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 member’s 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, 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.
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.
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
For those looking for direct swaps only.
Swap as many times as you like for free.
Phone verified members
ID verified members
Property verified members
Tailor our exchange agreement to suit you.
No limit on the number of properties you can list.
Get to know your hosts and guests.
For second / vacation home owners looking for the freedom of choosing locations without the ties of a direct home swap
Tailored home exchange agreement
4* Star Verification
Secure member to member communication
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.
You rent your vacation property, so why home exchange?
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, 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 the 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.
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, 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 is the same.
IVHE has helped us connect with members across the world. My partner and I thoroughly recommend IVHE as one of the best, most effective exchange websites in existence. Thanks to IVHE we have stayed in wonderful vacation properties all over the world.
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.
Want to go on a vacation yet hesitant to leave the comfort of your home? Then this lavish vacation home exchange is the place for you! Centrally located in Vancouver, Canada, this lovely property is designed for comfort, style and convenience, making sure your stay feels like you never left your own home.
The City of Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in the mainland of British Columbia, Canada and is the eighth largest municipality in the country, as well as the most densely populated. Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life. Vancouver is one of the warmest cities in Canada during winter; it also has the coolest summer in the country.
Tourism is the second largest industry in Vancouver because it is a well-known urban center surrounded by nature. Many visitors enjoy the city’s gardens, Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, VanDusen Botanical Garden and the mountains, ocean, forest and parklands which surround the city.
Vancouver is also a great place to appreciate the arts. Notable theater companies include the Arts Club Theater Company on Seymour Street in Downtown Vancouver and Bard on the Beach, Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare festival. Vancouver has become a major film location, known as Hollywood North because it has stood in for several US cities. Libraries and museums are also a popular tourist destination in Vancouver. The most prominent ones are the Vancouver Public Library with its main branch at Library Square designed by Moshe Safdie. The Vancouver Art Gallery, the fifth largest gallery in Canada and the largest in Western Canada, is also home to a significant number of works by Emily Carr. Vancouver has a vibrant nightlife, whether it be food and dining or bars and nightclubs. The Granville Entertainment District, Gastown and Davie Village are popular nightspots in Vancouver.
Visitors to Vancouver enjoy the great outdoors due to its mild climate and proximity to ocean, mountains, rivers and lakes. The city has several large beaches, including Second and Third Beaches in Stanley Park, English Bay, Sunset, Kitsilano Beach, and Jericho. There’s also a freshwater beach at Trout Lake in John Hendry Park. The coastline provides many types of water sport and boating. Within a twenty to thirty minute drive from downtown Vancouver are the North Shore Mountains, with three ski areas: Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and Mount Seymour. Vancouver caters to mountain bikers, whitewater enthusiasts and hiking. There is always something to do for every member of the family, making Vancouver the ultimate holiday home exchange destination!
This luxurious vacation home available for exchange is a part of a resort community and just steps from the Riptide Lagoon Mini Golf Course with two 18-hole mini-courses to entertain the whole family. Pamper yourself with a spa treatment or two at the resort’s Tranquil Moments Day Spa, browse the local art Gallery 1080, or find souvenirs at the Beaches Gift Shop. Casual and fine dining restaurants are available within minutes of the cottage.
There will never be a dull moment while having your house swap holiday! So sign-up now and enjoy the perks of being an IVHE member!