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Wanted in British Columbia Canada

Listing #141357

Retired very useful engineer academic to maintain your home.

I am an active( golf, croquet & sailing) retired civil engineer who hoped to be relocating to Victoria from the UK this year prior to the COVID 19 crisis.
I spent 6 months in Victoria last year, own a yacht in Oak Bay and suffer no virus symptoms. My elder son also hopes to be relocating to BC however family, job and the virus also delays their plans. We hold Canadian passports.
House sitting( I am single) seems a good option while my own home is listed for rent or exchange during the COVID crisis. My home is a 4 bedroom house on the south coast of England at Portsmouth overlooking the sea. I rented and exchanged with two households in Victoria last year and have sailing friends who can provide local references. Looking forward to your reply ....DavidW

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Last Updated: Monday, July 20, 2020

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
2
Number of Bathrooms
1

Minimum space you require
500 Sq. Feet
Accommodations suited for
2 people
Property Type
Any Type

Availability (Month/Day/Year)

Available from Tuesday, September 15, 2020 until Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Available from Tuesday, September 15, 2020 until Monday, March 15, 2021
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
I am without commitments and happy to discuss dates. My requirements are as little as one bedroom

Sabbatical Destination:

*Approximate location of destination is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City
Victoria

State or Province
BC
Country
Canada
Closest University
University of Victoria
Universities Nearby
U Vic and Royal Roads
Neighborhood Keywords
James Bay, Oak Bay, Fairfield, Cadboro Bay, Saanich.

Rental Price:

Minimum Rent Fee
500
Maximum Rent Fee
800

Monthly
Currency
GBP
Rent Open To Offer
Yes

Surroundings:

  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Info:

  • Furnished
  • On Campus
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Unfurnished
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • SemiFurnished
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Gym
  • Baby Furniture

Considerations:






Perform housesitting duties?

Yes
  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail

About Member:

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member Since Nov 26 2017
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I am a professional civil engineer who previously lived in Canada now resident in the UK. My consulting career included transportation planning, logistics and financial systems development. My experience led me to the development of reinsurance catastrophe models in the City of London. Clients were companies and governments hence I have travelled to Australia, Taiwan, Korea, much of Europe and north America. I have two adult sons I enjoy sailing, golf, astronomy, jazz & the theatre. I would like to spend several months on Vancouver Island each year. My home is a 4 bedroom in historic Old Portsmouth on the seafront overlooking The Solent and the Isle of Wight, 90 minutes by train to London
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