Our House and Little Piece of Eden

Canada - ON - Martintown

Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,The house in summer with studio in background
The house in summer with studio in background
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,The house in winter
The house in winter
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,The day before our son's wedding.
The day before our son's wedding.
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,The wedding tent on our lawn Aug 2014
The wedding tent on our lawn Aug 2014
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,A rainbow as seen from the bedroom.
A rainbow as seen from the bedroom.
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,The master bedroom.
The master bedroom.
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,Guest bedroom with exercise bike.
Guest bedroom with exercise bike.
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,Kitchen corner
Kitchen corner
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,Ready for coffee.
Ready for coffee.
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,A visitor by Johanne's studio.
A visitor by Johanne's studio.
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,A blue jay outside the kitchen window.
A blue jay outside the kitchen window.
Home exchange in,Canada,Martintown,Hanz and Johanne in Portugal April 2015.
Hanz and Johanne in Portugal April 2015.
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Hospitality Exchange Offered

Hospitality Exchange Wanted

Homesit Offered

Pet Care Needed

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Jan 3, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021 Europe
Open to all dates Open to all destinations
Open to all dates Canada | USA

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our home is 2880 sq ft (268sq m) and situated on 40 acres (16 ha) of mostly forested land. The house is a modern, well maintained two story. There are several walking and ski trails behind the house as well as a variety of wildlife in our forest. We have the advantage of a quiet rural lifestyle but are in easy driving distance to Ottawa and Montreal. This affords us all the benefits and entertainment of the nation's capital and second largest city. (rail connections are within 20km and Toronto is a 4 hr trip). The village of Martintown is within 3km and the city of Cornwall 20km. With wooden decks on three sides of the house you can always find a spot in the sun or shade. The yard has fruit and shade trees as well as a number of flower beds and a garden area. With no urban light pollution you can see the stars while enjoying the hot tub or a moonlight swim in the heated pool. In the winter there is crosscountry and alpine skiing nearby. We are looking for an exchange which would accommodate four people in April 2019 ideally in northwestern Germany or possibly the Netherlands. As we have a second residence (cottage on Lac Indien in Quebec) we are open to our exchange partners coming anytime April through September.


House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom / toilet wheel chair accessible
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included
  • Private Pool
  • Terrace / Patio


  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)


  • Use of bicycle(s)
  • Use of second home


  • Rural


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Martintown is a friendly little village. KC's convenience store serves as a post office and liquor outlet. The Trading Post offers a selection of antiques, gifts and a small cafe while The Grand Hotel is a country chic resto/bar. The Martintown Grist Mill is open every Sunday in the summer and showcases local artists and a farmer's market. The Martintown Goodtimes host a variety of monthly events at the community center including yoga, contract bridge, bowling, excursions and breakfasts. It's a good way to meet members of the community. There are several golf courses within a short drive. Lancaster Perch is a local delicacy and a number of public parks and marinas are nearby. The Cooper's Marsh visitor area and boardwalks are one of the many trails available. Try the Summerstown Trails and Gray's Creek, or the extensive bike paths along the St. Lawrence. In Lancaster stop by Glengarry Cheese and enjoy several of their products which have won top international cheese prizes.

Outdoor Activities

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


  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums

Transport Nearby

  • Train Station
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Corner Shop


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

Glengarry County is a unique area that celebrates its rich Celtic heritage through numerous festivals, vents, halls of fame and landmarks. Ontario's first settlement and Canada's first county, Glengarry is located between the Ottawa and St Lawrence Rivers and borders New York State. (NY City is 636 km southeast) Pride in Aboriginal, Scottish and French Canadian roots is highlighted in a wide range of festivities. The Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville is one of the largest Gathering of the Clans in the world. The Williamstown Fair is the oldest continuous country fair in the country. Enjoy the many parks, get in touch with nature at a conservation area or saunter along a recreational trail. Take in the Glengarry Pioneer Museum in Dunvegan ora the Nor'Westers & Loyalist Museum in Williamstown. Visit McMaze. A short drive east of Cornwall is Upper Canada Village, rated one of the top ten attractions in Canada. Check www.southglengarry.com and www.northglengarry.ca

Our favourite restaurants

  • Georgian House in Alexandria
  • Snitzels in Cornwall
  • Dimitri's

Cafés & bars

  • Jack's Pub in Williamstown

Special places to shop

  • Life's Little Pleasures in Cornwall
  • Laura's Gifts in Cornwall

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Aultsville Hall in Cornwall
  • Upper Canada Village highway #2
  • McMaze on Willy Allen Road off Hw 138

Walks or jogging paths

  • All along the St. Lawrence River
  • Friends of the Glengarry Trails
  • Cooper Marsh

Health or fitness clubs

  • Nav Canada in Cornwall
  • St. Lawrence College - Yoga classes

Interesting day trips

  • Lac Pink - Gatineau Park
  • Wakefield Quebec
  • Montobello Quebec

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We have a pet that is an outdoor cat and will need some care. We put him in the studio at sunset but he does not always come at that time and is quite capable of using one of his other shelters. We feed him in the morning when we let him out, and at night when we put him in.


  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Needed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant care is needed inside
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange Offered
  • Hospitality Exchange Wanted
  • Homesit Offered

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