Bright and airy home minutes from the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario

Bright and airy home minutes from the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a unique limestone home built in the 1850s. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms that can be used for home exchange along with all of the amenities: washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, a fully modern kitchen, high speed internet, HD cable television and two gas fireplaces. Outdoors, there is a patio that is perfect for dining al fresco, with some comfortable chairs for afternoon tea or an evening cocktail. There is an inground solar heated swimming pool, which is open from approximately June 1 to early September. Our outdoor living space has many evergreens and garden areas and is surrounded by a cedar privacy fence. You may find yourself sharing it with a variety of Canadian wildlife when you least expect it!

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More about us

  1. We are Burt and Barb, two retired teachers who have enjoyed doing home exchanges for the fact that we can 'live like a local'. We enjoy both urban and rural exchanges and are always eager to see new sights and make new friends. We know how important your home is, and we will treat it as our own.

    Canada is a great place to visit anytime of the year, especially the Kingston area which is very centrally located if you want to explore other cities in both the U.S. and Canada. For the fourth consecutive year, Canada has ranked #1 for quality of life. Come and experience the beauty of Kingston and the Thousand Islands!

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

We are located in Portsmouth Village, which is on the shores of Lake Ontario and a short drive to the heart of downtown Kingston. area. Our neighbourhood has lots of green space, and is just a walk to Lake Ontario Park. Here you can have a picnic or go for a leisurely stroll. There is also a small waterpark for children to enjoy.

Kingston is a vibrant city that hosts many seasonal events such as Busker's Festival, Limestone Blues Festival, and Chilifest. There is a lively Market Square with a farmers market that showcases local produce, crafts and even shows outdoor movies. In the winter, there is outdoor ice skating which is lit up at night. Many specialty shops, patio restaurants and pubs line the bustling waterfront and marina. You can take a boat cruise of the Thousand Islands that leaves from Kingston many times of the day or tour historic Fort Henry and Murney Tower. You can board a hop on hop off bus that points out the many landmarks in the city.

Wineries in Picton, a cheese factory in Wilton, charming shops in Westport, and Upper Canada village are just a few of the attractions close by. There are also larger retail stores, discount outlet malls, and movie theatres (IMAX) theatres for a change of pace. If you enjoy gaming, a charity casino is a 20 min. drive from Kingston.

Kingston, the gateway to the beautiful Thousand Islands and the Rideau Canal, is strategically located two hours from Ottawa, three hours from both Montreal and Toronto, and four hours from Niagara Falls. We are a half hour from the United States border crossing in beautiful upstate New York near the Adirondack Mountains. A 2007 Jeep Liberty will be here for you to drive.

Here is a link to the Kingston tourism website for much more information about the area.
http://tourism.kingstoncanada.com/en/index.asp

Buzzy restaurants
Darbar Indian Cuisine, Mekong, The Keg, Harper's Burger Bar, Chez Piggy, Le Chien Noirr
Retail therapy
Kings Crossing Outlet Centre, Cataraqui Town Centre, downtown Kingston for specialty items
Day tripping
Gananoque boat Cruise of the Thousand Islands, Picton Wineries

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