Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Destination
  • Open to Any Dates
  • United States

    July 18 — August 1, 2015 These dates are flexible


  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Historic Sites
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Exchange Reviews

January - December 2012

The request for an exchange in Quebec came as a ...

simona from Wellington said

The request for an exchange in Quebec came as a surprise as we did not listed it as one of our desired locations. Since we knew what a treasure Quebec holds, as we have visited it before for a short time, we accepted the inquiry from Patrice and Lynne. Once the communication started, we felt very comfortable with the family. We immediately realized that the family is very organized, prompt, respectful and would be a good match for us. Things went very smoothly with Patrice going at lengths to even mail us brochures about the place. His Exchange manual was detailed just like ours, and we were able to see their expectations before actually making the exchange. Everything was emailed before hand. We loved the promptness and the detailed explanations. When we got there it was as if we knew the home. The home itself was set in a quiet neighborhood, away from the city noise, giving us a chance to see how the Quebecois live. Very clean and tidy home with a charming yard full of flowers, we felt right at home. They have been very respectful of our home and their children proved to be well behaved, and very charming. Since our youngest son had to stay at home, he was treated as part of their family and always being offered a warm meal. Our son loved the kids and had a great time with them. Great family! Great exchange!

What we said about simona's house:

We are a family living in Quebec City who wanted to spend relaxing time in a comfortable home and closed to warm beaches. We had a wonderful vacations time at West Palm Beach in this home full of charm and character and very tastefully decorated with a beautiful setting. It was so pleasant to relax by the private pool or at the beaches. We did appreciate the kindness and thoughtfulness or our hosts who provided us with house instructions as well as suggestions for activities and restaurants. Prior to the exchange, we rapidly build confidence with Simona, and continued to exchange advices and recommendations while we were at their home. They were also very respectful of our house. Highly Recommended!

December 2013 - January 2014

D'excellentes vacances dans une maison fantastique! La neige et le ...

Hans from 17th arrondissement of Paris said

D'excellentes vacances dans une maison fantastique! La neige et le froid étaient au rendez-vous et la ville de Québec est féerique au moment de Noël. Ski-de-fond et chiens de traineaux pour les amateurs de sports d'hivers. La maison est très confortable et Lynne et Patrice avaient parfaitement préparé notre séjour. Grâce à la voiture que Patrice avait laissé à notre disposition nous avons pu parcourir les environs et passer Nouvel an à Montréal. Un temps fantastiques et une grand envie de revenir en été! Un grand merci à la famille Lavoie qui a parfaitement pris soin de notre appartement lors de leur séjour à Paris. Brigitte et Hans

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What we said about Hans's house:

Quel beau cadeau de Noel à offrir a nos enfants avec un séjour à Paris! Surtout quand cela fait plusieurs années que nous leur parlions de la tour Eiffel et leur disions qu'un jour nous les amènerions à Paris. Nous avons adoré notre échange a Paris. L'appartement est tres confortable et chaleureux. A quelques pas des métros et autobus. Bref, tout pour se sentir comme des Parisiens! Paris a beaucoup à offrir et est idéal à visiter en famille. Nous recommandons hautement cette demeure pour un échange a Paris. De plus, les Hollegiens ont grandement pris soin de notre résidence. Nous les remercions beaucoup pour ce temps de repos dans leur demeure. What a wonderful gift to offer to our children with an exchange in Paris during the Christmas Holidays. Especially that we have talked to them so many years about the Eiffel tower and promised to bring them to Paris! We loved the exchange with the Hollegian's family! The apartment was very comfortable and charming. Steps away from subways and buses. We had everything we needed an enjoyed to live like Parisiens. Paris is a great place and easy to visit with a family. We would highly recommend this home to everybody. Also when we came back we found our home in excellent conditions. We thank Hans and Brigitte for this nice and relaxing time in their home.

July - August 2014

We had a wonderfully relaxing visit this summer at the ...

Sandra and Larry
Sandra and Larry from New York said

We had a wonderfully relaxing visit this summer at the home of the Levoie family in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, a small suburb about a 20 minute drive from Quebec City. Their home is lovely, well ordered, and nicely decorated, with a heated swimming pool and a beautifully landscaped patio, located in a wooded area across from a golf course. It is not far from grocery stores and other conveniences. During our exchange, we drove to Quebec City several times to visit the historic sites, browse the sidewalk art, and shop. We also drove to nearby Montmorency Falls, spent a day on Ile de Orleans, and enjoyed some excellent meals everywhere we went, including to restaurants recommended by the family. On a couple of rainy days, we enjoyed just relaxing in the sunroom of the home, reading and watching the rain fall. We met the Levoie family via Skype a few months before our exchange, and we exchanged numerous emails with them thereafter, including during our exchange. We were impressed with the family's friendliness and with our perception of the respect shown by the parents to the children and by the children toward their parents. We, also, appreciated the condition in which they left our home. We feel very warmly toward this family--Patrice, Lynne, Isaac, Jacob, and Justine--and wholeheartedly recommend them as excellent exchange partners.

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What we said about Sandra and Larry's house:

Our 2014 summer vacations were just wonderful and will be unforgettable! Sandra and Larry are very nice people and the communication went very well to establish confidence. They have been very respectful of our house. Their house was clean, confortable and fully equiped. The location of their home is very convenient; close to the best beaches ever seen and central to the Island, whatever we wanted to go East up to Montauk or West to New York. It was just perfect for us to enjoy this beautiful region. We highly recommend this family to whoever wants to do an exchange with them.

July - August 2015

We had a relaxing and adventurous vacation touring Quebec while ...

Cheryl and Jason
Cheryl and Jason from Huntington Beach said

We had a relaxing and adventurous vacation touring Quebec while exchanging with Patrice and Lynne. Their home is nicely arranged, clean, and very comfortable with various areas of the home for our family to relax in after a long day out exploring Quebec or nearby lakes and rivers. We loved making daily espresso and lattes as if we were still at home. Our kids enjoyed playing video games downstairs, swimming in the pool, and playing at local parks which was helpful at times when my husband and I just wanted to relax. We recommend having breakfast at the nearby Caprice Cafe which is within walking distance (1.2km). Our kids couldn't leave without each bringing home their own fresh french baguette. The local AGI market has a nice french derived selection of cheese, wine, meats, and vegetables. We found plenty of food for the entire family. There are also many french restaurants within a 15 minute drive.

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What we said about Cheryl and Jason's house:

What a wonderful stay! You couldn't ask for better proximity to the attractions Los Angeles has to offer, yet in a peaceful, private and lovely house. We had great family vacations at the Shyres' home. Their house is very confortable and spacious. Our children enjoyed playing in the private tennis court and swimming pool. Ralf and Trader Joes accomodations are just within minutes from the house so we found everything we needed to cook and bake as if we were home. The beautiful beaches are just 1,5 miles from the house and are considered as one of the best in US. Cheryl gave us good recommendations on what to see and where to go.The Shyres are a nice and respectful family and we recommend them for doing a homeexchange.