About Us

We’re Juan Alejandro Ochoa and Mark Baum, your hosts from coast to coast.

Juan studied to be a lawyer in Colombia, but after moving to the United States he began working with homeless families in San Francisco. He also does bodywork on the side.

Mark trained as an actor and a musician, but now works as an application developer and performs South American music on the side (www.markbaummusic.com).

It’s been Juan’s dream to offer places to stay in some of his favorite parts of the country:  San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Fort Lauderdale. We began with managing in-law apartments at our main home in Oakland, CA.  Then in 2018, we jumped in with both feet and bought places in Palm Springs, CA and Oakland Park, FL (just above Wilton Manors).  After fixing them up, we made them available as vacation rentals in the fall of 2018.