Home Exchange / House Swap

North Saanich British Columbia V8L 4R4 Canada

Listing # 137178

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Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2019

Beautiful townhouse in rural setting close to everything in Victoria, BC

We live in a large townhouse in a 75 hectare park-like setting surrounded by farms, but just 5 minutes to the town of Sidney and 25 minutes to downtown Victoria and UVic. As we have just retired, we are open to potential exchanges pretty much anywhere and our schedule is very flexible. There are lots of walking trails on/connected to our property and we are close to beaches, ferries, airport etc. Unfortunately, no pets or children under 18 are permitted (by our strata). Victoria and UVic are both world-class destinations with lots of sabbatical/tourist opportunities and close to Vancouver/Seattle with easy connections. Fully equipped office, fast internet, wireless etc.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2200 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
4 week(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We are quite open to longer stays, possibly up to year in the right place
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City North Saanich
Postal Code - State or Province V8L 4R4 BC
Country Canada
Neighborhood Keywords Eagle Ridge Estates, North Saanich Municipality, Sidney, Victoria
Closest University University of Victoria
University nearby Royal Roads University, University of British Columbia

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1:


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Thursday, October 1, 2020 until Monday, November 30, 2020

Destination 2: Great Britain
Great Britain

United Kingdom

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Monday, June 1, 2020 until Friday, July 31, 2020
Wanted from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 until Saturday, October 31, 2020

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Walking Trails, hot-tub, quiet private gardens,


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

  • Care for Plants
Housesitting Comments
We will have a gardener, but would appreciate you watering houseplants

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Academic Confirmed Academic Faculty or Staff (Universities, Research Institutes, and Museums)
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Member Since Dec 13 2019
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About Me
I have recently retired as a Professor of both Public Health and Nursing, though for the final 17 years of my career I served in senior academic leadership positions as VP of Research and VP Academic/Provost. My wife and I have done many home exchanges over the years and now have the freedom to travel more extensively. We prefer to stay in “homes” of any kind vs hotels or B&Bs and to live like a local, soaking up an area’s cultural, historical and culinary offerings.

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