollywood. The weather was hot, so we greatly appreciated the opportunity to have a cool dip in the new pool in their lovely and secluded back yard. Attending a taping of a popular talk show was lots of fun and very interesting.The neighborhood has wonderful character and a wide variety of architectural appeal. Just a few blocks away are wonderful shops and restaurants. Our only regret was that we didn't have more time to explore. Thanks for a great stay! Ann & Brian