House on beautiful Vancouver Island

House on beautiful Vancouver Island




Oct 2005

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms

About our home

If you love beautiful pristine scenery that beautiful Vancouver Island has to offer, then coming to our home in Nanaimo will be the first step in what could become a wonderful holiday.
Our town home consists of two large bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen with eating area as well as a comfortable living and dining room. There is also a den which is used as the computer room. There is of course a seperate laundry with washer and dryer. On the outside there is a patio where you can enjoy the afternoon sunshine while barbequeing.
The town home is surrounded by a small garden which is maintained by the complex.


More about us

  1. Colleen and I (Ryk) have lived in Nanaimo for the past 25 years having emigrated from South Africa about 30 years ago.
    We have three grown children who live in Vancouver.
    We are both retired and love to travel and experience and see new places and people. I worked as an accountant and Colleen was a primary school teacher.

    We enjoy travelling and experiencing different cultures. Included in our travels are a back packing holiday to Thailand and Malaysia, as well as 6 house exchanges. All our house exchanges have been very positive and we can strongly recommend this as a way of meeting new people and experiencing different cultures in an affordable way.

    We love travelling to Europe and look forward to many more exchanges there.

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Where is it?


Nanaimo is a small city of approximately 100 thousand people. For many it is the gateway to the rest of the island, to the exciting and majestic beaches of Long Beach in Tofino,(famous Pacific Rim National Park) or the more quaint and tranquil beaches of Parksville, a mere 20 minute ride away.
You will find the people in Nanaimo very friendly and very helpful should you need help with directions or points of interest that you may wish to visit.
Nanaimo is a one hour and twenty minute ferry away from the beautiful city of Vancouver, which was home to the 2010 Olympics. Whistler where most of the Olympic skiing was held is 1.5 hours from Vancouver by car. Nanaimo with its central location is also a short drive to beautiful Victoria, the capital city of our province. The famed Pacific Rim National Park is a three hour drive away.
If you wish to explore further a field, there is the interior of British Columbia with its spectacular changing scenery. Overnight or weekend trips could also include visits to the states of Washington and Oregon in the USA. However if you just wish to stay on Vancouver Island there is lots to see and do.
Vancouver is also the starting port for the famous Alaskan cruises. If time allows adding a cruise to the exchange is a possibility.

Buzzy restaurants
Zouglas, Maki Sushi
Cozy cafés
Cafe Today
Retail therapy
Woodgrove Mall
Bit of culture
The bastion downtown, Waterfront
Walks in the park
Neck Point, Westwood Lake, Pipers Lagoon
Spot of exercise
Beban Park
Day tripping
Chemainus, Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville

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