What are THIRDHOME members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to Puerto Vallarta and The Bahamas?

THIRDHOME Exchange members recently returned from fabulous luxury villas in Puerto Vallarta and The Bahamas. Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME travel experiences!

Villa Azul Celeste Luxury Beachfront Villa| Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Villa Azul Celeste is a three bedroom, three bathroom home located directly on Bay of Banderas and offers incredible ocean vistas and a personal staff to make your stay carefree. The courtyard entry leads to an exquisitely furnished spacious villa with 4,000 square feet of interior space and an additional 2,000 square feet of terraces, gardens and a heated infinity edge pool. COVID testing is easily accessible privately at the villa to keep every guest’s health and safety top of mind.

THIRDHOME member Kevin says, “This home is incredible. The location is ideal. But what makes the entire visit so special is the kind and friendly staff that attend to your every need with a happy smile.” Click here to read more of Kevin’s review.

Pinders Beachfront Villa and Cottage| Long Island, Bahamas

Step into this art and light-filled Abaco-style estate with relaxing views from every room. This four bedroom, four bathroom beachfront home offers a fantastic open floor plan with mahogany kitchen cabinets and countertops and stainless steel appliances. The living room is designed with a sense of “barefoot elegance ” as it opens onto a huge screened porch with ample seating for outdoor dining and entertainment. Relax and enjoy this island escape during your next stay with THIRDHOME.

THIRDHOME member Charles says, “5+ stars. Our family had a memorable stay at the Pinders Beachfront Villa and Cottage. The home and cottage are beautiful (amazing art and decor) and have everything you might need to enjoy a relaxing stay on Long Island. Stephan was very responsive throughout the planning process and Cheryl on island as well if we had any issues with our stay.” Click here to read more of Charles’ review.

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Imagine spending a week or two at a beautiful home while walking the steps of history. There are plenty of magnificent properties within the THIRDHOME portfolio, and quite a few have a historical background that will make your stay awe-worthy.


Keep reading to discover the intriguing and historic homes within the THIRDHOME Rentals and Exchange portfolio!


Eastry Court, United Kingdom, England

Eastry Court | Eastry, United Kingdom

Step inside one of England’s oldest palaces! Eastry Court claims to be the first recorded house in English history. It’s thought to have been the palace of King Egbert of Kent beginning in 665 AD. Ever since then, the palace has been inhabited by many English aristocrats. Eastry Court was passed from the kings of Kent to the religious establishment at Canterbury in the Anglo-Saxon period. In 1164 AD, Archbishop Thomas Becket hid within the walls of the palace from King Henry II. Only about 70 miles from bustling London, this English getaway is sure to captivate any traveler’s mind.

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King Edward VIII’s Beach Estate | Nassau, Bahamas

A former king’s island residence could be your next holiday destination. This beautiful estate in Nassau, Bahamas belonged to King Edward VIII while he served as governor of the Bahamas. He lived here for the first year of his governing with his wife, American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry Simpson and they moved to the Nassau estate in 1940. British aviation pioneer, Mr. Sigrist, built the home in the mid-1920s and it was featured in the early “James Bond” movies!

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Italy, Florence, Wine, Vineyards

Villa la Querce | Impruneta, Italy

Built in the hills and vineyards of Impruneta is a historic Italian masterpiece. Villa la Querce is an elegant villa located in the hills of Florentine Chianti and is not only known for its quality of wine and olive oil, but is also known for its historical significance. The main architectural feature of the villa, a prominent and stately tower, dates back to the 1300s. Furthermore, there were reports of a sale in the area of a “house with land and vineyards” dated back to 1042. During World War II, the villa was occupied by German soldiers at one point.

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Galway, Ireland, Boathouse

The Boathouse | Galway, Ireland

A 200-year-old coast guard station on the coast of the Irish Ardfry Peninsula awaits your arrival. This renovated 19th-century building now offers 5 bedrooms, incredible green scenery, and uninterrupted ocean views. Located right on the water and surrounded by walled gardens, there couldn’t be a more relaxing or wonderful place to experience alongside family. This seafront residence is tucked away off a country road on the grounds of the 18th century Ardfry castle ruins and is only 9 miles from the city of Galway.

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France, Chateau, King Louis

Chateau de Lalande | Crozon-sur-Vauvre, France

A quintessential chateau nestled in the heart of France could be your next magical destination. Chateau de Lalande was built in the 16th century and once belonged to King Louis XIV’s cousin, La Grande Mademoiselle. The romantically-structured chateau is built to accommodate up to 22 guests. Standing amongst nature in the small town of Crozon-sur-Vauvre, there is plenty to explore and see in the French countryside. You can even visit the nearby town of Nohant to visit the home of French novelist, George Sand, where she hosted many famous artists such as Frederick Chopin, with whom she had a relationship. 

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Italy, Tuscany. Villa, Wine

Villa Scopetello | Sinalunga, Italy

One of the most renowned villas in the heart of Tuscany is calling your name. Historical documents show that the first owner of Villa Scopetello was recorded in the 13th century! Pope Pio II’s family owned the villa until 1873. Whether you’re swimming in the lavish pool or playing tennis on the private court, there is much to see and do around the 700-year-old villa. Built amongst the small, quiet village of Sinalunga, Villa Scopetello will welcome you with unparalleled beauty.

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Sorelle Amore, THIRDHOME‘s Best Job On The Planet winner, experiences swimming with pigs and sharks during a boat tour with Four C’s Adventures in The Bahamas. She stayed at THIRDHOME property Bougainvillea House Villa during her trip. 

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Sorelle Amore, THIRDHOME‘s Best Job On The Planet winner, provides a tour of Bougainvillea House Villa in The Bahamas. 

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Bougainvillea House Villa

Bouganvillea House Villa in Exuma, Bahamas. I almost wish I never met you.

There aren’t many places that have ever made me feel the way you make me feel. I have cried tears of joy so many times when looking out on your balcony at the ocean, stars, clouds and palm trees.

Ever since I found out The Bahamas existed and I could swim with pigs in the crystal-clear water, it was locked in as a major dream. And my week vacation did not disappoint.

Bougainvillea House Villa

Bougainvillea House Villa, a THIRDHOME property, was without a doubt an essential part to my fairytale vacation. The villa is spacious with plenty of room to host large groups and is located a few steps away from the ocean.

Bougainvillea House Villa is a beautiful white and blue triple-story villa with a rooftop deck, which is a perfect location for breakfast. It’s a property known to most locals as one of the best in town.  Surrounded by tall palm trees and large shell decorations on the railing, the setting is picture-perfect.

The villa has all the necessities for entertainment. A hot tub, a BBQ, large kitchens, open living spaces and reclining chairs on the beach.

As I lay here in my hammock with a billion dollar view in front of me, I can’t even see the sand in-between me and the water. The ocean is so close it almost fools you to thinking the waves are crashing straight into the house.  

Bougainvillea House Villa is a family-friendly property but it can also be the ultimate romantic escape thanks to the beautiful honeymoon suite, which is the same room that Ronda Rousey, Penelope Cruz and a myriad of other well-known faces have stayed.

At sunrise and sunset I’ve been having the pleasure of testing out a new skill of stand up paddle boarding. A few simple and easy strokes out on the calm waters and I get to see the villa from a different perspective and pinch myself repeatedly not believing I’m here.

My outfit of choice for the week has been pretty consistent, with slight variations. My black bikini, my green bikini or my one-piece green swimsuit.

The local town, Georgetown, is a dream. The colors of all the houses are that of a rainbow. It is a small town, so you don’t require all that much time to explore and it’s probably important to note that going earlier in the morning or late afternoon is better because of the heat.  The temperature is constantly in the high 80’s F (30C) during the day, so it’s weather much more suited for reading a book in the hammock or swimming at the beach.

Even though most of my week was spent relaxing at the home, it is critical you do the Pigs Tour. This tour was actually the most densely packed and beautiful trip I’ve ever been on.

We saw iguanas and fed them lettuce, we saw the swimming pigs, we swam with some grey nurse shark, swam in a grotto that has been featured in a James Bond film, and felt like supermodels on the pristine white sandbanks that are no strangers to being on the covers of fashion magazines.

The speedboat zipped past islands occupied by some well known names, such as the holiday rental of David Copperfield (apparently Judge Judy is a big fan of this home and comes often), and Tim McGraw’s island (we actually saw him and his family eating breakfast on the veranda).

Another day, we took a local boat to Chat n Chill. It is essential you visit, not only for the best ribs you’ve ever had but also for the ability to photograph and swim with stingray (with caution of course!).

Will I return to The Bahamas?

Without a doubt.

I’m already planning ways on how to stay for at least 3 months on this tropical island.

-Sorelle Amore

During her trip to The Bahamas, Sorelle stayed at Bougainvillea House VillaClick here to view all THIRDHOME properties in The Bahamas.

Sorelle Amore won THIRDHOME‘s “Best Job On The Planet,” which garnered more than 17,000 applications from around the world. In her position as a Luxury Travel Connoisseur for THIRDHOME, she is traveling the world, staying in 12 luxury homes.

THIRDHOME is the exclusive luxury property and travel club that enables second home owners to exchange time in their home for stays in spectacular destinations around the world. Click here for more information on how to become a member.

Take a girls trip with to one of these gorgeous destinations


There are many great choices in the THIRDHOME portfolio when it comes to planning a girls trip, so long as having fun, recharging and disconnecting from the stress of daily life is at the forefront! Whether you want to enjoy an evening cooking at home, sip margaritas by the pool or try something new together, these destinations will be perfect for your next girls trip. Plus with interesting shopping and luxurious spas nearby, these THIRDHOME properties were made for your next getaway with the gals.

cabo luxury second home girls trip

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Nothing says “girls trip” quite like a trip to Cabo San Lucas. One of the prettiest spots in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas has warm temperatures, a lively local culture and the best beach activities around. Think swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and private yacht tours. Diamante Resort Club is nestled on 1,500 acres of stunning coastline, with a private beach and has world-class customer service. Recharge at one of the club’s comfort stations with complimentary cocktails and gourmet small plates, relax along the sparkling 10-acre lagoon, or take a horseback ride along a private beach.

beach dream girls trip

Dillon Beach, California

Tucked away on the coast, this California Beach Dream can sleep 12 guests and has 2,200 square feet overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Located on the coveted Kailua Way, this expansive THIRDHOME property is an idyllic base from which to explore the area with your girlfriends. This home is equipped with multiple sunrooms, an outside deck and beach access.

girls trip bahamas

George Town, Bahamas

If you’ve never been to the Bahamas before, you’re in for a treat. At Grand Isle Resort Luxury Villa, you will enjoy a luxurious pool with views of the Greg Norman designed championship golf course and the crystal blue ocean. If you and your girlfriends are off-the-beaten-path travelers, you’ll find hiking trails, windsurfing, and authentic local culture nearby.

You and your girlfriends have earned some serious R&R – so book your trip with THIRDHOME today!

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