Hello from London :)

Traveling Group
  • Emmanuel Company Director (48)
  • Joanna Company Director (46)
  • Mathilde Secondary School (14)
  • Marcel Primary School (10)

Listings

Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • Italy

    March 31 — September 1, 2016

    Trips during UK school holidays only

  • France

    March 31 — September 1, 2016

    Trips during UK school holidays only

  • Sardinia, Italy

    March 31 — September 1, 2016

    Trips during UK school holidays only

  • Balearic Islands, Spain

    March 31 — September 1, 2016

    Trips during UK school holidays only

  • New York, NY, United States

    Any time

    Trips during UK school holidays only

  • Ireland

    Any time

    Trips during UK school holidays only

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • River Rafting/Boating
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Antiquing
  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
  • Shopping
Especially Passionate About
 The Great Outdoors.....cycling, walking, exploring with our Airstream....

The Great Outdoors.....cycling, walking, exploring with our Airstream....

Vacation Type
4

Exchange Reviews

July - August 2013

Our exchange to London was perfect from the moment we ...

MONICA
MONICA from Girona said

Our exchange to London was perfect from the moment we arrived! Emmanuel and Joanna were very friendly and kind and so were their kids. They were welcoming and very helpful with any questions we had about the area. Regarding our place they treated it as if it was theirs! The family went over and above to make us feel welcome. The house was very nice and comfortable with a very tasteful ecclectic style! It was open, bright and sunny with all the emenities you could ever need. Our trip was a dream come true… we got to experience real London life while staying in a beautiful home! It was in an ideal location, close to the very centre but still in a nice peaceful neighbourhood full of shops, restaurants and pubs that we also enjoyed. We really did have the best of both worlds. I really hope that all of our future exchanges will be as successful as this one. We had a great experience with a beautiful home and a lovely family.

Joanna & Family
What we said about MONICA's house:

We absolutely loved our exchange with Monica & Alex. Organising the exchange was very straighforward and we had lots of friendly communication before and during our trip.Their good friend greeted us at the airport and delivered us to the house, what more could you ask for! The house is chic & contemporary with everything we required to enjoy our stay. We looked after their beautiful cat and tiny tortoise! We had the benefit of using their car which was a huge bonus as we were able to explore the surrounding areas for day trips. July/August is hot but with a cool house and terrace and the wonderful salt water pool we were happy to relax and enjoy our holiday. The location was more than ideal for my husband who is a keen cyclist, so he was off early in the mornings for mountain rides (Girona famous for its cycling) while I was happy to enjoy the house with the children. Girona itself was great to explore and we ventured further afield on day trips... all in all a fabulous exchange. Thank you family!

April - April 2008

Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances chez Joanna et Emmanuel. La ...

Pascal et Valérie
Pascal et Valérie from Nord-Pas-de-Calais said

Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances chez Joanna et Emmanuel. La maison est très confortable et la déco très sympathique. Nous avons découvert les marchés londoniens : Portobello et Camden mais aussi les grands monuments et musées facilement accessibles en transport en commun. Nous recommandons cet échange !

Joanna & Family
What we said about Pascal et Valérie's house:

We exchanged with Pascal & Valerie in 2008, our very first exchange, and a huge success! House was beautiful and a great base to explore the area. We returned the following year for a visit to the Vide Grenier in Lille and they kindly put us up. Great hosts and the kids still talk about Oxford the dog. Many thanks! Joanna & Emmanuel (London)

April - April 2014

The house was simply wonderful! Even more beautiful than in ...

 Irene Teresa e Antonio
Irene Teresa e Antonio from Province of Venice said

The house was simply wonderful! Even more beautiful than in the pictures!(refined furniture, very sunny, quiet neighborhood,...) My kids were mad about the two lovely cats and the trampoline in the very beautiful garden. the tube station is really 5 minutes walk and very near to the most central stations. it was very relaxing staying in this cozy house. all the agreements and contacts with this very nice family went good. The Baumards left us a lot of infos to visit London. They left us even a bottle of wine and chocolate to welcome us. the house was very tidy and clean. our house even was left perfectly by then with gifts too! we are very enthusiastic about this experience and we can warmly reccomend a swap with the Baumards!

Joanna & Family
What we said about Irene Teresa e Antonio's house:

We were looking for an exchange in Venice and Irene offered their home on Lido, just a short boat ride away from the city. We were so glad we stayed here! Venice is of course wonderful, but for us too full of tourists.....Lido was relaxed and charming, such a welcome respite. Irene and her family made us most welcome and their apartment was beautiful and well located, just a ten minute stroll to the vaporetto. As this was their first exchange, Irene really wanted to make sure that everything was ok for us and of course it was! She provided plenty of information and guides which were very helpful and useful. We stayed a week and spent 3 days in Venice. For the other 4, we hired bikes, toured the island and hopped on ferries to explore and discover. A great place to stay for a family, thank you!

August - August 2015

It has been our first home exchange and it has ...

Andreu
Andreu said

It has been our first home exchange and it has been a great experience. We feel as we were at home. The house is very well equipped with everything you might need. We enjoyed the garden the most and the lovely dining room. The house is very comfortable and Joanna & family are very friendly and helpful. The neighborhood is lovely, quiet and elegant, it is so easy to get there, by Underground and Overground. We are going to repeat for sure. Thank you so much!

Joanna & Family
What we said about Andreu's house:

We've just returned from a wonderful week in Majorca. The house is in a great location in a quiet, non touristy neighbourhood with plenty of amenities nearby. Best of all is a small sandy beach just across the road with a large shallow area for the kids to swim safely and happily! A great start to the day, every day. We were so glad to be well away from the huge strips of hotels and shops on the Playa de Palma especially in mid August and felt as though we were living like a local. The house is very comfortable, spacious, cool and well equipped and we were very happy during our stay. Thank you Vidal's for offering us your lovely place....we had a great holiday and the kids can't wait to come back :)