Summer is over and the results are in.

These non-Affiliate properties in the THIRDHOME portfolio received the most 5-star reviews from June to September of 2018.


Some were especially popular due to their location and others more-so for their interiors. There were several that captured the  beauty of both worlds, bringing form and function to the table. Did you stay at one of the properties below?


Top Reviewed THIRDHOME Exchange properties of summer 2018 Portland

Portland, Oregon | The World is your Oyster, You are the Pearl

Featured reviews:

“This beautiful condo is in the perfect location to visit Portland. The views from this one bedroom unit are gorgeous.”-Maynard & Judy

“This condo is perfectly situated in the famous pearl District of Portland… Accommodations were beautiful and looking forward to a return visit.”-Ernie & Gena

“The apartment is beautiful with incredible views over Portland. Walking distance from stores and great dining it was a perfect base for a relaxing week exploring the area.”-David & Tanya

Number of Summer 2018 5-star reviews: 4


Top Reviewed THIRDHOME Exchange properties of summer 2018 Colorado

Cordillera, Colorado | Luxury Vail Villa Estate in Cordillera

Featured reviews:

“What a fabulous home with breathtaking views! We enjoyed Vail’s farmers market, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, golf and live music plus great restaurants. We loved cooking in the fantastic kitchen too because we didn’t usually want to leave!”- Jennifer

“We were taken aback by the sheer majesty of this estate, atop the exclusive Cordillera Ranch Club. The home is decked out in every conceivable way and afforded us the utmost in comfort and relaxation.”-Michael

“Holy Cow!!!!!!!!!!! This place is off the hook! Thanks again! Wow!”-David

Number of Summer 2018 5-star reviews: 4


Top Reviewed THIRDHOME Exchange properties of summer 2018 Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica | Casa Alegria

Featured reviews:

“We absolutely loved the home. We will miss the monkeys on the balcony and the view. We can’t wait to return.”- Kristin & David

“Fabulous home with extraordinary views and abundant wild life-Capuchin monkeys, toucans ,sloths, howler monkeys ,iguanas and multiple birds.”- John & Nancy

“Beautiful house right in the rainforest. We felt one with nature seeing toucans and monkeys right outside the house while sipping coffee. So cool!”-Michael

Number of Summer 2018 5-star reviews: 4


Top Reviewed THIRDHOME Exchange properties of summer 2018 Chicago

Chicago, Illinois | Downtown Chicago, Lake Shore East Property

Featured reviews:

“This condo was everything it described and more! This was our second year in the unit. Very clean and loaded with everything to make you feel right at home. The location you cannot beat, minutes from fantastic restaurants, attractions, shopping, and a very nice grocery store. The amenities at the building are first class.”-Matt

“Nice property is a quiet area downtown. Great spot to stay for a visit and easy to catch the L or Uber.”- Jonathan

Number of Summer 2018 5-star reviews: 5


Top Reviewed THIRDHOME Exchange properties of summer 2018 Switzerland

Verbier, Switzerland | Chalet de Merveilles

Featured reviews:

“It just doesn’t get any better then sitting on the terrace in the cool dry alpine air gazing at snow covered Swiss Alps in the summertime.”-Suzi

“It was our first time to Switzerland and we stayed here for two weeks…We had a great time.”- Michael

“Chalet des Merveillles really did exceed our expectations as we weren’t sure what to expect of the Swiss mountains in the summer. Christophe the owner couldn’t have been more inviting and Carla the chalet manager was friendly and wonderfully helpful. Verbier in the summer is wonderful with walking, hiking, climbing, cycling and in the most gorgeous surroundings.”- John

Number of Summer 2018 5-star reviews: 6


Top Reviewed THIRDHOME Exchange properties of summer 2018 Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | Villa las Palmas

Featured reviews:

“Tropical is a great word for this gorgeous home. We loved it here and been here a few times.”- Michael

“This is a beautiful property owned and managed by attentive friendly people. The location is fantastic. Jump at any chance to use this property in the future.”- Paul

“This property was wonderful. The staff was great. Some of the best golf in the world.”- Stewart

Number of Summer 2018 5-star reviews: 9


There you have it. These were the top-rated non-Affiliate THIRDHOME Exchange properties of Summer 2018. Always remember to review your trips to help other members find amazing stays! Click here to browse through THIRDHOME properties in the order of those that have the most 5-star reviews.



verbier, switzerland

Verbier | Switzerland

Escape to one of the world’s premier backcountry skiing resorts at Verbier, Switzerland. The Swiss Alps village is located in the southwestern region of the country and is known for its glacier views, skiing and classical musical festival. The Chalet des Marveilles is around 100-years old but was newly refurbished in 2016. It’s located in the quieter part of Verbier making for a peaceful mountain escape. An open floor plan makes this chalet wonderful for post-skiing socializing. The south side terrace is also a terrific perch for observing the peaks of the visible Swiss and French Alps. With 4-bedrooms the chalet can accommodate up to 7 people. Near the chalet are the mountain’s hot springs, where you can also find a variety of pools and saunas. Summer activities include mountain biking, hiking, rafting, paragliding, horse riding, golf and much more. Sweeping mountain vistas await you in the sleepy village of Verbier.

THIRDHOME member Pascal says, “We had a wonderful stay in Christophe’s chalet. The view of the valley is magnificent, and its position is ideal for short village walks”(translated from French) click here to read more of Pascal’s review. 


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South Padre Island | Texas

Imagine the southernmost tip of Texas. On a map, the Texas border wraps up like the end of a jalapeno pepper into the Gulf of Mexico. If you look even closer, you’ll find a long stretch of paradise jutting out into the Gulf, this is South Padre Island. Practically in Mexico, this island has all of the luxuries and amenities of a Cabo-style resort. Experience South Padre Island from the 13th story of the gorgeous Sapphire Resort. With room for 8 people and sweeping views of Laguna Madre Bay, you’ll wonder how you hadn’t heard of this tropical paradise sooner. Take in a movie at Sapphire’s private movie theater, relax in their spa or go horseback riding down the beach. The island is home to a vibrant nightlife and variety of dining options. South Padre Island has everything you’re searching for in a Gulf Coast getaway.

THIRDHOME member Terry says, “We really enjoyed our stay at this well-stocked Ocean view condominium. Plenty of room for 7 of us and the beds and accommodations were 1st class…Hope to come back to this beautiful place.” click here to read more of Terry’s review. 


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