- Adriana Business Owner (53)
Southern California at its best!
I have traveled the world and this is one of my passions. I have lived in various countries, but mostly in the US. I love different cultures and their people, great food, wine, music and the arts. I love home exchanges!
I have completed several previous exchanges (San Francisco (several times), Paris, Barcelona, Sonoma, AZ, Montreal) and they all have been a wonderful experience. There are some testimonials of my exchanges on this profile.
I am a small business owner, which allows me flexibility to travel, planned or spontaneous. I have a wonderful 17 yo daughter that sometimes travels with me and when her school schedules allows.
We are very considerate and respectful of other people's homes and relate best to similar.
Send us a note if interested. We will consider all exchange possibilities.
June 15 — June 30, 2016 These dates are flexible
South Thailand - Islands
We had a wonderful week at Adriana and Chris' home in Corona del Mar. Not only is it really lovely and comfortable, but it's also in a great location - a quick walk to many great restaurants, just across the street from great shopping (and more restaurants) at Fashion Island, and a relaxing 15-minute walk to the beach, which we did every day, and sometimes twice. Some things we really enjoyed doing while there: Visiting Crystal Cove State Beach, just a couple of miles south, and having drinks and dinner at the Beachcomber; wandering around Balboa Island; and congregating most nights with all of the locals and others at the cliffs to watch the spectacular sunset. The beach is beautiful, and we really enjoyed strolling there. And when we felt like a quiet evening "at home," we felt like we were home :-) We loved our time there! Deb and Tom
We greatly enjoyed our exchange with Deb and Tom in Santa Cruz. Their home is delightful, beautifully renovated with an amazing backyard. They took great care of our home and our two kitties while we were gone. This is a wonderful exchange to explore the coast of Northern California. We highly recommend it! Best Regards, Adriana and Chris
We had a fabulous exchange at the home of Chris and Adriana in the beautiful beach town of Corona del Mar, California in June, 2014. Our communication was always very easy, and the exchange proceeded smoothly. Chris and Adriana not only live in a lovely, desirable community, but their home is especially attractive and comfortable. Adriana surely has a gift for home design! We felt we were living in a luxe spa hotel. Every amenity you can imagine was provided for. We appreciated the proximity to many stunningly beautiful beaches and coves as well as Adriana’s clear and spot-on recommendations for visiting them along with restaurants, parks and local tourist attractions. (We had the good fortune to meet this gracious lady at our home in San Francisco in the few hours that our exchanges overlapped.) I hope we’ll repeat this exchange at a later date. It was just perfect!
The perfect exchange! Paula and Russ are delightful people and their home in SF is top notch. Great location within walking distance to everything, nicely appointed and very comfortable. I enjoyed meeting them as well and look forward to a friendship. I would greatly recommend an exchange with them!
We had such a wonderful time in Corona Del Mar - Chris and Adriana had a wonderful home and were wonderful house guests. We especially enjoyed the walk to the lovely beach that is nearby. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon! The little town on the way was also so cute and convenient. It is a great location to many great coastal areas. We also liked having a kitty to keep us company! Thank you so much Chris and Adriana for sharing your home with us!
What a wonderful exchange! This is an authentic Edwardian flat in Cole Valley, adjacent to Haight-Ashbury and one block from a wonderful street full of cafes, restaurants and shops. MUNI (public transport to everything) is only one block over and super convenient. The home is beautiful full of authentic architectural details, including a traditional spice dryer cupboard...never seen one before! Trina and Brent were wonderful hosts, very organized with information (I am learning from them!) and most gracious. Their two kitties are incredibly sweet and loving, easy to take care of. We loved our stay and would recommend it to anyone that want an authentic SF home exchange.
We had a lovely visit at Adriana's place in Irvine. She was the bright spot -- friendly, helpful and sincere. Even if we never met in person, we felt like we knew her. The condo was great, too. In a large condominium complex, it features multiple pools, picnic areas and common rooms (also a gym!). It was tastefully decorated and featured everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxed stay. The location is convenient -- very close to the 405 freeway that takes you wherever you want to go. The beaches were a 20 minute drive west. We would definitely do it again!
This was an absolutely fabulous exchange. This flat in Sodermalm is beautiful and very comfortable. Location is fantastic as it is in the hipster part of town, a block and half from the metro and walking distance to restaurants, bars, coffee shops and parks. Mark and Karin are excellent hosts, extremely accommodating and amazing friendly. This was a very memorable trip for us and we thank Mark and Karin for a wonderful exchange!