|April 01, 2021 - October 31, 2021||14 days|
Would do one to four weeks.
Updated heritage home on idyllic Vancouver Island (Victoria) - forests, seaside
In 2021 we are looking for an exchange of one or two weeks in Italy or France (as long as the pandemic situation settles down!).
We live in a well-maintained 105-year-old home designated as a significant historical building in this region.
We live in Victoria, British Columbia - a seaside tourist city on the balmy southern tip of Vancouver Island. Our house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms (both with showers and bathtubs), a gas fireplace, an award-winning kitchen, a study, a music studio with piano and three balconies overlooking a large park area.
The home is decorated in an elegant old-world style although the appliances are modern. An extension (in period style) was added a decade ago. It is a 10-minute drive to the seaside and 10 minutes to downtown - we also offer our well-maintained Volvo 240 stationwagon for transportation. We're also on a bus line going downtown.
One thing that makes this house special is its spectacular view of a park area which is an excellent country walk. The park is a protected wildlife area - a plus for bird watchers. You can watch the sun set while relaxing on a wicker chair on one of our balconies as you sip a glass of wine.
Victoria and Vancouver Island are world-famous for great hiking, sailing, kayaking. Beautiful old-growth rain forests, breath-taking ocean views. This is a moderate part of Canada weather-wise - it's never cold and gets to a comfortable room-to-warm temperature in the summer. The scenic Gulf Islands are on your doorstep. Vancouver is just ferry ride (or 20 min seaplane trip) away.
The city of Victoria is renowned. for its unusually attractive downtown area with lovely old buildings, great shopping and dining (tons of restaurants), the world-famous Butchart Gardens, the stately Empress Hotel (famous for its high tea!) and the Royal B.C. Museum.
I am a arts/entertainment writer for the daily newspaper in Victoria. My wife is a hospital administrator. We recently retired - so we are open to both long and short stays - we are very flexible. Our email is email@example.com
We would also love to exchange with a home in Vancouver, Seattle, Tofino or the Gulf Islands (Gabriola, Hornby, etc.) for a shorter stay.
We have exchanged often on Intervac years ago - and recently did an exchange in Tuscany. We are a thoughtful, responsible couple who promise to treat your home as we treat our own.
- 2 Adults
- 0 Children
- 2 Exchanges made
- Hospital administrator
- House Type: House
- Environment: In the suburbs
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 5
- Total Area: 0 m2
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Other musical instruments
- Terrace or deck
- Bicycles: 2
- No smoking
- Use/Exchange of car
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Hornby Island, BC V0R, Canada
- Gabriola, BC, Canada
- Tofino, BC, Canada
- Seattle, WA, USA
- Vancouver, BC, Canada
Nearest Airport: victoria international airport -
- Hospital administrator
- No children will be traveling with us.
- We do not have pets.
About Our Family
My name is Adrian Chamberlain. I am an arts writer with the Victoria Times Colonist, the daily newspaper in Victoria, British Columbia. My wife, Penny Chamberlain, is a hospital administrator in Victoria. We had an adult daughter, Katie Chamberlain, who is a television journalist in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We did several Intervac exchanges years ago, and are now ready to do some more. My wife and I are both published novelists - Penny has written 3 novels for young adults. I have also written two novels for young adults, as well as a collection of humourous stories about our pug dog, titled Adventures with Ollie. I am also a musician (piano/keyboardist) who play in two local soul/ funk bands on a recreational basis. We are a very responsible couple who will leave homes in exactly the pristine condition we find them in.
My wife Penny and I are avid travelers who've visted Spain, Greece, Italy, France, England, Ireland, Mexico, and the United States including Hawaii.
This member has completed 2 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: