Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • New York, NY, USA

    Any time These dates are flexible

  • Melbourne VIC, Australia

    Any time

  • Hawaii, United States

    Any time

  • Germany

    Any time


Exchange Reviews

January - December 2009

Frank & Holly made us feel at home from the moment ...

Tony from Melbourne, Australia said

Frank & Holly made us feel at home from the moment we arrived in Long Beach. Their home and garden is immaculate. It is in a quiet well kept and friendly neighborhood. All amenities are close by. There are many things to see and do locally and further afield. Access to LA freeways is easy and with their reliable car driving is not a problem. We enjoyed looking after their cat Tigger. We rate this exchange ten out of ten, and if we have the opportunity we would like to exchange again.

What we said about Tony's house:

Tony & Carleen were wonderful hosts and made us feel very welcome in their spacious and well kept home. The house was comfortable, well equipped, and spotlessly clean. They are located in a lovely, quiet neighborhood which has all of the amenities close by. Access to Melbourne is very easy via freeway and train; they are conveniently located so that one is able to explore the greater Melbourne area. We enjoyed our visit to their home very much.

January - December 2008

Thank you very much, Holly and Frank, for trusting us ...

Gabriele from Germany said

Thank you very much, Holly and Frank, for trusting us to swap homes with you. We were very lucky in your home, we were proud of the big car you left us watching everybody from above and we were economically shopping at Ralph's because of your "saving-card". Frank and Holly prepared everything in a perfect way, so we could enjoy our stay in Southern California. Our cats loved them, your cat did not really love us, may be we were a bit too noisy singing and dancing on Christmas and New Year's Eve. We wish you many interesting swaps in the future. Gabi and Clara

What we said about Gabriele's house:

We spent two very enjoyable weeks in the lovely village of Krummesse, just outside of the world heritage city of Luebeck in Northern Germany. Our hostess' home was very clean, comfortable and warm even during the Christmas holidays. Luebeck has a wonderful Christmas market and we also enjoyed a trip to Hamburg. We would highly recommend a swap with Gabi.

January - December 2010

We are very glad we made this exchange in June, 2010. ...

Lanelle from Ivins, US said

We are very glad we made this exchange in June, 2010. We had a great time in their pleasant and charming home. The house is very comfortable and easy to live in, and the walled front and back yards provide wonderful privacy but don't make it feel isolated. The bougainvillea are stunning and provide beauty every day. The neighborhood is a well-tended area of family homes, good to walk in, and so convenient to cross-town routes and freeways, but without traffic noise. We had a great time in the Long Beach area, visting the world-class aquarium, the restored ocean liner Queen Mary, several art museums, some local beaches, as well as some good local restaurants. We thought we would spend more time in the Los Angeles area, where we had tickets to two baseball games. But, Long Beach had plenty to do and was so much more pleasant and easy to get around than the L.A. area that we were happy to be there. Staying in Holly and Frank's charming home made it even better. We definitely recommend this exchange opportunity.

What we said about Lanelle's house:

Having just returned from a one week vacation at Lanelle and Alan's place we feel as rested and relaxed as we ever have after a break. The casita is lovely, and one of the most quiet places imaginable. If you're looking for a place to get away from it all, this is it! The views are stunning: you can see changing views of the Red Rocks behind the casita during the day, or beautiful stars above in the evening. The Kayenta community is quite special, the architects make fabulous use of the terrain when placing homes throughout the lush desert vegetation. We brought all kinds of books to read and projects to do to keep ourselves occupied and brought them all back unopened or undone. The views were mesmerizing and more enjoyable than even a good book! Having two friendly cats (Jake and Maggie) to entertain us was all part of the charm. We enjoyed meeting Lanelle and Alan and had a lovely evening sipping wine on their veranda. We hope to return one day and continue to explore the area.

January - December 2011

Holly and Frank are really experienced home exchangers. They gave ...

Zoltán from Sződliget said

Holly and Frank are really experienced home exchangers. They gave us many good ideas about local events. They provided us with everything we needed to know about their house, and made us feel relaxed and comfortable by knowing that their neighbours are eager to help us in case we need some help. Their home is nice,clean and comfortable. We liked their cat very much, we became good friends ,Tiger even fell asleep on my son's lap. Thank you for the car, it was a big help that we didn't have to rent one. The access to the nearby park and the shopping cards were a big bonus. The house has a good location. Close to LA yet calm and quiet. There are even hummingbirds in the garden. I also liked keeping in touch during our holiday. They left our house clean and tidy.

June - July 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay in Holly and Franks lovely ...

Suzi said

We truly enjoyed our stay in Holly and Franks lovely home. The house was comfortable, very clean, well equipped and conveniently located. Their neighbors were very welcoming and let us know that they are there if we needed anything. Holly and Frank are easy to talk to and just genuinely nice people. We exchanged cars and they were so on top of it all and had the car serviced just before we arrived. I returned home to a very clean car with a full tank of gas left at the airport for the boys and I to drive home in. The condo was well cared for and left very clean. I would absolutely exchange homes again with Holly and Frank should we find ourselves planning another trip to Southern California. Much Aloha to you both!

What we said about Suzi's house:

Location, location, couldn't ask for a better one! You can hear the surf and feel the cool ocean breezes all day long! If we were in the condo, I was in front of the window that faces the ocean! There are lots of restaurants and shops in Princeville and Hanalei which are within 15 minutes drive time. The vistas are gorgeous no matter where you look and the beach at Hanalei is very nice, a sandy bottom and smaller waves, perfect for swimming or paddleboarding. Bigger surfing waves are around at other beaches. I think it may have been our most relaxing vacation ever, it was fun to explore the entire island! Suzi 's dad picked us up at the airport which made for a very easy pick up of the car. Our house and car were immaculate when we returned home and she was kind enough to leave us an orchid plant as a reminder of our two weeks in Paradise! All in all, a terrific experience, thanks so much Suzi, Bob and Micah!