If there is one thing we have learned in all our years with HomeExchange, it is that there is no such thing as ordinary. Explore the listings that inspired you to experience the joys of exchanging.
As in years past, the collection of homes which make up the list of most-viewed HomeExchange listings of 2017 is a diverse mix. These listings span the world and feature beaches, city-life and something for those who enjoy the quieter side of things. What are you waiting for? Read on and let your travel imagination run free.
Experience the wonders of Cape Town from this modern, eco-conscious home in the Durbanville suburb. This house is located in a greenbelt and is perfect for a family to use as a base to explore the area. Featuring a solar-heated pool (in the summer), multiple jungle gyms, and a kitchen worthy of a “foodie,” the Venter family is a welcoming bunch who have participated in over 30 exchanges! Will you be next?
Sleek and modern, this home is on the coast not far from Montpellier. Enjoy the expansive view from the south-facing terrace and then dive into the swimming pool. Grab the kids go on an excursion to explore the many protected ponds along the shoreline. With easy access to a charming town, this is an ideal respite to look forward to after a long winter.
Explore the incredible energy of the “Electric Town” of Tokyo. Located behind a shrine in a residential neighborhood between vibrant Asagaya and hip Koenji, you are moments away from the city while still having peace. No matter what time of year you visit, Mayu will provide plenty of information to help you live like the local you always wanted to be.
Surrounded by five mountain ranges, it is easy to see why the views of this Tucson home have inspired so many Members to take a look. You are sure to find yourself dreaming of having a glass of wine as you look out over the infinity pool and the city beyond. Exchange with confidence as Judy and her family are experts who have swapped homes over 15 times.
Modern and chic are just a few of the many adjectives you can use to describe this home and the surrounding neighborhood. You’ll be dazzled by the cathedral ceilings and stunning views. With Manhattan only a subway stop or ferry ride away, you have access to all the highlights of the city and area have to offer. With plenty of recommendations, Karen is a perfect resource for ideas on what to do no matter when you visit.
Make yourself at home in this well-lit oasis of an apartment in the quiet corner of Rome. Spend your days basking in the history of the Eternal City and return home to savor a meal on one of the terraces. Decorated with pride and with supreme attention to detail, you’ll find yourself starting to plan your return trip before your Exchange is half over.
Discover the greenest corner of London from this cozy flat located in Belsize Park. Steps away from Hampstead Heath, Margaret and George’s home offers a perfect spot for a couple to get away for a weekend (or longer!) and enjoy the city. Stroll the lanes and find yourself in Hampstead town or ride the tube to visit the city’s museums. With this as your home base, the city is at your fingertips.
Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen a prepare yourself for this swimmer’s paradise near Torrevieja, a seaside city on Spain’s Costa Blanca. This two-bedroom, sun-drenched apartment features all the comforts of home – a living room, terrace, full kitchen – and a breathtakingly expansive view of the Mediterranean. The region has a unique microclimate, allowing it to have almost 320 days of good weather a year. Plenty of time to enjoy the three private pools, a wild stream, and the ocean waters.
It is easy to see why this architect-designed, three-bedroom, split-level, hillside villa in Le Gosier is a favorite for HomeExchange Members. This beautiful oasis with spanning ocean views from its massive veranda and deck finds itself on our Top 10 list for the second year in a row. Dive into the private pool or let your stress float away as you luxuriate in the spa. The Southern Creole-inspired interior features mahogany furniture, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, wifi, and a state-of-the-art entertainment center.
Find yourself in the center of London’s famous Notting Hill. Allow this comfortable, well-lit apartment to be your base as you explore one of the most richly-cultured cities in the world. Stroll through the Portobello Market, talk a walk over to the Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park, or hop on the tube and take in a show or have a night out on the town in the West End. Or stay in and take advantage of Helen’s collection of books and her music system.
Now we go to you: Did you have a favorite HomeExchange home you came across in 2017? Did you send them a message and get to experience it first hand?