Huge, customized home in La Costa which is in North County San Diego, five minutes from Legoland, 20 minutes from Sea-World. Home has designer gourmet kitchen with stainless steel island, appliances and custom slab granite countertops. 6 bedrooms (one with own bath and private entrance) formal living room, family room, dining room, kitchen nook, upstairs computer loft, two staircases! Walk to shopping and restaurants. VERY kids friendly!
This is a very family friendly community called La Costa Valley. It has its own community center with a junior olympic year round heated pool, children's pool, gym, rec room and yoga/cooking classes, movie nights offered, etc. New shopping center just opened with very exclusive outlet stores called The Forum Shops. We are a 5 minute drive from La Costa Beach. 5 minutes south of Legoland, 20 minutes north of Sea World, world famous Balboa park and the San Diego Zoo. You're also conveniently only an hour away from Disneyland, Knottsberry Farm, etc. but you don't have to stay there (you can just visit) because Anaheim is well, "yucky!"
We're a large friendly family with six children ranging from ages 4-17 years. We are both writers so there are lots of bookshelves lined with books upstairs and several computers. Our most immediate need is to find a swap in Seattle area (close to downtown) for between 4-6 of us during the holidays of 2007-2008. Approximate time frame would be Dec. 21st - Jan 6 2008. But it doesn't have to be the whole time. We have one loving pet bird, a cockatiel. We currently have a crib if you have a baby. We have great neighbors and I've lived in Southern California all my life and you'll love to get away from the cold in Seattle to some of our California sunshine!