What were the most popular homes on HomeExchange in 2019? We have written up a list of the top 10 most visited homes for you to see. Each of these houses and apartments are unique: with contemporary or more traditional styles, located in town, in the countryside, by the sea ...

These homes and destinations may inspire you to plan your next getaways and vacations. As a family, a couple, or solo, you will inevitably find the ideal house on HomeExchange... one you’ll fall in love with!

France, Seignosse - Typical house in the south of the Landes Department

Véronique and Pierre’s house is large and typical of the Basque Landes. It is located near the beach and close to shops. Located less than three kilometers from the seaside resort of Hossegor, this house has 5 bedrooms and several terraces, offering you peace and comfort. Sports enthusiasts can take the bike paths accessible from the house, and there is a golf course just 1 km away. The region is renowned worldwide for its surf spots and gastronomy.

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Greece - Cyclades - Large Villa in a Traditional Village

Giannis' house is located in the beautiful traditional village of Steni, on the island of Tinos, just 6 km from Santa Margarita Beach and a few meters from beautiful taverns and cafes. It is a large 130m2 villa with three bedrooms which can comfortably accommodate 6 people. The large open kitchen is fully equipped and has all the electrical appliances you may need (if you want to try cooking small Greek dishes!)

A large terrace with a breathtaking view of the village is ideal for sitting and sipping your coffee or afternoon drink, for a barbecue, or for a candlelit dinner ... The beautiful garden is full of palm and other trees and flowers. A private path will lead you from the village’s main street to the villa. In addition, it is a very safe place for children. A dream spot for a peaceful vacation!

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England, Ludlow - Quiet House for Large Families

Do you want to find a haven of peace in England? Here it is! Katy's charming 3-story house was originally a Pub. It has 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and allows for 10 beds. It’s a great place for a family or group vacation with lots of space to get together (for cousins, for example!). The house is right at the center of the town of Ludlow, so everything is at your doorstep: the castle, the market, many restaurants and bars…

Located in the west of England, Ludlow is the ideal base for seeing some of the picturesque gems of the English countryside and exploring its culture, and is often considered the most beautiful city in England. The surrounding countryside offers incredible landscapes where you can walk, hike, bike, or ride horses.

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Mexico, Tulum - "Penthouse" Apartment with Typical Decoration

In a lush setting, Eduardo's apartment is located at the heart of Tulum, known for its beaches and the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city.

This haven of peace with two bedrooms and an outdoor kitchen is located in the heart of the city where you will find restaurants, shops, and bars. Tulum and the surrounding area is full of things to see and do. Mayan ruins, mangroves, idyllic beaches stretching over 5 kilometers, cenotes (splendid natural freshwater pools) ... For couples, families, or for a solo trip, this is a dream destination for everyone! You won’t be able to take your eyes off of it.

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Italy, Siena - Old Renovated Farmhouse in Tuscany

Do you want to visit Tuscany, but also rest? This haven of peace is ideal: it is located in a small, old village near Siena. The house is an old renovated farmhouse and is surrounded by greenery and fields of olive trees as far as the eye can see. The house, tastefully decorated, has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Outside, there are sun loungers for a siesta and a grill is available for your use. The owner, Francesca, loves animals and invites you to come stay at her house with your dog or cat who are welcome "as long as they are well behaved"!

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USA, California, Long Beach - Typical Californian House

Matt and Michele’s house is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Long Beach. This newly renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located along a bike path that will connect you to all the nearby attractions - the beaches, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary, downtown Long Beach, the ferry from Catalina Island...and bikes are available.

The garden is very quiet, so you can relax there and listen to the small waterfall in the pond as you lie in the hammock… unless you prefer relaxing in the hot tub. A park in front of the house offers a playground for children and tennis courts. Long Beach, in southern California, is very well located for visiting Los Angeles or Hollywood. Right by the blue waters of the Pacific, it is a world class surfing and kitesurfing destination, and the bay is popular for sailing, paddle boarding, and swimming.

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Spain, Bilbao - Neo-Basque House from the 1920s

Emilia and Guille’s magnificent house has a neo-Basque style from the 1920s. It has a beautiful garden and is located on a hill in a very peaceful area with a superb view of the Guggenheim Museum. It has just been renovated in a contemporary style, respecting its unique character. The house is large and can accommodate 7 people. It is located just a 5 minute walk from the city center, and bikes are available. The metro is also minutes away; trains can take you to the beach or even to San Sebastian. A great combination of relaxing, cultural visits, and shopping!

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Germany, Berlin - Apartment with a Lake View

Eva and Johannes’ magnificent apartment is surrounded by nature, with a breathtaking view of the lake. You will love the relaxing atmosphere of this unique place, ideal for family vacations. There are playgrounds nearby for children, and there are a number activities you can enjoy on the lake: you can rent a boat (canoe, sailboat, motorboat), or go swimming at a small private beach in the garden or at a nearby public beach.

Forest paths 5 minutes from the apartment will delight you if you like biking, jogging, or just taking beautiful walks. The Berlin-Friedrichshagen district, around a 10 minute walk away, has all you need for your daily shopping run. And downtown Berlin is only 20 minutes away by car or train.

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Portugal, Nazaré - Apartment Near the Beach

Nazaré is a seaside resort that we regularly hear about for its gigantic waves and surfers. Margarida and António’s apartment is located near the beach and enjoys breathtaking views of the ocean. It is very nicely decorated and has 5 beds. Close to the beach, you will find a large number of restaurants and the village center is a 5-minute walk away, where you can do your daily shopping. A small farmer’s market is also held there every morning.

10 km away, you can discover the city of Caldas da Rainha, which has a strong cultural component (ceramics, museums, and one of the most beautiful gardens in Portugal), plus Lisbon is only 80 km away.

The apartment is in a quiet space, perfect for a family vacation, and it should be noted that the swimming pool is supervised during the summer holidays! Ideal for a peaceful vacation with your children.

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Australia, New South Wales - Chalet Home from the early 1900s

John's house dates from the early 1900s and has a beautiful view of the city as well as an exotic garden which attracts many birds. It can accommodate 6 people and is equipped with air conditioning. It is bright and flooded with natural light, including well located skylights.

This cottage home is located in a very quiet area that is part of west central Sydney. This green suburb is a good compromise: close enough to get to the city quickly, but far enough to feel relaxed. There is a small shopping area just a block away on foot.

The area is well served by public transportation, it takes only 15 minutes to get to Sydney Harbor. Sydney is known for its multicultural heritage and this can be found in the large number of restaurants nearby (Italian, Greek, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Indian). Within a 10-minute walk you will find several large parks with games for children and bike paths. Plus, bikes with helmets are at your disposal!

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