Swop Your News 4 | October 2021

Dear Swop Your Stay member,
This 4th Swop Your News newsletter again much to share! We will introduce our many new members and we have some additional information about Socials and inviting new potential members!

Last newsletter I promised to tell you more about the message and notifications tools on your dashboard but I will do that in a separate newsletter. Of course, if you have any questions what so ever, we are here for you!
Since last newsletter several new members have joined the Swop Your Stay community! A warm welcome to Hotel de Vreemde Vogel, Lodge & Loft, Family Buitenhuys with 4 cottages, Lief Huisje Zeeland, Wit Huisje Zeeland, Nortich, Island Life, Tiny Hotel, B&B Hartje Kloetinge, Apart hotel Hattem and Stadsherberg Alphen, all in The Netherlands. Trullo M in Italy and Casa Coline in Spain. We hope you will all enjoy being a member of Swop Your Stay!
We would like to introduce these new members to you in this newsletter!
members in The Netherlands
member in Italy
member in Spain
We are now present in 7 countries! Country number 8 will come coming week and we are working very hard to extend this number further of course! Member 50 will also be welcomed coming week and we continue to grow! 
We are also so happy that Swops are there and we encourage you all to start Swopping yourself!

Have a look below, each and every new member; you want to stay there to have a wonderful time!

The Netherlands | Hotel De Vreemde Vogel 
EXTRAORDINARY AND JUST OUTSIDE De Vreemde Vogel is a green location with a relaxed atmosphere. You will enjoy good food, drinks and singing birds! A short break. Whether you spend the night in one of our special sleeping places, attend a party, enjoy a lunch or drink a cup of coffee. FROM BIRDHOUSE TO PLANE The 10 special sleeping places, varying from birdhouse to plane, always with private bathroom, extensive regional breakfast and made beds.. FROM SANDWICH TO SNACK The terrace on the water, the farm and the garden house ensure a lovely place, both on warm days and in autumn. The KomBuizerd (central fireplace and mini-bar) is available throughout the entire year, free of charge. De Vreemde Vogel is a very child-friendly location.

The Netherlands Lodge & Loft B&B
ENJOY ULTIMATE HAPPINESS IN NATURE IN THE HEART OF THE RANDSTAD Wake up in your atmospheric house on the water with a view of the ruins of Castle Teylingen. Located on one of the oldest and most chic avenues of Sassenheim, close to the center, the tulip fields, the Keukenhof and the sea. At LODGE & LOFT we offer guests a unique experience in a beautiful location on the water. Let the guests enjoy, offer a bit of happiness & peace and make the world a little more beautiful. All this from a conscious way of living and staying. That is what LODGE & LOFT stands for.

The Netherlands | Family Buitenhuys House 07
Our self-designed countryside getaway is a 45 min drive from Amsterdam, in the middle of nowhere. From the house you overlook the fields and dyke that surround the Markermeer: Holland in its purest form! You can sleep inside the Glass House (when the weather allows), a fantastic experience. The house is focused on a level of comfort but with fun, quirky details and a playful layout. Ideal for 2 adults or a family with children. Not advised for 2 couples. The house has been designed with a creative open space plan. Upon entering, you will arrive in a hallway (shoes off in the house please). From here you will continue into an open & light living room and kitchen space. There are big garden doors to let the light, the sun and the view inside.

The Netherlands | Family Buitenhuys House 09
Our self-designed 2-bedroom countryside getaway is a 45 min drive from Amsterdam, in the middle of nowhere. Located on a diverse Recreational Park where people come to relax and unwind. From the house you overlook the fields and dyke that surround the Markermeer: Holland in its purest form! The house is focused on a level of comfort but with fun, quirky details and a playful layout. 4 people max + baby. The house has a creative open space plan.

The Netherlands | Family Buitenhuys House 17
This older cottage got a much needed fresh-up in July 2020 and March 2021. Re-designed, new amenities / furniture etc. Located on a Recreational Park, at the edge of the Maashorst, a beautiful nature reserve in Brabant. Our cottage is older, but has central heating, double glazing and a pellet heat stove for the colder winter months. From the cottage (…and bathtub!) you overlook the fields: Holland in its purest form! Located between other cottages on a holiday park. 2 adults + 2 kids + 1 baby max (5 total). Over the years previous owners added some extensions, which resulted in a nice pleasant, light, airy, open living / dining space.

The Netherlands | Family Buitenhuys House 20
Our compact 3-bedroom countryside cottage is a 45 min drive from Amsterdam, in the middle of nowhere. Located on a diverse Recreational Park with neighbors on both side, a path and a magnificent view on the other sides, as you overlook the fields: Holland in its purest form! Our cottage is older but lovely, we have fixed it up and we keep on (endlessly) fixing it up as old houses simply require. Don’t expect high end. Fits up to 6 people + 1 baby Our older cottage is located on a Recreational Park.

The Netherlands | Lief Huisje Zeeland
The cottage is a mix of old and new. Much has been found at flea markets, thrift stores or just on the street. The ground floor consists of a living and kitchen area. The Bruynzeel kitchen, modeled on Piet Zwart, is new and fully equipped. Read; fully equipped. You cook on the 60s ATAG stove. Adjacent to the bedroom is the bathroom with a roll-top bath. Bath salts are always present 😉 The bathroom has a separate shower, toilet and sink. Get a breath of fresh air and enjoy in West Zeeuws Vlaanderen. Turkeye is a small hamlet about a kilometer from the Belgian border with about twenty old houses. Behind the house begins a nature reserve that runs along the Line. The views are beautiful. For cyclists there is an extensive network of nodes that you can connect to.

The Netherlands | Wit huisje Zeeland
Wit Huisje Zeeland is located next to Lief Huisje Zeeland. A detached house with a private garden. This house is slightly larger than Lief Huisje and has a separate study. Ideal for a workation. The cottage is a mix of old and new. Much has been found at flea markets, thrift stores or just on the street. The ground floor consists of a living and kitchen area. Get a breath of fresh air and enjoy in West Zeeuws Vlaanderen.

The Netherlands | Nortich
Welcome… This is our new holiday home directly behind the dunes in Noordwijk. A place to slow down and disconnect from the daily bustle. Here you can top up in the tranquility of nature and the comfort of a stay in style. We have designed the house ourselves, together with Interior designer Wanda de Jong, inspired by the original house from 1969, but with all the comfort of today. We combined beautiful architecture with a high-quality finish. Because of the height of the house, it feels very light and spacious. Our contemporary home offers space for 6 people, has a living space of 64 m² and is surrounded by a sunny garden of 280 m².​ Kitchen and Living room; Thanks to a large number of windows and the high ceiling (4.10m), this space is flooded with light. The kitchen, with a lovely view of the bulb fields, is fitted with all modern conveniences such as a dishwasher, a Nespresso machine and a combination oven. In the winter you sit comfortably around our Norwegian wood stove while you can enjoy the sun on our spacious concrete window seat in early spring.

Italy | Trullo M
MARE, MAGNIFICO, MEDITERANEO Trullo M is a high-end renovated cassina a trulli with respect for the authenticity. With a 180 degree sea view, a plot of 5.000 sqm, an infinity pool of 3,3 m x 12 m and more than 300 sqm of terraces you can enjoy the Italian sun. The main house consists of 3 bedrooms (2 with ensuite bathroom), living room, kitchen and another bathroom. At the swimming pool there is another little building with a double bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

The Netherlands | Island Life
Just imagine: your own private island. Only accessible by boat, with a view for miles across the lakes. Wake up in the morning to the sound of chattering ducks and the rustle of the wind. Start the day with a swim around the island or greet the sun along the spacious pier. Pick fresh herbs from the garden, marvel at the crystal clear water or cast a fishing rod. Everything is possible. Here you have plenty of privacy, surrounded by nature. You feel like you’re in Scandinavia. Create memories. The island lifestyle You wake up wonderfully relaxed. What’s the weather today? Do you feel like taking the boat out for a spin or maybe going on an exciting sup trip. Dream away under the starry sky, see those flickering lights on the water. Tomorrow is another day.

The Netherlands | Tiny Hotel
Tiny Hotel – is a holiday home located on a farm in North Brabant, in Nistelrode to be precise. The wooden stylish cottage is located in the middle of nature with a view of the woods! The space Tiny Hotel is a Scandinavian decorated cottage and is fully equipped. You will find, among other things, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Even in winter you are well insulated with us, and you keep it wonderfully warm. Outside you can build your own campfire and cuddle with rabbits, our pig Lou Lou and the lovely silkie chickens. The chickens lay an egg every day fore you can take it out yourself. There is a lot of freedom, lying on a large lawn and overlooking a forest. Swing, go-karts, picnic house, games, a guide with to do’s in the area. Our 5 person hot tub can be booked as an option.

The Netherlands | B&B Hartje Kloetinge
Luxury B&B in Zeeland Looking for a nice place where you can enjoy and relax? Then pay a visit to my attractive and luxurious holiday home in Kloetinge. Kloetinge is a picturesque village in Zeeland and is a beautiful place to walk and enjoy the nice town of Goes. In my holiday home you can enjoy different breakfast packages. You can choose from a small-but-nice breakfast, an extensive Zeeland breakfast or you can opt for a filled fridge on arrival. I also provide various serving boards. Breakfast is in your own room in the B&B, so completely corona proof! Holiday Home in Zeeland My holiday home consists of a complete private studio that you don’t have to share with anyone. It is a small holiday home with B&B facilities. You can stay here with 2 adults and 2 kids.

The Netherlands | Apart Hotel Hattem
Step into a unique world: discover Aparthotel Hattem The historic and renovated building in the oldest street of Hattem, forms the core of a Hanseatic pearl: Aparthotel Hattem. A special place that has been the only hotel to wear the pride of Hattem since the spring of 2021. The five rooms exude luxurious simplicity and transport you into an authentic atmosphere. Combine this with a modern-classic look and you will wake up in a dream. A special story Today you step into the hotel, surrounded by elegant wall coverings and a marble floor. A space that has been brought to life by Studio Linse, with attention to comfort and detail.

Spain | Casa Coline
Casa Coline luxury boutique retreat has just opened it’s doors in autumn 2021! It is a place to enjoy life, relax, do a perfect wine and dine or make use of the retreat where you can work on personal development, relaxation & detoxing! Nicoline and Ferry are the owners of Casa Coline. Ferry is a Chef and Nicoline is coach and of course together they are your host at this beautiful boutique retreat! Casa Coline can be booked per room or the whole house. CASA COLINE RENTAL HOME FOR 2-8 PERSONS ✔️ Swimmingpool ✔️ 1 – 4 bedrooms ✔️ 1 – 3 bathrooms ✔️ Inside and outside kitchen ✔️ Airconditioning ✔️ WIFI ✔️ Garden ✔️ Close to beaches, golf course and old town.

The Netherlands | Stadsherberg Alphen
An attractive Boutique Hotel in the middle of the Green Heart Surrounded by the major cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht is the beautiful Green Heart. Here you can cycle endlessly, enjoy the typical Dutch polder landscape, clear your head on or by the water and much more. Right in the middle of all this beauty is the Stadsherberg, the perfect base from which to explore Holland. We offer 11 rooms and suites, each furnished with love and a sense of styling, every detail has been thought of. Everyone is welcome in the restaurant and on the terrace of the Stadsherberg. Both are not only the living room of the hotel, but also of Alphen aan den Rijn. Discover our breakfast and lunch menu or let yourself be surprised in the evening by our delicious and surprising tastings of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes. That’s right, no menu in the evening, our passionate chefs will fill your table with fresh, beautiful dishes that you share with your table companions. The Stadsherberg is your ‘home away from home’ Whether you visit Alphen aan den Rijn for work or pleasure, entering your room or suite feels like coming home.

The private facebook group is the place where community members can communicate with each other, introduce themselves and share valuable information about their property, notify specific dates when the property has availability for ‘swops’ etc. etc.

If you haven’t registered yet, please follow this link to do so: 
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–> community members can invite potential new members via the personal menu – email invites
–> community members can also email info@swopyourstay.com. Robbert and Maaike will then approach the potential member themselves.

In both cases, a check will be made to see whether the accommodation is suitable for Swop Your Stay.

If the potential member actually signs up, the referrer will receive 6 credits!

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Together we can boost each other on Instagram and Facebook …. let’s 
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Whenever you are doing a Swop Or hosting a Swop, please share on the socials with #swopyourstay tagged! This will certainly help grow the community and the platform and therefore gives you more possibilities to Swop to!

this is how we can promote each other!
We hope that the community will grow quickly and that there will be a lot of ‘swopping’ in the coming time! 

Enjoy Swop Your Stay and thank you so much for sharing with other colleagues in the industry!

If you have any questions, we are always ready to answer them!

Robbert Butzelaar & Maaike van Wijk

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