Family house in Victoria, adjoins park, near ocean

Family house in Victoria, adjoins park, near ocean

Cory

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms
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Our home

Thank you for considering an exchange with us. We hope to find exchanges in urban environments and we prefer to travel outside the summer school holidays. Our house has views of ocean and mountains and adjoins a park with even more breathtaking views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Mountains, the city and Vancouver Island. Our home welcomes individuals, couples and families in all seasons. It was built about 1910, and has been modernized while retaining a traditional feeling. It is bright and spacious, offering enough privacy over three floors to suit the whole family. The large garden separates the house from the quiet street. Our house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, modern kitchen and eating area, living room, dining room, study and den, with all modern conveniences and appliances. We have a large gas barbecue on the patio adjoining the kitchen. From this patio, gentle stairs, as well as a private deck, give direct access to the hillside that forms our back yard or garden, and it leads to the adjoining park. The house accommodates a family as well as couples very nicely. Each bedroom easily accommodates two people. We can make a vehicle available.

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Who we are

  1. Ian (my husband) works as a statistical consultant and I (Cory) recently retired from the provincial government. We are both non-smokers and sometimes travel with our 30 year old daughter and one or two of her cousins. We prefer exchanges outside school holidays! We love traveling. We've had wonderful exchanges in France, England, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Berlin. We prefer urban environments in order to give our young adults the flexibility to explore a bit on their own, especially using urban transit. Ian and I love cities and appreciate their unique and fascinating qualities and histories. We treat each of our exchange homes as carefully as we treat our own. We'd love to hear from you and we think flexibly about future possibilities as well. We respond to each message. Thank you for thinking about an exchange with us!

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Come to one of the most beautiful parts of North America, about 7 km from the heart of Victoria, in the community of Oak Bay. We are 200 metres from the ocean and our house has stunning views of mountains and the ocean. Anderson Hill Park, adjoining our property, offers even more spectacular views as well as a wonderful walk through a rugged but accessible landscape. Two minutes' walk from our house, stroll along Beach Drive and enjoy the seaside. You can easily (15 minutes) walk to the "village" of Oak Bay with local shops and restaurants or to other nearby parks in the area. Victoria, a city of 300.000, is a premier tourist destination. Sailing, hiking, golfing, whale (Orca) watching, fishing, diving and horse riding are all available nearby. Spend the time in Victoria or use it as a base to explore Vancouver Island, Seattle and Vancouver. (Being on an island, there are ferry links from Victoria to "off island" locations as well as to the beautiful Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia.) The area offers many cafes, restaurants, art galleries and shopping opportunities. We would be delighted to give you information about other possibilities, according to your interests.

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