Quiet neighbourhood and 2 Storey Home

Quiet neighbourhood and 2 Storey Home




Dec 2017

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Large Tudor Style traditional 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home with 2 car garage. Pictures on the web at (My Homepage) below link.
House is on 2 floors, with 2 full bathrooms upstairs, and one full bathroom downstairs. Home has a new gourmet kitchen, fenced yard and a tot lot just down the road. Very quiet neighborhood but close to everything. 3 bedrooms, with master having a King bed and huge dressing room, another bedroom with a queen bed which we use for our visiting 3 grandkids and another bedroom with a queen size bed. The living room has a bed pull-out couch and has French doors so it can become an instant bedroom for 2 more. We have a large office, wifi, large media/TV room with a large Ultra HD screen (my husband loves his movies on the big screen), kitchen dining area, separate dining room, separate library room (well I am a librarian after all).
Although it is a big home for 2, there are times we have not enough beds when the kids and grandkids stay over.
Our backyard is large but all fenced in with a patio under cover.


More about us

  1. My husband and I are experienced house exchangers. My husband was a corporate educational trainer now retired from BC Hydro and now works with me. I am an academic university virtual librarian. We are nearing retirement but not quite yet.

    We have been doing house exchanges for many many years and have never ever had a bad experience. We have only once in all our years even met the people with whom we were house exchanging. However, when the Paris bombings occurred, we felt a real connection and communicated with our many past house exchange hosts in France. It really makes a difference to your global viewpoint.

    We have a good "Housebook" answering dozens of questions our guests have had, such as how to discard garbage, where to find a grocery store, how to work our vacuum, and many other ideas and queries. In addition, a fireman who lives with his teacher wife across the street will be glad to help with directions.

  2. We have done a lot of slow travel in our years together (over 50), and enjoy learning about the culture we are in. As our 3 grandkids have grown, we have often brought them with us on our travels. In September 2018 we just got back from China for a month on a private tour to 7 regions. We brought 2 of our younger grandkids (aged 14 and 11) with us. This summer 2019 we were a month in Turkey. While we were gone we had house exchangers in our home, but will not travel to their place. So we can put together some interesting trips.

Swap availability

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Where is it?


When you think of Greater Vancouver, think mountains and forests. We live in the suburbs of Vancouver in a city called Coquitlam. We are on the side of a mountain with stunning views from our front windows. The neighborhood is all single family homes with a tot lot nearby. We are in a stately Coquitlam mountainside neighborhood near Riverview forest and next to it Mundy Park. Coquitlam is a suburb of Greater Vancouver and we are close to skytrain for access to downtown Vancouver in 35 minutes. Or go up to Squamish for rock climbing in 1 hour or Whistler Village and Ski Resort in 2 hours.

Vancouverites are pretty outdoorsy centered and into Pacific Rim cultures, first nations cultures and a laid back west coast energy. The town of Hope which is 2 hours from us is the entrance into the mountains.
So, we walk a lot in our neighborhood forests, hike in the Burke Mountain area (20 minutes away) and walk a tiny portion of the mighty Fraser River. (10 minutes away).
We do our daily shopping for food at the full service Save-On Foods to which we walk to through our urban forest or drive. We have a lot of culturally diverse restaurants on Austin Avenue which include Turkish, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Greek, Thai and others too numerous to list. And of course several Persian bakeries that we frequent for eclairs and so forth.

Cool bars
the ocasional bear in the summer
Retail therapy
Save-On-foods, Inno Bakery, Persian bakery

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