What are THIRDHOME members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to Budapest, Hungary and Torridon Highlands, Scotland?

THIRDHOME Exchange members recently returned from Budapest and the Scottish Highlands! Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME travel experiences!

Incredible Views

Overlook the entire city of Budapest.

Modern Interiors

Any guest will fall in love with the chic design of the home.

Private Wine Cellar

Enjoy world-class wine in a private and romantic setting.

Budapest Luxurious District | Budapest, Hungary

Hungary’s capital city of Budapest is divided by the River Danube. The hilly side of the city is Buda, and the flat side is Pest! Budapest is a lively city full of rich history and plenty to explore. This luxurious residence, built in 2007, offers 5 bedrooms for guests to enjoy! Located in one of the most beautiful parts of Budapest, in Buda Hills, the home offers magnificent views of the city from each spacious room. Guests have access to beautiful terraces on the property, an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and fabulous wine cellar! You won’t be disappointed when staying at Budapest Luxurious District!

THIRDHOME member Petronio says, “We spent a perfect week in amazing Budapest. Janos’ house is perfect in many aspects! Some of the highlights were: secluded location, beautiful modern architecture, comfortable and extremely well-equipped. ” Click here to read more of Petronio’s review.

Historical Significance

Surround yourself with history!

Master Bedroom

Relax in spacious comfort.

Outdoor Seating

Enjoy beautiful views of the magnificent greenery.

An Cos (The Hollow) | Torridon Highlands, United Kingdom

An Cos, meaning ‘The Hollow” in Gaelic, overlooks the small village of Sheildaig and features views of the Isle of Lewis. This stunning, luxurious residence offers guests a cozy, Scottish escape including 5 bedrooms, all with heated floors! If you’re looking for outdoor activities, An Cos offers guests easy access to kayaking, cycling, fishing, hunting, tennis and plenty of beautiful walking paths! An Cos is the perfect Scottish escape for every adventure-seeking guest.

THIRDHOME member Janine says, “Lovely relaxing stay at this gorgeous family owned house – the location is magical with the most breath-taking sunsets. An Cos is just a few minutes’ walk outside the lovely village of Shieldaig and located right at the water’s edge with the most wonderful views across the Loch.” Click here to read more of Janine’s review.

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What are THIRDHOME members saying about their luxury home exchange trips to Scotland and South Africa this week?

THIRDHOME Exchange members recently returned from Torridon Highlands, Scotland and St. Francis Bay, South Africa. Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME experiences!

Torridon Highalnds, Scotland

An Cos | Torridon Highlands, Scotland

“An Cos”, meaning “The Hollow” in Gaelic, is a unique and wonderful getaway in the Scottish highlands. The home overlooks the village of Shieldaig with incredible views of the Isle of Lewis. An Cos is a cozy residence that features 5 bedrooms and under-floor heating throughout! Open log fires give a relaxing ambiance to the master bedroom, the main family room and study. You can even enjoy dinner with fellow guests out on the back patio and take in the beautiful views and surrounding greenery. If you’re interested in getting outside during your stay, kayaking, boat trips, fishing and cycling are all very popular. An Cos won’t disappoint on any level of majestic luxury!

THIRDHOME member Annie says, “We stayed a week at An Cos with our grown up children, their partners and baby grandson. The house is even more gorgeous than it appears in the photos, spacious, warm and comfortable, with a gratifyingly well-equipped kitchen.” Click here to read more of Annie’s review.

St. Francis Bay, South Africa

Magnificent Home in St. Francis Bay | St. Francis Bay, South Africa

This Magnificent Home in St. Francis Bay, South Africa is a luxury residence like no other! Resting on 8,000 square-feet, this one-of-a-kind villa looks out over shimmering ocean waters and the Humansdorp Mountains. With rustic, hardwood floors and other smooth wood finishes, the island-inspired interior will make you feel right at home. This home offers 4 large bedrooms all with lavish king-sized beds for pure relaxation at the end of each day. If you’re interested in visiting the town, plenty of delicious seafood restaurants are available as well as local shops. St. Francis Bay offers amazing views, cuisine and the ultimate South African holiday!

THIRDHOME member Lyndsay says “The view is spectacular, and its a short walk down to the best swimming beach. We had such a relaxing time, and loved exploring the coast around St. Francis – a real gem.” Click here to read more of Lyndsay’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 Inverness, Scotland and St. Adolphe D’Howard, Canada. Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME experience.


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The White House | Inverness, Scotland

Take a step back in time with this traditional 19th-century property in the Scottish Highlands countryside. Built to sleep up to 6 people, this spacious home features 3-bedrooms and is located a short distance from the city center of Inverness. Walk to town for a drink at the local pub or take day trips to the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the famous Whisky Trails. Although, the amazing interior furnishings and cinema room will have you wanting to spend a cozy night in.

THIRDHOME member Sean says, “The moment you step inside Petra’s home, you immediately realize you’re in for a treat. This home is extraordinary, from the gorgeous eclectic artwork, to the fine furnishings and finishes, to the generous layout, we skipped happily on into this place! The Scottish people are by far the friendliest and most welcoming we have ever encountered on our many travels around the World. The sense of pride and hospitality, along with the unforgettable beauty made this trip pretty much top of the list for us. Thank you so much Petra! for opening up your home and letting us be your THIRDHOME guinea pigs. We will never forget it!” click here to read more of Sean’s review.


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Aux Trois Girouettes | St. Adolphe D’Howard, Canada

You’ll find this woodland Laurentian gem by Lake Saint-Joseph just outside of Montreal. This property can sleep up to 14 people and features plenty of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Enjoy beautiful lake views and outdoor activities while staying in this property, or enjoy the home’s Jacuzzi and fireplace for a warm night in. Skiing at Mont-Tremblant is less than an hour away if you’re interested in a winter mountain retreat.

THIRDHOME member Joseph says, “Our stay at Aux trois girouettes was one of the most relaxing vacations in recent memory. The house was very comfortable and the grounds are beautiful! Bernard’s cottage (Aux trois girouettes) on the lake far exceeded our expectations! This house ranks #1 out of our last 6 or 7 THIRDHOME stays. There is a nice game room with a pool table and the Jacuzzi spa was very clean and relaxing. We would highly recommend Aux trois girouettes to all other THIRDHOME members. We plan to return again next year!” click here to read more of Joseph’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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If you’ve booked or are thinking about booking a trip to The United Kingdom, this guide is for you. THIRDHOME‘s Travel Concierge, Liz Bates, has collected The U.K.’s best local experiences, and is now sharing her insider knowledge with you!




Discover a bustling metropolis of art, history and culture in London. With much more to see than can be fit into a week-long stay, consider adding on a Live Like a Local experience to cover the essentials.


Evening Thames River Dinner Cruise – $179 per person 

Enjoy a sumptuous dinner cruising past Big Ben, the London Eye, and more.


Rail it to Liverpool & Beatles Magical Tour – $259 per person

Included roundtrip rail tickets, Beatles Magical Mystery Tour, and entry to The Beatles Story.


Buckingham Palace – $129 per person

A panoramic tour of royal sites in central London followed by an audio tour of the staterooms, ballroom, and throne room in Buckingham Palace.

London Wales

Stunning coasts and castles await in ancient Wales. Uncover mythical landscapes, historic landmarks and seaside charm in the Celtic land of Wales.

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Private Brecon Beacons & Historic Sites – $429 per person

Find otherworldly views from mountains that tower over tiny hamlets boasting historic churches.

London Pembrokeshire coast

Private Pembrokeshire Coast – $429 per person

Visit Dylan Thomas’ home, Laugharne Castle, beautiful beaches, and more in this stunning coastal area.

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Visit Edinburgh, the capital and cultural center of Scotland. It’s medieval architecture, craggy coast and exciting nightlife will have you longing for more time in this vibrant city.

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Old & New Town Tasting Walking Tour – $125 per person 

Enjoy good food, drink and company while learning the rich history of Edinburgh. Old & New Town are both listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

London Edinburgh

Entrance to Edinburgh Castle w/Afternoon Tea – $69 per person

Visit this hilltop fortress, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. After a self-guided tour, enjoy traditional afternoon tea with scones and sandwiches at the castle’s elegant tea room.

London Scotland

Beyond the marvels of Edinburgh lies an entire country filled with historic and cultural gems. From Loch Ness to the Isle of Sky, there’s no shortage of bucket list sites to see in Scotland.

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Eileen Donan Castle & Isle of Skye – $125 per person

Behold some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery- Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, and Black Isle.

London Scotch distillery

Discover Malt Whisky Highlands Tour – $69 per person 

Experience single malt Scotch whisky at two fascinating distilleries on the edge of the Highlands on this full-day tour.

Alnwick London Scotland

Melrose Abbey & Alnwick Castle – $75 per person 

Rolling hills, beautiful ruins, and a fascinating castle used as filming locations for Harry Potter and Downtown Abbey.




NO Keys are required to book these excursions and guided activities, however, a Personal Concierge assistance fee of $200 will be required upfront and does not include the actual tours and experiences you opt to add-on. If you would like to include a local excursion, please contact THIRDHOME‘s Travel & Concierge, Liz Bates.


Click here to see the Live Like a Local directory.

Want to see the inside of a castle in Scotland? In the above video, Sorelle Amore, winner of the Best Job On The Planet, will take you on a tour of this THIRDHOME property. 

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The Best Job On The Planet winner, Sorelle Amore, talks about her recent stay in Scotland. Read all about why you should visit Scotland.

If you’re planning a visit to Scotland, expect to be pleasantly surprised at every step.

You’ll be exploring never-ending luscious green hills, breathing in the fresh Scottish air, uncovering the medieval mysteries through stumbling on countless grand castles, enjoying crisp cold beers in the cozy Scottish pubs, shopping for elegant high quality goods in the endless boutique stores across Scotland, indulging in the exquisite local foods and meeting some of the nicest people you have ever crossed paths with.

Welcome to Scotland.

Visit Scotland

In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands with more history and beauty than your mind can fathom. It’s a land that must make it on to your bucket list.

Visit Scotland

My friend and I agreed that a visit to Scotland is currently somehow not a priority on travel lists. This is good in a way that the country isn’t crowded and you can explore in peace, however this secret gem cannot be hidden for much longer.

It’s a culture with the perfect mix of sophistication and breath-taking nature.

Visit Scotland

One moment you could be mountain biking at Glentress in the thick Scottish woods, and in the evening, you’d be enjoying mouth-watering lemon sole meunière at the award-winning Ondine Seafood restaurant in Edinburgh.

Visit Scotland

You could find yourself clay pigeon shooting at Bisley’s Shooting Club at Braidwood who provide exceptional instructors for us beginners, or fly fishing in the local loch and catching beautiful trout. A few hours later you could be strolling through Traquair House, the oldest inhabited house in all of Scotland.

Visit Scotland

The capital of Edinburgh is a real surprise of a town and a treat to explore.

Visit Scotland
Known by many as the birth place of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter book series, you’ll see the old cobble stone streets filled with familiar memorabilia from the books.

Visit Scotland

Otherwise, be prepared to encounter endless street performers who are playing the traditional Scottish bag pipes right outside of the local castles or Gothic churches. Or, walk around and browse the street market stalls filled with local goods.

Visit Scotland

For being a capital of a country, Edinburgh really isn’t all that large. Everything you need to see is within strolling distance, which can be spaced out between your stops at the cute local cafes or traditional Scottish pubs. The atmosphere of this city is what really impressed me. I’m generally used to a wild hustle and bustle in most capital cities, but here, I couldn’t quite comprehend all the smiling faces I was coming across. Every person I spoke to was extremely welcoming and kind. They were always available for a chat.

Visit Scotland
We were also lucky to visit Scotland during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which is the world’s largest arts festival. In 2016 it spanned 25 days and featured 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows in 294 venues.

We stopped in random venues for a couple of free comedy shows and laughed as the performers entertained us for hours.

My visit to Scotland really did leave a lasting impression on me.

It’s a place I see myself returning to over and over.

-Sorelle Amore


THIRDHOME members, ready to pack your bags and visit Scotland? Click here to browse through properties in Scotland.


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.

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