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CA2672

Saanichton , Canada

Our home in winter - the garden is full of blossoming trees and shrubs in summer

Our home in winter - the garden is full of blossoming trees and shrubs in summer

Sidney by the Sea - 10 minutes by car

Sidney by the Sea - 10 minutes by car

BC ferry to Vancouver

BC ferry to Vancouver

Downtown Victoria - 25 minutes by bus or car

Downtown Victoria - 25 minutes by bus or car

Whale watching is a popular tourist activity

Whale watching is a popular tourist activity

World famous Butchart Gardens - 5 minute from our home

World famous Butchart Gardens - 5 minute from our home

West coast of Vancouver Island - 1 hour away by car

West coast of Vancouver Island - 1 hour away by car

Lisa and Warren in Italy, Fall 2016

Lisa and Warren in Italy, Fall 2016

Our home in winter - the garden is full of blossoming trees and shrubs in summer Sidney by the Sea - 10 minutes by car BC ferry to Vancouver Downtown Victoria - 25 minutes by bus or car Whale watching is a popular tourist activity World famous Butchart Gardens - 5 minute from our home West coast of Vancouver Island - 1 hour away by car Lisa and Warren in Italy, Fall 2016
Silver

Member since

2009


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
January 07, 2020 - December 31, 2021 2 weeks

House in Saanichton , Canada

We have arranged an exchange to the Southern France for the Fall 2019 but are open to longer exchanges any time in 2020. We are also interested in shorter exchanges in British Columbia and Washington but we are open to other offers for 2019.

Our large comfortable family home is in a quiet semi-rural community.  Enjoy meals on the large back deck and soak in the hot tub. Cook up a feast of local seafood in our gourmet kitchen.

Swimming beaches, bike trails, alpine hiking, whale watching, ocean kayaking, and farmers markets are all close-by.  Explore Victoria's and Vancouver Island's many restaurants featuring fine dining and Asian cuisine. (We will leave a list of our favourites.)

World famous Butchart Gardens is just 5 minutes by car. Attractions of Victoria (capital city of British Columbia) are 20 minutes by bus or car.  Vancouver (host of 2010 winter Olympics) and Seattle, Washington, USA are just ferry rides away. 

For July 2010, we arranged a 3 week house exchange in the summer in France through Intervac (FR080212) and it was a great experience.  In September 2018, we had another wonderful exchange through Intervac (NL0763). We are recently retired and therefore very flexible on dates. We look forward to corresponding with you. 
 
 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired College Professor
  • Retired Government Dietitian

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

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

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • USA
  • Europe
  • France

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: YYJ - Victoria International - 10 km

Occupation

  • Retired College Professor
  • Retired Government Dietitian

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

Lifestyle

We are looking for house exchanges that don't require us to get into the car each day. We prefer to walk or cycle to close-by restaurants, shops and supermarkets. We also like to use the local public transit.

We are retired professionals. Warren is passionate about birding and opera. Lisa loves to cook and sew. We have 2 grown-up children who sometimes travel with us.

References

This member has completed 3 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: