We have a large, modern 2 level home in the centre of Vancouver. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a large outdoor deck and yard. The home itself has plenty of amenities, e.g. wireless internet, plasma TV, wine fridge, etc.
In the summer, we tend to live outside on the big back deck, or in our garden. The children love to bounce on our new trampoline, or play in the sandbox. There are many neighborhood pools to cool down, and the ocean is a quick drive away.
If you are interested in perhaps exchanging with us in Vancouver, please send me more information about your home, and we can go from there. Nous parlons français aussi, si vous voudrez repondrez en français (mais je n'ecris pas bien!).
We are in Vancouver, quite close to downtown, but still in a quiet & family-oriented safe neighborhood. We are minutes from city centre, and walking distance to many lovely shops & restaurants.
The ocean beaches are less than 10 minutes drive, and the mountains are 20 minutes drive. Vancouver has a very moderate climate, and is very comfortable year-round. The neighborhood is calm with tree lined street, with several parks very close.
Vancouver itself is blessed with natural beauty, rimmed with tall mountains (ski on the glaciers in the summer!), many ocean beaches, fantastic hiking, or go rollerblading or cycling around the city. There are, of course, the usual museum, theatre, shopping & restaurants that go with a metropolitan city. But the beauty of Vancouver is outdoors, and especially in the summer, everyone is very active.
We are a family of two professional engineers, and 2 young daughters. We love to travel, and are looking forward to exchanging homes with another family! We speak English at home, but our children attend French school, and we speak French too.
We have a cat, who will stay with the house, but is fairly self-sufficient. He does love to cuddle, tho' - so will gladly take any affection given! We don't smoke, and we appreciate no smoking in our house. We take great pride in the care of our house, and will do the same for yours (and expect you will do the same for us!)