Kitsilano heritage home-Vancouver, BC, Canada

Canada - BC - Vancouver

Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Street view of our home & front garden.
Street view of our home & front garden.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Front porch coffee spot.
Front porch coffee spot.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Recently updated kitchen with granite countertops
Recently updated kitchen with granite countertops
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Dining room & French doors to back porch & BBQ.
Dining room & French doors to back porch & BBQ.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Back porch with BBQ & awning (electric).
Back porch with BBQ & awning (electric).
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Living room with thermostatic fire place.
Living room with thermostatic fire place.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Updated main floor bathroom with shower & tub.
Updated main floor bathroom with shower & tub.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,TV room with 4 seater adjustable recliner.
TV room with 4 seater adjustable recliner.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,55" smart TV with lots of options.
55" smart TV with lots of options.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Main floor bed room-queen bed, large closets, sink
Main floor bed room-queen bed, large closets, sink
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,2nd floor king bed & dresser.
2nd floor king bed & dresser.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,2nd floor bathroom.
2nd floor bathroom.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Our neighbourhood on Vancouver's west side.
Our neighbourhood on Vancouver's west side.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,View of downtown Vancouver (6 min walk from home).
View of downtown Vancouver (6 min walk from home).
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Views of English Bay (6 min walk from our home).
Views of English Bay (6 min walk from our home).
  • Sleeping capacity4
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Open to all dates Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada | British Columbia, Canada | Alberta, Canada
Jan 4, 2022 - Jan 10, 2023 New Mexico, USA | Arizona, USA | Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Recently updated home in a quiet residential neighbourhood, close to beaches & downtown with lots of walking & bicycle paths.
Living room has large east facing picture window, original oak flooring with beautiful inlay, a thermostatically controlled gas fireplace, double recliner chair, large sofa + matching love seat, upright piano & a 49" Smart TV.
Dining room table seats 6 (expands to seat 10) and connects with the kitchen & living room. Glass French doors lead to a large west facing back porch with a Weber BBQ & an electric retractable awning.
Main bedroom is on the main floor with a queen bed and a sink. Darkening Curtains and ceiling fan. Electronic USB and plug-in charging unit by bedside
2nd bedroom is on the 2nd floor with king sized bed. Electronic USB and plug in charging unit by bedside
The TV room / den (main floor) has a large sofa (seats four comfortably, each half has electronic controls to adjust recliner, lower back & neck support) to watch 65" Smart TV with DVD & live streaming in considerable comfort. Small stationary bike available for those seeking fitness. Electronic USB and plug in charging unit by recliner.
The laundry room (washer, dryer, large sink) is in the basement. (Note - our basement contains two tenanted suites - each suite has its own private entrance & they share our laundry facilities on assigned days. There is a lock in our living area so they are unable to access the main floor).
Two full bathrooms available (one on each floor with tub, shower, sink, & toilet).
Fenced front garden with flagstone patio sitting area for coffee in the morning sunshine. Covered front porch with chairs and table.
Locked storage area under the back porch for your bicycle storage.
Easy street parking and 1 parking spot at back of house rarely used.


House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio


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


  • Use of bicycle(s)


  • Urban
  • Mountains
  • Seaside


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Kitsilano is a walkable community to the city and to all amenities. (See google map.) Lots of birds and wild life to observe (Eagles, Cranes, Seals)
We live in quiet, friendly & safe neighbourhood with a delightful mix of gardens, trees & architecture that invites exploration on foot or bicycle.
Our front door is less than 100 yards from a lovely park (2 entire city blocks) containing 4 tennis courts, sport fields & a child playground.
We are 1.5 blocks away from city transit (transit pass allows extensive travel throughout the metropolitan area via bus, skytrain, & sea bus).
We are 1.5 blocks away from a mid-sized grocery store (IGA) so easy to get groceries & most essentials.Pharmacy 2 stores down. Liquor Store 2 blocks away.
Plus many fresh produce grocery stores (ethnic & Canadian). The Vancouver Public Library is a 10 minute walk.
We are 5.5 blocks from the shores of English Bay with lovely ocean & mountain views & roads that limit vehicular traffic to encourage walking, biking, or rollerblading. Stop off and eat in many great restaurants. Our favourite is Cactus on the beach.
We have a biking paths in Vancouver Area map to help find routes.
One can walk or bike the 28 km World's Longest uninterrupted Sea Wall protected path around Vancouver and Stanley Park. Use our mountain bike or our tandem bike. As well there are multiple places to rent bicycles on the path from a kiosk.
Beautiful Kits Beach and Spanish Banks are within easy walking distance of our home and encourage delightful contemplative walks in breathtaking scenery.
We are within easy walking distance of multiple ethnic restaurants, shops, & an impressive 137 meter long outdoor swimming pool plus more public tennis courts.

Outdoor Activities

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


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

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket


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

Vancouver is a very outdoorsy destination... with lots of live theatre, jazz bars, theatre in the Park, Opera and Vancouver VSO in the mountains.
Local spots of interest => 8 min drive to Museum of Anthropology, 12 min drive to Granville Island, 8 min drive to UBC, 10 min drive to downtown Vancouver, 17 min drive to Science World, 20 min drive to Gastown, 20 min drive to Stanley Park, 20 min drive to Queen Elizabeth Park and Van Duesen Botanical Gardens on Oak St),
Other nearby attractions include ), Lynn Canyon (40 min) Cypress Bowl (38 min), Steveston Village (40 min), Chinatown, False Creek, Yaletown etc.
Grouse Mountain (40 min drive) has a gondola up, 2 Grizzly Bears, chainsaw carvers, movies, casual to fine dining, and one can walk up for free if able.
Suggested Trips:
Whistler is a world class year round resort destination & a 'must do' day trip - 1.75 hr drive
Victoria is a quaint city on Vancouver Island and a great 1 or 2 day excursion - 3.5 hrs away (includes a fantastic 1.5 hr ferry ride through the Gulf Islands)
Gulf Islands are a fun way to spend the day and enjoy dinner on the ocean.
Seattle is a major American city - 3.25 hrs drive but beware of border delays when crossing into the USA.
The Okanagan Valley is worthy of a 2-3 day visit - Penticton is a 4.5 hr drive Lots of great wine tasting and buying. The Kettle Valley Trail in Kelowna is gorgeous.
Pacific Rim National Park is another 2-3 day visit worthy of consideration - Ucluelet on Vancouver Island West Coast is 4.75 hrs away & includes a lovely 1.5 hr ferry ride
Banff & Jasper National Parks are 'must see' but will need a few days - Lake Louise is a 8.25 hr drive away
In 2022 the many Cruise ships up Alaska will begin with pick up and drop off in Vancouver.

Our favourite restaurants

Cafés & bars

Special places to shop

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Kits Beach outdoor swimming pool
  • Museum of Anthropology - UBC

Walks or jogging paths

Health or fitness clubs

Interesting day trips

  • Stanley Park/ North Shore hiking/skiingx3
  • Whistler/Grouse Mt. Grizzly Bears, Birds of Prey...
  • Victoria & Vancouver Island

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We are an adult home and not suited for children (it is not childproof). We would like the house to look like we left it. One of us is VERY allergic to cats, & fur animals.
I prefer you do not use my Royal Dolton china dishes in the sideboard. There are many dishes in kitchen area.
We prefer eating is done in the kitchen/ dining room/ outside and the Den/ not in the living room.
We will leave a booklet about our house and equipment and a friendly neighbour to ask questions to.
Relax and enjoy all that Vancouver has to offer.
Note: Car exchange will incur a cost from our BC insurance plan to cover out of province drivers.


  • No Children Please
  • 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
  • Long-term Home Exchange

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