Gabriola Island home near Vancouver, BC

Canada - British Columbia - Gabriola Island

Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,Windows facing southwest for light and mount. view
Windows facing southwest for light and mount. view
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,Relax in the private garden watching the birds
Relax in the private garden watching the birds
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,Comfortable seating in living room
Comfortable seating in living room
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,Master bedroom with double bed and private deck
Master bedroom with double bed and private deck
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,Second bedroom with double bed
Second bedroom with double bed
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,Bathroom with washer/dryer and steam shower
Bathroom with washer/dryer and steam shower
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,Brian and Denise in Mexico
Brian and Denise in Mexico
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,Kayaking near Gabriola Island
Kayaking near Gabriola Island
Home exchange in,Canada,Gabriola Island,Front entrance
Front entrance
  • Sleeping capacity2
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is not offered

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Beautiful, newer, 1850 square foot home (172 m2) with lots of natural light and wood, on a wonderful Gulf Island. The New York Times rated British Columbia's Gulf Islands as a top destination for natural beauty and tranquility. Gabriola Island is a 20 minute ferry ride from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. There is daily float plane service to Vancouver from Gabriola and airports in Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo, British Columbia.

We built and designed our house to take in the serene vista of the trees and distant mountains. The house is on one-level, spacious and comfortable. There are 2 bedrooms, each with a double bed. The shared ensuite bathroom has a shower and washer/dryer. The main bathroom has a tub and shower.
The kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities are custom-built with local maple and feature Mexican copper sinks. There are hardwood floors throughout the house.
We love sitting outside in the private garden eating, reading, and watching the birds and deer.

Type

House - single floor/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Access for the disabled
  • Bathroom / toilet wheel chair accessible
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Boat available
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • None

Setting

  • Small Town or Village
  • Rural
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Our neighbourhood is very quiet with many trees. Many forest trails nearby and a 5 minute walk to the ocean/beach. Close to marina for boating or restaurant/pub. Wood-fired bakery is around the corner for fresh bread and treats. Gabriola Island has many artists' studios, music, theatre and all the amenities (health services, grocery stores, restaurants, etc)

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing

Leisure

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

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

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

Gabriola Island is called the "Isle of the Arts" and is a very vibrant community with many cultural events and festivals. Lots of year-round outdoor activities too (hiking, beach walking, biking, fishing, boating, golfing). Vancouver Island also has wonderful places to explore and things to do, including whale-watching. Vancouver is a 1 1/2 hour ferry ride or 20 minute plane ride away for the big city attractions. Victoria, the beautiful provincial capital, is 90 minutes by car.
Check out htpp://www.gabriolaisland.org and http://www.hellobc.com/vancouver-island.aspx for more photos and information.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Leisure and cultural activities


Walks or jogging paths

  • Drumbeg Provincial Park, Gabriola Island
  • Hiking trails on Gabriola and in Nanaimo
  • Nanaimo waterfront path

Health or fitness clubs

  • Several yoga studios
  • Gabriola Fitness Centre

Interesting day trips

  • Cowichan Valley- wineries,cheese, fruit/vegetables
  • Victoria- Capital of British Columbia

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

You will find our house clean and tidy when you arrive and we ask that you leave it as you found it.
We prefer to exchange with 1-2 other people. The house is not suitable for young children or pets.
No smoking in the house please. We are non-smokers.
A car is needed to get around the island easily. Car rental is available at airports in Vancouver, Victoria or Nanaimo.

Conditions

  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant care is needed outdoors

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered

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