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Mesachie Lake, Canada

Bear Lake

Bear Lake

Beach in Port Renfrew

Beach in Port Renfrew

Beach in Port Renfrew

Beach in Port Renfrew

Bear Lake Beach in Port Renfrew
Beach in Port Renfrew
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July 01, 2018 - August 31, 2018 2 weeks

Family home in the Cowichan Valley. Short walk to two lakes.

Our home is located in a beautiful little village, very much surrounded by nature.

It's a 2 minute walk to two different lakes, (Bear lake which connects to Cowichan Lake and Mesachie Lake), both are great for swimming, boating and fishing. We have a canoe big enough for four people that you can use.

The mountains are all around for hiking through the trees. One of the hike leads to another lake, (Cowichan Lake).

The town of Lake Cowichan is less then 10 minutes by car. There are restaurants, a large grocery store, salons and little shops. In summer people come from all over to tube down the river.

We will leave our 5 seater Jeep here for you to use, as well as our 3 bikes.

Our home has four bedrooms, 2 downstairs with queen size beds and 2 upstairs with single beds.

The main floor is Kitchen, livingroom, bathroom, the girls bedrooms as well as an art/homeschool room.
Down stairs there is a bathroom, office with computer, open area with a television, coat/storage room, laundry facilities and 2 bedrooms.

We have 1 guinea pig who lives outside in the front yard. We have friends who care for them while we are away. My gardens are a bit wild and my yard is ruled mostly by the children with their climber, trampoline and fairy houses. If you visit with children you will not need to worry about games, toys or them having fun in the yard.

Our Neighbourhood is quiet and the neighbours are friendly. We have friends here that would happily help with anything you might need.

The Royal BC Museum in Victoria is always wonderful to visit. There are also other smaller museums nearby with local history.

The Ocean is about 45 minutes away Port Renfrew, Ladysmith, Maple Bay, Cowichan Bay.

Victoria is 1.5 hours away

Cathedral Grove is about 2 hours away.

Mt. Washington ski resort is an easy 3 hour drive that we make often in the winter months.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made


  • Gas Fitter
  • Homemaker

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

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


  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 3


  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Slovenia
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • London, UK
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania
  • Spain
  • Europe
  • Scotland, UK
  • England, UK
  • Ireland
  • Greece

Spoken Languages

  • English


  • Gas Fitter
  • Homemaker


  • Girl - Age: 14
  • Girl - Age: 14


  • Guinea pigs
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