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We had a wonderful time in St Martin! An amazing property! WOW- Thank you again for another great holiday!
We returned in mid-June from a fantastic 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!
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Wouldn’t it be great to have vacation homes all over the world rather than just one in the same old place? Well, with IVHE you can have just that! No, we’re not suggesting you go out and buy more properties. In fact you don’t need to spend any more money, just put the value of your current vacation home to better use.
Turn you vacation home into hundreds….
With IVHE Vacation Home Exchange you have a choice, direct swaps with a partner (my place for yours) or exchanges based on credits. When someone stays in your home, you earn credits equal to the potential rental value of your property. You, in turn, can apply the credits you earned to your own vacation, staying in another property anywhere in the IVHE network.
The choice is wide and varied exclusive selection of luxury villas, boutique hotels, city condos, ski apartments, chalets, safari game lodges, log cabins and even yachts all owned by IVHE members. You get year-round access to exclusive vacation properties, all in great travel destinations.
Unlike conventional home exchanges, IVHE allows you to trade holiday homes without the need for both parties to swap at the same time or with each other. It also gives you the flexibility to trade up to a larger home, or smaller home without losing out in the trade.
Home Exchanging really is a simple way of saving thousands on your vacations. Watch the simple explainer video on the different types of home swap options that you can choose from.
Just imagine turning your one wonderful vacation /second property into thousands of options around the world, with home exchanging and trading you can do just that, get ready to trade to travel!
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Quality-of-living surveys conducted in recent years by the global Mercer Consulting firm have consistently ranked Auckland, New Zealand, in the top 5 cities in the world. The city gets good marks for its political and economic stability, social environment, personal safety, health, education, transportation and public service. Not only is Auckland a great place to live, but it’s a great place to live temporarily in this vacation home exchange townhouse while you explore this peaceful, vibrant city.
Your vacation exchange townhouse is located in one of Auckland’s oldest residential neighborhood, Parnell, notable for its charm, character and ambience. The main street is lined with small colonial villas that have been reinvented as restaurants, cafes, boutique stores, and art galleries. Several lively pubs turn on the party lights in the evening.
The Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest and biggest park, is a short walk away. Stroll along its winding paths through formal gardens, green clearings, and stately trees. Enjoy impressive statuary along the way. Picnic by a duck pond. Or stop and watch a cricket or rugby game at one of the sports fields. And by all means visit the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the park. It’s New Zealand’s first museum and home to important collections featuring Maori and Polynesian cultures, natural history, social and military history, and decorative arts.
Buses stop right outside your townhouse for short rides to the central city, the harbour waterfront, or to Newmarket, the premier shopping district.
One of the “must do” things while you are in Auckland is visit Waiheke Island in Hauraki Gulf. It takes about 40 minutes to get there by ferry (passenger and car). It’s beautiful, tranquil, lush and green. The beaches are magnificent. And there are vineyards everywhere (it’s not called New Zealand’s “wine island” for nothing).
WaihekeIsland always has something going on – wine festivals, jazz festivals, or dance parties in the vineyards and restaurants. From the end of January thru mid February, outdoor sculpture is showcased along a spectacular coastal walkway. This annual event – Headland: Sculpture on the Gulf – attracts thousands of visitors each year.
After a happy, busy day, head for home and relax on your shady private courtyard. Grill a New Zealand lamb chop on the barbeque and enjoy a glass of New Zealand
Pinot Noir. The perfect end to a perfect day in Auckland.
For more information on this Auckland vacation home exchange townhouse, click the property link above. And explore this cite further if you are not a member of the International Vacation Home Exchange. Click ABOUT US and HOW IT WORKS for all the details.
This vacation home exchange house is a lovers’ hideaway. It’s near the sea but in the hills, elevated enough to give incredible unobstructed views of the ocean, mountains and the islands of Lanai and Molokai. It sits on five acres and has a sustainable farm offering papaya, passion fruit, bananas, and citrus. The fruit blossom fragrances that waft across this house on ocean breezes is amazing. If the fruit is ripe, you are invited to help yourself.
From this lovers’ hideaway, you can walk down the hill to beautiful Launiupoko Beach Park to picnic and watch the surfers ride the waves. This is not a park with white sand beaches, it’s more of a green park, but gorgeous nevertheless.
For white sand beaches, and much more, head for historic LahainaTown. It’s just five minutes away -- far enough to keep you secluded and close enough for dining, shopping and entertainment when you want it.
LahainaTown is a fun place to be when two annual festivals roll around -- Kamemehameha Day on June 11, and the Festival of Aloha at the end of September.
Kamehameha Day was first held in 1872 in honor of the Hawaiian king who first united the Hawaiian Islands into a single political entity. The day is celebrated in LahainaTown with a colorful floral parade of horseback riders, floats and marching bands, and continues with hula dancing and music, foods, crafts vendors and games. The Aloha Festival in September features concerts, parades, street parties and other special events.
This house lets you enjoy Hawaiian outdoor living in style. You have covered patios on all sides, a luxurious covered lanai, and a fabulous beach-entrance swimming pool in the sun. The amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, a master suite with king-size bed, 42” high-def TV, air conditioning, and a two-car garage.
You can see pictures of this wonderful Hawaiian vacation home, and find out more information, by clicking the property # above. If you are not a member of the International Vacation Home Exchange, check out WHO WE ARE and HOW IT WORKS and discover the wonderful benefits of membership.
Featured Home Exchange Property #0559: Bonaire, Dutch Antilles – A luxurious privately-owned oceanfront villa with six bedrooms and four baths
Bonaire is a small Caribbean island off the coast of western Venezuela. It was formerly part of the Dutch Antilles, but today is officially known as a “Public Body of the Netherlands.” To scuba divers, snorkelers, and underwater photographers, Bonaire is known as one of the top 10 diving destinations in the world.
The waters are warm and crystal clear with underwater visibility of 30 meters or more. Diving to see the beauty of Bonaire’s pristine reefs and varied marine life is like viewing a sea world through aquarium windows.
If you are not a scuba diver, Bonaire is a great place to learn. Dive shops and operators with equipment rental and professional diving instructors are plentiful on Bonaire. You can become fully certified in about three days, and then start enjoying the adventure of a life
For a listing of dive shops and operators, plus restaurants, bars and other things to do and see on Bonaire, visit: www.infobonaire.com
Whether you’ve been diving all day or busy with other activities, when it’s time to call it a day your villa awaits with the promise of tranquility and relaxation. Throw some steaks or fresh-caught fish on the outdoor grill, stretch out on a poolside lounge bed, share drinks with friends and family, and watch the sun set over the emerald sea. Holidays were made for scenes like this.
Your villa is beautifully appointed throughout and is one of the most luxurious in the Caribbean. Its modern design features open air living space and a panoramic view of the ocean, KleinBonaireIsland, and the GotoMountains. The ocean is right at your doorstep, as is swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing. Shops, restaurants and bars are a 15-minute drive away.
Some convenient services come with this villa. On your day of arrival, you can expect a driver at the airport to pick you up and a stock of starter groceries to be waiting in the villa kitchen. Utilities and internet connection are included. A maid comes to visit twice a week, and a pool maintenance person weekly. A professional staff, including a private chef and butler, can be arranged for special events. A property manager will be at your service during your entire stay.
You will better appreciate this stunning home exchange villa after seeing pictures of its interior, exterior and views. You can do that, and find out more about it, by clicking the property # above. If you are not a member of the International Vacation Home Exchange, explore this site further to find out WHO WE ARE and HOW IT WORKS.