Friendly, art-filled house; private pool;easy access to city, mountains, beaches
Bungalow, suburban with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 150 m2 (1615 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
The house is a bungalow (called a "rancher" over here) in a quiet residential neighbourhood with similar homes from the early 1950's (that's relatively old here). There are two bedrooms and a study. There is a queen -sized bed in the main bedroom, a double bed in the guest bedroom and a double sofa-bed in the study. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with toilet and shower. The main bathroom has a combination bath and shower with toilet. We have a dishwasher, washer and dryer, microwave oven, as well as an electric wall oven and separate countertop range. There's a family room with a colour tv, vcr, dvd player, and a gas fireplace. The living/dining room leads off from the kitchen - the house is very open plan - with lots of art on the walls and antique furniture. We have a gas fireplace and stereo system (cd player and cassette player) in the living room. There's a gas barbecue on the patio deck by the pool which we use all the time in the summer. It's natural gas so you never have to worry about running out of gas. We also have stereo speakers on the pool deck.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, security system, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Terrace, parking, garden, barbecue, swimming pool
Mountain biking, diving, horse riding, tennis, roller blading, water skiing, hiking, swimming, paragliding, mountaineering, golfing, skiing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), car optional
= marks the location of this home
Our house is in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver, with views of the mountains that are minutes away. We are in the heart of a beautiful wooded area, ideal for walking. Walks range from easy sauntering to strenuous mountain hiking. We are at the foot of Grouse Mountain - excellent skiing and snowboarding in the winter - and the gondola runs throughout the summer. Views from the top of Grouse are spectacular.
Something about ourselves
We are both retired teachers who have no children living at home. Both daughters live in London, England. We have been doing house exchanges for many years now and can think of no better way to see the world.