The Tree House of Vancouver, Canada

Canada - BC - Vancouver

Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,The Tree House in Vancouver, British Columbia
The Tree House in Vancouver, British Columbia
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Sometimes, a  special welcome awaits you!
Sometimes, a special welcome awaits you!
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,The room for dreaming of travel.
The room for dreaming of travel.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,The place for screen time or a nap!
The place for screen time or a nap!
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Here you can be a cook, or not.
Here you can be a cook, or not.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Also nice space for those in the way of the cooks.
Also nice space for those in the way of the cooks.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Spring is our most glorious season, and longest!
Spring is our most glorious season, and longest!
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,A piano built in 1906 that brings joy!
A piano built in 1906 that brings joy!
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Eating.  Candlelight.  Music!
Eating. Candlelight. Music!
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Other times, live outdoors.
Other times, live outdoors.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,On some days, why would you leave?
On some days, why would you leave?
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,The sun goes down the fire goes up.  Late dinner.
The sun goes down the fire goes up. Late dinner.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Autumn visits our nearby bog walk.
Autumn visits our nearby bog walk.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,You go upstairs with a gallery of travel.
You go upstairs with a gallery of travel.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,One bedroom looks into The Tree.
One bedroom looks into The Tree.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,One bedroom looks out to mountains and a city.
One bedroom looks out to mountains and a city.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,One bathroom has a deep tub.
One bathroom has a deep tub.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,One bathroom has a shower for two.
One bathroom has a shower for two.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Welcome!  Vancouver will not disappoint you!
Welcome! Vancouver will not disappoint you!
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Open to all destinations.
Open to all destinations.
  • Sleeping capacity5
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms3

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Comfortable, well organized, artsy, outdoor oriented home close to all Vancouver has to offer!
Two very comfortable queen size (60 inches/1.6meters) beds in large bedrooms with private full bathrooms for each. Convenient laundry appliances outside the bedrooms. Easy to live in! Great to relax at, nice for solitude, but wonderful for casual entertaining.
Books to read, internet & wireless, Netflix. A vintage piano that rocks!
A view of city skyline and mountains and a near horizon of exquisite plane trees. When those leaves come down in the fall of the year, a vista of mountains and water awaits you.
A modern and easy to use kitchen, set up for two cooks working together.
Cleaning service can be arranged; someone nearby to call if repairs needed; a 2006 Mini Cooper (manuel transmission) for when transit does not appeal (available on simultaneous exchanges usually).
(50% of trips taken in Vancouver are by foot, bike, or transit) .

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

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

Setting

  • Urban
  • Mountains
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Leafy, quiet, diverse neighbourhood. Friendly people but busy with their homes, families, careers. Safe secure environment.
The city population loves the outdoors, the beach, the woods around us, and the downtown vibe of people loving life together. Smoking tobacco in Vancouver, anywhere, is difficult for smokers (sorry!) Many interesting shops and community services within walking distance. We are very close to the University of British Columbia and its beautiful campus surrounded by Georgia Strait. It has a wonderful theatre and concert hall and art gallery, and the world famous Museum of Anthropology.
There are public golf courses within a 10 minute radius of the house. The University Golf Course is very popular and close to the house.
Vancouver's well-loved ski destinations are all within a 45 minute drive from the house. These are Seymour Mountain; Grouse Mountain; and Cypress Mountain. Grouse and Cypress are popular for night skiing (December to March/April.) Vancouver also has lakes and Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, where skating might be on offer if Jack Frost comes to visit us.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • 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
  • Opera
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station
  • Underground Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

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

Vancouver is a vibrant city for visitors in any season of the year. From the house, it is a short walk to community pool, gym, parks and trails, public library, liquor store, pharmacy, green grocer, dry cleaners, churches. Easy bus or bike trip to the University of British Columbia campus, or vibrant downtown Vancouver, east side cultural and street life, major sports venues. Within hours, trips by car to Whistler, local islands, Harrison Hot Springs, Bellingham or Seattle, USA for a day or weekend. Cycling trails and city bike lanes everywhere! The City of Vancouver is a vibrant gateway city to the exciting locations of the west coast of North America, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco...or the cruises up the Inside Passage to Alaska.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop

  • West 4th Avenue between Vine and Maple Streets
  • The Richmond Night Market
  • Nordstroms, downtown at Robson Square

Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths

  • Pacific Spirit Park
  • Stanley Park, Sea Wall and The Rose Gardens
  • Spanish Banks Beach, east of Jericho Beach, at the foot of Highbury Street

Health or fitness clubs

  • Dunbar Community Centre
  • Westbrook Community Centre at U.B.C.
  • Lord Byng Pool

Interesting day trips

  • Deep Cove
  • Harrison Hot Springs
  • Victoria, Vancouver Island; Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and Pemberton

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

No use of products with strong fragrances, please. Minimal use of shoes in-house is desirable. It is a very easy house to keep clean and tidy.
Smoking anywhere in Vancouver is a challenge for those who wish to smoke. Do not smoke in the house or on the deck or yard.
We usually have a tenant in the suite on the lower level of the house. This is a quiet and friendly arrangement, which will allow you to take short trips away from the city if you wish to do so, without being concerned about the security of the house and your belongings left behind.
The house best suits two couples travelling together, or a family with 1 to 3 children, depending on their ages. Or, one or two couples with 1 or 2 grandchildren.

Conditions

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

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Weekend Home Exchange
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