Small in Size; Big in Experience

One Bed, One Bath, but so Much More

They are small; they are well appointed; and they are very well located. These listings are much more than a hotel room and free for members of HomeExchange.

Here are a collection of one bedroom, one bathroom apartments, homes, lofts & flats selected from HomeExchange. Variety rules and you will be amazed at how delightful each one is. Some folks are retired, others are seasoned travelers who have learned they can work remotely from any corner of the world with a wifi connection and there are newbies too, trying home exchange for the first time.

You will find that small is beautiful and often comes with a view as well as a budding friendship.


Bonjour Paris!

This second flat of Jean-Marc’s is centrally located in Marais, one of Paris’s oldest neighborhoods. Quiet, residential and charming with a rooftop of view of the city this one bedroom, one bath is walking distance to most tourist sites. It’s romantic and cozy and the architecture of the neighborhood is just fantastic. Great for art lovers and design enthusiasts with its concentration of art galleries and designer boutiques.

Jean-Marc lives just 10 minutes away. This second home makes non simultaneous exchanges a possibility. Jean-Marc is looking to exchange for some time in the country or by the seaside. If you would like to stay longer you may even prefer his main residence which is more spacious.

No stranger to Home Exchanging Jean-Marc has completed 9 exchanges at this time and his hosts appreciate his thoughtfulness, knowledge of the city as well as his homemade pastries.

A great way to see Paris. Not really suitable for children and you should be ready to walk up five flights of stairs. The view of the city is worth it and this trendy location might just be the perfect romantic getaway.


London is Calling

This London location couldn’t be more central to the highlights of London. Tudor and Patricia have completely remodeled this charming flat. It has everything you need and is right where you want to be.

These recently retired school teachers are ready for their turn to continue exploring the world. They have completed 8 home exchanges and enjoy meeting new people and sharing their piece of London. Their guests all remark on how fantastic this location is as well as what gracious hosts Tudor and Patricia are.

Tudor and Patricia are theater buffs and if you are too you will thoroughly appreciate their location. 2 minute walk from The Cut, 3 minutes to Young Vic Theater, 5 minutes to Old Vic Theater, 12 minutes to National Theater and Royal Festival Hall, 14 minutes to the Globe Theater and the London Eye. It’s just ridiculous.

Foodies will revel in Borough market, only a 20 minute walk away. If chocolate is what sustains you a walk to the Menier Chocolate Factory will probably be quite necessary. Museums within walking distance include the Imperial War Museum, National Gallery, Hayward Gallery. Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden are also within walking distance.


The Magic of Manhattan

Have you ever dreamed of living in New York City? Now is your chance. You can find a place right in the heart of the Big Apple and live like a local. Just minutes from Time Square, Lynsley’s studio apartment is ideal for those who are looking to take in a show (or four).

Located in the well-developed residential area of Midtown West (also known as Clinton or Hell’s Kitchen), this second floor apartment has access to the building’s shared rooftop with spectacular city views. Kick your weekend off with brunch at one of the many local eateries and then wander to the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market. Stroll along the tree-lined streets of the neighborhood. Bask in the juxtaposition of pre-war buildings, modern skyscrapers and brownstones. Wander in the heart of the area, Ninth Avenue, where you can enjoy a night out or take in a show at the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Compact but well laid out, you can enjoy the galley kitchen’s granite countertops and updated appliances or allow the broad collection of delivery options to sustain you. The building also features a friendly doorman, elevators and laundry facilities.

Lynsley works for a non-profit but is also working on a memoir. She would love the opportunity to make the most of her ability to work remotely. Will you help her to explore?


Marvel at Madrid

Mild Mediterranean climate, plenty of culture, delectable cuisine and extraordinary architecture are just a few of the top reasons to visit Madrid. Get lost as you explore the amazing art-walk of the city. There is something fresh to do every season which helps make living like a local sounds pretty good.

This freshly designed penthouse is stunningly curated by architecture-devotees Xavier and Aurore. Summer allow for visitors to enjoy the swimming pool and solarium, but this is an location to visit all year round. Walking distance to Reina Sofia Museum, a quick jump to the Prado or Retiro Park this apartment is all about the access.

With 7 exchanges and 100% response rate, this couple would ideally like to visit Sicily or Japan and are open to all types of exchanges. So cash in those vacation days or maximize your remote-working capabilities and escape to magnificent Madrid.


Be Awed by Auckland

Discover why New Zealand continues to be named one of the “World’s Best Countries.” With stunning views, this 24th floor apartment is close to many of the wonderful offering of the great city of Auckland.

Blocks from the harbor, the Metropolis building is located in the heart of the city. High Street features a broad selection of restaurants and shopping, or you can easily catch a ferry to Waiheke Island and taste some of the astounding Gold Medal wines. Walk to art galleries or explore Albert Park and the Old Government House (which are both next door). This apartment is your premier access to all that the city has to offer.

While the apartment is usually rented, Japanese translator Nigel and Cosmetician Junko, enjoy using this second home to exchange. They have been members since 2015 and have been on 6 exchanges to 4 different countries. They also feature a response rate of 96% so you can rest easy in knowing when you can start planning your adventure in Kiwi-land.


Leave your heart in San Francisco

There is something so distinctively special about the city of San Francisco. With its rolling hills, expansive views and celebration of diversity, it is no wonder people fall in love. Discover it for yourself when you stay at this delightfully charming one-bedroom, one and a half bath condominium in Pacific Heights.

This is the ideal location for a single traveler or for a couple looking to explore. Just blocks away from downtown, you can easily walk or take public transportation to many of the local attractions. Walk to the Presidio, visit the Palace of Fine Arts Theater, grab an ice cream sundae from Ghirardelli Square and see the sea lions at Pier 39.

Evan is an avid traveler who enjoys the flexibility of being a self-employed Human Resources Consultant. She loves settling into locations and allowing herself to truly get a feel of a city’s history, culture and people. Will your home be her next based to explore from?


Revel in Rio

Life is a carnival in the heart of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. The expanse of white sand beach is widely considered the crown jewel of this gorgeous city. Surrounded by some of the most affluent cities, the streets are lined with boutiques and restaurants and stunningly gorgeous people.

Grab a coconut cocktail or a fresh caipirinha from a beachside kiosk as you stroll from this quiet, secure and beautifully decorated one bedroom second home. While there is plenty to see in the Rio (from the classic – Christ the Redeemer, to the more eccentric Escadaria Selarón), it is the beaches that are sure to have you begging for more time. A quick walk to Copacabana Beach will find you among the bronzed sun-worshipers and plenty of athletic exploits.

Myriam and Juan love to travel though they are fairly new to HomeExchange. They have a response rate of 91%, will your message be the one that that takes you to this coastal retreat? Don’t wait to find out.

 

 


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