Exchange Reviews

July - August 2013

Very nice and spacious flat in Paris. Good access to ...

#605449 from Vancouver said

Very nice and spacious flat in Paris. Good access to other parts of the city and public transport. Very easy going family. Left our apartment very clean. Good experience overall.

January - December 2013

We had a wonderful exchange in this beautiful, chic apartment ...

Colette and Geoff
Colette and Geoff from Crove Middle said

We had a wonderful exchange in this beautiful, chic apartment in Paris (myself, my husband and our 21 year old daughter). First - the apartment - large, comfortable, very stylish and spotlessly clean. The owners had thought of everything, leaving us with detailed instructions on appliances, the area, nearest shops, best restaurants etc. We did not have young children with us, but the apartment has everything that a young family would need to spend a great holiday in the French capital. The neighbours in the apartment block were friendly and helpful. Second - the area - vibrant, busy, at the heart of everything. There was a choice of shops, boulangeries, bars, restaurants, and with several Metro stations close by (Bonne Nouvelle, Strasbourg St Denis, Chateau d'Eau) we were so close to all of Paris. We loved the exchange, and even though we had been to Paris many times, we visited new areas and discovered great bars and restaurants. There is a great bar, Au Xieme, just across the street where we enjoyed several drinks and a really nice lunch on our last day. A big "merci" to our French family for a great exchange!

What we said about Colette and Geoff's house:

We had a wonderful exchange with Colette and Geoff in Ireland ! First of all, they are definitely nice, accomodating and helpful people ! They were always available and friendly whenever we needed them ! Thank you so much ! Their house in Belfast is a very pleasant place to live in. Large, clean, very bright and homely, this is the kind of place where you love to be when you have spent a whole day walking and visiting all around the city ! We found the beds made, food in the fridge and everything ready, just as if we arrived at a friends place for a week-end. Lovely ! Driving from and to their house is really easy. You can be in the city center within a few minutes ! And Belfast is definitely worth visiting and walking around ! We loved all this historical/cultural background together with extremely dynamic and welcoming people, which gives the city a really interesting and surprising atmosphere... We had the chance to also go spend a few days in their cottage in Donegal ! So beautiful ! This cottage is really pleasant to stay in ! The living room is so warm and cosy, with its fireplace (we went there in may but we still appreciated it !), snug sofas ... with a good beer/cup of tea (up to you!), this is really the perfect home sweet home ! The kitchen is bight, and very well equipped, the rooms are large and very comfortable.... And this is so quiet and peaceful ! The only thing you can hear is the sound of the wind... If you've never been to Donegal (which is definitely a major mistake !), you will be in the perfect place to visit the whole county. You can never forget about those gorgeous landscapes, beaches, cliffs overlooking the sea, a real "movie atmosphere" ... And the sheeps ! Colette, Geoff and Alexandra left our flat perfectly clean and tidy, which we particurlarly appreciated since another exchange family was coming right after them. A huge "merci" for this exchange ! This was our first one and there will definitely be other ones !

August - August 2013

What fun we had in this eclectic apartment with easy ...

Kristine from Etobicoke said

What fun we had in this eclectic apartment with easy access to metro and everything you will need. The kids were thrilled to have a toy room and the sitting room was big and comfortable. Very multi-cultural area which meant plenty of choices for food options if you decided not to cook. Loved the bakery!

May - May 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to Paris in May. The ...

Natalie from Churchtown said

We really enjoyed our visit to Paris in May. The apartment was very comfortable and in a great location. It is a few minutes walk from the Metro and we could get to different places in Paris quickly. We went to Euro Disney and the journey took us 1 hour door-to-door, including walking to the Metro. Quitterie gave us lots of information, everything was easy to use and to find. It was a very successful exchange.

What we said about Natalie's house:

Wonderful exchange with a very nice family ! The house is big, bright and very pleasant to stay in with a lovely garden. The city centre is very close with the tram within easy walking distance and the neighbourhood is perfectly quiet, clean and green. Natalie's family has been very friendly and helpful before and during the stay. It´s been very nice meeting them and we definitely love Dublin !

August - August 2013

Location, location, location: The perfect flat for a family of 5, ...

JF from Quebec said

Location, location, location: The perfect flat for a family of 5, right in downtown Paris. We loved the location, large flat (from a Paris point of view), large living room and dining room. Our host went out of their way to provide excellent recommendations and it made our trip even better. L'endroit, l'endroit, l'endroit: l'appartement parisien parfait pour une famille de 5 au coeur de Paris. L'appartement est très spacieux pour les standards parisiens et nous avons adoré le salon et la salle à manger. Nos hôtes nous ont données beaucoup de recommandations très utiles qui ont agrémenté notre séjour à Paris.

What we said about JF's house:

We had a great time out there in Quebec. The Cauchon family was so helpful and friendly, and so were their friends and family who were there to welcome and help us. The house is really big, bright and clean, with everything you could think of to make your life pleasant and easy. Paradise on earth for the kids ! Of course, you have to drive into the city and then park the car... But it was never so long in the end. And definitely worth it ! And there is this huge supermarket 2 minutes drive from home ! Quebec is amazing ! So much to see and do, lovely people, gorgeous views ! Definitely a wonderful souvenir for the five of us ! We are most thankful to the Cauchon who made our trip to Quebec so nice and easy, and left our home perfectly clean and tidy for our next visitors. Merci !

August - August 2014

This is a beautiful flat in the middle of Paris, ...

Ben said

This is a beautiful flat in the middle of Paris, well placed for the Metro, and for all the major tourist sites in the city. Quitterie and Boris were fantastic people to deal with, and I would recommend them - and their apartment - to anyone.

What we said about Ben's house:

We just come back from a wonderful exchange with Ben's family ! The house is large, nicely furnished, and very comfortable with a bright kitchen and a lovely garden. (And football goals !) It gives easy access to the very centre of London with different buses/underground/overground within walking distance. The neighbourhood is perfectly quiet, clean and green with lots of small shops nearby. Ben and his family (incl. Daisy !) have been very friendly, helpful and accomodating before and during the stay. We felt most welcome !! They left our appartment clean and tidy. And of course... London !! Such a lovely city ! We can't get enough of it ! Thanks so much for this great exchange !

July - July 2015

We had a very good exchange with Quitterie, Boris and ...

Berglind from Hafnarfjordur said

We had a very good exchange with Quitterie, Boris and family ! The communication were very good before and during the exchange. The apartment is amazing, spacious, clean and very family friendly. And the location is perfect for exploring Paris. Big thanks to Quitterie and Boris!

What we said about Berglind's house:

We loved our stay in Hafnarfjordur at Berglind apartment. The apartment is modern, perfectly clean and equipped. Children can play in the garden in front of the building and have 3 separate bed rooms. Parents have their own bed room as well. Supermarket is walking distance away, as well as swimming pool. The apartment is some kilometers away from Reykjavik city center (very easy to go by car) and the perfect place to plan trip to Blue Lagon, Geysir, Gullfoss and other areas in the Golden Circle. Exchanging with Berglind was very easy before and during our stay, very reactive and precise in her answers.