"Amazing experience with a lovely family. Clean and tidy. Very welcoming and friendly. Great community down at the pool. We had frequent communication both ways with both families happy to hear what each other had been up to and offer ideas and suggestions. They left us an excellent welcome pack with tips and recommendations. There was so much to do and see. Thank you David and Lorena!" (Amy & Josh, Paulton, England)
Highlights of the exchange:
Great communication via whatsapp during the home swap
You’ve tidied and cleaned your home thoroughly to make it as welcoming and comfortable as possible for your home exchange guests. But, if you have pets, please be extra vigilant and check carefully for signs of fleas on your pet or in your home; any cat or dog can pick up fleas so it is in no way a reflection on the cleanliness of your home and, while your pet is in the home, the odd flea may not even be noticed. Take your pet out of the home though and hungry fleas will leap on the next source of food – your guests!
Here at Home Base Holidays we’ve only had a couple of reports of fleas being a problem in over 30 years but of course this may happen from time to time. Home owners, although no doubt embarrassed if informed by their guests that they are being eaten alive by fleas, should acknowledge the problem right away and arrange (and pay for) their home to be fumigated if deemed necessary (a friend or neighbour who has agreed to be a contact should be able to arrange this with the least inconvenience to guests).
Not had an exchange yet? Don’t be alarmed by the thought of fleas in a home. It happens very rarely and, to put it into perspective, you are much more likely to encounter bed bugs in a hotel room!
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