Nanaimo, Canada

Our Location

Our Location

Orcas passing Jenn on her kayak

Orcas passing Jenn on her kayak

Masterbedroom with Ensuite

Masterbedroom with Ensuite


Member since


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
January 31, 2023 - December 31, 2023 1

we are fairly flexible


Beachside, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island Canada

Come and discover Vancouver island and all it has to offer. Our Beachhouse on Central Vancouver Island - Nanaimo British Columbia is exclusive waterfront with views of Vancouver North Shore Mountains. Our property is at the end of a no thru street on Departure Bay Beach with nature for neighbours on one side and two large decks for lounging and soaking up the sun facing the Salish Sea (the body of water between Vancouver and Vancouver Island).  Roast marshmallows on our firepit while watching the local river otters play; enjoy our view surrounded by a peaceful garden overlooking the ocean.  Our kayaks are yours to cruise over to Newcastle Island or paddle to dinner at Penny's Palapas or the popular floating Dinghy Dock Pub. We are walking distance via the beach from the BC Ferries for a day trip to Vancouver or Whistler or drive up to Victoria...looking for snow ?.... skiing on Mount Washington an hour to the hill.  Nanaimo is the second largest City on Vancouver Island and the perfect location to day trips from.
* Victoria Capital City  1.5 hour drive -
* Vancouver 1.5 hour ferry or 12 min float plane ride
* Whistler 1.5 hours from Horseshoe Bay Ferry -
* Tofino, Vancouver Island 3 hours drive -
*Seattle, USA 3 hours from BC Border -

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 1 Children
  • 32 Exchanges made


  • Commercial Airline Pilot
  • Local Govt Building Inspector

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6
  • Living Area: 2400 m2


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible


  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Baby equipment
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2


  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Poland
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Ireland
  • Scotland, UK
  • South Africa
  • United States
  • Spain
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • France

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Newcastle Island a 20 minute paddle from our home is a mostly undisturbed and is a relatively pristine provincial marine park. Perfect for picnics this island paradise, which protects Nanaimo’s harbour, is comprised of shoreline cliffs,sandy beach, cave systems, a sparkling lake as well as arbutus, Douglas fir and Garry oak trees which cover most of the
island. As a wilderness retreat, wildlife abounds with white tailed
deer, rare blonde raccoons, great blue herons, bald eagles and river
otters to name only a few of the island’s spectacular natural
15 Minutes South of our house is WildPlay Element Park
We also have a kids waterpark, tennis court and sports field only 10 minute walk from the house.

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  • Commercial Airline Pilot
  • Local Govt Building Inspector


  • Boy - Age: 11


  • 2 dogs


This member has completed 32 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: