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CA1257

Garibaldi Highlands, Canada

The front of our house

The front of our house

Our living room

Our living room

Windsurfing on Howe Sound

Windsurfing on Howe Sound

Living room

Living room

Eating area on back terrace

Eating area on back terrace

Family photo in Venice 2016

Family photo in Venice 2016

Platinum

Member since

2004


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
May 01, 2022 - July 01, 2022 2 months

We are flexible with dates and times, but hope to travel between May and July

House in Squamish ( garibaldi highlands ) , British Columbia Canada

Our family is Graham and Melissa,and our two boys George and Otis.  We have done over 25 home exchanges in Europe and the trips have been excellent. We have even exchanged twice with the same family in Sevilla Spain, 10 years after our first exchange. The best part of our Intervac experiences have been meeting lifelong friends. This past summer ( 2019 ) we went and stayed with our home exchange partners in Bruges from the previous year. We have met our home exchange partners from Cunit Spain three times during our travels and will stay in their beach home this year in 2019. Graham is now retired so we are very flexible with home exchange times and dates and we hope to do more long term exchanges when the opportunity presents. We travel to Europe every year and always look forward to new destinations. The boys are now 23and 26and generally don’t travel with us anymore so its usually just us two. Our house is located on a quiet cul de sac with a bright dinning room that opens out onto a terrace.  Open concept kitchen with eating area.  Living room with mountain views. 3 Bedrooms upstairs, and one bedroom downstairs. 2 full bathrooms with bathtubs, sinks and showers.  Outdoor terrace with eating area .Front yard is fully landscaped with an intimate area to sit.   Large landscaped woodland backyard with a firepit and plenty of fruit and vegetables. Sunny living room with fireplace and piano.  Close to the famous Howe Sound windsurfing, the Squamish Chief and gondola. We have 3 bikes, sport equipment and guidebooks for the area. Squamish is known as the outdoor recreation capital of the world. We are 40 minutes to Vancouver and 35 minutes to Whistler. Our neighbours are incredibly friendly and helpful and enjoy meeting and interacting with our Intervac guests. We have a small rental condo in Whistler and if it happens to be available during your stay at our home you are welcome to use it as well.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 15 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Pensioner
  • Landscape designer

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Total Area: 2000 sq ft

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Turkey

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Squamish is ideally located between Whistler and Vancouver, with easy access to the BC ferries.  Whistler is 35 minutes north and Vancouver is 45 minutes south.Squamish is an outdoor lover's paradise.  With world class mountain biking ( out our door ), hiking, rock climbing ( the famous Squamish Chief ), 5min. to ocean and 5 min. to fresh water swimming lakes.From our large backyard terrace you can access large gardens and see many kinds of wildlife - sometimes small bears.

Occupation

  • Pensioner
  • Landscape designer

Children

  • Boy - Age: 24
  • Boy - Age: 27

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

This member has completed 15 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: