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CA1018832

Victoria, Canada

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Member since

2019

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Exchange dates Duration
September 01, 2019 - August 31, 2020 2 weeks

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spacious one-level house in Oak Bay Victoria BC

Our house is newly renovated, spacious and bright, located in Oak Bay (Victoria's most desirable seaside village). On one level, it has a pretty and private back garden including a covered patio and lots of spaces for outdoor dining. There are two bedrooms/bathrooms but our preference is to have only two guests. The main part of the house is open plan and modern with a living room with gas fireplace, great garden views, dining area and large kitchen/pantry. There are several sets of French doors leading to the garden. The main bedroom (at the front of the house with views over the verdant and private front garden) has a queensized bed and a tub in the main room and an ensuite bathroom with shower, double vanity and bidet. The second romantic bedroom is smaller (at the side of the house) with its own full bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped (gas stove) and has a separate large pantry with sink, espresso machine and oven. Full laundry room. Front entrance is bright and spacious with plants and artwork. Relaxing on the sunny (covered) patio with the sounds of the water feature in the background is one our favourite pastimes.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • We have spent a number of recent years in the travel business mainly in Europe and South America.

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Environment: By the sea
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 1

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Victoria - 40 minute drive

Considered one of the prettiest seaside villages in the area. Small and compact. Our neighbourhood is mostly single family houses with very green gardens and it is probably the best location for exploring on foot or by bike. Local summer market once a month. Rec centre with indoor swimming pool a 5 minute walk away. Great restaurants in the vicinity - from a 5 minute walk to a 15 minute walk for the best pizza in town. Two Japanese restaurants 5 minutes away and the local pub is 5 minutes. You really don't need a car in this location - relax and hang-out locally.

Occupation

  • We have spent a number of recent years in the travel business mainly in Europe and South America.

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

Lifestyle

We are a 5 minute walk to the local village with its many attractions: restaurants, galleries, pub, coffee shops, delis and bakeries. This is a delightful area for biking, walking or exploring by car. The ocean is a ten minute walk from the house through a treed walkway and there are some great walks/hikes nearby. Walk along the lanes to the Oak Bay Marina and the Oak Bay Beach Hotel with its lovely spa and pool (within a 10 minute walk.) Victoria is a destination city and is easily explored on foot. Visiting the Saanich Peninsula wineries is a pleasant way to spend a day, or try one of our many brew-pubs and gineries. A whale-watching expedition is a must while you are on the westcoast. Conveniently located 2 minutes from bus stops with routes that will take you into Victoria or further afield. There is a bike rental shop within a few minutes walk. If you want to drive, Butchart Gardens is a world-famous attraction, and you can also drive to the ferry terminal for a day in Vancouver or the Gulf Islands. Should the weather be rainy, Oak Bay's indoor swimming pool and gym can be reached on foot in 5 minutes from the house.