Amazing Cowichan Valley - Nice Family Home

Canada - BC - Duncan

Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Front of our home
Front of our home
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan, King bed
King bed
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Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Near Koblenz 2018
Near Koblenz 2018
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
  • Sleeping capacity5
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates BC, Canada
Open to all dates British Columbia, Canada

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

We are open to offers in the UK for summer of 2020 - would love areas near walking paths, or areas rich in history.

House is a comfortable multi-level family home. 3 bedrooms on top level. Ensuite with soaker tub in Master bedroom, King size bed. Childs room with single bed. Guest room with Queen bed. 2 full bathrooms on this floor.
Main floor has large kitchen, large play room, dining room with view, office-computer room. Eating area off kitchen leads to large deck-patio and 1/4 acre low maintenence garden.
Lower level is entertainment area with powder room-bathroom, and patio doors also leading outside.

Deck is great for entertaining, or just relaxing. Watch the Bald Eagles fly over, the Hummingbirds in the trees. We have families of Quail that use our garden as a walk-through. There are also local rabbits and a raccoon too.
All this, but really only a few minutes from town, with all the amenities. Loads of shopping, dining and entertainment to choose from.
We have a 2011 5 passenger Subaru Outback available for exchange, as well as 2 adult and 1 youth sized mountain bikes. Bike hitch for the Outback to explore the Island's trails.

Unlimited WiFi, Playstation, 2 large TVs if you wish to be indoors.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Boat available
  • Garage
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Babysitter available
  • Use of bicycle(s)
  • Use of boat

Setting

  • Suburban
  • Small Town or Village
  • Mountains
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Located half-way between 2 largest cities on Vancouver Island (Victoria and Nanaimo), in Cowichan Valley. Cowichan is Native word meaning "Warmland".

Beautiful scenery, many wineries. Culinary Tourism. Golf. Walking trails. Farmers market weekly.
Near Trans-Canada trail (longest trail in the world!). The Cowichan is a Heritage fishing river.

5 minutes to Maple Bay and 7 minutes to Cowichan Bay for beach/boating. Use of our double kayak, or rent singles, available at several of the local bays.

5 minutes to town of Duncan. 45 minutes relaxing highway drive to Victoria (south) or Nanaimo (north). We are a beautiful 1.5 hour ferry ride to Vancouver; gateway to Whistler, Banff & Jasper, Rocky Mountains. Walk on the ferry to visit Vancouver, or take the car for a longer trip. Or don't leave the Island at all. There is loads of natural beauty to explore, fishing, boating, hiking, golfing, etc.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • River
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Nice walks & biking directly from our house, hikes, kayaking and Trans-Canada trail within short distance (everything within 15 minutes by car).
Numerous vinyards for wine tasting, or visit one of the many cideries on the Island.
Good selection of restaurants serving Local and International cuisine.
Shopping. Whale-watching. Theatre. First Nations Cultural experiences.
Duncan is the 'City of Totems", in Cowichan, from the First Nations word Q'uwut'sun - meaning "The Warm Land".

Please have a look at these sites to show more of what our area has to offer...
https://www.hellobc.com/vancouver-island/vancouver-island-facts.aspx
www.cowichan.bc.ca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan,_British_Columbia

Our favourite restaurants


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths


Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We expect our home to be treated as well as we promise to treat yours. We have had 12+ fantastic exchanges, to mutual satisfaction, by being clear in our communication, following through on expectations and requests, and welcoming new experiences.
We will leave our home clean, and ready to "move in". If exchange times allow, we will stock our home with enough fresh produce (milk, eggs, bread, fruit, etc) to set our exchange partners up until they can explore the local shopping. We'd like the same in return. We can discuss preferences for foods etc.
We are a no smoking and no pets home. We are child friendly.
We can often arrange for pick up for our exchangers at local airports (Nanaimo/Cassidy or Victoria) or ferry terminals (Victoria/Swartz bay, Nanaimo Duke Point, or Nanaimo).

How to get to our home - The best route is to either plan to arrive in either Nanaimo or Victoria airport, we live between the two cities, or you could also arrive in Vancouver, and visit/tour a while, and then catch the ferry over to the Island, to the Nanaimo or Victoria area. The ferries run regularly, as they are a part of the highway system.
Our family, friends or ourselves if flights allow, will arrange to pick you up from either the airport or the ferry terminal, and bring you to the house and car.
We have local family who can help out, if needed or requested, and who have enjoyed meeting "HomeLinkers" in the past.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
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