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CA52228

Port Alberni, Canada

View from the house

View from the house

Kitchen table with dishes

Kitchen table with dishes

Bedroom2

Bedroom2

Bedroom 2 queen bed

Bedroom 2 queen bed

Bedroom queen befd

Bedroom queen befd

towels

towels

Shower

Shower

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

outdoor table

outdoor table

outdoor eating area

outdoor eating area

Open floor plan

Open floor plan

Eating area

Eating area

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

View from the deck

View from the deck

View from living room window

View from living room window

Long Bech Tofino surfing

Long Bech Tofino surfing

3 Sisters Trail Carmanah Valley

3 Sisters Trail Carmanah Valley

Abundant Local fresh seafood, salmon, crab, oysters, clams

Abundant Local fresh seafood, salmon, crab, oysters, clams

Englishman River falls hike 30 min away

Englishman River falls hike 30 min away

Hole in the wall  15 minutes away

Hole in the wall 15 minutes away

Cathedral grove hike

Cathedral grove hike

Cathedral grove hike

Cathedral grove hike

Ancient trees and easy hike at Cathedral grove 30 min away

Ancient trees and easy hike at Cathedral grove 30 min away

Local Trails behind house

Local Trails behind house

Port Alberni charter fishing

Port Alberni charter fishing

Parksville Beach

Parksville Beach

Long Beach Tofino

Long Beach Tofino

Ready to go

Member since

2023


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
May 25, 2023 - May 24, 2025 1 weeks

We are looking for a home in Amsterdam from Oct 16th to Oct 21st (5 nights). Also in Munich from Oct 4 to Oct 12 (8 nights) and Vienna from Oct 2-4 (2 nights). Either simultaneous or Non-simultaneous exchange.

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Waterfront home on Vancouver Island Canada

We are located on Sproat Lake, Vancouver Island considered one of the most pristine, beautiful and warm lakes in British Columbia, Canada. In 2023 CNN Travel named Vancouver Island to its list of the 25 most beautiful places in the world. .Enjoy the stunning views, sit on the dock, kayak, swim, hike through ancient forests or just soak in the peaceful ambiance of lake life. There are sandy ocean beaches on both sides of the island, Victoria is 2.5 hours away. Vancouver is about 4 hours away because you need to take a ferry. The area of the home shown in pictures is about 900 sq ft and has 2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds and an open kitchen living floor plan. The pictures shown are of our suite in our walkout basement. If we do a Non-simultaneous exchange we will be in the upstairs part of the house and you will stay in our suite. If we do a simultaneous exchange or we are not here you are welcome to use the main floor of the house and the suite (3400 sq ft). The upstairs has 3 more bedrooms and 2 more full bathrooms, living room, kitchen and garage.

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Our Family

  • 4 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Engineer and Registered Dietitian. Some of our sons might travel with us one is an electrical engineer, one is an instrumentation and mechanical engineer technologist and third son is an apprentice electrician

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Use of boat

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Munich, Germany

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Victoria - 213 km

Our home is in the country at the lake 10 minutes from Port Alberni. To get around you need a car. You can fly into Vancouver and rent a car and take the ferry across to the island. You can also fly into Victoria and rent a car and drive about 2.5 hours up to Port Alberni. Locations within an hour of our house that we often go to are Coombs, Qualicum, Parksville, Nanaimo and Courtenay. If you love the outdoors you will love Vancouver Island and our location. In the summer the weather is usually hot and dry and in the winter it rains a lot.

Vancouver Island is home to temperate rainforests where 1000-year-old conifers grow up to 300 feet high and 30 feet around. Experience these giants at Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park, located between Qualicum Beach and Port Alberni, an easy walk amongst stands of ancient Douglas fir trees.

For the more adventurous, a 2 hour drive away, hike the Three Sisters Trail in the Carmanah Valley. A remote spectacular experience where you will see ancient, gnarled cedars and some of the largest sitka trees in the world. See A Complete Guide to Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park, Vancouver Island at offtracktravel.ca or the web site bcparks.ca/carmanah-walbran-park/

The town of Tofino, is 1.5 hours drive, on the West Coast of the Island, is known as Canada's surf capital. It was recognized by Outside magazine as "the best surf town in North America".
Taste and toast the thriving beer culture at stops along the Vancouver Island Ale Trail. see web site Vancouver Island Ale Trail Part 2 – The BC Ale Trail

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Occupation

  • Engineer and Registered Dietitian. Some of our sons might travel with us one is an electrical engineer, one is an instrumentation and mechanical engineer technologist and third son is an apprentice electrician

Children

  • Boy - Age: 31
  • Boy - Age: 26
  • Boy - Age: 21

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are semi-retired couple and have four grown sons that live in Alberta. Some of them may want to come on a house exchange with us. We have no animals and enjoy the outdoors and yummy food.

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