- Patrick Business Owner (64)
- Anita Business Owner (62)
Greetings from Sunny Florida
Patrick and I are semi retired. we have each had our own company for many years ,me an Executive Recruitment Company and Patrick ,a Telcom Company. Now we have a property development company ,giving us much more freedom to travel and We love travelling .We have enjoyed 9 wonderful exchanges . We have exchanged for homes in Castanet France , British Columbia , Canada, Florida, Melbourne, Australia, Belfeld, Netherlands, Banff Alberta, Cape Town South Africa ,Scottsdale, Arizona and Barcelona Spain.
We have been busy these last few years , trying to see as much of the world as possible...We live some of the year in beautiful sunny Florida and when not travelling, we are in our home town in Nova Scotia . We are respectful travelers and promise to take wonderful care of your home . Most of the time we travel alone but we may want to invite some of our family at times.
We love beaches ,cities , dining ,music and wine.....
Any time These dates are flexible
We are open to non simultaneous exchanges , since we have two houses.
January 1 — March 31, 2016 These dates are flexible
Our home is also available for December as a non simultaneous exchange .
Any time These dates are flexible
July 20 — September 30, 2016 These dates are flexible
Our dates are flexible. We are looking for a couple of weeks or so.
Part of travel for us is to experience a different way of life ....to solve the mystery of What would it be like to live there! Great food and wine are big on our list.
Our exchange with Anita and Pat was a great experience from beginning to end. This was our first exchange and I can't imagine that it could have gone more smoothly. Thanks to Anita for making that happen. Anita and Pat have a beautiful home with everything we needed. This included golf clubs, bikes and even a guitar. We made use of them all. They left a package of activities and eateries in the area and all their recommendations were spot on. We took a trip down to the Keys and Everglades and had a great time. We also went to some ball games which were a short drive away. All in all, we couldn't have completed our first exchange with a better couple. I would highly recommend exchanging with them to anyone. With help from Anita we learned a lot about the process which will make our next exchange that much more enjoyable. Thank you guys for making it a great experience. Curtis and Shelly.
Swapping homes with Anita and Patrick has been great, they are experienced home exchangers and very easy going guys which helped a lot as we are new to this trade! Their Florida home is even better than the pictures show, or at least I was positively surprised when we arrived. Absolutely clean, spaceous and comfortable. Very well equiped. They count with the support of a nice caretaker that reacted immediately the couple of times that we needed him. Very nice pool in the screened lanai with views to a canal. There is nothing bad to say about the house, we felt very well in it and had a great time. The location is excellent! At first we thought it was a bit apart from the beach because in Europe a beach house is within walking distance to the beach (this is America!), but driving to the beach is not a hassle at all (good parking lots everywhere, bathrooms and showers) and then you don't want to go to the same beach every time anyway. There is excellent beach gear in the house (chairs, umbrellas, cooler, toys, etc,), Englewood beach (shark teeth collecting!) is a 15 minutes drive, also Stump Pass beach, Boca Grande, etc., but then within an hour reach there's Siesta beach, Sanibel Island and so many other beautiful places. You can rent a kayak at Cape Haze marina (5 minutes from home) which we did and saw dolphins, manatees and rays, and well, all that life by the sea has to offer in Florida. All kind of shopping options, malls and outlets not far. In sum, a great experience!! We were already in love with Florida before this exchange, now even more. Thanks a lot Anita and Patrick for everything, blessed are they who swap homes with you in the future! :-)
Thank you Miquel , Simone and Julia for a perfect Home Exchange and an opportunity to spend two wonderful weeks exploring the beautiful city of Barcelona the nearby coast of Costa Brava ,Sitges , and the ancient town of Girona. Miquel arranged to have their maid meet us when we arrived and show us around the house and answer our many questions!! He also left lots of helpful information about the house and surrounding area. Anytime we had a question , Miquel was so quick to get back to us. Miquel and Simone are a lovely couple and so easy to arrange an exchange with. Their home is very well located in the peaceful area of Sant Cugat . It is modern and well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We especially enjoyed having a dip in the pool at the end of a long day of site seeing and enjoying a lovely glass of wine on the back patio. We highly recommend this home if you are looking for an exchange in Barcelona.