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We have our summer holiday booked for this year - thanks for looking - perhaps another year?
Vancouver is a stunning city set on the ocean and framed by mountains- I still pinch myself to believe we live in such a setting.The area offers visitors many sites and activities year round - we have Canada's most temperate climate here.
Our home is located in Burnaby, part of Greater Vancouver. It is a comfortable two story bungalow, built in the fifties, that we renovated when we moved in. Located on a south facing slope, it has a view from the living room and master bedroom towards the Fraser river. The house is bright and warm and has a large rear deck and attractive garden to relax in. We have good neighbours on either side of us. The neighbourhood is quite diverse and has many convenient amenities nearby, including shopping, movie theatres, golf courses, parks, river and lake. There are many mature trees in the area and while we are city, there is some working farmland with produce markets just a ten minute walk away.
We are very well located for access to many things. You can drive to downtown from our home in 30-40 minutes or take the sky train, Vancouver's major transit system, as we are close to the Royal Oak sky train station, for quick access (15-20 minutes) downtown. The airport is only a 20 minute drive away.
We are close to several major roads that can take you to popular destinations like: 35-45 min drive south to the US border or to Tswassen ferry terminal (where you can catch ferries to Vancouver and Gulf Islands); 35-40 min drive west to Horseshoe bay ferry terminal (to visit Gibsons, Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast); 2 hour drive north along the very scenic sea to sky highway to Whistler.
There is lots to do and see here - some highlights include Stanley park with totem poles, aquarium and 7 mile seawall walk; Granville island where you can shop at the market and craft stores or rent a kayak or paddle board; the museum of anthropology featuring local and global indigenous artifacts; Grouse Mountain gondola ride to hike or have a meal with a stunning view; Bard on the Beach - Shakespeare plays under a tent overlooking English Bay; packing a picnic and going to one of the beaches like Kitsilano or Jericho; getting out on a boat for a day of sailing or cruising. There are many sports/outdoor activities and cultural events. More information: http://www.tourismvancouver.com
Using our home as a base you could also do short trips taking a few days away to see other parts of our province - like Vancouver island, the Gulf islands or the Okanagan valley where we have many wineries. Visit this web site for more BC information http://www.hellobc.com
As a food lover and gourmet cook, I (Tannis) can point you to some of my favourite restaurants and food sources. I am also an artist so can help with some cultural suggestions too. Rick loves athletic activities and can give his tips on skiing, sailing, golf and biking in the area.
We have two very sweet indoor cats, Sophie a small 7 lb Singapura, and Jasper, a large 17 lb black and white tuxedo cat - they make quite the pair! We would love to swap with someone who has cats that need care as well- but we are open to considering those who don't want to care for our cats, as I can find boarding for them if need be.
Please let us know if you have any questions! Would love to hear from you
Tannis and Rick
- 2 Adults
- 0 Children
- 2 Exchanges made
- Retired businessman
- Fine Artist/graphic artist
- House Type: House
- Environment: In the city
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 3
- Sleeping Capacity: 4
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Terrace or deck
- No smoking
- Car necessary
- Use/Exchange of car
- Pet care wanted
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- England, UK
- Scotland, UK
- New Zealand
- Berlin, Germany
Nearest Airport: Vancouver International -
- Burnaby Lake Park (12336.5 km)
- Fraser River (12340.1 km)
- Market Crossing centre (12338.2 km)
- Deer Lake Park (12335.8 km)
- Riverway Golf Course (public) (12339.0 km)
- Grouse & Cypress Mountains (12338.8 km)
- Kitsilano beach (12345.9 km)
- English bay (12349.1 km)
- Granville island (12344.6 km)
Our home is in south Burnaby - a diverse neighbourhood conveniently located to many things. We are on a a bight south facing slope with lots of trees and a view towards the Fraser river. We have a grocery store 5 minutes up the street; farm markets a quick walk or drive away April-November; shopping centre 10 minutes away; public golf course 10 minutes drive; River walk Foreshore park 10 minutes drive; Deerlake park 15 minutes drive; Large shopping mall with movie theatres 10 minutes drive; Skytrain station 5 minutes drive or bus top 5 minutes walk; airport is 20 minute drive; downtown Vancouver is 30 minute drive or sky train ride.
- Retired businessman
- Fine Artist/graphic artist
- No children will be traveling with us.
- Cat Sophie
- Cat Jasper
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