Exclusive Exchanges Review

 Review date: May 2014

Exclusive Exchanges homepage

Exclusive Exchanges homepage

exclusiveexchanges.com

Luxury homes only

$399/year

English only

1670 listings 

Searching: Searches offer the option of selecting direct swap or points-based swap, the number of bedrooms, and the location selected from geographic drop downs that go to the city level in countries with sufficient listings. No further filters are available on the searches.

Listings: The search results include a large picture and information on the size of the properties as well as desired destinations of the owner. The detailed listings are very readable and include a map, additional pictures, amenities and information about the owner.

This site offers the following variations on house swapping:

  • simultaneous or non-simultaneous house swap – this is the traditional model where two parties swap houses for an agreed upon set of dates. Non-simultaneous works best with second homes, but is also useful for people going on vacation and leaving their home empty. In this case each party picks different dates for the swap.
  • Credit based swapping – for owners of second homes. The credits are calculated as the weekly rental price divided by 100. Credits are earned by letting someone stay in your home, and spent on stays in other properties.

Site design: Nice responsive site.

Additional features: As an exclusively luxury home site, this one looks like a good bet if you have a very nice primary and/or vacation home. They are in the top two for number of properties listed in this home swap specialty, and the houses offered appear to be very high end.

 

1 Comment

  1. We signed up to this site over a year ago and got no responses either way to requests for exchanges. My suspicion was that a lot of the houses are “phantom” listings in that they are no longer using the site. This was confirmed when I saw a year after we cancelled our membership and asking for our house to be removed and it is still up there! I tried to contact them at info@exclusiveexchanges.com form their site and email does not exist. We do have a luxury house comparable to other houses on this site and have had comparable swaps from another site since.
    Has anybody actually got a house exchange from this site?

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