Our home is a 2700 square foot house with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The house is well equiped with all the amenities one would need: full kitchen (Dacor oven and stove, SubZero refrigerator, dishwasher), washer and dryer, central airconditioning and heat, a pool table, 3 car garage with bikes, a Vespa, a go-cart and "man-cave" for the teenager complete with gaming system. We have one main computer with several laptops (not sure if the laptops will stay or be coming with us). We also have high speed internet. We have two TV sets inside the house. One with a dvd player. We also have one TV outside on the patio with a remote and comfy couch. We have a wonderful backyard with a pool, hot tub, BBQ island for outdoor entertaining and a 400 sq foot covered patio. We have one dog (very well behaved) that can stay with friends during the exchange if necessary. We'd also be amendable to exchanging vehicles. We are a family of 4: Dan & M'Lisa (both 44), Jason is 14 years old and Natasha is 18 years old. We love to travel together and experience new things!
We are located near many fantastic areas of northern California. It is only 40 minutes to San Francisco, 30 minutes to Napa Valley, 1.5 hours to Santa Cruz, 3 hours to Lake Tahoe (summer and winter activities) and 4 hours to Yosemite National Forest. Disneyland is a one day drive as are the sights and excitement of the Los Angeles area. Right in our back yard we have Mt Diablo which is perfect for mountain biking, hiking and having a wonderful picnic with views of the valley on one side and the San Francisco Bay on the other. There are many walking paths as well as biking paths in the area. Many accessable from our home.
Dan is a software salesperson and M'Lisa works for the school district in the resource department. Jason is a freshman in high school (9th grade) and Natasha is a freshman in college. Dan loves to watch football. So much so that he has season tickets to the Seattle Seahawks Professional football team (he flies to Seattle several times during the season). M'Lisa likes to bicycle and hike. Jason loves to play football and lacrosse. He is on both teams at the high school. Natasha is a very artistic person. She loves photography and meeting new people. As a family, we truly enjoy traveling and expriencing new things.