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The support from the IVHE team was superb.
Our experience was - simple and hassle-free : almost as if we had been lent the property by an old friend.
Gary and Wendy V #0566
You have a choice, to do direct home exchange/swaps or use Our unique credit system makes non-simultaneous home exchange possible. Credits are built up every time other members stay in your property. You use your credits to choose from an exquisite selection of luxury villas, boutique hotels, city condos, ski apartments, chalets, safari game lodges, log cabins and even yachts all owned by IVHE Vacation Home Exchange members. We provide you year-round access to luxury vacation homes, all in prime travel destinations. Read more...
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We returned from a fantastic IVHE home exchange trip to London and Copenhagen. My husband commented on the trip, "This is the only way we are going to travel from now on!" I agree!
Sommer 04 Jul 2013 #0699
For those looking for direct swaps only.
Swap as many times as you like for free.
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For second / vacation home owners looking for the freedom of choosing locations without the ties of a direct home swap
Tailored home exchange agreement
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Plus the following:
Benefit of flexible scheduling with more destinations.
Participate in our unique Prime Time program and get credits to use from day one.
You have a personal travel coordinator to find & organize your luxury home exchanges.
Additional benefits and even more personal service to save you time and plan a perfect vacation.
Whatever life brings in the way of your vacation, your credits are protected.
Looking for the best restaurants or things to see and do? Let our Travel researcher help you!
Ability to buy top up credits if you don't quite have enough.
Option of only receiving requests from ID verified home exchange members.
Save time and let our listing team set up your property for you.
IVHE Home Exchange supports Mercy Corps.
Mercy Corps, is a highly respected international relief and development charity, that helps more than 14 million people each year recover from disasters, providing emergency relief in times of crisis, helps to build stronger communities and find their own solutions to poverty.
Mercy Corps look for innovation that creates major breakthroughs against poverty and create lasting change. For information on Mercy Corps visit www.mercycorps.org.uk or www.mercycorps.org
Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is going through a time of religious and ethnic violence. Families have lost everything and thousands have become refugees in makeshift sites.
With such a terrible situation you can often feel helpless but because of yourcommitment we are taking action and saving lives:
As well as continuing our projects to lift families out of poverty we are operating mobile services, visiting sites to help prevent gender based violence and assist vulnerable women and children. Female community members we've trained are busy raising awareness about hygiene and supporting children at safe spaces in overcrowded sites.
We couldn't do this without your support - your geneorsity really does change lives!THANK YOU.
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Lovely 1 or 2--bedroom cottages where the air is fresh; the peace, overwhelming
Iceland – the name may imply a frozen hell. The reality is far from it. Sure, there are snow fields, glaciers, and polar bears, but in the summer there are also lush green valleys, flower gardens, water birds, and easily accessible camp sites and hiking trails.
The only difficult thing about a summer holiday in Iceland is pronouncing the names of its cities and attractions. Wrap these around your non-Nordic tongue and weep: Myvatn, Jökulsárgljúfur, Hljódaklettar, Hólmatungur, Ásbyrgi, Tjörnes, Adaldalur, Laxárdalur and Grenjadarstadur. Okay, easy for them to say, but not to worry. English works just about everywhere.
Your IVHE property in Iceland is a cozy cottage (1 or 2 bedrooms) near the town of Husavik in the LakeMyvatn region of northern Iceland – 30 miles from the Artic Circle in an area of active volcanism. All the houses in Husavik are heated with geothermal water. Nearby is the Myvatn Naturebaths, a geothermal hot pool where people go swimming outdoors year ‘round. Here you can soak in the warm water while enjoying a spectacular view of the LakeMyvatn landscape. The high air temperature in the summer, May through September, ranges from 50-58 degrees (F); 10-14 degrees (C).
The National Park Jökulsárglúfur is another special place nearby. Its varied natural beauty includes the largest waterfall in Iceland, awesome gorges, emerald-green valleys, red mountains and fascinating rock formations. Bring your trekking shoes.
Husavik is a picturesque harbor town with a reputation for being the whale-watching capital of Iceland. . A variety of whale species frequently enter the bay. In addition to seeing them in person, you can see fascinating displays and exhibits of North Atlantic species and their environment at the Husavik Whale Museum by the harbor.
The Exploration Museum is another downtown attraction worth a visit. It is dedicated to the history of human exploration from the Vikings and early explorers to the astronauts and exploration of space.. It also includes exhibits of under-ground and under-sea expeditions.
Your cottage is only 1200 meters from town. It is part of a private community of ten new cottages built of timber logs. You have all the facilities, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a big terrace with expansive views. Find out more about it, and see some gorgeous photos, by clicking the property # above.
If you are not a member of the International Vacation Home Exchange, check out the possibilities it offers for swapping your second home or vacation rental property for vacation stays at locations around the world. Explore this site further at WHO WE ARE and HOW IT WORKS.
Three bedroom penthouse home swap triplex – It’s the only way to stay in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America. With a population of some 13 million, Buenos Aires is the second largest metropolitan area on the continent, next to Greater Sao Paulo. Its European heritage is evident in its architecture and fondness for sidewalk cafes. The cultural life in Buenos Aires is rich and dynamic. More theaters are concentrated here than in any other place in the world. First-class museums, galleries, and shopping abound. As birthplace of the tango, romantic restaurants and Hernando’s Hideaways are easy to find.
Among the many unique old neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho is one of the hippest. It is a section of the Palermo barrio, the largest and greenest in the metro. In recent years, Palermo Soho has become a neighborhood for trendy fashion, design, restaurants, cafes, bars, crafts fairs, and street culture. The vibe is “alternative,” which makes it popular with both yuppy and young bohemian Argentines, as well as foreign tourists.
From the spectaclar penthouse triplex you’ll call home during your visit, you can easily walk to Palermo Soho, or to the lush Botanical Gardens Park, or to fresh fruit stands, open air cafes, bookstores, artists studios and workshops, bars, restaurants, and shops.
This penthouse was custom designed on the upper three floors of a quiet building to take advantage of natural light. It has a contemporary feel yet is very warm with hardwood floors, colorful artwork, and stylish furniture.
A roof-top sun terrace gives you a private space to bask in the sun, or to enjoy cool breezes and city lights at night. While you’re at it, throw a famous Argentine steak on the BBQ grill and uncork a bottle of Argentine wine. Ah, livin’ la vida loca.
In addition to spacious furnishings in the living-dining area, you can enjoy a flat screen TV, DVD player, HiFi system, WiFi internet access, and air conditioning.
The kitchen is modern, light, and fully equipped. Along with the living-dining area, it is on the first floor.
There are two bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor, each with unique decorations, color schemes, bedspreads, artwork and lighting; queen bed in the master, double bed in the second bedroom. The third bedroom, on the third floor, has a double bed and work/study area with desk and chair.
Don’t let the Argentine summer go by without booking this luxurious condo in Buenos Aires. Click the link above for more information.
If you own a vacation rental property and your occupancy rate is not where you would like it to be, consider offering your place for no money -- that’s the international Vacation Home Exchange way. As a host, you would be paid in credits, not cash – credits that you in turn can use when you take on the role of guest at your choice of hundreds of outstanding properties around the world. Bottom line, you save thousands on vacation travel. Find out more at www.ivhe.com
If you are considering swapping cars, boats, ski-doo's etc always check with your insurance company that your guests will be covered in the unfortunate event of something going wrong. There are some countries that are fine for occasional guest drivers to use vehicles, especially if the guest has a driving licence from the same country. Others countries are less helpful, as an example most British car insurance companies will have options like ‘any driver over 25’ but those driver need to have UK licences, adding drivers to the insurance is sometimes an option but again not always acceptable from a different country.
When considering the driving option in a foreign country consider the usual differences, outside of North America most cars are not automatic, this can be a major problem if not used to using a car with gears.
Make sure you look though different traffic signals and laws.
In some countries there are obvious local ways of driving; sometimes it is safer to drive like a local even when it does not seem the safest option.
With the ease of the internet, it is easy to find out about local driving ways.
When renting a car, typically it is cheaper to pre book a car online, always read the small print carefully. Car rentals are notorious for not having clear pricing policies.