- Stephane (50)
- Geraldine (45)
- Clemence (13)
- Capucine (9)
We spent almost 3 weeks in Paris and it was ablolutely amazing! After 13 exchanges, this was our favorite. Beautiful apartment in the best location with fantastic views of the Eiffel Tower. Stephane and Geraldine are incredibly thoughtful and generous. They were wonderful hosts and the perfect guests. Their children are beautful and well-behaved. Thank you for a wondeful experience!
We could not dream of a better place to explore the San Francisco Bay Area. We loved the quietness and privacy of this gorgeous resort-like home. What a pleasure to relax by the pool after a busy day in the city! The location is perfect: sunnier and warmer than the city of San Francisco, yet close enough to go there every day if you wish, and also perfect to discover the Sonoma/Napa Wine Country. Julie, Kevin and their daughters are very gracious and friendly hosts and they took extremely good care of our home. This exchange was a fabulous experience and we highly recommend it!
Stephane and Geraldine are the consummate hosts en abstentia! Pre-visit planning including emailing us their "house manual" complete with diagrams and photos explaining details of their appliances, electronics, etc; As well as extensive suggestions for transportation, dining, shopping, sightseeing, etc. We couldn't have been more prepared, nor pleased, upon our arrival. Someone was there to greet us and show us around their beautiful, spacious and well-appointed apartment. Plenty of room for the 4 of us, and what an amazing location - right in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower! We had numerous restaurant recommendations throughout Paris, but found there were multiple options within walking distance in Dist. 7! Typically, we would sightsee throughout the day (bus stop right outside the apt; metro station is a 5 min. walk), return "home" to rest and shower, then walk to one of numerous nearby dining options. We stayed in touch with our hosts via email and they continued to be very helpful (all in English, thank goodness!) Stephane, Geraldine and their 2 girls were the ideal guests in our home....there was a malfunction of our entry gate and they handled it responsibly and appropriately. This is a well-traveled, responsible, honest, respectful and conscientious family. We wouldn't have even known someone had stayed in our home during our Paris visit, except for the kind note from S&G and darling drawings from their daughters. One could not ask for more in a home exchange.
We stayed 2 weeks in John and Judy's beautiful home and were delighted of our Tucson stay. The house in itself is worth the trip! Full of charm and of character, it is very tastefully decorated and has a beautiful setting. We loved the desert cactus garden and mountain view from the great room window as much as the city view from the back patio (wonderful at night!). It was so pleasant to relax by the pool after a day exploring the area. The city of Tucson offers a wide range of activities for kids and adults, the Saguaro national park being a highlight for us, particularly at sunset. We did appreciate the kindness and thoughtfulness of our hosts (who were also wonderful guests) who provided us with a very complete home manual filled with useful home instructions as well as suggestions for activities, attractions and restaurants. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!
Forget the Ritz, this gorgeous apartment is where you want to stay in Paris. This abode is large, very well appointed and in a terrific building and neighborhood for exploring Paris. Stephane and Geraldine (and daughters) are an extremely friendly and classy family and are first-rate hosts (and guests) - a true pleasure to exchange with. You will not be dissapointed!
We truly enjoyed our stay in this huge and magnificent home, very tastefully decorated. We did appreciate the peacefulness of this lovely island and the vacation feeling we had in this house. The city of Seattle is a short and scenic ferry ride from the island and thus easily accessible. Our daughters loved the indoor pool, the huge garden and the daily visit of the deers. Shawn and Bethany were wonderful hosts and perfect guests and we highly recommend an exchange with them.
This is the best location one could imagine in all of Paris! To look out the window and see the Eiffel Tower, and to be able to walk to the park surrounding it at any time, these were tremendous treats for us. Also close to the bus and metro stops, so all of Paris is accessible. The apartment itself was convenient, luxurious and spotless. And the hosts were fantastic! Probably the best we've encountered in 15 years of home exchanges. The house manual they provided was meticulously made, and even included sightseeing tips and suggestions. All in all, we had a wonderful three weeks in Paris, thanks to them and their home.
We spent 3 weeks in this exceptional house in Durango, Colorado and enjoyed every minute! The house in itself was worth the trip from France : the location in the middle of nature and the amazing views from each window are an enchantment. If you’re looking for peacefulness, that’s the place to go. Yet the town of Durango is only a 10 minute drive so you don’t feel isolated at all. It’s also a wonderful base to explore Colorado and the nearby states : we did 2 little side trips to Utah and New Mexico and really enjoyed them. Our hosts, Britt and Mayumi, were very helpful before and throughout our stay and it was a real pleasure to exchange with them. We would definitely recommend them for an exchange!
What a wonderful exchange! Geraldine, Stephane and their beautiful girls stayed in my house in Jackson,Wy. They are a lovely family and took great care of my home. My son and I were able to visit their lovely home in Paris in October a year latter. They still honored our exchange and we spent a wonderful week exploring Paris. Geraldine had provided information on all the best places around to visit, eat and explore. Their home is perfectly located near transportation and a safe lovely neighborhood. It was so pleasant to comeback to their home after a long day of touring to relax for awhile before heading back out for dinner at one of the many local restaurants. Our exchange with Geraldine and Stephane is why this whole system works. Honest, respectful people trusting our homes to the same. Wonderful experience for us all!