We are interested in exploring long-term exchanges, possibly up to one full year. Try to tempt us. Let's begin planning.

We are interested in exploring long-term exchanges, possibly up to one full year. Try to tempt us. Let's begin planning.

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a newer bungalow style residence located overlooking Shediac Bay. We have two comfortable bedrooms, both with new queen-sized beds, with a convertible double futon located in the den/office. The home is perfect for entertaining with a fully equipped, gourmet quality kitchen with a large preparation counter top island with bar seating for exhausted sous-chefs, or critics. The kitchen, dining area, and living room are all open concept in one fabulous great-room. Surround sound stereo and large screen TV will keep you entertained. High speed, wireless internet both at home, and on your dock across the street at the Shediac Bay Yacht Club, will ensure you can keep in touch. From the great-room you will enjoy a view of the bay, and on our elevated outdoor deck you will lose most obstructions to your view. Our back garden will provide an outdoor space suitable for BBQ and lounging. Carole's outdoor living space includes a huge studio and wood terrace. Enjoy days on the upper deck, and in the evening, sit around the gas fireplace on the top deck, or retire into the studio. We really enjoy our back garden terrace. We have a mid sized car, a pick-up truck, suitable for towing a caravan (camper) if you like, and bicycles available. Heating is in-floor radiant type, made even more cozy by the modern and efficient fireplace. Our home is equipped with AC/heat pumps for energy efficient climate control in the home. We have recently completed an extensive flooring and kitchen renovation. We would consider also exchanging our 9m/30ft CS30 sailing yacht to qualified sailors, or provide instruction if our exchange is non-simultaneous. She is fun, fast, and easy to sail. Don't know how? Why not learn with us.

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  1. Carole and Mark, aged 53 and 63. Carole is Acadienne, (French speaking) and is a Social Worker. Mark, who's first language is English (pas de chicanne dans la cabane), is a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, and IPA member. We both love to travel and have had over 15 successful exchanges to date. We recently enjoyed 4 months in Australia during our winter of 2019, We are avid sailors having plied the warm, safe, sheltered waters of the Northumberland Strait for 25 years. Have also sailed BVIs, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and would love to sail, or boat in your area. As a Police Boat Operator, Mark is also experienced/licensed for power boat operation. We are non smokers who will treat your home, boat, car etc as if it was our own and we would have every confidence that you would exercise similar care. House keeper comes every two weeks. We can provide references from exchanges in Holland, GER, USA, UK, France, Croatia, Austria, Australia, Mexico, Spain who have exchanged homes with us, or have enjoyed our hospitality, Carole's cooking, and Mark's sailing excursions, lessons and humorous stories. We can help with websites, maps and other useful information, particularly for the yachtsmen. Spiral staircase to elevated deck. Outdoor living space includes terraces with views and a large studio.. Recent kitchen and flooring renovations . We will happily respond to ALL emails, and are glad to discuss future possibilities. Can offer travel advice and web links for this region upon request. We do plan well in advance so, email us, and lets start planning for the future! Our plans for the winter of 2020 are in Florida, Bahamas, and Merida Mexico. We will be back in Shediac in the spring. Our home is available for 3 weeks in June of 2020 for non-sim exchange while we are in Africa.. If you decide to schedule a future exchange with us, we will do our very best to ensure that we all have a positive experience. Mark is an excellent sailing instructor and if our exchange is non-simultaneous, then we can help build your sailing experience and confidence. You will learn, laugh, and relax on Shediac Bay and beyond. We welcome non-simultaneous suggestions. If you dream of visiting Atlantic Canada, we will help make your dreams come true. We are now spending Canadian winters away. . We would consider a lengthy winter exchange for anyone with a motor-home who needs to stay in a home in Canada for the winter. We have everything that a couple would need for winter activities. We would also consider a non-sim exchange for a shorted period of time. Looking to immigrate to Canada? Give it a try in our home for a few months. If no exchanges are available, we will gladly rent.
    Here is a recent link listing some 'things to do' near our home:
    https://www.discountmyflights.ca/travel-tips/adventures-along-new-brunswicks-acadian-coast/

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Shediac is a small, bilingual community, celebrating both French-Acadian and English Canadian cultures with pride. The population increases significantly during the summer months with the famous Parlee Beach Provincial Park a short bike ride away. Our street is a quiet one running parallel to Shediac Bay. There is a sports field and playground equipment just beyond our backyard fence. The Shediac Bay Yacht Club is located across the street, with a large new waterfront park in between, complete with paved oval 1/2 km walking path suitable for in-line skating. The neighbourhood is very quiet and safe for children, with nearly as much foot traffic as vehicles. You will enjoy sunsets from the deck outdoors, or from the dining table either in the house, on the terrace, or in the studio. New tennis courts are several blocks walk away. The Yacht Club facilities, where you will be welcomed as our guests, include BBQ and dining tables on the deck at the Clubhouse overlooking the marina's 160 yachts. Our modest club, established in 1933, is also home to the well known Shediac Bay Sailing School. Watch your children race on the bay from the Club, or the deck at the home. You will be free to to visit many nearby sites while knowing your children are safe in the hands of our qualified sailing school instructors. Ages 6-15 is perfect. Cost for sailing school? $350 per child, including boats for a whole week! Instant friends for your child! By car, visit the Bouctouche Dunes, Hopewell Cape Rocks, two National parks. Via Confederation Bridge or sailboat visit Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. A short drive towards the Bay of Fundy, visit St. Martins and explore the beach caves at low tide. Try kayaking at high tide at one of several locations. Drive down to Nova Scotia for a day trip to the famous Joggins Fossil Cliffs (studied by Darwin), then on to Cape Chignecto, Cape d'Or, and Five Islands for more great views of the Bay of Fundy. We will help with suggestions for great day trips. See it all! Wine tasting in Nova Scotia? Try the well known Jost Vineyards and sample their excellent selection of Canadian wine. if you fancy staying on our yacht while you get sailing lessons, that could be arranged. Get the full experience of living aboard a yacht in a safe harbour with your personal instructor/skipper ready to sail with you. Such an experience would be in exchange for a stay at your home on a non simultaneous basis.

Buzzy restaurants
La Coast, St. James Gate, Paturels Shorehouse, Captian Dan's, Sandbar
Cool bars
Captian Dan's on the Wharf
Cozy cafés
Second Cup, Starbucks, Adorable Chocolat
Retail therapy
Shediac, Dieppe, Moncton
Bit of culture
Fun big lobster statue greets you upon arrival and Sunday Market
Walks in the park
Fundy and Koucheboquac National Parks. Shediac Railway Trail.
Spot of exercise
Walking on Parlee Beach, walking and skating track at yacht club. Oceanside Gym
Day tripping
Bouctouche Dunes, Fundy National Park, Kouchebouquac National Park, Dieppe Farmer's Market, Jost Winery

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