Ideal location, near San Francisco & Stanford

United States - California - San Carlos

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  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms1

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Sabbatical Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Apr 15, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020 London, United Kingdom | Netherlands | France
Apr 13, 2020 - Jun 30, 2020 New York, NY, USA | Washington, DC, USA | Germany
Apr 15, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020 Barcelona, Spain | Belgium
Sep 1, 2020 - Dec 14, 2020 New York, NY, USA | Washington, USA
Open to all dates Open to all destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Spring, Fall or Winter 2020 Winter--1 month minimum; 2-3 months preferred--NEW YORK, LONDON, AMSTERDAM, GERMANY, FRANCE
OPEN to all larger city destinations--4-5 weeks (examples--Barcelona, Vienna,, Belgium, Quebec, Washington DC)
NOT AVAILABLE IN AUGUST, 2020

HOME:

Vintage-style home with no stairs-- classic and comfortable in a vibrant upscale town between Stanford and San Francisco. Views of and across the San Francisco Bay from a wall of windows. Bright & light. Fireplace. Updated kitchen, all modern conveniences. 2 bdrms (one doubles as an office) w/queen & full beds. Bath has both tub and separate shower. Living room w/ pull-out sleeper sofa. Books galore. Computer, printer, wifi, 3 Tv's (2 HDTV's). (Attached in-law not included.)

Private terraced gardens with herbs, roses, fruit trees, towering redwood tree and sunning patio with BBQ. Breakfast porch.

Ideal for a visiting scholar (at Stanford or SF Universities) or working professionals on temp contract.

Best for 4 persons. Suitable for children aged 5 up.

Use of my second home--a modern 3 bdr/2 bath vacation home in a charming, historic, touristic town just over the border of California and Oregon. Ashland is home to the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival- three theaters offering 10 varied theater productions (Shakespeare, classics, contemporary, musicals) in repertory from early March-Oct. A University town with an art museum, children's science museum, major music events & festival, a famous public park, terrific bars, restaurants, breweries, a nearby gold rush town and many other cultural activities. Surrounded by mountains with hiking in forests, near-by lakes, rivers, rafting, etc.; 6 hour easy drive from San Carlos.

Type

House - single floor/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)
  • Use of second home

Setting

  • Urban
  • Suburban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Quiet street, end of 'cul de sac,' with sidewalks for walking. Very safe, secure and calm family neighborhood.

Ten minute walk to San Carlos downtown, a charming European-style village with weekly farmer's street market, many outdoor cafes, a jazz club, numerous parks, a wonderful public library, and quirky, artistic shops. Int'l restaurants--French, Italian, Burmese, Korean, Mediterranean, Indian, Creole, BBQ, Hawaiian, steakhouses, seafood, Peruvian, Greek, etc. (See yelp.com for more.)

Serene suburban escape, but very close to San Francisco and Palo Alto, Stanford University. Easy car access to 2 freeways. 10 min. walk to train depot or express bus to San Fran, Stanford, etc w/transfer to BART subway system

Best weather in Bay Area---Lovely all year. Summers of warm sunshine, cooling breezes most every day even when San Francisco is cold & foggy and Berkeley/East Bay and San Jose/Silicon Valley are hot. Beautiful in Spring, but winter rains and storms are lovely to watch from wall of windows! Sept./Oct ideal for San Francisco--almost no fog or rain.

Close in town are many parks, hiking nature areas, an airplane/helicopter museum. Major shopping malls close. Nearby (15 min.to 1 hour by auto) are wonderful forests, bay & ocean beaches.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Iconic landmarks, cultural, outdoor, and sightseeing activities to keep busy having fun every day for months!

SAN FRANCISCO ENVIRONS: I provide tailored, detailed tourist information & travel books about San Francisco and all adjacent areas, such as Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley & other Bay Area cities.

IN & AROUND MY TOWN: I'm located on the "Peninsula," the area between San Francisco and San Jose bounded on one side by the Bay and the other by the Ocean. There are many recreational opportunities within a short distance--on the Bay beaches, boat & kayak rentals, wind surfing, stand up boards and miles and miles of trails in forests, meadows, shoreline, numerous Pacific Ocean beaches and tide pools. In my town alone there are 16 parks (some are playgrounds, others natural preserves) 3 wineries, 3 craft breweries for beer, and one for cider (one hosts Beer Garden Fridays, family & dog friendly event with music, food trucks and outdoor picnic tables), a small plane airport and museum, a trampoline park, a jazz club. In nearby towns there are 2 live theaters, a number of music clubs, a hands on science museum for kids, Stanford University with its 2 free high quality art museums, sculpture gardens, and architectural gems and the headquarter campuses for Oracle and Facebook. There are street festivals every weekend In the summer San Carlos hosts Movies in the Park and Friday night Concerts in the Park.

CLOSE-BY DAY AND OVERNIGHT TRIPS: Convenient for day trips to many tourist areas, such as Santa Cruz beach resort, Napa wine country, the Monterey and Carmel area, dramatic Pacific Ocean coast towns. Overnight easily in Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the historical 19th Century Gold Rush mining towns.

TRANSPORTATION: Easy drive (about 1/2 hour at non commute times) to San Francisco. Because there are two different freeways and no bridges to cross (like from Berkeley or Marin county), you will have fewer traffic problems, no expensive bridge toll costs and easier driving than from many towns.

Regular and Express train service N. to San Francisco, to BART Millbrae station for SF or Berkeley and S. to Palo Alto (Stanford)

Fifteen minute drive to San Francisco Int'l Airport or take public transport (bus, train) available from 3-5 blocks away.

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Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

House is not suitable for young children and the yard is terraced. Children aged 6 and older only.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
  • Sabbatical Home Exchange

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