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Qualicum Beach, Canada

Front of the main house. Springtime and the garden is starting to bloom.

Front of the main house. Springtime and the garden is starting to bloom.

Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island

Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island

Our home is a short walk to the beach and the local pub and oceanside restarants

Our home is a short walk to the beach and the local pub and oceanside restarants

Main House. Light filled modern chef's kitchen.

Main House. Light filled modern chef's kitchen.

Main House. Room for six at the dining table.

Main House. Room for six at the dining table.

Main House. Entry foyer and hallway to bedrooms.

Main House. Entry foyer and hallway to bedrooms.

Main House. Living room.

Main House. Living room.

Main House. Living room.

Main House. Living room.

Main House. Living room.

Main House. Living room.

Main House. Living room.

Main House. Living room.

Main House. Living room.

Main House. Living room.

Main House. Master bedroom with king size memory foam bed and en suite bathroom.

Main House. Master bedroom with king size memory foam bed and en suite bathroom.

Main House. In addition to the main bedroom there are two cozy but comfortable bedrooms.

Main House. In addition to the main bedroom there are two cozy but comfortable bedrooms.

Main House new second bathroom. Large shower with skylight.

Main House new second bathroom. Large shower with skylight.

Main House new second bathroom. Large shower with skylight.

Main House new second bathroom. Large shower with skylight.

Guest House. We also have a new guest house on the property that sleeps 4.

Guest House. We also have a new guest house on the property that sleeps 4.

Guest House. Entry to the guest house at the back of our property.

Guest House. Entry to the guest house at the back of our property.

Guest House. Front entry

Guest House. Front entry

Guest House. Kitchen includes everything to prepare and serve meals for 4.

Guest House. Kitchen includes everything to prepare and serve meals for 4.

Guest house has a small, fully equipped kitchen.

Guest house has a small, fully equipped kitchen.

Guest House. Bathroom with shower and skylight.

Guest House. Bathroom with shower and skylight.

Guest house second bedroom has a corner computer desk with USB charging outlets.

Guest house second bedroom has a corner computer desk with USB charging outlets.

Guest house has TV, compact audio system with Bluetooth and high speed WiFi.

Guest house has TV, compact audio system with Bluetooth and high speed WiFi.

Guest House. Small back deck is the perfect spot for the first coffee of the day.

Guest House. Small back deck is the perfect spot for the first coffee of the day.

Guest House. Patio and fire pit.

Guest House. Patio and fire pit.

Guest House. Main bedroom with king size bed.

Guest House. Main bedroom with king size bed.

Guest House. Den beside living room has a comfortable ( yes really! ) queen sized sofa bed.

Guest House. Den beside living room has a comfortable ( yes really! ) queen sized sofa bed.

Guest House. Den makes into private bedroom.

Guest House. Den makes into private bedroom.

Guest House. Beds in both houses feature very comfortable premium memory foam mattresses.

Guest House. Beds in both houses feature very comfortable premium memory foam mattresses.

Semi-tame deer and rabbits wander into our yard all year long (old photo before guest house was built).

Semi-tame deer and rabbits wander into our yard all year long (old photo before guest house was built).

Golf courses galore, our home is just up the street from our stunning public course!

Golf courses galore, our home is just up the street from our stunning public course!

Qualicum Beach from the air

Qualicum Beach from the air

Heritage forest is just at the other end of our street. World renowned Cathedral Grove with its ancient cedars is a 15 minute dr

Heritage forest is just at the other end of our street. World renowned Cathedral Grove with its ancient cedars is a 15 minute dr

Miles and miles of spectacular waterfront

Miles and miles of spectacular waterfront

The streets of Qualicum Beach are lined with shops, dining and galleries.

The streets of Qualicum Beach are lined with shops, dining and galleries.

We like to explore Vancouver island too! Ucluelet and Tofino are a two hour drive away on the west coast of the island and have

We like to explore Vancouver island too! Ucluelet and Tofino are a two hour drive away on the west coast of the island and have

Out for an afternoon of cycling the beachfront.

Out for an afternoon of cycling the beachfront.

A little bit of disco on the boat's stereo makes even washing the dishes fun!

A little bit of disco on the boat's stereo makes even washing the dishes fun!

Laura and the girls in London 2014

Laura and the girls in London 2014

Boyd and the girls.

Boyd and the girls.

Our 1973 Gand Banks 42 "Change of Heart" docked at a stopover in Secret Cove while enroute to Desolation Sound.

Our 1973 Gand Banks 42 "Change of Heart" docked at a stopover in Secret Cove while enroute to Desolation Sound.

Front of the main house. Springtime and the garden is starting to bloom. Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island Our home is a short walk to the beach and the local pub and oceanside restarants Main House. Light filled modern chef's kitchen. Main House. Room for six at the dining table. Main House. Entry foyer and hallway to bedrooms. Main House. Living room. Main House. Living room. Main House. Living room. Main House. Living room. Main House. Living room. Main House. Master bedroom with king size memory foam bed and en suite bathroom. Main House. In addition to the main bedroom there are two cozy but comfortable bedrooms. Main House new second bathroom. Large shower with skylight. Main House new second bathroom. Large shower with skylight. Guest House. We also have a new guest house on the property that sleeps 4. Guest House. Entry to the guest house at the back of our property. Guest House. Front entry Guest House. Kitchen includes everything to prepare and serve meals for 4. Guest house has a small, fully equipped kitchen. Guest House. Bathroom with shower and skylight. Guest house second bedroom has a corner computer desk with USB charging outlets. Guest house has TV, compact audio system with Bluetooth and high speed WiFi. Guest House. Small back deck is the perfect spot for the first coffee of the day. Guest House. Patio and fire pit. Guest House. Main bedroom with king size bed. Guest House. Den beside living room has a comfortable ( yes really! ) queen sized sofa bed. Guest House. Den makes into private bedroom. Guest House. Beds in both houses feature very comfortable premium memory foam mattresses. Semi-tame deer and rabbits wander into our yard all year long (old photo before guest house was built). Golf courses galore, our home is just up the street from our stunning public course! Qualicum Beach from the air Heritage forest is just at the other end of our street. World renowned Cathedral Grove with its ancient cedars is a 15 minute dr Miles and miles of spectacular waterfront The streets of Qualicum Beach are lined with shops, dining and galleries. We like to explore Vancouver island too! Ucluelet and Tofino are a two hour drive away on the west coast of the island and have Out for an afternoon of cycling the beachfront. A little bit of disco on the boat's stereo makes even washing the dishes fun! Laura and the girls in London 2014 Boyd and the girls. Our 1973 Gand Banks 42 "Change of Heart" docked at a stopover in Secret Cove while enroute to Desolation Sound.
Silver

Member since

2015

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
May 01, 2020 - October 31, 2020 4 weeks

We would like to stay in France up to 6 months, so planning multiple exchanges for us might be the only way. We're happy in all regions as we want to explore and live like a local.

NON SIMULTANEOUS POSSIBLE. Beautiful Vancouver Island...

We offer our recently updated single level home along with a newly built guest house on our property. We are just a short walk or cycle (bike rentals easily available) to the pretty village center or to the ocean. Located in Qualicum Beach, a gorgeous beach side community located on the east coast of Vancouver Island where it seldom gets too hot in summer or too cold during winter. Our town is situated in a micro-climate that offers the best weather in the country!
Situated mid-island makes us a terrific jumping off point to other areas of Vancouver Island or the magnificent Gulf Islands, one of British Columbia's real jewels. Legendary among adventure seekers, Vancouver Island is very large place and is best suited to lengthy vacations as there is just so much to explore.
We are also a short seaplane, helicopter ride or ferry trip to the mainland of British Columbia and all the Vancouver has to offer.
Our main house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. At the back of our property sits a new guest house which features two bedrooms and one bathroom. This space is featured on Airbnb and Homeaway and may be in use if the exchange is in the summer. A non-simultaneous exchange could include the guesthouse. This arrangement would allow two couples to travel together while still maintaining complete privacy. Use of car is possible but it is a 2 seat manual shift. For those needing a larger vehicle there are car rental agencies close by.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • semi retired

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Croatia

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Qualicum Beach Municipal airport - 5 km

Qualicum Beach in an idyllic seaside village midway along the eastern shore of legendary Vancouver Island.
While there's plenty to see and do right here, Qualicum Beach also serves as an excellent jumping off point to much of Vancouver Island's other adventures.
The main highway to Uclulet and Tofino is a short drive from our home. The ferry to Vancouver is an easy 25 minute drive south of us. Vancouver Island is quite unlike any other place; we've got sophisticated shopping in Victoria to the south to some the most remote and unspoiled wilderness to the north of us and it's all readily accessible.
Youtube is full of videos of our piece of paradise; here's just a couple to whet your travel appetite! https://youtu.be/qzvpVUKH8KY and https://youtu.be/p3RXrVH5Bag
Here's a great video of how Vancouver Island looks to a visitor from Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHL4ipimu8o&feature=youtu.be

Occupation

  • semi retired

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.