Kitsilano heritage home-Vancouver, BC, Canada

Canada - BC - Vancouver

Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Our home on a quiet Vancouver street.
Our home on a quiet Vancouver street.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Recently updated kitchen with granite countertops.
Recently updated kitchen with granite countertops.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Dining room with French doors to BBQ on back porch
Dining room with French doors to BBQ on back porch
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Spacious living room with original hardwood floors
Spacious living room with original hardwood floors
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Bright room with queen bed, large closets & sink.
Bright room with queen bed, large closets & sink.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Updated bathroom with shower & tub.
Updated bathroom with shower & tub.
Home exchange in,Canada,Vancouver,Desirable neighbourhood on Vancouver's west side.
Desirable 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
  • Bathrooms1

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Weekend Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

View moreView less

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Apr 20, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020 Baltic Sea | London, UK | Scandinavia
Open to all dates New Mexico, USA | Arizona, USA | British Columbia, Canada
Open to all dates Oregon, USA | Washington D.C., DC, USA

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.
The living room has original oak flooring, a thermostatically controlled gas fireplace, double recliner chair, large sofa + matching love seat, upright piano & a large desk & small TV. .
The 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.
The main bedroom is on the main floor with a queen bed and a sink.
The 2nd bedroom/den has a large double sofa bed (or 7 ft single bed on couch ) and a small desk with computer and a large flat screen TV with cable, DVD & Apple Box.
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. There is a lock in our portion so they are unable to access the main floor).

Type

House - single floor/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included

Entertainment

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

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)

Setting

  • Urban
  • Mountains
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

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.
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.
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 restaurants, shops, library & an impressive 137 meter long outdoor swimming pool.
Local spots of interest => 11 min drive to Museum of Anthropology, 12 min drive to Granville Island, 13 min drive to UBC, 15 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.
Other nearby attractions include Grouse Mountain (40 min drive), Lynn Canyon (40 min) Cypress Bowl (38 min), Steveston Village (40 min), Chinatown, False Creek, Yaletown etc.
Vancouver is a very outdoorsy destination...

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

Leisure

  • 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

Attractions

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

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)
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
Pacific Rim National Park is another 2-3 day visit worthy of consideration - Ucluelet 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

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars

  • Wolf & Hound (5 min walk)

Special places to shop

  • IGA, Safeway, No Frills all within walking distance
  • Young Brothers at Blenheim - great produce store
  • 10 produce shops along Broadway

Leisure and cultural activities

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

Walks or jogging paths

  • Many bike paths, jogging. paths woods/water
  • Arbutus Greenway (1st to 72nd St. Bike/walk

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 china dishes in the sideboard. There are plenty of dishes in kitchen area.
We prefer eating is done in the kitchen/ dining room and the Den/TV/Second Bedroom area not 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.

Conditions

  • 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

Leader in house exchange since 1953

Over 65 years of house exchange experience

A worldwide network of home swappers with local support

Local representatives around the world to assist you

Home Swapping in 5 Easy Steps

Travel, save and feel at home around the world!

please wait...