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Direct Home Swaps and Credit Trades

Save Thousands on Your Vacations- Home Exchange with IVHE

Direct home exchange: Log into your secure member’s area, look though all the exclusive properties around the world, make contact with other owners via secure messaging, and start home swapping!

Credit trades to travel: Home exchange with credits is simple and works best for those who have more than one property. You earn credits when another member stays in your property; you then use those credits to stay in any other members' property.  For example, you let Kate stay in your villa in the Caribbean. With the credits you earn, you stay in Will's ski chalet in Colorado and Will goes to Sara’s condo in Thailand, and so on..

Your home exchange / trade property has a credit value based on its potential Weekly Vacation Rental Value. The property does not need to be a rental home.
The Credit trade system is simple:     $ 100 = 1 credit
                                                           $1,000 = 10 credits
                                                           $10,000= 100 credits and so on.

The number of credits needed is listed on each property page.  This is for 7 nights accommodation unless otherwise stated in the property details.  When there is a range of credits, this is usually based on seasonality or number of guests.  For specific information please read the property page description or contact the International Vacation Home Exchange travel coordinator team. 

Earning extra credits: Introduce us to new members and receive up to 5 free credits per referral (worth $500 of vacation time) and your friend (new person joining) will also receive up to 5 free credits.  As an added bonus, when your friend (referral) trades the first time, you will also get another 50% of that trade's credit value.  Hear from our IVHE members. 

Saving money on accommodation costs is just one of the many benefits of joining IVHE.  

Love home swapping? Try it with IVHE home exchange and start saving straight away.

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

The IVHE team were incredibly helpful from the beginning to locate the accommodation and to provide additional concierge services that added to our experience of the area . 

Charles B #0756, #0625, #0568, #0567, #0318

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Home Exchange membership fees

Membership Benefits Compared Direct Exchange Plan Silver Credits Plan Platinum-Deluxe Plan

Save Thousands on Vacations

Avoid high accommodation cost, spend it on having fun!

Non-simultaneous Credit Exchanges

Benefit of flexible scheduling with more destinations.

Free Simultaneous Exchanges

Swap as many times as you like for free.

Unlimited Properties

No limit on the number of properties you can list.

Secure Member to Member Communication

Share only what you want with who you want.

4* Star Verification included Free

Phone verified members
ID verified members
Property verified members
Experienced exchangers

Exchange Agreement

Tailor our exchange agreement to suit your needs.

Personal Profiles

Get to know your hosts and guests.

Option of Over 50's Only

Trades and Exchanges with other members who are over the age of 50.

Travel Immediately

Participate in our unique Prime Time program and get credits to use from day one.

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We Do It For You

You have a personal travel coordinator to find and organize your luxury home exchanges.

Credits Protection Program

Whatever life brings in the way of your vacation, your credits are protected.

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Personal Travel Researcher

Looking for the best restaurants or things to see and do? Let our Travel researcher help you!

Top Up Credits

Ability to buy top up credits if you don't quite have enough.

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Exclusivity

Option of only receiving requests from ID verified home exchange members.

Listing Expert Team

Save time and let our member listing team set up your property for you.

Enhanced Photos

Let IVHE improve your pictures with photo editing. 

Monthly Membership

Option to be billed monthly at no additional cost. 

Membership pricing

$13.25 per month or $159 per year

$13.25 per month or $159 per year

$31.25 per month or $375 per year

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Benefits of Exchanging vs. Renting

You rent your vacation property, so why home exchange too?

You can do both.  Almost all vacation homes have vacancies.  Turn those vacancies into valuable IVHE Credits that you can enjoy using around the world.  You can still continue to rent out your property, but by also listing in IVHE, you can earn credits for weeks not rented.  Remember with IVHE you get the full value as if renting, allowing you to choose and visit new vacation locations.   

With IVHE's unique Prime Time offer, you are guaranteed to receive credits, just like a rental booking, but with no chance of a cancellation.  This is an ideal option for you to start planning your next vacation with IVHE now.   If you have a rental cancellation, try lising your property on our Last Minute Availability promotions. 

If you have a holiday villa, hotel, cottage, yacht, lodge, cabin or any type of vacation rental and like travelling yourself, then our home exchange credits system can give you more value than your vacation rental income.  IVHE gives you the option of turning your one property into hundreds while saving you money.  

Booking a property

How to request a Credit Trade or Direct Swap

How to request a Credit Trade or Direct Swap

Log into your members area. Have a look at the stunning IVHE Home Exchange members' properties, find a property you would like to visit, and submit a Trade Request or a Direct Swap request.

For Trades: Your personal trade coordinator will contact the owner to see if it is available for the time requested. We do all the work for you! Once a suitable property is found, you and the owner confirm the trade and we will send both IVHE Home Exchange members a trade agreement. The host signs it first then it will come to you.  You then have up to 7 days to finalise travel arrangements before having to sign the agreement. The host has already agreed.

When making a credit trade, effective 15th January 2015, the Arrangement Fee is only 9% of the value.  Example, if using 20 credits (valued at $2,000) for a trade, the Arrangement Fee is only $180, still saving you 91%, or in this case $1,820!  The minimum amount for an Arrangement Fee is only US$ 95.  

For a Direct Swap: Use the direct home swap box in your members area to send them a message.  It's that simple!  If you would like the same personal service as for a credits trade, let us know, the process and fee are the same.

Join IVHE Home Exchange today!

IVHE has helped us connect with fellow members across the world. My partner and I thoroughly recommend joining IVHE as it is one of the best, most effective exchange websites in existence.  Thanks to IVHE we have stayed in wonderful vacation properties all over the world.

Richard #0428

I highly recommend IVHE as an international home exchange service. It offers a different concept. We've  explored so many different places. The service has been phenomenal, very personal and prompt and we've had only excellent results from IVHE.

Susan Kelly #0128

We aim to respond to e-mail's or phone enquiries in less than 24 hours, and would like members to do the same where possible.  We are happy to make phone enquiries.

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What our members say

The IVHE trade co-ordinating team could not have been more helpful, in fact my experience with all IVHE staff has been very positive - they really look after you!

Norman 22 May 2015 #0983

The owners I have met through IVHE.com are really so cool compared to some I have met in the other trade organizations - you all should get kudos for that-seriously!

Carol 06 May 2015 #1199, #0527, #0506, #0505, #0504, #0503, #0500

We spent a wonderful week in Tansy Cottage and highly recommend it. Furnished to the highest standards, excellent beds and superb bathrooms, we recommend it to others who want base to explore this beautiful corner of West Wales. The stunning location is peaceful and returning home to a log fire was a real joy. 

Mrs Linda Ridgeon - 12 May 2015

Ms. Ridgeon 12 May 2015 #0971, #0757

As new members we didn’t really know what to expect from IVHE, however we needn’t have been concerned – from start to finish it all went like clockwork, with nothing left to chance. Communication with your team was excellent, with emails answered quickly.

Pauline Diplock 26 Feb 2015 #1081, #1079, #1076, #1072, #1069, #1068, #1066, #1064

We are back home from our trip to Argentina. We had a wonderful time!! Our stay at the IVHE.com home exchange in the Uco Valley in Mendoza was super.
We look forward to future IVHE home exchanges!

Martha and Randy - Canada 11 Feb 2015 #0827

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the lovely Grande View Historic Hotel.  Everything was perfect from the warm welcome, the spacious and tastefully furnished bedroom, and the huge and luxurious bathroom. Thank you  to IVHE for the smooth arrangement of this exchange!

Rosalie and Roger Darby 27 Nov 2014 #0338

We stayed at this fantastic apartment and couldn't have been more pleased with the location and accessibility to everything that we were interested in seeing. Easy walk to the Times Square area, theaters, restaurants and Central Park.

Larry and Norma S 30 Sep 2014 #0662

Our week in Florida was a great vacation. Mitch has a wonderful mansion and a warm welcome. Thank you for this nice way to experiment Florida way of life.
Vincent Foucart - 06 Nov 2014

Vincent Foucart 06 Nov 2014 #0812, #0702

We had an absolutely perfect week in one of Anne Davey's beautiful cottages. Our only regret was that we had not been able to stay longer.

Lester B and Leland B 07 Nov 2014 #0638

We enjoyed our Vegas trip.  The condo that was executively decorated and furnished with high end appliances. The location is excellent just off the center of the strip and the Signature resort is excellent.

Randy and Joan F 06 Nov 2014 #0685

We just returned from a fabulous week from an IVHE Trade-exchange in San Siro, Italy which is on Lake Como.

Tom and Nancyanna Van Denover 05 Nov 2014 #0822

I would like to all the team at IVHE for the always promt and very helpful response to any exchanges. I have always had the most enjoyable stays in the exchange accommodations and the team at IVHE have always been so helpful.
I look forward to exchanging many more trades in the coming years.

Jill H

Visit to #0769: St. Maarten- We had a wonderful time. The property is exactly like the pictures. Overall an excellent experience!

Mitch M 20 Apr 2014 #0670

A luxurious and supremely comfortable apartment, The apartment is a real "home" and we felt privileged and grateful to be able to use it as our base for exploring Puerto Vallarta.
Thanks so much for allowing us to share your beautiful home!

Alison L #0534

The IVHE team were incredibly helpful from the beginning to locate the accommodation and to provide additional concierge services that added to our experience of the area . 

Charles B #0756, #0625, #0568, #0567, #0318

My brother got married during our IVHE home exchange stay so it felt very magical. We still talk about how much we loved this stay and it is a favorite.

Shirley M #0502

Exchange to #0521: New Zealand, Queenstown. The property was exactly as described and provided one of the highlights of our holiday.

Annie D 16 Jan 2014 #0727

Thanks so much for assisting us with this trade. We had a wonderful time at in Mexico in  the little beachfront paradise. We want to go back next year! 

Jane & Glenn #0524

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

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

The Venice apartment is very nice and in an interesting neighbourhood (old Jewish Quarter). 
Thanks to the IVHE who made our stay possible and work very smoothly!

Richard R 09 Apr 2014 #0768

We stayed at Syon House Boutique Hotel in June and we loved it so much we stayed for another night. We wished it could have been longer! Claire was a wonderful host and made us feel so welcome, giving us lots of helpful tips on where to visit.

Linda R 24 Jun 2014 #0971, #0757

We had a wonderful time in St Martin! An amazing property! WOW- Thank you again for another great holiday!

Lillybeth 13 Jun 2013 #0509

Our trip to Marco Island, Florida exceeded our expectations! We would love to return someday, and recommend this property to anyone - the town itself is delightful, and the house is well-located to enjoy all Marco Island has to offer.

Tricia N 10 Jul 2014 #0185

IVHE has helped us connect with fellow members across the world. My partner and I thoroughly recommend joining IVHE as it is one of the best, most effective exchange websites in existence.  Thanks to IVHE we have stayed in wonderful vacation properties all over the world.

Richard #0428

Being a member of IVHE has really changed the way we travel. We have saved a lot of money and stayed in great locations, in high quality homes. The IVHE system is so much bettter than a simultaneous exchange as you can travel whenever you want. Communication with IVHE is excellent, always prompt and personal. I highly recommend travelling this way!

Gayle #0576, #0539

IVHE is a wonderful way to experience the world from the vantage point of someone's own home. Dealing with IVHE has been stress-free, professional and very efficient. I highly recommend Suzie and her organization.

Barbara #0402

We enjoy IVHE being a member's club and have met more like minded owners. Not to forget the very real financial advantage that swaps have gained us. Being able to leverage the rental value of our house in this way is decidedly to our benefit.

Pat 01 Nov 2011

I highly recommend IVHE as an international home exchange service. It offers a different concept. We've  explored so many different places. The service has been phenomenal, very personal and prompt and we've had only excellent results from IVHE.

Susan Kelly #0128

It was my first trade request with IVHE club and I was very impressed how simple and stress-free was the booking. It felt like we were visiting friends.

Olga #0480

We can highly recommend the personal service offered by IVHE - it is a cut above the services offered by other home exchange organisations. We were very reassured by the fact that Suzie Magnus had obviously spoken extensively to so many of the members on the website, so that she had gained an idea of each person's needs and offerings.

Susan and Peter 11 Feb 2009 #0824, #0154

It was great to have had the opportunity of a good conversation with IVHE with first hand knowledge of the area, full of helpful advice about the town, the expected climate conditions for the time of year, etc.. This helped us greatly in deciding which of the IVHE villas to go for.

Pat

Four IVHE exchanges. All way way beyond our expectations, absolutely gorgeous. Great locations, lovely units and the credits were extremely reasonable so I couldn't be more pleased, and I have been a house exchanger for twenty five years!

James #0185

First exchange with IVHE location was very convenient, we could walk or take the city bus anywhere in Auckland. Cottage was well furnished and comfortable. Highly recommend this exchange programme to others.

Don #0489

Had very good service, the people are very responsive when you have questions. Have exchanged twice now. Beautiful property, owners were very accommodating, let us know all the restaurant and all the things you could do. I have also exchanged my property a couple of time with no problems. Been a very good experience with IVHE.

Russ #0569

The beauty of IVHE is that trades do not need to be simultaneous. Offer your home and 'bank' points to use later, use other homes and have yours available at a different time. I found Suzie to be highly professional, communicative, providing the highest caliber of service while maintaining a warm,'personal' touch. I highly recommend this service.

Meredith 31 Aug 2011 #0332

IVHE, is the most rewarding and innovative organisation for anyone, around the globe, that own's a second property and loves to travel the world. Believe me, you'll love it - www.ivhe.com!

Larry 18 Dec 2010 #0446

Suzie is at the heart of IVHE an international home exchange concept that offers so much more than a mere introductory exchange service. Inventive and superb at solving issues that do not fit into boxes.Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

Charles #0756, #0625, #0568, #0567, #0318

Suze and her team will go the extra mile to find the right vacation exchange for you. At every stage they were on hand with any questions I had. The properties we have traded for holiday have all been superb.

Suzanne 03 Nov 2010

A wonderful tranquil finca. Just had a week here, and would love to go back. The house is exremely well equipped - and all clearly documented. Highly recommended

Rachel S

Prime Time - start traveling now!

Prime Time is great for travelers and hosts. 

Hosts immediately gain more credits for your next vacation.  Use IVHE Prime Time by blocking out one or two weeks* during sought after vacation times at your property for other IVHE members to visit.  You keep those weeks available so others can immediately book the dates. 

Those weeks will show on IVHE's Prime Time availabilities making it easy for other members to see properties that are available.  As soon as you allocate the weeks and they are approved, you get the full credits straight away.  That way you do not have to wait for a trade to happen on your property before you can start travelling yourself.

Travelers, thinking about your next vacation and would like to lock in some dates?  Search through our IVHE Prime Time offers and you can instantly confirm your next travels.  All of these properties have dedicated time exclusively for you, an IVHE Member, thus allowing you to quickly set up your next vacation.

Credits Back Offer

From time to time we may offer a Credits Back special offer, it will be displayed on the Prime Time availability page.  These offers work as follows: the trade and full credits are agreed as usual. Once the trade agreement has been finalized, for the Traveler, we will return the agreed percentage of credits back to your Credits account - you are getting a discount on the number of credits you need to use!  The Host gets credited the full amount, so a win for both the host and the traveler.  Please note, our Arrangement Fee will be due from the amount of total credits before the discount on the agreement.

Remember, when you dedicate one or more weeks to IVHE you will instantly gain credits, so this is a great way to build up your opportunity for more travel. 

*For full details, view section 8 and 9 of the IVHE Terms and Conditions