Direct Home Swaps: 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 get 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 take those credits to stay in any other member’s property.
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 10 free credits per referral (worth $1000 of vacation time) and your friend (new person joining) will also receive up to 10 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.
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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. You can continue to rent out your property, by also listing with IVHE, you can earn credits for weeks not rented and enjoy visiting new places. IVHE gives the ability to leverage your investment and the option of turning your one property into hundreds.
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 would then have 2-7 days to finalise travel arrangements before having to sign the agreement. The host has already agreed.
The visiting member pay’s a 7% arrangement fee.
For example; if staying in a 10 credit property the fee would be $70
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.
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. You can still continue to rent out your property, by also listing in IVHE, you can earn credit for weeks not rented and enjoy visiting new places. IVHE gives you the option of turning your one property into hundreds while saving thousand.
We aim to respond to e-mail's or phone enquiries in less than 48 hours, and would like members to do the same where possible. We are happy to make phone enquiries.
The host of this sunny condo is not only available to pick you up and return you to the airport, but he’s ready when you are to play tour guide. In a city of over a million people where street signs are sparse and traffic is not, leaving the driving to a local is not only convenient but also the best way to see the sights and take in the activities.
Your tour guide can probably tell you all about the Spanish Conquistadors who founded the city and about Morgan the Pirate who sacked and burned it. If he can’t tell you everything about the Panama Canal and its construction, he can at least take you to the Miraflores locks where you can watch it in action and learn its amazing story at the visitor’s center and museum. He probably also knows where the good restaurants and night spots are. And there are many.
Panama City has an impressive skyline of modern office towers and citadels of commerce, but it’s the old parts of town, the parts that go back to 1519 (Panama Viejo) and 1671 (Casco Viejo) that are the main tourist attractions, second to the Panama Canal. These two historic districts are listed in the registry of World Heritage Sites.
Panama Viejo was the first Spanish city founded on the Pacific coast of the Americas. A few of its domestic buildings and street patterns are still extant.
Casco Viejo has over 800 historical buildings in colonial and other architectural styles that reflect the city’s past and the diversity that built its character. The National Theater (founded in 1908) is also here as well as the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Your vacation-home-exchange condo is located in Punta Pacifica -- one of Panama City’s most exclusive residential areas. The neighborhood contains a hospital affiliated with the JohnHopkinsMemorialHospital, shops (including a mall with a 12-screen theater), restaurants, and supermarkets all within walking distance.
You can relax in the living room with cable TV, DVD player, and CD player; or on a terrace with your morning coffee, or beside a large outdoor swimming pool that invites sunbathers. Children have another smaller pool all to themselves.
This cozy, convenient condo is a perfect base for your Panama vacation. You may even want to explore the idea of living here. Many American and European expats and retirees have found the wonderful weather, low cost of living and welcoming people reasons enough to call Panama home.
Barcelona is the largest metropolis on the Mediterraen. Five million people live in its metro area. Its history goes back three thousand years. To say that there is a lot to do and see in this vibrant city is an understatement.
In addition to a fabulous beach, Barcelona’s recreational areas include 68 parks: historical, botanical, zoological, and forested. It’s performing arts venues cover opera, theater, dance, concert, symphonic, pop and alternative music. And its fabulous museums present stunning exhibits of visual arts (including Picasso and Miro), archeology, history, and maritime interests.
Barcelona’s architecture ranges from medieval to modernista to steel and glass towers, with a few Roman examples thrown in for good measure. Architectural attractions are, in fact, one of Barcelon’s biggest tourist draws.
Esecially important is the The Sagrada Familia. It began as a neo-Gothic church in 1882. The next year Antoni Gaudi took over the project and changed the design to Gaudi’s trademark modernist style, which adapts forms found in nature. Changes were ongoing to the extent that, years after Gaudi’s death, the imposing structure is stll unfinished. Ten more years might do it. It is still one of Barcelona’s most iconic landmarks.
Monumental buildings surround Plaza Cataluna, Barcelona’s enormous central square. The Old Town (Ciutat Vella) and the 19th Century Eixample district converge here. Some of the city’s important streets and avenues also meet at the Plaza, including Las Ramblas. This wide boulevard connects the Plaza with the Columbus Monument at Barcelona’s waterfront. Part of Las Ramblas is set aside for pedestrians only. Mime artists, street performers, flower stalls, and kiosks make this a popular place for tourists and locals alike.
Plaza Cataluna is a major transportation hub in the city. Underground Metro lines, a city railway line, and city buses meet here, giving tourists easy access to practically every museum, theater, cathedral, historical site, beach, and park the city has to offer.
One of the great things about this vacation-home-exchange apartment is its proximity to Plaza Cataluna and some of Barcelona’s most popular attractions. The neighborhood itself abounds with restaurants, bars, concert halls, and shopping opportunities.
This sunny apartment has spacious bedrooms, a large living room and dining room, and a huge terrace with comfy outside sofas. It has free wifi throughout. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and ready for you to try your hand at one of Barcelona’s seafood or pork specialities.
Find out more about this wonderfully convenient home-swap apartment in Barcelona by clicking the property # above. If you are not a member of the International Vacation Home Exchange, find out what you’re missing by exploring this site further. Click ABOUT US and HOW IT WORKS for all the details.
Four-bedroom downtown house swap close to everything – Updated 2,000-square foot brick home in the eclectic 9th & 9th district, one mile from the center of downtown Salt Lake City. This is a charming older part of town that is pedestrian friendly and home to a variety of art galleries, clothing shops, salons, restaurants and coffee shops. A 24-hour supermarket is two blocks away from the house.
With these conveniences in the neighborhood, plus the nightlife and cultural attractions available in greater Salt lake, staying in this downtown house on a vacation makes good sense; especially if it’s a ski vacation since major ski areas – including Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude and Park City – are only a half hour away. Skiers and snowboarders flock to this area for its deep, dependable, dry, light powder snow -- one big reason the 2002 Winter Olympics came here.
A trip to Salt Lake City would not be complete without seeing The Great Salt Lake, just 16 miles to the northwest of the city. It is the second saltiest lake in the world and is approximately 75 miles long and 35 miles wide. Millions of migratory birds drop in for a visit on a regular basis. With scenic drives and great parks along its shore – plus historic sites and viewing areas for watching wildlife and amazing sunsets over the lake -- tourists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts are drawn to this amazing lake as well.
This house is a home, not a ski chalet or condo. Its furnishings are old and new. Antiques collected from the hosts’ travels around the world share the living room with a deluxe reclining massage chair and family-friendly furniture.
Two bedrooms each have a queen-size bed; the other two each have a double bed. There is also a bunk bed for the kids and a pull-out sofa for your bachelor brother in law.
In the back yard, there’s a large, private hot tub to soak away the soreness from skiing or dancing or shopping or sightseeing or just to soak for no reason at all.
There is a great entertainment room with a 50-inch plasma TV and a gym-quality elliptical machine to pump while you watch TV or a DVD; and plenty of books to read and Wii games to play.
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking your favorite dishes or serving take-away. A large table in the dining room seats up to 10 people.
See more pictures and find out more about this Salt Lake home by clicking this link. If you are not a member of the International Vacation Home Exchange, visit us at www.ivhe.com/how-it-works and find out what it can mean to you in wonderful vacations at exceptional savings.