Very comfortable 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home on 5 scenic acres, just 5 minutes from Victoria, the picturesque, historic, (by Canadian standards), capital city of British Columbia, Canada; and 10 minutes from world famous Butchart Gardens. Ours is a 2 storey house with a large family room, bathroom and laundry area on the ground floor and the main living area on the second floor. The kitchen/dining area opens on to a lovely large patio where we enjoy barbecues and sitting in the sun. The house is surrounded by gardens, (we have a bit of a problem with the deer who like to lunch on our flowers). The home is private and surrounded by nature but still very close to the city (walking distance to a local College, and bus service).
Our home is unique, as it is rural and private yet very close to the city with its shops, restaurants, theaters, and world class museum, and beautiful harbour. There are an abundance of walking, biking and horseback riding trails as well as a bird sanctuary and Botanical garden in our immediate neighbourhood. Public transportation is just a short walk away.
Vancouver Island, (www.vancouverisland.com), has sandy beaches and rocky shores, beautiful valleys and gorgeous hills and mountains. Whether you want to kayak, sail or surf or dive, or hike, bike, ride a horse or just simply sit and enjoy the wine and the views, you will find it all here! We are a gorgeous 90 minute ferry ride from both Vancouver, B.C., Canada and Seattle Washington, U.S.A. Come and see what I'm talking about!
Doug is a semi-retired Commercial Interior Designer/Programmer and Wilda is a recently retired nurse, currently studying real estate. Our 3 children are grown and we have 3 beautiful little grand daughters. We did a wonderful home exchange with a family from France 3 years ago and are eager to do it again! What a wonderful way to experience the world! We both enjoy gardening, and working on our home. We spend a lot of time with our family. We will most likely be traveling alone, but some family members may be able to join us for a short while.