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A New Spin On The Age Old Home Swap

International Vacation Home Exchange- IVHE changes the way home exchange is done.  No longer must home exchangers coordinate schedules and destinations to take advantage of the cost savings of a home swap.  IVHE's non-reciprocal trading gives members the freedom to choose a location without the ties of a direct house swap.  Susie Magnus, founder of IVHE explains, “You can use another member's home even if they choose not to use your home, allowing for complete flexibility of dates and versatility of location.”

IVHE is based on a credit system that allows for non-simultaneous home swaps to any location that captures a member’s interest.  Each property is assigned a credit value based on its potential weekly rental income.  A luxury apartment in New York City, for example, may be given a higher credit value than a country cottage in France.  Home owners earn credits each time another member stays at their property.  The earned credits are then applied as payment when arranging an exchange with another member.  Properties do not have to exchange on a like-for-like basis providing greater and more interesting choices.  With the addition of Dubai, Bequia, Phuket, and Cabo San Lucus, International Vacation Home Exchange now provides its members year-round access to luxury vacation homes on 6 continents and in 56 countries.

IVHE provides a solution to the number one complaint of traditional home swaps: timing your holiday around someone else’s schedule. Julie, a member of IVHE says “getting credit for having a family stay in our vacation home and then using that to go wherever we want is the most innovative improvement on home exchanging since it was invented“.  IVHE specializes in the premium sector of the vacation and second property market, and provides members access to luxury staffed villas, yachts, ski lodges, city condos, boutique hotels and even safari game lodges.

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Get away to Stratford, Ontario- Canada’s Premiere Arts Town

Stratford, Ontario is a charming Victorian city celebrated for its culture and character.  This internationally renowned arts town is alive with music, theater, and innovative cuisine.  The Victorian landscape and architecture of Stratford fills the town with charm and class.  Discover the perfect getaway while dining in world class restaurants and shopping the unique boutiques that border the Avon River.  

Located just a couple of hours from Toronto and the US, wonderful day trips are within your reach.  From Stratford, one can easily visit the historic village of St. Mary's, or larger cities like London, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Cambridge.  Many enjoy visiting the Amish and Mennonite regions around Millbank and St. Jacobs, and old colonial villages of Elora and Fergus.  The majestic and world famous Niagara Falls is also within reach. Strolling the dune spotted beaches of Pinery Provincial Park is also a must for visits during the spring, summer and fall.

As a member of IVHE- International Home Exchange, the Stunning and Luxurious Rundles-Morris House awaits you.  This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home was designed by the respected young Canadian architectural firm Shim-Sutcliffe, and was chosen as a "Record House" by Architectural Record in April 2002.  The house functions as a deluxe suite, with a living room, den bedroom, master bedroom and two bathrooms en suite, as well as a third 'powder room' bathroom off the foyer.  It has a fireplace in the living room, and wonderful views of the Avon River.  Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, is the latest of several notable guests to stay inside the Rundles-Morris House. 

Healthy breakfasts, consisting of local organic products are served daily.  Dinner may also be served in the house during restaurant hours.  With prime time offers or a 7+ night stay, the hosts the Rundles-Morris House, who travel the world exploring international cuisine, will treat you to lunch or dinner inside their restaurant.  Rundles Restaurant is the ideal venue for a festive, pre-theatre dinner, Rundles is light-hearted, summery, and formal to a degree. Its modern haute cuisine is layered, balanced, and full of harmonious flavours. Wines range from small, local, often unobtainable boutique selections to those of the great houses of Bordeaux. The service is gracious, gastronomically literate, and charming. Rundles' award-winning, modernist architecture and design are warmed by the humorous touches of Viktor Tinkl.  Complimentary airport chauffeur service to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport, is also available.  The above offers are for a maximum of 4 guests.  

IVHE Prime Time available from 25 July 11 to 1 August 11 for 42 credits.  Book this prime time and get 20% credits back when you travel.

International Vacation Home Exchange members have access to luxury-staffed villas, yachts, ski lodges, boutique hotels and even safari game lodges. The range of choice gives IVHE a unique position in the home exchange market. A versatile credit system based on non-simultaneous trades means members have access to an uncommonly broad selection of choice properties. Add to that highly individual and personal service given to all members, and IVHE is the 1st choice for home exchange. Sign up on and like our Facebook page to take advantage of special vacation deals just for you!

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