- Barbara Professional Organizer (69)
- Mark Chef (1)
Relax in our comfortable oasis.
Mark owns a couple of restaurants in Oakland; Barbara is a professional home and office organizer. Between us we have five adult children living on their own (not part of our exchange party.) Since we are semi-retired, our travel dates are flexible. We have visited Europe 7 times in the past 10 years, and it is our #1 destination. We enjoy big cities, as well as small villages and places with direct beach access. We have a second home in Daytona Beach, FL and can sometimes have non-simultaneous exchanges.
Besides traveling, we like cinema, reading, and great food. Mark's focus is cooking regional and traditional cuisine from everywhere. He has over 1,000 cookbooks. Barbara's hobbies include cooking, filmmaking, photography, and painting. We have lots of fun together and will bring that energy into your home.
If you would like, our friends will be happy to help you become oriented, and the neighbors are wonderful. We will also gladly give you the information you need to make it just the kind of trip you are looking for. This area is abundantly rich in recreational choices. We will provide maps, restaurant recommendations, etc, as well as regular house-cleaning. One of our closest friends recently commented that our home is "very accommodating."
And last, but not least, we are tidy, clean, and organized, and will treat your home with complete respect in every way.
September 1 — October 1, 2014 These dates are flexible
Surprise us. We love very comfortable surroundings, furniture, beds, etc.
Every bite should be perfect. In my purse, I carry small containers of truffle salt, Malden salt, and Cook's vanilla powder. If a restaurant dish needs a kick, these go a long way. When I place my order in a restaurant there is usually a lot for the server to write down. "Not vertical, hold the vinegar, dressing, sauce, etc ....on and on. I love clean and simple food cooked to absolute perfection. If it's cooked right it doesn't need much in the way of spices.