West Coast Canada - Great Location

Canada - BC - Nanaimo, 15k, N

Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Lovely North Nanaimo Home Near Ocean
Lovely North Nanaimo Home Near Ocean
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Front Entrance
Front Entrance
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Kitchen with kitchen table in adjoining nook
Kitchen with kitchen table in adjoining nook
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Family Room
Family Room
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Living and Dining Room
Living and Dining Room
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Office
Office
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Upstairs Bathroom
Upstairs Bathroom
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Master Bedroom with Window Seat & Queen Bed
Master Bedroom with Window Seat & Queen Bed
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Master Bedroom Ensuite
Master Bedroom Ensuite
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,2nd Bedroom with Double Bed (Hi Quality Mattress)
2nd Bedroom with Double Bed (Hi Quality Mattress)
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,1st Bedroom with Double Bed (Hi Quality Mattress)
1st Bedroom with Double Bed (Hi Quality Mattress)
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,View of Nanaimo from Mount Benson - trail hike to
View of Nanaimo from Mount Benson - trail hike to
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Coastal Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Coastal Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Sparkling BC Ocean
Sparkling BC Ocean
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Kayaking
Kayaking
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Rathtrevor Beach (15 min drive away)
Rathtrevor Beach (15 min drive away)
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Pacific Rim National Park (Westcoast of Island)
Pacific Rim National Park (Westcoast of Island)
Home exchange in,Canada,Nanaimo, 15k, N,Daytrips to Victoria, BC (harbour view)
Daytrips to Victoria, BC (harbour view)
  • Sleeping capacity7
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms3

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Sabbatical Home Exchange

Homesit Offered

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is not offered

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Aug 3, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 England, United Kingdom | Scotland, United Kingdom | Ireland
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 France | Belgium | Switzerland
Open to all dates Australia | New Zealand | Canada
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 Denmark | Austria | Netherlands
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 Sweden | Croatia | Norway

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

(We are experienced exchangers and are looking for our 3rd exchange to Europe for 2-3 weeks in August 2020 - preference for UK or France but open to any offers). Modern and very clean, non-smoking 3 bedroom family home in beautiful seaside city of Nanaimo, 3 blocks from the ocean. Nanaimo is a perfect central location for access to all that Vancouver Island has to offer. Very safe, located on a private cul de sac with private backyard, this home is only a 10 minute walk to the ocean. Situated perfectly for daytrips to tourist destinations of Victoria and Long Beach (Tofino), and a 1.5 hour stunning ferry ride to Vancouver. Nanaimo is a growing city (approx. pop. 86,000) with mountains, lakes, wilderness and all amenities are within a 5 minute drive. Perfect location for families or couples looking for a great West Coast Canada experience. See www.nanaimo.ca, www.tourismnanaimo.com, hellobc.com/vancouver-island.aspx. We are a professional working couple with 2 well behaved children (age 12 and 14 next summer) and have three successful house exchanges to date. We will treat your home with great care and look forward to future house exchanges.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Equipped for Children
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

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

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Suburban
  • Mountains
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We live on a private cul de sac (7 houses) with excellent neighbours. We are a 10 minute walk to the ocean, 2 blocks from the local school and sports fields, and a 5 minute drive to Woodgrove Centre (large shopping centre), Costco, and grocery stores. We have a large and private backyard with deck and lovely landscaping. We are located in one of the best areas of Nanaimo - the north end - due to its well cared for homes and close proximity to the beach and ocean views.

We are a half hour drive to the nearest airport and for those traveling to Nanaimo, the best route is to Vancouver (YVR) and then flight over to Nanaimo airport or take the BC ferries which can be a lovely way to see the coast. Our home is about a 15 minute drive to the Departure Bay ferry terminal. You will want a car for your stay here. We do have bus transportation close by, but the best way to explore the island is by car.

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

Leisure

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

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Museums
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

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

Nanaimo is centrally located on Vancouver Island within easy travel to Victoria (provincial capital), Long Beach (Tofino) for west coast beaches and surfing, and Vancouver (largest city in BC) as well as Campbell River and Comox for hiking and fishing. In 3 hours you can also reach the US border or Whistler Mountain Resort (home of the 2010 Olympics)

Our favourite restaurants


Special places to shop

  • Woodgrove Mall
  • Commercial Street, downtown Nanaimo
  • Costco

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Biking

Walks or jogging paths

  • Westwood Lake
  • Neck Point Park
  • Piper's Lagoon

Health or fitness clubs

  • Planet Fitness

Interesting day trips


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

We have a pet that will be looked after elsewhere during the exchange (Molly, golden retriever). We keep our home clean and tidy and will do the same for yours. We ask that you leave our house in the same condition that you find it.

Conditions

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

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is not offered

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Sabbatical Home Exchange
  • Homesit Offered

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