|September 15, 2019 - June 29, 2020||3 weeks|
Fall 2019 through to Summer 2020 available. Mid July to mid August reserved for non simultaneous exchange with Poland. Choose 1,2, or 3 weeks.
|August 30, 2020 - July 03, 2021||3 weeks|
Length of stay is flexible.
Urban house, close to Banff National Park, Lake Louise, the Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Pk. Hike or bike in the city or the mountains. Go rafting, fishing, or rock climbing in the mountains. Museums or fine dining. Enjoy luxury each evening at home
Please note: Our updated availability is noted at the very bottom of this section.
The top section describes our home followed by a brief description of the region.
Our 4 bedroom non-smoking house with 3 full bathrooms is in a tranquil neighbourhood just 5 minutes from downtown Calgary. Easy access to the Rocky Mountains, and numerous national parks in Banff, Yoho, Jasper, and Waterton. Go explore Kananaskis country, Lake Louise, and many iconic Canadian destinations. Calgary has over 900 kilometres of urban bike and walking trails, and our house is located 10 meters from a trail that you can use to ride or walk to Stampede park, the Calgary zoo, Telus spark science museum to name a few. Or jump in our 2015 five passenger vehicle and head for the mountains. There is so much to do.
We moved into our home in August of 2012, and have been methodically renewing our home. We finished replacing our kitchen in April of 2018. Our home has refinished hardwood floors in the kitchen, living room, and dining room. We have new windows and doors, completely new lower level, and many other upgrades. The entire house has new paint. We take great pride and care of our home. We will take great care of your home, and expect the same from those whom we exchange with.
Master bedroom is spacious and has a king bed with attached full bathroom with shower.
Two other main floor bedrooms are both approx. 10 sq m (110 sq ft) plus closets. One of the bedrooms has a queen bed. Other room currently vacant, but could be set up to accomodate children. We are grandparents who have a crib and toddler bed in storage which we can easily set up if required. We also have two child car seats for our vehicles, plus a high chair.
Main floor bathroom has all fixtures and is bath tub only.
Lower level bedroom is approx. 12 sq m (130 sq ft) with a queen bed. The lower level has a family living room with a full bathroom (shower only). The lower level is about 80 sq meters and very capable as a private suite.
House has three "smart" LED TV's wth internet capability on each TV. TV's are located in master bedroom, upstairs family room, and lower level family room. Internet service is 75 MBS upload. Wi-Fi in house with range extender in lower level. Stereo equipment in lower level.
We have added a lot of automation to the home. Guests will be able to lock/unlock front door via cell phone app. Garage door can be opened remotely (double wide attached garage). House temperature can be adjusted remotely. Security system, temperature sensors, and remote lighting. In ground sprinkler system waters the lawn and flowers. Front door camera alerts you to visitors. We set this up to enable us to travel while ensuring home operated as if someone was living there.
House is double dry walled with triple pane windows which ensure indoor is quiet. Kitchen has 6 roof skylights and a back wall of windows, which makes it very bright and airy.
Home has indoor humidity control, and 99% filter for removing allergens from inside home. Home has two smoke detectors and one Carbon Dioxide detector to ensure safety.
Back yard (garden) is completely fenced with about 77 sq m (835 sq ft) of deck (terrace) and over 100 sq m of grass plus the flower gardens. Yard has lots of space for kids to play on the grass. Gas barbecue located on deck. Deck has seating for 8 people, plus 2 sun loungers. Deck has 2 small tables for dining plus 2 coffee tables. 1 outdoor fireplace.
Our home is about 10 minutes away from major north/south highway 2 (Deerfoot trail), and 10 minutes north of Glenmore trail (major east/west road - highway 8). Allows easy access, yet the neighborhood is far removed from big city noise. Very quiet!
We may be able to offer you a 2015 five passenger vehicle with automatic transmission and air conditioning for exchange with your vehicle. Car exchange details can be discussed for exchange. You need a vehicle to travel to all the best tourist locations. You do not need a vehicle if you intend to stay close to the house and only enjoy the nearby tennis courts, swimming pool, bicycle and walking trails, and generally just relaxing. We highly recommend a car to truly enjoy this exchange.
We can arrange to pick up Intervac exchangers from the Calgary International airport to assist you. This would help you to adjust to your new surroundings, and answer any questions you may have. If this is something that you value, then please ask for it.
Our city ( the region):
Calgary is the sunniest of Canada's largest cities at 2,396 hours (avg of 333 days per year)
Climate is "prairie - steppe", which comes from being in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
It is a dry climate. June, July, August, and September are the warmest months with avg daytime highs normally between 22 and 27 C. We normally experience about a week of plus 30C weather. Nights in the summer are normally in the 12 to 15c range, making it pleasent for sleeping. The house has central air conditioning which you can adjust to your comfort.
The coldest month is January at avg of -7C. Winters have a unique weather phenomenon known as Chinooks, which can dramatically raise temperatures.
Calgary has approx 1.4 Million residents. We are approx 1,084 m (3,550 feet) above sea level.
Calgary distances to major area attractions as follows:
Banff, 135km. 1.5 hours travel
Canmore, 90km. 1 hour travel
Upper Lake Kananskis, 140km. 1.5 hours travel
Drumheller, 139km (Royal Tyrell Dinasaur museum). 1.5 hours travel
Buffalo head smashed in, 178km. 2 hours travel
Lake Louise, 189km. 2 hours travel
Waterton Lakes Ntl pk, 266km. 2.75 hours travel.
****** IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ ******
Update: January, 2019. Our travels outside of Canada are full in 2019 due to family commitments in front half of year, and travel to Ireland in September. We still have limited 2019 availability in our home for the summer months of May, June that we would exchange for NON simultaneous exchanges in 2020. We have also reserved mid July to mid August 2020 for an exchange agreement in Poland. We expect that agreement to be finalized in late 2019. We can potentially do simultaneous exchanges for those wanting to come ski here in the winter.
The best opportunity for exchanges are for us to travel to your home in April/May or October of 2020. We are in Spain for April 2020, and could add an exchange to this trip. Or we could add another exchange to our Poland trip of September 2020. The exchanges can be simultaneous or non simultaneous.
Our travel wishes normally align best with those Intervac partners who desire NON SIMULTANEOUS exchanges or who have listed a SECOND OR HOLIDAY HOME on the exchange.
We truly love the Intervac exchange. We have met some great people! We currently have completed 3 exchanges with 2 more planned. We expect to be on this site for years to come. Happy travels to all.
If you have any questions, please ask! Thank you
- 2 Adults
- 0 Children
- 4 Exchanges made
- Alan - business (retired)
- Theresa - Teacher (retired)
- House Type: Single storey home
- Environment: In the city
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Sleeping Capacity: 6
- Living Area: 227 m2
- Total Area: 2460 sq ft
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Non-simultaneous exchange
- Home exchange
- Hospitality exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Baby equipment
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Terrace or deck
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 3
- No smoking
- Use/Exchange of car
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- United Kingdom
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Macedonia (FYROM)
- New Zealand
- Hawaii, USA
- Alan - business (retired)
- Theresa - Teacher (retired)
- We do not have children.
- We do not have pets.