Whether you want to watch the sunset over the San Francisco Bay or explore the museums of New York City, the 2016 Top 10 listings for America span the gamut. Hike the Pacific Northwest or tan on the Florida coast, there is a home for every taste. Explore below and start planning your next exchange.
From the sands of South Beach to the culture of Little Havana, Miami has something for everyone. With room for four, this home features optimal access to all The Magic City has to offer. Take a day trip and island hop down to Key West, relax on the terrace or visit Oleta River State Park and mountain bike or kayak. The options are only limited by your imagination.
Looking for some outdoor fun for the whole family? This home could be just the place. Able to accommodate seven, it provides plenty of activity options for even the smallest of visitors. There are two pools locally (including one for toddlers), room in the back yard to run and play, and toys to keep parents and children entertained. Located 20 minutes from Bend, the area allows for outdoor enthusiasts of every variety to be in their natural habitat. Ski at Mt. Bachelor, climb the cliffs of Smith Rocks, or float down the Deschutes in a kayak.
Find your dose of vitamin D when you find yourself in the sunshine of Miami. This bright and modern townhouse features room for six and a private pool. Though with all the activities available in southern Florida, you won’t want to stay tucked away. Grab a bite at an outdoor cafe in Downtown Coconut Grove, visit Matheson Hammock for a picnic or take a tour of the Everglades National Park. Just make sure to pack your swimsuit, sunglasses and sunscreen!
Allow the views and ocean breeze to welcome you to this highrise condo. Just steps from Pompano Beach and two blocks from the Beach Pier, this is a great place for a weekend (or longer) away as a couple. Enjoy access to the private clubhouse which has two pools, two sundecks and more amenities than you could hope for. Located north of Fort Lauderdale and just south of Boca Raton, you have easy access to enjoy the Florida coast.
How many can say that they watch the sun set behind the Golden Gate Bridge from the roof of a floating Berkeley home? Well, when you stay here, you can be counted among the lucky few. This well-equipped three-story houseboat is located in the Berkeley harbor, offering you and three others access to explore the various personalities of the Bay Area. Go wine tasting in Napa Valley, wander along Fisherman’s Wharf or wind down Lombard Street.
Can it get a little wet in Seattle? Sure, but the same can be true for London. But when the sun comes out, the Emerald City earns its nickname. Near the University of Washington and Lake Washington, this home’s location allows you to access Seattle, and its many neighborhoods, with ease. Discover the magic of Chihuly glass or ride to the top of the Space Needle at the Seattle Center, take a ferry ride to the San Juan Islands or see if you can find the Fremont Troll. In Seattle there is always an adventure to be had.
Take in the Big Apple as a local when you find yourself nestled into the Chelsea neighborhood. Located in a private doorman building directly facing the Highline, you’ll have a New York experience straight out of the movies. Take the subway up to Time Square and take in a show, drop into the Whitney Museum and explore the art of America, or grab a bite at the Chelsea Market. With such access, you might find it hard to decide what to do next!
Come and get lost in the City by the Bay. This beautifully remodeled Edwardian is located in the Inner Richmond district, making exploring the city as easy as choosing a direction and going. Explore the expanse and museums of Golden Gate park, take a 5 minute drive to the beaches or find your new favorite sushi restaurant. With room for eight, this home features a kitchen designed to make delicious meals, and a playroom with tons of light and plenty of toys and books.
Discover your own piece of “Heaven on Earth” with this hillside Hawaiian Cabin. Located about 30 minutes from Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Kailua is a community meant to be explored. With stunning views of Lanikai Bay and the two islands offshore, you are sure to get into the Aloha spiri. Go on a quest to discover your favorite beach, try some new food at a luau or simply relax and enjoy the island breeze. After all, you are in Hawaii.
You can’t get much more classic than this 1890s townhouse in the Carnegie Hill area. Beautifully restored, you feel as though you are walking back in time while still having all the modern sensibilities (air conditioning and a washer and dryer). With room to accommodate 6, you can use this as your base to walk to Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Guggenheim. Grab the nearby number 6 subway and you are in midtown in minutes. It is no wonder this home found its way to #3 on our list of Top 10 HomeExchange Listing for 2016.