Spacious and elegant home in sunny Southern California near all of the major attractions! We travel as a couple and as a family of 5. We are open to anywhere in the world and have flexible schedules so if you're interested, send us a quick e-mail.

Traveling Group
  • Jerome Airline Pilot (1)
  • Madeleine Human Resource Executive (1)
  • Daughter 15 (1)
  • Daughter 13 (1)
  • Daughter 6 (1)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Spain

    June 13 — August 13, 2015 These dates are flexible

    A simultaneous exchange with a family for next summer (2015) is preferred.

  • Paris, France

    December 20 — January 4, 2015 These dates are flexible

    Looking for a non-simultaneous exchange - our home is available from December 20 through January 4 if you would like to spend the holidays in the warm weather.

  • France

    June 13 — August 10, 2015 These dates are flexible

    A simultaneous exchange with a family for next summer (2015) is preferred.


  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Antiquing
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About

Golf, Cooking, running, horseback riding, biking

Two of girls LOVE horses - so wherever we go we try to find a stable where they can ride or go to camp.

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

June - June 2013

In June 2013 my family exchanged homes with the Mestman family ...

Agusta & Gulli
Agusta & Gulli from Reykjavik said

In June 2013 my family exchanged homes with the Mestman family who live in a beautiful home in Temecula, California, USA. All of the information from their listing on was accurate. Their spacious and very comfortable home is located in a very nice and peaceful neighborhood. We had a great time in Temecula and in the surrounding area enjoying local wineries, Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim, Disney, beaches and more. Their family took excellent care of our house during their 2-­‐week stay. They made the house exchange an incredibly easy and pleasant experience and we feel lucky to have exchanged homes and cars with them. Agusta and Gulli.

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Madeleine & Jerome
What we said about Agusta & Gulli's house:

We exchanged homes with Agusta and Gulli in the summer of 2013. We had a wonderful time. Their home is located in a very nice neighborhood, only 5 minutes from the city center. Their home is very large and comfortable - just perfect! We also exchanged vehicles and everything worked perfectly. In addition, they left our home in immaculate condition. Agusta and Gulli were extremely friendly and easy to work with. It was a pleasure exchanging homes with them. Communication was easy and we would highly recommend an exchange with them. Iceland is a wonderful country and definitely should be on anyone's bucket list. Madeleine and Jerome

July - July 2014

There is one word that can summarize our stay in ...

Pamela from Liege said

There is one word that can summarize our stay in Temecula: Paradise. The house is gorgeous, very comfortable, quite neighborhood and with a great golf course just next door and many others within 15’ by car (for golf lovers like my husband this situation was perfect!). The house was not the only thing that made our holidays a great experience. The city of Temecula is a sort of far west old town with full of things to do and near to main big cities like San Diego, Los Angeles or Palm Springs and to beautiful beaches. And what to say about the Mestmans? Such a beautiful family! Jerome has been extremely helpful and communicative. Just beware of his jokes :-)! They also took very good care of our house and our cat. Wonderful!

July - August 2014

We spent wonderful holydays in Temecula in the house of ...

Christelle & Jean-Marc
Christelle & Jean-Marc said

We spent wonderful holydays in Temecula in the house of the Mestman family! All has been accurately prepared well in advance by Jerome who is an expert for finding good logistic solutions. Temecula is a very nice city well situated to visit San Diego, Los Angeles and Pacific Beaches. But we really enjoyed the house with its swimming pool and Jacuzzi and wonderful garden. It was our first exchange and we have been very lucky to do it with the Mestman Family who took a great care of our flat and Normandy house, and even of our cat Pom ! We look forward to see you again !

March - March 2015

Recently we had the opportunity to exchange homes with the ...

Larissa from San Francisco said

Recently we had the opportunity to exchange homes with the Mestman family. This was a very easy and enjoyable exchange from start to finish. We have two young kids and a couple dogs, so it's not always easy for us to travel. This is our second exchange so we were a bit rusty on how best to proceed. Jerome was great. He worked through the scheduling and details of the exchange in a relaxed, but thorough manner. This made it easy and comfortable during the process. Then the home. Wow...what a fantastic place. We were pleasantly surprised right as we walked through the door. The home was huge, well equipped, and beautifully situated on a local golf course. Each night my wife and I took nice walks on the course while trying to avoid the sprinklers. We envied their kitchen and barbeque set up, which only gave my wife more ideas for ours.The rooms were perfect. The house was clean, spacious and nicely decorated. The yard was great. I think it must be about .75 acres. There was plenty of space for our two kids to run and play, and the pool and spa even made it more entertaining. Since we live in California, we are familiar with Temecula. There are plenty of nice restaurants, a casino, wineries, and some notable golf courses. Since my wife and I had to work and watch kids at the same time, we took advantage of taking our girls to the trampoline park. This was perfect. I played golf at Pechanga and even used Jerome's clubs. Thanks again! On the other days we took quick drives to the Outdoor Animal Park, the Zoo in San Diego and spent a night at the beach. Everything is really close which helped make this a nice exchange. When we returned, our home was left in perfect condition. The Mestman's even watched our dogs for us. They must have treated them well because they didn't look like they missed us too much. Overall it was a very positive exchange and a great opportunity to meet such a cool family.

Madeleine & Jerome
What we said about Larissa's house:

We recently exchanged homes with the Corcorans. We had a great experience. Larissa and Chris are extremely helpful and their home is beautiful. The pool and spa are wonderful and the house is very cozy - just a wonderful home. We feel very fortunate to have had another great home exchange. Their home in Concord is perfectly situated to explore San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma valleys, along with Marin county. Our girls had a great time playing with their dogs who were extremely friendly and mellow. Chris and Larissa provided terrific information regarding restaurants, transportation, etc. Overall we had a great exchange.