ThirdHome’s new partnership with Kocomo makes owning and accessing a luxury vacation home more affordable, while opening up access to thousands of homes worldwide.

ThirdHome, the premier club for second homeowners who share a passion for luxury homes and travel, and Kocomo, a leading vacation home co-ownership platform, have joined forces to expand their global footprint.

This new partnership comes from a shared vision of altering the travel industry and a desire to make global living accessible to more people. Through the power of co-ownership and home exchange, ThirdHome members now have access to Kocomo properties across South Florida and Mexico – click here to browse. Kocomo has searched high and low to curate a selection of the most unique homes in the most beautiful destinations.

“This partnership will not only allow travel to be more accessible for all, but Kocomo’s co-ownership model enables ThirdHome to expand its reach to a broader demographic of travelers and vacation homeowners. We are very excited to team up with the Kocomo family and look forward to continued growth in 2022.” 

– Roger Conner, ThirdHome President

About Kocomo: 

Kocomo is a pioneering property technology company focused on delivering the benefits of luxury vacation home ownership to consumers around the world. Leveraging the power of technology, Kocomo is creating a transparent marketplace that empowers people to purchase, own, and sell ownership interests in luxury homes, as well as rent-out and exchange their weeks, through its vertically-integrated platform, starting in Mexico and South Florida. With intelligent scheduling and end-to-end property management services, Kocomo owners enjoy right-sized ownership of spectacular properties in a completely hassle-free way.

What are ThirdHome members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to Canada and Florida?

ThirdHome Exchange members recently returned from Minden, Canada and Destin, Florida. Keep reading to learn about their ThirdHome travel experiences!

Sunset Luxury Cottage | Minden, Canada

Sitting on three serene and private Acres, this lakefront home is the perfect blend of rustic living with all the modern amenities one could ask for! Sunset Luxury Cottage sits on a stunning perch above Canning Lake, which is part of the Five Lake Kashawigamog Chain. Boasting 4 bedrooms, this beautiful cottage is sure to give you the best of lakefront fun and relaxation!

ThirdHome member David says, “What an incredible setting. Sunset Cottage was the ideal spot for us to get away from it all. We loved our time in front of the fire, inside and out. The hot tub on the dock was an experience to be remembered – sunsets and stars.” Click here to read more of David’s review.

Silver Shells Penthouse 5 | Destin, Florida

Retreat to the Sunshine’s State Gulf Coast for a luxurious beach escape to the stunning white sand beaches and protected dunes that define the region. Experience the 31-acre beachfront community of Silver Shells Beach Resort & Spa, with its gorgeous Lagoon Pool, Sand Bar and onsite Ruth Chris Steakhouse, all bordering the pristine setting of Henderson Beach State Park. Spend your days boating on the Emerald Coast and return to this beachy 3-bedroom abode each evening!

ThirdHome member Jeff says, “What an amazing week in Destin! The Weather was perfect and this 3 bedroom penthouse work ideally for my family to gather. The residence was very roomy to accommodate 6 adults and 3 babies. The pool is large and easy to get to and the Beach is excellent along with the tiki bar for drinks. Private parking for 2 cars in a private garage directly below on the parking level. Very safe and secure! Location is perfect! would diffidently stay again!” Click here to read more of Jeff’s review.

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

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What are ThirdHome members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to South Carolina and Florida?

ThirdHome Exchange members recently returned from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Keep reading to learn about their ThirdHome travel experiences!

Myrtle Beach Beachfront Mansion | Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Experience beachfront luxury in one of the most beautiful homes on the Carolina Coast! This stunning four-bedroom, five-bathroom home has its own private beach access and gated pool. Guests are greeted by a gorgeous fountain and magnificent staircase upon arrival. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset each day from the spacious back patio, and be sure to look out for dolphins as they jump in the surf!

ThirdHome members David and Katrina say, “Wow! We enjoyed the most memorable week at this lovely home located directly on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront!. You can feel the owners’ charm and warm hospitality in every nook of this lovely French chateau-themed home.” Click here to read more of David and Katrina’s review.

Chanel Court – 30A | Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

This adorable beach home is located in the heart of Seagrove, a small beach community on 30A. Guests find themselves in a world filled with lush oak trees and grand magnolias, yet still close enough to the beach you can smell the salt in the air. Nestled on 2,600-square-feet and tucked away in a picture-perfect neighborhood, this five-bedroom home boasts an ambiance of simple beachside elegance.

ThirdHome member Jane says, “This home couldn’t have been more perfect for our grandsons’ (ages 10 & 6) Spring Break! First time in this beach community on the Gulf. Beautiful white sand and cute beach towns along 30A with plenty of shopping and good food.” Click here to read more of Jane’s review.

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

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What are THIRDHOME members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to Kiawah Island and Useppa Island this week?

THIRDHOME Exchange members recently returned from Kiawah Island, South Carolina and Useppa Island, Florida! Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME experiences!

Kiawah Island, Inspiring Experiences

Southern Tide | Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Southern Tide, located on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, is the perfect place to get away with the family or reunite with a group of friends! Boasting 5 bedrooms, there is plenty of space for 14 guests to stay comfortably. Convene in the modern great room with family members after a relaxing day spent poolside. Complimentary bikes will allow you easy access to all the island has to offer. Dine and shop at Kiawah Island’s best restaurants and boutique stores, all within biking distance of the property! Southern Tide is the perfect Carolina summer vacation home.

THIRDHOME member Larry says, “Our group of four couples stayed here in April 2019. We came in with high expectations and this home blew them away. The pictures simply do not do this property justice.” Click here to read more of Larry’s review.

Useppa Island, Inspiring Experiences

Hideaway Cottage | Useppa Island, Florida

The Hideaway Cottage on Useppa Island, Florida gives guests access to one of the most exclusive clubs in South Florida. This beautiful five-bedroom home features impressive views down Pine Island Sound, all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, along with an expansive waterfront and private dock. Guests of this property have full access to Useppa Island Club’s incredible amenities, including elegant restaurants, use of the club’s pool and hot tub, tennis, and croquet, as well as access to a serene private beach. The Hideaway Cottage is truly a marvelous hidden gem on Useppa Island!

THIRDHOME member Robert says, “Beautiful home, very gracious hosts. We spent a week and while the island is quiet most of the time, there is much to do, from pool to tennis and bocce, and we would recommend a boat for some of all of the days as there is much to explore by boat in the neighboring islands.” Click here to read more of Robert’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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ThirdHome Exchange members have recently returned from Ft. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida and Hermosa Beach, California. Keep reading to learn about their ThirdHome experience.

Florida Sky 230 THIRDHOME property

Sky 230 | Ft. Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida

This contemporary waterfront property made an unlikely Thanksgiving home to ThirdHome member Meredith. Her family just returned from a stay at Sky 230, where she was able to make use of the spacious dining area and gourmet kitchen while preparing Thanksgiving dinner. With room for 8 guests, this property is perfect for a family escape to the coast. Even during November, Florida can deliver a balmy 80-degree (F°) day, allowing you to cruise around the canals or watch the sun set by the beach. Consider Sky 230, year-round, for your next Florida stay.

ThirdHome member Meredith says, “My family had a wonderful stay at Sky 230 in Fort-Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. What a cute beach town! The home is new (2016), very modern, clean, and well stocked with all you would need (cooking supplies, towels, sheets)…We would definitely stay here again!! Thank you, Lauren, for such an incredible stay and making our Thanksgiving family vacation so memorable!” click here to read more of Meredith’s review.

Hermosa Beach California THIRDHOME property

The Pool House on The Strand | Hermosa Beach, California

Another ThirdHome family decided to venture to the coast of California for their Thanksgiving dinner. Located on Hermosa Beach, outside of Los Angeles, The Pool House on The Strand is an amazing waterfront getaway that’s perfect for family gatherings. A well-equipped kitchen and spacious dining room makes this home an ideal destination for Thanksgiving. California’s weather in November dipped below 70-degrees F°, but that won’t get in the way of your beach escape at this property. A rooftop hot tub and indoor pool ensures that this home is entertaining year-round.

ThirdHome member Phyllis says, “We loved staying at The Pool House on the Strand! The home is lovely and well-equipped, we even cooked a full Thanksgiving feast in their lovely kitchen. Loved the location, we were able to walk and bike everywhere!” click here to read more of Phyllis’ review.

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

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Are you the kind of traveler smitten by the small wonders of each destination? If you are, then you likely enjoy the uniqueness and mystery of each destination’s sunsets. What better place to catch these daily wonders than in “The Sunshine State” itself? Here are The Top 10 Best Sunsets in Florida.

Best sunsets in florida

The Best Sunsets in Florida can often be found near ThirdHome properties. Have you witnessed one of these amazing views?

best sunsets in florida

10. Bradenton

Where does the sun set? In the West, of course! Most of Florida’s best sunsets can be found on the state’s western coast and panhandle, facing the Gulf of Mexico. Bradenton Beach is no exception. Located on Anna Maria Island, just south of St. Petersburg, Bradenton Beach is surrounded on all sides by gorgeous blue waters. Bradenton rarely gets too crowded and the beach is very clean. The island’s small size also makes Bradenton very walkable. So take a stroll down Bradenton Beach to watch the sunset in a haze of purple and orange, it’s a sight you won’t forget.

Best sunsets in florida

best sunsets in florida

9. Clearwater Beach

Further north along the West Coast, you’ll find another stellar spot for sunset viewing at Clearwater Beach. Make your way to Pier 60’s sunset festivities which include; live music, artisans, street performers and many other family-friendly activities from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. There’s also a large number of restaurants and bars along the shore with rooftop decks facing West, as well as a number of sunset cruises offered. If finding your zen is important, maybe head to Indian Rocks Beach for a sunset yoga session. The sheer number of sunset based activities in Clearwater makes it an obvious choice for Florida’s best sunsets.

best sunsets in florida

best sunsets in florida

8. Destin

Celebrity chef, Emeril Lagasse once commented, “Destin’s vanilla sky will take your breath away but the view at twilight is just the beginning. With sugar white sand (and) emerald green water, walking through Destin is like strolling down an exotic beach.” And other’s visiting Destin share the sentiment. Since most of Destin’s coast faces South, you’ll experience the sunset at an angle. Regardless the sunset paints an unforgettable image. Head down Destin’s Harbor Boardwalk or to the dunes at Henderson Park for a great vantage point.

Best sunsets in florida

Best sunsets in florida

7. Fort Walton Beach

Another panhandle beauty, Fort Walton Beach is brimming with fantastic sunset views. Just hop onto Okaloosa Island Pier, for a small fee, to join in a beautiful sunset ritual. Visitors and locals gather at Okaloosa Island Pier to watch dolphins and manatees swim while the sun swells on the horizon. The pier also features deep sea fishing, while the surrounding area features a number of restaurants and watering holes. Share your next sunset with the dolphins and manatees down at Fort Walton Beach!

best sunsets in florida

Best sunsets in florida

6. Islamorada

The west coast has some stellar sunsets, but one of Florida’s most remarkable sunsets can be found in the Florida Keys. Head down to Islamorada and catch an evening champagne cruise or a kayak tour to witness this sunset. Islamorada also has a number of beachfront cafes and restaurants with pristine views of the horizon. Just make sure you’re on the Gulf facing side of the island! You’ll miss your sunset on the ocean facing side.

best sunsets in florida

best sunsets in florida

5. Jupiter

You wouldn’t expect Florida’s eastern coast to have a must-see sunset, but you can find one in Jupiter thanks to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. This towering red icon sits on an inlet just off the coast. If you go across the Loxahatchee River to Square Grouper Tiki Bar or U Tiki Beach,  you’ll have a western facing view of the lighthouse for the sunset. Or you can take a lighthouse sunset tour (moonrise tours are also offered) for an up-close sunset experience. If you ever find yourself in Jupiter, Florida, be sure to stop by Jupiter Inlet for a colorful evening.

best sunsets in florida

best sunsets in florida

4. Miramar Beach

If you’re in the Destin area and the Harbor Boardwalk isn’t open or is just too crowded, head down to Miramar Beach for an equally romantic view. High-end designer shops and delightful restaurants skirt the beach, giving you plenty to do after watching the sun illuminate the turquoise shore. Again, the southward view offered by Miramar Beach won’t give you a direct sunset, but you’ll see it at a southwestern angle. Despite the angle, it’ll still stop you in your tracks.

Best sunsets in florida

best sunsets in florida

3. Naples Pier

Naples, Florida, looks directly west, out into the Gulf of Mexico. Naples Pier is a 1,000-foot-long pier that’s perfect for sunset gazing. Although it was recently damaged by Hurricane Irma, it should be repaired by the summer season. You can check out a time-lapse of Naples Pier’s sunset by clicking here. You’ll see why locals and visitors love a Naples sunset.

best sunsets in florida

best sunsets in florida

2. Pompano Beach

Just north of Fort Lauderdale is the City of Pompano Beach. The city has a beautiful 3-mile stretch of golden beaches. Although this destination puts you on the east coast, the sky still lights up in a remarkable way. So if you happen to be on the east coast and still want a satisfying sunset, make your way towards Pompano Beach.

best sunsets in florida

best sunsets in florida

1. Santa Rosa Beach

This top selection isn’t an immediately obvious choice for sunsets. Santa Rosa Beach is on an interior inlet facing Choctawhatchee Bay past Miramar Beach. But the peninsula it sits on runs West, giving you a prime view of the sun setting on the water. With splendid beachfront and grassy dunes spread out across Santa Rosa Beach, nothing is quite as pleasant as watching the sun’s glow contrast against the blue water, white sand and green grass. And since Santa Rosa Beach is mostly comprised of rental properties, you won’t find many large crowds out here.

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Let’s be honest, Florida is full of gorgeous beaches with amazing sunset views. Find your next sunset with a Florida ThirdHome stay: Click here to see all available properties in Florida.

So, before booking your next family beach trip in the United States, make sure you research the destination or choose from these kid-friendly beach vacations.

Top 10 Kid-Friendly Beach Vacations in the United States

There are plenty of kid-friendly beach vacation options with ThirdHome!

1. Assateague Island, Maryland

This sliver of oceanside paradise extends from Southern Delaware, through Maryland and all the way to Northern Virginia. For the purposes of this guide, we’ll be focusing on the Maryland segment of Assateague Island National Seashore near Ocean City. The wild horses that roam the island are one of the main attractions for visitors. The horses are technically wild but are effectively tame. Just don’t feed them! Your kids will love swimming in the Atlantic, exploring Ocean City and taking pictures with the locals.

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2. Clearwater Beach, Florida

kid-friendly beach vacations

Florida’s Gulf west-facing coast is filled with splendid beaches, many of which are great for kid-friendly beach vacations. But few Floridian beaches offer Clearwater’s level of kid-friendliness and number of activities. Clearwater has been voted “Best Beach Town in Florida” a number of times due to its cleanliness, safe and shallow waters, walkability and surrounding activities. City workers rake the sand every morning and local law enforcement patrol the beaches every day, leaving a safe and fine talcum powder-like grain behind for eager families to relax on. Your kids will love swimming in the crystal clear surf. They don’t call it “Clearwater” for nothing!

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3. Coast Guard Beach, Massachusetts

kid-friendly beach vacations

A longtime, Cape Cod favorite, Coast Guard Beach is the perfect Northeastern family getaway. You’ll find rolling dunes, marshlands and big waves at Coast Guard Beach. If you look close enough, you might also catch a sea lion swimming offshore. The beach also has historical significance. 65 days out from Plymouth, the Mayflower made its first landfall in the New World at Coast Guard Beach. If you’re a family that loves history, you won’t find a lack of it in Cape Cod.

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4. Corolla Beach, North Carolina

kid-friendly beach vacations

The Outer Banks of North Carolina have always been a family-favorite beach destination. The long stretch of communities, that make up the Outer Banks, all have something different to offer. The town of Corolla, where Corolla Beach is located, is known for its seclusion and wealth of shopping and dining options. Take your family to the Center for Wildlife Education, the Kitty Hawk First Flight Museum or observe the majestic beauty of Corolla’s Wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs that roam the shores. The beach itself is immaculately kept and less populated than other parts of the Outer Banks, making Corrola Beach the perfect destination for kid-friendly beach vacations.

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5. Gulf State Park, Alabama

kid-friendly beach vacations

Alabama’s Gulf Shores boasts 3.5 miles of unspoiled white sand beaches. With that much space, it’s very easy to find a quiet secluded spot for your family. Plus, the Orange Beach area has plenty to offer children of all ages. The Wharf, one of Orange Beach’s busiest spots, offers unique shopping, entertainment and dining for your family. Gulf Shores is also home to the country’s largest artificial reef program, making it a wonderful destination for charter fishing. This area is very popular for kid-friendly beach vacations.

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6. Hanalei Bay Beach, Hawaii

kid-friendly beach vacations

This nearly 3-mile long horseshoe beach is located on the northern coast of Kauai Island, amidst a picturesque mountain backdrop. Hanalei Bay is a well-kept secret and hasn’t been widely commercialized for tourists, making for a secluded old-school Hawaiian feel. You won’t find any large crowds or loud music in this turquoise blue gem. The intensity of the waves also changes depending on your location on the beach. The far-side, near the pier, offers weak waves for beginners. The closer you move to the middle, the larger the waves get. This beach is perfect for children learning how to surf or boogie board.

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7. Hilton Head, South Carolina

kid-friendly beach vacations

The southern region of Hilton Head, near Coligny Beach, is the best beachfront for a quality day with the family. Although the popularity of Hilton Head might make this beach more crowded than others on this list, it’s easy to see why families flock back to Coligny Beach every year. The number of shopping and dining amenities in the area makes it so convenient! The beach also has fine white sand that is hard-packed for comfortable sitting and sunbathing. Shallow waters with flat sandy bottoms also make the beach safe for first-time swimmers.

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8. Kailua Beach Park, Hawaii

kid-friendly beach vacations

This 2.5 miles beach on Oahu gives Hanalei Bay a run for its money. Located only 30 minutes from Honolulu, Kailua Beach is one of the most easily accessible beaches in Hawaii. The water is a clear turquoise blue like Hanalei Bay and the sand is equally as inviting. But calm waters and additional park amenities make this beach stand out. Beach showers, bathrooms, grills, kayak rentals, lifeguards and volleyball courts are available to visitors. This beach usually features a kid-friendly beach crowd and should be perfect for a family-friendly Hawaii holiday.

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9. Kiawah Beachwalker Park

kid-friendly beach vacations

Just southwest of Charleston and two hours up the coast from Hilton Head is Kiawah Beachwalker Park. This well-kept park sits on the west end of Kiawah Island and includes a number of park amenities including drink vendors, picnic areas, restrooms and dressing areas. A cooperative of county commissions all pitch in to make sure that Kiawah Beachwalker Park is as clean as possible for visitors. A gentle surf and a large number of accumulated tide pools make Kiawah Beachwalker Park a perfect place for first-time swimmers. If you value solitude, beautiful sunsets, and miles of uninterrupted beachfront, Kiawah Island might be the place for you!

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10. Menemsha Beach, Martha’s Vineyard

kid-friendly beach vacations

Named Travel + Leisure‘s Best Sunset in Massachusetts, Menemsha Beach is a must-visit for anyone staying in Martha’s Vineyard. This small secluded beach has a sleepy New England feel and is close to some of the island’s best seafood vendors. The calm surf and amenities provided at Menemsha Harbor make this beach very popular with parents of young children. The beach faces the Vineyard Sound rather than the Atlantic Ocean, making it a calmer experience than other beaches on Elizabeth Island.

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11. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

kid-friendly beach vacations

Once Known as the “Nation’s Summer Capital,” Rehoboth Beach was once known as a beach getaway for Washington D.C. locals. It has now grown into the largest beach resort town in Delaware. This small Victorian-style beach town knows how to cater to families. Throughout the summer, the city puts on a number of recreational activities for families including arts & crafts days, children’s entertainment at the bandstand and ocean education activities. If you want an all-American boardwalk, salt water taffy, small-town style holiday, Rehoboth Beach might be the destination for you.

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Amex Travel’s Trend forecast for 2018 has some classics and some newcomers in the realm of international travel; Bali, Costa Rica, Dubai and Vietnam to name a few. But how do the industry-wide trends line up with ThirdHome users in 2018? It’s looking to be a strong year for cultural immersion trips paired with luxury experiences.

Several of these destinations come as no surprise. Costa Rican properties have been increasingly popular in the club as have Bali homes. The “United States Hot Spots” are longtime favorites of ThirdHome members. But what sticks out within ThirdHome’s membership for 2018?

Of our member bookings for 2018, here are ThirdHome’s Top 10 Destinations of 2018:

10. “United States Hot Spots”: Florida, California, Aspen, Park City, Vail, Truckee, San FranciscoTop 10 destinations 2018

It’s not difficult to guess why over 16% of 2018 bookings end up concentrating near the Rockies and West Coast. World-class ski resorts and mountain homes with stunning views are the main attractions. But year-round outdoor recreation opportunities make Western U.S. Hot Spot cities even more attractive for active travelers. Southeast bookings have unsurprisingly been dominated by Florida stays around the Gulf. These U.S. destinations are definitely worth a Saved Search, given how quickly and often they’re booked. If being more outdoorsy was one of your resolutions for the New Year, consider making a trip out West.

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9. Mexico: Cabo San Lucas

Top 10 destinations of 2018

Great weather, beautiful beaches and amazing golf. Mexico, particularly the Baja del Sur region, seems to have it all. With all the Affiliate resort properties available, making a trip to Mexico is just so easy. And even if you aren’t looking for a coastal resort town there are so many cultural experiences to be had in cities like San Miguel de Allende. Taking an estimated 11% of 2018 bookings, Mexico is very popular with many ThirdHome users.

Click here to see available properties in Mexico.

8. France: Paris, French Alps and Provence

Top 10 destinations 2018

Who doesn’t dream of flying away to Paris for a week of relaxation and cultural immersion? Centrally located Parisian properties have always been popular for club members, but a few new French destinations are gaining popularity. The French Alps are drawing more adventurous skiers this year. Also, more members are exploring Provence and other pastoral Southern regions. Yes, landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport and not leaving Paris makes for a wonderful trip, but don’t be afraid to explore new areas of the French countryside, mountains and coast in 2018.

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7. Costa Rica: Playa Flamingo and Manuel Antonio

Top 10 destinations 2018

Costa Rica has emerged as a must-go eco-travel destination over the last few years. With an abundance of luxurious villas available in gorgeous areas like Playa Flamingo and the Manuel Antonio Rainforest, it would be criminal not to make a quick stop in Costa Rica in 2018. Most destinations are easily accessible, usually only requiring one transfer flight when flying from the United States.

Click here to see available properties in Costa Rica.

6. The United Kingdom: London

Top 10 Destinations 2018

Similar to Paris, a trip to London is an easy European adventure. The city is filled with endless activities and experiences, making the city one of our top destinations of 2018. But more members are also venturing out to different U.K. locales. Naturally, more golf enthusiasts have been booking properties in Scotland while others are venturing to smaller towns, such as Cornwall.

Click here to see available properties in The United Kingdom.

5. Italy: Rome and Venice

Top 10 destinations 2018

Holidays in Rome and Venice have remained fairly popular in the club. Historic properties with central access to attractions have kept bookings up in Italy for 2018. A wide range of rural Tuscan properties have also been popular. Smaller coastal cities like Trieste are making for a slightly different Italian experience, more akin to a Croatian holiday. The Italian Alps are also drawing more and more skiers into cozy mountainside chalets. Be sure to explore Italy’s diverse range of destinations this year.

Click here to see available properties in Italy.

4. Canada: Mont-Tremblant

Top 10 destinations 2018

2017 was a big year for Canadian travel and 2018 will probably see even more bookings in the great North. With urban centers like Quebec and Toronto anchoring huge swaths of national parkland, Canada has the best of city living and natural wonder. Not to mention some of the world’s best skiing at Mont-Tremblant and Whistler. Cozying up by the fire in a timber ski chalet alongside Lac Tremblant is something everyone should experience.

Click here to see available properties in Canada.

3. South Africa: Cape Town and Plettenberg

Top 10 destinations 2018

With a diversity of landscapes only paralleled by New Zealand, South Africa is a one-stop shop for coastal wonder, safari adventure and serene wine country. ThirdHome members are mostly booking stays along the coastline in places like Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay. In a country like South Africa, it’s easy to stay on the coast and make day trips to the Franschhoek Winelands or the safari lands alongside the Zimbabwe and Mozambique borders. Or, just play with the penguins at Table Mountain National Park in Boulders Beach. South Africa is filled with out-of-this-world experiences.

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2. Spain: Marbella

top 10 destinations 2018

Surprisingly, large urban centers like Madrid and Barcelona aren’t topping ThirdHome’s charts. Spain’s booking numbers are led largely by Marbella properties and other Costa del Sol homes. The Andalusia region’s rich history, Moorish influence and warm weather make Costa del Sol a prime location for a summer vacation with cultural immersion built-in. The luxurious private property selection in Costa del Sol is an attraction in itself. Some of these villas are to die for. If you haven’t already explored the land of Don Quixote, do yourself a favor in 2018 and book an Andalusian property.

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1. The U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas

Top 10 destinations 2018

Demand for the U.S. Virgin Islands was hardly diminished despite Hurricane Irma. Private homes and resort properties, mostly The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club St. Thomas, have seen healthy bookings for 2018. Luckily, the Virgin Islands have rebounded from Hurricane season and have been tourist operational since this past November. St. Thomas has always been a ThirdHome favorite and will most-likely make the Top 10 list for years to come.

Click here to see available properties in The U.S. Virgin Islands.

ThirdHome’s Top 10 Destinations 2018

2018 should be a fresh year of discovery for members. So, we recommend trying something new. Whether it’s ecological exploration, cultural discovery or new outdoor recreation experiences, make 2018 a year to remember.

Now that you’ve seen what fellow club members are booking for 2018, where will you go? Click here to browse through all available properties. Remember, you must be logged in to see availability. 

EOY ThirdHome Booking data 2017: Top 10 Destinations 2018 accounts for 45% of 2018 bookings.



Arelauquen Golf & Country Club | Bariloche, Argentina

This gorgeous property is tucked away in the Northern Patagonia mountain range of Argentina. Surrounded by snow caps and the waters of Lake Guitierrez, this home is privy to some amazing views. The resort community of Arelauquen, where the home is located, has a natural reserve of over 1500 acres for hiking, horseback riding and fishing. The Andes mountains are also a known for their ski-trails. Up to 8 people can stay at this mountain marvel.

ThirdHome member Ronaldo says,“It was our second consecutive snowboarding season in Javier and Andrea’s house and everything went smooth and beyond perfection. From the host’s dedication in making us feel very welcomed guests to the maid’s care in organizing and cleaning the house for us…Simply outstanding!” Click here to read more of Ronaldo’s review.

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Reunion Resort | Kissimmee, Florida

On the doorstep to Disney World, this Kissimmee property has everything a family could need. With room for 12 people, in Disney themed rooms, your family will want to come back every year. This property also features a heated pool with a summer kitchen for outdoor dining. If Disney World isn’t for you, there are also three PGA signature golf courses and tennis courts nearby. Make the most out of your next Orlando vacation with this beautiful home.

ThirdHome member Lauren says,“It was such a relief amidst our hurricane preparations to stay in such a lovely home. We traveled out of Fort Lauderdale, which was in the direct path of Hurricane Irma, with our closest friends and had all our kids on board. The home had plenty of space and privacy for the week. 5-star home and 5-star service. Thank you, Lisa and ThirdHome for everything! ” Click here to read more of Lauren’s review.

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Lahaina | Hawaii

Just a few steps away from Napili Cove on the island of Lahaina sits this beautiful contemporary home. There are two master bedrooms with private bathrooms, making this a perfect romantic getaway. Large floor-to-ceiling windows, wood finishes and brightly colored accents make this property feel truly at home with the landscape. Unwind on the deck while watching turtles play in the nearby cove. For peace, quiet and stunning views, look no further than this Napili Cove gem.

ThirdHome member Douglas says, “Had a wonderful experience at this beautiful home located in Napili Cove. This was truly one of the most relaxing trips ever! Watched the beautiful sunsets nearly every day. The views from this oceanfront property are absolutely breathtaking.” click here to read more of Douglas’ review

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Santa Rosa Beach | Florida

Planning a large family getaway to the beach? Check out this huge home with beach access in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. With room for 14 people, an in-ground pool and the Gulf of Mexico right across the street, this is the ideal beach vacation for large groups. The open floor plan is outfitted with modern furnishings and a kitchen with modern appliances. The in-house elevator makes access to each floor a breeze. A beach trip to the Gulf doesn’t get much better than this.

ThirdHome members Marcia and John say, “The house is in a perfect, quiet area! Right across the street from a great beach. It has wonderful bedrooms, all with private baths. We all had a great time and did not want to leave. Thank you for sharing this wonderful spot.” click here to read more of Marcia and John’s review

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