Treat Yourself to a Last Minute Vacation

You need a break. That big trip you planned is still several pages of the calendar away. Don’t settle for another weekend of household chores – plan a weekend getaway with HomeExchange!

You don’t need to travel far to enter vacation mode. Instead of spending significant chunks of time (and money) exploring distant locales, why not discover destinations closer to home? Setting aside a weekend to explore a near destination will give you more time to play and unwind while taking a lot less time getting there.

Many people think that HomeExchange is only for long trips, planned months in advance. Not at all! In fact, our search feature lets you explore “last minute” exchange options by simply checking the “last minute” search criteria. Simply, select a destination, one that is close enough to be reached quickly but will still feel like a retreat. Then, click the “More Filters” button to refine your search. From here, select “Exchange Type” and click “Last Minute” or “Weekend Exchange”. Voila! You now can see all listings that are open to more spontaneous exchanges.


If you need some inspiration, take a look at our Last Minute Collection. Not only does it increase your odds of securing a fantastic place to stay but you can exchange without months of back and forth communication. Many of these listings are second homes, which means more flexibility when it comes to exchange dates, and the option for non-reciprocal exchanges.

New to HomeExchange? A weekend getaway is an excellent first exchange. We highly recommend turning “Last Minute” feature on to show that you’re also interested in hosting for this type of exchange. You’ll get the full HomeExchange experience and your entire trip will cost you as little as a tank of gas (or full charge of your battery). As an added benefit, you’ll be close enough to come back home if something isn’t quite right. Because you and your exchange partner will likely be crossing paths, why not take the opportunity to meet halfway or welcome each other as you arrive/depart? Chances are, your new friendship is what you’ll remember most about your exchange.


HomeExchange makes it easy to find the ideal escape without spending outrageous prices on last minute accommodation. With over 65,000 homes available around the world, HomeExchange is sure to satisfy your craving for travel.

So go! Save your frequent flyer miles and discover a nearby gem. The fun and freedom of a quick getaway is sure to leave you recharged and ready for your next exchange!




7 Comments on “Treat Yourself to a Last Minute Vacation

  1. Hi, I have hidden my listings. People are eager to come to Iceland – in the summer – but I need to get away from our wet and cold weather and dark days!
    Also, this year I´ll be hospitalised and unfit to travel for at least five weeks!
    I´ll dream of Spain or Portugal, quiet seaboard, heated apartment, lots to see, no need for cars, good food, friendly neighbours …

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