Hello from the beach in sunny Florida!

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Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Colorado, United States

    December 16 — December 31, 2018

  • New York, NY, United States

    November 13 — February 6, 2019 These dates are flexible

  • Manhattan, New York, NY, United States

    November 13 — January 29, 2018 These dates are flexible

  • New Jersey, United States

    November 12 — March 17, 2019

  • Utah, United States

    November 13 — April 28, 2019 These dates are flexible

  • California, United States

    November 21 — November 12, 2019 These dates are flexible

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Interests

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Kite Surfing/Wind Surfing
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
Especially Passionate About

Learning about other cultures

We love meeting people from the countries we visit. We have made some good friends, and our children keep in touch with friends they have made in Belgium and France. It has been a great way for them to improve their foreign language skills!

Vacation Type
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Exchange Reviews

July - July 2013

Wendy and I had an amazing exchange experience. We emailed ...

Andy
Andy from Springfield said

Wendy and I had an amazing exchange experience. We emailed each other frequently and we responded to each other very quickly. Most importantly, we loved staying in her home. She promised a lot and the home delivered in every way. We swam in her heated pool; we used the family's bikes; we used the kayak, canoe, and rope swing; we saw manatees and dolphins in the backyard lake; we caught fish from the backyard; we ate mangos and bananas from her trees; we went to the beach; we watched movies; we used the ping pong table; we cooked in the spacious kitchen, we used her big car, etc. etc. etc. We spent so much time at home that we only went out one day for a trip to Sea World. Needless to say, we had an ideal family vacation. We highly recommend her home!

Wendy
What we said about Andy's house:

Our exchange with Andy was fantastic. He replied to my initial exchange request within a few hours, which was great. We remained in email contact throughout the entire exchange process, and he or his wife were always prompt with their replies. I used his Marriott points for a family vacation. Once I selected the hotel, he had the reservation booked and sent me the confirmation immediately. There was no problem with our check-in, and we even had access to the Executive Lounge and free Wifi at the hotel because of his award level. They left our house in wonderful condition. They had two families staying in our home, with a total of ten people, and we could not tell that anyone had been there. Andy even cleaned our car before he left. I recommend this exchange very highly!

January - December 2013

Great home in a great town Wendy is fantastic at ...

Elliott
Elliott from Fort Worth said

Great home in a great town Wendy is fantastic at making you feel at home , very organized, and helpful. Coco beach is a fun relaxed beach town yet a quick drive to the big attractions too. So, relaxed or active , your choice. The backyard is very peaceful with lots of wildlife. You must try the provided kayaks to explore the canals. Ride the provided bikes to the quiet beach or 5 minute drive to the action beach area. Super fun memories for our family. Enjoyed the surf school We highly recommend this exchange.

Wendy
What we said about Elliott's house:

We had a wonderful time in this amazing home in the middle of Breckenridge. The home is beautifully decorated, and had every comfort you need for a wonderful vacation. The home is a short walk from town, where you can find many shops, galleries, and fine restaurants. The gondola to the ski slopes is also walkable, or you can drive to easy parking at the base of the gondola if you prefer. A great sledding hill is at the end of the street (sleds are in the garage), and the town offers other activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and even gold mine tours! Communication about the exchange was easy, and Elliott always responded promptly to my emails. The instructions for the home were great, and everything from the light switches to the kitchen drawers was labeled. In addition, phone numbers for the property managers were made available in the event of a problem. Elliott and his family have made the house very welcoming to guests, and it is evident they want everyone to truly enjoy the home and the beautiful surroundings. I recommend this exchange very highly!

July - July 2014

We spent 2 weeks in Wendy's lovely house on the lagoon ...

Michèle
Michèle from Belgium said

We spent 2 weeks in Wendy's lovely house on the lagoon in Cocoa Beach. The location was just great, like in paradise, and we had a very warm welcome with many gifts from Wendy like T-Shirts, towels and even sun cream for our stay. Palm trees everywhere, the lagoon in your backyard, boats and the sea. We were able to see many manatees who came to the house in the backyard. It was an incredible experience. Every day we would try to locate them in the lagoon. The pool was heated and we enjoyed the kaiaks, paddle boards and the bicycles to go to the beach which is very close by. Sitting in the lanai and watching the boats go by was one of our favorite pass times. We exchanged cars as well which was very convenient. Wendy had many brochures, maps, and pamphlets waiting for us in the home, which gave us many ideas for our vacation. We were able to meet Wendy and Ted and their family in Florida before we left. They are a wonderful family and we have remained in touch since our exchange.

Wendy
What we said about Michèle's house:

We spent two weeks in this beautiful home one past summer. We loved every minute. The home is beautifully renovated and very comfortable. The location is like a postcard. White horses graze in the pasture, with lush greenery and flowers everywhere. The horses and dogs are very friendly. My children spent much of their free time with the horses, dogs, and rabbits. The housekeeper comes every day to feed and care for the animals, so we always had someone there to help us if we needed it. There were many things to do. We would bike on the rural roads, or take short drives to local towns for market days or to get fresh bread and pastries. Huy, a local town, has a charming square with many restaurants, bakeries, and chocolate shops. Michele was even able to arrange a tour of a neighbor’s dairy farm. If you like city activities, Brussels, with its many sites and museums is an hour drive or train ride away. We especially enjoyed the Brussels music museum. We also visited local caves and parks. Michele had many brochures, maps, and pamphlets waiting for us in the home, which gave us many ideas for our vacation. We were able to meet Frederic and Michelle and their family in Florida before we left. They are a wonderful family and we have remained in touch since our exchange.

October - October 2014

Our family had a wonderful first exchange, thanks to our ...

Kristi
Kristi from Breckenridge said

Our family had a wonderful first exchange, thanks to our host, Wendy. She was so helpful walking us through the exchange process! The house is fantastic- spacious, comfortable, close to the beach and town, yet quiet and removed from the hustle and bustle of tourists! My kids loved the pool, I loved the paddle board, and the whole family loved being able to take the kayak out into the river and watch the matinees. It was magical. And Wendy's family left our cabin in wonderful condition! We couldn't have asked for a better experience!

Wendy
What we said about Kristi's house:

We had a wonderful exchange in this beautiful Breckenridge cabin. The location was fantastic, as the town of Breckenridge was just a few minutes away down the hill and the gondola drop off was even closer -- just down Ski Hill Road. The cabin itself was beautiful. It was beautifully decorated and had every comfort, from a hot tub on the deck to plush down comforters in the bedrooms. We also enjoyed the fireplace, with its real logs instead of gas. If you elect to stay in the cabin for the day, there are puzzles, games, and even Apple TV. Kristi and her family left my home in beautiful condition. It was very easy to arrange this exchange. Kristi was very easy to communicate with and very responsive to my last minute request for time at her cabin. Thanks again for a wonderful exchange!