Comfortable 3 bedroom home in Central Nanaimo Family Neighbourhood home swap

Welcome to our home! I am a professional woman and live with my two children on a lovely forest-like corner lot in our fully equipped 3 bedroom family home. We live in Central Nanaimo 10 minutes from everything in the city.
Our home is set on an older lot, just under 1/3 acre. Evergreen trees provide shade for the large open grassy front yard with hammock for parents and trampoline for kids. The fenced back garden has a bbq, picnic table and lounge set to relax outdoors. The lawn is mowed regularly but otherwise the garden is wild. There are 3 bedrooms (2 with double beds, one single), and the downstairs entertainment room has a double futon, ping pong table, wireless etc. The home is older and not perfect but comfortable, functional, well kept, safe, quiet, private, and suits all our family needs. It is a good home base to explore all Nanaimo and area has to offer.
We are 1.5 km from both a protected ocean swimming beach and a swimming lake with beachfront and canoe/kayak access. The bus stop is 2 min walk and grocery/stores, library are a few blocks away. The downtown waterfront is a 10 minute car ride. Nanaimo is a relaxed university city with many sporting, outdoor and summer festivals/events, beautiful pedestrian downtown waterfront, theater, many parks, beaches, trails & restaurants.

About the location

Nanaimo is a beautiful harbour city of 84,000 on mid- Vancouver Island, B.C. and an outdoor lover's paradise ( Summer weather is usually very mild and sunny. Nanaimo has a local airport, a 30 minute drive from our home. Commuting to Vancouver is an easy 1 1/2 hr ferry ride which takes both vehicle and walk on passengers. BC's capital city, Victoria is a 1.5 hr drive away, with many towns in between to explore. You can visit 3 beautiful Gulf Islands on a quick ferry ride right from downtown Nanaimo (or paddle over). The world famous wild west coast of Tofino, Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park with vibrant surf cultures, is a leisurely 21/2 hr drive on a stunning stretch of highway. Day trips to explore many local communities known for artisans, musicians, food and a rich Aboriginal culture and heritage are easy from our central location. We are surrounded by ocean and forest, with many beaches, farmer's markets and camp grounds within easy access.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Open to Offers
  • Housesitting Offered
  • Weekend Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

City of Nanaimo (HE29027)

British Columbia,   Canada

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 7) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Open to offers
Italy, France, Spain, Costa Rica

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 2 - 3 weeks


Meet the member

Adults: 1      Children: 2

Membership expiry date: 29 May 2015