Here's what our members say ...
Just to say how amazed I am at the response I am getting using your website. I have exchanges planned for Canada, US (California), and Australia along with the nearby Hampshire coast (as a trial run).
We have loved Homelink, its ethos and your efficiency as a company
Homelink has enabled us to have a whole series of wonderful holidays over many years. Thanks to you for running such a marvelous organisation.
We have had a ball, think your service levels are excellent, have raved about Homelink around the globe ( you are even mentioned in some pre-retirement training courses run by a friend of ours!) and have spread the word far and wide - the most important words about houseswapping being ‘trust and respect’.
Anyway, we have had a blast and wish you every success for the future.
Pat & Steve, Andover
We love Homelink and all the opportunities it has given us to go to places we would never have visited and to make friends from around the world. So thank you Caroline for your help when we have needed it and thank you Homelink.
It's the best thing that we ever did - it gets us around the world. Just back from an exchange in Essex , off to Sardinia in July, France in August and back to OZ for 6 weeks in December.
And we make friends all over the world .
We have exchanged more than 40 times and the majority of those over the last four years. We have had nothing but great experiences with no set backs of any kind. Homelink is a great concept and site and we will use it again. Needless to say we always recommend you to everyone who asks.
We had 2 long distance/long duration exchanges in 2017 in New Zealand and South Africa. Both successful and enjoyable.
Thanks for always providing such a good and efficient service, every exchange we have made with Homelink has been a pleasure.
Just to let you know that the exchange in Australia went well and it was so fantastic that I was able to meet them on the Gold Coast before I flew down to Sydney. Their flat was ideally placed and everything explained by their goddaughter who met me on arrival. Thank you for all the advice and assurance as it has gone really well.
I had six months on one exchange in New Zealand two years ago, so having had only 2 exchanges in Belgium in 2017 I felt that, as I will be 86 in 2018, I should make the most of home exchange before age catches up with me. So I now have 7 exchanges from May to September from OZ to Arizona, California, Oregon, and Canada.
My family are waiting to retire when they can follow my footsteps, I tell them they do not have wait till they retire!
We had an amazing 3 weeks in Sri Lanka last year and hope to so the same in Vietnam this year.
I am most grateful for your all support and help. You have really made home exchange easy.
Over more than 20 years, we have enjoyed 40 HomeLink holidays all over the world, to the extent that it was a significant part of our lives. As well as enjoying the comfort of other homes (way superior to commercial properties) in beautiful surroundings, it has been good to be part of local communities, sharing insights about different cultures. And of course cost savings have been immense (aggregating tens of thousands of pounds over the years) since holiday costs are almost limited to travel costs and are unaffected by the length of the holiday. So thank you for all you do and have done for your members.
John and Jane, Taunton
We have had some wonderful exchanges, and have really benenfited from belonging to such an extensive and well managed scheme.
I've long been a champion of Homelink (as friends who I bore with tales of previous exchanges will testify)
I have just come back from a fantastic exchange in Iceland. Everybody I met in Iceland was complaining about the costs, but I said - we have free accommodation and free transport! I am always surprised that people are reluctant to let strangers into their homes. I hope I am not tempting fate, but I have never had any problems at all. In fact I like the thought that there are people using my home, so it doesn't look empty.
We've had a great year with Homelink. We were in NZ for almost eight weeks and used four Homelinkers. Each one was brilliant.
We are off for another exchange to Australia in Oct for 5 weeks and continue to highly recommend Homelink to all our friends.
We would like to tell you just how much homelink has meant to us. We feel that it has completely changed our life during our retirement. We have many happy and diverse memories. We have many far flung friends that we are sure will remain with us for a long time. Not just the exchangees but this year we are having two visits from friends that we made in Perth. We are sad that we are ready to leave Homelink but feel that long haul is getting beyond us so we will see how we feel about these package holidays! Thank you Homelink. Alan and Jean
Mr and Mrs C, Dorset
I really like the feedback facility, very useful all round. We are still thoroughly enjoying our house exchanging and will be doing it for many many years to come. I am always evangelising about it to others and know of at least two people who have taken it up recently.
Mrs J, Plymouth
Lovely people, great home, beautiful village and stunningly pretty countryside - didn't want to come home. When we got home, our house was immaculate. Overall, an outstanding home exchange.
Mr & Mrs S, New Zealand
We had an amazing time in Greece! Warm welcome, homemade food, family members who took care of us and respected our privacy at the same time....sun, palmtree, lemontree, fantastic nature and beautiful , cozy home! WE like to come back!
Ms H, Germany
A fantastic exchange. The house was just as described (better even!) and left very clean and ready for us to settle in. The family left us some tips about the local area which were great - it really made the holiday special for us, as we did things we would never have thought about otherwise. Top marks and many thanks for the time in your lovely home!
Mr & Mrs P, Edinburgh
We've had some great exchanges since we spoke last, Sydney, Auckland, Fiji, Edinburgh with plans for Saxony Germany this summer and back to NZ next year! Thank you for all you do, we are loving Homelink.
Mr P, Surrey
We've had a great Homelink year and have so many home swaps arranged. We think Homelink is brilliant and have been recommending it to all our friends. A big thank you!
Ms F, London
We continue to have fantastic home exchanges through homelink. We stayed in Bordeaux this year with two people we had hosted the previous year and then we exchanged with a couple in Arcachon. Our daughter got married and the first couple helped us with wedding preparations and we would now count them among our many homelink friends. The stories we have are more than enough to fill a book ha ha!
Mr C, Shropshire
Our first year was a great success, with three exchanges to California ... and I’ve succeeded in making three exchanges for Australia within the last 24 hours
Mr S, Cotswolds
We have had 15 exchanges since we started and they have all been terrific with some truly great ones !! The first was in Bruges…the last in Vancouver !! Thank you for your personal help over the years and best wishes for the continuance of a great organisation in the future.
Mr & Mrs H, Hexham
We have some exciting exchanges in the next year, and I cannot get over the number of friends we have made around the world. This month we are entertaining Canadians that we met via Homelink. It is so rewarding!
Mrs P, Bristol
We are still making Homelink friends and have some exciting destinations lined up, including Florida and Iceland. So keep up the good work!
Mrs P, Bristol
We have been with Homelink for several years now and simply love what it brings to our lives
Mr W, London
Fantastic year - so many exchanges. We are recently back from Mexico and are off to Canada in August and California in October. We are getting round the world!
Ms S, Llanelli