New Property: The Kelty Estate in LaFayette, Oregon

If you want to stay in luxury in on Lafayette, Oregon home exchange, we’ve just added a new place that has everything you’re looking for in terms of activities or relaxation. The Kelty Estate is a historic wonder in the McMinnville area. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,  the building dates back to 1872 and has been painstakingly-restored.


The Kelty Estate features 5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, with 1 king bed, 4 queens. Each room has its own private bathrooms. Each room has been filled with beautiful antiques carefully chosen to exude luxury and comfort for our home exchange guests.

Maid service is available for a fee and guests also have the option to charter a limo. The property is located right in the heart of Oregon wine country in Willamette County, which offers several wineries and tasting rooms. If wine isn’t your fancy, Kelty Estate is also only 48 miles from Portland, 60 minutes from Lincoln City’s beautiful beaches. Whether you seek a romantic retreat, a weekend away, or a place for family to gather, Kelty Estate is a prime choice for your next Oregon home exchange. Located just fines from the state’s finest restaurants, this property offers it all.


This property is open to any member of The Vacation Exchange and is property ID OR1512. One visit and you’ll see what makes Kelty Estate such an Oregon treasure. View the listing for more information, and contact us if interested in this Oregon home exchange!




5 Myths About Home Exchanges and How the Vacation Home Exchange Is Different

Home exchanges have been in the news for years, but many people may have the wrong idea of how they work, and what they really entail. We wanted to let you know the truth behind these common myths and what sets VEN apart.

5 Myths About Home Exchanges 

1. Myth: Vacation home exchanges are done with vacation homes that are often rented out.
Truth: While some vacation home exchanges may be done with vacation rentals, the homes that belong to members of the Vacation Exchange Network aren’t rentals. They are purely second homes or vacation homes.
2. Myth: You can’t exchange with someone unless you arrange with someone who has a vacation home in the place you want to stay, and they also have to want to stay with you.
Truth: This is a common thought for many, but they don’t realize that vacation exchange networks like VEN are made to help its members stay anywhere they want in the network, regardless of where their home is located. Our members receive credit when they let members stay in their home, and don’t arrange a swap in the vacationer’s home.
3. Myth: Most vacation homes available for a house swap are either located in non-desirable locales, or hard to arrange a swap with, because their owners are particular, or they’re very expensive.
Truth: This may be true of members on other sites, but at the Vacation Exchange Network, our homes are located throughout the world, in some of the best desired vacation spots. From the snow-capped mountains in Colorado, to the perfect sandy beaches of Hawaii, we have a collection of the best homes in the world. We have homes in most of the 50 states, plus vacation home exchange properties located around the world. All of them are available for the same exact house exchange rate we charge our members, regardless of location. (First year of membership is free!)
4. Myth: Arranging a home exchange is a lot of work. 
Truth: For the members of VEN, this isn’t true. We will work for you, and you can simply contact us when and where you’d like to travel. Our Exchange Coordinators will contact members who have homes in your chosen destination, and we’ll give you a list of these homes. You’re then able to choose the homes you like, arrange an exchange, and you’re on your way. You can also contact the members
5. Myth: My home is going to suffer damage and I won’t know who is really staying there. 
Truth: VEN knows all of its members, because we have a thorough application process. We aren’t a marketplace where people can place random homes up for rental or exchange. Our network consists of vacation homeowners who’ve joined our network with an application, membership fee (if applicable), and information about their property. This information is made available to you when you arrange a swap, so you know exactly who is staying in your home. We also encourage all of our home swappers to leave testimonials for the properties they stay in.
Now that we’ve dispelled some of the most common house exchange myths, you probably have a good idea of what Vacation Exchange Network is, and how we can help you have the vacation of a lifetime.
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New Property in Puerto Penasco, Sonoroa, Mexico

We’ve added a beautiful new property up for house exchange! This home exchange property is located in Puerta Penasco in the lovely the Princesa de Penasco Resort on Sandy Beach. There are two bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms in this condo, with plenty of resort amenities to entertain anyone. Stay here, and you can enjoy three pools, 3 wading pools, a Jacuzzi, fitness center, BBQ grills, sand volleyball court, 24 hour gated security, and an on-site restaurant. The building also have an elevator, and this house swapping option is located in the E-building, very close to the beach.

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You’ll find this condo tastefully-decorated and there’s plenty of room, as it sleeps six! A king can be found in the master bedroom, and twins in the guest room. The living room also has a queen sleeper sofa. Prepare meals to your leisure in the fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops, coffee maker and all of the comforts of home. All linens and dishware are provided, and the condo has a washer and dryer in-unit.

After a long day at the beach and exploring, relax by watching DISH network on one of three TVs in the condo. Free WiFi is also available.

Charter fishing boats, go whale watching, or enjoy any of the other splendid activities in the area.

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Want more information or are you interested in house swapping for this property? Contact us about property ID OC3160.


VEN and the Freedom of Exchange Homes We Offer


If you’re wondering how you can participate in a vacation home swap free, then it’s time for you to understand what makes The Vacation Exchange Network different than other vacation exchange websites.

If you aren’t familiar with home exchanges, you may think it works like you’ve seen on TV or in movies such as The Holiday. It’s common for people to think that something like this occurs when you exchange homes for your next vacation:

  • Person A has a house in Florida
  • Person B has a house in Texas

Person A wants to travel to Texas, so they arrange a home exchange with Person B. They will stay in A’s home while B stays in their house, and that’s it.

This is a common home exchange, and one we like to call a direct exchange. People may arrange home exchanges on websites across the Internet or on message boards, but we take a different approach.

First, the homes of our members are strictly vacation homes or second homes, which means they have more availability when they exchange homes. These homes are also not rentals.

In The Vacation Exchange, you don’t have to participate in a direct exchange.

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