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CA1004558

British Columbia, Canada

Livingroom

Livingroom

Back garden with hammock

Back garden with hammock

Backyard garden

Backyard garden

Sidney fish market (5 minutes away)

Sidney fish market (5 minutes away)

Sidney pier (fishing, whale watching, diving, kayaking, sailing are 5 minutes away)

Sidney pier (fishing, whale watching, diving, kayaking, sailing are 5 minutes away)

Livingroom Back garden with hammock Backyard garden Sidney fish market (5 minutes away) Sidney pier (fishing, whale watching, diving, kayaking, sailing are 5 minutes away)
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Member since

2014

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
March 01, 2019 - October 31, 2019 2 weeks

Our dates and length of stay are flexible, it depends on the time of year and the location.

Victoria and Sidney BC: Beautiful home in park-like setting near ocean and all amenities

Our home is part of a small and unique townhouse community in a quiet rural setting on 75 hectares with kilometres of adjacent walking paths and close to beaches and the beautiful Gulf Islands. Just minutes to Victoria, Sidney, the ferries, and the airport. We are both retired after long careers in academia and healthcare and finally have time to travel in a more leisurely way, thus home exchanges for weeks to months are ideal.

Vancouver Island has been rated as the number one island holiday destination in North America by Travel and Leisure Magazine (2014), it was just voted as one of the top ten cities in the world in Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Reader's Choice Awards Survey and Victoria (www.hellobc.com/victoria.aspx) is renowned as a vacation spot for people from all over the world. Our nearby town (5 minutes) Sidney by the Sea (www.hellobc.com/sidney.aspx), has more book stores (and coffee bars) per capita than anywhere else in Canada. Victoria is just 25 minutes from our home. Sidney and Victoria offer outstanding shopping, restaurants, natural beauty and attractions. Vancouver and Seattle are an easy trip by ferry/car or plane/helijet, as are all of the Gulf and San Juan Islands.

You can be as active (sailing, walking, hiking, biking, diving, swimming, horseback riding, site-seeing) or inactive as you like in our region. Our home is a great spot to launch trips all over Vancouver Island by car, to the many Gulf and San Juan Islands nearby by convenient ferries (www.bcferries.com), or to Vancouver by air or ferry.

Our home is in a park-like setting with beautiful woods, trails, and gardens all round. We have two large bedrooms plus a very comfortable double Murphy bed in our office/den. We do have 3 bathroom, 2 are full bathrooms with bath, shower, toilet and sink, the 3rd bathroom is a 1/2 bath (or powder room) with a sink and toilet only. WiFi, cable, electronics of all sorts for those so inclined, or better yet sit on the deck, in the hot-tub area, or lay in a hammock in our secluded back yard. From our back deck you can sip your drinks and watch birds, raptors, squirrels, rabbits, racoons, and deer go about their business.

While we love children (and have a grown daughter), only those over 18 are allowed to live in Eagle Ridge (but we can make exceptions on a case by case basis). Similarly, we also love animals (see above!), but we are currently pet-less as we want to spend the next few years travelling. As we tend to like to use our exchange homes as a base of operation to explore new areas, we are not interested in having to take care of pets that require us to be homebound. We have done 10 previous house exchanges that were wonderful in Italy, Colorado, Paris, England and Ireland.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 1 Children
  • 4 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired Professor of Public and Community Health, and
  • Retired Long Term Case Manager, Community Health

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

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

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Japan
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Scotland, UK
  • The Netherlands
  • United States
  • Hawaii, USA
  • Canada
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Denver, CO, USA

Spoken Languages

  • English

Occupation

  • Retired Professor of Public and Community Health, and
  • Retired Long Term Case Manager, Community Health

Children

  • Girl - Age: 34

Pets

  • We do not have pets.