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Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • New York, NY, United States

    July 1 — August 31, 2016 These dates are flexible

    Looking for an exchange in New York City for summer 2016


  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Kite Surfing/Wind Surfing
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

July - August 2013

We had a perfect time at the Costa de la ...

Suzanne & Marcel
Suzanne & Marcel said

We had a perfect time at the Costa de la Luz. The house is very comfortable, with 4 decent bedrooms two good bathrooms and a lot of space to store our own luggage. Well equipped, the kitchen has everything you need to cook fancy meals, there's a wii for the gamers, a playroom in the garden with a ping pong table (favourite with our kids!), a very good barbecue and the shady garden is very comfortable, even on the hot windy days. It's got two nice outdoor showers and is quite private. you can comfortably park you car under the carport, big enough to host two cars. The house is situated in the most charming part of La Barrosa, a civilized area with lots of second homes of people from the surrounding cities, very close to the beach. This part of Spain is nothing like the Costas from the mediterranean. No highrise, no tourists, mainly Spanish families and only crowded in the weekends (and even that is nothing compared to a sunny day on a Dutch beach). It's very authentic, with lots of restaurants of all kinds. Delicious seafood and good wine at low prices (at least according to our standards). Pedro and his family gave us a warm welcome upon our arrival and we kept good contact through the modern media during our exchange. Thanks to the extensive guide he left us we easily found the perfect places, which usually is hard if you don't know your way around. Finally, upon our arrival at the airport back home in the Netherlands, Pedor and his family were waitng in line to get on board of the plane that brought us. We saw ten bright smiles, two happy families and a successful exchange. If you get the opportunity to do the same, my advise would be: Go for it!

Pedro & Maria del Mar
What we said about Suzanne & Marcel's house:

Hard to find a better location to enjoy Amsterdam. A ten-minute walk to the city center and at the same time a quiet and relaxed neighborhood where people live on the street (weather was great when we were there) and you can find lots of cosy restaurants, cafés and shops. Supermarkets had long opening hours so grocery-shopping was very easy. Actually the Jordaan district is nr 3 attraction in Amsterdam according to Trip Advisor and we were at the heart of it. Marcel and Suus's home is a traditional Amsterdam house completely renovated inside. A fantastic open kitchen with a comfortable living area on the ground floor, outdoor patio with BBQ, plus TV room, studio, very nice bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.. We felt like at home and the house was very comfortable. Most of the interesting places in Amsterdam were within walking distance or, even better, within a 5-10 minute bicycle ride, which I strongly recommend if you want to get a real feel of the city. We had a fantastic experience and I can only recommend their home if you want to know the real Amsterdam.

July - August 2011

Great home swap back in 2011! chiclana was perfect for our ...

alessandro said

Great home swap back in 2011! chiclana was perfect for our holidays, excellent weather and great long and wide sandy beach. Perfect for a family! The house is simply beautiful, very close to the beach and very big, with a tremendous garden where to eat and do BBQ. what else? we suggest this swap! alessandro, monia, lorenzo and mattia

Pedro & Maria del Mar
What we said about alessandro's house:

We had a wonderful holiday at Ferrara. The town is a hidden treasure off the main tourist routes, with beautiful quarters dating from medieval and renaissance times, and Alessandro and Monia's house is located at the very center of it. A medieval building completely renovated with a modern feel, their home has all the amenities, including a fantastic kitchen. Besides, Ferrara is well connected with many beautiful cities, so we had a chance to visit Venice, Florence, Modena, Bologna and Ravenna, most of them in a one-day trip. Great exchange and absolutely recommendable!

January - December 2009

We were in beautiful La Barrosa in Fall 2013. We had ...

Stéphane from Switzerland said

We were in beautiful La Barrosa in Fall 2013. We had such a great stay: the house was very welcoming and comfortable and our hosts even got groceries for us since we were arriving on a Sunday…and we also treats waiting for us (-: The location is fantastic for discovering Andalousia but everything around the house is so nice it was hard to leave it to go exploring! And the beach…wow!!! and just a few minutes walk away! Thanks for such a lovely holiday! Stéphane

Pedro & Maria del Mar
What we said about Stéphane's house:

It was our first exchange and I would rate it 10/10. Not only was the house spacious, comfortable and extremely clean, but the location is perfect to see all of Switzerland. Excellent connections by road and rail and still the area is very quiet and nice. We also got a lot of assistance from our hosts in planning our trips. Their help was crucial in getting the most of our Swiss experience. Absolutely recommendable!!

September - September 2015

We had a lovely time during our stay in Cadiz ...

Meaghan and Jose
Meaghan and Jose from Carboneras said

We had a lovely time during our stay in Cadiz including a comfortable, lovely home just minutes from the beach and parks. Pedro went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and that we had all the information (and a visitors guide) of both his house and surrounding area. Welcoming house by a welcoming family! Lo pasamos muy bien en Cadiz y disfrutamos mucho la casa, tan cómoda como cercana a la playa y a varios parques. Pedro se aseguró en todo momento de que nos sentíamos cómodos en la casa y de que disponíamos de la información necesaria sobre la casa y la zona. Además, nos envió una guía muy completa que fue de gran ayuda. Casa acogedora de una familia acogedora :)

Pedro & Maria del Mar
What we said about Meaghan and Jose's house:

We felt at home in Meaghan & Jose's apartment in Carboneras, comfortable and functional, with stunning sea views from the terrace. Perfect for enjoying a glass of wine at sunset, and worth waking up at dawn to see the spectacular sunrise. Easily accessible and well located, their home makes an excellent base to explore the Cabo de Gata nature park. Estuvimos muy bien en el apartamento de Meaghan y José, cómodo y funcional y con espectaculares vistas del mar. La terraza es perfecta para relajarse a la puesta de sol, y merece la pena levantarse pronto para ver amanecer!! Fácil de llegar y aparcar, es una base inmejorable para explorar el magnífico parque natural de Cabo de Gata.