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Cobourg, Canada

Our home

Our home

Our vegetable garden

Our vegetable garden

Open area living room - from kitchen

Open area living room - from kitchen

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Sherri and David

Sherri and David

Part of our backyard

Part of our backyard

Kitchen and Island

Kitchen and Island

TV - Computer room

TV - Computer room

Beach at Victoria Park

Beach at Victoria Park

Our home Our vegetable garden Open area living room - from kitchen Victoria Park Sherri and David Part of our backyard Kitchen and Island TV - Computer room Beach at Victoria Park
Silver

Member since

2013


Unavailable for exchange at the moment
Exchange dates Duration
May 01, 2021 - June 26, 2021 2 weeks

We are planning ahead for a trip to England in 2021. We already have one exchange booked for May/June - actual dates not set yet. We are looking for an exchange in Devon or Cornwall for that same time period. We are looking at an exchange of 2 to 3 weeks, but would consider other offers.

House in Cobourg, Canada

Sherri and I are retired teachers who have done a lot of travelling, much of it as WOOFERs. From these experiences we have learnt that we like to get to know the community we visit and the people who live there. Our first home exchanges have been very positive experiences in that regard and we are very interested in doing more exchanges
Our home is located in a quiet neighbourhood in Cobourg, Ontario. We are within walking distance of the downtown shopping area, a small mall with a food store and Cobourg's lovely huge sandy beach and park. We have two bicycles which can be used for exploring the rest of the town and the local area.
We have a small, comfortable home which has a large open area kitchen, living room and dining room which makes a perfect place to cook and chat all at the same time. The master bedroom on the main floor  has one queen sized bed and the second bedroom on the upstairs floor has a double bed. On the main floor you will find a full bathroom and, in a separate area, the washing machine. Upstairs has a small two piece bathroom. In the basement we have a TV/Computer room with a gas “woodstove”.
The backyard is quite private and has outside seating, a table with umbrella for eating and a charcoal barbeque. We also have a large vegetable garden in the back as well as two community allotment plots. As we are looking for an autumn exchange all the work in the vegetable gardens will have been done but you will be able to enjoy the produce!
Ours is a non-smoking home and we do not have any pets.
Cobourg itself, is a small town of about 18,000 situated on the shore of Lake Ontario. Victoria Park with its huge beach is a favourite destination for both local residents and visitors. There are also cafés, pubs, a cinema, theatre and interesting stores in the historic downtown area.
This is also an excellent location for exploring much of southern Ontario, as you can be in downtown Toronto (Canada’s largest city) in 1 ½ hours, in Niagara Falls in 2 ½ hours and in Ottawa (Canada’s capital) in 3 ½ hours.
We are also only just over an hour from Prince Edward County and its wineries, artisans and excellent restaurants. In the Niagara region you will not only find the famous Niagara Falls, but one of Canada’s oldest wine regions, beautiful parks, historical sites and the Shaw Festival.
Other destinations which are a little further include Montreal (6 hours), Quebec City (8 hours) or for outdoor enthusiasts, Algonquin Provincial Park (5 hours). There are other Provincial Parks much closer, Algonquin is just the largest and most rugged.
We have our exchanges booked for 2018 but are interested in exchanges to England and Wales for 2019. We are flexible with dates and length of exchanges but are looking at mid-May to end of September for exchanges of 2 - 3 weeks.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 4 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired Teacher
  • Retired Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • England, UK
  • Devon, UK
  • Cornwall, UK
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Quebec, Canada

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Toronto Pearson Airport - 130 km

Occupation

  • Retired Teacher
  • Retired Teacher

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

This member has completed 4 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: