Stay Under The Wings Of a 747, In A King’s Bed Or Beneath The Stars With 3RD HOME
3RD HOME, the luxury holiday exchange club, enables members to stay in unique and sought-after properties across the globe. Worth in their millions, many of the properties could normally cost up to £10,000/week to rent, but through providing time in their own second homes, members can stay in these properties from as little as £250 up to £650 per week. This high-end exchange club is bringing luxury holiday homes into the burgeoning sharing economy.
Below is a showcase of some of 3RD HOME’s most impressive properties:
Malibu Wing House, California (sleeps 4)
A truly unique property, the Malibu Wing House lets guests stay under the wings of a Boeing 747. Designed by US architect David Randall Hertz, the property has been widely acclaimed due to its sustainable use of recycled materials as dozens of redundant planes sit in the deserts of California. Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains with panoramic views, the house features an art studio using the upper fuselage as a roof, a guest house which incorporates the first class cabin deck and a meditation pavilion which is made from the entire front of the plane, plus the cockpit windows form a skylight.
King Edward VIII Estate, Bahamas (sleeps 14)
After he abdicated from the throne to marry American Socialite Wallis Simpson, the King and his wife lived here during his first year as the governor of the Bahamas. Also made famous in the 1965 James Bond classic Thunderball, the daughter of the architect (aviation pioneer and movie producer Mr Sigrist) who lived at the estate was in a relationship with the Bond films’ producer Albert Broccoli which is how it came to be featured in the film. The 12 bedroom, 10 bathroom property features an opulent main house plus two guest houses and four acres of tropical gardens with two gardeners included.
Leobo Private Reserve, South Africa (sleeps 9)
A completely exclusive 20,000 acre private reserve in the Waterberg Mountains owned by a British entrepreneur, guests stay in the remarkable glass Observatory, perfect for stargazing. Guests can use all of the home’s toys including thermal imaging for night-time game viewing, quad bikes and game drive vehicles to spot giraffe, zebra and buffalo. Also included is use of the reserve’s own helicopter which can pick you up from the airport and take you on an aerial safari.
Chateau de Vezins, France (sleeps 11)
An 18th century chateau set in the heart of the Loire Valley which has been in the Vezin family for 900 years. This historic home features plenty of reminders of a bygone era including period furniture, antique heirlooms and each room retains its authentic charm. The chateau features six bedrooms, seven reception rooms for entertaining including a music lounge, a vaulted cellar, a hunting museum and a large manicured French garden.
Villa Gella, Bulgaria (sleeps 5)
Set in the Rhodope Mountains in a small hamlet called Gela (birthplace of famous musician Orpheus), Villa Gella is surrounded by pristine lakes, nature reserves, canyons, four UNESCO heritage sites, and close to Bulgaria’s second largest ski resort Pamporovo. The restored six-bedroom villa commands impressive views across the mountains, sitting at an altitude of 1,700m. The house offers a spa floor with indoor swimming pool, massage area, steam room, gym and yoga corner for when guests want to relax after a day hiking or skiing. It was once labelled ‘the finest home east of the Berlin Wall’.
3RD HOME is the premier private club for the owners of luxury second homes. Featuring 3,400 properties worldwide, with an average value of £1.6 million, as well as endorsements from iconic resorts and residential developments, 3RD HOME enables second home owners to travel the world and stay in premier properties without paying villa or hotel rental rates. Unlike traditional home exchanges, 3RD HOME does not require a direct or simultaneous exchange with another member. By making available weeks of time in their own second home for other members’ use, members earn 3RD HOME Keys which can be used as currency to immediately reserve a stay at other 3RD HOME properties.
To learn more, visit www.3rdhome.com or call +44 (0)207 193 3091.