Our large (3500 sq ft), comfortable two-storey plus basement house has a big living room, family room and kitchen, plus office/library, and huge, private grassy back yard, deck with gas barbeque/table/chairs. Comes with all amenities like big screen tv, internet access, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, 4 bikes (2 adult, 1 youth and 1 child) (it's a two minute ride to bike paths along the beach and within the parks), and possibly a car swap if mutual.
The Whistler townhouse is a modern two bedroom (one queen bed, two twin beds than can be made into a king bed, plus a pull out queen sofa in the living room), three bathroom unit within a 5 minute walk of shops and restaurants and a 10 minute walk from the main Village Center. It contains all amenities including fully equipped kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and secure underground parking for one car. There is plenty for adults and kids to do in Whistler, from sightseeing and hiking, to canoeing and horseback riding, to swimming and shopping and eating and drinking. (The Whistler townhouse is a rental property and is subject to availability, for a maximum one week stay).
The house is located a block and a half from Jericho Beach (offering kayaking, sail boat rentals/lessons, majestic views of the ocean and city), in a quiet residential neighbourhood with many nearby parks. Fifteen minute drive to downtown Vancouver, 10 minute drive to UBC (University of British Columbia) and the Museum of Anthropology, and 15 minute walk/5 minute drive to neighbourhood shopping (restaurants, grocery and liquor stores, bakery, deli, library, hardware store, banks, shops, etc.).
We are a well-travelled family of four (2 well behaved children age 7 and 12). Tim is a professor at the University, I am a marketing consultant. Both children are in French immersion schools. We have a large circle of family (parents, sisters, brothers, neices, nephews, in-laws) and friends in Vancouver who would be happy to answer questions and help out if needed. Languages spoken: English, French, Romanian.