We are couple with two daughters, 19 and 17 years old. Boris is a software engineer. Terri loves her job as a stay-at-home mom. Boris is a part-time keyboard player who regularly plays in local pop, funk, and reggae bands. Terri enjoys hiking, gardening and going to the theater.
We are interested in long-term exchanges that are far away from home, as well as short-term weekend getaways within driving distance from the Bay Area.
Additional languages spoken
Plants & Gardens,
Cycling / Mountain Biking,
Teachers / Education Professionals,
Artists / Entertainment Industry,
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Simultaneous Home Exchange
Weekend Home Exchange
Smoking Not Allowed
Use of Personal Car is not possible
|Jun 9, 2023 - Aug 8, 2023||Open to all destinations|
|Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 16, 2023||Open to all destinations|
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Description of the home we are offering for exchange
Our house is 2000 square feet, recently remodeled, with four bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The kitchen was remodeled with new cabinets, quartzite counters, and a commercial-grade gas stove. There is a queen-size bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in our daughters' rooms. The house is kid-friendly, with plenty of toys and books for kids up to middle school age. Some of the other amenities include a 55" TV with surround sound, TiVo, Roku, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, high speed internet connection, washer/dryer, and a Yamaha U1 upright piano.
House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence
Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area
Our house is located in Mountain View, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Mountain View is 40 miles south of San Francisco and 15 miles north of San Jose. Our house is located in a quaint, older part of the city, called Cuesta Park. Downtown Mountain View is just a few blocks away, and offers a wide variety of amenities, including Asian, Italian, Mexican and Middle Eastern restaurants, bars, and cafes. There are several city and county parks nearby that offer beautiful hiking trails and recreational activities.
Mountain View is very accessible by public transportation. Our house is located a mile away from the Mountain View transit center. From there, you can take Caltrain (www.caltrain.com) to San Francisco (40 minutes), Palo Alto (10 minutes), San Jose (20 minutes), and many other cities in between. Caltrain can also take you to and from the San Francisco and San Jose airports. The 22 and 522 buses are three blocks away, and provide service every 7 minutes to Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and San Jose. The VTA light rail provides service every 15 minutes to North Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and North San Jose. If you're going to San Francisco, another option is to drive to San Bruno and take BART into the City. You're also welcome to use our bicycles.
Here are some popular destinations, along with approximate driving time from our house:
San Francisco - 45 minutes
Palo Alto, Stanford University - 15 minutes
Downtown San Jose - 20 minutes
Santa Cruz - 45 minutes
Monterey - 90 minutes
Napa, Sonoma, wine country - 2 hours
Mendocino, Fort Bragg - 3 hours
Hearst Castle - 3 hours
Lake Tahoe - 4 hours
Yosemite - 5 hours
Santa Barbara - 5 hours
Los Angeles - 6 hours
Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home
We live near downtown Mountain View, which has many restaurants and cafes, public parks, a swimming pool, a library, and a performing arts center.
Our favourite restaurants
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Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules
We keep our home clean and well-maintained. We would like to exchange with other families who take pride in their home.
Use of Personal Car
Home Exchange Type
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