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Bowen Island, Canada

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2017
Exchange dates Duration
July 01, 2017 - October 31, 2017

My goal is to be in Montreal for about two months but I'm flexible and can make other arrangements in addition to the home exchange period :)

3 weeks

Beautiful West Coast Island Commuting Distance to Vancouver

Bowen Island is a great place to experience the West Coast island lifestyle, with beautiful forests and trails, sunset beaches, sea kayaking, local farmer's markets, cute shops and restaurants -- and all just a short distance from Vancouver. You can reach the mainland by 15-minute ferry, or take a water-taxi direct to downtown or special "commuter bus".

The house is nestled on three acres with a great location on Cates Hill, close to Snug Cove (where ferry comes in, and where most shops and restaurants are), with views toward the inlet and mountains and also facing the park-like Ecological Reserve. The location is a short walk to the cove, or a 2 minute drive; also just a ten-minute walk to another area, Artisan Square, with restaurants and stores. Meanwhile, beautiful hiking trails and forest start at the end of the yard.

The house has three bedrooms, 1-1/2 bathrooms ( the main bathroom has shower and great soaker tub), a bright kitchen with plenty of workspace and gas range (well, propane is what we have here on the island); a dining area, and living room, opening onto deck. There's also a side room that has many pantry cupboards, and a piano. And there is a beautiful fenced garden full of flowers, automatically watered, and gardening maintenance is arranged and included. Veggie garden too.

This house suits quiet and considerate people, no smoking. A very nice, quiet, tenant lives in a garden suite which has a private entrance; she will be taking care of our cats, so the house only suits someone who likes cats as you will surely see them occasionally around the yard. I had to check "no pets" but a small(ish) dog might be ok.

More photos to come (master bedroom furniture is being repainted, new bedding, etc.)

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • I am pretty much retired, with mainly rental income. Formerly I was a travel writer/editor for the family vacations topic at a large website. I have three adult children, two living in BC and one in Montreal. Love dogs, but don't have one at present... three cats will be cared for by lovely tenant in fully private suite.

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck

Facilities

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

Our Destination Wish List

  • Montreal, QC, Canada

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Occupation

  • I am pretty much retired, with mainly rental income. Formerly I was a travel writer/editor for the family vacations topic at a large website. I have three adult children, two living in BC and one in Montreal. Love dogs, but don't have one at present... three cats will be cared for by lovely tenant in fully private suite.

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.
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