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CA1542

Victoria BC, Canada

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

Front deck overlooking Patricia Bay

Front deck overlooking Patricia Bay

Living Room

Living Room

Master Bedroom Queen Bed

Master Bedroom Queen Bed

2nd Bedroom Queen Bed

2nd Bedroom Queen Bed

Kitchen

Kitchen

Dining Room and Front Deck Patio

Dining Room and Front Deck Patio

TV/Sun Room

TV/Sun Room

Upstairs Bathroom

Upstairs Bathroom

Computer/Office Den

Computer/Office Den

Back Garden

Back Garden

Back Patio

Back Patio

Back Yard Pond/Fountain

Back Yard Pond/Fountain

BBQ Area

BBQ Area

Deck Off Master Bdrm Overlooking the Beach

Deck Off Master Bdrm Overlooking the Beach

The Beach

The Beach

Our sunsets

Our sunsets

1 Km Waterfront Trail in Front of Our House

1 Km Waterfront Trail in Front of Our House

Nearby Country Trails

Nearby Country Trails

Country farm roads

Country farm roads

The Volvo V70

The Volvo V70

Our Two Sons and Families

Our Two Sons and Families

On river cruise in France

On river cruise in France

Gold

Member since

2001


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
September 01, 2024 - October 31, 2024 3 weeks
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Seaside house near Victoria, BC, Canada

Our home is located in the Municipality of North Saanich, 25 km from Victoria, the capital of British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island. Conde Nast Traveller Magazine has just named Victoria as the Best City in the World based on over 520,000 travellers who participated in this years’ (2023) Reader’s Choice Awards by submitting their travel experiences. Tokyo, Sydney, Copenhagen were among other cities in the top 20. Vancouver Island itself is rated as one of the best island destinations in North America by those same readers. The picturesque town of Sidney-By the Sea is a short five minute drive from our house and has a variety of everything you need...groceries, restaurants, shops, street markets, an aquarium, eco tours...and more.
Our neighborhood is in a semi-rural area on Patricia Bay, on a beautiful protected inlet of the Pacific Ocean. Our house was architecturally designed and built with cedar board and batten construction. Bald eagles perch on the adjacent towering Douglas Fir trees overlooking Patricia Bay. The house has the look and feel of a cottage, but with all the amenities.
The beach in front of our home is warm and family friendly in the summer for swimming and tanning in the sun. We have a two person kayak for a pleasant paddle on the Bay as well as two bicycles for exploring the extensive country farm roads and trails literally steps away to the east from our house.
We are a short distance from the Victoria International Airport and ten minutes from the car/passenger ferry terminal to the City of Vancouver (rated as the most liveable city in the world), a 90 minute cruise through the scenic Gulf Islands. From the "picture perfect" Victoria Inner Harbour you can board a fast catamaran passenger ferry which takes you through the beautiful San Juan Islands straight to Downtown Seattle in a little over two hours.
There is so much to see on Vancouver Island... towering old growth forests, mountains, coastline, wildlife, living native Indian culture...all on an island the size of Belgium. Our Volvo V70 station wagon will get you everywhere in comfort.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 10 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • CityPlanner(R)
  • TVProd(R)

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 1700 sq ft
  • Total Area: 1700 sq ft

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • Non-smoking house
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Use of boat

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • Reykjavík, Iceland

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Find out all the things to see and do in Victoria
http://www.tourismvictoria.com/

In Sidney by the Sea
http://www.sidney.ca/Things_To_Do

On Vancouver Island
http://www.vancouverisland.travel

In Vancouver
http://www.tourismvancouver.com

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Occupation

  • CityPlanner(R)
  • TVProd(R)

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

References

This member has completed 10 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: