The lodgings we list are the cream of the crop in each price category. We always list the facilities that are available—but we don't specify whether they cost extra: when pricing accommodations, always ask what's included.
Apartment and House Rentals
Bahamas Home Rentals. 888/881–2867; www.bahamasweb.com.
Bahamas Vacation Homes. 242/333–4080; www.bahamasvacationhomes.com.
Hope Town Hideaways. 242/366–0224; www.hopetown.com.
Villas & Apartments Abroad. East Village, New York City, New York. 212/213–6435; www.vaanyc.com.
Villas of Distinction. Roslyn, New York. 800/289–0900; www.villasofdistinction.com.
Villas International. 17 Fox La., San Anselmo, California. 800/221–2260; www.villasintl.com.
Wimco. Box 1461, Newport, Rhode Island. 800/449–1553; www.wimco.com.
With a direct home exchange you stay in someone else's home while they stay in yours. Some outfits also deal with vacation homes, so you're not actually staying in someone's full-time residence, just their vacant weekend place.
HomeExchange.com. Box 787, Hermosa Beach, California. 800/877–8723; www.homeexchange.com.
HomeLink International. Wolvengracht 28/1, Brussels, 800/638–3841; www.homelink.org.
Intervac U.S. 800/756–4663; www.intervacus.com.