“Un grand merci a Carole et Mark pour cet echange en juin juillet 2010 nous sommes enchantes de notre sejour une maison tres agreable un peu grande pour nous deux. A cote de notre 2 pieces de la Cote d'Azur. Mais on ce fait a tout.nous avons bien profite pour decouvrir la cote acadienne ainsi que St. John federicton la baie de fundy etc ..... Notre fille residente desormais a Bathurst cet echange nous a permis des decouvertes du pays avec une grande autonomie. Mark et Carole nous ont convies a une sortie sur leur voilier un souvenir memorable. Nous recommandons un echange avec eux des gens super accueillant et sinceres tout dans une convivialite extreme. Ainsi que leur amis Lisa et Mike. Francine et Jean Guy Nice Cote d'Azur 06700 France. ”
Mark's reviewsAs a host (9)
“The home of Mark & Carole. We had a wonderful 3 weeks in their home. Their home is emaculate and very comfortable and modern. The position right on the Northumberland straight is stunning. We had some brilliant sunsets. Mark was extremely helpful with his local quide information. We never got lost (which we always do) Mark left us in the great care of Mike & Lisa, his friends who were always there for a helping hand. Would recommend their beautiful home to anyone and there is a lot to explore in the region. So very handy. Looking forward to returning their hospitality when the come to Australia.”
“We recently returned home from an exchange in Shediac, New Brunswick at the home of Mark and Carole. Their home was lovely and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Shediac is a beautiful area with much to do in the surrounding area and the Bay of Fundy. And we had great fun with Mark and Carole. They stayed nearby with friends while we used their home. Since both of them were on holiday while we visited, we got to spend a lot of time together with them. We sailed with them a few times on their sailboat, chased some cool tides along the Bay of Fundy, investigated some special sights that only a local would know to visit, and dined with them and their friends. They are experienced exchangers, as are we, so they worked especially hard to make sure our stay was a good one. They went out of their way to ensure that we saw as much as we could and had as much fun as possible. They are a lovely couple and we enjoyed getting to know them and now consider them dear friends. Monica and Richard”
“We just returned from our two week visit in Shediac, New Brunswick. Many sites to see and if hiking, nature and boating are some of your pleasures you will love it there. While we were there mid August to the end of August this year the lobsters were in. Yum!! Many a feast we had while there. If you prefer to just relax, what could be nicer than the deck and looking out over the Bay. Travel to "Bay of Fundy" to Hopewell Rocks,or an Acadian village with all their History. Seek the local vineyards and visit the local market in town on Sundays.So much to see and do. Canadian people were so gracious and helpful in every way possible. If you miss this area.....you missed out.”
“We traveled to Canada this August and stayed most of the two weeks trip in Shediac, New Brunswick with Carole and Mark in their beautiful spacious house. These people are very friendly, humorous, open-hearted and hospitable. We spent a wonderful time with them, shared dinners every evening, talking and laughing. Mark was just the best guide in this east Canadian area, showing us interesting places such as natural parks, Hopewell Rocks, Prince Edward's island, beaches (in the summer you can also swim in those-water is 25 degree of Celsius). We also enjoyed sailing and eating big lobsters :) We can highly recommend exchanging with Carole and Mark.”
“We just returned from our 2 week exchange with this great couple. They stayed just a couple of blocks away on their beautiful sail boat, while we enjoyed their large, comfortable home. We especially made good use of their very well stocked kitchen, all the spices you could ever want to try as we loved their company during several meals together. We have taken Mark and Carole into our hearts and now call them friends. They also took us for a lovely sail on the bay, and for a great day out on the unique Bay of Fundy, with a stop for the most yummy lobster rolls. The August weather was warm and sunny most days, and so our short road trip to Nova Scotia was very nice also. If you are yearning to explore this region of Canada, you will not find better hosts than this wonderful couple! We are so looking forward to seeing them again in Florida, when they come for their half of our exchange.”
“Mark and Carole have a loverly home. It was very convenient to downtown Shediac. We could walk to Shediac Bay and a beautiful park on the water. They left explicit notes about all the information we would need regarding their home, and information about places to visit in the Shediac area. I would highly recommend their home to anyone wanting to exchange in New Brunswick.”
“We spend 10 days in Mark and Carols beautiful home in Shediac. It was a perfect place for our holidays. The house is super tastefully furnished and decorated, spotless clean, more than just well equipped - there is just everything in the house you might need. So many different places outside to sit and enjoy the sunset, the wintergarden is the perfect place to read - we would have needed much more time to see all interesting places in New Brunswick and Prinz Edward Island. All can be done on a day trip and there is so much to explore. Mark even took us out on his sail boat and we had a ball! They have been so helpful in organizing our trips so it was so easy for us to get around. We fell in love with New Brunswick people, the Arcadian culture and the unspoiled nature there. We highly recommend a home exchange with Mark and Carol and we feel privileged that we had the chance to visit this special place and meeting this great people.”
“A few years back we contacted Mark and Carole Bridges (ID=13042) from Shediac, NB Canada as my partner Mark had some questions about yachts as we were looking to buy one in North America at that time. The main picture of Mark and Carole showed their own yacht and Mark was very helpful in digging up some practical information which we were after. We kept on mailing each other about yachting and other subjects and we both agreed that it would be a good idea to do an exchange with each other. But we could not find a suitable time to set the swap and after more than a year Mark invited us to come to Shediac as the first leg of a hospitality exchange and we agreed. We have had the most wonderful time with them and with their friends and we are still emailing every now and then to update each other. The second leg of the hospitality exchange has not yet been redeemed but I am sure it will in the near future. We warmly recommend to exchange with Mark and Carole, they are experienced home exchangers and lovely people to get around with. Kind regards, Ans Lammers and Mark Wiersma”
Where is it?
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.
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