Los Angeles/France or London Vacation Home Exchange

I would like to do a vacation home exchange between June and mid-September, starting in 1997 for a 2 to 4 week period. I am interested in different exchanges from year-to-year. I am looking for a 2 bedroom or large 1 bedroom apartment in Paris (preferably the 5th through 8th, or 15th through 17th arrts.) or London (preferably Mayfair, Chelsea, Belgravia, Marble Arch, Regents Park, Hyde Park or Knightsbridge / South Kennsington). Other locations will be considered, especially on the French Riviera.

I have a large (1800 sq. ft./162 sq. m. apartment), luxury 2 bedroom/2 bath top floor condo (with elevator/lift) with fireplace, balcony, loft and adjoining private, rooftop sundeck with garden furniture. The apartment has a dishwasher, electric and microwave ovens, gas cooker, laundry room with washer and dryer, stereo systems, color TV/VCR with video library, and two car parking in the security garage.

The condo has a panoramic westward view, overlooking Santa Monica. The seashore with its famous beaches is two miles away, Malibu is five miles up the coast and Beverly Hills is three miles east. The apartment is conveniently located in West Los Angeles (Brentwood, Westwood) close to excellent restaurants, theaters and cinemas, shopping, sports facilties and major tourist attractions. The freeway system is a short drive from the condo with easy access to downtown Los Angeles (fifteen miles east) and the Los Angeles International Airport (ten miles south) and Disneyland (forty miles south).

Interested parties with comparable accommodations can contact me at: Al Platt@ Please provide details of your home and the location of your property with your inquiry.

A car exchange is also possible. Weekly maid service for a small fee is available. No small children or pets. Internet and e-mail access can be arranged. There is no on-site management.