Our home is a 2 bedroom and den bungalow with 2 bathrooms. It was originally built in 1947 and was completely renovated in 1997/98. The kitchen was updated in September 2011. (Photos of our property can be viewed at http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/users/h2bourne.) We have high-speed internet connection and central heating. The master bedroom has a gas fireplace and a large ensuite bathroom. In 2004 we embarked upon some landscaping. We have a large backyard with a wooden deck which is home to our natural gas stainless steel barbecue. You will also enjoy our vegetable garden, blueberry bushes, plum tree, apple tree, and cherry tree (depending on the season). Down in the yard we also have a paved outdoor living space for a nice quiet retreat as well as an outdoor fireplace.
We live in a beautiful and quiet suburban area just outside Vancouver. It is well known for its green space with over 25km of walking, running, and biking trails. On one of the nearby trails it is not uncommon to see natural wildlife during an evening stroll. There are many parks nearby and transit is easily accessible. At the same time, we are also conveniently located to shopping, entertainment and other amenities, including Costco, Walmart, Coquitlam Centre Mall, cinemas, recreation centres, libraries, etc.
We have lived in Port Coquitlam since 1994 having moved out here from Vancouver. We enjoy being so close to nature and yet conveniently located to the city. We both regularly volunteer locally within the Mandarin-speaking community. We are both non-smokers and lead an overall healthy lifestyle. Though we have been studying Mandarin Chinese since January 2008, we are fluent only in English, with a limited working knowledge of Chinese (spoken & written).