What are THIRDHOME members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to Thailand and Ecuador this week?

THIRDHOME Exchange members recently returned from Surathani, Thailand and Quito, Ecuador! Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME travel experiences!

Private Pool

Relax poolside.

Outdoor Entertainment

Enjoy stunning views!

Lavish Bedrooms

Sleep well after a day in the sun.

Villa Elysian | Surathani, Thailand

Villa Elysian is a fabulous Thai retreat located near the scenic village of Ban Bang, Makham, on the island of Koh Samui, with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms for guests to enjoy. The villa’s full staff will cater to your every need and make your holiday as relaxing as possible! Take in fantastic sea and palm views from the stunning deck, sit poolside or explore the surrounding nature during your stay. Access to water sports such as snorkeling and boating diving is unparalleled at this property’s location. Enjoy privacy and tranquility while staying at Villa Elysian.

THIRDHOME member Paul says, “Loved everything about this home. The pool, the cabana, the rooms; and especially the staff. Two of our friends joined us on our stay and we spent equal time enjoying the pool and outdoor area.” Click here to read more of Paul’s review.

Views from the pool

Take in Andean Mountain views!

Sleek Interior

Enjoy sleek interior design.

Private Theater

Have a relaxing movie night!

Casa Regina | Quito, Ecuador

With six bedrooms and a magnificent, spacious layout, Casa Regina will make you feel right at ease in the exotic location of Quito, Ecuador. Each and every furnishing in this stunning home was chosen with care, reflecting the designer’s dream and stylish flair. Natural light fills the residence from the large windows where views of the Cumbaya Valley and Andes Mountains are never ending! Explore the incredible architecture, history and culinary scene of Quito while staying at Casa Regina.

THIRDHOME member Tim says, “This house was incredible…from the fantastic views from the rooftop terrace of the mountains surrounding Quito, to the immaculate details of the decoration of the house, to the movie theater, gym and pool, this house had everything.” Click here to read more of Tim’s review.

Members, click here to view all available weeks and plan your next THIRHOME Exchange trip. Remember, you must be logged in to your account to see availability.

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Renee and Patrick have been ThirdHome members since 2011. Their membership has provided the opportunity for them to book 12 homes all over the world, allowing their daughter to see nearly every continent before the age of 10. Learn how the Finn family uses ThirdHome to travel far and wide.



How did you get involved with ThirdHome?

A friend referred me right at the beginning of the company really getting started.

Where are you based?



Where do you usually travel?

Asia, Australia and Europe

What do you do for a living?

We own and manage our real estate portfolio of long and short term rentals and also my husband is a United Airlines Pilot of 21 years.


What are your favorite travel hobbies?

Beaches, seeing animals, surfing, scuba diving and just seeing amazing places of history.

In your past travels with ThirdHome, what was your favorite destination and what did you love about it? 

Galapagos. It had animals that you will not see anywhere else in the world. The home Casa Iguana owner and staff are amazing. We loved it so much we have been 2 times.

Take a note from The Finn family and venture down to their favorite destination, The Galapagos, in this upcoming Inner Circle journey.


What’s the next destination you are eyeing to travel to with ThirdHome?

South Africa to a Game Lodge in August 2018.

What do you love most about your property with ThirdHome?

I get to have amazing people come to visit from all over the world and each guest that has stayed has taken great care of my property.


Any personal/family achievements you’d like to share?

After this summer we will have taken our 9 year old daughter to all continents except Antartica. This we are hoping to do this next Christmas. We also enjoy traveling to take our daughter to surf competitions for her around the world.

How has ThirdHome changed the way you travel?

Instead of booking hotels we always look for ThirdHome first and then can invite family and friends to come. It sure makes the trips more fun to have friends to come along with us.

What is the nicest amenity you have encountered while staying at a ThirdHome property?

Trump Towers in Waikiki staff was beyond excellent. We really enjoyed the amenities we received.

How would you describe ThirdHome to a friend?

Its the best travel club to join if you have a really nice 2nd or 3rd home even if you don’t normally rent it. Its like a trade but you have the control of who is coming to visit plus insurance to cover you if there is damage.


What’s the most memorable restaurant you’ve eaten at during one of your trips?

Galapagos. The staff went and got all kinds of fresh fish and seafood and steaks and grilled for us. They fed some amazing birds and we enjoyed the hot tub while we were waiting to eat. It was a wonderful memory.

Any travel tips for fellow members?

Do watches for anything you are interested in. Don’t wait to book as it will be gone and browse new properties often.


What makes a ThirdHome stay so special?

You get to deal directly with the owners and they tend to tell you great spots to visit as they know their properties and areas so well. They give more attention than a hotel or company rental ever would. All the homes have been vetted and are higher end properties.

How is staying in a ThirdHome different than other types of accommodations?

Again, I would say dealing with the owners and the level of the properties you stay at are a cut above.

What are ThirdHome members saying about their luxury home exchange trips (to The Galapagos Islands AND Idaho) this week?


Galapagos Villa | The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

It’s no surprise why ThirdHome members love Casa La Iguana Villa on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. Exploration of these islands is on many members’ bucket lists. There’s no better way to cross that experience off your list than from the comfort of this 5-bedroom villa. Resident chef Mariana and villa concierge Alejandro will make sure that your stay is effortless. Alejandro is a Santa Cruz Island expert and will help you plan your expeditions.

ThirdHome member Teresa says,“What an amazing journey with a fun group of girlfriends. The Galapagos Islands have been on my bucket list for years and thanks to Casa La Iguana it became a reality… I am so glad my first visit to Galapagos was at Casa La Iguana!” Click here to read more of Teresa’s review. 

fish haven idaho galapagos

Paradise Point at Bear Lake | Idaho

Welcome to southeastern Idaho’s best-kept secret. Bear Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States. With premier access to fishing, watersports and boating it’s no wonder why members decide to vacation at Bear Lake Chateau. This massive property can accommodate up to 32 guests and is perfect for large family reunions. Year-round outdoor recreation such as water skiing, golf, snowboarding and paddle boarding makes this the perfect destination for groups who love to stay active. The Reserve at Bear Lake offers extra amenities including pool and hot tub access, a club house, game rooms and tennis courts.

ThirdHome member Allison says,“We LOVED staying at Paradise Point at Bear Lake. Upon arrival from Salt Lake City, we were staring at the stunning blue lake in such awe, we almost missed our turn into the neighborhood…We are excited for future guests to experience their first views of the crystal blue waters of Bear Lake and the peaceful space of Paradise Point.” Click here to read more of Allison’s review. 

Members, click here to view all available weeks and plan your next ThirdHome trip. Remember, you must be logged in to your account to see availability.

Want more information about our luxury home exchange club? Click here to learn more about ThirdHome

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