Preferred Exchanges

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  • North West London, ENG, GB

    December 1 — January 1, 2014


Exchange Reviews

January - December 2010

We loved our time in this exchange. The home is ...

Ian and Deborah
Ian and Deborah said

We loved our time in this exchange. The home is beautifully situated, a short walk along a beautiful path to Bronte Beach. It is stunningly modern in design and furnishings, and was still relaxed and comfortable for our family of adults and young adults (six in all). We loved the large windows opening up to decks and to views to the sea, and to sounds of the birds. The home had all we needed -- fine kitchen, A/C, and even a kitchen garden with fresh tomatoes and herbs. Highly recommended.

What we said about Ian and Deborah's house:

We really loved this exchange. The apartment is big and full of character. It was mid winter and it was always warm. The neighbourhood is a joy. We loved the local bagel shop and bakery and the 24 hour food market 100 m from the front door. We are a family of six and there was lots of room and little nooks and crannies to disappear into. The kitchen is fantastic and the apartment is well equipped. Highly recommended for an exchange.

January - December 2012

We had a wonderful time over the Christmas holidays in ...

Vanessa from Ontario said

We had a wonderful time over the Christmas holidays in this beautiful Bronte home. Most days we spent our mornings in the pool, then we took a leisurely walk down the wooded path to the beach (a 4-minute walk). The location was perfect for us - close to the water, with a stunning view of trees and birds, and close to several children's playgrounds (our son is two-years-old). The house was incredibly clean, beautifully designed, and the owners were very welcoming. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your lovely home! - Vanesa, Simon and Siegi from New York, NY, USA

What we said about Vanessa's house:

This is a fantastic New York apartment and a great home exchange. The location is perfect - close to Chelsea galleries, Chelsea Markets and the West Village with all its restaurants and great shops but with easy transport uptown. The apartment itself is lovely and warm, beautifully designed and a great place to relax at home. Whilst we were there in winter, we loved venturing out on to the roof terrace and imaging the joys of the hammock in summer time. We would highly recommend this home exchange - and Simon and Vanessa are so helpful and welcoming. Their recommendations were also excellent as to things to do and places to go.

November -1

We had the most wonderful few weeks staying at Kristina ...

karen from London said

We had the most wonderful few weeks staying at Kristina and Matthew’s house. Their home is in a perfect spot for exploring a wonderful area of Sydney, full of cafes restaurants, great food shops and the most wonderful beaches. We spent our days on the sand, in the adjoining playground, walking the spectacular coastal path to Bondi Beach and eating far too much in the cafes and restaurants and beach picnics…. We also had great fun in the pool at the house. The house is really tastefully furnished with lovely art and feels light and airy with wonderful views over woodland and you can even see the sea! The kitchen has everything you need and the dining area nice and open plan with great views too. Also an added bonus being able to park right outside although Bronte beach is just a short walk and you wouldn’t have to have a car. Matthew and Kristina were perfect hosts. They left detailed notes about the area and the various workings of the house. They were always available to answer any of our questions and were a great source of local knowledge. They looked after our house really well and our cleaner hasn’t stopped telling us how nice they were! There is just one problem – they’ve set the bar so high for our first house swap, I’m not sure we’ll ever find anywhere so fantastic again!