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CA1009360

Vancouver, Canada

Street view of our townhouse

Street view of our townhouse

Street view of our townhouse
Bronze

Member since

2015


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
August 30, 2020 - October 31, 2020 4 weeks

We are retired and flexible about dates, location and length of stay.

Nice city home close to town and nature

Quiet Kitsilano neighbourhood, yet close to shopping, restaurants and the beach with convenient access to city, mountains and ocean. Area has many parks and green spaces, bike paths, and transit.
Our house is a townhouse in a 4-plex with updated kitchen, bathrooms, and a small outdoor living space. We are two blocks from several shopping streets and only a 20 minute walk to English Bay and the beaches, as well as Granville Island. Downtown Vancouver is a short bike or bus ride away, or you can walk over the bridge. Whistler Mountain, site of 2010 Olympics is less than 2 hours by car. Excellent hiking, walking, water sports, beaches, all minutes away.
We have 2 bedrooms upstairs, both with queen sized beds. There is also a full bathroom on this level. The main level has kitchen, dining and living area and one half bathroom. Our home is suitable for one or two couples or a family with one child. We have a cat and dog so our home is not suitable if allergies are a problem. Our cate and small garden that will need care, the dog is boarded away from home when we have visitors.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 2 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired Information Technology Manager, Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 1100 sq ft

References

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

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

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Vancouver International - 15 kilometers

Beautiful, urban, treed area within walking distance to shops, public transit, beaches, and downtown. Neighbourhood is very quiet and has many historic houses.

Occupation

  • Retired Information Technology Manager, Teacher

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Cat
  • Dog

About Our Family

Our family consists of just the two of us now, Rejean and Francine. Our 2 adult children live close by, both are married and we have two grandchildren. We also have a cat and a dog. When we exchange the cat stays in the house and the dog is boarded elsewhere. We are both retired, Rejean was a teacher of French to adults and Francine worked in Information Technology as a Project Manager. We love to travel and do home exchanges around the world. We find it a great way to get to know the people and the area. We like to visit places and experience great food, wine and culture.

Lifestyle

My husband and I like to experience new places, food, and wine. We are avid golfers and prefer active holidays. We have done several exchanges through another company and have had very positive experiences. We are retired and are flexible but prefer to vacation during the late spring or early fall season.
Francine is an avid swimmer and can be found in the pool 3-4 times per week. Rejean plays hockey regularly. Of course we spend a lot of time walking and hiking with the dog. We also ski in the wintertime. It is a good thing we like to keep active because we also love food and wine. We both like to cook and dine out.

References

This member has completed 2 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: