***AVAILABLE FOR POINTS SWAP ALMOST ANYTIME***
***Looking for direct swap for SUMMER 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 by car or a half hour on the West Coast Express train.
Main house features 3 bedrooms (master ensuite with jaccuzi tub, king bed, 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, kitchen, 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 & footbridges, 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 a twin size bed & another bedroom with a queen size bed. Bonus Suite features Two bedrooms both with Queen size beds.
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 clinical psychologist & I have 2 teenage sons ages 12 & 14. We love to travel and spend summers away house-swapping. Summer 2018 we spent in France and England, 2019 we spent in Australia. 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.
In summer 2020 we are looking to return to the UK.
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.