THIRDHOME Rentals is pleased to announce our new partnership with Capitalia Living. 

Capitalia Living is a professional property management company that seeks to maximize the experience of all guests! Their goal is for you to experience comfort, convenience, and safety.

Their team will meet you upon arrival to explain everything you need to know about your stay, your neighborhood, and the property, so you can enjoy it all from a local perspective. With the help of Capitalia Living’s personal guide, they will help you get to know the city.

Quick to answer any and all questions, the team at Capitalia Living is there to help. Their mission is to make sure you have a fabulous time and become the best lodging option in Mexico.

We are Capitalia Living, we will be happy to welcome you to any of our properties.

Looking to reserve a luxury rental home now? Browse available THIRDHOME Rentals here.

Venture further with THIRDHOME’s newest partner, TRIPWIX.

Through our new partnership with TRIPWIX, THIRDHOME members will expand their international travel horizons. TRIPWIX offers a curated portfolio of personally inspected and hosted homes in hand-picked locations throughout the world.

TRIPWIX was created by three friends from different corners of the world, with one thing in common- they all loved to travel. We are excited to partner with TRIPWIX in uniting friends within the love of exploring our beautiful planet and opening more doors for our members all over the globe.

Visit TRIPWIX’s site by clicking here.

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Experience the Riviera Maya like never before.

Through our new partnership with The Fives Hotels & Residences, THIRDHOME members have access to some of the Riviera Maya’s most breathtaking vacation properties. The Riviera Maya is one of fastest growing areas in Mexico, and has become one of the most popular destinations for tourists seeking luxurious beachside getaways.

The Riviera Maya is the venue of many cultural, tourist, ecologic, and entertainment activities for visitors, which makes it the ideal destination for a trip spent in paradise. The Fives Hotels & Residences works with top real estate developers to acquire properties with modern infrastructure, luxury service and amenities, and stunning locations close to the sea.

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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.

Niki Christian Nutsch (THIRDHOME Vice President, International) recently returned from a family vacation at Vidanta in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Keep reading to learn about his experiences!

“Vidanta Riviera Maya is truly a haven of luxury, entertainment, relaxation, and natural beauty.”

Niki Christian Nutsch

Nestled in the midst of the tropical Mayan Jungle, Vidanta Riviera Maya is an experience like no other. This is the perfect destination for your next beach escape, as luxury vacationing meets the pristine, natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea and the Mayan jungle.

THIRDHOME members can explore over 1,000 acres of paradise, dotted with pristine pools and bordered by magnificent beach. The resort also includes nearly 20 bars and restaurants, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, lavish spa services, and fantastic entertainment—including access to Riviera Maya’s resident Cirque du Soleil show JOYÀ, and to the fantastic water world that is Jungala Aqua Experience.

Grupo Vidanta has been a great partner for THIRDHOME for many years, so Niki wanted to get a firsthand experience. Traveling to Cancun from Europe is much more convenient and easier than you would expect, even with small kids. There are plenty of direct flights from many airports such as London, Manchester, Paris, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, Madrid or Lisbon, with an average flight time of 10 to 11 hours.

Niki – who is based in THIRDHOME’s International office in Marbella, Spain – flew from Malaga via Lisbon to Cancun. At the time of posting this blog, there are no entry restrictions in Mexico and no obligation to carry a COVID test or quarantine, which made entering into the country fast and hassle free. Upon arrival, the complimentary Vidanta shuttle brought the family to the resort in about 30 minutes.

Offering access to everything Riviera Maya has to offer, as well as exclusive admission to a secluded beach area and pool, Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya is a private oasis in this lavish jungle paradise. The resort truly provides the perfect setting for a tropical escape. Spacious, modern accommodations feature open-plan living areas, gourmet kitchens, Italian-design bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, and terraces with a plunge pool – ranging from one bedroom to four-bedroom (sleeping up to 12).

A plethora of activities were available during Niki’s stay, including cooking classes, salsa lessons, poolside activities, and the opportunity to book tours to explore the entirety of the Riviera Maya! Vidanta put a lot of care and thought into making everyone happy during every stay. The Kid’s Club kept Niki’s kids, Liam (5) and Sofia (2), completely entertained with an assortment of amazing activities, including water activities at the on-premise pool, arts and crafts, games, and so much more.

Dining at Vidanta Riviera Maya is an adventure in the jungle, allowing guests to experience fantastic cuisine from all around the world. Snack on ceviche, savor a juicy gourmet burger, or enjoy a perfectly cooked steak and signature cocktails at one of nearly 20 restaurants and lounges. At Salum, a bohemian village situated on the beach, you can explore the intoxicating allure of Mexico by browsing artisan goods, tasting beloved regional street foods, enjoying live music and entertainment, or dining on gourmet delicacies. Take a stroll through authentic flavors, sights, and sounds at this can’t-miss marketplace.

“The entire staff at Vidanta is outstanding! They far exceeded our expectations! Luisa and Estefany from the concierge service, Aurea the guest experience manager, Sergio the restaurant manager at Salum, just to name a few. So many staff members work in concert in front and behind the scenes to assure our stay was pleasing to the senses. Chefs, bellboys, concierges, pool staff, gardeners, waiter, housekeepers—they are all committed to creating the best possible vacation experience, and it shows in everything they do. At the Vidanta destinations, they greet you with their hand to their heart. This is called the “Saludo Vidanta”, and it’s a heartfelt gesture of gratitude for choosing to make your vacation memories with them. Here, you are their cherished guest and they have no greater pleasure than looking after you.”

Niki Christian Nutsch

Niki with his wife Monia, Liam, Sofia, and nanny Julieta.

“Vidanta Riviera Maya is truly a haven of luxury, entertainment, relaxation, and natural beauty,” concludes Niki. “The resort offers an unforgettable vacation for all ages and I encourage all our European members to discover all this and the other amazing Vidanta resorts for themselves. I have no doubt that they will have fantastic time and enjoy every single moment the way as my family did. In terms of traveling to Mexico, because it’s a long flight for us Europeans to consider, I recommend planning on a couple of weeks if you can.

Members, click here to view all available Mexico weeks. 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 Mexico and Honduras.

THIRDHOME Exchange members recently returned from Valle de Bravo, Mexico and West End, Honduras. Read more about their spectacular luxury retreats at gorgeous waterfront villas.

Casa Vista Bonita  | Valle de Bravo, Mexico

The stylish design and cutting-edge decorative choices make this five-bedroom luxury villa a true landmark. Located in the vicinity of Valle del Bravo in the exclusive community known as “El Escondrijo,” this trendy vacation residence includes a private pool, access to a community club with tennis courts, and a private deck by the lake.

THIRDHOME member Renu says, “I have been on probably 50+ THIRDHOME home trips. This one is right up there in the top two. Thank you María del Rocío Beltrán! The STAFF was incredible: Hector, Elivira and Alex took care of our every need. They prepared the most beautiful & delicious meals. The house and views were spectacular. My favorite parts were the master bedroom opened up completely to the outside in one corner, the outside area, the two very large gorgeous dining tables to choose from AND a large tree in the living! It was really hard to leave the home, but made ourselves leave to enjoy the beauty surrounding us. Bucket list Monarch Butterfly day was even better than I could have imagined. I went back a second time for the spiritual experience. A definite NEED to go back AGAIN home!” Click here to read Renu’s review.

Vivaro Luxury Beachfront | West End, Honduras

This gorgeous and large 4,500 square-foot luxury home is situated on Roatan’s beautiful west side, in the Bay of Honduras. Five bedrooms and seven bathrooms sit on a stunning, white sand beach, where the waves of the Carribean Sea lap up onto the shore. Whether snorkeling, diving, or just relaxing by the water, there’s nothing more luxurious than a beach in paradise to call all your own!

THIRDHOME member Nelvine wrote, “We had the best time at the Vivaro Roatan luxury beachfront home! My husband and 10 year-old twins stayed there for a week and it was such a unique experience. Matt, the property manager, is so nice and friendly! He greeted us and helped us with everything throughout our stay – from planning any excursions to transportation. The home is huge for a family of 4, plenty of living space. The living area is spacious and includes some board games, which was fun to have with kids. Our trash was taken out for us throughout the week and the pool was also cleaned during our stay. The home comes with tons of floaties, snorkel gear, paddle boards, and life vests, so kids and parents were all very happy. We were able to enjoy our own beach with so much privacy. It was all very relaxing. There was air conditioner available and fans as well, so we were always comfortable. We were also only a 10-minute walk away from town: the family and I walked to West Bay to try different restaurants and look at shops. On a rainy day, we had Chef Junior come over to the home and teach us how to cook pizza. It was such a blast – what a great family idea! You can even go fishing! You get picked up from the dock right on your property. This is a great place to relax and unwind. Thank you team for making our stay so memorable! We will never forget it.” Click here to read Nelvine’s review.

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THIRDHOME member Larry Grossman turns 70 this year.

In celebration of this milestone, he’s hitting all 7 continents with the help of THIRDHOME.

Meet Larry:

World Traveler, Philanthropist, Friend, & THIRDHOME Member

As Larry travels the globe with THIRDHOME, he’ll be blogging about his experiences as he navigates the post-pandemic world. His planning began in 2019 with THIRDHOME Director of Adventures, Liz Bates, who has assisted him in pivoting to satisfy his travel cravings when COVID-19 restrictions have not allowed him to visit a destination. Keep reading to learn more about Larry’s most recent travel experiences.

Next Stop: Isla Mujeres

It was “Big Chill Week” on the Mexican Island of Isla Mujeres and I got lucky.  With THIRDHOME’s help, I scored a seaside house large enough to host four couples at the southern tip of Isla. Word travels fast with my travel buddies and Dale called first and said, “I Heard it Through the Grapevine that we’re going to Mexico the week before Christmas.”  Shortly thereafter, Fiesta texted “I Ain’t Too Proud to Beg and count me in!”  Pam emailed, “I Second That Emotion and I’ll buy the tequila,” and finally Tina let me know that she was “My Girl” and she was not staying home.

*If these song titles are too obscure, power up your Spotify and listen to what could be the greatest screenplay soundtrack ever made: The Big Chill.

And thus, another grand “Larry World” vacation got on the calendar, and seven vaccinated Gringos flew into the Cancun airport from Baltimore, Chicago, Phoenix and Norfolk, VA. One cab ride and a 30-minute ferry ride later, we arrived at the Isla Mujeres ferry terminal to begin our adventure in this beachy, funky, laid-back island paradise.

While only eight miles removed from Cancun, Isla offers a totally different vacation experience. Missing are the mass of all-inclusive resorts with partying tourists everywhere. Present, are visitors from all over the world riding around in golf carts, visiting the beaches that surround the island, partaking in a beverage in one of several unique beach clubs, and deciding on the optimal location to watch crazy-beautiful sunrises and sunsets. 

In the course of our week, we met visitors from Australia, Denmark, Ecuador, Italy, France and Great Britain.  It quickly becomes apparent that Isla Mujeres is a really diverse environment with any number of languages being spoken over the course of a day – “arrivederci” meets “hasta la vista.”

The entire week we never left the island, and why would we?  We had a great house, Casa Amarilla, with a chef-worthy kitchen, a lap pool in the back yard, one deck to watch sunrise and another deck to watch sunset.  Most importantly, our house was a short walk from Punta Sur, the eastern most tip of Mexico that features Punta de Amanecer, the Point of Sunrise.

As the first part of Mexico to be touched by the sun’s rays every morning, this spot has a “Key West Sunset” vibe that draws visitors from all over the island.  Every day began with our group ambling over, coffee in hand, to the same spot that Mayan warriors hung out 2,000 years earlier.  The statue of the Mayan Goddess Ixchel alongside the giant iguana statue greeted us every morning as we entered the point. 

My Top Seven Isla Memories:

1. Sitting on our deck, listening to a Christmas jazz collection while sipping one of Art’s top shelf margaritas as the sun set over the turquoise waters and the Cancun skyline.

2. Our private Chef dinner that featured Mexican lobster, shrimp, and fish, along with killer guacamole and totopos (chips).

3. Visiting the Women’s Beading Cooperative to witness beautiful, handmade necklaces, bracelets, purses and more.  This wonderful business provides an income to island residents and provided us the chance to purchase colorful and unique Christmas presents.

4. Snorkeling off the beach at Garrafon Natural Reef Park.  This part of the world is renowned for crystal clear water and abundant fish, and the reef didn’t disappoint.

5. Our spur of the moment golf cart “Photo Safari” that covered the whole island and gave me the opportunity to capture all the colorful murals, statues, and dramatic Caribbean coastline of Isla. 

6. Singing (badly, I should add) old Motown hits while we cooked, ate, drank, and reminisced together in the kitchen.

7. Our afternoon lounging at the Capitán Dulché Beach Club.  This was not your run-of-the-mill beach club. A row of faceless, metal statues greet you as you arrive, and great food and drinks welcome you as you lounge at the beach, in the pool, or under the palapa.

This is a really tiny island that is five miles long and half a mile wide at its widest point, yet every inch is worth exploring. And explore we did, walking and “golf carting” every day. This quirky, historically significant, and simply gorgeous slice of Mexico proved to be an idyllic location to reconnect with good friends.

Seven days post-arrival, none of us were ready to depart and I fully understood why a number of expats chose to make this place their home.  It was a great place to end 2021 and set the stage for 2022.  Our “Big Chill” week at Casa Amarilla left us all singing Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World.”

To read more about Larry’s adventures with THIRDHOME, click here. Stay tuned for more of his travels!

What are THIRDHOME members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to Costa Rica and Mexico?

THIRDHOME Exchange members recently returned from Barsilito, Costa Rica and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Read more about their dreamy beach getaways and unforgettable luxury villas.

Villa Essencia | Barsilito, Costa Rica

Villa Essencia is on the grounds of the Reserva Conchal Resort. Set amongst lush rainforest, vast sandy beaches, and practically clear ocean waters, this stay is a true luxury Costa Rican experience. Villa Essencia’s pristine residence contains four bedrooms and plenty of room for gathering with loved ones. Whether you wish to treat yourself to a Robert Trent Jones II–designed golf course, watch the sunrise from your private balcony, or spend your days between the beach and your private infinity pool – this is the relaxing getaway of your dreams.

THIRDHOME member Brian says, “The house is beautiful and spacious with amazing views of the Pacific along with unbelievable sunsets. The house is very well equipped and beautifully decorated. The beach club is a short drive or golf cart ride away and has great pools, play areas for kids, a restaurant, gym, spa and beautiful ocean beach. There are many good restaurants within a short drive as well as the surf beach, Tamarindo. Our kids also loved exploring the community to see all of the monkeys! We definitely hope to make it back some time soon.” Click here to read more of Brian’s review.

Villa Azul Celeste | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Settled directly above the sea, Villa Azul Celeste is a three bedroom, three bathroom home located on the Bay of Banderas. This spacious villa contains 4,000 square feet of interior space, as well as an additional 2,000 square feet of terraces, gardens, and a heated infinity edge pool. Exquisite traditional Mexican furniture and art graces the terra cotta floors and antique hand-hewn beamed ceilings hang overhead. If you are seeking a relaxing beach getaway with unbelievable views, look no further than Villa Azul Celeste.

THIRDHOME members Netell and Brandon write, “We loved our stay at Villa Azul Celeste. The staff really take this property over the top. Maria, Juan Jose, and Flor are experts at what they do and care for guests in such a manner that everyone leaves feeling so loved and cared for. They are truly a gift. The views are spectacular and we love the location because it provides serenity yet also easy access to the bustling town. We snorkeled from the shore (saw rays and turtles in addition to fish) and also took the sea kayaks out several times. Can’t wait to return!” Click here to read more of Netell and Brandon’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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Experience a life of luxury with THIRDHOME partner Maya Luxe! Maya Luxe will allow members to stay in magnificent villas and houses throughout Riviera Maya. From Tulum to Playa del Carmen, get ready to have the trip of a lifetime with this new THIRDHOME partner!

Maya Luxe will bring a plethora of homes and villas to the Club, ranging from one-bedroom beachfront bungalows, to ten-bedroom haciendas with modern decor and dreamy outdoor living spaces. Most residences have beach access, pools, and various amenities to make your stay that much more enjoyable.

THIRDHOME is excited to bring members unforgettable experiences with new partner Maya Luxe. Keep your eye out for Maya Luxe properties in the Club, so you can have the trip of a lifetime!

THIRDHOME is excited to announce its newest partnership with Wen Living, a wellness sanctuary located in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. This serene resort will offer members a unique experience to enhance personal wellness. With a community of endless opportunities to relax and refocus, once construction is complete at this beautiful resort, Wen Living will provide members of the Club a trip to remember.

Wen Living is located in the gated community of Club Campestre San Jose, providing members a tropical desert oasis within San Jose del Cabo. Boasting views of both the Sea of Cortez and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, the scenery surrounding this community is truly breathtaking.

THIRDHOME members will be able to enjoy 2-bedroom units that are complete with luxury amenities and extraordinary finishes. Wen Living was designed with the 8 wellness dimensions in mind; allowing its guests to address each dimension of their wellness through amenities, personalized services, facilities, and activities during their stay.

This wellness sanctuary will have weekly activities such as yoga, cooking, art lessons and more, that will help guests of Wen Living focus on their wellness. Additionally, members will have exclusive access to Club Campestre San Jose’s 19-hole Nicklaus Design Golf Course and the private Campestre Beach Club. Wen Living will provide members with an endless experiences and activities during their stay, all unique to this beautifully designed community in San Jose del Cabo.

THIRDHOME members will not want to miss out on staying at Wen Living. While stays are not yet available within the Club, click here to set a saved search for Wen Living stays, so you can be sure to book a trip at this unique oasis once available!

What are THIRDHOME members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to San Miguel, Mexico and Quinta do Lago, Portugal?

THIRDHOME Exchange members recently returned from San Miguel and Quinta do Lago. Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME travel experiences!

Casa Carino | San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Located in the scenic hillside of San Miguel sits the magnificent home known as Casa Carino. With a dramatic three-story rotunda, multiple terraces, balconies and incredible views from all levels, this home is truly phenomenal. Offering seven bedrooms to guests, this home is equipped to host large groups or family gatherings. Live like a royal when staying at Casa Carino!

THIRDHOME member Fabienne says, “This property is extraordinary in every way! The property and grounds are exquisite – truly exceptional. The house staff are attentive and committed to fulfilling your every wish. The city of San Miguel and the property owners are very attentive to Covid guidelines, ensuring our sense of well being.  “ Click here to read more of Fabienne’s review.

Private Luxury Resort Villa with Pool | Quinta do Lago, Portugal

This incredible villa does not miss a detail from the stunning exterior and manicured lawn to the modern, yet classic old-world inspired interior. Spend a week simply basking in the sun or take part in some of the on sight activities including boating, diving, golfing, and swimming and fine dining. Explore the beauty Quinta do Lago on your next incredible home exchange trip with THIRDHOME.

THIRDHOME member Michael says, “We had a magnificent two-week stay in this beautiful villa in Quinta do Lago, a world class resort for golf, beaches and dining. The villa is of the highest quality we have encountered during our many THIRDHOME exchanges and the owners did everything possible to make our stay memorable.” Click here to read more of Michael’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 Galapagos and Western Cape

THIRDHOME Exchange members recently returned from Western Cape, South Africa and Galapagos, Ecuador. Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME travel experiences!

Beautiful exterior

Private pool

Relaxing outdoors

Galapagos Villa | Pto. Ayora, Ecuador

Casa La Iguana Villa is a spectacular property located right on the waters of Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. During their, guests will feel the fresh ocean breeze from every one of the 5 bedrooms. This tropical oasis will take your breath away around every turn! The natural beauty that surrounds this home is just a bonus amenity in addition to a jacuzzi, private pool, outdoor entertainment area and more!

THIRDHOME member Bob says, “Casa la Iguana was exceptional. The photos of the property are great and in person Casa la Iguana was even better. Best of all was the service we received from Marianna and Fernando. They truly made our stay at Casa la Iguana very relaxing and enjoyable. Every detail was taken care of for us, including Fernando greeting our arrival in town at the dock and Marianna cooking the most enjoyable breakfast and dinner for us.” Click here to read more of Bob’s review.

Charming décor

Outdoor living space

Incredible views

Cape Winelands Villa | Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

Cape Winelands Villa is surrounded by vineyards and spectacular mountain views! This 4-bedroom home is only an hour drive to the center of Cape Town if you’re looking to visit the vibrant city but is just a stone throw away from the picturesque Paarl/Franschhoek Valley. If you’re a wine connoisseur, this is your ideal base to explore the beautiful winelands of South Africa!

THIRDHOME member Lyn says, “We have stayed in many big houses around the world, this one is just special! In fact, the owners of Donkerkloof are the most special couple! Thank you Lise & Jadrick for being so generous and kind to us! ” Click here to read more of Lyn’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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