Best of Vancouver & the Mountains + Bonus Suite!

Best of Vancouver & the Mountains + Bonus Suite!

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
3 Bathrooms

About our home

***AVAILABLE FOR POINTS SWAP ALMOST ANYTIME***

***Looking for direct swap for JUNE & JULY 2020 to UK***

Beautiful Spacious Family home featuring a bonus 2nd two-bedroom suite on the ground floor….. invite some friends along! Ideally located in beautiful Maple Ridge, British Columbia (within the Great-Vancouver-Area, GVA) surrounded by Provincial Parks while less than an hour from downtown Vancouver.

Main house features 3 bedrooms (master ensuite with jaccuzi tub and walk out deck), 2 full bathrooms, large gourmet kitchen, 2 large dining areas, lovely bright living room with stone fireplace & a large deck which is a great place to spend an evening. Bonus Suite features 2 bedrooms, full bath, kitchenette (stove, sink & fridge), large living space and patio. Technology includes High Speed Wifi, 4 TVs with Cable and Netflix, and for the kiddos Playstation and Nintendo Wii. Home also has a lovely grassy backyard & across the street is an entrance to park paths leading through cedar forests, over creeks, and to playground (bikes, wagons, strollers available). While being surrounded by nature parks our neighbourhood still has grocery markets, restaurants and coffee shops a short drive or bike-ride away.

NOTE: Main house features Master Bedroom with ensuite and king size bed, One bedroom with 2 twin size beds & One bedroom with a double loft bed. Bonus Suite features One bedroom with queen size bed and One bedroom with a double pull-out bed.

Outdoor Adventures: House is in a quiet & pretty neighbourhood across the street from gorgeous Kanaka Creek park full of hiking and biking paths & playgrounds (we have 2 adult bikes and 3 child bikes you can use). Our home is within a few minutes drive of numerous lakes and beaches to swim at and rivers to tube down (we will leave our dingy, tubes, sand toys and chairs). Maple Ridge is known as Vancouver’s ‘Adventure Filled Backyard’ and features numerous outdoor adventure activities amongst its rivers, lakes and mountains including: river rafting, horseback riding, salmon fishing, tree-top ropes courses, boating, tubing and more.

City of Vancouver Adventures: Maple Ridge is a bedroom community nestled at the base of the mountains in the Great-Vancouver-Area (GVA). There is easy and direct highway access (featuring fast moving carpool lane) to downtown Vancouver which is less then an hour away. Our home is perfectly located for day trips into Vancouver (car exchange for use of our luxury Volvo 7 seat SUV is possible). Some highlights include: Stanley Park & the Sea Wall, Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, Zoo, Grouse Mountain Gondola, Gas Town, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Fort Langley and more.

Skiing Adventures: During the winter months our home is ideally located centrally between numerous fabulous ski resort mountains. Within an hour are Cypress, Hemlock, Grouse and Seymour which are all fantastic skiing, snowboarding, tubing and skating mountains. Within 2 hours are Whistler, Blackcomb, Manning Park, and Baker (if you’d like to ski on a volcano!).


Our Family: I am a university professor and doctor (psychologist), a widow and an adventurer, & I have 2 great sons ages 10 and 12. We love to travel and spend summers away. We love bustling cities and museums but also love outdoor adventures.

Simultaneous exchange available for the entire house OR non-simultaneous exchange available if you’d like the main house while we stay in the 2nd suite.

We are keen to travel during July and August and during March & December school breaks. This coming summer, 2018, we would like to travel to Paris, London, and South East England. Next summer (2019) we are interested in travelling to Australia or to Italy, Greece, Southern Europe. We are also interested in travelling to: USA- Florida, NY, Washington DC, Vegas, California. Europe: Anywhere. Asia: Especially Tokyo or Hong Kong. Australia & New Zealand. South America. Caribbean. We are, however, open to other great places so feel free to get in touch.

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More about us

  1. Our Family: I am a university professor and doctor (psychologist), a widow and an adventurer, a museum geek and a world traveler.

  2. I have two great sons ages 10 and 12 who both love animals, reading (they are now into Harry Potter which I am thrilled about as we can geek out together), and of course their laptops.

  3. We love bustling cities and museums but also love outdoor adventures. Near our home in the summer we enjoy river tubing and horse back riding.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Ideally located in beautiful Maple Ridge, British Columbia (within the Great-Vancouver-Area, GVA) surrounded by Mountains & Provincial Parks while less than an hour from downtown Vancouver. Our home is across the street from a nature park with paths leading through cedar forests, over creeks, and to playground (bikes, wagons, strollers available). While being surrounded by nature parks our neighbourhood still has grocery markets, restaurants and coffee shops a short drive or bike-ride away.

Buzzy restaurants
In our town there are a ton of Sushi restaurants, lots of family friendly places with local classics like 'Home restaurant' and the British Columbia classic chain 'White Spot'. Also lots of fast food and take out if you want to eat on the run.
Cool bars
While our area has plenty of bars and pubs for nightclubs the best bet is to head 30 minutes into Vancouver.
Cozy cafés
Starbucks is a daily haunt of mine and part of our school-day bike ride each day. There are also several other small cafes nearby.
Retail therapy
Bruce's Market is a lovely indoor/outdoor local products market with an amazing bakery, tons of fresh sea food & salmon, and great local farm goods.
Bit of culture
Maple Ridge Cultural Centre has music, plays, shows, adult and child art and craft events, and kids programming. There is also the Maple Ridge Museum and Historical Archives & the historic Maple Ridge Thomas Haney house to visit. Across the river is Fort Langley a historical re-enactment historical building and activities site especially popular with children.
Walks in the park
Out home is across the street from a great rambling park reserve with fantastic bike and hiking paths, huge cedar forest, and winding streams.
Spot of exercise
Golden Ears Provincial Park with camping, hiking, beaches, boating and more is within sight with the Golden Ears Mountain park connected to our neighbourhood via long-stretching park land that surrounds maple ridge. Maple Ridge Leisure Centre has an indoor family fun pool with waterslides, lap pool, kids pool, hottub, ropes swing, and exercise gym.
Day tripping
There is easy and direct highway access (featuring fast moving carpool lane) to downtown Vancouver which is less then an hour away. Our home is perfectly located for day trips into Vancouver (car exchange for use of our luxury Volvo 7 seat SUV is possible). Some highlights include: Stanley Park & the Sea Wall, Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, Zoo, Grouse Mountain Gondola, Gas Town, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Fort Langley and more. For a longer day tip Whistler is less than 2 hours away!

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