Following on from the post on 20th October, here are some more samples of tastefully inviting home exchange offers:
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico: Situated on the beach in the popular downtown Zona Romantica. There you will find the famous Olas Altas boutiques and restaurants, and of course the ever popular, Malecon are just outside the gate. Sip coffee in the morning and dine anytime on the fully furnished large patio with built in bar-be-que, while enjoying the spectacular ocean view. Relax or read on the patio and watch the many boats on the water or the people walking the Malecon. If the daytime views aren't spectacular enough, just wait until sunset. A most romantic time of evening with the lights of the city sparkling.
Turtle Bay, Falmouth, Antigua & Barbuda: Lovely 2-bedroom house with separate office in a quiet residential area overlooking Falmouth Harbour, Antigua, 10 minutes drive to English Harbour. The house has a simple layout - high ceilings, open plan kitchen/sitting room, large covered veranda with seating and dining areas. Hand-made red cedar louvre windows and French doors. The fenced garden is planted with palms, shrubs and trees. The area has many historical interests: Nelson's Dockyard, Shirley Heights, Fort Berkeley. English Harbour is also a major yachting centre during the winter when the marinas are packed with some of the world's most beautiful yachts. Fabulous beaches, scuba diving, hill walks.
Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England: Alan and I live in a beautiful little town in the English Pennines, surrounded by stunning countryside, voted 4th funkiest town on the planet, gay-friendly, abounding with cafes, pubs, vegetarian and other restaurants. Offering many scenic walks to suit all levels of fitness, plus lots of interesting little shops, an independent cinema and friendly people. We are a few minutes' walk away from the train station; an hour's train ride from Manchester and Leeds - York & Blackpool are just a bit further. Nearby are Haworth (home of the Bronte family) and Heptonstall (Sylvia Plath's grave).
Edinburgh, Scotland: Contemporary styled, modern, spacious city centre apartment. French doors in the living room lead out to a private enclosed terrace with table and chairs. We are right in the heart of the city centre and restaurants and bars are on our doorstep. Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The Royal Mile, George Street and Princess Street are all within walking distance. Glasgow is a 50 minute car/train journey and Stirling, Perth and St Andrew's are all within driving distance too.
St Meard de Gurcon, Aquitaine, France: Spacious traditional village house (~140m3) in the square, looking out over the 12th century church, with quiet, secluded lawned garden and patio dining area. Village shops, bakeries, restaurants and bars are all a short stroll away. The house is very comfortable and equipped to a high standard with everything you need for a perfect holiday. With its large living room, well-equipped kitchen-diner opening onto the rear patio and spacious double bedrooms, this village house has a wonderfully light and airy feel inside - with thick stone walls which keep it cool in the summer. You can collect fresh eggs each morning in exchange for scattering some corn for our chickens!
Lisbon, Portugal: This spacious, bright and modern flat overlooks a pretty lawned square with trees and benches. It has lots of character, including wooden floors, white walls, high ceilings and shuttered windows. The apartment is located in one of Lisbon's most distinctive heritage areas, in a quiet, leafy residential area of the city centre. Within a 5 minute walk are fashionable streets with shops, popular outdoor restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, etc. You can also explore nearby Gulbenkian Museum and gardens, department stores, Bullring, parks, cinemas etc.
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