In Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island, near the ocean and University.

In Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island, near the ocean and University.


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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

We are looking for an exchange over the Christmas 2016 period. We have a large sunny and bright home with beautiful views over the valley and ocean. The kitchen is very modern with a gas stove top, eating area and comfortable seating. The garden is lovely with four patios for sitting out at different times of the day. The rooms are all large with unique features. We have HDTV, two computers and high speed Internet. It is a family home and one which is very inviting. We have three bedrooms on the main floor and one on the lower level. It is possible to sleep 7 people. We have two gas fireplaces plus central heating, hardly ever have snow but on chilly mornings they are lovely to turn on briefly....and for evenings. There are garden views from all the rooms, the inner garden is completely fenced to keep out the deer as they will eat anything that grows. Wonderful to watch, but enraging as they devour the latest plantings and flowers.

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Who we are

  1. We are a retired couple, Paul from the University of Victoria and Judith from teaching middle school. We love travel and have had wonderful exchanges with our family over the years. We enjoy gardening, woodworking, soccer, walking and visiting different places. We are available for travel at any time and look forward to hearing from people who would like to visit our lovely city. We have family in Victoria who will be able to help you with any questions about the house or the city. We sometimes travel with another couple or family so we are open to this in return. We will answer all inquiries promptly.

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Where is it?

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We are located ten minutes from the centre of Victoria and only five minutes from the University of Victoria. The Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails, well known biking/walking trails, are very near. It has shopping, libraries, swimming pool, skating rink, golf courses, gyms and parks within easy driving or bus. It is easy to get down town where there is plenty of parking or if you prefer a bus, a little community bus passes by every half hour during the week. Victoria has many restaurants, theatres and galleries and is a preferred destination in all the major travel magazines. Within a 30 minute drive are the famous Butchart's Gardens, or a little further Botanical Beach and the towns of Sooke and Sidney. The ocean surrounds the whole city so you are never far from a beach and whale watching is an excellent way to see our coastline. Easy access by ferry to Seattle and Vancouver. Skiing is nearby, a three hour drive, to Mount Washington. Slightly longer to the Vancouver mountains and Whistler - plus a ferry ride. The Rockies are a two day's drive and best seen over a four day mini trip. Golfing is pretty much year round with several public courses nearby.

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