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Inspiring Experiences: Phenomenal Fall Retreats


September 13, 2021 • By Emily Minarik

What are THIRDHOME members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to Ireland and New York?

THIRDHOME Exchange members recently returned from Galway, Ireland and Hudson, New York. Read more about their fantastic fall retreats and unforgettable luxury cottages.

Whale Harbour Cottage | Roundstone, Ireland

Whale Harbour Cottage is located in the scenic Roundstone area in the west of Ireland. Comprised of a stunning kitchen, a generous sitting-room, private outdoor spaces, three en-suite bedrooms, and a cozy fireplace, this is the perfect destination for a relaxing countryside getaway. Enjoy a reading room with unparalleled views over Whale Harbour to Gurteen Bay. Better yet, the stunning Whale Harbour Cottage is ideally located as a base to explore Connemara & the rest of Galway.

THIRDHOME member Terry says, “We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Whale Harbour Cottage. [Hosts] Jon & Brenda generously stocked the property with food and drink so we were comfortable on arrival and well cared for during our stay. The home is located in the spectacular Connemara region of Ireland and we took advantage of the great day trips that were within a short drive from Roundstone. It was so refreshing to come back to the Cottage and enjoy a quick dip in the ocean or walk along the beaches within a short hike from the house. Thanks Jon & Brenda for sharing this lovely, peaceful home with us. It provided a perfect location for a special anniversary trip for us and we hope some day to return!” Click here to read more of Terry’s review.

Downtown Hudson Valley Retreat | Hudson, New York

Boasting a cheerful interior with vibrant colors, this sophisticated Hudson Valley abode is the perfect retreat for extended families or large groups. The space includes eight bedrooms, multiple kitchens, and ample large gathering areas. Situated on 4500 square-feet, this property is only one block from Warren Street and a few blocks from the Catskill Mountains. Hudson Valley lies 120 miles north of the boroughs and is close to the Hudson River with hiking trails that boast red and orange foliage in the fall. Experience one of the oldest wine-producing areas in the country, beaming with natural beauty and history.

THIRDHOME member Elizabeth wrote, “We had a fantastic time staying in this very special home. The division of the house into three separate apartments connected by an interior hallway was perfect for our extended family. The location is A+, a short walk to Warren Street with all its great little shops and restaurants, and the house has been updated and furnished with great decorative flair. We loved the excellent selection of books on the bookshelves in the various units, and the fun art displayed throughout. The owners were very responsive and helpful. We would be more than happy to visit again.” Click here to read more of Elizabeth’s review.

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Thanks to Terry and Elizabeth for reviewing their THIRDHOME Exchange experiences!