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Holiday in Style on land and sea

Published in News - October 27, 2016

Like going on holiday by the sea? With the money you save on home swapping, why not treat yourself to an extra special experience on your next holiday and cruise the ocean. We've teamed up with our friends over at GetMyBoat to make this even easier, offering Love Home Swap members their special concierge service for free. Hire a boat to the local islands, diving spots or even a touch of watersports - GetMyBoat have thousands of members across the globe with boats for all activities.


Boasting white sandy beaches and a serene turquoise bay, Miami is a prime destination for water lovers. From the Cuban-influenced cafés that line Little Havana to the party epicentre of South Beach, there’s plenty to see and do in this ocean front city.

Wanting to stay in Miami? Why not take a look at this stunning apartment overlooking Biscayne Bay. With a pool, Jacuzzi, gym and a private balcony, this home has everything you could wish for. Or, cruise the water in style on a gorgeous 24’ Yahama Jet Boat.

“Miami Beach and Miami has everything you could want for a vacation. Fantastic weather all year round.” – Jorge, Miami Florida

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San Diego

Known for its glorious beaches, soaring temperatures and bustling harbour – San Diego is the go-to place for any maritime lover. When you’re not cruising the blue waters, there’s plenty to do on land as well. The world famous San Diego Zoo, and handful of theme parks means the family can be entertained throughout your stay.

Looking for a trip to San Diego? This fantastic ocean front home boasts stunning views and all within walking distance to hiking, biking, sailing and water sport facilities. Plus explore the bay on ‘The TailChaser’ – a glorious 38ft Topaz Motor Yacht Charter located on the stunning Mission Bay.

‘Locals and tourists alike enjoy this charming, beautiful, friendly beach town with quaint shops, delicious cuisine, an arts community, yoga studios, ocean sports, parks, a walkable downtown area complete with a linear organic community park and plenty of biking opportunities.’ – Cheryl and Jack, Love Home Swap members from San Diego

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Home to perhaps the world’s most famous harbour – Sydney is one of Australia’s most popular cities. From the glorious Syndey Opera House to the gorgeous Bondi beach, there’s always something to do. Wanting to plan your dream holiday to Sydney? Why not stay in this gorgeous home overlooking Palm Beach; and then view the harbour in ultimate luxury on this stunning 65’ yacht the ‘MV Enigma’.

‘From three hours to three days, enjoy a bespoke Sydney Harbour experience designed specifically for you. One of the most popular luxury charter boats on Sydney Harbour, Enigma is the very best way to enjoy a day on the water with family, friends or colleagues.’ – David, owner of ‘MV Enigma’

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Located on the eastern coast of Central America, Belize is one of the Carribean’s hidden gems. The Belize Barrier Reef is rich in marine life, whilst the jungles on the west lie home to ancient Mayan ruins. Whether it be on land or sea, there’s much to see in this stunning tropical country. How does living on your own private island sound? This gorgeous home allows you to do just that. With unravelled views of the ocean and its elegant modern design, this would make the perfect holiday destination. Plus, make use of the surrounding oceans by taking a guided fishing trip on this beautiful 23’ Jon Boat.

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Built around the site of Diocletian’s Palace, Croatia’s second largest city Split is a historical paradise. This exuberant city is bustling with activity, and the costal and mountainous backdrop make it a serene environment for the perfect family holiday. If this sounds like your perfect holiday, this beautiful modern apartment has stunning views over the bay and historical homes. Plus you can explore the gorgeous blue sea on this breath-taking 43’ Magellano Motor Yacht from GetMyBoat.

'It is one of the most beautiful places in the world.’ – Sanja, Love Home Swap member from Split

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Famous for its yoga and meditation retreats, Bali truly is a tropical paradise. Its picture perfect beaches make it the perfect place to relax. There are some truly stunning properties in Bali, and this ocean-front villa is perhaps one of the best. The stunning 72m ocean view frontage is matched with the glamorous and luxurious interior. And of course, such a luxury property needs to be matched with an equally stunning boat. Introducing the ‘Lombok Explorer’, a magnificent 38’ cruising catamaran, perfect for navigating the crystal blue waters Bali has to offer.

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Known for its tropical beaches, serene temples and glorious palaces, Thailand is on the ‘must-visit’ list for any discerning traveller. And to make your trip even more glorious, there are some amazing properties to welcome you. This stunning six-bedroom villa overlooking the tropical sea would make the ideal stay. Plus, take opportunity of the ocean on your doorstep by renting this awesome 26’ catamaran from GetMyBoat for just £46.00 per hour.

‘The location of this villa is simply unbeatable as a short walk to the beach ,a bunch of excellent shops and a good supermarket along with plenty of different restaurants and all the beach activities are simply right there on your doorstep’ – Jean, Love Home Swap member from Phuket, Thailand

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Warm crystal clear waters, a gentle breeze, white sandy beaches and glorious sunshine. Sound tempting? Then the Bahamas should be next on your holiday list. To help you out, this beautiful home on the water is available for swaps. Complete with 3 beautiful bedrooms, a wrap around deck and a 100’ dock, this property has it all. Boat rental is required due to being surrounded by water, so why not cruise around in luxury on this exceptional 41’ cruising catamaran available from GetMyBoat; or check out their other offerings here.

‘The warm waters of the Bahamas offers constant breezes, the water is gin clear, the fishing is world class, you can relax on the beach, swim, dine, soak up some rays all the while everyone back home is shoveling snow. If you want you can leave all the work to us or you can sail the boat yourself.’ – GetMyBoat member

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Known for its art, architecture, glorious beaches and sunshine, Barcelona provides days of enjoyment for visitors. With so many fantastic properties in Barcelona to choose from, a stay in this beautiful city could just be around the corner. In particular, this recently renovated villa by the sea could provide the perfect place to relax. Plus, explore a unique side to Barcelona by chartering this stunning 31’ cruising monohull called the ‘Oceanis 31’.

The interior architecture and design are by Nauta Design. This great Italian name, a benchmark in the super yacht world, has helped the Oceanis 31 achieve her true personality – one of contemporary lines where luminosity, comfort and wellbeing take precedence on board.’ – Owner of the Oceanis 31

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With its stunning seaside location, year-round sunshine and glorious sunshine, it isn’t hard to understand why Nice has long attracted artists and the European elite. Such a glamorous location deserves an equally glamorous property; and it’s hard to beat this stunning villa up in the hills above Villefranche. This villa boasts ultimate luxury, with 8 bedrooms, bathrooms a 20m swimming pool and jacuzzi. In addition, you can sail the seas in an equally luxurious environment on this gorgeous 55’ Montecarlo Marine Yacht, available on GetMyBoat.

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Built upon more than a hundred small islands and boasting some of the finest renaissance and gothic architecture in the world, Venice is the ultimate holiday destination. There are no roads in Venice, just the world-famous canals – so what better way to explore this historical city than chartering your own gondola? Plus, once the day is over you can kick back and relax in this exceptional luxury apartment inside a beautiful venetian style building.

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From lively nights out to chilled days on the beach, Ibiza has everything you’re looking for in a holiday. Take full advantage of this beautiful island both on land and on sea with Love Home Swap and GetMyBoat. Spend your days cruising the warm waters on this knockout 52’ Ferretti 460 motor yacht. Or alternatively, enjoy a luxurious day on land in this exquisite 6-bedroom villa – complete with its own 16m private pool. 

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