Cosy house in Victoria, BC

With Victoria's mild climate (nothing like the rest of Canada!) you'll find our house bright, cheerful and warm in the winter, and almost never overwarm in summer. The main floor has glowing Douglas fir flooring throughout and includes a well-designed updated kitchen with table and stools for two, a separate dining room as well as bedroom, bathroom and living room. The kitchen door opens to a two-level deck overlooking our fenced back garden, full of flowers, shrubs and vegetables; other seating areas let you follow the sun around or find a nice shady spot to rest. While our house is ideal for the two of us, we can put a queen-sized air bed in the large carpeted music room downstairs to provide additional sleeping accommodation if needed. The second bathroom, kitchen and laundry are also downstairs. The front garden is now fenced to keep out the urban deer - they're lovely to look at, but with this mesh fence you can admire them without any concerns and they can't damage our garden!

About the location

Our home is in a lovely, quiet residential neighbourhood 10 minutes by car or 20 minutes by bus from the lively centre of Victoria, the capital of the Province of British Columbia. With bus stops just a few minutes away from us many visitors find it easier to leave their car at home or to walk from our house into town along the stunning waterfront, with views of the Olympic Mountains along the way. We're also just a short walk to beaches and parks as well as the shops, restaurants, cafes, library and community centre of Oak Bay Village. Everyone loves the world-renowned Butchart Gardens, and a little further afield you can sign on with bear-watching tours. Ferries sail from Victoria to Vancouver, the Gulf Islands, and to Seattle and Port Angeles, both in Washington State.

Victoria is a lovely small city with the mildest climate in Canada, never too hot or too cold. You can take a 30 minute direct flight to ski in Whistler, and be golfing in Victoria that same day - we have many world-class golf courses open year-round.

For more about Victoria, see this PBS video, which was broadcast in January 2004:

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Housesitting Offered

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed

Victoria (HE41396)

British Columbia,   Canada

  • 1 bed   (sleeps 2) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Australia
  • Sydney
  • Open to offers
  • Europe

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 21 Nov 2024