- Joanne School Principal (37)
- Luis Mechanical Engineer (41)
- Alex Child (4)
- Sebastian Toddler (2)
Beautiful Penthouse Apartment in Barcelona - Family Friendly Suburbs
Luis (41) and Joanne (36) have two boys, aged 4 years old and 2 years old. Luis is from Spain and Joanne is originally from Co. Armagh in Northern Ireland. We have been living in Barcelona for 13 years now, and bought our current apartment four years ago. Because of visits to family in Ireland, we would be interested in home exchanges to Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland at any time, but we are also very interested in holiday exchanges with homes that have access to a swimming pool as our kids love the water!
Joanne is a teacher and Principal at an International school in Barcelona, and Luis is a Mechanical Engineer. We have participated in three very successful home exchanges and are very excited about the possibilities, not only to travel to Ireland, but to other parts of the world. We are very respectful and will treat your home as we would our own, if not better than our own!
We could also be looking for a larger house, maybe 5 bedrooms, ideally with a swimming pool during the summer, and this could be anywhere in the world. In this case, we would wish to expand the travel group to include some brothers and sisters of mine, who have participated in exchanges with us before and who are also very respectful of the exchange homes we visit.
March 19 — March 19, 2016
I am originally from Ireland so this visit would be primarily to visit family.
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour chez Joanne et Luis. L'appartement, au dernier étage d'un petit immeuble calme, est très confortable et spacieux avec 2 très grandes terrasses décorées de belles plantes exotiques ! parfait pour se reposer après les visites ! Il est très bien équipé (climatisation, ventilateur au plafond) et décoré avec goût. Toutes les commodités sont en bas de l'immeuble (très pratique pour faire quelques courses). Il est bien situé : à la sortie d'une voie rapide (pour visiter les alentours Sitges, Tarragone ou aller à la plage) et à deux minutes de marche du tramway pour regagner le métro et le centre de Barcelone. Joanne est une personne très sympathique, elle a été très disponible tout le long de notre séjour. Elle nous a donné de précieux conseils sur les visites et les balades alentours. Mon Mari, mes enfants et moi-même avons été ravis de notre séjour à Barcelone chez Joanne. Merci à toute la famille !!
Joanne and Luis could not have been more helpful and easy to exchange with. The apartment is in a fantastic location in a safe and family-friendly suburb of Barcelona. Six metro stops away takes you directly to Camp Nou! The apartment is modern and spacious with terraces giving great views across the city and beyond. We had a fantastic family holiday here!
Roger and Deborah's house was a real find. We travel to Northern Ireland a lot, but had never properly visited this part of the country. The house is beautiful, with fabulous decoration (I think Deborah takes the credit for that) and the photos don't do it justice - it's even nicer in reality! The location was fantastic because we had Belfast within 20 minutes drive, and Bangor town even closer, with seaside activities, lot of restaurant options and cultural events. The house itself is very close to the beach of Groomsport, and while we didn't quite get beach weather, it was beautiful to go down there and take a walk along the coastline, enjoying real Irish scenery. There are lots of activities for children in the region, and we had a great time. We enthusiastically recommend it for anyone.