- Gisel Economist, MSc (48)
- Antonio Doctor, Phd (54)
- Martina School girl (5)
- Arnau School boy (5)
Greetings from Valencia!
We are a family of four: a doctor, an economist, and our 5-year old twins, a boy and a girl. We like art, reading, music, theatre, biking, walking, swimming, travelling, and learning about different cultures.
August 1 — August 31, 2016
We would love an exchange in UK in summer 2016, ideally for 2 or 3 weeks.
August 1 — August 31, 2016
We would love an exchange in Greece in summer 2016, ideally for 2 or 3 weeks.
August 1 — August 31, 2016
We would love an exchange in France in summer 2016, ideally for 2 or 3 weeks.
We enjoy travelling toguether, discovering new places and cultures, art, theatre, reading, music, biking, and hiking in the mountains.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful exchange, my husband and I are still talking about our holiday in Valencia. It was one of the best holidays we have had in years. Your house is amazing, private, spacious and incredibly clean. Having a private pool was such a luxury and really made the holiday. The temperature in August was a perfect 30 degrees, which is so pleasant when you have a pool and a shady veranda all around the house. Then in the afternoon it was always adventure time and your location is perfect for family activities. We regularly cycled through the local parks, sometimes into the local town Liria for lunch, hiked up the mountains, which are absolutely stunning or drove the 20 minutes into Valencia for some urban life. We loved the boho beach culture of Valencia city, we watched movies on the beach in the evenings, strolled the night markets, toured the city, visited the aquarium, bio zoo, art galleries, horse riding. We pretty much did everything you advised in your very smart welcome pack (I will be taking tips from that). It was a perfect family holiday and your area is completely set up to have lots of adventures with children. Piquita your house keeper became our good friend – her husband even came around and taught us how to make Paella and our children (9 and 6) made friends with the neighbour’s children and even learned some Spanish. What more can we say, your exchange offering is pretty much text book perfect for anyone with kids who want to both relax and adventure. One of my favourite memories of the holiday was eating supper outside on the veranda. Your area comes alive every night at around 9 with families dining outside, chatting, laughing. It’s so different from our culture and I loved it. Thank you so much Sheana Dublin, Ireland
We had a great home exchange experience with the Forrest family. Their house is cozy, stylish, and tastefully decorated. Its situation, in front of a park, could not have been better. Their area is very nice and safe, and the neighbors are incredibly helpful. There is a short ride on the train to Dublin city center, which is amazing and has so many interesting attractions. We were able to travel on their Range Rover around Ireland, which is a fantastic country. Specially enjoyed Powerscourt Gardens, Newgrange (amazing!), Glendloug, Rock of Cashel… and we even had time to visit Killarney, Dingle, Galway & Connemara, and so many other places. It was a perfect holiday for a family with children. In turn, the Forrest were very respectful with our house and car and found everything in perfect conditions when we arrived back home. Communicating with Sheana was a pleasure and they provided us with a very helpful welcome book. Not to forget the delicious food they had cooked when we first arrived to their house! Thank you for this successful home exchange.
Our exchange with Gisel and Antonio's and their lovely house in Valencia was our first experience of home swapping and it couldn't have gone better. Their home was beautiful and clean, in a very safe and picturesque area. Our three boys (and us) thoroughly enjoyed their glorious garden with its large swimming pool, spending long lazy afternoons safe in the knowledge that all were happily contained within it's boundaries. Valencia is a wonderful holiday destination, the zoo has got to be the best in the world. There is some thrilling architecture - The Palau de les Arts is unmissable - excellent beaches and of course, great Spanish food. In turn, Gisel and Antonio were respectful of our house and car and always a pleasure to communicate with, before, during and after our exchange.
Our first experience as home exchangers with Mark's family was fabulous. The house is wonderful, confortable and clean. It has everything a family can need. The location is very convenient to visit London and the English country side. Highgate is very nice and well connected by public transportation to the city center. London of course has so many interesting places to visit that you can never get tired of it. Everything was perfect, and our exchange partners also took good care of our house and car. Thank you for making this Exchange a success! Best wishes from Valencia.
This was our first experience of home exchanging, and what a good one! Gisel was brilliant to communicate with from the start and pointed us in the right direction for writing contracts etc and then gave us a very warm welcome to their lovely home near Valencia. Their home is lovely, spotlessly clean and tidy with comfortable beds and lots of our toys that our children loved exploring. The highlight for us was having a veranda around the whole house which meant we could really enjoy the sunny warm climate of Valencia, enjoying our meals outside, and watching the kids playing in the great garden. They also enjoyed splashing in the pool, which was still a little chilly in April as we'd been warned!! It is a nice quiet neighbourhood which is only a 25 minute drive into Valencia. Valencia was a charming city to explore with lots of exciting day trips for all the family. (The bioparc and oceanographic aquarium were particular highlights.) we also exchanged cars which was very helpful for us. They were also brilliant guests and left our house very tidy, and were very appreciative of everything. We really, really enjoyed this experience and thank you very much for a great introduction to home exchanging!
This has been a great, successful, and extraordinarily rewarding short exchange with a lovely family in London during Easter. Their house is big, stylish, and clean. It has many amenities and a fantastic design garden. The house has also many baby items, toys, and children’s’ books (all perfectly tidy and organized). The situation of the house is just ideal for visiting London and its endless attractions. A very short ride on the bus or the train takes you to the centre of the city (bus stop is only one minute walk from the house). The area is enjoyable and safe, and has some parks, many shops, and restaurants close by. We had the delight of meeting the family in person in Valencia and that was wonderful. Communicating with them was always easy. In addition, Amy and her family were very respectful with our house and car, and everything was perfect and tidy when we arrived back home. Thank you for this brilliant exchange!
Wonderful exchange! The house is charming, stylish and very clean. It has a big and ideal garden. The area is very nice and quiet. Neighbors are lovely and helpful. It is located very close to La Rochelle and Île de Re, which is fantastic and has amazing beaches. We have enjoyed very much the attractions of La Rochelle. The Aquarium was excellent! Communicating with Nathalie has been a pleasure. They took great care of our house. I think it was even cleaner when they left than before! Thank you for this fabulous exchange!