Family friendly home, south Vancouver Island

Canada - BC - Duncan

Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Front entry of our home
Front entry of our home
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Back deck to yard
Back deck to yard
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Nearby Maple Bay inlet
Nearby Maple Bay inlet
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Arbutus Park on Lake Cowichan
Arbutus Park on Lake Cowichan
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville
Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,View from our back deck
View from our back deck
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Master ensuite
Master ensuite
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Ensuite bathroom with large glassed in shower
Ensuite bathroom with large glassed in shower
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Bedroom with full ensuite bathroom
Bedroom with full ensuite bathroom
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Family room
Family room
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Family room
Family room
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,The loft/kids' play room
The loft/kids' play room
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Dining area
Dining area
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Kitchen
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Living room
Living room
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Covered outdoor living area
Covered outdoor living area
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,Local hiking spot very close to our house
Local hiking spot very close to our house
Home exchange in,Canada,Duncan,View over Cowichan Bay
View over Cowichan Bay
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms4

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 Scotland, UK

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Spacious comfortable family home situated on .75 acre lot with garden. Newly renovated, 4 bedroom/4 bathroom split over 2 floors. Great loft area for the kids to play. Hot tub on its own deck. Large deck off the back of the home that looks out on Mount Prevost sunsets. Large windows throughout that let the sunlight in. Heat pump keeps the home cool in the heat of summer. Quiet neighbourhood and friendly neighbours. We are fully stocked for the outdoor enthusiast - mountain bikes, road bike, camping gear, sit upon kayak, skim boards, tennis rackets, golf clubs, basketball hoop. Garage gym with elliptical and treadmill. Enjoy sitting on the deck and watching the many birds that visit our yard.


House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Access for the disabled
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Jacuzzi
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio


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


  • Use of bicycle(s)
  • Use of boat


  • Small Town or Village
  • Mountains
  • Seaside


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our home is located a 10 minute drive from the quaint small town of Duncan. We are in a rural residential subdivision. 5 minute drive to beautiful Maple Bay on the Pacific Ocean where you can swim, kayak, boat, scuba dive. We live on Mount Tzouhalem, a destination for mountain biking and hiking. There is a weekly Farmer's Market in Duncan. The Cowichan River is a Canada Heritage river with world class trout fishing. You can walk on the Trans Canada Trail, the longest trail in the world. We are known for our vineyards and culinary tourism. Cowichan is the First Nations' word for 'Warmland" - see our First Nations Cultural Center. It is less than an hour's drive to get to Victoria to the south or Nanaimo to the north of Duncan. We are a short ferry trip to the Gulf Islands. Explore all that Vancouver Island has to offer

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


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

Cultural Activities

  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket


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

We live on Mount Tzouhalem, easy access to mountain biking and lovely walking trails. Duncan is a 45 minute drive to Victoria, the capital of BC. Duncan is in the Cowichan Valley with access to whale watching, sailing, scuba diving. We are within 45 minutes drive to Lake Cowichan and Fuller Lake where we go in the summers for swimming. We are 1 hour drive from Parksville and Rathtrevor Beach, gorgeous sandy beach, favorite family destination. We are 2.5 hours from Tofino, surf capital and glorious Long Beach. Visit Old Growth forest in Carmanah Valley. We will have information for you to access all the favorite sites on Vancouver Island.

Our favourite restaurants

Cafés & bars

Special places to shop

Leisure and cultural activities

Walks or jogging paths

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Our dog will be staying with family. The yard is fairly low maintenance, but if you could water the plants outside when the weather gets very dry. We will leave our fridge stocked with the basic food items to get you through until you have time to shop for groceries. We love our home. Please take care with it, and we will take good care of yours.


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange

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