Come to the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains!

Traveling Group
  • Shilene Full-Time Mom (45)
  • Carl Outdoor Science School Director (38)
  • Silvana Full-Time Kid (4)

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • California, USA

    Any time

    We've really enjoyed nearby weekend and weeklong exchanges

Interests

  • Football
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Culinary Travel
Especially Passionate About
Outdoor Adventuring

Outdoor Adventuring

We thrive outside! We have been fortunate to live and work in natural settings.

Vacation Type
7

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2010

Adorable home, very clean and comfortable. Great location. They left ...

Alan and Rachael
Alan and Rachael from Los Angeles said

Adorable home, very clean and comfortable. Great location. They left some sweet and thoughtful touches for our kids. We had alot of fun and hope to go back!

Shilene & Carl
What we said about Alan and Rachael's house:

Very friendly and nice people. Great location for exploring Pasadena. A comfortable, nicely decorated and well-kept home. We would recommend this home for an exchange.

January - December 2009

Wonderful people, tastefully decorated house with modern touches. We felt ...

Sunshine
Sunshine from La Jolla said

Wonderful people, tastefully decorated house with modern touches. We felt very welcome. The access to nature was great and our hosts made our children feel so welcome.

Shilene & Carl
What we said about Sunshine's house:

Great location! Nice home! Good people! We would recommend this home for an exchange.

January - December 2010

We loved this cosy cottage and relaxing week stay there. ...

Sharon
Sharon from Beijing, China said

We loved this cosy cottage and relaxing week stay there. The family provided us with so many fantastic things to do in the area which reflected their knowledgeable and passion about the mountain forest area they live in! They were thoughtful and accommodating!

Shilene & Carl
What we said about Sharon's house:

We enjoyed this cozy and comfortable home which was in a quiet neighborhood, away from the Beijing bustle. The family was very thoughtful and accommodating.

January - December 2011

We exchanged with this lovely couple and their adorable daughter ...

Della
Della from California said

We exchanged with this lovely couple and their adorable daughter in December 2011. We had a wonderful time in their clean, comfortable home. They were super helpful in telling us where the best restaurants were, trails, sledding adventures, and even called their friends to help us find Tylenol for our daughter when she spiked a fever. They left our home in perfect shape and it was as if no one had been there! We hope to be fortunate enough to exchange with them again in the future.

Shilene & Carl
What we said about Della's house:

We really enjoyed our 5 night stay at this spacious, kid-friendly home, close to the beach. Their large movie screen/home theatre system was a bonus! Additionally, the family was very thoughtful and generous.

January - January 2014

We are a family of four living in San Diego ...

John
John from Mission Viejo said

We are a family of four living in San Diego County, CA. and spent a delightful weekend at this charming cottage in Green Valley Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. Conveniently located, well-appointed, comfortable, the place is an easy drive to a number of the mountain resorts, close to dining, and nestled near a small mountain lake. The owners were very accommodating, communicated well, and ensured that our overall stay was easy and enjoyable. They included several small, thoughtful touches that we really appreciated and we would highly recommend them as exchange partners for anyone wishing to enjoy the Big Bear Lake area.

Shilene & Carl
What we said about John's house:

We had a fun-filled weekend at the beach during this Oceanside exchange. Not only is this comfortable and spacious home a short drive to the ocean, it's also close to the train station, where we took a scenic train ride to other coastal towns. Furthermore, the family was friendly and easygoing.

February - February 2014

Wonderful experience! Shilene & Carl's home is so peaceful and welcoming. ...

Michelle & Adrian
Michelle & Adrian from Los Angeles said

Wonderful experience! Shilene & Carl's home is so peaceful and welcoming. We enjoyed the lake, the town and the home itself. This was a much-needed respite for grown ups and children alike. Shilene and Carl are kind, respectful, reasonable people. I look forward to an opportunity to connect in person with this family :)

Shilene & Carl
What we said about Michelle & Adrian's house:

We had a wonderful weekend in Pasadena at this charming craftsman-style home in February 2014. It was very kid-friendly and we enjoyed the spacious backyard filled with citrus trees. We visited Old Pasadena and Kidspace Children's Museum which were just a short drive away. Michelle and Adrian were great exchange partners.

January - December 2012

What a cozy, comfortable and beautifully decorated cabin! We had ...

Kim
Kim from Los Angeles said

What a cozy, comfortable and beautifully decorated cabin! We had a lovely weekend in the quaint little town of Green Valley Lake. Lots of snow and peaceful tranquility. Can't wait to do another exchange during the summer months to enjoy the lake. Very gracious hosts who left a lovely welcome package for our family. Thank you!

Shilene & Carl
What we said about Kim's house:

We had a wonderful weekend getaway in this nice rural home with scenic surroundings. The master suite was like having a private apartment within the home. This is a great exchange for horse and animal lovers!