Greetings from Southern California beach country!


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Hawaii, USA

    January 1 — December 31, 2015

  • Fiji

    January 1 — December 31, 2015 These dates are flexible

  • French Polynesia

    January 1 — December 31, 2015 These dates are flexible


  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Kite Surfing/Wind Surfing
  • Water Skiing
  • Antiquing
  • Culinary Travel
  • Clubbing/Dancing
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
Especially Passionate About
Beach, nature, history, music, and museum enthusiasts

Beach, nature, history, music, and museum enthusiasts

We love beaches, nature walks, historical sites, music concerts, and art museums! Swimming, surfing, tennis and skiing are our favorite sports.

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

August - September 2013

Our exchange with these home-owners were very pleasant and we ...

Monika from Prague said

Our exchange with these home-owners were very pleasant and we highly recommend them as home exchange partners. They were extremely helpful. We had a lovely time in Newport Beach and spent the days with swimming, laying on the sandy beaches, shopping, in addition to visiting the Disneyland and a few other interesting places. The home was beautiful and very clean and had everything we needed. The location couldn't be better! The home-owners were also wonderful guest to have in our home! Thank you for that great exchange. We've enjoyed the time in Newport Beach and we are looking to come back again!

Exchange photos from :
Bill and Katharine
What we said about Monika's house:

Monika's residence provides the perfect setting for a visit to Prague. It is located on a beautiful green hill overlooking the city. Its location is a short walk to both the tram transportation system as well as the underground subway. You also are only a short distance via public transportation system to restaurants and shopping center for groceries. The home is modern and elegant yet comfortable. You will be delighted to make a home exchange to this residence and enjoy Prague's charm, history, and numerous cultural things to do! Monika is a great correspondent and communicator, bilingual in Czech and English, and is willing to take the time to give you advice on things to do while you visit her country's beautiful capital!

August - August 2013

We had a very good stay in Newport Beach. The ...

Patrizia from Province of Ogliastra said

We had a very good stay in Newport Beach. The house is wonderful, and also staying in a home is nice. The home is well-equipped and comfortable in an elegant and exclusive area. Bill and Katharine are incredibly helpful. They did everything they could to make our stay absolutely pleasant. Their advice and suggestions were precious. Thanks so much!

Exchange photos from :
August - August 2014

I have only two words to describe the exchange with ...

Francesca and Paolo
Francesca and Paolo said

I have only two words to describe the exchange with Bill and Kitsi: absolutely perfect! It was our second exchange and it was even better than the first one. We spent at their home three weeks in August. They are the perfect exchangers: experienced, reliable, respectful, ready to answer to any of our questions/doubts, full of useful information to share with us to make our holiday unforgettable. The house is elegant, well equipped and comfortable: there are plenty of guides and maps of the surroundings that we could use. We loved relaxing in the garden and the kids loved spending time by the pool. Newport Beach is a lovely place with a beautiful weather and the house is really well positioned: less than 5 minutes by car from the harbour or from the famous Californian beaches where our kids loved to go “boggie boarding”. Newport Beach is the ideal place to visit Southern California: from there you can easily reach San Diego and its Sea World, Los Angeles and the Universal Studios, Malibu, Santa Monica, Disneyland, Legoland and all the wonderful beaches of California, like Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. It was a pleasure to meet Bill and Kitsi in Milano as they arrived in Italy and to have a pleasant dinner with them. If you are lucky enough to do an exchange with Bill and Kitsi you will have an experience of a lifetime.

Exchange photos from :
Bill and Katharine
What we said about Francesca and Paolo's house:

We had a great time at Francesca and Paolo’s home at Lake Como! The home is beautiful, spacious and has all the amenities one could desire. It has three large bedrooms, with classic Italian shutters which open to enjoy the lovely garden and foliage that surrounds the house. It is quiet and peaceful; we experienced no disturbing noise from neighbors. There is plenty of closet space for any clothes you bring during your travel to it. Two separate full bathrooms make it easy to take a shower or bath without preventing those with you also getting ready for the day or evening. A very large table in the dining room is spacious for any meal, while it simultaneously can serve to set up one’s personal laptop computer to check emails during one’s trip. The kitchen has a good sized refrigerator, an excellent espresso machine, easy-to-use stove, and even its own dedicated kitchen table. The family room is very comfortable, with couches and chairs surrounding a romantic fireplace and television. An electronic gate affords extra security to park your car inside it if you prefer and to simplify unloading your groceries. The home is at Mezzegra, nicely located near the middle of the lake on its western side, with a fantastic view of the lake from its front terrace. The home is a very short drive to Villa Carlotta to view this estate and its gorgeous gardens. Menaggio also is an easy drive or hop on the ferry to cross the lake to Bellagio. There are many nice restaurants to visit at Lake Como and many fun things to do. Francesca and Paolo were perfect hosts! Email correspondence and communication was easy and timely. They are multilingual and write and speak perfect English if that is your native language. You will be very lucky indeed to arrange a home exchange with such wonderful people and in such a beautiful setting. You will have an exchange "fantastico"!